Texas Frightmare Weekend is proud to announce that award-winning genre film distributor Arrow Video US has joined forces with the convention as one of their 2017 Presenting Sponsors! This new partnership will bring many incredible opportunities for our attendees including guest announcements, new titles, VIP gift bag goodies and more!
First up, Arrow Video US is proud to present a special appearance by legendary BRAIN DAMAGE, BASKET CASE and FRANKENHOOKER director, Frank Henenlotter!
Arrow Video is a multi-award-winning label dedicated to releasing the very best in cult and horror films in deluxe, definitive editions with world-class restoration, specially curated extras, plus newly commissioned artwork, booklets and bespoke packaging. Starting as an offshoot label from Arrow Films in 2009, the UK collection now spans more than 250 releases, including films from the likes of cult favourites David Cronenberg, Dario Argento, John Carpenter and Wes Craven.
In March 2015 the label expanded into the US with releases such as Brian Yuzna’s SOCIETY and Jack Hill’s PIT STOP. The range now includes almost 100 titles including films from Tobe Hooper, Mario Bava, Lucio Fulci and Herschell Gordon Lewis. Most recently Arrow Video expanded into New Release content, debuting Mexican horror WE ARE THE FLESH theatrically and on Home Entertainment in both the UK and US in February 2017.
Known for his bizarre mixes of horror and humor, Frank Henenlotter is best known for his films BASKET CASE, BRAIN DAMAGE, and FRANKENHOOKER. He also directed two sequels to BASKET CASE and, perhaps his wildest film, BAD BIOLOGY.
More recently, he directed two documentaries, HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS THE GODFATHER OF GORE and THAT’S SEXPLOITATION. He also directed the non-genre film THE ART THIEVES to be released later this year. Currently, he’s working on a documentary about the only artist ever convicted of obscenity in the United States, THE TRIAL OF MIKE DIANA.
Henenlotter was also one of the guiding forces behind the legendary Something Weird Video which exposed an entire generation to the glories of rock-bottom exploitation and sexploitation films.