I’m sure you’ve all heard about Drafthouse Films‘ latest project The ABCs Of Death. For those that haven’t, The ABCs Of Death is an anthology film featuring twenty-six directors from around the world all contributing a short film dealing with death, starting with a different letter of the alphabet. From the official website – “Each director is assigned a letter and every letter represents a word that acts as a springboard to tell a short story about death. A linking device will open, connect and close.”
The line-up of directors is pretty impressive. You’ve got Ti West (The House of the Devil), Angela Bettis (Roman), Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police), Jason Eisner (Hobo With A Shotgun), Srdjan Spasojevic (A Serbian Film), and a slew of others, both established and up and coming. The really cool thing about The ABCs Of Death is that they are having a short film contest to choose the 26th director who will be given reign over the letter T. All of the entries have been uploaded to The ABCs Of Death website and are being voted on by you, the horror fan, with the deadline for voting being Halloween.
You can vote for as many films as you like, and there are some really good ones to choose from. One to take notice of in particular is T Is For Trick by filmmaker/writer/modern-day renaissance man Shade Rupe. Equal parts grit and art, T Is For Trick is a bleak, dialogue free visit to a very dark corner of New York City. The best way I can describe it is a four-minute long homosexual version of William Lustig’s Maniac! It definitely stands out, both stylistically and content-wise, from the other entries. It’s well worth your time, and vote. Check it out HERE.