Limp generated a great deal of positive feedback while it was making its way around the festival scene. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend any of the festivals in which it was screened. Luckily, Shaun Ryan and team have made the film available for FREE on Vimeo as of this week. No catch. Of course, there is a motive behind the free release, but it’s one we can get behind 100%. Ryan includes links to both the ARC Cancer Support Centre as well as L’arche Home for the Disabled on the Vimeo landing page. Links to both are located at the bottom of this post as well. We will certainly be doing our part here at Modern Horrors…now let’s get into the film.
Limp is the story of Mr. Grot, a man who seeks companionship from the dead body of a woman. As with any relationship, it starts strong, but time has it’s way of changing things. As the body begins to deteriorate , the relationship follows suit.
The film is self categorized as “experimental horror”. I don’t really know what that means, but I think I like it. The films scenes range from acceptable to masterful. There is no denying that Shaun Ryan has a future in this genre if he chooses to pursue it. There is very little dialogue to speak of. Most of the story is told through an omniscient view of Mr. Grot’s days. It works well, even if the majority of the scenes last a tad longer than they should. At a run time of 60 minutes, we avoid any heavy drag in pace, but I certainly feel things could have been tightened up a bit.
The musical composition is also creepy and lends itself excellently to several scenes. That, and the performance turned in by Eoin Quinn certainly make this feel like something that should be enjoyed on a big screen…for money. Not free on a website. I’m unsure if it will remain on Vimeo indefinitely, but just in case…watch it now. This is not a thrill ride, and it’s not a gore fest. This is a “character study” of sorts. One that deals with a super fucked up character.
limp. is both beautiful and disgusting. Take an hour of your day to watch this great indie film out of Ireland. It wont cost you anything, unless you choose to donate to the great causes listed above.