Director: Kaare Andrews, Angela Bettis, Ernesto Diaz Espinosa, Jason Eisener, Bruno Forzani, Héléne Cattet, Adrián García Bogliano, Xavier Gens, Lee Hardcastle, Jorge Michel Grau, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Malling, Anders Morgenthaler, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Banjong Pisathanakun, Simon Rumley, Marcel Sarmiento, Jon Schnepp, Srdjan Spasojevic, Timo Tjahjanto, Andrew Traucki, Nacho Vigalando, Jake West, Ti West, Ben Wheatley, Adam Wingard, Yudai Yamaguchi
Release Date: January 31, VOD; March 8, theatrical
It doesn't get more gleefully sadistic than this. Made by 26 directors, each one assigned a different letter of the alphabet to use as inspiration for a four-minutes-or-less, demented short film about one kind of fatal demise, The ABCs of Death is a short film program straight out of Hell. In other words, it's a depraved, sickening blast of morbid curiosities.
And you can't be mad at the filmmakers who've taken part in the project, a who's who of international genre craftsmanship including Canada's Jason Eisener (Hobo with a Shotgun), England's Simon Rumley (Red, White & Blue), fellow Brit Ben Wheatley (Kill List), Argentina's Adrián García Bogliano (Cold Sweat), and Mexico's Jorge Michel Grau (We are What We Are). Featuring demises triggered by everything from Bigfoot to Nazis and even a toilet, The ABCs of Death shows no shame whatsoever. Thank the cinematic gods for that.