Paul Giamatti is a Civil War-era Screw-On Head, employed by Abraham Lincoln to troubleshoot metaphysical matters that threaten our great nation. This 22-minute film, based on Mike Mignola’s comic book, has a level of zany sincerity and wit that is lacking in other projects that seem to be brainstormed by committees whose goal is to appeal to the least bright among us.

Patton Oswalt, Molly Shannon and a very funny David Hyde Pierce round off the cast.

Grade: A

The Amazing Screw-On Head is currently available.