Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Twenty-six Directors. Twenty-six Ways to Die

VSC presents
The ABCs of Death

Thursday May 23, 2013
as part of the Sinister Cinema series
25 Cineplex theatres across the country

Directors Kaare Andrews, Jason Eisner, and actress Kyra Zagorsky
are available for interviews by phone or email.

– Video Services Corp (VSC) presents the horror anthology The ABCs of Death screening as part of the newly formed and extremely popular series, Sinister Cinema, Thursday May 23.

Paper Magazine called ABC’s of Death "Sesame Street for psychopaths", and it was the closing night picture at TIFF 2013’s Midnight Madness. It will be screening in 25 Cineplex Theatres across the country as part of Raven Banner and the chain’s Front Row Centre specialty series.

“V is for Vagitus" segment actress Kyra Zagorsky will be in attendance at the May 23 screening at the Cineplex International Village in Vancouver.

“V is for Vagitus” segment director Kaare Andrews is available for interviews.

“Y is for Youngbuck” director Jason Eisner is also available for interviews.

The ABC’s of Death is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived, with productions spanning 15 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 26 individual chapters; each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational, The ABC’s of Death is the definitive vision of modern horror diversity.

The directors include Marcel Sarmiento (Deadgirl), Andrew Traucki (The Reef), Ti West (The House of the Devil), Jon Schnepp (TV's "Metalocalypse"), and Jason Eisner (Hobo With a Shotgun).

"We're excited to have our first of hopefully many films included in the Sinister Cinema program." Declared VSC President Jonathan Gross. "We're confident that The ABCs of Death will satisfy genre fans and we're thrilled to have this opportunity to bring the film to fans across the country."

Tickets for the May 23 presentation are available now at participating theatre box offices and online at cineplex.com/sinistercinema. For a complete list of participating theatres: cineplex.com/Events/Sinistercinema/ParticipatingTheatres.

About Front Row Centre Events (FRCE)
Brought to you by Cineplex Entertainment, Front Row Centre Events bring world class entertainment to your local Cineplex Entertainment theatre and other participating locations. Presented in high-definition with digital surround sound, guests can experience the best in original one-night only and series-based programming. With the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, Broadway productions, live broadcasts direct from the stage of London’s National Theatre, dance performances, classic films, concerts, live sporting events and documentaries, Front Row Centre Events put you in the centre of the action on the big screen.

About Video Services Corp.
Founded in 1993 by former rock critic Jonathan Gross, Video Services Corp. is a leading independent DVD distributor with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. With a vast catalogue strong in television, sports and comedy, some of VSC's releases include Corner GasComedy Now! Starring Russell Peters and Spectacle: Elvis Costello With.... Recent theatrical releases include Union Square, with Oscar® winner Mira Sorvino, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III from writer/director Roman Coppola and The Matchmaker from Israeli filmmaker Avi Nesher. VSC also owns the e-commerce websites sportonvideo.com, laffstock.com and jewishflicks.com.

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For more info, request screener for review purposes, set up interviews, get GAT:
Ingrid Hamilton | ingrid@gat.ca | 416-731-3034
Daniela Ponce | daniela@gat.ca | 647-239-3034
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