what the fuck is this shit?: “after last season”

I’ve been seeing mentions of this movie pop up on various blogs for the last couple of months. Apparently it actually opened in theaters this week… in four cities that seem to have been chosen by a Cinemark executive throwing darts at a map of the US while wearing a blindfold.

It allegedly cost 10 years and $5 million dollars to make. That time and money must have been spent on hookers and blow, because it certainly wasn’t spent on sets, effects, location shots, film/acting lessons for ANYONE involved, or a script that made a lick of sense. This was clearly filmed in someone’s suburban home by setting the camera on a shelf and just letting ‘er rip. Every single shot is medium, the “MRI machine” is quite obviously made of cardboard, and the effects look like someone accidentally spliced in random shots from The Sims.

No one can quite decide if this is some kind of Mumblecore prank or Dogme 95 parody, or if Mark Region is his generation’s Ed Wood. But it’s up 501% in popularity this week at IMDb, so the “producers” (probably the most senile residents of the local old folks’ home) probably don’t care, so long as everyone keeps talking about it.

Also, you may be amused by the IMDb posts about it, most of which I’m pretty sure were started by drunk Videogum commenters.

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