Trailer for Amat Escalante's Award Winning Sci-Fi Film 'The Untamed'

June 28, 2017
Source: YouTube

The Untamed Trailer

"What's there in the cabin is our primitive side." Strand Releasing has debuted an official trailer for a sexual sci-fi horror film titled The Untamed, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year. It won the Silver Lion award for Best Director, and went on to play Toronto, London, Sitges, Fantastic Fest, and more festivals all over the world. The story is about a couple in a troubled marriage who find a meteorite, and a mysterious creature along with it. "Their lives are turned upside down by the discovery of the creature, which is a source of both pleasure and destruction." Starring Simone Bucio, Kenny Johnston, Jesús Meza, and Ruth Ramos. This looks seriously provocative and trippy, and reminds me a bit of Under the Skin. But the final shot with the weird tentacles makes this look totally nuts. I can't help but say I'm curious.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Amat Escalante's The Untamed, found on YouTube (via TFS):

The Untamed Poster

Young mother Alejandra is a working housewife, raising two boys with husband Angel in a small city. Her brother Fabian works as a nurse in a local hospital. Their provincial lives are upset with the arrival of mysterious Veronica. Sex and love can be fragile in certain regions where strong family values, hypocrisy, homophobia, and male chauvinism exist. Veronica convinces them that in the nearby woods, inside an isolated cabin, dwells something not of this world that could be the answer to all of their problems. Something whose force they cannot resist and with whom they must make peace or suffer its wrath. The Untamed is directed by Spanish filmmaker Amat Escalante, of the films Sangre, Los Bastardos, and Heli previously. The screenplay is written by Amat Escalante and Gibrán Portela. This premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year, where it won the Silver Lion for Best Director (it also won Best Director at Fantastic Fest). Strand Releasing opens Escalante's The Untamed in limited theaters starting July 21st this summer.

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  • shiboleth
    Interesting ...
  • Sam Guthrie
    Live-action tentacle porn?
    • backwardsprogress
      Pretty much...
  • Efterklang
    Dang. This looks good.
  • eurogibbon
    Been trying to get my tentacles on this for ages. Hopefully it will be easier to see soon.
  • kitano0
    The Freudian implications are astounding, but, alas I'm a a no-go for me...
    • shiboleth
      I think these are Lacanians...
  • cuckoozey
    Loved Heli, can't wait to see what Escalante comes up with here...
    Yeah. This is an untapped genre...I think SPLICE was the last film that approached erotic sci-fi.
    • shiboleth
      I'm not sure about that. This looks like something very different from Splice...
      • ErrorSapiens
        He didn't compare those two though.. he just pointed out that they were tapping into the same genre..erotic sci fi. . Although the ending of the trailer made me think about the manga Wicked City.
        • shiboleth
          I understand you, but I still don't think those two are that much close in genre. At least, not to me. And I don't think that Splice was very much something called erotic sci-fi. It was more about some crazy science idea which had nothing erotic about it. And it was not particularly good at it. This one looks quite different. But, as said, that might work just for me ...
      • DAVIDPD
        ErrorSapiens said it. Not going to expect the plots to be similar at all, just the genre sharing. And I did forget the ScarJo project where she played a sex alien, UNDER THE SKIN.
        • shiboleth
          I respect what you say David, but I am not sure. Haven't seen Under the skin yet (my bad), but I think (from what I know about that film) it's closer to this one then Splice could ever be. Not only in plot but also neither in genre. But, let's wait and see, huh?
          • DAVIDPD
            Yeah, okay. All's I was saying is that it is an unexplored genre.
          • shiboleth
            I understand David and I don't want to drag this on and on, but I think this is nothing unexplored and new, it's just rare this days ...
          • DAVIDPD
            To each, his own. Peace!~
          • shiboleth
            By all means, sir!
          • DAVIDPD
            Here, here!
        • ErrorSapiens
          Imma gonna drop da bomb on this, but did we just forget about erotic Scifi: SPECIES?!
          • DAVIDPD
            No no. I was thinking of recent ones. I totally get there have been quite a few in the 90s.
  • Bo
    Commenting on the poster...That's a very interesting shot of the young woman on the mattress. Very intriguing. There's a sexual component about it. A sensualness combined with a mixture of emotions that might be fear, confusion and perplexing wonderment along with some curiosity. I immediately went to the shot and thought it was very well imagined and executed. Not many stills can do that. The trailer is certainly bizarre at the end. Not bad. Well done.




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