26 Letters of the Alphabet, 26 ways to die.
Some brlliant, some not so brilliant.
Possible SPOILERS ahead for some segments....
For months and months I was intrigued by this film, waiting and waiting impatiently for it to be released. Well I have finally seen it and now I can tell you exactly what I thought.
The short term answer?
I was disappointed of it as a whole. Certain segments did stick out though and kept me happy so I'm going to go over good, funny, weird and bad.
'D is for Dogfight' was the first one to stand out. A mediocre A - C made me think oh no I've gotten myself into something rubbish.
But then D came along. Even though it wasn't the best story (Not that you can get an amazing story from about a 5 minute short) it was done incredibly well.
The dog fighting the man was amazing and shows how well you can teach a dog to do certain things. (It did make me giggle though as its tail was wagging all the way through).
Then with a dancing baby/toddler in the background it added to the atmosphere and made the whole thing quite dark.
My favourite was 'R is for Removed' though as it had a great 'Martyrs' style feel and look to it mixed with such things as 'Videodrome' in a sense.
When F came along I was surprisingly disappointed with Angela Bettis' 'E is for Exterminate', I thought she would have come up with something a little better instead of the boring insect tale she did.
'F is for Fart' was the first funny and odd one of the bunch.
A young Japanese girl likes to fart and smell others farts.
Which ultimately leads to this >>>
But oh no, like I said this was a funny one. There are much weirder ones to come.
I should have mentioned, even though it's about death it also contains a lot of comedy along with horror.
A few of the shorts were extremely weird.
'W for WTF!' for example or 'Z is for Zetsumetsu' which is the segment the picture to the left is from.
There was definitely a border between weird and bad.
A few of the shorts were ridiculously strange but in an amazing and amusing way.
But then some of them were just silly like 'K is for Klutz'.
An animated tale which tried to be funny and weird for the sake of it. Which leads into......
The majority of the film was bad unfortunately.
Many bad for many different reasons, whether it was stuff like 'G is for Gravity' in which literally nothing but a man surfing happens to stuff like 'M is for Miscarriage' where Ti West proves he is an overrated director once again. Then shorts like 'L is for Libido' which just goes a bit too far into the wrong side of things as does the one to go with the picture 'Y is for Youngbuck'.
The problem with the ones that were bad because they were plain wrong was that they had decent little stories.
So in all it was a completely mixed bag. As I've said, most of the stories were bad. (Not counting the ones that are plain wrong) So unfortunately the bad outweighs the good in this and even though worth a one off watch for the special shorts I still have to only give it...
Or a 5/10 if you want it simpler.