Is human flesh more addictive than a Big Mac?

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Tragic backstories, cannibalism and post apocalyptic families — this week's Cult Movie Worship is a lot like our Thanksgiving. Check out these three new indie films.

Dead Awake


What's the best way to solve a crime? Fake your death and take note on who shows up to your funeral. With that kind of logic, there's no way murder-mystery-ghost-film Dead Awake can fail. Starring Nick Stahl, Rose McGowan and Amy Smart, Dead Awake has us pretty confused. Is it a paranormal murder mystery, or is Nick Stahl just crazy? Either way it's got McGowan in it, doing what she does best: acting insane in a sexy manner. Enjoy.

Here's the official synopsis:

Dylan, a young man working at a funeral parlor, is trying to unravel a mystery that shattered his life ten years earlier. After faking his own funeral to see who will show up, he befriends a mysterious street junkie and is reunited with an old love from his past. The lives of these three characters are transformed by supernatural forces as Dylan discovers that no one is who they seem to be.


So paranormal, or just normal? You make the call. Dead Awake will be out on Dec. 3rd.



Still excited about last week's cannibal post? Then we've got great news for you. Boneboys, which is shooting in Texas right now, is the latest cannibal-heavy horror flick. According to the Dallas News:

Boneboys is comedic horror inspired by Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal, in which the author suggested, tongue firmly in cheek, that cannibalism might be a good notion. Henkel's script looks at the descendants of a culture that adopted just that philosophy.

"They discovered that eating human flesh is highly addictive," he said. "Eat too much and it turns you into a monster."


Sounds a little reminiscent of the Book of Eli, but at least that was the most interesting part of the film.

[via Dallas News]

Population 2

With the post-apocalyptic world placed on the back burner, this drama focuses on family and the sacrifices one makes for the other to survive...we think. Here's the official trailer and synopsis.


Official Synopsis

Every day, Lilith wanders the remains of civilization, scavenging what she can from the deserted refuse of what was once a bustling city. Every night, she returns to her home underneath the dead city and contemplates the past that has left her alone. Her story is told both through a look at her post-apocalyptic solitude as well as through flashbacks, slowly revealing the many twists and tragedies that brought her to her current position.

[via Quiet Earth]