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Tim Perell of Process Media announced today that filmmaker John McNaughton and actor Michael Rooker, the team who created the classic, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, will reteam, after thirty years, on a new film titled Road Rage, the first in a vigilante film series. Tim Perell will produce through his banner, Process Media.  In 1986, McNaughton co-wrote and directed the award winning and critically acclaimed film Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.  Called “truly disturbing” by John Waters, the groundbreaking film was a huge crossover hit with genre fans as well as the art house crowd. The film won best picture awards at both the Sitges and Brussels International Film Festivals and was nominated along with McNaughton and Rooker individually for 6 Independent Spirit Awards in 1991. Time Magazine and Roger Ebert both named it one of the top ten films of the year. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer also marked the feature film debut for award-winning actor Michael Rooker, whose car

Following Films Podcast: DP Manuel Billeter on HBO's The Gilded Age

  On today's episode of the Following Films Podcast, I chat with Cinematographer Manuel Billeter about his work on the HBO series The Gilded Age.  Manuel Billeter, alongside fellow DP Vanja Cernjul, ASC, HFS, recently lensed The Gilded Age, directors Julian Fellowes and Sonja Warfield’s episodic period-piece streaming on HBO Max

DEMON SQUAD screens June 24 on Mystery Science Theater 3000

Premiering June 24 on Mystery Science Theater 3000, Thomas Smith’s critically acclaimed DEMON SQUAD pits Nick Moon, P.I. against a wildly bizarre buffet of bad. Moon has more than just a hangover to contend with when he takes a case brought to him by the beautiful heiress, Lilah Fontaine. Moon and his psychic-in-training office manager, Daisy, and themselves navigating a hidden underworld of trolls, vampires, and other creatures of the night, as they quickly realize they're on a hunt for much more than a priceless artifact – and that they're not the only ones who want it. Khristian Fulmer, Erin Lilley, Leah Johnson, Martin Ross Henne , Monica Ganoe and Eric Schmit star in the latest film from the award-winning filmmaker behind The Night Shift and Night of the Kampus. Smith, who co-wrote with Erin Lilley, says “Being a lifelong fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000, as is most everyone involved with the making of Demon Squad, having our film featured on the show is surreal, but I

Patton Oswalt's I LOVE MY DAD to be Released this Aug.

Inspired by writer, director, and star James Morosini’s true life experience, I LOVE MY DAD follows Chuck (Patton Oswalt), a hopelessly estranged father who desperately wants to reconnect with his troubled son, Franklin (Morosini). Blocked on social media and concerned for his son’s life, Chuck impersonates a waitress online and starts checking in with Franklin. But things begin to spiral when Franklin falls for this imaginary girl (Claudia Sulewski) and wants nothing more than to meet her in person, as Chuck has inadvertently catfished his own son. A thrilling comedy with an unexpected twist, I LOVE MY DAD also stars Rachel Dratch, Lil Rel Howery, Amy Landecker and Ricky Velez. Magnolia Pictures will release I LOVE MY DAD in theaters on August 5, 2022 On Demand August 12, 2022

SLAUGHTER DAY Collector's Edition Blu-Ray Coming this September from Visual Vengenace

  A rarely seen super obscurity of the shot on video era, and arguably the most insane and ambitious micro budget horror action movie ever made! In the rural recesses of Hawaii, a pair of friends must fight an ancient evil force brought to life by an occult book that possesses a group of construction workers, turning them into murderous maniacs. Shot and edited on consumer grade equipment by twin brothers Brent and Blake Cousins, SLAUGHTER DAY is packed from start to finish with kinetic lo-fi action scenes, gonzo camerawork and a truckload of homemade gore. Info and Select Bonus Features: First time ever available on disc Archival 1991 SD master from original tapes New audio commentary with Brent and Blake Cousins Interview: The Cousins Brothers Today Limited Edition Slipcase by The Dude Designs -- FIRST PRESSING ONLY Early short films Liner notes Collectible Mini-poster ‘Stick your own’ VHS sticker set

Following Films Podcast: Mark Schwab on BROTHERLY LIES

Today I'm joined by director/writer/actor Mark Schwab to discuss his latest film BROTHERLY LIES. Two estranged brothers - one recovering from a suicide attempt, the other about to be married - are forced to confront a deadly secret from their past. BROTHERLY LIES will be coming out this June 17th on the Fearless streaming service.