While you don’t need to take a ball-peen hammer to the forehead to enjoy Patryk Vega’s film Mafia Women (aka Women of Mafia), it sure would help. The movie’s biggest failure is the unbelievably bad plot, which would be laughable if so much money hadn’t been spent trying to turn such a cinematic sow’s ear into the semblance of a silk purse. The only reason why certain characters survived the events of the film was because everyone around them made so many stupid, unintelligible decisions…
Inspired by a real-life race that is still held annually in Japan, Samurai Marathon is an epic sword slasher from director Bernard Rose and the team behind 13 Assassins and The Last Emperor.
Visionary director Takashi Miike also returns to the big screen with the wildly entertaining Tarantino-esque crime thriller First Love.
“For 260 years, Japan cut itself off from the world.”
Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has acquired worldwide rights to the multi-award-winning Nefarious from Ash Mountain Films following an award-winning festival run. The film will be released March 17, 2020. The home invasion horror/thriller focuses on a robbery that goes horribly wrong. The film stars Toby Wynn-Davies, Nadia Lamin, and newcomer Buck Braithwaite. Nefarious is directed by Richard Rowntree from a script he co-wrote with Matthew Davies.
“Sometimes you have to turn to crime, sometimes, it turns on you…”
The inaugural Limited Edition Blu-rays from Anti-Worlds Releasing, produced in association with Powerhouse Films, will be available on 24 February 2020 – including Aaron Schimberg’s Chained for Life (2018); Isabella Eklöf’s Holiday (2018); and Joel Potrykus’ Relaxer (2018).
“Made with the same love and attention to detail as the releases in Powerhouse’s Indicator series.”
Look, I gotta do what I gotta do. It’s my rules or Local Boogeyman comes a-rollin’ thru in a big black Cadillac… “Hey, bitch; hop in!” You dig?
“All hail the man behind the grease paint!”
On 17 February, Indicator focuses its attention on a trio of works by three British greats: Sidney Gilliat, whose work in the film industry spanned many decades and many classics; Dennis Potter, one of British television’s most important and controversial figures; and the iconoclastic Peter Greenaway, who makes films like no other. Mastered from the finest available materials, each of these collectable limited editions contains extensive collections of new and archival extra features.
“Victim… or killer?”
Put down the whippits and prepare to W.I.P. it as Troma Entertainment satisfies your thirst for revenge with special screenings of 1987’s women in prison thriller, Lust for Freedom, on TROMonday, November 11th at Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, NYC and Troma Tuesday, November 12th at The Grand Gerrard Theatre in Toronto, Canada at 9:00 PM!
“Sometimes a citizen has to take the law into her own hands!”
The Ingress Tapes and Dead Celebrities are both witty, engaging and at times disturbing pieces and are effective for their conciseness. With their tight running times and often dream-like, art house aesthetic, Michael Fausti’s works act like a short sharp adrenaline shot.
“Real life can be truly horrific and a script always needs a strong foundation. Rooting a narrative in real life events or happenings is a good starting point.”
I have to admit, straight off the bat, that I’m an absolute sucker for Agatha Christie-type whodunnits, so too is self-confessed fan, writer/director Rian Johnson, as he admitted during his talk at the recent BFI London Film Festival. He certainly demonstrates his love for the genre in his spirited and inventive homage, Knives Out. Johnson knows that half the fun lies in our recognition of the rules of the game, so he immediately provides his audience with a rambling, labyrinthine, old house in the countryside, full of curiosities and knick-knacks, a wealthy patriarch, and a large family with many secrets.
“Everyone has a motive. No one has a clue.”
Waxwork Records is proud to present Rob Zombie’s 3 from Hell original motion picture soundtrack! The 2xLP package features classic songs by Suzi Quatro, Iron Butterfly, Terry Reid and more. Included is the complete film score by Zombie’s long time collaborator and producer, Zeuss.
“I’m just a clown dancing to the sins of mankind.”
There’s a problem with Rob Zombie. As a filmmaker he’s a conundrum. He’s a jigsaw puzzle, but with a few pieces missing and those missing pieces are what’s stopping him from connecting fully with fans of the horror genre.
Never has a director in the horror genre been as polarising. There are the people that see Zombie as an extremely creative talent and there are the ones that absolutely despise him
“The evil returns.”
‘There’s a few things I’d like to get off my mind before I go’ confesses the deep voice of an unseen man with a South London accent. Before us is a desk with three objects laid out on its surface; a reel to reel tape recorder, a telephone and an ashtray. In The Ingress Tapes we will hear the detailed and confessional musings of an unidentified criminal but intriguingly neither they nor their interviewer are ever identified, a detail which adds to the film’s overall atmosphere of ambiguity. It would appear that the tapes are first-hand accounts of a catalogue of brutal and shocking crimes.