Thursday, December 7, 2017

Artsploitation Gifts for Christmas


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What Santa doesn't bring down your chimney,
Artsploitation will deliver to your front door!

Don't forget,
Santa's deranged helper, Cletus works for us!   



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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Red Christmas Tree Ornament

Red Christmas Tree Ornament 


Style: Premium Round Ornament
Capture wonderful family memories in a beautiful holiday keepsake with this premium round Christmas ornament. You can upload photos of your children, or your whole family, and send them out as holiday gifts.
  • Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 2.125"
    • Weight: 1.25 oz.
  • Silver colored metal ornament
  • Full-color, full-bleed printing
  • UV Resistant and Waterproof
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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving From Artsploitation Films


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Don't forget
After eating a big Thanksgiving meal, it's best to kick up your feet and relax while you watch a great flick from Artsploitation Films!



Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Red Christmas - Horror Slideshow



RED CHRISTMAS 
A widow and her bickering family gather at her remote estate on Christmas Eve. She must soon protect them all from a hideously deformed killer who's out for bloody revenge.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Red Christmas coming soon to a REDBOX near you!

Artsploitation Films is proud to announce that RED CHRISTMAS starring DEE WALLACE is heading to REDBOX for the holiday season!

https://www.redbox.com/movies/red-christmas



Plot: When a mysterious cloaked stranger crashes their Christmas celebrations, a dysfunctional family are forced to work together to survive a series of death traps in this pulse-pounding holiday horror film set in the Australian Outback.
Rated NR by the Motion Picture Association of America.




Sunday, November 5, 2017

Red Christmas Coming To Netflix This December

Artsploitation Films Hit RED CHRISTMAS Is Coming To NETFLIX In December! 


Genre icon Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, E.T., Cujo, Critters) stars in a critically acclaimed role as the stressed-out mother of a squabbling family, gathered together in a remote Outback estate on Christmas Eve.  Their petty dramas threaten to blacken the holiday until a mysterious and deformed stranger appears at the door seeking bloody vengeance.


Can't wait?

You can watch RED CHRISTMAS now on Vimeo On Demand 
 https://vimeo.com/ondemand/redchristmas2



Red Christmas from artsploitation on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Dee Wallace's New Horror Movie, Red Christmas is Available NOW on Blu-ray/DVD/VOD


Philadelphia, PA – Craig Anderson’s Red Christmas, a horror-filled cinematic present for the entire family (including your abortion-protesting uncle) has been released on all platforms this week.
Genre icon Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, E.T., Cujo, Critters) stars in a critically acclaimed role as the stressed-out mother of a squabbling family, gathered together in a remote Outback estate on Christmas day. Their petty dramas threaten to darken the holiday until a mysterious and deformed stranger appears at the door seeking some re-connection with the brood, and when that is rebuffed, he seeks bloody vengeance.
DVD & BLU-RAY: Amazon Best Buy Target
Cable VOD: DirecTV Dish
Coming December 11th to Netflix!
Artsploitation Films is a Philadelphia, Pa based distribution company that’s making a global impact, featuring a catalog of movies from around the world including Australia, Germany, South Korea, Lithuania, Slovenia, Spain, France, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and the United States.
They are not your average distributor, as they are committed to bringing their audience the most intriguing, unsettling, unpredictable and provocative films around. You don’t just watch Artsploitation Films, you experience them! The perfect blend of genre/exploitation films mixed with traditional art cinema is what to expect when watching titles like, Vampyres, Counter-Clockwise, Horsehead, Der Samurai, Killbillies, Deadly Virtues, Observance, and the upcoming abortion themed holiday horror movie, Red Christmas.
Artsploitation Films are available on VOD, DVD, and Blu-ray formats.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Red Christmas Reviews!


“It has earned its place among the best and can sit comfortably on a shelf with Black Christmas, Gremlins, Die Hard – yes it’s a Christmas film! – and Silent Night, Deadly Night as great examples of alternative Christmas cheers. Red Christmas is striking, bold and brilliant; a sure-fire Christmas classic for horror lovers.” – Jessy Williams, Scream Magazine

“An energetic, candy-colored romp through genre tropes that manages to take its subject matter seriously while poking fun at itself at the same time.” – Variety

“Nothing is sacred to Anderson and setting murderous mayhem on the eponymous holiday is only the beginning of Red Christmas‘ challenge to propriety and good taste.” – Michael Gingold, Rue Morgue

“For horror fans, the practical gore, unapologetic kills and the throwback to the old school and exploitative horror will make viewers cheer even though they know that the family does not deserve to suffer the sins of one person. Impactful, powerful and brutal, even if you are not a horror fan, you will question a lot of the characters and yourself in the nightmare that is Red Christmas.” – Jay Kay, Icons of Fright

“Craig Anderson’s feature debut is a wonderful mix of oxymorons and devilish twists.” – Luke Ryan Baldock, The Hollywood News

“The wildest, freakiest, there-are-no-words Australian horror movie in years.” – The Guardian Australia

“Quite simply, Wallace can do no wrong, and Red Christmas proves that she still is – and always will be – a horror force to be reckoned with.” – Horror Film News

“A blistering performance from Wallace.” – Quiet Earth

“What follows is a calendar slasher, with Anderson playing every beat of the sub-genre to perfection. The kills are pure Eighties, performed with a range of farmhouse tools – and without CGI.” – Projected Figures

“Wallace is still one of the best genre actresses out there.” – Gruesome Magazine

“Dee Wallace…still has the same magnetic presence she has always had… Her motherly onscreen intuition is sweet, protective and badass. Red Christmas is full of disturbing and bloody holiday cheer and is something that you should add to your Christmas wish list.”  ” – ihorror.com

Red Christmas has style out the ass.” – Bloody Disgusting

“A savagely enjoyable holiday ride through hell.” – AddictedToHorrorMovies.com
“A slasher movie that feeds horror fiends a bunch of red meat.” – Jay Seaver, EFilmCritic
“One of the craziest, most surprising horror films of the year.” – HorrorTalk


“Dee Wallace’s performance throughout is top-notch…It’s satisfying on the surface as a killer-on-the-loose picture, but it’s also a good example of a horror movie with a high body count where you actually care about the bodies.” – DreadCentral


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Pre-Order Red Christmas Now at These Locations



Craig Anderson's RED CHRISTMAS is now available for pre-order at the following locations:

Red Christmas available on Blu-ray/DVD/VOD,
October 17th, 2017
Red Christmas is sure to grow a cult following in the years to come. Australian Director, Craig Anderson, fearlessly tackles the very taboo topic of abortion in this controversial family drama turned 80’s slasher film.   Dee Wallace (E.T., Cujo, The Howling) gives an award-winning performance as a mother struggling with her past when it knocks on the door on Christmas.  Equally impressive is real life Down Syndrome actor, Gerard O’Dwyer, who plays Dee’s son and finding out how his disability possibly even plays heavy into the weight of the story.  Of course, the focal point is ‘Cletus’ the mysterious black cloaked stranger who comes across as The Elephant Man meets The Ghost of Christmas Past.  This holiday visitor turns life and social views upside down but despite it’s dramatic theme, it never takes itself too seriously.  It’s a clever mix of ‘Black Christmas’ meet ‘Suspiria’  that should be added to any fan’s Christmas horror collection.
Pre-Order Red Christmas at the following locations:

Sunday, October 1, 2017

A Nightmare Before "Red" Christmas

It's October 1st.   Halloween season is upon us and that means plenty of horror movies to be seen and plenty of nightmare to be had.   Don't forget, Craig Anderson's controversial film, Red Christmas, is sitting Blu-ray/DVD/VOD on October 17th! 

However, Artsploitation Films will have a very cool announcement for horror fans next week.    On Monday, October 9th the details will be posted on Artsploitation.com as well as here on our official blog.   Here's a hint.   It has to do with Red Christmas.


Thursday, August 24, 2017

"Red Christmas is one of the most beautifully lit and photographed horror films since Dario Argento's Suspiria" - Film Journal

Film Journal Review of Red Christmas 


"Wallace's performance is genuinely memorable—in a genre where middle-aged women rarely get more than a few minutes' screen time before being summarily dispatched, she not only stays the course but shows why it pays to invest in experience...though it's worth noting that Wallace, the mom in E.T. and Cujo and one of the film's producers, stepped up and invested herself."



"Red Christmas is one of the most beautifully lit and photographed horror films since Dario Argento's Suspiria—the stylized pink and blue lighting (nicely justified by the holiday decor) is a dead giveaway to Argento's influence—and it's clear that veteran filmmaker Anderson's stalk-and-slash picture is—pardon the pun—a cut above average."


You can read the entire FILM JOURNAL Review HERE! 


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Craig Anderson & Gerard O'Dwyer (Red Christmas) at Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema




Director, Craig Anderson and actor, Gerard O'Dwyer at the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema in New York City this past weekend for the NYC Premiere of Red Christmas staring Dee Wallace. 




RED CHRISTMAS - A mother must protect her family on Christmas Day from a demented stranger who is hell-bent on tearing them apart.

Craig Anderson, director of Red Christmas, was featured in the New York Times over the weekend in the article titled, Growing Pains: Horror Directors on Their Creepy Childhood Memories






Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Horror News Confidential Podcast - Guest: Dee Wallace

Horror News Confidential 
Podcast Guest: Dee Wallace (Red Christmas, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, The Frighteners)

Dee Wallace joins Michael Joy to discuss her upcoming controversial horror movie, Red Christmas in this 1 hour prime time special brought to by Artsploitation Films & Horrornews.net and broadcasting on the Totally Driven Entertainment Radio Network.   Get Driven! Stay Driven!



Red Christmas
Merry Christmas To All and To All A Blood Covered Night!

‘Red Christmas’ celebrates the tradition of holiday horror classics like, Gremlins, Christmas Evil, Silent Night Deadly Night, and Black Christmas, with it’s own sense of humor in spite of it’s dramatic theme.
Legendary Scream Queen, Dee Wallace (E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Cujo, The Howling) embraces the role of a tough mother who is trying to hold her crazy family together over the Christmas holiday.
In a strange twist of faith, Dee’s past literally comes back to haunt her and possibly kill her in this unique throwback to the 1980’s slasher films that we’ve grown to love.
You better watch out because Cletus is coming to town and he bares the gift of a dark family secret.  This mysterious deformed stranger is about to weave a string of Christmas terror that horror fans will be talking about for years to come.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Artsploitation 101: Dee Wallace talks about Red Christma

Horror News Confidential Podcast
Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 9pm EST
Welcome to Horror News Confidential, where we are not only Breaking News but we are also Making News! Broadcasting from beyond inner-sanctum and through the darkness… directly into your skull. If you dare, take this bizarre journey with us down a twisted lost highway as we Re-Discover the Creature Features from your Childhood, and Re-Examine the New Monsters of Today! You are listening to us LIVE on the Totally Driven Entertainment Radio Network in conjunction with Horrornews.net 
Hosted by Michael Joy 
Exclusive Interview with The Original Scream Queen, Dee Wallace (E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Cujo, The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling) about upcoming horror movie, Red Christmas.
Red Christmas celebrates the tradition of holiday horror classics like, Gremlins, Christmas Evil, Silent Night Deadly Night, and Black Christmas, with it’s own sense of humor in spite of it’s dramatic theme.




Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Unseen Films Reviews Red Christmas

Unseen Films provide curtain call preview of Red Christmas before it's premiere at Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema 

Unseen Films - "Certain to become a favorite film on anti-abortion rights groups everywhere RED CHRISTMAS  is an uncomfortable mix of horror and comedy.

The plot of the film has an anti abortionist blowing up a clinic. In the wreckage he finds a still alive fetus in a bucket and takes it home to raise it. 20 years later the child returns to his family on Christmas day and mayhem results.

Uncomfortable in the extreme, partly because of the subject matter and partly because the film is disturbing, this is a little slice of hell.

I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing."

READ ARTICLE AT UNSEEN FILMS 


Monday, July 24, 2017

Red Christmas dominated for Best Makeup & FX at Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema - Award for Best Makeup & FX

Nomination: Red Christmas 

Awarded by Jury to the best Makeup & FX across all films in competition.

Red Christmas plays on Friday night, August 11th, 2017 at 9pm EST 
Red Christmas is a great gift to the horror genre. It's in the tradition of classics like, Silent Night, Deadly Night and Christmas Evil. If you didn't know any better, you would think you picked up a VHS copy off the shelf of your local video store's horror section in 1980 something. It has that type of feel, a throwback to the glory days of hand made gore. The kill scenes are great and gruesome, and let's not forget creative. It's an essential piece of horror pop- culture worth watching over and over again. It's not Santa doing the slicing and dicing in this holiday slasher flick, but instead Cletus, an aborted baby all grown up and ready to get his revenge on Christmas Eve! Wow, this is some powerful and controversial subject matter that could have easily went the wrong direction, but director Craig Anderson was able to tackle the topic of abortion and make it work in this B level horror flick. Let's not forget about the ultimate scream queen, Dee Wallace, known for such movies as E.T. The Extra- Terrestrial, Cujo, The Howling, Critters, and Hills Have Eyes. She is a phenomenal actress, and her talents shine brighter than ever in this new Christmas horror classic! It's the type of movie that you find yourself thinking about and talking about after you're done watching it. You know it's a good movie when it stays with you and you feel the need to tell other people about it. Definitely worth checking out. You won't be disappointed.




Friday, July 7, 2017

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema features Red Christmas


Craig Anderson's Red Christmas plays Friday, August 11th 2017 at 9pm at The Kew Gardens Cinema!

Horror legend Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, E.T., Cujo, Critters) stars as the stressed-out mother of a squabbling family, gathered together in a remote Outback estate on Christmas Eve. When a mysterious, deformed young man named Cletus appears at their door, things soon change from petty insults to bloody, imaginatively orchestrated violence as Wallace attempts to protect her family from the vengeful intruder. The film deliriously infuses comedy, dark family secrets with outlandish gore and adds the always controversial subject of abortion in its blood-stained mix



http://www.kewgardensfestivalofcinema.com/


Kew Gardens Cinemas 81-05 Lefferts Boulevard Kew Gardens, NY 11415 United States
 Movie info (718) 441-9835



Built in the 1930's this neighborhood house called the Austin has had more faces then Eve. Spent years as a second run double feature house, until being taken over by Rugoff Theatres in the late 50's or early 60's. Art films were played for a few years catering to the affluent area and nearby Forest Hills. Then United Artists took over for a few years playing mostly moveovers and booking midnight shows every Friday and Saturday night. When UA dumped it, it became a XXX house and was extrememly profitable. The owner even played the midnight shows for awhile that UA had built up an audience for. It then went all porno, later being taken over by the same owner of the Polk until it was shut down by the city (a story in itself). The story has a happy ending: new owners bought the place, stripped it down to its minor Art Deco origins and made a mini version of the Angelika. The huge lobby has a concession stand where you can get coffee and fresh cookies. Two theatres were made in the old loge and restroom area on the second floor. Downstairs are four screens, number one keeping the original mini stage and arch. The other four auditoriums have top notch sound and projection and rocking chair seats stadium style. The Kew Gardens is a total delight to attend, heres hoping it survives forever. Click here to read the article from forgotten-NY. We have now upgraded all theaters to digital projection and 5.1 and 7.1 dolby digital sound and we have installed solar panels on the roof.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Red Christmas In July

Merry Red Christmas In July 


Artsploitation Films can't wait!  Here are some exclusive stills from the upcoming holiday slasher throwback, RED CHRISTMAS







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