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ABCs of Death 2 Finalists Revealed

Recently we reviewed Todd E Freeman’s excellent short ‘M is for Marriage’ which was entered into Magnet Releasing’s 26th Director competition for a chance to be part of the highly anticipated sequel to the 2012 horror anthology film ABCs of Death.

Now for those of you who don’t know about the film, ABCs of Death is an anthology film divided into 26 individual chapters each helmed by a different director telling a story involving death. Last year, the same contest was held to find the 26th director and the winner was UK-based animator Lee Hardcastle, who submitted the claymation short “T is for Toilet”.

Over five hundred entries were submitted and yesterday it was announced that the twelve finalist had been selected. Six of the finalists decided by a public vote are Dante Vescio & Rodrigo Gasparini‘s “M is for Mailbox”, Sean Tretta‘s “M is for Matchmaker”, BC Glassberg‘s “M is for Mind Meld”, Antonio Padovan‘s “M is for Misdirection”, Santi González‘s “M is for Multiverse Apathy” and completing the list is Jason Koch and Clint Kelly‘s “M is for Munging”. The remaining six finalists were chosen my a panel of judges include Miakate Russell‘s “M is for Muff”, Steve Daniels‘ “M is for Marauder”, Álvaro Núñez‘s “M is for Miracle”, Summer Johnson‘s “M is for Make Believe”, Wolfgang Matzi‘s “M is for Meat” and completing the line up is Robert Boocheck‘s “M is for Masticate”.

The lucky twelve finalists will now be judged by the sequel’s twenty five other directors which include Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter), E.L. Katz (Cheap Thrills), Aharon Keshales (Big Bad Wolves) and the wonderfully talented Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska aka The Twisted Twins (American Mary).

If you want to check the final twelve out you can do so by visiting the following links:

The six decided by the public vote

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“M is for Mailbox”

Dir. Dante Vescio & Rodrigo Gasparini

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“M is for Matchmaker”

Dir. Sean Tretta

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“M is for Mind Meld”

Dir. BC Glassberg

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“M is for Misdirection”

Dir. Antonio Padovan

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“M is for Multiverse Apathy”

Dir. Santi González

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“M is for Munging”

Dir. Jason Koch & Clint Kelly

The final six chosen by the Jury

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“M is for Muff”

Dir. Miakate Russell’s

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“M is for Marauder”

Dir. Steve Daniels

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“M is for Miracle”

Dir. Álvaro Núñez

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“M is for Make Believe”

Dir. Summer Johnson

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“M is for Meat”

Dir. Wolfgang Matzi

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“M is for Masticate”

Dir. Robert Boocheck

After watching all twelve final entries it’s hard to pick out just one that stands out as the quality of the entries are very high. However, the overall winner will be announced on the 15th of December.

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