I watched this film after stumbling across it on a "most disturbing films of all time" list somewhere on the net, and thought I'd give it a go!
This film grabbed me as soon as I started watching it - the opening text gives you a taste of things to come before fading away and leading you into the depths of a nightmare. I use the word nightmare - as I was confronted by a series of images amd sounds that I'd only experienced from looking into the deepest depths of my psyche and asking myself "What really scares me?".
This isn't your typical horror film by any stretch - filled up with shallow acting, cliche music with all the usual frights, jumps and gore - no, this is something far scarier and macabre. This is a true vision of hell......
The opening scene of a convulsing god, wrapped in a white sheets tied to a wall, choking and coughing up blood is enough to make your skin crawl - and the eerie soundscapes and music that accompany the whole film are chilling to say the least - in fact, quite reminiscent of Eraserhead.
The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars, is that it if I'm brutally honest, it does slightly lag in the middle and it's not always 100% clear what is happening.
This film won't be for everyone, but I doubt if you're reading this, you will be "everyone". You'll be someone who wants to see the other side and experience all the things that you thought about that scared you - that were too abstract to put into words or images.
If you're looking for a real horror film without all the cliches, this is something you should watch.