'The House That Jack Built' Called "Vomitive," "Torturous", and "Vile" In Mass Cannes Walkout! - Bloody Disgusting
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I couldn’t tell you the last time I was this excited to see a movie.

This morning, IFC Films dropped the first ever trailer for Lars von Trier‘s The House That Jack Builtfeaturing Matt Dillon (“Wayward Pines”) as a serial killer who views each of his murders as a work of art. It looked vicious, but also quirky in the way of American Psycho. I was instantly sold. Now, on the eve of its Cannes premiere, I would do just about anything to see this movie NOW.

Hundreds allegedly walked out of the screening after what is being described as “vomitive,” “torturous”, and “vile”.  *Spoiler warning* Without having seen the film, it’s hard to know if there’s a bit of an overreaction here. When does horror go too far? Can fiction ever truly go too far? The tweets shared below touch on child murder, mutilation, and more. It sounds hardcore, but us horror fans have seen it all. Just how far does von Trier take it and, more importantly, why? Being offended is 2018 in a nutshell, which is why it’s hard to take the word of a bunch of adults watching a movie dressed in tuxedoes. We’ll all find out for ourselves soon enough and then we can dissect the merits of this slasher film. For now, the hype has just hit the ceiling…


Co-founded Bloody Disgusting in 2001. Producer on Southbound, the V/H/S trilogy, SiREN, Under the Bed, and A Horrible Way to Die. Chicago-based. Horror, pizza and basketball connoisseur. Taco Bell daily.


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