In the places around the world where Hallowe’en is celebrated, the USA is arguably the place where the whole ‘horror’ theme gets toned down a little, with many children going trick-or-treating as cowboys and princesses rather than ghosts and vampires.
Hopefully looking to address that trend on the big day this year will be movie vignette sequel ABCs of Death 2, a feature release for 31 October that will include a numerically-appropriate 26 short stories detailing some of the most unusual and gruesome ways to die.
And as original as the idea for the comedy horror franchise is, all ideas come from something, and the inspiration for the 26 directors of the Ant Timpson and Tim League-created anthology will lie with the entire history of ‘death in movies’.
To celebrate that particular niche of interest, and to promote ABCs of Death 2, the directors have compiled a supercut complication of their favourite moments of death ever to appear in a cinema, ranging from the horrific to the tragic to the unintentionally hilarious.
The compilation in full can be seen below:
Along with the trailer for the movie being promoted, ABCs of Death 2:
The main themed movie (albeit a slightly more conventional one) it will be competing with this Hallowe’en, Horns:
And finally, a little something to calm any distressed children down, should they have seen any of this before going to bed: