Horror anthologies seem to be all the rage right now. The popular anthology from this year’s Sundance titled ‘V/H/S’ received an interesting array of reviews and is now gearing up for a sequel. Now, ‘The ABCs of Death’, which comes to us via the Midnight Madness section of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival from Magnet Releasing and Drafthouse Films, is heading to VOD providers and theaters very soon.
Featuring 26 different directors from all over the world helming 26 different shorts about 26 different ways to die and formatted like a children’s book. The audience gets to see a wide variety of sick, twisted, and disturbing stories in ‘The ABCs of Death’ ranging from ‘A for Apocalypse’ to ‘H is for Hyrdo-Electric Diffusion’ to ‘Z for Zetsumetsu’. There’s also a fair share of curious entries such as ‘F for Fart’, ‘O for Orgasm’, and ‘T for Toilet’. Yeah, on those last three alone, I’m quite interested to see just what these directors came up with, but I’m told that this is certainly a must-see for anyone into horror films.
Thanks to Collider, you can check out the trailer below, followed by 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’ will be available OnDemand on January 31, 2013 and in theatres on March 8, 2013.