Valley of the Rats / Odissea della Morte coming to Blu-ray in Canada

Darkside Releasing, Vancouver’s new genre film sales company, is proud to present their first Canadian Blu-ray release: a new erotic neo-giallo, Valley of the Rats. Produced by David Aboussafy, William Carne, and Vince D’Amato, Valley of the Rats stars Tristan Risk (American Mary, The Editor), Momona Komagata (Peelers), Jesse Inocalla, and features a very special guest appearance by cult icon Lynn Lowry (Shivers, The Crazies, Score, and Cat People) with music by Mickey E.Vil of Italy’s progressive rock band, The Mugshots. We were all very excited to see that the film wound up on Film Bizarro’s “Top 30 of 2017” list – in the #13 spot – earlier this year.

Darkside Releasing is also very pleased to announce that multiple-version Blu-rays will be released on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018, in collaboration with the Canadian independent distributor Shivers Entertainment. Both https://shiversentertainment.com and https://darksidereleasing.com will carry an ultra-limited (100 copies) triple Blu-ray set, which will include the official Canadian version of Valley of the Rats (disc 1), the original USA film festival version (disc 2), plus an ultra-rare videorecording of Tristan Risk’s burlesque troupe Caravan of Creeps (disc 3) of their 2017 live performance “Game Over: Time to Serenade the Arcade Decade” in its entirety, which also includes an optional audio commentary with Tristan Risk and MC Jessie Inocalla. Tristan and Jesse also provide an audio commentary with director Vince D’Amato on Valley of the Rats, and there are additional cast & crew audio commentaries and interviews included on the Blu-rays. Rounding out the special features is a live performance video by constant musical collaborators The Mugshots, recorded in Italy in 2016. There will also be an unlimited dual-disc version available (featuring the Canadian and the US film fest versions of the film, with special features); and finally, another triple-disc version, which swaps out the Caravan of Creeps Blu-ray for a very special printing of the international version of Valley of the Rats, which was re-cut, re-coloured, and re-titled Odissea della Morte (the new name courtesy of producer David Aboussafy) for 2018. This international three-disc version is limited to 500 copies and will be available exclusively through Shivers Entertainment https://shiversentertainment.com

Keep an eye on Darkside Releasing for more news and new releases, plus a time-limited double-pack promotion featuring the dual-disc version of Valley of the Rats paired with the Blu-ray/DVD combo House of VHS (courtesy of producer David Aboussafy and Creepy Six Films).

Web: https://darksidereleasing.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creepysix/

Official trailer: https://vimeo.com/247881860

Valley of the Rats at the 3rd Annual BADASS Film Fest in Vancouver!

Vancouver’s annual BADASS Film Festival is upon us again this winter! This all-day film festival features local, Canadian, and International shorts (in competition) and a triple-feature of feature films, including BRIVIDO GIALLO / CREEPY SIX FILMS‘ newest surrealist-erotic-giallo offering, Valley of the Rats – and closing out with the feature to end all badass features, Frankenstein Created Bikers!

image1


Both Valley of the Rats and Frankenstein Created Bikers feature local performance artist and actor Tristan Risk (aka Little Miss Risk) in featured/leading roles. BADASS 3 promises its namesake this year, with booze, bikes, an onslaught of kick-ass films and what’s apt to be the rowdiest film festival this side of Canada all year. Cast from Frankenstein Created Bikers will be in attendance and Vince D’Amato, director of Valley of the Rats, will be on-hand for a Q&A session following this EXCLUSIVE never-before-seen cut of the film – At the RIO Theatre Feb. 26th!  MORE INFO HERE…

valley_market_poster-final_web

Never enough Giallo

So this summer we were off to Italy for a little relaxation and well lets not kid ourselves; to visit two very awesome stores! PROFONDO ROSSO in Rome and BLOODBUSTER in Milan. A new suitcase was required to bring home all the fantastic finds but we left a little something behind as well. Our film REVERSED is now available on the BLOODBUSTER shelves and their website! We are very excited and grateful to Manuel and the rest of the gang for giving us this opportunity. If you are a lover of all things Giallo and Horror these two stores are an absolute must!

-N

15 years of low-budget filmmaking…

“I can’t believe it’s been 15 years since we started Creepy Six Films… nor can I hardly believe that it’s already been 5 years since launching our new production company, Brivido Giallo. While the latter came about with a different cinematic vision and in a slightly more organic way while spending time in Europe, I still remember clearly the origins of Creepy Six Films. Standing at an intersection in North Vancouver (a literal intersection, not a metaphorical one), and coming up with the concept and name for Creepy Six Films with Nicole Hancock – back in 2001…”

Check out an in-depth interview with Creepy Six Films co-founder Vince D’Amato at Film Bizarro: http://www.filmbizarro.com/vincedamato.php

“…We were waiting on the corner of 3rd Street & Lonsdale Avenue – two blocks from our one-bedroom apartment at the time – and it had been a couple of days since we’d finished the last scenes of our freshman film, Corpse-O-Rama. We’d shot the entire thing on film, 16mm, and ended up releasing 50 VHS copies – some went to distributors, but most went to the cast and crew – and to a little local horror movie store called Reel Horror, which was owned and operated by a young couple from Montreal, Gene and Jessica. Anyway, that hadn’t happened yet, Nicole (Nicki) and I were standing at the intersection waiting for the light to change and verbally brainstorming ideas for the name of our low-budget production company. Since we’d actually filmed 6 segments for Corpse-O-Rama, which was supposed to be a horror anthology film a la Creepshow (although at least one of those stories were left on the cutting room floor), so I exuberantly threw out there: “Nicki’s Six Films!” to which she shot me a hairy eyeball complete with a single hoisted eyebrow. “No way,” she said. Behind us, half a block down, was a small independent comic book store I used to go to to peruse the tight aisles. I remembered that that was where I’d first discovered the line of horror comics titled CREEPY. And that was it. “Creepy Six Films,” I said.”

~ Vince D’Amato.

In celebration of our 15th year of independent filmmaking, we have lovingly created special limited and hand-numbered ANNIVERSARY reissues, available in our store now! (More special titles coming later this year – 2016!)