Dis – USA, 2017

Dis is a 2017 American horror film written and directed by Adrian Corona. It stars Bill Oberst Jr., Lori Jo Hendrix and Peter Gonzales Falcon.

An ex-soldier with a criminal past takes refuge in the woods. A demonic figure seeks the seed of killers and the blood of the damned to feed his mandrake garden…

Reviews:

Adrian Corona truly delivered with this, it’s an experimental film but it doesn’t come across as pretentious in any way, it’s quite euphoric in parts and yet psychologically challenging in others. It makes you think but also leaves you almost disoriented, much like if you spin-around and suddenly stop, but after a while it comes to you.” Chris Savage, Horror-Movies.ca

“It’s a horror movie by foundation, but its approach is very artsy in the best possible way, it looks amazing, is very strong on atmosphere, intentionally keeps the narrative segments at a bare minimum to fill in the rest with associative images, doesn’t waste any time with explanations , and thus leaves itself wide open for one’s own interpretations.” Mike Haberfelner, Search My Trash

“I wouldn’t say I enjoyed Dis, it isn’t really my thing, however that doesn’t take away the craftsmanship put into this movie, it is an attractive piece. It has a cohesive mood that never falters, while Oberst Jr. is the perfect fit for the troubled ex-soldier escaping (or confronting) his past.” Daniel Simmonds, The Rotting Zombie

Dis is well shot and the pacing has a nice variance throughout without feeling “all over the place”. Things seem to move in an organic fashion for the most part, but I will say that some of the information you gain from the black & white flashbacks seems a little disjointed because of just how minimal the backstory seems to be.” Bacon Kractor, Extreme Horror Cinema

“And as graphic as the film is […] someone (Rodriguez and/or Corona) clued in that those mid and long-shots ala The Texas Chainsaw Massacre makes for a different viewer involvement and reflection than the extreme (and often unnecessary) close-up.” Michael Rajnovic, Film Guinea Pig

Filming locations:

 Perote, Veracruz, Mexico

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