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‘The ABCs of Death 2′ Blu-ray Review

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Directed by Julian Barratt, Alexandre Bustillo, Larry Fessenden, Julian Gilbey, E.L. Katz, Aharon Keshales, Steven Kostanski, Julien Maury, Vincenzo Natali, Bill Plympton, Jen & Sylvia Soska and many more…

It’s a second go around the alphabet of fear with The ABCs of Death 2. 2012′s first installment – an anthology of 26 stories, each representing a letter of the alphabet – was the very definition of a mixed bag, with (sadly) the bad often outweighing the good. However, given that the good was Very good I still held out hope that this sequel would live up to the expectations and potential that the format has.

Thankfully this time round the good outweighs the bad, although surprisingly there are some disappointing segments from directors whose work I’ve enjoyed; and whose feature work has been hailed as some of the best in the genre – not that there’s any evidence of that here – including
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The ABCs Of Death 2 Blu-Ray Review

The more I watch The ABCs Of Death 2, the more I love it. Seriously. I can’t get enough. This isn’t just another gimmicky horror anthology that throws some random short stories together in hopes of a cult following, but instead an intelligent collection of grim fables that *mostly* deliver death, destruction, and a heaping helping of mental unrest. The original film worked as a genre experiment, testing the waters of insanity to see if audiences would react favorably, but its sequel shows more confidence, creativity, and gusto when analyzing all the shorts as one marketable package. With twenty-six different segments, there’s bound to be some stinkers, but where The ABCs Of Death is a 50/50 mixed bag, The ABCs Of Death 2 showcases an impressive amount of successes compared to a few atrocious letters that are better left forgotten – but the ratio still demands an enthusiastic encore.
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Its Simple Conceit Intact, ABCs of Death 2 Kills

Its Simple Conceit Intact, ABCs of Death 2 Kills
Like its predecessor, ABCs of Death 2 has a simple conceit: There's a short film about death for each letter of the alphabet, all by different filmmakers. Naturally, some of these poison bonbons are better than others — which ones score with you depends on whether you have a taste for scares or grim humor, suspense or irony. Overall, it's a strong sampler, with surprising variety. Not all the films are horror: Juan Martinez Moreno provides a home-invasion short that's straight-up thriller, and Robert Boocheck's stylish, slow-motion drug freak-out delivers a terrific punchline. (I'm avoiding the titles; guessing what each letter will mean is part of the fun.) A few imaginative highlights: Chris Nash's tale of a woman who delays her pregnancy until her fetus...
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Video: Greatest Movie Deaths Chosen by ABCs of Death 2 Directors

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There are many ways to die—peaceful, painful, and otherwise—and Magnet Releasing’s ABCs of Death 2 features 26 more ways to meet your end. To commemorate their macabre movie, the 26 ABCs of Death 2 directors have laid out their picks for the greatest movie deaths of all time and we have a video comprising their slaughterous selections.

“ABC’s Of Death 2 is the follow-up to the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning from Nigeria to UK to Brazil and everywhere in between. It features segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. The film 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. Provocative, shocking, funny and at times confrontational, ABC’s
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Celluloid Screams 2014: ‘The ABCs of Death 2′ Review

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Directed by Julian Barratt, Alexandre Bustillo, Larry Fessenden, Julian Gilbey, E.L. Katz, Aharon Keshales, Steven Kostanski, Julien Maury, Vincenzo Natali, Bill Plympton, Jen & Sylvia Soska and many more…

It’s a second go around the alphabet of fear with the debut of The ABCs of Death 2 as part of this years Celluloid Screams film festival. 2012′s first installment – an anthology of 26 stories, each representing a letter of the alphabet – was the very definition of a mixed bag, with (sadly) the bad often outweighing the good. However, given that the good was Very good I still held out hope that this sequel would live up to the expectations and potential that the format has.

Thankfully this time round the good outweighs the bad, although surprisingly there are some disappointing segments from directors whose work I’ve enjoyed; and whose feature work has been hailed as some of the best in
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ABCs of Death 2 Director Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen talks ‘L is for Legacy’

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In ABCs of Death 2, 26 directors contributed a short film, each taking one letter from the alphabet as their inspiration. Nigerian director Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen brings us a supernatural tale that has historical roots in L is for Legacy, and he shared his thoughts on the subject matter and the practical makeup effects used to bring his beast to life:

“It was a true event in history and that legacy kept on. Someone was wrongly accused and the beast came out as the manifestation of the curse that was placed on the people. I chose this story because I like the idea of the supernatural having control over the physical. Somebody that was innocent was wrongly accused and whatever he pronounced became real. I’m a strong believer of the spiritual and that story resonated with me. If you are true and decent, the physical will work for you, no matter how misunderstood you are.
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26 Stills from ABCs of Death 2

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Want to learn more about ABCs of Death 2? If the recently released red band trailer wasn’t enough, we now have a look at 26 stills from the movie, one for each segment a – z. Warning: Some of these stills are not safe for work.

“ABC’s Of Death 2 is the follow-up to the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning from Nigeria to UK to Brazil and everywhere in between. It features segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. The film 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. Provocative, shocking, funny and at times confrontational, ABC’s Of Death 2 is another global celebration of next generation genre filmmaking.”

Full list of directors: Aharon Keshales,
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Fantastic Fest 2014: Interview with Chris Nash from ABC’S Of Death 2

After seeing ABC’S Of Death 2 at Fantastic Fest (you can read my review of the film Here), I was able to sit down with the director of my favorite short in the anthology – Chris Nash. His short “Z is for Zygote” is about a pregnant woman left by her husband to survive in a cabin during the winter months. She takes a special root each day to satisfy her needs. It’s what happens when the roots runs out that will have horror fans twisting in their seats. Nash has previously directed a series of shorts called the Skinfection Trilogy. You can find those shorts through his Vimeo page by clicking Here.

The interview below does contain some spoilers to his short film. If you don’t want to have it ruined for you, go check out ABC’S Of Death 2 on VOD right now and then come back
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Exclusive Still from ABCs of Death 2

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ABCs of Death 2 is now available on VOD and we’ve been provided with an exclusive still from L is for Legacy, the short horror film from Nigerian director Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen.

“ABC’s Of Death 2 is the follow-up to the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning from Nigeria to UK to Brazil and everywhere in between. It features segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. The film 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. Provocative, shocking, funny and at times confrontational, ABC’s Of Death 2 is another global celebration of next generation genre filmmaking.”

Full list of directors: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado, Alejandro Brugues, Bill Plympton, Chris Nash,
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Fantastic Fest 2014: ABC’S Of Death 2 – The Review

You would think that after The ABC’s Of Death gathered so many of the most talented horror directors working in the business, that the well might be a little dry to go back for a second time around. ABC’s 2 proves that there are many talented voices working in the genre. The second entry may not have as many flashy names as the first did (Ben Wheatley, Ti West, Jason Eisener, and Adam Wingard), but it brings together a number of gifted directors that have started to break through in recent years and some that definitely should be well-known names.

What’s so great about ABC’s 2 is that there are so many highlights. Things kick off with a bang with the letter “A.” Quite literally actually. “A is for Amateur” is an entertaining blend of pipe-dream fantasy and reality that delivers a comedic blow to the head. Kristina Buozyte
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UK's Celluloid Screams Announces Full 2014 Programme

Gearing up for another year at Sheffield's Showroom Cinema, horror film festival Celluloid Screams has announced the full line-up of blood-soaked goodies it has in store for the weekend of October 24-26 – and boy, is it Astron-omically good!

Here it comes... straight from the press release to your eyeballs:

Opening Gala: The Editor (UK Premiere)

Director: Adam Brooks & Matthew Kennedy | Canada | 2014 | 1hr 42 mins

Kicking off Celluloid Screams 2014 in fine style, we proudly present the mind-boggling new opus from Canadian filmmaking collective Astron-6 – an affectionate tribute to the Italian giallo thrillers of the 1970s and 1980s.

Rey Ciso was once the greatest editor the world had ever seen, but after a horrific accident left him with four wooden fingers on his right hand, he’s had to resort to cutting low budget trash pictures. When the lead actors from the film he’s been editing turn up murdered at the studio,
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ABCs Of Death 2 Green-Band Trailer

Last week we brought you the insane and bloody red-band trailer for ABCs of Death 2. A tamer green-band trailer has now been released that you can show to your kids if you want! It's not as gory as the red-band, but it's still a fun trailer to watch that's packed full energy.

The movie consists of 26 short films, and each one has a completely different director and storyline. Some of the directors in the mix include Vincenzo Natali (Splice), Rodney Ascher (Room 237), E.L. Katz (Cheap Thrills), and the Soskasisters (American Mary). Here's the synopsis:

ABCs Of Death 2 is the follow-up to the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning from Nigeria to UK to Brazil and everywhere in between. It features segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. The film is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters,
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Beyond Fest Returns to Los Angeles! Film Lineup Announced!

The second annual Beyond Fest is coming back to Los Angeles' Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard) and will be running from September 25 through October 4, 2014. Tickets are available through Fandango Now.

From the Press Release

Dedicated to delivering the elite in horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and badass cinema, this year’s Beyond Fest programming reflects a globally diverse and eclectic mix of premieres, rare repertory screenings, and special events, all of which are anchored in bringing firsts to the community of genre fans in Los Angeles.

Beyond Fest has also partnered with Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network as its presenting sponsor, a partnership that will make much of the festival’s programming free to creative makers and film fans alike.

“The response was so great last year that we knew we had to bring Beyond Fest back, so much so that we immediately started planning this installment,” said Christian Parkes, co-founder of Beyond Fest.
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Beyond Fest Lineup Announced, Features Screening of Halloween 4K Re-Master and Q&A with John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis

  • DailyDead
Beyond Fest returns with a vengeance in Los Angeles later this month, giving genre fans a lineup to look forward to. An eclectic mix of films both old and new are on the menu, with a screening of the Halloween 4k re-master highlighting the events. Halloween fans will also be treated to the first-ever combined appearance by John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis to discuss their horror classic.

Los Angeles – September 4, 2014 - “Beyond Fest and the American Cinematheque announced today that they are partnering for the return of the sophomore festival, Beyond Fest, featuring the best in world genre programming, September 25th – October 4th, 2014 at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard. Tickets will be available through Fandango today.

Dedicated to delivering the elite in horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and badass cinema, this year’s Beyond Fest programming reflects a globally diverse and eclectic mix of premieres, rare repertory screenings, and special events,
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Watch The Work-Friendly Green Band Trailer For The ABCs Of Death 2

With Fantastic Fest 2014 drawing closer by the day, the horror lover inside me is ready to burst out in a fit of obsessive jubilation knowing the onslaught of movies I’ll be experiencing. Movies like Tusk, V/H/S Viral, The Babadook, and so many others are ready to push my moral boundaries and chill me to the bone, but one project has me uniquely excited, and that’s The ABCs Of Death 2.

I rather like The ABCs Of Death and I’ve since made that pretty clear here at We Got This Covered, so after watching yesterday’s freshly released Red Band trailer for the equally ambitious sequel, I’m officially on pins and needles. Loaded with exploding heads, decapitations, brutality, and gigantic genitalia, this new crop of directors seems to be upping the ante wherever possible, which is expected from filmmakers like the Soska Sisters, Jerome Sable
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The ABCs of Death 2 Trailer - Now in New Green Band Flavor!

The ABCs of Death 2 will be making its VOD premiere via Magnet Releasing on October 2nd with a theatrical run set for October 31st. That being said a new work friendly green band trailer has come our way and it's fit for mass consumption. Dig it!

The ABCs Of Death 2 is produced by Ant Timpson and Tim League, in conjunction with associate producers Todd Brown, Marc Walkow, Mitch Davis, and Ted Geoghegan.

The ABCs Of Death 2’s directors are an eclectic, acclaimed group, consisting of Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh; Israel’s Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves, Rabies); Japan’s arthouse provocateur Sion Sono (Cold Fish, Suicide Club); Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton; Room 237 mastermind Rodney Ascher; Filipino icon – and Director’s Fortnight inductee – Erik Matti (On The Job, Magic Temple); Lithuania’s Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper (Vanishing Waves); Splice and
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Gory Red-Band Trailer for ABCs Of Death 2

I really enjoyed the first ABCs of Death horror anthology film, and the sequel looks like it will be at least as equally insane. 26 short films directed by 26 talented directors make up the ABCs of Death 2 and those films are disgustingly brutal, disturbing, and very funny. Each film corresponds with a letter from the alphabet, and the directors had complete freedom to do what they wanted with the letter assigned. This first red-band trailer for the movie gives you a little taste of the complete madness that awaits horror fans.

ABCs Of Death 2 is the follow-up to the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning from Nigeria to UK to Brazil and everywhere in between. It features segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. The film is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different
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Nsfw, Red Band Trailer For ABC’S Of Death 2 Is Here

The ABC’s Of Death was an ambitious horror anthology from 2012 consisting of 26 shorts from 26 different directors all of whom accepted the challenge of taking a single letter of the alphabet, picking a word that begins with that letter and then making a short film about death with that word at the core.

We have had anthologies with segments from different directorial hands before (the VHS films are a good example) but with 27 (the letter ‘O’ had two directors) you’d have expected the result to be unwieldy and inconsistent. And it was, yet the crazy concept mostly worked. I only recall a couple of duds, and since these films only lasted 3 or 4 minutes each, taking the bad with the good was painless. It will be interesting to see what they do with the sequel. It appears the format is identical with films from Nigeria to UK to Brazil and everywhere in between.
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Red band trailer for ABC’S Of Death 2

It may come as a surprise but we really liked the 2012 anthology horror ABC's Of Death so it should no surprise that we are more than a little interested in the fact that the red band trailer for the second instalment has arrived. ABC's Of Death 2 is the follow-up to the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning from Nigeria to UK to Brazil and everywhere in between. It features segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. The film 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. Directors: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado, Alejandro Brugues, Bill Plympton, Chris Nash, Dennison Ramalho, Erik Matti, Evan Katz, Hajime Ohata, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska, Jerome Sable, Jim Hosking,
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ABCs of Death 2 Red Band Trailer Released

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There are many ways to die—peaceful, painful, and otherwise—and when it was given a wide release in 2013, Magnet Releasing’s The ABCs of Death showed us 26 of them. Soon ABCs of Death 2 will display 26 more paths to perishing, each one starting with a different letter of the alphabet, and the film’s red band trailer shows that someone’s violent end could come from an action figure playset.

Those looking to watch a new horror anthology film this Halloween season are in luck, as ABCs of Death 2 hits VOD platforms on October 2nd before coming out in select theaters on October 31st. ABCs of Death 2 will make its world premiere at Austin’s Fantastic Fest this September.

“ABC’s Of Death 2 is the follow-up to the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning from Nigeria to UK to Brazil and everywhere in between.
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