Kasper Juhl’s Your Flesh, Your Curse fits neatly into the extreme category – but on the level of something approaching or trying to attain a more respectable degree of cinema, and one that doesn’t necessarily use the term extreme and underground as an excuse to display as much depravity and degradation normally associated with this area of film. The story follows the troubled character of Juliet, a young woman who loves to spend most of her time with her friends getting drunk and high – which seems to have been founded on a troubled and sexually abused past.
After last year’s ‘Virtual Edition’ of The Dead of Night Film Festival, we finally got a traditional DoNFF in 2021, returning with a weird and wonderful selection of horror films.
“6 horrific feature films, 18 terrifying short movies, 2 insightful Q&As.”
If you’ve ever wanted to break into indie filmmaking, read on because you’ll find what I’m about to say uplifting. Strip Club Massacre, co-written and directed by Bob Clark, proves that anyone, regardless of skill, equipment, money, or talent, can make an independent film and find a distributor for it. So grab a camera, get on out there, and start filming: the light is green.
The best thing about Strip Club Massacre is the title, because it perfectly sets up exploitative expectations. Where things sort of fell apart was in all aspects of the execution…
“She has a killer body.”
Mondo is excited to announce the book release of Warped & Faded: Weird Wednesday and the Birth of the American Genre Film Archive, a definitive guide to exploitation cinema, from author Lars Nilsen, and editor Kier-La Janisse, along with several genre enthusiast contributors.
“Texas became ground zero for a revolution in film exhibition.”
Blistering Italian crime classic The Violent Professionals blazes onto Blu-ray from 88 Films with every car chase and gunshot more mind-blowing than ever.
The Nun and the Devil is a headily erotic tale of seduction and persecution detailing the sinful practices which spill out of a 16th century convent.
“One man against the syndicate. Within the law or without!”
If you are looking for a subgenre of horror that emphasized graphic violence and shock value above all else, look no further than the Italian cannibal movies of the 1970s and 1980s.
“Better to rest in peace in the warm body of a friend than in the cold ground.”
Antrum returns to VHS! This exclusive film-only edition (without the documentary framing story) is the rarest version of the once lost and supposedly cursed film. Watch at your own risk, tape fiends!
“The deadliest film ever made has been found.”
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!”
Back by popular demand! Troma Entertainment returns to the world famous Mahoning Drive-In Theater in Leighton, PA on 11-12th June for the 21st annual TromaDance!
“Let’s watch some art!”
Not only is influential horror host Joe Bob Briggs back with a new season of The Last Drive-In on Shudder, but he has also returned in action figure form from Fright-Rags. The horror apparel company also has other new merchandise from The Last Drive-In and Shaun of the Dead.
“My tribute to the greatest horror movies in history… Not really, I mean, some of ’em suck!”
Easter 1985. Anthony Smith, more commonly known as The Easter Ripper, is executed after being convicted for the murder spree of several young children he had abducted from a shopping mall – under the guise of The Easter Bunny – and tortured at his “murder house”, leaving lives shattered and families ripped apart.
“Tonight, we’ll go inside his vacant home, where 11 innocent children spent their final moments in agonizing pain and terror.”
Troma Entertainment are proud to now be distributing James Glickenhaus’ North American Pictures catalog, including some of the most unique, iconic and entertaining, independent films of all time!