Monster Pictures, the genre distribution label that brought the controversial Human Centipede films to the UK, announced today that it will be expanding its distribution plans for the UK.
The company, owned by Bounty Films, is building a slate of 20 new films for UK theatrical and home entertainment release over the next year, and has appointed Helen Grace, founder of indie sales and distribution outfit Left Films, as the new Label Manager for Monster Pictures UK.
Monster Pictures was set up two years ago, as the new home for cutting-edge genre titles, and has already released titles such as Dead Hooker in a Trunk, The Yellow Sea, Helldriver, and Yakuza Weapon in the UK, through Eureka Entertainment, as well as Tom Six's The Human Centipede and The Human Centipede 2, the latter of which caused controversy when its uncut version was banned in the UK and Australia.
Monster Pictures' new acquisitions for both the UK and Australia include Excision from Archstone Distribution, the controversial fantasy horror starring 90210's AnnaLynne McCord, Traci Lords and Malcolm McDowell, and also Midnight Son, from Jinga Films. Other upcoming releases for the UK include The Inside, an Irish fear flick that premieres at London's FrightFest this August.
Titles from Monster Pictures will be distributed in the UK by Eureka Entertainment.
Dear God No!
Dear God No! is a tribute to a lost regional drive-in film from 1976 that doesn't rely heavily on computer gimmicks, and cuts to the core of what made these low-budget films shockingly fun. No pretty actors - just a rocking original soundtrack, bikers, babes and blood, and as many naked breasts as the script would allow. Dear God No! is a twisted fairy tale for beer drinkers and hell-raisers.
At its premiere at Sundance Film Festival this year, critics called the debut film from Richard Bates Jnr "HEATHERS meets David Cronenberg". Starring AnnaLyne McCord (90210) as an almost unrecognisable teenage misfit with disturbing desires and shocking perversities that set her at odds with her controlling mother, teachers, and peers, Excision continues a long tradition of horror films with compelling female leads, such as Scream, Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Birds, and Psycho. The film also stars Traci Lords, Roger Bart, Jeremy Sumpter, Malcolm McDowell and John Waters.
Midnight Son is a gritty, realistic new look at the vampire genre, which premiered at Frightfest. Winner of multiple awards including Best Off the Edge Film at the Omaha Film Festival, Silver Raven Award at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, Best Feature at Another Hole in the Head Film Festival & Audience Award for Best Feature at the Mile High Horror Festival.
One of the most terrifying found footage films ever made. Written, directed and produced by Eoin Macken (Gawain in BBC's Merlin series) with a cast including Emmett Scanlan (Hollyoaks) and Tereza Srbova (St Trinians, Inkheart, Siren). The Inside will have its worldwide premiere at this year's Frightfest.