YMMV / Where the Dead Go to Die

  • Alternate Character Interpretation:
    • Are Tommy and Sophia separate characters from the killer and the hooker, respectively?
    • How much of what Labby says is true?
    • Do any of the recurring characters even exist?
    • Do the Liquid Memories really work the way the Killer thinks they do?
  • Audience-Alienating Premise: Considering the horrific imagery that populated the entirety of the film, its not hard to see why so many find this film a depressing chore to sit through.
  • Broke the Rating Scale: The Mysterious Mr. Enter hated this so much, he refused to review it as an Animated Atrocity, as he felt that it didn't even deserve to be called an Atrocity.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: According to the creator, the first short was partly an attempt at this, but production focused more on the horror aspect afterwards. he mostly averted this in the later two shorts.
  • Cult Classic: Though the film is quite controversial for it's subject matter among many critics and audiences alike, it has attributed a sizable fanbase by those who enjoy it's no-holds-barred take on Surreal Horror.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: A common criticism from critics and audiences of the film.
  • Love It or Hate It: Film critics seem to be either for or against it very strongly, with little middle ground.
  • Narm: Tainted Milk has a few moments of this, given that the film was originally intended to be a Lassie parody.
    • Also inverted: Some of the more disturbing moments in the rest of anthology were intended as jokes.
  • Nausea Fuel: Pretty much a given for the film. Keep a healthy dose of Brain Bleach at hand during a watch.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Of the highest caliber.
  • Misblamed: James has been misquoted numerous times about his intended tone for the film. The first short was originally intended as a Black Comedy Homage to Lassie, but was mostly changed afterwards to focus more on the Surreal Horror. However, many have claimed that the film as a whole was a disturbing failed attempt at Black Comedy, when in reality the rest of the film was always intended as straight horror.
  • Special Effects Failure: There's some animation errors here and there, with varying degrees of noticeability—these were some of Jimmy's first attempts at CGI animation, and he was learning as he went along.
  • Squick: Almost too many moments to count, though the forced abortion in Tainted Milk and the child pornography in the third short disserve serious top mention.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The hooker's death, even if her lines aren't the most well-written.
    • Tommy wishing his parents back to life, only to be duped by the monsters. The shot of him later picking up his dead unborn brother and hugging him is depressing.
  • Uncanny Valley: Arguably the poor jerky animation and creepy facial expressions make the film scarier.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: The creator admitted that he was high on pot cookies while making the film.
  • The Woobie: Sophia and the hooker, definitely, with Ralph and Tommy as maybes.
    • The main protagonist in the second short. He may be a crazy Serial Killer with confusing intentions, but he is easily one of the more sympathetic characters in the entire film, if not for his inner suffering and the torment those strange creatures seem to be putting him through.