AIPT! Gives LUCIFERINA Artsploitation’s Greatest Mixed Review

AIPT! (Adventures in Poor Taste!) has given Artsploitation its greatest mediocre review ever!  Filled with beautiful, stunning, excellent, stunning (again), fascinating and even interesting. It read as a PR person’s wet dream but just when we were panting, writer Nathaniel Muir brings us back to earth with some less flattering thoughts about the film. It was a “She‘s my sister and my daughter!” moment. Below are excerpts of the good stuff, if you want to read about the unwarranted negative stuff, you got to click through.

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Luciferina is not a standard horror movieLuciferina is filled with beautiful shots. In particular, director Gonzalo Calzada does some amazing work with outdoors shots. Trees and buildings are framed perfectly in many establishing shots. By far, the movie’s best looking sequence is during the finale. The scene is stunning and transcends what audiences have been taught to expect. The moment is deceptively simplistic as there are only two characters and little scenery, but the emotions displayed are amazing. The camera work is stunning and highlights the creativity and artistry of Calzada. The use of light and shadow in Luciferina is also excellent. This is most clear during the early dream sequences in the film. The scenes have a washed out look that make it impossible to tell whether it is day or night. This adds to the creepiness of the moments. Luciferina’s greatest strength may be how it seamlessly weaves reality and fantasy. The audience is never quite sure if what they are seeing is actually happening which leads to greater engagement. It is a fascinating and interesting ride.” – AIPT!

A hatchet-wielding Santa brings ‘Christmas Blood’ on December 11th

Just in Time for the Horror Holidays: Reinert Kiil’s Nordic Slasher Christmas Blood to be Released December 11th

The dark, bloody account of a hatchet-wielding killer dressed as Santa will come out on DVD & VOD

Philadelphia, PA – Horror’s Santa-slasher tales mixes with Scandinavian Noir in Norwegian filmmaker Reinert Kiil’s (The House, Whore) grisly Christmas Blood (Juleblod).

Christmas is a time of peace, love and family. But not for one Norwegian town as a psychopath dressed in a Santa Claus suit has been terrorizing them for the past 13 years. For as soon as the caroling starts, this demented Kris Kringle dispenses bloody ax blows regardless of whether you’ve been bad or good. As the holiday approaches on one snow-covered town filled with revelers, a pair of detectives work against time to find and arrest this bearded serial killer. Will they manage to stop this demented St. Nick before he kills again? Director Reinert Kiil (The House, Whore) delivers a dark, disturbing and bloody holiday thriller.

Christmas Blood will be available December 11th on DVD and several VOD platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube/Google Play, Vudu, FandangoNOW and DISH

Title: Christmas Blood
Original title: Juleblod
Year: 2018
Running Time 104 minutes
Country: Norway
Director: Reinert Kiil
Aspect Ratio: 2:35
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1


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TN Horror Offers a Cinematic Recipe on How to Bake SNOWFLAKE!

If you take two parts Pulp Fiction, one part Reservoir Dogs, a cup of John Dies at the End, and a dash of Dogma, bake it all in a dystopian future oven at 420 degrees for two hours the finished product would be Snowflake. Needless to say, it was one hell of a ride. The writing in this film is incredible. The plot is layered and meta as fuck…The performances in this movie really bring the writing to life. The cast is perfectly balanced and everyone brought their A-game to the table. This might just be the most interesting and rewatchable movie you see this season.” – Yeti, TennesseeHorror

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“What the Fuck” Says SearchMyTrash to the Multi-Genred SNOWFLAKE

Image result for what the fuckSnowflake is a film of the “What the fuck”-category: It’s freely floating between genres (including crime, horror, science fiction, superhero, fantasy, thriller, comedy) using as many pulp mainstays as it can along the way to twist them to mostly ironic results, it pushes absurdity (within its narrative context) to new heights without ever really losing the plot, it’s told in a violently non-narrative way that somehow makes perfect sense nevertheless, and it doesn’t hold back when it comes to violence, yet doesn’t rely too heavily on it. And for most of the time it manages to stay away from cheap jokes or too blunt social commentary. The outcome is a very fine stew that might not be for everyone, but the cult movie crowd will be sure to love it.” – SearchMyTrash


NightmarishConjurings Calls LUCIFERINA, “A Devilishly Fun and Suspenseful Film.”

“Serving up a story to be fairly gory and unpredictable, LUCIFERINA contains qualities of combating innocence with a dark and devious inner nature. From satanic, spiritualized dreamscapes to amazonian shamans (along with a pretty unnerving sex scene with the devil), LUCIFERINA houses some tasty traditional gore effects and digital animated imagery to leave its genre audience satisfied, and a little uncomfortable. 

The story is a tad wild, but interesting enough to bring something new to the table, while containing elements that make independent horror so likable. With the haunting and beautiful cinematography portrayed here, it’s hard not to be transfixed by the art direction and overall concept that, all together, creates a devilishly fun and suspenseful film.” – Abigail Braman, NightmarishConjurings

Bloody Flicks says TRAUMA, “Will Leave you Shocked, Stunned”

We image it takes a lot to shock the writers at BloodyFlicks but after watching Trauma, the reviewer was left “out-excessed” – which we think may be good.

“Whereas Srđan Spasojević’s 2010 movie A Serbian Film – which the excesses of this film resemble – used the cultural background of his own country in a rather abstract way as justification for the horrors on display in his movie, director Lucio A. Rojas uses specific events in the history of Chile – notably the military dictatorship under General Pinochet – as the basis for the almost unwatchable levels of violence and torture Trauma is definitely not for everyone. It has a relentlessness that for me even out-excessed A Serbian Film, whose horrors occasionally felt rather unreal. Every shock and brutal action in Trauma feels very believable…will leave you shocked, stunned…” – BloodyFlicks

TRAUMA Is, “Packed to the Brim with Detestable Material…Not a Movie for Date Night”

“I was pleased to watch something disgusting that had more to offer than the usual violence-for-violence sake. This film paints an ugly picture of evil breeding more evil and showing how a corrupt system can destroy innocence…I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this film, but let me clarify. This is a movie packed to the brim with detestable material. Rape, murder, incest, necrophilia… these are all major players in this film. None of these acts are done off screen and its absolutely stomach turning. The brutality feels real and (usually) earned, painting an awful world of hate. Watching Trauma is a visceral experience that I wouldn’t suggest to the uninitiated and definitely not a movie for date night.TheFarSightedBlog

Slaughter Film Warns Readers About TRAUMA: “Might Be Too Much For You.”

“This film is brutal! Trauma is NOT for everyone. There are gore hounds out there who like to push their own personal boundaries – to see what they can endure – searching for horror that represents what’s unflinchingly real. If you AREN’T one of those people, Trauma might be too much for you.” – SlaughterFilm

IndieHorrorOnLine Warns Faint-Hearted to Avoid TRAUMA!

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“The movie is painfully hard to watch from the very first scene. The main goal here is clearly to place you in a constant state of shock and revulsion. I’ve watched thousands of horror movies, but even I squirmed around in my seat while watching this one. The blood and gore effects are gruesome and realistic. Trauma is a movie that demands some serious commitment on the part of the viewer. It challenges you to not look away and to stick it out until the end. This one is definitely not for the faint of heart, or anyone who is easily sickened or offended.” – John Migliore, IndieHorrorOnLine
Artsploitation Has The Most Extreme Pinterest – Come See!

Artsploitation Films has recently added new pins to include New Releases TRAUMA, LUCIFERINA, and MOLLY.   We invite you to check out all the newest pictures and videos… if you dare.   We promise that even more will be added very, very soon with other upcoming releases like SNOWFLAKE and CHRISTMAS BLOOD that are right around the corner.