'ABCs of Death 2' Directors Announced!

Looks like the ambitious 26-part anthology, The ABCs of Death will be getting a sequel, and some of the directors were revealed today at Cannes! The following filmmakers are already attached:

Bill Plympton (Your Face)
Alex De La Iglesias (The Last Circus)
Rodney Ascher (Room 237)  
Erik Matti (On The Job)
Lancelot Imasuen (founder of Nigerian "Nollywood")
Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper (Vanishing Waves)
Sion Sono (Cold Fish)
Vincenzo Natali (Cube)
Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter)
Marcus Dunstan (The Collection)
France’s Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside)
E.L. Katz (Cheap Thrills)
Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary)
Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Rabies)
Julian Gilbey (A Lonely Place To Die)
Dennison Ramalho (Love For Mother Only)
Jerome Sable (The Legend Of Beaver Dam)
Robert Morgan (Bobby Yeah)

There are definitely some exciting names in there, both the new and already well-loved. If nothing else, this could be another springboard for up-and-coming and international genre filmmakers. And perhaps most exciting of all, the 26th director will once again be selected via contest. The original competition was full of fantastic entries. To see my favorites, click here. I am very excited to see what shorts come out of the next one!

As for the feature itself, well, the first one was a mixed bag, as you would expect from a 26-part anthology. I loved some segments, liked a few, while others veered so far from their subject or were just lame. Even some well-known filmmakers dropped the ball there (hello, Ti West!). But I did enjoy the experience (and the guessing game with each new segment), so I am definitely looking forward to this second one. Much like V/H/S, they could keep shitting these anthologies out with fresh new filmmakers and I will keep coming back. I am always happy to have a horror buffet, especially with names as promising as those listed above.

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