Reviewed by: Andre Manseau
Andrew Parkinson & Sean Hogan & Simon Rumley
What's it about
Little Deaths is a horror anthology that tells three tales.
Is it good movie?
The first film, House and Home is about some well-intended Christians
who are rather friendly are trying to help the homeless. Now, they're
not exactly good Christians. Instead, they're rather rotten individuals.
This one is gory, mean and arguably the story that carries the most
weight as it peers into the class system we live in. The husband is a
particularly nasty fellow and is played well by Luke Delacey. The
payoff is pretty good with this one too, as the couple realizes they've
invited the wrong homeless gal into their home.
Next up is Mutant Tool, an entry that deals with a woman who's
desperately addicted to drugs. She ends up in a weird drug/rehab study
as a guinea pig of sorts where she literally deals with a drug made of
load. Yeah, cum pills (from a giant zombie penis..I kid you not). It
tries to be nothing but disgusting, but it runs too long at almost a
half an hour. But hey, if you love shots of a giant mutant wiener
dripping into a container, this is for you!
This one is wayyyy off base and seemed to have a lot of potential but
ends up going nowhere. It's hard to even really piece together what's
going on sometimes. It tries hard, but it isn't enough. Yes, even with
a psychic link to an undead Nazi, this sucks.
Bitch is the final entry in the series and it is super weird. It's
about a weirdo named Pete who really likes to dress up like a dog. As
if that isn't bad enough, he loves relieving himself on his lover
Claire's underwear (as a part of their S/M relationship), and to be
punished by getting it up the rear. Both people in this relationship
are pretty nuts, and this one is all about the power struggle between
the sexes. Of course, things start getting turned around when the dog
gets tired of being punished.
This one is admittedly fairly well done too. The whole dog phobia thing
works and it's a bit of a sick love story until Claire oversteps her
bounds. The movie effectively communicates real sorror and heartache,
especially with the performance of Tom Sawyer as Pete. This one's
Ultimately, I feel like this movie was designed to try and push the
envelope and impress hardcore horror fans. Instead, I felt like it came
off a little pretentious, in a sort of art house style. I mean, I get
it. The movie tries to push taboos and saddle right up to the gross
side of life. Ultimately, it didn't feel organic to me and came off a
bit too "cool" for my liking. It's also a bummer that there was no
common thread that weaved these tales together, like stronger horror
Video / Audio
Video comes in 2.35:1 and isnt overly good looking.
These films are low budgeted and don't get a very good treatment on
disc. The result is somewhat blocky and grainy, unfortunately.
Audio is presented in Dolby DTS 5.1 and sounds far better
than the video looks.
There really isn't much on this disc at all, besides a Behind the Scenes featurette which
runs about 25 minutes (featuring a lot of effects stuff and candid
interviews) and a trailer.
I feel like this could be a somewhat controversial review, because I
think this could go either way. You're either going to think this stuff
is twisted and cuts to the bone, or you might feel like I did- like
it's a little silly, muddled and somewhat ineffective. I wouldn't
discourage anyone from watching it, but the audience for this seems
like the type of people who like to talk for hours afterwards about
symbolism and metaphor so they can tell their friends how cool they are.