Merciless(Murke, Morke) (remake)

Merciless is the story about Jacob who, after his brain-injured sister dies from supposedly slitting her wrists on her wedding night, follows the trail of her mysterious fiance. Jacob soon finds that this man has a routine of killing crippled brides-to-be, and therefor he must face his sister’s death and risk his own life to make sure the self-acclaimed “Angel of Death” does not strike again.

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An Exclusive Look At One Of The Best 'The ABCs of Death' Shorts, "D is for Dogfight"!

Now in limited theaters and VOD platforms everywhere is Magnet’s The ABCs of Death, the perfect movie for a group outing this weekend.

We’ve been provided with an exclusive clip from the anthology, which comes from Deadgirl director Marcel Sarmiento’s incredible “D is for Dogfight.” Watch as man fights beast for the ultimate revenge.

In this mega-anthology, “Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABCs of Death is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children’s educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free reign in choosing a word to create a story involving death.

Jon Schnepp, Anders Morgenthaler, Ben Wheatley, Ti West, Nacho Vigalondo, Jake West, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Xavier Gens, Adam Wingard, Marcel Sarmiento, Kaare Andrews, Noboru Iguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Angela Bettis, Yūdai Yamaguchi, Mikael Wulff, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Jorge Michel Grau, Simon Rumley, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Srdjan Spasojevic, Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani, Jason Eisener, Andrew Traucki, Adrián García Bogliano, Timo Tjahjanto and Lee Hardcastle all took part! READ MORE

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Chat With The 'ABC's Of Death' Directors On Reddit Today!

Now on VOD platforms everywhere is Magnet’s The ABCs of Death, which will also receive a limited theatrical run set for March 8. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s worth a look. If you have seen it – you may have some questions! Either way you’re encouraged to chat with with directors today on Reddit at 11AM PST – 2PM PST. Which means it starts in like two hours!

Participating talent include Nacho Vigalondo (A is for Apocalypse), Adrian Garcia Bogliano (B is for Bigfoot), Ernesto Diaz Espinoza (C is for Cycle), Marcel Sarmiento (D is for Dogfight), Thomas Malling (H is for Hydro-Electric Diffusion), Jorge Michel Grau (I is for Ingrown), Simon Rumley (P is for Pressure), Adam Wingard (Q is for Quack), Srdjan Spasojevic (R is for Removed), Lee Hardcastle (T is for Toilet), Ben Wheatley (U is for Unearthed), Kaare Andrews (V is for Vagitus), Jon Schnepp (W is for WTF), Xavier Gens (X is for XXL), Jason Eisener (Y is for Youngbuck), Ant Timpson (co-producer), and Tim League (co-producer).

Simply log in to Reddit between 11AM and 2PM PST (2PM and 5PM EST) and leave your comment to receive answers in real time!

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Special Video Featurette For 'The ABCs of Death'!

Now on VOD platforms everywhere is Magnet’s The ABCs of Death, which will also receive a limited theatrical run set for March 8. Airing on cablers now, we’ve just shared a fun featurette that features interviews with the various filmmaking talents involved.

In this mega-anthology, “Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABCs of Death is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children’s educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free reign in choosing a word to create a story involving death.

Jon Schnepp, Anders Morgenthaler, Ben Wheatley, Ti West, Nacho Vigalondo, Jake West, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Xavier Gens, Adam Wingard, Marcel Sarmiento, Kaare Andrews, Noboru Iguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Angela Bettis, Yūdai Yamaguchi, Mikael Wulff, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Jorge Michel Grau, Simon Rumley, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Srdjan Spasojevic, Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani, Jason Eisener, Andrew Traucki, Adrián García Bogliano, Timo Tjahjanto and Lee Hardcastle all took part! READ MORE

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Guess The Letter For This Short From 'The ABC's Of Death'!!

Magnet officially releases The ABCs of Death on various On Demand platforms (Cable VOD, iTunes, Amazon, Xbox Zune, Playstation Market, VUDU and Google Play) TODAY January 31st with a limited theatrical run set for March 8. And now we have a new clip via Hulu – you get one guess what letter of the alphabet this comes from.

In this mega-anthology, “Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABCs of Death is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children’s educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free reign in choosing a word to create a story involving death.

The ABC’s Of Death is out now! Head inside for the clip! NSFW! READ MORE

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[Interview] Director Marcel Sarmiento On 'The ABC's Of Death' And His Favorite Onscreen Death Of All Time!!

Magnet officially releases The ABCs of Death on various On Demand platforms (Cable VOD, iTunes, Amazon, Xbox Zune, Playstation Market, VUDU and Google Play) TODAY January 31st with a limited theatrical run set for March 8. The film has 26 directors, so to celebrate 26 different websites are running exclusive interviews with the film’s directors! If you do some poking around (Badass Digest, Slashfilm, HitFix, Latino Review etc…) you can find some of the others. Eventually all 26 interviews will be collected at the The ABCs of Death Tumblr.

I’m particularly excited about my interview. Director Marcel Sarmiento (the underrated Deadgirl) has fashioned one of the true highlights of the film with his segment, “D is for Dogfight.” It’s a truly incredible bit of visual storytelling, a complete narrative contained within a beautifully shot 5 minute sequence without any dialogue.

In this mega-anthology, “Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABCs of Death is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children’s educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free reign in choosing a word to create a story involving death.

The ABC’s Of Death is out now! Head inside for the interview! READ MORE

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Green Band Trailer For 'ABCs Of Death' Less Bloody, Still Awesome

Magnet Releasing will release The ABCs of Death on various On Demand platforms on January 31 with a limited theatrical run set for March 8. Last month you saw the gory red band trailer, and now a cleaned-up all ages trailer (with some new footage) is ready to sell you on the chaos. I can’t wait to see this!

Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABCs of Death is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children’s educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free reign in choosing a word to create a story involving death.

Head inside to check it out! READ MORE

[BD Review] 'The ABCs of Death' A Short Film Festival With Mixed Results

Having been to dozens of film festival shorts programs I know just how excruciating they can be. This was my only reservation heading into Magnet’s The ABCs of Death, which premiered at the Midnight Madness portion of the Toronto International Film Festival. When the 2+hour “event” concluded, that’s when my brain really started to hurt. How the hell do I review this? Do I review it based on the overall experience, the ratio of good to bad shorts, or do I review each short individually? Ultimately, I feel that since it’s presented as a film experience, it should be reviewed as one.

The concept behind ABCs is brilliant: 26 directors were each given $5,000 (according to “Q is for Quack”) and had to deliver a short film about death. The result is an eclectic variety of horror that range from sex-fueled murder to rape revenge. It may sound delectable, but it’s not. It’s hard to know exactly where the problem festers, but I’d like to speculate that it was the intense creative freedom given to the directors. The overall problem is a lack of cohesion, meaning, there’s nothing to connect all of the shorts.* I wonder what kind of small guidelines may have been implemented that would have strung all 26 shorts together a little bit? I don’t blame the producers at Drafthouse (as the idea is brilliant), but nobody could have speculated what the final result of the experiment would feel like… It was tedious.

Part of the problem is that, like any other shorts program, a lot of the shorts weren’t very good. Furthermore, nobody could have guessed that most of the directors would take a dark and/or artistic path. The few comedic moments presented such a wonderful breath of fresh air in a 2-hour project jam-packed with intense depression. It’s even more frustrating that the producers were able to land such high caliber directors who mostly took the perspective of a film student – meaning, instead of really showing what they could do with $5k, they did only what they could with $5k (the bare minimum). That’s not much to work with, and the challenge is great, but the competition was fierce. Wouldn’t you want to show up the other directors? And while a few of the shorts went big, they still managed to bore; albeit, it’s HARD to tell a compelling story, without shocks, in under 5 minutes.

Even through the film’s best shorts – directed by Marcel Sarmiento, Timo Tjahjanto, Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett, Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani, Jason Eisner and Ben Wheatley – the project just felt overtly long and fragmented. The problem reviewing such a film is that, while some of the shorts warranted a perfect score, others deserved much less. How to you fairly grade the entirety of a project that’s a quarter brilliant, a quarter OK, and half incredibly weak? I’d suggest you ignore the below rating (it’s undeniably misleading) and focus on creating some sort of party atmosphere to watch ABCs of Death. The only thing that can kick-start some energy into this anthology is you, and a group of screaming and laughing friends. There’s plenty here worth seeing.

*Editor’s Note: In the interest of full disclosure, I produced V/H/S, another anthology released by Magnet. My opinions may be construed as biased.

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[TIFF '12] First Images From Midnight Madness Selection 'The ABC's Of Death'!

Naturally, The 26-director horror anthology The ABC’s Of Death is one of the Midnight Madness selections of the Toronto International Film Festival, and now we have a look at several new pics from the film.

Directed by Kaare Andrews, Angela Bettis, Adrián García Bogliano, Bruno Forzani & Hélène Cattet, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Jason Eisener, Xavier Gens, Jorge Michel Grau, Lee Hardcastle, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Anders Morgenthaler, 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, and Yûdai Yamaguchi – ABC’s will have its world premiere at the fest.

Twenty-six directors… 26 ways to die! The ABCs Of Death is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived, featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. With each director assigned a letter of the alphabet, they were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving a tale of mortality. It’s an alphabetical arsenal of destruction orchestrated by some of the most exciting names in global horror including Ben Wheatley (Kill List), Ti West (House of the Devil), Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun), Adam Wingard (You’re Next), Xavier Gens (Frontieres), and Nacho Vigalondo (Time Crimes).

The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6th-16th. Head inside for the pics! READ MORE

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Deadgirl (V)

A horror/thriller about two teenagers who make a shocking discovery that not only threatens their friendship but also their lives. In a forgotten room of an abandoned asylum, they find a beautiful woman tied to a bed, and soon come to realize she is anything but dead.