Ready to take a right turn down the left hand path straight to cinema hell? If you are keep reading. This is not for those with a faint heart or a weak stomach. I don’t say this like some campy Criswell the Magician intro to an Ed Wood film. If you feel “Cannibal Holocaust” or “A Serbian film” profoundly disturbing, it’s okay … just stop, this is not for you, this is for the blood drinkers and gore hounds. You can go back to your J-Lo and your Jos Wheedon… Likewise, Welcome to the dim, smoldering lights of grind house cinema hell. Welcome to Unearthed Films.
Yes, an entire film of these two being cut to pieces.
1985, Japan, found footage film “Guinea Pig 1, Devils Experiment” discovery claimed by director Satoru Ogura. Same year he produces “Guinea Pig 2, Flowers of Flesh and Blood.” The plots of these films are almost identical in that they are almost completely made up of torture scenes, no plot, no theme, no message beyond the nihilistic absence of compassion, no character development, if anything character diminished psychically while being disembowel. These films are short and totally insane and something that I would describe as a rite for hardcore gore hounds. Four more films to follow but none are like the first two in their context.
1991 coke head, wizard, winner, drinker of tiger blood and man firmly rooted in reality Carlos Estevez (a.k.a. Charlie Sheen) calls the FBI after watching “Guinea Pig 2” claiming he’s just watched a snuff film. The FBI begins their investigation however not much comes of it but it does bring the films to light.
The dangers of gingivitis graphically portrayed.
Before I can review this movie we have to redefine the unit of measure used for reviewing a film. Comparing an “American Guinea Pig” to any film, any art house film or even your typical horror film is not possible. It is not even apples and oranges, more like apples and chicken squid doing a hamster dance. The unit of measure does not compute. You want to know about the “characters” well then you’re wasting your time with details this is an animal of much different stripes and in some way we are now not just in the depths of cinema hell but in abstract conceptual territory. You want a plot synopsis, fine here goes in 6 words: Two women are drugged and vivisected.
This monster devours everything and excels as the butchering machine that it is. Director Stephen Biro knows what he is doing and there is not one second of this film that doesn’t work.
I think this could be a reference to either the Japanese “Guinea Pig Part 2” or “Un Chien Andalou.”
The special effects in this film are amazing, done by Oddtopsy “100 Tears,” H.G. Lewis’s “The Ut-Oh Show,” “The Sweat Shop” but this film I think is really the high light of the companies work -which features director Marcus Koch who will be directing the sequel “American Guinea Pig: Blood Shock.” This movie is gore. I wouldn’t even call it a gore film, it’s just gore. You might read that as an insult to the film but it pulls no punches if you are a fan of gore this film is for you. If you want some story about some things that happen to these people and they do stuff and then you see them do some other things and there might be some blood cut in there or something –then this REALLY isn’t for you. After 22:27 this movie is just all blood. A gore hounds delight.
This film does not fuck around. If you love gore this film is for you. “American Guinea Pig: A bouquet of Blood and Guts” is an aria of death, blood, guts and form -found in emptiness. This movie is about despair and cutting people to pieces and is pure exploitation –for some of us this is pure candy for the soul.
Believe it or not, he did not lose his watch, nor is he looking for it.
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