”20 Seconds To Live” is an anthology web series that is well worth your time. Every Friday for the last month or so, I have sat down after dinner – my tummy full of the latest hapless victim – and enjoyed this hilarious and creative series of shorts about death. One thing is for certain with ”20 Seconds To Live” and one thing only: SOMEBODY IS GOING TO DIE.
The series is directed by Ben Rock, who you might not know by name. But you can bet he’s been the cause of nightmares of somebody you know. You see, in 1999, there was this little movie called ”The Blair Witch Project” and it scared a lot of people. Some of those people even thought it was real. Anyway, one of the scariest things about it was the stick figure symbol, which I know for a fact haunted the dreams of my mother for a month after she saw it. Ben Rock is the creator of that symbol, as well as subsequent Blair Witch spin-offs including the outstanding ”The Burkittsville 7 (2000)” – in my opinion this has always been the best entry to the Blair Witch saga and is well worth checking out if you’re into the mythology.
In addition to his work on an iconic horror film, he also directed ”Alien Raiders (2008)”, which, despite its silly name, is a criminally underrated gem. Of all the people I’ve talked to who have seen it, not a single one of them had a bad word to say about it. Go check it out.
Also on board is co-creator Bob DeRosa, whose previous writing credits include the Ashton Kutcher movie ”Killers (2010)”, and the impressive ”The Air I Breathe (2007)” starring an impressive cast which boasts the likes of Kevin Bacon, Brendan Fraser, Andy Garcia and Sarah Michelle Gellar. From the work of his I’ve seen so far (I enjoyed both of those movies), this is by far my favourite due to it being so joyously twisted.
The series is short, sick and a laugh riot. Catching up on the current available episodes won’t take you long at all and I guarantee you’ll be entertained. Despite knowing death is inevitable in every episode, ”20 Seconds To Live” throws in little surprises you don’t see coming. Every episode puts a unique, creative spin on everyday situations, ranging from dinner dates to Satanic rituals. You can watch them all for free HERE. I suggest you get on it now.