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Horror anthology fans rejoice: The ABCs of Death will follow in the footsteps of fellow indie anthology V/H/S by giving birth to a sequel. ABCs of Death 2 is busy gathering a new batch of 26 directors (each to be assigned a different letter of the alphabet), which already includes notable names like Marcus Dunstan (The Collector, The Collection), Vincenzo Natali (Splice, Cube), Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter, Wendigo), Álex de la Iglesia (The Last Circus, The Oxford Murders, The Baby's Room), Rodney Ascher (Room 237), France's Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside), Japan's Sion Sono (Cold Fish), Israel's Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Rabies), Canada's Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary, Dead Hooker in a Trunk), Great Britain's Julian Gilbey (A Lonely Place to Die) and animator Bill Plympton. Also on board are lesser-known filmmakers like E.L. Katz, Jerome Sable, Robert Morgan, the Philippines' Erik Matti, Lithuania's Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper, Nigeria's Lancelot Imasuen and Brazil's Dennison Ramalho. As with the first movie, there will be a contest to decide the final director. Magnet Releasing plans to unleash ABCs of Death 2 sometime in 2014.
Hot off the presses, we've got fresh looks at two upcoming sequels: Riddick and V/H/S 2. The new Riddick poster (right) and trailer emphasize the fact that the film is a welcome return to Pitch Black territory: a dark, more horror-skewed tone, with Riddick as a prisoner who must team with his captors to fight off vicious alien creatures on a hostile planet. It hits theaters nationwide on September 6. Read More...
Another year, another found footage horror movie. We're not even halfway through 2013, but the first of the trendy, POV style of film is already on 2014's schedule for the very start of the year --January 1, to be exact. Previously titled Unwanted, it's now known as Devil's Due, but otherwise there's no indication of what the movie's about. While 20th Century Fox is keeping the plot under wraps, we do know who's going to be behind the camera: the directing collective known as Radio Silence (pictured), who have experience in the found footage format, having helmed the wraparound story for the found footage anthology V/H/S. In front of the camera, meanwhile, there are no big names, the most notable being Zach Gifford (Friday Night Lights, The Last Winter) and Allison Miller (Blood: The Last Vampire, Terra Nova).
"You got a purty mouth."
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If nothing else, Black Rock shows moviegoers that you don't have to go to the Deep South to be tormented in the woods by deranged locals. Read about it in my review of Black Rock.