The thing I like about this episode is the old school feel of it. Static, glitches, V/H/S baby! The good ole days…
In Dominic Mendez’s short MEATUS, a “driller killer” donning one of the most unique masks that I think has ever graced the screen tortures a helpless victim. The lighting is simple yet cool and the visceral nature of the content kept me intrigued throughout. I also have to commend Mendez on the V/H/S quality that was added to give the short the feeling of a dingy old tape hiding in some killer’s secret stash. The original version of the movie did not have this stylized look to it and I am definitely glad he sent over this newer cut!
Speaking of a killer’s secret stash, Maude Michaud’s SNUFF shows us how irony can sometimes get the best of us as a killer stalks his next victim only to find out that the tables can be easily turned if you let your guard down. As with Meatus, Snuff does a great job of creating the aesthetic of a “home movie”, which helps us audience members get the feeling that this could actually be much more real than we think!
This is the first post I’ve written in a few months because I’ve been busy organizing everything else WOD related, so I just wanted to take a moment to publicly thank my cowriters for taking on the episodic reviews each week to help me out. Dominick, Jessie, and Ben are killing it, an appropriate action considering this is World of Death. Thanks guys.
Let that blood keep on gushin’ folks!
– Tony Wash
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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