Written by Daniel Benson
Published on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 13:02
NEW TITLES FROM KOCH MEDIA
With a sparse-looking release slate for horror and cult movies in the UK right now, it's encouraging to see that distributors of independent genre cinema aren't letting the side down. While there are few major horrors announced for 2014 thus far, Koch Media is bringing this duo of quirky titles to UK DVD in April and June.
There are demons so terrible that no mortal man of God could successfully drive them back to Hell. The only option is for the exorcist himself to invite possession and then commit suicide, dragging along the demon to eternal damnation.
This is where the Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints, aka the Hellbenders, come in. This ragtag group of priests lives in a constant state of debauchery: smoking, drinking and philandering. When an infernal demon escapes into New York City intent on cracking open the gates of Hell, this group of highly trained exorcists sin and sin again to halt the his plans to wipe out humanity.
Based on the gory graphic novel of the same name, this foul-mouthed horror comedy is a hellish blend of The Exorcist, a generous helping of Ghostbusters, and a dash of Dogma with plenty of Bad Santa attitude. A future cult classic.
After a hard night partying, kickboxer Sabrina (Zoë Bell) wakes up to find herself in an underground bunker. Soon she realises that this bunker is actually a modern day coliseum, where, along with 48 other women, they are condemned to fight each other to the death.
The game organisers (Doug Jones and Sherilyn Fenn), turn their hostages into brutal killers by threatening to murder their loved ones should the women refuse to participate in this deathly sport, all for the amusement of unseen spectators.
Each of these reluctant warriors has something to lose, but only one will remain when the game is over.
Featuring legendary stunt performer Zoë Bell (Kill Bill 1&2, Grindhouse) and a cameo by Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Clerks 2) dark dungeon thriller Raze is refreshing, superbly crafted and unrelentingly brutal. Bones crunch and blood splatters in the merciless fight scenes that make Fight Club look positively tame and cheery in comparison. Raze is the ultimate lean, mean midnight movie.
Hellbenders is released on 14th April 2014 and Raze on 16th June 2014. You can pre-order both titles by clicking the covers below.
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