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The latest masterpiece from iconoclastic gay indie filmmaker Gregg Araki (The Living End, The Doom Generation, Totally F***ed Up, Mysterious Skin) Kaboom is a hyper-stylized "Twin Peaks" for the Coachella Generation, featuring a gorgeous young cast.

A wild, witty and sex-drenched horror/comedy/thriller, Kaboom tells the story of Smith (Thomas Dekker), an 18-year-old living the life of a college freshman, lusting after his appropriately-named straight roommate Thor (Chris Zylka), hanging out with his lesbian bestie (Haley Bennett), and trying to decide - if he can - whether he digs boys or girls.

Ordinary teen angst soon gives way to more sinister concerns when Smith stumbles upon a monstrous conspiracy within his seemingly idyllic Southern California seaside town.

Kaboom shares key touchstones with Araki's early films, including scatological and absurd Valley-inflected dialogue, elements of campy gore and Araki's troupe of arrestingly sexy guys and girls. But, with his sophisticated synthesis of various experiments in tone and cinematography, the accomplished filmmaker has reached a new level of artistic maturity. This is, simply, a must-see!

Reasons to Buy

  1. "Trippy, horny and apocalpytically funny. A gonzo teen fantasy." - Aaron Hillis, The Village Voice
  2. "An unhinged ride through the sensual pleasures of movies: naked bodies, booming music, bright colors, crazy twists and zippy action sequences." - Noel Murray, The Onion AV Club
  3. "An erotic blast of sinful flesh, fun and fantasy that you don't want to stop. Araki constructs the hot-blooded Kaboom as a high-wire act without a safety net. Go with it." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

DVD Features

Deleted Scenes


  • Director: Gregg Araki
  • Producer: Gregg Araki
  • Producer: Andrea Sperling
  • Writer: Gregg Araki
  • Length: 1 hrs. 26 mins.
  • Rating: NR
  • Released: May 31 2011
  • Production Year: 2010
  • TLA SKU: 1567589
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • UPC Code: 030306956794
  • Catalog #: DV3199262


7 Reviews for Ka-boom

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Review by Robert O'Neill

By: Robert O'Neill
In-House Review - Feb 23 2011
Funny, fast-paced, and thoroughly engrossing, Kaboom is balls-to-the-wall Gregg Araki at his very best. With a talented young cast, all of whom are easy on the eyes, Araki melds together elements of horror, science-fiction, comedy and sexploitation i... Read More

Review by BionicDude80

By: BionicDude80
I really LOVED this movie. Mysterious, sexy, fun and beautifully shot and edited. The actors are great and beautiful to look at and the cinematography is original with lots of colors. It is shot like a stylized Japanese cartoon and the dialogue is... Read More

Review by zebra24

By: zebra24
Don't waste your time or money. It was horrible

Review by FilmLover

By: FilmLover
Someone told me in advance of seeing 'Kaboom' that it's like Gregg Araki's gonzo films of the 1990's re-mixed with his more serious work of last decade. Based on what I saw, I can agree with that assertion to a point, but in the end, when you regres... Read More

Review by ponyboy denver

By: ponyboy denver
WOW - I really enjoyed this picture - even though the ending is a bit odd - the rest of the film is awesome! MAJOR suspense that really got my nerves going! As someone who has intensely weird dreams I totally related to the movie! And there's somet... Read More

Review by latinheat801

By: latinheat801
Believe me -- I just saw this movie & it is not worth buying at all. It's just stupid. It's even worse than "Nowhere".

Review by Amos Lassen

By: Amos Lassen
Greg Araki's New Film
Amos Lassen
Gregg Araki's films always come to us with a lot of hype and as one of the founders of the new queer cinema, our expectations are great. However, this film, "Kaboom" is not Araki's best work-n... Read More

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