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The ABCs of Death gets an April release date in the UK


The ABCs of Death PosterMonster Pictures announced today that The ABCs of Death, an anthology of 26 short films, directed by 26 Directors depicting 26 ways to die will be released theatrically in the UK & Eire in 26 cinemas nationwide on the 26 April 2013.

·         26 Directors

·         26 ways to die

·         26 cinemas

·         26 April 2013

The ABCs of Death is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film, including the directors of House of the DevilHobo with a Shotgun, A Serbian Film, Tokyo Gore Police, You’re Next & four British Directors – Ben Wheatley (Sightseers), Simon Rumley (Red, White & Blue), Jake West (Doghouse) & Leeds based Lee Hardcastle, who with his claymation short, won a competition to be the final Director.  Inspired by children’s educational books, the motion picture 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.

This alphabetical arsenal of destruction orchestrated by what has been described as “a stunning roll call of some of the most exciting names in horror across the world.” is one of the most hotly anticipated releases for 2013.  When the trailer received its first UK airing, last year, it was screened to a packed audience at the 13th Frightfest, Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, the 2 minute clip received rapturous applause from the attending audience.  The film will receive its UK premiere at the this year’s Glasgow Film Festival as part of Film4Frightfest (Tickets for this event are now sold out) and its Irish premiere at the inaugural Twisted Celluloid Film Festival at the Triskel Arts Centre.

The following is the list of participating directors and the titles of the short films

Apocalypse by Nacho Vigalondo (TimeCrimes), Spain

Bigfoot by Adrían Garcia Bogliano (Cold Sweat), Mexico

Cycle by Ernesto Díaz Espinoza (Mirageman; Mandrill), Chile

Dogfight by Marcel Sarmiento (Deadgirl), USA

Exterminate by Angela Bettis (Roman), USA

Fart by Noburu Iguchi, (Robo Geisha), Japan

Gravity by Andrew Traucki (The Reef), Australia

Hydro-Electric Diffusion by Thomas Malling (Norwegian Ninja), Norway

Ingrown by Jorge Michel Grau (We Are What We Are), Mexico

Jidai-Geki by Yudai Yamaguchi (Yakuza Weapon), Japan

Klutz by Anders Morgenthaler (Princess), Denmark

Libido by Timo Tjahjanto (Macabre), Indonesia

Miscarriage by Ti West (House of the Devil; The Innkeepers), USA

Nuptials by Banjong Pisathanakun (Shutter), Thailand

Orgasm by Bruno Forzani & Héléne Cattet (Amer), Belgium

Pressure by Simon Rumley (Red, White & Blue), UK

Quack by Adam Wingard (A Horrible Way to Die), USA

Removed by Srdjan Spasojevic (A Serbian Film), Serbia

Speed by Jake West (Doghouse), UK

Toilet by Lee Hardcastle (T is For Toilet), UK

Unearthed by Ben Wheatley (Kill List), UK

Vagitus by Kaare Andrews (Altitude), USA

WTF! by Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse; The Venture Bros.), USA

XXL by Xavier Gens (Frontiers; Hitman), France

Youngbuck by Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun), Canada

Zetsumetsu by Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police), Japan


The 26 cinemas where The ABCs of Death will be screening at on 26 April 2013 are as follows:


ABERDEEN, The Belmont Picturehouse http://bit.ly/12mkxl8

BELFAST, QFT http://www.queensfilmtheatre.com/films/theabcsofdeath/

BRIGHTON, Duke of York’s Picturehouse http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Duke_Of_Yorks/

BRISTOL, Watershed http://www.watershed.co.uk/

CAMBRIDGE, Arts Picturehouse http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Arts_Picturehouse_Cambridge/

CANTERBURY, Gulbenkian Cinema http://www.kent.ac.uk/gulbenkian/

CARDIFF, Chapter http://www.chapter.org/index.html

DERBY Quad www.derbyquad.co.uk

EDINBURGH, Cameo Picturehouse http://bit.ly/WSBz6o

EXETER, Exeter Picturehouse http://bit.ly/Tyl2EQ

GLASGOW, The Grosvenor Cinema http://www.grosvenorcafe.co.uk/cinema.php

LEEDS, Hyde Park Picture House http://bit.ly/YwrT0s

LEICESTER, Phoenix Square http://phoenix.org.uk/

LONDON, Stratford East Picturehouse http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Stratford_London/

LONDON, Clapham Picturehouse http://bit.ly/WSqUbN

LONDON, Hackney Picturehouse http://bit.ly/X9y0ai

LONDON, Greenwich Picturehouse http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Greenwich_Picturehouse/

LONDON, Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton http://bit.ly/URkpFN

LONDON, Prince Charles Cinema http://www.princecharlescinema.com/index.php

LIVERPOOL, Picturehouse at FACT http://bit.ly/VyFZME

NEWCASTLE, Tyneside Cinema https://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/

NORWICH, Cinema City http://bit.ly/WLv1U5

OXFORD, Phoenix Picturehouse http://bit.ly/Y4RoUN

SOUTHAMPTON, Harbour Lights Picturehouse http://bit.ly/11AGZa2

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, Stratford Picturehouse http://bit.ly/XiCVnl

YORK, City Screen Picturehouse http://bit.ly/Y4RMCC

Tickets for many of the venues are available to pre-order now. The ABCs of Death will also be previewed in selected cities around the UK.  Further details will be announced shortly.

Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational, The ABCs of Death is the definitive vision of modern horror diversity.

For further information and details about The ABCs of Death go to the film’s official website www.26waystodie.com and follow on Twitter @26waystodie

A DVD and Blu-ray edition of The ABCs of Death are set to be released on 3 June 2013.

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