This past week, The Onion looked back at some of the most iconic horror films of all time, including Lars von Trier’s “Antichrist” starring Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg. The 2009 flick tells the story of a grieving couple who retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage.
In The Onion’s video, head film critic Peter K. Rosenthal explains that the drama “perfectly depicts the five stages of grief all people endure after losing a loved one.” Denial is the first stage, with “grotesque woodland isolation” being the second.
“Grievers venture to a remote location in a foreboding primeval hellscape to reflect on their feelings,” states Rosenthal. He then goes on to explain the third stage, “encountering talking animals with messages of existential despair.”
The satirical video continues detailing the last two stages, concluding that “those of us who have lost a loved one will find ‘Antichrist’ a relatable portrayal of grief.”
Check out the bizarre video below.