Brvtalist Theater - “Begotten” (1990)
Happy Halloween Week everyone! On this edition of Brvtalist Theater we are screening perhaps one of the most brvtal films ever made - E Elias Merhige’s experimental horror film, “Begotten”. With no dialogue and essentially no soundtrack (except the crickets and sound effects), Begotten shocked underground audiences upon its release and continues to do so to this day. The story is a gloriously brvtal re-telling of Genesis creationism and the film is filled with harsh images of suffering and pain. Merhige would go on to be know to mainstream audiences for his work on “Shadow of the Vampire” and “Suspect Zero” but “Begotten remains a tour de force of film making. Experimental, conceptual and horrific, “Begotten” is perhaps the perfect pick to set the tone for All Hallow’s Eve.