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The ABCs of Death (2012)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  26 April 2013 (UK)
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A 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eva Llorach ...
Woman (segment "A is for Apocalypse")
Miquel Insua ...
Man (segment "A is for Apocalypse")
Alejandra Urdiaín ...
Dulce (segment "B is for Bigfoot") (as Alejandra Urdiain)
Harold Torres ...
Erik (segment "B is for Bigfoot")
Greta Martinez ...
Xochitl (segment "B is for Bigfoot") (as Greta Martínez)
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Matías Oviedo ...
Bruno (segment "C is for Cycle")
Juanita Ringeling ...
Alicia (segment "C is for Cycle")
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The Fighter (segment "D is for Dogfight")
Riley the Dog ...
The Dog (segment "D is for Dogfight")
Chris Hampton ...
The Figther's Trainer (segment "D is for Dogfight")
George Marquez ...
The Dog's Trainer (segment "D is for Dogfight")
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Beat Down Dude (segment "D is for Dogfight")
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Card Girl (segment "D is for Dogfight")
Imogen Mcaulay ...
The Baby (segment "D is for Dogfight")
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The ABC's OF DEATH is an ambitious anthology film featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children's educational ABC books, the motion picture is comprised of 26 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. Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational; THE ABC's OF DEATH is the definitive snapshot of the diversity of modern horror. Drafthouse Films, Magnet Pictures and Timpson Films are proud to present this alphabetical arsenal of destruction orchestrated by what Fangoria calls "a stunning roll call of some of the most exciting names in horror across the world." Written by Anonymous

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26 April 2013 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,110 (USA) (8 March 2013)

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$21,660 (USA) (29 March 2013)
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Trivia

The opening shot of each of the 26 short films features the camera panning away from something red, for example, a red dinner tray in the "A" film, a red circle on a characters headband in the "S" film, etc. See more »

Quotes

Yoshie: I don't want to die from breathing in that gas! If I have to die...
Miss Yumi: Yes?
Yoshie: ...it's your - it's your gas I want to breathe!
Miss Yumi: [smiling] All right. As long as you don't mind if it smells bad.
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Crazy Credits

(Opening card) The following feature film was created by 26 directors from around the world. Each director was given a letter of the alphabet and asked to choose a word. They then created a short tale of death that related to their chosen word. They had complete artistic freedom regarding the content of their segments. See more »

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Very Hard to Review this Movie
25 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

I keep asking myself how do I review this movie? For those of you who don't know this movie consists of extremely short horror films, one for each letter of the alphabet. It is a very ambitious film that actually works. I wont detail each movie because there isn't enough space to even do half of it. I will call out the strongest and weakest though so you can judge based off of that.

I enjoyed letters D and letters C. Both were unique and the endings to both were just out there. Letter E was OK but I knew someone who had something similar happen but only to his "private parts" so I was kind of grossed out. Letter X was amazingly well done and made a bold statement. K was animation but still funny in a sick way. Letter F was over the top and while not scary I just couldn't stop laughing. If you know Japanese culture then F will crack you up.

The two best are the letter T and the Letter L. T was amazing and I liked the set up. Letter L was out there and is my favorite and the ending is just really sick. Directed by the Mo Brothers I was amazed by it.

While I enjoyed most of these, the letter H was stupid and disappointing. A lot of these films were only decent though which is an accomplishment considering there are 26 shorts in total. One of the fun parts is trying to guess the word used for each short while watching it. That is why I only called the letter out instead of saying the name. Have fun guessing which word each story is based off of. It goes in ABC order so if your watching segment J you know the word has to be based off of a word with J. This was a fun movie and if you like horror I believe you will like this movie. The ones I called out are only my personal opinion and some of them were just funny and others creepy. Each film averages about 4 minutes maybe with some shorter and others a little longer. The talent on this movie was amazing and I cant wait for the sequel which is being made right now. Overall I give it a 7 outta 10.


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