Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories
Adapted from the dark tales of prolific author Neil Gaiman (Coraline, American Gods, Stardust), this collection of distinct, odd and brilliant short stories is both cinematic and strange. In each film, each character is compelled to share their story and we're drawn into their very act of telling tall tales. While each episode has its own lead character, they are backed by an ensemble cast that play across all four bold and original films.
1. Foreign Parts
Simon is a man of routine. Rising, dressing, travelling to work on the DLR. Every day is the same. His sense of self is slipping away as he becomes (perhaps literally) someone else.
2. Feeders and Eaters
We’re caught in the nocturnal world of the all-night cafe where a waitress is told a love story – a strange, Gothic, warped and weird love story.
3. Closing Time
A late-night barfly is engaging in the tradition of weaving club stories for his fellow drinkers
Brilliant. More please!
I've only recently been introduced to Gaiman's work and I felt this complimented it very well. It was nice to see the footage of Gaiman talking in each episode to tie things all together. It's definitely a slow burn, but I found it enjoyable nevertheless.
While not as scary as I was expecting, these four short films were quite well told and I loved the premise of each episode regardless. Would recommend for sure.