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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