Don’t be fooled by its kitschy premise or cult classic status, The Lobster absolutely is a horror film. You’ll find it under the label and on lists of the best black and absurdist comedies, but The Lobster is a dystopian nightmare come true.
This ridiculous 2015 Colin Farrell film is the answer to saccharine rom-coms and guilty pleasure chicks flicks. Is it humorous? Yes. But it is more than a comedy. Is it magical? Sure. But it’s more than semi sci-fi. Is it terrifying? You bet. But the scares are in what you don’t see.
There is no real gore to speak of in The Lobster. But sometimes what really haunts you is the fear of what lies in the shadows. And that shadow looms long over this horrific future.
The knowledge of what is to come is the true torture. And what you have to do, and who you have to become to survive in this cowardly new world is sad, absurd and sickening.
Did I mention this movie is absurd? It is. It’s also deeply depressing. But like a car wreck you can’t look away. And luckily you won’t want to. Should you choose to accept your fate and take a tour through this bleak and bewildering world, you’ll have no idea of what’s coming next. But even when it’s uncomfortable you’ll go along for the ride and stay until the end.
With an IMDB rating of 7.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer of 88% and Audience Score of 65%, I give The Lobster an 8.2/10.