Gut (2012)

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A mysterious video bonds two men in fear, threatening to unravel their lives as their paranoia grows more intense with each passing day. Tom was starting to grow numb when his best friend Dan claimed to have a video that would really shake him up. Later, after watching the video with Dan, Tom battles an overwhelming onslaught of dark thoughts. Later, as Tom struggles in vain to forget the disturbing images branded into his brain, his general malaise grows into an all-consuming terror. When more … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Elias
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 28, 2013
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Gut

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Would-be thriller about snuff films is a snooze.

Full Review… | October 26, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A psychological thriller requires some psychology as well as thrills, two things almost entirely absent from Gut.

Full Review… | October 26, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

Unfolding in awkward diner conversations and uncomfortable bedroom scenes, "Gut" has a cold, flat look that gives even a child's stuffed toy a sinister sheen.

Full Review… | October 25, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

Perhaps the greatest achievement is Elias' masterful use of faraway glances to build Tom's growing dilemma.

Full Review… | September 8, 2013

This is a smart horror film that employs a carefully calibrated and low key style to turn the screws on both the characters and the audience.

Full Review… | June 20, 2013
KPBS.org

We're looking at an early David Cronenberg in the making here. Gut is Troma-fan Elias' love letter for his fellow horror buffs...

Full Review… | June 6, 2013
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for Gut

'Gut' starts off interestingly as a bored husband becomes obsessed with a series of DVDs featuring killings which may or may not be real. Unfortunately the film is incredibly amateurish, featuring some of the worst acting I've seen all year. The cheap digital aesthetic makes it hard to watch, particularly when combined with such poor lighting and framing.
Director Elias seems intent on copying the glacial style of Cronenberg and Haneke but needs to learn a lot about the basics of film-making first.

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