Wisconsin Death Trip
1999, True Life
The late 19th century finds the town of Black River Falls experiencing a wave of disturbing, macabre and truly eccentric occurrences. Perhaps the town's economic troubles or the harsh Wisconsin climate contribute to the plague of murder, arson, insanity, disease, suicide and other ills the cursed citizens endure. Part archival investigation, part dramatization, this film resurrects the demons of Black River Falls through bleak photographs and re-enactments of the town's sordid news articles.