CinemaBluster Calls DER BUNKER, “A Kafkaesque fever dream”!

Der Bunker is a film that doesn’t want the viewer to be comfortable, nor is it concerned with being easily interpreted.  It’s dingy and grimy, and the characters are unnervingly exaggerated caricatures.  The titular bunker is presented as a home but is more like a large cell, particularly for Klaus and Student, who are subject to the demands of Father, Mother, and Heinrich.  Der Bunker is a challenging, fulfilling film; a Kafkaesque fever dream that deconstructs family to its absurd base and is recommended if you are feeling like getting a little weird and dirty. – CinemaBluster

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Broke Horror Fan Was Not Prepared for Der Bunker

“Nothing could have prepared me for the oddity that awaited me when I pushed play. The film’s unique genre bending and taboo breaking are distinctly European. Hailing from Germany, Der Bunker blends absurd humor, family drama, and horror undertones. Der Bunker is one of the most unique movies you’ll see this year, but it’s not merely weird for the sake of weird…those who champion the surreal works of David Lynch, John Waters, and David Cronenberg – are likely to be charmed and captivated.” – BrokeHorrorFan

A typical American family

A typical American family

A typical German family

A typical German family

Der Bunker Was Like a Car Crash for

“Grotesque and absurd, but like a car crash, I was horrified but found my eyes glued to the screen…you will be entertained.” – SplatsOfBlood


Forces of Geek Calls DER BUNKER, “A John Waters film by way of David Cronenberg.”

“For those of you who felt The Lobster was just a tad too mainstream for a Summer release, Der Bunker should strike your fancy. Dark, exploitive and fairly twisted…Der Bunker is ultimately a John Waters film by way of David Cronenberg. A lot of the film’s charms are trashy, and perverse, but ultimately very, very funny. If you’re looking for something really different, not clearly defined as Horror or Comedy, yet clearly soaked in a foot bath of both, check yourself in. Der Bunker is a cinematic curiosity piece made for a crowded late-night screening, and certainly something weird for collectors of the mondo trasho to add to their shelves. ForcesOfGeek

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Christopher Walken in Cronenberg's The Dead Zone

Christopher Walken in Cronenberg’s The Dead Zone

Will Dawn Davenport ever find happiness ? - Female Trouble

Will Dawn Davenport ever find happiness ? – Female Trouble



DER BUNKER is an “airbnb from Hell” says BattleRoyaleWithCheese

“…as he arrives at the family’s bunker, he suspects that he has arrived at the airbnb from hell…it is a twisted tale with a serious message about education and childhood, where the abnormal gradually becomes normal.” BattleRoyaleWithCheese



DER BUNKER Is, “Schizofreude – an erratic, unpredictable, dangerous film” Says CutPrintFilm

A funny, visually arresting, and a bit unsettling modern fairy tale. Der Bunker is film without a genre. You could start by labeling it horror, but you’d almost certainly have to back it up with comedy, and then psycho-sexual thriller, and then drama, and then even science-fiction, and after a while it gets to the point where you realize to saddle it with one or several genre labels is fruitless. Perhaps schizofreude–an erratic, unpredictable, dangerous film from which an audience can derive pleasure by their witnessing extremely discomforting scenarios that straddle the line between obviously funny and vaguely disturbing. Der Bunker comes highly recommended for seekers of the strange, and its blu-ray makes the case for an easy purchase. – CutPrintFilm


HorrorTalk says, THE PERFECT HUSBAND has, “A twist that shocks the senses.”

“A twist that shocks the senses. – HorrorTalk

BlurayAuthority Says DER BUNKER s “is destined for cult status”

Clips from BlurayAuthority‘s review of Der Bunker:

easily one of the most unique and truly bizarre films I have seen this year, and that is saying something because I have watched some crazy ass movies this year. ..The film is essentially an exercise in mood, and is beautifully staged and shot…If you are looking for something you have never seen before, and I can’t imagine seeing again, then look no further. Truly bizarre. Cult films do not come much stranger than this one. I have been thinking about this movie a lot in the twenty four hours since I have watched it, and can’t seem to shake the strange power to captivate that this strangely funny film holds. It is absolutely as bizarre a film as I have seen in a long time. If you are looking for something COMPLETELY removed from the mainstream, and you don’t mind somewhat vague surrealist filmmaking, this movie is going to be one that you will be talking about for a long time. I honestly believe that this is destined for cult status.BlurayAuthority


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DER BUNKER Makes New York Weekly News’ “Top Ten List”

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635913110962115868-AP-TV-Oscars-Diversity Calls DER BUNKER “Extraordinary”

An extraordinary piece of filmmaking….There are parts you’ll snicker at, smirk at, even laugh aloud watching, even as you squirm in discomfort. It keeps you off-balance, and just when you anticipate the next move, it still surprises you with its cleverness. Like all comedy, you’ll either find it funny or you won’t. I’m reasonably certain, however, that you probably haven’t seen anything else quite like it. I’ve kept this review brief because I don’t want to ruin the experience for you: you should click away to watch Der Bunker as soon as you can. Then click back and tell us what you think at The Slaughtered Bird. – read full review: TheSlaughteredBird