The Item
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This outrageously weird oddity from Dan Clark was the first entry in the Sundance Film Festival's Dramatic Competition shot entirely on Digital Beta video, then transferred to film. This nightmarish and hyper-violent exercise involves the efforts of a group of homicidal thugs to obtain and safeguard "The Item," a disturbingly phallic worm-thing that may be the Devil himself. Curious mishandling of the creature revives it, whereupon it begins manipulating the minds of everyone it comes into contact with. The hoary premise of a devilish fiend's showing characters their worst… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Described by helmer Dan Clark as a modern-art-exploitation flick, his feature debut is more exploitation than art and more a midnight flick than a legit entry in a dramatic competition of a strong and prestigious festival like Sundance"
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"I felt cheated after sitting through the 90 minutes"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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