Wang I-Fan // Taiwan // 2020 // Splatter /Horror / Comedy // 96 min //Greener Grass Culture Co., Ltd.
Cast: Bruce Ho, Megan Lai
Language: Mandarin // Subtitles: English
Politics can be a real pain, especially in Taiwan’s parliament where arguments have a way of heating up to the point of full-on brawls. Sidelined by her party for having exhibited too much martial arts chutzpah, Hsiung needs a stand-in who can act as her political mouthpiece. Who better for the job than Wang, a timid security guard with a hopeless crush on her? When an infectious disease starts spreading like wildfire, the parliament’s powder-keg reality goes into overdrive: Hsiung and Wang have to contend with the rabid bickering of zombified politicians as they fight their way to the nearest exit.
Political pandemonium meets potential pandemic in the craziest virological outbreak horror comedy of the year: welcome to the colorful chaos of Get the Hell Out! With tongues planted firmly in cheek and cast members going full throttle at all times, Wang I-Fan’s feature debut is hardly a subtle satire but stylishly executed, full of inspired splatter and undead carnage. A raucous rollercoaster that never lets up, Get the Hell Out injects your eyeballs with the right dose of madcap midnight adrenaline.
Text: Tom Kiesecoms