The ABC's of Death (2012) Movie Review

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The ABC's of Death (2012)

2012 | R | Horror, Comedy
129 minutes / 2h 09min

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The ABC's of Death Plot Synopsis:

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."

The ABC's of Death (2012) Review

The ABC’s of Death is about 26 different stories written and directed by 26 different directors with 26 different ways to die. It is interesting to find out 26 different ways to die but the movie was not all that. This movie is for adults because it contains full on visible nudity of all female and male body parts. The ABC’s of Death does have 26 different chapters to it by different directors so it is expected to have intense violence, all time gore fest, sad**tic frightening scary scenes, bad language and everything else kids and teenagers should not see.

I have never thought that I would see a movie like this. It is very disturbing and it is definitely not for the weak at heart/stomach. I have seen many gruesome scary movies before but this trumps all. I will not watch this movie ever again even if I am paid to. It is an okay movie for those who have the stomach for it.

I believe director Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett created the best story (Q -Quack) which was about two men trying to kill a duck and it had humor which made me chuckle a little. Imagine two man trying to kill a duck and accidently shooting each other - A question for you to answer is - did they survive or live? Some other good ones to pay attention to also are Unearthed, XXL, Libido, Nuptials, Toilet and Pressure. The rest was really not worth it and a waste of time.

1. A - Apocalypse is directed by Nacho Vigalondo (Open Windows, Marisa, Extraterrestrial)
2. B - Bigfoot is directed by Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Late Phases, Here Comes the Devil)
3. C - Cycle is directed by Ernesto Diaz Espinoza (Santiago Violenta, Mandrill, Kiltro)
4. D - Dogfight is directed by Marcel Sarmiento (No Exit, Haunted, Deadgirl)
5. E - Exterminate is directed by Angela Bettis (Roman)
6. F - Fart is directed by Noboru Iguchi (Dead Sushi, Bad Butt, Kamisama no itazura)
7. G - Gravity is directed by Andrew Traucki (The Jungle, Event Zero, The Reef, Black Water)
8. H - Hydro-Electric Diffusion is directed by Thomas Malling (Norwegian Ninja)
9. I - Ingrown is directed by Michel Grau (Mexico Barbaro, Chalan, Big Sky)
10. J -Jidai-geki is directed by Yudai Yamaguchi (Abductee, Deadball, Men’s Egg Drummers)
11. K - Klutz is directed by Anders Morgenthaler (I’m Here, Eat sh*t and Die, Echo)
12. L - Libido is directed by Timo Tjahjanto (Killers, V/H/S/2, Macabre, Dara)
13. M - Miscarriage is directed by Ti West (The Sacrament, Dead and Lonely, The Innkeepers)
14. N - Nuptials is directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun (Pee Mak, Alone, Hello Stranger)
15. O - org*sm is directed by Bruno Forzani & Helene Cattet (Amer, Santos Palace, Catharsis)
16. P - Pressure is directed by Simon Rumley (The Last Word, Little Deaths, The Handyman)
17. Q - Quack is directed by Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett (The Guest, You’re Next, V/H/S)
18. R - Removed is directed by Srdjan Spasojevic (A Serbian Film)
19. S - Speed is directed by Jake West (Evil Aliens, Escape from London, Doghouse)
20. T -Toilet is directed by Lee Hardcastle (Ghost Burger, Chainsaw Maid 2)
21. U - Unearthed is directed by Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, Kill List, Untitled Ideal Film)
22. V - Vagitus is directed by Kaare Andrews (Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, Altitude, SpaceMan)
23. W - WTF is directed by Jon Schnepp (The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?)
24. X - XXL is directed by Xavier Gens (The Farm, Cold Skin, The Divide, Hitman)
25. Y - Youngbuck is directed by Jason Eisener (V/H/S/2, One Last Dive, Hobo with a Shotgun)
26. Z is Zetsumetsu directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura (Zombie TV, Helldriver, The Profane Exhibit)

  • The ABC's of Death Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 5
  • Overall Score: 4.48
  • IMDB: 4.7
  • MetaCritic: 4.3
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 3.6

About The ABC's of Death 2012

Title: The ABC's of Death
AKA: The ABCs of Death
Year: 2012
Runtime: 129 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Reviewer: Score: 2.5 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 2.24/5 stars from 16,515 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 16,515 MPAA Rating: R
The ABC's of Death Cast Starring: Simon Barrett, Michael Smiley, Elisabeth Rosen, Neil Maskell, Iván González, Ivan Gonzalez, Daniel Bacon, Rurik Sallé, Adam Wingard, Epy Kusnandar, Jeremy Raymond, Michael Rogers, [email protected], Rurik Sallé, Harold Torres, Erik Aude, Eddie Griffith, Liz Harvey, Patty Sandya, Takashi Nishina, Seth Ranaweera, Fraser Corbett, Rylan Logan, G. Patrick Currie, Steve Berens, Laurie Rose, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Tipper Newton, Lee Hardcastle, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal
The ABC's of Death Writers: Ant Timpson, Nacho Vigalondo, Adrián García Bogliano
The ABC's of Death Director: Adam Wingard, Ben Wheatley, Nacho Vigalondo, Ti West, Kaare Andrews, Marcel Sarmiento, Adrián García Bogliano, Adrián García Bogliano, Jorge Michel Grau, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Jake West, Jason Eisener, Timo Tjahjanto, Andrew Traucki, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Anders Morgenthaler, Simon Rumley, Jon Schnepp, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Srdjan Spasojevic, Angela Bettis, Hélène Cattet, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Yudai Yamaguchi, Bruno Forzani, Hélène Cattet, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Xavier Gens, Lee Ha
Box Office: $17,160
Production: Magnolia Pictures
Website: http://www.26waystodie.com/
Language: English, Spanish, Japanese, German, French, K
Country: USA, New Zealand