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The Field Guide to Evil (2018)

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A feature-length anthology film. They are known as myths, lore, and folktales. Created to give logic to mankind's darkest fears, these stories laid the foundation for what we now know as the horror genre.

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Robert Bolesto (segment), Elif Domanic (segment) | 8 more credits »
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Marlene Hauser Marlene Hauser ... Kathi (segment "The Sinful Women of Höllfall")
Luzia Oppermann Luzia Oppermann ... Valerie (segment "The Sinful Women of Höllfall")
Karin Pauer Karin Pauer ... Trud (segment "The Sinful Women of Höllfall")
Birgit Minichmayr ... The Mother (segment "The Sinful Women of Höllfall")
Katrina Daschner Katrina Daschner ... Washer Woman (segment "The Sinful Women of Höllfall")
Elfriede Schatz Elfriede Schatz ... Washer Woman (segment "The Sinful Women of Höllfall")
Tanja Hausner Tanja Hausner ... Washer Woman (segment "The Sinful Women of Höllfall")
Fanny Hausner Fanny Hausner ... Washer Woman (segment "The Sinful Women of Höllfall")
Melis Hausner Melis Hausner ... Washer Woman (segment "The Sinful Women of Höllfall")
Eva Kratochvil Eva Kratochvil ... Washer Woman (segment "The Sinful Women of Höllfall")
Naz Sayiner Naz Sayiner ... Songul (segment "Haunted by Al Karisi, the Childbirth Djinn")
Sureyya Kucuk Sureyya Kucuk ... Mother-in-law (segment "Haunted by Al Karisi, the Childbirth Djinn")
Andrzej Konopka ... Kindler (segment "The Kindler and the Virgin")
Urszula Zerek Urszula Zerek ... Virgin (segment "The Kindler and the Virgin")
Dariusz Choros Dariusz Choros ... Obese Deadman (segment "The Kindler and the Virgin")
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A feature-length anthology film. They are known as myths, lore, and folktales. Created to give logic to mankind's darkest fears, these stories laid the foundation for what we now know as the horror genre.

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Horror

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Rated R for disturbing and violent content, bloody images, sexual material, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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The first movie to use equity crowdfunding (Reg CF, Title 3 of the JOBS Act) where a revenue share was offered to investors. See more »

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in the second story when the girl goes out to kill the goat she is wearing stockings and after killing her she is wearing blue sneakers. See more »

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A lot of wasted potential...
23 November 2019 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Well, for an anthology, then the 2018 "The Field Guide to Evil" wasn't a particular masterpiece. Not even while brandishing eight different stories based on real myths and folklore.

What went wrong here? Well, for starters the fact that most of the stories weren't really all that compelling or interesting. Might be a bit harsh to say, but it is the truth. While the visuals in the various segments definitely are interesting and mostly good, the contents of the stories just mostly fail to capture my interest and it felt mediocre at best. And with such an output, it became somewhat of an ordeal to sit through eight different stories.

Now, don't get me wrong, some of the stories actually are fairly good, but in overall, the anthology just failed to be all that interesting.

I do like the fact that they went around the world to put different folklore and myths from different countries into the anthology, because it definitely added variety.

The acting in the different segments was definitely good enough, just a shame that the actors and actresses didn't have an enticing script to work with in most of the stories, because it made the anthology drag behind and suffer.

If you do make it through this feature length anthology, and I do sincerely applaud you if you can endure that, chances are slim to none that you will ever return to watch "The Field Guide to Evil" a second time.

It felt like you never really got to submerge deep enough into the various tales to fully understand or get into the myth and folklore. The storytelling and narratives just felt way too superficial, given the limitations of time to tell each story.

This anthology definitely had potential, but it just ultimately failed where it mattered the most. As such, my rating for "The Field Guid to Evil" becomes a mere less than mediocre four out of ten stars.


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25 December 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey

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$7,860
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