Director – Brian Rosin
Starring – Kansas Bowling (Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood, ReAgitator: Revenge of the Parody) and Andrew Thorp (The Landlords, The Alley Cat)
Release Date – 2019
Rating – 3/5
Reviewing for Horror Society has opened the door for countless opportunities. I was a horror fan that had my favorite sub-genres that I loved but Horror Society has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone. I’ve been able to check out so many amazing movies that I would have normally slept on.
A few days back I met director Brian Rosin on Facebook. This indie filmmaker recently worked with another indie filmmaker, model, and actress Kansas Bowling on his first short Necro-Sexual. I’ve reviewed some of Bowling’s work along with a few films that she had roles in so I was excited to check out a new short from a new director. Thank you Brian for sending it my way.
**Spoiler Alert**The film follows Amy (Bowling) who has a specific fetish. She liked playing with the dead because she enjoys the feeling of being pregnant with maggots inside her vagina. She loves feeling them take what they need from her body in order to survive. In order to do so she must let the corpses rot and she lures men to her apartment in order to find new victims.**Spoiler Alert**
I didn’t know what to expect from Necro-Sexual. The title made me think that the film was influenced by Nekromantik or some other underground horror film centered around necrophilia but I didn’t know how it would be approached. Necro-Sexual was a solid short but if the film was any longer it would have lost it’s effectiveness.
The acting in this one is great. The film has a small cast of just two with a small role from Andrew Thorp. He does a great job but he is only in the film for a moment. He appears and then dies but he does both those things very well. Kansas Bowling is the main focus of the film and she was stellar. She carries the film with her performance. Her character is deadly and vile and Bowling is able to pull it off while making the scene feel sexy. She is a phenomenal director and an amazing actress. Expect to see more from Bowling.
The story for this one works for the short but any longer and it would have became a dry and boring film. The short works because it is short but there was not enough meat on the bone so to speak to make the story stretch any longer. The Nekromantik influence is clearly visible but director Brian Rosin is able to change it up just enough to make it his own. It works and the film’s run time works in his favor.
Finally, if you want blood and gore you wont find it here. The film is disgusting and we do get some stock footage of meat and maggots along with a cool looking corpse but that’s the extent of the practical effects for this no budget short. Overall, Necro-Sexual is an unusual short about an unconventional love affair between a beautiful woman and larvae that feasts on flesh. The film is a solid watch for anyone looking for something that teeters on the edge between depraved and sexy. Check it out.