The ABCs of Death Adds Xavier Gens and Christopher Smith

The horror short film anthology “The ABCs of Death”, which promises to explore “26 ways to die” from 26 different directors, has now added two more directors to its list: “Hitman’s” Xavier Gens and “Black Death’s” Christopher Smith. The duo will join the previously announced Noburo Iguchi (“RoboGeisha”), Jason Eisener (“Hobo with a Shotgun”), and Kaare Andrews (“Altitude”) on the project from Drafthouse Films, Timpson Films and Magnet Releasing.

All 25 professional directors slots have been filled (see the full list below), with a 26th director to be chosen from a short film competition. The winner will receive a $5000 cash prize and a spot on the roster. Submissions are now being accepted, but will close by October 1st. You can apply your short film here. The winner will be announced on November 15th.

Currently, the list of directors include:

Kaare Andrews (Altitude)
Angela Bettis (Roman)
Ernesto Diaz Espinoza (Mirageman, Mandrill)
Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun)
Bruno Forzani and Héléne (Amer)
Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Cold Sweat)
Xavier Gens (Frontiers, Hitman)
Noburo Iguchi (Machine Girl, Robo Geisha)
Thomas Malling (Norwegian Ninja)
Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police, Frankenstein Girl Vs. Vampire Girl)
JT Petty (Soft For Digging, The Burrowers)
Banjong Pisanthanakun (Shutter, Alone)
Simon Rumley (The Living and the Dead; Red, White and Blue)
Marcel Sarmiento (DeadGirl)
Chris Smith (Severance, Triangle)
Srdjan Spasojevic (A Serbian Film)
Timo Tjahjanto (Macabre)
Andrew Traucki (The Reef, Black Water)
Nacho Vigalondo (TimeCrimes)
Jake West (Doghouse, Evil Aliens)
Ti West (House of the Devil, The Innkeepers)
Ben Wheatley (Down Terrace, Kill List)
Adam Wingard (Pop Skull, A Horrible Way to Die)
Anders Wulffmorgenthaler (Princess)
Yudai Yamaguchi (Yakuza Weapon, Battlefield Baseball)