10 most twisted movies
SUFF IS SYDNEY’S annual weekend of warped, outré and extreme cinema, exploring the outer limits of what it means to be human, animal or mutant excrement demon. This year there are sessions of short films; two All You Can Eat Cartoon Cereal Parties, playin
1 Kuso This four-part body horror comedy depicts the survivors of an earthquake that has levelled Los Angeles and the mutations they have undergone. Highlights include a talking boil, a large bug that lives inside a doctor’s anus, a man who constantly needs to defecate who... I’m sorry, we feel sick talking about this film. If you dare watch it, it’s the closing night gala. à Sun Sep 17, 7.30pm.
2 KFC In this movie from Vietnam, killers, necrophiliacs and cannibals converge around a KFC fast food outlet in Hanoi. A cannibalistic doctor cuts victims up into little pieces and rapes their corpses while his overweight son becomes addicted to human flesh. Yes, really. à Fri Sep 15, 8.30pm; Sat Sep 16, 8pm.
3 Meatball Machine Kodoku The sequel to the 2006 Japanese splatter film Meatball Machine sees the return of the ‘necroborgs’ – humans infected by alien parasites and turned into mutated monsters. If a lot of blood spurting everywhere is your bag, book your tickets post haste. à Sat Sep 16, 10pm.
4 Assholes A drug addicted couple, inspired by Mephistopheles, go on a bender and become the biggest assholes in New York. Fisting and shit demons feature in a ver y low budget film that is pretty perverse and disgusting. à Fri Sep 15, 6.30pm; Sun Sep 17, 3pm.
5 Samurai Rauni Japanese samurai tropes are transposed to a small Finnish coastal town in this wild mash-up from director Mika Rättö. A drunken sailor-samurai causes havoc, leading to several assassination attempts and a mission of revenge. à Sat Sep 16, 10pm.
6 Tragedy Girls Two small-town high school girls who love social media and killing people capture another serial killer in this US horror comedy that riffs on Mean Girls, Clueless and Scream. à Fri Sep 15, 8.30pm; Sat Sep 16, 2pm.
7 The Crazies A cult classic from 1973 directed by the recently deceased George A Romero ( Night of the Living Dead), The Crazies depicts a biological weapon that infects the water supply of a small town, turning the inhabitants homicidal. à Sat Sep 16, 10pm.
8 The Evil Within The late heir to the J Paul Getty oil fortune, Andrew Getty, spent a decade making this horror movie about a man whose demonic reflection inspires him to kill. Getty was addicted to methamphetamines and it shows: the film combines Lynchian surrealism with Tommy Wiseau-worthy amateurishness. à Sat Sep 16, 10pm; Sun Sep 17, 5pm.
9 Safari Damn, this one’s not even funny. Documentary maker Ulrich Seidl followed a bunch of European tourists in Africa hunting magnificent wild animals for sport. What kind of sick person shoots a zebra for fun? The answer offers a dark, deep dive into the worst side of human nature. à Sat Sep 16, noon.
10 Dave Made a Maze Not twisted so much as twisty, this multi-award winning film has an irresistible premise: a guy builds a cardboard labyrinth inside his house but has become trapped inside his own creation. His girlfriend and a team of rescuers must overcome traps to find him. More than 30,000 feet of cardboard went into the building of the sets. ■ Nick Dent à Sun Sep 17, 5pm.
Meatball Machine Kodoku
The Evil Within