Horror Noire, an anthology follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2019 documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, launches 28 October on Shudder. Showcasing stories of Black horror from Black directors and screenwriters, Horror Noire features six stories presented together as a two-hour film.
The new season of the groundbreaking Shudder Original series features ten diverse drag artists from around the world competing for a $100,000 grand prize, including the series’ first South Korean competitor, Hoso Terra Toma; a competitor from Mexico City, La Zavaleta; the first trans woman competing on a main season of the show, Bitter Betty; and an AFAB (Assigned Female At Birth) drag queen, Sigourney Beaver.
“We can’t wait for the world to see what we’ve been up to – we have such sights to show you!”
Indiecan Entertainment has announced the VOD release of Marc Price’s Nightshooters. Nightshooters is the story of a group of filmmakers illegally shooting a low budget film in an abandoned office building slated for demolition. When they inadvertently witness and film a gangland execution in the opposite building, they have to use all their skills and wits to survive the night whilst being relentlessly pursued by the gang who are hellbent on not leaving any witness alive.
“One film, two crews, pure mayhem!”
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.”
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…
Fin is a criminal on the run, wanted for the murder of his boss and the accidental shooting of an officer. He breaks into the home of a high-class escort, only to discover that you get more than you bargain for with Val, short for ‘Valefar’ – a demon who offers to make all Fin’s problems disappear if he agrees to follow her rules.
But in Val’s world there are no accidents, and as Fin meets her other “customers”, he learns that she was expecting him all along, and it isn’t easy to escape Val’s dungeon.
“You don’t stand a chance in hell with her.”
On Halloween night in New Salem, Radio DJ Chilly Billy tells a twisted anthology of horrifying local myths.
“Welcome back kids to the Psychotronic FM Halloween Show! Station 66.6.”
Directed by Scott B. Hansen and Desiree Connell, Bad Candy stars Zach Galligan, Derek Russo, and Slipknot’s Corey Taylor.
Bad Candy is available in select theatres 10th September, on demand 14th September, and Blu-ray 12th October from Epic Pictures and DREAD.
“Trick or Treat, You’re Dead!”
Special effects in the style of 1990s TV series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are what attracted me to PG: Psycho Goreman. Within the first few minutes, and throughout PG, I had spotted several tributes to Power Rangers, from the soundtrack to the concept of a villain trapped underground, freed unwittingly, to the Planetary Alliance. That’s not to say PG wasn’t an original film, as Mimi’s family, and Mimi in general, are unusual characters.
Mimi is a spoilt brat who obtains a gemstone that can control the ultimate intergalactic supervillain, Psycho Goreman.
“I do not care for hunky boys. Or do I?”
From writer and director Takashi Shimizu, Howling Village follows a young psychologist, Kanade, who visits an infamous haunted and cursed village to investigate her brother’s disappearance.
Her investigation reveals that the village’s mysteries are connected to her family and works to uncover her family’s dark history.
Howling Village is available in select theatres 13th, on demand 17th August, and Blu-ray 14th September from Epic Pictures and DREAD.
“Horror comes home.”
Benny Loves You is an original comedy horror about a possessed, jealous toy that will kill anyone who gets too close to his grown-up owner. This film has it all! Comedy, horror, gore aplenty, and a sympathetic main character in Jack. The dialogue in Benny Loves You is frequently funny; the awkwardness of Jack as he sneaks around the office to avoid his boss or to dodge Dawn’s advances isn’t laugh-out-loud, but more the quaint British humour you see in films like Extra Ordinary. There’s also plenty of black humour surrounding Benny and his murders, not least with the dog, Precious!
“Don’t throw him out.”
Shameless Screen Entertainment is proud to present Lucio ‘The Godfather of Gore’ Fulci’s The Psychic (aka Murder to the Tune of the Seven Black Notes) like never seen before, extensively restored from new 2K-scanned materials. Jennifer O’Neill, fresh from Luchino Visconti’s The Innocent, plays Virginia, a woman who has had psychic powers since childhood when she sensed her mother’s suicide…
“Suddenly she could see into the future…and saw her own murder…”
A stylish and gory take on the Morrocan folk legend of the vengeful female demon Aicha Kandicha set against the scene of modern-day Paris, Kandisha is the latest brutal feature from the filmmaking team at the forefront of the wave of New French Extremity cinema.