Top 10 Indie Horror Movies You Can STILL Watch On Amazon Prime includes RONDO & TERROR 5

Top 10 Indie Horror Movies You Can STILL Watch On Amazon Prime includes RONDO & TERROR 5

It’s been well documented that Amazon Prime deleted thousands of independent films with a ton of those being in the horror genre. We decided to make a list of some horror films that you can still find on Amazon Prime.

At the time of this post these movies are STILL available on Amazon Prime. Who knows what tomorrow holds?

8. Terror 5 (2019)

While most of the residents of a small Argentinian town attend a funeral procession following a tragic building collapse, the few who do not will face terrors of their own in this mashup of urban legends from brothers-filmmakers Sebastián and Federico Rotstein. Think bondage, torture, zombies…and governmental corruption. Juan goes on a date with Sonia to a school where students get even with teachers. Luco and Paulo create an elaborate plan to swap girlfriends. Two lovers escape into a motel for a night of passion, while a group of friends enjoys a snuff film. As their primal urges distract them all, local officials are judged innocent of the neglect that caused the building collapse and then the horror really begins.

3. Rondo (2019)

Twisted, kinky and violent, Rondo is a highly stylized pulp noir revenge-murder melodrama that relishes in the dark underbelly of civility. Troubled war vet Paul (Luke Sorge) is told by a psychiatrist that sex may be the solution to his dependency and drinking problems. She sends him to an apartment where he is to release his tensions by having sex with a beautiful young woman, all under the encouraging eyes of the woman’s husband. But deception is the name of the game as Paul and eventually his sister, are sucked into a bizarre criminal underworld where sex and murder are daily specials and revenge is served piping hot. Part black comedy, part slasher and part homage to the seedy films of 1970s grindhouse cinema, writer/director Drew Barnhardt has created a wholly unique American Indie.

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Horrorphilia Reviews Rondo & Calls It Tanatino-ish! 7.25 out of 10

Horrorphilia recently reviewed RONDO and gave the film 7.25 out of 10

“Some real good dialog moments and that kind of reminded me of Tarantino-ish.  Now, I’m a huge stickler for slow motion scenes in films.  I think it’s really, really hard for low budget films to pull it off effectively without it looking cheesy, but I thought this film had a fantastic slow motion scene during the finally.  Really top notch scene.  It ended the film on a high note for sure.  It’s a really weird film.  It will definitely appeal to horror fans.  It definitely has noir-ish, cult-ish, Tarantino vibe to it.  Artsploitation usually hits it on the head and this is another solid release from them.”

Listen to the entire review HERE 

“RONDO Is a Cult Indie Classic” – ItsBlogginEvil

Rondo is an icy revenge thriller with bullets and blood galore……reinvigorates a pulp noir approach into the independent film marketRondo is a cult indie classic through the venomous teeth of white-collar Americanisms and a torrent of human immoral inclination that relentlessly shows no mercy scene after scene.” – ItsBlogginEvil

Camden Courier Post calls RONDO, “a good, old-fashioned guilty pleasure”

A sleazy little crime thriller, this homage to grindhouse cinema pits a brother (Luke Sorge) and sister (Brenna Otis) against a gang of amoral murderers who run a depraved house of prostitution. There’s plenty of dark laughs and nail-biting suspense as well as bone-crunching violence, particularly during the finale which calls for Otis to finally even the score. It’s gory and a bit silly but, in the final analysis, Rondo qualifies as a good, old-fashioned guilty pleasure. – Amy Longsdorf, Camden Courier Post 

Mr. Skin Examines The Nudity of Rondo

Rondo (2018) is a thriller where a veteran takes an experimental drug that makes him stronger, angrier, and hornier than ever before as he goes on a vengeful rampage. Iva Nora plays a lovely young lady caught in the crosshairs of violence, but before that, we definitely get a good look at her fully naked body. We see her beautiful buns when she is picked up by a guy and placed nude on a bed to show off her rack and pussy lips. Brenna Otts takes a different turn when she gets into her black bra and panties. The Otts are looking good that you’ll go wild for Brenna’s cleavage.

https://www.mrskin.com/rondo-nude-scenes-t58308/celebs

Wicked Channel Says Artsploitation Films’ Employees are on Serious Drugs! 

Artsploitation’s acquisitions head responds, “You’d be on serious drugs too if you had to watch some of the film we are sent.”

EXPOSED! The break room at Artsploitation Films. Maxime did return to work.

“Artsploitation Films, I have come to the understanding that they are all on serious drugs. The films they release are so out there at times, that you really wonder what exactly was the filmmaker thinking. Even more far fetched is what was the studio thinking to sign it. Do not, read this as any kind of negative. This is a huge positive for the studio. One thing is for sure, they do not understand what the terms “ boring” or “ mainstream” are, and fucking thank god. While, Terror 5 is predictable and the ending leaves a lot to be desired, the journey is fucked. ..This is a film that needs a theater to show it and the audience to watch it. I will say this film is worth a watch, but have realistic expectations.” – Wicked Channel

 

RONDO Has, “seedy grindhouse feel” Says Don

“Despite some minor issues with the pacing and some questionable decisions at times, overall the film has enough of a seedy grindhouse feel that gives off a really enjoyable tone here. This one is really worthwhile for fans of this kind of old-school grindhouse effort or curious about the project, while those not sold on the style or find the flaws detrimental should heed caution.” – Don’s Horror World

Critically Acclaimed Rondo Now Out on DVD & VOD 
Critically Acclaimed Rondo Now Out on DVD & VOD 
Part Black Comedy, Part Slasher, Part Revenge Thriller. All Pulpy Exploitation!
Drew Barnhardt’s RONDO, a stylized homage to the grindhouse features of the 1960s & ’70s, is now out on DVD and VOD.
The film can be bought or streamed at the following outlets:
DVD:
VOD:
Synopsis: Paul, a troubled young veteran, is told by a psychiatrist that sex is the solution to his dependency and drinking problems. But things turns out otherwise as Paul and his sister are sucked into a criminal underworld where sex and murder are daily specials and revenge is served piping hot.

The Hardened Critics Sing!

“The hype is deserved, Rondo is the real deal!” – CultMetalFlix
“A wild and crazy neo-noir, pulpy watch that’s destined for cult status.” AlienBee
“A Tarantino-esque clusterfuck of a movie…enjoy the wild, rollicking ride.” – Projected Figures
“An exciting, darkly comedic revenge thriller.” – The Rotting Zombie
“Cinematic gold.” – HK Film News
“Twisted” – Bloody Disgusting
“A classic in the making” – Starburst Magazine
A pulp novel come to life…thoroughly entertaining.” – Haddonfield Horror
“A modern day low-budget exploitation masterpiece.” –  Nightmarish Conjurings
“Amazingly blackly funny and extremely violent!” – Beneath the Underground
Its sleaze is a class act.” – Eye For Eye

TitleRondoDirector: Drew Barnhardt; Starring: Luke Sorge, Brenna Otts, Ketrick “Jazz” Copeland, Gena Shaw; Country: USA; Year: 2018; Running Time: 88 minutes; Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1; Language: English; Aspect Ratio:  1.77:1; UPC: 851597006759; SRP: $14.95

Special DVD Features:

  • Director’s Commentary
  • Delete Scenes
  • Selected music commentaries with composer Ryan Franks (27 min)
  • The artwork of Rondo (poster art and lobby cards set to music) (3 min)

The Summer of Artsploitation

The Summer of Artsploitation

It’s going to be a hot summer for Artsploitation fans.    Over the next few months, new releases include Rondo on June 4th, Blood Paradise on July 16th, and The Devil’s Playground on August 6th.

RONDO – JUNE 4TH

Twisted, kinky and violent, Rondo is a highly stylized pulp noir revenge/murder melodrama that relishes in the dark underbelly of civility. Troubled war vet Paul (Luke Sorge) is told by a psychiatrist that sex may be the solution to his dependency and drinking problems. She sends him to an apartment where he is to release his tensions by having sex with a beautiful young woman, all under the encouraging eyes of the woman’s husband. But deception is the name of the game as Paul and eventually his sister, are sucked into a bizarre criminal underworld where sex and murder are daily specials and revenge is served piping hot. Part black comedy, part slasher and part homage to the seedy films of 1970s grindhouse cinema, writer/director Drew Barnhardt has created a wholly unique American Indie.

http://www.artsploitationfilms.com/film/rondo/

BLOOD PARADISE – JULY 16TH

Unpredictable and at times drenched in sly humor, this thriller is Patrick von Barkenberg’s film debut. Reeling after her latest novel flops, best-selling crime writer Robin Richards (Andréa Winter) is sent by her publisher to the Swedish countryside to regain inspiration. Instead of relaxation, she comes across an assortment of peculiar and possibly dangerous characters, including her driver and most obsessive fan, his explosively jealous wife, and the progressively more unhinged man who owns the farm. The beautiful and stylish young woman soon discovers just how dangerous these oddballs may be. Think “Green Acres” as directed by Jordan Peele.

http://www.artsploitationfilms.com/film/blood-paradise/

THE DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND – AUGUST 6TH

This Australian film classic, the feature film debut of Fred Schepisi (Roxanne, A Cry in the Dark), is a semi-autobiographical drama of a 13-year-old boy’s struggles at a Catholic seminary in the 1950s. Tom (Simon Burke) is a student gripped with Catholic guilt as he struggles with his nascent sexual yearning and his divine calling. The seminary, run by a group of Brothers also torn between their vows and human desire, follows a harsh code of religious discipline. The boys are lorded over by the obsessively watchful eye of Brother Francine (Arthur Dignam), who prowls the halls looking for evidence of “the undisciplined mind.” A lyrical, mordantly funny memory film about the age-old struggles of mind, body and spirit. This re-release is being presented in a brand-new high definition transfer.

http://www.artsploitationfilms.com/film/the-devils-playground/

http://totallydriven.tv/the-summer-of-artsploitation/

Beyond the limits – Drew Barnhardt on marrying art and exploitation in Rondo, Eye For Film

Beyond the limits
Drew Barnhardt on marrying art and exploitation in Rondo – Eye For Film 

The stage is set for shocking events in Rondo

In 1961, posters for Roger Corman’s Edgar Allen Poe adaptation The Pit And The Pendulum promised to pay £10,000 to the family of the first audience member who died of fright. Drew Barnhardt’s Rondo takes a similar approach with a poster warning viewers that what they are about to see may shock them beyond human endurance. It’s weird, it’s wild! the posters warn. It features sex, murder and revenge. Well, what’s not to like?

Of course, it’s a difficult thing to shock audiences in this day and age. When Drew agreed to answer some questions about the film, I began by asking him if this approach was primarily a stylistic thing or was he seriously trying to shock. Does he think, based on reactions so far, that he got away with it?

Do you know what you’re letting yourself in for?
“It’s funny,” he responds. “I never really found anything in the movie ‘shocking’. To me it was all just amusing. I guess that’s a bit of the movie-prankster impulse coming out. I relished the opportunity to use a few cinematic tricks from some of my favourite movies to keep the audience on their toes (and to entertain myself in the process).

“Since it was going to be a low budget affair I knew that the storyline had better keep people interested. Sex. Violence. Twists. Humour. So that was how I approached it; try to keep the audience engaged. If some are shocked then great! If not, then I hope they get a chuckle out of it.”

READ THE ENTIRE ‘EYE FOR FILM’ INTERVIEW HERE