Beginning Halloween, SVOD platform, IndiePix Unlimited (available exclusively on Amazon Channels), welcomes students of horror to enrol in a new “semester” of SCARE SCHOOL. Unveiling a brand-new curriculum of 13 shocking films instructing genre fans in the finer points of fear, popular offerings include DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW and its chilling sequel, the bloody anthology series FRENCH BLOOD, including the first two installments MR. PIG and MR. RABBIT, the paranormal classic, THE CHANGELING, starring Oscar winner George C. Scott and a modern-day midnight movie masterpiece, THE VELOCIPASTOR.
To register for this semester of SCARE SCHOOL, simply visit Amazon Channels on Prime and sign-up for a free 7-day trial for the SVOD service, IndiePix Unlimited, priced at $5.99 per month.
The 2022 Scare School Course Catalog is as follows:
CAMP MURDER (Instructor/Director Mark Polonia | 73 minutes | 2021)
Tommy Heller (Jeff Kirkendall) has been locked away in a mental institution for the past 25 years after committing the Camp Murder Massacre. When his careless orderly (Mark Polonia) lets him escape from the care of Dr. Lewis, he returns to the Camp to continue his murder spree. A group of unsuspecting campers led by Cody, Tina, and stoner pals Fred and Jay are stalked by the machete wielding killer. During this slasher classic fame crazed novelist, Katie Witt, (Jennie Russo) who will stop at nothing to get her story shows up at the camp, and Dr. Lewis is hot on Tommy’s trail. Can Dr. Lewis get to Katie before Tommy does?
DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW (Instructor Frank De Felitta | 96 minutes | 1981) When young Marylee Williams (Tonya Crowe) is found viciously mauled, all hell breaks loose in her small rural town. Officious postmaster Otis P. Hazelrigg (Charles Durning) leads a gang of bigots in pursuit of the suspect: her mentally challenged friend Bubba Ritter (Larry Drake). Finding him hiding inside a scarecrow, they exact brutal mob “justice”…only to discover a tragic mistake! Now a strange apparition stalks the land seeking each of them out, as the legend of the Scarecrow begins.
DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW 2 (Instructor J.D. Feigelson | 85 minutes | 2021) The wait… is over! The Scarecrow is back with a vengeance. The sequel to J.D. Feigelson’s pitchfork- perfect DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW, “…one of the best made-for-TV horror films ever…” (Donald Guarisco, AMG Review) and one of the highest rated TV movies of all-time is finally here!
Corn rustling, cicadas screaming, a crow watching as a farmer hears strange noises in his barn. He enters and looks around. Nothing. Suddenly a long, sharp scythe whisks through the air catching him between the eyes. Into this environment, Chris Rhymer (Amber Wedding) and her young son Jeremy (Aiden Shurr) have recently moved. It’s a small country town in Stubblefield County. To locals she is a mystery. “Why”, they asked themselves would she move to this backwater? Chris finds work in a country store and Jeremy is watched after school by an older woman, Aunt Hildie (Carol Dines). Hildie and Jeremy form a close relationship at the expense of Chris. One day, while looking for Jeremy, Chris comes upon an old, weather-beaten Scarecrow. Seeing how sad it looks, she puts a flower into its lapel to brighten it up, and thinking it only an inert effigy, she whispers her troubled past life into its seemingly unhearing ear. That night a dark figure enters her room as Chris sleeps and returns the flower. Unrealized by Chris, Jeremy has fallen under the influence of Aunt Hildie. We see that she is manipulating the Scarecrow through Jeremy. With his spirit, mentally challenged in life, the scarecrow only responds to children like Jeremy. Then the terror begins. As locals and Chris’s past come to destroy her, they are met with horror and grisly death from . . . the Scarecrow.
EVIL DEAD TRAP (Instructor/Director Toshiharu Ikeda | 102 minutes | 1988 )
A TV station employee takes a camera crew out to an abandoned factory to investigate a purported snuff film that was made there, only to end up running for her life. Nami hosts a late night home video program. She receives a tape which appears to be a real snuff film. She and her crew investigate the location where she meets a man looking for his brother who warns her to stay away. As she gets closer to the truth, she and her friends are subjected to a brutal nightmare in this classic Japanese slasher flick.
FRENCH BLOOD: MR. PIG (Instructor/Director Rodolphe Bonnet | 82 minutes | 2020) Through short stories linked together by a bloody red thread, a collective of French directors is experimenting with a new approach to the anthology of horror and fantasy. MR. PIG is the first title in the French Blood series, combining hyper-designed aesthetics with chilling horror stories. A young geek addicted to horror films is undressed by a pervert zombie, a group of friends are stabbed with a machete by a couple of degenerates, and an old bestselling author is found dead in his mansion, while a deranged killer roams the area. A much discussed, highly-anticipated and hyper-stylized film series, FRENCH BLOOD offers up a showcase of perfect French Horror – bloody, gritty, unforgiving but oh-so-stylized!
FRENCH BLOOD 2: MR. RABBIT (Instructor/Director Rodolphe Bonnet | 82 minutes | 2020) In the next installment of the French Blood series, MR. RABBIT spins the story of a woman raped and left nearly dead, by a dark gang of five guys hided behind a mask : Mister Pig, Mister Rabbit, Mister Frog, Mister Sheep and Mister Wolf. Now, hell bent on revenge, what mask will she wear?
KINBAKU: THE FLOWER (Instructor/Director Naoyuki Tomomatsu | 140 minutes | 2014) Waking up on a stage, Sayaka and Tsuda find themselves confined by evil mastermind Ando working wth Sayaka’s husband, Yamazaki. Disovering the adultery of his young wife and his secretary, Yamazaki asks Ando to use “Kinbaku” (bondage) as punishment for his wife’s betrayal — but Sayaka’s reaction gradually changes by Ando’s skilled and erotic bondage technique in this highly erotic modern-day kinbaku classic.
MAIN STREET MEATS (Instructor/Director Jeff Lyon | 110 minutes | 2017)
A family-run meat shop struggling to survive stumbles onto the secret of success… and is obliged to keep up with insatiable customer demand. A cross between a black comedy and old school slasher flick features a killer soundtrack, including “Cheerleader Grind” by The Blowtorches, “Up All Night” by the Gore Gore Girls and the “The Fever” by Devil to Drag as well as a vocal cameo from the legendary Herschell Gordon Lewis, the Godfather of Gore himself.
MARDI GRAS MASSACRE (Instructor/Director Jack Weis | 97 minutes | 2011) In the crime-infested underbelly of New Orleans, there’s a killer hard at work. Picking up prostitutes and removing their hearts in a sacrificial manner, there’s little to stand in his way, until two rogue cops decide enough is enough and cross to the seedy side of Bourbon Steet to stop him. Originally banned in the U.K. for being too violent, MARDI GRAS MASSACRE is a celebration of all things sharp, wet and gory.
TENEBRAE (Instructor/Director Dario Argento | 101 minutes | 1982) American mystery author Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa) comes to Italy to promote his newest novel, TENEBRAE. Unfortunately, a razor-wielding serial killer is on the loose, taunting Neal and murdering those around him in gruesome fashion just like the character in his novel. As the mystery surrounding the killings spirals out of control, Neal investigates the crimes on his own, leading to a mind-bending, genre-twisting conclusion that will leave you breathless! Featuring an amazing synth-music score from Claudio Simonetti, Fabio Pignatelli and Massimo Morante (formerly of Italian progressive-rock band, Goblin), this all-new TENEBRAE release was created from the original uncut camera negative. Also stars John Saxon (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Daria Nicolodi (Phenomena) and John Steiner (“Caligula”).
THE CHANGELING (Instructor/Director Peter Medak | 140 minutes | 2014)
It has been called “remarkable” (Paste Magazine), “utterly terrifying” (Mondo Digital) and “a ghost story guaranteed to freeze the blood” (Gannett). Now this “masterpiece of terror” (Reel Reviews) from director Peter Medak (THE RULING CLASS) arrives on IndiePix Unlimited like you’ve never seen, heard or experienced it before: scanned in 4K from the internegative. Academy Award® winner George C. Scott gives “one of his greatest performances ever” (Bloody Good Horror) as a grieving music professor tormented by a paranormal horror that includes “the best séance in horror movie history” (Newsweek). Trish Van Devere (THE HEARSE), two-time Oscar® winner Melvyn Douglas (THE TENANT) and Jean Marsh (FRENZY) co-star in “one of the most terrifying horror films of all time” (DVD Beaver).
THE THEATRE BIZARRE (Instructor/Directors Douglas Buck, Buddy Giovinazzo, David Gregory, Karim Hussain, Jeremy Kasten, Tom Savini, Richard Stanley | 114 mins | 2011 ) A modern horror omnibus inspired by the over-the-top shocks of Paris’ early 20th century “Theatre du Grand Guignol.” Enola Penny sneaks into an abandoned theater and witnesses six bizarre tales from seven of horror’s most transgressive filmmakers.
THE VELOCIPASTOR (Instructor/Director Brendan Steere | 75 minutes | 2018) After losing his parents, Pastor Doug Jones travels to China to find meaning in life, but instead inherits a mysterious ability that allows him to turn into a dangerous raptor. At first horrified by this new power, a prostitute convinces him to use it to fight crime. And ninjas. Of THE VELOCIPASTOR, The Huffington Post says “Every once in a while, something comes into your life that is so perfect you have to take a step back and thank whatever forces move the universe for putting that thing in your path. Such is the case with VelociPastor.”