26 Directors. 26 Letters of the Alphabet. 26 Mini-Horror films. Technically, this would’ve lasted me half a years worth of Scary Sundays. I’m lazy, but not that lazy. The good old anthology Horror films have always peaked my interest, from the days of Vault of Horror (A collection of Tales From The Crypt episodes), Tales From the Darkside and the Creepshow movies up to the more recent entries like V/H/S and Trick R Treat, I , and many Horror fans will be there to eat them up. Much akin to the other anthology movies, this one has some good, some bad, some average and some that make babies cry.
An interesting concept in which the 26 Directors across the world were given a random letter of the alphabet, then asked to make a short based on a word starting with the letter and with a budget of $5000 dollars with free reign over every aspect. For example A = Apocalypse, K = Klutz, T = Toilet and Z = Zetsumetsu were used and chosen by the directors. Nothing was off-limits and what plays out over the next 2 hrs, ranges from Spine-tingling to hilarious to strange to messed up to down right atrocious. With no conditions set for each Director, it truly is a mixed bag.
Directors include the likes of: Angela Bettis (Yes, that Angela Bettis from “May”), Jason Eisner (Hobo With a Shotgun) Yoshihiro Nishimura (Machine Girl, Tokyo Gore Police) Ti West (House of the Devil) Xavier Gens (Hitman) and even Australian Director Andrew Traucki (The Reef, Black Water)