To enjoy an independent film from the multi-talented Shane Carruth, watch Upstream Color online. The film is centered on Kris who is kidnapped after having gone out to a club by a character only known as â€˜Thiefâ€™. She is then drugged and consequently manipulated into liquidating her assets. A priceless collection of limited coins is also stolen from her.
At first she is only allowed to feed on liquid foods. Only when she is fed on a capsule that has a larva inside is she permitted to eat solid food. Having been denied solid food for a long time, she eats copious amounts after she gets permission and this helps the larva to grow fast into a roundworm. She falls asleep and when she awakes there are a number of huge roundworms that can be seen beneath her skin. Kris is unsuccessful at removing them with a knife.
A farmer whose name is Sampler then gets Kris to visit his farm. He is able to transfuse one of the worms from Krisâ€™s body into a piglet. Sampler does this while Kris is asleep. The next time Kris comes to, she finds herself on a freeway and she can’t seem to recall anything. She soon returns to her house to find bloody sheets and blood on the floor. At the grocery store she learns she has lost all her money.
But a year later Kris meets with a man who had experiences similar to her and together they set out to solve the mystery. Find out what happens thereafter in Upstream Color.