Film review: The ABCs of Death (18)


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This horror portmanteau pic takes us through the alphabet, offering up 26 short films on "ways to die". One or two are ingenious. Some show wit and a little chutzpah but the majority look as if they were thrown together on the hoof.

Don't expect anything like good taste. Fart by Noboro Iguchi plays on Japanese women's horror about bodily functions. Leeds-based director Lee Hardcastle's claymation Toilet, one of the picks of the bunch, is akin to an adult version of a Nick Park film.

Adam Wingard's Quack takes an admirably deadpan approach to the challenge of making a horror film about death that starts with the letter "Q" but many of the rest of the entries are duds.