Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High aka Vol. 2
“Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High aka Volume 2” is the explosive finale of Lloyd Kaufman’s inspired two-part indie event film, the continuation of the compelling adventure of Lauren and Chrissy, two lesbian lovers who must face and defeat the most corrupt and evil forces ever to descend upon Tromaville…and the world! When a perverse conspiracy is launched by the demented CEO of a multi-national “organic food” company, our heroines become embroiled in a death defying fight to restore their own humanity, while at the same time saving the entire world from enslavement and the apocalypse. Will they survive? Trailer premiere on IndieWire: indiewire.com/2017/01/retu… “Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 1”, produced in association with STARZ, premiered in The Contenders series at New York’s Museum of Modern Art along with movies by the Coen Brothers, Martin Scorsese, and Woody Allen. Watch the theatrical trailer for Return To Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 here: youtu.be/SIhxM3AufYA
Directed by: Lloyd Kaufman. Produced by: Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz (Troma Entertainment). Starring: Catherine Corcoran, Asta Paredes (Vol. 1).
The Valley of the Rats
Valley of the Rats tells the story of a young man accused of his ex-girlfriend’s murder. Before he’s formally charged by the police, he sets out on a two-day odyssey to find the real killer – tracking down his leads from the backseat of a rented limousine; which allows him to converse and ponder class society, life in the city, and contemplate the dirt that runs in the small nooks and valleys of cosmopolitan life. Two-thirds of the way through this wildly kinetic and erotic film, the style switches to a contemporary, wordless, operatic imagery of sex and violence.
Directed by: Vince D’Amato (Vampires vs. Zombies; Glass). Starring: Momona Komagata (Peelers), Tristan Risk (The Editor, American Mary), Lynn Lowry (Cat People).
Pool Party Massacre
What started out as a relaxing summer day by the pool for a group of high maintenance young socialites quickly becomes a nightmare when an unknown killer begins stalking and murdering them one by one.
“Pool Party Massacre is a refreshingly smart, tongue-in-cheek mash-up of Slumber Party Massacre and Mean Girls!” ~FRIGHT NIGHT.
Directed by: Drew Marvick. Starring: Kristin Noel McKusick, Margaux Neme, Destiny Faith Nelson.
Inspired by the sensual and violent world of Italian giallo films, Glass tells the tale of a young couple, Mike and Zarana, who decide to cut themselves off from social media and remain in their glass-walled apartment overlooking their city. Anxiety, paranoia, violence, and murder follows.
Glass was an international film festival hit in 2016, even landing in one critic’s “Top 15 of the year” list.
Directed by: Vince D’Amato (Carmilla; The Valley of the Rats). Starring: Tirra Dent (The Evil in Us), Casey Manderson, Jason Beaudoin (Pneuma).
Reversed tells the twisted tale of Asia, a globe-trotting socialite who winds up involved in murder, sex, and mayhem. Is someone really after her, or is she completely delusional and paranoid? Exploring the bloody back-story through her three lovers, Asia’s tale of eroticism and violence is a twisting journey through a disturbed and passionate mind that will leave the viewer thinking back on it long after the film has finished.
Directed by: Vince D’Amato (Glass; Valley of the Rats), Starring: Victoria Hopkins (Doghouse), Cengiz Dervis.
Soviet Zombie Invasion
Four friends out for fun enter an eerie ruined hospital in the heart of Moscow. When the friends open a terrible secret from within the gloomy walls of the institution, they unleash the victims of Soviet-era experiments who are now aggressive and hungry for human flesh …
Directed by: Andreas Marfori (Evil Clutch; Evil Clutch 2). Starring: Viktor Bulankin, Margarita Kuklina.
Jonathan Hale (Jason Beaudoin) has lost his memory. Confused, disoriented, and under arrest, he’s placed into sessions with a criminal psychologist (Allyson Grant). As his violent past becomes clear, Jonathan’s shocked at the brutal man he used to be. When and if his memories return, is he condemned to be the same man? Or does he now have the opportunity to redefine himself?
Directed by: William Carne. Starring: Jason Beaudoin, Allyson Grant.
When Sadie’s husband is murdered by a vicious gang called “The Touchers”, she finds she possesses a strange hidden power to aid her in her quest for revenge in this delirious homage to the grindhouse-exploitation pictures of the 1970’s.
“Quite possibly the best throwback to drive-in cinema ever made!” ~MOVIEPILOT.COM.
Directed by: Ron Bonk (City of the Vampires), Starring: Jennie Russo (Night of Something Strange), Trey Harrison, Michael Merchant, Jody Pucello.
It is the year, 20XX AD. The evil organization known as “Skulldier” is hell-bent on taking over Japan – well, right after they finish their lunch break – with a device known as the “Gen Drive”. But one man stands in their way… Soma Kusanagi. He may be your average, miserable, Smartball Parlor employee in Tokyo’s Old Town, but when evil rears its ugly ass on the Japanese metropolis, he transforms into the gun-slinging superhero GUN CALIBER! Gun Caliber is a drunk, sexy, euphoric, action packed, Tour-de-Force!
Directed by: Ron Bonk (She Kills), Starring: “Bueno”.
The Red Man
A new Psycho-Thriller! A celebrity DJ and recovering drug addict, Evan Gough is suddenly plagued with recurring nightmares from a tragic past, stirring skepticism and a webbing paranoia.
Suspecting that his psychiatrist, along with his new apartment neighbor, are possibly involved in a secret society conspiracy and are drugging and killing his fellow celebrity tenants, Evan teams up with Dr. Verde’s intern to find the truth, and in doing do puts himself into a precariously dangerous situation as the story spirals into a storm of deceit, violence, and pulse-pounding psychosis.
Directed by: Jimmie Gonzalez. Starring: Daniel David Diamond, Daniel Faraldo, Michael O’Neal, Lindsey Neves.
The Hard Cut
On the surface, the stolen film print looks like another worn-out drive-in horror flick, but deep inside the reels of 35mm, there’s hard evidence of a cold case murder and ritualistic sacrifice. It’s not hard to figure that our private dick Roddy isn’t the only one who wants to get his hands on this coveted film print, but when his colleague Ritchie Valentine’s slashed corpse is discovered under the bed of a seedy hotel room, a bizarre chain of events is kicked off like a line of toppling dominoes – double-crosses, murder, sex, betrayal, and sacrificial rites of immortality.
Directed by: Vince D’Amato (Glass; Carmilla). Starring: Jason Beaudoin, Danielle Kremeniuk, Jennifer Wright, Janessa O’Hearn.
Catholic Cheerleaders for Satan
Nine reels of 1970’s drive-in gut-smashing, cheerleader-bleeding, satanic-slashing mayhem!
…Four guys trekking through the mountainside backwoods run across a group of gals on a routine Cheerleader retreat from Miskatonic U. Little do the guys know they’ve just stepped over the trapdoor to Hell, and these four lovely cheerleaders have the key… And they’re about to bust that door wide open!
Directed by: Vince D’Amato (The Hard Cut; Carmilla). Starring: Jennifer Wright, Janessa O’Hearn, Laura Leone Hancock.
The original “Vampires vs. Zombies” cult classic! When young heroine Jenna Fontaine falls victim to a strange vampiric plague, causing all sorts of wild hallucinations, she takes off with her father Travis to seek out and eradicate the source of the vile infection… But Carmilla has other plans for Jenna… And soon they’ll find themselves facing off against Catholic school-girl zombies, cannibals, demon nuns, and the ferocious vampire locked Travis’s own trunk! …All while Carmilla is slowly seducing Jenna’a body and soul!
A new take on the Le Fanu classic, complete with surreal plot twists and a wild splatter-punk finale to compliment the original erotic storyline and apocalyptic backdrop in this totally off-the-wall horror-action-comic vampire-lesbian story!
Directed by: Vince D’Amato (Glass; The Valley of the Rats), Starring: Brinke Stevens (Slumber Party Massacre; Body Double), Maritama Carlson, and Bonny Giroux (Burlesque sensation Bon-Bon Bombay).