Film Review: DEEP WEB XXX (2018)

DEEP WEB XXX (2018)

Directors: Domiziano Christopharo, Elisa Carrera Fumaagalli, Martyna Madej, Sam Mason-Bell, Tony Newton, Davide Pesca, and Rob Ulitski

Stars: Elisa Carrera Fumagalli, Robbie Hampstead, Mark Thompson-Ashworth, and Giorgio Agri

Domiziano Christopharo is one of the top names in European extreme cinema making their mark on the American underground. So just in case the POE films weren’t sick enough for you, he is sending over the Deep Web XXX anthology to satisfy the fans of the most disturbing horror out there.

This film centers around a man’s discovery of the most notorious part of the internet. His discovery of the deepest and darkest reaches of the web, lead to some disturbing personal revelations and darker commentary over humanity as a whole. Exploration, voyeurism, and the inability to look away from the nastiest aspects of society are, of course, the elements that give the deep web its notoriety. It is the area of the internet that everyone knows about, but refuses to talk about.

After seeing this film, you may find yourself describing it in a similar fashion. I found the segments of this film to be insanely unsettling. Like many anthology films, this one tends to get more shocking as it moves forward. This format and pacing strategy works perfect for the plot of this movie as well. It centers around a man whose curiosity leads him into the darkest reaches of the internet. His framing story really just shows him clicking his way down the rabbit hole, watching video after video. While his character doesn’t necessarily change, it is his compulsion to keep watching more videos that speaks to the darkest sides of human nature.

While I was watching the film, I felt like the guy in the frame story. While I was grossed out and disturbed, I just had to see what they were going to do next. The filmmakers used excellent gore effects and twisted many stereotypical stories to fit the most wicked images from even the most disturbed minds in the horror community. So yes, it will probably be up there with some of the most extreme underground films of the year. As far as wild and crazy horror goes, this one jumps above all four of his POE anthologies. I’m always glad to see what he directs, as well as his ventures into producing. He is showing great amounts of cinematic versatility, while covering numerous horror sub-genres. This one will easily climb the ranks of his most extreme films. So if you don’t know about this guy yet, start paying attention. If you do know about him, add this to your collection right next to Red Krokodil, American Guinea Pig: Sacrifice, and Torment.

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Author: Steven Paul

Born and raised in Michigan, slowly dying in Florida. I'm here to keep you informed about everything in the world of indie horror. I also specialize in all genres of exploitation, cult, and extreme cinema. As part owner and Editor of Film and Television for Beneath the Underground, it is my responsibility to provide vast amounts of information for the horror fan and an outlet for the filmmaker.

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