"100 Bloody Acres"
Opening In: Limited Nationwide (Expanding July 5)
Synopsis: In "100 Bloody Acres," brothers Reg and Lindsay Morgan are struggling to keep their organic blood and bone fertilizer business in motion. Their secret "recipe" for success (using dead car crash victims in their product) was a huge boon to business, but lately supply has been gravely low. Months have passed since their last find, and an important new customer is now waiting on a delivery. When junior partner Reg (amon Herriman of "Justified") stumbles upon 3 travelers stranded on a remote country road, he cooks up a radical solution to their problem, and a way of finally gaining the respect of his bossy big brother (Angus Sampson, featured in the upcoming "Insidious: Chapter 2"). But when Reg starts to fall for Sophie, one of the intended victims, things get complicated. A bloody good time, the Cairnes' brothers witty horror-comedy blends sly Australian humor, gory fun, and a clever storyline that gives "recycling" a whole new context.
"A Band Called Death"
Opening In: New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Detroit, Phoenix, Chicago, Seattle, Washington D.C. (Expanding July 5)
Synopsis: Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early '70s formed a band in their spare bedroom, began playing a few local gigs and even pressed a single in the hopes of getting signed. But this was the era of Motown and emerging disco. Record companies found Death's music and band name too intimidating, and the group were never given a fair shot, disbanding before they even completed one album. Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family love story, "A Band Called Death" chronicles the incredible fairy-tale journey of what happened almost three decades later, when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger. Playing music impossibly ahead of its time, Death is now being credited as the first black punk band (hell... the first punk band!), and are finally receiving their long overdue recognition as true rock pioneers.
Opening In: New York, Los Angeles
Synopsis: A mother and daughter vampire duo pretend to be sisters as they target an unsuspecting man who has just inherited the Byzantium Hotel.