What’s coming soon to Arrow UK in October 2021?
James R | On 02, Oct 2021
Arrow is a streaming service curated by members of the Arrow Video team, bringing together new horror, cult classics, cutting edge cinema, international favourites and more – from Lars von Trier to Park Chan-wook, plus TV shows such as The Bridge and Gomorrah.
Arrow is stepping up its spooky game for Halloween this October, with a line-up that includes the exclusive premiere of Dementer, a slice of 80s slasher and a documentary on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – not to mention the chilling sequels Children of the Corn Part II and III, the restored edition of FW Murnau’s Nosferatu and 31 horror titles streaming each day including Deadly Manor, The Crazies, Kolobos, Beyond the Door and Demons.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Arrow Video in October 202:
Dementer – 1st October
Acclaimed director of indie horror hit Jug Face (aka The Pit), Chad Crawford Kinkle, returns with Dementer. Fleeing from a cult that has left her scarred both physically and mentally, Katie (Katie Groshong, Jug Face, A Measure of the Sin) is keen to get her life together. On her path to recovery, she takes a job in a care centre supporting adults with special needs, among them Stephanie (Stephanie Kinkle), a woman with Down syndrome. Convinced that the “devils” are coming for Stephanie, and tormented by flashbacks of her experience within the cult and with their leader Larry (Larry Fessenden, The Dead Don’t Die, Habit), Katie takes increasingly extreme measures to ward off the evil that is making Stephanie sick. But what if her rituals are doing more harm than good?
Ban the Sadist Videos – 1st October
An in-depth analysis of the “Video Nasty” scandal of the early 1980s in Britain.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth – 1st October
The making of a cult classic. A documentary on the filming and release of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre featuring Tobe Hooper, Marilyn Burns, Gunnar Hansen and more.
Braquo: Season 3 and 4 – 1st October
With Theo between life and death, Caplan and his team are in shock. What’s left of the squad is even more shattered than before, trying their best to cope with the situation. Thirsty for revenge and for recognition alike, the rogue cops still have a job to do: a major traffic orchestrated by a powerful Eastern mafia has to be stopped.
Nosferatu – 2nd October
In this first-ever screen adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the iconic film of the German expressionist cinema, a simple real-estate transaction leads an intrepid businessman deep into the superstitious heart of Transylvania. There he encounters the otherworldly Count Orlok — portrayed by the legendary Max Schreck, in a performance the very backstory of which has spawned its own mythology — who soon after embarks upon a cross-continental voyage to take up residence in a distant new land… and establish his ambiguous dominion. As to whether the count’s campaign against the plague-wracked populace erupts from satanic decree, erotic compulsion, or the simple impulse of survival — that remains, perhaps, the greatest mystery of all in this film that’s like a blackout…
Remade by Werner Herzog in 1979 (and inspiring films as diverse as Abel Ferrara’s King of New York and The Addiction, and E. Elias Merhige’s Shadow of the Vampire), F. W. Murnau’s surreal 1922 cine-fable remains the original and landmark entry in the entire global tradition of “the horror film”. ARROW is proud to present, newly restored, NOSFERATU in its definitive restoration, complete with original intertitles and accompanied by the score that played with the film at the time of its initial release.
The Neighbour – 8th October
Set in Cutter, Mississippi, THE NEIGHBOUR follows two small-time drug-traffickers, John (Josh Stewart) and Rosie (Alex Essoe), who operate a weigh station next door to their creepy neighbour, Troy, a widower struggling to raise his two sons.
Planning to leave their dark career behind, John and Rosie decide to double-cross their boss, but when John returns home after obtaining enough getaway cash, he finds Rosie missing. Seeing her telescope pointing at their neighbour’s farmhouse, he elects to investigate, but soon discovers a terrifying and sinister secret…
The Manson Family – 8th October
From the punishing mind of writer/producer/director Jim Van Bebber comes his epic of hallucinatory horror like you’ve never seen it before: This is the ultimate account of Charles Manson and his followers, a blood-soaked saga that takes you from their drug-fueled orgies, to their grisly massacres, and into the legacy of depravity that survives today. It is a singular vision of nihilistic evil that remains alarmingly original, unapologetically graphic and shockingly real. These are the most infamous crimes of our time as depicted by one of the most dangerous underground filmmakers of all time. This is THE MANSON FAMILY.
100 Monsters – 8th October
A greedy slumlord’s attempts to forcefully evict his tenants invite the wrath of the titular spirits when a cleansing ritual is botched, with terrifying results.
Along with Ghosts – 8th October
The yokai are roused to defend a young girl on the run from deadly yakuza.
The Great Yokai War – 8th October
Decades later, none other than Takashi Miike (Audition) helmed THE GREAT YOKAI WAR, a loose remake of Spook Warfare that used cutting-edge digital effects to renew the franchise for a new generation. In it, a young boy is given a grave responsibility: to band together with a group of yokai to defend humanity against a vengeful and powerful demon that has sworn retribution against modern-day Japan.
Spook Warfare – 8th October
SPOOK WARFARE tells the tale of an evil Babylonian vampire inadvertently awoken by treasure hunters, and a brave samurai that teams with the yokai to defeat the bloodthirsty demon.
Demonia – 11th October
Godfather of Gore Lucio Fulci returns to the startling imagery and bloody excesses of his ’70s/’80s classics for an unholy saga of demonic nuns and supernatural carnage: When a Canadian archeological team begins excavating the ruins of a medieval Sicilian monastery, they will unleash the vengeance of a crucified coven of satanic sisters with full-on Fulci fury.
Vampyr – 11th October
The first sound-film by one of the greatest of all filmmakers, VAMPYR offers a sensual immediacy that few, if any, works of cinema can claim to match. Legendary director Carl Theodor Dreyer leads the viewer, as though guided in a trance, through a realm akin to a waking-dream, a zone positioned somewhere between reality and the supernatural.
Traveller Allan Gray (arrestingly depicted by Julian West, aka the secretive real-life Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg) arrives at a countryside inn seemingly beckoned by haunted forces. His growing acquaintance with the family who reside there soon opens up a network of uncanny associations between the dead and the living, of ghostly lore and demonology, which pull Gray ever deeper into an unsettling, and upsetting, mystery. At its core: troubled Gisèle, chaste daughter and sexual incarnation, portrayed by the great, cursed Sybille Schmitz (Diary of a Lost Girl, and inspiration for Fassbinder’s Veronika Voss.) Before the candles of VAMPYR exhaust themselves, Allan Gray and the viewer alike come eye-to-eye with Fate — in the face of dear dying Sybille, in the blasphemed bodies of horrific bat-men, in the charged and mortal act of asphyxiation — eye-to-eye, then, with Death — the supreme vampire.
Children of the Corn II – 18th October
The ultimate adult nightmare returns! After the bloody secrets in the town of Gatlin are uncovered, the locals of neighbouring Hemingford decide to adopt the surviving children and give them a fresh start in life. However, “He Who Walks Behind The Rows” has other plans…
After becoming possessed by a demonic force, local teen, Micah begins to rally the youth of the town regaling them with the teachings of “He Who Walks Behind The Rows” and encouraging them to rise up and eradicate the grownups by any means possible…
Children of the Corn III – 18th October
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the cornfields…
Death Screams – 22nd October
In one of the most unlikely cinematic pairings of all time, David Nelson (who rose to fame as a child star playing alongside his real-life family in the wholesome TV show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet) directs Playboy Playmate and adult star Susan Kiger in this bodycount-heavy, long overlooked slice of Southern fried hack-and-slash – 1982’s DEATH SCREAMS!
Late one night, a young couple are brutally murdered at a make-out spot by an unseen assailant, their bodies tossed into the nearby river. As the lifeless lovers drift slowly downstream, the residents of the town excitedly prepare themselves for their annual carnival, unaware that a machete-wielding maniac with a twisted grudge is lurking in their midst. When a group of teen revellers plan a late-night after party down in the local cemetery, they unwittingly set the stage for a bloodbath.
Death Screams, which was released on US VHS as House of Death (and on UK DVD with the reels in the wrong order!) oozes early ’80s regional slasher charm from its every pore, boasting an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink final reel featuring slashed throats, bisected bodies and exploding heads. At long last lovingly restored from the only-known existing 35mm print, this little-seen slasher classic is ready to carve its way into the bleeding hearts of horror fans everywhere!
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