Starring Malte Aronsson, Linus Karlgren, Kim Sonderholm
Directed by Jonas Wolcher
Distributed by Dino Publishing JW
Bewilderment: defined as being in a state of confusion and puzzlement.
Let me simply say that I wasn’t completely thrown off course by the events in Jonas Wolcher’s rapaciously devouring Cannibal Fog, but more so the way in which the actions occurred.
In the film we’re introduced to Michael (Karlgren), a troubled young man who not only is facing numerous issues on a plethora of social and private levels but is also someone who has developed a taste for human flesh. On the other side of the ever-so-demented coin is Albin, a middle-to-later-aged chef who specializes in the culinary art of cooking said flesh to carnivorous customers… yeah, this premise is twisted right off the bat.
In Michael’s world, he dreams of an escape – the wish of being another person altogether, and he finds it in Albin. Not before long does Michael become Albin’s student and prominent understudy, and like a completed series of chapters, we see Michael apply what Albin has taught him. The title of the movie itself is fairly explanatory in that the “fog” occurs when you’ve consumed a correct amount of the human meat, and soon thereafter you’re placed in the almost hallucinatory state of euphoria… the “cannibal fog.”
I’d be repentant to spill any of the details concerning the film, as it’s something that should really be seen for oneself to judge. However, there is a nice blend of humor and levity to break up the seriousness which at times impede the progress, and if you’re willing to overlook the sometimes atrocious acting and scenarios, then you can enjoy the display that Wolcher has laid out in front of you. His double-duty of directing and writing shows his versatility, and while this movie certainly won’t set off any “wow-factor” alarms, it will please the inner savage.
In the end, all I can offer is: “Damn, was that an odd trip.”