The Chocolate Factory
2002 | 00:27:14 | United States | English | Color | Stereo
Collection: Single Titles
The Chocolate Factory is a suite of monologues in the voice of a fictionalized serial killer, one monologue for each victim. The camera, with an almost structuralist rigor, pans up and down simple line drawings of each of the seventeen victims. A Black Sabbath song, picked apart and extended, serves as punctuation and soundtrack. Reinke has described the video as, "My autobiography as Jeffrey Dahmer." But really, as the narrator says, "It's all about the victims."
"The Chocolate Factory marries Steve Reinke's previous concerns of goofy boredom and witty self-absorption with an unprecedented and disturbing pathology."
--Pleasure Dome program notes