Dead Over Heels (United States, 3 minutes)

Directed by: Jose Matheu

Written by: Jose Matheu

Cast: Alex Previty, Mark Woodman

After decades of working only with and around inanimate bodies, Eunice the mortician's social abilities have rusted. She can't connect with people, and she can't get laid. One night, her assistant rolls in a new corpse to work on. Eunice, who is alone and insecure around living people, sees in the new body an opportunity for a special encounter. The mortician proceeds to play out her romantic fantasies with the 'gifted' corpse, while her assistant grows increasingly suspicious of her behavior.

Review:

Dead Over Heels

By: Conor Murray

Who said necrophilia can't be funny? Eunice the mortician has lived a lonely life surrounded primarily by cold bodies, lacking the love life she desires. One day this changes, when a "gifted" corpse is rolled into her lab. While trying to hide her secret from her assistant, Eunice plays out her various fantasies with her new acquaintance. Without dialogue, the film is carried by its animations, which has a very nice style and flair to it. The script is simple but entertaining, with Eunice clearly enjoying her new companion a little more than she should. The music and sound effects add onto the piece and compliment the film well. "Dead Over Heels" is an official selection of the New York City Independent Film Festival and will be shown during the festival's run from October 12-18, 2015.