The ABCs of Death
A 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty.
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Director: Kaare Andrews, Angela Bettis, Hélène Cattet, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Jason Eisener, Bruno Forzani, Adrián García Bogliano, Xavier Gens, Jorge Michel Grau, Lee Hardcastle, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Anders Morgenthaler, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Simon Rumley, Marcel Sarmiento, Jon Schnepp, Srdjan Spasojevic, Timo Tjahjanto, Andrew Traucki, Nacho Vigalondo, Jake West, Ti West, Ben Wheatley, Adam Wingard, Yudai Yamaguchi
Writer: Ant Timpson (based on a nightmare by), Nacho Vigalondo, Adrián García Bogliano, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Marcel Sarmiento, Simon Rumley, Jon Schnepp (segment), Dimitrije Vojnov, Yudai Yamaguchi (segment), Noboru Iguchi (segment), Simon Barrett, Ti West, Kaare Andrews, Bruno Forzani, Hélène Cattet, Yoshihiro Nishimura (segment), Keith Calder (story by), Srdjan Spasojevic, Lee Hardcastle (segment), Martha Poly Vil (original idea)
Actors: Eva Llorach, Miquel Insua, Alejandra Urdiaín, Harold Torres
Release Year: 2012
Scott Hardie: “It was ok.”
Any anthology of 26 short films is due to be a mixed bag, especially when they're experimental horror films. Some of the shorts are impressive, like the brutal slow-motion D is for Dogfight or the breathtakingly sad P is for Pressure. Others are too weird to like but at least look awesome, like the cartoonish H is for Hydro-Electric Diffusion or the gory X is for XXL. A few were just lazy and uninspired, like the predictable M is for Miscarriage and dull A is for Apocalypse. Overall the set was so-so, and whether it's worth seeing depends on your interest in (and tolerance for) pretentious short horror films.
Want to skip to the good stuff? These are the titles that I recommend: C is for Cycle, D is for Dogfight, F is for Fart, H is for Hydro-Electric Diffusion, L is for Libido, P is for Pressure, S is for Speed, T is for Toilet, V is for Vagitus, and X is for XXL.
Aaron Shurtleff: You had me at F is for Fart − August 19, 2014 more by Aaron
Aaron Shurtleff: And I should have stopped before P is for Pressure. :( − August 19, 2014 more by Aaron