Category Archives: Movies and Film Reviews

The Joke’s On You When “Clownado” Blows In This September

Bunker down for Todd Sheets’ twisted new horror film, featuring genre icons Linnea Quigley and Eileen Deitz, on VOD September 3 and DVD September 17 from Wild Eye Releasing!

Cursed demonic circus clowns set out on a vengeful massacre using tornadoes. A stripper, Elvis impersonator, truck driver, teen runaway, and a dude get caught in the supernatural battle between femme fatal and the boss clown from hell.

Rachel Lagen, John O’Hara, and Joel D. Wynkoop co-star in “an enjoyable, blood-soaked love letter to the genre*” from the legendary Todd Sheets.

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GLOBAL DIGITAL RELEASING Sets Theatrical Release Date For Dark Comedy “GROUPERS”

GLOBAL DIGITAL RELEASING has acquired the worldwide rights to writer / director Anderson Cowan’s feature film debut, “GROUPERS”.

The film centers around two all-American high school jocks Brad and Dylan (Peter Mayer-Klepchick and Cameron Duckett) who are out for a night on the town when they are approached by the beautiful and seductive Meg (Nicole Dambro) at a local bar. Ready for what they hope will be a night to remember, the guys are subsequently kidnapped, drugged and awaken tied up face to face in an abandoned pool in the middle of nowhere. Absurdity and insanity ensue as we learn that Orin (Jesse Pudles), Meg’s overly flamboyant brother has been the target of Brad and Dylan’s homophobic bullying and that Meg is actually a grad student who plans to perform a psychological and somewhat sadistic experiment on them as part of her thesis, which poses the question, “is homosexuality a choice”.
The Cinequest Film Festival referred to the film in its 2018 line up as “a rare, highly original, and super-charged dark comedy that will keep you guessing and contemplating the provocative, yet crucial themes at its essence”.

“This is an important film”, stated Global Digital Releasing President Joe Dain. “Homophobia has always been an issue in our society but with the current administration and the potential roll backs of LGBTQ protections in this country, it’s not only timely but Anderson effectively tackles the subject matter in a dark, humorous, yet thought provoking and entertaining way that we believe will resonate with audiences and we wanted to give it the opportunity to garner the attention we feel it deserves.”

The film is set to open in Los Angeles on Friday, September 27th at the Laemmle Music Hall theater and will expand into additional markets on October 1st. The distributor plans to submit the film to the GLADD Media and Spirit Awards for consideration.

Find Out “What Death Leaves Behind” This Fall

Acclaimed Hitchcockian Journey “What Death Leaves Behind” will receive a theatrical release across North America this September and October via Artist Rights Distribution.

Following the premiere in Los Angeles on September 11, the multi-award winner will open in other markets including Ohio, San Diego, New York, Tennessee, Florida, DC and Philadelphia.

Directed by Scott A. Hamilton, and scripted by Hamilton, Chad Morton, Nico Giampietro, and Rachel K. Ofori, What Death Leaves Behind tells of a man who, after a kidney transplant, experiences reoccurring nightmares he believes to be visions of his donor’s violent murder, sending him on a dark path of vengeance, leading to an unbearable truth.

Christopher Mann, Vincent Young, Erin O’Brien, Johnny Alonso, Alexandra Tydings, Shaira Barton, Amanda Diaz, Kelly Dowdle, and Khalil McMillan star in a Scott A.Hamilton film.

What Death Leaves Behind, from Artist Rights Distribution and Smash Entertainment, in theaters nationally this fall.

Adrenaline-Fueled, Jason Bourne-esque Action Thriller “Art Of Deception” Arrives This October

From writer/director Richard Ryan and producer Jackie Nova, ART OF DECEPTION held its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Awards, and went on to play the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival, Milan’s International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema, and has competed in numerous awards competitions including the International Independent Film Awards and the Depth of Field International Film Festival Competition, taking home awards for Best Original Score at both.

“Writer/Director Richard Ryan has crafted a taut entertaining thriller” said Richard Ross, Co-President of Breaking Glass Pictures. “This CIA infused “man vs. world domination” story delivers kick-ass action with a cool and satisfying retro-tinged finale.”

After uncovering the CIA’s ruthless master plan for world domination by gaining complete mind control over the entire population, top scientist Joseph Markham is ultimately left with a choice: save the lives of billions…or the life of his wife, who has been kidnapped, interrogated, and brutally tortured as she viciously fights for her life. As a nationwide manhunt ensues, deadly assassins pursue, and one man’s decision will determine the fate of the world, Art of Deception is about a fight for life, love and world dominance.

Nail-biting Thriller “Scooter”, To Receive North American Theatrical Release Via Artist Rights Distribution This Fall

“Joyride” meets “The Blair Witch Project” in a sweat-inducing account of three YouTubers that set out on an 866 mile adventure on scooters. However, they find out that it’s not the destination that will kill you, it’s the journey.

“Scooter”, from writer-director-producer Matt Wohl , will premiere in Florida on Thursday, September 12 (details here) with other markets and platforms to be announced.

The Three Amigoes are life-long best friends and partners in crime. They became internet famous after their YouTube channel went viral. Each episode of their antics has them undertaking some ridiculous challenge. From racing cars to tricycles and from the waters of the South Atlantic to the bottom of a swimming pool, there’s no challenge too stupid. Like a pack of cats, they always land on their feet.
The Amigoes latest challenge is to ride scooters from Miami to New Orleans. Each person has $1000 to get a scooter, pay for gas, food, and lodging. After they select their vehicles and pack their bags, it’s time to hit the road. They soon find that their 50CC scooters are no match of I-95, and they retreat to the side roads to continue their epic 900 mile journey. While the road is smoother, the trip gets a lot bumpier. One of the scooters break down, the friends start to fight amongst each other, and their troubles reach a climax when they witness and video a murder.

Stuck in rural Florida with two working scooters, they have little hope of escape, and the killer is hot on their trail. What was once a leisurely trip becomes a fight for survival. They end up captured, tortured, and it’s clear they won’t all survive. When those who are sworn to protect you are the problem, where do you turn? Will they all die in a small backwater town, or can they once again defy the odds and come out alive?

LGBT Italian Road Trip “Drive Me Home” Arrives In North America On September 24

Antonio and Agostino grew up together in a small town in Sicily, where they dreamt of living a different life, somewhere, anywhere, else. Now 30-year-olds, they both live abroad but lost touch with each other years ago. When Antonio discovers that the house he grew up in, which has been empty for a long time, is about to be sold at auction, he decides to leave and reconnect with his childhood friend. But their lives have changed a lot. Old conflicts and new revelations bring them through Europe on a truck journey that will change their lives forever…

“Drive Me Home” follows a man returning home to reconnect with his childhood, leading to an unexpected road trip with an old friend that will change both of their lives forever…From Director Simone Catania, and starring Vinicio Marchioni alongside Marco D’Amore, best known for playing ruthless mobster Ciro Di Marzio in the “Gomorrah” TV series, who takes a pivotal turn as a gay truck driver, “Drive Me Home” premiered at the 36th Edition of the Torino Film Festival, and went on to play Outshine Film Festival.

Discover The History Of Mattel’s Definitive Action Figure Toy Line This September!

From Randall Lobb and Robert McCallum, THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL : The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe chronicles the beginnings and blockbuster-success of ‘80s toy sensation He-Man in an exhaustive, captivating 95 minute documentary that melts back the plastic on Eternia’s best-kept secrets!

Featuring Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Richard Edlund, J. Michael Straczynski, Alan Oppenheimer and many more, the “fantastic documentary”* THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL will be available on digital and DVD for the first time this September from High Octane Pictures.

In the early 1980s He-Man arrived on the scene and hit the world with a punch as powerful as the character himself. Designed in the wake of Conan the barbarian and under the shadow of Star Wars, He-Man’s surprising popularity spawned a multi billion dollar empire that included toys, comic books, cartoons, live-action movies and a literal sister spinoff show – She-Ra – and continues to appeal to a ravenous fan-base today. Watch as artists, creators and collaborators dig deep, tell tales and share the surprising developments of an unlikely, unparalleled pop culture success in this Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the
Universe. Do you have the power?

THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL has the power September 3 on DVD and Digital from High Octane Pictures.