Monday: Mutant farmers & a movie entirely in Welsh

Monday: Mutant farmers & a movie entirely in Welsh

If you were feeling really specific and looking for an Italian-produced movie that has a farmer that turns into a mutant, I have it. SRS Cinema is doing a limited-edition run of Scarecrowd from George Nevada. There’s an interesting little clip from the press release about the film:

“George Nevada’s parents moved from Apulia (Italy) to Boston when they were young. He was born there but he has never forgotten his Italian origin.  Before opening a small restaurant, his father did any job, including appearing in some of the Italian horror movies of Freda and Bava. George is a restaurateur, but his father’s death prompted him to make and dedicate to him the horror movie he always dreamed of, “Scarecrowd” (The villain, Tony Maio, is also an homage to his father’s name, Tonino).  He also made it into a homage to his second motherland, a slasher film that recalls old Italian cinema. In the film you’ll find the usual thrills and gore expected of the genre,  but also a nice touch of humor.”

And a trailer:

               

And a tiny synopsis:

Farmer Tony Maio turns into a fierce mutant because of a meteorite impact on Earth. Disguised as a scarecrow in order to hide his appearance, he starts to kill people to satisfy his bloodlust.

Get the Blu-Ray here and the VHS here. Cool cover art, too.

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Global Digital Releasing is releasing (can’t think of a synonym, sorry) BAFTA winner The Passing tomorrow on a variety of VOD platforms. Here’s the trailer:

Synopsis:

The-Passing-Gareth-Bryn-Movie-Poster“The film, which was acquired for North America by XYZ Films, revolves around two young lovers (Annes Elwy and Dyfan Dwyfor). They crash their car into a ravine in the remote mountains of Wales. Dragged from the river by a mysterious figure they will later come to know him as Stanley (Mark Lewis Jones). Together, they are taken to a ramshackle farm, a place untouched by time. As events unfold, we learn the explosive truth about the young couple’s past. More unsettling still, we discover the ghostly truth about Stanley and the tragedy of the valley he once called home.”

It’s shot in Wales and actually in Welsh, which I think I’ve never seen a movie in Welsh before in my life and I’ve spent probably half of it watching movies, so there’s a first time for everything. I have a clip, too, so whether you’re interested in the movie or just want to hear what Welsh sounds like, here you go:

As I said, it’s a BAFTA winner, and it won for Best Actor, Best Writer, and Best Production Design. It also won the Univercine Jury Award in the Nantes British Film Festival and was nominated for Best Debut Screenplay in the British Independent Film Awards 2016.

Cable VOD release coming soon. Stay tuned.


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I'm a regular contributing writer to this website. I got into horror movies through the sci-fi monster films I watched with my dad as a kid (ex. Aliens) and the extreme amounts of zombie movies I spent a good portion of my college career watching. I absolutely love zombies (obviously), am a sucker for a low budget (or any) monster movie, and adore horror-comedy films. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is one of my favorite books, and I'm still waiting for an actually decent film adaptation to bring that fantastic novel to life. Outside of my life as a horror fan, I'm a writer and editor with dreams of turning my screenplays into movies and a love of wine and murder mysteries.

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