Coyote is a 2013 release written directed by Trevor Juenger , It stars Bill Oberst Jr. as a sleep deprived writer who is having crazy hallucinations. Now this film is nuts, not in a bad way but nuts all the same. I’ve been trying to review this for a while and have been struggling. But that’s not a slight on the movie if anything it’s a complement!
The first thing I want to say about the movie is that it packs so much in, I will only be touching on a little bit of what actually happens in this review. As I mentioned, this film about as a sleep deprived writer who is having crazy hallucinations but that tells you very little about the movie. The main character Bill is also working as a removals man and has an odd friendship with his driver workmate. They go camping together and that gets very weird but you do get to hear one of Bill stories witch is pretty cool.
The whole way through the movie I personally struggled to tell what was real and what was in Bills mind. Some of his more obvious hallucinations include him pulling a massive blade out of his dick, and another see a women blowing his finger then biting it off and some sort of insect thing starts crawling out. They also become more and more violent as the film goes on, to the point where I could not tell if he really killed or not.
There is also a love interest, they share a very unsexy sex scene, the women, Jesse, works for a TV shopping network doing infomercials. This is something that leads to a very nice final scene.
Now this is an art-house horror film and one of the best I've seen in a while. What I liked most about it is the way its shot using the lens you see in skateboarding videos, fisheye lens I believe it’s called (I may be wrong) when this is used it gives you the fly on the wall feeling. This also leads to Bill breaking down the 4th wall in a great way.
As I hope you can tell I enjoyed this movie. It confused the fuck out of me but its well worth a watch. I would recommend this to any fan of cinema if for no other reason the performance of Bill Oberst Jr. who is incredible he does not hold back and puts himself in some crazy places that you have to respect his dedication to his art.
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