Artsploitation Overcomes its Gamophobia to Acquire EuroObscura’s A Taste of Phobia

Artsploitation Overcomes its Gamophobia to Acquire EuroObscura’s A Taste of Phobia


PHILADELPHIA, PA, March 7, 2018 – Artsploitation has acquired the U.S. and Canadian rights to EuroObscura’s A Taste of Phobia, a harrowing horror anthology created by 14 international directors. Produced by Vestra Pictures and Enchanted Architect, in collaboration with Trash Art Pictures, the film is scheduled for DVD and VOD release in May 2018.

Of the multitude of fears, A Taste of Phobia delves into some of the weirdest and wildest, each with its own bloody twist. Presenting 14 unnerving segments, featured phobias include caetophobia (fear of hairs), henophobia (fear of young virgin girls), coprophobia (fear of feces), mysophobia (fear of contamination and germs), mazeophobia (fear of being lost), astrophobia (fear of celestial objects), mageirocophobia (fear of cooking) and oneirophobia (fear of dreams).

“As someone with a high number of phobias myself — fear of ceiling fans and hotel remotes to name just two — I was hesitant to watch A Taste of Phobia. But after 90 minutes of seeing people traumatized, institutionalized and dying from their fears, I felt much better,” said Artsploitation President, Raymond Murray. “It’s a cinematic colonic for a sick mind and a must for Artsploitation fans.”

A Taste of Phobia combines the talents of directors known for making a bloody good splash such as James Quinn (The Law of Sodom), Sam Mason Bell (The Making Of), Jason Impey (Home Made), Alessandro Redaelli (P.O.E. 3), Chris Milewski (Welcome to the World, Dear Child), Alessandro Giordani (L’insonne: Ouverture) and Domiziano Cristopharo (Virus: Extreme Contamination, Dark Waves).

“We are proud that Artsploitation will be releasing this great and scary horror movie in the U.S.,” said Marco Magni, international sales representative for EuroObscura. “I’m sure that the fans of horror movies in America will enjoy it and will also be surprised to learn about the more strange and terrifying kind of phobias that exist in the world.”

View A Taste of Phobia trailer

A Taste of Phobia
Genre: Horror Year: 2017 Running time: 90 minutes Language: English Audio format: 2.0 stereo

Jackson Batchelor (UK)
Sam Mason Bell (England)
Domiziano Cristopharo (Italy)
Michael J. Epstein (USA)
Dustin Ferguson (USA)
Alessandro Giordani (Italy)
Jason Impey (UK)
Sunny King (Nigeria)
Chris Milewski (USA)
Davide Pesca (Italy)
Alessandro Redaelli (Italy)
Poison Rouge (Italy)
Rob Ulitski (UK)
Lorenzo Zanonin & Alessandro Sisti (Italy)

Domiziano Cristopharo
Tony Newton
Sam Mason Bell

Antriksh Bali

Feature Film Review screeners will be made available to press in April.

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South American Horror Comes to Artsploitation Films 

 South American Horror Comes to Artsploitation Films
Chilean Trauma and Agentinean Luciferina Acquired for North America

Philadelphia, PA – Two wildly innovative horror films, first screened at Ventana Sur in Buenos Aires, have been acquired for distribution by Artsploitation Films who plan to release them in 2018, first in select film festivals followed by Blu-ray and VOD.

Trauma, directed by Lucio A. Rojas (The Wicked Woods) is a vicious and shocking tale which blends the dark history of 1970s Chile with a modern tale of horror. A boy is traumatized when he and his mother are tortured by the Nazi-like military dictatorship of Pinochet. Decades later a group of women venture to the idyllic countryside for a weekend of fun. But their outing soon turns nightmarish when a man and his son unleash their pent-up rage on them. A film which exposes the horrors of politics with the evil that can lie within the souls of ordinary men.

In Luciferina. Argentinean Gonzalo Calzada directs a visually explosive film where  religion, innocence, repressed sexuality and evil spectacularly collide. Natalia is a 19-year-old novice who reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. But when she meets up with her sister and her friends, she decides instead to travel the jungle in search of mystical plant. There, instead of pleasure, they find a  world of Black Masses, strange pregnancies, bloody deaths and for the nun herself, a sexually violent clash with the Devil himself.

“Sex, religion, politics and family are the core themes to these two violent, controversial, visually stunning films. With Luciferina and Trauma the world may not be ready for what South American horror has to offer!” said, Ray Murray of Artsploitation Films.

Trailer for TRAUMA here.

Trailer for LUCIFERINA here.

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Artsploitation Mash Up

Artsploitation Mash Up

Enjoy this extra cool mash up of a couple films from the Artsploitation archives. In this 15 second explosion of clips, you will see scenes from Red Christmas, Gandu, Der Samuria, and Horsehead.

Red Christmas Nominated For Best Independent Film at The Rondo Awards

The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards
Honoring the best in classic horror research, creativity and film preservation

Category 8. BEST INDEPENDENT FILM (Limited release, video/streaming)

Vote — RED CHRISTMAS, directed by Craig Anderson. From Australia with Dee Wallace, a most dangerous holiday.

Here is the official ballot for the (Gasp!!) SIXTEENTH ANNUAL RONDO HATTON CLASSIC HORROR AWARDS.
Since 2002, the Rondo’s have been fandom’s only classic horror awards — decided by fans, for fans. Every nominee below is being recognized for significant work or achievement in the year 2017. So add your voice and help make a difference.

— All voting is by e-mail only. Simply copy this ballot (cut-and-paste into an email and mark your choices with an X or highlighting works fine). Or you can type out your choices. Whatever is easiest. Send an e-mail with your picks to me, David Colton, at by Sunday night at midnight, April 8, 2018.
— No, you do not have to vote in every category. Vote for all or a few.


Artsploitation Films – New Titles Coming Soon


It’s 2018 and Artsploitation Films has lots of cool news on the horizon.  Wait for it.  Wait for it.   Announcements will be made soon about some amazing new titles that are coming soon, plus we have a few surprises up our sleeve.

Happy New Year from Artsploitation Films

Artsploitation Films would like to wish everyone a safe and happy New Years 2018!   We appreciate all of your support throughout the past year.  If it wasn’t for you guys, we wouldn’t be able to bring you films like Craig Anderson’s Red Christmas.   We are looking forward to a very exciting 2018 and with lots of news and cool surprises on the horizon.



Red Christmas Arrives on Netflix

You Better Watch Out, You Better Not Cry

Cletus is coming to Netflix today! 


Red Christmas 

Widowed mother Diane (Dee Wallace) and her volatile children have more to worry about than keeping the family drama to a minimum as they celebrate Christmas in their old home in the Australian Outback. When a mysterious cloaked stranger shows up at their door, they must work together to survive a series of death traps if they want to make it to New Year’s. Written and directed by Craig Anderson.

Artsploitation Films Top Christmas Horror Picks

In honor of the Artsploitation Films release of Craig Anderson’s Red Christmas staring Dee Wallace, we are going to look at some of our other favorite holiday horror movies.






Here’s one that’s NOT horror, but it’s still pretty strange.



Artsploitation Films Cyber Monday Sale

Artsploitation Films Cyber Monday Sale! 

Monday, November 26th, 2017 – Online consumerism at is very best (or worst), depending how you look at it?  Regardless, Artsploitation Films has some good deals on Amazon that are probably worth taking a look at : )


The Bullet Collector 


Combat Girls 




Hard Romanticker


Lapland Odyssey

Red Christmas Comes To Redbox November 28th


Red Christmas Coming To Redbox – November 28th, 2017

The holidays will never ever be the same again.  Craig Anderson’s Red Christmas will be available at your local Redbox come Tuesday, November 28th.   If you made it through Black Friday and Cyber Monday, watch out for Red Tuesday!  Red Tuesday – Red Christmas comes to Redbox! Red Tuesday!!!!

Plot: When a mysterious cloaked stranger crashes their Christmas celebrations, a dysfunctional family are forced to work together to survive a series of death traps in this pulse-pounding holiday horror film set in the Australian Outback.

Not Rated by the Motion Picture Association of America.