MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 1,787 this week

The ABCs of Death (2012)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  26 April 2013 (UK)
4.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.7/10 from 11,223 users   Metascore: 43/100
Reviews: 112 user | 191 critic | 16 from Metacritic.com

A 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty.

Writers:

(based on a nightmare by), , 16 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 22 Dec 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 08 May 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 11 May 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 06 Aug 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 30 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The ABCs of Death (2012)

The ABCs of Death (2012) on IMDb 4.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The ABCs of Death.

User Polls

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Another 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty.

Directors: Rodney Ascher, Julian Barratt, and 28 more credits »
Stars: Martina García, Béatrice Dalle, Tristan Risk
V/H/S (2012)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.

Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, and 8 more credits »
Stars: Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes, Adam Wingard
V/H/S/2 (2013)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student's disappearance.

Directors: Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Lawrence Michael Levine, Kelsy Abbott, Adam Wingard
V/H/S: Viral (2014)
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A Los Angeles police chase sends a fame-obsessed man on a wild ride to save his girlfriend from a cybernetic terror.

Directors: Justin Benson, Gregg Bishop, and 4 more credits »
Stars: Emmy Argo, Emilia Ares Zoryan, Justin Welborn
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Down a seedy city street in her neighborhood, young Enola Penny is obsessed with what appears to be a long abandoned theatre. One night, she sees that the front door is slightly ajar and ... See full summary »

Directors: Douglas Buck, Buddy Giovinazzo, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Udo Kier, Virginia Newcomb, Amanda Marquardt
You're Next (2011)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.

Director: Adam Wingard
Stars: Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen
The Sacrament (2013)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A news team trails a man as he travels into the world of Eden Parish to find his missing sister, where it becomes apparent that this paradise may not be as it seems.

Director: Ti West
Stars: Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Kentucker Audley
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

College student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret; they plan to use her in a satanic ritual.

Director: Ti West
Stars: Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.

Director: Ti West
Stars: Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An aging porn star agrees to participate in an "art film" in order to make a clean break from the business, only to discover that he has been drafted into making a pedophilia and necrophilia themed snuff film.

Director: Srdjan Spasojevic
Stars: Srdjan Todorovic, Sergej Trifunovic, Jelena Gavrilovic
Edit

Cast

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)
...
Matías Oviedo ...
Bruno (segment "C is for Cycle")
Juanita Ringeling ...
Alicia (segment "C is for Cycle")
...
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")
...
Beat Down Dude (segment "D is for Dogfight")
...
Card Girl (segment "D is for Dogfight")
Imogen Mcaulay ...
The Baby (segment "D is for Dogfight")
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It's not educational See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

|

Language:

| | | | |

Release Date:

26 April 2013 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Abeceda Smrti  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$21,660 (USA) (29 March 2013)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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: Miss Yumi and I both have the same kind of animal smell on the inside. I'm so happy.
See more »

Crazy Credits

(from the segment "V is for Vagitus") THANKS - ROBOCOP See more »

Connections

References Flash Gordon (1980) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
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.


23 of 40 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
c is for crap sanmentolabs
What happens in this 'M is for Miscarriage' then too make it so bad? lukewhitticase
~Your favourite letter is... ? ~ girlfrom_ns
My list of all 26, from best to worst. bokovoy676
Serious non-trolling question for those who enjoyed this movie. Costellopalooza
Inexplicable venom fulcis_beard
Discuss The ABCs of Death (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?