From the sick and twisted minds that brought us the cult horror anthology, The ABCs of Death, comes this devilish new omnibus collection of short but terrifying tales from around the globe, featuring nine of the most talented genre filmmakers working today reinventing a classic folktale from their homeland.
“A must-see for true horror fans.” – Kristy Puchko, Riot Material
Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (Goodnight Mommy) channel the softcore delights of 1970s eurotrash auteur Walerian Borowcyzk, with their tale of forbidden love and horrifying guilt set in medieval Austria, while Agnieszka Smoczyńska (The Lure) presents a grotesque tale of bloody-minded ambition from Poland. Calvin Reeder (The Rambler) delivers a dose of campy fun with his outrageous American ‘folktale’ about a mob of cannibalistic Melonheads and, if Guy Maddin were a closet gore-hound, he might have made a film like Peter Strickland’s (The Duke of Burgundy) stylish Hungarian pantomime about two brothers vying for the heart of a beautiful princess. Also featured is Lovecraftian terror in the swamps of India, baby snatching spirits from Turkey, a tormented goblin from the pits of hell (via Greece) and a spooky mouse demon from Germany! (Various directors, 2018, New Zealand, various languages subtitled in English, 117 mins., Not Rated)