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Review by Siobhan

After finally getting power back I e-mailed my buddies at Erebus Horror to send me something ASAP to review and jumped for a trilogy of short films by Jeremiah Kipp. Now, if you don’t know who Jeremiah Kipp is here is a little caption from my inbox of some of his work:

“Jeremiah Kipp’s directing credits include THE SADIST starring Tom Savini, THE POD starring Larry Fessenden, CONTACT (commissioned by Sinister Six annual screening series), THE DAYS GOD SLEPT, CRESTFALLEN, THE CHRISTMAS PARTY (Cannes and Clermont-Ferrand), EASY PREY (commissioned by NYC’s annual VisionFest), DROOL (commissioned by Mandragoras Art Space), SNAPSHOT and THE APARTMENT (commissioned by Canon to premiere their XL2 at DV Expo 2004). Producing credits include the feature films SATAN HATES YOU (created by Glass Eye Pix, starring Angus Scrimm, Michael Berryman and Reggie Bannister), GOD’S LAND, LET’S PLAY, IN MONTAUK, THE JONESTOWN DEFENSE and THE BED-THING (directed by Pulitzer Prize-nominated Matt Zoller Seitz). Assistant director credits include I SELL THE DEAD starring Dominic Monaghan, SOMEWHERE TONIGHT starring John Turturro, ONE NIGHT starring Melissa Leo, and the Sundance Award- winning MAN (dir: Myna Joseph).”

Now, down to fuckin’ business, I received 3 links to 3 short films: Crestfallen, Contact, and Drool. I had no idea what to expect, but I was excited to see what was in store for me. Crestfallen and Drool were okay but Contact I felt he could have gone further.

Contact was basically about a girl who freaks out from drugs with her boyfriend, and then reunites with her parents in the end all clean and pretty. I felt that the “junkies”, and especially the drug dealer, were lame. There was a stereotypical guy in a leather jacket who looked like a jerk off (I’m allowed to say that because my boyfriend has that jacket with a huge Ramones patch on the back and he manages to not look like a fool in it), and some kid with his eyes closed looking stupid, who should have been left out of the shot completely, or should have been on the floor pretending to sleep. The drug dealer was a unique character who I appreciated, but not as an actual drug dealer. I’ve never met a drug dealer who wore eye liner and had a penis (I’m assuming that guy was a guy, I could be really fucking off on that one). You don’t know what kind of drug they’re doing, but they’re freebasing it completely naked. With any drug trip there were highs and lows, and I was left wishing the low went way fucking low, like down to the core of the earth low. But all in all I felt like it was shot well and the setting/backdrop for each scene was done well. I really liked the way it went back and forth from the parents waiting at the dinner table and back to their daughter getting fucked up.

Crestfallen was a series of flash backs in the mind of a girl who just slit her wrists in a bathtub (more boobies fellas). I thought it was a really cool concept and there was an aerial shot from above the bathtub tinting the water with her blood — it looked totally disturbing and dark, I loved it.

Drool was an experimental film where you’re left not sure what the fuck went on. It’s just a naked man and woman in a room covered in what I’m assuming is supposed to be drool, but all I kept thinking was it was definitely some kind of lube, so I kept picturing a scene from the movie Old School (“We can only get KY in the 24 oz tubes, industrial size can take up to 3-4 weeks”). The whole time you’re not sure if they’re fuckin’ or fightin’ and it’s weird, but something about it I liked and wanted to see more — how did they get there? what’s happening? where did he go? I kind of liked it, in a weird way and wouldn’t mind seeing it turned into a totally over the top gory, horror flick filled with insanity.

As you can see, not all horror is monsters and cannibals, it can be taken any way. Check out some of Jeremiah Kipp’s work for yourself, I’d love to see what all the other horror fanatics think of his work, so leave a comment below or on my blog. Who knows, he can be the next big thing and you’ll get to tell all your hipster friends you saw him way back when all because of some girl — that girl — Siobhan.

Read more about Jeremiah Kipp here

Reviewed by Siobhan

I don’t know if it’s because I’m slightly new to the horror game, but this has been the most gory and perverted compilation of stories I’ve ever read. Literally, from the books forward all the way to the last page is filled with twisted tales. I typically read zombie books, but reading these stories about mostly average people voluntarily eating humans has left me slightly disturbed. If you’re wondering how the topic of cannibalism could possibly keep your attention, don’t you worry, there’s plenty of necrophilia and other perverted acts thrown in there to hold your attention. I give the Masters of Taboo Presents Cannibalism two bloody, severed thumbs way up. They seriously delivered on the gore and have left me constantly looking over my shoulder, assuming every one around me is a cannibal sizing me up for dinner. Most of the stories are well written but I found my two favorites were Fallen Angel and Bath Salts. I’m not sure if Bath Salts was meant to be funny, but I found it humorous and I always love a bit of humor thrown into my horror. If you’re sick of cookie cutter horror I’d seriously consider checking this read out. I wanted to include a quick, one line description of these shorts in my own words. If you’re a fan of all things horrific, hopefully you’ll consider checking it out. On that note, I have to go not eat the ribs (pork, not human — thanks) that have been prepared for dinner tonight, I’ll just stick with my veggies for the time being..

Brief Individual Story Descriptions

Plastic Bacon by Nigel-Lata-Bursten
A mans wife gets a nose job using pig genetics, guess who eats who

Dive by Michael S. Simmons
Shipwreck and Nazi zombies

Preppers by Hart D. Fisher
Forced cannibalism leads to voluntary cannibalism

Sophia & The Amazon Queen by Brent Lorentson
Family vacation turns into slaughter, rape, and daddy’s princess actually becomes a queen

Magnum P.i & The Automated Butt-Cutter by Brian Harris
Cannibalism is a part of everyones lives in a futuristic world, not much about actual butts though..

Fallen Angels by MJ Hyman
Cannibalism will get you kicked out of the military and you will be forced to dumpster dive for dinner, until a rich guy brings you to his soup kitchen

Corpse Intolerant by Andrew Allan
Consume human flesh until you barf and shit until your mom walks in

Zombie Christ by Armand Rosamilia
Psycho Christian starts eating people

S.K.I.N by Anthony Sant’Anselmo
Cannibalism with the upper class in the Amazon, with a brief appearance by George Foreman

Abortion Atonement by Bryan Jackson
Abortion leads to cannibalism, always wrap it up kids!

Bath Salts by Jack Donnelly
Hungry People + Bath Salts = Yummy People

Chubby Chasers by Destiny West
Cushion ain’t only good for the pushin’

The Diary by Stephen Biro
Medication suppresses voices and cannibalism