HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Around these parts Halloween is a special time of year. Its the rare season when our obsession with horror movies doesn’t make us the office weirdo who has horrific body odor, steals everyone’s lunches from the break room fridge and is probably been spitting in the coffee pot… Screw you Supervisor Jennifer! Loving horror movies doesn’t make you a psycho… So if you’re like us here at SJP (and not like Supervisor Jennifer!) than you also love horror flicks and this time of year is a non-stop binge-fest of genre movie mayhem! To help fuel this lust for horror goodness, we partnered up with Music Box Films and Doppelanger Releasing to bring you a DVD three pack of some damn cool genre flicks from the last couple of years. We got 3 sets of Penance, 100 Bloody Acres and Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal (synopsis and trailers below) to give away and you have to do is head on over to SJP’s official Facebook page, like it and leave a comment (or PM if you like) telling us what your favorite horror flick to watch on Halloween is. It’s that simple! Happy Halloween.
Synopsis: Japanese master of suspense Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s eerie, intense psychological thriller Penance (Shokuzai) unfolds on a sleepy small town playground, when a mysterious stranger approaches a group of young friends, then kidnaps and brutally murders one of the girls. Wracked with grief, the victim’s unhinged mother Asako (Kyoko Koizumi) demands that the shaken survivors identify the killer or face a penance of her choosing. Growing up in the shadow of this tragic debt, each of the four girls cultivates a warped survival mechanism – avoidance, desperation, fear and obsession.
100 BLOODY ACRES
SYNOPSIS: In 100 Bloody Acres, brothers Reg and Lindsay Morgan are struggling to keep their organic blood and bone fertilizer business in motion. Their secret “recipe” for success (using dead car crash victims in their product) was a huge boon to business, but lately supply has been gravely low. Months have passed since their last find, and an important new customer is now waiting on a delivery. When junior partner Reg (Damon Herriman of Justified) stumbles upon 3 travelers stranded on a remote country road, he cooks up a radical solution to their problem, and a way of finally gaining the respect of his bossy big brother (Angus Sampson, featured in the upcoming Insidious: Chapter 2). But when Reg starts to fall for Sophie, one of the intended victims, things get complicated. A bloody good time, the Cairnes’ brothers witty horror-comedy blends sly Australian humor, gory fun, and a clever storyline that gives “recycling” a whole new context.
EDDIE THE SLEEPWALKING CANNIBAL
SYNOPSIS: When Lars’ art dealer Ronny arranges a teaching job in a small town as a “therapeutic measure” to stir up his creative juices, things don’t quite turn out as planned. At first, life in the peaceful small town seems rosy, as he settles in and impresses beautiful fellow colleague Leslie by taking in the brawny, mute Eddie after the latter’s caregiver passes away. But Lars soon discovers that the façade of serenity hides something unimaginable: Eddie suffers from a rare form of sleepwalking that transforms him from a docile, cereal-obsessed art student into a ravenous sleepwalking cannibal. Initially horrified by Eddie’s dark secret, Lars becomes enthralled by the not-so-gentle giant: at long last, here’s the muse he’d been searching for! Exceptional art comes at a very high price…and how far is Lars willing to go for his next masterpiece?