Monday, October 28, 2013

Thale



(2012) ***


Elvis and Leo clean up dead bodies and crime scenes for a living.  While the duo cleans out the home of a recently deceased elderly man they stumble upon a secret door.  Navigating through a labyrinth of rooms they find what appears to be a laboratory containing a bathtub filled to the surface with a milk-like substance.  Peering into the tub they are startled when a strange, slightly inhuman woman suddenly sits up with a tube inserted into her mouth.  Once they remove the tube she begins to go on a (nude) rampage.  After calming her down they begin to put the pieces of her captivity together and they learn that she has been separated from her people for half of her life.  The woman does not speak but through a series of cassette tapes Leo finds in the room they come to understand why she was captured and what experiments have been done to her.  Meanwhile a paramilitary group is on its way to recapture her.




In the vein of Rare Imports and Troll Hunter, Thale is another whimsical Norwegian offering.  It lacks the ambition and weight of the former films but at 74 minutes you will remain interested in the outcome.  The brief glimpses of Thale’s people suggest a larger story and I hope it gets told.  Although there are some moments of gore I believe the Horrorthon biddies would enjoy this one.

6 comments:

Johnny Sweatpants said...

That first picture is pretty intriguing. Why is it always snowing in Scandanavian horror movies? Oh right.

Catfreeek said...

This sounds interesting, I really loved Rare Imports too.

Octopunk said...

Oh good, I was hoping the Scandanavians would get some representation this year. Dig her crazy anatomy. Also nude rampage, the best kind of rampage.

Actually, I guess that depends.

AC said...

i like that first picture too.

Abduscias said...

This does sound interesting!

DCD said...

Rare Imports is still on my list - and I'll have to add this one as well. I hope we're still doing this in 15 years - by then I figure I won't be so bogged down with kid stuff in October.