Monster Pictures announced today that The ABCs of Death, an anthology of 26 short films, directed by 26 Directors depicting 26 ways to die will be released theatrically in the UK & Eire in 26 cinemas nationwide on the 26 April 2013.
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, including the directors of House of the Devil, Hobo with a Shotgun, A Serbian Film, Tokyo Gore Police, You’re Next & four British Directors - Ben Wheatley (Sightseers), Simon Rumley (Red, White & Blue), Jake West (Doghouse) & Leeds based Lee Hardcastle, who with his claymation short, won a competition to be the final Director. 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 rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death.
This alphabetical arsenal of destruction orchestrated by what has been described as "a stunning roll call of some of the most exciting names in horror across the world." is one of the most hotly anticipated releases for 2013. When the trailer received its first UK airing, last year, it was screened to a packed audience at the 13th Frightfest, Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, the 2 minute clip received rapturous applause from the attending audience. The film will receive its UK premiere at the this year’s Glasgow Film Festival as part of Film4Frightfest (Tickets for this event are now sold out) and its Irish premiere at the inaugural Twisted Celluloid Film Festival at the Triskel Arts Centre.
The following is the list of participating directors and the titles of the short films
Apocalypse by Nacho Vigalondo (TimeCrimes), Spain Bigfoot by Adrían Garcia Bogliano (Cold Sweat), Mexico Cycle by Ernesto Díaz Espinoza (Mirageman; Mandrill), Chile Dogfight by Marcel Sarmiento (Deadgirl), USA Exterminate by Angela Bettis (Roman), USA Fart by Noburu Iguchi, (Robo Geisha), Japan Gravity by Andrew Traucki (The Reef), Australia Hydro-Electric Diffusion by Thomas Malling (Norwegian Ninja), Norway Ingrown by Jorge Michel Grau (We Are What We Are), Mexico Jidai-Geki by Yudai Yamaguchi (Yakuza Weapon), Japan Klutz by Anders Morgenthaler (Princess), Denmark Libido by Timo Tjahjanto (Macabre), Indonesia Miscarriage by Ti West (House of the Devil; The Innkeepers), USA Nuptials by Banjong Pisathanakun (Shutter), Thailand Orgasm by Bruno Forzani & Héléne Cattet (Amer), Belgium Pressure by Simon Rumley (Red, White & Blue), UK Quack by Adam Wingard (A Horrible Way to Die), USA Removed by Srdjan Spasojevic (A Serbian Film), Serbia Speed by Jake West (Doghouse), UK Toilet by Lee Hardcastle (T is For Toilet), UK Unearthed by Ben Wheatley (Kill List), UK Vagitus by Kaare Andrews (Altitude), USA WTF! by Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse; The Venture Bros.), USA XXL by Xavier Gens (Frontiers; Hitman), France Youngbuck by Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun), Canada Zetsumetsu by Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police), Japan
The 26 cinemas where The ABCs of Death will be screening at on 26 April 2013 are as follows:
ABERDEEN, The Belmont Picturehouse http://bit.ly/12mkxl8 BELFAST, QFT http://www.queensfilmtheatre.com/films/theabcsofdeath/ BRIGHTON, Duke of York's Picturehouse http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Duke_Of_Yorks/ BRISTOL, Watershed http://www.watershed.co.uk/ CAMBRIDGE, Arts Picturehouse http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Arts_Picturehouse_Cambridge/ CANTERBURY, Gulbenkian Cinema http://www.kent.ac.uk/gulbenkian/ CARDIFF, Chapter http://www.chapter.org/index.html DERBY Quad www.derbyquad.co.uk EDINBURGH, Cameo Picturehouse http://bit.ly/WSBz6o EXETER, Exeter Picturehouse http://bit.ly/Tyl2EQ GLASGOW, The Grosvenor Cinema http://www.grosvenorcafe.co.uk/cinema.php LEEDS, Hyde Park Picture House http://bit.ly/YwrT0s LEICESTER, Phoenix Square http://phoenix.org.uk/ LONDON, Stratford East Picturehouse http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Stratford_London/ LONDON, Clapham Picturehouse http://bit.ly/WSqUbN LONDON, Hackney Picturehouse http://bit.ly/X9y0ai LONDON, Greenwich Picturehouse http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Greenwich_Picturehouse/ LONDON, Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton http://bit.ly/URkpFN LONDON, Prince Charles Cinema http://www.princecharlescinema.com/index.php LIVERPOOL, Picturehouse at FACT http://bit.ly/VyFZME NEWCASTLE, Tyneside Cinema https://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/ NORWICH, Cinema City http://bit.ly/WLv1U5 OXFORD, Phoenix Picturehouse http://bit.ly/Y4RoUN SOUTHAMPTON, Harbour Lights Picturehouse http://bit.ly/11AGZa2 STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, Stratford Picturehouse http://bit.ly/XiCVnl YORK, City Screen Picturehouse http://bit.ly/Y4RMCC
Tickets for many of the venues are available to pre-order now. The ABCs of Death will also be previewed in selected cities around the UK. Further details will be announced shortly.
Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational, The ABCs of Death is the definitive vision of modern horror diversity.
For further information and details about The ABCs of Death go to the film’s official website www.26waystodie.com and follow on Twitter @26waystodie