Saturday, May 22, 2010
Shot in grainy black and white over a total of three days I sat and wondered at it – my head spinning and my stomach churning. Was it an avant-garde art film or was it just a cheaply shot, incredibly sick film in black and white? Is Khavn an auteur or just someone muddling together a twisted collection of broken images?
As for the killer, and the torture scenes (which make up the majority of the film) well, the Hostel series might have had the budget to create its images in blazing technicolour but it had comparatively little of the raw nastiness that this film seemed to ooze.
I can’t actually recommend it, there is little to no narrative, it is possibly not even a vampire – hence the honourable mention as it is most likely a serial killer displaying vampiric traits. However, if what I have written piques your interest, it is on region 1 DVD, though there is no imdb page at the time of writing.