The ABCs of Death (2012)


  – Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die –

The ABC’s OF DEATH is an ambitious anthology film featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children’s educational ABC books, the motion picture is comprised of 26 individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free reign in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational; THE ABC’s OF DEATH is the definitive snapshot of the diversity of modern horror. Drafthouse Films, Magnet Pictures and Timpson Films are proud to present this alphabetical arsenal of destruction orchestrated by what Fangoria calls “a stunning roll call of some of the most exciting names in horror across the world.”

Below are the other 25 filmmakers taking part

  • Kaare Andrews (“Altitude”)
  • Angela Bettis (“Roman”)
  • Ernesto Diaz Espinoza (“Mirageman,” “Mandrill”)
  • Jason Eisener (“Hobo With A Shotgun”)
  • Bruno Forzani and Héléne (“Amer”)
  • Adrian Garcia Bogliano (“Cold Sweat”)
  • Xavier Gens (“Frontiers,” “Hitman”)
  • Noburo Iguchi (“Machine Girl,” “Robo Geisha”)
  • Thomas Malling (“Norwegian Ninja”)
  • Yoshihiro Nishimura (“Tokyo Gore Police,” “Frankenstein Girl Vs. Vampire Girl”)
  • JT Petty (“Soft For Digging,” “The Burrowers”)
  • Banjong Pisanthanakun (“Shutter,” “Alone”)
  • Simon Rumley (“The Living and the Dead;” “Red, White and Blue”)
  • Marcel Sarmiento (“DeadGirl”)
  • Chris Smith (“Severance,” “Triangle”)
  • Srdjan Spasojevic (“A Serbian Film”)
  • Timo Tjahjanto (“Macabre”)
  • Andrew Traucki (“The Reef,” “Black Water”)
  • Nacho Vigalondo (“TimeCrimes”)
  • Jake West (“Doghouse,” “Evil Aliens”)
  • Ti West (“House of the Devil,” “The Innkeepers”)
  • Ben Wheatley (“Down Terrace,” “Kill List”)
  • Adam Wingard (“Pop Skull,” “A Horrible Way to Die”)
  • Anders Wulffmorgenthaler (“Princess”)
  • Yudai Yamaguchi (“Yakuza Weapon,” “Battlefield Baseball”)

After holding a contest to find a new talent, the 26th contributor was finally chosen. The addition was newcomer Lee Hardcastle, whose short, “T is for Toilet,” beat out 170 other submissions to be included in the project. For “The ABCs of Death,” each director was assigned a letter of the alphabet. “T is for Toilet” is Hardcastle’s claymation short that tells the nightmarish tale of a young frightened boy and his first attempt at using the bathroom by himself.


One Response to “The ABCs of Death (2012)”

  1. ryan hendry Says:

    fuck going to the toilet now haha

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