Alex de la Iglesia is a relatively unknown filmmaker in the United States, which is sad considering the number of marvelous horror pics he has helmed. Yet for some reason or another, only a handful of his films are available in the U.S. and most have received little acclaim. The Baby
Magnet Releasing has released the official red band trailer for ABCs of Death 2 and it delivers on all of it red band glory. The film is the follow-up to the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning from Nigeria to UK to Brazil and everywhere in between.
It features segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. The film is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet, beginning with the letter A and ending with the letter Z.
This is going to be an incredible year for Fantastic Fest. It’s the 10th anniversary, also, the event is returning to the all-new Alamo South Lamar and Highball. If you recall, Fantast Fest took a break from that location because it was being totally rebuilt.
I’ll be heading down for the fest which takes place September 18-25th in Austin, Texas. Today, the first wave of films has been revealed.
Before I share those with you, check out that FF poster art by none other than Geoff Darrow.
The ABCs of Death 2 – another collection of short films from a variety of filmmakers – is going to receive the usual double-whammy VOD/limited theatrical release scenario from Magnet and Drafthouse Films. Look for it on VOD October 2nd followed by a limited theatrical release on October 31st.
The ABCs of Death films are comprised of 26 alphabet-themed ways to die from the biggest names in horror.
The “twisted” twins – Jen and Sylvia Soska – are living up to their name. A behind-the-scenes photo from their ABCs of Death 2 short film was presented on the anthology film’s Facebook page overnight. It’s NSFW and thrown at us out of context. I know what thing is for sure, it makes me cringe a little. Also…knowing the Soska sisters – who gave us American Mary – I’m sure there is a perfectly logical explanation these nuts are in a twist.
Now available on to watch on VOD and select theaters is Cheap Thrills, the indie darling that made the festival rounds before landing at Drafthouse Films. The film marks the directorial debut of Evan Katz who worked with a killer cast that includes Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, David Koechner and Sara Paxton to tell a ferocious story of desperation, greed and violence.
Healy plays a father who is recently fired and facing eviction. His life is turned upside down when he meets a wealthy couple who offer a path to financial security, but at a price.
I love that we’re getting more horror anthologies. Further, I kinda love that The ABCs of Death is getting a sequel. While the first was hit or miss, seeing a compilation of short films from various filmmakers around the globe was a blast.
2014 is going to welcome The ABCs of Death 2 and, like the first film, the producers are seeking a 26th director to join the roster. The sequel already has an impressive line-up for contributing directors including Marcus Dunstan, Alex de la Iglesia, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo and more.
Head inside for details on how to enter in The ABCs of Death 2 director content and a current list of contributing directors!
A sequel to this year’s gigantic horror anthology, The ABCs of Death, is in the works.
The first film brought together 26 directors to tackle 26 tales of death. Ben Wheatley, Ti West, Nacho Vigolando and Adam Wingard were just some of the helmers that contributed to the endeavor.
This morning, we have learned Magnet Releasing – distributor of the first film – is working with Timpson Films and Drafthouse Films to produce a sequel.