Rare, Brutal, Nacho Cerda, Gore, Disturbing, Unearthed Films, Notorious, Horror, (Warning, this is nasty); DVD – Ex Used condition
For those who have ever wondered what might go on behind locked doors in a mortuary, Nacho Cerdà brings us Aftermath—a nauseating, disturbing, and perhaps even thought provoking 30 minute study of one sicko and his passion for corpses. Beautifully shot using graceful sweeping camera movements and excellent lighting, with wonderful use of music and sound design, this is twisted film-making that even the art-house crowd might be able to appreciate. The movie begins as two men working in a morgue begin autopsies on a couple of male cadavers. In sickening detail, the first stiff is dissected, and the audience is spared no gruesome detail: the head is sawed open and the brain removed, the entrails are given a thorough poking around, and, finally, all of the spare parts (including the brain!) are shoved back unceremoniously into the corpse’s thoracic cavity, before it is sewn up. Whilst the first pathologist cleans up his bloody tools, his workmate carries out a similar procedure on the second body. Strong stuff indeed, but you ain’t seen nothing’ yet! The guy working on the second corpse finishes up for the night and heads off home, and a third body is brought into the room—that of a young woman. The remaining member of staff, realising a rare opportunity has been presented to him on a platter (so to speak), locks the morgue door and indulges in a little spot of mutilation/fornication. Yes, folks, he gets a stiffy whilst hacking up the stiff, and climbs on board for a quickie, posing for a few photos in the process! Aftermath is extremely sick stuff, but it does drive home a point (in addition to presenting the viewer with some very impressive gore): after you’re dead, your body is just meat!