A transgressive creature feature mixed with the trappings of a super-hero origins story, the film focuses on an erstwhile plumber who undergoes a hideous transformation when trapped inside a septic tank.
A friend of mine used to have a gig draining septic tanks and he told me once that it’s rare to get through a day without throwing up on the job. And it’s that sound of vomit that kicks off Septic Man, the new film from director Jesse T. Cook (Monster Brawl) and writer Tony Burgess (Pontypool). The vomit quickly leads to shit, piss, rotting skin, dead bodies, and a slew of other grotesqueness bubbling up in the sewers. Their fecal matter serves a purpose though, as the filmmakers ambitiously try to deliver a message about class struggle and how the well-to-dos make the working class eat shit. The subtext remains murky, however, as the story quickly starts to tread water.
In the Canadian town of Collinwood, a vicious stomach virus has made its way into the water supply. The town is evacuated, except for septic expert Jack – a self-proclaimed “civic-minded shit sucker.” He’s asked by a mysterious, vampiric G-man to stay behind and get to the bottom of the contaminated water. He’s reluctant at first, but he has a kid on the way and the hefty cash payoff for the job is too tempting. Jack is blue-collar through and through – like the living embodiment of a Springsteen song, but with more poop. It’s easy to root for him. READ MORE
Shit Just Got Surreal.
What do you get when you mix Buried and The Toxic Avenger? The filthy, disturbing, chamber-pot play Septic Man – the latest horror feature from director Jesse T. Cook (Monster Brawl) and independent film studio Foresight Features.
Starring Jason Brown in the titular role, with Molly Dunsworth (Hobo with a Shotgun), Julian Richings (Cube), Robert Maillet (Pacific Rim), and Tim Burd.
“A transgressive creature feature mixed with the trappings of a super-hero origins story, the film focuses on an erstwhile plumber who undergoes a hideous transformation when trapped inside a septic tank.” It was written by award-winning PontyPool scribe Tony Burgess.
Septic Man is gearing up for its World Premiere on opening night at Fantastic Fest. READ MORE