The extravagant horror anthology franchise presents the winners of its search for the world's next great genre directors
Drafthouse Films has announced the upcoming release of ABC's of Death 2 1/2: World Competition Edition, the result of an extensive global campaign intended to spotlight the most passionate and talented upcoming filmmakers in the horror genre. The latest entry in the beloved franchise will arrive exclusively on Vimeo August 2nd as a $5.99 download or a $2.99 rental.
The series, known for its anarchically alphabet-themed anthology of short films, launched a "Filmmaker Frenzy" competition for the segment devoted to the letter M - collecting more than five hundred, three minute-long entries from over forty countries in the process - including Robert Boocheck's winning entry "M is for Masticate" featured in ABC's of Death 2.
ABC's of Death 2 1/2 showcases an additional top 26 finalists, providing fans 85 minutes of unadluterated madness, including "M is for Marauder," "M is for Malnutrition", and "M is for Mariachi," along with plenty new nightmare fuel to tide them over until the next numbered segment in the series.
"The production team had a real blast selecting the 26 shorts that make up ABC's of Death 2 1/2," said producer and series creator 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 wake-up call from Hell."
The film is currently available for pre-order at http://vimeo.com/ondemand/abcsdeath25
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Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is a curated brand of provocative, visionary and artfully unusual films new and old from around the world. Following the earnestly simple motto of "sharing the films we love with the widest audience possible," Drafthouse Films debuted in 2010 with the theatrical release of Four Lions, which was named of Time Magazine's "Top 10 Films Of The Year." Their diverse and unique slate includes Joshua Oppenheimer's highly-acclaimed, Oscar nominated documentaries The Act Of Killing and The Look of Silence, produced by Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, Michel Gondry's surrealist romance Mood Indigo starring Audrey Tautou, Midnight Movie sensations Miami Connection, and The Visitor, and rediscovered classics Wake In Fright, Ms. 45, and Roar (in conjunction with Olive Films).
Recent and upcoming releases include Karyn Kusama's award winning and critically acclaimed thriller The Invitation, Anders Thomas Jensen's bizarre and inspired dark comedy Men & Chicken starring Mads Mikkelsen, and Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made, a documentary of the true story of three eleven year old boys who filmed a shot for shot adaptation of Spielberg's classic during the 1980s.
Drafthouse Films distributes films theatrically, through home video, VOD and their direct to consumer platforms intergrating into the ever growing Alamo Drafthouse entertainment lifestyle brand, which along with Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas includes: Mondo, the collectible art boutique; Fantastic Fest, the largest international genre film festival in the US; and the pop culture website Birth.Movies.Death.