Monster Pictures UK announced today that The ABCs of Death, an anthology of 26 short films, directed by 26 Directors depicting 26 ways to die will be released theatrically in the UK & Eire in 26 cinemas nationwide on the 26th April 2013.
- 26 Directors
- 26 ways to die
- 26 cinemas
- 26 April 2013
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, including the directors of House of the Devil, Hobo with a Shotgun, A Serbian Film, Tokyo Gore Police, You're Next & four British Directors - Ben Wheatley (Sightseers), Simon Rumley (Red, White & Blue), Jake West (Doghouse) & Leeds based Lee Hardcastle, who with his claymation short, won a competition to be the final director. 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 rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death.
This alphabetical arsenal of destruction orchestrated by what has been described as "a stunning roll call of some of the most exciting names in horror across the world." is one of the most hotly anticipated releases for 2013. When the trailer received its first UK airing, last year, it was screened to a packed audience at the 13th Frightfest, Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, the 2 minute clip received rapturous applause from the attending audience. The film will receive its UK premiere at the this year's Glasgow Film Festival as part of Film4Frightfest (Tickets for this event are now sold out) and its Irish premiere at the inaugural Twisted Celluloid Film Festival at the Triskel Arts Centre.
The following is the list of participating directors and the titles of the short films
Apocalypse by Nacho Vigalondo (TimeCrimes), Spain
Bigfoot by Adrían Garcia Bogliano (Cold Sweat), Mexico
Cycle by Ernesto Díaz Espinoza (Mirageman; Mandrill), Chile
Dogfight by Marcel Sarmiento (Deadgirl), USA
Exterminate by Angela Bettis (Roman), USA
Fart by Noburu Iguchi, (Robo Geisha), Japan
Gravity by Andrew Traucki (The Reef), Australia
Hydro-Electric Diffusion by Thomas Malling (Norwegian Ninja), Norway
Ingrown by Jorge Michel Grau (We Are What We Are), Mexico
Jidai-Geki by Yudai Yamaguchi (Yakuza Weapon), Japan
Klutz by Anders Morgenthaler (Princess), Denmark
Libido by Timo Tjahjanto (Macabre), Indonesia
Miscarriage by Ti West (House of the Devil; The Innkeepers), USA
Nuptials by Banjong Pisathanakun (Shutter), Thailand
Orgasm by Bruno Forzani & Héléne Cattet (Amer), Belgium
Pressure by Simon Rumley (Red, White & Blue), UK
Quack by Adam Wingard (A Horrible Way to Die), USA
Removed by Srdjan Spasojevic (A Serbian Film), Serbia
Speed by Jake West (Doghouse), UK
Toilet by Lee Hardcastle (T is For Toilet), UK
Unearthed by Ben Wheatley (Kill List), UK
Vagitus by Kaare Andrews (Altitude), USA
WTF! by Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse; The Venture Bros.), USA
XXL by Xavier Gens (Frontiers; Hitman), France
Youngbuck by Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun), Canada
Zetsumetsu by Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police), Japan
The 26 cinemas where The ABCs of Death will be screening at on 26 April 2013 are as follows:
ABERDEEN, The Belmont Picturehouse
BRIGHTON, Duke of York's Picturehouse
CAMBRIDGE, Arts Picturehouse
CANTERBURY, Gulbenkian Cinema
EDINBURGH, Cameo Picturehouse
EXETER, Exeter Picturehouse
GLASGOW, The Grosvenor Cinema
LEEDS, Hyde Park Picture House
LEICESTER, Phoenix Square
LONDON, Stratford East Picturehouse
LONDON, Clapham Picturehouse
LONDON, Hackney Picturehouse
LONDON, Greenwich Picturehouse
LONDON, Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton
LONDON, Prince Charles Cinema
LIVERPOOL, Picturehouse at FACT
NEWCASTLE, Tyneside Cinema
NORWICH, Cinema City
OXFORD, Phoenix Picturehouse
SOUTHAMPTON, Harbour Lights Picturehouse
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, Stratford Picturehouse
YORK, City Screen Picturehouse
Tickets for many of the venues are available to pre-order now. The ABCs of Death will also be previewed in selected cities around the UK. Further details will be announced shortly.
Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational, The ABCs of Death is the definitive vision of modern horror diversity.
For further information and details about The ABCs of Death go to the film's official website www.26waystodie.com and follow on Twitter @26waystodie
A DVD and Blu-ray edition of The ABCs of Death are set to be released on 3rd June 2013. Pre-order now from Amazon and other online outlets on DVD and Blu-ray. Details about extras and special features will be announced later this year.
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