- Joe 2018
A bunch of loosely collected stories that all somehow revolve around
drugdealer Eyevin (Brian Knapp):
- There's daddy-to-be Crawdad (Darien Fawkes), who to satisfy his and
her needs for drugs prostitutes his girlfriend Vermina (Natasha
Mrogan) - but then is overcome by jealousy and blames it on her, with
bloody consequences ...
- There's cross-dresser Nikki (Nick Benning), who makes snuff videos
to finance her drug habit - but after a while she doesn't know anymore
if she's more into the drugs or the kick making her videos gives her
- And then there's Smoke (Dakota Bailey), who has taken to
serialkilling because a voice tells him so - a voice that's only
amplified when he's on drugs ...
Now before watching this, be warned: Writer/director Dakota Bailey has
a predilection for populating his movies with rather unlikeable characters
- intentionally, this is not my interpretation - doing some rather sick
shit, and Acid Sorcerer is no exception to that rule, and that
might quite simply not be to everyone's liking. But that said, Acid
Sorcerer comes across much slicker and smoother as his earlier films -
which is not to say that Bailey has lost his bite in the slightest, but
the storytelling here is much more stringent and coherent despite three
largely separate storylines, the camerawork is less in-your-face and more
subtle, and this way often increasing the creepiness of what's been seen
and especially not been seen, and the whole thing relies more on
atmosphere than the director's previous efforts.
Still, it's not a film for everyone for sure, but if you're in for
something a bit on the violent and sick side, you'll probably like this.
Oh, and if this at all interests you, you might want to buy the movie
(and support the filmmaker) here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-acid-sorcerer-horror-drugs#/