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Halloween 2017: Girls Just Want to Have Blood: 16 Horror Projects Directed by Women to Stream on Shudder

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February is known as Women in Horror Month, when the spotlight is put on female filmmakers working inside our favorite genre, and many horror sites run pieces about movies directed by women. And that’s great! But there’s no reason why that spotlight should be limited to only one month, particularly when there are so many brilliant and talented female filmmakers working in the genre. Why not use this October to hit up these titles on Shudder and get to know some of the most exciting female voices in horror right now?

Prevenge (2016, dir. Alice Lowe) Alice Lowe writes, directs, and stars in this darkly comic, twisted fantasy about a woman who is very, very pregnant (Lowe herself was pregnant during shooting) and goes on a killing spree when her unborn baby talks to her and tells her to take revenge for a past tragedy. The film never fully transcends its gimmick,
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Gator Bait Screens at Schlafly Bottleworks Next Week !

Webster University’s Strange Brew film series, the first Wednesday evening of every month, always features a fun cult movie at the Schlafly Bottleworks Restaurant and Bar in Maplewood (7260 Southwest Ave. – at Manchester – Maplewood, Mo 63143). Suspiria, The Twilight Zone Movie, Head, and Tarantula are a few of the movies they’ve screened in the past that went well with some St. Louis-brewed suds and next week, December 7th, they’re venturing into Not Available on DVD territory with the 1974 swampsploitation opus Gator Bait starring ’70s Drive-in goddess Claudia Jennings.

Imagine if Russ Meyer had directed Deliverance and that might give you an idea of the berserk backwoods hijinks to be found in Gator Bait. It’s a simple story about murder and retribution starring the heavenly Jennings as Desiree Thibodeau, a ‘purty’ rural wildcat who hunts down the bunch of toothless hillbillies who had raped and killed her younger sister.
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Alejandro Amenabar's "Tesis" Statement and More New on DVD

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A look at what's new on DVD today:

"Tesis" (1996)

Directed by Alejandro Amenabar

Released by Widowmaker Films

Long out of print, "The Others" director Alejandro Amenabar's debut about a grad student's discovery of a snuff film is being remastered and rereleased by Widowmaker Films.

"Alice in Murderland" (2011)

Directed by Dennis Devine

Released by Brain Damage Films

A year after Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" scared the bejeezus out of kids in multiplexes everywhere, this horror take on Lewis Carroll's classic fairy tale aims to do so intentionally on DVD players around the country.

"America, America" (1963)

Directed by Elia Kazan

Released by Fox Home Entertainment

Elia Kazan's most personal film based on the story of his uncle's immigration to the United States from Turkey, where as a Greek his family is persecuted, was already released as part of last year's Kazan boxed set, but now will be
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Legendary director Stephanie Rothman is back! And she’s at the Ritz this Wednesday

Director Stephanie Rothman Presents

The Student Nurses (9:45 at the Ritz)

Group Marriage (Midnight at the Ritz)

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In the ’60s and ’70s, many fine directors got their start with Roger Corman’s microbudget operation: Coppola, Scorsese, Demme, Joe Dante, Ron Howard, Stephanie Rothman… Wait, what’s her name doing in there? Well, that’s the beginning of a long story and one that she tells best. Fortunately for us, she’ll be here on Wednesday to tell it. For many of her male counterparts it was a hop, skip and a jump to bigger things, for Stephanie Rothman, the drive-in was the end of the line. So a promising career died on the vine. The company best known for Women In Prison and biker movies gave her a shot but big Hollywood wasn’t interested in women directors so she moved on to other things.
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The Alamo Guide for April 9th!

The Alamo Guide

for April 8th, 2010

You guys, this weekend is Bonkers! We have packed it full of fun, I don’t know how you’re gonna schedule all this fun! The Indiana Jones Trilogy (yes, trilogy) Feast is 100% sold out at this point, so if you’re going to that, your Sunday is already tied up! If not, however, one of our favorite cult actresses, Susan Tyrrell is returning to the Alamo after she was here last at our Colorado St. closing night festivities! Susu will be in attendance at the screening of Forbidden Zone and then moving over to The Highball where her artwork, Susan Tyrrell’S Eyesores will be displayed and The Octopus Project will be dropping some amazing music! An event not to be missed for sure. But! If you just can’t bear to drive to S. Lamar, and would really rather be downtown, we
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Not Available on DVD: Unholy Rollers

Roller Derby, a sport that peeked in popularity in the early 70’s, is based on formation roller skating around an oval track, with points scored as certain (mostly female) players lap members of the opposing team. Judging by last week’s poor box-office performance of Whip It, it appears that Roller Derby is not a fad currently in vogue, but Drew Barrymore’s new film gives me an excuse to revisit the greatest movie of all about the rough, tough world of this trashy sports phenomenon. That would be 1974’s Unholy Rollers, starring the late Claudia Jennings, a grimy, low-brow slice of 70’s exploitation that perfectly captures the grimy, low-brow sport that is roller derby. From its then-trendy premise, to its goofy use of humor, to its energetic but clumsy execution, Unholy Rollers is truly one hell of an entertaining R-rated 70’s time capsule but one that is Not available on DVD.
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