The ABCs of Death
The ABCs of Death (2013)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 21, 2013
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

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

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

An enormously impressive and massively indulgent cornucopia of 26 short films from all over the world.

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Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

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.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Most are exercises in sickening bad taste, with an emphasis on human bodily functions.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

It's a feast for fans of the genre and a guaranteed ordeal for everyone else.

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Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine

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.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

At its best when merging shocks with social commentary, this halting compilation improves significantly as it nears the end of the alphabet.

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Ian Buckwalter
NPR

There are just too many stories to fit into two hours - and even with fewer weak links, The ABCs of Death might have fallen short all the same.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 24% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhćes
Uneven like most anthologies are, with segments ranging from scary to funny to clever to silly, and as such many of them are quite efficient but a good number… More
Markus Robinson
Was this supposed to be scary? Was this supposed to be a comedy? At the end of the day it doesn't matter, when the only thing "The ABCs of Death"… More
Greg S
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… More
Liam Gadd
15 hours ago, I was watching ''Brokeback Mountain'', a masterful film from a true visionary in Ang Lee. At this present time, I've just… More
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Kevin Cookman
Out of the 8 shorts worth watching, they range from "Hey, this is a cool idea, maybe one day there'll be a better execution!" to "What did I… More