With the recent excitement the Kurt Cobain documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, caused at Sundance, it seems everyone is giving their opinion on what happened in the final hours of the troubled singer’s life. While his death was ruled as suicide, many fans and members of the public believe something more sinister was at play — like murder.
Enter the latest Kurt Cobain inspired movie, Soaked In Bleach. While the movies claims it is fictional, it also brings up evidence to suggest Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain, was actually murdered. According to Music News, Soaked In Bleach uses Tom Grant to explore the possibility of Kurt Cobain’s death being murdered. Grant was the investigator who was hired by Kurt Cobain’s wife, Courtney Love, to track down Kurt after he went missing from rehab just days before his death.
Tom Grant (who is played by actor Daniel Roebuck in Soaked In Bleach) in a former L.A. County Sheriff’s detective and played a pivotal role in stirring up the theory that Cobain was murdered in 1994. Grant did his own personal investigation into the death of Kurt Cobain and found evidence to suggest the death could have been murder over suicide. Soaked In Bleach delves into Grant’s reasoning behind his beliefs including the fact he thought Cobain had too much heroin in his system to make him coherent enough to pull the trigger on the gun that killed him. Grant believes the heroin was used to sedate him. He also cites the fact there was little usable fingerprint evidence on the gun, as well as inconsistencies in the suicide note. Tom Grant also believes that Courtney Love had motive to kill her husband.
While Soaked In Bleach is touted as fictional, there are some non-fiction threads running through the movie. Cinema Blend explains how the fictional and non-fictional threads of Soaked In Bleach join.
“While it is a fictionalized telling of this particular story, Soaked in Bleach also weaves in nonfiction threads at the same time. Not only does the film include Grant’s findings, but it also features documentary footage, as well as interviews with people involved and associated with the case. In the trailer above you can see an interview with former Seattle police chief Norm Stamper, and it stands to reason that there will be more instances like this, as well as the dramatic recreations. All in all, it kind of feels like an episode of Unsolved Mysteries.”
You can check out the trailer for Soaked In Bleach below.
Soaked In Bleach covers territory also seen in Nick Broomfield’s earlier documentary, Kurt & Courtney, but if you want to judge it once more for yourself, Soaked In Bleach will air on Vimeo from June 11, 2015.
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