Field Guide to Evil
Directed by Ashim Ahluwalia, Can Evrenol, Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz, Katrin Gebbe, Calvin Reeder, Agnieszka Smoczyńska, Peter Strickland, Yannis Veslemes
From the dangerously demented minds that brought you 'The ABCs of Death', 'Turbo Kid', and 'The Greasy Strangler' comes 'The Field Guide to Evil', an entirely new vision of anthology horror. This collection brings 8 new "nightmares" from some of the most acclaimed genre directors of the last decade, including Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala. These stories, created to give logic to mankind's darkest fears, laid the foundation for what we know as the horror genre.
From the dangerously demented minds that brought you 'The ABCs of Death', 'Turbo Kid', and 'The Greasy Strangler' comes 'The Field Guide to Evil', an entirely new vision of anthology horror.
Cast: Marlene Hauser, Luzia Oppermann, Karin Pauer
Every film in the anthology is based on regional folklore (so a lot of them have fun historical settings). Almost all excellent segments, with the possible exception of the American one which is at least entertaining. Definitely stay until the end for Peter Strickland's fairytale (and if you like that check out Tale of Tales, which has a similar vibe).
Patchy (one story is possibly one of the worst things I've seen in a long time) but there's some good stuff there....
all i can say is ?
It's pretty hit-and-miss, but worth watching for Can Evrenol's 'Al Karisi' segment, which is brilliantly shot and truly unsettling.