Etheria Film Night announced today the 2021 Official Short Films Showcase Lineup, which will stream exclusively on Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streamer for horror, thrillers, and the supernatural, beginning Friday, 25th June through 25th July.
Red Headed Revolution in association with Shackle Island Studios and Dunn & Dunn Productions are kicking off the Halloween season with a new horror anthology film hosted by Dr. Gangrene: Tales from Parts Unknown!
Tales from Parts Unknown is a feature-length anthology film presenting four tales of terror directed by Cameron McCasland, and hosted by Larry Underwood as Dr. Gangrene. The pair share the writing credits on the screenplay, with the title of the film derived from Underwoods’ book Tales from Parts Unknown from which one of the stories originated.
“Strange things happen all around these parts!”
Spindrift is an American psychedelic rock band that travelled the American West for five weeks, where they exclusively performed in Ghost Towns and haunted locations. They documented all of their travels in the film Spindrift’s Haunted West; a whiskey-soaked psychedelic spaghetti western visual tour-de-force that brings viewers a unique, peyote inspired look behind the curtain of madness and into the Haunted West of yore… Now, Indican Pictures will debut this rock-and-roll documentary on DVD and Digital platforms in July. Fans of psychedelic rock can see for themselves what Spindrift has created.
“These were the ways of the west… This is the gunslinger!”
I’m going to be honest here; I don’t really know what happened in this movie. I mean I think I do, but I’m not entirely sure. So, apologies in advance to the filmmakers who obviously put so much work into this psychedelic (often referred to as “acid” or what I’ve dubbed “twistern”) western filmed primarily in Wales. A bounty hunter is hired to collect a…demon gunslinger? Story points are integrated into the plot just as they are in most movies, other than the great Godfrey Reggio’s experimental eye candy, sure. But do they add to the proceedings or just further confuse the world that’s been created?
“Better the Devil you know.”
For the past 46 years, Troma has been able to keep up the fight for reel independence solely thanks to our very energetic fans. To show how deeply the Troma Team appreciate all your love and support, especially during such a serious worldwide crisis, we have decided to help combat coronavirus by giving a little back to the fans!
“Give art back to the people!”
Having gathered a cult following after pastiches of lurid European giallos in their first two features, in their 2017 film Let the Corpses Tan, Belgian duo Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani pay tribute to the violent European crime thrillers of the 1970s. Cattet and Forzani make it clear from the outset that this is a splatter film – in the opening scene, in an array of disorienting closeups – imperious, cigar-smoking, ‘artist’ Luce (Elina Löwensohn) insists on her acolytes firing a series of bullets into a canvas she has splashed with messy splodges of colour.
“Now, we have to kill ’em all!”
I don’t think it’s nice, you laughin’. You see, Local Boogeyman don’t like people laughing. He gets the crazy idea you’re laughin’ at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you’re going to, I might convince him that you really didn’t mean it.
“You shoot to kill, you better hit the heart.”
Troma Entertainment will be presenting an exclusive, one night only screening of Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s savagely hilarious and brilliant Cannibal! The Musical on September 27th at 11:00 PM at the The PIT in NYC. Before Orgazmo and BASEketball, the genius minds that brought viewers South Park teamed with Troma Entertainment to make the goriest, most laugh inducing musical comedy to never hit broadway! Cannibal! The Musical is the true story of the only person convicted of cannibalism in America – Alfred Packer.
“All Singing! All Dancing! All Flesh Eating!”
Austin-based cinema-eatery Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is celebrating one of America’s greatest cultural icons and cinema’s greatest action franchises with an explosive Rambo five-film marathon event at twenty-three locations across the United States. Audiences will go from First Blood to Last Blood, beginning with 1982’s First Blood, then continuing with Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Rambo III (1988), Rambo (2008), and then concluding with the new Lionsgate/Millennium Media blockbuster finale, Rambo: Last Blood.
“This marathon is for the ultimate Rambo fan and there’ll be so much to see…”
Back in 2015, Ted Geoghegan released his directorial debut We Are Still Here and took a lot of people by surprise, including myself. A well-crafted horror that didn’t follow the same old cliches that a lot of horrors do today. His follow up, Mohawk, is kind of following the same route. Not so much a horror this time, but a film that depicts plenty of horrors and a complete diversion from his previous movie. The tale follows the events of 1812 where war is boiling over between the Americans and the British. Sandwiched in between is the Mohawk tribe who reluctantly refuse to take sides or fight.
“They’re gonna kill us all if we don’t fight.”
Jesse James. Billy the Kid. Calamity Jane – the Old West has a rich and iconic history that immediately conjures up the names of the cowboys and outlaws who roamed the plains of the American Frontier in the late nineteenth century. Join us as we look down the barrel of the gun at six of Hollywood’s best movies about the gunslingers of the Ol’ Wild West!
“It only matters the story they tell when you’re gone!”
In Vincent D’Onofrio’s The Kid, a young boy, Rio, is forced to go on the run across the American Southwest in a desperate attempt to save himself and his sister from his villainous uncle. Along the way he encounters infamous outlaw Billy the Kid who’s on the run from Sheriff Pat Garrett. Finding himself increasingly entwined in the lives of these two legendary figures, Rio witnesses their cat-and-mouse game play out, during the final year of Billy the Kid’s life.