Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Begotten is a 1991 horror film directed by E. Elias Merhige.

GoogleVideo has information on how you can buy a DVD, and the film itself is online there:

The New York Times calls it "considerably less intoxicating in effect than it is in theory" and says, "The experience of watching "Begotten" can best be characterized as intense." Weird Wild Realm has an article on one of Merhige's later films that says,
Director E. Elias Merhige's tedious experimental film Begotten (1991) has horrific images & some symbolic crap conveying the brutality of creation, in the main a very lame film with more pretentions than art, though it does show the extremes Merhige might be willing to go for imagery.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:44 AM

    begotten is a work of genius. And only a select few understand the transcendental realms that begotten boldly presents.

    Begotten changed my life. Isn't that what a great work of art is supposed to do?

    The most spiritual and original film ever made...