Go Down Death

Feature | NR | 88 min
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Year Produced:2013
Rating:Not Rated
Production Country:United States
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Aaron Schimberg
Producer:Vanessa McDonnell
Caroline Oliveira
Screenwriter:Aaron Schimberg
Music:Aaron Schimberg
Quentin Tolimieri
Cinematographer:Jimmy Lee Phelan
Editor:Vanessa McDonnell
Cast:Doug Barron
Rayvin Disla
Lucy Kaminsky
Sammy Mena
Bryant Pappas
Simone Xi


Riding a horse called Misery on the dirt road to death.

Go Down Death is a wry, sinister realization of a strange new universe, a cross-episodic melange of macabre folktales supposedly penned by the fictitious writer Jonathan Mallory Sinus. Themes of monotony, personal vulnerability, hope for life’s progress, yet fears of life itself shroud the highly-stylized, American Gothic-inspired original film. Soldiers are lost and found in endless woods, a child gravedigger is menaced by a shape-shifting physician, a syphilitic “john” bares all to a young prostitute, and a disfigured outcast yearns for the affections of a tone-deaf cabaret singer. Go Down Death will take you to the realization that life hands us a shovel to dig our way to freedom. However, it is up to us to ensure we get out instead of digging our grave in the process.