Only last night, I was sitting in a bar discussing the art of H. R. Giger and its impact upon the subtext of Ridley Scott's Alien. Y'know, because that's the kind of cultured gent I am.
Now, I've just discovered a new trailer for an upcoming documentary on the life and chilling work of the Oscar winning artist. Titled Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World, the documentary had unprecedented access to Giger and his strange and twisted home. Check out the first trailer below:
Where others flee, he makes his home. What others dread, he makes his habitat. What others fight to suppress, he drags back to the surface. Throughout his life, HR Giger inhabited the world of the uncanny: a dark universe on the brink of many an abyss.
He did not create this world because he held it dear, but rather because he had no other option. It was the only way this amiable, modest and humorous man was able to keep his fears in check. Giger was merely the bearer of dark messages, charting our nightmares, drafting maps of our subconscious and moulding our primal fears.
Considering the documentary is a Swiss film, I cannot imagine it will receive a wide distribution in the US. However, it is possible it will eventually arrive in small film festivals, or within on demand services.
Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World looks...