WELCOME TO WILLITS (Trevor Ryan, 2016)

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Re: WELCOME TO WILLITS (Trevor Ryan, 2016)

Postby Tom on 09 Mar 2017, 23:50

Ha ha. Well I think spoiling movies these days is a lost art. I mean if you look at the trailers for Logan for example, they pretty much give away the fate of two central characters.
It's so rare now to have a film come out and take you by surprise and be unexpected.
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Re: WELCOME TO WILLITS (Trevor Ryan, 2016)

Postby Jox on 14 Mar 2017, 10:49

At North Hollywood's Laemmle's on Monday March 27th at 7:45pm for North Hollywood CineFest

NoHo CineFest presents Horror Night
https://www.nohocinefest.com/monday-mar-27
http://screenanarchy.com/2017/03/noho-c ... ntrib.html

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https://www.laemmle.com/films/42075

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Re: WELCOME TO WILLITS (Trevor Ryan, 2016)

Postby Jox on 20 Mar 2017, 15:22

Jox wrote:Pasadena Film Festival screening March 11 at 9.30 pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/245034485957013/

WELCOME TO WILLITS won the Audience Award at the Pasadena International Film Festival.
http://www.pasadenafilmfestival.org/piff-2017
https://coloradoboulevard.net/2017-pasa ... al-awards/
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Re: WELCOME TO WILLITS (Trevor Ryan, 2016)

Postby TEMIRLAN on 20 Mar 2017, 20:10

is it gonna have theatre release in us?
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Re: WELCOME TO WILLITS (Trevor Ryan, 2016)

Postby Jox on 21 Mar 2017, 11:38

Who knows. Nothing's been announced for the official U.S. release yet, it's just being shown at festivals at the moment...


WTW has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor (Bill Sage) and Best Director (Trevor Ryan) at the North Hollywood CineFest:
https://www.nohocinefest.com/2017-awards
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Re: WELCOME TO WILLITS (Trevor Ryan, 2016)

Postby Jox on 23 Mar 2017, 11:24

Nominated for Best Horror, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Actor (Rory Cuklin) and Best Actress (Sabrina Gadsaki) at FirstGlance Film Festival Los Angeles
https://www.facebook.com/FirstGlanceFil ... 797875068/
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Re: WELCOME TO WILLITS (Trevor Ryan, 2016)

Postby Jox on 29 Mar 2017, 15:52

Rated 15 in the UK for "strong violence, language, sex, gory images, drug misuse"
http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/alien-hunter-video

BBFCINSIGHT PUBLICATION DATE 27/03/2017

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ALIEN HUNTER is a science fiction drama in which a man ingesting a homemade drug imagines a group of campers to be dangerous aliens.

VIOLENCE
There are bloody shootings, stabbings and dismemberments with an axe, as well as deaths by strangulation and neck break.

INJURY DETAIL
There are gory images of dismembered body parts and shots of bloody knife and bullet wounds.

LANGUAGE
There is strong language ('f**k').

DRUGS
The principal character smokes his homemade drug from a glass bong pipe, causing him to hallucinate.

SEX
A couple have vigorous sex in the woods in a variety of positions; all without nudity or strong detail.
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Re: WELCOME TO WILLITS (Trevor Ryan, 2016)

Postby Jox on 22 Apr 2017, 10:47

Pretty good review from the Nevermore Film Festival:
http://gruesomemagazine.com/2017/04/21/ ... or-comedy/
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Re: WELCOME TO WILLITS (Trevor Ryan, 2016)

Postby Jox on 24 Apr 2017, 11:10

Jox wrote:Nominated for Best Horror, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Actor (Rory Cuklin) and Best Actress (Sabrina Gadsaki) at FirstGlance Film Festival Los Angeles
https://www.facebook.com/FirstGlanceFil ... 797875068/

Winner at FirstGlance Film Fest Los Angeles for:
Best Horror: Trevor Ryan
Best Actor (Feature): Rory Culkin
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Re: WELCOME TO WILLITS (Trevor Ryan, 2016)

Postby Jox on 16 May 2017, 10:20

The DVD just came out in the UK and the price dropped at £5
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alien-Hunter-D ... 06XDD7429/
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Re: WELCOME TO WILLITS (Trevor Ryan, 2016)

Postby Jox on 21 May 2017, 23:42

As a reminder, the original short film WELCOME TO WILLITS: AFTER SUNDOWN (2013) that it's based on can be watched here:
https://vimeo.com/79080785
http://welcometowillits.com

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Re: WELCOME TO WILLITS (Trevor Ryan, 2016)

Postby Jox on 24 May 2017, 11:38

Cannabus Culture Film Festival (New York) screening on June 22
http://cannabusculturefilmfest.com/june-22nd-schedule/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1635663686463659/


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If the film had kept it’s original title and artwork it would have been much easier to evaluate it. But by changing the title and giving Dolph Lundgren more prominent billing, (he has what amounts to a glorified cameo along with former WWE wrestler Shad Gaspard as characters in a cop show, segments of which play a role in the film’s events), it sets you up to expect sci-fi action along the lines of the classic I COME IN PEACE/DARK ANGEL. What you get is something quite different, which left me initially disappointed. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized it actually was a good film, though much darker and funnier than what I was expecting.

There’s a fair amount of suspense along with the dark humor, backed up with some surprisingly good alien effects and gore. And I didn’t feel cheated by the ending, something I’ve been feeling with a lot of films lately. Director Trevor Ryan and writer Tim Ryan, (yes they’re brothers) have put together a nice little package
that’s been somewhat sabotaged by it’s marketing. If you go into it with no plot expectations, you should find ALIEN HUNTER a lot of fun.

http://beneaththeunderground.com/alien- ... view-2017/
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