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)
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