The horror anthology is alive and well, with the 26 creative team effort “The ABCs of Death” ushering in 2013 with a bang. And a crash. Then doom. Then evil. And fear. (You get the gist).
The sprawling feature brings together a global collection of horror filmmakers to create shorts based on a letter from the alphabet. “House of the Devil” writer-director and “V/H/S” contributor Ti West was responsible for the “M Is For Miscarriage” segment, for instance; “May” star and “Roman” director Angela Bettis tackles “E is for Exterminate”; meanwhile, “Spider-Man: Reign” writer-artist and “Cabin Fever: Patient Zero” director Kaare Andrews is responsible for “E is for Exterminate.”
The full list of directors is available on the film’s official site, but not only am I looking forward to the pieces from the directors named above–the likes of Nacho Vigalondo (“Timecrimes”) and “Norwegian Ninja” director Thomas Cappelen Malling make “The ABCs of Death” one of the movies I’m most excited about seeing heading into the new year.
From the official synopsis:
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.
“The ABCs of Death” goes On Demand on January 31st and will be hitting select theaters on March 8th from Magnet Releasing.