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  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Stronger in concept than execution. show more

  • 35
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    With 26 films, one for each letter of the alphabet, one might expect enough gems in the mix to make up for any stinkers. That's sadly not the case. show more

  • 63
    Slant Magazine

    Tellingly, this horror anthology's finest entries convey how real horror comes in more than shades of red, and how it lives inside us all. show more

  • 50
    Boston Globe

    Do your tastes delve into the sick, ultra-violent, and disturbing? Then you may find The ABCs of Death, an anthology of about two dozen short films, inventive and funny. Otherwise, as you consume this serving of alphabet soup, “A” may as well stand for “atrocious,” “B” for “bloodbath,” and “C” for “check, please.” show more

  • 50
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    An instant midnight movie, a morbid mishmash of styles and filmmaking formats – 26 films, 26 filmmakers from the four corners of the horror globe, all making short films about death. It’s not for everyone. show more

  • 25
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Most are exercises in sickening bad taste, with an emphasis on human bodily functions. The biggest stinkers? “T Is for Toilet” and “F Is for Fart.” show more

  • 40
    Mike Scott New Orleans Times-Picayune

    There's no sense of pacing here, as would be the case in a single feature-length narrative in which a wise filmmaker would vary the intensity level. Instead, what we get is a ceaseless visual and emotional assault. That makes for an exhausting movie-going experience. This is by no means a feel-good film. This is a feel-bad film -- and at times a feel-icky film. show more

  • 40
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    Only Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, directors of 2009’s stylish Amer, emerge intact with “O Is for Orgasm,” a surging montage of fluid colors and moans. show more

  • 40
    The Guardian

    The most intentional fun comes courtesy of N (for Nuptials). show more

  • 40
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    A good concept yields scattershot results in this horror-film anthology. show more

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