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Frightfest 2015: ‘Turbo Kid’ Review

28 August 2015 1:24 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside, Edwin Wright. Aaron Jeffery, Romano Orzri, Orphée Ladouceur | Written and Directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell

As a kid there were three distinct phases in my movie-watching life. The first was when we rented a Betamax player from the local electrical retailer – who just happened to be the only place that rented the tapes too! That didn’t last. Obviously. And we never did upgrade to VHS, instead going wthout for years. That was until the second phase… In 1989/1990, after incessantly hounding my mother to get a VHS recorder because everyone else had one, she bought one of those huge silver behemoths, apparently one of the first front-loaders, from my uncle who in turn had got it from a guy in a pub who needed the money for beer! That Christmas I recorded Everything – on Granada VHS tapes may I add »

- Phil Wheat

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Film4 FrightFest 2015 Review – Turbo Kid (2015)

28 August 2015 12:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Turbo Kid, 2015

Written and directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell

Starring Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside, Edwin Wright. Aaron Jeffery, Romano Orzri, Orphée Ladouceur

Synopsis:

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a comic book fan dons the persona of his favourite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord.

To paraphrase the producer of the movie, Turbo Kid is a fake movie from the 1980s made in 2015 and set in a post-apocalyptic 1997. Simply put, this is your new favourite cult film. It takes all the best elements of Mad Mad, BMX Bandits and Braindead for an 80s style gorefest that packs a major punch, but also a lot of heart.

Turbo Kid started out live in a similar vein to Hobo With a Shotgun, and the two are pretty comparable. The movie was originally submitted as a short for The ABCs of Death as “T for »

- Luke Owen

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Round-Up: Turbo Kid UK Blu-ray, Exclusive Extinction Clip, It Came From Candi’S Lab Web Series

27 August 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When you add a pinch of '80s nostalgia with a dash of action and gore and mix them together you get Turbo Kid, which will be released in the U.K. on Blu-ray in October. Also: an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from Extinction and first details on the web series It Came from Candi's Lab.

Turbo Kid: Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release Turbo Kid on Blu-ray in the U.K. on October 5th. Turbo Kid stars Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside, Edwin Wright, and Aaron Jeffery.

From Blu-ray.com: "Synopsis: Turbo Kid is a celebration of all things that were awesome about the age of movies on VHS. It's packed with nods to 1980s pop culture (even down to Atari-style credits and its synth-tastic score) and riffs on the kids' adventure movies such as BMX Bandits, The Monster Squad, and The Goonies.

And for the hardcore fans, there's »

- Tamika Jones

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We Are Still Here Blu-ray / DVD Release Details and Cover Art

26 August 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

One of my favorite indie horror releases of the 2015, We Are Still Here is making its way to Blu-ray and DVD just in time for Halloween:

Press Release: A tragic death leaves a married couple devastated, but their misery soon turns into mortal fear in the thoroughly haunting new film We Are Still Here. The Dark Sky Films/Mpi theatrical release, from the producers of The House of the Devil and Cheap Thrills, comes to Blu-ray and DVD on October 6, 2015. We Are Still Here is an atmospheric, classically constructed haunted house story, but with modern, heightened tension and action. After their teenage son Bobby is killed in a car crash, Paul and Anne Sacchetti move to an isolated 19th-century house in the New England countryside to try to start a new life. But soon the grieving couple begin to sense they are not alone in the old house. The Sacchettis' »

- Jonathan James

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Turbo Kid heading to DVD and Blu-ray on October 5th

26 August 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Set to premiere at FrightFest tomorrow night (keep an eye out for our review), the ultra-violent VHS love letter Turbo Kid is, ironically, heading to Blu-Ray and DVD on October 5th.

The BMX Bandits meet Mad Max in this hugely entertaining and ultra-violent love letter to the VHS era. Set in a vision of the future, Turbo Kid will be instantly recognisable to anyone who spent a wasted youth in the video store – it’s a retro-adventure for the ages!

It’s packed with nods to 1980s pop culture (even down to Atari-style credits and its synth-tastic score) and riffs on the kids’ adventure movies such The Monster Squad and The Goonies.

And for the hardcore fans, there’s another staple of the VHS – bucketloads of gore and violence. With its crazy decapitations, disembowelments, and dismembered limbs, Turbo Kid follows in the footsteps of other hyper pastiche movies such as »

- Luke Owen

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Round-Up: Turbo Kid Clips, Garm Wars: The Last Druid, Unnatural Release Details, Rebound World Premiere

21 August 2015 7:55 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Two new clips have been revealed for a favorite of SXSW, Turbo Kid. Also in this morning's round-up: U.S. distribution for Garm Wars: The Last Druid, release details for Unnatural, and the Rebound premiere at The Downtown Independent.

Turbo Kid: Released by Epic Pictures Group, Turbo Kid will have its official theatrical and VOD release next Friday on August 28th.

"In a post-apocalyptic future a young solitary scavenger obsessed with comic books must face his fears and become a reluctant hero when he meets a mysterious girl. From horror masterminds Ant Timpson (The ABCs Of Death 1 & 2, Housebound) and Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun)."

Directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell, Turbo Kid stars Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Aaron Jeffery, and Michael Ironside.

To read Heather's review of Turbo Kid and her interview with directors François Simard, Yoann-Karl Whissell, and Anouk Whissell, visit the following:

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- Tamika Jones

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August VOD Releases Include Final Girl, The Boy, Turbo Kid

1 August 2015 11:53 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

There are a lot of great movies arriving on VOD for the month of August, which should undoubtedly please all you genre fans who love to catch on some of the best indie horror and sci-fi titles from the comfort of your own homes. We kick things off with The Last Survivors from Dark Sky Films and the very same day, Uncork’d Entertainment is unleashing their werewolf flick Dark Moon Rising which stars Eric Roberts.

On August 7th, A24 is planning on taking viewers to some Dark Places, and we’ve got a handful of movies arriving in mid-month including the thriller Cop Car starring Kevin Bacon and the stylized revenge tale Final Girl featuring the always great Abigail Breslin. A few days later, SpectreVision’s The Boy arrives on VOD and one of my personal favorite films of 2015, the spunky post-apocalyptic action adventure tale Turbo Kid, will be released on August 28th. »

- Heather Wixson

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Fantasia 2015 Must See Films (Week One)

9 July 2015 8:06 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

My original plan was to publish a list of my ten most anticipated films screening at the Fantasia Film Festival but considering the incredible line-up this year, I find it near impossible to narrow it down to only ten. So instead I’ve decided to select one movie a day, or better yet, the movie that you should choose if you only had time for one.

Day 1. Tangerine

Christmas Eve in Tinseltown!

If you’re not familiar with director Sean Baker start taking notes. The man is a genius and one of the best indie American filmmakers working today. In Starlet, Baker spun an unlikely friendship between a young porn actress and an old lady in the San Fernando Valley. In Prince of Broadway, he chronicled the struggles of a hustler balancing fatherhood while working in New York’s wholesale district. Baker’s work avoids labels by refusing to adhere »

- Ricky

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Watch the New Trailer for Turbo Kid, Hitting Theaters & VOD August 28th

17 June 2015 8:41 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"I wish I could have been more like the real Turbo Rider." "But you could totally be Turbo Kid." A new release trailer for SXSW favorite Turbo Kid has landed along with an official theatrical and VOD release date: August 28th. Ready to roll?

"In a post-apocalyptic future a young solitary scavenger obsessed with comic books must face his fears and become a reluctant hero when he meets a mysterious girl. From horror masterminds Ant Timpson (The ABCs Of Death 1 & 2, Housebound) and Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun)."

Directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell, Turbo Kid stars Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Aaron Jeffery, and Michael Ironside. Epic Pictures Group will release Turbo Kid in theaters and VOD August 28th.

To read Heather's review of Turbo Kid and her interview with directors François Simard, Yoann-Karl Whissell, and Anouk Whissell, visit the following:

Review Interview

The post Watch the New Trailer for Turbo Kid, »

- Derek Anderson

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We Are Still Here – The Review

3 June 2015 1:35 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Some of the best and surprising films, not just in horror but all genres, are the ones that sneak up on you and catch you off guard. To be more specific, small films that seemingly come out of nowhere, without warning, and despite their having an otherwise mild-mannered appearance, turn out to have quite a surprising impact.

Written and directed by Ted Geoghagan, We Are Still Here is one of these little modestly made films that speak quietly but carry a big stick. Wash, as I will refer to it from here on out, is a superbly made film that does not strike you as such upon the first viewing. Instead, its a film that nags at you and eats away at your mind after the viewing has ended. For myself, I came away from my initial viewing thinking only mediocre thoughts of its content, but as I soon realized, »

- Travis Keune

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The Best B-Movies of the 21st Century

26 May 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

The constant big-budget movie releases with their A-list stars, state of the art technology, and expensive advertising campaigns can make it easy to forget that most of the movie industry just doesn’t have that kind of money. Most filmmakers are working with limited resources, yet producing films that are in many cases better than those big money movies. Other filmmakers work with even less, producing films that, in the end, are often relegated to the more obscure cable channels and the bargain bin at Amazon. B-movies have been called Hollywood’s stepchild, but what they really are is its life blood.

Only a few of these films make money, but they have a greater value than simply being good for business: they are good for filmmaking. With little money, no stars, scripts that are disjointed, and often featuring poor production values, the B-movie is the primordial ooze from which new talent and ideas crawl. »

- Gregory Small

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Late Nite Grindhouse Started 5 Years Ago Today!

15 May 2015 5:51 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Next month, we will be celebrating our anniversary by teaming up with our friends at Grindhouse Releasing to present Trailer Apocalypse, which features almost 2 hours of horror & exploitation film trailers all on 35mm! However, I thought it would be nice to sit in front of the computer and reminisce about how far the program has come.

In The Beginning…

Up until 2002, I worked for the Wehrenberg Theatres chain from my start in 1999 as a concessionist and worked my way to a projectionist. Finally, I was an Assistant Manager/Projectionist at the Eureka 6 Cine. When I got my job with the current company I work for, I quit the theater. I’ll admit, quitting felt like a little piece of me was missing. I was no longer “contributing” to my love of film. I always wanted to be involved again, but didn’t really know what to do. I remember I »

- Andy Triefenbach

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Frontières@Fantasia: First Wave Includes New Titles From People Behind Turbo Kid, A Serbian Film, And Hobo With A Shotgun

14 May 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

As the Fantasia International Film Festival ramps up for this year's festival so does the staff of the Frontières International Co-production Market. They have just announced the first projects to participate in this year's market. Those in attendance will look at new projects by Rob Cotterill, producer of Hobo With A Shotgun. Things have been relatively quiet for A Serbian Film director Srdjan Spasojevic but he is coming to the market with a new project called Whereout. And those crazy 'enfants' from Turbo Kid, Rkss, will have a new project to pitch called Elora. Also in attendance at this year's market will be Wild Things director John McNaughton. Ther will be a new project from the producers of The Demons Rook. From The Netherlands comes Kill Mode, winner from the...

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Round-Up: Sun Choke Posters, Mark of the Devil 1 & 2 Vinyl, Soska Sisters’ Vendetta

5 May 2015 8:33 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

New posters featuring the main three characters from the psychological horror film, Sun Choke (which recently made its world premiere at the Stanley Film Festival), are featured in our latest round-up. We also have release details and cover art for One Way Static Records' upcoming vinyl soundtrack release for Mark of the Devil and its sequel, as well as a new poster for the upcoming prison-set thriller, Vendetta, which is directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska (See No Evil 2, American Mary).

Sun Choke: Written and directed by Ben Cresciman, Sun Choke stars Sarah Hagan, Sara Malakul Lane, Barbara Crampton, William Nicol, Evan Jones, Joe Nieves, and Jim Boeven.

Synopsis: "Janie’s just trying to get well. As she recovers from a violent psychotic break, she’s subjected each day to a bizarre holistic health and wellness regimen designed, and enforced, by her lifelong nanny and caretaker. She begins »

- Derek Anderson

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Canadian Cult Cinema: The Overlooked & Underrated

21 April 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

You love the horror, suspense thriller, action and science fiction films that make up the world of Canadian cult cinema affectionately known as Canuxploitation.

You’ve watched the entire David Cronenberg genre filmography (if not, please do so now as The Brood, Scanners and The Fly are three of the greatest horror films ever made).

You’ve seen Black Christmas and The Changeling and watched a slasher-ific marathon of Prom Night, Terror Train, Happy Birthday to Me and My Bloody Valentine.

You caught up with Cube, the Ginger Snaps series, Splice, Hobo with a Shotgun and WolfCop all while keeping close tabs on the works of Astron-6.

Yet your hunger for Canadian genre film productions and co-productions cannot be satiated.

To aid you in your deeper exploration of the field, following is a chronological look at a number of Canadian genre films that simply don’t get enough attention.

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The Groundstar Conspiracy »

- Terek Puckett

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‘Holy Hell’ Review

25 March 2015 6:04 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Ryan Laplante, Alysa King, Michael Rawley, Luke Laplante, Shane Patrick McClurg, Rachel Ann Little, Reece Presley, Austin Schaefer | Written and Directed by Ryan Laplante

Taking its cues from the gloriously over the top madness of Hobo With a Shotgun and the early films of Troma, Holy Hell is the debut feature from writer/director/star Ryan Laplante – and judging by this movie he is one sick, twisted and hilariously funny individual!

Holy Hell is a comedic take on the classic revenge movies of the 80s and tells the story of Father Augustus Bane, a priest who lived by the word of god – so much so that he doesn’t interfere when, during a visit to a family in his parish, a gang a sickos attack and kill them all… Pushed too far by the atrocities he has witnessed, Father Bane somehow survives his injuries and, plagued by guilt, he »

- Phil Wheat

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Icons of Fright Interviews Wolfcop Director Lowell Dean and Star Amy Matysio!!

12 March 2015 2:42 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

It’s time for a one-two punch of Wolfcop interviews, you wonderful readers. Lowell Dean’s hilarious and Very entertaining film just hit DVD/Bluray (review) and what better way to get you fright fanatics excited to check it out, than two interviews, one with writer/director Dean, and one with Amy Matysio, who plays Tina, a source of many hilarious moments in the film. Check ‘em out and be sure to pick up Wolfcop, out now via Image Entertainment!

Hi Lowell, how’s it going man?

Lowell Dean (Writer/director): Pretty good, how are you doing?

Not too bad at all actually. First off, when I first heard the name Wolfcop during last year’s Fantasia Festival, it was an instant Yes for me, I mean, how would anyone Not want to see that movie? With that being said, I am curious, what brought on this crazy idea of a movie? »

- Jerry Smith

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Watch the Shorts That Lead to Horror Movies Like 'Clown,' 'Saw' and 'The Babadook'

11 March 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Let's consider fake movie trailers to be short films. They're self-contained works with some semblance of a narrative, and sometimes they become remade and adapted into actual movies. As far as shorts being calling cards and pitches for larger projects in Hollywood these days, maybe it's more appropriate to consider short films to be fake movie trailers, too. The connection allows us to look at fake trailers for movies like Hobo With a Shotgun, Machete and Clown as being being similar to the original shorts behind movies like Saw, Mama, The Evil Dead and The Babadook.  We're focusing on horror and exploitation flicks as opposed to, say, Whiplash, because Clown is the most topical of the title right now. There's a new real trailer for the horror...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Crazy red-band trailer for Ryan Laplante’s ‘Holy Hell’

12 February 2015 10:50 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Production has completed on Canada’s latest and wildest genre film, Holy Hell – a collaboration between first time writer and director Ryan Laplante, veteran sound designer George Flores (Antisocial, Septic Man, The Collapsed, Monster Brawl), composer Adrian Ellis (The Scarehouse, Out With Dad) and scream queen Alysa King (Berkshire County).

In the vein of recent horror/comedies like Machete and Hobo with a Shotgun, Holy Hell is a modern take on classic action, horror and exploitation film tropes. And best of all? The goal of Laplante’s movie is to break through every limit set by film, taste and reasonable societal behavior: all with anarchic glee! Check out the trailer below:

Holy Hell is the over-the-top, outrageous, sexually-deviant, blood-drenched story of Father Augustus Bane: a priest pushed too far who begins praying to a revolver and hunting down the gangsters who killed his parishioners.

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- Phil Wheat

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Review: RPG

9 February 2015 1:42 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

When something strikes, it strikes in a way that within a year or so, we see a generous amount of films and stories that seem to be lifted from whatever popular story that originally had taken off. It’s an unfortunate fact, but it just happens. Although I was excited as hell to see Rutger Hauer gracing a DVD cover again, unfortunately, it’s for RPG, a film that borrows from various other films and stories, while never offering much originally or interesting moments.

Taking place (obviously) in the future, Hauer’s character is a sick, but very wealthy man who wants to be young again, and will pay whatever price it takes to get that. When he arrives at an agency promising just that, he volunteers for a game, one in which the players choose the young bodies they prefer and are instantly injected into the game. While that setup is an interesting one, »

- Jerry Smith

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