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Full Director Line-up for THE ABCs OF DEATH 2! Plus, the Search is On for Director of the M Segment!


Hey guys! Horrorella here...

If you dig horror shorts and letters, I assume you must be a fan of last year's anthology film THE ABCs OF DEATH. And if you are, you'll probably be excited to peruse the full list of directors who will be jumping on board the sequel, due out in 2014.

Participating directors will once again be asked to make a short horror film based on a specific letter of the alphabet. 25 directors have been selected so far, including Vincenzo Natali (CUBE, SPLICE), Alejandro Brugués (JUAN OF THE DEAD), Jen and Sylvia Soska (AMERICAN MARY), E.L. Katz (CHEAP THRILLS) and Steven Kostanski (MANBORG), among others.

Here's the full line-up:

In a significant departure from the first installment, ABCs OF DEATH 2 is expanding beyond horror directors. Joining the sequel’s roster are Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh; Todd Rohal (THE CATECHISM CATALYSM); Canada’s king of lo-fi, Steven Kostanski (MANBORG); Cuba’s Alejandro Brugués (JUAN OF THE DEAD); acclaimed UK commercial director Jim Hosking; Japanese monster-maker Hajime Ohata (HENGE); and Canadian short film wizard Chris Nash (SKINFECTIONS).

Previously confirmed filmmakers include Goya Award winner Álex de la Iglesia (THE LAST CIRCUS, DAY OF THE BEAST), ROOM 237 mastermind Rodney Ascher, Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton; Filipino icon – and Director’s Fortnight inductee – Erik Matti (ON THE JOB, MAGIC TEMPLE), Lithuania’s Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper (VANISHING WAVES), Japan’s arthouse provocateur Sion Sono (COLD FISH, SUICIDE CLUB), SPLICE and CUBE’s Vincenzo Natali, indie horror icon Larry Fessenden (THE LAST WINTER, HABIT), THE COLLECTION’s Marcus Dunstan, France’s Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (INSIDE, LIVID), E.L. Katz (director of the SXSW breakout hit CHEAP THRILLS), twin auteurs Jen and Sylvia Soska (AMERICAN MARY, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK), Israel’s Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (RABIES, BIG BAD WOLVES), 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 the upcoming STAGEFRIGHT’s Jerome Sable, and animator Robert Morgan – creator of the BAFTA Award nominated short BOBBY YEAH.


And like, last time, the producers are on the hunt for a new filmmaker to tackle one of the shorts. So aspiring filmmakers, check out the video below, and the groundrules. Submissions are due by October 31st.



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