ABCS OF DEATH

Directed by: Kaare Andrews, Angela Bettis, Hélène Cattet, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Jason Eisener, Bruno Forzani, Adrián García Bogliano, Xavier Gens, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Jorge Michel Grau, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Simon Rumley, Marcel Sarmiento, Jon Schnepp, Srdjan Spasojevic, Timo Tjahjanto, Andrew Traucki, Nacho Vigalondo, Jake West, Ti West, Ben Wheatley, Adam Wingard, Mikael Wulff, Yûdai Yamaguchi, Lee Hardcastle 2012 | 120 min.

Section: HIFF Extreme

Premiere: Hawaii

Countries: United States

Languages: English

Genres: Horror, Omnibus, Thriller


Synopsis

Sponsored by:

Chinatown Newspaper

Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. And now…it’s finally here!

Inspired by old-time children’s alphabet books, this anthology—the most ambitious ever produced—assigns one letter and one method of death each to 26 leading filmmakers, from 15 different countries. Given free creative reign and a fixed budget to design whatever method of death they liked, the resulting films are hilarious, viscerally shocking, ridiculous, and incredibly original, with nearly every inappropriate subject you can imagine. Baby death? Got it. Genital trauma? Sure. Mass murder? Definitely. Animal abuse? Uh-huh. Dismemberment? Oh, yeah. Nudity? More than you probably want to see. Child abuse? Of course! Defecation? Just a wee bit. Plus…Nazis, serial killers, insects, earthquakes, monsters, arterial blood-sprays, robots, samurai, and more toilets than should probably be in any one movie.

THE ABC’S OF DEATH is intended to be a shocking, over-the-top roller coaster ride of a movie, and a truly international project, bringing to the world the best of genre filmmaking with all boundaries removed and sick, twisted creativity given free reign.

Synopsis written by: Mark Walkow

Screenings

Friday, October 12 9:30 PM Dole Cannery D Date Passed
Thursday, October 18 9:15 PM Dole Cannery D Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Kaare Andrews, Angela Bettis, Hélène Cattet, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Jason Eisener, Bruno Forzani, Adrián García Bogliano, Xavier Gens, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Jorge Michel Grau, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Simon Rumley, Marcel Sarmiento, Jon Schnepp, Srdjan Spasojevic, Timo Tjahjanto, Andrew Traucki, Nacho Vigalondo, Jake West, Ti West, Ben Wheatley, Adam Wingard, Mikael Wulff, Yûdai Yamaguchi, Lee Hardcastle
Screenwriter Kaare Andrews, Simon Barrett, Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani, Lee Hardcastle, Simon Rumley, Srdjan Spasojevic, Nacho Vigalondo, Dimitrije Vojnov, Ti West
Producer Simon Boswell, Chris Ferguson, Nahikari Ipiña, Claire Jones, Douglas Nabors, Chris Sergi, Andrew Starke, Lino P. Stavole, Christopher White
Executive Producer Ed Dougherty, Lee Kelleher
Cast Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Erik Aude, Iván González, Kyra Zagorsky, Dallas Malloy, Peter Pedrero, Arisa Nakamura, Darenzia, Sarah Bonrepaux, Lee Hardcastle, Chems Dahmani, Fraser Corbett, Lucy Clements, Demo Tanaka, Hiroko Yashiki, Miguel Insua, Takashi Nishina, Matías Oviedo, Greg De Cuir, Arata Yamanaka, Eva Llorach, Kim Richardson, Match, Je$$ica, Manon Beuchot, Xavier Magot, Joshua Diolosa, Yoshio Komatsu, Seminosuke Murasugi, Atsushi Hiroki, Sadashi Matsubayashi, Katsuyuki Miyake, Hozake Yamada, Tomomi Sugai, Honoka Murakami, Kurumi Ochiai, Naoko Takahashi ED Phillip Blackford, Robert Hall
Director of Photography Harris Charalambous, Manuel Dacosse, Magnus Flåto, Karim Hussain, Nicolás Ibieta, Nemanja Jovanov, Antoine Marteau, Shu G. Momose, Laurie Rose
Production Designer Lory O'Toole
Editor Phillip Blackford, Robert Hall
Music Composer Simon Boswell