Sex, gore, and everything in between!
This horror anthology film is so dense that those it was meant for will have a blast. Horror anthology films are a good way to make short films accessible to the average audience. A Taste of Phobia is a gradual experience. It basically starts with the most down-to-earth stories and slowly turns into a mindfuck. All segments are truly fascinating, but some will stick more than others.
1 is about extreme hair removal. 2 is about medicine. 3 is about a porn star who hates virgins. 4 is about feces. 5 is about germs. 6 is about a driver stuck on an endless road. 7 is about a man scared of stars. 8 is about an evil kitchen. 9 is a futuristic experiment. 10 is politically charged. 11 is a strange all-nighter. 12 is an overwhelming nightmare. 13 is about a ghost and 14 is a surprise.
The recurring problem with most segments is that they end in confusion and surrealism to avoid dealing with how short they must be to fit the format; however ambitious they are. That being said, all tales are truly fascinating. The practical effects are impressive for the most part. There’s the occasional nudity, sometimes followed by casual sex. There’s a lot of gore, too.