Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Evil Kills, Now So Am I

Unbelievably after a dozen years I still have never seen Peaches Christ's 2010 cult film All About Evil, which stars noted queen Natasha Lyonne as a librarian-turned-projectionist who reigns over a series of splatteriffic murders at her newly-acquired indie cinema and which co-stars both Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson and Mink Stole. How this is a truth I will never understand, but it looks like I'm about to fix this gaping hole of mine because All About Evil is finally getting both a blu-ray and a streaming release in June! Severin is putting out the disc on June 10th and Shudder is handling the streaming side on June 13th -- these are good fine capable hands! First things first though here is the trailer:

So how many of you have seen this before? I know, I am so so late to this party, but I'm psyched to finally get the opportunity -- 2022 is turning out to be a big ol' gay year, much to the chagrin of all of the "Don't Say Gay" bills, and I'm here for it. Let's be gayer than ever y'all, and also stab when needed. Hit the jump for the full press release on this news...

Peaches Christ's Long Lost Cult Film All About Evil Resurrected This June
Natasha Lyonne ("Russian Doll") Leads an All-Star Cast
Severin Films Releasing Special Edition Blu-ray
As Campy Gorefest Debuts On Shudder
Peaches Christ to Host Gala Screenings Along West Coast

"dares to be everything a gushing fan boy, girl
or drag queen could want.” -- Daily Dead

“A tribute to midnight cinema that wears its influences
on its red-soaked sleeve.” -- Screen Anarchy

“The Ultimate Valentine to low-budget horror.” -- SFGATE
Los Angeles, CA - Following a world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival and a limited theatrical run in 2010, Peaches Christ's All About Evil disappeared underground for years, becoming the stuff of legend.  Now, the demented, blood-splattered classic is back for good, courtesy of a June 10th special edition Blu-ray release from Severin Films and a North American streaming release on Shudder June 13th.

To celebrate, Peaches Christ herself will present the film at "Peaches Christ 4-D Screenings" along the West Coast, including the Los Feliz 3 in Los Angeles on June 9 and the Victoria Theater in San Francisco on June 11 where the film was shot. Fans in Los Angeles can also attend a Blu-ray signing event at Dark Delicacies on June 12 with Peaches Christ and members of the cast.

All About Evil combines a wildly imaginative script with eye-popping buckets of blood. The film is anchored by a first-class cast: Natasha Lyonne ("Russian Doll", "Orange is the New Black") as the mad projectionist, Thomas Dekker ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles", Kaboom), Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Rob Zombie's The Munsters), John Waters muse Mink Stole (Serial MomHairspray), and Noah Segan (Knives OutLooper). 

The Blu-ray of All About Evil will feature a brand-new HD restoration of the feature, along with newly-produced and archival bonus features for fans to devour. Severin Films will release the Blu-ray on June 10th. Shudder will release the film on its service June 13th to subscribers in North America.

Of the film's long awaited resurrection, Peaches Christ shared, "For years, the movie has been unavailable and fans have been clamoring for it. As the creator, it's been frustrating to say the least. I feel like I've been given a great gift from both Severin and Shudder and am thrilled so many new people will discover my Evil little baby. The BluRay and features are truly stunning. I'm really proud of the film and am hoping the re-release helps get another feature film going!"

In the years since the birth of All About Evil, Peaches Christ has toured the globe, scaring and delighting audiences. For the past two years, Peaches has hosted Midnight Mass with Michael Varrati (Tales of Poe, "Dragula"), a podcast based on Peaches' long-running cult movie series in San Francisco. Every week, the pair go deep into discussions on the nature and fanbase of cult cinema, discussing everything from the works of Dario Argento to Rock N' Roll High School to Matilda.


Rob91316 said...

I recall enjoying this, mostly because of Natasha Lyonne.

Paul Adams said...

Wow! there's a blast from the past. We used to go see midnight movies that were hosted by Peaches Christ on Geary Blvd in San Francisco back in the 90s. I was just telling the hubby about that a few days ago. I had no idea she ever made a movie. I'll be checking it out as soon as I get the chance!