The ABCs of Death

Movie • 2013 • Horror  

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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 film comprises 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.
This movie contains 61 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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foxwithsoxstudios
The video for the letter P" has a kitten get stomped in a snuff film, but it happens off camera so there is no gore.(I couldn't stand watching it though)

The video for the letter "D" has some strong dog fighting violence of a man against a yellow lab but the dog lives and it has a good ending.

The video for the letter "Q" threatens to kill a duck, but it is never harmed or killed.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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NakNakNak
In the very first segment, not even five minutes in, a wife attacks her husband with a knife and slices his hand pretty badly. She also throws a boiled pot of pasta in his face and tries strangling him.

She, oddly enough, is trying to put him out of his misery, but the imagery of a spouse attack is still triggering.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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SucculentSkittles
'Y is for Young Buck' has implied SA, shown via a shot of the janitor's feet/lower legs as he lets his pants drop/pool around his ankles.
'L is for Libido' also has the implied rape of a child, however it's not shown, the camera instead focusing on the faces of the men who are being forced to masturbate. NOTE: One of the men appears to enjoy it, while the other one who we've been following refuses to masturbate and vomits. He wakes up shortly after being raped by a woman, as he is the new 'entertainment' to be masturbated to.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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ScaredyKitty
Lulu and Roxanne in S
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
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NakNakNak
"D is for Dogfight" features a man fistfighting a dog. The whole thing is shot in slowmo to hide it, but from the dog's body language and lack of stressful face-indicators, he isn't in any danger of harm throughout. It LOOKS like the man is hitting the pup in the face pretty hard, but the dog's tail wags throughout, his eyes never go "whale-eyed" (wide enough to show sclera), his ears don't pin back, and while he does go in to bit the man's throat, it's obviously very gentle. A toy hold, and not nearly as hard as a truly stressed pup would attempt.
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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averagehorrorenjoyer
a deer is killed in segment Y
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Are animals abused?
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amwhite91
D is for Dogfight: a grown man fist fights a dog.
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MayoiSnail
In the segment "D is for Dogfight", unsurprisingly.
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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P is for pressure, very end.
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Does a pet die?
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SucculentSkittles
'P is for Pressure' features a kitten being crushed under a woman's foot. They don't show the actual crushing, focusing instead on her leg, but it does show her nudging the kitten with her foot in the lead up. The audio is potentially disturbing as well in this scene.
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Anonymous
one throught E

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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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averagehorrorenjoyer
maggots are seen in segment Z
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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Cyb3rG0d
Adding on to a previous comment, segment Y focuses on a janitor who is a pedophile and is impled to SA a child.
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scoobert77
G is a POV of a man drowning.
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SucculentSkittles
'I is for Ingrown' features a woman restrained and gagged in a bathtub, when a man who we assume is her husband injects her with something [Wiki says motor oil] that causes her to scratch at her skin until she bleeds.
'L is for Libido' also has men restrained to chairs with one hand free so that they can masturbate.
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averagehorrorenjoyer
segment L has men being forced to masturbate, including to a young boy being raped - the rape is not shown on camera but is heavily implied. segment Y features a pedophile who sexually assaulted a young boy - you see the man pulling his pants down in front of the boy and then it cuts away
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SucculentSkittles
In 'L is for Libido', the man who we had been watching get through every stage thus far is raped at the end of the short by a woman as the next round for two new men to watch/masturbate to, after he failed to do so watching the rape of a child. [The child one is not shown on screen, but the man's is, as he wakes up to the woman riding him. As he was not conscious, he had no ability to consent, and seems disoriented when he wakes up.]
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Bodily Harm
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Alyssa Roussel
Beware of X"
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MayoiSnail
Barely if at all. (SPOILERS) In segment G, drowning is shown from a PoV perspective, but there isn't exactly "struggling to breathe". The effect seems to be achieved by dropping a waterproof camera into a lake.
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Is there cannibalism?
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averagehorrorenjoyer
there's a shot of someone burning alive in segment F - it's very clearly just cgi though and the character does not appear distressed about it
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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averagehorrorenjoyer
happens in the T segment - it's done in claymation but is still surprisingly brutal
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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KHave
Very first scene, hand/finger mutulation after a woman walks in with a knife and starts swinging it at a man.
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Is someone tortured?
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ScaredyKitty
Shown slightly and hinted in I, as it is domestic violence. Shown in L and R
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Alyssa Roussel
V" A 'baby' has its head bitten off by a robot..obviously fake but still
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Is a minor sexualized?
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ScaredyKitty
In I, a woman is held in a bathtub and in L, multiple men are held against their will
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Does a parent die?
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averagehorrorenjoyer
happens in the T and V segments, though the former is during a nightmare
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Alyssa Roussel
W" Has Clown Zombie things
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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KHave
Can somebody please be specific with exactly which ones have vomit and when it happens? Please don’t discuss other “gross” things here, this is about vomit only. Thank you! Also, Letter F has no vomit.
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NakNakNak
"K is for Klutz" takes place entirely in a bathroom where a woman poops, goes to flush, and finds her turd has become sentient enough to actively resist flushing.

"R is for Removed" has a patient poop into a bedpan. The act isn't seen, but the full bedpan is seen and it's disgusting.
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Does someone spit?
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Anonymous
F
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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There is a whole letter dedicated to fart-fetishes and where a character is farted on in a sexual manor.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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ScaredyKitty
In X is for XXL
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Is there misophonia?
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MayoiSnail
The plot of segment X revolves around it.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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vampsbian
G is for Gravity is a POV of someone committing suicide via drowning, J includes a character committing seppuku
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Anonymous
G
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averagehorrorenjoyer
there's also a lot of flashing lights during the end credits
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Anonymous
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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MayoiSnail
Yes. In segment X, people are shown mocking a woman for being fat. The film itself doesn't use this as a joke; it is depicted as harmful and cruel. Still, mockery of an overweight woman is depicted.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Is there hate speech?
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MayoiSnail
Maybe in F, and technically yes in Y. (SPOILERS) F is very surreal and defies any explanation, but the protagonist is a lesbian and I think she dies. In Y, a gay pedophile is killed. I would personally be more concerned with the association between homosexuality and pedophilia than the killing of an LGBT character in this instance, though.
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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NakNakNak
"L is for Libido" features sets of two men at a time stripped down to underwear and forced to masturbate to completion for spectators. More than one woman is shown in full-frontal nudity, though no men are.
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SucculentSkittles
Z is for Zetsumetsu (Extinction) features full frontal nudity of both men and women, with the camera focusing at times on their genitals or breasts.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Copper
More often then not yes, although a couple have good endings
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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averagehorrorenjoyer
cars can be heard crashing throughout segment A, no visuals
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
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MayoiSnail
I don't think a detonation is ever depicted, but there is mention of nuclear weapons and fallout, as well as a significant amount of abstract nuclear bomb imagery in segment Z, including people dressed as nuclear bombs taking off like rockets.
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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amwhite91
G is for Gravity
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Is there gun violence?
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