Family Video acquires Ballet of Blood

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Living in the midwest can often seem like you’re trapped in a Delorean with the dial stuck on 1992. People love love LOVE their car stereos, mock Oakley shades are STILL all the rage and…video stores are still EVERYWHERE!!! The latter, I actually don’t mind one bit. In my immediate area I know of, at the very least, upwards of 10 family videos within a 10 mile radius. I can still browse the aisles for something I may not have seen and admittedly, I even haunt the places for their used blurays. So, to me, its nothing out-of-the-ordinary when I hear that a brick-and-mortar video rental chain has acquired a horror film for sell-through, in fact, its kinda cool that that avenue still exists for indie filmmakers to distribute their work.

“Critics agree, Ballet of Blood, could be the most important indie horror film of the decade, at least in the sub-category of ballet, which is a rare subject to tread on in the vast horror landscape. The DVD will be on shelves June 21st at all Family Video stores – the last standing DVD rental chain in America!

You can also check it out On Demand, or order the DVD from Amazon or eBay. The motion picture won Audience Choice Award at the 2015 RIP International Horror Film Festival. It was also nominated for Best Acting Ensemble and Best Editing.

Synopsis: After years of emotional abuse and body shaming, two ballerina’s drug-fueled fantasy, of viciously attacking their ballet school, becomes reality. Meanwhile, a nerdy ballerina starts writing a novel based on the events that transpired, deeply offending some for turning such sensitive material into a book, for young audiences. Soon, her and her sister realize every word being typed is somehow altering real life. Will this strange and psychedelic paralleling fantasy carry the sisters, along with anyone else, to a merciless blood-splattered doom?

The film stars Sydney Raye and Jessica Knopf, as the partners in crime. Laura Amelia as the dance teacher, Delphine, and Julia Faye West as company co-owner. The film also features Mindy Robinson as the prima ballerina, with Walter Hochbrueckner, Vera R. Taylor, Rubi Garcia, Marla Martinez, Jacqueline Marie Alberto, Dawna Lee Heising, Dallas Chandler, Krystall Schott, Georgie Borchardt, Sky Patterson, Christopher Arias, Kimberly Cohen, Robert Evans and Marylyn Brooks.

Produced by Julia Faye West, Sydney Raye, Vera R. Taylor, Walter Hochbrueckner, John Gonatos, Mikko Tervonen, Michael Anthony and Bouvier. Production design by Mystic Marlow. Art Direction by Ryan Henneman. Sound by Jean-Paul Inesta, stills by Mark Rakocy, script editing by H. Raven Rose. Written and directed by Jared Masters (Slink, After School Massacre).

Check out the official trailer below!”


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Ash Hamilton is not only the owner of, but also one of its major contributors. A long time horror movie enthusiast, Ash has lent his personality to radio and television and continues to support his favorite genre through his writing and art. He also loves beef jerky and puppies... and low-grade street-quality hallucinogens.

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