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First trailer & poster for Ginger Lynn starrer ‘House of Many Sorrows’

Fresh off an around the clock marathon editing and sound mastering session, director Barry J. Gillis has unveiled the first trailer for his forthcoming horror flick, House of Many Sorrows, which stars Ginger Lynn Allen, Tom Malloy, and Kim Sonderholm. The film tells the story of a group of guests in a country inn who begin disappearing and dying, after a mentally unstable man takes over his terminally ill mother’s bed and breakfast operation.

Laurence R. Harvey of The Human Centipede fame, also makes a special appearance in the movie which is shrouded in mystery. Says director Gillis:

Laurence does make an appearance in the movie, and I am overjoyed with his performance, but that is all I can tell you at this time.

Barry J. Gillis is previously esponsible for bringing the world Things (1989) starring Amber Lynn; Wicked World and The Killing Games. House of Many Sorrows is
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Exploitation Rewind: The VHS Nostalgia Boom

The home video boom of the early ‘80s changed the horror and exploitation film landscape forever.

Obscure, low-budget films from the past became more accessible and gave horror fans a chance to see those titles only read about in Famous Monsters and Fangoria. The rise of “mom and pop” rental shops also helped to put the final nail in the coffin of the independent movie houses. Drive-in theaters and past-their-prime “hardtops” (affectionately known as grindhouses) that exhibited first-run, low-budget genre films slowly began to disappear.

Why would exploitation audiences take the trouble to go to the drive-in when they could create their own lurid triple-feature at home? Not only did the home video market change the way low budget films were seen, it also greatly altered the quality of the productions when the “direct-to-video” wave hit. Say what you will about the micro-budgeted genre films of the ‘60s and ‘70s
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Things (1989)

I’m taking a college course in literary theory right now, and I must confess that it is one of the most fascinating courses I’ve ever experienced. While I can’t say right now if it will dramatically impact my journalism style, but I can say it will probably change the small things about me that define my humanity. Right now we are examining trauma theory, and I can say without missing that trauma theory applies to the little-known 1989 Canadian film known as Things. Things is indicative of some kind of horrible event in the past of the directors. It is something that has made them go beyond the barriers of our feeble humanity. It cannot be grasped nor explained by sane and rational minds. I have hoped to make a career out of grasping that which is outside the cosmic scope of how we view the universe. I
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Things DVD Review (?)

Intervision Picture Corp:In 1989, it became the first Canadian shot-on-Super 8 gore shocker commercially released on VHS.  Today, it remains perhaps the most bizarre, depraved and mind-boggling chunk of 'Canuxploitaion' ever unleashed upon humanity. Adult film superstar Amber Lynn and co-writer/producer Barry J. Gillis star in this surreal saga about two friends who visit a remote cabin, only to discover a womb of monstrous horror that demands graphic dismemberment. It's an inexplicable orgy of eye ripping, beer guzzling, boob baring, skull drilling, sandwich making, chain sawing, bad acting and post-sync dubbing from co-writer/producer/director Andrew Jordan that has spawned its own disturbing cult of fans. Some will be repulsed. Others may be transformed forever. But you have never seen anything like Things.I'm not sure Things can...
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Things

Things may be the worst film ever made. Ironically, that has become the calling card of a film that would have been better never being made. A self-proclaimed must-own for cult collectors, Things compensates for dreadful Super 8 filmmaking and incomprehensible sound with gratuitous and uncompromisingly extreme sadism. Magically, the film has entered a critical nether where praise and scorn serve equally to reinforce its allure.

Doug Drake (Doug Bunston) and his wife Susan (Patricia Sadler) encounter problems conceiving and see Dr. Lucas (Jan W. Pachul). Low and behold, the Doc is actually a malevolent sociopath with a penchant for laughter-fueled torture. It’s not long before Susan is impregnated with the fetus of a hysterically created but disturbingly perverse creature. It multiplies and in no time the house in the woods is infested with them.

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DVD Review: Things from Intervision

Things opens with a dream in which a man named Doug encounters a masked woman who proceeds to undress and inform him of his success in impregnating her. Later, Doug's brother Don (Barry J. Gillis, screenwriter and dude on the cover) and his buddy Fred show up at Doug's house for some drinking. They find the house empty, put their coats in the freezer, crack open a few breskies, admire the classy artwork in Doug's house, and surf channels, marveling at the reception of the "bestiality channel". It's not long before weird things begin to happen and they discover Doug has turned to some unusual methods in order to get his wife pregnant. This turns out to have been a bad idea as they are now sharing the house with the large, insect-like creatures that have emerged from her unholy womb.

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Intervision to Release the Obscure Canadian Horror Flick Things This July

Having recently plowed through Intervision’s first release, the obscure 80′s shot-on-video horror flick “Sledgehammer”, I’m pretty much down for whatever the company has to offer. Next up is the forgotten Canuxploitation flick “Things”, which, according to Intervision’s official blog, is the “first Canadian Super 8 gore shocker commercially released on VHS”. Sounds like a winner to me. If it’s anything like “Sledgehammer” — which I fully intend to cover on this site at a later date — I’m sure it will be an instant classic in the Rigney household. Well, in one half of the Rigney household, anyway. Here’s what you can expect from “Things”: Adult film superstar Amber Lynn and co-writer/producer Barry J. Gillis star in this surreal saga about two friends who visit a remote cabin, only to discover a womb of monstrous horror that demands graphic dismemberment. It’s an inexplicable orgy of eye ripping,
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Retro Slave: Canuxploitation classic Things gets royal treatment from Intervision

Ever since Paul Corupe included Things in his list of five favourite Canuxploitation flicks, I've been itching out check it out the Diy insanity. Well, on July 12 I'll finally get mu chance when Things gets some legit love on DVD from Intervision who say "this movie is one of the weirdest, goriest and most mind-blowing .things. you will ever see."

Intervision's last film released was Sledgehammer, which is widely considered to be the first shot-on-video slasher.

You can pre-order Things here

Check out the full list of bonus features and the trailer after the break.

Extras include:

* Audio Commentary With Director Andrew Jordan and Stars Barry J. Gillis, Jan W. Pachul And Doug Bunston

* Audio Viewing Party with The Cinefamily

* Testimonials On Things: All-New Interviews With Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), Jason Eisener And Rob Cotterill (Hobo With A Shotgun), Canuxploitation.com Creator Paul Corupe, Joseph A.
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Intervision to Release 'Canuxploitation' Film Things and The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer on July 12th

The good people at Intervision Picture Corporation have announced two unique DVD releases scheduled for July 12th, one a twisted little piece of filmmaking from our neighbors to the north and the other based on a famous serial killer.

First up is Things, the 1989 Canadian gorefest starring Amber Lynn and Barry J. Gillis. Things will be resurrected from its VHS roots and reborn on DVD dripping with over four hours of special features for you to sink your teeth into.

And speaking of sinking teeth, also being released on July 12th is The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer, an accurate retelling of the serial killer's gruesome true life tale. This 1993 film is directed by David R. Bowen and stars Carl Crew, who appeared in the 80's cult film Blood Diner.

From the Press Release

Things

In 1989 it became the first Canadian shot-on-Super 8 gore shocker commercially released on VHS. Today
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Wtf horror Things coming to DVD

Intervision Picture Corp is set to release the Super 8 Canadian shocker Things on DVD on July 12th, with some neat extras and a killer cover art (as pictured to the right).

In 1989, it became the first Canadian shot-on-Super 8 gore shocker commercially released on VHS. Today, it remains perhaps the most bizarre, depraved and mind-boggling chunk of ‘Canuxploitaion’ ever unleashed upon humanity. Adult film superstar Amber Lynn and co-writer/producer Barry J. Gillis star in this surreal saga about two friends who visit a remote cabin, only to discover a womb of monstrous horror that demands graphic dismemberment. It’s an inexplicable orgy of eye ripping, beer guzzling, boob baring, skull drilling, sandwich making, chain sawing, bad acting and post-sync dubbing from co-writer/producer/director Andrew Jordan that has spawned its own disturbing cult of fans. Some will be repulsed. Others may be transformed forever. But you have never seen anything like Things.
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DVD: "Canuxploitation" Flick Things on the Way

In 1989, Things became the first Canadian shot-on-Super 8 gore shocker commercially released on VHS. Today, it remains perhaps the most bizarre, depraved and mind-boggling chunk of "Canuxploitaion" ever unleashed upon humanity. Adult film superstar Amber Lynn and co-writer/producer Barry J. Gillis star in this surreal saga about two friends who visit a remote cabin, only to discover a womb of monstrous horror that demands graphic dismemberment. It.s an inexplicable orgy of eye ripping, beer guzzling, boob baring, skull drilling, sandwich making, chain sawing, bad acting and post-sync dubbing from co-writer/producer/director Andrew Jordan that has spawned its own disturbing cult of fans. Some will be repulsed. Others may be transformed forever. But you have never seen...
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Things and The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer From Intervision July 12th

Intervision Picture Corp. continues their assault on our collective sanity with two upcoming releases this July 12th.  First up is Canuxploitation horror mindfuck, Things:Directed by Andrew Jordan & Barry Gillis Stars: Barry Gillis, Amber Lynn, Bruce Roach   Production Year: 1989Don Drake and his best friend Fred have disappeared after traveling to a remote California cabin to visit Don's deranged brother Doug and his wife, Susan. The visit turns into a hideous life and death struggle. Don's fanatical desire but inability to father children has driven him to horrifying action. He's forced his wife to undergo a twisted and dangerous experiment which results in hatching a non-human life form in her womb. And now the Things want out. All hell breaks loose as the terrified survivors...
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Guest blogger: Canuxploitation's weirdest, wildest Canadian exploitation films!

[Editor's note: In light of the release of Jason Eisner's Hobo with a Shotgun, we thought we'd ask the world's leading expert on Canadian exploitation cinema and Managing Editor of Canuxploitation, Paul Corupe, to share his five favourite and most outrageous Canadian expoitation films]

The Canadian film industry has a dirty little secret. For every critically lauded drama by celebrated auteurs, dozens of unacknowledged low-budget horror, science fiction, sexploitation, action and lowbrow comedy films lurk just below the surface. Although many of these “Canuxploitation” films appeared during the 1970s and '80s, when generous tax laws helped nurture the budding careers of directors like David Cronenberg, Bob Clark and Ivan Reitman, Canada's rich history of exploitation films stretches from almost the very beginning of moving pictures.

Our most recent entry, Jason Eisner's Hobo with a Shotgun, has been earning positive reviews due to its gleeful devotion to exploitation carnage, it's only the tip of the ice floe when it comes to the dark side of Canada's film industry. In more than a decade of hunting down obscure Canadian B-movies, the five films below are some of the wildest examples of Canuxploitation, a legacy created
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Lone Star: Fox Not Cancelling New TV Show, Yet

After Monday's disastrous debut of Lone Star, there has been talk that Fox might scrap the series after just one episode. Now, it looks like that won't happen.

In Lone Star, Robert Allen (James Wolk), is leading a double life so that he and his father can pull off cons both big and small. Things get especially complicated when Robert feels personally connected to his marks and starts to regret what he's doing. Others in the series are Jon Voight, Adrianne Palicki, Bryce Johnson, David Keith, Eloise Mumford, and Mark Deklin.

The show premiered to a terrible 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic and just 4.1 million viewers. It ranked a distant fourth in both categories and lost 69% of House's lead-in audience in the demo.

Network execs are understandably confused by the series' lack of viewers. After all, they
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Latest South African Horrorfest details

Fango got the details on the fourth annual South African Horrorfest, which gets underway October 30 and stretches until November 6 at The Labia Theatre (68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town). As always, the fest (organized by Fango scribe Paul Blom) is a mix of old, new, rare, indie and cult films, many of them making their debuts on African screens.

Yearly traditions remain intact, as there will be a silent classic with live concert accompaniment, a Halloween dress-up and the Shadow Realm short film collection. While screening times and exact dates have yet to be announced, the full lineup consists of:

• Shadow Realm Short Film Collection: A variety of horror minimovies from all around the globe, screened in three feature-length blocks on Oct. 30, Nov. 1 and Nov. 6.

Last House On The Left: The infamous Wes Craven shocker about two girls kidnapped and tortured to death in the woods and the violent justice that awaits their killers.
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