Wisconsin Death Trip (1999)

James Marsh directs Ian Holm, Jeffrey Golden and Jo Vukelich in this documentary that recreates the grisly, lurid and uncanny news stories of an unfortunate 1890’s mid-western town going through a spate of poverty and mania.

I caught this on TV late one night in my teens with no real idea what it was. Rewatching it so many years later was a slightly fraught experience. It felt like the first 15 minutes contained everything I had drowsily logged back then. Had I fallen asleep all those years ago? No… this sustains its monochrome weirdness though out. A unique, very satisfying western.


Perfect Double Bill: The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Check out my wife Natalie’s Point Horror blog https://cornsyrup.co.uk

We also do a podcast together called The Worst Movies We Own. It is available on Spotify or here https://letterboxd.com/bobbycarroll/list/the-worst-movies-we-own-podcast-ranking-and/

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