Visions of Suffering: Final Director’s Cut (2016)
Sasha is obsessed with death, necrophilia, and decaying human bodies. In an otherworldly forest he disturbs a demonic shaman who makes the line between our world and the demon realm shift.
At night the situation spirals out of control, becoming lethal when daytime is smashed, throwing the world into an eternal night of horrors. To save himself, Sasha ventures into a world without shapes, inhabited by tormenting vampires and seductive demons lurking in every shadow bringing death and annihilation in their path.
After several years of new recordings, endless months of editing and reorganization of the content, it is reborn and finally represents the true nightmare Iskanov always wanted the movie to be; Visions of Suffering – Final Directors Cut.
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After his wife Lucy walks out on him, Alexander tries to seek solace in alcohol and drugs, but the pain just won’t go away. He is given the address of a mysterious man who claims to have the answer; a strange, powerful narcotic that will take away his anguish. Alexander can’t take any more so he visits the dealer and is given the drug. For a while he feels fine; life is good again, until he realizes that shadowy figures are pursuing him. He tries to escape but there is no hiding from the Ingression.
Philosophy of a Knife (2008)
Philosophy of a Knife tells the true history of the infamous Japanese Unit 731, the covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army. The film is a complete history of the unit from its beginnings in the 1930s to its demise in 1945, and the subsequent trials in Khabarovsk, USSR, of many of the Japanese doctors and soldiers responsible for some of the most notorious war crimes ever perpetrated.
The facts are told, and previously unknown evidence is revealed by an eyewitness to these events, former doctor and military translator, Anatoly Protasov. Part documentary and part feature, the story is shown from the perspective of a young Japanese nurse who witnessed many of horrors, and a young Japanese officer who is torn between his sincere convictions that he is serving the greater purpose, and the deep sympathy he feels for an imprisoned Russian girl. His life is a living hell as he’s compelled to carry out atrocious experiments on the other prisoners, using them as guinea pigs in this shocking tale of mankind’s barbarity. Philosophy of a Knife is truly one of the most violent, brutal and harrowing movies ever made.
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Visions of Suffering (2006)
Demons cross the divide between the world of dreams and waking reality to capture a victim and drag him back to their nightmarish realm.
Nails is a stunningly graphic tale of the descent into madness of a lost and haunted soul. The debut film of director Andrey Iskanov, this Russian horror gem takes you on a halting journey of paranoid depravity. Set among the grey concrete apartment buildings of a run-down and soulless town in Eastern Siberia, a mentally tortured assassin for the Russian government becomes disenchanted with life as a killer. He retires to his seedy apartment and, hearing voices in his head, he decides to experiment with trepanation. By drilling holes in his skull, he hopes to be able to see beyond the veil of everyday reality, a reality he can no longer endure. With each nail he drives into his skull, he gets ever closer to the demons on the other side. What awaits him is pure insanity and has awful consequences for himself and those around him.