SINS OF THE FLESHAPOIDS (1965) – The Dungeon Photo Review!
Among my small but beloved collection of books is Desperate Visions: The Journal of Alternative Cinema. Volume one Camp America covers John Waters and George and Mike Kuchar. I had bought the book for John Waters who I was utterly obsessed with at the time. I have probably had this book on my shelf for twenty years! Since reading it many moons ago it has been my intention to check out the films of the Kuchars! Why am I only getting to it now? I have no answer for that. Thus far I have only seen Sins of the Fleshapoids which I followed up with a documentary about the Kuchars called It Came from Kuchar; a seriously entertaining look at the brothers. I absolutely can not wait to check out more of their short films!
Mike Kuchar’s 8mm, 40ish minute long film is simple and made on the cheap with no dialog. The film is narrated by Bob Cowan accompanied by some quirky, melodramatic music and dialog bubbles to convey conversation. Sins of the Fleshapoids is a film that I feel I can not really justify with my words so I am letting its images speak for themselves. This photo review is more or less spoiler free; so if you want to know how it all turns out you will have to watch it…and I highly recommend you do!
Fleshapoids are man-created robots made up of an entanglement of wires and circuits with shells that resemble human flesh; hence the name Fleshapoids. The Fleshapoids have been in existence for 20,000 years and lived through a nuclear war that killed just about everything on earth. The humans that now inhabit the earth have become children of nature and do nothing to further their intellect indulging only on the fruits of the earth and are tended to by the Fleshapoids. Some of the Fleshapoids however were left in the wild to fend for themselves too long and developed senses. Some of these Fleshapoids no longer wish to do their human master’s bidding…
Dungeon Rating: 5/5
Directed By: Mike Kuchar
Starring: Bob Cowan, George Kuchar, Donna Kerness, Maren Thomas, Gina Zuckerman, Julius Middleman