Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Abcs of Death

Running Time: 124 minutes   Director: Various    Year of Release: 2012

The Abcs of Death takes an original approach to the horror anthology; instead of the tired and true use of a wrap-around story containing three or so separate tales, here we have 26 bite sized macabre micro-films dealing with a particular way to kick the bucket has it relates to a letter of the alphabet. Blood and bodily fluids fly has a host of characters meet bizarre, messy and sometimes hilarious ends.The results are astonishing, if a tad uneven. At it's best, Abcs of Death is a horror film like no other brimming with mad brilliance such has the zany H is for Hydro-Electric Diffusion, the sonically and visually stunning D is for Dogfight, the gleefully perverse L is for Libido, the clay animation wonder that is T is for Toilet or the full length feature worthy sci-fi epic V is for Vagitus. Then there is F is for Fart and Z is for Zetsumets, two utterly bonkers Japanese entries that defy description. There are weak entries however, namely the entirely uninspired G is for Gravity or the pointless M is for Miscarriage. All in All The Abcs of Death is a winning anthology that I personally am very fond of. Give it a shot, it's easy to find and I guarantee there will be no B is for Boredom.   

Rating: 4.5/5