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Teen Lust Explores Virginity and Satanic Cults, First Photos!

Shock Till You Drop’s Ryan Turek recently offered a sneak peak at some production stills from Teen Lust:

Cary Elwes (Saw) and True Blood’s Kristin Bauer van Straten star in a horror-comedy which landed on our radar today entitled “Teen Lust”…  Now, this one has an interesting background. It was co-written by Jason Stone. He directed the short film “Jay and Seth Versus the Apocalypse” which was turned into the feature-length hit from last year “This is the End”.

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“Wrecked an absorbing trapped-actor micro-thriller”

the village voice Wrecked an absorbing trapped actor micro thriller

Yet another trapped-actor micro-thriller, this raw-nerved indie opens with shuddering organic close-ups too abstracted for comfort. Director Michael Greenspan eventually inches back to reveal cornea-traumatized Adrien Brody waking in a crushed car, deep in the mountains where there are no roads, his leg pinned under the dashboard and his memory fucked. Corpses surround him, and the days begin to pass. As he might have with Buried and 127 Hours, Rod Serling could’ve winged this baby inside of 24 minutes, but that doesn’t mean Greenspan, in his feature debut, doesn’t have a death grip on the lean scenario’s opportunities for texture and atmosphere: Because it’s so carefully parceled out and so evocatively framed (in widescreen), Wrecked is an absorbing ordeal, perhaps less for its survival narrative than its metaphoric heft. Brody makes for a vivid victim of purgatory (thankfully, Greenspan and scripter/non-senator Christopher Dodd did not make their man a chatterbox—it’s a quiet movie), and the iron-maiden form of the scenario is never less than physically convincing. Slowly and conventionally, memories come flashing back like electroshock and the mysteries are solved. But the experience is still nasty, enabled by a real intimacy with soil and some of the best dog acting since John Carpenter’s The Thing.
-Michael Atkinson

Via The Village Voice