Flesh of the Void is a terribly disturbing experimental horror film about what it could feel like if death truly were the most horrible thing one could ever experience. It is intended as a trip through the deepest fears of human beings, exploring its subject in a highly grotesque, violent and extreme manner.
Flesh of the Void doesn't follow a story line in the traditional sense. It focuses on the question "what happens after we die?", and tries to depict the possibility of death being the most horrible, terrifying experience you could ever have, before you finally become one with the darkness, become the flesh of the void.
We like to describe the style and overall feel of the film as "if the tape from The Ring was made for the deep web".
And trust us when we say you're going to see things in this film you will wish to never have seen, ever.
While the main part still needs to be processed and digitized, we now have tons of outdoor material, from which a lot of shots will make it into the final cut of Flesh of the Void. Some of these will be associated with some enormously creepy themes, which we're not going to say though, since we don't want to spoil anything.
The shots you are seeing here were shot on stone old Super 8 film that expired in the 70s, developed in a very unusual way. They are extremely grainy and have a huge amount of scratches on them, and some of it even looks a bit like Begotten.
This whole dirty, grimy feeling will contribute strongly to the whole weird- and sickness of the project. Disturbing scenes just somehow look way more disturbing in this style.
Flesh of the Void will be a very unique film. A lot of that is due to heavy experimentation with celluloid. Be it self made overlays of completely scratched and ruined negatives, liquids and hair pressed between two of them, then scanned in all sorts of ways, and afterwards arranged as an image sequence, then laid over the footage, or just text scratched directly onto the negatives, we got it all.
The latter is what we want to show you today. Every single line of text, every letter you will see in the film has been hand scratched directly on the negatives. Even the credits. It's a brutal amount of work doing this, but it makes the film the more atmospheric and sinister.
We're also going to be doing some other weird experiments with expired 8mm film from the 70s soon.
Not too long ago, we finished shooting the main part of Flesh of the Void. We shot in a dark, wet cellar, in the middle of nowhere, resulting in some of the creepiest scenes we've ever captured. This photo is a production still our friend Markus took (thanks for that), shortly before we shot a brutally uncomfortable scene, which will the most disturbing and extreme one from the whole film.
So, what's inside the buggy you ask? Something really, really disgusting and repulsive, something that will definitely freak a lot of people out. That's all we're going to say right now. If you want to find out what's inside, you'll have to watch the film.