just watched Beyond The Black Rainbow this week, a Canadian Sci-Fi/horror movie set in a retro-futuristic 1983. it’s loose on plot and heavy on mood & atmosphere. the story is about a teenage girl with telekinetic powers trapped in a complex and being experimented on by this creepy creepster doctor in a brown turtleneck who is constantly tripping and sometimes murdering people. our teen girl hero is somehow controlled by fog machines, lava lamps, and the pyramid from Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon. the whole thing feels like an acid trip…or a really fucking long M83 video.
stylistically the film steals from THX-1138, Scanners, Argento, Kubrick, and the nightmares inside my head.
the soundtrack is fucking rad. think John Carpenter, Goblin, and Giorgio Moroder. it is all the heavy trippy spooky synth shit you can stand. it really is the star of the movie.
so yeah Beyond The Black Rainbow is boring as fuck, doesn’t make a lick of sense, looks really cool, has an awesome soundtrack, and is something i totally enjoyed. check it out.