This Brutal 1990s Factory Safety Video is the Best-Worst 1980s Horror Movie I’ve Ever Seen
I've been on a big training video kick lately. I've always found these things to be hilarious because they're so cheesy, especially the ones made in the 80s and 90s. However, this little masterpiece from 1998, titled "Will You Be Here Tomorrow?" is an entirely different animal... the kind of animal that will rip your god damn face off.
In this non-canon prequel to 'Final Destination,' you get to see a bunch of dips**t factory workers irresponsibly stumble into their own deaths and dismemberments on the job. Usually, in these videos they'll pause right at the moment something bad is about to happen. Not this video though. Seriously, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if this horror-movie-posing-as-a-safety-video says "from the people who brought you The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" on the cover. They went full Tom Savini on this thing
This video legit has some really good practical horror effects. I've seen movies that actually played in theaters that didn't have effects this good. Even with the solid old school horror effects, the video still has that low budget 90s production value that adds a little something to its allure. It almost feels like an old episode of Freddy's Nightmares... except with better effects, somehow.
Among the highlights are the part where they show us the alternate ending to 'Star Wars' had R2 not saved everyone from the trash compactor, a guy that gets The Pit Fatality from Mortal Kombat, and the part where a guys finger gets ripped off that looks so real I'm starting to question whether they actually dismembered people for this video.
One thing is for sure though -- this video will make sure your new factory employees won't get hurt on the job... because most of them will walk the f*** out after seeing this low key snuff film. It doesn't take much to figure out that the answer to the titular question -- Will You Be Here Tomorrow? -- is "No, not if you're working here." Spoiler Alert.
This is probably inside baseball, but I might have a follow-up to this story tomorrow because I'm about 74% certain the dude from the video (seen below) is my neighbor.