A view of the afterlife which reveals a dream-like truth to how people subconsciously face their end.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Mitchum
Faith Harrington
Nicky Matchbright
Alan Moore ...
Frank Metterton
Robert 'Bobbles the Clown' Hopley
Sharon Bachelor
Deak Teaser ...
Debbie Plowright
Khandie Khisses ...
Beryl Clarke
Luli Blue ...
Christine Lamb
Melinda Gebbie ...
Tim Heath ...
Leonard Brock
Terry Jermyn ...
Richard Furnival
Gwen Coker
Patricia Coleman ...
Patricia Furnival
Rob Kendall ...
Harry Coker


A view of the afterlife which reveals a dream-like truth to how people subconsciously face their end.Faith Harrington makes a few phone calls then proceeds to dress up for a night out. During her ritual, she falls into a closet that guarantees her ticket into the Matchbright & Metterton Night Club. The protagonist, James Mitchum, jumps into the door-frame of a gentlemen's club to escape the pounding rain. There, he interrupts a smoke break by one of the club's dancers. She suggests that James go into the club to grab a drink while he's waiting for the weather to pass. When James enters the club, he notices that everything is a bit removed from societal norms. Each guest looks as if they too have sought refuge in the club to escape a personal hell. James is disturbed by the sad and depressed atmosphere. His reactions are clues that his surroundings are displaced. At a table next to the bar, the proprietor, Matchbright, buys James a drink. Matchbright is accompanied by Faith. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Abstract, but Engaging. Eraserhead, without the boredom or pretension.
30 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

I came to the movie a big fan of Alan Moore's work. I have read quite a few of his comics, and have seen some of their adaptations. I watched this movie after seeing a recent interview of his, where he mentioned this short as being the only one of his movies that he didn't want to disown. It did not disappoint.

The movie presents a gritty, surrealistic picture that puts your emotions on edge almost from the first second. There's a certain ambiance, and creeping fear or apprehension that edges into so many scenes without drawing from an obvious source. The music is subtle, and complements the film perfectly. The storyline itself is also deeply engaging, and the ah- ha moment that comes when you realize what the movie is about is quite satisfying. I don't want to reveal too much about the movie, so I will just say that you will not be disappointed, and I can't think of a better way to spend half an hour.

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