First of all, if you don’t have a Shudder subscription, stop what you are doing and get one…now. $4.99 will get you access to the most diverse and interesting line-up of horror gems online. Case in point: Discopath.
“Discopath is a 2013 Canadian film directed by Renaud Gauthier. The film is about Duane Lewis, a New York cook who becomes insane when hearing disco music. After murdering a woman in a club, Duane travels to Montreal where he continues his killing spree. Discopath premiered in Canada at the Fantasia Film Festival.” (thanks wiki).
It sounds ridiculous, and it kind of is. What isn’t ridiculous are the incredible, old-school special effects and the well-thought out and insightful transitions.
This movie is a true gem.
Filmed in 2013, you can tell that no expense was spared in making us truly feel that we are in the beginnings of Disco. From the bus the characters ride in to the clothes and even the wallpaper, you’ll feel like you’re watching a film from the 70s.
The artistry in this film is so impressive. To be honest, I clicked on it because I needed a little pick-me-up…one of those “it’s so bad it’s good” situations. What I ended up discovering was a crazy concept that was actually terrifying. I can’t explain how, but it was that perfect combination of terrifying and silly that ends up providing a comfort. In a time where many are feeling scared of dancing at their favorite clubs or going to see a movie at their favorite theaters, movies like this are precious. If we can find humor and solace in a fictional depiction of these horrors, I don’t know about you, but that kind of makes me feel a little bit better. If nothing else, it will lighten your mood, and that, in and of itself, is worth the $4.99 subscription fee.
Now grab your turntable, blast some Bee Gees and enjoy the strangest, and most satisfying horror movie you’ll find streaming online right now.