UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween: ‘Antichrist’


Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is more loved by the UTG staff than Halloween. With the arrival of October, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a plethora of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day, including the one you’re about to read.

31 Days Of Halloween is a recurring daily feature that will run throughout the month of October. The hope and goal of this column is to supply every UTG reader with a daily horror (or Halloween themed) movie recommendation that is guaranteed to amplify your All Hallows’ Eve festivities. We’ll be watching every film the day it’s featured, and we hope you’ll follow along at home. If you have a suggestion, contact us and we may include your favorite scarefest in an upcoming column!

Day 9: Antichrist (2009)

I was recently in the hospital. Don’t worry, I’m fine (clearly, I’m writing this). While I was there a friend came by to visit and at one point a nurse came in to take an IV out of my hand. My friend knew that the sight of blood completely freaked her out and I told her to look away but she didn’t and then she almost threw up. The film Antichrist is a lot like that. Even though I’m warning you right now to look away (as I was once warned) curiosity will get the better of you and you will end up watching it anyway and it might make you throw up.

Staring Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg, Antichrist is about a couple who are grieving over the loss of their baby who plummeted to it’s death while the two were boning in the shower in slow motion. That is it. Pretty simple story, no ghosts or hauntings or chainsaw wielding maniacs. Okay, there is this one other thing. Everything goes to shit and really crazy things happen. There is even a bizarre talking fox.

Ohhhhhh, so that is what the fox says!

I know that you are probably thinking, “Gee, JP, that doesn’t sound that scary or disturbing. C’mon, it certainly can’t be worse than [some shock horror movie], and I sat through that no problem!” Listen, jackass, [previously mentioned shock horror movie] was made to be shocking. Antichrist was made to be art. It affects you in ways you cannot even comprehend the first time you see it. This film is so bad that whenever I bring it up to one of the few people I know that have seen it they get super pissed and avoid the subject. I honestly could not even re-watch it before I wrote this because I did not want to ruin my day.

Watch it anyway. Ignore my warning, I do not care. Just don’t come crying to me afterwards when it blows your mind in the most horrible way you have every had it blown.

Editorial written by: Justin Proper – Follow him on Twitter
Last year’s Day 9 film: Martyrs

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