There have been a plethora of anthologies of short horror fiction in cinema throughout its history. I point to the classics Night Gallery and The Twilight Zone from 60’s and 70’s TV (movies and reboots) to Tales from the Crypt and Romero’s Creepshow, to more recent VHS and The ABCs of Death as of late.
We did a story a while back about one of the mini-stories in a current incarnation of the growing VHS franchise, called “A Ride in the Park” about a mountain-bike rider with a GoPro camera strapped to his helmet, who falls pray to a zombie, and then becomes one himself. We go on to see the carnage that ensues from his point of view. A “zombie’s point of view.” A must watch. Here’s a clip below.
VHS2 (EXCERPT of A RIDE IN THE PARK)
As a refresher for those who have not seen The ABCs of Death 1 or 2, here’s their hook. They have given directors a word that starts with one of the letters of the alphabet. The directors are given free reign to produce anything they want, but it must be short, and it has to stick to the movie’s theme (The ABCs of Death). Many directors apply, and of course, few are chosen.
In the latest edition of The ABCs of Death 2, we actually get two juicy zombie tales.
The first starts with a rather large individual running naked through the streets with only his urine-stained tighty-whities on, zombie-eyed and hopping on horrified by-standers. I’d love to tell you the punch line, but you need to see it for yourself. I did laugh out loud though.
The other one involves a bizarre mirror-world where a woman is on trial for killing a zombie, and is being judged by a jury of zombies. Deep and twisted stuff indeed!
I highly recommend The ABCs of Death 2. This is not for the squeamish, mind you. The final short (Letter Z), is especially gruesome. But delightfully so! Here’s the trailer.