It’s not horror in the traditional sense, but Matt Richards’ short The Disappearance of Willie Bingham is plenty horrific. The concept alone—punishment by dismemberment (that has a ring to it)—is a gnarly take on the criminal justice system, allowing victims to determine what goes and what stays on a criminal’s body: hence the name, The Disappearance of Willie Bingham. You really have to appreciate what Richards has done here, taking a simple concept and spiraling it into a gruesome tale of what a completely unhinged justice system might look like in the future. Stay out of trouble, kids.
Inmate Willie Bingham is the first man selected to undergo a gruesome new punishment introduced under the State’s revised stance on capital crime.
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