I just watched the trailer for Beyond the Black Rainbow and I feel like my brain has been microwaved in unicorn guts.
Since my neurons are spasming and slathered in the sparkly bile of sci-fi enchantment, I’m having trouble putting together a coherent summary of what I’ve just seen. So, I will borrow from the film’s plot summary.
Beyond the Black Rainbow, written and directed by Panos Cosmatos, is a Reagan-era fever dream inspired by hazy childhood memories of midnight movies and Saturday morning cartoons. Cosmatos brings a bold, Kubrickian vision to the screen in stunning detail in this sci-fi fable of a young woman imprisoned in an experimental laboratory and the enigmatic scientist who is her captor. Set in a futuristic 1983, Elena finds herself held against her will in a mysterious facility under the watchful eye of the sinister Dr. Barry Nyle. Pushed to her limits, Elena is left with no choice but to navigate an escape from her labyrinthine prison, in the process revealing its hidden secrets.
Watch this, if you want to trip the f#ck out. Continue reading