See why Der Samurai is the one to beat as Best Foreign Language Film in the upcoming 2016 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards!

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Killer reviews for horror/comedy BLOODY KNUCKLES

Is Matt O.’s horror/comedy Bloody Knuckles our most critically-acclaimed release of the year?

“Puerile, pharmacy juvenile, viagra grotesque fun.” –

“a bizarre concoction, see which is totally nuts and yet surprisingly entertaining.” –

“A bloody, funny blast!” –

“Two fistfuls of fun.” – Body Count Rising

“Satisfies almost every entry on my subconscious genre film check list!” –

“Sure to earn the admiration of its target audience and the disdain of everyone who is too pussified to take a joke.” –

“The gorehound equivalent of a popcorn movie.” –

“Crass, sleazy and violent.” –

“A blood-spattered Valentine to underground comics and ’80s cult cinema…highly recommended!” –

“A five-finger exercise in fun frights.” – Fangoria

“Filmmaker Matt O.’s debut feature is one to make note of.” –

Bloody Knuckles is vulgar, distasteful, and offensive – I loved every minute of it!” –

“Outrageously offensive yet insanely funny.” –

Bloody Knuckles has to be considered among the best of the year.” –

“It’s fun, brash and wears both its excesses and inspirations with pride. Recommended.” –

“This is not a movie for those easily offended.” –

“A gloriously nasty, Troma-esque mash note to freedom of speech.” –

“A heck of a lot of fun, and it’s a great flick all the way around.” – ShatteredRavings

“A potential cult classic in the making.” –

THE SUMMER HOUSE is “as chilling as it is gripping”…

A glowing review from Film Phreak at

Even when violence is reached in the progression of THE SUMMER HOUSE’s gripping yarn, ambulance no blood is spilled for viewer eyes. This psychothriller is utterly calm and quiet throughout, capsule yet it will tie up your guts like combat boot laces. THE SUMMER HOUSE is perhaps the most frank approach to such subject matter that I’ve seen in a movie, and it’s a topic rarely approached by filmmakers, at least in my viewing experience.

Daddy’s deviant desires and dastardly dalliances make his wife’s penchant for swinging seem like a chapter right out of the family values handbook. The fallout is a monumental nightmare, built up with dispassionate observation by the filmmakers. These irrevocably life-altering repercussions strip the characters to the bone, baring to our scrutiny the real nature of their personalities.

Read the full review here.



The initial duplicated runs of DER SAMURAI and HORSEHEAD on Blu-ray both sold out so due to popular demand we went back and replicated both films on Blu-ray.  Those are both in stock directly from us right now and will filter out to your favorite retailers in the near future.  And all future Blu-ray releases will be replicated starting with CUB.  Thanks for sticking with us!

Five skulls and counting!

From Chelseaa Benwell of The Scream Review, pharm  “Check this one out if you can! I’m giving it 5 skulls out of 5 (?????) because I was truly blown away by The Treatment. I’m off to get myself the book, now!”

You Like Artsploitation! You Really Like Artsploitation!

Richard Whittaker from the Austin Chronicle Writes About Artsploitaiton

“For anyone who wants respite from mainstream cinema, ambulance or even mainstream indie cinema, there’s a whole globe of bizarre and envelope-pushing movies. The only problem is that there’s a lack of outlets for them. So for fans of such films, the big question has been: Whatever happened to Artsploitation?

The nascent label was off to a rollicking start, mixing genre oddities with street-hardened narratives. It had a slate that included fascinating Lithuanian sci-fi dream Vanishing Waves and German neo-Nazi drama Combat Girls.

Then it basically disappeared for 15 months.

Now it’s back with a trifecta of titles. The tone of its first three releases places a little more emphasis on horror than much of its earlier catalog. However, its aspiration to provide a home to the more cerebral genre titles is undoubtedly still in place. This is a label with a distinctive voice, and that’s a rarity. With titles like SXSW horror favorite Cub, and Other Worlds Austin crowd pleaser Bloody Knuckles all on the slate before the end of the year, that voice should only get stronger.” — Richard Whitaker, Austin Chronicle

Why go to church? Watch THE HOUSE WITH 100 EYES!

The House with 100 Eyes
 was nearly a religious experience for the critic Benjamin Welton at! He called out for the Jewish carpenter on several occasions while watching the film. He wrote, clinicThe House with 100 Eyes is only a “great” movie insomuch that a night of binge drinking is a great night out. Actually, store  House is less like drinking ‘til you puke and more like puking itself. This film is vile. This film is disturbing. Burn this film.” We at Artsploitation listen to our press people, so right after lunch, we are taking all the 100 Eyes DVDs down to the dumpster for an old fashioned bonfire so you better buy your DVD now!

DER SAMURAI: Now this is a pull quote!
From “Imagine the distant cool of Jean-Pierre Melville starring a German Toshiro Mifune filtered through the androgyny and homoeroticism of Rainer Werner Fassbender and you have a rough idea of the stage set in Till Kleinert’s surreal fantasy action thriller, cure Der Samurai.”
Read the full review here; Der Samurai is now available on DVD/Blu-ray/VOD.
The Return of Artsploitation Films

After a 15 month hiatus, for sale Artsploitation Films is back with a full slate of releases and a brand new website! Check out the Coming Soon section for details on our upcoming release slate, which kicks off in June with some big festival favorites including DER SAMURAI and HORSEHEAD, both of which will be released on both DVD and Blu-ray! You can now purchase Artsploitation titles directly from us at discounted prices including all catalog titles at a low $12.99. So please spend a few minutes perusing our new digs, and if you see a title that you’re unfamiliar with then give it a quick look, it’s likely worth your time.