Key highlights this JANUARY on the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW include the exclusive premiere of the creepy and extremely strange HOTEL POSEIDON, superb sci-fi horror from the late, great Norman J Warren, Nobuhiko Obayashi’s stunning anti-war trilogy, a rediscovered 80s cult thriller starring Steve Railsback, vampires, aliens, zombies, Kenny Everett with an axe, Mario Bava, Tobe Hooper and more…
In January, ARROW premieres HOTEL POSEIDON, the debut feature from Belgian writer/director Stefan Lernous. Imagine David Lynch filming at the Overlook from The Shining, with interior decoration akin to the Hotel Earle from Barton Fink, and you’ve got HOTEL POSEIDON – a seriously run down, and extremely strange place where nightmares and reality collide. An unconventional story, bordering on the surreal and at times the fantastic, the film eschews conventional narrative rules in favor of the enigmatic internal logic of a nightmare. As curious characters occupy the rooms and corridors of the hotel, we find ourselves in a dream-like universe infused with grotesque surrealism: a style imprinted on the Belgian artistic DNA. The last thing you’ll have is a relaxing stay – but it’ll certainly be a memorable one. The film will be screened with a host of exclusive extras on the making of the film.
There’s more horror in January, in the form of Deadly Games, an intriguing early ’80s slasher starring Steve Railsback (Lifeforce), long-overlooked and given a brand new restoration from the recently-unearthed camera negative; as well as Robert Englund in Tobe Hooper’s adaptation of a Stephen King story, THE MANGLER, a bold, brash and politically aware frightener that takes on the bloodthirsty machinery of capitalism itself!
Also in January,ARROW presents Nobuhiko Obayashi’s stunning anti-war trilogy – in Casting Blossoms to the Sky, Endo Reiko visits the city of Nagaoka and learns how war ravaged and changed the city; in Seven Weeks, a former hospital director runs an antiques shop in Ashibetsu with her family; and his luminous new feature Hanagatami delivers a timeless story of the pureness of youth beset by the chaos of war.
Also screening is Still Tickin’: The Return of A Clockwork Orange, a fascinating documentary on Stanley Kubrick’s legendary, controversial and enduring masterpiece, to mark the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking and hugely influential film.
New Seasons this January include New Year Body Transformation, highlighting some rather extreme makeovers , with titles including Irezumi, Tokyo Fist, Wolf Guy; Hail Satan! featuring plenty of deliciously devilish satanic content including Terror, The Devil’s Nightmare and Satanic Panic; RIP Advisor, booking you in to some seriously dodgy lodgings for the night, including Hotel Poseidon, The Possessed, Basket Case, Inferno; Nobuhiko Obayashi’s oustanding Anti-War Trilogy; and Best of 2021, a selection brings together the absolute cream of the ARROW titles that have made the service the special place it is this year.
ALSO SHOWING: A trio of terror treats from British horror legend NORMAN J WARREN; cult anthology chiller CRADLE OF FEAR; Mario Bava’s SHOCK; a duo of deadly delights from ÁLEX DE LA IGLESIA, horror comedy in VAMPIRA and BLOOBATH AT THE HOUSE OF DEATH; and more…
Here is a complete list of the January additions to Arrow –
New Titles – From January 3
Helga She Wolf of Stilberg
New Titles – From January 7
Cold Eyes of Fear
New Titles – From January 10
The Day of the Beast
New Title – From January 13
Still Tickin’: The Return of A Clockwork Orange
New Titles – From January 14
Cradle of Fear
Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things
Bloodbath at the House of Death
The Devil’s Nightmare
New Title – From January 17
Casting Blossoms to the Sky
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