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Name That Trauma:: Caffeinated Joe on a Doll Mask Short

November 12th, 2019 by unkle lancifer · 7 Comments

My brother-in-law needs help:

“I went to see some kinetic sculpture today and it reminded me of a creepy film short I’ve seen before but can’t find it googling every different keyword I can think of. I think the filmmaker’s name began with the letter K. It was in black and white and was creepy and weird and maybe had a beetle in it? Don’t rightly remember but trying to find it. Also, if it helps I think there may have been doll masks stitched together with twine and weird stuff like that. I initially thought Kafka but it wasn’t him but the name sounded the same. Thanks again!”

Any one have any ideas?
Caffeinated Joe

Tags: Name That Trauma!

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Caffeinated JoeNo Gravatar // Nov 12, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Thanks for posting! Hopefully someone can help, cause I do not know what this is.

  • 2 RATSAWGODNo Gravatar // Nov 12, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Try looking into the films and shorts of Jan Švankmajer. Also look into The Quay Brothers and their short films. This descriptions sounds just like their stuff. Maybe K = Quay?

  • 3 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Nov 12, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Caffeinated Joe,

    Hope we can help!


    The brothers Quay shorts! That’s a brilliant suggestion! plenty of doll heads and sewing for sure!

  • 4 kirbyreedloveshorrorNo Gravatar // Nov 13, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    This sounds a lot like Blood Tea and Red String by Christiane Cegavske, although it isn’t in black and white and isn’t a short. I’m probably wrong but thought I’d throw it out there!

  • 5 Caffeinated JoeNo Gravatar // Nov 18, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    I am going to let him know the thoughts so far. Thanks!

  • 6 Caffeinated JoeNo Gravatar // Nov 18, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Okay, sent him this page and he wrote that he figured it out himself. It was the Nine Inch Nails video for Closer (Director’s Cut).

    Thanks for the help, all.

  • 7 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Nov 19, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Caffeinated Joe,
    Awesome! Glad he found it! I would have never fihured that out! i was already old when that video came out (Love NIN Btw)!

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