This installment of World of Death serves up a double dose of pointed, painful, penetrating and predatory horror. If the preceding posts a plethora of “P,” perhaps a particular predicament is predicted to pique one’s peepers. Sex and Death–the “Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup” of horror.
First up is “Mommy,” from Pennsylvania director J.P. Hoffman and writer Michael Putz. This dark and moody segment is well shot, tightly edited, relentlessly paced, and wastes no time getting to the meat of the situation. The setup will leave you squirming (but don’t squirm TOO much or else…) and the final given choice has no good outcomes. The butter knife merely adds insult to injury. Remember, nothing is more dangerous than a mother acting to protect her child.
“Toothpicks,” From Maude Michaud of Montreal, QC, Canada starts off brightly, cheerfully with a dose of the sexy (and a fantastic bit of original music), before getting down to the unpleasant business at hand. Hey, this is “World of Death,” so we all know someone’s going to die, but the slow burning buildup is very effective. A malice-free smile can be quite creepy when paired up with such unmotivated cruelty. A nasty little twist at the end might make the viewer choke. Sometimes irony doesn’t work out well for anyone.
– Michael M. Miller
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.