When hippie filmmaker Zee – living together with her Granny Sam – persuades her insolent producer Serge to try an obscure online game, a quest for survival is inadvertently triggered, and the room suddenly turns into a nightmare filled with violence and death! Also available on Blu-ray
Shrouded by the mists of time, the demon Astaroth has been forgotten. But there is always someone there to remember… Gregório is a tattoo artist obsessed with Astaroth, who promises unearthly desire and pleasure. Using his arcane knowledge, he intends to resurrect her from the edge of oblivion and bring her into the earthly world of the flesh. He ropes two young women into his plans: the determined tattoo artist Dri and the sweet guitarist Lia. But their friend Mai resists and she focuses her martial arts training towards defending them and raging against the designs of Hell. Astaroth is a throwback movie to 80´s heavy metal horror, starring. Monica Mattos, the first Latin American actress to win the AVN Award. Also featuring songs by legendary British metal bands. Also available on Blu-ray
Haunted by the darkness as she wanders through a dead city, our young, doomed heroine Angelique is stricken with hallucinatory visions as she learns the story of a cruel and loveless vampiress. Her visions are of the bizarre rituals that imprison a group of Satanic worshippers in a cycle of dying passion, and who seek to survive beyond the grave. In Angelique’s ears, only the music of the gothic atmosphere flows to augment her quest into the horror and the passion of the dead — and no voice can rise above it. A haunting, enigmatic tribute to the classic Euro-Horror works of Jean Rollin and Jess Franco. Brazilian filmmaker Larissa Anzoategui created a film inspired by authors Lord Byron and the Brazilian Álvares de Azevedo and Anzoategui’s passion for expressionist aesthetics. The cast and crew was composed completely of women under the direction of Larissa Anzoategui (“Astaroth”) in her sophomore film. Also available on Blu-ray
The Lightest Darkness
Spurred by film-noir momentum and Kafkian conundrum, The Lightest Darkness is a visually thrilling neo-noir set around the fictional City of “N” as two fearless women board a train for a dangerous trip. Arina (Irina Gevorgyan), an obstinate screenwriter who is currently seeking crime-related inspiration for a new video game, and Elina (Marina Voytuk), a self-reliant pianist who has witnessed the murder of a serial killer; share their car with Musin (Rashid Aitouganov), an insomniac, neurotic, and traumatized private detective who has been riding on the same train for six months, and whose bizarre behavior leads them to believe that he himself may be the killer. Also available on Blu-ray
THE UK COLLECTION
It is the day of the EU Referendum and Britain is about to change forever. When Maddie returns home from university with two friends in tow, she expects to clash with her family’s views but had no idea just how bad things would get. Her dad makes bad jokes, her mum makes a fuss, and her hometown seems to be populated by raging, murderous, pig monsters. From the producers of “The Millennial Killer” and “Lonely Hearts” comes a twilight-zone style sledgehammer horror which throws a dark light on the battle between Brexiters and Bremainers. Also available on Blu-ray
I Am an Addict
I Am an Addict is a balls-out horror film that was conceived and produced in Portsmouth, UK (not a city known for its production activities), the film is the debut feature-length project from Rob Ulitski, in collaboration with a team of both local and international crew. In this terrifying horror anthology, an anachronistic public access TV channel hosts a self-help guru with one goal: to shock viewers out of their addictions and bizarre obsessions, with frightening consequences. Also available on Blu-ray
Mask of Thorn
A “Skull-Crushingly Awesome” (Horror-Movies.ca) Mask of Thorn stars Eve Oliver as Bethany Lovell, a young woman who has struggled to fit in her whole life. Between overbearing parents and her odd behavior she has always felt like she was on the outside. That is, until Avondale’s popular clique kidnap her for a surprise birthday party to celebrate her sweet sixteen. What they don’t realist is that Bethany is now the target of the urban legend known as ‘Thorn’ and tonight he has returned for her – and as the Bloodletting Behemoth cuts his way through the small town in search of his latest victim, nothing will stand in his way! Also available on Blu-ray
Two small time criminals kidnap a psychic medium Alice Moon, who’s been helping police locate bodies hidden by a notorious serial killer; and force her to contact the gang boss they murdered. The pair are desperate to discover where their recently deceased boss buried a stash of cash, but only succeed in unleashing a body-possessing demon who’s bent on revenge in this hilarious and dynamic British Comedy-Gangster-Horror flick! Also available on Blu-ray
The Devil’s Familiar
A video camera is anonymously handed into Police, and DCI Barker explains to fellow CID officers, “This is the most bizarre & horrifying case I’ve ever worked on”. The extracted footage is projected onto a screen… The video was filmed by two university students, Elliott & Jake, who were studying the brutal “Ribbesford Woods Murders” which is surrounded by conspiracy theories and legends of a mythical creature living in Ribbesford woods. Were the killing that of an icy serial killer, or the result of the monstrous attacks by a different kind of monster…? Also available on Blu-ray
Season of the Witch
Don’t go into the woods… ever! Mary Blackwell travels back to her hometown of Maiden Hollow to clear out her recently deceased father’s house. The villagers are initially hostile towards the new family, while local priest Michael Howdy takes an unhealthy interest in Mary’s daughter Alice. This sparks off a series of surreal fantasies in the priest, confusing Alice with his dead wife Isobel; the images invading his mind and bringing his sanity to a breaking point! Also available on Blu-ray
The Truth Will Out
A documentary crew interviews a woman and her two daughters, who they suspect are witches. And so begins the new surreal horror opus by Sam Mason Bell and Jessica Hunt, the directors behind the subversive indie horror flicks Lonely Hearts and The Millennial Killer. The dynamic independent filmmaking duo return with their low-budget horror masterpiece – The Truth Will Out – and it’s overflowing with style and utter creepiness in the style of alluring indie horror-thrillers like The House of the Devil and V/H/S. Also available on Blu-ray
Just a Child
Barbara comes back to her old house with a new boyfriend and her young son following the tragic death of her husband, which has severely traumatized the child. Barbara hopes that the move and a new environment will help her son overcome this trauma — but the malevolent ghosts of the past seem hell-bent on preventing this, and when these evil spirits infest the house, the child suddenly begins to develop a strange and terrifying connection with his dead father. Also available on Blu-ray
7 Sins is divided into seven segments, each one unique in its voice, acting, story, and style. While the seven deadly sins are cemented in Catholic Theology and are always the same, the interpretation by any single person is always different, and this assemblage is no exception. This film uses the themes within its subtext and introduces, and then wildly perverts, the punishments associated with the 7 Deadly Sins. The overall atmosphere is one of uneasiness that, in addition to a fair amount of disturbing visuals, is amplified by its pulse-pounding soundtrack. From the makers of Lonely Hearts, Monstrous Disunion, Hyde’s Secret Nightmare, and Just a Child. Also available on Blu-ray
The Demon Inside (Blood House Series)
Years after his release from jail, Sam Parsons is trying to rebuild his life with his wife Courtney and their young daughter Harper. He works hard to provide for his family and afford their beautiful home in their quiet suburban neighbourhood. When supernatural occurrences start to happen in the house and turn into all-out attacks, Sam hires Corbin Carlysle and his reality TV show ghost hunting team to help him battle the dark entity that’s lurking in the shadows of his home, but this only serves to escalate things into a blood-soaked battle between the hunters and the haunted.
Deprivation (Blood House Series)
Three friends film themselves attempting to stay awake in a cabin for an entire week straight. As they unexpectedly begin to hallucinate, they realize that their “hallucinations” are showing up on camera.
Tethered (Blood House Series)
Peter’s life is turned upside-down when he takes the fall for his friends and is placed under house arrest. As he struggles to cope with his new restraints, figuratively and literally, he quickly realizes that there is much more going on than what lies on the surface, and jail isn’t the worst thing that could have happened.
Darkside Releasing presents the first series of BLOOD HOUSE films available on VOD #DarksideonDemand October 13th, 2020. In collaboration with Glass House Distribution.