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Bloody ‘Riot Girls’ Clip; Jovanka Vuckovic Reveals Surprising Connection to ‘Dead & Buried’! [Exclusive]

Here’s an exclusive clip from Xx director Jovanka Vuckovic‘s post-apocalyptic thriller Riot Girls, now in select theaters and on VOD platforms. In the film set in an alternate 1995, a mysterious disease has wiped out all of the adults. In this new age, two gangs are pitted against each other in a brutal war for territory, resources and survival. […]
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‘Riot Girls’ Film Review: Teens Battle It Out in a World Without Adults

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‘Riot Girls’ Film Review: Teens Battle It Out in a World Without Adults
Potter’s Bluff used to be a nice place to live. Idyllic, even. Then, we’re told during the comic-book-style intro to “Riot Girls,” a mysterious wasting disease all but destroyed the entire population — except the kids, that is.

Jovanka Vuckovic’s feature directorial debut has a punk-rock energy befitting the rebellious youths who inhabit it, a not-so-merry band of survivors doing what they can to eke out an existence in post-apocalyptic suburbia circa 1995.

On one side of that conflict are the villainous Westside Titans, a militia-esque group of jocks easily identified by their blue-and-yellow letterman jackets, and on the other are the ragtag Eastsiders. There’s something of a revenge-of-the-nerds dynamic to it, only instead of nerds, it’s misfits more generally; though suspicious of outsiders, they’re generally welcoming of anyone in need.

Watch Video: Kerry Washington on Why Her Kids Are Not Immune From Police Brutality Just
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Review: Riot Girls Introduces the Gay Avengers of the Apocalypse

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Zombies, aliens, mysterious diseases, and natural disasters: these are the elements that most frequently drive the post-apocalyptic narratives dominating our movies, TV shows, and video games. It can seem monotonous, as their similarities begin to blend together, but Jovanka Vuckovic’s feature debut, Riot Girls, succeeds in separating itself from the mould, with a hard rock survival tale that feels like something The CW could produce at their full potential.

Riot Girls is introduced cleverly through a comic strip, walking the audience through the aftermath of a mysterious disease that decimated the fictional mid-’90s town of Potter’s Bluff, with all parents succumbing to the disease. What’s left of the town is split in two: a battleground between the town’s children.

Death to the patriarchy is something we often express a desire for, and when it finally comes, we imagine that an anarchic town would thrive under its freedom,
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‘Riot Girls’ Review: A New Generation Takes the Reins in Post-Apocalyptic Actioner

Following her success helming a segment in the well-received, woman-directed horror anthology Xx, former Rue Morgue editor Jovanka Vuckovic delivers her feature film debut with the high concept, post-apocalyptic teen actioner Riot Girls. Obviously borrowing from the underground feminist punk movement Riot grrrl for its title (with an appropriate aesthetic and love for Joan Jett), screenwriter Katherine Collins’ tale of rival gangs also takes many cues from “The Walking Dead” by applying that 90s-era subculture to its social commentary separating humans into two categories: those who kill to survive and those who kill for power. In a world where adulthood spells death via an unexplained gut rot, teenagers are forced to take control. And if the microcosm of Potter’s Bluff is any indication, youthful exuberance divides on the poverty line.

On one side of the bridge reside rich kids who’ve transformed their high school into a fortress run
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Exclusive: Turbo Kid’s Munro Chambers Tries To Assert His Dominance In Riot Girls

On September 13, Xx‘s Jovanka Vuckovic will release her sci-fi/action film Riot Girls in limited theaters as well as On Demand, via Cranked Up Films. Ahead of the release, we’ve got our hands on an exclusive clip from the film, which sees Munro Chambers of Turbo Kid fame – as well as our upcoming Dread […]

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Female Driven Horror Anthology Xx Getting Series Spinoff

We have good news for fans of the 2017 horror anthology film Xx. The female-directed and written stories are back for the small screen, where they will hopefully be able to expand and thrive. SyFyWire was able to catch the news from producer Jovanka Vuckovic, who shared some details on the project at Fantasia International Film Festival.

Vuckovic described the series as, "sort of like a Black Mirror, but for women, all written and directed by women." She went on to describe the tone of the series by saying, "I know everyone hates the term ‘elevated horror.’ But let's say 'thinking person's horror,' feminist thinking person's horror."

So, yeah. I’d say that if you were a fan of the stories in the film, you’ll probably like the series. I haven’t seen the film, but it sounds like something that will definitely support a fanbase. They have not
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TV Series Based on All-Female Horror Anthology Xx in the Works

The horror anthology Xx, comprised of four short films written and directed by female filmmakers, was one of the surprise horror hits of 2017. Now, we’re getting word that a TV series based on the film is in the works. Our friends at Syfy got the exclusive: Producers Jovanka Vuckovic, Todd Brown, and Raquelle David […]

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Horror anthology Xx is being developed as a TV series

Syfy has announced that the female-crafted 2017 horror anthology film Xx is in development as a TV series courtesy of producers Jovanka Vuckovic, Todd Brown, and Raquelle David.

“Raquelle [David], Todd Brown and I, are developing Xx as a television series,” said Vuckovic, who directed one of the four segments of the original movie alongside St. Vincent, Karyn Kusama, and Roxanne Benjamin.

“[It’s] sort of like a Black Mirror, but for women, all written and directed by women,” she continued. “I know everyone hates the term ‘elevated horror.’ But let’s say ‘thinking person’s horror,’ feminist thinking person’s horror.”

Development on the Xx TV series is in its early stages and is yet to be shopped to potential outlets, nor is there any word on additional talent involved.

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Fantasia 2019: ‘Harpoon’ & ‘Riot Girls’ Review

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As our Fantasia Fest coverage winds down, here’s a double-bill of two new films from actor Munro Chambers, who came to prominence back in 2015 with a little film called Turbo Kid. His latest films see the actor embrace both ends of the character spectrum: hero and villain. Or do they?

Harpoon

Stars: Munro Chambers, Christopher Gray, Emily Tyra | Written and Directed by Rob Grant

Wealthy Richard (Christopher Gray) is prone to fits of violent anger, particularly when he believes his girlfriend Sasha (Emily Tyra) is cheating on him with his best friend Jonah (Munro Chambers) — who’s been having worse luck than even his Biblical namesake. Once they reassure him that his fears are unfounded, Richard invites Sasha and Jonah on an excursion aboard his yacht The Naughty Buoy to make amends. What starts out as a pleasure cruise becomes a fateful trip when festering suspicions and resentments bubble to the surface,
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Fantasia 2019: Riot Girls is Uneven But Fun [Review]

An award-winning visual effects artist, editor, writer and now director, Jovanka Vuckovic has been pushing the envelope for women in horror for years and when she transitioned to making films, the excitement for horror fans was palpable. With four short films under her belt, Vuckovic makes her feature film debut with Riot Girls.

Set in a future where adults have disappeared and teenagers are the oldest people on earth, Paloma Kwiatkowski and Madison Iseman star as Scrath and Nat respectively, a pair of teens who venture into unfamiliar territory to rescue Nat's brother who has been taken by a rival gang.

It's a simple story but one that unfolds in a fascinating world built by TV writer Katherine Collins. This universe feels like a post-apocalyptic version of
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‘Riot Girls’ Poster Promises No Rules

Here’s the latest poster art for Xx director Jovanka Vuckovic‘s post-apocalyptic thriller Riot Girls, opening in select theaters and on VOD platforms September 13th. Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle) and Paloma Kwiatkowski (Bates Motel) star in Riot Girls, which takes place after a mysterious illness has killed all adults, leaving the town of Potter’s Bluff divided into two factions – the ‘East […]
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Madison Iseman & Paloma Kwiatkowski in Punk Rock 'Riot Girls' Trailer

"There's people out there, they want to kill us!" Cranked Up Films has unveiled an official trailer for a punk rock apocalyptic love story titled Riot Girls, the feature directorial debut of Canadian filmmaker Jovanka Vuckovic (of "The Box" segment from Xx). After all the adults are wiped out from a mysterious disease, the surviving kids split into two groups: the have not Eastsiders vs. the tyrannical Westside Titans. When one of their own is captured by the Titans, it's up to punk rockers and best friends Nat and Scratch to lead the East side teens on a deadly, high-octane mission that will forever alter the future of Potter's Bluff. Madison Iseman and Paloma Kwiatkowski co-star, with a young cast including Alexandre Bourgeois, Ajay Friese, Munro Chambers, Carson MacCormac, and Jenny Raven. This looks gnarly, a spunky mash-up of genres and concepts, might be a big debut to keep an eye on this fall.
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‘Riot Girls’ Trailer Looks Like an Apocalyptic Punk Rock Love Story [Exclusive]

Xx director Jovanka Vuckovic‘s post-apocalyptic thriller Riot Girls is screening at both Fantasia Film Festival and Outfest, and will then open in theaters and on VOD platforms September 13th, Bloody Disgusting learned. We also have the exclusive trailer premiere, which looks like a teen-based Mad Max with a love story wedged in the middle! Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome To […]
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Jovanka Vuckovic‘s Post-Apocalyptic ‘Riot Girls’ Heads to Fantasia [Images]

Jovanka Vuckovic‘s Post-Apocalyptic ‘Riot Girls’ Heads to Fantasia [Images]
Before Cranked Up Films releases the film, Xx director Jovanka Vuckovic‘s post-apocalyptic thriller Riot Girls will screen at the coming Fantasia Film Festival. The movie will allegedly open in limited theaters and on various VOD platforms this coming summer. Check out a batch of new images below. Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle) and Paloma Kwiatkowski (Bates Motel) star […]
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Fantasia 2019: Five Female-Centric Films We Can’t Wait to See

Whether behind the camera or in front, this year’s Fantasia Film Festival boasts many female stories. Horror has evolved over the years, not only creating a genre that’s nonlinear, but has allowed women in its narratives to become something other than the final girl. No one film in our list of most anticipated female-centered films is like the other, and no female character is similar to the next. Here’s just a taste of what can be expected throughout the festival’s 22-day run:

Knives and Skin, USA dir. Jennifer Reeder

Described as pertaining elements reminiscent of David Lynch, high school dramedies, and Italian giallo, Knives and Skin takes place in the aftermath of a girl’s vanishing. The film explores the days that follow as Carolyn Harper’s friends and family attempt to cope with her disappearance, and these coping mechanisms develop into something unusual. It's a
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Outfest Announces Complete 2019 Lineup, Including ‘Circus of Books’ and ‘Before You Know It’

After 37 years as the nation’s premier Lgbtq film festival, Outfest shows no signs of slowing down. The 2019 festival, scheduled to take place in Los Angeles from July 18-28, has just announced its full schedule. The lineup features a combination of festival favorites and rarely-seen foreign films, placing Lgbtq cinema in a truly global context.

The festival opens on July 18 with “Circus of Books,” the Tribeca hit about a daughter’s learning about her parents’ groundbreaking gay porn shop. It closes out with Sundance breakout “Before You Know It,” and will feature 28 world premieres during its run.

From features and documentaries to shorts and episodic content, this is truly an all-inclusive launching pad for Lgbtq filmmakers. The festival continues to push the boundaries of progress, with a majority of this year’s films directed by filmmakers from groups underrepresented in queer film.

“As my tenure comes to an end I
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Outfest Unveils 2019 Lineup Featuring ‘Circus Of Books’, ‘Before You Know It’ And 3rd Annual Trans Summit

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Now in its 37th year, Outfest serves up an inclusive and intersectional slate of programming, two-thirds of which includes content directed by women, people of color and trans filmmakers. The fest, which will be held July 18-28 in Los Angeles, will open with Rachel Mason’s documentary Circus of Books which spotlights L.A.’s iconic brick-and-mortar gay erotica emporium and bookstore. Sundance favorite Before You Know It directed, co-written and starring Hannah Pearl Utt, as well as Judith Light, Alec Baldwin and Mandy Patinkin, will serve as the festival’s closing night film.

The fest will have films from 33 countries and in 26 languages and will include appearances from Kathy Griffin, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars winner Trixie Mattel, Pose actress Angelica Ross, horror icon Robert Englund, musician and actor Sam Harris and others.

“As my tenure comes to an end I am most proud of Outfest’s increased
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Neuchâtel 2019: Jovanka Vuckovic's Riot Girls to Premiere at Swiss Genre Festival, First Wave Announced

The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (Nifff) in Switzerland is definitely one of Europe’s premiere genre film festivals. Nestled on the shore of Lake Neuchâtel the festival’s location alone is a much sought after booking for any filmmaker. Combine the picturesque surroundings with the loyal genre savvy audience and usual killer programming one can see why Nifff is so popular. And of that programming we have our first look at this year’s edition. Immediate standouts are the world premiere of Jovanka Vuckovic’s Riot Girls, Jeremy Gardner and Christian Stella’s Something Else and Knives and Skin from Jennifer Reeder. Károly Ujj Mészáros earned a lot of fans here at Screen Anarchy with his awesome fable Liza, The Fox-Fairy. They have a new film in...

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Cranked Up Films Acquires Jovanka Vuckovic’s ‘Riot Girls’

Good Deed Entertainment’s new genre label, Cranked Up Films, has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Xx director Jovanka Vuckovic‘s post-apocalyptic horror Riot Girls, ScreenDaily first reports. The film will open in limited theaters and on various VOD platforms this coming summer. Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle) and Paloma Kwiatkowski (Bates Motel) star in Riot Girls, which takes place after […]
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Xyz Films sells 'Riot Girls' to Cranked Up Films (exclusive)

Xyz Films has licensed Us rights to the apocalyptic adventure Riot Girls to Good Deed Entertainment’s new genre label, Cranked Up Films.

Xyz Films has licensed Us rights to the apocalyptic adventure Riot Girls to Good Deed Entertainment’s new genre label, Cranked Up Films.

The distributor has earmarked a summer theatrical and on demand release oo the film directed by Jovanka Vuckovic, who directed a segment of the first all-female horror anthology Xx that premiered at Sundance 2017.

Xyz Films staged a private screening of the film at the Los Cabos International Film Festival in late 2018. The screening was
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