Reviewed by Michael Dalton
The ABCs Of Death is a gift from hell for horror film lovers. It’s not perfect, a few segments have no rhyme or reason, but when it hits the mark it makes for a superb entertainment. From all corners of the world, producers Ant Timpson and Tim League rounded up 28 directors, allowed each of them a sum of $5,000, and awarded them a letter of the alphabet as the directive for a brief horror vignette. At 124 minutes, there’s plenty here to see and revel in and even when it wavers too self-consciously, part of the fun is guessing what each director has named his morbid tale; each story ends with the assigned letter, the film’s title, and the director. The more obscure they are as in the case of the letter M, the more surprising it gets. It’s an interesting idea and one that grows more fascinating as it rolls along.