From the mind of visionary director Gregg Araki (Mysterious Skin, The Doom Generation) comes this hot comedy about the secrets that lie beneath an idyllic seaside town.
Heading the cast of gorgeous guys and girls is Thomas Dekker (A Nightmare on Elm Street) as Smith, an 18-year-old living the life of a college freshman, lusting after his straight roommate (Chris Zylka), hanging out with his lesbian bestie (Haley Bennett), and trying to decide — if he can — whether he digs boys or girls.
Teen angst soon gives way to more sinister concerns when Smith finds out that his small Southern California town is also home to a killer cult.
Awards & Quotes
“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
“A giddy, hilarious and stylish SoCal fever dream. The balance of absurdity and delicacy, of trashy and sweet and downright disturbing, is not quite like anything else I‘ve ever seen.” -Andrew O’Hehir, Salon
“a splashy, squishy screwball gem–the young new decade‘s own ‘Repo Man‘” -Fernando Croce, Slant
“A candy-colored, screwball collegiate sex-comedy. Seriously fresh, seriously manic.” -Bob Mondello, NPR
“A dazzling sex comedy. Kaboom has an unearthly glow. Did I mention that the actors are eye candy? They’re buff and cut and zonked in the way of porn stars, as if every line might lead to the shedding of clothes. Not even apocalypse can dispel the sexy vibes.” -David Edelstein, New York Magazine