Plot: Sara (Lina Sunden) is trying to track down her missing daughter, who was taken by her ex-husband Jon (Patrick Karlson) to a strange, unmarked building. After she breaks in, Sara finds herself in a series of events that will test her sanity and make her question just about everything she believes to be real. She is greeted not as an intruder, but as a new employee and is promptly put to work in the compound. Her new boss is a woman who keeps a naked, shuddering man next to her desk, but Sara is determined to make sense of this place, in order to find her daughter. Her assignment is to sweep away a shimmering, metallic substance, which the others in the building seem to think will cause bad, bad things to happen if not handled properly. She is soon haunted by visions of her daughter, while also coping with various reality-bending moments that unfold in front of her. What is the purpose of this mysterious compound and can Sara remain sane long enough to retrieve her child?
Entertainment Value: Feed the Light is one of those movies that just fucks your mind with no lube, entrancing your brain with a dream-like atmosphere that often turns toward a darker realm. The narrative follows a woman in search of her missing child, only to enter a place that pushes her psyche to the brink and beyond. So if you need a neat & clean story, Feed the Light is likely to reduce your brain to ashes, as it takes the story and coats it in gasoline, then lights it ablaze. But this is a plot driven movie, make no mistake. It just surrounds the narrative in an almost hypnotic mist, which gives us an unsettling atmosphere and some striking visuals. The film was original shot in color, but switched to black & white and I think the decision was a good one, as the visuals really stand out here. Feed the Light is also impressive from a technical standpoint, with great camera work and skilled direction. Given the limited resources involved, it is even more remarkable how much was accomplished here. I’d recommend this to anyone who is into horror movies, but especially those who appreciate dark, dream-like atmosphere or fans of Lovecraft inspired horror.
Not a lot to talk about on the nakedness front, but one scene is quite a memorable sight, to be sure. A naked man is kept like a pet, but when he gets loose, he bends over and his asshole pulses, oozing out sparkling metallic goop. In the process, we are treated to the visual of his cock, balls, and brown eye, of course. Even if you dislike male nudity, you have to love any scene that involves a pulsating chocolate starfish. There’s some light blood, which packs a nice impact thanks to the splashes of color, but not much of the red stuff. Which isn’t a hindrance, as the movie is more about atmosphere than gore, without question. The dialogue is well written, so it doesn’t earn any points on our system, as it isn’t outlandish or over the top, quotable lines. But again, the tone of the movie doesn’t seem like it would support that approach, so no harm there. Now to the craziness and man, this one is quite a mind fuck. The whole movie has a weird, what the fuck vibe that drills into your skull, then it piles in eerie visuals, mysterious twists, and of course, a man’s pulsating asshole. This is the kind of movie you want to watch again as soon as it ends, to see if you can pick up more of the madness the madness the second time. If you want dark, creative cinema that pushes the boundaries of your fragile mind, this one is up to the task.
Overall Insanity: 10/10