Jason Eisener, Nacho Vigalondo, Ti West, and Many More Team for Horror Anthology THE ABCS OF DEATH

     May 12, 2011


Drafthouse Films is teaming with Timpson Films, Magnet Releasing, and 26 filmmakers to produce the horror anthology The ABCs of Death.  Each director will be assigned one letter of the alphabet to turn into a short film.  Some of the more notable talent involved Jason Eisener (Hobo With a Shotgun), Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes), Ti West (The House of the Devil), and Srdjan Sapsojevic (A Serbian Film).  The remaining confirmed are Angela Bettis, Ben Wheatley, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Adrian Garcia Bogliano, Ernesto Diaz Espinoza, Bruno Forzani and Héléne Cattet, Gadi Harel, Thomas Malling, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Simon Rumley, Tak Sakaguchi and Yuji Shimomura, Marcel Sarmiento, Timo Tjahjanto, Andrew Traucki, Jake West and Adam Wingard.  The plan is to fill one slot with the winner of a worldwide contest, reminiscent of how Eisener got his start as an amateur filmmaker who landed Hobo With a Shotgun in the fake trailers section of Grindhouse.

Production is scheduled for this June.  The plan is to complete filming exactly 6 months, 6 weeks, and 6 days later in January 2012.  Read quotes from the producers after the jump.

tim-league-imageAlamo Drafthouse CEO/Founder Tim League told Variety:

The ABCs of Death offers us a chance to work closely with a large number of visionary filmmakers to create a film with more jaw-dropping moments than a whole summer of blockbusters.”

Timpson Films CEO Ant Timpson adds:

“This project was inspired by my young sons being introduced to the world through their ABCs books. The idea of subverting that format to reveal a study in all the dastardly and humorous ways a person can leave this world appealed on multiple levels… it was somewhat fitting to learn that the earliest forms of the ABCs books actually did use fear of punishment to teach the young.”

As a cinephile who generally shies away from the scary movie, I don’t believe I am the target audience for this, especially with all the gimmicrky.  But for the true horror film buffs out there, this sounds pretty awesome.


Around The Web

Latest News

Heavy Metal Brings Barry Geller and Jack Kirby’s “Lord of Light” Prints to Comic-Con

Check out some exclusive Jack Kirby-inspired prints and find out how you can get your hands on them!

Welcome to Comic-Con 2015: Check out 25 Pictures from the Convention Center

Take a look at some posters for 'LEGO Dimensions', 'Fear the Walking Dead', 'Game of Thrones', and more.

Watch MAGIC MIKE XXL’s Joe Manganiello Play “Save or Kill”

Which would you save? ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Star Trek’? Han Solo or Indiana Jones? ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Breaking Bad’? Watch as Joe Manganiello is forced to choose.

Travis Cluff & Chris Lofing Discuss the Found Footage Inspiration for THE GALLOWS

The young filmmakers reveal the writing process and ghost stories behind the upcoming horror film.

Collider Movie Talk – Henry Cavill Talks MAN OF STEEL 2, INSIDE OUT Wins Box Office

On today's episode of Collider Movie Talk, the crew discusses Cavill's thoughts on when we'll see Man of Steel 2, Inside Out taking the #1 box office slot, the boxing movies trend, and more.

Netflix Sets Premiere Dates for BEASTS OF NO NATION, PEE-WEE, and More Original Films

The streaming service will release four original films over the next year.

GHOSTBUSTERS Set Photos Reveal Melissa McCarthy in New Uniform

We've seen the cast, we've seen the suits, and finally it has all come together.

Enter Our Giveaway and Win a Roku 3, Now with Viki Free Streaming

Enter to win a Roku 3, now equipped with hundreds of hours of free international TV programming.

STAR WARS: Phil Lord and Chris Miller to Direct Han Solo Movie

The only director(s) who could make this idea interesting will be bringing it to fruition.


The spinoff could feature the live-action return of the iconic character.

Page 1 of 4,03112345...102030...Last »