Hola, amigos. Happy 200th installment of World of Death! I know it’s been a long time since I rapped at ya, but luckily my rotation came up just in time for the big anniversary. Two hundred episodes, can you believe that? That’s more than Firefly, Freaks and Geeks, Cupid, and Low Winter Sun combined. Kinda amazing when you think about it. Everyone give Tony, Jim, Ben, Alex and all the other WOD organizers a big round of applause. Yay!
This week’s installment comes to us from Vancouver, Canada by way of Mexican filmmaker Gigi Saul Guerrero. Variety called Miss Guerrero, “One of Latin America’s best-established female voices in horror” and her short film TESTEment is a shining example of NAFTA at work.
The film is called TESTEment and not Testament because it centers around a trio of witches that totally castrate some poor guy and inject his ball stuff into their mom for some vaguely religious reasons. The whole thing is less that 7 minutes long so there’s not a lot of backstory there. It was mildly erotic though. Maybe it was justified? Don’t all dudes deserve to have their balls mashed up with a mortar and pestle and injected into the elderly for one reason or another? I leave that up to minds greater than my own. The film is expertly shot and produced though. Really high quality stuff.
Keep an eye on Gigi Saul Guerrero in the future. She’s one of the filmmakers involved in the upcoming 28 horror anthology, which features 5 stories all centered around the “female cycle”. They got my money already. And also stay tuned right here of whatever comes next to the World of Death. We should take this moment to not only celebrate all that has come before, but all that lies ahead as well.
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– Pat O’Sullivan
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 Wednesday at 10am CST.