Friday, 22 June 2012
DVD review: Where the Dead Go to Die (2012)
Where the Dead Go to Die revolves around a troubled group of children living on the same block. they are haunted by a talking dog named Labby who brings them on surreal hell-rides between different dimensions and time periods. On the night of a lunar eclipse he informs Tommy (Joshua Michael Greene) about the devil fetus living inside his mother. The same night he attempts to help Ralph (Joey Smack) court the girl across the street, who is an unwilling participant in her father´s child porn trading ring, Add in a memory stealing junkie living inside an abandoned church and you have 90 minutes of pure mind melting insanity. I could give you more detailed description of the plot but if you are interested in this it´s better to go in knowing as little as possible about it. Where the Dead Go to Die is written and directed by Jimmy ScreamerClauz and uses a experimental and surreal style of animation which will not apppeal to everyone but I liked it. The film has a nonlinear structure, I didn´t like the voice over for Tommy, it just sounds fake and is pretty annoying but otherwise the voice-overs are good. There is a tense, creepy and unsettling atmosphere throughout the film. This film literally takes you into the abyss. It´s grotesque and totally unhinged imagery brings on nudity, sex, bestiality, necrophilia as well as an abundance of very graphic violence and gore. This is not faint-hearted!
This review is based upon region free DVD release from Unearthed Films.
Rating: 7 out of 7. What the fuck did I just watch? That was my first thought when this flick had ended. Where the Dead Go to Die gets my highest recommendations. This film is not for everyone, it´s extremely disturbing and definitely not for the faint-hearted! I´m convinced that many will find Where the Dead Go to Die downright offensive as it´s dark, depraved and horrific. It pushes the limits and crosses several taboos. If this had been live action it would have caused a lot of controversy and I can imagine it wouldn’t pass the censors in a number of countries and quite possibly risk legal actions. Check it out but don't say I didn't warn you.