The ABCs of Death
Aside from animation, perhaps no genre embraces the power of the short film format like horror. One good scare can turn a few minutes into a concise masterpiece. Enter The ABCs of Death, 26 short films, each helmed by a different director and each dealing with one aspect of death based on a letter of the alphabet, edited together by Ant Timpson and Tim League. The shorts range from the highly artistic to the obscenely vulgar. Marcel Sarmiento's D Is for Dogfight is a brilliant soundless look at dogfights that will have you rooting for the strange boxer in red gloves who stands in for a poor creature named Buddy that turns on its owner. Far more horrifying is Timo Tjahjanto's L Is for Libido, which follows a Saw-like challenge where men must orgasm to increasingly perverse and nauseating sexual performances or face impalement by a large wooden spike. It's two solid hours of fresh fright and sick humor that recall great anthology films like Creepshow but at a hectic, ever-changing pace.
Fri., March 15, 11:55 p.m.; Sat., March 16, 11:55 p.m., 2013
Get the Events Newsletter
What's happening in town? From underground club nights to the biggest outdoor festivals, our top picks for the week's best events will always keep you in on the action.