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The ABCs of Death (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 26 April 2013 (UK)
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A 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty.

Writers:

Ant Timpson (based on a nightmare by), Nacho Vigalondo | 18 more credits »
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eva Llorach ... Woman (segment "A is for Apocalypse")
Miquel Insua Miquel Insua ... Man (segment "A is for Apocalypse")
Alejandra Urdiaín Alejandra Urdiaín ... Dulce (segment "B is for Bigfoot") (as Alejandra Urdiain)
Harold Torres ... Erik (segment "B is for Bigfoot")
Greta Martinez Greta Martinez ... Xochitl (segment "B is for Bigfoot") (as Greta Martínez)
Pablo Guisa Koestinger ... Yeti (segment "B is for Bigfoot")
Matías Oviedo ... Bruno (segment "C is for Cycle")
Juanita Ringeling ... Alicia (segment "C is for Cycle")
Steve Berens ... The Fighter (segment "D is for Dogfight")
Riley the Dog ... The Dog (segment "D is for Dogfight")
Chris Hampton Chris Hampton ... The Figther's Trainer (segment "D is for Dogfight")
George Marquez George Marquez ... The Dog's Trainer (segment "D is for Dogfight")
Erik Aude ... Beat Down Dude (segment "D is for Dogfight")
Lisa Lynch ... Card Girl (segment "D is for Dogfight")
Imogen Mcaulay 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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Taglines:

26 Directors, 26 Ways to Die See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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 »

Goofs

In segment X: the under wears lessen in size after the splatter. See more »

Quotes

Dad: Lots of people have died on the toilet.
Mum: Like who?
Dad: Elvis.
Mum: He died on the bathroom floor.
Dad: Yeah. Died on the toilet and then fell over.
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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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References No Country for Old Men (2007) See more »

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So disappointing
3 February 2013 | by matta-11See 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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Release Date:

26 April 2013 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,110, 10 March 2013

Gross USA:

$21,832

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,589
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1.78 : 1
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