Fri October 8, 2021 10:00 PM



Shudder Theatre at Los Feliz 3 | Beyond Fest 2021

West Coast Premiere. Co-presented by Friday Night Frights.

VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED. This screening is free courtesy of our sponsors. Ticket RSVP will be available 9am the day of the event on this page. There will be a standby line. This is a vaccinated-only screening.


  • RELEASED IN: 2021
  • 99 MINUTES


Some viewers may find the content of this film disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.

In an alternate version of Taiwan, a pandemic is raging, ignored by the government. The infected lose control and start to act out—anything and everything in their impulses. Ultra-violence and gore mingle with uncontrolled sexual urges, plunging the country into a visceral nightmare from which it seems there’s no escape. In the midst of this carnage is a young couple, on opposite sides of the city, trying to reconnect. It will be brutal.

Unspeakably violent, incredibly confrontational, and utterly transgressive, THE SADNESS is genre cinema at its most extreme—pushed beyond the limit. Shocking set-pieces build on top of one another an escalating sense of inescapable barbarity that traps the viewer into the same nightmare as its protagonists, whilst acting as a wry state-of-the-nation observation.

Creative flair and imagination propel this truly outstanding debut, which will appeal to anyone who has missed the shocking nature of midnight cinema. Be warned and go into THE SADNESS with open eyes, for the age of civility and order is no more.  – Evrim Ersoy



DISTRIBUTOR: Raven Banner Entertainment