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Cariosus (2015) Review - NSFW!

Written, Edited & Directed by J.Nitro

Starring J.Nitro, Robert Romano, Simon Hunt, Tina Bailey,

Jimmy Short, Tasha Brady, Jessica Osment, Anna French,

Angel Hess & the voice of Kulfie

Cariosus begins with a seemingly regular guy narrating and showing us how a normal boring day for him ended up with the brutal slaying of an innocent woman. Carefully planned and thought out, he talks us through how he went to her secluded house late at night where he knew she was alone, silently crept in and stabbed her to death.

Eighteen days after his first murder he kills again and what started out as a couple of random thrill-kills soon becomes an addiction for him and escalates into a massacre.

We're then treated to a crazy montage of non-stop killing, women and men, kill after kill, each one different but just as shocking as the rest. Then late on Halloween night he gets careless for the first time ever and leaves evidence at the scene of one of his murders. He knew it was coming, soon afterwards he gets a knock on his door.

Cops everywhere - but he isn't going down without a fight....

Johnny Nitro is a filmmaker who's been gaining some recognition in the YouTube horror community for a few years now, as much for his love of collecting the most goriest, sickest, fucked up horror films out there but also for some of the homemade horror shorts he created as well. Cariosus is his first attempt at unleashing one of his creations on dvd to put it out there for the gore-hounds of the underground horror scene to enjoy and after one viewing by yours truly I'm quite certain they will enjoy it.

It's easy to see J.Nitro was inspired by the likes of Fred Vogel, Lucifer Valentine etc. but his style of filmmaking is distinctive in it's own way - Sometimes it looks like found footage mixed with regular footage, kind of like a police reenactment video but with a lot more creativity and thought put into it and with all the gory details left in. The score was great - very slow, moody and unsettling but the gritty/choppy editing and the killer's narration mixed with snippets of news reports, police radio calls and interviews kept the whole film moving at a fast pace and at 30 minutes long it definitely doesn't outstay it's welcome. Also plenty of gore for those with a preference for the red stuff. 

I was lucky enough to be asked to review the film because only a limited number of special edition copies (with handmade stitched together with human skin!) were made. As far as I know those were swiped up promptly but a number of regular edition dvds with awesome artwork from J.Nitro himself will be on sale somewhere fairly soon. Keep an eye on the EGS for further details of that release, underground horror fans, gore-hounds and sick-twisted-fucks wont want to miss out on grabbing a copy for their own collections so they can watch it from the (dis)comfort of their own homes.

Written, Edited & Directed by J.Nitro Starring J.Nitro, Robert Romano, Simon Hunt, Tina Bailey, Jimmy Short, Tasha Brady, Jessica Osment, Anna French, Angel Hess & the voice of Kulfie