Bust open those piggie bank kids, you’re gonna want this. Drafthouse Films is selling an exclusive, limited edition of 666 (!), hardcover book based on their insane anthology film ABCs OF DEATH! Each letter is given it’s own page complete with illustrated artwork & demented rhymes! The kicker? It’s 51 pages in total, and comes with a Special Edition Blu-ray of the film itself! Can you say M is for Must Buy?!
Check out this adorable picture of Alamo Drafthouse & Drafthouse Films’ founder Tim League spending some quality time with his twins and their favorite book, and read the official press release below!
Producers Ant Timpson and Tim League announced today the release of The ABCs of Death, a grown-up children’s book based on their highly-successful anthology film of the same name. With a limited run of only 666 copies worldwide, the book also contains a special edition Blu-Ray of the uncut feature film, which includes a whopping 30 commentaries, behind-the-scenes clips, making-of featurettes, and trailers.
Featuring original artwork from acclaimed storybook illustrator Stephan Britt and accompanied by jaw-dropping verses from author Zack Carlson, The ABCs of Death is a 56-page storybook guaranteed to entertain young and old alike with its hilarious, heartwarming tales of cannibalism, suicide, and life-or-death sex tournaments.
Based on each and every horrifying segment from the hit 2012 anthology film (from 26 of the world’s most acclaimed voices in genre cinema), the disturbingly adorable storybook entrenches the movie’s extreme splatter into a whole new world of 1960s, Dr. Seuss-inspired artwork.
Following a hugely successful VOD release and limited theatrical run, the feature film THE ABCs OF DEATH was recently released on DVD and Blu-Ray from Magnet Releasing.
“The idea for this unusual film sprung from a deep fondness of alphabet books from our collective childhood,” says ABCs producer and creator Ant Timpson. “A little digging revealed that the books had a dark history, and that many early versions were used as punishment primers. In a sleep deprived state that was all the ammunition required for an epiphany of sorts. How about creating a film inspired by the alphabet?”