Hey there Los Angeles Fright fans! Time for another Friday Night Frights!
Kicking off a trio of brand new films that we’ll be showcasing at Friday Night Frights over the next month and a half, this Friday we’ve got Drafthouse Films’ ambitious anthology experiment The ABCs of Death, with Metalocalypse‘s Jon Schnepp and Deadgirl‘s Marcel Sarmiento on hand to discuss the film and their respective segments. (Both of whom I interviewed last year at Fantastic Fest, along with Ti West, Adrián García Bogliano, and Thomas Cappelen Malling.)
Friday March 8th @ midnight.
Quoth the FNF power blurb:
From Poe to Lovecraft, from King to Barker, from EC Comics to Night Gallery, some of the best pieces the horror genre has ever offered up have arrived in short form — and herein lies the appeal and power of the mighty anthology film. Inspired by the classic “A-is-for-Apple” children’s book trope, Ant Timpson (New Zealand film archivist/programmer extraordinaire) and Tim League (of Drafthouse Films) have culled together a woolly bunch of 26 favorite genre filmmakers, assigned each of them a letter of the alphabet, and let their twisted minds run wild! These few insane minutes apiece beautifully range wildly in tone, pacing, and scope, as the diverse assortment of directors includes Ti West (The Innkeepers), Ben Wheatley (Kill List), Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes), Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett (You’re Next), Jason Eisener (Hobo With a Shotgun), Jon Schnepp (TV’s Metalocalypse), and even Marvel comic artist Kaare Andrews. You’ll love some, hate others, and likely be offended by at least half of the shorts, leaving The ABCs of Death as one of the most unique and conversation-starting horror experiences to grace theaters in a long, long while.
For theater info or ticket purchases go here.
I feel like this is fairly obvious, yet it apparently could stand to be more obvious: This screening is happening in Los Angeles.
As always I am giving away some free tickets (each with a +1). To enter all you need to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with ABC in the subject line. Include your full name. I will only be contacting the winners.