This review contains spoilers and is lacking in gruesome detail.
A Serbian Film is one of the most infamously fucked up horror movies out there today. People who never venture into extreme horror have heard of it; it tops all kinds of weird movie list videos on YoutTube but does it live up to the hype? That’s the thought I went into this movie with and it didn’t take long for the movie to answer with a resounding, “Yes you silly bitch, it really is that bad”. Look y’all, this movie fucked up my whole night. I’ve got a really strong stomach and I got reintroduced to the feeling of throwing up in my mouth a little bit. That being said, it wasn’t a bad movie.
Yeah, sure, A Serbian Film is the most fucked up thing I’ve ever seen and it damn sure isn’t a “feel good” movie. It’s dark as fuck. We’re talking bottom of the ocean dark, with layers of hellworthy fuckery of the most vile sort but other than that it was a good movie. I kind of dug how in the end, this big traumatic gruesome mess wasn’t even a big deal to these folks, just business as usual which just serves to highlight the scope of the evil that exists in the world.
Even in the bleakest of scenes the cinematography in this movie was so good. There was this really dark aesthetic to the whole movie. It creates an air of hopelessness almost effortlessly. The acting and the narrative were pretty great. It’s like a reward, really. Sure, you’re sitting through some really dark shit but if you make it through, you get a pretty decent movie in return.
All in all, would I recommend it? Probably not, unless I knew you were into really fucked up weird shit. This movie definitely isn’t for everybody but if you think you can sit through vomit inducing depravity, give it a watch.