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Deditorial #2: Why Has The Story Of WOLF CREEK Actor John Jarratt Being Found Not Guilty Of Rape Not Been Told?

Deditorial #2: Why Has The Story Of WOLF CREEK Actor John Jarratt Being Found Not Guilty Of Rape Not Been Told?

Deditorial #2: Why Has The Story Of WOLF CREEK Actor John Jarratt Being Found Not Guilty Of Rape Not Been Told?

Every facet of life has been touched upon by the #Metoo movement and sexual violence and the horror genre is certainly no exception to the rule. Two of the biggest names in our genre include the disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein (THE BURNING, HARDWARE, DUST DEVIL, SCREAM, NIGHTWATCH, MIMIC and more) and actress Asia Argento (DEMONS 2, THE CHURCH, TRAUMA, THE STENDHAL SYNDROME, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, LAND OF THE DEAD and more) but also includes names like Victor Salva (JEEPER CREEPERS 1, 2 and 3), Roman Polanski (REPULSION, THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS, ROSEMARY’S BABY), Bryan Singer (APT PUPIL, TRICK ‘R’ TREAT) and Brian Peck (THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 1, 2 and 3, CHILDREN OF THE CORN III: URBAN HARVEST) and it seems over time there will be more names (both men AND women) who will be brought to light. While I firmly believe that those that commit these heinous crimes should be brought to justice and their cases brought before a proper court setting, we do need to be careful that people are not simply judged in the court of public opinion and their lives be ruined before FACTUAL proof is established. That brings us to John Jarratt…

For those that may not be aware, John is an Australian actor who starred in the cult WOLF CREEK movies and TV series as well as other genre fare such as ROGUE, SHIVER, 100 BLOODY ACRES, FRENZY and BOAR. On August 25th, 2018 he was charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a woman more than 40 years ago in September 1976. The complainant has testified she was woken about 3am one night when Jarratt ripped off her covers and underwear, unzipped his fly, pinned her down, covered her mouth with his hand and raped her. She didn’t go to police until November 2017.*1 The details of the case are quite extensive and can be best explained in this video that took place on 60 Minutes Australia:

I certainly believe that John had very poor judgement in engaging in sexual activity with another woman while married, but the facts of this showed that’s all it was: a mistake. What really bothers me is that when you look this case up, there are tons of articles that are quick to hold him to the fire as a rapist, yet once he was found not guilty, there was nowhere near the amount of articles stating that. It is also troublesome that there is almost no attention given to the fact that John himself was the victim of sexual assault when he was younger. It will not be remembered that he was not guilty but everyone will remember that he was labeled a rapist. The damage that is forever done to his reputation will never go away and will be something that haunts him for the rest of his life.  I am glad to see he is now suing The Daily Telegraph and journalist Jonathon Moran for defamation.*2  What truly saddens me is how I can find no one else in our genre profession that has reported on this case other than those that noted he was charged with rape. I have not found a single article on any other horror site mentioning the fact that he was found not guilty and I think that is a stain on all of us as journalists. If it is important to report every case of sexual assault, why is it not as important to let the world know that an accused actor in our genre has been found not guilty? Shame on all of us for jumping on the social justice bandwagon when it suits our needs for clickbait headlines but not reporting when a man is exonerated of those same charges…

*1 John Jarratt told police rape claim was ‘scandalous lie’

*2 John Jarratt Sues Daily Telegraph and Journalist For Defamation After Rape Acquittal 

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Dedman’s Morbid Mausoleum Of Dark Poetry: Murder Whispered In My Ear…

Dedman’s Morbid Mausoleum Of Dark Poetry: Murder Whispered In My Ear…

Dedman’s Morbid Mausoleum Of Dark Poetry: Murder Whispered In My Ear…

“The cold table remains forever open to all and is a muse for my darkened artistic lucidity,
A pact made with the Devil allows for my playthings to fester as in kicks their rigidity;
Oh how fragrant the stench of rot is to the senses and beautiful are the marks of lividity,
So many questions as to how they have arrived at their ending and what caused this morbidity;

Layer of dermis displaced and muscle past rigor are moved to show the grisly verity of fatality,
Manner and method of their expiration can be benign or sweet violence of the utmost brutality;
Many wonder about the ingredients and malicious intentions of homicide and its lasting lethality,
For eons the masses had visions of being forever but weep upon the ending of their mortality;

Fear not as I find the reasons for your passing and I prepare your body for its final destination,
The tools of my trade are sharp and precise as I cut and stitch with an almost unreal application;
There is certain glee to the machinations of my hands that some see as butchery and mutilation,
When mourners come to pay respects there are few who can’t help but admire the preservation;

The question will remain as to whether your death was natural or was it forcefully abducted,
In the casket you will take your final walk as the march towards the grave can’t be obstructed,
Whether to the gates of Heaven or Hell only you and I know as the final rights are conducted;
All that I know is that I have done what the voices in my head whispered to me as instructed…”

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The Midnight Metal Massacre: Dimmu Borgir’s “Interdimensional Summit” (Official Video)

The Midnight Metal Massacre: Dimmu Borgir’s “Interdimensional Summit” (Official Video)

The Midnight Metal Massacre: Dimmu Borgir’s “Interdimensional Summit” (Official Video)

In the finest tradition of horror, many Death and Black Metal music videos tell and show us the dark side of humanity and of the madness and horror that lurks in the darkness. Every Wednesday night, the Dedman will bring you yet another video to showcase the talents of those that screech and scream about the things that lurk in deeper recesses of our souls! Tonight’s featured band is Dimmu Borgir and the song is “Interdimensional Summitf ” from the CD ”Eonian” (2018)…

Released: May 4th, 2018
Genre: Black Metal
Length: 4:46
Label: Nuclear Blast

“Mired in illusion
Lost in the masters game
Silenced by the idea of time
Nurtured with lies and deceit

The silent seeker, the seer
Travels beyond the veil
The silent seeker, the seer
Fleeing the dense womb of ignorance

To the trained eye
There are no coincidences
The more you see
The less it makes sense
To the trained eye
There are no coincidences
If you can not see
You can not truly know

We are the current sum of all the ages
Leaving a trail of burnt pages
Thrown into darkness as stars
We travel alone as one

When the dust settles on the tavern
Is when we’re liberated from illusion
Taking our first and final breath
Realizing life is always after death”

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Unearthed Films Is Now The Exclusive Distributor For Plotdigger Films

Unearthed Films Is Now The Exclusive Distributor For Plotdigger Films

In a stunning announcement, Unearthed Films has now become the exclusive distributor of Plotdigger Films and controversial film maker Ryan Nicholson! While there are many who were and are still upset with the circumstances of what happened with the crowdfunding and the situations that took place afterwards, I would personally like to commend Stephen Biro and Unearthed Films for trying to make good on the promises that were made in the past and for getting Ryan’s films out to the horror fans. This is just another example of what a great man Stephen is and his love for the genre and its fans! From the press release:

“Unearthed Films is proud to announce that we are now the exclusive distributor for all Plotdigger Films releases.

Yes, the rumors are true! Our first release will be Nicholson’s FAMINE, which has never had a release in the US.

Here’s a list of the films we will be releasing on Blu-ray from the Plotdigger Films library (in no particular order):

GUTTERBALLS
LIVE FEED
HANGER
TORCHED
STAR VEHICLE

PLUS BIG FUCKING MONSTER (Never seen before. We are working on the post and edit to complete the film)

AND (Drum Roll………) GUTTERBALLS 2!!!

Yeah, Yeah, I know. I’m sure there are a lot of people who are pissed off at Ryan Nicholson because he didn’t deliver on his INDIEGOGO promises BUT here’s the good news! In a heartfelt effort to rectify the situation, Unearthed Films is working closely with Ryan to edit the GUTTERBALLS 2 footage and complete the film so that it can be distributed and delivered to all those fans who put up their hard earned money to support the INDIEGOGO campaign. Regrettably, GUTTERBALLS 3 will never see the light of day as no footage was shot.

Let me tell you the reasons why I’ve decided to work with Ryan Nicholson to try and make things right, not just for fans of GUTTERBALLS but for his whole library.

As some of you may know, Ryan Nicholson was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor while working on GUTTERBALLS 2 and GUTTERBALLS 3. He soon became deathly ill but managed to finish the shoot of GB2 (but not GB3). Fortunately, he had successful brain surgery to stop the cancer but poking around in the brain can also have negative consequences. The surgery resulted in personality changes and work on some of his films was put on hold as other medical conditions surfaced. To this day, Ryan is still dealing with medical problems resulting from the surgery.

Unearthed Films released Ryan’s film COLLAR some years back and he liked what we did with the release. He also knew that we have the ability to do postproduction in house and that we could help in bringing some of his lost movies into the light of day. It made sense therefore for us to come together and work on his films. We plan to get them completed, delivered, distributed AND to clean up the INDIEGOGO mess.

Here’s what we plan to do. To all those people who purchased GB2 and GB3 from the suspended INDIEGOGO campaign we will be offering the completed GB2 plus BIG FUCKING MONSTER. These will be free of charge and we’ll pay for the postage. This way, INDIEGOGO customers will be receiving two new films as was originally intended. IF the INDIEGOGO campaign left a bad taste in your mouth and you don’t want BIG FUCKING MONSTER, we will let you choose a Blu-ray or DVD from the Unearthed Films catalogue to make up the difference. We hope this will go a long way to rectifying the situation and be some kind of compensation for the trouble caused. We will be contacting everyone who pre-bought from the INDIEGOGO campaign to find out how you want to proceed.

To be honest, Ryan Nicholson is very lucky to still be alive. Unearthed Films is stepping in, not only as fans but also as Ryan’s new distributor and business partner, in order to try and make everything right. We believe this is the least we can do for everyone involved including the Unearthed Films fans and family, for all Ryan Nicholson and Plotdigger fans, and also for his haters and people pissed off at the situation. We are confident that we can make this right (or at least somewhat right) and certainly an improvement on the present situation. Ryan needs our help to make this a reality and the fans who made GB2 possible need our help in order to get delivery of the film they ordered long ago.

I realize I may get a lot of hate for taking this on… but fuck it. The way I look at it is… we are all family in the small corner of the horror industry where we reside and flourish… sometimes we need help to make things right and I’m lucky enough to be in a position to help in some way, shape or form and I’m going to do that.

To recap, FAMINE will be Unearthed Films first release in a series of “never before seen” movies from Plotdigger. We will be finalizing BIG FUCKING MONSTER while others on the Unearthed Films team will be working from scratch on the edit of GUTTERBALLS 2 in order to complete the film as was originally envisioned by Ryan. The only version of GB2 that has ever been shown was a cobbled together “film festival” version. It is was a speed edit by someone who had no experience and is not reflective of what the film could be. I know this because I’ve looked through the dailies and there’s some damn good stuff in there. Meanwhile, Ryan will be working on the statues of the BBK that were ordered through INDIEGOGO to get them finished. As for the collectors’ sets that promised two additional versions of GB2 and GB3 (the “bootleg” and “pin-atration” cuts) we’re probably not going to do these. The “bootleg” cut with unlicensed music is particularly problematic.

I hope this is positive news (even great news!) for everyone. It means BIG FUCKING MONSTER, FAMINE and GUTTERBALLS 2 will see the light of day and all the previously released films will be on Blu-ray. If we’re lucky, we may also get our hands on another “never before seen” Nicholson film called CANNIBAL LIPSTICK. We are trying to locate the footage and hope to make this a reality too.

In addition to all the above, we are working behind the scenes on a lot of other exciting projects and will have news on these soon.

Death and Dismemberment,

Stephen Biro
Unearthed Films”

Posted by Dedman in COMING SOON, HORROR NEWS, PRESS RELEASES, 2 comments
The Midnight Metal Massacre Nile’s: ”Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame ” (Official Video)

The Midnight Metal Massacre Nile’s: ”Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame ” (Official Video)

The Midnight Metal Massacre Nile’s: ”Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame ” (Official Video)

In the finest tradition of horror, many Death and Black Metal music videos tell and show us the dark side of humanity and of the madness and horror that lurks in the darkness. Every Wednesday night, the Dedman will bring you yet another video to showcase the talents of those that screech and scream about the things that lurk in deeper recesses of our souls! Tonight’s featured band is Nilee and the song is “Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame” from the CD ”At The Gate Of Sethu” (2012)…

Released: June 29th, 2012
Genre: Technical Death Metal
Length: 4:29
Label: Nuclear Blast

“Let not my Corpse Rot in the Necropolis
Let not my crimes be raised against me While in the Earth
Make my flesh and bones safe from Maggots
And Any False God who Trepasses my Tomb

You whose heart has been Seized from thy breast
Save me from the Ravages of Deacay
The Crawling Feinds Who Take away Limbs
Corpses who Deny the Inevitable Truth
The Lifetime of Osiris is the Sky And theirs is the Ground

Save me from those Imprisoned in the Duat
Who Know not yet they are already Dead

Save me from the Rotting dead
who sleep inside Their corpses
Whose breath becomes fire inside their water
at whose burning the sea rises at dawn

Grant Me the Immolating Flame
Burn my sarcophagus
In opposition to the lords of eternity
I beg you
Prevent my corpse from putrefying in the realm of the dead

Enduring the eternal molestation of flame
The life time of Osiris is the Sky and Theirs is the Ground”

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Dedman’s Morbid Mausoleum Of Dark Poetry: A Wraith’s Infernal Lullaby

Dedman’s Morbid Mausoleum Of Dark Poetry: A Wraith’s Infernal Lullaby

Dedman’s Morbid Mausoleum Of Dark Poetry: A Wraith’s Infernal Lullaby

“Shadows of Dust, A Specter’s unrelenting Agony,
The splintered Reality, Blackest reward is Alchemy;
Enunciate thy Pain, Perpetrate outward in Blasphemy,
Vociferation details Anguish, A Soul befouled Maggoty.

Shade of Detritus, A Phantom’s inexorable Misery,
An unconnected Actuality, Baseless means of Mystery;
Vocalize your Torment, Represent forward as Trickery,
Exclamation without Angst, Psyche projects as Witchery.

Phantom of Rubble, A Wraith’s adamant Suffering,
Of broken Realism, Determination fades to Smothering,
Articulate thine Torture, Sufferance leads unknown Guttering,
Enunciate the Excruciate, Mortal coil experiences Puncturing.

Ghost of Wreckage, a Poltergeist’s unappeasable Bitterness,
Tattered bits Surrealism, Expectations dissolved as Dizziness,
Pronounce thou Distortion, Damnation begets a Slipperiness,
Alliterations within Consternation, Drained in Death’s Wilderness…”

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Digital Dismemberment: Jorg Buttgereit’s SEX MURDER ART 4-Disc Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition Box Set: Der Todesking Special Edition Blu-Ray Review

Digital Dismemberment: Jorg Buttgereit’s SEX MURDER ART 4-Disc Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition Box Set: Der Todesking Special Edition Blu-Ray Review

Digital Dismemberment: Jorg Buttgereit’s SEX MURDER ART 4-Disc Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition Box Set: Der Todesking Special Edition Blu-Ray Review

This is part 3 of a 4 part review of the Jorg Buttgereit’s SEX MURDER ART 4-Disc Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition Box Set. Enjoy!

Director- Jorg Buttgereit

Producer- Manfred O. Jelinski

Special FX- Sammy Balkas, Jorg Buttergeit, John Dreyer, Stefanie Ollenburg, Franz Rodenkirchen, Robert Vakily and Alois Vollert

Cast- Hermann Kopp, Heinrich Ebber, Michael Krause, Eva-Marie Kurz, Angelika Hoch, Nicholas Petche, Susanne Betz, Mark Reeder, Hille Saul, Ades Zabel, Jorg Buttgereit, Bela B., Andreas Doehler, Bettina Buchholz, Eddi Zacharias, Harald Lundt, Ingo Busing, Gerd Breitung, Franz Rodenkirchen, Simone Sporl, Manfred O. Jelinski, Gudrun Kromrey, Daniela Geburtig and Barbel Jutte

Released By- Cult Epics

Release Date- April 12th, 2016

The Premise: Cult Epics presents the third release in the series Corpse Fucking Art; Jorg Buttgereit’s powerful masterpiece Der Todesking (aka The Death King), made in between Nekromantik (1987) and Nekromantik 2 (1991). Seven stories on Death and Suicide, each taking place on a different day of the week, enframed by the decomposition of a human body.

Der Todesking, available for the first time on DVD and Blu-Ray, is persented Uncut and Uncensored in a new High Definition transfer,including the bonus Shockumentary Corpse Fucking Art: an in-depth look behind the scenes of Nekromantik, Nekromantik 2 and Der Todesking.

The second film in Jorg Buttgereit’s filmography is certainly different in thematic elements from Nekromantik while still being an homage to death. While thoughts and feeling about suicide are often very taboo, especially in today’s social climate, the film possesses a certain poetic and romantic quality that few arthouse films could ever come close to touching. It was certainly brave to take a viewpoint of seven different individuals on seven different days and to show the circumstances and decisions that led to them deciding to commit suicide in different ways. Some of the stories make you feel sad and empathetic for the individuals while others will horrify you as you watch them spiral into unending depression and madness. Still others will leave you breathless and asking questions that will have no answers that will make any sense. To me, the most powerful of the stories is one of the shortest ones with absolutely no dialogue and no grotesque scenes of violence (the Thursday tale of The Bridge). It is a very powerful segment that will certainly haunt you simply because of the absolute tranquility of the location and the lack of sheer violence. In terms of the most shocking segments, the Saturday segment may be the most shocking as it hits upon the trend of public shootings but with the twist of it being a woman and her filming the whole thing as it goes it. It is certainly a chilling segment and one that will make you step back and take pause as you think about today’s society. The rest are equally well told and while the film will certainly be triggering for some, I think it is an important piece of film making and will make you look at suicide very differently…

SPOILERS: As the film starts, we see a man’s dead body laying still and slowly starting to decay. We then cut to a little girl on a playground drawing in a notebook. The top of the page simply says Der Todesking and she is drawing a skull and a skeletal body…

Monday: As the story opens, we see a man walking down the street looking at various locations. The next time we see him, he is in his apartment writing a series of letters. He calls into his work and lets them know that he will be quitting before we see him cleaning up around his rather austere apartment. It would appear that the only thing he cares about are his goldfish and his various fish themed knick-knacks. The last time we see him, he is finely groomed and sits in his bathtub taking multiple pills before laying back in the water as he fades away into death…

Tuesday: We see a young man enter a video store and look at the horror films until he comes across a naziploitation film titles Vera, Todesengel Der Gestapo. He opens a letter he received to find out that a friend of his committed suicide. When he gets home, he pops the film in and starts watching it with great joy while drinking beer. The film shows a female S.S. officer torturing a man and cutting his penis off with a pair of garden shears. He cheers the film on until his girlfriend comes home and berates him for not going to a birthday party. He pulls out a gun and shoots her in the head, later framing the splattered brain on the wall with a picture frame before hanging himself…

Wednesday: A young lady is walking down the road in the rain reading a letter (we are left wondering if it is one of the letters from the beginning of the film). We then see a man sitting in the rain at the park and she sits down next to him. He begins to tell her the story of his wife and her troubles with mental health issues and how they are beginning to affect him. He goes on to tell her about how they spent their anniversary together until he killed her later that evening. The woman pulls a gun out of her purse and points it at him but he takes it from her and sticks the gun in his mouth, pulling the trigger as the camera pans away…

Thursday: The camera pans in on a large bridge in a rather serene location. As the camera pans up and around the bridge, all we see is a continuous list of names and ages scrolling throughout. As we continue to see more of the bridge and the breathtaking location we realize that the list of names are those that have committed suicide at the loaction…

Friday: We see a woman observing her younger neighbors having a make-out session. She leaves the apartment for a quick moment and peeps into what we can only assume is the young couples apartment but she quickly goes back to her place. She picks up an envelope that is outside and makes a phone call that no one answers. She opens the letter to see it is a chain letter telling her to kill herself but she simply tears it up and throws it away. She eats some chocolate some wine before falling asleep, dreaming of walking in on her parents having sex while she was a child. After she awakens, we flash back over to the young neighbors to see that they have committed suicide together in bed…

Saturday: A man is watching a reel of film with another man. It starts off showing someone in a POV style with a gun walking around. It then cuts to a woman reading to a young girl about the act of killing and suicide. We then see her again preparing to go out, setting up a camera rig and then loading a gun. She heads out and we see her shoot a man in a ticket booth at a concert venue before walking inside and shooting the lead singer and then turning the gun on members of the audience. She turns to another man that has a gun and he shoots her. The last bit of footage we see is from a camera at the back of the venue turning to shoot members of the crowd…

Sunday: A man wakes up in his bed and you can see he is in obvious mental anguish. He continuously beats his head against the wall for a while and lays groaning on the floor. He eventually gets up and continues to beat his head against the wall until he starts to convulse and then dies…

As the film ends, we see the same little girl from the beginning of the film finishing her drawing of Der Todesking…

Bonus Features
Jorg Buttgereit’s SEX MURDER ART Booklet: New for this Box Set, this 40 page booklet is one of the true treasures of this release! Complete with an introduction from Nico B. of Cult Epics, this includes excerpts of David Kereke’s early interviews with Jorg and other crew members from his book Sex Murder Art as well as art created exclusively for this release by Ferox. The interviews certainly give more subtext to the cannon of Buttgereit’s films and with the inclusion of the photographs and an in-depth breakdown of Buttgereit’s filmography, this may just be THE definitive say on his work!

Film Introduction By Jorg Buttgereit: (Run time of 1 minute 14 seconds) This optional intro is a brief introduction of the film from the director. He makes it a point to tell us that the film is not like Nekromantik in that the film is not about necrophilia, but instead about suicide and violence towards others…

The Making Of Der Todesking: (Run time of 15 minutes 43 seconds) A nice and compact look at the making of the film with plenty of behind the scenes footage and exposition by the director. It was interesting to note how he felt that they might have a hard time selling the film because it did not have the same bloody and gross out atmosphere of Nekromantik. The approach taken was and still is very controversial, especially considering how suicide is viewed by todays social standards. The behind the scenes footage is particularly interesting, especially when they get to the segment about the bridge and how they managed to shoot the footage for it. I was also very fond of the description of how the rotting corpse footage was shot and shown. Very nice addition for this release…

Corpse Fucking Art HD: (Run time of 58 minutes 11 seconds) This is a combination of the making of Nekromantik, Nekromantik 2 and Der Todesking combined into one feature. While this is all footage than we have seen on the other discs in this box set release (including this one), it is blended together nicely and flows into one coherent story. All of the gory details are kept intact and is indeed meant for those with a strong stomach. Excellent addition to this release and a must watch for die hard fans and collectors!

Still Photo Gallery: 128 different photos and still in color and black and white from the film.

JB Trailers: Trailers from Jorg Buttgereit’s films, including Nekromantik HD (2 Minutes), Nekromantik 2 (1 Minute 5 Seconds), Der Todesking (2 Minutes 20 Seconds), Schramm (1 Minute 30 Seconds), Hot Love (1 Minute 12 seconds) and Angst (3 Minutes 2 seconds).

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: This is included on the Blu-Ray AS WELL AS on a separate disc (new for this release as it was including only on disc on the standalone Der Todesking Special Edition Blu-Ray Release) along with the soundtrack to Jorg Bettgereit’s NEKROMANTIK. Track Listing: 1. Die Fahri Ins Reich Der Menschentrummer I (String 3:05), 2. Die Fahri Ins Reich Der Menschentrummer II (Organ 3:07), 3. Petrified (1:25), 4. Poison (3:59), 5. Fish (2:59), 6. Die Fahri Ins Reich Der Menschentrummer III (3:27), 7. Ich Liebe Meine Frau (:13), 8. Freund Hein (3:38), 9. Sie Fangt An Zu Weinen (:48), 10. Die Fahri Ins Reich Der Menschentrummer IV/Endtitel (2:47), 11. Der Todesking (:37)

Discs: 4
Format: NTSC
Color: Color
Rating: NR
Aspect Ratio: 1080p High Definition Widescreen (1.33:1)
Language: German with Subtitles

Cult Epics has once again given us a piece of gore cinema that does not quite get the reception that it deserves. The HD transfer is quite good while still leaving the film with the gritty grindhouse look and feel that adds to the atmosphere. The Making Of Der Todesking featurette is quite good and on par with the other “Making Of” featurettes included in this box set and the Still Photo gallery once again gives us a wealth of behind the scenes that most films don’t. I think the one of the crown jewels of this release is the Corpse Fucking Art documentary. It takes the “Making Of” from Nekromantik and Nekromantik 2 and combines them into one soid piece with the “Making Of” from this film to tell the ultimate story of death in cinema. When all three are viewed together, you really do see the more poetic aspects of Buttgereit’s films and how they all tie in together. The other crowning piece of this release is once again the standalone disc of the soundtrack. Having the capability to transfer this amazing soundtrack to your favorite listening device is something I wish more releases did and I applaud Cult Epics for making that possible. A must own for fans of extreme cinema, Cult Epics should be saluted for taking such risks and releasing such fine art!

Movie Rating: 4 out of 5
Blu-Ray Rating: 10 out of 10

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The Midnight Metal Massacre Cannibal Corpse’s: “Evisceration Plague” (Official Video)

The Midnight Metal Massacre Cannibal Corpse’s: “Evisceration Plague” (Official Video)

The Midnight Metal Massacre Cannibal Corpse’s : “Evisceration Plague” (Official Video)

In the finest tradition of horror, many Death and Black Metal music videos tell and show us the dark side of humanity and of the madness and horror that lurks in the darkness. Every Wednesday night, the Dedman will bring you yet another video to showcase the talents of those that screech and scream about the things that lurk in deeper recesses of our souls! Tonight’s featured band is Cannibal Corpse and the song is “Evisceration Plague” from the CD ”Evisceration Plague” (2009)…

Released: February 3rd, 2009
Genre: Death Metal
Length: 4:29
Label: Metal Blade Records

“Experimental pathogens, a devils design
The dark side of science breeds a weapon of war
Contagious killing and internal distress
Homicide or suicide will be the cause of death
Internal organs altered by the disease
Your brain disabled by the constant pain
Erratic actions lead my thoughts to the blade
I’ve lost control, I’ve lost control

Beg for your life, you won’t escape the knife
Your fate was sealed today
Disease has spread you pray for death
Evisceration plague

Stabbing compulsion overwhelms my mind
Terrorized screaming follows the thrust of my knife
I wrench the blade from the chest to the crotch
Organs and entrails fall to the ground

Beg for your life, you won’t escape the knife
Your fate was sealed today
Disease has spread you pray for death
Evisceration plague

Driven to kill, this is not my will
I am compelled to slay
Invisible foe takes control
Evisceration plague

Unable to be seen but with the visible effect
Virulent disease causing outbreaks of violence
They tear themselves apart, offal covers the ground
Viscera torn forcefully from the abdomen
Intestines slick with blood cannot escape my grip
Surgical incisions give way to frenzied carving
Delirium has taken hold, disembowelment is complete
Horror grips my mind, my entrails are in my hands
My entrails are in my hands
My entrails are in my hands…
Plague leads to death
Plague leads to death
Plague leads to death
Plague leads to death

Disease will spread and cover the world
Mass insanity, the end of our time
Scavengers will eat the remains of man
Our extinction was by our design

Beg for your life, you won’t escape the knife
Your fate was sealed today
Disease has spread you pray for death
Evisceration plague

Driven to kill, this is not my will
I am compelled to slay
Invisible foe takes control
Evisceration plague”

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Dedman’s Morbid Mausoleum of Dark Poetry: Of Immolation and Graveyard Dirt

Dedman’s Morbid Mausoleum of Dark Poetry: Of Immolation and Graveyard Dirt

Dedman’s Morbid Mausoleum of Dark Poetry: Of Immolation and Graveyard Dirt

“The bells toll to start this funeral procession, much too late to hear a confession as I now release you from your transgression…

The smell of graveyard dirt is sharp in the air, pungent and wet as it is turned over by my spade,
A hole six feet deep into eternal darkness is burrowed while the worms watched, laughed and played;

The location is unruffled with a hint of perplexity, known only to my disciples in feverish secrecy,
Never will you be found in this unmarked grave even as you scream for unheeded mercy ceaselessly;

This unholy ritual performed by my mortician’s hands is unwavering in its complexity and yet simple in execution,
As the air runs low in lungs that burn and sound becomes muffled in a consciousness that now comprehends this retribution;

Ponder whether the betrayal was worth the kinship that was given up, collaborations that could have been legendary,
You sold your soul to a false idol whose words sparkle like false gold that have done nothing but buy your place in my cemetery;

It is now too late as you realize your role, I warm my hands as if by lumps of coal while watching the immolation of your soul…”

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Deditorials #1: A Rabid Response To The Soska Sisters Being Banned From Twitter

Deditorials #1: A Rabid Response To The Soska Sisters Being Banned From Twitter

Deditorials #1: A Rabid Response To The Soska Sisters Being Banned From Twitter

As someone who has been a journalist in the horror genre for almost 20 years, I have seen the topic of censorship in horror more times than I can remember. Up until now, I have always thought that the most heinous occurrence was the Video Nasty craze that rocked England in the early 1980’s that saw a list of 72 genre films persecuted simply for being horror films. While one could certainly argue that the films listed had content that was shocking for their time and the fact that the restrictions of home video releases were nearly non-existent, an outright ban and prosecution for owning any of the titles certainly seems over the top and excessive. In my mind, that has now been passed by the news that the Soska Sisters have been permanently banned from the social media platform Twitter for sharing a banner promoting the release of their upcoming re-imagining of the David Cronenberg classic Rabid (which is set to premiere next month at Frightfest in the UK)…

Now keep in mind that the above picture has been shared NUMEROUS times on various social media platforms and hundreds, if not thousands of people the world over as well as many horror websites and magazines. One has to ask if someone has a vendetta against the Soska’s and reported the picture specifically as it appears on their social media or is there more to it? They are known to be outspoken on certain causes, especially when it comes pedophilia and people in the industry that are linked to it. I certainly agree with them on that topic and they always try to be a positive force in the industry when it comes to inclusivity and equality in the industry. Something that stand out to me about the Twisted Twins when it comes to social media was something that Jen posted yesterday and I think it is really important: “Thank you for the overwhelming support. I must say if you believe someone cannot speak to someone with an opposing view, please unfriend me. Post your views on your pages where you have the right to speak freely and about any topic you wish. But I will always encourage speech over silence. And we must speak with people we disagree with if we’re ever to find common ground and mutual understanding. If you have feelings about my actions try to remember you get to pick your choices, not mine. Not anyone else’s. To rule what someone can or cannot say and to who or who not is utterly ridiculous.” This is something I think many people in our industry need to be reminded of…

I think that the above statement shows what is wrong with social media and people today (not the Soska’s). While I also believe in diversity and inclusion for everyone, we have moved into an era where you are not allowed to have an opinion of your own unless you agree with the “majority”. People have become so sensitive to everything that now when something offends one person, it becomes a calling card for others to jump onto it and often voice an opinion on something that they normally would say nothing about just because it is the hip and “in” thing to do. I remember a time when if you didn’t like what was on the TV, you changed the channel. You didn’t like the song? Change the station. Didn’t like what was being said in a book? Don’t read it. I think we need to get back to that. We all know the type of films the Soska’s make, so why is anyone surprised by the pictures from the film? Don’t follow them on social media if the pictures offend you. Horror in particular is maligned enough as it is. Look at the bullshit going on with Instagram. Anything tagged #horror now brings up a warning and recommendations to suicide awareness pages!

The trash pic shown above is the response the Soska’s have received from Twitter. How many people do you think really complained about the picture that allegedly offended everyone? There is damn sure more hateful content being posted on social media platforms than the picture they are using to promote their new film. When you consider all of the hateful rhetoric that is spewed from both sides of the political spectrum, the fighting with all of the various religions in the world and even idiots that fight about racial issues, how is a picture from a horror film the worst thing that can be posted? We as a horror community should be outraged by what is going on and the attack on our beloved genre and the Soska’s is certainly unacceptable. Please make sure to sign and share this petition to show your support against this great injustice!

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The Midnight Metal Massacre: Abhorrent Deformity’s “Ripped From A Mother’s Mutilated Womb” (Official Video)

The Midnight Metal Massacre: Abhorrent Deformity’s “Ripped From A Mother’s Mutilated Womb” (Official Video)

The Midnight Metal Massacre: Abhorrent Deformity’s “Ripped From A Mother’s Mutilated Womb” (Official Video)

In the finest tradition of horror, many Death and Black Metal music videos tell and show us the dark side of humanity and of the madness and horror that lurks in the darkness. Every Wednesday night, the Dedman will bring you yet another video to showcase the talents of those that screech and scream about the things that lurk in deeper recesses of our souls! Tonight’s featured band is Abhorrent Deformity and the song is “Ripped From A Mother’s Mutilated Womb” from the CD ”Slaughter Monolith” (2018)…

Released: August 3rd, 2018
Genre: Brutal Death Metal
Length: 3:19
Label: Comatose Music/Imperative PR

“Blood poured on to my hands, as I pulled my child from omission, its panting heart beats at the dawn of life, that solitary eruption is fucking deafening – I want it dead, murder by strangulation, the lifeless convulsion in its epileptic panic, I’ll bless it to the grave, isolate the cancer, disconnect the spinal cord, I gave you life, now you’re nothing more than a mound of shit, matriarchal chastisation, a grisly death to join the both of you, put each rotting carcass in the fucking dirt, excavation, the maggots lie in wait, Jesus Christ himself would have loved to die this way, there are no malicious misconceptions, no error to misfortune, I only meant to save myself”

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Dedman’s Morbid Mausoleum Of Dark Poetry: Of Betrayal And Hypocrisy…

Dedman’s Morbid Mausoleum Of Dark Poetry: Of Betrayal And Hypocrisy…

Dedman’s Morbid Mausoleum Of Dark Poetry: Of Betrayal And Hypocrisy…

“The Reaper of wayward souls is but one of my many vocations, a title that is not lightly bestowed upon the animate being,

A stab to the back and trust cast aside for those that didn’t care before is tantamount to a disaster for eyes unseeing;

You have forgotten who I am and the machinations of my words will be a remembrance of pain,
I speak the truths that are feared and forgotten but are never quieted in the twisted minds stain;

The fog undulates in slowly, masking headstones that litter the necropolis that is my dominion,
A home of bleakness that terrifies the soul and yet has an allure that sparks many an opinion:

Candles flicker in the whispers of wind and a pentagram is drawn with the dust of crumbled bone,
The summoning is on the cusp of delirium and damnation as I am about to reap what you have sown;

The smell of fear is sharp and bright in the hallows of the surrounding tombs, very sweet in taste,
Brotherhood is a bond not easily given or taken but it is one you have thrown away in a pitiful haste;

Forevermore now cast in my shadow and left to wonder what could have been now as you feel the crushing wither in your soul,
The sting will come when your casting out occurs at the hands of the wicked hypocrisy that lies to you but you will not see it until the bells toll;

My resurrection is at hand and is time to remind everyone just who the Hell I am…”

 

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The Midnight Metal Massacre: Cradle of Filith’s “ Heartbreak and Seance” (Official Video)

The Midnight Metal Massacre: Cradle of Filith’s “ Heartbreak and Seance” (Official Video)

The Midnight Metal Massacre: Cradle of Filith’s “ Heartbreak and Seance” (Official Video)

In the finest tradition of horror, many Death and Black Metal music videos tell and show us the dark side of humanity and of the madness and horror that lurks in the darkness. Every Wednesday night, the Dedman will bring you yet another video to showcase the talents of those that screech and scream about the things that lurk in deeper recesses of our souls! Tonight’s featured band is Cradle of Filth and the song is “Heartbreak and Seance” from the album “Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay” (2017)…

Released: September 22nd, 2017
Genre: Extreme Metal
Length: 6:26
Label: Nuclear Blast

“Before the war, this grave darksome pall
Pressed upon the face of England
We were sovereign to nothing less
Than the map of our souls solicitous to reign
Together in a peace these wicked times disdain

Then Empire saw much more to gain

The Crown discounts our loss
Life cannot count the cost
These numbers fount like water
The dead and dying, those on route to slaughter

Valentine sweet spine entwined
I am sorry that I left you here, in time
I will find the path back from the other side
So keep a candle burning
In your heart that is my shrine

No Memento Mori
For he passed away
For faraway glory
So tear the pages
From this castaway story

Spilling tears
Fill her lachrymatory

She seeks to pierce the veil
Melancholia
Speaks the fiercest tale
Weeks are growing lonelier
Even stonier regaled

Love’s bond responding
Beyond the pale

The planchette is promissory
Purveyance of the seance
In obeisance to the spirits
Before their dismissory

The Crown discounts our loss
Life cannot count the cost
These numbers fount like water
The dead and dying, those on route to slaughter

Valentine sweet spine entwined
I am sorry that I left you here, in time
I will find the path back from the other side
So please accept my kisses
Through the whispers of the Ouija board

I suffer alone
So far from home
Watching you from a distance
A shadow’s persistence to roam

No time to atone
You flower alone
Beautifully graven
You cut a black raven
Whose tower has flown

No Memento Mori
For he passed away
For faraway glory
So tear the pages
From this castaway story

Spilling tears
Fill her lachrymatory

She seeks to pierce the veil
Melancholia speaks the fiercest tale
Weeks are growing lonelier
Even stonier regaled

Love’s bond responding
Beyond the pale

The planchette is promissory
Purveyance of the seance
In obeisance to the spirits
Ghosts that haunt amiss, amie

Winter seems far colder
Without you by my shoulder now this year

Faith’s blinding glare advanced to frost
Finds her there, entranced to cross
To breach death’s porous border
And reach where breath affords no quarter

Helpless, I see her resolve harden

This is where it ends
How the wretchedness portends
The knife in her hand
On the stretch to the promised land

And this is how they found my light
Clutching tight that fateful telegram”

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Digital Dismemberment: Jorg Buttgereit’s SEX MURDER ART 4-Disc Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition Box Set: Nekromantik 2 Special Edition Blu-Ray Review

Digital Dismemberment: Jorg Buttgereit’s SEX MURDER ART 4-Disc Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition Box Set: Nekromantik 2 Special Edition Blu-Ray Review

Digital Dismemberment: Jorg Buttgereit’s SEX MURDER ART 4-Disc Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition Box Set: Nekromantik 2 Special Edition Blu-Ray Review

This is part 2 of a 4 part review of the Jorg Buttgereit’s SEX MURDER ART 4-Disc Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition Box Set. Enjoy!

Director- Jorg Buttgereit

Producer- Manfred O. Jelinski

Special FX- Jorg Buttgereit and Sammy Balkas

Cast- Monika M., Mark Reeder, Simone Sporl, Beatrice Manowski, Wolfgang Muller, Lena Braun, Kathe Kruse, Florian Koerner Von Gustorf, Eddi Zacharias, Vanessa Salata, Eva-Maria Kurz, Astrid Ewers, Carola Ewerts, Petra, Franz Rodenkirchen, Bale Bond, Bjorn Zielaskowski, Jorg Bettgereit, Bernd Daktari Lorenz and John Boy Walton

Released By- Cult Epics

Release Date- April 12th, 2016

The Premise: From director Jorg Buttgereit comes Nekromantik 2, the gore horror sequel to his 1987 classic Nekromantik. Monika (Monika M.) is a beautiful necrophiliac who lives alone in Berlin. By day she works as a nurse. By night she prowls through cemeteries while searching for fresh corpses. When she reads about the suicide of Rob (Nekromantik’s Daktari Lorenz) she finds his grave to dig up his body and brings it home. Mark (Mark Reeder) lives across town and makes his living dubbing “sex films”. After meeting Monika, romance blossoms and they fall in love. But all is not well in Monika’s world. Her relationship with Mark begins to falter and she has to make a final choice between loving the living or the dead.

While certainly a worthy follow-up to the groundbreaking Nekromantik, it is certainly interesting to note that Jorg Buttgereit considers this film to be both a love story and a feminist film. I can certainly see how it is a film about love (or rather the complex emotions of two people searching for love in entirely different ways) but maybe because I am not female or a feminist, I certainly don’t see it as a feminist film any more than the the first film was a story of the patriarchy. Politics aside, this is certainly an interesting film that in some ways surpasses the original and at times misses the mark. The film certainly tries to further the extreme violence (the footage of the seal being butchered and the spectacular beheading sequence are certainly squirm inducing), but I think it falls a bit short in terms of the emotional impact of the original. The character of Monika never quite hits the same emotional trauma that Rob experiences in the first film and it almost seems like her necrophiliac tendencies are more of an afterthought than a driving desire. What I did find particularly interesting was how Monika interacted with her female friends (eating pizza and chocolate with Rob’s severed head on the table, all while watching the previously mentioned seal footage) and her initial reactions to having sex with Rob’s body. The final scene brings it back to the level of the original however, and is certainly not for the squeamish! Once again, the music, camera work and locations are all top notch and give the film an air of danger that a film handling such subversive material should have…

SPOILERS: As the film starts, we get a black and white reshowing of Rob’s horrific suicide from the first film in all of its glory. The film flashes back to color at the tail end of Rob’s suicide as we then cut to a shot of some old buildings before settling to a shot of a young woman searching and eventually finding his grave in a secluded graveyard. Her name is Monika and she goes to great lengths to dig his body up and takes it back home with her. As she drags his corpse into her apartment, we can see that she also has a great fascination for death, even seeing a newspaper article on the wall about Rob’s suicide. We then cut to a scene where we see a young man named Mark heading into work where he does voice dubbing for porno films. We flash back to Monika as she is caressing and slowly undressing Rob’s corpse, slowly running her hands and fingers over and in his stab wounds. Again we go back to Mark at work dubbing over porn scenes while at the same time we see Monika attempting to have sex with Rob’s corpse until she suddenly jumps off and vomits in the bathroom after licking him. In an interesting twist, we see Betty from the first film at Rob’s grave, upset by the fact that someone has beaten her to digging up his corpse. Monika now takes great pains to wash Rob’s decaying corpse and displays it proudly on her living room table. When we next see Mark, he is called by a young woman about a movie date but when she shows up late, he has run into Monika and gives her the ticket instead…

They immediately hit it off with one another and have breakfast afterwards. They both appear to be happy and we next see different scenes of them visiting a local garden and a fair of some type but you can tell that Monika’s death obsession is starting to rear its head as ominous shots of skeletons and other odd creatures at the fair seem to seek her out. They later visit a zoo to see the animals and take pictures. Afterwards, Monika is at home and decides to cut Rob’s body up with a handsaw, keeping only his severed head and penis. She returns the rest of his body in blue trash bags back to his grave. Later, Mark goes to Monika’s apartment and after her showing him family pictures of funerals, they have sex in the living room. Mark is quite happy but you can tell the experience was not everything that Monika was hoping for as she imagines Rob’s corpse in Mark’s place. There is a strange dream sequence with Monika singing and ethereal shots of Rob’s corpse, then we see her taking strange pictures of Mark hanging upside down. He later talks with a friend about Monika’s strange behavior but keeps seeing her. While out with another friend, he gets drunk at a bar and passes out, having strange dreams of being buried in the ground. When we next see Monika, she has several female friends over, and while eating pizza and chocolate (WHILE having Rob’s severed head on the table like a decoration) watch a video of a seal being brutally butchered. Mark comes over and the women leave. Monika show the video to him and he is disgusted, demanding she turn it off and then leaves. They later make up and while having sex in Monika’s bed, she brutally saws his head off and replaces it with Rob’s, all while continuing to sleep with his corpse. The movie ends when we later find out that Monika is now pregnant…

Bonus Features

Jorg Buttgereit’s SEX MURDER ART Booklet: New for this Box Set, this 40 page booklet is one of the true treasures of this release! Complete with an introduction from Nico B. of Cult Epics, this includes excerpts of David Kereke’s early interviews with Jorg and other crew members from his book Sex Murder Art as well as art created exclusively for this release by Ferox. The interviews certainly give more subtext to the cannon of Buttgereit’s films and with the inclusion of the photographs and an in-depth breakdown of Buttgereit’s filmography, this may just be THE definitive say on his work!

Film Introduction By Jorg Buttgereit: (Run time of 1 minute 36 seconds) This optional intro is a brief introduction of the film from the director with a quick bit of history about how the German government originally tried to confiscate the negatives at a film festival. He also mentions again in this segment that he considers this film a love story and not a horror film…

The Making Of Nekromantik 2: (Run time of 26 minutes 37 seconds) A really fantastic look at the making of Nekromantik 2 that includes behind the scenes footage, FX test footage (really interesting set up for the building of the corpse seen on film and the terrible circumstances the body double had to go through as well as the incredible head severing sequence) and the experimentation of camera rigs. It is in this segment that Jorg talks about how the film is a love story and a feminist film (lots of exposition about the film having a female lead and the fact that the film was going to be played at a womens film festival). He also goes into great detail about the building of the corpse and how the film DOES NOT glamorize violence. Much like the first film, you can see the passion that went into making this movie and the total commitment the cast and crew put into making the best film they could.

Still Photo Gallery: 128 different photos and still in color and black and white from the film,

Outtakes: (Run time of 11 minutes 4 seconds) This is an interesting blend of alternate take and behind the scenes footage from the film. You don’t really see anything shocking that would have changed the narrative of the film, but this footage does give you more of an idea of what the locations were like and the preparations that were taken for certain scenes. No audio.

JB Trailers: Trailers from Jorg Buttgereit’s films, including Nekromantik HD (2 Minutes), Nekromantik 2 (1 Minute 5 Seconds), Der Todesking (2 Minutes 20 Seconds), Schramm (1 Minute 30 Seconds) and Hot Love (1 Minute 12 seconds).

20th Anniversary Live Concert: (Run time of 11 minutes 40 seconds) This was an event that took place at the 20th Anniversary screening of Nekromantik 2 that incorporated the use of live music. Musicians included Andre Abshagen, Monika M., Jens Friebe and Julie Miess. You get to see the musicians playing to certain scenes from the film and different shots of the audience. A very nice and unique piece of the films history.

A Moment Of Silence At The Grave Of Ed Gein: (Run time of 2 minutes 14 seconds) This is the footage that Jorg Buttgereit took while visiting the grave of notorious serial killer Ed Gein.

Half Girl- Lemmy, I’m A Feminist Music Video: (Run time of 3 minutes 8 seconds) Music video from the band Half Girl directed by Jorg Buttgereit. Yes, Lemmy DOES make an appearance!

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: This is included on the Blu-Ray AS WELL AS on a separate disc (new for this release as it was including only on disc on the standalone Nekromantik Special Edition Blu-Ray Release) along with the soundtrack to Jorg Bettgereit’s SCHRAMM..

Track Listing: 1. Nekro Intro (1:05) 2. Pure (1:46) 3. Scelette Insturmental (2:33) 4. Porno Sounds (1:50) 5. Work (2:06) 6. Home (Domestic Version 2:38) 7. Betty’s Return (2:32) 8. The Wheel Of Love (3:36) 9. The Missing Genital (:41) 10. Supersonic Tonic (2:48) 11. Scelette Delicieux (2:36) 12. Nekrowalz (1:42) 13. “Franzosisch” In E-Moll (3:21) 14. Magnum-Bar-Mix 2000 Plus (3:21) 15. Nekromantik 1991 (3:29) 16. Sex With A Saw (1:35)

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Live: (Run time of 47 minutes 10 seconds) This is a live version of the soundtrack. Absolutely haunting and a fantastic edition to this set.

Discs: 4
Format: NTSC
Color: Color
Rating: NR
Aspect Ratio: 1080p High Definition Widescreen (1.33:1)
Language: German with Subtitles

Cult Epics has done another amazing job releasing what is considered to be an all time classic in the annals of gore/shock cinema! Again, while there has been other releases of the film (including the Arrow Blu-Ray release) the pinnacle is the Blu-Ray release from Cult Epics, both the Special Edition release and as part of this 4 Disc Box set. The transfer is quite spectacular and keeps the grainy quality that works so well for the film. While all of the Special Features are spot on and give the release a full feeling, I find that 20th Anniversary Live Concert is the ultimate gift from this box set. In addition to having the soundtrack from Nekromantik 2 on the movie disc, this release also makes it available on a separate CD so that it can be transferred to your favorite listening device. The Making Of Nekromantik 2 feature is also quite informative, especially on the FX side of things and the still gallery has a wealth of photos that you just can’t find anywhere else. The Nekromantik 2 Collectible Artwork by Johnny Ryan and Nekrophilia photo of Monika M. ARE NOT included in this release, but again, it is a small detail that can be overlooked considering the addion of the SEX MURDER ART booklet. Everything about this is must have and looking forward to more releases from Cult Epics soon!

Movie Rating: 4 out of 5
Blu-Ray Rating: 10 out of 10

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Digital Dismemberment: Jorg Buttgereit’s SEX MURDER ART 4-Disc Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition Box Set: Nekromantik Special Edition Blu-Ray Review

Digital Dismemberment: Jorg Buttgereit’s SEX MURDER ART 4-Disc Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition Box Set: Nekromantik Special Edition Blu-Ray Review

Digital Dismemberment: Jorg Buttgereit’s SEX MURDER ART 4-Disc Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition Box Set: Nekromantik Special Edition Blu-Ray Review

This is part 1 of a 4 part review of the Jorg Buttgereit’s SEX MURDER ART 4-Disc Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition Box Set. While I have reviewed the Nekromantik Special Edition Blu-Ray in the past on other sites, there are a few differences between the Box Set and the separate standalone release of Nekromantik that warrant it being run again. The actual review part of the film is the same (why would it be any different?) but there are a few differences as it comes to what comes with the two releases, which will be pointed out below. Enjoy!

Director- Jorg Buttgereit

Producer- Manfred O. Jelinski

Special FX- Jorg Buttgereit, M. Roden Kirchen, Bernd Daktari Lorenz and Franz Rodenkirchen

Cast- Daktari Lorenz, Beatrice Manowski, Harald Lundt, Colloseo Schulzendorf, Henri Boeck, Clemens Schwender, Jorg Buttgereit, Holger Suhr, Volker Hauptvogel, Harald Weis, Heike Surban, Suza Kohlstedt

Released By- Cult Epics

Release Date- April 12th, 2016

The Premise: The controversial horror film that shocked the world in 1987, when it was banned in Germany, censored in Japan and simultaneously became a huge underground hit in the US (now long out of print.) Nekromantik tells the story of Rob who works at a street-cleaning Agency, and visits roadside accidents to clean up the scene.. Incidentally, Rob collects the body parts and shares them with his girlfriend Beatrice. When Rob presents a complete corpse taken out of a swamp, their undying love reaches its peak, but soon after, Betty gets a more liking towards the corpse and leaves Rob, which takes him to the sick end of his destruction.

With the amount of graphic gore and violence, notwithstanding the tremendously offensive and gross subject matter, Buttgereit’s film manages to shock and awe you at the same time. Looking at it strictly from a technical standpoint, the film is certainly something to marvel at. Shot on an extremely low budget and with friends, the film almost has a home movie feel about it. Buttgereit handles the majority of the tasks himself, from the writing, directing, acting, editing, casting, set design, camera work and special fx. From a societal standpoint, the film touches upon several topics, including the German working class, depression, the desensitization of violence in film and television, sexual dysfunction and fetish. The odd thing about this film is how you start to empathize with the character of Rob. Not from the standpoint of agreeing with what he does, but how his upbringing and emotional collapse pull you in. Not being able to have a relationship with anyone living and having his only “toy” being taken away by the woman that he loves, he basically collapses upon himself in the most masochistic of ways. His losses are so soul crushing that he becomes one of the dead at his own hands, with the film implying that his corpse is now to become the whim of someone else…

SPOILERS: The film opens on a couple driving down the road and becoming involved in an accident that kills both passengers. The next day, we see the car at the accident scene, replete with the driver dead behind the wheel and the passenger torn in half outside of the car. A street cleaning team shows up and that is where we meet Rob. His co-worker do not seem to like him, and we can see his job hangs by a thread. The flat that he shares with his girlfriend Betty has jars of pickled body parts that adorn the shelves, pictures of famous murders hang from the walls alongside of centerfolds of models. Rob continuously brings home new parts to add to their collection, all to her approval. While Betty bathes in the bathtub of bloody water, Rob watches TV and has odd flashbacks to his childhood, including the skinning of a rabbit and a dreamlike scene of him conducting an autopsy on a corpse. There almost seems to be a dulling apathy in their relationship until Rob brings home a corpse that he finds on the job in a swamp (the corpse belongs to a man that is accidentally killed when a neighbor is careless with an air rifle and shoots him off of a ladder. The man later disposes of the body in the swamp, presumably never to be seen again) . He brings the corpse home and presents it to her as a gift. There is a certain gleam in their eyes as they explore the corpse that degenerates into debauchery in its most primal form: sex. You can see the obvious lust in their eyes as the modify the corpse for her use (sawing a piece of pipe for a phallus and placing a condom on it so that she can sex with it). Rob at first watches and then joins in as everything breaks down into a threesome. The general attitude of the couple seems to improve, and in a scene as ghastly as the menage a trois, they sit down to a meal that may or may not be comprised of a body part in the refrigerator, all while the corpse hangs from the wall and oozes various fluids of decomposition into bowls placed all around it. Things appear to be in a state of bliss, but while Rob is still at work, Betty continues to have her way with the corpse, reading love stories and talking to it.

Things continue along as she verbally and physically woos the corpse and has sex with it again. Viewing this from an outside perspective lets you see this as an almost adulterous affair behind Rob’s back (granted, HE was the one that brought it home for THEIR enjoyment together, but Betty continues the amorous “affair” behind his back), and when he is fired from his job (for keeping dirty uniforms in his locker and being late for work), Betty emasculates him for not standing up for himself and leaves him, taking the corpse with her. Rob begins to break down mentally (even further than he already is). He kills their cat and guts it, rubbing it blood and innards all over himself while in the bathtub. He tries to make the best of his situation and goes to see a movie but is bullied by another patron and leaves. He goes home and in desperation, tries to kill himself with booze and pills. He falls asleep instead and has weird dreams of himself as a corpse in a trash bag, followed by a young woman giving him a severed head (they dance and frolic in the park, tossing the head and entrails back and forth amongst themselves in joy). Rob awakens and decides to hire a prostitute. They meet in a cemetery and while Rob tries his best, he finds that he can not perform sexually. The prostitute, thinking the entire situation is funny, begins to mock him until he becomes enraged and strangles her to death with his bare hands. He finds himself aroused and begins to have sex with her corpse until he is discovered by a gardener, who he decapitates with a shovel. Depressed and at the end of his rope, he heads home and in one of the most extreme moments ever put to film, he commits suicide by stabbing himself in the stomach several times with a large knife while masturbating, dying in ecstasy and horrid pain while fountains of blood and cum flow from his body. The film ends as we see Rob’s tombstone and a visitor: a woman’s foot clad in high heels and stockings…

Bonus Features

Jorg Buttgereit’s SEX MURDER ART Booklet: New for this Box Set, this 40 page booklet is one of the true treasures of this release! Complete with an introduction from Nico B. of Cult Epics, this includes excerpts of David Kereke’s early interviews with Jorg and other crew members from his book Sex Murder Art as well as art created exclusively for this release by Ferox. The interviews certainly give more subtext to the cannon of Buttgereit’s films and with the inclusion of the photographs and an in-depth breakdown of Buttgereit’s filmography, this may just be THE definitive say on his work!

Grindhouse 35mm HD Version with an introduction by Jorg Buttgereit (2013): (The introduction lasts 1 minute 35 seconds, with the film being its original running time of 75 minutes) The film can be watched with and without the introduction (which was done at a screening of the 35mm print at Beyond Fest held at the Egyptian Theater October 24th, 2013). Jorge discusses how the film was shot on Super 8mm, transferring it 16mm and then blew it up to 35mm. He goes on to say that this version is how he always wanted the film to look. The movie certainly has more of a “grindhouse” look and feel to it and in many ways gives the film more of a haunting look. A nice extra feature that allows you to see the film in another way.

Q & A With Jorg Buttgereit (2013): (Run time of 40 minutes) This is the Q&A that took place at Beyond Fest held at the Egyptian Theater October 24th, 2013 that includes scenes from the film. Jorg talks about the making of Nekromantik 1 and 2 (as well as Schramm), the problems he had with the government in Germany for the releases of the films, the concept of how the films came together, the lack of dialogue in the film, the many hats and problems (from the technical end) that came with making Nekromantik and more. The audience also asks several questions, and Jorg shows a great comedic range while answering. He also covers censorship in Germany quite extensively as well. Really fantastic insight to the film and the man who made it. Top notch and well worth watching.

The Making of Nekromantik: (Run time of 13 minutes) A very nice look behind the scenes about the making of Nekromantik. There is a wealth of behind the scenes stills and video footage of the cast and crew while making the film as well as a running dialogue/interview with Jorg Buttgereit where he goes into great detail about the meaning and making of the film (including the corpse design, the script, set locations, FX make-up, the actors and actresses). Listening to him, you can certainly tell that this was a passionate project for him and he treats the subject matter with tremendous respect. There are also a few blooper scenes included as well. Again, a very nice look at the making of the film and it really helps to give some context to the project.

Nekromantik Featurette: (Run time of 9 minutes 22 seconds) This is a German interview with Jorg Buttgereit detailing the technical aspects of Nekromantik that utilizes scenes from the film and home footage not used in the Making of Nekromantik featurette. He really goes into detail on the script and the difficulties of finding a cast that could convey what he wanted on the screen. He talks about the problems he had with the screening in Norway and the different cuts of the film on home video depending on what country it is shown in as well as what some of the cast and crew did after the release of the film. Highly informative and captivating.

Still Photo Gallery: 101 different photos and stills in color and black & white from the film.

Hot Love HD with Commentary by Jorg Buttgereit: (Run time of 30 minutes) The short can be watched with or without commentary by Jorg Buttgereit. A short that predates Nekromantik and stars Daktari Lorenz, it tells the tale of a young man that is in love with a woman who dumps him for a new guy. Crushed, he vows revenge and rapes her, impregnating her with a monster baby that winds up murdering her with an axe. A great short that shows Buttgereit’s skill even before Nekromantik, and you can even here where the basis of Nekromantik’s soundtrack came from with this short. Bloody, passionate and unrelenting, well worth watching and discussing. Film makers looking to break into the industry can learn plenty from watching this and seeing how emotional content can be shown without lots of dialogue and almost no budget.

Hot Love Featurette: (Run time of 3 minutes 30 seconds): A black and white look back at the screening of Hot Love in Germany, with comments from the crowd and musical numbers by Daktari Lorez. Primarily in German. A nice look back at the early start of Buttgereit’s career.

JB Trailers: Trailers from Jorg Buttgereit’s films, including Nekromantik HD (2 Minutes), Nekromantik 2 (1 Minute 5 Seconds), Der Todesking (2 Minutes 20 Seconds), Schramm (1 Minute 30 Seconds) and Hot Love (1 Minute 12 seconds).

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: This is included on the Blu-Ray AS WELL AS on a separate disc (new for this release as it was including only on disc on the standalone Nekromantik Special Edition Blu-Ray Release) along with the soundtrack to Jorg Bettgereit’s DER TODESKING.

Track Listing: 1. Nekromantik (2:52) 2. At Home (2:26) 3. Surprise (2:09) 4. Menage A Trois (2:25) 5. Pas De Deux (1:34) 6. Supper (7:56) 7. At Home: (Extended Katzi 3:19) 8. Autopsy (5:18) 9. Menage A Trois (Monster Version :45) 10. Drunk (3:37) 11. Gardener (:47) 12. Pas De Deux (Studio Version 1:34) 13. Jellyface (1:38) 14. Home (Domina Version 1:58) 15. Deafmusic For A Grey Movie (2:32) 16. Dream Surgery (3:57) 17. Sapor Sanguinus (2:27) 18. Nekromantik (Reprise 2:35) 19. Menage A Trois (First Play 2:06)

Discs: 4
Format: NTSC
Color: Color
Rating: NR
Aspect Ratio: 1080p High Definition Widescreen (1.33:1)
Language: German with Subtitles

Cult Epics has done an amazing job releasing what is widely considered one of the most controversial films of all time! There have been several fantastic DVD releases for Nekromantik 1, in particular the Barrel Entertainment editions (both in 1 and 2 disc versions) and the Arrow Films 3 Disc Limited Edition Blu-Ray (that includes other short films, the soundtrack and collectors book), but the pinnacle right now are the Blu-Ray release and this Box Set from Cult Epics. The addition of TWO versions of the film (a new Director’s approved HD transfer from the original Super 8mm negative and a “Grindhouse” HD version from the theatrical 35mm print) is phenomenal all on its own, and the introduction from Jorg Buttgereit, the Q&A with the director at the American Cinematheque (2013), The Making of Nekromantik, Nekromantik featurette, a still photo gallery, trailers from Buttgereit’s other films, the never before released short film Hot Love in HD along with commentary and featurette as well as the soundtrack from Nekromantik make this a must own, in particular having it available on a separate CD so that it can be transferred to your favorite listening device.. The limited edition prints from the standalone release ARE NOT included with this release, but it is a small detail and does not take away from the value of the Box Set. Everything about this is must have and looking forward to more releases from Cult Epics soon!

Movie Rating: 5 out of 5
Blu-Ray Rating: 10 out of 10

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Dedman’s Morbid Mausoleum Of Dark Poetry: Aesthetical Massacre of Experience

Dedman’s Morbid Mausoleum Of Dark Poetry: Aesthetical Massacre of Experience

Dedman’s Morbid Mausoleum Of Dark Poetry: Aesthetical Massacre of Experience

“Whisper your sins to me as I am your Grand Inquisitor, the master of your torment and pain,
The tools of my trade promise nothing more but sheer brutality and a torrent of sanguine rain;

Secrets kept hidden in the shadow of cognition will be heard by ears in octaves that are profane,
Shrieking has polytonality that sends shivers through the spine that make it infeasible to refrain;

Arterial spray stipples the face as a grotesque mask of gore, a portrait of necromantic glamour,
A canvas of flesh aches for expression as I muse where to use the clawed end of a hammer;

Fingernails pulled and bones broken in a symphony of anguish not seen since the days of Inquisition,
Delight taken in spasms of distress as we press forward to unknown boundaries of this expedition;

Amputation is the butchers delight as the saw screams in triumph during the removal of flailing limbs,
Organs shine in the paleness of the light as necropsy begins like turning pages for the proper hymns;

Rapture that you thought was yours in passing now belongs to me as consciousness begins to fade,

You are now the newest piece in my gallery of sin, painted and sculpted with the brush that is my blade;

Whisper your sins to me as I am your Grand Inquisitor, the master of your torment and pain,
The tools of my trade promise nothing more but sheer brutality and a torrent of sanguine rain…”

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Digital Dismemberment: American Poltergeist: The Curse Of Lilith Ratchet DVD Review

Digital Dismemberment: American Poltergeist: The Curse Of Lilith Ratchet DVD Review

Digital Dismemberment: American Poltergeist: The Curse Of Lilith Ratchet DVD Review

Director: Eddie Lengyel
Producers: Eddie Lengyel
Special Effects: William M. Johns
Cast: KateLynn E. Newberry, Rob Jaeger, Roger Conners, Angela Cole, Brianna Burke, George Tutie, Crissy Kolarik, Layla Cushman, Lauren Paulis, D.J. Remark, Debbie Scaletta, Ann Shamess, Dionnea Maree Ford, Morrigan Thompson, Pauline Nowakowski, Sean Keta, Janine Sarnowski, Richard Phillis, Jessica Thomas, Alan Thomas and Devin McClung
Released By: ITN Distribution
Release Date: February 5th, 2019

The Premise: “Alice and her best friend Lauren inadvertently set a hellish curse in motion after surprisingly acquiring a mysterious shrunken head. Wanting to know more about their fiendish find, they pay a visit to a popular paranormal podcast host Hunter Perry of “Beyond the Veil”. Hunter discovers it’s true authenticity of the ages-old object and in hopes of creating a rating boost, he plans a LIVE podcast in which the tale of the shrunken head will be introduced to the masses. Little do they know by playing the game and calling her name they will release the malevolent demonic spirit of Lilith Ratchet.

Independent filmmaking is often a mixed bag when it comes to the final results and when you find a director that can take a micro budget and make something worth watching, you should take notice and continue to follow their work. One of those directors is Eddie Lengyel and his latest film The Curse of Lilith Ratchet once again hits the mark. If you are not familiar with Eddie’s past films like Hellweek (2010), Scarred (2016), Voodoo Rising (2016) and Mother Krampus 2: Slay Ride (2018) then you are missing out on a filmmaker that not only gets the most out of his restrictive budgets, but also gets the most from his cast and crew. Over the course of his films, Eddie has always upped the scare quality and production values by leaps and bounds and this one is no exception. I found the technical aspects of this film to be really solid, in particular the lighting and camera work. Solid sound and FX work really ties this all together with a blood spattered bow…

The uniqueness of the character of Lilith Ratchet is what stands out the most in this release. While there are those that will point out similarities to characters like Lizzie Borden and Bloody Mary as well as films like The Woman in Black (2012), Final Destination (2000) and Candyman (1992), there remains an air of mystery about her and the feeling that could offer just as much terror, if not more, than many of her genre contemporaries. The Victorian era style of her clothing obviously gives her a surreal gothic look and feel and with the addition of her razor sharp teeth and fingernails, you know that the mayhem can only get more gruesome if there are future installments. I really liked the poem/incantation that leads to her arriving as well as the ornate box and shrunken head that holds the last of her earthly remains. Bonus points as well for some of the really incredible set locations utilized in the making of this film as well. They certainly lend a level of atmosphere that many lower budgeted genre films seems to miss getting…

*SPOILER ALERT* The film opens up with a shot of a young lady running into a house with an ornate wooden box. She finds her friend inside and as they open the box to drive a knife through a shrunken head that is contained inside, we suddenly see Lilith Ratchet appear and dispatch the two them rather quickly. We flash back to seeing two different young ladies entering an occult shop and seeing the same ornate box. When they inquire about it to the shop owner and are told it is not for sale, they steal it and take it to a local podcaster who pays them $200 for the box and its contents. His plan is to host a show about the origins of Lilith Ratchet and then to “play the game” contained inside to summon forth her ghost at a local Halloween party as a publicity stunt. Shortly afterwards, everyone that attended the party begins to die in mysterious and horrific ways. It starts with one man that is struck down by a car (really well done and will catch you off guard) and a really creepy and drawn out death sequence in a bathtub made to look like a suicide. Hunter (the podcaster) starts to have a creepy feeling that the game may have something to do with it but his girlfriend talks him out of that thought. Other people that attended the party begin to find out about the deaths and start to question whether the “game” had anything to do with the mysterious events…

One young lady in particular, Alice, feels there is more to what is going on than meets the eye. She confronts Hunter and he decides to take Alice and two other friends to meet his aunt who is a psychic/medium. The aunt inspects the box and its contents before performing a seance where only she sees one of the dead friends and Lilith Ratchet herself. Lilith possesses the aunt and basically tells the group things to throw them off of truth of the situation. Alice still feels that there is something more going on, but no one seems to believe her. Dillon, the best friend of the man hit by the car is not sure what to think and has a strange occurrence of his own with a young blond headed lady that starts to make him question things as well. Lola, a young lady that taped the Halloween party calls the Hunter and tells him that she found something strange on the tape. Bree, his assistant and girlfriend is killed by Lilith in her garage while on the phone with him, snapping her neck while sitting in the car. Lilith then confronts Dillon in his house and gruesomely slashes his face and throat with her nails. The shop owner where the box was stolen from contacts Hunter and gives him the details of what is really going on and gives him a plan to defeat her. As more and more of their friends die, Will Hunter and Alice survive the wrath of Lilith Ratchet? You are going to have to watch to find out!

Bonus Features:
Trailers for An Eye For an Eye, Voodoo Rising, Scarred and Mother Krampus 2

ITN Distribution deserves much credit for allowing filmmakers like Eddie the opportunity to get their films out to the genre loving crowd. Eddie also deserves praise for continuing to follow his passion and putting out quality entertainment that shows that it is not always the budget that can make a film. My only complaint about this release would be the lack of Special Features. The inclusion of the trailers is fantastic and the cover art is quite stunning, but I feel like interviews with Eddie and the cast members (especially Crissy Kolarik in the role of Lilith Ratchet) would really have gone a long way for this release. A behind the scenes on how the make-up and costume of Lilith Ratchet came to be would have been quite stunning and even a piece on the locations used would have been really cool. However, don’t let a lack of Special Features keep you from viewing this film. The passion and talent on display is something to behold and shows that if you really want to make a film with some substance, it can be done!

Movie Rating: 4 out of 5
DVD Rating: 5 out of 10

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The Midnight Metal Massacre: Kill Everything’s “Infatuated With Homicide” (Official Video)

The Midnight Metal Massacre: Kill Everything’s “Infatuated With Homicide” (Official Video)

The Midnight Metal Massacre: Kill Everything’s “Infatuated With Homicide” (Official Video)

In the finest tradition of horror, many Death and Black Metal music videos tell and show us the dark side of humanity and of the madness and horror that lurks in the darkness. Every night at Midnight, the Dedman will bring you yet another video to showcase the talents of those that screech and scream about the things that lurk in deeper recesses of our souls! Tonight’s featured band is Kill Everything and the song is “Infatuated With Homicide” from the upcoming “Convicted Killers Live DVD” and a yet untitled CD (2019)…

Released: July 3rd, 2019
Genre: Brutal Death Metal
Length: 4:31
Label: Comatose Music/Imperative PR

“So many ways to kill I want try them all before I die
So many ways to kill tonight I’m gonna try one. I foresee your death
Walking through the corridor a drunken man just stumbles into me
Never seen him before but this one just seems like I was meant to
Bludgeon
Tie up
Strangle
cut throat

I’m infatuated with homicide
I’m infatuated with the ways to take one’s life
(x2)

Poisoned
hung up
strangled
burnt up

I like to kill them without a blade
I want to kill them infinite ways

So many ways to take the life I want to try them all before I die
So many ways to take the life why the fuck would I want to take them all the same way
(x2)

Captured
Strung up
drugged up
drowned

I’m infatuated with homicide
I’m infatuated with the ways to take one’s life
(x2)

Dead
Oooh
Dead
Oooh

I’m infatuated with the ways to take one’s life”

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Dedman’s Morbid Mausoleum of Dark Poetry: Damnation of the Marrow

Dedman’s Morbid Mausoleum of Dark Poetry: Damnation of the Marrow

Dedman’s Morbid Mausoleum of Dark Poetry: Damnation of the Marrow

The Goddess of Darkness in my dreams, Oh how She whispered the desires I had longed to hear in the hollows of my rotten marrow;
Her frame a Gothic perfection, the Unholiest reflection, a visage of the most unearthly beauty to possess and hold would be much too narrow.

Summoned by inner turmoil, angst at its most absolute depths as loneliness led me by the hand to a Demoness of the utmost callous disposition;
Skin of immaculate alabaster, an utter and flawless disaster, a fleeting vision of eternal bliss that was never more than a fleeting apparition.

The wanton desire to please, absolution of my soul withheld as Her wicked design was laid out with the most sinister of dark intentions;
Lips of such softness to kiss, a walk along Hell’s abyss, a neurotic need to please despite the lamentations of others and their unheeded interventions.

She cackles most cruelly at my vivid torment, Her eyes ablaze with passionate glee as the Succubus fells me with anguish shot by an arrow;
Hair so soft and wispy, salvation but a dream and too risky, Oh how She whispered the desires I had longed to hear in the damnation of the marrow…

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The Midnight Metal Massacre: Cattle Decapitation’s “Your Disposal” (Official Video)

The Midnight Metal Massacre: Cattle Decapitation’s “Your Disposal” (Official Video)

The Midnight Metal Massacre: Cattle Decapitation’s “Your Disposal” (Official Video)

In the finest tradition of horror, many Death and Black Metal music videos tell and show us the dark side of humanity and of the madness and horror that lurks in the darkness. Every Wednesday night, the Dedman will bring you yet another video to showcase the talents of those that screech and scream about the things that lurk in deeper recesses of our souls! Tonight’s featured band is Cattle Decapitation and the song is “Your Disposal” from the album “Monolith of Inhumanity” (2012)…

Released: May 8th, 2012
Genre: Deathgrind/Progressive Death Metal
Length: 43:03
Label: Metal Blade Records

“Continents of trash of which you’ve laid your stake
On a mountain of garbage, from your hands it was made
There stands the monolith of inhumanity
An indestructible testimony of a technological society

You alone are your disposal
A lifetime of stains wasting away slowly down the drain
No mercy, no reprisal
No second chance

From junk we have emerged
Slaves willing to serve
Our own damning demands from our own damning hands
De-evolved man

At dawn we rise to an apocalyptic paradise
Where we take our fill
Where life is killed
Where death lays his bones
Where we hang the rope
Where we take our toll
Where we dug our hole

Encroaching byproducts of which disasters are made
On a mountain of garbage, springs a fountain of carnage
There we emerge from the monolith of inhumanity
An indestructible testimony to a doomed society

You alone are your disposal
A lifetime of stains wasting away slowly down the drain
No mercy, no reprisal
No second chance

From junk we have emerged
Slaves willing to serve
Our own damning demands from our own damning hands
De-evolved man”

 

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