A pair of whacked-out cartoon-like exterminator/hitmen kill the owner of a burglar-alarm company, and stalk the partner who hired them, his wife, and a nerd framed for the murder, who tells the story in flashback from the electric chair.
A short comedy by the Coen brothers which was planned to be a part of an anthology film To Each His Own Cinema, but wasn't included in the final version of the film. A Texas cowboy goes to ... See full summary »
I must warn you up front, this is a bloody and violent short film. So
if you don't like that sort of thing, think about it before watching.
Now I am NOT saying you shouldn't see "A Fever in the Blood"--it's a
terrific short film.
The film is a bizarre little film that you just need to turn off your
brain and accept it for what it is. It begins with a private detective
being attacked in an alley and he gets his ear bitten off! As I said,
the film is pretty bloody. For some bizarre reason, afterwords he's got
psychological deafness in his other ear. So what if you STILL should
have hearing in the inner ear of the chomped ear or that doctors SHOULD
have been able to re-attach the ear! Remember--suspend your sense of
What happens next makes this film--the quirkiness, the great dialog,
etc. all make for an exciting film experience. Apparently, Andrew
Pulver based this on a story by the ultra-famous Ethan Coen and it
definitely has the look and feel of a Coen film--the irony, the
strangeness and the cool dialog. Who exactly Pulver is and how he had
access to a Coen story is something I'd love to know, but you can sure
tell from the short film that he really can direct and write--the film
isn't good just because of its Coen pedigree. In fact, I'd really like
to see more from him--it shows style and a nice touch throughout.
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