This week Chris and Chris talk about the fantasy horror film Gretel & Hansel (2020) staring Sophia Lillis. A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.
This week Chris and Chris talk about David Cronenberg’s Videodrome (1983) staring James Woods and Debbie Harry. A programmer at a TV station that specializes in adult entertainment searches for the producers of a dangerous and bizarre broadcast.
Tom Seymour gives us updates and virtual screening dates of the VHS Massacre Too documentary and Debbie Rochon wins the Countess Dracula Award at the Dracula Film in Transylvania Romania! Music by Kevin MacLeod!
Upcoming screenings for VHS Massacre Too!
Some very cool things have happened since our last update. We just won Best Documentary at San Fransisco IndieFest as part of the Another Hole in the Head screening! Our new documentary feature VHS Massacre Too has racked up 18 awards and 25 official selections total for this this film alone. We’ve screened everywhere from the Anthology Film Archives (sneak preview) in New York City, Horror Hound Weekend in Cincinnati, to Miami Sci-Fi, Kransk Film festival and more. We also just got a great write up in Pixels Garage as well!
This week Chris and Chris talk about the sci-fi “classic” Flash Gordon (1980). A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.
This week Chris and Chris talk about the Disney’s The Black Hole (1979). A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole.
This week Chris and Chris talk about the brilliant time travel film Time Crimes (2007). A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.
Hey everyone. I just posted a new talk about the problem with YouTube and their treatment of Troma Entertainment & All Time Conspiracies. In addition I discuss my new documentary (in preproduction) about Kevin MacLeod and also VHS Massacre Too has four virtual screening film festival dates! Charlotte Film Festival (Sept.23-27th, Warped Dimension(Sept.24th), Milwaukee Twisted Dreams(Oct.2nd) Spirit of Independence(Oct.15-19)
So VHS Massacre Too continues to surprise me. To date we have won 15 awards and will play at the Kansk International film festival in Siberia, the Spirit of Independence Film Festival in England and probably a third festival in September. This week we heard that the 21st annual Bare Bones Film Festival in Muskogee Oklahoma gave us a Best Documentary and Audience choice Awards.
We’re working on the Blu-ray release of the film now. Lloyd has a tradition of doing introductions to his Blu-ray releases and to me this was always one of the best things about buying the physical media. Not only do you have permanent access to these titles but it harkens back to when auteurs would introduce films… Alfred Hitchcock presents, Quinten Tarantino presents. So I feel really honored to have Lloyd doing an intro to my film and it’s funny as hell, like always. Lloyd who was close friends with Terry Jones does a slow approach to the camera from out of the woods, and then references Monty Python’s famous line “Now for something totally different”.
Lloyd Kaufman’s latest film Shakespeare’s Shitstorm will play at the Fantasia Festival this Saturday August 29th virtually so get your tickets here! It’s cool to see the film playing at such a large film festival to launch it’s festival run! So this is great news but it is bittersweet because Troma’s YouTube channel has recently been suspended! This is very strange because the page has nearly 40 million views, close to a million subscribers and there is no clear reason as to why it has been suspended. I mean, are free B-movies so dangerous? And what can we do to fight back against film censorship? We may have to start a petition, more information soon.