Just in Time for the Horror Holidays: Reinert Kiil's Nordic Slasher Christmas Blood to be Released December 11th The dark, bloody account of a hatchet-wielding killer dressed as Santa will come out on DVD & VOD
Philadelphia, PA - Horror's Santa-slasher tales mixes with Scandinavian Noir in Norwegian filmmaker Reinert Kiil's (The House, Whore) grisly Christmas Blood(Juleblod).
Christmas is a time of peace, love and family. But not for one Norwegian town as a psychopath dressed in a Santa Claus suit has been terrorizing them for the past 13 years. For as soon as the caroling starts, this demented Kris Kringle dispenses bloody ax blows regardless of whether you’ve been bad or good. As the holiday approaches on one snow-covered town filled with revelers, a pair of detectives work against time to find and arrest this bearded serial killer. Will they manage to stop this demented St. Nick before he kills again? Director Reinert Kiil (The House, Whore) delivers a dark, disturbing and bloody holiday thriller.
Christmas Blood will be available December 11th on DVD and several VOD platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube/Google Play, Vudu, FandangoNOW and DISH
Title: Christmas Blood
Original title: Juleblod
Running Time 104 minutes
Director: Reinert Kiil
Aspect Ratio: 2:35
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
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.
Artsploitation SummonsSatanic Horror film Luciferinato 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.
Director: Gonzalo Calzada
Producer: Esteban Mentasti, Horacio Mentasti, Hori Mentassti, Alejandro Narvaez
Starring: Malena Sánchez, Sofia del Tuffo, Marta Lubos, Pedro Merlo, Vando Villamil
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.”