Broadcast through a makeshift network of discarded televisions, Kuso is tangled up in the aftermath of Los Angeles’s worst earthquake nightmare, traveling between screens and aftershocks into the twisted lives of the survivors.
“A hallucinatory, scatalogical, grotesque and occasionally hysterical work of utter mania.” – Dominick Suzanne-Mayer, Consequence of Sound
Welcome to the weird and wild world of filmmaker Steven Ellison. Already acclaimed for his expansive psychedelic albums as musician Flying Lotus, Ellison steps behind the camera to direct his first film, a perverse psycho-scape of epic and disgusting proportions. In a series of bizarre sketches featuring a cast of funky freakazoids and comic maniacs, from George Clinton to Tim Heidecker and Hannibal Buress, and with animation by Newgrounds pioneer David Firth, Kuso is a wild visual feast of filth-covered fables, propelled by influences all the way from David Cronenberg to The Ren & Stimpy Show, that reveal a world rotting from the inside out. From its jaw-dropping imagery to its stomach-churning special effects, Kuso is the kind of film you’ll never be able to un-see. (Dir. by Steven Ellison, 2016, USA, Rated NC-17, No one under 18 will be admitted)