Film and TV

Horror films from A to Z: part one

At The ABCs of Death, opening today at the Sie FilmCenter, you're going to get the equivalent of horror tapas -- one short, punchy tale for each letter of the alphabet, each delivered by a current or rising star in the genre. It's a tasty appetizer that can serve as a meal in and of itself, but what if you want more? What if this just whets your appetite for horrific death and graphic dismemberment?

We're here to help. In the spirit of The ABCs of Death, we're offering 26 full-length horror-movie suggestions, one for each letter of the alphabet, at a pace of five a day for each day the film is showing (day five we'll actually offer six, because of the alphabet and math). Some are favorites old and new, some are overlooked gems and some are just there because, look, there aren't very many horror movies that start with Q, okay?

Scared yet? You will be after watching these 26 films.

See also: - Eight things every horror movie needs, according to Bruce Kawin - Horror auteur Don Coscarelli on meat monsters, Paul Giamatti and getting typecast - The Revenant's writer-director D. Kerry Prior on how going back to undead basics made his movie work

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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