From executive producers Wes Craven, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Chris Moore comes the “incredible horror extravaganza” Feast (Harry Knowles, Ain’t It Cool News), whose production was chronicled on the third season of Bravo’s hit reality series Project Greenlight. When a motley crew of strangers find themselves trapped in an isolated tavern, they must band together in a battle for survival against a family of flesh-hungry creatures. Terrifying and full of surprises, Feast turns the screen blood red as the group is devoured one-by-one.
Monster Dog / Leviatán (1984) Claudio Fragasso, Alice Cooper, Victoria Vera, Carlos Santurio, Horror, Music
Alice Cooper plays a pop star who takes his band to his hometown to shoot his latest video. They are greeted by the sheriff (whom he’s known since a kid) that warn him that there’s been several murders in the area where the bodies were ripped to shreds. The police think it’s a pack of wild dogs, but Alice knows differnt.
Zombi Holocaust (1980) Marino Girolami, Ian McCulloch, Alexandra Delli Colli, Sherry Buchanan, Horror
The members of an expedition in search for the last faithful of Kito, the cannibal god, land on a small island in the Moluccas (East Indies) and are soon hunted by cannibals and zombies, these being created by a sinister Doctor O’Brien who is experimenting with corpses. Suzan, a sexy lady in the expedition team, eventually takes a hold on things, as she is accepted as queen of the cannibals, and direct them against the mad scientist and his army of zombies.
Wolfhound (2002) Donovan Kelly, Jim Wynorski, Allen Scotti, Jennifer Courtney, Julie Cialini, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Colum Kennedy went with his family to an Irish village to visit the places of origin of their ancestors. Once he arrived in the village realizes that the community is populated by beastly shape-shifting beings able to transform into animals. Colum begins to feel an intense passion for a woman who can transform into a wolf and must make a choice: return to his family and bring her home or to give in to temptation.
N. a pris les dés… / N. Took the Dice (1971) Alain Robbe-Grillet, Catherine Jourdan, Pierre Zimmer, Richard Leduc, Lorraine Rainer, Drama, Horror
A reshuffling of Grillet’s Eden and After, the title an anagram of that movie, and the scenes rearranged in a similar random fashion as an experiment to see what new story or structure emerges. A man narrates, throws the dice, and we see the random scenes associated with the throw, mixed with several out-takes from that movie as new details emerge. In particular, scenes of the students in the club are spliced with the hallucinatory and fantasy scenes in Tunisia to draw parellels. That’s the theory. In practice, this is a nonsensical movie made even more nonsensical in an exercise of pure whim, experimentation and curiosity.
After getting busted for goofing off at work, lovable morons Fujio (Tadanobu Asano) and Mitsuo (Sho Aikawa) are forced to murder their high-strung boss Ujimoto, whose abusive nature is threatening his wimpy employees’ well-being. Like everyone else in Tokyo with a body to stash, they take his rotting corpse to Black Fuji, a mountainous black mound of garbage the people of this sprawling city use to dispose of their undesirables. Though some use it to ditch unwanted household appliances and dirty magazines, most use it to hide the bodies the recently deceased.
Barbed Wire Dolls / Frauengefängnis (1976) Jesus Franco, Lina Romay, Paul Muller, Monica Swinn, Crime, Drama, Horror, Erotic
Maria (Lina Romay) is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of her sexually abusive father (Jess Franco). Upon her arrival at the prison, she meets the cold-blooded, sadistic wardress (Monica Swinn) and the spineless and equally sadistic Dr. Costa (Paul Müller). Together the two systematically torture and abuse the inmates, including Maria, who organizes a plan to rebel and escape. This ‘plot’ serves as an excuse for Franco to depict countless scenes of laughable violence and sordid sex, including lesbian trysts, rape, and female masturbation, with the director’s wild zoom lens performing close-up gynaecological examinations whenever possible.
eXistenZ (1999) David Cronenberg, Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ian Holm, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Allegra Geller, the leading game designer in the world, is testing her new virtual reality game, eXistenZ with a focus group. As they begin, she is attacked by a fanatic assassin employing a bizarre organic gun. She flees with a young marketing trainee, Ted Pikul, who is suddenly assigned as her bodyguard. Unfortunately, her pod, an organic gaming device that contains the only copy of the eXistenZ game program, is damaged. To inspect it, she talks Ted into accepting a gameport in his own body so he can play the game with her. The events leading up to this, and the resulting game lead the pair on a strange adventure where reality and their actions are impossible to determine from either their own or the game’s perspective.
The Living and the Dead (2006) Simon Rumley, Leo Bill, Roger Lloyd Pack, Kate Fahy, Horror, Mystery, drama
A descent into Hell is triggered when “Ex-Lord” Donald Brocklebank finds that he must leave Longleigh House for London to find a way to pay for the medical treatments for his wife Nancy. Alone, his over-protected, delusional, adult son, James, fancies himself in charge of the manor house with his terminally ill mother, and barricades the two of them into the house for a series of ever more panicked home treatments, mistakenly protecting her from the arrival of Nurse Mary and any outside help.