The "twisted" twins – Jen and Sylvia Soska (pictured) – 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.
The ABCs of Death films are comprised of 26 alphabet-themed ways to die from the biggest names in horror. The ABCs of Death 2’s attached directors are an eclectic, acclaimed group, consisting of E.L. Katz (CHEAP THRILLS), Alejandro Brugués (JUAN OF THE DEAD), Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh; Israel’s Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (BIG BAD WOLVES, RABIES); Japan’s arthouse provocateur Sion Sono (COLD FISH, SUICIDE CLUB); Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton; ROOM 237 mastermind Rodney Ascher; Filipino icon – and Director’s Fortnight inductee – Erik Matti (ON THE JOB, MAGIC TEMPLE); Lithuania’s Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper (VANISHING WAVES); SPLICE and CUBE’s Vincenzo Natali; indie horror icon Larry Fessenden (THE LAST WINTER, HABIT); THE STATION’s Marvin Kren; Todd Rohal (THE CATECHISM CATALYSM); Canada’s king of lo-fi, Steven Kostanski (MANBORG); acclaimed UK commercial director Jim Hosking; Japanese monster-maker Hajime Ohata (HENGE); Canadian short film wizard Chris Nash (SKINFECTIONS); France’s Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (INSIDE, LIVID); twin auteurs Jen and Sylvia Soska (AMERICAN MARY, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK); A LONELY PLACE TO DIE’s Julian Gilbey; Brazil’s most controversial filmmaker Dennison Ramalho (NINJAS and LOVE FOR MOTHER ONLY); the founder of Nigerian “Nollywood” cinema Lancelot Imasuen; THE LEGEND OF BEAVER DAM and STAGE FRIGHT’s Jerome Sable; and animator Robert Morgan – creator of the BAFTA Award nominated short BOBBY YEAH.
No word yet as to when we'll see The ABCs of Death 2; I'm sure we'll be seeing it hit the festival circuit this fall.