The ABCs of Death is a 2012 American anthology horror comedy film produced by international producers and directed by filmmakers from around the world. The film contains 26 different shorts, each by different directors spanning fifteen countries, including Nacho Vigalondo, Kaare Andrews, Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Ben Wheatley, Lee Hardcastle, Noboru Iguchi, Ti West, and Angela Bettis. It premiered at the Toronto International Film The abcs of making money pdf in 2012.
In 2013, it was released on VOD January 31 and in theaters March 8. The end credits of the film feature Australian band Skyhooks’ 1974 song “Horror Movie”. A sequel, ABCs of Death 2, was released in late 2014 and a second sequel, ABCs of Death 2. The film is divided into twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet.
The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. The varieties of death range from accidents to murders. A contest was held for the role of the twenty-sixth director. The winner was UK-based director Lee Hardcastle, who submitted the claymation short for T.
The movie begins showing a close up of a funnel with blood pouring ominously from it. The blood proceeds to fill up various rooms inside of a house before filling up the interior of a small room containing letter blocks. The room floods as the blocks float to the top spelling out the title. Throughout the film, the blocks spell out the titles to all the segments with each of the segments ending and beginning with a focus on, or a fade into, the color red.
A woman bursts into the bedroom of a man, presumably her husband, and proceeds to stab, burn and beat him. Destruction is heard outside as the woman sits with her husband and waits for the end of the world. Xochitl can’t go to sleep. Her babysitters, Dulce and Erik, fabricate a story about the Abominable Snowman coming out every night to take away kids, but only those who stay up at night.
A mysterious homeless man breaks into the house and kills Dulce and Erik. The man enters Xochitl’s room, but leaves as Xochitl hides under the covers counting sheep. Note: The short was originally titled Y is for Yeti. Bruno sees a puddle of blood in his backyard, but ignores it.
At night he hears a noise and checks on it, but finds nothing. In the morning, his wife Alicia disappears and he finds a hole in the bushes. He is sucked in and finds out he has been sent back in time to the night he heard the sound, he was the one who made it.