At Fantastic Fest in Austin a couple weekends ago, the free T-shirt I was given upon check-in was for “The ABCs of Death,” a forthcoming anthology film with one nifty concept: 26 directors each taking on a letter of the alphabet, each shooting a short on the various ways we all may bite the dust, but hopefully won’t. You know, like A is for asphyxiation — that sort of thing.
They’ve gathered some cool directors from the world of indie horror, responsible for films including “Hobo with a Shotgun
,” “RoboGeisha,” “We Are What We Are
,” “Tokyo Gore Police,” “Norwegian Ninja
,” “Deadgirl,” “The Reef
,” “TimeCrimes,” “A Serbian Film
,” “House of the Devil” and many more — 25 in all.
Yep, 25. Because for the 26th, Drafthouse Films left the letter-T slot open to be filled via a contest. Now that the submissions have been collected, it’s up for the public to decide. Your quick vote — not “Like,” but the actual
“vote” button, and be sure to verify that email so it counts! — will
make someone a very happy camper.
My vote’s been cast for Shade Rupe’s “T Is for Trick
,” partly because if it’s good enough for Clive Barker (who said “colour me impressed ... bloody good work”), it’s good enough for me and you
. You can view all the submissions and vote at the official “ABCs of Death” site
. —Rod Lott