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WORLD OF DEATH Ep. 117 – Partiality / Mental Image

Hello, my spooky WOD watchers!

October is almost upon us and you know what that means… everyone’s favorite holiday is right around the corner. As you know, it’s Halloween here at WORLD OF DEATH, but now it’s time for the freaks to shine. You can always come to us to help bring the creepiness out of you. Today’s shorts are all about unexpected surprises. I guess you could call them scares. Isn’t that why we’re all here? To be scared. We understand that with modern audiences it’s a tall task these days. However, a couple jumps are always welcome and easier to achieve. We hope we can provide you with 4 minutes of scares and jumps out of your 24 hours of hell we all call Mondays.

First up, we have a film called PARTIALITY by director Tim Evans. The actual word “partiality” suggests there is some sort of bias or a favoring of one side or another. I guess that fits well with this film because it starts out with your classic cliche “woman tied up in a chair about to brutally massacred by a deranged psychopath in a mask with a sharp object.” Will the tables turn? Will this damsel in distress survive her seemingly inevitable fate presented before her? I guess you’ll have to watch and find out. This one is called a short film for a reason. It’s super short, but also super effective. In the small running time of the movie, they were able to build enough tension with slow moving cameras, deliberate lighting schemes, and eerie music cues. I also dig the Australian accents. This one is a bit of a thinker and you’ll have to adjust your brains accordingly, but the fun part about these types of movies is that you get to use your OWN imagination. Let’s see what you got!

Next, on today’s lineup, we have MENTAL IMAGE, from director Rubel Rafael Ahmed. This one is interesting right off the bat because we have a J-horror style film coming from our film family across the pond in the UK. In this flick, we’re introduced to a young man just trying to get some sleep. He seems to be haunted by the memory of his former wife as he begins to get phone calls and texts from her… from beyond the grave! He anxiously waits for his new companion in bed and has a hard time telling what’s real and what’s not. Everything about this screams J-horror, besides the Asian actors of course. It has that drab, cold camera filter making it feel sterile and uncomfortable. Creepy monochromatic imagery that is almost black and white. The quick edits and jump-scares, reminiscent of your favorites from THE GRUDGE or THE RING stand out as your main source of fright. These go along with some skillful computer-generated imagery laid over our antagonist’s face. This one doesn’t disappoint if you’re a fan of the sub-genre, so please feel free to dig right in!

I hope everyone enjoys the beginning of fall 2017 and make sure you give yourself a little bit of terror every night in the coming month. We’ll still be here every Monday and Thursday to inject it right into your veins.

Roll it!

– Dominick DeLuca

World of Death is the web series that fans of independent horror have been waiting for.  Featuring short horror films from all over the globe created by the largest variety of talent that a collection has ever been able to boast, WOD provides plenty of blood, guts, screams and laughs for all fans of the macabre.  And with episodes averaging around eight minutes in length, WOD is the perfect entertainment for a fan base constantly on the go.  Watch it anywhere, at any time, for FREE! New episodes premiere every Monday and Thursday at 10am CST.

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