Zahler’s work is the sort of stuff I usually love, and I won’t deny he’s talented. But I just can’t get around his fetish for white supremacists. Whether or not he himself is one (and of course, it would be career suicide to admit so openly), there’s just something about the way he approaches the material that I find really off-putting. He states in interviews that the characters and themes in his work make him uncomfortable, but that doesn’t register at all with me.
I’ve seen a clip and trailer for The Littlest Reich, and it looked exactly like his other work, but I might give in and see it eventually. There is something about murderous puppets that just begs to be watched.