This October, SVOD platform, IndiePix Unlimited (available exclusively on Amazon Channels), offers genre fans the opportunity to enroll in SCARE SCHOOL. One of horror academia’s newest institutions allows aficionados to learn from the school’s talented fear mongers with such 100-level offerings as FAMILY, 200-Level Classes such as VIRGIN CHEERLEADERS IN CHAINS and very advanced “courses” such as VAMPYRES and A SERBIAN FILM, a graphic film banned around the world and called “a monstrosity” by The Independent’s Mark Kermode. Brand new course offerings for the fall semester include CRUEL JAWS, AENIGMA, THE RINGMASTER, THROUGH THE SHADOW and THE SONG OF SOLOMON.
To register for 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 2021 Scare School Course Catalog is as follows:
Introductory Short Class
YOLO (Instructor/Director Marie Grahtø Sørensen’s | Denmark | 21 mins | 2013 | Danish with English subtitles)
Marie Grahtø Sørensen’s YOLO is a sexy, queer, lesbian vampire coming-of-age story about high school BFFs Kimmi, Sally and Nancy. It’s going to be one hell of a neon-colored night, but hey: You Only Live Once.
FAMILY (Instructor/Director Veronica Kedar | Israel | 101 mins | 2017 | Hebrew with English subtitles)
Home is where the hurt is. In a perfect world, Lily would have grown up with a loving father, a caring mother, a sane sister and a brother who wasn’t madly in love with her. Instead, Lily finds herself in the living room, staring at four dead bodies. Gone to confess to her therapist, she’s met with her therapist’s insensitive teenage daughter, with whom she gets locked in a battle of wills.
THE PERFECT HUSBAND (Instructor/Director Lucas Pavetto | 85 mins | 2014)
A married couple seeks the weekend solace of a cabin, but their relationship-rebuilding getaway turns into a deadly nightmare as seething suspicion, maddening paranoia and blind rage explode all around them in this taut offering, which captured nine international awards including Best Film Awards at Weekend of Fear (Nuremberg), Rincon International Film Festival and the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival.
NEW “COURSE” — CRUEL JAWS (Instructor/Director Bruno Mattei | 97 mins | 1995)
In 1995, legendary director Bruno Mattei (here as William Snyder) stunned the civilized world with this ultimate sharksploitation saga that liberally borrows characters, plot and footage from Joe D’Amato’s DEEP BLOOD and Enzo G. Castellari’s THE LAST SHARK. Released in some countries as JAWS 5.
THE DEVIL LIVES HERE (Instructor/Directors Rodrigo Gasparini, Dante Vescio | Brazil | 80 mins | 2015 | Portuguese with English subtitles)
Three teenagers go to a historical farmhouse for the weekend, accidentally unleash a murderous evil that’s trapped in the basement, and get caught amidst a war between violent ancient forces. Whichever side wins, they lose, and it’s up to them to prevent a supernatural world takeover.
VIRGIN CHEERLEADERS IN CHAINS (Instructor/Directors Paulo Biscaia Filho, Gary McClain Gannaway | 94 mins | 2018)
Virgin Cheerleaders in Chains was supposed to be a low-budget independent horror movie. But as the bumbling young film crew stumbles through pre-production, they find the perfect location to shoot their film’s climax: an abandoned orphanage in the middle of nowhere, where they run afoul of a twisted family of sadistic killers who want to turn their horror flick into a blood-soaked reality show.
NEW “COURSE” — AENIGMA (Instructor/Director Lucio Fulci | 85 mins | 1987)
Writer/director Lucio Fulci combines elements of CARRIE, PHENOMENA and SUSPIRIA with the grisly surrealism of his own past classics for one last shocker: When a bullied student at a New England girls school becomes comatose after a prank gone wrong, her tormenters suffer graphic telepathic punishment, including the infamous “death by snails” scene.
THROUGH THE SHADOW (Instructor/Director Walter Lima Jr. | 106 mins | 2015 | Portuguese with English subtitles)
In this chilling adaptation of classic horror novella “The Turn Of The Screw”, a young Brazilian woman is hired to work as a nanny, looking after two orphaned children who live on their Uncle’s coffee plantation– a remote estate haunted by hostile spirits. As she learns of the family’s history, she uncovers a diabolical plot.
VAMPYRES (Instructor/Director Victor Matellano | 76 mins | 2015 )
Deep in the English countryside, two older female vamps “live” in a stately manor and seek able young bodies for their neck-biting blood orgies. Faithful to the sexy, twisted 1974 cult classic by Joseph Larraz, this English-language VAMPYRES update pulsates with raw eroticism, sensuality, sadomasochism and bloody, creative gore.
NEW “COURSE — THE RINGMASTER (Instructor/Director Soren Juul Petersen | Denmark | 100 mins | 2018 | Danish with English subtitles)
Two young women working the night shift at a secluded gas station unwittingly become the stars of a terrifying show streamed live on the dark web. Held captive by a sadistic ringmaster and his cohorts, their survival instincts are stretched to the limit as they’re forced to participate in a torture game with an unseen audience deciding their fate in this thriller based on an award-winning novel by Steen Langstrup.
A SERBIAN FILM (Instructor/Director Srdan Spasojovic | Serbia | 104 mins | 2010 | Serbian with English subtitles)
An aging porn star agrees to participate in an “art film” in order to make a clean break from the business, only to discover that he has been drafted into making one of the harshest films ever made. In order to escape his living cinematic hell and save his family’s life, Milos will have to sacrifice everything – his pride, his morality, his sanity, and maybe even his own life in an infamous and disturbing film that has been banned in many countries around the world.
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.
NEW “COURSE” – THE SONG OF SOLOMON (Instructor/Director Stephen Biro | 86 mins | 2017)
Mary witnesses the brutal suicide of her Father. His death unleashes the savage demonic forces. The End of Days is upon the world; famine, drought, looting and chaos is ripping the world apart, while the Catholic Church tries to save an innocent soul from the ravages of satanic possession, before all is lost.