Directed by Quentin Dupieux
Starring Stephen Spinella, Wings Hauser, Roxane Mesquida, Robert The Tyre
Released 11 April 2011 on DVD | Blu-ray (UK), June 7, 2011 DVD | Blu-ray (U.S.)
Just when I thought I’d seen every type of serial killer movie, along comes Rubber. We’ve all seen those horror films where the man in the mask stabs his young victims to death with a big knife, or creatures from outer space chomp on their human victims, or even elaborate devices are created to kill those who have sinned or are otherwise morally tainted. Rubber, however, is about a murderous car tyre with psychokinetic powers.
Robert (the tyre) shakes to life somewhere in the California desert. Robert takes his first tentative rolls, toppling over like a newborn calf and we discover he has a taste for breaking things – bottles, tin cans, scorpions. If he can’t roll over something to destroy it, he uses his powers of telekinesis to make it explode. Robert happily wheels around among the plants and the discarded rubbish until, soon enough, he rolls into town seemingly fascinated by Sheila (Roxane Mesquida), a mysterious young woman. After blowing up rabbits with his mind, now humans’ heads start to explode.
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