Weekly Bloodlines for April 24th

Weekly Bloodlines for April 24th

Way overdue, I know. So let’s get right to it!



Magnet Releasing has released the official poster for V/H/S/2, the highly anticipated sequel to last years found footage favorite.

Synopsis: Inside a darkened house looms a column of TVs littered with VHS tapes, a pagan shrine to forgotten analog gods. The screens crackle and pop endlessly with monochrome vistas of static—white noise permeating the brain and fogging concentration. But you must fight the urge to relax: this is no mere movie night. Those obsolete spools contain more than just magnetic tape. They are imprinted with the very soul of evil.

From the demented minds that brought you last year’s V/H/S comes V/H/S/2, an all-new anthology of dread, madness, and gore. This follow-up ventures even further down the demented path blazed by its predecessor, discovering new and terrifying territory in the genre. This is modern horror at its most inventive, shrewdly subverting our expectations about viral videos in ways that are just as satisfying as they are sadistic. The result is the rarest of all tapes—a second generation with no loss of quality.

Look for V/H/S/2 on iTunes and On Demand June 6th, and select theaters July 12th.

Image Entertainment has released a handful of new clips for the supernatural horror film The Wicked, out April 30th on DVD and digital download.

Image Entertainment suggests you sleep with one eye open as your worst nightmares come to life in THE WICKED. A group of curious teenagers decide to seek out their town’s local legend and go on the hunt for a child-eating witch, not realizing they could be her next meal! Directed by Peter Winther, the film stars Devon Werkheiser (Beneath the Darkness), Justin Deeley (90210), Nicole Forester (The Double), and Cassie Keller (A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas). The DVD release is set for April 30th. THE WICKED will also be available via digital download.

Local stories warn that deep in the woods, a witch with a ravenous hunger feeds on the flesh of the young. In an abandoned house in the woods, she hunts her victims…and if you try to enter, you’ll never see daylight again. When another child goes missing, a group of local teenagers decide to find out if the urban legend is true. What starts out as a meaningless dare turns into a blood-spattered fight for survival against a mistress of darkness in this unrelenting nightmare from which you may never wake up!

video violence



April 8, 2013 New York, NY – Independent home entertainment company Camp Motion Pictures, in conjunction with Lunchmeat Magazine and director Gary Cohen, celebrate the 25th anniversary of the seminal DIY SOV horror film Video Violence by announcing the limited Collector’s Edition release of the Video Violence Diehard Videovore Edition.

Conceived by Josh Schafer, founder and editor of Lunchmeat Magazine, the project was initiated by Camp Motion Pictures’ owner Michael Raso in late 2012 when director Gary Cohen (Video Violence, Captives) informed Camp of his recent 90-minute re-edit of Video Violence and Video Violence 2. The DVD features a new interview with Gary Cohen, who reminisces about the original productions and the impetus for his re-edit. As Gary stated,

“I had mixed emotions after recently seeing Video Violence projected for the first time in a movie theater. On the one hand, the plot and basic concept held up better than I anticipated, but on the other hand, I found the editing to be rather sloppy and indulgent (although, in my defense, not too, too bad considering I had only 4 hours in which to edit the first film!). But it was a revelation to load both VV1 and VV2 into my Mac, open up Final Cut Pro, and revisit them after all these years. Once I started re-editing VV1, I realized that it would now be too short, but making one film out of the two SOV’s proved to be the answer! I’m quite pleased with the end result, and hope fans of the films will find this new experience to their liking!”

Josh Schafer elaborated on the upcoming VV release and VHS movement,

“I’m just absolutely thrilled to collaborate with Camp on the Video Violence project… Michael has been very open and receptive to my ideas and the whole process of putting the package together has been a truly exciting and fun experience… It’s extra special for me because Video Violence was the first SOV VHS tape I ever purchased, and it was a staple in my rotation from that day forward. It really captures the essence of all the things I fell in love with about collecting VHS… and to think I have a part in the production of a VHS re-issue is just amazing to me, kind of surreal… but that’s why I started LUNCHMEAT: to champion the VHS format and share it with the folks that really care about it… and that’s what I hope to do with this video re-animation… It’s an absolute must-see for every Videovore, and the best way to view it is via your VCR. And I’m really stoked on all the extras.. It’s just so much fun, and it brings the film to life in a whole new way. Toss in Gary’s new Vid Vio Redux Deluxe mash-up, and it really is the ultimate Video Violence package. This film is one of the absolute best of its kind, and I wanted it to get the Royal Analog Treatment… I really believe all the Videovores out there are going to be so stoked. I know I am!”

Limited to 250 units, the 25th anniversary Video Violence Diehard Videovore Edition features 2 red VHS tapes of the horror films Video Violence and Video Violence 2, a yellow “I’m a Lifer at the Video Studio” T-shirt, a club pin for the Video Studio, video studio membership card, and 11×17 poster and a DVD of “Video Violence Redux Deluxe”, the 90 minute 2013 re-edit of VV and VVII by director Gary Cohen. Whew! The contents will be encased in a black oversized double-clamshell case featuring original art and design by Earl Kess and Michael Parsons. Scheduled for a late summer release, the collector’s edition package will be available at select horror and VHS fan shows, the Alternative Cinema website, and leading independent retail outlets such as NYC’s Forbidden Planet.

Midnight Releasing is proud to announce their latest horror film, Hayride which will be available on DVD on May 7th!  Steven Summers returns home to southern Alabama from college with his girlfriend Amanda to attend his uncle’s annual Haunted Hayride.  Unaware that an escaped killer is on the loose, Steven will soon face the real life embodiment of PITCHFORK, a character his uncle created for the Hayride and Steven’s childhood tormentor.  Steven will soon realize that not all childhood fears are imagined when the legend of Pitchfork suddenly becomes dangerously real…

The Collective, a leading entertainment management and production company, and top horror website BloodyDisgusting.com, present the mind-tripping blood-soaked thriller ALYCE KILLS as part of their Bloody Disgusting Selects film series.

After accidentally knocking her best friend off a roof, Alyce is haunted by guilt and delves into a brutal nightmare wonderland of sex, drugs and violence, her mind tearing itself apart. . . along with anyone else who gets in her way. Director Jay Lee (ZOMBIE STRIPPERS) takes us down the rabbit hole and unleashes enough chaos and horror to satisfy any gore hound. Alyce Kills stars Tamara Feldman (HATCHET, “GOSSIP GIRL”), James Duval (DONNIE DARKO, DOOM GENERATION), Eddie Rouse (PANDORUM, UNDERTOW), Larry Cedar (THE CRAZIES), Yorgo Constantine (FAST FIVE), Megan Gallagher (“MILLENIUM”) Rena Owen (ONCE WE WERE WARRIORS), Tracey Walter (REPO MAN, BATMAN), Bret Roberts (MAY, NIGHTSTALKER) and Jade Dornfeld making her film debut as the titular character Alyce.

ALYCE KILLS will be released in select theaters on May 24, 2013. It will be available on Cable VOD in partnership with Tribeca Films and for digital streaming on May 21, 2013.

That will do it for today, but look for more Bloodlines soon!

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Matt has been a fan of horror films since his first trip to the video store when he was transfixed by classic vhs cover art. Now he primarily enjoys films from the grindhouse era of the 70's and 80's, but holds a soft spot in in his heart for low budget flicks.

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