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Thanatomorphose (2012)

Not Rated | | Horror | 21 January 2014 (USA)
Thanatomorphose is an hellenic word meaning the visible signs of an organism's decomposition caused by death. One day, a young and beautiful girl a wakes up and finds her flesh rotting.

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Cast overview:
Kayden Rose Kayden Rose ... Laura
Davyd Tousignant Davyd Tousignant ... Antoine
Émile Beaudry ... Julian
Karine Picard ... Anne
Roch-Denis Gagnon Roch-Denis Gagnon ... Stephan
Eryka Cantieri Eryka Cantieri ... Marie (as Eryka L. Cantieri)
Pat Lemaire
Simon Laperrière Simon Laperrière
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Inexplicably, a young woman's life is fading away. Whatever it was that started as a rash and a bruise, it keeps spreading and even though she still holds on, from the inside, a terrible scourge is eating her alive. Her job at the hospital, the friends and her love life are all fractions of a once regular life which is now slowly slipping away and sooner or later, her body will blemish from the blooming flowers of decay and the stigmata of an unfathomable punishment that demands a transcendental change. Eventually, as the festering wounds claim the remaining flesh, the woman will be reduced to a mere fragment of her former self, with a few grim Polaroids being the only remnants of her existence. Without a doubt, any resistance is futile and the malleable meat will be sculpted because inevitably, before Death's omnipotence, the feeble flesh will succumb to life's ultimate truth: what was once alive, undoubtedly shall perish. Written by Nick Riganas

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A strange and claustrophobic tale of sexuality, horror and bodily fluids, THANATOMORPHOSE is a tasty treat that will have your gag-reflex working overtime! See more »

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Horror

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Canada

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English

Release Date:

21 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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CAD 40,000 (estimated)
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(As himself): [Referring to the bruise] Where did you get that?
(As herself): I don't know. It was there when I woke up this morning. Maybe it's just a spider bite...
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Written by 'The Black Angels'
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Not Plausible.
19 February 2014 | by timmcgahrenSee all my reviews

This movie was another waste of time, and I see the horror aficionados are here trying to make a silk purse out of a sh*t shingle. Circle the wagons boys! Horror is being threatened by reasonable reviews.

Really, have you ever in your entire life met any girl who knew how to dress herself properly and brush her teeth not go to a damn doctor the second some tiny little thing was wrong with her? Ever? What BS.

Plot; stupid girl does non-plausible stuff (like rotting and not doing anything about it). Whole story made me want to knock some sense into her. The only realistic thing is how all the guys she sleeps with are all total a**holes, just like the ladies do in real life.

Totally stupid film, but here is how it should have been written; woman begins to rot to death. No one knows what to do, we see the interactions between her and her friends, and family. She is blamed for her own problem, people desert her for various reasons, causing her to die inside as well. We are surrounded by feelings of helplessness of the greatest doctors in the world, specifically one we get to know. We see the horror from her side of her impending death and from others for for the helpless victim, and the feelings of futility and lack of ability to stop the process from the attending doctor's side. Slow burn. The final image is the doctor leaving the rotting body of the dead young woman, and he looks into the mirror only to see the process beginning on himself.

There I just wrote a more engaging movie in 2 minutes than this waste of time. Horror 'writers', try actually doing more than a drawn out gimmick, and write. A better horror film is Pieces of Talent.


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