Review: The ABCs of Death (2013)

Posted in DVD Reviews, Reviews by - May 06, 2013
Review: The ABCs of Death (2013)

In a bold cinematic experiment, 26 directors from 15 different countries come together to present a collection of 26 shorts on the subject of death. Each director is given a single letter of the alphabet to use as a topic of their short. This is the ABCs of Death.

Entertaining. Provocative. Disturbing. The ABCs of Death is like the Twilight Zone on crack, a bing-bang-boom collection of horror shorts from 26 different directors from across the globe with varied results and diverse approaches to film. The movie is difficult to digest as a whole as the there is no narrative running through to tie them together other than the loosely defined topic of death itself. The result is a mixed bag of shorts. Some are horrific. Some are hilarious. Many are challenging. And a few are disgusting and demented. With an interesting premise and a handful of nuggets worth recommending, The ABCs of Death is a must see for most horror fans on what it sets out to accomplish alone.

Read the entire review at  HorrorNews.Net.

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Doc Rotten is a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and podcast host for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, Decades of Horror 1980s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast, Hannibal Fan Podcast and The Future of Horror. He was also co-host Dracula on TV TALK and was a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. He is also a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist.