I watched “The ABC’s of Death” about a couple of weeks ago on Netflix. This is a bizarre, mind-blowing film that is not for the squeamish and definitely not for children. Though I had to turn my face a couple of times when the gore and violence becaume more than I could stomach, I found it a fun, fascinating film to watch late on a Saturday night particularly as Halloween approaches.
The link above to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)will give you the vital details, including the following excellent 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.” Written byAnonymous
No matter what your favorite horror subgenre, I would wager there is something in this film for you: from suspense to gore to horror with an outlandish fantasy twist to shock to nudity to humor to…whatever.
One of the most entertaining aspects to me was to see how a director, once given a letter, used his/her creativity to develop a story based around that letter. On the surface, this is easy when one is dealing with a common letter like “M” (murder of course springs to mind immediately or mayhem) or “H” (for hell, horror, etc.), but what do you do with “Q” (“Q is for Quack” was my favorite) or “Z” ? Just watching creative genius at work was a blast for me.
Though I watched it on Netflix, if it was out at theatres, I would say pay full price on a Saturday night to see this. It is a great date movie–so long as your date has a taste for the bizarre.