Ambitious and authentic, this horror anthology is divided into twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. The varieties of death range from accidents to murders.
The segments are as follows:
A is for Apocalypse (directed and written by Nacho Vigalondo): A woman's long-running attempt to commit murder grows more desperate and brutal as time runs out.
B is for Bigfoot (directed and written by Adrian Garcia Bogliano): A babysitter tells his young charge that if she doesn't go to sleep, Bigfoot will get her—not knowing that a real monster lurks outside.
C is for Cycle (directed and written by Ernesto Diaz Espinoza): A man investigates a mysterious noise, only to find himself trapped in a nightmarish cycle of murder.
D is for Dogfight (directed and written by Marcel Sarmiento): A man is forced into a boxing ring to battle a vicious dog.
E is for Exterminate (directed and written by Angela Bettis): A spider takes revenge on the man who tried to kill it.
F is for Fart (directed and written by Noboru Iguchi): A darkly humorous short in which a schoolgirl dies by breathing her teacher's fart rather than poison gas during a deadly gas attack.
G is for Gravity (directed and written by Andrew Traucki): A POV story of a man committing suicide by drowning.
H is for Hydro-Electric Diffusion (directed and written by Thomas Malling): A surreal short in which a humanoid dog is first seduced, then tortured, by a seductive fox-woman.
I is for Ingrown (directed and written by Jorge Michel Grau): The interior monologue of a woman in the process of being murdered.
J is for Jidai-geki (Samurai Movie) (directed and written by Yûdai Yamaguchi): A man committing seppuku is forced to wait in agony for his assistant to decapitate him.
K is for Klutz (directed and written by Anders Morgenthaler): A cartoon short about a woman in a public toilet being stalked and killed by her own stool, which refuses to be flushed.
L is for Libido (Directed and written by Timo Tjahjanto): A bizarre sexual contest where the loser in each round is killed.
M is for Miscarriage (directed and written by Ti West): A woman has a miscarriage in a toilet.
N is for Nuptials (directed and written by Banjong Pisanthanakun): A talking bird ruins a marriage proposal by driving the would-be bride into a murderous jealous rage.
O is for Orgasm (directed and written by Bruno Forzani and Héléne Cattet): A man and a woman have sex in a series of extreme close-up shots.
P is for Pressure (directed and written by Simon Rumley): A desperate prostitute with three children to feed agrees to star in a crush film.
Q is for Quack (directed and written by Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett): The actual filmmakers, playing themselves, decide to make their section a real snuff film by killing a live animal.
R is for Removed (directed and written by Srđan Spasojević): A man's skin is used to make 35mm film.
S is for Speed (directed and written by Jake West): A kidnapper and her victim outrun a mysterious man trying to murder them both.
T is for Toilet (directed and written by Lee Hardcastle): A little boy is afraid of the bathroom toilet.
U is for Unearthed (directed and written by Ben Wheatley): The point-of-view of a vampire as he is chased down and staked by an angry mob.
V is for Vagitus (The Cry of a Newborn Baby) (directed and written by Kaare Andrews): In a futuristic Vancouver, women must petition the government for permission to bear children.
W is for WTF! (directed and written by Jon Schnepp): A series of random and vulgar scenes, including the filmmakers deciding what to do with the letter W.
X is for XXL (directed and written by Xavier Gens): An overweight woman falls into despair at her size and attempts to remove her fat with a knife.
Y is for Youngbuck (directed and written by Jason Eisener): A pedophile teaches a young boy to hunt deer.
Z is for Zetsumetsu (Extinction) (directed and written by Yoshihiro Nishimura): An abstract series of events dealing with revisionist views of Japanese relations with the West.