The ABCs of Death (2013)



Critic Consensus: As is often the case with anthology films, The ABCs of Death is wildly uneven, with several legitimately scary entries and a bunch more that miss the mark.

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Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABC's OF DEATH is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children's educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters; each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free reign … More


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Critic Reviews for The ABCs of Death

All Critics (65) | Top Critics (12)

Gives a sense of horror movie making learned by rote - at a boy's school where girls have been admitted under sufferance.

Full Review… | April 24, 2013
Time Out
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If The ABCs of Death 2 seems like a slight improvement over its predecessor, that's simply due to the fact that it achieves a more consistent level of mediocrity.

Full Review… | October 30, 2014
Film Journal International

There are some good shorts in The ABCs of Death, and yet they're all overshadowed by some of the most awful, idiotic, infantile material I've ever seen in any film.

Full Review… | February 20, 2014
Movie Mezzanine

This is an experimental horror film with 26 directors around the world each making a short film about death. Given the format, it is no surprise there are few hits and a lot of misses.

Full Review… | January 12, 2014
Laramie Movie Scope

Far too many bad chapters to be an effective whole.

Full Review… | December 15, 2013
Cinema Sight

A bomb.

Full Review… | December 4, 2013
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Audience Reviews for The ABCs of Death


Uneven like most anthologies, with segments ranging from scary to funny to clever to silly - and as such, some of them are quite efficient but many are far from that, like "M Is for Miscarriage" and "Z is for Zetsumetsu", which should both be remembered as particularly awful.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


26 short horror films, inspired by a different letter of the alphabet. These compilations are always hit or miss but there seem to be a higher percentage of duds in this one than expected. So many different styles, form comedy to gore to sheer WTF, that there's sure to be something to bore, annoy or offend everyone. Personal favorites were the transcendently juvenile "F for Fart" and the experimentally erotic "O for Orgasm."

Greg S

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