ya it was corny, and weird and cheesy but if you can predict it or find it with out its charmes, your a troll who doesn't enjoy a little camp. quit spending all your time hating things with your "internet opinions" get a little stupid and watch this movie. the only part of this movie i didn't like was the letter F...which was just traumatizing. Every time i thought it couldn't get weirder....it came back with twice the expectation. Everyone has to at least find something hilarious slash amazing about the letter T in this movie.i don't know why it has to have so many <more>
lines to type a review. But i said what i wanted to say. .
Runtime is just under 130 minutes, at 26 stories to tell that leaves just 5 minutes for each, so whether you like them or not, they come and go fast.I think idea this movie was made with is just brilliant! I generally like anthologies, but low budget ones usually don't turn out this well at all. While I did not find all 26 stories great, I think more than half were rather exceptional given only 5k and 5 minutes to work with.This is one of those movies every film student should watch. I really did not expect this quality out of this movie, very pleasantly surprised. Don't miss this <more>
Amazing Cornucopia of Creativity! (by duranjaxter)
I've seen so many "horror" films these last few years...it's all just so underwhelming. I adore the concept of this project, enlisting so many minds and visions, and so here are my favorites and a few descriptive words. Overall, this film is a 10 merely because of the artistic freedom/reign given the directors - and especially what they did with what they were challenged with. THIS...is art at its height. BRING IT...PLEASE???1. "A for Apocalypse" Interesting, leaves you wanting so much more2. "D for Dogfight" Without a doubt, the best piece. Gorgeous, <more>
intelligent perfection3. "E for Exterminate" I love you, Angela Bettis. You GO, girl! And I do that every time I see an arachnid of any kind, as you so obviously present 4. "I for Ingrown" - Poetic. Tragic. Too realistic...which is why it rocks5. "K for Klutz" - Animation at its finest; brilliant sound effects, clicking heels on the tile...and so funny6. "O is for Orgasm" - Belongs in the Guggenheim for visuals7. "Q is for Quack" Wins for comedy, hands down8. "T is for Toilet" Cheesy outdated clay artistry, but what a BRILLIANT storyline9. "X is for XXL" Tragic, poignant, too real - gorgeous in its horrorThose are my top 9 of the films. The rest I am reviewing are as follows:Just "OK" "U for Unearthed"Most Nonsensical "W for WTF" - no kiddingMost WTF "Z is for...whatever the frig that was..."And lastly, MOST DISTURBING:D1: "L is for Libido" it's all good until it's notD2: "P is for Pressure" only reason in my mind that could/would/should ever happen D3: "Y is for Young Buck" completely wrong on so many levels...and never really gets rightMakes no sense at all - "Z". But, honestly? I enjoyed the entire experience of this film, and I will continue to pay over and over again to see more like this, and less like remakes of ANYTHING but most notably, "Red Dawn", "Dirty Dancing", "Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "Let the Right One In", "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy", and whatever else is coming out "mainstream" these days. I don't DO remakes. EVER. And I thank every single one of you for your efforts in this film, and for your artistic vision - no matter how sick and wrong. And the more sick and wrong it is? BRING IT!!! I loved this film and thank Magnet and all the writers and directors and producers and your partners for this awesome collection of art. How refreshing...FINALLY!!!
26 directors all doing whatever they want for a straight 2 hours. The result is a massive, and I mean MASSIVE tribute film to every kind of horror flick there is.Some of the shorts feel like splatter comedies like Dead Alive and Evil Dead 2 the short A comes to mind , while others seem like a run of the mill slasher like Friday the 13th the short B comes to mind . Some are first person point of view, some are over the top exploitation, some are dark and disturbing. A couple are just random.A lot of them have a twisted, childish sense of comedy, making this a great experience if you are seeing <more>
this with some friends and got some pop and chips. Actually, that's really the best way to see this.The ending credit song, 'Horror Movie' is also an awesome song and a couple of the shorts like L and V are EXTREMELY well done.If you are a horror fan and have seen quite a lot of the indie kind, then this is a must see.
If You Love 'Adult Swim' and the Taboo and Bizarre, You Will Enjoy This Gem (by snlash)
I highly recommend this movie for adults age 18+ to watch, if they enjoy the bizarre, the highly unusual and a unique anthology of horror/gore/splatter and even animation from all over the world that will certainly stand out in one's mind for a very long time. Depending on your personality, you will really enjoy some episodes, surely despise some, and some may even elicit a laugh or two. If it strikes you as stupid or worthless, at least watch it to about halfway through to make sure it isn't for you as each short is only about 5 minutes long, and one or two may strike you as really <more>
good ideas. I've watched this several times and believe it to be a new cult classic, with it's mishmash of many taboo and off-the-charts ideas and concepts. A lot of these may offend "the average watcher", so do not watch this movie if you are easily offended, close-minded, and/or opposed to watching something so far out of the norm that it may make you feel uncomfortable. You have to enjoy a certain type of movie as this is an extremely eclectic mixture of the most taboo subjects in a horror -- or in some instances horrible -- framework. The audience I really truly recommend this to are the type of people who enjoy watching Adult Swim and find that to be witty and humorous at the same time. Disturbing, but fun! I give it 5 stars, easily!
A must-watch-in-a-lifetime for all horror fans as if you think you are twistedly sick enough. (by moviesmaniax)
An anthology horror/comedy film that has something for everyone who are in love with horror films. However, not everyone will find this movie appealing even to some horror fans as this film is filled with over the top violence, weirdness, and sick jokes. The GORES in some segments like the letter T segment is smartly and sickly used as well as the letter X and U that provides even more gross out gores. There's not much of a SCARE in this film as most of the story are mainly based on gruesome deaths and sick jokes that will make you laugh than trying to scare you like the letter F one and <more>
also letter W and Z that can be described as being f*cked up funny. Beside those, there are still the ones that are well written and really bring new surprises like the letter D and L segment and if you are into experimental film then the letter O is for you. Overall, this is new experience in film-making that requires those with a twisted and hard core mind with strong stomach to find this enjoyable the whole way through as some may segment can be too sick and gross out to handle for some. All in all, this film is a must-watch-in-a-lifetime for all horror fans as if you think you are twistedly sick enough, this film will definitely opens up your mind into a more perverse sickness and violence you might have never imagined before >>A-<<
Quite possibly the most ambitious horror film project ever, "The ABC's of Death" is an anthology of no less than 26 ! different little segments, directed by 26 different people and with each segment revolving on a horrific tableau in alphabetic order. Some of the directors are well-experienced already, some are still in an early phase of their careers, but definitely all twenty-six of them are multi-talented and quite often even visionary filmmakers that have contributed to the revival of the horror genre throughout the last decade. I watched "The ABC's of Death" <more>
at a little festival in my home country Belgium, where two of the participant directors were present to explain the concept and background of the project in general and of course elaborate on their own personal chapter. They claim to have been approached with an offer to make a death-themed short film with a budget of $5,000 and a running time of maximally four minutes. Other than these two conditions, the directors were give complete artistic freedom to do whatever the hell they wanted. This resulted in a wide variety of demented little stories, varying from sober and intense towards outrageous and downright ludicrous. What amused me personally the most about "The ABC's of Death" was detecting the different directors' styles and then subsequently link them to the brief segments before their names are revealed at the end. If you are even remotely familiar with the names and their repertoires, this isn't all too complex to be honest. For example, it won't come as a massive surprise to learn that Srdjan Spasojevic from "A Serbian Film" delivers the most grim and shocking tale, whereas Noboru Iguchi from "Machine Girl" and "Robo-Geisha" assembled the most absurd and tasteless compartment. "The ABC's of Death" offers a great assortment of diversity in terms of type animated tales, mockumentaries, torture porn and horror subjects for all tastes and preferences killers, animals, monsters, . Certain stories are atmospheric, experimental and beautifully artsy, but the vast majority of them contains a whole lot of bloodshed, filth and rancid sleaze. It's a must-see adventure if you live, breath and bleed horror! It is, of course, absolutely useless and irrelevant to name my own personal favorite and least favorite episodes here in this user comment, but I'll do it anyways. My top five, in no specific order, includes Marcel Sarmiento's "D is for Dogfight", because it contains some of the most powerful and gripping images I've ever witnessed. I didn't like his long-feature flick "DeadGirl" all that much, but this little segment is definitely genius. I also positively worshiped Xavier Gens' contribution "XXL", which is probably the bloodiest of the bunch", and also "R is for Removed" from the aforementioned Serbian director Srdjan Spasojevic. If I had to select one of the animated stories as a favorite, it would probably be the deranged but innovative and creative "H is from Hydro-Electronic Diffusion" from the relatively unknown director Thomas Cappelen Malling. One final chapter that deserves an honorable mention is "L is for Libido", from the Mo Brothers who previously surprised me with the aptly titled "Macabre". Their slice is sickening and depraved, but very brave and compelling. Inevitable, I also spotted a few major disappointing and "nothing special about this at all" episodes as well, like "G is for Gravity" by Andrew Troucki "The Reef", "Black Water" and "M is for Miscarriage" by Ti West "The House of the Devil", "The Innkeepers" .
A brave & courageous piece of filmmaking and storytelling! (by brionesb)
There are some that will be curious about this film, check it out and be amazed and amused. Others will check it out and be absolutely repulsed by the stories and imagery they will see. One thing is true, you will NOT walk away from this indifferent! The ABCs of Death is a high concept, independently produced & distributed horror film anthology which dares to break new ground and presents 26 short stories/films created by 26 different directors based on a particular letter of the alphabet they were assigned. Each director was given $5000 to create their film, and allowed approximately 6 <more>
minutes with which they would need to present their story and narrative. Taken as a whole, this has turned to be a great idea as there were a few great gems from the various directors. One thing that was cool is that the films span the different storytelling mediums ranging to live action with minimal special effects to hand-drawn animation and even stop-motion animation done with clay. The directors are also of a very diverse group ranging from Hispanic to Japanese to German to American, all presenting their stories in their native language.What I really found to be enjoyable about each of the short films is that every director was given immense freedom to present their story based off of the letter of the alphabet they were given. Because of this incredible freedom that they were afforded, the results are truly spectacular and none of the stories feel like they are overly repetitive or clones of each other. A really nice touch is that each director, especially the foreign ones, imbued their stories with elements from their native culture which added further depth and sincerity to each tale. Another great thing that I liked was that each director wasn't restricted to making a "typical" horror film with tense scares or creepiness which I felt attributed to the great diversity of every story. Be warned that because of this, many of the films are very tongue-in-cheek in nature but that doesn't detract from the quality of each film and actually makes the anthology very refreshing and candid.If you are into film anthologies and can appreciate the fine art of storytelling & film making, this is a movie to watch. If you want to see horror stories of death that take the beaten path as opposed to the well-worn road, this is also the film for you. Come in with an open mind and willingness to be amused and you won't be disappointed by this film!
'D' is for diversity in the case of this anthology of horror shorts, put together by a plethora of known and unknown directors. As expected, it's a hit-and-miss affair though with more of the former than the latter . Standout segments include the euthanasia-gone-wrong hijinks of A, the utterly depraved spurt-or-die set-up of L, the claymation calamity of T, the savage social commentary that is X, and the draconian dystopia of V which begs to be developed into a fully-fledged film of its own - DO IT, ANDREWS! . Other topics, such as heroin highs, female flatulence, miscarriage, <more>
animal-abuse, and mutant dildo girls, also find free play here. There were a few stinkers thrown into the mix and I'm not on about F , such as the slow O, the bafflingly pointless R, and the first-person filler that is G; fortunately, however, they prove to be the exception rather than the rule. Generally, the feeling created by being shipped from one gonzo set-up to another is an appealingly unsettling one, building up an anticipation swiftly rewarded.If you fail to find at least a handful of appealing letters here, I'd advise you to stick to the rom-coms.