Magnet Releasing and Drafthouse Films bring a kaleidoscope of death, mayhem and fun with the World Premiere ofat Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX on Thursday, September 18. The film has also been announced for release on VOD platforms with a theatrical run set for .
ABCs of Death 2 features 26 brand new shorts from 26 new directors of acclaimed genre films like Cheap Thrills, Inside, A Lonely Place to Die, American Mary, Big Bad Wolves and many more. Once again, the filmmakers were given free reign to create a short film about death in all its many forms and the results are at turns shocking, hilarious, vile, surprising, beautiful, reprehensible, poignant, disturbing, but most of all, mind-melting fun. In addition to the varied subject matter and creative approaches to time-tested genres, the filmmakers explore a variety of styles including stop-motion animation, dialogue-free, and hand-drawn animation to bring their twisted visions to the screen.
“I truly love how divisive this anthology series will be. There’s no grey when it comes to the ABCs OF DEATH. People either love it or detest it. And that is the exactly the way it should be. Filmmakers are rarely given the opportunity to express themselves with full creative freedom. That’s because it’s usually a dangerous and risky endeavour. So it’s a good thing Tim League and I enjoy risk and we’re happy our partners at Magnet Releasing feel the same way as we do,” said producer Ant Timpson.
“I want people to look back at the ABCs of DEATH rosters ten years from now and see many of these now emerging directors running the show in future Hollywood,” said producer Tim League. ” With Fantastic Fest veterans Garreth Edwards and Rian Johnson commanding the Star Wars franchise, this doesn’t seem unreasonable at all.”
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Complete list of directors:
Julian Barratt ()
Todd Rohal ()
Steven Kostanski ()
Alejandro Brugués ()
Jim Hosking ()
Hajime Ohata ()
Chris Nash ()
Rodney Ascher ()
Bill Plympton ()
Erik Matti ()
Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper ()
Vincenzo Natali ()
Larry Fessenden ()
Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo ()
E.L. Katz ()
Jen and Sylvia Soska ()
Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado ()
Julian Gilbey ()
Dennison Ramalho ()
Lancelot Imasuen ()
Jerome Sable ()
Robert Morgan ()
Robert Boocheck (HORRIFIC)
Juan Martinez Moreno (GAME OF WEREWOLVES)
Marvin Kren (RAMMBOCK BERLIN UNDEAD)
Soichi Umezawa (special makeup effects artist)
THE ABC’S OF DEATH 2 will open on iTunes / On Demand October 2, 2014 and in theaters October 31, 2014.