If it’s psychological terror you’re seeking, this week’s World of Death episode has you in good (if not blood-stained) hands.
Hailing from Paris, Cabanis Street follows the guilt-riddled days of Eric, a deranged man who finds himself in the wake of a ghastly murder. Director Dimitri Castiglioni takes emotional baggage to a literal level as Eric navigates the dark streets of Paris hauling a leaking suitcase containing his latest victim.
Zbigniew Jankowski delivers a nuanced, yet terrifying central performance as Eric. His instability is in a constant state of rapture, however, there is enough of a human being here to find moments of relatability.
Emerson Lefrançois’s cold cinematography cleverly compliments Eric’s perspective, with the most effective moments lingering on Eric’s deer-in-the-headlights expression as the world warps and shifts around him.
What I find most impressive about Cabanis Street is the subversive use of opening titles. The intro text plants preconceived narrative notions in the head of the viewer and pays them off in fascinating ways once the film reaches its shocking closing image. Enjoy it while it lasts…
– Jordan Wippell
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.