Mind Blowing Movies: Pig (2010), by Rev. Ivan Stang


35 Responses to “Mind Blowing Movies: Pig (2010), by Rev. Ivan Stang”

  1. fredh says:

    “I like to think of myself as a Morlock ahead of his time.”   THIS.

  2. Erik Denning says:

    It’s mind boring, not mind blowing. Almost a third of the movie is taken by the credits, with fade overkill, and the rest is kinda high school amateur. There’s no story. It’s like they thought lots of blood, knives, bones, graveyards, and goth girls wearing cute animal masks would be enough to carry the movie by virtue of the mood they don’t create. Sorry if I sound like a dick saying this. I’m sure the people who made it are relatively cool and worked hard on it. I don’t like being critical, but to call this junk mind blowing is misleading and unfair.

    • stang says:

       You are absolutely right, except that this isn’t the same “PIG” that I was talking about. Seems like that would be obvious. Why that link was used is beyond me. I certainly didn’t provide it. I wish I knew where to easily find a copy of the “PIG” I was talking about, but it’s REALLY underground.

      Incidentally, if anyone knows of an extant copy of the Dallas indie “SCARLET LOVE” from around 1980, I know about a dozen collectors who might well kill for it.

  3. Steve Faiella says:

    The links in the post are incorrect. They point to a YouTube movie of the same name, but it is not the movie the post alludes to.  I have not yet found the correct movie, but if you click on the link in the body of the article http://www.dreadcentral.com/reviews/pig-2010 you can see a poster of the actual film…

  4. MrSlumpy says:

    Is the embedded video the same one reviewed in the article? It seems to be completely different than the film you describe.

    • stang says:

       For some reason the editors linked to a totally different film with the same title. Evidently the Church of the SubGenius was right about SOME things.

      • Preston Sturges says:

        Clearly it is the Conspiracy at work.  

        Damn you Anti-Bob and your evil slackless pinkboys!

  5. Finnagain says:

    Primer is pretty fantastic.

  6. Rider says:

    The embedded video is horrible.  They can’t even pull of the lame over used rcok video techniques they are trying to copy. 

  7. blueelm says:

    Well thanks for teasing this lover of obscure horror with a movie she can’t see right now. Thanks a lot, Mr. So… where can I find it?

    • Steve Faiella says:

      I found links to download on http://www.myduckisdead.com/2011/02/pig-2010-adam-mason.html.  It is, however in 14 separate .rar files each with it’s own download link, so if you have the patience, go for it! :-)

      • stang says:

         It takes a better ISP than I have, that’s for sure. For some reason, the copy I was given will play but won’t duplicate due to a glitch about one-third in. I tried downloading a new copy from that same source but kept losing the connection. The real “PIG” (not to be confused with whatever Boing Boing chose to embed, although it has the same title) is hard to obtain. Perhaps that’s for the best. It is REALLY hard to take… unless you’re a filmmaker, in which case it’s as impressive on many levels as it is horrifying.

      • blueelm says:

        Thanks. I’ll give it a try when I get home.

  8. Peter says:

    I must admit, I have a strange fascination with reading summaries of horror movies.  Not watching them: That holds virtually no appeal to me at all (unless they’re the supernatural horror variety, rather than the shock/torture genre).  I don’t even want a detailed narrative… just an antiseptic description of what happens, boiled down to, at most, a handful of paragraphs.

    That strange fascination, combined with the tease of “a twist ending which, believe it or not, justifies all the preceding repulsiveness” prompts me to ask:

    Is there any place I can read a spoiler-filled synopsis?

  9. mr_mediocre says:

    Re: Zappa’s 200 Motels, without ever seeing it, I have always appreciated the description/review that said, “It’s the epitome of whatever it’s supposed to be the epitome of.”

  10. Aram Jahn says:

    Reading the Goodly Rev’s essay on his most blow-mindingnest films made me laff, so thanks  for this. And: I realized I’ve listened to enough of Ivan’s Tex-drawl to “hear” him as I read this…which made it even funnier.

    I don’t think I could take his Pig, even if I found it. 

    Now I really want to see Malick’s Tree of Life. 

    Stang mentioned Craig Baldwin as one of the masters of assembling found footage. Aye! Baldwin is, to me, one of the great artistic geniuses around. If you love conspiracy books and films, you MUST see Baldwin’s Tribulation 99.

  11. crayolamadness says:

    you can find “pig” if you really want too. I guess boingboing couldn’t go there with this one. sub-g is too much for the internet i suppose!   ha!!  By the way it’s awesome if u find it. Thanks REv. STang!!

  12. crayolamadness says:

    oh yeah.. and tree of life is amazing for the first two thirds and then it’s a pink fest for the last…
      maybe that was the point?

  13. oswarez says:

    Adam Mason will lead you to a copy of the film if you ask him. It’s something that him and the actors did as an experiment. It’s not however one continuous take, the cuts are hidden in post. I had a hard time getting through the film, too rough for my taste.
    I did the poster for it though.

  14. crayolamadness says:

    ‘ Stang and fellow subgenius folk. check out the film ” The Film Orgy” for an orgiastic glimpse at our inner cinematic wanna be self. with special impromptu appearances by Connie and Bob.

  15. jonnyhols says:

    Not for everyone (my girlfriend managed about three minutes before tutting and disappearing upstairs), but as a serious horror film aficionado I can safely say that this rises above the usual Hollywood “torture porn” crap such as Hostel et al and definitely blew my tiny little mind. Andrew Howard is a great actor and really nails the drug-crazed deviant part. Not sure that’s a real glass eye BTW, though it is convincing. I noticed in the credits the film was shot in Cambridge, U.K, not exactly a sweltering location either, must have been one of those rare English summer days.  Did anyone else spot the Welsh flag ?      

  16. DirtyDevil says:


  17. Adam Mason says:

    try this
    password is : iwannabreakyoudown
    hope it works…
    i’ll leave the movie up for a short time for anyone who wants to check it out

Leave a Reply