I Am Monster (USA) No Gloss Leeds Film Festival

A 17 minute kick-in-the-eye gruesome horror-comedy that is sure to win horror fanatics everywhere.
Shannon Lark and Lori Bowen, both directors of the film presented with us with this statement on their choice of topic:

Necrophilia is one of the most taboo subjects in society. It’s an uncomfortable combination of rape, lust, control, compliance, life, sex, and death that isn’t explored in cinema outside of the glossy veneer of the supernatural in the form of vampires, zombies, or even ghosts.


I Am Monster (USA) No Gloss Leeds Film Festival

Regarding the main character, they have this to say:

Vivienne isn’t a true necrophile, however. She’s a fetishist who has zeroed in on the dead as the perfect partners for her: they can’t hurt her, they can’t do anything to her that she doesn’t want done, they can’t talk to her, and she doesn’t have to see them again. Through her fetishism, we examine society’s preoccupation with sex and beauty, voyeurism, the horrors of rape and abuse, and the psychology of one woman as she embarks on a night that has the potential to change her life completely.

Synopsis: Vivienne’s extraordinary fetishism has taken her to a new level: necrophilia.
She gets her kicks by violating the dead in a hospital morgue on the outskirts of the city, discarding them like trash. Tonight, however, Vivienne gets a whole new taste of what the dead can provide when she meets Jason, a fresh body who has some ideas of his own.

I Am Monster (USA)
Shannon Lark and Lori Bowen
17mins

I Am Monster (USA) will be screened at No/Gloss Film Festival 2014.