The ABCs of Death

(2013)

Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. Co-produced by Drafthouse Films, and finally ready to be unleashed-see what happens when you give more than two dozen of the most brilliant filmmakers from around the world free reign to indulge their creative impulses and black humor. From A to Z, it's got something for every genre fan and is like nothing you've ever seen before.

‘ABC's of Death 2’ Moves Forward with International Lineup of Directors

‘ABC's of Death 2’ Moves Forward with International Lineup of Directors

Producers Ant Timpson, Tim League, and the Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnet Releasing announced today the production of ABCs of Death 2, a high energy sequel to the 2012 anthology hit that delivers 26 new dark tales from the industry's most celebrated genre directors. Taking all that was great from the first installment, ABCs of Death 2 aims to be a wilder, leaner, faster paced and even more entertaining anthology this time around, with a new crop of award-winning, visionary filmmakers from around the globe.

In a significant departure from the first installment, ABCs of Death 2 is expanding beyond horror directors. The sequel's new roster includes Goya Award winner Álex de la Iglesia (The Last Circus, Oxford Murders); Room 237 mastermind Rodney Ascher; Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton; Filipino icon - and Director's Fortnight inductee - Erik Matti (Exodus: Tales from the Enchanted Kingdom); and the founder of Nigerian "Nollywood" cinema Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen.

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‘F Is for Fart’: Exclusive ‘The ABCs of Death’ Interview with Noboru Iguchi

‘F Is for Fart’: Exclusive ‘The ABCs of Death’ Interview with Noboru Iguchi

Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABCs of Death is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children's educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six 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.

26 different sites spoke to the 26 The ABCs of Death filmmakers (check it out: CLICK HERE), and all the interviews are posting today. We were fortunate enough to get one of our favorite contemporary horror directors, Japan's very own Noboru Iguchi! If you've seen some of his mind-blowing gore-blast horror comedies, you know just how insane this guy can get. He's the maestro behind such neo-classics in the splatstick realm as Mutant Girls Squad, Karate Robo Zaborgar , and the soon to be released Dead Sushi. For The ABCs of Death, Noboru Iguchi took on the Letter F, giving us the stand-out short: F is for Fart.

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‘The ABCs of Death’ Trailer

‘The ABCs of Death’ Trailer

There are 26 letters in the English alphabet. Each of those letters gets their own gory death scene in the mammoth anthology thriller The ABCs of Death, which brings together 26 directors for 26 short films about the 26 different ways a human soul can perish. The first green band trailer has arrived. It's a fun, gruesome way to learn your ABCs, and this latest look at the movie is kid friendly! Sort of (not really).

The ABCs of Death was released March 8th, 2013.

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‘The ABCs of Death’ Red Band Trailer

‘The ABCs of Death’ Red Band Trailer

Magnet Releasing has unveiled a red band trailer for The ABCs of Death, which will be available on demand January 31, 2013 before hitting theaters March 8, 2013. This immense project takes the anthology genre to a whole new level, with 26 directors making short films about a gruesome death that represents each letter of the alphabet. Take a look as filmmakers such as Ti West, Jason Eisener, and Nacho Vigalondo explore 26 sadistic ways to die, one letter at a time.

CLICK HERE to watch this age-restricted trailer, which features nudity and plenty of violence.

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‘The ABCs of Death’ Announce Final Director

Drafthouse Films, Magnet Pictures and Timpson Films have announced T is for Toilet by Lee Hardcastle as the winner of their contest to find the "next great horror filmmaker," which finalized the lineup of their international co-production of The ABCs of Death - a highly anticipated anthology film featuring segments directed by over two dozen celebrated filmmakers in what Fangoria calls, "a stunning roll call of some of the most exciting names in horror across the world." Inspired by children's educational books, the feature is comprised of 26 individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were given free reign to choose a word to represent a form of death based on their letter. The ABCs of Death will be released through Magnet Releasing in 2012.

T is for Toilet was an early submission to the contest setting the benchmark for future entries and has since become a viral sensation from reporting genre websites and blogs. UK based Lee Hardcastle utilized claymation to tell the nightmarish tale of a frightened young boy and his first attempt using the bathroom all by himself. The short can be seen via The ABCs of Death contest page: 26th.TheABCsOfDeath.com/T-is-for-Toilet. Submissions for the contest closed on October 1st, with 170 submissions from all over the world and over 50,000 votes cast from the public. After the public vote narrowed the field to 13 finalists, the 25 additional filmmakers of The ABCs of Death voted on the winning film.

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‘The ABCs of Death’ Director Search Trailer

The first trailer has been released for The ABCs of Death, which is currently searching for its final director. This horror anthology is comprised of 26 short films, which represent a death for each letter of the alphabet. Drafthouse Films is running a contest where amateur horror directors send in their short films, in hopes to land the 26th and final directorial slot. Click on the video player below to watch this trailer made up of some of the footage already sent in. Read on below the trailer for more information on The ABCs of Death.

Viewers can vote on these horror shorts at 26th.TheABCsOfDeath.com. Voting will remain open until October 31. You can also read a message from producers Tim League and Ant Timpson below.To The ABCs of Death 26th Director Filmmakers,

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‘The ABC's of Death’ T Is for Twenty Bucks Clip

Take a look at ‘Hobo With a Shotgun’ director Jason Eisener's promo for this horror anthology from Drafthouse Films.

‘The ABCs of Death’ Announces Full Director Lineup

Xavier Gens, Nacho Vigalondo, and Ti West lead this international all-star team of directors for an anthology featuring a kill for every letter of the alphabet.