Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Alternative Cinema Podcast NOTES / Episode 21 - December 1, 2010

42nd Street Pete

The Alternative Cinema Podcast welcomes 42nd Street Pete – the “go to guy” when it comes to all things Grindhouse. Why? Because he was there. He lived the era. In the Grindhouse heyday through its demise in the 80’s, the guy lived Times Square and all of the good, bad, and ugly that went along with it.

Listen to Alternative Cinema Podcast Episode 20 - Devember 1, 2010
42nd Street Pete
Interview by Film Historian Michael Bowen

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Hookers, peep shows, drugs, bums, mobsters, and the infamous grindhouses were all part of Pete’s life.

Peep Show - Hell's Kitchen, New York City 2009





In 2006 Pete launched 42nd STREET PETE’S 8mm MADNESS, a DVD series of forgotten 70’s stag loops on DVD.



Pete’s DVD line is still going strong and has recently branched out with his Saturday Night Internet Radio Show – 42nd Street Pete’s Grindhouse
http://www.jackaloperadio.com/

Visit Pete on the Internet at www.42ndStreetPete.com

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Monday, November 22, 2010

"Book of Lore" filmmakers score at Killer Film Festival

Blog by Michael Raso

Visiting Pop Cinema 11/15/2010

Imagine my surprise when I received a call (this past Monday morning) from indie filmmakers Chris LaMartina and Jimmy George for an invite to lunch. Turns out both gents were passing through on their way back from the Killer Film Festival in Massachusetts where they picked up three (count ‘em…THREE) awards for their new film “Presidents Day.” ("Best Picture", "Best Screenplay" and "Best Use of a Former President")

Visiting Pop Cinema 11/15/2010

Visiting Pop Cinema 11/15/2010
(above) A relaxing lunch at "The Butler" Family Restaurant

Chris and Jimmy are also the talented guys behind two new releases this year – the “Book of Lore/Grave Mistakes Double Feature” and (segment director for) “Faces of Schlock.”

Chris LaMartina and his "Book of Lore"





This dynamic duo was also my guests on the May 2010 Alternative Cinema podcast. We heartily discussed the trials and tribulations of producing a no-budget movie. An episode of the AC Podcast that no low-budget filmmaker will want to miss! Listen below.





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Alternative Cinema Podcast - May 2010

Best of luck to Chris & Jimmy. Come back soon!

Visit the Killer Film Festival on-line
http://www.killerfilmfest.com/

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Friday, November 12, 2010

FANGO SEZ SKIP THE GYM AND WATCH SCULPTURE INSTEAD!

Sculpture

"A visceral treat" "One of the best horror films of 2009" HorrorSociety.com

“…well-acted, intense, gory, repulsive, disturbing, and brutal” FearZone.com

"a gruesome tale about an aspiring artist who goes to hell and back for her art" 10 K Bullets.com

SCULPTURE, the newest gore-tastic feature film from genre director Pete Jacelone, stars Raine Brown as Ashley Steel, a talented artist who happens to be haunted by traumatic incidents from her past. Despite support from her childhood friend (Misty Mundae), Ashley spirals down a path of unspeakable psychopathic terror and murder. Featuring Marv Blauvelt, Susan Adriensen, Alan Rowe Kelly and a terrific supporting cast, SCULPTURE "contains all of your favorite things - humor, sex and gore" (Fangoria Magazine).

"Sculpture" Fangoria Review

SCULPTURE, which screened to critical and audience acclaim at numerous genre festivals, was released by Camp Motion Pictures October 12, 2010 and can purchased at a special promotional price of $14.99 at AlternativeCinema.com

Sculpture

Sculpture / Misty Mundae



You can purchase or stream SCULPTURE at many retail and online stores, including: Hastings, Kim's Underground, Amoeba, Amazon.com, Blockbuster.com, and Movies Unlimited.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Camp Retro 80s Lives!

blog by Michael Raso

Gary P. Cohen will be my special guest on the December 2010 Alternative Cinema Podcast. Gary is the director of the infamous 1987 Direct-To-Video classic VIDEO VIOLENCE.

VIDEO VIOLENCE, VIDEO VIOLENCE II (1987) and the rarely seen CAPTIVES (1988) will be part of the upcoming Camp Motion Pictures Box Set (that will also include the unreleased 1989 Super 8 film THE BASEMENT)

Video Violence / Video Violence 2 / Mama's Home
Original VHS box arts

Polaroid Colorpack IV camera test / Butler Center USA
Recording for the podcast will take place this Thursday, November 11 at Camp Motion Pictures HQ in Butler, NJ.

If podcast listeners have any questions for Mr Cohen, please e-mail them to me at AlternativeCinemaPodcast (at) gmail.com

About Gary P. Cohen

Gary P. Cohen is the Producing Director for Middlesex County, New Jersey's Plays-in-The-Park. Over Gary's diverse career, he has been a theatrical agent for The William Morris Agency, founded his own theater company (Celebration Playhouse) in the 70's, acted in many plays and musicals, and created lighting and set designs for PIP and other NJ theaters. In addition to directing at PIP, Gary has worked for the Bickford Theatre and the Forum Theatre. He has written two books about theater: THE COMMUNITY THEATER HANDBOOK and the THEATER DIRECTOR'S PRIMER, both published by Heinemann Publishers and available on-line at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com.

Gary Cohen / dir. Video Violence
Film Editor Joe Kolbek and Gary P Cohen (at Camp HQ in 2007)

Along with Mark Baron, he has written a children's musical, THE RELUCTANT DRAGON, published by Heuer Publishing. A horror movie fanatic, Gary has also written and directed two ground-breaking shot-on-video horror films, VIDEO VIOLENCE and VIDEO VIOLENCE 2 which have become cult favorites. Camp Motion Pictures has released the two films, completely re-mastered, on a double DVD, complete with director commentary, outtakes, and interviews.- http://www.frankensteinthemusical.com/team_Cohen.html


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Monday, November 1, 2010

Alternative Cinema Podcast NOTES / Episode 20 - November 1, 2010

Blog by Michael Raso

Episode 20 - November 1, 2010
Shooting movies with the Canon 7D DSLR, Scrambled Sex TV Channels, Apple Knockers and a Coke and tons more. Special guests Henrique Couto and Joey K.


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The Boys

This month I'm joined by filmmakers Henrique Couto and Joe Kolbek.

Links to topics discussed:

The NEW Polaroid 300 Instant Film Camera is available at Target Stores in the USA.

Polaroid 300 Instant Film Camera

The Polaroid 300 camera takes credit card sized instant pictures. I took it with me to the premiere of Digger Films' "Under The Scares." You Tube video below.



"Church of the Eyes"

Canon 7D DSLR scores BIG for low-budget filmmakers!

Henrique and Joe discuss their experiences using the Canon 7D camera. Most recently, Henrique shot "Church of the Eyes" - a film currently in production by CoppFilms.


"Church of the Eyes" teaser trailer

"Church of the Eyes"

"Church of the Eyes" - Written by Andrew Copp, Kevin Jones and Nick Williams. Directed by Andrew Copp. Projected release date 2011 Shot on the Canon 7D by Henrique Couto. Image © Copp Films. Image Used with Permission. http://coppfilms.weebly.com


"The Basement" to be released on DVD and VHS?!


"The Basement" (1989) - 2011 announce

We announced that Tim O'Rawe's 1989 Super 8 feature film "The Basement" will make it's world premiere on VHS and DVD in 2011. The film was shelved and forgotten due to technical difficulties.

Introducing the ZOOM HD2 Handy "Digital" Recorder

Zoom H2 Handy Recorder

The November AC Pocast was recored on the NEW ZOOM HD recorder. It's fantastic and perfect for recording sound on your movie set using the Canon 7D!



Above: SWEETWATER Zoom H2 video on YouTube
http://www.sweetwater.com/

KillerReviews.com


Alternative Cinema Forum at KILLER REVIEWS!


Did you know that you can log on to KillerReviews.com in their forums section and leave comments in/about Alternative Cinema podcast!? Log on today!
http://www.killerreviews.com/forums/forum.php

NEW RELEASES at Alternative Cinema!

The boys discuss new DVD releases including SCULPTURE, FACES OF SCHLOCK and TWO BIG BOOBS - featuring the famous, famous, famous stag reel - "Apple Knockers and a Coke!"

Trailers for some NEW RELEASES


"Two Big Boobs"


"Sculpture" - starring Raine Browne and Misty Mundae


"Faces of Schlock" stars Ruby LaRocca

NEW RELEASES at Alternative Cinema ON SALE!

WHT (Wometco Home Theater)

The 1980s SCRAMBLED SEX DVD COLLECTION is discussed. In the 1980s, before cable TV reached some areas, soft-core sex shows were shown on UHF channels. The signal was scrambled unless you subscribed to a "descambler" box. One of the most popular services was Wometco Home Theater. The film in this DVD collection played on such services.

More on Wikipedia about WHT (Wometco Home Theater)

Michael Nesmith

We leave you this month with a tune from Michael Nesmith's album "Tantamount To Treason."

Who's Michael Nesmith?
"Best known for his role (and his trademark wool hat) in the made-for-TV pop-rock band The Monkees, Nesmith has done much of his most notable—though widely unrecognized—work since The Monkees disbanded in 1970. Among his groundbreaking achievements, he tinged rock music with some of his native Texas flavor and created a style that has come to be known as altcountry, won the first Grammy for Video of the Year in 1981, and created one of the first companies to distribute movies and TV programs on home video. But perhaps most significantly, Nesmith pioneered the TV music-video format that eventually became MTV."
- http://swindlemagazine.com/issueicons/michael-nesmith/

Check out all of Mr Nesmith's music at his website - http://www.videoranch.com/ and Amazon.com

You won't be disappointed.

Hey, check out Henrique Couto's UKE OR DIE website too!
http://ukeordie.com/

Letters to AlternativeCinemaPodcast@gmail.com

See you next month.

- Michael Raso

Thursday, October 14, 2010

THE BASEMENT - 1989 Super 8 Goodness Coming to VHS?!

"The Basement" (1989) - 2011 announce

After being shelved for 21 years, the 1989 Super 8 feature film "The Basement" (Dir - Tim O'Rawe) is getting a DVD and VHS release(!) in 2011 by Camp Motion Pictures.

"The Basement" 1989 Super 8 Kodachrome Feature Film

Shot in the tail end of the VHS era, the feature was intended for release on the original Camp Video label. The film, which suffered from technical obstacles, was abandoned late in 1989. Director O'Rawe went on to direct "Ghoul School" in early 1990 for Cinema Home Video.

The film was retrieved from storage in 2009 and inspected. Amazingly preserved, the film was shipped to DuArt Film & Video in New York City for a film-to-tape transfer by colorist Tim Bond under the supervision of Director of Photography Michael Raso. The film was edited by Joe Kolbek, who recorded an entire new dialog track (with music by filmmaker Chris LaMartina).

An early 2011 DVD and VHS release is planned.


Ghoul School Splatter University Edition trailer / Camp Motion Pictures

More info soon on "The Basement"!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

MEET SCULPTURE STAR RAINE BROWN AT CHILLER THEATRE OCTOBER 29-31, 2010

Raine Brown, actress
RAINE BROWN / Image © R. Logue / R. Logue on FLICKR.com

Meet the star and director of SCULPTURE, the newest “well-acted, gory, and disturbing (Fearzone.com),” film from Camp Motion Pictures this October 29, 30 and 31* courtesy of Alternative Cinema at New Jersey’s Chiller Theatre.

Sculpture
SCULPTURE DVD Art / Photography by Michael Raso

Praised by HorrorSociety.com as. “…a visceral treat on many levels, ” SCULPTURE stars Raine Brown (DARK CHAMBER) and Misty Mundae (Masters of Horror ‘SICK GIRL’, SPIDERBABE) in a harrowing story of an emotionally fragile artist and the repressed trauma that threatens her sanity.

Raine Brown
Image © Dark Shutter / Dark Shutter on FLICKR


Actress Raine Brown will be at the Alternative Cinema table for photo ops and autographs all three days of the event. Director Pete Jacelone will be available Saturday, October 30th.

Hear Director Pete Jacelone on this month's Alternative Cinema (Episode 19) Internet Radio Show (Download, Stream or iTunes) - http://www.alternativecinemapodcast.com


Chiller Theatre is New Jersey’s longest-standing and most-beloved Fan Show, and takes place at the Hilton Hotel in Parsippany, New Jersey.

For additional information on Chiller Theatre hours, location and guests visit www.ChillerTheatre.com. For additional information on SCULPTURE and the Alternative Cinema network of DVD labels, visit www.AlternativeCinema.com

Links:

Buy SCULPTURE on DVD (On Sale!)

Chiller Theatre - http://www.chillertheatre.com

Raine Brown - http://www.rainebrown.com/

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Monday, October 11, 2010

WIN "SCULPTURE" FROM FANGORIA AND WATCH EXCLUSIVE “MURDER MONTAGE” CLIP!

Sculpture

America’s #1 Horror Magazine, Fangoria, is giving away copies of SCULPTURE, the newest horror film by Pete Jacelone (CAMP SLAUGHTER, PSYCHO SISTERS) starring Raine Brown (100 TEARS, DARK CHAMBER) – and, get your first glimpse at just a few of the insanely amazing gore and FX with this Fangoria Exclusive “Murder Montage” clip!

http://www.fangoria.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2274:sculpture-murder-montage-and-dvd-giveaway&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=167

Hear "Sculpture" director on this month's (Episode 19 - October 1, 2010 ) Alternative Cinema Podcast!


Buy SCULPTURE DVD Now - On Sale at Alternative Cinema!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Shocking and Controversial Documentary available on AC.com

GRAPHIC SEXUAL HORROR: The Shocking and Controversial Documentary is Available Now from AlternativeCinema.com

Graphic Sexual Horror takes a peek behind the terrifying facade of Insex.com, the most notorious of bondage websites, exploring the dark mind of its artistic creator and asking hard questions about personal responsibility. Original Insex footage, behind-the-scenes interactions, and interviews with PD, models, members, and staff reveal deep fascinations with bondage and sadomasochism that run parallel, and in fact become irreversibly entwined with the lure of money.


Graphic Sexual Horror Trailer


Interview with co-director Barbara Bell

Following a successful series of screenings at Slamdance and the Buenos Aires International Film Festival (to name a few), Graphic Sexual Horror is now making the rounds of Fan Expos nationwide. After a recent screening, Barbara Bell commented:

"I have been shocked by the degree of interest from mainstream audiences - even some fans of mainstream horror films had to leave the screening due to the graphic nature of the content."

Graphic Sexual Horror - AlternativeCinema.com

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SHOCK-O-RAMA CLIPS ON YOUR BLACKBERRY WITH DEADLY SCARY TV

Required: One Blackberry Smartphone 4.2.0 or higher, One Pay-Pal Account

You can view THOUSANDS of short films and clips from your favorite horror films – including ones from Shock-O-Rama Cinema! – with a new Blackberry App called DEADLY SCARY TV, for a one-time fee of $2.99!

AC / BlackBerry App

With 6 categories to choose from - Zombies, Vampires, Die Laughing, Shocker, Slasher, Spine Tingler and D.O.A.! – rotating at 8 clips at a time, it could take you YEARS to watch all of this AWESOME content!

Clips from the Shock-O-Rama Cinema library include Bite Me, Drainiac, Feeding The Masses, Creatures from the Hillbilly Lagoon, Criminally Insane and Prison-a-go-go (to name just a few)!

Head over to the Blackberry store to get yours now - http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/11082

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AMERICAN SPEEDWAY Rocks Jersey’s CLASH BAR September 10!

Come On Down With AC, Y’all!


trailer to American Speedway’s Ship of Fools

“The North’s answer to Nashville Pussy”*, East Coast Thrashers American Speedway bring their balls-to-the wall brand of southern punk rock’n’roll to New Jersey’s own Clash Bar, Friday September 10.
*Ray Van Horn, Jr., AMP MAGAZINE

AMERICAN SPEEDWAY Rocks

AMERICAN SPEEDWAY Rocks

photos above (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT)
Bill Angry - Bass / Backing Vocals
Lorraine "Dirty" McGurty - Lead Guitar / Backing Vocals
Mike Kerchner - Lead Vocals / Rhythm Guitar
Chris Callahan - Drums

Here’s what some smart people have to say about the band:

"Confident and assertive without hitting the point of cockiness, every second of Ship Of Fools asserts that while we are no longer in the fine company of acts such as the New Bomb Turks or Gaza Strippers, the world of punk rock’n’roll is alive again. American Speedway have revived the corpse." - Keith Carman, EXCLAIM!


"AMERICAN SPEEDWAY sounds almost legitimately Southern it could thus be said they are the North’s answer to NASHVILLE PUSSY." Ray Van Horn, Jr., AMP MAGAZINE


"All hail greasy, loud, riff-heavy rock!" - Greg Prato, ALL MUSIC GUIDE


"Straight out of Hostile City, USA (aka Philadelphia) American Speedway pound, bash and puke through marriage - ruining asshole- anthems like Drink' And Drivin' and No Control like the Supersuckers on their first day back from a 90 day stint in the county jail." - sleazegrinder, CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE

The Alternative Cinema crew’s fixin’ to be there around 10 PM – see you there!

Clash Bar
39 Harding Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011
http://www.myspace.com/clashbar


Jonesin’ for some more AMERICAN SPEEDWAY? Get some here

http://www.americanspeedwayrocks.com
http://www.myspace.com/americanspeedway
http://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Speedway/21704069608
http://www.youtube.com/americanspeedway

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Meet Desiree (on the 9/1/10 Ac Podcast!)

ALTERNATIVE CINEMA PODCAST
Episode 18 - September 1, 2010


Desiree Saetia / Polaroid Portrait

Indie Triple Threat Desiree Saetia discusses modeling, acting and her music (with band Monday Night Bear Claw) in this stimuating episode hosted by producer Michael Raso.

Faces of Schlock DVD

Plus Faces of Schlock DVD Giveaway! Win Faces of Schlock PLUS KILLING SPREE, SPLATTER FARM and VIDEO VIOLENCE!!! Listen in to the show to find out how to win FREE STUFF!

Support Independent Cinema! Buy Faces Of Schock HERE.

DVDs ON SALE This Month on AlternativeCinema.com





FACES OF SCHLOCK Music Video!

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MONDAY NIGHT BEAR CLAW!!!

Monday Night Bear Claw

below / above: Monday Night Bear Claw



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Podcast letters from

Noel "Scotch" Anderson



"SCOTCH" Rock On!!

Plus! Long-Time AC supporter Michael G Leonard drops us a line about his NEW MOVIE "BAZOOKAS: THE MOVIE"

Mega trailer for BAZOOKAS: The Movie! from Thundercrack Films on Vimeo.



Set your Radio Dial to Alternative Cinema Podcast and don't forget to subscribe this this fab news blog!

Blog © Alternative Cinema / Desiree Saetia and Monday Night Bear Claw Images shot on Polaroid film by Michael Raso. © 2010

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Monday, August 23, 2010

MEET MISTY MUNDAE AT THE RUE MORGUE FESTIVAL

An astonishing 57,000 fans of comic books, anime, sci-fi and horror head to Toronto each year for Hobby Star’s Fan Expo; the horror division of which is sponsored by Canada’s leading genre publication, Rue Morgue Magazine.

Rue Morgue Festival of Fear 2010

Alternative Cinema will once again promote and vend at this amazing annual event! We’ve planned an astonishing number of DAILY give-aways and promotions at our booth, including copies of the critically acclaimed SHOCK FESTIVAL, STASH, WOMEN’S PRISON MASSACRE, VIDEO VIOLENCE and more! And, along with the robust assortment of our in-house independent horror and exploitation titles, we’ll also offer your favorite DVDs and Blu-Rays from fellow independent genre companies Synapse Films and Blue Underground.

Sculpture

Upcoming titles we’re promoting include the fan-favorite, SCULPTURE (official release date October 12 – SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL COPIES AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT THIS EVENT) , starring Raine Brown and Misty Mundae.

Misty Mundae

Speaking of Misty, she’ll be making her first public appearance in two years at the AC booth. She'll be present all three days autographing DVDs and 8x10s, so be sure to stop by and say “hello” to the star of SHOCK-O-RAMA, LORD OF THE G-STRINGS, “Sick Girl” (Masters of Horror), THE RAGE and Showtime’s Original Series, “Lingerie”.

For more information about the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear visit http://www.rue-morgue.com/rmp_fof.php

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Spotlight on DEBBIE ROCHON

The Prolific Actress, Writer, and Fangoria Radio Co-Host / Producer Gives AC the Skinny on Her Latest Projects

Debbie Rochon /Walking Distance
"Walking Distance"

Phil Avelli, Marketing Director for the Alternative Cinema network of independent film labels, caught up with indie- film icon Debbie Rochon last week over coffee. Here’s what Debbie had to say about some of her recent projects and last four years as co-host and producer of Fangoria Radio:

Phil - Hi Debbie! Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to chat with me. As you know, on August 24th we’re releasing the SUBURBAN PSYCHO HORROR COLLECTION, which contains SKIN CRAWL - in which you starred - as well as a film you co-wrote and co-produced, SUBURBAN NIGHTMARE. This seemed like a really good excuse to speak with you about some of your recent projects and future goals! So, what’s new for 2010 and beyond?

Debbie - I feel very proud of ‘my’ 2010 releases so far, THE GOOD SISTERS - based on true characters brought into modern times from the Salem Witch Trials era - was an amazing shoot and the movie turned out really unique and was just a joy to make. COLOUR FROM THE DARK was an exceptional experience, directed by Ivan Zuccon (H.P. LOVECRAFT'S THE SHUNNED HOUSE), the film is based on Lovecrafts’s story “The Colour Out of Space”. COLOUR FROM THE DARK was shot in the farmlands of Italy - about an hour north of Bologna - over a 5-week schedule. It’s receiving excellent reviews, and I feel deeply privileged to have been a part of it. See it through Netflix, and if you really like it, buy it.

Debbie Rochon
“The Good Sister”

Debbie Rochon / Colour From the Dark
“Colour from the Dark”

I made a few films that are soon to be released that I would love to single out. SLIME CITY MASSACRE is certainly one of them. It was an honor to be in the sequel to such a beloved cult hit and I think the original SLIME CITY fans will really enjoy it!

Debbie Rochon / Slime City Massacre
(FYI, SLIME CITY MASSACRE will screen this August in Toronto at Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear, part of the Canadian Comic Book Expo. Director Gregory Lamberson – who is also promoting his new novel, “The Frenzy Way” – will be in attendance)

Another great film I worked on was VOODOO COWBOYS. I bonded me with a number of talented members of the cast and crew while in Arkansas, including the current reality TV vixen Whitney Mixer (who is one of the stars of Showtime's THE REAL L WORD now airing). Then there's SICK BOY starring Skye McCole Bartusiak who starred in such features as THE PATRIOT and DON'T SAY A WORD - she was a real treat and ultimate pro to work with. Rebecca Stacey (with whom I worked on AMERICAN NIGHTMARE) recommended me for that one and I am very grateful to her for that – it was such a fantastic experience working on that set. Another upcoming project is WON TON BABY! with Suzi Lorraine and Gunnar Hansen. It’s a really unique ‘evil baby’ movie with a lot of socio-political statements wrapped in a fun fetus- gone-awry flick! I have seen WALKING DISTANCE which is playing at a lot of fests right now, also featuring Reggie Banister and Adrienne King, it really kicks some old-school warped Hellraiser-esque type ass! SATAN HATES YOU!, a response to the classic 60s and 70s Christian scare flicks is completely off-the-hook original and has a laundry list of genre stars in it like Larry Fessenden, Angus Scrimm, Michael Berryman and a host of other greats, it was pretty awesome to afforded the chance to be in the same flick as such talent. Other films coming out soon after this litany of honestly great flicks are ALIEN VENGEANCE, AS NIGHT FALLS, SHE WOLF RISING and AVANTGARDE - to name a few! I can honestly say it's been a busy time, but more importantly a 'good quality of films' time for me, which is why it really is so exciting.

Debbie Rochon / Satan Hates You
“Satan Hates You”

Phil – it’s amazing you’ve been able to tackle so many projects on top of your column in Fangoria magazine and role as co-host and co-producer of Fangoria Radio. Would you tell us a bit about working in radio – and what it’s like to work with Dee Schneider (of Twisted Sister). Had you met Dee before Fangoria radio? :

Debbie Rochon
Fangoria Radio

Debbie – I actually co-hosted the 2005 Greenwich Village Halloween Parade with Dee Snider!. The company that booked both of us for that gig was the same company that ended up buying 'Fangoria Magazine’," Rochon related. "And then 'Fangoria' branched out into the website and the Sirius XM radio show. I had a lot of experience doing radio, and Dee was brought in, and he's a wonderful radio talent. I have co-produced and co-hosted Fangoria Radio for four years now…the show has been on hiatus for a couple of months, and it probably will be for at least another month, but booking, writing and hosting the show really sharpened my chops for producing in general. While I would never be interested in producing exclusively I do love creating projects where you have more control over the final product. Although it was collaboration between everyone who worked on the show it was far, far more than just a gig. It was a way of life and really my entire life for those 4 years. I loved the cooperative control I have working on that show. I met a lot of pretty amazing people and a few duds along the way too. But the good folks out weighed the bad 100 times over so I can't imagine a better experience than I have working on the show. Tony Timpone, Dee Snider, Michael Gingold and the rest of the Fango team really changed my life and all for the best. I also learned that for the most part the bigger the horror star the less maintenance they would require. It was some of the struggling up and coming folks that were higher maintenance oddly enough. But I was always thrilled to get on the big names I always wanted to interview plus the talented lesser knowns that really deserved the exposure too.

Phil – You mentioned you’ve been writing, can you tell me a bit more about that?

Debbie – yes, I also write a regular column now for Fangoria magazine, “Diary of the Dead’. That is a real dream come true for a writer. My autobiography keeps chugging along as well, but I have to often put it aside to travel and work. But I’m constantly writing, working on stories about not just me, but the condition of the world and human behavior. I am very, very happy right now I couldn't be more pleased with the people I am working with and the projects I am doing.

Phil – Thanks, Debbie!

Aug 2010 DVD giveaway

Win a complementary copy of the SUBURBAN PSYCHO HORROR COLLECTION autographed by Debbie Rochon – PLUS – copies of SPLATTER DISCO, STASH and NUN OF THAT - by entering the “August is Debbie Rochon Month” contest here! And, be sure to check back in to Alternative Cinema each month for exciting new contests and promotions.

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Debbie Rochon Month / DVD Giveaway!

Aug 2010 DVD giveaway

We’re giving away 5 Free Copies of the Brand-New DVD set, SUBURBAN PSYCHO HORROR COLLECTION, autographed by Scream Queen DEBBIE ROCHON- PLUS – copies of SPLATTER DISCO, STASH and NUN OF THAT – by entering the “August is DEBBIE ROCHON month” contest below:

DEBBIE ROCHON has played many iconic horror and pop-culture characters over her incredible career, including Witches, Vampires, a Lesbian Gladiator and even a sexy she-ape, now THAT'S RANGE!

To win your complimentary autographed copy of the SUBURBAN PSYCHO HORROR COLLECTION - PLUS - a copy of SPLATTER DISCO, STASH and the irreverent nunsploitation send-up, NUN OF THAT, send an email reply to the question -

In Which Alternative Cinema film did Debbie Rochon portray both a witch and her wealthy descendant?

To: publicity@alternativecinema.com

About the SUBURBAN PSYCHO HORROR COLLECTION: Available at a store near you August 24, 2010, the SUBURBAN PSYCHO HORROR COLLECTION contains the four feature films SUBURBAN NIGHTMARE, PSYCHO SISTERS, SKIN CRAWL, and DRAINIAC starring Misty Mundae (SPIDER-BABE), Debbie Rochon (TROMEO & JULIET), and Julian Wells (DR. JEKYLL & MISTRESS HYDE)

5 random winners with the correct answer will be alerted by email the final week of August. Be sure to check back the first of every month for a new AC promotion and a new contest!

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All Debbie Rochon DVDs in our store on SALE!

The star of SKIN CRAWL (one of the awesome films included in Shock-O-Rama’s August 24th New Release THE SUBURBAN PSYCHO HORROR COLLECTION), NUN OF THAT, TROMEO AND JULIET, SLIME CITY MASSACRE (and many more), sat down with AC recently to discuss her role as co-host and producer of Fangoria Radio, as well as her upcoming projects. In honor of the prolific actress, writer and producer, AC is holding a month-long ‘Debbie Rochon’ Promotion!

Select "Sale Items" on the left side-bar of this site to locate our Debbie-heavy releases at AMAZINGLY low prices through the end of August! And don’t forget to check back every month for another incredible AC promotion!

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Henrique Couto - Polaroid Transfer Portrait

ALTERNATIVE CINEMA PODCAST
Episode 17 - August 1, 2010

Producing a No-Budget Movie! Henrique Couto discusses Faces of Schlock and playing Indie Rock! Hosted by Michael Raso.




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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

KILLER LESBIAN VAMPIRE GIVE-AWAY!

You can win one of 5 Free Copies of the Brand-New, DVD set, Lesbian Vampire Lovers Collection - PLUS – copies of VAMPYRES (Blu-Ray), VAMPIRE ECSTACY DVD, a LUST FOR DRACULA Poster and a THE SEXY ADVENTURES OF VAN HESLING Poster – by entering the “July is LESBIAN VAMPIRE month” contest below:

The Contest: We all know the first vampire on film was Count Orlok from F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu starring Max Schreck. Since then the vampire has had an incredible run in motion pictures. The most famous of course being “Count Dracula” though, I would prefer to be bit by Misty Mundae or Darian Caine…

Seduction Cinema's Lesbian Vampire Lovers Collection

To win your complimentary copy of the Lesbian Vampire Lovers Collection plus a copy of VAMPYRES on Blu-ray, VAMPIRE ECSTACY on DVD and a set of 2 posters from the films LUST FOR DRACULA and THE SEXY ADVENTURES OF VAN HELSING, send an email reply to the question



What actor reprised the role of COUNT DRACULA more times than any actor?



To: publicity@alternativecinema.com



5 random winners with the correct answer will be alerted by email the final week of July. And, be sure to check back the first of every month for a new AC promotion and a new contest.



About the LESBIAN VAMPIRE LOVERS Collection: Available at a store near you July 27, 2010, the Lesbian Vampire Lovers Collection contains the four feature films My Vampire Lover, Sexy Adventures of Van Helsing, Vampire Seduction and Vampire Vixens.

Starring Misty Mundae (SpiderBabe), Darian Caine (Lust For Dracula), Tina Krause (Bad Biology) and Debbie Rochon (Tromeo and Juliet) as the Sexiest Fanged-Beauties to Ever Drain Your Bodily Fluids in this Four-Feature Erotic Vampire Collection from Seduction Cinema.

You must be 18 years or older to enter this contest (and prove it)

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Friday, July 2, 2010

HOLY NUNSPLOITATION - NUN OF THAT's Coming To Your TV!

"Nun of That" - US DVD Art

Starting July 1st, NUN OF THAT, the irreverent grindhouse-inspired
nunsploitation film DVD Talk calls "a lively, potty-mouthed, blood-spattered plunge into unrepentant sacrilege" that "delivers a wily spectacles-testicles-wallet-watch adventure" will now broadcast directly into your living room.

Nun of That / Directed by Richard Griffin

Nun of That / Directed by Richard Griffin

Starring Sarah Nicklin (BROTHERHOOD, SPLATTER DISCO), Debbie Rochon (TROMEO AND JULIET) and featuring a cameo by Lloyd Kauffman as the Pope, NUN OF THAT is “one of those rare modern exploitation films that truly feels like the real thing” joblo.com

Sister Kelly Wrath is a nun with a temper problem. After being gunned down in an alley, she is selected by God to join The Order of the Black Habit, a group of supernatural vigilante nuns on a mission to rub out the mob. But first, Moses, Gandhi and Jesus have a few challenges up their sleeves for her.

Directed by Richard Griffin (FEEDING THE MASSES) and distributed by Camp Motion Pictures, NUN OF THAT is now available in North America from the following cable/satellite/IPTV providers:

Charter
Verizon FiOS (July 11th)
AT&T U-Verse
Rogers (Canada)
Mediacom
Insight
Suddenlink
RCN
Cogeco (Canada)
DISH (VOD)
Buckeye
Armstorng
Bend Broadband
Blue Ridge
Cameron Communications
Cincinnati Bell
CL Tel
Click
Community Television
Consolidated Communications
D&E Communications
Duo County
EPB of Chattanooga
Frontgate Networks
Grande Communications
Guadalupe Valley
Hotwire
HTC Conway
INS Des Moines
MUS Fiber Net
NTELOS
NuLink
OneSource
San Bruno Municipal Cable
Service Electric
Volcano Vision
VTMS
Wave
Wilkes-Barre
Wilson



NUN OF THAT on DVD

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