Hey WOD Watchers,
Since the conception of World of Death, we have received hundreds of entries from all over the world. One thing stood out to us recently that we felt needed to be exploited. We received several entries entitled “Meat”. So in honor of the cinematic sinew we have in our vault, we decided to dedicate two Mondays over the next month to these films. For these next couple of Mondays you can call us Sam, your friendly neighborhood butchers. You’re about to get a dose of prime grade A choice cuts of horror. Unfortunately, all vegetarian items on our menu will be discontinued and if there is 0% meat, we ain’t servin’ it!
This week comes to you with a family theme. And what represents family time more than anything else? The dinner table. A family that eats together, stays together. All of the movies featured today are centered around family time at the dinner table in some way, shape, or form. And as an added bonus feature, we are going to throw in an extra short, giving you 3 films today! So let’s just go ahead and kick off the carnage compilation con carne.
First on the bill, we have Meat, directed by Tim Giessauf and Hussein Khoder. From the start, we sit at the dinner table with a perfectly normal nuclear family enjoying their tasty dinner full of hearty protein. Correction, they SEEM perfectly normal. Mid-mastication, one of the children asks to be excused, so that she may get seconds. However, we learn that everyone in this family must butcher their own meat. This short film features some creative camera angles and gruesome special effects in a bathroom butchering scene. It’s so rad, that it even made it to our main World of Death trailer. This is definitely a nice way to pull the rip cord on today’s episode.
Second in line, director Johnny Saurette send us his version of Meat. If there’s one way we could describe the aesthetic of this film is voyeuristic found footage. What the film lacks in production value, it makes up for with strength of family. Not only does it center around a family who runs their own catering company (Fleet Street Catering… yes a reference to Sweeney Todd), but it also seems like the filmmaker got his OWN family involved. Respect to Johnny’s family for supporting his dream and jumping in when necessary. It’s our belief that the baby in the end is better off eating a human burger than anything from McDonald’s?
Last but certainly not least, our third installment of Meat comes from director Derek Steiner. This one takes place after the world has fallen to nuclear disaster and all of the natural food sources have been contaminated. A man struggles to keep himself and his daughter fed and survive the post-apocalyptic times. He resorts to some desperate measures during these desperate times that unfortunately may bring him to pieces. This one features a very eerie atmosphere brought to the forefront with great lighting and set pieces. We really like the use of sound to tell the story in ways other than dialogue. Everything is brought together with a very heartfelt moment at the end. This one really begs the question, what would YOU do in their situation?”
We hope you enjoy our first part of the Monday Meat Marathon and we’ll see you next week for the second installment. But for now, let’s get it started…
Roll it, tenderize it, and gnaw away!
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