Apocalyptic carnal horror with a strong Alejandro Jodorworsky vibe, distributor-turned-filmmaker Gregory Hatanaka's second feature tracks the bloody spiritual and physical disintegration of a U.S. health inspector after she apparently contracts bovine spongiform encephalopathy — mad cow disease. Even before she falls ill, red-meat-loving Therese (Sarah Lassez) is a wreck. She's divorced from her husband of one year, fellow meat-eater Charlie (Vic Chao), and suspects she's getting the heave-ho from her current lover, Pastor Dylan (Star Trek
's Walter Koenig), a sinister televangelist with a dwindling flock. After a long day inspecting meat-processing plants — in...