The majority of people will attribute the medium of animation with the adjectives of whimsical, comedic or vibrant. This 5 minute experimental nightmare brought to us by a young David Lynch is the ultimate exception, for this particular live action/animation hybrid may just be the scariest thing I’ve ever seen to this day. Inspired by a terrible dream his daughter had as a child and as unrelenting on your senses as watching your dog get mutilated by a street sweeper, “The Alphabet” takes you through an over-saturated journey through many sights indescribable. The audio applied over the visuals in this short will give the viewer a tremendous feeling of unease all the way up to it’s bloody finale. It’s that same feeling you’d get when stepping off the wrong bus into a part of town you never knew existed, but the constant stare of the locals will let you know that it’s always been there.
Though it’s a very short trip, it is at least effective the entire way through. The only true upside to its microscopic length(and main selling point in my opinion)is that the short trip is more of a ride, and that ride happens to be Xcelerator on a slow day. You can just keep getting on. Unless you’ve eaten too much that afternoon, then fuck it.
– The Spork Guy