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Soft Matter (2018)

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Two trespassing graffiti artists, two immortality-obsessed scientists, and one furious sea-god.


Jim Hickcox


Jim Hickcox





Cast overview:
Ruby Lee Dove II ... Kish
Hal Schneider ... Grist
Mary Anzalone ... Kriegspiel
Devyn Placide ... Haircut
Sam Stinson ... Sea-god
Mark Blumberg Mark Blumberg ... Randolf
Catherine Grady ... Miss Teath
Bradley Creel Bradley Creel ... Mister Sacks (as Brad Creel)
Ruby Epkins Ruby Epkins ... Ms. Headacher
Mykal Monroe Mykal Monroe ... Sea-god (voice)
Michael Roberson Michael Roberson ... Dr. Henhouse (deceased)
June Burnum June Burnum ... Dr. Shum (deceased)
Makena Buchanan Makena Buchanan ... Dr. Claptrap (deceased)
David Dillard David Dillard ... Dr. Hatch
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Two graffiti artists break into an abandoned, reportedly haunted research facility in hopes of creating an art installation, but stumble upon a secret team of demented researchers who are in the process of resurrecting an ancient sea creature - who they now must fight in order to escape alive. Written by Wild Eye Releasing

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I bought this on dvd and watched it streaming. A creative surreal sci fi dream
4 April 2019 | by corygreerSee all my reviews

Soft Matter was an amazing mix of filmmaking techniques.

From the very 80s VHS tape static look in the intro, blinking titles and such, it was an homage to what would be seen in something like an 80s informercial/work instruction/safety science video and the music was very good/retro/comparable to something from Kung Fury. When the film kicks in, the footage changes to high res and looks and though it was shot in 1080p or possibly 4k but I couldn't tell because my tv only displays 1080p. Good camera work. Seems either dolly tracking or a slider was used for some shot and the audio was recorded well. There is one scene in which Kish and Haircut are positioned a good distance away from the camera sitting on a wall and the audio is still very clear so it is clear that the actors had a proper mic nearby, possibly behind them. Part of the reason I am reviewing the film is that I had read a negative review that said it looked like it was shot on a camcorder and the audio levels were off and compared it to a throwaway junk movie. It seems that whoever wrote that review was either just and overly negative person looking for an outlet to express some pent up personal frustration, or had never actually made a movie and did not understand the mechanics of what actually go in to making a film. The camera used obviously had a pro non consumer level manual focus lens which was discernable by the clear focus in the foreground and the blurred background showing proper depth of field. Soft matter also has some comedic animated sequences which were very well done. Lots of bright colors in the movie which I really liked. The story is a bit of a horror sci fi, and is balanced out with some comedic dialogue which helps the film flow along at a nice pace. The creature makeup was also very well done. I would recommend Soft Matter to any fan of indie horror/sci fi.

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Release Date:

22 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Austin, Texas, USA

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1.85 : 1
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