Visual Vengeance Launches Monthly “Shot on Video” Theatrical Film Series


Visual Vengeance, the boutique label of genre distributor Wild Eye Releasing, is proud to announce a new partnership with Nitehawk Cinema Williamsburg, to present an ongoing monthly theatrical series dedicated to vintage microbudget genre indies from the 1980s to the 2000s. All information about the series can be found here.

The new monthly series will include films from fan-favorite underground directors like Todd Sheets (MOONCHILD), Bret McCormick (REPLIGATOR) and Kevin Lindenmuth (VAMPIRES AND OTHER STEREOTYPES), plus many more. A good selection of the featured films were feared “lost” and went out of print for decades. For many films, this will be their very first public screening.

Some events will include an introduction and/or Q&A sessions with the original creators. The screening events will be hosted by Horror Boobs’ Matt Desiderio – the infamous supercut VHS creator – and will also include free giveaways of Blu-rays, DVDs and collectibles. After each screening, the evening continues with an after party in the Nitehawk’s VHS-themed Lo-Res lounge where Desiderio will host an all-vinyl set. Mingle with like-minded psychotronic movie fans, browse the Visual Vengeance Merchandising Table, and meet the minds behind these insane slices of cinema.

The inaugural month kicks off on Thursday, September 1 with Shinichi Fukazawa’s infamous 1995 Japanese Super-8 gorefest BLOODY MUSCLE BODY BUILDER IN HELL. Alternatively known as the “Japanese EVIL DEAD”, BLOODY MUSCLE BODY BUILDER IN HELL is a legendary Japanese indie cult film, enjoying a rare North American screening at Nitehawk. The ultra-violent rarity centers on a bodybuilder who must survive a bloody mad night to save himself and his friends from an evil ghost bent on revenge.

The series continues on September 29 with the Hawaiian oddity SLAUGHTER DAY (1991), one of the rarest VHS releases of the century and an action-horror obscurity, which is arguably the ultimate horror action flick. ambitious microbudget ever. A pair of friends must battle an ancient evil force resurrected by an occult book that possesses a group of construction workers. Shot and edited on consumer-grade equipment by twin brothers Brent and Blake Cousins, affectionately known as the “Cousins ​​Brothers”, SLAUGHTER DAY is an Evil Dead-inspired madness from start to finish, filled with action scenes kinetic lo-fi, gonzo cameras and loads of homemade gore.

Tickets and more information can be found at: https://nitehawkcinema.com/williamsburg/film-series/visual-vengeance/

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