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‘Masks’ Review (Reel Gore Releasing)

Stars: Michael Balaun, Lucyna Bialy, Lisa Blaschke, Franziska Breite, Zübeyde Bulut | Written and Directed by Andreas Marschall

Everybody wears a mask to the world. We create an image that we want people to see and create a character that becomes our public face. Actors have, or at least hope they have the ability to change that mask to create a character for a film or a play and to make the watcher believe they are that different person, that they are going through some emotion that even if it’s alien to them in real life, it’s real to the character they play.

This is what Masks is about. The mask we wear and the masks that have to be created, and what does it take to fully lose the masks that are worn?

Stella is to all intents and purposes a failing actor, she believes she is playing
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Masks – Reel Gore Releasing – September 2016 New Release

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Reel Gore Releasing – September 2016 New Releases Masks Blu-ray/DVD/CD Combo Label: Reel Gore Releasing Prebook: 08/09/2016 Street: 09/13/2016 Srp: $39.95 Upc: 881190600290 Cat: RGR002 Color 109 minutes In German with English and Spanish subtitles Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1 DTS-hd Ma 5.1 Surround All Regions Production year: 2011 Horror Not Rated Director: Andreas Marschall Cast: Michael …

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German Angst: Artsploitation to Release Anthology from Nekromantik Director and More

German Angst, the sure-to-be jaw droppingly grotesque anthology from Jörg Buttgereit (Nekromantik), Michal Kosakowski and Andreas Marschall (Masks) will hit North America. via strange genre celebrators Artsploitation Films in 2016. With Artsploitation back in full swing, releasing titles like Der Samurai and Cub, their latest acquisition is yet another that fits a commitment to unique and often…

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Recap of Jörg Buttgereit, Michal Kosakowski, and Andreas Marschall on Without Your Head Horror Radio

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by Vic Schiavone

Hosts Nasty Neal and Annabelle Lecter welcomed Jörg Buttgereit, Michal Kosakowski, and Andreas Marschall, the three directors of the German horror anthology film “German Angst”, to Without Your Head Horror Radio for an over-an-hour-long discussion going over all aspects of this amazing and controversial new film.

Highlights included the following:

• Wyh: How did the three of you get together to start the movie? When did the idea of “German Angst” come about?

Am: “It was my idea when I was touring with my last film “Masks”. I was asked what Jörg Buttgereit is doing, because there were a lot of these anthology movies, like “The Theater Bizarre”, around at this time and no German movies of this kind, and so people were asking. And I’ve known Jörg a very long time, since the 80’s, 1983, when I did the poster art work for “Nekromantik”…Then I asked
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Lots of German Angst on Display in this New Anthology

No, German Angst is not a Uwe Boll biopic, although that would seem pretty damned appropriate. What we have here, kids, is a new anthology film featuring the works of Jorg Buttgereit (Nekromantik, Der Todesking), Andreas Marchall (Tears of Kali, Masks), and Michael Kosakowoski (Zero Killed).

In 1920 Germany became the most influential production location for fantastic films. Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau’s Nosferatu, Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and The Hands of Orlac, Paul Wegener’s The Golem earned the German cinema the label The Demonic Screen (Lotte H. Eisner). German filmmakers told stories of the underworld beneath urban life, about the invasion of the subconscious. The frontiers between reality and dreams blurred and the fear of dark eros emerged. These masterpieces of German Expressionist cinema are the ancestors of the contemporary fantastic genre. Their influence is still felt in almost every modern film. With the Nazi dictatorship
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Anthology Horror Reaches Perverse Extremes In Nsfw Trailer for German Angst

So, how do you up the ante in the current anthology horror movement? Getting Jörg Buttgereit, the director of the infamous Nekromantic to contribute is a hell of a start. But from the looks of this very Nsfw trailer for German Angst, directors Michal Kosakowski (Zero Killed) and Andreas Marschall (Masks) are keeping up with Buttgereit's lurid imagination, if not topping it. In this trilogy of "love, sex and death in Berlin" you will see: people on leashes, German tanks, rusty tools, naked writhing bodies and... much worse. Check out the nightmarish carnival of cruelty for yourself below. ...

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Indie Spotlight

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We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes production details for the documentary, Why Horror?, trailers for Muck, House of Last Things, and Xmas Tales, details on a horror novel giveaway, reviews for The Facility and In the Woods, and much more:

“Why Horror?” Production Details: “Why Horror? is a documentary look at the psychology of horror around the world in order to understand why we love to be scared.

You either love it or hate it … but horror entertainment is truly a global phenomenon. If you’re reading this, chances are you count yourself among the millions of people who love it. We do!

This documentary aims to be the most comprehensive film ever assembled on the topic. We have an incredible line-up of horror experts on hand to talk. From legendary filmmakers to performers to authors,
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Kickstart This! Horror Anthology German Angst Featuring Jorg Buttegereit Needs A Push

While horror anthologies seem to be a dime a dozen these days, it isn't that often that one is able to wrangle a cult legend like Jorg Buttegereit into returning to the genre after a 20 year absence. German Angst has done just that, but it's not a done deal just yet.The producers of the film are looking for money to get the project on the move, and they've put together quite a convincing Kickstarter proposal. Buttegereit (Nekromantik, Schramm, Der Todesking) is joined by Andreas Marschall (Masks, Tears of Kali) and Michal Kosakowski (Zero Killed), both of whom are also big figures in the German genre film scene. Frankly, looking through the conceptual material and examples of actual footage shot, this thing looks like it...

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The Director Of Nekromantik Returns In Anthology Project German Angst

Notorious German cult filmmaker Jörg Buttgereit may not have appeared on screens a whole lot in recent years but he retains a place in the hearts of cult film fans around the globe as the director of notorious - and rightly so - extreme horror Nekromantik. And fans waiting for more from the director shouldn't have long to wait now, with the announcement of impending anthology project German Angst.Buttgereit, Andreas Marschall (Tears Of Kali, Masks), and Michal Kosakowski (Zero Killed) contribute to the three part project and if the first artwork is any indication it'll be typically not for the squeamish. Click on the image in the gallery below to enlarge....

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[Reviews] - "Masks" (Andreas Marschall)

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Click here to read our french "Masks" movie review, directed by Andreas Marschall with Susen Ermich, Julita Witt, Magdalena Ritter starring. The story follows Stella, an ambitious acting student, who's been accepted to the mysterious "Mateusz Gdula" school. The founder of the school committed suicide when his very special training method got forbidden because of the deaths of several of his students in the '70s....
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Sony Finds its Masks

Some quick distribution news has come in that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has picked up the North American rights for Andreas Marschall's (Tears of Kali) impressive looking giallo film Masks. Check out the trailer and stills right here.

Synopsis:

The story follows Stella, an ambitious acting student, who’s been accepted to the mysterious "Mateusz Gdula" school. The founder of the school committed suicide when his very special training method got forbidden because of the deaths of several of his students in the '70s.

But when strange things start to happen in the abandoned wing of the school, Stella suspects that Gdula's method is still practiced. And she wants to participate at all costs...

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2012 B-movie, Underground and Trash Film Festival: Official Lineup

The theme for this year’s B-Movie, Underground and Trash Film Festival, held in the city of Breda in the Netherlands, is “Apocalypse.” So get ready to watch the world end dozens of different ways on Sept. 5-9 at various venues around the city.

The fun kicks off on the 5th with the German movie Hell by director Tim Fehlbaum. If you didn’t know, “hell” means “bright” in German and, given that title, this flick is set appropriately in a post-apocalyptic future where global warming has decimated the planet and surviving tribes battle for water and food.

Other post-apocalyptic visions include Milan Konjevic’s Zone of the Dead starring legendary zombie killer Ken Foree; Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro’s Bazillian underground hit Beyond the Grave about a world where magic and madness rule the world; and Rob van Eyck’s bizarrely twisted Afterman and Afterman 2.

Not all the
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Ffw Review: Masks

Masks

Stars: Susen Ermich, Michael Balaun, Lucyna Bialy, Lisa Blaschke, Peter Donath, Lena Coskuner, Franziska Breite, Nico Ousman Corr | Written and Directed by Andreas Marschall

Everybody wears a mask to the world. We create an image that we want people to see and create a character that becomes our public face. Actors have, or at least hope they have the ability to change that mask to create a character for a film or a play and to make the watcher believe they are that different person, that they are going through some emotion that even if it’s alien to them in real life, it’s real to the character they play.

This is what Masks is about, the mask we wear and the masks that have to be created, what does it take to fully lose the masks that are worn?

Stella is to all intents and purposes a failing actor,
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11th Fantastic Films Weekend: Day 3 – Report

The third and final day of the Fantasy Film Weekend started and although I was tired there was plenty to look forward to. The first film would be Red Sonja, which was an easy one to start off with. I knew that the highlight of the day would of course be The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm and the Masks screen talk with Andreas Marschall. It was nice to know that the end was near of course as tiredness was starting to become normality and my brain needed some serious rest.

Red Sonja

Red Sonja is a film that can no way be called good, but it has it arguably has its place in cult history. Not many films would pair up Arnold Schwarzenegger and Brigitte Nielsen in a Conan the Barbarian setting but this is obviously what they were looking for. Conan is of course superior but to
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Preview: 11th Fantastic Films Weekend, Bradford 2012

The National Media Museum in Bradford is, from 15th – 17th June 2012, set to play host to the 11th Fantastic Films Weekend, giving horror, fantasy and sci-fi fans in the North their annual fix of thrills and spills.

This year the festival will focus on schlock, women in horror and sci-fi, and feature a festival first – a Cinerama screening of The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm. Other highlights will include an evening of giallo treats new and old, family fun with Coraline 3D and live make-up demos, and a Hammer strand packed with rare and premiere Hammer screenings.

Special guests will include Renée Glynne who worked for many years as continuity/script supervisor for Hammer before going freelance. Her work includes The Nanny, Legend of the Golden Vampire and The Quatermass Xperiment, the HD premiere of which will be screened following her screentalk. She will be in conversation with Hammer archivist,
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Fantaspoa Film Festival Announces its Full Program

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By MoreHorror.com

Starting next week, on May 4th through May, 20th, Porto Alegre will be the Latin American Capital of Genre Cinema as Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival 2012 unleashes.

Fantaspoa – International Fantastic Film Festival of Porto Alegre, the biggest genre film festival of Latin America will be back for its 8th edition, with 17 days of pure cinephilia, exhibiting 150 films – including 87 features from 32 countries: 5 having their world première, 12 in national première and 43 in their Latin America première. The festival will also bring more than 35 guests, including the duo that will be getting a Career Achievement Award: David Schmoeller and Stuart Gordon. Schmoeller, in the occasion, will also have the première of his first feature in 14 years: “Little Monsters”.

The festival will open and close with two world premières: “Nervo Craniano Zero”, directed by Paulo Biscaia Filho will open the festival and “Cell Count”, directed by Todd E. Freeman will close it.
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Liff 2011: Masks review

So Andreas Marschall really likes his giallo? Masks, the director's second film, is so breathlessly earnest it could be a YouTube viral hit blown up to feature length. Virtually every scene is a hymn to lurid Italian psychodramas where a black-gloved killer steps out of the shadows to slaughter nubile young innocents by the score (and then the comic relief, natch). To be fair to Marschall, taken as an affectionate tribute Masks is frequently very, very good - clever use of a micro-budget, some inventively sadistic kills and solid production values mean its enthusiasm comes off as genuine artistry rather than an awkward fan stammering on about how Mario Bava deserves a posthumous Oscar. At the same time, if you don't share the man's taste...
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25th Leeds International Film Festival announces award winners

The 25th Leeds International Film Festival has announced its Audience Award winners and three prestigious Jury prizes. The Golden Owl award in Official Selection, and the Silver Méliès award in Fanomenon, the genre cinema section of the Film Festival, have been announced alongside the Film Festival’s four short film Jury awards (the Augustin Awards) in the categories of Animation, International, British and Yorkshire Shorts.

The announcements come as Leeds receives confirmation that it has been accepted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to become part of the Academy Awards process in the categories of Live Action Short Film and Animated Short Film for the 2013 Oscars.

LIFF25 Audience Awards

Official Selection Audience Award: The Artist (dir. Michael Hazanavicius, France, 2011)

Fanomenon Audience Award: Juan of the Dead (dir. Alejandro Brugues, Cuba, 2011)

Cinema Versa Audience Award: Sound It Out (dir. Jeanie Finlay, UK, 2011)

LIFF25 Golden Owl Award - 22Nd May (dir.
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UK's Celluloid Screams Film Fest Announces 2011 Programme

Marking its third year of bringing the fear, Sheffield’s biggest horror film festival, Celluloid Screams, returns to the Showroom Cinema for another weekend of bloody thrills and spills. Marked with a variety of special guests including the venerable Richard Stanley and a quartet of classic screenings any horror fan will devour, we’ve got the list of what to expect when the doors open between Friday 21st and Sunday 23rd October.

Feature Films – Official Selection

Opening Gala: Inbred

Director: Alex Chandon | UK | 2011 | 95 mins

With the cast of Inbred - Jo Hartley, Paddy Doherty, Seamus O’Neill, Terry Haywood, Chris Waller, Nadine Mulkerrin and James Burrows – and line producer Rob Speranza in person.

From director Alex Chandon comes Inbred, a deliriously un-pc gorefest that adds a warped new dimension to the notion of Northern hospitality. Four young offenders and their care workers embark upon a weekend of community service and
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Masks (2011) Promo Trailer: Andreas Marschall, Magdalena Ritter, Susen Ermich

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The Masks Promo Trailer has premiered. Andreas Marschall‘s Masks (2011) stars Magdalena Ritter, Dieter Rita Scholl, Teresa Nawrot, Julita Witt, and Michael Siller. Masks‘ plot synopsis: “After being rejected by several drama schools, wanna-be actress Stella gets accepted at the mysterious ‘Matteusz Gdula’-private school. Also she works really hard on her skills, her missing talent gives her fellow students enough reasons to make fun of her. The only person befriending her is Cecile, a charismatic girl who never seems to leave the school. Soon Stella witnesses strange things: a girl disappears, weird noises can be heard behind a locked door and people start to behave oddly when she asks about the old wing to which the locked door leads.

Cecile tells her about Gdula, the mysterious founder of the school, who back in the 70s invented a very questionable acting method that should make every actor ‘shine’. But when
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