Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, unveils a new clip for the Shudder Original sci-fi/horror comedy The Seed, ahead of the film’s exclusive debut.
Shinya Tsukamoto directed this wonderfully bizarre adaptation of Daijiro Morohoshi’s Yokai Hunter manga as his first studio project. Called to an idyllic countryside town, disgraced archaeologist Professor Hieda teams up with high schooler Masao when a series of disappearances – including those of Masao’s father and classmate crush Reiko – take place. Together, the unlikely duo discover that the local high school sits atop an ancient burial mound that may very well be a subterranean gateway to hell.
“School becomes a bizarre horror zone!”
Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, has acquired worldwide rights to the black comedy creature feature The Seed. Written and directed by Sam Walker, The Seed will be released in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand in 2022.
“Sam Walker’s stunning feature debut blends sci-fi, body horror and pitch-black comedy into one stylish and scary package.”
From the visionary mind of writer-director Brandon Cronenberg, Possessor is a game-changing sci-fi thriller about elite, corporate assassin Tasya Vos; available on Digital HD 1st February, and Blu-ray/DVD 8th February from Signature Entertainment.
Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people’s bodies to execute high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her.
“No body is safe.”
If David Cronenberg was the prime mover of the horror sub-genre known as ‘body horror’, his son Brandon is taking it to the next level. With Possessor, his second feature after debut Antiviral, Brandon Cronenberg starts with a scene that braces you for the bloodletting that will come… A young woman stands in the bathroom of a hotel and stabs a long metal electrode into her skull as blood seeps around the wound. Her face runs through a gamut of emotions as the electrode fulfils its mysterious purpose in her brain.
“You have a very special nature. One we have worked hard together to unlock.”
From the visionary mind of writer-director Brandon Cronenberg, Possessor is a game-changing sci-fi thriller about elite, corporate assassin Tasya Vos. Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people’s bodies to execute high profile targets.
“No body is safe.”
Clocking in at little over two minutes, Hangnail certainly packs enough of a punch to raise an eyebrow or two. Everything on show here is to be applauded. This is low budget indie-filmmaking thinking big.
“Oh, fuck, fuck, FUCK!”
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!”
Ladies and gentlemen, in this corner we have the classic 1977 David Cronenberg film, Rabid. In the opposite corner, we have the Glenn Danzig opus, Verotika. Is one a better film than the other? Will the cult classic crush the newcomer or will the Master Misfit cut new horror film ground based on his comic book kingdom?
If you’re like me, your interest in anything Danzig related was piqued the moment it was announced he was working on a movie. Unfortunately, the promise faded with ever passing time…
“Pray it doesn’t happen to you.”
Tattoo artist Bob has just found out he has Parkinson’s – a disease that will end his life long career. With the clock ticking, he has become obsessed with creating one final masterpiece before his body deteriorates. Just then he meets Katia, a young Polish woman with perfect, unblemished, untouched skin. He needs his final canvas, so he offers Katia a free tattoo; his final work-of-art. However, Katia likes the skin she is in and rejects his offer. The two characters collide in Bob’s tattoo parlour, with Katia’s life set to be turned on its head, in this exciting tale of creativity corrupted by madness.
“His masterpiece. Her body.”
101 Films is proud to present Rabid, the enduringly tense and gruesome horror on two-disc special edition Blu-ray – scanned from the original camera negative at director David Cronenberg’s preferred aspect ratio (1.66:1) – and Skinner on special edition dual-format Blu-ray/DVD, in all its sinful, sleazy and violent glory.
“Pray it doesn’t happen to you.”
Produced and scored by Flying Lotus, executive-produced by Steven Soderbergh and directed by Eddie Alcazar, Perfect introduces Garrett Wareing as an emotionally-troubled young man. His mother, played by Abbie Cornish, sends him to a clinic, where modernist serenity whispers soothing promises of perfection. By planting plug-and-play characteristics directly into his own body, he is relieved of his dark, twisted visions, but his body pays the price for purity of mind.