Justin Long and Donald Faison lead the unique modern-day parable that follows Frank, an opportunistic insurance lawyer, who thinks he’s in for the time of his life when he goes out on the town to celebrate an upcoming promotion with his co-worker, Jeff. But their night takes a turn for the bizarre when Frank is dosed with a hallucinogen that completely alters his perception of the world, taking him on a psychedelic quest through board meetings, nightclubs, shootouts, and alternate dimensions.
Robocop meets Office Space in Garo Setian’s sci-fi feature debut! 🤖 A workplace robot, AUTO, transforms into a killing machine when he discovers he will be replaced by a more efficient model.
Garo Setian directed, produced, and edited Automation, and co-wrote alongside Rolfe Kanefsky and Matthew L. Schaffer. The film stars Elissa Dowling, Parry Shen, genre multi-hyphenate Graham Skipper, Sarah French and scream queen Sadie Katz as office employees thrust into peril by a spiteful robot.
“The ultimate war machine… has come to work.”
Just in time for Halloween, Gregory Blair’s award-winning screwball comedy meets slasher spoof Garden Party Massacre is now available to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime. The film has won handfuls of awards on the festival circuit. Currently available only on DVD and Blu-ray, the Amazon Prime debut will be the premiere chance to see the film on VOD. Beloved by audiences and critics alike, the fun begins when a friendly backyard gathering goes hilariously awry as an unexpected guest arrives…with a pickaxe…and an attitude…
“Some people are the death of the party.”
Holy Crap. Dick is dead. Died last night after band practice, and his bandmates, Zeke & Earl, don’t want anybody finding out how. That’s too bad though, ‘cause news travels fast in small town Alabama, and these guys suck at covering their tracks. The authorities haven’t ID’d the body just yet, but Zeke’s wife and his daughter are suspicious already. From a screenplay by Billy Chew, director Daniel Scheinert expertly balances the hilarity and heartache of what happens when dark secrets are dragged kicking and screaming into the light.
“The night things went very south.”
Sex? Check. Drugs? Check. Mafia bloodshed? Check. Surgical gore? Check.
You might not have heard of controversial Polish director Patryk Vega but his films have been major cinematic hits both in Poland and the UK.
“End of Bosses. Time for Queens.”
Genre distributor Terror Films has acquired the worldwide digital rights to Dave Palamaro’s critically acclaimed “whodunnit” horror flick, Murder Made Easy. The film, which won the Indie Spirit Award from the 2017 Women in Horror Film Festival, centers around best pals Joan and Michael. Together, they invite their dearest friends over for a cordial dinner to discuss the passing of Joan’s husband, Neil. But as each guest arrives, dark secrets are revealed and murder is definitely on the menu.
“Dinner will be killer.”
Shudder recently announced their September line up and among the titles listed were two films from indie genre distributor Terror Films. The two films included: the highly anticipated Hell House LLC III: Lake of Fire, plus a fan and critic favorite that seemed to have all but disappeared from digital platforms – Adam Robitel’s award-winning feature debut, The Taking of Deborah Logan. The Taking of Deborah Logan will be released on Shudder beginning September 30, 2019. The official release date for the wider platform release is expected to be announced soon.
“Evil lives within you.”
Shed of the Dead is a zombie thriller, from director Drew Cullingham. One part Shaun of the Dead and one part 28 Days Later, the film follows two slackers, who whittle their days away playing Dungeons & Dragons, painting figurines, and dreaming of their fantasy hero, the battle mage Casimir the Destroyer. As life pressures build up for Trevor and his agoraphobic friend Graham, events take an unexpected turn, when the undead turn up in their little gardening spot. Now, it is a fight for survival, in a real zombie apocalypse – this May!
“An unlikely hero’s tale of blood, sweat, and shears!”
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.
“I wanted you to be perfect, but I can’t help but wonder… is perfection something this world needs?”
Based on the Manga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note is a huge franchise in Japan. The Netflix remake rather misses the entire message of the original Death Note – which is that power corrupts. It barely touches on the themes that gave the original depth and intrigue and lacks its tension-building storytelling, which left the viewer wondering where the latest development might lead, and who would win. It’s the version for people who can’t cope with subtitles.