Description: A 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty. The ABC's OF DEATH is 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 motion picture is comprised of 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. Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational; THE ABC's OF DEATH is the definitive snapshot of the diversity of modern horror. Drafthouse Films, Magnet Pictures and Timpson Films are proud to present this alphabetical arsenal of destruction orchestrated by what Fangoria calls "a stunning roll call of some of the most exciting names in horror across the world." With ñC is for Cycleî, Espinoza demonstrates a playful, and ultimately deadly, determination to play with looping time in a way I found strangely reminiscent of both Nacho Vigalondo's brilliantæTimecrimesæand Christopher Smith's equally brilliantæTriangleæ(2009). However, as would be expected with the strict budgetary and time limitations imposed by the producers, Espinoza's brief, murderous tale falls short. But the germ of a great film is in there. A little more time to let the reality of the situation breathe would have done wonders. As it is, ñC is for Cycleî feels more like a sequence in a larger tale. It's a tightly plotted sequence, for sure, as Bruno discovers a strange gap in the bushes lining his yard _ a gap that is a hole in time. By opening focused on a pool of blood in the yard, we immediately know something bad is going on, and when Alicia wakes Bruno because she hears something in the living room that night, we expect the worst. But there's nothing there. Or so we thought. Before we know it, the next day begins and the strangeness takes hold in a veryæBack to the Future 2ækind of way. As with the best films to play around with looping time like this, by the end of the piece we discover that we don't know where the story began and simultaneously realize that it may never end. And that, my friends, is the sign of a good time travel film.