A Summer-Long Foreign Horrorfest at AMC Theaters


With the summer comes the deluge of big blockbuster franchises that threaten to drown out pretty much anything else that might happen to stumble into theaters. From May to July you can pretty much kiss anything without a huge budget and a franchise goodbye. Sorry romantic comedy lovers. Sorry drama addicts. Good news horror buffs, because if you happen to live near one of a given number of participating AMC Theaters (which you probably do at this point, they're everywhere now), you'll get to enjoy the 4-movie Bloody Disgusting Selects series of films sponsored by Bloody Disgusting, The Collective, and AMC.

The series kicks off on May 4th with Rammbock and carries on through the summer with the other 3 films: Yellowbrickroad, Cold Fish, and Atrocious. Additionally, the French (non-horror) film Le Herisson (aka Hedgehog) will also be showing courtesy of NeoClassics Films.

For dates, full synopses, and trailers for each, hit the jump below.

rammbock_posterRammbock - May 4th

Produced by Melanie Berke and Sigrid Hoerner, written by Benjamin Hessler and directed by Marvin Kren, this Fantastic Fest favorite marks the first German foray into the zombie genre. Kren’s tense, action packed feature follows a group of strangers who try to fight off hordes of zombies in a Berlin apartment complex.



Yellowbrickroad - June 1st

Produced by Eric Hungerford, directed and written by Andy Mitton and Jesse Holland, and starring Cassidy Freeman (Smallville), Anessa Ramsey (The Signal), and Lee Wilkof (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead). In the Fall of 1940, the entire population of Friar, NH abandoned their homes and walked up an ancient trail, never to be seen alive again. Their fates have remained a mystery for over 70 years, until a team of researchers discover the trailhead and attempt to track the path the doomed citizens of Friar took.


cold_fish_posterCold Fish - July 6th

From Sion Sono, the director of Love Exposure and Suicide Club and based on a true story. Sono’s brutal serial killer film Cold Fish has won international acclaim on the festival circuit. In the film, Shamoto’s teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous stranger and his wife offer a solution – have the girl work at their tropical fish store. Too good to be true? You bet! Shamoto soon discovers the horrific truth about the seemingly perfect couple and their brutal business. Cold Fish is a bloodcurdling suspense drama that unveils the underlying insanity of an ordinary man.


atrocious_posterAtrocious - August 3rd

Directed by first-time helmer Fernando Barreda Luna and produced by Octavi Martínez, David Sanz, and Jessica Villegas Lattuada, After its international premiere, the film screened at Slamdance this past January, garnering a tide of online buzz and comparisons to Paranormal Activity. The film centers on the Spanish police’s discovery of hours of recorded evidence that shed new light on a gruesome murder investigation. The found footage documents a family’s summer holiday, where a brother and sister investigate a terrifying local urban legend. As their investigation intensifies, strange occurrences in and around the house escalate rapidly, before culminating in unspeakable atrocities.


le_herisson_posterAnd if you need a break from the gore, check out Hedgehog, a quirky little drama. It seems out of place amongst a lineup of horror flicks, but I guess the common thread is that it's foreign. Paloma is a serious, but deeply bored 11-year old, who has decided to kill herself on her twelfth birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she... Paloma is a serious, but deeply bored 11-year old, who has decided to kill herself on her twelfth birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she questions and documents her life and immediate circle, drawing trenchant and often hilarious observations on the world around her. But as her appointment with death approaches, Paloma finally meets some kindred spirits, in her building's grumpy concierge, and an enigmatic, elegant neighbor, both of whom inspire Paloma to question her rather pessimistic outlook on life.


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Lex Walker • Editor

He's a TV junkie with a penchant for watching the same movie six times in one sitting. If you really want to understand him you need to have grown up on Sgt. Bilko, Alien, Jurassic Park and Five Easy Pieces playing in an infinite loop. Recommend something to him - he'll watch it.


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