I gotta admit, getting 26 very disparate directors from around the world to make a horror movie stitched together with 26 very disparate stories is quite an ambitious undertaking. But that’s what the folks behind “The ABCs of Death” have done, and from the looks of the trailers, this thing ranges from Samurai horror to claymation horror. What does claymation horror look like? I guess we’ll find out when “The ABCs of Death” makes its way into theaters, which, at this point, is looking like sometime in 2013.
And in case you missed it, an awfully bloody Red Band Trailer was previously released for the film. You can find that here. If you dare.
Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABC’s 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. Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational, THE ABC’s OF DEATH is the definitive vision of modern horror diversity.
Featuring works by directors Banjong Pisanthanakun, Angela Bettis, Adrian Garcia Bogliano, Jason Eisener, Ernesto Diaz Espinoza, Bruno Forzani and Héléne Cattet, Xavier Gens, Jorge Michel Grau, Lee Hardcastle, Thomas Malling, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Simon Rumley, Marcel Sarmiento, Jon Schnepp, Srdjan Spasojevic, Timo Tjahjanto, Andrew Traucki, Nacho Vigalando, Jake West, Ti West, Ben Wheatley, Adam Wingard, and Yûdai Yamaguchi.