November is nigh, and you’ve survived Halloween, next month on streaming service ARROW you’ll have sleepless nights. As all things that go bump in the night continue to ravage, the channel’s subscribers with more goretastic fun.
This month’s Key highlights include the exclusive premiere of Michael Venus’s extraordinary horror SLEEP, a season of films from the legendary director Jean Rollin that includes vampires, hitchhikers and demonic cults, the incredible, jaw-dropping DUDE BRO PARTY MASSACRE III, a beautifully-restored cult 80s slasher complete with extras, and so much more…
Nightmare and trauma. Fear and repression. Guilt and atonement. Weaving together the emotional violence of horror with the cryptic motifs of German folk and faerie tales, ARROW presents SLEEP, the debut feature from a major new talent in genre cinema. Richly conceived and confidently told, director Michael Venus draws influence from Mario Bava, David Lynch, Franz Kafka and the Brothers Grimm, but his voice is uniquely his own. As invested in substance and story as he is in style, Venus claws his way down to the roots of what haunts a people, a community, a nation and comes up screaming.
There is no shortage of horror on the channel this month with PHANTOM OF THE MALL: ERIC’S REVENGE, an interpretation of Gaston Leroux’s classic novel The Phantom of the Opera like no other – it was only a matter of time before the slasher genre decided to take a stab at the tale, here presented in three different cuts of the film – the theatrical release, censored TV version and the ‘Integral Fan Cut’; and the improbably named and incredibly entertaining DUDE BRO PARTY MASSACRE III, featuring the serial killer “Motherface” on the rampage – fireworks are guaranteed! Also in November, an imaginary friend like no other, with DANIEL ISN’T REAL, featuring a star-making performance from Patrick Schwarzenegger, in a visually stunning, thought-provoking exploration of mental illness, entitlement and childhood trauma, perfectly tailored for our troubled times, and one of the most unique and captivating independent horror movies of recent years.
New seasons this November include a two-part season of films from the magnificent, maverick French director Jean Rollin, with psychedelic blood-drenched spectaculars, and mysterious and fantastical gothic tales, including The Shiver of the Vampires, The Demoniacs, The Iron Rose, and Requiem for a Vampire; Nightmares and Scary Tales, a world where a pleasant sleep and bad dreams collide, including Ringu, Dream Demon, and The Snake Girl and the Silver-haired Witch; Six Shooters vs Straight Razors, featuring directors who have tackled both Westerns and Giallos; and ARROW’s very own new frat ‘ΑΓΓΟΨ,’ with films including The Initiation, The Violent Years, and Sting of Death.
ALSO SHOWING: One-of-a-kind genre-bender that riffs on the yakuza film, coming-of-age drama SAILOR SUIT AND MACHINE GUN; nerve-twanging mystery chiller BODY AT BRIGHTON ROCK GUN, and more…
NOVEMBER RELEASE CALENDAR
New Titles – From 1st November
The Shiver of the Vampires
The Rape of the Vampire
The Nude Vampire
The Far Country
The Yellow Lovers
New Title – From 8th November
Daniel Isn’t Real
New Titles – From 15th November
The Iron Rose
Requiem for a Vampire
Sailor Suit and Machine Gun
New Title – From 19th November
Dude Bro Party Massacre III
New Titles – From 22nd November
Body at Brighton Rock
Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge