Anthony Timpson, Producer of The ABC’s of Death, got in touch with me and dropped some very cool information regarding the film. This is what he had to say:
“It was inspired by my love of reading ABC books to my toddlers. The film will go out on VOD early Nov and some screenings around the country at select theatres.The pacing of the film will be an assault on the sense. We’ve connected the films in an interesting way to keep the fluidity going so it feels like one feature film and not a bunch of shorts.The poster was designed by one of our directors Kaare Andrews and thats his wife (death) and baby sitting in a chair in his house. He’s a cover artist for Marvel but is now a great filmmaker too. Really hope you guys enjoy the film as much as we do.”
“It’s been a really interesting project to put together, so many pieces to the puzzle. We really had no idea how it would all play out. So I’m kinda blown away it’s come together as well as it has. We gave directors free reign and some have really gone to town. There’s lots diversity, comedy, surreal to the outright grotesque.”
I love this; giving such talented directors “free reign” only proves as to how great this film is going to be because it truly allows them to be as creative as they want. Some of the best anthology films do exactly what Timpson says by creating a film full of short stories that are strategically connected to make it have the same feeling of a feature length film. Could you ask for anything more? Also, the release date is set for Nov. and will be going on VOD which means you don’t need to worry if your theater will be getting it or not. VOD is a great new way to see horror films like this because in the past you rarely got a chance to see them before they hit DVD, so this gives horror fans a chance to see the film the day of its release.
The ABC’s of Death is the definitive snapshot of the diversity of modern horror. Drafthouse Films, Magnet Pictures and Timpson Films present an alphabetical arsenal of insanity by what Fangoria calls, “a stunning roll call of some of the most exciting names in horror across the world.”
As always, thanks for reading.