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American Antichrist is the latest full length feature from Denver auteur filmmaker Dakota Ray. The film is comprised of six vignettes that provide insight into a post apocalyptic world inhabited by deviant and vile characters, including a serial killer (Dakota Ray) raised from the dead, who is haunted by visions of hell, a deranged religious fanatic (L.B.) , a sadistic drug dealer (Nick Benning) with connections to a snuff film ring, and a female drug addict (Meg Lacie Brown) who will do anything to get her next fix. American Antichrist takes the viewer on a bizarre, nihilistic voyage, full of evil, death, drugs, religion and immorality.Written by
A deviant, thought provoking, drug fueled trip through hell!
American Antichrist is the firth full length film From Denver indie film genius/auteur Dakota Ray AKA Dakota Bailey. (The Acid Sorcerer, The Rise and Fall of an American Scumbag)
The plot of this film is very dark, abstract, and Ray has stated that a lot of this film's content is left up to the viewers interpretation.
A great majority of the film follows a glorified serial killer (played excellently by director Dakota Ray) who dies of an accidental drug overdose, but is resurrected and possessed by an evil entity.
Other characters in the film include a serial killer/ religious fanatic named Benjamin, who is on a mission from God to kill those he deems as unholy! Then there is the deviant, skateboarding drug dealer Chris (played by Dakota Ray regular Nick Benning) who lures in a desperate drug addict name Crystal who has just escaped rehab and is willing to do just about anything to feed her addiction.
Now let me start off by saying that I've followed Ray's filmmaking career since he released his first full length feature My Master Satan: 3 Tales of Drug Fueled Violence back in 2015, and ever since then, I've followed his work closely, and I love how with each film he makes, he continues to grow and evolve as a filmmaker, actor and artist.
In all honesty, I consider American Antichrist to be Dakota Ray's best film yet! American Antichrist retains Dakota Ray's signature style of filmmaking, but dramatically breaks new ground!
Elements from Dakota's past films are here, such as the film being divided into individual chapter/segments, but Americans Antichrist possesses a very malevolent, supernatural, advant garde edge to it that none of Dakota Ray's past films have ever had!
I've quite honseslty never seen anything like it in my life!
The film definely has an Anti-religious/Satanic feel to it-yet it is though provoking-making the viewer question what is good and what is "evil".
I'd only recommend this film to anyone who is open minded as I'm not the first to admit that Dakota's films are not for everyone or those easily offended-but if you go into any of his films with an open mind-you may find yourself in love with the films that this dark auteur consistently releases!
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