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After a first nusto Nsfw trailer for Jim Hosking‘s whacked-out comedy-horror film The Greasy Strangler, a second has now been unleashed upon the world. Let’s be blunt: it’s just as Nsfw and absolutely nuts as the first. Still, it is surely only a small sampling of what’s in store for those who sit down to view this nudity-packed, crazed, practical-effects-soaked romp that follows a father and son who run a walking disco tour and who have both fallen for the same woman — oh, and the former may also be the infamous Greasy Strangler stalking the streets.
As we said in our review: “The Greasy Strangler is a risky enterprise and it largely works up until its third act. Then again, by that point, it may not have a choice where it goes. An Oedipal drama about two man-children living in a state of arrested development, the »
- Mike Mazzanti
Chinese actress Li Bingbing (Transformers: Age of Extinction) has signed on to the cast of Warner Bros.’ prehistoric shark adventure Meg, replacing her namesake Fan Bingbing (X-Men: Days of Future Past), who has had to drop out of the project due to scheduling issues.
Based upon Steve Alten’s Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, the film is being directed by Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) and will star Jason Statham (Mechanic: Resurrection) as a former Navy diver turned paleontologist recruited to track down a Megalodon – an ancient (and gigantic) shark – which has escaped from the Mariana Trench.
Statham and Li will be joined in the cast of the film by Jessica McNamee (The Vow), Masi Oka (Heroes), Rainn Wilson (Cooties) and Ruby Rose (Orange Is the New Black). It is set for release on March 2nd 2018.
- Amie Cranswick
Following its premiere earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, Jim Hosking’s The Greasy Strangler was acquired for North American distribution by FilmRise and a theatrical release has now been officially set for October 7th. To give you a better idea of what all the buzz is about, check out the brand new and very Nsfw teaser trailer:
“Directed by Jim Hosking, The Greasy Strangler is a surreal, midnight-horror comedy produced by Timpson Films (Turbo Kid, Deathgasm), Drafthouse Films (distribution arm of cinephile-serving Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas), Rook Films (Kill List), and Elijah Wood’s production company SpectreVision (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Cooties). World Premiered in the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Midnight Section.
The Los Angeles-set tale follows Ronnie, a man who runs a Disco Walking tour along with his browbeaten son, Brayden. When a sexy, alluring woman comes to take the tour, it begins a competition »
- Jonathan James
Perhaps due to its competition status and star power at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Swiss Army Man was the most-talked about in terms of being a curious oddity, but in the midnight side-bar, there was a film that truly pushed the gonzo envelope. The Greasy Strangler follows Michael St. Michaels as Big Ronnie, an aging disco enthusiast who by night turns into our titular, greased-up villain. When his son Brayden (Sky Elobar) becomes aware, things get much, much weirder. The first teaser has now arrived for the Elijah Wood-produced film and it’s a Nsfw, Wtf-level mind-trip.
We said in our review, “From its title you sort of know what you’re getting into and director Jim Hosking delivers the goods. Uproariously and often disturbingly funny, the concept, like Yoga Hosers, sounds like it was conceived at random. Hosking admitted the concept of a greasy strangler to »
- Jordan Raup
.She brings an immense amount of knowledge and resources to the table including a powerful focus as well as connections in all major markets, from North America to China and beyond. We are delighted she is onboard..
Kegeyan most recently served as President of Synchronicity Entertainment, the vanguard division of The Solution Entertainment Group. In addition to overseeing worldwide sales and acquisitions for the company, she handled sales for key territories for Solution. .
On the Synchronicity side, she sold and packaged such films as Cooties starring Elijah Wood. On the Solution side, she was responsible for sales of films such as Laggies, starring Kiera Knightley, Chloe Moretz and Sam Rockwell, »
- Staff Writer
With Josh Waller's Zoe Bell starring action film Camino rolling out the good folk at Lakeshore Records are releasing the original score for the film by Kreng on iTunes April 8 and on CD May 6th and we've got a music video to share from the release. Lakeshore Records will release the Camino – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on April 8th and on CD May 6, 2016. The album features the film’s original score by Kreng (Cooties). Camino was directed by Josh Waller, who was the producer of Cooties. “Working with Josh Waller (director) is always a wild ride!” said Kreng (they previously worked together on Cooties). “Josh is pretty familiar with my work as a recording artist and he suggested that I would...
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Today, news broke in Variety that a movie entitled The Greasy Strangler has been acquired by FilmRise, thereby revealing to unsuspecting internet denizens that a movie entitled The Greasy Strangler actually exists. So what in the hell is it? Here's a brief explainer. 1. The film "follows a man who runs a disco walking tour along with his browbeaten son. When an alluring woman comes to take the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her attention. It also signals the appearance of an oily, slimy, inhuman maniac who stalks the streets at night and strangles the innocent — soon dubbed 'the Greasy Strangler.'" Got all that? Here's a picture of the happy, turtleneck-lovin' family: 2. It is allegedly one of the most nauseating, shocking films in recent memory. Following its debut at this year's Sundance Film Festival, critics described it thusly: "a brutal, stomach-churning cinematic endurance test" (HeyUGuys); "as disgusting, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Following its recent premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Jim Hosking’s The Greasy Strangler has been acquired for North American distribution by FilmRise, with a theatrical release planned for this fall:
Press Release: New York – Film and television distributor FilmRise announced today that it has acquired the exclusive North American distribution rights for the Sundance sensation “The Greasy Strangler.” The film will play as a “Festival Favorite” in the SXSW Film Festival later this month and will receive a theatrical release in fall 2016. FilmRise will collaborate with Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in a multi-market theatrical partnership to release the film, a coproduction from SpectreVision, Drafthouse, Rook Films and Timpson Films.
Picked up by the distributor following its raucous world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, “The Greasy Strangler” follows Ronnie, a man who runs a disco walking tour along with his browbeat son, Brayden. When an alluring woman comes to take the tour, »
- Derek Anderson
Happy March, everyone! This month’s home entertainment offerings are starting off with the proverbial bang as there seems to be a little something for every genre fan arriving on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday. Scream Factory is releasing both The Boy and Narcopolis on both formats this week, and Kino Lorber is resurrecting a pair of cult classics in HD as well: Gog (3D) and Transformations. Grindhouse Releasing has assembled an incredible Blu set for their release of Pieces, and the recent home invasion thriller, Intruders, makes its way onto DVD on March 1st.
For those of you who have made the leap to 4K, both The Last Witch Hunter and Mad Max: Fury Road are getting a special 4K release on Tuesday and other notable titles making their way home this first week of March include Zoombies, The Sinful Dwarf, The Fear of Darkness, Scream at the Devil, »
- Heather Wixson
The summer of 1989 takes a sinister turn for nine-year-old Ted (Jared Breeze) in Craig William Macneill’s The Boy. Ahead of the film’s home media release on March 1st from Scream Factory, we’ve been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away.
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Boy.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “The Boy Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on March 4th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
In the summer of 1989, nine-year-old Ted Henley (Jared Breeze, »
- Derek Anderson
Today, Daily Dead-ers, we have new media from The Boy and Narcopolis for your viewing pleasure. We have a Blu-ray clip for The Boy from Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision as well as two Blu-ray clips and an official trailer for Justin Trefgarne’s Narcopolis. Both films are set to be released on Blu-ray on March 1st.
In the summer of 1989, nine-year-old Ted Henley (Jared Breeze, Cooties) and his father John (David Morse, True Detective, World War Z) are the proprietors of the Mt. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West. Since Ted’s mother left, John has drifted into despondency – leaving Ted to fend for himself. In this isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, Ted’s darker impulses begin to manifest. The arrival of a mysterious drifter, »
- Tamika Jones
Get ready to meet... the boy. Scream Factory will release The Boy, produced by Chiller Films and Elijah Wood's company SpectreVision, on Blu-ray / DVD this spring. Also: Dark Blue first details, a new All Mistakes Buried poster, four images from Axeman II: Overkill, and Serial Kaller.
The Boy: Press Release: "From Elijah Wood's SpectreVision and Chiller Films comes a disturbing new vision exploring the birth of evil. On March 1st, Chiller Film’s enigmatic psychological thriller The Boy makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut courtesy of Scream Factory. Starring Jared Breeze, Rainn Wilson (Cooties, The Office)), and David Morse, the release also includes a behind the scenes featurette as a bonus feature. Fans of this creepily suspenseful film can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com.
- Tamika Jones
12 items from 2016
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