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September 2019 VOD & Digital Releases Include Creepshow Series, Annabelle Comes Home, Bloodline, Child’S Play (2019), Midsommar

With the month of September nearly upon us, that means two things: one, we have a new batch of titles headed to VOD and Digital platforms, and two, our beloved Halloween season is finally almost here. And when it comes to September’s digital releases, we have a lot of great films to get excited about that will be headed home over the next few weeks.

The month’s releases kick off with a double dose of clown-themed horror—Clownado and Gags the Clown­—as well as Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die and a Scooby Doo on Zombie Island sequel on September 3rd. Both Satanic Panic and The Fanatic hit various platforms on the 6th, and September 10th is playing host to a trio of terror as well: Artik, Hellmington, and Investigation 13. Haunt arrives on digital on the most perfect of days—September 13th—and look for
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Motelx 2019: Lisbon Genre Fest Announces Full Lineup

Earlier this morning our friends at Motelx in Lisbon, Portugal, announced the full lineup for this year's festival.   We already know that Ari Aster will be attending the festival with his new film Midsommar, along with a special presentation of Hereditary. On the repertory stage screenings of the first Friday the 13th and Alien films will also happen at the festival.   Today the festival announced it's full lineup of films and the thriller Ma and Ant Timpson's horror flick Come to Daddy will open and close this year's festival.    Other festival hits coming to Lisbon include Tumbbad, Something Else, Swallow, It Comes, Harpoon, Bliss and The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil.    We have taken the official announcement and broken it up...

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‘Bliss’ Review: Dir. Joe Begos [Frightfest 2019]

Bliss review: Psychotropic drugs and vampirism collide with a heavy, heavy metal score in the latest film from Joe Begos.

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Dezzy (Dora Madison) is a wild and fiery artist. She has also come to a sticking point with her current piece. Weeks overdue and unceremoniously dropped by her agent leads to her calling up her friend and drug dealer, Hadrian (Graham Skipper). Eager to get her creative juices flowing, she happily accepts a new potent drug called Bliss. Described as a mixture of cocaine and Dmt, the drug has euphoric and hallucinogenic properties that helps her creativity begin again. Then, during a Bliss-fuelled binge, she encounters someone whom may, or may not, be a vampire. As Dezzy’s perceived need for blood is only sated by Bliss, she tumbles into a pit of addiction and self-destruction.

From the frenetic, vibrant , seizure inducing opening credits, watching Bliss,
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Frightfest 2019: ‘Bliss’ Review

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Stars: Dora Madison, Tru Collins, Rhys Wakefield, Jeremy Gardner, Graham Skipper, Chris McKenna, Rachel Avery, George Wendt, Abraham Benrubi, Mark Beltzman | Written and Directed by Joe Begos

If ever there was a filmmaker I felt made films especially for me it’s Joe Begos. Almost Human, The Minds Eye and now Bliss. Three films that take on different cinematic horror tropes: alien invasion, telekinesis and vampirism repectively but also three films that harken back to the 80s, in both style and substance. In this reviewers opinion the 80s is an era where ideas where allowed to run rampant, mainly in part due to the explosion if the direct-to-vhs market and a burgeoning, if not rabid, fan base for horror movies on tape who would watch literally Anything they could get their eager hands on.

Begos’ latest, Bliss, tells the story of a brilliant painter facing the worst creative block of
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Bliss: Joe Begos' Latest Indie Horror Bleeds Into Us Cinemas And on Digital in September

After a quick run through the North American genre festival circuit Dark Sky Films has announced that Joe Begos' latest horror flick Bliss will have its U.S. theatrical and digital release on September 27th.    To pique your interest here is the poster, and the trailer is below.   Known for her dark and macabre artwork, painter Dezzy Donahue (Dora Madison) is in a professional rut. Unable to finish her newest commissioned work, Dezzy looks to reignite her creative juices by letting loose-as in, taking every drug in sight and tearing through raucous house parties and heavy metal bars. After a few nights spent with her debauchery-loving friends Courtney (Tru Collins) and Ronnie (Rhys Wakefield), though, Dezzy notices changes within...

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Sue Milliken reflects on Jenny Woods’ career and legacy

Jenny Woods.

Jenny Woods, who died on July 31, aged 75, was one of the behind-the-scenes people who played a role in the establishment of the Australian film industry in the 1970s and 80s, unknown outside the industry but valued and admired within it.

As general manager of the New South Wales Film Corporation from 1977 to 1987, Jenny supported the development and production of iconic films like My Brilliant Career and Newsfront. An extremely capable manager with strong creative skills, she was a key player in identifying scripts and talent and in assisting them into production.

She was a risk taker too, supporting less obvious projects such as The Night The Prowler from a Patrick White story directed by Jim Sharman, and Ray Lawrence’s award winning Bliss, an adaptation of the Peter Carey novel.

The Nswfc was set up under the Wran government to assist in the development of the industry. Its chairman was Paul Riomfalvy,
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The Overlook Film Festival Adds Come To Daddy, Girl On The Third Floor, Campfire Creepers Vr

The Overlook Film Festival already has a killer lineup that includes The Dead Don't Die, Bliss, The Lodge, and Satanic Panic, but they're not done with announcements yet! Today, they revealed new additions, including screenings of Come to Daddy and Girl on the Third Floor, along with Alexandre Aja's Campfire Creepers Vr experience.

(New Orleans, La) - The Overlook Film Festival is thrilled to announce Ant Timpson’s directorial debut Come To Daddy, starring Elijah Wood, as the weekend’s Centerpiece Film Presentation, alongside newly added film Girl On The Third Floor starring wrestling superstar Cm Punk, virtual reality from Alexandre Aja, and the festival’s feature and short film juries.

With the previously announced feature film, short film, live and interactive performances, including the Us Premiere of Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’T Die, the total number of film presentations now marks 43 films (23 features and 18 short films
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Cinepocalypse 2019 Lineup Includes Satanic Panic, Villains, Bliss, The Lodge, Darlin’

Following the exciting news that director Joel Schumacher will serve as the President of the 2019 Cinepocalypse Feature Film Jury, the festival's movie lineup has now been announced, and in addition to 35mm screenings of some of Schumacher's most beloved films, Cinepocalypse will also host screenings of some of this year's most anticipated titles, including The Lodge, Darlin', Villains, Bliss, and Fangoria's Satanic Panic!

Cinepocalypse 2019 will take place June 13th–20th at Chicago's Music Box Theatre. We have the official press release below with this year's lineup and additional details on the festival, and to learn more about the celluloid celebration, visit Cinepocalypse's official website.

Press Release: Cinepocalypse, Chicago’s premiere festival for electrifying and provocative genre cinema, returns to the Music Box Theatre June 13th for eight days of features, shorts, events and surprises, including eight fantastic break-out world premieres!

We’re proud to announce our new presenting sponsor for
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Voltage adds Fangoria action-horror 'V.F.W.' to Cannes slate (exclusive)

Production underway in Dallas, Texas.

Voltage Pictures, riding high on the international box office success of Ya adaption After, has boarded international sales rights on Fangoria’s upcoming action-horror film V.F.W. in time for Cannes and will commence talks on the Croisette next week.

Genre specialist Joe Begos, who latest film Bliss premiered at Tribeca Film Festival last weekend, is directing from a screenplay by Max Brallier and Matthew McArdle about Vietnam War veterans who take a stand against a deranged drug dealer and his army of punk mutants to defend their local V.F.W. (Veterans of Foreign Wars) post and an innocent teen.
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Blood and Gore Filled Psychedelic Trailer For a Vampire Film Called Bliss

Who’s up for watching a psychedelic trailer for an insane-looking new vampire horror film called Bliss? As you’ll see, the trailer goes from confusing to weird to super violent as there’s blood and gore splattering all over the place! This looks like a seriously jacked-up movie.

Here’s the synopsis for the movie that offers some insight on the story which is described as an "hallucinatory hellscape of drugs, sex, and murder in the sleazy underbelly of Los Angeles."

Known for her dark and macabre artwork, painter Dezzy Donahue (Dora Madison) is in a professional rut. Unable to finish her newest commissioned work, Dezzy looks to reignite her creative juices by letting loose-as in, taking every drug in sight and tearing through raucous house parties and heavy metal bars. After a few nights spent with her debauchery-loving friends Courtney (Tru Collins) and Ronnie (Rhys Wakefield), though, Dezzy notices changes within herself.
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Joe Begos' Bliss Finds Bloody Inspiration at this Year's Tribeca Film Festival

Bliss is the latest film from director and writer Joe Begos. Known to this film fan for his use of practical effects, Begos' latest picture involves a painter - who lacks inspiration. Dezzy (Dora Madison) searches for her muse, in back alley parties and rock-and-roll, dive bars. But, after losing consciousness, Dezzy turns to bloodshed and finds a new source of paint - blood! Bliss is being produced by Graham Skipper (Sequence Break). As well, this title stars: Rhys Wakefield (The Purge), Jeremy Gardner (The Batter) and Tru Collins. Now, a teaser trailer is available for the film, along with its premiere details. The teaser trailer shows Dezzy stalking several events. With blood on her face, she appears out of it. Turning to more and more drugs, Dezzy loses control and she will have one hell of a hangover, once she recovers. Bliss will have its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festvial.
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Psychedelic Teaser Trailer for Joe Begos' Bloody Vampire Film 'Bliss'

"It's like I was possessed..." Bloody hell! This looks trippy. A festival teaser trailer has debuted for an indie vampire film titled Bliss, the latest from eccentric indie filmmaker Joe Begos. This is premiering in the Midnight section at the Tribeca Film Festival this month. In need of creative inspiration, a professionally stagnant and hard-partying Los Angeles artist recklessly indulges in a series of drug binges. As the narcotics fly out of control, so does her newfound and inexplicable, yet unquenchable, craving for blood. Dora Madison stars in Bliss as Dezzy, with a small cast including Tru Collins, Rhys Wakefield, Jeremy Gardner, Graham Skipper, and George Wendt. This trailer lines right up with a synopsis stating it spirals into a "hallucinatory hellscape of drugs, sex, and murder in the sleazy underbelly of Los Angeles." Yeah, for real. This is a helluva teaser - definitely got my attention. Watch out for the blood.
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