31 Days of Hallowe’en 2017, Day 16: The Disappearance of Willie Bingham [short] [2015]

Unsettling in a deep way and with stomach-churning doses of literal body horror, this Aussie short by Matt Richards ticks all the right boxes from the start: ominous, gravelly voiceover, bleak prison setting, and unforgettable gore.

Given the rising tide of self-serving conservative oligarchy-style governments, it’s hard not to read into shorts like this as a warning of how public services – like the prison system – could turn out if allowed to run unchecked and unregulated. Bolstered by good acting from the two central leads and crisp technical production, it’s probably a good short to scare the shit out of wayward kids if that’s your thing.

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