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Wakaliwood’s CRAZY WORLD Now Available Exclusively on Alamo on Demand

Wakaliwood's CRAZY WORLD Now Available Exclusively on Alamo on Demand

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is excited to announce that Crazy World, from Uganda’s action filmmaking auteur Isaac Nabwana, will launch exclusively on the company’s recently launched Alamo on Demand VOD platform, available for rental and purchase now. For the past decade, director, writer, producer, editor, and cinematographer Isaac Nabwana and producer/star Alan Ssali Hofmanis, have cultivated a filmmaking community in Uganda, dubbed Wakaliwood, to produce dozens of blisteringly energetic action films with an infectious DIY sensibility on budgets that rarely exceed $200 US dollars.

“Now it’s time to see a new breed of action.”

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Saint Maud (2019, UK) Review

Saint Maud (2019, UK) Review

Producer Jason Blum was quoted as saying, “There are not a lot of female directors period, and even less who are inclined to do horror”. It wasn’t long before Blum had to backtrack on his statement when it was pointed out to him how many female directors there were in horror, all of which were eligible to create imaginative horror features. Recently added to that group is Rose Glass, who has set her first feature, Saint Maud, in the traditionally male-dominated horror genre and was named the winner of the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award.

“Never waste your pain.”

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Troma Entertainment Invites You to Marché du Film Online 2020! (22-26 June) Attend Online Screenings, Including Lloyd Kaufman’s Shakespeare’s Shitstorm

Troma Entertainment Invites You to Marché du Film Online 2020 (22-26 June) to discuss the Troma library, Including Lloyd Kaufman's Shakespeare's Shitstorm
Troma Entertainment Invites You to Marché du Film Online 2020 (22-26 June) to discuss the Troma library, Including Lloyd Kaufman's Shakespeare's Shitstorm

Troma Entertainment invites you to Marché du Film Online 2020 (22-26 June); an industry sales convention that takes place alongside Festival de Cannes.

“Give art back to the people!”

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Dazzler Media Presents Supernatural Horror THE ASSENT Available to Own on DVD & Digital Download (27 July)

Dazzler Media Presents Supernatural Horror THE ASSENT Available to Own on DVD & Digital Download (27 July)

In this fresh new horror, single father Joel suspects his young son may be possessed. Struggling with his own mental health, he can’t be sure what’s real, and what exists in his imagination. He is aided by Father Lambert who seeks his own redemption after serving prison time for the death of a child during a failed exorcism. Lambert believes the boy has been marked by the Devil himself and, without intervention, Joel could lose his son forever. From the executive producers of Texas Chainsaw and Day of the Dead, The Assent is a new tale of supernatural terror.

“It feeds on the darkness within.”

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Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’s Curse (2015, USA) Review

Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse (2015, USA) Review

Dragonheart: A New Beginning was released in 2000 and for 15 years it was the last Dragonheart. Probably because it didn’t do as well as the original – it no longer had Sean Connery as the voice of the dragon, Draco – and the story elements were too similar. Another possibility for the long delay is because storywise Dragonheart: A New Beginning was about the very last dragon, so it left little room for a sequel. However, there have now been three direct to DVD/streaming prequels produced for the Dragonheart series in the last five years. Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’s Curse is a prequel to the original film.

“Gone are the days when good men ruled.”

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Psychedelic Rock Band Spindrift Performs at America’s Most Haunted Locations in SPINDRIFT’S HAUNTED WEST

Psychedelic Rock Band Spindrift Performs at the U.S.’s Most Haunted Locations in SPINDRIFT'S HAUNTED WEST

Spindrift is an American psychedelic rock band that travelled the American West for five weeks, where they exclusively performed in Ghost Towns and haunted locations. They documented all of their travels in the film Spindrift’s Haunted West; a whiskey-soaked psychedelic spaghetti western visual tour-de-force that brings viewers a unique, peyote inspired look behind the curtain of madness and into the Haunted West of yore… Now, Indican Pictures will debut this rock-and-roll documentary on DVD and Digital platforms in July. Fans of psychedelic rock can see for themselves what Spindrift has created.

“These were the ways of the west… This is the gunslinger!”

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Day of the Stranger (2019, UK) Review

Day of the Stranger (2019, UK) Review

I’m going to be honest here; I don’t really know what happened in this movie. I mean I think I do, but I’m not entirely sure. So, apologies in advance to the filmmakers who obviously put so much work into this psychedelic (often referred to as “acid” or what I’ve dubbed “twistern”) western filmed primarily in Wales. A bounty hunter is hired to collect a…demon gunslinger? Story points are integrated into the plot just as they are in most movies, other than the great Godfrey Reggio’s experimental eye candy, sure. But do they add to the proceedings or just further confuse the world that’s been created?

“Better the Devil you know.”

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Shudder Takes Delivery of Gleefully Ghoulish Horror Comedy SCARE PACKAGE (18 June)

Shudder Takes Delivery of Gleefully Ghoulish Horror Comedy SCARE PACKAGE (18 June)

Shudder has announced that it has acquired all rights in its territories to horror comedy Scare Package, from creators Aaron B. Koontz and Cameron Burns. The anthology film, which delighted audiences at numerous festivals, features seven gleefully ghoulish tales from a range of horror subgenres. In Scare Package, Chad, the owner of Rad Chad’s Horror Emporium, recounts a series of bone-chilling, blood-splattered tales to illustrate the rules of the horror genre to his newest employee. Each story takes aim at different tropes, paying homage to and subverting the timeless clichés of the beloved genre.

“Seven directors. Seven tales of terror. Zero working cell phones.”

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How to Survive (2013, Eko Software) PC Review

How to Survive (2013, Eko Software) PC Review

Released in 2013, How to Survive is a survival horror, action role-playing video game that has not aged well in a market flooded with zombie-themed action-fare. I’m surprised this even has a sequel!

“Thanks to my survival guide, you will get through this.”

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Rabid (2019, Canada) Review

Rabid (2019, Canada) Review

Sylvia and Jen Soska, known as The Soska Sisters, have made quite a name for themselves directing, writing and acting in some of most visceral, brutal horror films of the last ten years. Their breakout film, 2009’s Dead Hooker in a Trunk, attracted more attention for its controversial name than the movie itself. However, it established the style and mystique the Soska name would bring to independent film. I have to give Sylvia and Jen props for taking on the re-imagining of one of Canada’s greatest director’s best films.

“You’ve just had reconstructive surgery… You can’t take your bandages off just yet!”

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Breaking Glass Pictures Explores History in Southern Gothic Thriller UNION BRIDGE on DVD & VOD (19 May)

Breaking Glass Pictures Explores History in Southern Gothic Thriller UNION BRIDGE on DVD & VOD (19 May)

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North America rights to the Lynchian southern gothic thriller Union Bridge, the debut feature from writer/director Brian Levin. Breaking Glass acquired rights to the film in March in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff and Levin, who is represented by UTA and Itay Reiss at Artists First. The film will arrive on DVD and VOD platforms 19 May. Union Bridge held its World Premiere at the New Filmmakers NY Film Festival, and stars Scott Friend, Emma Duncan, Alex Breaux, and Elisabeth Noone.

“Every family has secrets.”

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