Magnet Releasing will be releasing the grand experiment by Drafthouse Films producers Tim League and Ant Timpson known as The ABC’s of Death. The concept is simple: 26 deaths by 26 directors. No connecting story. Just the hottest names in global horror. Reviews so far have been mixed, as many reviewers are partial to certain segments, while they hate others. I’m personally looking forward to the segments by Jason Eisner and Srdjan Spasojevic, who both only have one feature film to each of their names, but both blew me away with that single feature film. Also, Eisner has made the incredible short Treevenge, and his segment Y is for Youngbuck has gotten nearly universal praise. Xavier Gens has also gotten praise for his segment, so I’m curious to see that one, along with the segments of interesting young directors like Noboru Iguchi, Nacho Vigalondo, Ben Wheatley, Ti West, and Adam Wingard.
The film comes out to all VOD outlets on January 31st, 2013, and hits limited theaters March 8th, 2013. In the meantime, Yahoo! Movies has the red band trailer, just to give you a taste of the insanity to come: