Bloody Disgusting released its “Horror’s 10 Most Disturbing Moments of 2018!” and the “winners” included Lucio A. Rojas’ Trauma. To be honest, not a shock by anyone here in the Artsploitation offices but the real surprise was that the film won for not just a single moment but for the entire film.
Here is what Meagan Navarro wrote:
Trauma – All of it Meet this year’s A Serbian Film. Written and directed by Lucio A. Rojas, Trauma is an indictment on the political horrors of Chile’s recent past, specifically the military dictatorship of Pinochet. In other words, it’s a malicious onslaught of extreme horror not for the weak hearted. It’s graphic, it’s sickening, and effectively repugnant. It opens with a boy being forced to have sex with his mother for being a communist. That’s just the opening. Rape, incest, necrophilia, torture, pain, and lots of gore, Rojas unleashes a deep well of pent-up rage on screen. It’s savage and gut-churning.