Last month we announced the twelve finalists in the Magnet Releasing‘s 26th Director competition where the winner would not only win a $5,000 cash prize but their short would also appear as part of the official line-up in the upcoming sequel The ABCs of Death 2. Since then, the final twelve contenders have been screened for the sequel’s twenty five other directors which include Larry Fessenden, E.L. Katz, Aharon Keshales and the wonderfully talented Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska.
The time to announce the winner has finally arrived and a massive congratulations goes to director Robert Boocheck. His short, M is for Masticate, is not only worthy of its win but it also comes with one killer punchline that will win big with genre audiences worldwide. When asked about his opinion of the winning short, associate producer and competition organiser, Ted Geoghegan said: “Its clever mix of comedy and splatter, capped off with a hilarious punchline, embodies everything THE ABCS OF DEATH is about, and will make a wonderful addition to our anthology.” We love M is for Masticate and strongly urge you to check it out for yourselves below and let us know what you think in the comment section below.
The ABCs of Death 2 is expected to be released in Spring 2014 but in the meantime the production team behind the movie have announced that a feature-length anthology showcasing the best entries in the competition called ABCS of Death 1.5 will be released digitally early next year.