Cottonmouth: the Movie
Cool to look at but hard to follow
Cottonmouth: The Movie is the passion project of one Christopher P. Garetano, a filmmaker who’s been fascinated with the fantasy and horror genre pretty much since birth. At age 10, he got his hands on a three-page story written and illustrated by artist Steve Bissette. The comic now forms the basis for Garetano’s new film, a five-minute short (I’m discounting the 90 seconds of credits) that’s cool to look at but hard to follow.
Part of the problem is that the story is outdated. Bissette’s comic was published in 1986, when a disease known as toxic shock syndrome was killing young women and receiving loads of media attention. The