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WORLD OF DEATH Ep. 57 Monday’s Meat Marathon Part 2

Hey everyone,
It’s Monday, so you know what that means.  Time to release another gore-tastic episode of World of Death.  It’s been a busy month for us here at World of Death with some big announcements.  Today, I hope we can help ease that post-Oscar party hangover or even that “Fuck the Oscars” party hangover.  Either way, Hollywood’s biggest circle jerk of the year is over and it’s time to get back to work.
Today is the second installment of the Monday Meat Marathon!  So again, we are giving you a bonus short film in the episode to help quench your blood-thirsty cravings.  Last time, we had a family theme, but this time around we touch on animal rights and vegans.  I’m sure we’ve all come across a vegan or animal rights activist somewhere in our lives, whether in person or social media, whom we probably wanted to punch in the throat for forcing their views upon you.  Then again, they probably wanted to punch you right back, so it’s all good.  Anyway, let’s get to it….
First up in the marathon, is the aptly titled Meat by Richard S. Sargent.  This one starts off with flashes of what looks like some kind of bloody massacre and focuses on a girl tied and bound to a chair with the word “VEGAN” across her chest.  She’s being tortured by some sick individual who apparently has a deep-seeded hatred for vegans.  He tortures her by stuffing meat into her mouth.  This is about as close to a snuff film as we’ll get.  It’s filmed in a low light setting and it makes it feel very realistic.  It features an experimental editing style to make up for a lack of story.  You’ll squirm in your seat a bit.  Combined with a lot of interesting camera angles, it’s definitely worthy to keep the marathon rolling.
Second on the agenda is Meat by Krystle Ann Griffin.  This one starts off at a bar where two drunk men are flirting with two very attractive women.  Things take a turn for the better when the women invite the men back their house for a night cap.  However, things don’t exactly play out the way they had hoped it would.  The unknowing duo were unexpectedly invited to a dinner party where they are the guests of honor for some sort of cannibalistic coven of women.  I really wish this one had some dialogue and some sound design to help tell the story.  The entire movie is scored with music, so it plays out like a silent film.  That being said, the story is clear and I was able to follow along even without dialogue.
Closing out the marathon, director Steven Bray sends us Meat from the UK.  This film opens in a food chemical facility where they develop additives to help bolster animal content at slaughter.  A man is breaking into the facility to get his hands on the substances they are intending on injecting into the animals.  He is interrupted by some security guards and injects himself with the steroidal serum to help eliminate them.  Very rarely do we come across CGI FX here at World of Death and this film brought it!  If I had to guess, I’d say Bray even filmed this with 3-D in mind, the way the camera is set up during the fights and the weapons protruding toward the audience, almost reaching out of the screen.  It gives the short some real production value.  On a sidenote, one of the serums is called LV426 (Alien reference).
So enjoy your Monday and hopefully we can help you kick off the week in grand meaty fashion.  Roll it!

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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