Love cinematic surprises that make your skin crawl? You've come to the right place. Step inside the bizarro world of The Untamed, a potential sci-fi sleeper coming July 21 from director Amat Escalante. The subversive indie film seemingly centers around a group of Mexican friends having sex with a tentacled alien that arrives via meteorite express. Yep, I said it. And now I've finally written about everything, so goodbye and goodnight. My online writing career is complete.
Wait, not so fast! Here's the official synopsis:
A couple in a troubled marriage locate a meteorite, initiating an encounter with a mysterious creature. Their lives are turned upside down by the discovery of the creature, which is a source of both pleasure and destruction.
Now that we've got all that steamy stuff out of the way, check out the new trailer, which is a brooding diagnosis of sexual awakening amid a group of villagers who have intimate encounters with this strange creature stashed in a remote cabin.
Escalante's odd monster mystery takes inspiration from the fetishistic subgenre of Japanese anime and manga called hentai, basically porn often fixated on tentacle sex due to the country's censorship laws not allowing for the depiction of natural male genitalia. But I suppose crawling phallic appendages from space are given the thumbs-up in some crazy rationality.
Whatever your predilections are, peer into this perverse promo for The Untamed and tell us if you think this is a subject matter you might be intrigued by.
I won't tell a soul!