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The ABCs of Death (2012)

Not Rated | | 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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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)
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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")
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Alicia (segment "C is for Cycle")
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The Fighter (segment "D is for Dogfight")
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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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Comedy | Horror

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The german release is entitled "22 ways to die" means there are 4 chapters missing from the german release although it got an 18 rating by the filmboard. See more »

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Dad: Call the plumber now. It's an emergency!
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(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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References Roots (1977) See more »

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So disappointing
3 February 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I am not sure if I was expecting the wrong thing, of if most of the directors went in the wrong direction... But I was thinking this was supposed to be a horror anthology with an interesting concept. In the end it felt more like a competition for the segment that is the most absurd, outrageous, ultra-violent, hyper-sexual, or all of the above combined. For the most part this movie was insulting and left me embarrassed that I sat trough half of it.

Perhaps less than 10 segments were good. There were a few clever ones. I don't want to name any letters to ruin anything.

I would not recommend this to anyone unless you NEED to see it for you self to satisfy your curiosity or if you are really into senseless extreme movies.

I enjoyed the bits by Marcel Sarmiento, Andrew Traucki, Thomas Malling, Lee Hardcastle, Ben Wheatley, Kaare Andrews, Jon Schnepp, Jason Eisener. Just to give respect where it is due.


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