The Shivering Truth is a miniature propulsive omnibus clusterbomb of painfully riotous daymares all dripping with the orange goo of dream logic. A series of loosely linked emotional parables about stories within tales that crawled out of the deepest caverns of your unconscious mind and became lovingly animated in breath-slapping stop motion - in other words, it is the truth.
“The Shivering Truth” plays like The Twilight Zone crossed with American Horror Story dosed with a bit of The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horrors and then run though a high-speed blender. Multiple stories crowd each episode, melding together in some freaky stream-of-consciousness narrative.
Almost everything in Vernon Chatman’s shuddering body-horror of work—from MTV2’s cult classic Wonder Showzen, to Adult Swim’s Xavier: Renegade Angel, to the backwoods soap-opera horror of The Heart, She Holler—has carried the half-logical madness of a really great nightmare.