The obscure Russian "Necrorealism" art movement, which emerged in the 1980s, doesn't even rate a page on Wikipedia. Based on the video below, it seems to have been an excuse for a bunch of Russian guys to make low-budget zombie movies in the forest. Though movies without a semblance of a plot.

The "No New Enemies" site offers this explanation of Necrorealism:
The slightly grandiose, academic name belies the fact that the movement was actually a small group of experimental-artists from Leningrad (now St Petersburg) who emerged in the 80s under the leadership of the artist/experimental filmmaker, Evgeny Yufit.

Having got their hands on a lavishly illustrated forensic pathology textbook for inspiration, their initial output was comprised of photos of themselves in zombiesque make-up. Then followed performances... events that passersby or passengers were guaranteed to observe with horror. Later they began to use film as medium, and established an underground film studio.
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Jan 31, 2014
     Category: Art | 1980s | Russia

So, this was the true source of the R rated movies?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/31/14 at 09:34 AM
I consider the risks Evgeny Yufit and the group took just to generate their art and congratulate them. I understand that artists in the old Soviet Russia weren't the most welcome because their ideas might corrupt others.

At least they weren't sitting in little closed rooms littered with headless dolls, with sex toys strapped to their heads, and spouting gibberish.
Posted by KDP on 01/31/14 at 10:40 AM
Made it about halfway through. To say "I don't get it" would be an understatement. Maybe you had to be there.
Posted by Frank on 01/31/14 at 01:26 PM
They had balls if they were doing this in the USSR
Posted by F.U.D. on 01/31/14 at 04:11 PM
Not my cup of tea, Thank you! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 01/31/14 at 05:52 PM
Similar to 'Night of the Living Dead' at least the way its filmed.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/31/14 at 07:59 PM
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