The asians are just fucked up people
A sadistic masturbation competition; a stripteasing nazi fox; a sex-pest school janitor, an hysterical, face-bending samurai; and a Japanese schoolgirl who dies of her teacher’s stinking flatulence. All that, and then some, feature in the partly entertaining, wholly disturbing horror anthology film The ABCs of Death.
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While I absolutely love the idea behind it, gather 26 different genre directors from around the world and give them the choice of a death sequence by that of a letter of the alphabet, the fact that the bad out weigh the good here kinda bring the entire film down. But there are enough good segments to make this unique horror anthology worth checking out.
L IS FOR LIBIDO is extremely superb and surprisingly marvelous.
the only ones that were remotely interesting were A, D, L, Q, U, and X. the rest were either pretentious, boring or desperate attempts at shock and cheap scares. Interesting idea. If only the filmmakers were more unified, if not in vision, at least in quality.
Some sick shit, some amazing shit and some pretty awful amateurish/boring shit. I gave it 3/5 but it is really a 2.5/5 (the other .5 goes for the genius idea for the project). My favorites were (in no order) A, D, H, J, K, L, N, Q, T and U. The rest range from impossibly WTF to meh!
A few good to great works surrounded by mostly shit. Ti West, you have lost a bit of my respect with your segment. Jesus Christ.
U,T,D: outstanding. K,L,P,R,X: memorable. Everything else: blahhhhhh.
En langfilm som inkluderer 26 kortfilmer om syke og morbide dødsfall. Mange av kortfilmene var veldig bra, men som helhet er det en av de mer slitsomme og utmattende kinoopplevelsene jeg har hatt på veldig lenge. Anbefalt for den som liker den type horror, men greit å være uthvilt og forberedt på en grusom (!) filmopplevelse.
K for Klutz, and T for Toilet. Everything else was uninspired crap.
The idea behind this anthology is actually good that, if this was made in a serious/straight-horror profile, this movie would have been phenomenal. This is not what happens. I feel that some of the directors took this "horror" movie into a poor gory comedy. As a horror fan, I see this as very disrespectful. Btw, I hated the successive violence towards animals...... AND what the hell was that obsession with toilets?!
the two stars are for Libido <3
Makes me think of the Longfellow poem..."When she was good, she was very good indeed, but when she was bad she was horrid." More horrid than good in this case, but there were a few I really enjoyed and some interesting ideas. I'm glad I watched it in the end, but the stuff that was bad was painful. K and M were the absolute worst, they made me want to punch something.
The trailers looks incredibly exciting but I can't imagine a film that's made up of 26 shorts being all that consistent, we'll see.
26 directors from all over the world are given 5000$, a letter from the alphabet and total freedom to do a short segment on death. The result is a mixed bag of short segments in which most of them are not really good. There are a couple of great ones, some are very creative and some are just stupid, pointless or mediocre at best. Overall, I can’t recommend this one, a failed experiment I’d say.
A series of morbid jokes. Like all jokes, they should be taken in small doses. This format simply does not work. Watch Three... Extremes instead.
Few goods can't save this. Mostly garbage.
Like most anthology films, some shorts are good and most are bad. The shorts range from gross to goofy and I can see why most horror fans would be disappointed with the film. Still, for the shorts that work, the film plays a nice supplement to a few interesting filmmakers and some surprise unknowns as well.
Hit and miss, but more miss than hit. Especially, Angela Bettis 'E' which made me feel like I was back in a college freshman intro to media class. Most of the directors are having fun, but this could've been a much better exercise in budget restraints and creativity.
Wow, quel mélange étrange! La plupart des courts-métrages sont vraiment mauvais et ennuyeux. Comme je m'en doutais, celui de Bruno Forzani et d'Hélène Cattet, ORGASME, fut le meilleur. Rapellant leur film «AMER», ce mini-film et visuellement impeccable et le jeu sonore amplifie tous les mouvements et émotions. J'ai bien aimé les segments L, A et T. Et que dire du F...
Favorite segment: L.
Good Segments: D, F, H, O, Q, S, T, X, Y.
Least favorite segment: M.
Bad Segments: A, B, C, E, G, I, J, K, N, P, R, U, V, W, Z.
All in all, some of the good segments are so good, it's worth a watch. Especiailly L, I want to see some more work from Timo Tjahjanto. I heard only good things about his segment from "S-V/H/S".
I like a lot of the people involved in this, but for the most part this was a lot of people with varying degrees of talent dicking around for a few minutes each. There were a few that were inspired (Wheatley's, Wingard's, maybe one or two more(, but this overall a pretty tedious collection.
This was a bunch of trash. Admittedly I turned it off after F so I might have missed out on something worth seeing, but everything up till then was really bad. So be wary of that you will waste your time if you sit down to watch this...
F for Fart was the funniest, Q for Quack was the cleverest, and Jason Eisner's (Y for Young-buck) or Xavier Gens' (X for XXL) was the best. oh, and Ti West phoned it in, kind of disappointed.
Eisener , Vigalondo , Wheatley .... Definitely a-must-gasm