Crucial Viewing / Halloween Edition / Round 2 – KING OF THE ANTS

If you haven’t all ready read ROUND 1, do so and then head on back. We’ll wait…

Okay? Back?

Let’s dispense with further fanfare and get right to my second pick for some Halloween viewing…

I’m sticking with Stuart Gordon for round 2. I chose his freaky DAGON for third place, and am adding his equally freaky, and much more disturbing, KING OF THE ANTS in at number two.

KING OF THE ANTS is a noirsh thriller, but with Gordon’s perverse touch, it becomes a surreal, brutal horror film. It follows a young laborer who is offered fast cash to perform a quick, clean hit on a local community activist. The kid isn’t any kind of killer and everything that can go wrong does. George Wendt (yes, the dude from CHEERS) does a great job playing a heavy who gives our hero some major hell.

It’s based on a book by English author, Charlie Higson. I’ve never read it, but the film adaptation is something else. Bold, risky, violent, and flat-out nutzo. Highly recommended.

Follow the poster to the trailer…


(Yeah. It’s kind of like this.)

The trailer…

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