On 23 October (UK), and 24 October (USA/Canada), Indicator is proud to present two more 4K restorations in its acclaimed series of films by European horror auteur Jean Rollin, both of which are amongst his best-loved works.
American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) and Something Weird are feverishly excited to announce that Dracula (The Dirty Old Man) – the movie that Bram Stoker’s estate doesn’t want you to see – is now available to pre-order!
“He slaked his thirst with the blood of innocent young virgins.”
ARROW is excited to announce the exclusive release of Dima Ballin and Kat Ellinger’s acclaimed documentary Orchestrator of Storms: The Fantastique World of Jean Rollin.
“It is fantastique! It is coming from mythology, eroticism, beauty, violence!”
On 24 April (UK), and 25 April (USA/Canada), Indicator is proud to present the first entries in a series of 4K restorations of the films of one of European genre cinema’s most distinctive and revered voices, the inimitable Jean Rollin.
“A virgin attacked by monsters!”
Director Bob Kelljan delivers a one-two punch of classic cult cinema mixing chills, thrills, style, and suspense with a knowing wit that revels in the genre trappings.
“MISTRESSES of the DEATHMASTER, sharing his hunger for human flesh, his thirst for human blood, his evil lusts that even Hell cannot fulfill!”
In search of excitement, five rich, spoiled Asian twenty-somethings form the “Circle,” a group where they take turns designing a unique, extravagant experience for the others. But things go wrong when the privileged urbanites awaken after a night out, to find they have developed vampire fangs…
Jim Jarmusch’s crypto-vampire love story film, Only Lovers Left Alive won the 2013 Cannes award for best soundtrack. The soundtrack, predominantly by Dutch lutenist Jozef Van Wissem and SQÜRL, also features Zola Jesus, Yasmin Hamdan and Madeline Follin.
“Cool people never die.”
Homework. Cheerleading practice. Killing vampires. No one said high school would be easy. I can’t believe I’m doing this. I can’t believe I’m in a graveyard with Local Boogeyman hunting for vampires on a school night.
“Sometimes it takes more than just good looks to kill.”
Whilst the 2010s are probably my least favourite decade for creature features, it got me thinking about my favourite monster movies. I’ve focused on the big two horror creatures – vampires and zombies – and then various other monsters…
“There are some very good reasons to be afraid of the dark.”
Universal Studios had delved into horror filmmaking with silent films The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925), but Dracula (1931) was Universal’s first “talking picture” in the horror genre. Directed by Tod Browning and an uncredited Karl Freund, Dracula was based on the 1924 stage play by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston; adapted from the 1897 novel of the same name by Bram Stoker. After Carl Laemmle, Jr. was able to legally secure the novel’s film rights, screenwriter Garrett Fort began work on adapting Dracula for the movie theater.
“Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.”
On the streets, he bestows crimson kisses no woman can resist, but in the sheets there exists a night monster… with the blood lust of a savage beast!
“The story of the strangest passion the world has ever known!”
Warm, young bodies will feed Gutter Garbs hunger, and hot, fresh blood their awful thirst! Gutter Garbs have released collections for William Crain’s 1972 blaxploitation classic Blacula, and James Cameron’s nightmare that won’t end, 1984’s The Terminator.