‘Love, Death + Robots’ Episode 9 Review: “The Dump” Stig Senior

March 15, 2019
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Summary

A frantic tale within a tale, “The Dump” is a grotesque mess of one man and his dog (Otto is quite the hungry pet) denying the encroaching persistence of uniform capitalism.

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Summary

A frantic tale within a tale, “The Dump” is a grotesque mess of one man and his dog (Otto is quite the hungry pet) denying the encroaching persistence of uniform capitalism.

Love, Death + Robots is a Netflix Anthology series created by Tim Miller and David Fincher. Here is the review for Episode 9, “The Dump”, which will contain spoilers. You can read the spoiler-free review of the entire series by clicking these words. You can check out our archive for reviews of each episode by clicking these words.


The Dump’s devil (this short is a comedy-horror) is in the detail. Teetering towers of junk lean crooked, barely able to stand, like Ugly Dave himself, the proprietor of this stinking disestablishment. The dead bugs floating in a delipidated ice-box, the worn duct-tape holding a shotgun together, the grey, at-attention hair on the sagging balls of Ugly Dave’s fellow junk rat, Pearly, The Dump is littered (pardon me) with details that help further establish this broad world of dystopic tastes.

When a city inspector comes by to try and evict Ugly Dave from his home, he is none too pleased with being told his livelihood is worth less than a bunch of new city condos. He offers a tale to the city inspector for a plea. With a slick cut, we see the dump in darkness. Nocturnal noise ratchets the tension as swinging-dicked Pearly releases a few rounds from his six-shooter at his monstrous pursuer.

A frantic tale within a tale, “The Dump” is a grotesque mess of one man and his dog (Otto is quite the hungry pet) denying the encroaching persistence of uniform capitalism.

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