Chances are you’ve never heard of The Untamed. It was quietly released this summer and just hit Blu-ray this week. But once you see this behind the scenes clip, we think that’ll change.
Outside of one or two shots, the trailer for The Untamed doesn’t really reflect the movie’s title. There’s some drama going on here. Some frank discussions of sexuality. Pretty tame stuff. And then... what the HELL is that weird, slimy thing?
For the past two weeks, I was in Austin, Texas, but I wasn’t eating barbecue and drinking beer at every chance imaginable. This is because I was at Fantastic Fest 2016, the world’s greatest genre film festival, getting an early view of some truly great films that will be coming out over the next few months.
A single, silent shot of a meteor in space. A naked woman with something long and slimy crawling over her leg. Those are the first two shots of director Amat Escalante’s The Untamed and the best part about them is how they feel totally unrelated to what follows.