Gregory Lamberson's Slime City Massacre Acquired by Media Blasters
One film that's been on our radar for quite some time is Gregory Lamberson's Slime City Massacre so we're glad to report it now has official distribution. Media Blasters has acquired the North American rights to the film and will release it on DVD, VOD, and Blu-ray in 2011.
From the Press Release:
SLIME CITY MASSACRE (review here) serves as both a post apocalyptic sequel and a period piece prequel to SLIME CITY, Lamberson’s 1988 cult film. The large cast includes Debbie Rochon, Brooke Lewis, newcomer Jennifer Bihl, horror author Kealan Patrick Burke, Lee Perkins, and original SLIME CITY stars Robert Sabin and Mary Bogle and features appearances by Roy Frumkes and Lloyd Kaufman.
“SCM is a real mixture of horror, sci-fi and action,” says Lamberson. “Media Blasters understands all of those genres so we’re in good hands. The original SLIME was one of the sleazy, sticky horror films of the 1980s, and MASSACRE is a tribute to that era. Carl Morano, who works at Media Blasters, has been involved with grindhouse styled NYC fare since his days at Troma and knows our fan base.”
SLIME CITY MASSACRE tells the tale of four squatters in a post apocalyptic NYC neighborhood who discover a supply of “Zachary Devon’s Home Brewed Elixir” and “Himalayan yogurt” in the ruins of a basement. When they ingest the concoctions, they are transformed into hideous slime creatures that prey on Slime City’s homeless population and battle cannibals and mercenaries.
The film had its world premiere at the Beloit International Film Festival in February and screened at several other festivals and horror conventions over the past year, garnering several awards: Rochon won Best Actress at the Eerie Horror Film Festival; Lewis won Best Scream Queen at the B Movie Celebration; and Burke won Best Actor at the PollyGrind Film Festival, where the film was awarded “The Biggest Baddest Mother of the PollyGrind.”
Look for release dates and special features to be announced soon!
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