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In 1989, filmmaker Barry J. Gillis and friends renewed the world’s faith in Canada with the horror brainbomb known as THINGS. But that was only the beginning. WICKED WORLD is not only Gillis’ 1991 follow-up to THINGS—it’s also a new form of genre anarchy. Grant Ekland (Gillis) is a cop who is haunted by the death of his girlfriend at the hands of a psychotic slasher named Harold. When Harold is released from an asylum, there’s only one option for Ekland: revenge! Filled with metal riffage, gnarly ultra-violence, and experimental techniques, WICKED WORLD feels like what would happen if Salvador Dali injected acid directly into his brain while staring at a Cannibal Corpse LP cover. This is a highly personal treatise on the toxicity of society from one of the most singular filmmakers in trash-horror history.
directed by: Barry Gillis
starring: Barry Gillis
1991 / 103 min / 1.33:1 / English Stereo
• Region Free Blu-ray
• Original 1991 version preserved from the 3/4” video master
• 2019 director’s cut
• REALITY: THE MAKING OF WICKED WORLD, a full length documentary
• Video essay: A TRIBUTE TO EDDIE PLATT
• Video essay: TOMORROW’S DREAM
• Marshall Law video
• Original trailer
• English SDH subtitles