When you look at some horror films that focus on mesentery, blood and other bodily fluids, you often get the feeling that it wasn’t necessarily the director who had the most fun with the film, but the effects artists and make-up artists. This also applies to the horror trash “Cyst”, which is now available in its entirety on Amazon Prime Video.
» “Cyst” on Amazon Prime Video*
If you have a relatively strong stomach, you are welcome to take a look, because the slimy B-movie homage relies on refreshingly old-fashioned effects and lets it rip in terms of artificial pus. That’s pretty disgusting, but it’s also a hell of a lot of fun, because “Cyst” is also an atmospheric declaration of love to 60s and 70s cinema. You can find out more about this in the official DashFUN review.
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December 1961: Plastic surgeon Dr. Guy (George Hardy) has developed a machine that is said to be able to remove purulent ulcers from patients without leaving any residue and while protecting the surrounding tissue. However, his nurse Patricia (Eva Habermann), who is willing to resign, has already learned the hard way that the apparatus still lacks any sensitivity.
To demonstrate his invention to a patent office committee, Dr. Guy his intern Preston (Darren Ewing) a self-developed nutrient solution for the growth of purulent tumors. But the attempt fails across the board: Preston dies in agony and a huge cyst monster grows out of the serum, which craves human flesh…
In addition to “Cyst”, there is another Prime newcomer that we don’t want to withhold from you at this point…
Abel Ferrara is still one of the most exciting filmmakers ever. With “King Of New York” or “Bad Lieutenant” he has created real classics of rugged genre cinema. In the meantime, however, the director doesn’t give a damn about any viewing habits, as “Zeros And Ones” proves, which was only released in Germany on Blu-ray and DVD in May 2022 and is now available with a Prime subscription at no extra charge.
» “Zeros And Ones” on Amazon Prime Video*
And that’s what it’s about: The world is being hit by a pandemic that has brought public life to a complete standstill. Metropolises in many countries are guarded by heavily armed forces who are supposed to maintain the curfew. American soldier JJ (Ethan Hawke) is stationed in Rome due to a planned terrorist attack on the Vatican. However, apart from his mission, he has something else on his mind:
His twin brother Justin (also Ethan Hawke) has disappeared. During his wanderings through Rome at night, JJ comes across a connection between the planned attack and a group of Russian diplomats. He uncovers a conspiracy that goes far beyond his brother’s fate. To save the world from a dire threat, JJ gets closer to the truth than those behind them would like…
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