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Known for its selection of unnerving and underrated acquisitions of films that appear to exist on the unconventional fray, Artsploitation Films brings Jason Banker’s hallucinatory horror film Toad Road to DVD. A hit among a handful of film festivals, including Fantasia International Film Festival, where it won Best Director and Best Actor, Banker’s film has established a solid following with his first feature film, winning praise from a variety of top tier sources and even more eclectic avenues, such as a celebratory insert accompanying the disc, which contains praise from actor Elijah Wood. But, to be honest, there needs to be a differentiation here in what some may define as a horror film, as there’s really nothing horrific that goes on here. Sure, it hints at passing through the gates at Hell, but more so as a metaphor for addiction, instead it plays like some odd minded »

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