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Exploring the History of Queer Horror, QUEER FOR FEAR Premieres on Shudder (30 September)

Exploring the History of Queer Horror, QUEER FOR FEAR Premieres on Shudder (30 September)

Queer for Fear re-examines genre stories through a queer lens, seeing them not as violent, murderous narratives, but as tales of survival that resonate thematically with queer audiences everywhere.

“So many of us can relate to being the monster in the room.”

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101 Films x American Genre Film Archive (AGFA): GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS & THE SCARE FILM ARCHIVES VOL. 1: DRUG STORIES! Available on Blu-ray (18 April)

101 Films x American Genre Film Archive (AGFA): GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS & THE SCARE FILM ARCHIVES VOL. 1: DRUG STORIES! Available on Blu-ray (18 April)

Coming soon to the 101 Films x American Genre Film Archive collection, a rampaging toxic sheep monster terrifies the residents of a remote town in Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973), and the most out-there educational drug-scare films are collected for The Scare Film Archives Vol. 1: Drug Stories!

“WANTED! Have you seen this sheep?”

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CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13TH Available on Blu-ray from 101 Films (11 April)

CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13TH Available on Blu-ray from 101 Films (11 April)

Arriving on Blu-ray from 101 Films, Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th takes viewers behind the mask on an epic journey into the making of the landmark horror franchise – from its humble beginnings in 1980 at a New Jersey summer camp to the 2009 blockbuster “reboot.”

“I had thought of this title some time ago… and I said to myself, ‘If I had a film called Friday the 13th, I could sell that!'”

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What’s Streaming on SHUDDER in March 2022?

What's Streaming on SHUDDER in March 2022?

Shudder’s March 2022 lineup includes new Shudder original and exclusive films like Dasha Nekrasova’s The Scary of Sixty-First, and Sam Walker’s The Seed. 1st March, Shudder US puts a spotlight on the bold, visionary horror emerging from France in the twenty-first century, including essential titles from the boundary-pushing wave of films dubbed “New French Extremity”.

“Taste the darkness.”

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What’s Streaming on SHUDDER in January 2022?

What's Streaming on SHUDDER in January 2022?

Shudder’s January 2022 lineup of terrifying cinema includes new Shudder original and exclusive films like Gabriel Carrer and Reese Eveneshen’s For the Sake of Vicious, Kier-La Janisse’s Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror, Edoardo Vitaletti’s The Last Thing Mary Saw, and Thomas Hamilton’s Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster.

“Nothing good this way comes.”

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THE BOULET BROTHERS’ DRAGULA Season 4 to Premiere Exclusively on Shudder (19 October)

THE BOULET BROTHERS' DRAGULA Season 4 to Premiere Exclusively on Shudder (19 October)

The new season of the groundbreaking Shudder Original series features ten diverse drag artists from around the world competing for a $100,000 grand prize, including the series’ first South Korean competitor, Hoso Terra Toma; a competitor from Mexico City, La Zavaleta; the first trans woman competing on a main season of the show, Bitter Betty; and an AFAB (Assigned Female At Birth) drag queen, Sigourney Beaver.

“We can’t wait for the world to see what we’ve been up to – we have such sights to show you!”

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WITCH: We Intend To Cause Havoc (2019, Czech Republic / Italy) Review

WITCH: We Intend To Cause Havoc (2019, Czech Republic / Italy) Review

At the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia (otherwise known as PZYK) I was introduced to Zamrock – a musical subgenre that combined African rhythm and sound with psychedelic rock – and arguably the most successful Zambian band of the 1970s: WITCH (an acronym for We Intend To Cause Havoc). Under the leadership of charismatic lead vocalist Emanuel “Jagari” Chanda, WITCH dominated the PZYK stage from the moment the band re-introduced themselves during ‘Introduction’.

“I had no idea where Zambia was, or how such incredible music could be recorded there, by what looked like a bunch of misfits.”

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Bulldog Film Distribution Presents WITCH: WE INTEND TO CAUSE HAVOC in Select Cinemas & On Demand (UK / 2 July)

Bulldog Film Distribution Presents WITCH: WE INTEND TO CAUSE HAVOC in Select Cinemas and On Demand (UK / 2 July)

Discover the psychedelic sounds of rock superstars WITCH in a guided tour through their mud-hut village formation to superstardom in the politically turbulent Zambia of the 70s, and eventual re-discovery by contemporary music fans.

“A vibrant, joyous celebration of life and music.”

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Sam & Mattie Make a Zombie Movie (2021, USA) Review

Sam & Mattie Make a Zombie Movie (2021, USA) Review

In 2016, Spring Break Zombie Massacre was unleashed upon audiences across the United States; the DIY brainchild of both Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt. Sam and Mattie have been best friends since they were 10 years old, forging an unbreakable bond fueled by their passion for movies, so it was inevitable that they would eventually make their own. Jesse Suchmann and Robert Carnevale’s documentary, Sam & Mattie Make a Zombie Movie, captures this inspiring story and the end result; Sam and Mattie’s punk rock spirited, horror extravaganza!

“Rock on, go wild!”

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Bella in the Wych Elm (2017, UK) Carnie Features Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Review

Bella in the Wych Elm (2017, UK) Carnie Features Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Review

Remastered onto BD-R/DVD-R, Carnie Features have released the definitive edition of Thomas Lee Rutter’s Bella in the Wych Elm; a West Midlands phantasmagoria based on the world-famous unsolved Hagley Wood mystery. Part documentary, part experimental horror, Bella in the Wych Elm is a delight to watch and never comes across as exploitative.

“Mysterious, terrifying, and true.”

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An Interview with Co-Director Mark Williams, VHS Forever? Psychotronic People

An Interview with Co-Director Mark Williams, VHS Forever? Psychotronic People

A culturally significant part of the 70s and 80s was the rise of the independent VHS store. The story of the owners, clients, movie stars and producers that shaped the VHS era is captured perfectly by director and writer Mark Williams.

“We actually cover a lot of ground in just over 90 minutes which is quite a feat to achieve!”

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Inspiring Documentary SAM & MATTIE MAKE A ZOMBIE MOVIE Available Now on Cable VOD and Digital HD from Gravitas Ventures

Inspiring Documentary SAM & MATTIE MAKE A ZOMBIE MOVIE Available Now on Cable VOD and Digital HD from Gravitas Ventures

What happens when two best friends with Down Syndrome rally their hometown of Providence to help realize their dream of making a horror film? The documentary Sam & Mattie Make a Zombie Movie captures this inspiring story of unfiltered optimism and barrier breaking, overflowing with gallons of fake blood and DIY spirit. Sam and Mattie pitched their idea of the ultimate cinematic experience to all who would listen: a racy teen zombie flick they proudly proclaimed would be “the greatest movie ever,” exploding with sex, gore, and more over-the-top violence than you can shake a machete at.

“Rock on, go wild!”

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