Psychological Ghost Tale ‘The House’ To Be Released By Artsploitation Films

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.”

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Nazi-themed Horror Film The House to be Released on DVD and VOD

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.

The House – Trailer from artsploitation on Vimeo.

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.

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Trauma Review from Zobo With A ShotGun

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 

DoBlu: “SNOWFLAKE is the most wonderfully bold piece of filmmaking to hit the international scene in years.”

“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 ingeniousclever, 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

Jay Kay’s Review of Snowflake

‘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.

FULL REVIEW HERE

 

The People’s Movies 10 Best Horror Films of 2018 features Trauma

Four female friends visit rural Chile and open up a disgustingly wriggly can of vicious worms that have grown fat on a diet of raging insanity.

If you make it through the first 5 minutes or so then you will be rewarded with the most disgraceful cinematic sewage pipe in years and the best counter-attack to A Serbian Film bores around.

Solid camera work and brilliantly executed gore effects elevate the film above timider extreme horror fare as its lack of fuck-giving will leave you in need of a hot bleach shower of the mind.

Trauma tries to hide behind a duplicitous charade of social conscience to enable its relentless tides of facial derangement, incestuous vomit rape and general stabbing and limb hacking. However, they are fooling no one as the film slides brazenly into an exploitation cesspit.

This is a truly spiteful and reactionary little movie that will revolt and repel any well-balanced viewer. It also happens to be the purest horror film of the whole year. Watch it if you dare.

Read Entire Article HERE

https://thepeoplesmovies.com/2019/01/the-10-best-horror-films-of-2018/

 

 

Cinapse Top 15 Action Films Of 2018 includes Artsploitation’s MOLLY

The uncontested winner of the most surprising and left field action film of the year… I wasn’t ready for Molly. I haven’t heard many others from the action community embracing or championing this weird little post-apocalyptic female-fronted fight film, so I will be Molly’s hype man. Coming to us from The Netherlands via Artsploitation Films, Molly is a totally different kind of action hero. She’s got some supernatural powers she doesn’t understand and can’t quite control, but mostly she’s a scrapper and a survivor. The budget limitations are clear, but that just endears me all the more as this team delivers unique action sequences complete with tons of long takes. (The final 30 minutes are a giant siege sequence edited to look like one single shot). Molly brims with ideas and it all builds a rad post-apocalyptic world with a uniquely female point of view. Do not sleep on Molly.

Check out entire list here

https://cinapse.co/the-top-15-action-films-of-2018-2a5d3a8a0968

HorrorHound’s 2018 Top 10 Horror List Features Snowflake

5. Snowflake (Artsploitation):

Director: Adolfo J. Kolmerer and William James

What’s it about: This modern fairy tale of revenge tells the bloody story about a series of characters including a pair life long friends, a leader of a revolution, hitmen, cannibals, an orphan, a god, and more against the backdrop of a revolutionary Europe.

Why it deserves to be where it is: Snowflake is such a wild ride! Whether you find different comparisons to films like Lowlife, Smoking Aces or Pulp Fiction, Snowflake stands on its own with a blend of luck, spirit, and a fearless story. Taking years to fully come together, this box of mismatched puzzle pieces that come together in the most surreal way does what it wants and succeeds. A big winner on the festival circuit, Snowflake’s revenge narrative allows room for characters to fully form and plenty of bloody violence to fill the screen. Containing some unexpected beats of humor, a philosophical edge, and situational dialogue that never allows any of the characters to feel one dimensional, Snowflake will surprise you and enchant you from the first moment to the last.

Stand out scene: Tan and Javid meeting the dentist for the first time.

For Complete List – http://horrorhound.com/News/Details/268

 

“TRAUMA delivered more shock value than a decade’s worth of cinema could ever hope to.”

A thousand scalding showers will not wash away the filth you are about to visually consume. Stop now while you are able! Barely six minutes in and Trauma delivered more shock value than a decade’s worth of cinema could ever hope to. Incest flaunts with rape, cannibalism is a huge part of the foreplay and bodily fluid consumption is commonplace although not delivered in love but rather fueled by spite and disgust. Trauma leaves the viewer with their heart pounding and little room to breathe. The Hills Have Eyes, Haute Tension (aka High Tension, Switchblade Romance), I Spit on Your Grave, Frontieres, Martyrs and The Last House on the Left are only a selection of the films which come to mind while experiencing Trauma as it offers a smorgasbord of stunning visual atrocities and monstrous scenarios to absorb. The tension is highly effective, palpable and unrelenting and the violence displayed without fear of reprisal, brutal and often gag inducing for those not accustomed to the like. Trauma succeeds on many levels, it seethes with sexuality and also horrifies, often in the same instant, yanking the viewer’s emotional response to and fro much like a buoy in a tsunami intent on utter devastation. In short, Trauma is a powerful slab of celluloid that boasts striking performances and doesn’t shy away from tearing the proverbial ‘envelope’ into shreds. Trauma certainly isn’t meant for the faint-hearted, though is recommended for those who like their cinema raw, shocking and slathered in scenarios which aren’t at all too far-fetched. Lucio Rojas has created that which has been lacking as of late, a feature that though given a scant budget parameter delivers all it promises and is well deserved of a spot in the collection next to classics you don’t wish to boast to anyone other than close friends.” – CultMetalFlix

SNOWFLAKE “A feast for the senses… it kicks ass!” – CultMetalFlix

“Snowflake is quite simply a feast for the senses. I must mention a single line which I believe stole the film and deserves inclusion in every TCM (Texas Chainsaw Massacre for those not familiar with such abbreviated lingo)  film be it a rehash or the original; “Why are you carrying that chainsaw?” Sporting commendable acting, excellent directing, an intriguing story line which meshes together as the film plays out and intriguing dialogue, be it character interaction or otherwise, that’s often-hilarious Snowflake demands attention, especially, if like me you have a soft spot for movies with a delicious dark edge, varied direction, humor and subtitles. Keep an eye out for this one, it arrived out of the blue to knock me onto my sizable derriere.” – CultMetalFlix