AMERICAN GUINEA PIG: BLOODSHOCK REVIEWED
“American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock” didn’t make me sick, but made me wince a few times. Dan Ellis leads us down into the madness of forced surgeries in a semi Kafka styled world where nothing is answered. When things finally come to a point, the answers don’t matter that much. As someone familiar with the real and fake history of the Guinea Pig films, this one doesn’t point. If you’re expecting straight out gore, you’re going to get it. But, it’s important to understand the overall thematic trappings.
While the Guinea Pig movies started as fake snuff/fetish films in Japan, they haven’t translated well in America. They became incredibly famous when Chris Gore accidentally got Charlie Sheen into believing they were real snuff flicks. When violence is forced into a contained environment without narrative, it makes sense that Americans automatically assume them to be real. There is strong work throughout the film and I’d recommend a purchase.
- CD Soundtrack
- Production Videos
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- Dolby Digital 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 11/22/16
- Video - 90%90%
- Audio - 92%92%
- Supplemental Material - 94%94%
- Film Score - 90%90%
The Plot Thus Far
A man finds himself trapped and used for medical experiments in an abandoned mental facility. He doesn’t understand why or how he got there, but the surgical tortures allow him to experience a new level of pain, sadness and reality he has never felt before. As the levels of maniacal mutilation enfolds, he finds himself down the rabbit hole. Grasping onto anything, the tormented finds a way out. Clutching onto what every human being is desperate for…little does he understand, his ending is all of our endings.