The ABCs Of Death (filmmakers in person!)

From Poe to Lovecraft, from King to Barker, from EC Comics to Night Gallery, some of the best pieces the horror genre has ever offered up have arrived in short form — and herein lies the appeal and power of the mighty anthology film. Inspired by the classic “A-is-for-Apple” children’s book trope, Ant Timpson (New Zealand film archivist/programmer extraordinaire) and Tim League (of Drafthouse Films) have culled together a woolly bunch of 26 favorite genre filmmakers, assigned each of them a letter of the alphabet, and let their twisted minds run wild! These few insane minutes apiece beautifully range wildly in tone, pacing, and scope, as the diverse assortment of directors includes Ti West (The Innkeepers), Ben Wheatley (Kill List), Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes), Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett (You’re Next), Jason Eisener (Hobo With a Shotgun), Jon Schnepp (TV’s Metalocalypse), and even Marvel comic artist Kaare Andrews. You’ll love some, hate others, and likely be offended by at least half of the shorts, leaving The ABCs of Death as one of the most unique and conversation-starting horror experiences to grace theaters in a long, long while. Segment directors Marcel Sarmiento (“D is for Dogfight”) and Jon Schnepp (“W is for WTF?”) will be here in person for a Q&A!
Dirs. too many to mention, 2013, digital presentation, 123 min.

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