Drafthouse Films made a huge announcement today pertaining to the future of ABC's OF DEATH. Ant Timpson and Tim League, who are the producers of Magnet Releasing's popular anthology series, talked of an off shoot type of film that will have 26 short films taken from the recent search for the 26th Director contest which took place for ABCs OF DEATH 2. Details are below.
“New York – January 8, 2014 – Producers Ant Timpson and Tim League announced today the 26 entries chosen to be a part of Drafthouse Films’ ABCs OF DEATH 1.5, a spin-off of the immensely popular Magnet Releasing anthology series.
The original 2012 film delivered 26 dark tales from the industry’s most celebrated genre directors, and its hotly-anticipated sequel hits cinemas in 2014. Both anthologies conducted a worldwide “Search for the 26th Director”, which allowed one exceptional fan-made entry to appear in each finished film. The original movie sought “T” entries – and ultimately chose Lee Hardcastle’s stop-motion animated “T is for Toilet.” The upcoming sequel, in its search for an “M”, ultimately decided upon Robert Boocheck’s wildly clever “M is for Masticate.”
Producers Ant Timpson and Tim League, in association with producer and competition organizer Ted Geoghegan, were so impressed with the 541 entries that they saw an opportunity to expand the series – and offer a unique opportunity to their personal favorite contest entries. With this in mind, Timpson and League have carefully curated the most exceptional, clever, and entertaining entries into ABCs OF DEATH 1.5, an unprecedented spin-off anthology celebrating their personal favorite “M” submissions.
The production team had a real blast selecting the 26 shorts that make up ABCs OF DEATH 1.5,” said producer and series creator Ant 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 wakeup call from Hell.”
The films selected by producers Timpson and League for ABCs OF DEATH 1.5 are Maria Ivanova’s “M is for Mactation”, Tim Rutherford and Cody Kennedy’s “M is for Magnetic Tape”, Christopher Younes’ “M is for Maieusiophobia”, Dante Vescio and Rodrigo Gasparini’s “M is for Mailbox”, Summer Johnson’s “M is for Make Believe”, Peter Czikrai’s “M is for Malnutrition”, Michael Schwartz’s “M is for Manure”, Steve Daniels’ “M is for Marauder”, Zac Blair’s “M is for Marble”, Eric Pennycoff’s “M is for Mariachi”, Todd Freeman’s “M is for Marriage”, Jeff Stewart’s “M is for Martyr”, Gigi Saul Guerrero’s “M is for Matador”, Wolfgang Matzl’s “M is for Meat”, Ama Lea’s “M is for Mermaid”, Joe and Lloyd Staszkiewicz’s “M is for Merry Christmas”, Carlos Faria’s “M is for Mess”, Nicholas Humphries’ “M is for Messiah”, Brett Glassberg’s “M is for Mind Meld”, Álvaro Núñez’s “M is for Miracle”, Barış Erdoğan’s “M is for Mobile”, Carles Torrens’ “M is for Mom”, Travis Betz’s “M is for Moonstruck”, Peter Podgursky’s “M is for Mormon Missionaries”, Mia’Kate Russell’s “M is for Muff”, and Jason Koch and Clint Kelly’s “M is for Munging.”
ABC's OF DEATH 1.5 will be digitally released by Drafthouse Films in sometime early on in 2014. It will be screening at select Alamo Drafthouse theaters.
Also Magnet Releasing will be bring ABC's OF DEATH 2 to VOD, theaters, as well as DVD and Blu-ray sometime this year.