Iconic Genre Magazine Film Threat Lives on With New Distribution Label

July 20, 2018

Written by DanXIII

Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, director, producer, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?

If you are like me, you studied the pages of Film Threat magazine in the ’90’s, dreaming of all of the exciting new indy projects that most likely would not be coming to a theater near me. Well, good news; Film Threat has returned (I mean they’ve had a website for years…but you get what I’m laying down) with a new distribution label announced at this year’s SDCC titled…better sit down for this shocker…Film Threat Presents! Their first release will be F’ed up sci-fi drug yarn The Theta Girl! Here’s the official rundown copy/pasted straight from the PR material just for you boils n’ ghouls:
33 years after its premiere as the rogue, iconoclastic fanzine championing indie film, Film Threat is back. First as a website, FilmThreat.com, relaunched last year, and now as a distribution label, catering to the same demographic that loved the disruptive magazine so much during its print run between 1985 and 1997.
The first release, scheduled for September 18th, is the micro-budget indie horror film THE THETA GIRL.
THE THETA GIRL, a feature film produced by first-time filmmakers David Axe and Christopher Bickel, has been currently ravaging the film festival circuit and building a dedicated fanbase.
“I’m proud to screen for you the trailer for THE THETA GIRL, a film that warped my mind,” said Film Threat’s Chris Gore at his FUTURE INDIES YOU MUST SEE panel at San Diego Comic-Con. He went on, “This is the first film that we are releasing under our new ‘Film Threat Presents’ label. I think you can tell from this teaser, it’s the type of film you would expect from us. Our plans are to disrupt the current distribution model by putting power back into the hands of filmmakers using the vast audience we’ve built over 30 years. THE THETA GIRL, hold onto your seats, there’s a lot more coming.”
Film Threat is making THE THETA GIRL available for pre-order now on VIMEO and will roll out on other digital platforms in 2019.
The release goes on to talk about the film and offer up a cadre of press quotes (minus one conspicuous oversight), but fuck that noise, because your’s cruelly reviewed the film right here…and that will tell you all you need to know if it’s worth your time (spoiler: it definitely is!)

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