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We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes details on The Book, which brings together some of the biggest names in Italian horror, a trailer for Dead of the Nite, new releases from Cavity Colors, and much more:
First Details on The Book: “The Book sees the ultimate collaborative Italian horror film unfold before your very eyes. A one off project of unprecedented scale, The Book brings together, for the very first time, the writers, directors, actors, composers and artists behind the finest Italian genre cinema of the past sixty years. This includes the creative forces behind the Giallo movement, Spaghetti Westerns, Eurocrime and more. Each director will be given the opportunity to showcase their own personal vision of Rome, spread across a dozen episodes. Each segment in this feature film will contain a unique blend of macabre thriller, »
- Tamika Jones
If you're a fan of Japanese splatter films, then your Thanksgiving just got a lot messier - and zanier - as what we have for you here are the first details on madman Yoshihiro Nishimura's Zombie TV, including several stills and a trailer. Put on a raincoat, and dig in!
From the Press Relesae:
Zombie TV is the splatter-ific new zom-com-omnibus from the fertile and twisted mind of acclaimed cult filmmaker and special effects makeup genius Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police, Helldriver, The ABCs of Death).
A Monty Python-esque collection of shorts, animation, sketch comedy, instructional videos, and more, Zombie TV showcases the natural evolution of zombies in the 21st century, no longer a frightening menace, but rather an annoying neighbor you realize you simply have to put up with. Zombie TV answers such natural questions as: In a world full of the undead, wouldn’t some of the »
- Debi Moore
Yoshihiro Nishimura, makeup FX maestro and creator of the outrageous horror comedies Tokyo Gore Police and Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl, is back with another over-the-top feature: the “zom-com” anthology Zombie TV. A collection of live-action and animated shorts, mock instructional videos and other surreal oddities, Zombie TV mimics the format of late-night TV channel surfing to show “the natural evolution of zombies in the 21st century,” depicting the undead not as dangerous monsters but as more of a day-to-day annoyance. It also offers some unique answers to long-standing questions like “How did zombies evolve from walkers into runners?” and “How do zombies have sex?” The anthology marks the first team-up between Nishimura, up-and-coming director Naoya Tashiro (Hell of the College Girls), and Manga artist/animator Maelie Makuno. Maki Mizui in "Pink Zombie" (Image © 2013 Pony Canyon) Zombie TV takes its world premiere bow today at Monsterfest in Melbourne, Australia, and »
- Gregory Burkart
Zombie TV is the splatterific new zombie comedy omnibus from the fertile and twisted mind of acclaimed cult filmmaker and special effects makeup genius Yoshihiro Nishimura (Toykyo Gore Police Helldriver The ABCs of Death). Check out the trailer below this one looks like it could be a lot of fun A Monty Pythonesque collection of shorts animation sketch comedy instructional videos and more Zombie TV showcases the natural evolution of zombies in the 21st century no longer a frightening menace but rather an annoying neighbor you realize you simply have to put up with. Zombie TV answers such natural questions as in a world full of the undead wouldnt some of the surviving humans want to join the majority and »
Japanese splatter master Nishimura Yoshihiro is back and ready to douse your screen with yet another stream of high pressure blood with new omnibus horror anthology Zombie TV.Zombie TV is the splatter-ific new zom / com / omnibus from the fertile and twisted mind of acclaimed cult filmmaker and special effects makeup genius Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police, Helldriver, The ABCs of Death).A Monty Python-esque collection of shorts, animation, sketch comedy, instructional videos and more, Zombie TV showcases the natural evolution of zombies in the 21st century, no longer a frightening menace, but rather an annoying neighbor you realize you simply have to put up with. Zombie TV answers such natural questions as: in a world full of the undead, wouldn't some of the surviving...
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Review Dan Auty 23 Sep 2013 - 06:38
Japanese splatter comedy shogun Noboru Iguchi returns with killer food horror, Dead Sushi. Here's Dan's review of a proudly idiotic film...
One of the first rules of exploitation filmmaking is that if you find something that works - ie. makes money - then keep doing it. This is certainly the principle that has guided Noboru Iguchi for the past five years. The former porn director achieved international success in 2008 with his splatter comedy Machine Girl and has continued to make films in much the same vein - RoboGeisha, Zombie Ass, Karate-Robo Zaborgar and so on - all ridiculous, loud, gaudy and cheap. They are also made with the overseas market very much in mind, delivering a form of exaggerated entertainment that both satirises and embraces the various stereotypes that exist about Japanese comedy.
Dead Sushi is Iguchi's latest opus, and it very much sticks to the formula. »
Is it just me or is there something incredibly cool about a movie character who literally has a dangerous weapon as a part of their body, in place of an average ordinary limb or appendage? Since I can't get inside your brain and hear the answer to that question before I go ahead and talk more on the subject, I'm going to instead assume that you agree with me and proceed with this list, which quite frankly doesn't need much of an introduction. So screw your introduction. Let's jump right in, and talk badass weapon limbs! [Note: at least one of the following limbs is not safe for work viewing... and there are some spoilers ahead as well.] Ash - Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness We begin with the man who is quite frankly responsible for making weapon limbs so damn cool: S-Mart's finest employee and demon killer extraordinaire, Mr. Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell). It was in Evil Dead 2 that Ash's hand became possessed by evil forces that are anything but groovy, »
- John Squires
Directors: Nacho Vigalondo, Adrian Garcia Bogliano, Ernesto Diaz Espinoza, Marcel Sarmiento, Angela Bettis, Noboru Iguchi, Andrew Traucki, Thomas Cappelan Malling, Jorge Michel Grau, Yudai Yamaguchi, Anders Morgenthaler, Timo Tjahjanto, Ti West, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Bruno Forzani & Helene Cattet, Simon Rumley, Adam Wingard, Srdjan Spasojevic, Jake West, Lee Hardcastle, Ben Wheatley, Kaare Andrews, Jon Schnepp, Xavier Gens, Jason Eisener, Yoshihiro Nishimura,
Running Time: 123 Minutes
Extras: Filmmaker Commentary, Makings of, Behind The Secenes, Deleted Scenes, Interviews, Photo Galleries, Trailers
Horror is one of the few genres that is suited perfectly to anthologies. Horror can take the form of short stories, fables, or even visual jokes with disturbing punch lines. But how far can the anthology format be pushed? The Abcs Of Death takes it to the extreme by offering 26 short films (one for every letter of the alphabet) in just over two hours. It’s quite the behemoth task, and as you »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Chicago – “The ABCs of Death” may easily rank as the most repugnant two hours I’ve ever had the displeasure of being condemned to review. But don’t let that entice you, gorehounds. It’s also uninspired and thoroughly monotonous. The only thing that scared me was my realization after the first short film had ended that I still had 25 films left to go. This isn’t entertainment. It’s an endurance test.
Consider the vignette about an obese woman who decides, in a fit of depression, to slice off her fat. Her self-mutilation is juxtaposed with footage of a skinny model striking poses in a commercial. The director, Xavier Gens, cuts back and forth between the imagery with such mechanical repetition that the viewer develops a mixture of nauseation and whiplash but not, alas, fear. What a sad encapsulation of modern horror’s exceedingly sorry state. Horror used to be about atmosphere, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
As a fan of extreme horror - both in tone and gross-outs - I have been keeping a close eye on The Profane Exhibit. The anthology of extreme horror will include segments directed by a collection of internationally renown filmmakers like Sergio Stivaletti (Dellamorte Dellamore), Coffin Joe (At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul), Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police), and Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust) who returns to horror after over twenty years.
Each segment will be introduced by a different person, known collectively as the Gentlemen (regardless of gender), storytellers from important moments in horror history. Previously announced Gentlemen include Bai Ling (The Crow, Dumplings) and Tony Todd (Candyman). Joining that list are Laurence Harvey and Christina Lindberg.
- Alyse Wax
★★☆☆☆ Considering the subject matter of The ABCs of Death (2012), the new compilation horror from producers Ant Timpson and Tim League, it was always going to be - to some degree, at least - controversial. With segments by directors such as Srdjan Spasojevic (A Serbian Film) and Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police), how could it be anything else? Imagine 26 different film directors each being given a letter of the alphabet, before being told to think of a word starting with said letter and base a horror short around it. The result is The ABCs of Death - a film so frankly off-the-radar, it almost defies description.
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- CineVue UK
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 21, 2013
Price: DVD $26.98, Blu-ray $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $32.98
One of 26 fatal segments of The ABCs of Death.
The horror film The ABCs of Death is a high-concept anthology movie if ever there was one: 26 individual “chapters” on the topic of death, each helmed by a different director assigned to a specific letter of the alphabet.
Showcasing the wide variety of possibilities when it comes to that most final of topics, the segments include the fatal visions of such established genre filmmakers as Ti West (The Innkeepers), Xavier Gens (The Divide), Adam Wingard (V/H/S) and Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police) amongst a whole helluva lot of them.
The unrated ABCs of Death, which features an ill-fated a cast of performers from around the world, received a limited release to theaters in the U.S. following its rollout to genre film festivals around the world. »
Kimyô na sâkasu (Strange Circus)
Written by Shion Sono
Directed by Shion Sono
Twists and turns have been a point of contention for many a cinephile for some time now. There are countless blog posts about how much of a hack M. Night Shyamalan is simply because of his usage of twists in his films. The truth of the matter is that there’s no problem whatsoever with a twist within the narrative of a film as long as it is handled well. In Kimyô na sâkasu there isn’t just a twist, there are a series of twists that culminate in one mamma jamma of a twist ending. Again, judgment of a twist comes down to how it is executed and how it affects the story. Kimyô na sâkasu is a film where every one of its twists is merited and makes for a far more interesting viewing experience. »
Directors: Kaare Andrews, Angela Bettis, Hélène Cattet, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Jason Eisener, Bruno Forzani, Adrián García Bogliano, Xavier Gens, Lee Hardcastle, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Jorge Michel Grau, Anders Morgenthaler, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Simon Rumley, Marcel Sarmiento, Jon Schnepp, Srdjan Spasojevic, Timo Tjahjanto, Andrew Traucki, Nacho Vigalondo, Jake West, Ti West, Ben Wheatley, Adam Wingard, and Yudai Yamaguchi. Writers: Kaare Andrews, Simon Barrett, Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani, Adrián García Bogliano, Lee Hardcastle, Noboru Iguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Simon Rumley, Jon Schnepp, Srdjan Spasojevic, Nacho Vigalondo, Dimitrije Vojnov, Ti West, and Yudai Yamaguchi. The ABCs of Death is a horror anthology, composed of twenty-six shorts. This anthology brought twenty-seven directors from fifteen countries together to create a fairly entertaining outing. Understandably, some of the shorts are stronger than others, while some are...
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Anthology film The Profane Exhibit has been in the works for some time now, but things are moving along with casting news for the wrap-around along with more detailed descriptions of the various segments and quotes from a few directors. It's a lot of good stuff so prepare to be here awhile.
From the Press Release:
The producers of “The Profane Exhibit” are excited to announce that both Tony Todd (pictured) and Bai Ling have join the long-awaited horror anthology. They will be featured in the cast of "22 Rue des Martyrs," written by Ray Garton, which serves as the film's wrap-around segment.
David Bond and Manda Manuel are the architects of what is likely the most daring independent horror film project to date, both in concept and scope. Assembling an almost surreal collection of over 100 horror icons (directors, writers, actors, musicians, etc.), Bond's vision is to present the audience with »
- The Woman In Black
Running Time: 2 hrs 9 mins
Release Date: March 8, 2013
Plot: 26 filmmakers from around the world were each given one letter of the alphabet. From there they had free rein to create a killer short horror film based around words ranging from “Apocalypse” to “Zetsumetsu.”
Who’S It For? Some segments will be loved, others hated, but anyone who likes the idea of a horror anthology needs to check this out.
Twenty-six shorts from 26 directors based on the 26 letters of the alphabet is one ambitious experiment. As a fan of anthologies, I went into The ABCs of Death wanting to like it, but even I’m surprised by how successful I found the film as a whole. Sure, there are a handful of middling entries that »
- Shane T. Nier
Title: The ABCs of Death Directed By: Bruno Forzani, Helene Cattet, Kaare Andrews, Angela Bettis, Adrian Bogliano, Jason Eisner, Ernesto Diaz Espinoza, Xavier Gens, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Malling, Jorge Michel Grau, Anders Morgenthaler, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Jbanjong Pisanthanakun, Simon Rumley, Marcel Sarmiento, Jon Schnepp, Srdjan Spasojevic, Timo Tjahjanto, Andrew Traucki, Nacho Vigalondo, Jake West, Ti West, Ben Wheatley, Adam Wingard, Yudai Yamaguchi, Lee Hardcastle You can have one good short film. You can even have five that are all solid. But 26? “The ABCs of Death” is a horror anthology consisting of 26 shorts from 26 different directors all of whom accepted the challenge of taking a single letter of the [ Read More ]
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- Perri Nemiroff
Taking place this weekend is the CineMayhem Film Festival in Thousand Oaks, California. If you’re a fan of independent horror, there will be a variety of short films, multiple features, including The ABCs of Death, and the world premiere of Roadside:
“(Los Angeles, CA)—In just less than 48 hours, the first-ever CineMayhem Film Fest will be underway at the Muvico Thousand Oaks (166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA) and to get the fans out there ready, we have a few final details we wanted to share in preparation of our two-day celebration of independent horror this weekend.
CineMayhem sponsor SideShow Collectibles has generously donated four figurines for us to raffle off to attendees at the following screenings on March 2nd and 3rd: Roadside and The ABC’s Of Death on Saturday and K-11 and Resolution on Sunday. Scream Factory, another CineMayhem sponsor, has also kindly donated several of »
- Jonathan James
If you're in or around Los Angeles and are a horror fan, you should make it your business to attend this weekend's CineMayhem Film Festival in honor of Indie Horror Month! Read on for the skinny on all that's happening!
From the Press Release
In less than 48 hours, the first-ever CineMayhem Film Fest will be under way at the Muvico Thousand Oaks (166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA), and to get the fans out there ready, we have a few final details we wanted to share in preparation of our two-day celebration of independent horror this weekend.
CineMayhem sponsor Sideshow Collectibles has generously donated four figurines for us to raffle off to attendees at the following screenings on March 2nd and 3rd: Roadside and The ABC's Of Death on Saturday and K-11 and Resolution on Sunday. Scream Factory, another CineMayhem sponsor, has also kindly donated several of their cult classic »
- Uncle Creepy
Can't wait for the screening of The ABCs of Death at the CineMayhem Film Festival? Want to chat with a few of the flick's directors? We have your hookup right here. Read on for details.
From the Press Release
When: Tomorrow, February 20, 2013, from 11:00am Pst – 2:00pm Pst
Who: The following directors and producers are participating in the Reddit Ama Live Chat:
Nacho Vigalondo - A is for Apocalypse
Adrían Garcia Bogliano - B is for Bigfoot
Ernesto Díaz Espinoza - C is for Cycle
Marcel Sarmiento - D is for Dogfight
Thomas Malling - H is for Hydro-Electric Diffusion
Jorge Michel Grau- I is for Ingrown
Simon Rumley - P is for Pressure
Adam Wingard - Q is for Quack
Srdjan Spasojevic- R is for Removed
Lee Hardcastle - T is for Toilet
Ben Wheatley - U is for Unearthed
Kaare Andrews - V is for »
- Uncle Creepy
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