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Director: Ron Bonk
Country: Usa
Year: 2008
Length: 116 minuten
Language: Engels
With: Peggy Bonesteel, Margaret Derbyshire, Emma Koziara, Tom Minion, J.C. Peterman, Wes Reid, Jennie Russo, Gerrit Vanderwerff

Clay is a dark horror movie with frightening scenes as well as psychological depth. Serial killer Clay picks his victims at random. The distorted relation with his father is the reason why he became the man he is. Clay’s father blames him for the death of his wife, Clay’s mother, who died at giving birth of her son. Seven years after Strawberry Estates (2001) Bonk finally took place again on the director’s chair. This resulted not in cheap shiver effects, but in a movie with a lot of hidden deeper layers.

Friday 19 september at 14.00 in Electron upstairs.

quote for Clay from Matthew Jason Walsh. Matt is best known as a screen writer, having written many a script for Full Moon and well known b-movie filmmaker David DeCoteau.
About Clay, he wrote:
"CLAY is a unique oddity in the world of independent filmmaking: a horror film that prefers long takes and atmospheric storytelling over ADD-inspired editing and buckets of fake blood, though, when called for, it switches to multiple angle takes and other daring tricks to put you in the mind and eye of a serial killer. Bonk keeps the film drenched in shadows and rust-red hues that continually keep you, the viewer, on guard, even in the most innocuous scenes. The story itself, which centers around a serial killer who apparently believes he was 'molded' from the title substance (and who creates a whole world of clay figurines in his bedroom as either his only friends or a window into his guilt) and an older father figure who may or may not be harboring his own set of secrets, is a unique essay of psychosis and loss (and what lengths people might go to in order not to feel such loss) -- you understand pretty much from the beginning that their worlds will implode from their actions, but exactly how is one of the many tricks CLAY has up its sleeve. I felt that the audience's patience will pay off when you discover that you not only feel a genuine sense of unease throughout the movie, but an emotional investment in the characters themselves, even the ones that are completely beyond redemption. Made for fans of horrific slow-burn character studies like George Romero's MARTIN or John McNaughton's HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, CLAY is a bold and rewarding experiment, and will hopefully inspire other independent filmmakers to stretch their horizons, as well."

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