While genre fans get their very own festival later in September with Austin’s increasingly large Fantastic Fest, the Toronto International Film Festival is not to be left out, with a selection of big horror premieres set for their Midnight Madness strand.
Among them is The ABCs of Death
, an exciting (and quite impatiently awaited) endeavor from Drafthouse Films, where twenty-six filmmakers from around the world (including a competition winner) have been commissioned to make brief, gory, horror shorts revolving around their particular letter of the alphabet.
With names like Ben Wheatley
, Angela Bettis
, Ti West
, Adam Wingard
, Jorge Michel Grau
, Srdjan Spasojevic
and Nacho Vigalondo
involved, you can bet we’ll be paying attention when the film premieres at Toronto Film Fest next month.
The official synopsis (?):
“It was a cinematic challenge like no other: twenty-six directors from around the world — all connected to fantastic or horror cinema — each shot a short film about death based on a word starting with a selected letter from the alphabet, showcasing death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty. Directors include the warped minds behind Hobo With a Shotgun, You’re Next, Tokyo Gore Police and A Serbian Film, to name just a few.”
Here are the weird/gory pics: