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The Backwater Gospel (2011)

The Backwater Gospel
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Zebulon Whatley Zebulon Whatley
The Tramp
Lucien Dodge Lucien Dodge
The Minister
Laura Post Laura Post
Townswoman
Robert Bennett Robert Bennett
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Gory, Frightening Short

2 years, 11 months 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?
Tags: Short (4), 2010s (3), Horror (3), Animation (3), 2011 (2), Denmark (1), Color (1), Disturbing (1), Dark (1), Panic (1), Western (1), Scapegoat (1), Animated (1), Death (1), 10 Min. (1), Religion (1), Bible (1), Bloody (1), Fear (1), Priest (1)
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dakenfromvault rated this 9/10 2 months, 1 week ago
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Andy Goulding added this to a list 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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"DIR: Bo Mathorne SUMMARY: A terrifying winged undertaker, whose appearance in town inevitably means death for someone, holds all of Backwater in his spell. All but one, a sardonic troubador, takes solace in religion. But when that doesn't prove to be enough, the fire-and-brimstone town preacher takes matters into his own hands. WHY IT'S HERE: Plenty of filmmakers have examined the hypocrisy of religious extremism from all conceivable angles but Bo Mathorne's 'The Backwater Gospel' does so wi"


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"DIR: Bo Mathorne SUMMARY: A terrifying winged undertaker, whose appearance in town inevitably means death for someone, holds all of Backwater in his spell. All but one, a sardonic troubador, takes solace in religion. But when that doesn't prove to be enough, the fire-and-brimstone town preacher takes matters into his own hands. WHY IT'S HERE: Plenty of filmmakers have examined the hypocrisy of religious extremism from all conceivable angles but Bo Mathorne's 'The Backwater Gospel' does so with"



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