•WINNER! Best Undistributed Film of 2016, awarded by The Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (Jan 2017)
•WINNER! Best Experimental Feature Film at the Arizona Underground Film Festival -
•#1 spot in top 5 films of 2016 by author/journalist Dave Dubrow (The Slaughtered Bird)
•#8 spot in top 10 films of 2016 by co-
•WINNER! 2016 Nicolas Cage Award for Outstanding Achievement in WTF! (The Harvey and Bob Show)
19th REVELATION Perth Int’l Film Festival -
"a sumptuously polychromatic psychedelic trip into the absurd and the nightmarish, one to be witnessed through careful and focused attention."
"Atmo HorroX is a combination of Lynchian nightmares and off-
"a bizarre and psychedelic experience that is fun to put together and unlock."
"It’s undoubtedly one of the strangest, most unique films of the year—if not the decade"
"It’s odd, gross, and strangely captivating."
[Pat Tremblay] really leaves a mark that won’t soon be forgotten."
"you have to admire the level of technical skill in all aspects of the film."
"this is by far the most original film to come out this year."
"[The Greasy Strangler] alot of people are calling it the most messed-
"It channels everything from the domestic revulsion of David Lynch’s Eraserhead to the down-
"Imagine if an EVIL DEAD era Sam Raimi met David Lynch at his experimental strangest. And the two shared some mind-
With its combination of occasional violence, deconstructed camp, and full on wild insanity the film rightly positions its surrealism and dream-
Atmo HorroX could be compared to George and Mike Kuchar lo-
It might be the story of an extraterrestrial invasion in a Quebec suburb. Or maybe the unlikely misadventures of a very, very special agent, on a mission to thwart monstrous spies from another world. Then again, it could be the unleashing of the servants of Satan, with the gates of hell thrown wide open. On the other hand, it’s perhaps a reconstruction of a nightmare Philip K. Dick described to his psychiatrist after his first night sober in 10 years. Whatever it is, it’s something else. There are definitely unexpected disappearances, a picnic in the park gone wrong, negative effects from junk-
All is well in the land of the mad in Atmo HorroX, the latest surrealist opus from Pat Tremblay, twisted titan of the Quebec underground. If you thought you’d witnessed the far reaches of weirdness with his last film, HELLACIOUS ACRES (Fantasia 2011), well, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Dispensing entirely with the stiff, stodgy traditions of respectable cinema, the anarchic delight is a creature of uninhibited creativity. Reality, contaminated by disruptive viruses, shatters in this perplexing science fiction fever dream. Its series of vignettes, exploring a universe on the verge of implosion, transforms the familiar into a dadaesque cypher. Even language is infected, collapsing into melodious cacophony. An anxious, unsettling strangeness seeps into every aspect of the film, but Tremblay’s singular sense of humour makes Atmo HorroX an irresistible invitation into the bizarre.
At first glance, 'Atmo HorroX' seems like a collection of short films, but all of them are interwoven, drenched in a style made up of thrash horror, experimental film and performance art. Imagine the nightmares of David Lynch miraculously coming to life on screen! No dialogues, but plenty of sound effects and lively colors. A movie to experience!
lPat Tremblay is the Jean-
As the American journalist Blair Hoyle so beautifully described it: “It’s undoubtedly one of the strangest, most unique films of the year – if not the decade – and has all the makings of a polarizing piece of cinema. It may seem mildly insulting to suggest using mind-
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