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[TIFF ’12 Review] ‘The ABCs of Death’ Brings Mixed Results, Still A Must See!

One of the hardest films I’ve ever had to review was The ABCs of Death, the 26-part anthology that premiered this past Friday at the Midnight Madness portion of the Toronto International Film Festival. The most difficult aspect of the review is the final score, which I wholly don’t believe is representational of what it is. The fact of the matter is, even though it delivers mixed results, it’s an absolute must see, especially with a group of devilish friends. The ABCs of Death carries some of the best horror you’ll see this year.

The concept behind ABCs is brilliant: 26 directors were each given $5,000 and had to deliver a short film about death. The result is an eclectic variety of horror that range from sex-fueled murder to rape revenge.

I’d suggest you ignore the below rating (it’s undeniably misleading) and focus on creating some sort of party atmosphere to watch ABCs of Death. The only thing that can kick-start some energy into this anthology is you, and a group of screaming and laughing friends. There’s plenty here worth seeing.

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