typicalfilm – Where The Dead Go To Die

Where The Dead Go To Die  (2011)

Not only does this bluray case come emblazoned with a lovely sentiment from the creator himself, it came as a lovely gift from Chris. These things alone make it a treasure, and then I watched it. Should you not trust my judgment, head over to episode 5 of BindTortureKast and hear more about this film, and an interview with Jimmy Screamerclauz as well. After becoming a fan of Mister Screamerclauz’ music and seeing his contributions to other films and shorts, this viewing has been a long time coming. I can see many fans of horror having a hard time categorizing this, not only because it packs so much darkness into 95 minutes that it will make your head spin, but the delivery is as unpolished as a freshly broken femur – the meat still clings and the edges are very sharp.

Much of the story could serve as a gut-punch to your morals, but hey, that depends on where you’ve been and what you’ve seen, let alone what of the darkest facets of humankind that you’ve honestly contemplated with an unblinking eye and still heart. Some could cry that it’s a collection of images that the storyteller could ‘get away with’ which is a common opinion tossed out when talking extreme horror – but that’s not it at all – even in accepting that it would be nearly impossible to replicate half of this in live-action. Every frame (millions of the fucking things, surely) serves the story, as did Mister Screamerclauz evidently, as it’s only a tiny fraction as engrossing, distressing, infectious, and exhilarating to watch as it must have been to create.

This film made my day, so gracious thanks to Jimmy and of course Chris ~ without whom I’d have likely not had the opportunity. Now on to When Black Birds Fly!

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