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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.

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Ant Timpson (based on a nightmare by), Nacho Vigalondo | 18 more credits »
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Cast

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 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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Country:

USA | New Zealand

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English | Spanish | Japanese | German | French | Korean

Release Date:

26 April 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The ABCs of Death 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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

An Ohio substitute teacher was fired, convicted of four felonies and sentenced to 90 days in jail for showing this movie to students ages 14-18 over the course of 5 days. See more »

Goofs

In segment N, the young man is standing on the left side, but later the blood scatters from the right. See more »

Quotes

Adam Wingard: Let's kill this fucking duck.
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(From the ending title of I is for Ingrown) 2015 women murdered in the last 10 years in Mexico 200 women a month The horror is not on the screen See more »

Connections

References Star Trek: The Original Series: Space Seed (1967) See more »

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A Brilliant and Exciting Experiment
16 April 2013 | by buchhol2See all my reviews

The ABCs of Death is a horror anthology unlike any other. 26 directors of varying notoriety, 26 letters, 26 gruesome, horrifying, funny and vile ways to die. The shorts are so incredibly varied and there's almost no time to reflect on them individually because as one death ends another one instantly begins. Whether they were good or bad doesn't really matter. There's no need to rate the shorts. I let each one effect me in their own unique way. Watching this film brought out the inner child in me. It's like walking through the video store and looking at all the VHS covers in the horror section. It's a continuous flow of creative freedom and energy that I found sort of exhilarating.


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