WARNING: So many spoilers ahead! Plot twists unraveled. Endings revealed. Proceed at your own risk. March 16 marks the 15th anniversary of the release of Christopher Nolan’s Memento, one of the greatest mindfuck movies of all time. What makes something a quality mindfuck movie? Sometimes, it’s
Primer (2004) cost only 7 grand to make, but is one of the best suspense/sci-fi movies I've ever seen. It's also a mind-bending experience like "Inception" and "Memento" and could require additional viewings or a rush to the Internet to figure out everything that's going on here. But it's a wonderful, trippy experience. (It's also available, either in parts or as a whole, on YouTube.)
Directed by Shane Carruth. With Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya. Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.
"Primer" is a 2004 American indie science fiction drama film about the accidental discovery of a means of time travel. The film was written, directed, produced, edited and scored by Shane Carruth, who also stars in the main role. Primer is of note for its extremely low budget (completed for $7,000), experimental plot structure, philosophical implications, and complex technical dialogue.