Are Tommy and Sophia separate characters from the killer and the hooker, respectively?
How much of what Labby says is true?
Do any of the recurring characters even exist?
Do the Liquid Memories really work the way the Killer thinks they do?
Audience-Alienating Premise: Considering the horrific imagery that populated the entirety of the film, its not hard to see why this film's so divisive. To make matters worse, a major criticism is that it relies far too heavily on cheap shock value rather than clever scares.
Crosses the Line Twice: According to the creator, the first short was partly an attempt at this, but production focused more on the horror aspect afterwards. He mostly averted this in the later two shorts.
Cult Classic: Though the film is quite controversial for its subject matter among many critics and audiences alike, it has attributed a sizable fanbase by those who enjoy its no-holds-barred take on Surreal Horror.
Misblamed: James has been misquoted numerous times about his intended tone for the film. The first short was originally intended as a Black ComedyHomage to Lassie, but was mostly changed afterwards to focus more on the Surreal Horror. However, many have claimed that the film as a whole was a disturbing failed attempt at Black Comedy, when in reality the rest of the film was always intended as straight horror.
Narm: Tainted Milk has a few moments of this, given that the film was originally intended to be a Lassie parody.
The smiley-faced things in the Vietnam flashback look just like the title character of the freeware game Super Aneurysm.
Also inverted: Some of the more disturbing moments in the rest of anthology were intended as jokes.
However, the poor animation and bad voice acting made this Nightmare Retardant for some people.
Special Effect Failure: There's some animation errors here and there, with varying degrees of noticeability—these were some of Jimmy's first attempts at CGI animation, and he was learning as he went along.
Squick: Almost too many moments to count, though the forced abortion in Tainted Milk and the child pornography in the third short deserve serious top mention.
The Woobie: Sophia and the hooker, definitely, with Ralph and Tommy as maybes.
The main protagonist in the second short. He may be a crazy Serial Killer with confusing intentions, but he is easily one of the more sympathetic characters in the entire film, if but for his inner suffering and the torment those strange creatures seem to be putting him through.