Although I’m generally not a fan of horror, there is one upcoming project that has me excited. Despite a few gems, many horror flicks now-a-days just seem repetitive and excessively gory with little substance. But taken in a short form, I’m much more open to the genre. Drafthouse Films, Magnet Pictures and Timpson Films are teaming to deliver the ultimate in short-form horror.
They are putting together an anthology titled The ABC’s of Death that includes Hobo with a Shotgun director Jason Eisener, A Serbian Film‘s Srdjan Spasojevic, Timecrimes helmer Nacho Vigalondo and the guy behind the insane upcoming Kill List, Ben Wheatley. That is only a small portion of the 26 directors involved, each taking a letter.
The filmmakers left one letter open for anyone to submit a film. The letter was T and after whittling down to ten contenders, Lee Hardcastle‘s claymation short T Is For Toilet had the most votes and was declared the winner. It will be included in the full film, but it is available today to check out. It is a gloriously bloody, inventive thriller that will have you scared to go to the bathroom. Check it out below, followed by the full list of directors.
Kaare Andrews (Altitude), USA
Angela Bettis (Roman), USA
Ernesto Diaz Espinoza (Mirageman; Mandrill), Chile
Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun), Canada
Bruno Forzani & Héléne Cattet (Amer), Belgium
Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Cold Sweat), Mexico
Xavier Gens (Frontiers; Hitman), France
Jorge Michel Grau (We Are What We Are), Mexico
Noburo Iguchi, (Robo Geisha), Japan
Thomas Malling (Norwegian Ninja), Norway
Anders Morgenthaler (Princess), Denmark
Yoshihrio Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police), Japan
Banjong Pisathanakun (Shutter),Thailand
Simon Rumley (Red, White & Blue), UK
Marcel Sarmiento (Deadgirl), USA
Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse; The Venture Bros.), USA
Srdjan Spasojevic (A Serbian Film), Serbia
Timo Tjahjanto (Macabre), Indonesia
Andrew Traucki (The Reef), Australia
Nacho Vigalondo (TimeCrimes), Spain
Jake West (Doghouse), UK
Ti West (House of the Devil; The Innkeepers), USA
Ben Wheatley (Down Terrace; Kill List), UK
Adam Wingard (A Horrible Way to Die), USA
Yudai Yamaguchi (Yakuza Weapon), Japan
Expect the ABC’s of Death to ride the 2012 festival circuit before arriving in theaters.
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