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In a significant departure from the first installment, ABCs of Death 2 will expand 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 Brugues (JUAN OF THE DEAD); acclaimed UK commercial director Jim Hosking; Japanese monster-maker Hajime Ohata (HENGE); and Canadian short film wizard Chris Nash (SKINFECTIONS).

Previously confirmed filmmakers include Alex de la Iglesia (THE LAST CIRCUS, DAY OF THE BEAST), ROOM 237 mastermind Rodney Ascher, animator Bill Plympton; Erik Matti (ON THE JOB), Lithuania's Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper (VANISHING WAVES), Japan's Sion Sono (COLD FISH, SUICIDE CLUB), SPLICE's Vincenzo Natali, Larry Fessenden (THE LAST WINTER), Marcus Dunstan, France’s Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (INSIDE, LIVID), E.L. Katz (CHEAP THRILLS), twin auteurs Jen and Sylvia Soska (AMERICAN MARY), Israel's Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (RABIES), A LONELY PLACE TO DIE's Julian Gilbey, Brazil's Dennison Ramalho (LOVE FOR MOTHER ONLY), the founder of Nigerian "Nollywood" cinema Lancelot Imasuen, STAGEFRIGHT's Jerome Sable and animator Robert Morgan - creator of BOBBY YEAH.


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The series' popular "26th Director Competition" also returns, encouraging filmmakers from all over the world to create their own one-to-three minute segment, with the best being placed in the finished film itself. Where the original film asked fans to create short "T is fo..." films (with the winning segment going to Lee Hardcastle's "T is for Toilet"), the sequel now switches its competition letter to "M".

Votes for the competition will be tabulated via social media, as well as a jury, which, along with ABCs OF DEATH 2's numerous other directors, includes producers Tim League and Ant Timpson, Associate Producer Ted Geoghegan, Magnolia Pictures president Eamonn Bowles, Entertainment Weekly Senior Editor Clark Collis, Horror-Movie-A-Day founder and Badass Digest contributor Brian Collins, author Grady Hendrix, and Fangoria Managing Editor Michael Gingold.

Contestants can visit 26th.abcsofdeathpart2.com for additional details and to enter their films.

Entries must be submitted by midnight on October 31, with the winner announced on December 15, 2013. The competition’s official announcement video can be found Vimeo.

Magnet is planning a 2014 release of the film. ABCs OF DEATH 2 is produced by Ant Timpson and Tim League, in conjunction with associate producers Todd Brown, Marc Walkow, Mitch Davis, and Ted Geoghegan.



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