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The ABCs of Death 2 Arrives Just in Time for Halloween

The ABCs of Death 2 artThe 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 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.

  • mrelectriccity

    would be awesome if it was actually a horror/scary film but its not more like corny and cheesy jokes similar to Scary Movie series or A Haunted House 1 & 2 were it makes fun of scary movies this being more making fun of death scenes. not to mention extremely low budget and horribly done.

    • Gabbi Cordero

      couldn’t have said it better. it’s just a gimmick. there’s no wrap around story, 26 stories in 2 hours barely gives you time to tell a story or establish characters, and honestly, the directors are given a letter of the alphabet… it’s not like they have a 3 minute short that they’ve been dying to put into an anthology, they have to artificially come up with a contrived story based off a letter. to me, this and that VHS crap undermines what anthology should be

  • Juan Asilo

    excitish, bring the gore of this new directors.

  • IndyX

    Bill Plympton? The animator Bill Plympton? Well that’d be interesting

  • ariessiren

    Loved the first one. Would like them to go more scary as well, hopefully this one goes for a more horror vibe but i really did like the first. U and X were really awesome