“Beautiful! A captivating excursion into surrealist Americana.  Schimberg, in this debut, demonstrates rare assuredness. Certain to leave audiences thinking, arguing, rejecting, celebrating. Here’s one you’ll talk about long afterward.” – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice CRITICS’ PICK

“An astonishing, out-of-nowhere film.  Amidst all the cookie-cutter indies, Aaron Schimberg’s Go Down Death casts a mysterious spell. Highly recommended.” – Scott Macaulay, Filmmaker Magazine

“A unique, strange, unforgettable film, a half-remembered dream that will trouble and beguile the subconscious long after you’ve moved on. (A-)” – Gabe Toro, Indiewire’s The Playlist

“Stunning. A midnight movie in the tradition of Alejandro Jodorowsky and The Saragossa Manuscript, indie to the core. Go Down Death is imaginative, poetic and fleetingly funny. It’s a bold piece of work, and that boldness matters.” – Noel Murray, The Dissolve

“Dreamy postcards from limbo. A welcome indie experiment.” – Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times

“#1 Best Undistributed Film of 2013!  Aaron Schimberg’s Go Down Death is one of the strangest films ever, a harrowing dip into the subconscious.  Some call him Lynch, some say Madden, but sooner than later you’ll just be saying Schimberg.” – Christopher Bell, Indiewire’s The Playist/Vivoscene

“An off-beat and beguiling journey into the dark corners of the mind, Go Down Death is something you haven’t seen before, like it was beamed from another plane of existence. It’s also the kind of rare filmmaking that sticks with you.” – Greg Eggebeen, VICE

“Robert Altman meets Tod Browning. A distinctive, original vision, thrillingly enigmatic and completely engaging. Schimberg has a unique eye and sensitivity toward offbeat performances, forming an unsettling yet unexpectedly tender ensemble leagues beyond other films of similarly modest budgets.” – Jon Dieringer, Screen Slate

“One of the eeriest, most distinctive films this side of Eraserhead.” – Daniel Maurer, Bedford + Bowery

“One of the best films of the year!  An uncompromising feast of vision and atmosphere.” – Kentucker AudleyNoBudge

“[Go Down Death] feels composed of pieces of REM-sleep visions already forgotten, images mingling with your nightmares and fantasies until it’s difficult to separate its impressions from your own subconscious.” – Henry Stewart, The L Magazine

“Irresistible!  Evokes the great novels of William Faulkner, even as Go Down Death offers us a resolutely modern filmic experience.  Schimberg appropriates the language of cinema and obeys only the rules he sets out for himself. The result is a thrilling leap into the unknown.” – Simon Laperrière, Fantasia

“A work of latter-day Dadaism…an expression of the same humanist-horror that Tod Browning imparted in his pre-Code classic Freaks.  Go Down Death is as eccentric and daring as American indie cinema gets.” – Matthew Campbell, Starz Denver

“A true original. Go Down Death is a surrealist wonderland. Truly, one of the year’s most unpredictable oddities.” – Jericho Cerrona, Symbiotic Reviews

“A singular work of DIY punk filmmaking.” – Lisa K. Broad, Tativille

“A must-see if you can find it.” – Emilie Noetzell, Idle Hands



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