Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABCs of Death is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived, with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children’s educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six 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.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
At its best when merging shocks with social commentary, this halting compilation improves significantly as it nears the end of the alphabet.Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 03.07.2013
The ABCs of Death is an appallingly bad concoction of disgusting shorts that run through the alphabet but really should've stopped at "A."Rob Nelson, Variety, 10.12.2012
What's unexpected is how thoroughly The ABCs of Death's ample duds overshadow its treasures, and how uninspired it feels as a whole.Mark Holcomb, Village Voice, 02.19.2013
There are just too many stories to fit into two hours - and even with fewer weak links, The ABCs of Death might have fallen short all the same.Ian Buckwalter, NPR, 03.11.2013