15 YEARS OF BLURRING THE LINE BETWEEN ARTHOUSE AND GRINDHOUSE.
CREEPY SIX FILMS was founded in 2001 by Vince D’Amato and Nicole Hancock to produce genre films for the international film market. For nearly ten years, working with The Asylum, Brain Damage Films, and Unearthed Films, we produced and released our own experimental, surreal, and comedic horror and revenge movies for film market territories all over the world.
“I can’t believe it’s been 15 years since we started Creepy Six Films… nor can I hardly believe that it’s already been 5 years since launching our new production company, Brivido Giallo. While the latter came about with a different cinematic vision and in a slightly more organic way while spending time in Europe, I still remember clearly the origins of Creepy Six Films. Standing at an intersection in North Vancouver (a literal intersection, not a metaphorical one), and coming up with the concept and name for Creepy Six Films with Nicole Hancock – back in 2001…”
Check out an in-depth interview with Creepy Six Films co-founder Vince D’Amato at Film Bizarro: http://www.filmbizarro.com/vincedamato.php
“…We were waiting on the corner of 3rd Street & Lonsdale Avenue – two blocks from our one-bedroom apartment at the time – and it had been a couple of days since we’d finished the last scenes of our freshman film, Corpse-O-Rama. We’d shot the entire thing on film, 16mm, and ended up releasing 50 VHS copies – some went to distributors, but most went to the cast and crew – and to a little local horror movie store called Reel Horror, which was owned and operated by a young couple from Montreal, Gene and Jessica. Anyway, that hadn’t happened yet, Nicole (Nicki) and I were standing at the intersection waiting for the light to change and verbally brainstorming ideas for the name of our low-budget production company. Since we’d actually filmed 6 segments for Corpse-O-Rama, which was supposed to be a horror anthology film a la Creepshow (although at least one of those stories were left on the cutting room floor), so I exuberantly threw out there: “Nicki’s Six Films!” to which she shot me a hairy eyeball complete with a single hoisted eyebrow. “No way,” she said. Behind us, half a block down, was a small independent comic book store I used to go to to peruse the tight aisles. I remembered that that was where I’d first discovered the line of horror comics titled CREEPY. And that was it. “Creepy Six Films,” I said.”
~ Vince D’Amato.
In celebration of our 15th year of independent filmmaking, we have lovingly created special limited and hand-numbered ANNIVERSARY reissues, available in our store now! (More special titles coming later this year – 2016!)
BRIVIDO GIALLO was formed by Vince D’Amato and Mickey E.Vil in September of 2011; based out of London, UK and Brescia, Italy. The new production company is focused on genre films influenced by the Gialli of the 1970s and 1980s and incorporating the heady imagery of the fantastique, creating subversive, emotional and erotic Italian/European thrillers into a very unique realm of the giallo surreale.