TIFF 2010: Clips From Gregg Araki’s “Kaboom”
One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival is Gregg Araki’s Kaboom. While no trailers or footage have been released so far, there were a few clips that leaked on the net which you can see after the break.
Kaboom took home the very first Cannes’ Queer Palm earlier this year, an awarded if you couldn’t tell that is given to a film’s “contribution to lesbian, gay, bi or trans” issues. About a dozen movies were eligible for the award but the director of previous cult hits such as Doom Generation and Nowhere had the honor of winning the prize.
The comedy/sci-fier which received wildly mixed reviews is set in a university campus where a student (Thomas Dekker), while tripping on some really powerful hallucinogenic stuff, believes he has witnessed a gruesome murder. It’s descried as a hyper-stylized Twin Peaks for the Coachella Generation and features without surprise, a gorgeous, super hot young cast. Here’s the full synopsis:
A hyper-stylized TWIN PEAKS for the Coachella Generation, featuring a gorgeous, super hot young cast, KABOOM is a wild and sex-drenched horror-comedy thriller that tells the story of Smith, an ambisexual 18-year-old college freshman who stumbles upon a monstrous conspiracy in a seemingly idyllic Southern California seaside town…
Smith’s everyday life in the dorms – hanging out with his arty, sarcastic best friend Stella, hooking up with a beautiful free spirit named London, lusting for his gorgeous but dim surfer roommate Thor – all gets turned upside-down after one fateful, terrifying night. Tripping on some hallucinogenic cookies he ate at a party, Smith is convinced he’s witnessed the gruesome murder of an enigmatic Red Haired Girl who has been haunting his dreams