Genre fans in New York are about to be supplied with a new film programming series from our favorite theater! Visual Vengeance, the boutique sister label of genre distributor Wild Eye Releasing, has just partnered with Nitehawk Cinema Williamsburg for an ongoing monthly series of obscure SOV (shot on video) films.
The new monthly series will include movies from enduring fan-favorite underground directors like Todd Sheets (Moonchild), Bret McCormick (Repligator), and Kevin Lindenmuth (Vampires And Other Stereotypes), as well as many others. A good selection of the featured movies have been feared “lost” and remained out of print for decades. For many of the films, this will be their very first public screening.
This series will begin on September 1st with Bloody Muscle Body Builder In Hell by Shinichi Fukazawa. An infamous Japanese Super-8 gorefest from 1995, this legendary independent Japanese cult film has been described as "the Japanese Evil Dead". In other words, this is a must-attend event for genre lovers. Also announced in the series is Slaughter Day, directed by Brent Cousins, playing on September 29th. The Hawaiian-lensed curiosity is one of the rarest VHS releases of the century, as well as a horror action obscurity. Some even say argue it is the most ambitious microbudget horror action movie ever made.
And if that wasn't enough to whet the appetite, select events will include an introduction and/or Q&A sessions with the original creators. These events will be hosted by Matt Desiderio of Horror Boobs – the infamous Tumblr and bloody mammary-centric digitized VHS supercuts – and will also feature free giveaways of Blu-rays, DVDs, and collectibles. After each screening, the night will continue with an after party in the Nitehawk’s VHS-themed Lo-Res lounge, where Desiderio will DJ an all-vinyl set.
These events, and this programming series as a whole, will be a true celebration of scrappy filmmaking, and doing whatever it takes to see your vision brought to life. For tickets and more information on the series, head right here!