Saturday, January 22, 2011
Killer turkeys are so over, this year is all about inanimate objects of death. Namely: Robert the killer tire. Yes, you read that correctly. Quentin Dupieux's Rubber is a film about an abandoned car tire who comes to life for no apparent reason only to discover that it has telepathic powers of destruction. Yes, this means the tire has a brain. No, it doesn't talk. Come on, a talking tire? That would be ridiculous...
Rubber circulated a bit at festivals in 2010, and while I haven't seen it, I really want to. Rumor has it Dupieux's flick is a smart, funny, unexpected take on horror absurdity, and the trailer certainly seems to back that up.