A 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty.A 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty.A 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty.
- Dulce (segment "B is for Bigfoot")as Dulce (segment "B is for Bigfoot")
- (as Alejandra Urdiain)
This film is a classic example of interesting idea, poor execution. The biggest problem with the film is how uneven it is. Giving total freedom to 26 different directors is a blessing and a curse. The curse aspects come from how weird some of these are and how lazy the others appear to be. Finishing the film I can only remember a handful of them and even less are ones that I enjoyed. I guess I'll break it down by letter:
A - an exercise in torture with a twist ending that doesn't really serve the story.
B - Here's one that is a lazy attempt at a horrific bedtime story that doesn't end well for the storyteller.
C - Groundhog day with death, a half realized idea.
D - Probably one of the better ones that people like. Well shot, good set ups and executions.
E - I forgot what this one was and had to look it up, which should tell you for forgettable it is.
F - This one had me scratching my head in hilarious confusion. I thought the Japanese were weird before, this one shines a new light on everything.
G - A POV take that bores you to death.
H - Another humorous and odd concoction of giant dogs and foxes during WWII.
I - One of many that leaves you confused about what the director intended.
J - Something Takishi Miike would probably make if he were to take part.
K - A cartoon about a piece of poop that kills a woman...funny? I don't know.
L - Another entry from the Japanese market, another uncomfortable sequence that makes you wonder what they are drinking over there.
M - Ti West's entry, the laziest one of the bunch that runs about 2 minutes.
N - A comedic entry about a bird that should keep his mouth shut.
O - Visually striking, lacking story.
P - Realism about prostitution and the lengths one will go for her family. Icky ending.
Q - A self parody about the filmmakers who are upset they were given the letter Q.
R - From the guy who brought you A Serbian Film...nuff said.
S - A tale about drugs, felt like an Australian entry.
T - Claymation about a poor kid who fears the toilet. I kinda liked it.
U - Second POV, only with a story and more involvement.
V - Seems the director wanted to showcase his skills as an action director more than wanting to have an entry in this anthology.
W - A youtube like entry that should have been given to someone else.
X - Great story, great gore, even if it is predictable, it is one of the better entries.
Y - Odd, weird, gross.
Z - the absolute strangest of the bunch, feels like Japanese parody porn.
So this film has more misses than hits. I can 't really recommend this because of the oddity of the entries being so weird and uneven. I would advise people to simply watch Masters of Horror if you want to watch some horror stories from masters of the genre.
- Jul 1, 2013