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Artsploitation has delivered the ultimate stocking stuffer with the home video release of the Australian horror film Red Christmas. Veteran television director and actor Craig Anderson makes his feature debut with Red Christmas, combining the banal horror of family gatherings with the issues of abortion, feminism, ethics, religion and privacy, with a blood-splattered twist on what happens when secrets refuse to stay dead. Following a theatrical rollout across the United States, Red Christmas will be available nationwide October 17th on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.
Genre icon Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, E.T., Cujo, Critters) stars in a critically acclaimed role as the stressed-out mother of a squabbling family, gathered together in a remote Outback estate on Christmas Eve. Their petty dramas threaten to blacken the holiday until a mysterious and deformed stranger appears at the door seeking bloody vengeance. »
- Tom Stockman
With the Halloween season finally upon us, that we’ve got a ton of horror and sci-fi titles headed our way via VOD and various digital platforms throughout the month of October. Things kick off with the 1992 horror comedy Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which hits Digital HD for the first time ever on October 2nd. The very next day, Cult of Chucky, Super Dark Times, The Forlorned, and Realive all make their respective debuts, and just a few days later the holiday horror flick Better Watch Out arrives on October 6th.
October 10th is another busy day, with the digital releases of Wish Upon, Dementia 13, The 13th Friday, War for the Planet of the Apes, and Wes Craven’s cult classic Summer of Fear, and for those looking to spend their Friday the 13th at home, you’ve got M.F.A., Brawl in Cell Block 99, and the Psycho-themed documentary 78/52 to look forward to. »
- Heather Wixson
Brooklyn's own Nitehawk Cinema has announced their programming guide for October and it includes Mario Bava's Kill Baby, Kill, Black Sabbath, and so much more. Also: check out a clip from Red Christmas before its home media release on October 17th, and we also have details on the Blu-ray release of Web of the Spider.
Nitehawk Cinema's October Programming Revealed: To learn about the October programming at Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema, read the details below or visit them online.
We are in the midst of a horror film resurgence. A significant group of contemporary horror films made in the past couple of years is reminiscent of the socio-political classics of the 1960s and 1970s in that they are boldly confronting the terrifying undercurrent of life today. Like their predecessors, these films tackle class, gender identity, and race in a way that shows us both where we are and how far we, »
- Tamika Jones
The holidays take a grisly turn in the upcoming horror comedy Better Watch Out, and the new UK poster for the film displays a deadly twist on holiday decorating. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have home media release details for another holiday horror film, Red Christmas (starring Dee Wallace), as well as the new thriller House by the Lake, featuring a creepy character known as the Fish Man.
Better Watch Out UK Poster: Universal Pictures will release Better Watch Out in the UK on December 8th, and Well Go USA will release Better Watch Out in Us theaters and on VOD beginning October 6th. In case you missed it, read our own Heather Wixson's Fantasia review of the film, as well as her interview with filmmaker Chris Peckover.
"The sadistic horror comedy begins on a quiet suburban street during the holiday season, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old »
- Derek Anderson
She may not often pop up on lists of the top horror icons, but Dee Wallace has damn sure earned the right to be on every single one of them. With memorable roles in Cujo, The Howling, Critters, Popcorn, The Frighteners and Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Wallace is undoubtedly one of the top “scream queens” of all […] »
- John Squires
The ’burbs can be one spooky place to live. Megan Freels Johnston's The Ice Cream Truck release details, trailer, and poster leads today's Horror Highlights! Also: Camp Cold Brook casting details, Blu-ray / DVD release details for The Lift, the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride announcement, Red Christmas theatrical info, and the new Wtf! trailer.
The Ice Cream Truck Trailer and Release Details: Press Release: "Writer-director Megan Freels Johnston’s suburban nightmare The Ice Cream Truck will hit theaters August 18 and be released day-and-date on VOD via Uncork’d Entertainment. A new trailer and poster have been released to coincide with the release.
The provocative psychological thriller stars Deanna Russo (Being Human, Gossip Girl) as Mary, who moves back to her suburban hometown after her husband gets relocated for work. As her family ties up loose ends back home, she moves into their new house alone. And although the move makes Mary nostalgic for her youth, »
- Tamika Jones
Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, and Pennywise Horror Plushies from Funko kick off today's Highlights. Also, we have a look at images from Red Christmas, trailers for The Domicile, Fate, and Cuties, and ending today's feature, we have VOD release details for Whispers.
Funko's Horror Plushies: "From Funko: “Plushies: Horror S1
Some horror characters might give you nightmares, or chase you around the neighborhood, but these won’t. They are horrifically cute!
Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, and Pennywise are now joining the Funko plush line.
Add them all to your collection this Summer!
Coming in September!”
Red Christmas Images: "Press Release: "Philadelphia, Pa - Artsploitation has released the first images for their upcoming release of the Australian horror film Red Christmas. Genre icon 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 »
- Tamika Jones
Artsploitation has released the first images for their upcoming release of the Australian horror film Red Christmas. Genre icon 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. Their petty dramas threaten to blacken the holiday until a mysterious and deformed stranger appears at the door seeking bloody vengeance.
Veteran television director and actor Craig Anderson makes his feature debut with Red Christmas, combining the banal horror of family gatherings with the issues of abortion, feminism, ethics, religion and privacy, with a blood-splattered twist on what happens when secrets refuse to stay dead. Dee Wallace headlines as Diane, a matriarch presiding over the gathering of her squabbling grown children on Christmas Day. Tensions give way to terror when a deformed stranger appears at the door with vengeance on his mind. »
- Phil Wheat
In today's Horror Highlights, we have release details for Asylum of Darkness and Chupacabra Territory, a new poster for Hounds of Love, details on Ghost Brothers moving to Destination America, acquisition info on Red Christmas, and details on MondoCon 2017.
Woelfel’s stirring cocktail of supernatural suspense and goosebump-inducing horror features a superlative cast of sci-fi and horror icons including Golden Globe nominee Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), in one his final film appearances.
Tim Thomerson (Trancers, Near Dark, Nemesis) and Tiffany Shepis (12 Monkeys, Tromeo and Juliet, Tales of Halloween) also star in the movie, a striking, spine-tingling horror jaunt, shot in 35mm, that resembles the works of genre icons Lynch and Cronenberg.
After awakening in a mental asylum, a patient plans his escape to freedom while »
- Derek Anderson
Artsploitation Films has announced that it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the controversial Australian horror Red Christmas starring scream queen icon Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, E.T., Cujo, Critters, Halloween, The Lords of Salem).
“We are excited to release this over-the-top, deliriously entertaining genre film,” said Artsploitation president Ray Murray. “With its odd anti-abortion angle, it could very well be the first horror film of the Trump era!”
“We are thrilled to be working with Artsploitation and couldn’t think of anyone better to release such a striking exploitation film,” added Devilworks president Matteo Rolleri. “Red Christmas sits among the classics; it is kinetic, untamed and saturated in gore.’’
Check out the trailer and synopsis here…
- Gary Collinson
After premiering at last July’s Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Artsploitation Films acquired Red Christmas (read our review), directed by Craig Anderson. The movie stars The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, E.T., Critters, Halloween, The Lords of Salem and Cujo’s Dee Wallace as well as Geoff Morrell, Sarah Bishop, and Janis McGavin. A troubled matriarch must defend her family when a mysterious stranger […] »
- Brad Miska
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