Darkside Releasing Newsletter – August, 2018 – The Store


Darkside Releasing is proud to announce a new line up of Collectors’ Series Blu-ray Media Packs! These never-before-published editions will feature exclusive special features and 16-page full-color booklets, with most editions boasting a DUAL Blu-ray package. The new line-up launches August 2018 with Rob Grant’s zombie gore-a-thon Yesterday”, making it #1 in this elite numbered series – future releases will include Reversed (#2), Glass (#3) and Amazon Hot Box! (#4)  – exclusively from Darkside Releasing!

Check it out in THE STORE

Coming soon to Blu-ray: August 25th!

Yesterday_2018_Poster_WEBYesterday follows the lives of six complete strangers in the middle of a zombie outbreak! As each person struggles to survive, their actions begin to have repercussions around the dying city, which culminates in a stand-off at the local grocery store. There, the remaining few decide to band together and flee to the wilderness. Once camp is built however, they…

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Cinemafantastique 4 will be at the Vacnity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street in Vancouver, Saturday AUGUST 25th. This year’s 10 hours of genre film mayhem includes a block of short films guaranteed to slay and three insane feature films including our opening films KYRSYA TUFTLAD and a wild adaptation of Stephen King’s “POPSY”, and the new cult fan-favourite festival closer THE THETA GIRL. Local filmmakers from Bad Cookie Pictures and last year’s horror-short winners, Richard and Samantha Lukacs, along with several other guests including Jimmie Gonzalez (director of 2016’s The Red Man) who will be our “Cinema Therapy” DJ throughout the day. More local filmmakers will be in attendance, along with the Vancouver genre film distribution company Darkside Releasing, who will be soft-launching their newest release, Rob Grant’s 16mm zombie gore-a-thon Yesterday on blu-ray, and David Aboussafy from the annual Vancouver BADASS film festival! This all-day event is…

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Rob Grant’s YESTERDAY Blu-ray soft-launches at Cinemafantastique 4 this summer! – August 25th in Vancouver!


Darkside Releasing is extremely proud to present the first-time HD release of director Rob Grant’s 2009 epic 16mm zombie gore-a-thon Yesterday on Blu-ray, and this title will also be kicking off a brand new numbered Collector’s Series of very select Media Pack releases coming up from Darkside Releasing (dual blu-ray discs, all new special features, exclusive slip-covers, and 16-page media booklets). Rob Grant’s newest film, Fake Blood, premiered at VIFF’s Rupture Fest earlier this year. Yesterday was also a hit on the genre festival circuit, channeling the wild, over-the-top energy, gore, and cult film sensibilities of J.R. Bookwalter’s The Dead Next Door and Lief Jonker’s Darkness!

Cinemafanatstique 4 takes place noon-10pm on Saturday August 25th at the Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street in Vancouver.


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Darkside Releasing Newsletter – July, 2018



Uh-oh… #VelleyoftheRats limited signed #Bluray by Tristan Risk and Josh Burns just SOLD OUT this morning! Thanks to everyone who purchased! There are still other versions available at https://darksidereleasing.com/store… PLUS we will have some exciting news on the UPCOMING COLLECTOR’S EDITION of Rob Grant’s 16mm zombie gore-a-thon YESTERDAY, being released next month during Cinemafantastique4 (Blu-ray will be available at the venue!)


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Darkside Releasing Newsletter – June 2018, Part II


house-of-vhs-pic (B11)Awesome announcement! In huge news, Darkside Releasing has now officially launched its own Vimeo On-Demand platform, where we’ll be making new features and mid-length films available each month from now on! To help launch our new digital rental & download platform, we’re featuring the European haunted house / horror-comedy HOUSE OF VHS, available exclusively in Canada from Darkside Releasing! Produced by Darkside Releasing’s own David Aboussafy (producer of the upcoming Amazon Hot Box), House of VHS was written and directed by Gautier Cazenave and is also available on a special Blu-ray/DVD combo pack from Darkside Releasing.


…“Director Gautier Cazanave takes his love of VHS and old-style horror films and creates a movie that is destined to become a cult classic. Horror fans will definitely be wanting to track down a copy…!” says HEAVY Music Magazine (2016).

Stay tuned for more amazing news this summer, especially as CINEMAFANTASTIQUE 4 is…

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Darkside Releasing Newsletter – June 2018



May went by quick! And this weekend (June 2nd & 3rd) you’ll be able to catch Joe O’Connell’s documentary on legendary stuntman Gary Kent, “Love & Other Stunts” at the Alamo Drafthouse-Village! In the meantime, here’s a nice article about the film!

In addition, the gooey/Lovecraftian wild genre film “Soft Matter” just received it’s official US DVD release from our wonderful partners at Wild Eye Releasing (check out the handsome review of the film here) – which is still available for international sales through Darkside Releasing… check out the films’ trailers here!

Love and Other Stunts – Trailer #1 from Darkside Releasing on Vimeo.

Soft Matter – Official Trailer from Darkside Releasing on Vimeo.

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The #Creepysixfilms Times (Vol. 28)


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New Summer/Fall 2018 Issue from Creepy Six Films…!


Horror-Comedy | 70 min. | CAN | 2018
Nine reels of 1970’s drive-in gut-smashing, cheerleader-bleeding, satanic-slashing mayhem!

BEHIND THE SCENES: “Stab Kill Die”! marks the first official feature film from Creepy Six Films in six years, since 2012’s “The Hard Cut”; and is genre film director Vince D’Amato’s 8th feature film. “Stab Kill Die” is not an entirely new film; the material in this dual-universe dark horror-comedy was originally produced from 2005 to 2011, and most of the material had been released in various broken-up versions such as web series and supplemental shorts for various DVD releases. Now, film company Darkside Releasing has taken all of the original film-transfer materials back to the editing studio to create this wild, integral epic of sex and gore; inspired by the likes of Bigas Luna’s 1987 mind-bending horror cult classic “Anguish”, and which now boasts way more sex and gore than ever, and is the second-most-expensive low-budget film Creepy Six Films has ever produced (at a whopping $15,000, it comes in second only to the original and far-more-expensive “Vampires vs Zombies”).

DARKSIDE RELEASING will give STAB KILL DIE its official market debut in 2018 at the American Film Market (AFM), although it will be available for some quiet pre-sales during the Marche du Film at Cannes this spring.

THE PLOT: After confronting her best friend for cheating with her husband, Lorraine (Danielle Korda) heads to a theatre to watch the latest horror movie, which features a team of Satanic cheerleaders (Jennifer Wright, Janessa O’Hearn, Laura Leone Hancock, and Kacie Heart) who murder and cannibalize their way through a wild and weird “cheerleaders’ retreat”. Meanwhile, Lorriane’s sanity snaps and she begins to dispatch bloody revenge of her own, unaware that she’s being manipulated by a gory alien sex parasite that has been infecting each of her sexual partners. As both stories play out through parallel worlds of insane horror, neither of the realities are what they first seem to be, leading to an explosively bloody climax.

PRODUCED BY the collaborative film companies Darkside Releasing & Creepy Six Films, STAB KILL DIE was shot on 16mm film… and lovingly directed by Vince D’Amato. This kinetic, gory, sexy homage to the wild and uninhibited cinema of the 1970s takes a warped turn through Darkside Releasing’s head-tripping lens in this 2018 amped-up reworking of Creepy Six Films’ original “Catholic Cheerleaders for Satan” viral webseries.

The #creepysixfilms Times (Vol. 27) Darkside Releasing – Online Store opening and new Blu-rays NEXT WEEK!


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Blu-Ray_ValleyThe STORE PAGE on the Darkside Releasing website https://darksidereleasing.com/store/ will be open for business NEXT WEEK on MARCH 27th, 2018 (Tuesday), launching three exclusive Blu-ray packages of the latest film from Brivido Giallo, The Valley of the Rats, aka “Odissea della Morte” (international version)!

Valley of the Rats / Odissea della Morte (translated from Italian as “Odyssey of the Dead”) stars Vancouver’s Tristan Risk (American Mary, The Editor), Momona Komagata (Peelers), Jesse Inocalla, Jessie Crabbe, and cult icon Lynn Lowry (The Crazies, Shivers, Cat People), and was executive produced by Vancouver’s David Aboussafy (the upcoming Amazon Hot Box), William Carne (Pneuma), and directed by Vince D’Amato (Carmilla, Glass, Reversed), with music from Mickey E.Vil and The Mugshots — all editions will also include a 16-minute concert set by The Mugshots recorded live in Italy in 2017.

Two version of the new Valley of the Rats / Odissea della Morte releases -triple Blu-ray packs- will be available in ultra-limited editions of 100 (which will include a full-length live performance by Tristan Risk and Caravan of Creeps burlesque troupe) and 500 copies (which will include the international version, Odissea della Morte). We’ll also be pairing executive producer David Aboussafy’s European horror-comedy (directed by Gautier Cazenave) House of VHS in a limited Valley/House double-pack!

These extremely limited Blu-rays, DVDs, and combo packs exclusive to the new online store and Shivers Entertainment https://www.shiversentertainment.com/

Everything will be available next week! Tuesday!!!



The #creepysixfilms Times (Vol. 26) – New Darkside Releasing online store opening soon!


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Blu-Ray_Valley_CaravanWell, to elaborate on this week’s blog heading, there will soon be needful things from Darkside Releasing — we’ve just added a STORE PAGE to the Darkside Releasing website: https://darksidereleasing.com/store/

DARKSIDE RELEASING is the new independent distribution company based out of Vancouver, BC, and is an extension of the long-running midnight movie company Creepy Six Films – both companies were founded by Vince D’Amato and Nicole Hancock D’Amato.

Opening MARCH 27th, 2018, Darkside Releasing will launch a series of very special, extremely limited Blu-rays, DVDs, and combo packs exclusive to the new online store and Shivers Entertainment https://www.shiversentertainment.com/

Two of the new Valley of the Rats / Odissea della Morte releases (starring Tristan Risk, Momona Komagata, Jesse Inocalla, Jessie Crabbe, and Lynn Lowry) will be available in ultra-limited editions of 100 and 500 copies. We’ll also be pairing executive producer David Aboussafy’s European horror-comedy (directed by Gautier Cazenave) House of VHS in a limited Valley/House double-pack.

More updates next week!