A bonkers mash-up of style and genre, it's an audacious supernatural-sci-fi that appears to blast the entire contents of Araki's brain up onto the screen with the force of an atomic bomb. This is a messy clusterf**k of excessive surrealism, low production values and characters speaking in that mannered way that only exists in the movies. In spite of that, it's deliriously silly and a brisk 86 minutes of pure fun. Put Buffy, Twin Peaks and Donnie Darko in a blender and you're on the way to Kaboom.
The cast prove to be pretty fearless - shedding clothes and inhibitions without hesitation - and Dekker, Haley Bennett (as the snarky Stella), Juno Temple (party-loving London) and Chris Zylka (sex-obsessed Thor) all seem perfectly in sync with Araki's whacked-up vision. Kaboom's student setting, dizzy excess and easy-on-the-eye stars are likely to make it a four-in-the-morning-and-drunk-with-your-campus-pals favourite. One character describes the apocalyptic events unfolding as "nuttier than squirrel s**t". They're not far wrong. File this one under soon-to-be cult classic.
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