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7 items from 2013


Blu-ray Review: ‘The ABCs of Death’ Mistakes Endurance Test for Entertainment

5 June 2013 9:16 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “The ABCs of Death” may easily rank as the most repugnant two hours I’ve ever had the displeasure of being condemned to review. But don’t let that entice you, gorehounds. It’s also uninspired and thoroughly monotonous. The only thing that scared me was my realization after the first short film had ended that I still had 25 films left to go. This isn’t entertainment. It’s an endurance test.

Consider the vignette about an obese woman who decides, in a fit of depression, to slice off her fat. Her self-mutilation is juxtaposed with footage of a skinny model striking poses in a commercial. The director, Xavier Gens, cuts back and forth between the imagery with such mechanical repetition that the viewer develops a mixture of nauseation and whiplash but not, alas, fear. What a sad encapsulation of modern horror’s exceedingly sorry state. Horror used to be about atmosphere, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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‘The ABCs of Death’ Review

16 April 2013 1:45 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Directed by Ben Wheatley, Simon Rumley, Jake West, Lee Hardcastle, Ti West, Jason Eisener, Kaare Andrews, Bruno Forzani, Noboru Iguchi, Jorge Michel Grau, Srdjan Spasojevic, Adam Wingard and many more…

The ABCs of Death is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film, including the directors of House of the Devil, Hobo with a Shotgun, A Serbian Film, Tokyo Gore Police, and You’re Next as well as four homegrown British directors – Ben Wheatley (Sightseers), Simon Rumley (Red, White & Blue), Jake West (Doghouse) and Leeds based Lee Hardcastle, who with his claymation short, won a competition to be the final director (and whose short is one of the highlights of the film).

Anthologies are always a difficult thing to get right even when they’re helmed by just one director, »

- Phil Wheat

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The ABCs of Death is a Hit and Miss Affair: A Movie Review

2 April 2013 4:00 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Directors: Kaare Andrews, Angela Bettis, Hélène Cattet, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Jason Eisener, Bruno Forzani, Adrián García Bogliano, Xavier Gens, Lee Hardcastle, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Jorge Michel Grau, 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, and Yudai Yamaguchi. Writers: Kaare Andrews, Simon Barrett, Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani, Adrián García Bogliano, Lee Hardcastle, Noboru Iguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Simon Rumley, Jon Schnepp, Srdjan Spasojevic, Nacho Vigalondo, Dimitrije Vojnov, Ti West, and Yudai Yamaguchi. The ABCs of Death is a horror anthology, composed of twenty-six shorts. This anthology brought twenty-seven directors from fifteen countries together to create a fairly entertaining outing. Understandably, some of the shorts are stronger than others, while some are...

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- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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The ABCs of Death

7 March 2013 11:59 PM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

The ABCs of Death

Directed by: Nacho Vigalondo, Angela Bettis, Ti West, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Adam Wingard, Srdjan Spasojevic, Ben Wheatley, Jason Eisener, and more

Running Time: 2 hrs 9 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: March 8, 2013

Plot: 26 filmmakers from around the world were each given one letter of the alphabet. From there they had free rein to create a killer short horror film based around words ranging from “Apocalypse” to “Zetsumetsu.”

Who’S It For? Some segments will be loved, others hated, but anyone who likes the idea of a horror anthology needs to check this out.

Overall

Twenty-six shorts from 26 directors based on the 26 letters of the alphabet is one ambitious experiment. As a fan of anthologies, I went into The ABCs of Death wanting to like it, but even I’m surprised by how successful I found the film as a whole. Sure, there are a handful of middling entries that »

- Shane T. Nier

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Frightfest 2013 Review: The ABCs of Death

24 February 2013 3:38 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The Abcs Of Death

Directed by Ben Wheatley, Simon Rumley, Jake West, Lee Hardcastle, Ti West, Jason Eisener, Kaare Andrews, Bruno Forzani, Noboru Iguchi, Jorge Michel Grau, Srdjan Spasojevic, Adam Wingard and many more…

The ABCs of Death is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film, including the directors of House of the Devil, Hobo with a Shotgun, A Serbian Film, Tokyo Gore Police, and You’re Next as well as four homegrown British directors – Ben Wheatley (Sightseers), Simon Rumley (Red, White & Blue), Jake West (Doghouse) and Leeds based Lee Hardcastle, who with his claymation short, won a competition to be the final director (and whose short is one of the highlights of the film).

Anthologies are always a difficult thing to get right even when »

- Phil

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The ABCs of Death Review

1 February 2013 2:07 PM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

The ABCs of Death Directed by: Kaare Andrews, Angela Bettis, Hélène Cattet, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Jason Eisener, Bruno Forzani, Adrián García Bogliano, Xavier Gens, Lee Hardcastle, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Jorge Michel Grau, 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 The ABCs of Death is at times revolting, inventive, funny and fascinating. It’s also a wildly uneven anthology collection from some of the most well-known horror directors working today. The film was announced a few years ago and rolled out at the Tiff and Fantastic Fest film festivals in 2012. The premise is intriguing. A letter of the alphabet was assigned to 26 different directors with one stipulation: they must create a short starting with that letter and pertaining to death. Then let them have it, no holds barred. »

- Shannon

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F Is for Fart: Exclusive The ABCs of Death Interview with Noboru Iguchi

31 January 2013 9:04 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

F is for Fart: Noboru Iguchi Talks The ABCs of Death, on VOD now and in theaters this March

Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABCs of Death is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children's educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free reign in choosing a word to create a story involving death.

26 different sites spoke to the 26 The ABCs of Death filmmakers (check it out: clickHere), and all the interviews are posting today. We were fortunate enough to get one of our favorite contemporary horror directors, Japan's very own Noboru Iguchi! If you've seen some of his mind-blowing gore-blast horror comedies, »

- MovieWeb

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