I (Marie here) attended a screening of director Park Chan-wook's (Old Boy, Thirst) new film, "Stoker" the other day and boy did I love it. If you are familiar with his work, you have an idea of the mastery of this powerhouse filmmaker.
Although he doesn't write the original stories for the films he directs, he seems to have a specific taste, and one of the recurring subjects he deals with is unconventional sexuality.
Stoker stars Mia Wasikowska as India Stoker, an 18-year-old girl whose father has died suddenly in an accident. An uncle (Matthew Goode) she never previously new to exist comes to live with her and her cold, caustic mother (Nicole Kidman). He is an unpredictable and mysterious character who India soon becomes infatuated with.
Without spoiling anything, I will just say that there are many examples of strange sex in this film, some that will make you cringe or say, "Ew", but is undeniably interesting.
What gets some people off may seem strange and we often feel the need to search for roots and reasons to explain such, but when it comes down to it these are our most primal thoughts and feelings.
Let's take this opportunity to explore some (mostly) horror films that deal with taboo sex. Christine has helped me out with a few additions as well.
|DEADGIRL (2008) MARCEL SARMIENTO|
Two adolescent boys get much more than they bargained for when they act out their necrophilic urges on a corpse they find in an abandoned mental hospital. I remember picking up this movie at Blockbuster and this stranger dude standing next to me was like, "That's a good movie." And then I ran away./MR
|EXCISION (2012) RICHARD BATES JR.|
Pauline (Annalynne McCord) aspires to be a surgeon and has a special kink. She gets off on blood and gore. This film was extremely well received despite what some might consider icky subject matter./MR
|VIDEODROME (1983) DAVID CRONENBERG|
Cronenberg's cult classic is about a man (James Woods) who is looking for the next extreme in television programming and brings the boob tube to a whole new level./MR