16 items from 2017
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of one of the most controversial films ever made, Bloody Disgusting learned that the official sequel to Meir Zarchi’s 1978 cult classic I Spit on Your Grave (Day of the Woman) will be released next year. In fact, we have your first ever look at I Spit on Your Grave Deja Vu, which boasts the […] »
- Brad Miska
The first still has arrived from the direct sequel to I Spit on Your Grave, entitled I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu. We have it here along with all the info you need. Dig it! From the Press Release:… Continue Reading →
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- Steve Barton
15 September 2017 7:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
With the unequivocally titled Revenge, newcomer Coralie Fargeat gains instant entrée into the halls of Gallic extreme horror in the vein of Haute Tension and Inside. Genuflecting to the giddy exploitation delirium of I Spit on Your Grave — right down to calling the protagonist Jen — this is a rape retaliation thriller both tautly controlled and wildly over-the-top, executed with flashy style, sly visual humor and a subversive feminist sensibility. Acquired by AMC's Shudder streaming service ahead of its Toronto bow in the Midnight Madness section, this mostly English-language pop-art carnage opera will make genre fans squeal and squirm.
- David Rooney
Stars: Francesca Eastwood, Clifton Collins Jr., Leah McKendrick, Peter Vack, Michael Welch, Andrew Caldwell, David Sullivan, Mike C. Manning, Adam Lazarre-White | Written by Leah McKendrick | Directed by Natalia Leite
Noelle is a shy and inhibited university student, reservedly working through a fine arts degree without much notice. In an effort to come out of her shell, she attends a party with a classmate-turned-crush where she becomes the victim of a brutal assault when he violently rapes her. Noelle tries to report the assault, but through a insidious web of victim-blaming, lack of resources, and general campus-wide rape culture, she receives no help as it becomes clear that the institution doesn’t care. She turns to a support group made up of other survivors who deal in safety measures and talking through trauma, rather than what Noelle is ultimately after: retribution. She gains access to information that lets her track down »
- Phil Wheat
Author: Daniel Goodwin
Australian debut writer/director Ben Young makes an astonishing transition from lightweight TV with Castaway and Prank Patrol (Candid Camera for the i-generation) to this edgy, visually scintillating kidnap/rape/escape thriller. Hounds of Love gradually unravels its characters before developing them via scenes of suspense, conflict and surprising poignancy. Young shuns gratuitous violence and gruelling exploitation to set HoL apart from lesser contemporary sub-genre efforts as well and grimier Giallo and Grindhouse flicks like Almost Human, House on the Edge of The Park and I Spit On Your Grave.
It’s near Christmas in sun-soaked suburban Perth, 1987, when troubled teenager Vicki Maloney (Ashleigh Cummings) is kidnapped by local maniacal grunts John and Evelyn (Stephen Curry and Emma Booth), bound in their home then subjected to psychological torment, sexual humiliation and physical abuse. Vicki must manipulate John and Evelyn by studying their characters/relationship dynamics then turn »
- Daniel Goodwin
Directed by Alain Desrochers.
A shopping mall security guard has to protect a female trial witness from a psychopathic criminal and his gang of soldiers looking to stop her testifying against them.
And so the run of direct-to-dvd action movies starring **ahem** older action movie actors continues with Security, a film that stars Antonio Banderas (Desperado/The Expendables 3) and could be neatly summed up as ‘Die Hard in a shopping mall’ and left at that. However, the whole ‘Die Hard in a…’ thing was done with a long time ago and these days not even the Die Hard franchise itself can claim to be anything like those halcyon days of likeable everyday characters taking extraordinary measures to stop the bad guys, so why not delve back into that mindset of late »
- Amie Cranswick
Women in Horror Film Festival showcases the wonderfully talented female voices in my favorite (and your favorite) film genre, horror. The festival directors have announced that Jen and Sylvia Soska have joined an already rad lineup of appearances, and in today's Horror Highlights is a new clip from The Black Room and a trailer for 4/20 Massacre.
The Soska Sisters to Attend Women in Horror Film Festival: Press Release: "Festival Directors and horror filmmakers Samantha Kolesnik and Vanessa Ionta Wright are thrilled to welcome some amazing guests, panelists and guest judges to the 2017 Women in Horror Film Festival! Guest judges and panelists Marianne Maddalena (Producer of Scream 1,2,3 & 4, The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House on the Left), Heather Langenkamp & Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm Street). A panel with Jen & Sylvia Soska (Hellevator, American Mary, Dead Hooker in a Trunk). Appearances by Lynn Lowry (The Crazies, Shivers, Cat People) and Sonya Thompson (The Walking Dead, »
- Tamika Jones
What would you do if you thought you were in a dream? What do you think four lunatics would do if they were programmed to believe they were dreaming would do? That’s pretty much what Killer’s Moon is about.
The lunatics Mr. Trubshaw, Mr. Smith, Mr. Muldoon and Mr. Jones having escaped from the hospital in which they were being held are on the loose and living out their dreams. They have no morals in their dreams so they can do what they want, and they do. This includes murder, rape, theft and anything else they feel like doing. Why not, it’s only a dream right?
While these lunatics are lurking around the English countryside a bus full of school girls has broken down near a closed down hotel. Making their way to the »
- Paul Metcalf
Four young men wander into the vengeful sights of a woman who has survived a harrowing experience in Demented, out now on Blu-ray from Scream Factory, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies of the 1980 horror film to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.
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- Derek Anderson
‘M.F.A.’ Butchers Opportunity To Confront the Realities of Sexual AssaultThe problematic SXSW title combines a severe mishandling of campus rape with a mediocre psychological thriller.
What could be worse than a fundamental misunderstanding of an issue as important and sensitive as campus rape? The answer, as provided by controversial SXSW title M.F.A., is to write a limp, cliched psychological thriller around it. It is difficult to report negatively about a film that focuses on sexual assault when so few films are brave enough to, but when it is handled as poorly and dangerously as it is here, it is important to address its problems head-on.
From its first moments, M.F.A. wastes no time in establishing its protagonist and the world in which she lives in. This is the story of Noelle (Francesca Eastwood), an art student working on her titular master’s degree at a fictional California university. Immediately, we are introduced to the ins and outs »
- Fernando Andrés
Stars: Angelica Chitwood, Deniele Ramos Cloutier, Melissa Elena Jones, Aubrey Wakeling, Vince Peagler III, Gwendoline Piere-Lahaille, Cliff Everett Smith, Monte James, Patrick Mark Turner, Wyatt McClure | Written and Directed by Sandy Chukhadarian
When recently fired kindergarten assistant Norma (Melissa Elena Jones), off-kilter medical student Jj (Deniele Ramos Cloutier) and drunken escort Sasha (Angelica Chitwood) all anonymously receive gruesome homemade torture videos of themselves from 10 years earlier, the trio reunite and with old scars reopened, decide to search for the house they were held captive in and take their ultimate revenge on the people or person who tortured them. With the technological help of Michael (Vince Peagler III) – Sasha’s boyfriend – they find the house they believe they were held in all those years back. Will it be the right house? Will they ever find the parties involved in trauma? Either way, it could be a bloodbath.
Argh! I hate having »
- Mondo Squallido
Twas brillig, and the slithy toves, did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, and the mome raths outgrabe. Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun, the frumious Bandersnatch!
Taking the classic nonsense Lewis Carrol poem Jabberwocky as its inspiration (the poem is referred to in the film as a song recited to children to frighten them) Jabberwock (orJabberwock: Dragon Siege to give the film its full title) is yet another in the line of low-budget dragon movies to be released straight to DVD in the UK (other dragon-based titles include Age of the Dragons, Dawn of the Dragon Slayer, Dragon Dynasty, Dragon Crusaders, and so on and so forth) and like »
- Phil Wheat
This is the Pure Movies review of Elle, starring Isabelle Huppert, Michèle Leblanc, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling and Virginie Efira, and directed by Paul Verhoeven. Written by Joshua Glenn. For all of his exploitative tendencies, Verhoeven is not interested in mounting some pseudo-feminist wish-fulfilment ‘fantasy’ a la I Spit on Your Grave. Instead, he takes one of society’s sickest and most disturbing problems and uses it to explore how we construct and consume ideas of femininity, sexuality and victimhood. His approach is typically brash and confrontational, but there’s a beating conscience beneath the bravado that is, ultimately, transcendental. Audacious, challenging and deceptively affirming, Elle is absolutely essential cinema. »
- Joshua Glenn
Ever wondered what it would be like to visit an La porn theatre in the early 1970′s? Well, those lovely folks over at Vinegar Syndrome may have the release just for you. I’d usually set the scene and build up the excitement (I do actually do that right?), but we have over 12 hours of smut to get through so let’s get on with it!
Disc 1: 7 Pm – 11 Pm
Girl Acrobatics (19??, dir: unknown)
Our uninterrupted sleazefest starts off a little bit tame actually (as it is a purely simulated scene) and sees a too cool for school yuppie returning home to his wife after being away for a couple of days. Naturally, he wants a welcome home present and it’s not until he’s in that classic handstand position with his tiny pecker exposed in all its limp glory that he gets it. Just like his member, this segment is short and sweet. »
- Mondo Squallido
Fans of The Exorcist TV series have rallied together to get the attention of Fox and hopefully get a second season of the show. Their latest campaign, as well as a video featuring fans from all over the world, is included in today's Horror Highlights, which also features a Q&A with the director of Parasites and Hunting Grounds VOD release details.
Details on The Exorcist TV Series's 'Fear the Feathers' Campaign: Press Release: "The Global Fandom for the Fox Television show "The Exorcist" launch[ed] their latest campaign "Fear The Feathers" on Friday, December 30, 2016, in an effort to plead with the network to renew the show for a second season.
The 10 episode series has recently ended its season one run with no news of a renewal from the Fox network. Passionate fans of the show, who have named their cohesive group the "Exorcist Congregation,” have been very vocal on social »
- Tamika Jones
Interview by Matthew Edwards
Tony Garnett is one of the most respected and celebrated British filmmakers of his generation having worked extensively in British television and through his work with critically acclaimed filmmakers such as Ken Loach, whom the pair worked together on the seminal British dramas Kes (1969) and Cathy Come Home (1966), both of which Garnett produced. Opting to move away from producing, Garnett set his sights on writing and directing his own feature films. After directing the critically acclaimed drama Prostitute (1980), Garnett went on to the write and direct the film Handgun (1983), a powerful cult rape and revenge thriller. Eschewing the exploitation motifs as explored in the genre titles such as Death Wish (1974), Abel Ferrara’s Ms. 45 (1981) and I Spit on Your Grave (1978), favouring an art-house aesthetic and employing a docudrama stylistic approach, Garnett’s film is a measured exploration of the nature of injustice and retribution while a »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
16 items from 2017
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