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ABCs of Death 2 Reviews

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Amanda Waltz
The Film Stage
February 26, 2016
Despite a few missteps, ABCs of Death 2 promises a brighter future for an anthology progressing into sequel territory.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Scott Weinberg
August 23, 2015
Truth be told, there were only three or four shorts that just didn't work for me. No, I'm not singling them out.
Blake Goble
Consequence of Sound
January 9, 2015
A rollicking short horror film anthology that feels like a festival. Sometimes it's gruesomely goofy, even great. At other points this alphabet's grotesque, or just plain gauche.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Anton Bitel
Sight and Sound
January 2, 2015
Once again, this format proves as much a curse as a blessing. Yet the variety that makes the collection so uneven is also its best asset.
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
October 31, 2014
you'll definitely find some cool stuff in this virtual (and disturbing) picture book
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mark H. Harris
October 31, 2014
For my money, the ones that pull it all together the best are A, M, O and Z, all of which are strikingly original with imaginative premises that hold true to the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jordan Hoffman
October 31, 2014
Each film is too short to be really satisfying, but the iTunes shuffle-style format ensures you're rarely bored. You don't like the entry for the letter G? Don't worry, H will be here any minute.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Glenn Kenny
October 31, 2014
What results is a survey of what's both glorious or at least intriguing about the directions in contemporary horror, and what's problematic as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Orndorf
October 30, 2014
The good news is that The ABCs of Death 2 is a noticeable improvement over the previous anthology effort, spinning new tales of disaster and irony with greater concentration and imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Joe Gross
Austin American-Statesman
October 30, 2014
The batting average is higher than the first film, but nothing is quite as extreme.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Chris Sawin
October 30, 2014
ABCs of Death 2 is lackluster in comparison to the original film. It's a horror sequel that unfortunately follows the formula of feeling like a diluted clone of an impressive prototype.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Matt Prigge
October 30, 2014
Even the best tend to be little but a joke awaiting a punchline, some funnier than others, some slight, some powerfully bombed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Keith Uhlich
AV Club
October 30, 2014
Not one of the works in this anthology movie sequel cracks 10 minutes, so they barely have time to overstay their welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: B
William Goss
Austin Chronicle
October 29, 2014
This follow-up stands as a marked improvement.
Stephen Danay
Under the Radar
October 29, 2014
Coming quickly on the heels of its 2013 predecessor, ABCs of Death 2 maintains the same formula, but steps up its game in several ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
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Rob Staeger
Village Voice
October 28, 2014
There's no denying this mixed bag contains some really choice severed heads.
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
October 27, 2014
Better directors, better shocks, better punchlines.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
October 26, 2014
Irony is a popular pose struck throughout these shorts, which are less revealing of the existentialist despair that death often rouses than they are of their makers' prejudices.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Debruge
October 20, 2014
In the end, despite all the creativity that went into the project, "ABCs of Death 2" is still a bad movie.
Nick Venable
October 7, 2014
Funny, zany, violent and surprisingly smart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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