The American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) collection from 101 Films returns with Scary Movie (1991), a joyous early ’90s horror triumph starring Academy Award nominee John Hawkes, and Wakaliwood Supa Action Volume 1, a pair of DIY action movies from Uganda that will blow you away! Order direct from 101-films-store.com
On Halloween night, channelling a mix of Buster Keaton and Crispin Glover, John Hawkes as big-time nerd Warren attends a spookhouse in a small Texas town. But is the haunted house as harmless as it seems, or has a psychotic mental patient found a new stomping ground?
Shot in Austin, Texas, Scary Movie combines Argento-esque neon, Freddy Krueger dreamscapes, and slapstick inspired by Evil Dead 2 to forge a valentine to Halloween, rubber monster masks, and chopped-off limbs. From the songs by Roky Erickson and Butthole Surfers to the surrealistic mood, this is a true discovery for adventurous horror-heads.
Welcome to Wakaliwood, Uganda: home of “DA BEST OF DA BEST MOVIES!” and the vanguards of DIY commando cinema!
Under the guidance of writer-director-producer Nabwana Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey (aka Nabwana IGG) and with producer-star Alan Ssali Hofmanis, this crack crew of self-taught filmmakers and martial arts aficionados produce dozens of gonzo action films in the Kampala ghetto with budgets that rarely exceed $200 USD. Utilizing scrap parts to build computers, machine guns, and a full-sized Huey helicopter, these real-life superheroes inspire more heart, imagination, and soul than a thousand Hollywood blockbusters.
AGFA is proud to bring two of the most reckless, out-of-control brain-blasts in the Wakaliwood canon to home video for the first time ever in the UK: Who Killed Captain Alex and Bad Black! And in Uganda’s finest storytelling tradition, the films are complemented by the acerbic wit of narrator/video joker VJ Emmie, who sums up the Wakaliwood experience with a single sentiment:
“It is a love story… LOVE OF ACTION!”