Full 'ABCs of Death 2' Director List Revealed + 26th Director Contest
by Ethan Anderton
August 15, 2013
Earlier this summer, most of the directors for the horror anthology sequel ABCs of Death 2 were revealed, including great names like Vincenzo Natali, Bill Plympton and Jerome Sable. Now the full roster has been filled out, but this time not all the directors are from the horror genre. Some of the new names include Julian Barratt of the British comedy series "The Mighty Boosh" and Todd Rohal who directed the Sundance selected indie The Catechism Cataclysm. In addition, producers are bringing back the contest for amateur filmmakers to become the 26th director in the long list of filmmakers on board this horror sequel.
Here's the press release announcing the new directors along with the previously announced list:
In a significant departure from the first installment, ABCs OF DEATH 2 is expanding beyond horror directors. Joining the sequel’s roster are Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh; Todd Rohal (THE CATECHISM CATALYSM); Canada’s king of lo-fi, Steven Kostanski (MANBORG); Cuba’s Alejandro Brugués (JUAN OF THE DEAD); acclaimed UK commercial director Jim Hosking; Japanese monster-maker Hajime Ohata (HENGE); and Canadian short film wizard Chris Nash (SKINFECTIONS).
The sequel’s new roster includes Goya Award winner Álex de la Iglesia (THE LAST CIRCUS, DAY OF THE BEAST); ROOM 237 mastermind Rodney Ascher; Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton; Filipino icon – and Director’s Fortnight inductee – Erik Matti (ON THE JOB, MAGIC TEMPLE); and the founder of Nigerian “Nollywood” cinema Lancelot Imasuen.
Additional confirmed filmmakers include Lithuania’s Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper (VANISHING WAVES), Japan’s arthouse provocateur Sion Sono (COLD FISH, SUICIDE CLUB), SPLICE and CUBE’s Vincenzo Natali, indie horror icon Larry Fessenden (THE LAST WINTER, HABIT), THE COLLECTION’s Marcus Dunstan, France’s Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (INSIDE, LIVID), E.L. Katz (director of the SXSW breakout hit CHEAP THRILLS), twin auteurs Jen and Sylvia Soska (AMERICAN MARY, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK), Israel’s Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (RABIES, BIG BAD WOLVES), A LONELY PLACE TO DIE’s Julian Gilbey, Brazil’s most controversial filmmaker Dennison Ramalho (NINJAS and LOVE FOR MOTHER ONLY), THE LEGEND OF BEAVER DAM and the upcoming STAGEFRIGHT’s Jerome Sable, and animator Robert Morgan – creator of the BAFTA Award nominated short BOBBY YEAH.
And if you're looking to join this impressive and extensive list of fine directors, this time the 26th Director Competition will let filmmakers submit their entries for the letter "M." Lee Hardcastle won the contest for his "T is for Toilet" segment. Here's a teaser for the contest for the second film right here:
For more information on the film and contest, stay tuned to the official ABCs of Death 2 website right here.