Wednesday, November 7, 2018

ARTSPLOITATION SUMMONS SATANIC HORROR FILM "LUCIFERINA" FOR NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE

Artsploitation Summons Satanic Horror film Luciferina to North America
Catholicism, Drugs and Sex Spectacularly Collide in this Thriller from Argentina

Film will be Released on Blu-ray & DVD November 20; Digital HD December 4

"Gorgeous...slick and polished. The final act alone is batshit and bananas enough to fill any horror fan's desire."  -- The Hollywood News

"Gonzalo Calzada's vividly atmospheric film...stands out as one of the most daring religiously-themed horror films of recent years. -- EyeForEye

 
Artsploitation has called upon the cinematic dark forces to release Argentinian genre maven Gonzalo Calzada's latest scripture-based gore fest, Luciferina.  Calzada (Resurrection, The Clairvoyant's Prayer) directs a visually explosive film where religion, innocence, repressed sexuality and evil build to a boil and spectacularly collide.  He has screened the film at festivals around the world, including FrightFest London, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival, Fantaspoa and Cinepolcalypse, where Luciferina took home the award for Best Sexorcism Scene.Luciferina will be available

November 20th on Blu-ray and DVD in North America.  On December 4th, the film will launch on Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.
  Synopsis: Natalia is a 19-year-old novice who reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. But when she meets up with her sister and her friends, she decides instead to travel the jungle in search of a mystical plant. Instead of pleasure, they find a world of Black Masses, strange pregnancies, bloody deaths and perhaps, a sexually violent clash with the Devil himself.

ARTSPLOITATION FILMS ACQUIRES THE RIGHTS FOR INDIE FILM "RONDO"

Stylish & Pulpy American Indie Rondo Acquired by Artsploitation Films 
Part Black Comedy, Part Slasher, Part Revenge Thriller. All Exploitation!
Film will be on the Festival Circuit then Will be Released on Blu-ray, DVD, Cable and Digital HD in early 2019

"Rondo harks back to the exploitation classics of the Sixties and Seventies...From the design of the sets to the delivery of the dialogue, everything is note perfect. Rondo promises cheap thrills and delivers expensive ones. Its sleaze is a class act." -- EyeForEye
 
At the start of AFM, Artsploitation Films has announced it has acquired the US and Canadian rights to Drew Barnhardt's American independent, Rondo. The film World Premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival earlier this year to a bevy of enthusiastic reviews and sold out audiences. The deal was negotiated by Bill Straus of Bridge Independent and Ray Murray of Artsploitation Films.

Synopsis: Paul, a troubled young veteran, is told by a psychiatrist that sex is the solution to his dependency and drinking problems. But things turns out otherwise as Paul and his sister are sucked into a criminal underworld where sex and murder are daily specials and revenge is served piping hot.

Artsploitation's  Murray says, "The moment the ominous voice-over begins in Rondo, I was taken away to my youthful times at 42nd Street grindhouses, where great exploitation films taught me all there is to know about movies. Director Drew Barnhardt pays homage to these films while injecting his own dark modern touches. Intelligent, craftily stylized and wildly entertaining, Rondo is a film that screams, "Artsploitation." Barnhardt of Bridge comments, “Drew Barnhardt is an extraordinary talent and we’re thrilled to have partnered with Artsploitation who will know just how to cultivate an audience for his unique vision.”

JAMES QUINN WRAPS LATEST PROJECT "DAUGHTER OF DISMAY"

James Quinn Wraps Latest Project Daughter of Dismay
Releases New Images from Shoot
First Short Film Shot on 70mm IMAX
-Sodom & Chimera Productions has announced production has wrapped on Daughter of Dismay, the latest blending of arthouse and horror from filmmaker James Quinn. Daughter of Dismay was filmed deep in the Austrian woods. The first narrative short film in the history of cinema to be shot and presented in 70mm IMAX,  the original negatives are going to be sent to Los Angeles, where 70mm IMAX, regular 70mm and 35mm prints will be struck for exhibition ahead of a 2019 festival run.

Of the shoot, Quinn said, "Daughter of Dismay was always supposed to be a big project, presented in the most epic format it could be presented in. At first we were aiming for regular 70mm, but upgraded to 70mm IMAX only weeks before the shoot. We'd like for people to not just watch this film, but to be completely immersed in it and feel everything that's happening. 70mm IMAX was exactly what we needed. Not just that, we felt like the world needed a different kind of IMAX presentation for a change, not a big Hollywood blockbuster or a space documentary, but an artistic, heartfelt film with horror elements, something that no one could imagine in this format."
Quinn hired Ben Brahem Ziryab as the director of photography.  The score of the film will be created by Joseph Bishara, the mastermind behind the musical
compositions of films like the Insidious series, The Conjuring 1 & 2,
Annabelle and Dark SkiesVisual effects artist Justin Schenck, who has previously worked on the effects of Swordfish and the cult TV series "The Exorcist", boarded as a producer.
Daughter of Dismay tells the surreal and mystical tale of an emotionally broken witch. She enters the darkness of the woods to fulfill her biggest desire, for which she takes extreme and radical measures that will have sinister consequences. Portrayed in elegant painting-like, the film is an epic, moving and emotional trip through a world of witchcraft and occultism, leading to a heartbreaking and melancholic finale.

PATRICK LUSSIER'S NEW HORROR FILM "TRICK" CASTS DERMOT MULRONEY AS ITS LEAD

Horror Master Patrick Lussier to TRICK Us Anew
Dermot Mulroney to Take Lead in New Horror 
 
Ellen Wander, CEO of Film Bridge International (Winnie Mandela, Misconduct, Marshall, and Spinning Man) and Gabriela Revilla Lugo of Revek Entertainment (The Tribes of Palos Verdes, The Last Weekend in May, Gone: VR 360) announce the upcoming feature Trick,  a horror thriller to be directed by genre master Patrick Lussier (My Bloody ValentineDrive AngryTerminator: Genisys) and written by Todd Farmer, alongside Lussier.
 
The story centers on an elusive serial killer, who descends upon a small town annually, bringing terror and death.  He is responsible for gruesome murders year after year, each in different jurisdictions and seemingly unrelated.  No one believes this could be the same killer.  Detective Denver has faced Trick once before - he shot and killed him.  Or so everyone keeps telling him.  However, Denver knows Trick is out there and he's coming back for revenge. 

"After much discussion with Director Lussier, Dermot was the only choice for this role and we are ecstatic that he was able to take on the project." stated Wander. 

Dermot Mulroney (The Family Stone, The Wedding Date) plays Detective Mike Denver. Denver puts his works before anything else in life, including his own marriage but his no-nonsense attitude and steadfast approach makes him a perfect fit for a career in law enforcement. Against everyone else's judgement, he is convinced that Trick is not only alive and well, but the one responsible for a series of gruesome murders recurring over several years.

Director Patrick Lussier's lengthy and accomplished résumé includes several of the most successful horror films and television programs in recent years.  His eye for detail was instrumental in editing the numerous Wes Craven films, including the famous Scream franchise, Red Eye, New Nightmare, and Cursed  to name just a few.  

Prolific actor Mulroney, has starred in over 70 films in a career  spanning more than 3 decades.  Most recently, he filmed an episode for the highly anticipated Netflix series "Homecoming" starring Julia Roberts, his co star in the box office hit My Best Friend's Wedding.   

Writer Todd Farmer has worked with Patrick Lussier previously.  He has written several genre films including Jason X, My Bloody Valentine and Drive Angry (alongside Lussier). 

Ellen S. Wander of Film Bridge International will produce and handle worldwide sales for the film. Gabriela Lugo will also serve as producer. Additionally, Film Bridge International has partnered Chimney's Fredrik Zander to handle post-production. 

CROWDFUNDING SUCCESS FOR "HATE" BOARD GAME INSPIRES COMIC BOOK SERIES SPIN OFF



CROWDFUNDING SUCCESS HATE BOARD GAME INSPIRES CHRONICLES OF HATE FANTASY COMIC BOOK SERIES SPIN-OFF
This December, following the wildly successful Kickstarter campaign for the HATE board game, Image/Top Cow will release an oversized trade paperback edition of CHRONICLES OF HATE, collecting books one and two of internationally renowned artist Adrian Smith’s dark fantasy series.

Smith first came to prominence for his atmospheric, moody artwork and game illustrations for such popular franchises as Magic: The Gathering and Warhammer.

In a world where the sun is frozen and the moon burns, CHRONICLES OF HATE follows an unlikely hero who rises to free the Earth Mother from her chains. This isn’t a world for the weak. All we know is HATE.

CHRONICLES OF HATE, COLLECTED EDITION (Diamond code: OCT180056, ISBN: 978-1-5343-1144-2) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, December 5th and bookstores on Tuesday, December 11th. It can be preordered via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indiebound, and Indigo.

CHRONICLES OF HATE, COLLECTED EDITION will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

 
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NEW FULL-COLOR EDITION OF "CREATURE TECH" ARRIVES JANUARY 2019

NEW FULL-COLOR EDITION OF CREATURE TECH ARRIVES
THIS JANUARY
Doug TenNapel (Earthworm Jim, GEAR, Ghostopolis, Cardboard) will release a new full-color edition of his science fiction adventure graphic novel—CREATURE TECH—from Image Comics this January.
In CREATURE TECH, good battles evil, and the world hangs in the balance! Resurrected by the Shroud of Turin, the zombified Dr. Jameson sets out to finish what he started 150 years ago—destroying the earth with a giant space eel. Standing in his way is Dr. Ong, a would-be pastor-turned-scientist who now works in a government research facility infamously known as “Creature Tech.” Aided by an unlikely cast of rednecks, symbiotic aliens, and a CIA-trained mantid, Dr. Ong embarks on a journey of faith, love, and self-discovery. 

All in a day’s work at Creature Tech! 

CREATURE TECH, NEW EDITION (Diamond code: OCT180058, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0918-0) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, January 2nd and bookstores on Tuesday, January 8th. It can be preordered via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indiebound, and Indigo.

CREATURE TECH will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

Select praise for CREATURE TECH:
“One of the best graphic novels ever made. A classic.” —Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet)

“CREATURE TECH is a beautiful, over-the-top, spiritual tale full of everything I love: monsters, monsters, and monsters!” —Rob Schrab (SCUD: THE DISPOSABLE ASSASSIN)

“[TenNapel’s] goofy, kinetic style (quite reminiscent of Will Eisner's) makes a winner out of this crazed romp.” —Booklist

“I LOVE this book like I love breakfast burritos. It’s got everything: sci-fi, adventures, romance, kung fu, and even giant space eels!” —Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite)

AGGRONAUTIX ANNOUNCES DEVO "BOB 2" THROBBLEHEAD

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Bob 2 of Devo Throbblehead
PRE-ORDER NOW - SHIPPING DECEMBER 2018

Limited to 1000 hand-numbered figures
Bob Casale, one of the 5 essential gears in the original Devo Fab 5, gets honored posthumously with this hand-numbered, limited edition, sculpted figure of 1,000 units. Bob is outfitted for devolved action with his "Duty Now for the Future" era helmet and protective pads circa 1979 and his classic Devo Tee and 3-D glasses.
This year marks legendary Devo's 40th anniversary release of their iconic debut record, "Are We Not Men?, We Are Devo!" Commemorate Bob 2 (and his famous facial mole) by stepping up and becoming one of the few Throbblehead owning members of the Devolutionary Army.

NOTE: For customers outside of the US, your order will take an average of 3-4 weeks to reach you via economy shipping, which does not have tracking. If tracking is needed, you can upgrade to priority shipping at an additional cost but must email us for details.
 

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THIS BOY PREDICTED THE END OF THE WORLD.....WHAT IF HE WAS RIGHT?





Writer-director Nathan Leon’s Prodigy, nominated for 4 ICFF Awards Including Best Picture, premieres on VOD this December.

Erik Black is a broken soul due to the loss of his wife. He spends his days alone and self-medicating. All of that changes when his estranged son asks him to help him reach an undisclosed destination. There, he says, he will receive a divine message he believes will change the course of humanity. To survive they must stick together while fostering a belief in something greater than themselves.

Prodigy, starring Tyler Roy Roberts (“Z Nation”), Cory Kays (Looking for Andrew) and King Amir Allahyar (Façade), on VOD December 4 and DVD January 1 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Synopsis : Erik Black is a broken soul due to the loss of his wife. He spends his days alone and self-medicating. All of that changes when his estranged son asks him to help him reach an undisclosed destination. There, he says, he will receive a divine message he believes will change the course of humanity. To survive they must stick together while fostering a belief in something greater than themselves.

PRODIGY
On Demand December 4

 CastTyler Roy Roberts, Cory Kays
Directed by: Nathan Leon
Genre:  Thriller
Distributor: Uncork'd Entertainment