Sundance 2011: Trailer for KABOOM hits

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
January 14th, 2011

While he may not make the greatest films ever, there are very few filmmakers quite like Gregg Araki.

Well, the polarizing indie name is back with his latest film, KABOOM.

After playing the late season festival circuit in 2010, we have the film’s first latest trailer, and I must say, I don’t know quite what to think about it yet. Described as a “hyper stylized Twin Peaksfor the Coachella Generation,” the film stars Thomas Dekker and Juno Temple, and follows “an ambisexual 18-year-old college freshman who stumbles upon a monstrous conspiracy in a seemingly idyllic Southern California seaside town.”

Apple has the film’s trailer, and while Araki is not quite the brilliant filmmaker that a film like MYSTERIOUS SKIN would have you think, this may prove to be one of the more interesting films of the first quarter of the year. And despite the film not getting the greatest reviews coming out of its premiere at TIFF 2010, my hopes are still very high for this film.

KABOOM hits theaters on January 28th thanks to Sundance Selects.

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