A quick – and happy – update to a controversial story that Mr. Disgusting reported on last week (If you have a moment, go check it out. It’s worth the read).
You might recall that Montreal Police arrested local indie filmmaker and special effects artist Remy Couture, and charged him with “corrupting morals through the distribution, possession and production of obscene materials” for a body of his work titled “Inner Depravity.” . He was facing up to two years in prison, but has thankfully been found “Not Guilty” by a Montreal, Quebec jury.
As an American citizen, I feel a little shaky talking about what other countries should and shouldn’t do. But it’s obvious to me that this is a victory for artistic expression – no matter how vile you may personally find it. You don’t have to like someone’s art in order to support their right to make it.
If you haven’t seen “Inner Depravity”, we have a clip inside. I can’t tell you what it’s like because I have chosen not to watch it. READ MORE
Some serious shit is going down in Montreal that could have a ripple effect on the countries support of the horror genre, and could also infringe on our basic human rights.
While I personally hate mean-spirited/realistic horror, often (and wrongly) dubbed “torture porn,” I respect every filmmaker’s right to make the film they want. At the end of the day, what ends up on screen is fantasy, and only someone who is mentally ill would take it any other way.
Law official in Montreal have stepped way out of bounds in the arrest of local indie filmmaker and special effects artist Remy Couture, who is charged with “corrupting morals through the distribution, possession and production of obscene materials” in a case that explores the boundaries of artistic expression, reports both National Post and Toronto Sun. He could get up to two years in prison.
It was reported that on December 12, a seven-woman, five-man jury watched in silence as hundreds of photos and a pair of videos that depict gruesome murders, torture, assaults and necrophilia with female victims were shown. The jury is tasked with deciding if the material in question is obscene and dangerous and could actually incite anyone to act out what they see, as the Crown contends. READ MORE