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Beyond Fest returns to Los Angeles with the best genre lineup you’ll see in 2016

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It’s no secret the Cult Classics and Cult Following crew are a big fan of Los Angeles’ annual Beyond Fest genre film festival. Held annually every year at the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theater , Beyond Fest is the non-profit festival brainchild of Death Waltz Records, American Cinematheque, Spectrefest, Meltdown Comics, Fantastic Fest and Shudder. 2016 stands to be the festival’s best year ever. With the LA premiere of Phantasm Remastered, the West Coast premiere of Phantasm Ravager, plus a 30th anniversary screening of Big Trouble in Little China with Kurt Russell live in person, and Fabio Frizzi and Wu Tang’s RZA BOTH doing a live film re-scores, this festival is the genre film event of the West Coast. Check out the full lineup after the jump! The Cult crew will be there catching many of these films and will let you know our thoughts on the festival!

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Enchantress & Incubus: Understanding the Villains of Suicide Squad

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Walking out of Suicide Squad, many viewers may be asking who exactly Incubus is and what is his connection to Enchantress? We take a look at these characters and explain what their backstory is and how it ties into Suicide Squad’s A-plot. Beware there be spoilers in this article after the jump.

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New Horror Home Video Label REEL GORE launching from the people behind Cult Epics

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We at Cult Following are pretty big fans of Cult Epics. Nico B. has put out a ton of movies that are just weird and mesmerizing and wouldn’t have a home if they didn’t have a disributor with Nico’s unique eye. I’ve reviewed Behind Convent Walls on Cult Following before, as well as Car Cemetery, and School of the Holy Beast. Kirby has also reviewed Nekromantik‘s recent Blu Ray release from Cult Epics as well and raved about it.

So we were psyched to learn about his latest project, Reel Gore Releasing, which will be focusing on newly produced Italian Euro-horror it seems. We’re excited to check out their first releases, VIOLENT SHIT, MASKS and BLOOD ON MELIES’ MOON which seem to invoke a lot of the stuff we loved in films like DEMONS and DEEP RED. Check out the press release below:

NEW LABEL LAUNCH: REEL GORE RELEASING Los Angeles, CA (June 2016)

For immediate release. Cult Epics founder Nico B and film producer Steve Aquilina will be launching a new horror label REEL GORE RELEASING as of August 2016, distributed thru CAV (home of CultEpics, Synapse, Grindhouse) in North America. With the recent success of the horror films of Jorg Buttgereit (Nekromantik) and Angst, Nico B teamed up with Steve Aquilina from 8-Films to launch a new label for newly produced gore horror films to premiere on video and digital.

The first three films are VIOLENT SHIT – THE MOVIE (August 2016), a bigger budget revamp of the cult-schlock-gore classics from the 80s, shot in Italy featuring a soundtrack by Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin; followed by MASKS (September 2016), German giallo gore feast from the director Andreas Marschall (Tears of Kali, German Angst), and the return to directing of Luigi Cozzi (Contamination) with BLOOD ON MELIES’ MOON (October 2016) with guest appearances by Dario Argento & Lamberto Bava.

For more info see www.reelgorereleasing.com and join us for updates at www.facebook.com/reelgorereleasing www.twitter.com/reelgoremoviesCAV

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Free Advanced Movie Screening of CRIMINAL in Albuquerque, NM on April 12th at 7pm!

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Hey Albuquerque! Your friends at Cult Classics want you to see an advanced screening of the new sci-fi film CRIMINAL on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at the Regal Winrock at 7pm. Here’s the synopsis and trailer!

The story of the right man in the wrong body. In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous death-row inmate in hopes the he will complete the operative’s mission.

Summit Entertainment and Millennium Films present a Benderspink production and Millennium Films production and a Campbell Grobman Films production, a film by Ariel Vromen.

To get your passes, check out this link:

ALBUQUERQUE SCREENING:
Regal Winrock
Tuesday, April 12 7 PM
link: http://tinyurl.com/CultCCrimAlb

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The Batman v. Superman Dawn of Justice ‘Knightmare’ Sequence: Understanding What It Means

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We help you understand the imagery and importance of this esoteric sequence in Batman v. Superman Dawn of Justice. Why its not a dream and its greater importance to the future of the DC Cinematic Universe and what it actually means.

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