7.1/10
1,302
5 user 6 critic

Outer Space (1999)

A premonition of a horror film, lurking danger: A house - at night, slightly tilted in the camera's view, eerily lit - surfaces from the pitch black, then sinks back into it again. A young ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

6 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dream Work (2002)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A woman goes to bed, falls asleep, and begins to dream. This dream takes her to a landscape of light and shadow, evoked in a form only possible through classic cinematography. (From MUBI)

Director: Peter Tscherkassky
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Kubelka was asked to do a documentation group of Europe's hunters in Africa, working on it for hours and do the editing very extreme so film live leaving only 12 1/2 minutes, Kubelka also ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Kubelka
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Exquisite Corpus is based on various erotic films and advertising rushes. I play on the "cadavre exquis" technique used by the Surrealists, drawing disparate body parts constellating ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Tscherkassky
Short | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An attempt to transform a Roman Western into a Greek tragedy.

Director: Peter Tscherkassky
Mothlight (1963)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A "found foliage" film composed of insects, leaves, and other detritus sandwiched between two strips of perforated tape.

Director: Stan Brakhage
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.

Directors: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid
Stars: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Nikolai, a mortician, and Osip, an actor playing Christ in a play, are brothers in love with the same woman. Anna, a state scientist and said woman, is in love with both brothers and ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Maddin
Stars: Leslie Bais, Caelum Vatnsdal, Shaun Balbar
Schwechater (1958)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A short film originally intended to be a commercial for Schwechater Beer, but along the way it morphed into something completely different.

Director: Peter Kubelka
Documentary | Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An early example of ultra-realism, this movie contrasts the quiet, bucolic life in the outskirts of Paris with the harsh, gory conditions inside the nearby slaughterhouses. Describes the ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Franju
Stars: Georges Hubert, Nicole Ladmiral, Alfred Macquart
At Land (1946)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Silently, a woman wakes on a beach as the tides go in reverse. Her dreamscape unfolds as she tries to locate a chess piece traveling from the beach to a party to a country road and then back.

Director: Maya Deren
Stars: John Cage, Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An army of gay/nazi bikers make their engines roar and ride the way to pain/pleasure as sexual and sadistic symbols are intercut into the dazing chaos and rhythmic experiences of this ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Anger
Stars: Ernie Allo, Bruce Byron, Frank Carifi
L'arrivée (1999)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Peter Tscherkassky
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
...
(archive footage) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

A premonition of a horror film, lurking danger: A house - at night, slightly tilted in the camera's view, eerily lit - surfaces from the pitch black, then sinks back into it again. A young woman begins to move slowly towards the building. She enters it. The film cuts crackle, the sound track grates, suppressed, smothered. Found footage from Hollywood forms the basis for the film. The figure who creeps through the images, who is thrown around by them and who attacks them is Barbara Hershey. Tscherkassky's dramatic frame by frame re-cycling, re-copying and new exposure of the material, folds the images and the rooms into each other. It removes the ground from under the viewer's feet and splits faces, like in a bad dream. From the off, from outer space, foreign bodies penetrate the images and cause the montage to become panic stricken. The outer edges of the film image, the empty perforations and the skeletons of the optical sound track rehearse an invasion. They puncture the anyway ... Written by Sixpack Film <office@sixpackfilm.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Horror

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1999 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Eshatos topos  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited from The Entity (1982) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
in outer space no one can hear you scream...
5 April 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Outer Space" is a film that definitely lives up to its title, for it really is out of this world. As a matter of fact, if I were to name any film I have ever seen that most closely resembles what space aliens likely consume for entertainment on a daily basis, I would easily pick this film. It takes found horror movie footage, and uses wild experimental techniques to further warp and distort the visuals on screen, creating one of the most chilling and atmospheric horror movies I have ever seen.

While not for every taste (or MOST tastes even), this film can easily be appreciated by those who have an interest in the more avant garde and dark sides of cinema.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page