Ok, here at «Desde Abajo» we are HUGE fans of horror anthology movies, while most of them are not that good, and very, very few are great, most of the time they are fun to watch, and have at least a couple of segments that are scary and cool.
One of the most recent collections is «Abc’s Of Death» and while I thought the 1st entry was very disappointing, the sequel was a major improvement and I highly recommend it. Today, Drafthouse films made this announcement regarding the anthology:
From the Press release:
Austin, TX (July 25, 2016) – Drafthouse Films has announced the upcoming release of ABC’s of Death 2 1⁄2: World Competition Edition, the result of an extensive global campaign intended to spotlight the most passionate and talented upcoming filmmakers in the horror genre. The latest entry in the beloved franchise will arrive exclusively on Vimeo August 2nd as a $5.99 download or $2.99 rental.
The series, known for its anarchically alphabet-themed anthology of short films, launched a “Filmmaker Frenzy” competition for the segment devoted to the letter M – collecting more than five hundred, three minute-long entries from over forty countries in the process – including Robert Boocheck’s winning entry “M is for Masticate” featured in ABC’s of Death 2.
ABC’s of Death 2 1⁄2 showcases an additional top 26 finalists, providing fans 85 minutes of unadulterated madness, including “M is for Marauder,” “M is for Malnutrition”, and “M is for Mariachi,” along with plenty more new nightmare fuel to tide them over until the next numbered segment in the series.
«The production team had a real blast selecting the 26 shorts that make up ABC’s of Death 2 1/2,» said producer and series creator Timpson. “The hard part was only selecting 26, as the competition provided so many outstanding entries. We couldn’t be happier with the final lineup. There’s enough horror, humor, weirdness, and frankly truly fucked up material to give even the most jaded fan a wake-up call from Hell.”
The film is currently available for pre-order at http://vimeo.com/ondemand/abcsdeath25
For the first film, the contest was made for the letter «T», being the winner «T» is for Toilet».In this new collection I’m sure we will see Gigi Saul Guerrero’s «M is for Matador» which is a great short. Once in a screening, one of the producers commented that the short «Y is for Youth» was actually a short that competed for the «T» segment, but the producers liked it so much (It is truly a WTF short) that they decided to include it in the final film, only with the title changed.