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The Backwater Gospel (2011)

The Backwater Gospel
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(27 ratings)
7.8 IMDB rating

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Starring
Zebulon Whatley

Zebulon Whatley

The Tramp
Lucien Dodge

Lucien Dodge

The Minister
Robert Bennett

Robert Bennett

Additional Voices
Laura Post

Laura Post

Towns People


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Gory, Frightening Short

2 years ago at Aug 31 17:58
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Although this is a pretty obvious short on the evils of religion, the animation here is breathtaking, the visuals frightening, and the script, for the most part, is pretty damn good too.

The angel of death, 'the undertaker,' is picking off the frightened residents of a small town, while the town's evil priest leads them on a witch hunt, leading to one man- the faithless, guitar-... read more
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Backwater is doomed by the regular visits of the undertaker. The town priest and the faithful think that a merry, non-religious tramp living in an improvised shed in the middle of the town brings the death that follows. It looks like when he sings, the undertaker visits. But is he the one to blame for their misfortune?
Short (4), Animation (3), Horror (3), 2010s (2), Fear (1), Religion (1), Panic (1), Death (1), Animated (1), Short Film (1), Western (1), 2011 (1), 10 Min. (1), Bible (1), Color (1), Massacre (1), Denmark (1), Bloody (1), Disturbing (1), Dark (1)
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moviebuff15 posted a review 2 years ago

Gory, Frightening Short

“Although this is a pretty obvious short on the evils of religion, the animation here is breathtaking, the visuals frightening, and the script, for the most part, is pretty damn good too.

The angel of death, 'the undertaker,' is picking off the frightened residents of a small town, while the town's evil priest leads them on a witch hunt, leading to one man- the faithless, guitar-plucking hobo, who refuses to comply with the priest's reign of terror.

The corpse-like characters are truly grotesque and frightening, scarier than anything Burton could come up with. The bloody conclusion isn't stylized or humorous either- it's unflinching brutality is unnerving. There's also some pitch-black humor concerning religious hypocrisy, but it does little to relieve the unrelenting t” read more

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