THE WIND
2018, 86 min, USA, Dir: Emma Tammi

A haunting period piece that sets horror against the American frontier of the 1800s, it embraces its desolate landscape both visually and sonically. Elizabeth Macklin (Caitlin Gerard) has just settled with her husband on a Western homestead. As loneliness takes hold, an evil presence in the pastures manifests itself through a series of strange events; Elizabeth’s husband dismisses her fears but as the story unfolds, a sense of danger in the wide open plains continues to mount. With its meticulously composed frames and atmospheric score ratcheting up the tension, this folk-horror masterpiece signals the arrival of a truly unique voice in cinema.


AMC VISIONARIES: ELI ROTH’S HISTORY OF HORROR
2018, American Movie Classics, 50 min, USA,

“AMC Visionaries” is a documentary series in which groundbreaking artists curate and author the untold stories and fascinating histories of their respective genres. Award-winning director-writer-producer-actor Eli Roth (CABIN FEVER, HOSTEL) executive produced this seven-part survey of the masters of horror – the storytellers and stars who define the genre – to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Each one-hour program is a chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the years and keeps its fan base addicted to fear; this first episode salutes slasher movies.


ABSURD
ROSSO SANGUE
1981, 90 min, Italy, Dir: Joe D'Amato

Borrowing heavily from HALLOWEEN, director Joe D’Amato unleashes a gut-spewing Greek boogeyman (screenwriter George Eastman) into suburban America for a gruesome saga of doomed nurses, butchered babysitters, biochemical clergy and some of the most insane splatter scenes in Italian gorehound history. Edmund Purdom (PIECES) and Annie Belle (HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK) co-star in this ultra-violent ”video nasty,” which was also released under such varied titles as THE GRIM REAPER 2, ZOMBIE 6, HORRIBLE and MONSTER HUNTER.


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