We know what you’re thinking – “Not another Kurt Cobain documentary”. Those were our thoughts exactly when by chance Soaked in bleach popped up in Netflix as “recommend for you” section. To be straight up, I’ve never heard of it and to be totally honest didn’t even know it was made. I’d always had my doubts about Kurt Cobain’s death, I think we all did in some way but watching the trailer made me curious.
Currently the film has an IMDB score of just 7.5… Apparently, in the comments section below, there are suggestions that people are deliberately sabotaging the rating of this film. Why?
The Film reveals the events behind Kurt Cobain’s death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator who was hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her then missing husband Kurt Cobain only days before his body was found at their Seattle home. Cobain’s death was ruled a suicide by the police (a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound), but doubts have circulated for twenty years as to the legitimacy of this ruling, especially due to the work of Mr. Grant, a former L.A. County Sheriff’s detective, who did his own investigation and determined there was significant empirical and circumstantial evidence to conclude that foul play could very well have occurred. The film develops as a narrative mystery with cinematic re-creations, interviews with key experts and witnesses and the examination of official artifacts from the 1994 case.
I guess for legal reasons the film stops short of stating that somebody actually murdered Cobain and then went about covered it up to look like suicide. This all isn’t new and these kinds of theories have been circling the internet for years. What I do like about the film is that it presents the facts (both disputed and undisputed) more concisely than ever before. It may not lead people to believe Cobain was in fact murdered but it will get you thinking that something just doesn’t add up. It also just might spearhead a charge to get the authorities to consider re-opening the case. I for one hope so.
At the end of the day the film is based on FACTS. I know what I believe… now you decide.