Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Acclaimed Grim Fairy Tale SNOWFLAKE Falls on Blu-ray and VOD December 4th

Artsploitation Goes Grim This Winter with Snowflake
Kolmerer Takes Viewers on a Fast-Paced Series of Humorously Violent Misadventures
Available Nationwide on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD December 4th
 
"a dizzying, hilarious film that combines post-Tarantino action/crime drama and Charlie Kaufman's metafictional surrealism with exhilarating results"
-- Daily Grindhouse

"a freewheeling roller coaster of retribution, pitch black humor
and riotous bloodshed" -- Pop Horror
Philadelphia, PA - Following an acclaimed run on the international film festival circuit, Artsploitation has announced the U.S. release of Adolfo Kolmerer's Snowflake.  Snowflake world premiered at the Lund International Fantastic Film Festival, where Kolmerer took home the Méliès d'Argent Award for Best Film.  The film continued to screen around the globe, picking up Best Director and Best Film awards at Negative Fest and Horrible Imaginings, as well as Best Achievement in Directing and an Audience Award at Cinepocalypse.  Cryptic Rock hailed Kolmerer's debut feature as "an extraordinary genre mix", comparing the surreal crime action film to Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs.

Snowflake will be available nationwide December 4th on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.


Hunting down the murderer of their families in an anarchic near-future Berlin, two outlaws find themselves trapped in the wicked fairy tale of a mysterious screenplay that entangles them in a vicious circle of revenge - apparently all written by a clueless dentist.  In their quest for vengeance, they must contend with a myriad of wicked fairy tale assassins, madmen, a blood-covered angel, and an electric-powered superhero.

Snowflake (Official Trailer)
Snowflake (Official Trailer)

Sunday, November 11, 2018

A Young Nun Confronts the Devil in LUCIFERINA


 

Artsploitation Summons Satanic Horror film Luciferina to North America
Catholicism, Drugs and Sex Spectacularly Collide in this Thriller from Argentina

Film will be Released on Blu-ray & DVD November 20; Digital HD December 4

"Gorgeous...slick and polished. The final act alone is batshit and bananas enough to fill any horror fan's desire."  -- The Hollywood News

"Gonzalo Calzada's vividly atmospheric film...stands out as one of the most daring religiously-themed horror films of recent years. -- EyeForEye

 
Philadelphia, PA - Artsploitation has called upon the cinematic dark forces to release Argentinian genre maven Gonzalo Calzada's latest scripture-based gore fest, Luciferina.  Calzada (Resurrection, The Clairvoyant's Prayer) directs a visually explosive film where religion, innocence, repressed sexuality and evil build to a boil and spectacularly collide.  He has screened the film at festivals around the world, including FrightFest London, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival, Fantaspoa and Cinepolcalypse, where Luciferina took home the award for Best Sexorcism Scene.Luciferina will be available 

November 20th on Blu-ray and DVD in North America.  On December 4th, the film will launch on Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.
 
Synopsis: Natalia is a 19-year-old novice who reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. But when she meets up with her sister and her friends, she decides instead to travel the jungle in search of a mystical plant. Instead of pleasure, they find a world of Black Masses, strange pregnancies, bloody deaths and perhaps, a sexually violent clash with the Devil himself. 
 

Title:        Luciferina
Year:        2018
Country:   Argentina
RT:           114
Director:  Gonzalo Calzada
Producer: Esteban Mentasti, Horacio Mentasti, Hori Mentassti, Alejandro Narvaez
Starring:  Malena Sánchez,  Sofia del Tuffo,  Marta Lubos,  Pedro Merlo,  Vando Villamil
Sound:    Dolby Digital 5.1
UPC:        851597006582 (DVD) ; 851597006636 (Blu-ray)
 
 
 
 
  

 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Stylish & Pulpy American Indie Rondo Acquired by Artsploitation Films

Stylish & Pulpy American Indie Rondo Acquired by Artsploitation Films 
Part Black Comedy, Part Slasher, Part Revenge Thriller. All Exploitation!
Film will be on the Festival Circuit then Will be Released on Blu-ray, DVD, Cable and Digital HD in early 2019 

"Rondo harks back to the exploitation classics of the Sixties and Seventies...From the design of the sets to the delivery of the dialogue, everything is note perfect. Rondo promises cheap thrills and delivers expensive ones. Its sleaze is a class act." -- EyeForAnEye
 
At the start of AFM, Artsploitation Films has announced that it has acquired the US and Canadian rights to Drew Barnhardt's American independent, Rondo. The film World Premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival earlier this year to a bevy of enthusiastic reviews and sold out audiences. The deal was negotiated by Bill Straus of Bridge Independent and Ray Murray of Artsploitation Films.

Synopsis: Paul, a troubled young veteran, is told by a psychiatrist that sex is the solution to his dependency and drinking problems. But things turns out otherwise as Paul and his sister are sucked into a criminal underworld where sex and murder are daily specials and revenge is served piping hot.

Artsploitation's  Murray says, "The moment the ominous voice-over begins in Rondo, I was taken away to my youthful times at 42nd Street grindhouses, where great exploitation films taught me all there is to know about movies. Director Drew Barnhardt pays homage to these films while injecting his own dark modern touches. Intelligent, craftily stylized and wildly entertaining, Rondo is a film that screams, "Artsploitation." Barnhardt of Bridge comments, “Drew Barnhardt is an extraordinary talent and we’re rilled to have partnered with Artsploitation who will know just how to cultivate an audience for his unique vision.”
 
 
 

Friday, October 19, 2018

ONLY for Serious Fans of Horror

Political Horror of the Most Extreme Kind!
Trauma Is a Provocative and Explicit Film That Bloodily Explores Chile's Violent Past and Its Aftermath
Available on Blu-ray, DVD, Cable and Digital HD October 23rd

"The most controversial extreme horror offering in recent memory"
-- Screen Anarchy

We love our film critics so we need to warn you:
Unless you are a horror fan or critic who can take anything a filmmaker throws at you, we'd advise you to skip this release - delete! We didn't even submit it to iTunes - they'd probably ban us.

So....you've been warned. 

Artsploitation Films has announced the US and Canadian release of the eye-popping Chilean horror film Trauma from director Lucio A. Rojas. The film is plays out the horrors committed by the Pinochet regime of the 1970s with the visceral cycle of abuse that followed its fall. Trauma will be available  October 23rd on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.

Trauma is as much of a political statement as it is a tasteless kick in the guts. The film is full of brutal violence, beautiful women and a madman who enjoys inflicting as much trauma as he has been through himself. Expertly made...intense, memorable and violent." - PopHorror 

A shocking, brutal tale that blends the dark history of Chile’s recent past with the modern Chile of today. The two worlds clash when a group of women venture to the idyllic countryside for a weekend of fun. But their outing soon turns nightmarish a man, himself a victim of torture in the hands of the government, unleashes his pent-up rage on them. The women must fight for their very lives in this film of violence, sexual assault and redemption. Never gratuitous, director Rojas exposes the horrors of politics with evil that can lie within the soul of ordinary men.
 
   For review copies or streaming links, please email  - ray@artsploitaiton.com 
Download Key Art and Stills
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Order Trauma on Amazon
 
The Blu-ray (SRP $19.99) and DVD (SRP $14.99) releases of Trauma will be available from all major retailers. 
 
Trauma
Release Date:    October 23, 2018
Format:               
Blu-ray & DVD, VOD
Genre:                 Horror
Year:                    2017 
Running Time:    110'
Language:           Spanish with English English
Audio format:      5.1 Dolby Digital
SRP:                     $19.99 (Blu-ray); $14.99 (DVD)
UPC:                     Blu-ray:    851597006537
                              DVD:       851597006520 
 Country:              Chile
Directors:            Lucio A. Rojas
Cast:                    Catalina Martin, Daniel Antivilo, Macarena Carrere, Ximena del Solar, Felipe Ríos
 
 

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

New Interview w/ Craig Anderson & Gary Doust (Red Christmas) Coming October 19th



Coming to YouTube on Oct. 19th, Kristin West interviews directors Craig Anderson (Red Christmas) and Gary Doust (Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare) about their indie filmmaking journeys for HorrorNews.Net, brought to you by the San Antonio Film Commission. Learn more! www.horrornews.net Facebook: @horrortalkwithkristinwest Twitter: @horrortalk_kw Insta: @horrortalkwithkristinwest Listen at home or on-the-go too on Spreaker! https://www.spreaker.com/show/2822711 Brought to you by: San Antonio Film Commission www.filmsanantonio.com

Monday, October 15, 2018

Artsploitation Digs Deep into Extreme Chilean Horror TRAUMA on October 23rd

Artsploitation Gets to the Root of 
Trauma
Provocative and Explicit Film Explores the Visceral Consequences of Chile's Dictatorial History
Available on Blu-ray, DVD, Cable and Digital HD October 23rd
 
"The most controversial extreme horror offering in recent memory"
-- Screen Anarchy

"One of the Top 10 horror Films of 2017" -- Horror-movies.ca
Philadelphia, PA - Artsploitation has announced the North American release of the shocking Chilean horror film Trauma.  The third feature from director Lucio A. Rojas, Trauma has screened at Horror Hound Film Festival, the Vancouver Badass Film Festival de Canada, Morbido Film Fest and the Optical Theatre Festival in Italy, where Rojas took home the award for Best Film.  Rojas hits hard with Trauma, a cinematic depiction of the horrors committed by the Pinochet regime and the visceral cycle of abuse that followed its fall.  Traumawill be available October 23rd on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.

Streaming links and retail copies are available for review consideration.
A shocking, brutal tale that blends the dark history of Chile's recent repressive dictatorial past with the seemingly modern and progressive Chile of today.  The two worlds clash when a group of women venture to the idyllic countryside for a weekend of fun.  But their outing soon turns nightmarish when a victim of government torture stumbles upon them, unleashing his pent-up rage.  Face to face with the depravity of man, the women must fight for their very lives.  Director Lucio A. Rojas exposes the horrors of politics with evil that can lie within the soul of ordinary men.  
Trauma (Official Trailer)
Trauma (Official Trailer)

Trauma:  Chile / 110 min / Spanish w/ English Subtitles

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Post-Apocalyptic Actioner MOLLY Comes out on DVD, Blu-ray & VOD this Week!




Post-Apocalyptic Actioner MOLLY Comes out on DVD, Blu-ray & VOD this Week!

Film Critics respond:
"Over-the-top, action packed, and surprisingly filled with a great deal of heart” – HorrorFuel
“If you are into Tank GirlMad Max and Waterworld then this is definitely a film for you.”  – Nevermore Horror
“A stunning achievement…It’s a quirky and worthy addition to the end-of-the-world genre!" – Voicesfromthebalcony
Molly is a supernatural Sci-Fi stunner!” – Modern Horrors
“Entertaining from beginning to end!” – RottingZombie
“Electrifying and imaginative…beautiful" – VideoViews
  



Available on DVD/Blu-ray:

Available on VOD:
and many others


Molly is an electrifying and imaginative tale of one young woman's determined struggle to survive in an inhospitable world. In a barren landscape ravished by war, a super-powered young woman roams the violent post-apocalyptic landscape, armed only with a bow and arrow, to confront the dangers around her. When a sadistic ringmaster who runs an underground fight club hears of her supernatural abilities, he sends his sociopathic marauders to capture her and make her a star attraction in his cage fights.

 The Blu-ray (SRP $19.99) and DVD (SRP $14.99) releases of Molly will exclusively include a feature length commentary with co-directors Colinda Bongers and Thijs Meuwese as well as a 30-minute making of featurette. 

 
Molly
Release Date:    October 2, 2018
Format:               Blu-ray & DVD, VOD
Genre:                 Science Fiction, Action/Adventure
Year:                    2017 
Running Time:    91'
Language:           English
Audio format:      5.1 Dolby Digital
SRP:                     $19.99 (Blu-ray); $14.99 (DVD)
UPC:                     Blu-ray:    851597006629
                              DVD:       851597006575
 Country:              Netherlands
Directors:            Colinda Bongers and Thijs Meuwese
Cast:                    Julia Batelaan, Emma de Paauw, Joost Bolt, Annelies Appelhof

Short Synopsis:     
A girl living alone in a post apocalyptic wasteland finds herself hunted down by marauders who want her to fight in their fighting pit for their entertainment.

Long Synopsis:   
Mad Max meets Turbo Kid in Molly, in this electrifying and imaginative tale of one young woman’s determined struggle to survive in an inhospitable world. In a barren landscape ravished by war, Molly, a super-powered young woman, roams the violent post-apocalyptic landscape, armed only with a bow and arrow, to confront the dangers around her.  When a sadistic ringmaster who run an underground fight club hears of her supernatural abilities he sends his sociopathic marauders to capture her and make her a star attraction in his cage fights to the death. 

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