'There Will Be No Stay' Trailer Reveals a Rare Look Inside the Lives of Modern-Day Executioners

There have been eternal arguments surrounding the pros and cons of the death penalty in the American justice system, but apart from the fascinating documentary Mr. Death (about American execution-device designer and Holocaust denier Fred A. Leuchter Jr. — which is somewhat relevant, here), there have been few cinematic accounts of the people actually pulling the switch. Enter There Will Be No Stay — a film co-produced by our own Senior Editor Peter Hall and his Arcanum Pictures. Writer-director Patty Ann Dillon offers a look at the executioners (many of them speaking publicly for the first time) who are tasked with carrying out the death penalty, and the “unbearable toll the act of taking another’s life has on their own.” The Kickstarter...

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