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Old 11th July 2019, 06:58 AM
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Thanks to films like Ben Wheatley’s Kill List, Corin Hardy’s The Hallow, Robert Eggers’ The Witch, and Ari Aster’s just-released Midsommar, folk-horror tales have definitely enjoyed a revival in recent years. Now a new documentary will look at the history of this genre, in which the pastoral is routinely entwined with the painful.

It was announced today that horror expert and author Kier-La Janisse (House of Psychotic Women) is currently in the midst of shooting her directorial debut, the documentary Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror. Produced by Severin Films, Janisse’s movie will track the genre’s story from its initial heyday, which saw the release of Michael Reeves’ The Witchfinder General (1968), Piers Haggard’s Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971), and Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man (1973), through its proliferation on British television in the 1970s and its culturally specific manifestations in American, Asian, African, and Eastern European horror, to the genre’s revival over the last decade. The film will feature interviews with Eggers, Prevenge director and star Alice Lowe, and Witchfinder General actor Ian Ogilvy, among others.

“Folk horror has exploded over the last decade with a multidisciplinary reach that few other subgenres of horror enjoy, its manifestations on film, in visual arts and music proliferating at a surprising rate,” Janisse said in a statement. “Moreover, the genre has inspired a rabid online fanbase whose favorite pastime seems to be endlessly debating exactly what folk horror is.”

See the poster for Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched, designed by artist Richard Wells, below.
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Old 11th July 2019, 03:52 PM
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Will be looking forward to this doc!!!
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Old 16th July 2019, 07:32 AM
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Killer Crocodile

Synopsis: More than a decade after the Spielberg blockbuster, a dream team of shock maestros – including producer-turned-director Fabrizio De Angelis (DR. BUTCHER M.D., EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS), screenwriter Dardano Sacchetti (BAY OF BLOOD, DEMONS), gore guru Giannetto De Rossi (ZOMBIE, THE BEYOND) and Oscar®-nominated composer Riz Ortolani (MONDO CANE, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST) – created one of the most ridiculously entertaining JAWS rip-offs in ItaloSleaze history: When a humongous crocodile begins chomping on a tropical island community, a group of idealistic young environmentalists will clash with a crusty redneck hunter to destroy the monster reptile spawned by toxic waste. Richard Anthony Crenna (ROSWELL), Sherrie Rose (DEMON KNIGHT), Ennio Girolami (GREAT WHITE) and Hollywood legend Van Johnson (THE CAINE MUTINY) star in this Crocsploitation classic now scanned in 2k from the original negative.

Special Features and Technical Specs:
NEW 2K RESTORATION FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE
Half A Croc: Interview with Makeup FX Artist Giannetto De Rossi
Italian Crocodiles: Interview with Actor Pietro Genuardi
An Italian in Santo Domingo: Interview with Cinematographer Federico Del Zoppo
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Synopsis: The Caribbean swamps which is to be made into a holiday resort is terrorized again by a second monstrous crocodile which is killing off anyone unfortunate to be on the water.

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Maidens and Flesh Eaters: Career Interview With FX Master Giannetto De Rossi
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The Wax Mask

Synopsis: In the mid-'90s, Dario Argento approached a physically and professionally ailing Lucio Fulci to direct one final production, an over-the-top shocker about grisly murders at a Paris wax museum. But when Fulci passed away only weeks before filming began, Argento turned to Sergio Stivaletti – the FX genius on PHENOMENA, OPERA, DEMONS and CEMETARY MAN – to make his feature-directing debut. Original Grand Guignol director/performer Robert Hossein (RIFFIFI) and Aldo Massasso (CONTRABAND) star in what DVD Drive-In hails as "old-timey luridness married to state-of-the-art gore" – from a screenplay co-written by Fulci with cinematography by Sergio Salvati (ZOMBIE, THE BEYOND) – now featuring a 4k scan from the original negative supervised by Stivaletti and packed with Special Features that include rare behind-the-scenes footage, all-new interviews and more.

Special Features and Technical Specs:
NEW 4K RESTORATION FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE, supervised by supervised by Sergio Stivaletti
Audio Commentary with Director/Special Effects Artist Sergio Stivaletti and Michelangelo Stivaletti
Beyond Fulci: Interviews with Producer Dario Argento, Director Sergio Stivaletti, Producer Giuseppe Columbo, Production Designer Massimo Geleng, Actress Gabriella Giorgelli and Filmmaker Claudio Fragasso
The Chamber of Horrors: Interviews with Producer Dario Argento, Director Sergio Stivaletti, Producer Giuseppe Columbo, Production Designer Massimo Geleng and Actress Gabriella Giorgelli
Living Dolls: Interviews with Producer Dario Argento, Director Sergio Stivaletti, Producer Giuseppe Columbo and Actress Gabriella Giorgelli
The Mysteries of the Wax Museum: Interview with SFX Artist Sergio Stivaletti
The Waxworks Symphony: Interview with Soundtrack Composer Maurizio Abeni
The Grand Opening: Interviews with Producer Dario Argento, Director Sergio Stivaletti and Producer Giuseppe Columbo
Wax Unmasked: Interview with Film Writer Alan Jones
Vintage Featurettes: Behind the Scenes, Special Effects, On Set with Dario Argento
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Old 16th July 2019, 07:55 AM
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Wax Mask is a prime example of how far the italian cinema had fallen, in the 90:s. One of the most disappointing films ever made...
It's just a complete mess.
The worst thing, is the over use of horrible CGI, that looked terrible even in 1997. Though, the CGI in Argento's productions, always sucked balls, even as late as his terrible version of Dracula.

It's too bad Fulci died before he could direct the movie, even though it still would have been mediocre, like most of his later films. But even a bad Fulci movie, is far more entertaining than this piece of shit.

Still, it looks like a solid release, for the fans of the film.
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Release date October 29th

'Byleth: The Demon of Incest'. Pre-order available on Amazon US for region free Blu-Ray - $29.98 and region 1 DVD - $19.98

"The ultra-rare Italo-shocker! In one of the most bizarre EuroSleaze sickies of the '70s, Mark Damon (HOUSE OF USHER, CRYPT OF THE LIVING DEAD) delivers an atypically unhinged performance as a duke consumed by unnatural lust for his beautiful sister (Claudia Gravy of THE NUN & THE DEVIL). Toss in depraved dollops of sex, voyeurism, demonic possession and giallo-style violence, and you get the sumptuous-yet-insane rarity The Wild Eye calls "Intriguingly different and endearingly odd for Italian Horror aficionados." Aldo Bufi Landi (FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET) and Fernando Cerulli (DEATH SMILES ON A MURDER) co-star in this long-lost filth-fest, directed by Spaghetti Western veteran Leopoldo Savona (PISTOL PACKIN' PREACHER, APOCALYPSE JOE) and now scanned in 2k from negative elements recently discovered in a Madrid lab vault."

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Old 11th October 2019, 07:09 PM
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Release date October 29th

'Paganini Horror'. Pre-order available on Amazon US for standard singled disc Blu-Ray - $29.98 and DVD - $19.98 and 2 disc Blu-ray + CD Combo, limited to 3,000 units - $34.98

"From producer Fabrizio De Angelis (ZOMBIE, THE BEYOND, KILLER CROCODILE), writer/director Luigi Cozzi (CONTAMINATION, STARCRASH) and co-writer/star Daria Nicolodi (DEEP RED, TENEBRAE) comes one of the most hard-to-find shockers from Italian Horror's greatest decade.

When an all-girl rock band records an unpublished song by Niccolò Paganini - the 19th century composer said to have sold his soul to the Devil - they will unleash a skintight spandex nightmare of extreme violins, cheesy power ballads, SUSPIRIA-influenced lighting and outlandish Satanic havoc that QuietCool calls "Serious fun… it drips with as much love as it does with blood and gore." Jasmine Maimone (DEMONS), Pascal Perciano (VOICES FROM BEYOND) and the legendary Donald Pleasence co-star in this "Kooky, stylish and definitely recommended flick" (DVDExotica.com), now transferred in 2k from the original negative."


Special features:
  • Play It Again Paganini - Interview with Director Luigi Cozzi.
  • The Devil's Music - Interview with Actor Pietro Genuardi.
  • Deleted Scenes and Alternate Ending.
  • Trailer.

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Old 11th October 2019, 07:14 PM
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Release date October 29th

'Werewolf In a Girls' Dormitory'. Pre-order available on Amazon US for Blu-Ray and CD combo - $34.98 and single disc DVD - $19.98

"WEREWOLF IN A GIRLS' DORMITORY - The original uncut Italian version on Blu-ray/DVD for the first time ever!

Twisted Italian horror meets lurid German krimi in the 1961 EuroShocker fIlled with "Genuinely eerie scenes and rather graphic maulings" (DVD Drive-In), now restored like you've never seen or heard it before.

When an all-girl reform school is rocked by a series of grisly murders, it will unleash a nightmare of sexual corruption and lupine depravity. Carl Schell (THE BLUE MAX), Barbara Lass (aka Roman Polanski's first wife Barbara Kwiatkowska) and Luciano Pigozzi (CASTLE OF THE LIVING DEAD) star in this infamous Italian/Austrian co-production - originally titled LYCANTHROPUS - directed by Paolo Heusch (THE DAY THE SKY EXPLODED) from a screenplay by giallo maestro Ernesto Gastaldi (ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK) with a classic score by Armando Trovajoli (STRANGE SHADOWS IN AN EMPTY ROOM), newly scanned in 2k from archival elements recently discovered in a Rome lab vault"


Special features:
  • Bad Moon Rising - Interview with Screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi.
  • Italian Trailer.
  • US Trailer.
  • Alternate Opening.

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