Because if death had a sense of humor, THIS IS HOW YOU DIE. would be the real-life equivalent. Short directed by Michael Mohan, adapted from the short fiction anthology of the same name by authors Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo and David Malki (on the coat tails of their previous hit MACHINE OF DEATH).
More official background info about the short / novel can be read as follows:
“THIS IS HOW YOU DIE is a new short fiction anthology, filled with stories and comics about a world in which a machine can predict how you die.
It just takes a drop of blood from a finger. Then it spits out a sliver of paper upon which are printed, in careful block letters, the words “DROWNED” or “CANCER” or “OLD AGE” or “CHOKED ON A HANDFUL OF POPCORN.”
Nothing else. No dates, no details. And it’s always — always — correct.”
You can watch the full five-and-a-half minute short down at the bottom of this page.
Short film for short story anthology THIS IS HOW YOU DIE.