Directors: Rodney Ascher, Kristina Buozyte, Alexandre Bustillo, Larry Fessenden, Julian Gibney, Spencer Hawken, Jim Hosking, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, E.L. Katz, Aharon Keshales, Steven Kostanski, Marvin Kren, Erik Matti, Julien Maury, Robetr Morgan, Vincenzo Natali, Navot Papushado, Bill Plympton, Dennison Ramalho, Jerome Sable, Bruno Samper, Sion Sono, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska
Release date: To be determined
There are two types of movie lovers out there: Those who want to watch a movie called The ABCs of Death, and those who can't be bothered by such high-concept insanity.
For the former group, last year's far-reaching horror anthology, the brainchild of Drafthouse Films, was a two-hour blast of gleeful nihilism, giving 26 genre directors $5,000, one letter of the alphabet, and around five minutes of screen time each to make a short film revolving around some kind of death. The results, unsurprisingly, were batshit crazy, including a deadly masturbation contest ("L is for Libido"), an overweight woman getting skinny by cutting all of her skin off ("X is for XXL"), a fight club pitting men against canines ("D is for Dogfight"), and a girl committing suicide by sniffing another girl's bodily omissions ("F is for Fart").
So what's in store for the upcoming sequel, The ABCs of Death 2? Who the hell knows, but expect the demented ante to be upped considerably. Rest assured, though, it won't disappoint. Just look at the directors involved this time: Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside), Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary), Rodney Ascher (Room 237), Sion Sono (Why Don't You Play in Hell?), and Vincenzo Natali (Splice), to name a few. —Matt Barone