“Taking a cue from films like The Omen and Rosemary’s Baby, director Gonzalo Calzada (Resurrection, The Clairvoyant’s Prayer) has crafted a unique satanic thriller that owes as much to shamanism as it does Catholicism. The sinister Spanish-language movie has fresh ideas for the genre framed in new and creative ways. This is a film that takes its horror seriously and approaches the religious themes with conviction… A dark, chaotic and brutal horror movie…. After decades of derivative Exorcist retreads and Omenrip-offs, Luciferina makes for an interesting and sinister twist to the standard satanic chiller. This is not a horror movie that will gain critical acceptance from the mainstream, but it’s an intense excursion for real horror fans.” – DoBlu
“A slow-burn supernatural haunter with an arthouse aesthetic whose emphasis is on aura instead of action. Reinert Kiil crafts a compelling, simple concept from a chilly, wintry setting with intriguing period tones. Connecting with its creepiness just requires a deep appreciation of tiptoeing down haunted hallways, constant creaking, the persistent metronome of a pendulum clock, etc. The House has it where it counts for atmospheric fear factor. ” CultureCrypt
Do It Yourself Comes Out on DVD and VOD
Tarantinoesque Crime Actioner From Greece Explodes Off the Screen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Think of countries where guns-blazing, action-packed genre films are made and Greece probably is not on the top of the list. But AFI grad Dimitris Tsilifonis proves to be the exception with this hyperventilating crime thriller. Artsploitation Films will release the film March 5th on DVD and select VOD outlets.
Synopsis: Small-time crook and ex-con Alkis is double-crossed by an ex-cellmate and finds himself trapped in a working porn studio where his shady, trigger-happy accomplices have no intention of letting him out alive. The disheveled crook has only one option – to escape by any means possible.
The House will be available March 5th on DVD and Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, InDemand and more.
Title: Do It Yourself; Director/Screenwriter: Dimitris Tsilifonis; Country: Greece; Year: 2017; Running Time: 98 minutes; Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1; Language: Greek with English subtitles; Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1; UPC: 851597006704
“The House is a great exercise in atmospheric filmmaking: thanks to a great location, great camerawork and a well-paced narrative approach (coupled with solid performances of course), this is a movie that still has its audience at the edge of their seats and glued to the screen, and it’s also something sure to remain with one for a few days after watching, and chillingly so.” – SearchMyTrash
In the film, “Set in the frozen wilderness of Norway during WWII, 2 German soldiers escort a Norwegian soldier and prisoner of war but the weather is taking a toll on them. They find an empty house near the forest where they finally can get some rest. However, what seems to be a warm and welcoming shelter turns much more sinister and deadly. They begin to wonder if they have somehow have stepped into a sort of psychological hell from which there may be no escape.”
Nazi-themed Horror Film The House to be Released on DVD and VOD
A Psychological Ghost Tale from the Director of Christmas Blood
Artsploitation Films will release Norwegian director Reinert (Christmas Blood) Kiil’s horror film The House (original language title, Huset) March 5th. Artsploitaiton Films’ president Raymond Murray said, “It may have taken a few years for the film to get to American audiences but I am sure horror fans as well as arthouse film-lovers will enjoy this creepy, thought-provoking ghost story.”
“Fantastic..this is a horror film that does Norway justice.” – Modern Horrors
“Destined for “insta-classic” status” – HorrorFreakNews
Set in the frozen wilderness of Norway during WWII, 2 German soldiers escort a Norwegian soldier and prisoner of war but the weather is taking a toll on them. They find an empty house near the forest where they finally can get some rest. However, what seems to be a warm and welcoming shelter turns much more sinister and deadly. They begin to wonder if they have somehow have stepped into a sort of psychological hell from which there may be no escape.
Title: The House (original title, Huset); Director: Reinert Kiil; Country: Norway; Year: 2016; Running Time: 88 minutes; Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1; Language: English, German & Norwegian with English subtitles; Aspect Ratio: 2.35:
1; UPC: 851597006711
Special Features: The Voice of One’s Conscience (Samvittighetens Røst) (2007, 12 minutes), a short film directed by Reinert Kiil: and commentary with director Reinert Kiil
The House will be available March 5th on DVD and Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.
There are films in this world that you painfully inject into your eyes, and they leave lingering cataracts infested with disease forever plugged into your head. Those films are so extreme, dehumanising and nasty that they will never generate interest from the masses, but deserve to be called upon for their horrific imaginings that seem impossible to have thought of. Trauma from director Lucio A Rojas is a film that delivers exactly this, and within a few minutes leaves you wondering how your life spiralled onto this path.
When four women take a trip to an isolated area of the countryside, they soon become the victims of a horrific and relentless attack by a father and son combination. After their ordeal, they soon come to realise it’s far from over and they must continue their plight in order to save another girl from destruction and escape the endless nightmare.
Read Full Article: Review: Trauma – Zobo With A ShotGun
“Recalling the gritty characters of a young Tarantino and layered with the meta-narratives of Charlie Kaufman, Snowflake is the most wonderfully bold piece of filmmaking to hit the international scene in years. Filmmaker Adolfo J. Kolmerer’s movie is a unique, funny and vastly entertaining rollercoaster ride. It’s a dark, compelling and utterly hilarious movie. The self-aware plot and characters are ingenious…clever, original and quirky. This is easily one of the freshest scripts and most compelling movie ideas to come around in a long time. Snowflake is smart, fun filmmaking that feels incredibly polished. The narrative has a playful attitude that embraces the eccentric characters. Snowflake has a wicked sense of black humor with memorable villains and clever dialogue.” – DoBlu
‘Snowflake (Schneeflockchen)’ (2018): The Horror News Network Review
Snowflake, or titled in German Schneeflockchen, is one of the best films I have seen over the last two years. At the heart of it, it is a passion project driven by a group of talented minds that took a long, long time to finally come together. As I watched it for the first at the 2017 Ithaca Fantastik film festival, it was clear this film is a pure happenstance of beauty and insanity. It is also a film that may be one of the most difficult projects to review. For that, like the film, I am going to go a different route to shed some personal light on Snowflake.