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A 2012 anthology horror film consisting of 26 shorts, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin each named for a letter of the alphabet and dealing with the subject of death.]] The title of each segment is only shown after it has ended, providing a guessing game for the viewer as to what word the short's designated letter stands for.

A sequel is in the works, with 26 brand new shorts. One of them (the letter M) will be made by amateur filmmakers, chosen in the [[http://26th.abcsofdeathpart2.com/entry/m-is-for-movie-2/ 26th Director competition]].

!!This film provides examples of:
* AdamWesting: Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett enjoy playing coke-sniffing, hypocritical versions of themselves in ''Q is for Quack''.
* AllThereInTheManual: The credits reveal the reason the "I" segment was named [[spoiler:Ingrown]]: [[spoiler: "2015 women murdered in the last 10 years in Mexico. 200 women a month. [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped The horror is not on the screen.]]"]]
* BadassBaritone: The hooded figure in the "S" segment.
* {{Bambification}}: Subverted in the "Y" segment, in which a decapitated deer's head is [[spoiler:used to kill someone.]]
* BlackComedy: Some (if not many) segments are filled with it.
* BloodyHilarious: The final segment is directed by [[Film/TokyoGorePolice Yoshihiro Nishimura]], so this isn't much of a surprise.
* BookEnds: See below ColorMotif example.
* BoundAndGagged: The poor, poor woman in "I".
* ColorMotif: Each segment is bookended with a zoom in or out from something red.
* CurbStompBattle: The "U" segment. Angry mob vs [[spoiler:cornered vampire.]] Bet on angry mob.
* ADateWithRosiePalms:
** The main character from "E", while he's being watched by the spider.
** This was the main goal for the contestants in the "L" segment.
* DerangedAnimation: "T is for Toilet", with stop-motion animation done in an unsettlingly-ameteurish look.
* DroneOfDread: The closing credits cleverly uses dialogue, sound effects and bits of score from all of the shorts to create a dreadful ambient piece that lasts the duration of the credits. Sounds from each short pop up when the respective short's credits are on screen.
* DystopianEdict: "V" is set in a future where women must earn their fertility through service to the government.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: The "D" segment which features the hero getting his dog back and punishing the dog snatcher.]]
** Brilliantly deconstructed in the [[spoiler: "P" segment.]]
** Subverted in [[spoiler: "X is for XXL".]]
* EyeScream: Happens to the pedophile janitor in the "Y" segment.
* FryingPanOfDoom: In the first short, a hysterical woman attacks her bedridden husband with this. [[spoiler: She had meant for him to die from poisoning long before then but has run out of time. The title is then revealed to be "A is for Apocalypse", implying that this is a MercyKill.]]
* GenreShift: The whole point of this anthology, showcasing the various kinds of horror from different parts of the world through different visual mediums.
* {{Gorn}}
* GoryDiscretionShot: We (thankfully) do not see the main character from "P" [[spoiler:crush a poor kitten's head]]. [[{{Squick}} We do hear it though]].
* GrossUpCloseUp:
** If you don't want to see [[spoiler:what a dead fetus looks like]], skip the "M" segment.
** During "X", the main character ravenously chows down on slop she takes out the fridge, with close shots of her mouth as she chews.
* HumanResources: The killer in "R" goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against doctors who [[spoiler: have been harvesting his skin to make 35 mm film.]]
* InfantImmortality:
** Played straight in "B" and "Y".
** Averted in "M" (which stands for [[spoiler:Miscarriage]]), "P" (where [[spoiler:the main character crushes a kitten's head beneath her heel)]], and [[spoiler:"T" (where the young boy gets his head crushed while using the toilet)]].
* MindScrew[=/=]RefugeInAudacity: The whole point of the "W" segment. "WTF", indeed.
* MoodWhiplash: To give you a fair idea, "I" is a depressing segment about [[spoiler:a woman being injected with a lethal poison and DyingAlone in a bathtub]]. "J" is about a samurai warrior who can't execute another warrior because he keeps making hilarious faces.
* MurdererPOV: "U is for [[spoiler: Unearthed".]]
* NobodyPoops: Averted in the "K", "R", and "T" segments.
* NotInFrontOfTheParrot: In "N", a man's pet bird helps him propose to his girlfriend in a very adorable way...Then the bird exposes its owner's true nature. HilarityEnsues.
* {{Overcrank}}: The whole of the "D" segment, to [[{{Squick}} wince-inducing effect]].
* {{Paedohunt}}: The disgustingly creepy janitor from "Y".
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The robot from the "V" section whenever it detects the influence of mind control.
* RedHerring / RedHerringTwist: Seeing as each short's name is revealed only at the end of the short, several segments feature a plot element that just so happens to start with the letter the short is named after. The short is never named after said element.
* RepeatCut: The arrow in the "Y" segment is seen being fired from three different angles.
* ShoutOut:
** From the "W" segment, an outbreak of [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext clown zombies]] prompts the response, "[[Music/InsaneClownPosse Are they looking for magnets?]]".
** The "Z" segment contains numerous references to ''Film/DrStrangelove'', particularly the wheelchair-bound narrator.
* ShowWithinAShow: The "Q" and "W" segments are about the real life crew members trying to figure out what to do for the "Q" and "W" segments for this very film.
* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror: The movie alternates bleak, highly disturbing segments (such as I, L, and X) with stories about [[ToiletHumor farting and pooping]], although the short dealing with a [[AttackOfTheKillerWhatever man-eating toilet]] manages to be rather scary and funny at the same time.
* SpidersAreScary: The whole point of the "E" segment.
* ToiletHumour:
** Guess what "F" and "T" stand for.
** Also the "K" segment, which is all about a woman using the toilet and trying to flush a pile of crap down said toilet.
* TheUnreveal: The killer's face in the "R" segment.
* UrbanLegend: "E" will seem terribly familiar to anyone who's read ''ScaryStoriesToTellInTheDark''.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Used in several shorts, often in extreme close-up.
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened to the Duck?]]: The "Q" segment.
* WidgetSeries: The "F", "J" and "Z" segments.