Go Down Death (2014)
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Go Down Death is a wry, sinister realization of a strange new universe, a cross-episodic melange of macabre folktales supposedly penned by the fictitious writer Jonathan Mallory Sinus. An abandoned factory in Brooklyn stands in for a decrepit village haunted by ghosts, superstition and disease, while threatening to buckle under rumblings of the apocalypse. Soldiers are lost and found in endless woods, a child gravedigger is menaced by a shapeshifting physician, a syphilitic john bares all to a young prostitute and a disfigured outcast yearns for the affections of a tone-deaf cabaret singer. Highlighted by offbeat narrative construction, stunning black-and-white 16mm cinematography and immaculately detailed production design, Go Down Death is a distinctively original film informed by American Gothic, folk culture and outsider art. (c) Factory 25 … More
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Critic Reviews for Go Down Death
Its off-kilter use of the past feels a bit mannered (and dated to an earlier decade of design and music revival). But the nostalgia is sharpened to a point ...
...it's hard to sustain interest in a film that serves primarily to communicate someone else's belief in their own cleverness.
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