A man awakens in a hospital to hear a doctor giving him the worst possible news: he’s been poisoned and has only a few days to live at best. Medical science can do nothing and he needs to make sure all his affairs are in order. Thanks to the 1949 classic D.O.A., this is a familiar premise, one that gets turned around and brought into modern times in Dead On Arrival.
It’s 2022, and the Tea Party has completely taken over. I usually try not to be political, but it’s difficult to avoid it here. Supposedly, the fact that once a year, for just twelve hours, absolutely nothing is illegal has solved all the the problems of the United States, and it’s all thanks to the New Founding Fathers. The official story is that the Purge, as it’s called, makes the world better because it gets out all the violent impulses we have.
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I went to a horror film festival. I’m not sure if I should be proud of my progress in not being scared by anything and everything, or terrified that I’m being drawn to the dark side. Hopefully they still have cookies, at least.