Archive for January 19, 2018

HARLOTS, HOWLERS AND HOBOS: Tax Shelter Terrors!

The real story on the hidden history of Canadian Cult Films.

This feature documentary explores the rise of the Canadian film industry that made many cult genre films with the tax shelter system from 1974-1982.

HARLOTS, HOWLERS AND HOBOS is the first feature-length documentary that fully explores how the toxic social and political Canadian context after 1968 created some of the most nihilistic and imaginative Canadian cult films of the 1970s, 80s and beyond. This exposé of Canadian cult culture mixes exclusive interview footage with all of the key Canadian and Quebec cult creators and icons from the 1970s with cutting edge commentary from the new wave of directors influenced by these explosive images.

Franky Films and Cine Excess North America have produced a 60-minute proof of concept for Tax Shelter Terrors (TST) that has already been critically acclaimed worldwide throughout the festival circuit. In the summer of 2016, it won best director at the Australian Film Festival. As of now, Raven Banner will be the distributor for TST’s feature length film and discussions are on going with top end broadcasters. We recently acquired the participation of one of the top Canadian directors/producers from the tax shelter film era, George Mihalka (My Bloody Valentine).

Franky Films and Cine Excess North America’s main focus, in order to finalize this documentary, is to interview A-List directors influenced by and who partook in Canadian cult films. They are in discussions with Quentin Tarantino and David Cronenberg.

 

 

BETTER WATCH OUT now streaming on SHUDDER!

 

Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) thought her babysitting job was going to be an easy night, but the night takes a turn when dangerous intruders break in and terrorize her and the twelve-year-old boy, Luke (Levi Miller), she’s caring for. Ashley defends her charge to the best of her ability only to discover this is no ordinary home invasion.

BETTER WATCH OUT is a great addition to the Christmas Horror genre and a ‘Yuletide Terror’ treat to enjoy well into 2018.Also worth unwrapping is 2017’s other Xmas Slasher, RED CHRISTMAS!

Darren Aronofsky’s MOTHER! arrives on Blu-ray & DVD 22nd January!

Director Darren Aronofsky’s visually arresting psychological thriller comes home on Digital January 8th and on DVD, Blu-ray™ & 4K Ultra HD™ on January 22nd 2018.

mother! has stunned critics and audiences around the world. Jennifer Lawrence and
Javier Bardem star in the visually arresting psychological thriller that will leave your heart pounding and your mind blown.The film
also stars Oscar® nominees Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer along with Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson and Jovan Adepo.

The mother! DVD, Blu-ray™ & 4K Ultra HD™ will include over 30 minutes of
in-depth bonus content. Join director Darren Aronofsky and the cast as
they discuss the production of the movie and take us through its
spectacular finale. Plus, check out the incredible makeup effects that
made mother! a visual tour de force.