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Final Lineup and '26th Director' Contest Announced for 'ABCs of Death 2'

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The sequel to last year's epic extreme-horror anthology The ABCs of Death is now underway, and the producers have now revealed the full lineup of filmmakers participating in this installment, again with each one assigned to a letter of the alphabet. 25 directors have now been selected, with the 26th to be again chosen from fan submissions.
 
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Magnet Releasing, along with returning producers Ant Timpson and Tim League, have expanded their search beyond the horror genre this time, and their newest directorial recruits include Julian Barratt from the cult UK series The Mighty Boosh, Todd Rohal (The Catechism Catalysm, Nature Calls), Manborg creator Steven Kostanski, Argentina's Alejandro Brugués (Juan Of The Dead), Japan's Hajime Ohata (Henge), UK commercial director Jim Hosking, and Chris Nash of the mega-grossout Skinfections shorts.
 
These new additions join the previously confirmed lineup of Álex de la Iglesia (The Last Circus, Day Of The Beast), Rodney Ascher (Room 237), Erik Matti (On The Job, Magic Temple), Kristina Buozyte & Bruno Samper (Vanishing Waves), Sion Sono (Cold Fish, Suicide Club), Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice), Larry Fessenden (Habit, The Last Winter), Marcus Dunstan (The Collection), Julien Maury & Alexandre Bustillo (Inside, Livid), E.L. Katz (Cheap Thrills), Jen & Sylvia Soska (American Mary), Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado (Rabies, Big Bad Wolves), Julian Gilbey (A Lonely Place to Die), Dennison Ramalho (Ninjas, Love for Mother Only), Lancelot Imasuen (A Private Storm), Jerome Sable (The Legend of Beaver Dam, Stagefright) and acclaimed animators Bill Plympton (Mutant Aliens, I Married a Strange Person!) and Robert Morgan (Bobby Yeah).
 
This year's “26th Director Competition,” from which the winning fan-made entry will be selected by the producers for the sequel, is based on the letter “M” (last time Lee Hardcastle’s claymation entry “T is for Toilet” made the cut). Submissions officially open today and the window will close at Midnight this Halloween, with the winner to be announced on December 15th. To find out how you can enter, visit the official contest site... and watch this clip too:
 
 
 
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