There are few things more certain in life than that it begins in confusion and pain, and ends in death. Often, this ending is brutal, tragic; almost always it is unwelcome by whatever unfortunate soul finds they have overstayed their time on this floating madhouse in space. Whether, at the end of their life, they adjudge it as having been "good" or "ill," they seldom want to shuffle off this mortal coil and take their chances...on the other side.
One of the foulest pieces of cinematic offal ever to be shat into the void of cultural degeneration is the 1976 exploitation/grind house, uh, "classic" The Incredible Torture Show...but better known, to all and sundry, as Bloodsucking Freaks.
I've written before of the significance of April 20th through April 30th; or, roughly, Hitler's birthday through the anniversary of his suicide in the bunker, beneath the Reich Chancellery in Berlin, in 1945. (Which coincidentally, falls on the ancient Satanic holiday known as Walpurgisnacht.) That was in an article published on this very website, a piece well-received by the editors. However, if one is to damn the month of April, one should really begin at the very beginning: April 1st, or April "Fool's Day."
Okay, let's get one thing nice and sparkling clear (as that inestimable Droog Alex from A Clockwork Orange would say): I'm a pervert.