I was actually very excited to see this film. What a great idea, getting 26 directors to make short films about death. What a great goof, right?
Sadly, it's just mostly stupid. And not in a real fun way.
Most of the entries here are not very well done. Okay, they're bad. The one that most disappoints me is Ti West, who is a guy I thought I liked. But his entry, combined with his entry in V/H/S
are basically non-starters. The crowning point of stupid is probably Naboru Uguchi's "F is for Fart." I get that it was supposed to be stupid. But there's stupid, and then there's stupid
Not that there isn't good stuff interspersed with the stupid. The "L is for Libido" should make you very uncomfortable
, but I thought it was well done. It involves pedophilia. But then we get a later skit about the same thing ("Y is for Youngbuck") which just made me concerned for the director's mental state. He ain't right in the head.
I will say there is one skit here that is fantastic. "T is for Toilet" is by the same guy who made the incredible "
." If you haven't seen Chainsaw Maid
, remedy that right now.
But, yeah, this is a bad movie. I wanted it to be good. It isn't.