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There’s something automatically appealing about the anthology format, isn’t there? Feature length films require months and years of dedication and craft, during which the writer, director, producers and all involved have to slave to try and maintain a consistent tone, atmosphere and pacing and make sure that each facet of the film is contributing to a greater whole.

But an anthology film? A film that, by definition, is comprised of shorts that can fluctuate wildly in story, look, feel, tone, length, purpose? Well, then you’re free to let ‘er rip and really have some fun. While this frequently results in wildly varying levels of quality from segment to segment, it ensures that each anthology will have at least one tale resonate for the audience. Whether the film is the work of one mind or a collective of filmmakers the anthology format loans itself well to visceral thrills and taboo-shattering imagery. »

- Brendan Foley

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