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ABCs of Death, The (18)

ABCs of Death, The (18)


A 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty.

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The critical consensus

If this compendium of 26 short films about death is anything to go by then horror cinema is in a moribund state.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 25/04/2013

Twenty-six horror directors concoct a death for each letter of the alphabet - but there's not much intentional fun here.

**(*)(*)(*)Catherine Shoard, The Guardian, 25/04/2013

Adam Wingard's Quack takes an admirably deadpan approach to the challenge of making a horror film about death that starts with the letter "Q" but many of the rest of the entries are duds.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 25/04/2013

Animal lovers will be particularly offended by some tales in this mind-numbing marathon.

**(*)(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 26/04/2013

An interesting idea, but with so many cooks involved, the broth isn't quite good enough.

**(*)(*)(*)Owen Williams, Empire Online, 26/04/2013

The fans will love. The faint-hearted won't.

***(*)(*)Rebecca Ellis, Little White Lies, 25/04/2013

Collectively they become rather tedious, not so much a satisfying meal as a platter (or splatter) of gores d'oeuvres.

Philip French, The Observer, 28/04/2013

Features about ABCs of Death, The (18)

Directors Lee Hardcastle and Jake West on horror anthology The ABCs of Death

Henry Northmore, The List, 16/05/2013

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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