From The HOMUNCULUS Soundtrack. This album accompanies the screenplay Homunculus. All songs written and recorded by Austen Brauker.
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Homunculus Publishing 2011
April 13, 2011
Story behind the song
This song sets the mood for scenic hwy M-22 in northern Michigan where people are being murdered. The mangled and dismembered bodies of several tourists have been found, prompting drunken rednecks to hunt the deep woods for cougars. The real culprit is a small humanoid monster called a "Homunculus." This creature is created from an ancient alchemy tome by an evil doctor who is searching for the "Philosopher's Stone" a healing elixir made from a discharge secreted from glands on the monster's ankles. The gelatinous ooze can heal wounds. The Homunculus fuses and reanimates the severed flesh parts of it's victims and creates horrible abominations with human and animal appendages. A native American youth must turn to his traditional Ottawa ways and find the strength to overcome the terrible creature that is devouring his community and bring harmony back to the forests of his homeland. Truely horrible and bloody. Mystical and spiritual. The young man finds his direction within the sweat lodges, and with a little help from a lycanthropic entity who intervenes. Very intense and disturbing, but so much the better when the evil is vanquished.