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Directed by: Fred Vogel
Fred Vogel has gained a reputation as one of independent horror's most notorious filmmakers. With movies like The Redsin Tower and the August Underground series, Vogel and his production house, Toetag Pictures, have become synonymous with graphic, controversial fare, which makes Vogel's latest project, Sella Turcica, somewhat puzzling to me.
I came to Sella Turcica having never seen a Fred Vogel film. Sure, I've heard about his flicks for years, and I've always meant to see them. Really I have. I love gore as much as, and maybe more than, the next guy. At first, Vogel's movies were too hard to locate. By the time they’d become easily available, the moment had passed. They fell into the category of films I vowed to catch up with later. »
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*Some spoilers here.
Director: Fred Vogel.
Sella Turcica is a film from ToeTag Pictures, which spotlights the horrors of war in Iraq. As the tagline says: "for Brad the war is over...for his family it's just begun." This is very true for the film, with the central character showing that zombies have a taste for drama and family members too. This title was released in July of this year and the title translates to Turkish saddle. More importantly the title allude to a surgery that Brad has had in the back of this skull, before returning from Iraq. The results of a military experiment are particularly gruesome, with this tried and true plotline reanimated once again.
The particulars involve ex-Marine Brad returning from his action oriented tour in Iraq to a quiet and calm family. Once there, Brad begins to leak »
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In the recent remake of the 1980 exploitation horror film “I Spit On Your Grave”, some scenes involving the protagonist, Jennifer – a young woman brutally raped by 4 men who seeks a violent and bloody revenge – were written out because the director felt that it was unrealistic that Jennifer would actively seduce each rapist before killing him. Not only did the director feel that taking out this almost insulting aspect of the original movie made his new version more realistic, he felt that it also eliminated the ‘exploitation’ factor from the movie. »
The latest film from Toetag Pictures titled 'Sella Turcica' (Directed by Fred Vogel) hit the streets a few weeks ago and we have all the skull depressing details. Check out the official synopsis below and read our Sella Turcica Review. We've included the trailer below as well. Enjoy.
Sgt. Bradley Roback (Damien A. Maruscak) returns home from active duty after a mysterious accident leaves him paralyzed. Awaiting his return, his mother, Karmen (Camille Keaton), and younger sister, Ashley (Jade Risser), remain unaware of the details of the accident and severity of Brad‘s condition. Once he arrives, though he looks sickly, his family members are pleased to see him alive and don’t bring attention to his ill appearance. Over the next twenty-six hours Brad’s condition terribly worsens, barreling down to a gruesome conclusion that will change the family forever.
Ashley Bell has been a working actor since her teen years, appearing in plays in Los Angeles and in guest spots on TV shows, most notably the Showtime series "United States of Tara." Last year Bell signed on to play a girl seemingly possessed, in the low-budget horror film "The Last Exorcism." The weekend it opened, Bell flew into Los Angeles International Airport and was promptly swamped by paparazzi. "I didn't understand why there were all these photographers," Bell recalls with a laugh. "I actually asked somebody who they were there for, before I realized they were taking pictures of me."Horror has always been a tough genre for actors. Though the films traditionally do well at the box office, the actors' performances are not often singled out for praise. In the past, particularly in the 1970s, some actors saw their careers launched by scary movies: Think Amy Irving in "Carrie" and "The Fury, »
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Dread caught up with Sarah Butler, star of Cinetel Film’s controversial I Spit on Your Grave, a week before the film’s September 29th Hollywood premiere (see our coverage of that here) to chat with her regarding her courageous turn as the survivor of a filmic, yet altogether brutal, gang-rape and the repercussions that follow.
A remake of the 1978 Meir Zarchi-directed film of the same name, the Steven R. Monroe-directed I Spit on Your Grave (review here) is being releasing unrated today (October 8th) in theaters across America courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment, a ballsy move indeed! As written by screenwriter and author Adam Rockoff (Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film), I Spit casts Butler as ‘Jennifer Hills,’ a novelist who rents a lakeside cabin in the deep South in order to concentrate on her literary pursuits and who subsequently and tragically »
The Irish film censor has banned the release of the DVD of the gory 1978 horror ‘I Spit On Your Grave’ because of “acts of gross violence and cruelty … towards humans.” The movie stars Irish American Camille Keaton, the daughter of the famous silent actor Buster Keaton, as a young writer who is repeatedly raped by a gang of young men, who she then brutally murders. The film contains scenes of rape, torture, sodomy, genital mutilation, and a scene of disemboweling by motorboat. The movie’s director, Meir Zarchi, who was born in Palestine said that the ban did not surprise him. “[The movie] has relentlessly continued to shock and offend audiences since 1978 when it was first released, and it still does to this date. However, with the level of graphic violence and horror available these days, it’s surprising that Ifco sees this 1978 film more offensive than some of the most daring »
Sigh. It seems that every time devotees of the horror genre begin to gain some headway in terms of freedom to choose what they watch, something like this comes along to remind us that the powers-that-be out there would rather make that decision for us. Case in point: The Irish Film Classification Office’s recent decision to ban Screen Entertainment/101 Films’ DVD and Blu-ray re-release of Meir Zarchi’s infamous I Spit on Your Grave.
From the Press Release:
The Irish Film Classification Office (Ifco) has banned the DVD re-release of the highly controversial 1978 horror film I Spit On Your Grave starring Buster Keaton’s granddaughter, Camille Keaton, in Ireland. UK fans of the infamous cult film, originally released under the name Day of the Woman in 1978 and later re-titled to I Spit on Your Grave, will be able to purchase the ultimate collector’s edition on DVD and Blu-ray as of today. »
'Sella Turcica' from Toetag Pictures will premiere at the Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo in Strongsville, Ohio (near Cleveland) on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 at 7:45Pm.
After the movie screening, there will be a short Q&A with Director Fred Vogel and members of the cast and crew, including Camille Keaton and Damien Maruscak. There will also be an encore presentation at 3:00Pm Sunday, October 3rd.
You can check out the trailer below.
About the Movie
The film is Directed by Fred Vogel. Sgt. Bradley Robak (Damien A. Maruscak) returns home from active duty after a mysterious accident leaves him paralyzed. Awaiting his return, his mother, Karmen (Camille Keaton) and younger sister, Ashley (Jade Risser) remain unaware of the details of the accident and severity of Brad‘s condition.
Once he arrives, though he looks sickly, his family members are pleased to see him alive and don’t »
Directed by Massimo Dallamano
A teacher who is having an affair with one of his students takes her out on a boat when they witness a knife killing on shore. As more gruesome murders start to occur the teacher suspects that he may be the cause of them.
Cosa avete fatto a Solange? (Dallamano, 1972) is an Italian giallo starring Fabio Testi, Cristina Galbo, and Karin Baal. Cult film enthusiasts may be interested to know that it also stars Camille Keaton – of I Spit On Your Grave (Zarchi, 1978) infamy – playing, in some respects, a prototypical version of Jennifer Hills (more on her later).
The film centres on a series of schoolgirl murders, all of which have been carried out in a particularly nasty fashion, »
Fgt staff writer Cassandra Bragg catches up with the heroine of the original Day of the Woman (Aka I Spit on Your Grave.)
I recently had the chance to catch up with Miss Camille Keaton (of the 1978 cult classic I Spit on Your Grave) at Toronto’s annual convention of all things worth being a fan of-Toronto, Canada's FanExpo Convention. Miss Keaton, who made her acting debut in the Italian film What Have You Done to Solange?, directed in 1972 by Massimo Dallamano, cemented her place as a 70s scream queen in Giallo films. Miss Keaton could not have been sweeter or more obliging to me. Of course, we talked Italian horror cinema (one of my personal favorite topics), favorite directors, genre films and Day of the Woman/I Spit on your Grave.
Writer Cassandra Bragg with Camille Keaton
We’re taking a field trip back in time to a more colorful era of cinema… back to the 70’s, specifically to the age of Grindhouse Cinema! Robert Rodriguez’s newest film Machete, a loving throwback to the golden age of grindhouse, opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, September 3rd. We Are Movie Geeks simply couldn’t resist the urge of revisiting our favorite grindhouse films, filled with blood and violence, babes getting revenge, cheesy dialogue and that beautiful grainy look that epitomizes the films of this genre.
10. Rolling Thunder
William Devane plays Major Charles Rane in this 1977 classic of the revenge sub-genre of grindhouse cinema. One part film noir for a new era of film, one part violent action flick that relies so well on character and story over special effects, Rolling Thunder is a film that deserves a much wider recognition. Being the film that inspired Quentin Tarantino »
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War truly is hell.
It wouldn't be the first time, but the trailer for Toetag's Sella Turcica looks like it follows a war veteran returning to discover that he's a zombie (The Revenant was the most recent). At least we think so. It also stars Camille Keaton, who was in 1978's I Spit on Your Grave. That much we know for sure. See if you can figure out whether its a zombie movie before it premieres on DVD this October.
Fyi, the sella turcica is the saddle-shaped depression in the sphenoid bone at the base of the human skull taht holds the pituitary gland. Learning!
There are plenty of discussions these days about the flood of remakes on the market, but very few movies present a better argument against the reboot/remake craze than I Spit On Your Grave. The original, which was also known as Day of the Woman, was of a very particular era and genre; I Spit On Your Grave was a subset of the '70s exploitation flicks that populated the grindhouses of New York City or drive-ins looking to make ends meet, the rape/revenge genre.
What's shown in the trailer for the original I Spit On Your Grave, which you can see here, is an interesting contrast to the new trailer. In both stories, writer Jennifer Hall (Camille Keaton, Buster's granddaughter) comes to the country to work on her book but instead finds herself raped brutally and repeatedly by a group of local men. But in the original trailer, »
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Sgt. Bradley Robak (Damien A. Maruscak) returns home from active duty after a mysterious accident leaves him paralyzed and wheelchair bound. Awaiting his return, his mother, Karmen (Camille Keaton), and younger sister, Ashley (Jade Risser), remain unaware of the details of the accident and severity of Brad's condition.
Once he arrives, though he looks sickly, his family members are so pleased to see him alive that they don’t »
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Toetag Inc. has cast star Camille Keaton ( I Spit on Your Grave ), Damien A. Maruscak ( Maskhead ) and Jade Risser ( Murder, Set, Pieces ) for the independent film Sella Turcica . Fred Vogel begins shooting this July and is aiming to have the film ready for this fall. You'll find the synopsis below: Sgt. Bradley Robak (Damien A. Maruscak) returns home from active duty after a mysterious accident leaves him paralyzed and wheelchair bound. Awaiting his return, his mother, Karmen (Camille Keaton) and younger sister, Ashley (Jade Risser) remain unaware of the details of the accident and severity of Brad's condition. Once he arrives, though he looks sickly, his family members are so pleased to see him alive that they don't bring attention to his ill appearance. Over the next »
28Dla is going behind the scenes to take a look at director Trent Haaga's (Deadgirl) latest, Chop. Haaga brings an actor's experience to this film with appearances in over thirty films including Chad Ferrin's Someone's Knocking at the Door, the upcoming indie flick Sutures and many more. In this latest production a young couple must confront their past at the hands of a psychotic stranger (Bloody). A revenge thriller for sure, Chop also has a comedic element and principal photography on this independent feature was completed within Los Angeles, recently.
In these shocking exclusive stills Chop shows that things will not go smoothly for actors Tanishaa Mukherji, Billy Bakshi, Malaya Manson, and Timothy Muskatell (Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill!) in Haaga's directorial debut. Have a look at some of these great production stills here until a trailer becomes available for Chop shortly.
A short synopsis for Chophere:
"Centers on »
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You know what makes us happy? Reporting on a new film starring the still very much incredible Barbara Steele. It gets us especially happy when we report that joining Steele for the first time ever in a flick will be I Spit on Your Graves' Camille Keaton, P.J. Soles, Adrienne King, Heather Langenkamp, and Erica Leerhsen. We're talking four generations of scream queens here, folks! Does it get any better?
Below you'll find the first four stills and the plot crunch for Jonathan Zarantonello's new film The Butterfly Room, which also stars Ray Wise, Joe Dante (yes, that Joe Dante), and the great James Karen. How's that for a cast?!?!? Look for more on this one really soon!
Alice is an eleven-year-old girl who entices women in their sixties; by trickeries she makes friend with them, until becoming the cure for their “empty nest syndrome”. And once she »
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20 items from 2010
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