FilmRise, with home entertainment sales and distribution expertise provided by MVD Entertainment Group, has two DVD releases lined up for delivery to retailers during the month of May.
First up on May 9 is writer/director Jim Hosking’s ultra, ultra — one more ULTRA — strange horror (comedy), The Greasy Strangler, starring Michael St. Michaels and Sky Elobar as father and son operators of a “disco walking tour.” Seriously, Ronnie (St. Michaels) and his son, Brayden (Elobar) are Los Angeles based tour guides for a fad that died in the 1970s … but that’s another story.
One day, one of their customers, whose name is Janet (Elizabeth De Razzo) — a rare creature, who is arguably as odd as they are — catches the eye of Brayden. Now most women, well, make that most human beings, find Brayden odd, so it comes as something of a surprise when she confesses an interest in him as well. Carnal love follows.
Meanwhile, Ronnie, who seems to be bordering on dementia — one look at him tells you that there’s something that is just not right with him. He too takes a liking to Janet, who responds to his advances … carnal love follows.
It is father against son for Janet’s affections! If that wasn’t an odd enough story (think: John Waters’ Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble … anything with Divine, Mink Stole or Edith Massey) to try and follow (or swallow), the streets of Los Angeles are being terrorized by the “Greasy Strangler,” a fiend who coats himself with grease and kills people in truly disgusting ways.
If you are looking for strange — ULTRA STRANGE — then The Greasy Strangler has to be on your must-see list come May 9!
On May 23 FilmRise returns with writer/director Patrick Johnson’s The High Schooler's Guide To College Parties.
This teen comedy follows the exploits of Shaquille (Nate Rubin) — a loser white high school senior — who not only cannot live up to the physical expectations of someone with the moniker of “Shaq,” but he’s so low on the high school status ladder that even geeks and nerds won’t even have him.
The solution: A party — an epic party! Not just any beer-guzzling bacchanal, but one that even college women would sing the praises of! Good luck Shaq, you are going to need it!