In January, ARROW presents bizarre and bone-chilling Coffin Joe fils, a season of cult classics, deranged mad dogs and even more…
The streamer kicks of 2024 in fine cult film style, presenting the first of two upcoming seasons of films by Brazilian filmmaker José Mojica Marins, who wrote, directed and starred in a series of outrageous movies from 1964 to 2008. Cultural icon, anti-establishment statement, sadistic lord of carnival horror, Marins created Zé do Caixão (Coffin Joe), with his his iconic long fingernails, top hat and cape, who made his screen debut with the first Brazilian-produced horror film, At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul. Also showing are This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse, anthology film The Strange World of Coffin Joe, sex, perversion and sadism in The Awakening of the Beast, and The End of Man.
Then there is the new short film They Call It… Red Cemetery, a searing homage to Spaghetti Westerns, written and directed by Francisco Lacerda, purveyor of a new genre of Portuguese cinema, ‘Azorespolitation’.
Also in January Brea Grant, the star of The Stylist and After Midnight and director of 12HR Shift and Torn Hearts, picks her favourite films from the Arrow catalogue. Ringu, The Stylist, and The Leech are just some of her picks, but what else made the cut?
Also not to be missed, The Arrow Video Podcast With Sam And Dan makes its debut on the platform, hosted by Sam Ashurst, the writer and director of 2020 horror A Little More Flesh and its sequel, and Dan Martin, the special effects wizard whose wonderful work has graced such films as Possessor, Infinity Pool and In The Earth. The pair discuss past, present and future Arrow titles, as well as all their favourite rare and obscure movies. With news, exclusives, and special guests, it’s a fantastic listen for film fans and cult collectors.
The first seasons on ARROW of 2024 include Cult Classics, a crash course in the sort of films that have been championed by ARROW for over twenty years. If you haven’t already tasted the divine delights of all things cult, now is your chance to do so – New Year, new you, after all. So sample the offbeat brilliance of Winona Ryder black comedy Heathers, Cronenberg’s adaptation of J.G.Ballard with Crash, and Clive Barker’s seminal horror masterpiece Hellraiser; and Canine Chaos, where you can get your dose of diabolical doggos with a collection of four-legged films including The Pack, Wolf Guy, Madhouse and The Hills Have Eyes Part 2.
Here’s a look at the January trailer:
Take a look at the full calendar for the month:
From January 5
- They Call It… Red Cemetery – 2022
From January 15
- At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul – 1964
- This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse – 1967
- The Strange World of Coffin Joe – 1968
- The End of Man – 1971
- The Awakening of the Beast – 1970
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