Nitehawk Cinema and Visual Vengeance have partnered to host an ongoing monthly theatrical series called Shot on Video dedicated to vintage microbudget genre independents from the 1980s through the 2000s. Full info on the series is available HERE.
The inaugural month will kick off Thursday, September 1st with the infamous 1995 Japanese Super-8 gorefest BLOODY MUSCLE BODY BUILDER IN HELL by Shinichi Fukazawa. Alternately known as “the Japanese EVIL DEAD,” BLOODY MUSCLE BODY BUILDER IN HELL is a legendary independent Japanese cult film, enjoying a rare North American screening at Nitehawk. The ultraviolent rarity centers on a bodybuilder that must survive a blood-soaked night of insanity to save himself and his friends from a demonic ghost that is hell-bent on revenge.
Next up in the series on September 29th is the Hawaiian-lensed curiosity SLAUGHTER DAY, one of the rarest VHS releases of the century and a horror action obscurity, which is arguably the most ambitious microbudget horror action movie ever made. In the rural recesses of The Big Island, a pair of friends must fight an ancient evil force brought to life by an occult book that possesses a group of construction workers, turning them into murderous maniacs. Shot and edited on consumer grade equipment by twin brothers Brent and Blake Cousins, lovingly referred to as the Cousins Brothers. SLAUGHTER DAY is packed from start to finish with kinetic lo-fi action scenes, gonzo camerawork and a truckload of homemade gore.
Stay tuned to PopHorror for more information as it comes out.