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PREPARE YOURSELF FOR A HELL RAISING OCTOBER
IN OCTOBER, ARROW PRESENTS THE HELLRAISER QUARTET, JED SHEPHERD SELECTS, LUCIO FULCI’S CEMETERY CLASSIC IN 4K, ELVIRA & MORE
Key highlights this October on the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW includes Hellraiser: Quartet of Torment in 4K via ARROW-Player.com, Jed Shepherd Selects, a season of Shocktober frights and much more. ARROW is your trusted scare-deliverer this Halloween.
In October, ARROW are proud to present Hellraiser: Quartet of Torment in stunning blood-drenched 4K via ARROW-Player.com. In the 1980s, Clive Barker changed the face of horror fiction, throwing out the rules to expose new vistas of terror and beauty - and with Hellraiser, his first feature film as director, he did the same for cinema. The film was a smash hit and led to three extraordinary sequels - Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, and Hellraiser: Bloodline - and you can watch them all on ARROW in October. Hell has never looked better!
Also showing in October, suspense horror from South Korea in the truly chilling The Mimic. A woman, whose son has been missing for some time, moves to the countryside with her husband, daughter and sick mother-in-law. Out walking one day near Mt. Jang, the woman meets a mute girl by the mouth of a cave, who seems to be either lost or abandoned. The girl reminds her so much of her own lost son that she takes her home with her...
And be sure you don’t miss Lucio Fulci’s The House by the Cemetery in 4K via ARROW-Player.com, which had the honour of being the first ever DVD the ARROW Video label released back in 2012. The third and final instalment in his “Gates of Hell” trilogy, Lucio Fulci’s film showcases the malevolent maestro at his blood-drenched best. As the 1970s gave way to the 1980s, director Fulci (Don’t Torture a Duckling, City of the Living Dead) increasingly specialised in the dark, ultraviolent horror movies which would earn him the affectionate moniker “the Godfather of Gore”.
All Hallow’s Eve is upon us this October and to celebrate ARROW have curated a special season Shocktober 31. The season has everything you need to carve a pumpkin to, party with or to make sure that you don't get a wink of sleep!
Also featuring in the month is Don't Look: ARROW's Scariest, collecting together all the scariest films on ARROW that will send shivers down your spine until you’re jumping out of your seat, including Two Witches, Edge of the Axe, and Dementer; So Funny It's Frightening, a Halloween celebration full of horror films packed full of laughs and silliness, including Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Hotel Poseidon, and Crow Hand; Go to Hell!, a collection of purgatory-based pictures so good you won’t mind a bit if they result in you writhing in hellfire, including She-Devils on Wheels, Hitchhike to Hell, and Go to Hell Bastards!
Also in October, No Compromise - The Lukas Moodysson Collection, a season of films by the director hailed internationally as one of Sweden’s greatest filmmaking talents, delighting and confounding audiences in equal measure. With a new film showing at this year’s BFI London Film Festival, here’s a chance to reacquaint yourself with Moodyson’s unique and eclectic oeuvre, including Lilya 4ever, Together and Mammoth.
ALSO SHOWING: Jed Shepherd Selects, comedy chills in Elvira Mistress of the Dark, breathtaking thrills in Beneath, sorority horror in The Initiation, and more…
OCTOBER RELEASE CALENDAR
New Titles – From October 6
Elvira Mistress of the Dark - 1988
Beneath - 2015
The Mimic - 2017
From October 9
The House by the Cemetery (4K via ARROW-Player.com) - 1981
From October 13
The Initiation - 1984
From October 23
Hellraiser 4K - 1987
Hellbound: Hellraiser II - 1988
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth 4K - 1992
Hellraiser: Bloodline 4K - 1996
New Seasons this October
October 1: Shocktober 31
Welcome to two a half dozen days of terror. A frightening film-a-day to turn your October into a Shock-tober and to make your Halloween go with a scream!
With everything from J-horror to Giallo, slashers galore, cannibals, witches and more, this spooky season on ARROW has everything you need to carve a pumpkin to, party with or to make sure that you don't get a wink of sleep!
Titles Include: Ringu, Children of the Corn, Death Screams
October 6: Don't Look: ARROW's Scariest
Want a movie to scare the life out of you this Halloween? You’ve come to the right place!
‘Don’t Look!’ collects together all the scariest films on ARROW that will send shivers down your spine until you’re jumping out of your seat. For a Halloween you’ll never forget – because you were chewing off your fingernails while perched on the edge of your seat – Enjoy… if you dare!
Titles Include: Two Witches, Edge of the Axe, Dementer
October 11: No Compromise - The Lukas Moodysson Collection
Ever since his debut was heralded as “a young master’s first masterpiece” by none other than Ingmar Bergman, director Lukas Moodysson has been hailed internationally as one of Sweden’s greatest filmmaking talents, delighting and confounding audiences in equal measure. With his eagerly anticipated new film Together 99 showing at this year’s BFI London Film Festival, here’s a chance to reacquaint yourself with Moodyson’s unique and eclectic oeuvre.
Moodysson’s first film, Fucking Åmål (released overseas as Show Me Love), tells the story of awkward smalltown teenager Agnes and her crush on popular classmate Elin, which unexpectedly blossoms into reallife romance; it was quickly heralded as a new queer cinema touchstone and one of the most authentic portrayals of youthful relationships on film. He swiftly followed this with the bittersweet, satirical 1970s set Together, in which the inhabitants of a commune try to reconcile their ideals with their hearts’ desires (Together 99 is the sequel to his acclaimed sophomore film).
Having made a name for himself as the new master of tragicomic, feelgood humanism, Moodysson suddenly frustrated expectations with a trio of startlingly confrontational works: the hauntingly bleak Lilya 4ever, based on a real life case of a Russian girl sold into sex trafficking in Sweden; the abrasive and semi improvised A Hole in My Heart, detailing the messy (un)making of an amateur porn video; and the avantgarde Container, narrated in its English version by Jena Malone (Donnie Darko).
After making his mainstream English language debut with the expansive Mammoth, starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Michelle Williams, Moodysson returned to his roots with We Are The Best! (based on a graphic novel by his wife and ‘consigliere’ Coco), the charming and funny tale of three schoolgirls starting a punk band in early 1980s Stockholm.
Moodysson’s eclectic filmography can now be appreciated as the work of a singular filmmaking voice, as avowedly uncompromising and unabashedly political as it is keenly observed, deeply felt and frequently hilarious.
Titles Include: Fucking Åmål, Together, Mammoth
October 13: Jed Shepherd Selects
Jed Shepherd, the co-writer and producer of horror sensations Host and Dashcam, and one of the writers and directors of Scare Package II: Rad Chad’s Revenge, picks out his favourite titles from the ARROW catalogue, with a mix of cult chills, iconic sci-fi and out a really out-there documentary.
Titles Include: The El Duce Tapes, Tetsuo: The Iron Man, The Witch Who Came from the Sea
October 20: So Funny It's Frightening
Want to celebrate Halloween but in a ‘fun’ way, not in a ‘give yourself nightmares for weeks’ way? Then ‘So Funny It’s Frightening’ is for you.
Full of films that feature monsters, the supernatural and maybe even a smidge of gore (maybe more than a smidge…) but also packed full of laughs and silliness to take the sharp edge off and leave you grinning wider than your jack ‘o’ lantern.
Titles Include: Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Hotel Poseidon, Crow Hand
October 23 Hellraiser: Quartet of Torment
Experience the sublime agony of this quartet of torment like you never have before in all-new 4K restorations from the original camera negatives. Hell has never looked better than with these four films gathered together for your horror-filled October delight! In the first film, Hellraiser (1987) a mysterious puzzle box opens the doors to a dominion where pain and pleasure are indivisible; Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) expands on Clive Barker’s original vision, plunging deeper into the dominion of the Cenobites; Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992) sees Pinhead set loose on the sinful streets of New York City to create chaos with a fresh cadre of Cenobitic kin; and Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996) begins with the story of the 18th century toymaker who made the Lament Configuration puzzle box.
Titles Include: Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, Hellraiser: Bloodline
October 27: Go to Hell!
If we’re going, we’re taking you with us!
Damn your souls for eternity by watching a collection of purgatory-based pictures so good you won’t mind a bit if they result in you writhing in hellfire. So, pack a pitchfork and hop aboard the ARROW Express to the hot and bad place in ‘Go to Hell!’.
Titles Include: She-Devils on Wheels, Hitchhike to Hell, Go to Hell Bastards!
OCTOBER TITLES - IN DEPTH
FROM OCTOBER 1: ELVIRA MISTRESS OF THE DARK
When her great aunt dies, famed horror hostess Elvira heads for the uptight New England town of Falwell to claim her inheritance of a haunted house, a witch’s cookbook and a punk rock poodle. But once the stuffy locals get an eyeful of the scream queen’s ample assets, all hell busts out & breaks loose.
A crew of coal miners becomes trapped 600 feet below ground after a disastrous collapse. As the air grows more toxic and time runs out, they slowly descend into madness and begin to turn on one another. Inspired by true events.
The Mimic is based on the myth of the “Tiger of Mt. Jang” – a legendary ghost which mimics the sound of humans. A woman, whose son has been missing for some time, moves to the countryside with her husband, daughter and sick mother-in-law. Out walking one day near Mt. Jang, the woman meets a mute girl by the mouth of a cave, who seems to be either lost or abandoned. The girl reminds her so much of her own lost son that she takes her home with her, at least until such time that she can locate her parents, or guardian, and return her to them. It’s not long before the girl begins to accurately mimic the voice of her daughter, and then increasingly strange, and sinister, events start to happen within the house…
FROM OCTOBER 9: HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY 4K
As the 1970s gave way to the 1980s, director Lucio Fulci (Don’t Torture a Duckling, City of the Living Dead) increasingly specialised in the dark, ultraviolent horror movies which would earn him the affectionate moniker “the Godfather of Gore”. The third and final instalment in his “Gates of Hell” trilogy, 1981’s The House by the Cemetery showcases the malevolent maestro at his blood-drenched best.
FROM OCTOBER 13: THE INITIATION
Kelly is looking forward to her sorority initiation with a mixture of excitement and apprehension. She's got every reason to be anxious considering the prank her sorority sisters have tasked her with: a late-night break-in at her father's department store. At first everything goes to plan, but once inside the labyrinthine mall, Kelly and her fellow pledges find themselves locked in, and they're not alone. Who is the stranger stalking Kelly and her randy teen friends through the department stores shadowy corridors? And how is this unseen assailant connected with Kelly's terrible recurring nightmares of a man burning in agony?
FROM OCTOBER 23: HELLRAISER 4K
An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover while the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.
HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II 4K
Doctor Channard is sent a new patient, a girl warning of the terrible creatures that have destroyed her family, Cenobites who offer the most intense sensations of pleasure and pain. But Channard has been searching for the doorway to Hell for years, and Kirsty must follow him to save her father and witness the power struggles among the newly damned.
HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH 4K
Pinhead is trapped in the Pillar of Souls. Fortunately for him it is bought by a young playboy who owns his own nightclub. Pinhead busies himself escaping by getting the playboy to lure victims to his presence so he can use their blood. Once free, he seeks to destroy the puzzle box so he need never return to Hell, but a female reporter is investigating the grisly murders and stands in his way.
HELLRAISER: BLOODLINE 4K
Hellraiser: Bloodline sinks its hooks into past, present and future with the story of Phillip LeMarchand, the 18th-century toymaker who made the lament configuration puzzle box, his descendent John Merchant - a 20th-century architect whose most recent building bears a striking resemblance to the lament configuration - and Dr. Paul Merchant, a 22nd-century engineer and designer of The Minos, a space station which is a great deal more than it seems.
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