Coming to UK Blu-ray from 101 Films for the first time in October: sword-wielding gladiators on motorcycles and a telepathic terrier, in a pair of crazed sci-fi features from the 1970s.
Indie genre distributor Terror Films has acquired the worldwide rights to Marvin Choi’s feature debut, A Knight’s Tour. In a post-apocalyptic world, J.D. is a young drifter suffering from an injury. Soon, J.D. finds himself at a secluded cabin occupied by Henry, a detached hermit. After their initial suspicions subside, these two strangers begin to form a friendship over a game of chess. When Henry discovers a notebook in J.D.’s backpack highlighting various locations that are now crossed off, Henry begins to question J.D.’s true intentions.
“The wrong move could be deadly.”
From the moment Mutant Blast entered my psyche I couldn’t shake this nostalgic feeling I was having. Distributed by the legendary purveyors of bad taste, Troma Entertainment, it is undeniable that the golden age of this independent studio has left an impression on director Fernando Alle. Mutant Blast is a low-budget, gore-drenched, post-apocalyptic action/horror film that evokes the Class of Nuke ‘Em High-style of gross-out humour.
“Dolphins are diabolical creatures! But you can’t wrap that around your heads, because you think dolphins are cute… The truth is, dolphins are motherfuckers! MOTHERFUCKERS!”
Troma Entertainment’s Mutant Blast is set to unleash metropolitan mayhem with an exclusive East Coast premiere on April 3rd, 8:00 PM at Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, New York!
“I didn’t tell you to cover the entire country in radioactive dust!”
Troma Entertainment and writer/director Fernando Alle’s festival hit Mutant Blast is set to make it’s exclusive North American premiere in Los Angeles with Lloyd Kaufman in attendance, along with Mr. Alle and more special guests!
“The end of the world has never been such a blast!”
Troma Entertainment’s out of this world, apocalyptic TROMAasterpiece, Mutant Blast, from director Fernando Alle has officially been selected to be a part of the ‘Night of the Dead’, at the 2019 Leeds International Film Festival taking place from 6th-21st November, in the UK!
“Mutation is only the beginning.”
Troma Entertainment’s Mutant Blast, directed by Fernando Alle, will have an exclusive world premiere on Thursday, 17th October at Nos Colombo Cinemas in Lisbon, Portugal with Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma and creator of The Toxic Avenger in attendance! After a scientific experiment goes horribly wrong, a man with superhuman strength, a ferocious, fearless female soldier, and a slacker with a mean hangover must band together as the human race’s only hope for survival against a zombie apocalypse, in a world that’s about to become a nuclear wasteland!
“The end of the world has never been such a blast!”
John Krasinski, better known for his portrayal on The Office, has not previously tackled the horror genre; either as a director or as an actor. His directorial debut, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009), and his second feature The Hollars (2016) were both comedic dramas that displayed Krasinski’s talent both in front of the camera and behind it. But Krasinski’s transition into horror is something special. Co-written by Scott Beck, Bryan Woods and John Krasinski, A Quiet Place is as much about parenthood, as it is about the otherworldly creatures that hunt exclusively by sound.
“If they hear you, they hunt you.”
Tank Girl’s protagonist is a sexually-liberated, confident, independent woman who, quite literally, spits in the face of her oppressors. Kesslee doesn’t want to beat Tank Girl, he wants her to join him. But she refuses to be co-opted by the mainstream. It’s the fault of riot grrrl, of course. There’s a bold, alternative spirit to Tank Girl, thanks in no small part to its soundtrack.
“In 2033, justice rides a tank and wears lip gloss.”
“Oh, I’m gonna hit you so hard, your children will be born bruised!” I’m too young for this shit! So, listen… Comet TV and Attack from Planet B are hitting one randomly chosen person with the opportunity to win Tank Girl and other cult classic swag…so it ain’t all bad. “Look, it’s been swell, but the swelling’s gone down.”
Competition ends Thursday, January 4th 2018
Deceptively titled and oddly mis-marketed as a horror movie, Trey Edward Shults’s second feature It Comes at Night, might much more appropriately be viewed as a ‘post-apocalyptic psychological family drama’.
I’m often loath to place a movie under a genre classification, because certain movies might straddle several genres and don’t easily fit into pigeonholes.
However, if you go to see It Comes at Night expecting a conventional horror film, you will be disappointed… or perhaps you’ll be surprised.
“You can’t trust anyone but family.”
I usually have a bit of a problem with zombie movies – I find them dull. Yes, I know zombie fans will be throwing their Walking Dead box sets at my head (and those are some hefty tomes) but I find that, although they may be a popular horror monster, zombies are forced to rely heavily on the cheap, gross-out factor in order to distract from the fact that they have scanty horror mileage, no rich mythos to draw on and offer little scope for variation, tension or development. I am left to suppose that zombie fans are in it for the fashion statement. I am however, an Asian horror enthusiast.