Magnolia released V/H/S (write your reviews) on DVD and Blu-ray last month in the US (along with iTunes and VOD etc…). But, since it was scheduled to come out later across the pond anyway, Momentum Films is releasing it in UK theaters on January 18th with the DVD/Blu-ray release hitting on January 28th. BUT – you can catch it two days early on January 16th and snag yourself a copy of a super limited edition VHS tape version of the movie!
Per the Total Film VHS Hub (whose link you should click to get in on this), “Come join us on Wednesday 16th January at 6.30 at the one night only that ‘Cellar Rentals’ will exist at the Blackhall Studios in London for a pre-drink followed by an exclusive screening of the film at 7pm complete with popcorn… Should you survive this portion you’ll then be able to join us in our loving tribute to the days of VHS as we’re building an old-skool rental store for one night only… Look through the covers, enjoy complimentary drinks and other fun items in this rare chance to go back to the heady days of choosing tapes… The best bit of all – you’ll get to leave with a rental big box VHS tape of ‘V/H/S’! Only 300 exist and they’re numbered and this will be the ONLY SURE WAY to get hold of one of these rare collectors items.”
V/H/S comes from filmmakers Adam Wingard (You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die, Pop Skull), Simon Barrett (You’re Next, Dead Birds, Red Sands), Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Roost, The Innkeepers), David Bruckner (The Signal), Joe Swanberg (Silver Bullets), Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead), and Radio Silence.
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We know that John Carpenter’s Halloween will see a nationwide release beginning October 25th with select showings through October 31st. It will be the widest distribution the film has seen since originally shocking audiences in 1978. But while some of those screenings will be Blu-ray and DCP, we know one place where you can see the film on 35MM. In LA. With John Carpenter in attendance. Where? The New Beverly, of course.
Ticket prices are steep, but it’s for a good cause. It’s playing as part of the first-ever Debra Hill Film Festival on Saturday, October 27 at 730PM. One of the most beloved and influential producers of her time, trailblazer Debra Hill was one of the first women to establish herself as a major feature film producer in the modern era. All proceeds benefit the foundation.
Mondo artist Ken Taylor has created two variations of a beautiful poster for the event. Head inside to check them out. You can pick up tickets here. READ MORE
I love Seven Psychopaths. It’s not horror, it’s a crime comedy. But it is supremely gory. If you remember director Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges you know he doesn’t f*ck around. And, to put it crassly, this movie has a sh*tload more kills than that one (it’s also smart, funny and thoughtful). Thus, I feel like I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you. While it might not be scary, it’s certainly got more of the red stuff than most of the R-rated horror movies that have come out this year. I’ll fill you guys in with my review later this month.
The film, “Follows a struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) who inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster’s (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu.” The movie also stars Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits and Olga Kurylenko.
And if you live in Boston or Pittsburgh you can win tickets! We’re giving away 5 pairs of tickets for each city! The Pittsburgh show is on October 9th at the SouthSide Works at 730PM. The Boston show is on October 10th at AMC Boston Commons at 7PM. If you’re up for that shoot an email to [email protected]. In the subject write “Bloody-Disgusting” and the city you are RSVPing to. For example, if you would like RSVP to the Boston screening you should write “Bloody-Disgusting-Boston” in the subject and in the body of the email just write your name. The first 5 responders will each get a pair of tickets. Winners will get a response from that email to confirm they have won. If you don’t hear back then you haven’t won.
Don’t forget to like Seven Psychopaths on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. Head inside for the film’s trailer along with a brand new behind-the-scenes video! READ MORE
I’ve been told that Maniac Cop 2 is William Lustig‘s personal favorite film from his ouvre, which makes sense seeing as he’ll be a guest at the Friday Night Frights screening of the film. It all takes place this Friday, September 14th at Cinefamily at 11:59PM. For tickets/info you can head here. The address is 611 N. Fairfax Avenue (90036).
Dead broke? Don’t worry – you have a chance to win tickets by clicking on [email protected] and e-mailing me your full name. Winners will be chosen at random and you will be able to bring one guest. We have two pairs to give away.
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I’ve heard nothing but glowing things about William Friedkin’s Killer Joe, making it one of the only films I’m even interested in for the rest of 2012. I’m rarely disappointed with Friedkin’s work – I even have a quasi-soft spot for The Guardian, which is an entertaining mess in parts – and the fact that he’s working from script by Tracy Letts (based on his own play) makes me even more jazzed to see it.
If you live in Orlando and share my enthusiasm, you’re in luck. Bloody-Disgusting has a few GOFOBO codes for an early screening of the film at Regal Winter Park on Wednesday, August 22nd at 7:30 pm. To snag a pass, all you have to do is log into your account on GOFOBO (or sign up if you haven’t) and enter the following code: BLOODZ9YF. That’s it!
Make sure to check out some great interviews for the film conducted by our very own Evan Dickson here, here, and here.
“When 22-year-old Chris (Emile Hirsch) finds himself in debt to a drug lord, he hires a hit man to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy benefits his sister Dottie (Juno Temple). Chris finds Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a creepy, crazy Dallas cop who moonlights as a contract killer. When Chris can’t pay Joe upfront, Joe sets his sight on Dottie as collateral for the job. The contract killer and his hostage develop an unusual bond. Like from a modern-day, twisted fairy tale, “Killer Joe” Cooper becomes the prince to Dottie’s Cinderella.” The film also stars Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church and Gina Gershon.
LD Entertainment will soon release Killer Joe, which is directed by the man behind The Exorcist and To Live And Die In LA – William Friedkin. This may not sound like a horror film to you – but it is indeed bloody and disgusting. It’s also very entertaining. I can see why some people might have issues with it (or even hate it) – it’s an absolutely bonkers movie. But it’s intense and unsettling and bold. It weirded me out more than Human Centipede but had more to say and was much more fun to watch. The final scene made me more uncomfortable than anything I’ve seen in recent memory.
The film opens in NY on July 27th and in Los Angeles on August 3rd. But if you live in LA YOU can see it early! We have 15 pairs of tickets (15 winners, each of whom can bring one guest) to give away. It takes place on Thursday, July 26th at 7:30 PM at the Arclight Hollywood (6360 W Sunset Blvd). All you have to do is be 18 years or older (the film is NC17) and be able to arrive 30 minutes early (be there by 7PM at the latest). If you’re up for that shoot us an email [email protected] and e-mail me YOUR FULL NAME.
In the film “When 22-year-old Chris (Emile Hirsch) finds himself in debt to a drug lord, he hires a hit man to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy benefits his sister Dottie (Juno Temple). Chris finds Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a creepy, crazy Dallas cop who moonlights as a contract killer. When Chris can’t pay Joe upfront, Joe sets his sight on Dottie as collateral for the job. The contract killer and his hostage develop an unusual bond. Like from a modern-day, twisted fairy tale, “Killer Joe” Cooper becomes the prince to Dottie’s Cinderella.”
Killer Joe stars Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church and Gina Gershon. It’s based on the play by Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts. Follow the film on Facebook or check out the Official Site.
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The Fallout is coming! No, not that Fallout, the other one. The Oren Peli produced (and penned) Chernobyl Diaries is hitting theatres next Friday but if you live in Orlando, you can see it early! And for free!
Warner Bros. has provided us with one hundred passes – good for two people each – to an early screening at Regal Winter Park on Thursday, May 24th at 8:00 pm. To win, all you have to do is show up. We’ll be waiting out front of the theater starting at 6:30 pm, and will give out the passes on a first come, first served basis. Our last three screenings had turn-aways, so remember to get in line early.
Directed by Brad Parker, and starring Jonathan Sadowski, Devin Kelley, Jesse McCartney, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Nathan Phillips, Ingrid Bolso Berdal and Dimitri Diatchenko, in the film, “A group of friends become stranded in an eerie and desolate city. Years before in the aftermath of a nuclear disaster, nature has begun to reclaim everything. As the sun sets on this radioactive ghost town, inhuman cries cut through the night air. It seems they are not alone.”
Love John Carpenter? Love Stephen King? Then you probably love Christine, but I doubt you’ve ever seen it like this. On the big screen on a rare 35MM print (I’m not a luddite but films shot on 35MM tend to look their absolute best on 35MM). Plus you get the chance to win all sorts of free DVD’s before the movie!
Bloody-Disgusting’s own Brian Collins will be presenting the film as part of his Horror-Movie-A-Day screening series at the New Beverly Cinema. Tickets (which you can buy here) are only $8 – so this is a win-win scenario for you. It all goes down this Saturday, April 28th at 11:59PM. READ MORE
At this point you guys know exactly how I feel about The Cabin In The Woods, so it’s no surprise that I jumped at the recent opportunity to host a screening of the film in St. Louis Park, Minneapolis. The idea was to show the film to a group of Bloody-Disgusting readers (along with some other guests) and conduct a Q&A with its co-writer and director Drew Goddard.
I have to admit I was a little nervous about the how the audience would receive the film. Of course I love Cabin and everybody I know who has seen the film loves it. But that basically means a bunch of film critics in LA, I was curious how it would play to a group of horror fans in the middle of the country.
Any concerns I had were assuaged just moments in, when the crowd went bananas for the film’s opening scene. A moment that actually has nothing to even do with horror, they were just responding to the quality of the film itself (and its awesome title card). What followed was a screening that could legitimately be described as “raucous”, which is a word I usually avoid using in conjunction with anything.
The Q&A with Drew Goddard was conducted with an audience that had just seen the film and thus is too spoiler-heavy to reprint at the moment. I’ve included a few quotes here but I’ll be adding some of the best bits to the post-release interview that I already have waiting for you guys.
Head inside to check out some video reactions to the film from Bloody-Disgusting readers! READ MORE
If you live in Orlando, B-D is hooking you up with not one, but TWO free screenings next week. Our second film is Troy Nixey’s Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark remake, written by Guillermo del Toro. If you’re a fan of the original telefilm, you won’t want to miss this. We’ve been given 20 passes (good for 2 people each) to an advanced screening at Regal Winter Park (510 North Orlando Avenue, Winter Park, FL) at 7:30 PM on Thursday, August 18. To win, all you have to do is email your name to [email protected] with the answer to the following question:
Name the two Batman arcs Troy Nixey collaborated with Mike Mignola on.
Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Hope to see you there!
Final Destination 5, the latest entry in the long running series, is sure to have a couple of great new death scenes to laugh about and if you live in the Orlando area, B-D has got your chance to check it out early! We’ve been given 40 passes (good for 2 people each) to an advanced screening of the film at Regal Winter Park (510 North Orlando Avenue, Winter Park, FL) at 9:00 PM on Wednesday, August 10. To win, all you have to do is show up at theatre at 7:30 where I’ll be on hand to give out passes on a first come, first served basis.