Monday, August 23, 2010


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.


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

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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?


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!


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!


Henrique Couto - Polaroid Transfer Portrait

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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