The June 2022 lineup leads with the ARROW release of Mark O’Brien’s extraordinary psychological chiller The Righteous, an award-winning standout on the genre festival circuit, available June 10 in the US, UK, and Ireland.
This first feature from director-actor-writer Mark O’Brien (AMC’s “61st Street”, Ready or Not, Blue Bayou) is a dark chiller about a burdened man who feels the wrath of a vengeful God after he and his wife are visited by a mysterious stranger. The film stars O’Brien, Henry Czerny (Ready or Not, Mission Impossible, “Revenge”), and Mimi Kuzyk (The Day After Tomorrow, The Final Cut, “Shadowhunters”).
The Righteous had its World Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in 2021, winning the Cheval Noir and Silver Award, and has since gone on to win a Bloody at the 2021 Blood in the Snow Film Festival, and the Grimmfest Award at the 2021 Grimmfest.
June 1st starts the month with The Trancers Collection, Charles Band’s tech-noir cyberpunk franchise) All six films, from the 1984 cult classic that started it all to the latest offering in 2002, will be available on ARROW in the US, UK, Canada, and Ireland.
Enjoy a collection of new and contemporary classics with The Art of Cult (US/UK/CA/IRE).
Titles include Children of the Corn, The Hills Have Eyes, The Stylist, and Ringu.
Also available June 1st, Hell High (US/UK/CA/IRE): a twisted tale of delinquency pushed to its horrifying extreme starring Christopher Cousins (“Breaking Bad”) and Christopher Stryker.
On June 6th, enjoy a one-stop-shop on ARROW for all of Vinegar Syndrome’s screw-loose slices of saved-from-slaughter celluloid that makes it easy peasy to mainline all the underground genre films that will have you questioning the sanity that you can take: The Vinegar Syndrome Collection (US/UK/CA/IRE).
Titles include Avenging Angel, The Passing, Star Time, and Sweet Sugar.
On June 10th, tremble before the Almighty in Mark O’Brien’s debut feature The Righteous (US/UK/IRE), a dark chiller about a burdened man who feels the wrath of a vengeful God, after he and his wife are visited by a mysterious stranger. The Righteous has been acclaimed by critics on the festival circuit, including such raves as: “A brazenly ambitious horror film about grief and belief” and “Mark O’Brien dominates both in front and behind the camera” from Alexandra Heller-Nicholas of The Alliance of Women Film Journalists, “Deeply engrossing and affecting… the film packs a philosophical punch” from Brian Fanelli at Horror Buzz, and “a remarkably assured directorial debut from O’Brien that provides a gratifying experience that is sure to chill, linger and provoke in ways that harken the best of horror cinema” from Harris Dang of In Their Own League.
On June 10th, explore the dangers of being too polite with ARROW’s Season: “I Think You Should Leave”. We don’t want to come across as rude. We don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings. But, sometimes we’re prisoners of our manners and our politeness can turn deadly. And end… badly. This is a Season where nobody heeds that advice and look what happens to them.
Titles include The Righteous, The Bloodhound, Two Thousand Maniacs, and Shiver of the Vampire.
Lastly on June 10th, discover Viy (US/CA), the first horror film ever produced in the Soviet Union. In 19th century Russia, a seminary student is forced to spend three nights with the corpse of a beautiful young witch. But when she rises from the dead to seduce him, it will summon a nightmare of fear, desire, and the ultimate demonic mayhem.
On June 13th, the overnight crew at a supermarket find themselves falling prey to The Intruder ((US/UK/CA/IRE). Featuring early appearances by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, this 1989 cult slasher sees bodies pile up one by one in the most gruesome fashion.
June 16th explores the question of what dangers lurk when the clairvoyant cannot see. When you can see the future with the power of your mind though – and you still manage to end up putting yourself or your friends on the butcher’s block – you really Should Have Seen It Coming (US/UK/CA/IRE).
Titles include: Dark August, The Premonition, Death Has Blue Eyes and Psychic Killer.
June 17th delivers a trio of terror for ARROW fans: Blood Dolls (US/UK/CA/IRE) and the cult classic slasher sequels Maniac Cop 2 (US/CA) and Maniac Cop III: Badge of Silence (US/CA).
June 20th caps off the month with an ode to ARROW’s favorite Texan preservers of the legacy of genre movies. ARROW celebrates the American Genre Film Archive with The AGFA Collection (US/UK/CA/IRE).
Titles include Bat Pussy, Who Killed Captain Alex, She Mob, and The Zodiac Killer.