Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hardware Wars Christmas Special, Limited Edition 2-Disc Set, Available Just in Time for the Holidays!!

Hardware Wars Christmas Special DVD is only available at http://www.thegrindhouse.net/ and Amazon.com. All units ordered at http://www.thegrindhouse.net/ will be signed by Director Ernie Fosselius!! The units sold through Amazon.com will not be signed.

Limited Edition Double Disc Holiday Special Includes:
30th Anniversary Edition of the award-winning classic short film Hardware Wars. Plus many extras: Director's Commentary, Creature Features TV Spot, The Prequel, The Unauthorized Foreign Re-make, The Director's Cut and Much Much More!
BUT WAIT, That's not all!! We're also including, as a very special holiday gift to you, How Hardware Wars Saved Christmas on a second DVD. How Hardware Wars Saved Christmas is a talking storybook slide show that was created and narrated by Ernie Fosselius (the mastermind behind the original Hardware Wars). Brought to you in visually relaxing 2-D! No glasses required.
This is limited to just 500 units. Each unit is hand numbered.

Release Date: 12/13/11

The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/

Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Devil (1981) Limited Edition DVD Coming 12/20/11 From Apprehensive Films

"More Insect Vomiting Than Any Other Film!!"

In 1981 The Devil was released upon unsuspecting audiences. They had no idea what they were in for. This film set a new standard for Asian Shock Cinema that would be often imitated but rarely equaled.

The Devil introduced the gut wrenching gimmick of live insect vomiting. As the vile She Devil appears people start puking up worms, snakes and all kinds of creepy crawlies. 1981 - Color - 81 minutes

This is a limited edition of just 500 units. Each unit is hand numbered. This release is available exclusively at http://www.thegrindhouse.net/ and Amazon.com Pre-order now, because once they're gone they're gone!!

The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/

Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Secretions Music Video, Cemetery Pogo Wins Favorite Music Video @ PollyGrind!!!

The music video (16mm) which I co-wrote/co-directed with Erik Beckett for The Secretions just won "Favorite Music Video" Audience Award at this year's PollyGrind GrindHouse Film Festival in Las Vegas! That's amazing, it's the first film I've ever done to win an award, and an audience award is really the highest honor. You can watch the music video below, and be sure to check out http://www.pollygrind.com/

- Jonathan Morken
President, Apprehensive Films





The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/

Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Free Shipping on All Orders $25.00 or More at www.TheGrindHouse.Net

Yep it's true. All USA orders of $25.00 or more now receive free shipping at http://www.thegrindhouse.net/ Be sure to sheck out our great selection of new titles including My Sweet Suicide, Keith Lowell Jensen - Cats Made of Rabbits, New Adventures of Captain Amazing-Lad and more. Don't forget our classics like the Crippled Masters 2, RatMan, Centipede Horror and tons more.

The Official Apprehensive Films Store:
http://www.thegrindhouse.net/

Everything Apprehensive:

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

25% Storewide Sale at www.TheGrindHouse.Net

Direct sales at http://www.thegrindhouse.net/ have been very good lately. We've sold out of more than 50 titles! In honor of the solid sales we've seen lately we're doing a storewide sale of 25% off all orders $10.00 or more. This sale only lasts until August 1st, so hurry and order now. Use coupon code "july" to get your 25% off when checking out.

Many of the titles have limited stock so we will sell out of them and we need to clear out some room in the warehouse for a whole bunch of new stuff coming in soon. Order now.

Private Parts DVD back in limited stock!

The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/

Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/

Saturday, July 9, 2011

2011 is a Year of Major Change for Apprehensive Films & The World

I used the Dracula Lives cover on left to represent change. I own this over-sized comic and thought there wasn't a better way to symbolize change than the cover art of the vampire bat morphing into Dracula!

2011 Has Been a Strange New World to Most Everyone.

- The Unemployment Rate in the US is at an All-Time High since the Great Depression.
- Disney Laid-Off 250 People from their Distribution Division.
- A Hamburger Restaurant is Opening in Folsom CA, near where I live, More than 800 People Have Applied for Jobs There.
- Nasa Laid-Off 9,000 People.
- The Government Planned to Create 18,000 New Jobs, They Succeeded in Creating 1,800...

The list of depressing fact goes on and on, way too long to mention them all here. It's time for major change and it has to start from the bottom up, if you're waiting for it to "Trickle Down" you'll die poor, old and still waiting. Things need to change at the base line, Entrepreneurs are the future. People who can create their own income. If your old sales channel isn't working, find a new one. Keep turning over rocks, there will be gold under some of them. Swallow your pride and do what needs to be done. Post up next to a RedBox and start selling your indie movie hand to hand. Start selling your CD's out the trunk of your car. Look at getting your product into niche markets that may be flourishing in a poor economy. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries anyone? Move forward, the VHS Boom is gone, but something just as exciting could be right around the corner, but we have to get off our asses and find it. If we don't initiate change on our end, the rich will just become wealthier and the poor will die.

- Jonathan Morken
Apprehensive Films

http://www.afcinema.net/

http://www.thegrindhouse.net/

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Video Disease: Human Anomalies, a New Film to be Produced by Apprehensive Films

Video Disease: Human Anomalies, is a documentary that Apprehensive Films will produce in house. The film is written and will be directed by Jonathan Morken (produced Why Lie? I Need a Drink). This will be a feature length documentary covering the history of exploitation films that prominently featured real human anomalies, freaks, marvels and oddities. It will cover titles from Freaks to The Weng Weng Films to RatMan and a bunch of wild stuff in between. We'll be starting a fundraising campaign for the film soon too. Keep your eyes peeled for future updates.

The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/

Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Keith Lowell Jensen, Double Plus Good on Pre-Sale Now!



The double disc release of the feature documentary, produced by Apprehensive Films, Why Lie? I Need a Drink and Keith Lowell Jensen's recent stand-up comedy CD To The Moon is on pre-sale now!












Pre-order it now!


The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/



Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Heart Full of Napalm DVD on Clearance at www.TheGrindHouse.Net



Apprehensive Films first compilation DVD of short films, Heart Full of Napalm, is on clearance. Pick up a copy while you still can! Only $4.95 http://www.thecrippledmasters.com/newclearance.html


This is a discontinued edition. These are old "Punk Rock" style covers from when Apprehensive Films first launched it's distribution arm and we were selling DVDs at underground punk shows. Very limited quantities available.


A DVD compilation of short horror & exploitation films. Warning: This disc contains elements of standard "GrindHouse" material including but not limited to sleaze, gore, violence, language, intense horror and more! Not recomended for people under 17 or anyone with a medical condition.


The disc includes four shorts; Sublime Depravity, Nwar, Cessation Resolution Nouvelle, and Bible The Movie.


Sublime Depravity: A gut wrenching depiction of a young girl's journey into the world of "Snuff" cinema. Shot on Super-8mm film, not video!! Written and Directed by: Jonathan Morken.


Nwar: The film centers on a group of seedy characters, each trying to snub the other out, all in the name of greed and lust. Super-8mm B&W. Written and Directed by: Jonathan Morken & Erik Beckett.


Cessation Resolution Nouvelle: A spontaneous combustion of clay animation. Super-8mm. Soundtrack by: The Secretions Written by: Jonathan Morken & Jeremiah Fender. Directed by: Jonathan Morken. Animation by: Nick Garrett.


Bible: The Movie: An animated comedy poking fun at Jesus' birth and The Last Supper. Written and Directed by: Keith Lowell Jensen.


Special Features: Three Trailers for Nwar, Interview with the Writers & Directors of Nwar, Two Original Trailers for Sublime Depravity and a Making of Cessation Resolution Nouvelle.

The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rivers of a Lost Coast In-Store Distribution with Borders


Apprehensive Films is very proud to announce that the Rivers of a Lost Coast DVD is available at select Northern California Borders Book Stores. Call your local Borders to see if it's available, if it's not request it!


The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Apprehensive Films Talks with B-Movie.com About The Crippled Masters



Apprehensive Films president, Jonathan Morken, spoke with B-Movie.com recently about The Crippled Masters series of movies and specifically our releases of parts 2 & 3. Read the most exhaustive interview on these films to date: http://seeofsound.com/editorial.php?id=170


The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/


Monday, May 16, 2011

Rivers of a Lost Coast: Standard Edition Release Date 5-17-11

Apprehensive Films is proud to anounce the official release date for Rivers of a Lost Coast: Standard Edition DVD will be upon us in less than 1 hour. You pick it up from tons of online retailers, it makes a great Fathers Day gift. You can get it here: http://www.amazon.com/Rivers-Lost-Coast-Tom-Skerritt/dp/B004NTDF6A/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1305613241&sr=1-2


The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/

Saturday, May 14, 2011

It's Midnight on Friday The 13th!



So technically people will say it's Saturday the 14th, but in my heart it's just into the midnight hour of Friday The 13th! In celebration I figured I'd post a picture of one of the most odd Friday The 13th toys ever manufactured. And yes I own a pair of these, but the packaging is long gone.


Jason Voorhees and Victim Spitballs. Spitballs were the rage in the late eighties for about a year. There was also a Freddy Krueger and Victim Spitballs set and a bunch of GhostBusters Spitballs. Enjoy the pic! I love the selling point of an 18 foot squirt!


The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/






Thursday, May 12, 2011

New Ads for www.TheGrindHouse.Net

Check out our ads for http://www.thegrindhouse.net/ in new issues of Ultra Violent Magazine and Screem Magazine. Our ad features the Crippled Masters 2, Crippled Masters 3 and Colony of the Dark.


Ultra Violent #11, page 14 (directly following the Lynn Lowry interview!)


Screem #22, page 61 (directly following the Video Naties review!)


The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/


















Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Why Lie? I Need a Drink Enters the Digital World



Finally Apprehensive Films, in-house produced, documentary "Why Lie? I Need a Drink" is available for digital downloads and streaming rentals on Amazon Instant Video! Go rent or download it now at: http://www.amazon.com/Why-Lie-I-Need-Drink/dp/B00503BDXK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1305097970&sr=1-1

Why Lie? I Need a Drink: We've all heard the urban legend of the panhandler hopping in his nice car and making his way to a comfortable home after a day of begging on the freeway off-ramp. Comedian Keith Lowell Jensen decided to find out just how hard it really is to make money holding up a cardboard sign. With his sights set on the easy life Jensen spent countless hours employing every gimmick imaginable in an attempt to make his fortune. Trying everything from panhandling dressed like a giant banana, as a mime, a regular homeless person and even Uncle Sam, Jensen tried every trick in the book. Can you really make a good living begging? Is anyone doing it? Find out when you watch this enlightening, poignant and hilarious new documentary from Apprehensive Films.


The official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/

Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Movies You've Never Heard of: The Amazing Mr. No Legs



Here's a film that most of you have never heard of, The Amazing Mr. No Legs, a true grindhouse classic. The film isn't currently available commercially, but many grey-market copies are floating around.

The film was released in 1979 and was Directed by Ricou Browning (the actor who played the Gill Man in the underwater shots of Creature From the Black Lagoon).

Meet Mr. No Legs! Deadly professional hit-man for a drug syndicate... and a limbless cripple! With his cool wheelchair, armed with shotguns and throwing stars. His amazing kung fu skills mean trouble for everyone he confronts, even his own boss! Things get ugly when a unlucky drug dealer kills No Legs girl by accident.

The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/



Friday, May 6, 2011

Two Theatrical Screenings Booked for A Farewell To Arm

Yes, we have two theatrical screenings booked for the short film "A Farewell To Arm" coming up. The short film is by the incredibly talented Snyder Bros. out of New York. It's featured on our Crippled Masters 3 DVD as a special feature. You can pick the DVD up at http://www.thecrippledmasters.com/

The first screening is in Queens on May 10th. More information at: http://www.egarage.tv/thegarages/view/love-vinny-vino-a-farewell-to-arm-and-more

The second screening is an OFFICIAL SELECTION of the Hoboken International Film Festival screens Saturday, June 4th, 6 PM at Cedar Lane Cinemas, 503 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ 07666.

"A Farewell to Arm" from the Snyder Brothers, who brought you "Reaper Madness". A Hemingway-esque spoof of manhood via a father-son arm wrestling challenge.



The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/






Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/









Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Keith Lowell Jensen - Double Plus Good Pre-sale





The pre-sale for the double disc release of "Keith Lowell Jensen - Double Plus Good" is now live and ready to go. You can pre-order the release at many online retailers like CDuniverse.com, Buy.com, DeepDiscount.com or directly at http://www.amazon.com/Jensen-Keith-Lowell-Double-Drink/dp/B004T1RATU/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1304466902&sr=1-2

Streets: 6/21/11

We will have the release up in the KLJ Shop very soon along with the pre-sale for Cats Made of Rabbits.




Double Plus Good: This is the amazing double disc release from comedian Keith Lowell Jensen. It includes the feature length documentary ""Why Lie? I Need a Drink"" and the hilarious stand-up comedy CD ""To The Moon"". Special features include: interview with Director Keith Lowell Jensen, theatrical trailer, TV spots, Internet promos and deleted scenes. Keith Lowell Jensen is an indie comic to watch with recent appearances on Spike TV, The George Lopez Show and at comedy clubs across the country. This is a truly hilarious double disc set that you can watch and listen to over and over agian.









The official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/




Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Apprehensive Films Signs Distribution Deal With Diamond Comics



Apprehensive Films signed the paperwork today to bring the Comic Book Independents DVD directly to comic book shops across the country through the largest comic book distributor in the United States, Diamond Comics. Look for it in the June issue of Previews.


Comic Book Independents: Discover what it really takes to strike out on your own and become the next big name in graphic novels. Twenty-four respected creators unveil the secrets of the artistic mind, by talking about their favorite medium, the lowest of low-brow arts: Comic Books.




Featured Interviews:
Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltes)
Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man)
Scott McCloud (Uderstanding Comics)
Erik Larsen (The Savage Dragon)
Robert Williams (Zap!)
Craig Thompson (Blankets)
Wendy Pini (Elfquest)
Jim Woodring (Frank)
Tony Millionaire (Maakies)
Keith Knight (Knight Life)
Eric Powell (The Goon)
Carla Speed McNeil (Finder)
& a Dozen More!




The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/




Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/




Friday, April 22, 2011

GirlFriends DVD, Lesbian Horror In Stock at www.TheGrindHouse.Net



Yes we have limited stock of the indie lesbian horror film GirlFriends in stock now at http://www.thegrindhouse.net/




First time on DVD! Out of print for over a decade -- a cult classic from the director of TOWNIES and the creators of the KILLER NERD films! "Despite its low, low budget, this kinky tale of a pair of likable lesbian serial killers is an inventive combination of HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER and PINK FLAMINGOS. Pearle and her butch lover Wanda make a modest living picking up a variety of men and, right before the seduction, blowing their heads off and making off with their wallets. An ironic thriller loaded with shockingly graphic splatter effects, sly humor and a surprise ending. Lesbian empowerment has never been so unnerving for the males in the audience!"






The official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/






Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Crippled Masters 3 Review

We just got a solid youtube review of The Crippled Masters 3. Check it out:






The Official Apprehensive Films Store: www.TheGrindHouse.Net

Everything Apprehensive: www.afcinema.net

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

H.G. Lewis Classic Wizard of Gore on DVD in Stock at www.TheGrindHouse.Net


We have the H.G. Lewis classic Wizard of Gore on DVD in stock at http://www.thegrindhouse.net/ Get it today for only $12.95.


Is it magic? Or wholesale slaughter? Montag the Magnificent (Ray Sager), The Wizard of Gore, is a seedy small time magician with a shocking stage act. Hypnotizing pretty young women from the audience to be his obedient volunteers, Montag then proceeds to mutilate them in a series of Grand Guignol illusions. A woman is cut in half with a chainsaw, another is drilled through the stomach with a giant punch press, a metal spike is driven through one gal's head, and two ladies are forced to swallow swords. Trouble is, after the show, the "illusions" become all too horribly real. Blood, guts, and offbeat surrealism in another crackpot classick from "The Wizard of Gore" himself, director Herschell Gordon Lewis.

The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

First Wholesale Order Just Came in for Keith Lowell Jensen's Double Plus Good Release!


Everyone here at Apprehensive Films is pleased to see the first wholesale order come in yesterday for the double disc release of Why Lie? I Need a Drink and To The Moon, "Keith Lowell Jensen, Double Plus Good". Discs are being manufactured right now and shipped off to our wholesaler later this week. Go pre-order this great release at http://www.amazon.com/Jensen-Keith-Lowell-Double-Drink/dp/B004T1RATU


Street Date: 6/21/11


This is the amazing double disc release from comedian Keith Lowell Jensen. It includes the feature length documentary ""Why Lie? I Need a Drink"" and the hilarious stand-up comedy CD ""To The Moon"". Special features include: interview with Director Keith Lowell Jensen, theatrical trailer, TV spots, Internet promos and deleted scenes. Keith Lowell Jensen is an indie comic to watch with recent appearances on Spike TV, The George Lopez Show and at comedy clubs across the country. This is a truly hilarious double disc set that you can watch and listen to over and over agian.


The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/

Monday, April 11, 2011

Colony of the Dark, Now In Stock with Major Retailers



Yes, it's true. Colony of the Dark is now in stock and ready for order with many major retailers including Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, BN.com, CDUniverse.com, BlowItOutaHere.com, MovieMars.com and a ton more.


Don't forget you can always pick this great indie, super8mm, creature feature directly from us at http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Apprehensive Films: http://www.afcinema.net/


Friday, April 8, 2011

Rob Bottin, The Most Overlooked Special FX Master in Horror Film History?


It's quite possible that Rob Bottin is the most overlooked and often forgotten special FX master in horror movie history. The hardcore fans out there I'm sure are thinking " Are you kidding me? The guy created the FX for John Carpenter's The Thing!" But the hardcore fan base only makes up a small percentage of special FX admirers and enthusiasts.


When someone asks who are some Hollywood special FX guys? Most likely you'll hear Tom Savini, Dick Smith, Rick Baker, Stan Winston and KNB FX. But hardly ever does anyone bring up Rob Bottin, who in my opinion has done some of the most stunning special FX work in the history of film. Bottin did live in Rick Baker's garage when he was in his twenties.


Bottin created all the special FX for John Carpenter's The Thing, the three boobs in Total Recall, the werewolfs for The Howling and a ton more.


Selected Filmography


  • Piranha 1978

  • The Fog 1980

  • The Howling 1981

  • The Thing 1982

  • Legend 1985

  • Robocop 1987

  • Total Recall 1990

  • Se7en 1995

  • Fight Club 1999

  • Charlie's Angels 2000

The official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/



Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hardware Wars T-Shirts -- Only Two Left at TheGrindHouse.Net


It's true we only have two Hardware Wars T-shirts left in stock and we won't be getting anymore. We have one Small and one 2X. That's it, pick them up before they're gone forever. Get them at

http://www.thecrippledmasters.com/newtshirts.html We haven't updated the inventory yet, so it shows we have other sizes, but we don't. Only $14.95.


Official Hardware Wars T-shirts, licensed and approved by Writer-Director Ernie Fosselius. These are professionally silk screened shirts printed on high quality Anvil/Gildan brand T-shirts. Anvil's are 100% cotton, double stitched professional grade T-shirts. Gildan's are 90% cotton and 10% polyester, double stitched professional grade T-shirts. Mens sizes.


The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Keith Lowell Jensen's New Stand-Up Comedy CD Kickstarter!


Yes, we here at Apprehensive Films have a bias when it comes to asking you to help fund Keith Lowell Jensen's new Kickstarter campaign for his upcoming CD/DVD release, Cats Made Out of Rabbits, because we'll be distributing it and we helped produce it. But beyond that, it really is an extremely hilarious new product. See clips and hear Keith rant about how the project came together: http://kck.st/dZMxxn If you like what you see, donate some money. It's basically a pre-order, so you can't lose!


The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/


Monday, April 4, 2011

SWEDISH SENSATIONSFILMS Book Now For Sale at TheGrindHouse.Net, Christina Lindberg


Yes fans of Swedish exploitation (Christina Lindberg Anyone?) cinema can now rejoice! We have SWEDISH SENSATIONSFILMS the book for sale at http://www.thegrindhouse.net/ and it's just $20.00.


320 page trade paperback, plus 8 pages of sensational color. Features over 200 reviews of strange and sexy Swedish films Full-color insert features rare vintage film posters and lobby cardsOriginal cover artwork by Wes Benscoter (Black Sabbath, Slayer, Thriller).


Sweden’s prominent and secure film legacy is associated internationally with Ingmar Bergman’s successful and high-quality works. However, even the greatest Swedish director could not resist another breed of Swedish film—notorious for laissez-faire nudity, relaxed sexuality, drugs, and shocking violence—the sensationsfilm.


In 1911, Sweden enacted the world’s first government board of film censors, provoking a century-long war against filmmakers that outlived two World Wars, communism, and the sexual revolution. In 2011, the censors finally surrendered—and SWEDISH SENSATIONSFILMS declares victory with a fiery retrospective of over 200 often banned and cut films produced during the golden age of Swedish sin. PLUS: First-hand accounts by starlet Christina Lindberg (Thriller: En Grym Film, Maid in Sweden); scores of rare exhibition posters and images, a glossary of curious Swedish customs; and an uninhibited cast of thousands, including: Stellan Skarsgård, Pernilla August, Lee Hazlewood, Dennis Hopper, Max von Sydow, David Carradine, Heinz Hopf, Harry Reems, Noomi Rapace, Marie Forså, Troy Donahue, Zinny Zan, and Ludde the dog.


Produced in the backyard of the Swedish film industry, these sexually daring films form a canon of countless sensational movies dealing with shocking or taboo subjects—street punks, sadistic mobsters, space aliens, unruly housewives, ruthless drug pushers, bloodthirsty ninjas, teen temptresses, lingonberry cowboys, bearded perverts, and drunken vikings—all simply too strange to ignore.


Once again, Swedish Death Metal author Daniel Ekeroth delves into the arcane culture and contradictions of his homeland, returning with the first comprehensive overview of Swedish Sensationsfilms—the Scandinavian scourge of the world’s exploitation cinema.


So go get it now at http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/

Friday, March 25, 2011

Porn Stars Featured in Horror Films, Jenna Jameson, Marilyn Chambers, Amber Lynn, Veronica Hart

Over the years adult film stars have had varied success in trying to cross over to mainstream movies. Typically their attempts almost always land them in a horror film or two. For some reason horror film producers assume that their audiences love porn stars... and for the most part they are probably right. Here's a few films that prominently feature some of porn's top ladies.

Rabid - Marilyn Chambers
1977 - Directed by David Cronenberg

Rose (Marilyn Chambers) suffers severe wounds in a motorcycle accident. Experimental surgery turns her into a vampire of sorts that infects her victims with a incurable and fatal case of mania that resembles rabies.








Things - Amber Lynn
1989
A guy and his friend go to his brothers house to drink a ton of beer and end up having to fight some ant-like sharp-toothed creatures that were born of the brother's sickly wife. Amber Lynn plays a news reporter, pretty badly too.




Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh - Veronica Hart
1991
Concerns a mysterious Egyptian slasher terrorizing Pittsburgh and a scantly-clad Veronica Hart.






Evil Breed: Legend of Samhain - Jenna Jameson
2003, AKA: Samhain

Also features Chasey Lain and Ginger Lynn Allen. Two American tourists on a romantic camping trip are brutally murdered. A few days later, during the ancient festival of Samhain, a group of American university students moves into a beautiful cottage, surrounded by a lush forest and a majestic lake. They are here to learn about the rituals of the ancient Druids and other Celtic legends. But in the remains of an abandoned copper mine, lives the ancestors of an incestuous clan of cannibals. Stalked by a hulking, disfigured mutant, the students and their chaperone are in for the most harrowing time of their young lives.





Zombie Strippers - Jenna Jameson
2008

Miss Jameson seems to be becoming a favorite porn star to be featured in low budget horror movies. No plot summary required.





The Official Apprehensive Films Store: www.TheGrindHouse.Net

Everything Apprehensive: www.afcinema.net

Rivers of a Lost Coast In More Outlets for Pre-Sale!


Rivers of a Lost Coast: Standard Edition is now up in many outlets for pre-sale. You can order at the sites listed here and many others: WalMart.com, Buy.com, CDUniverse.com, DeepDiscount.com and many more.


Pre-Order today and save! Streets 5/17/11


The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Original Basket Case on DVD! Now Available at www.TheGrindHouse.Net


Yes we have Frank Henenlotter's cult classic Basket Case back in stock at http://www.thegrindhouse.net/ for only $12.95. Use coupon code "Shock" when checking out and save 15%. This is one of the most insane films to come out of New York in the 1980's!

Basket Case: Carrying a mysterious wicker basket around with him Duane Bradley arrives in Manhatten. Whats in the basket? Why Duane's hideously misshapen siamese twin brother Belial of course! Duane has hit the big apple to wreak havoc on the surgeons who separated them.


The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Comic Book Independents Screening in San Francisco!


April 1st, 8pm at Mission Comics and Art in San Francisco you'll be able to catch a screening of our new release Comic Book Independents. That's on the opening night of Wondercon! Filmmaker Chris Brandt will be in attendance, as will Jonathan Morken of Apprehensive Films.

Facebookers can check out the event here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=146481555409547

Check out Mission Comics and Art: http://www.missioncomicsandart.com/

Mission Comics and Art
3520 20th St. Suite B
San Francisco, CA 94110
Ph. # 415-695-1545

If you can't make it to the screening, you can pick up a copy of the movie here:
http://www.amazon.com/Comic-Book-Independents-Kevin-Eastman/dp/B004ECLQ6W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1300859486&sr=8-1

Comic Book Independents:
Discover what it really takes to strike out on your own and become the next big name in graphic novels. Twenty-four respected creators unveil the secrets of the artistic mind, by talking about their favorite medium, the lowest of low-brow arts: Comic Books. Featured Interviews:
Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltes)
Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man)
Scott McCloud (Uderstanding Comics)
Erik Larsen (The Savage Dragon)
Robert Williams (Zap!)
Craig Thompson (Blankets)
Wendy Pini (Elfquest)
Jim Woodring (Frank)
Tony Millionaire (Maakies)
Keith Knight (Knight Life)
Eric Powell (The Goon)
Carla Speed McNeil (Finder)
& a Dozen More!


The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/



Monday, March 21, 2011

The Apprehensive Films Archive Collection is Here!


We are digging into the Apprehensive Films archives and re-issuing many of our old titles as a part of the Apprehensive Films Archive Collection. These are being released to many more outlets through our major distribution channels. These are currently available for Pre-Sale at http://www.bn.com/, http://www.cduniverse.com/, http://www.bestbuy.com/, http://www.blowitoutahere.com/, http://www.fye.com/ and a ton more.

The current release schedule is:

Amputee With an Axe:
6/14

Cinema Insomnia: Bigfoot Mysterious Creature
6/21

Adventures in Space:
6/28

Cinema Insomnia: Carnival of Souls
7/5


So log on to your favorite website and pre-order now!


The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/

Sunday, March 20, 2011

House on Haunted Hill - Starring Vincent Price


We have the original House on Haunted Hill fom 1959 starring Vincent Price on DVD for just $7.95 at http://www.thegrindhouse.net/ We also have the Cinema Insomnia edition hosted by Mr. Lobo for just a few bucks more.

Would you stay in a haunted house for one night for $10,000? That is the situation of five strangers who have been invited by Frederick Loren to stay at a house where many murders have taken place. As the night wears on, strange sounds and ghostly visions appear to the guests. Will they be able to make it through the night or will someone end up dead? Or was it all a hoax?

House on Haunted Hill stars the eerie Vincent Price as the wealthy playboy Frederick Loren. Director William Castle enjoyed gimmicks. In some of the theaters showing the movie he rigged a skeleton to fly above the audience at the correct time with the movie. Much of the movie s success is owed to Castle's ingenuity.


The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/




Saturday, March 19, 2011

Crippled Masters Promo on B-Movie.com


Check out http://www.b-movie.com/ and see the big push they're doing for The Crippled Masters 2 & 3. The banner ad pops up in the lower right hand corner. If it's not there, just refresh the page a couple of times.


The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/

Cats Made Out of Rabbits - Keith Lowell Jensen Prototype


Here it is, the first pics of the new release "Cats Made Out of Rabbits" from stand-up comedian Keith Lowell Jensen. The picture is of Keith Lowell Jensen and Jonathan Morken in the Apprehensive Films offices holding up the two prototypes of the CD. It's currently off to one of the largest comedy record labels in the world for consideration. We'll let you know if they pick it up. We also have a DVD release of this coming too.


Check out more about Keith Lowell Jensen at: http://www.rockass.net/


Buy His Releases at: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Colony of the Dark YouTube Review & DVD Give Away

Colony of the Dark, the gritty creature feature from Apprehensive Films, just got a great YouTube Review:







We've also teamed up with The Celebrity Cafe to do a Colony of the Dark DVD give away. Hurry and enter now, only 10 copies are available for the give away.
http://thecelebritycafe.com/contests/colony-dark-dvd


The Official Apprehensive Films Store: www.TheGrindHouse.Net

Everything Apprehensive: www.afcinema.net

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Keith Lowell Jensen, Star of Why Lie? I Need a Drink, is on Fire!


Yes, Keith Lowell Jensen, star and director of Apprehensive Films "Why Lie? I Need a Drink" and professional stand-up comedian is on fire. Jensen recently opened for Robin Williams at the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley! He will be opening for Joan Rivers at the Crest Theater on March 13th and is being featured with Steve-O from Jackass starting May 5th at the Punchline.


So go get your copy of Why Lie? I Need a Drink and Jensen's current live CD To The Moon at http://www.kljshop.com/ while you can still approach him for an autograph without being pepper-sprayed!


The Official Apprehensive Films Store:



Everything Apprehensive:



Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bad Girls Go To Hell DVD, Continues to be a Fan Favorite!


We've had Bad Girls Go To Hell out on DVD since 2008 and it continues to sell all the time. It never ceases to amaze me how certain movies never die. Fans continue to seek this film out all the time. It's one of those celluloid anomalies that has long outlived it's drive-in beginnings.

Bad Girls Go To Hell: One of the roughest and most provocative films to come out of 1965! Bad Girls Go to Hell because they're possessed with sex and they know no shame. After murdering her rapist, Ellen hits the road and ends up in some very disturbing situations. She is used and abused throughout the entire film!


Directed by Doris Wishman.




Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Another Solid Review For Why Lie? I Need a Drink


"...Valuable insights into the everyday degradation and very real dangers of pleading for money on the side of the road." - The Video Librarian

Read the full review here: http://www.videolibrarian.com/othervideo.html#Anchor-30228


So please tell your librarian friends you'd love to check Why Lie? I Need a Drink out on DVD at your local library. They can order it from Amazon, through AEC or directly from us at http://www.whylieineedadrink.com/


The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Two New Releases Coming From Apprehensive Films



Two new DVD releases looming on the horizon from Apprehensive Films. No these are not cult horror movies, but instead a Documentary Double Whammy!

Rivers of a Lost Coast: Standard Edition

Tom Skerritt returns to fly fishing for the first time since "A River Runs Through It", to narrate this documentary on California's history of coastal fly fishing. This DVD includes the award-winning feature film, never before seen extra footage, deleted scenes and other bonus features. Using never before seen footage, vintage phots, archival headlines and exclusive interviews, Rivers of a Lost Coast shows a side of California most people never knew existed.


Look for this one at your favorite digital download/streaming outlet as well!



Street Date: 5-17-11



Keith Lowell Jensen: Double Plus Good (Why Lie? I Need A Drink/To The Moon)

This is the amazing double disc release from comedian Keith Lowell Jensen. It includes the feature length documentary "Why Lie? I Need a Drink" and the hilarious stand-up comedy CD "To The Moon". Special features include: interview with Director Keith Lowell Jensen, theatrical trailer, TV spots, Internet promos and deleted scenes. Keith Lowell Jensen is an indie comic to watch with recent appearances on Spike TV, The George Lopez Show and at comedy clubs across the country. This is a truly hilarious double disc set that you can watch and listen to over and over agian.

Street Date: 6-21-11




The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/




Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pre-Order Comic Book Independents DVD Now at FYE.com and Tons More!


Yes, that cool little indie documentary on indie comic book artists will be hitting store shelves on 2-22-11! You can now pre-order Comic Book Independents at: BestBuy.com, Tower.com, CDUniverse.com, Amazon.com, YesAsia.com, FYE.com, BN.com, BlowItOutaHere.com and of course directly through us at http://www.thegrindhouse.net/

Discover what it really takes to strike out on your own and become the next big name in graphic novels. Twenty-four respected creators unveil the secrets of the artistic mind, by talking about their favorite medium, the lowest of low-brow arts: Comic Books.

"I would highly recommend this documentary to anyone intersted in comics." -- Ain't It Cool News


The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Safety First: The Rise of Women, The Most Depraved Safety Film Ever Made! Now Available at TheGrindHouse.Net


We just picked up Satefy First: The Rise of Women to include in our online store http://www.thegrindhouse.net/ It's only $14.95, Russ Meyer's fans will love this!

Safety First: The most depraved safety film ever made in the history of the motion picture industry! An emergency can strike at any time. Learn safety procedures the fun way - with hot topless women running the show and stupid men meeting their very timely demise! Contains real emergency evacuation safety procedures for people who work in office buildings as dictated by Los Angeles City fire codes and other municipalities in California! Made by the guy who made the real safety training films for all of the landmark buildings in California from San Francisco to San Diego. Don't care about hot girls and jokes? Then watch it strictly for educational purposes with all of your co-workers and help your office become OSHA compliant! A would be R rated comedy (if it were rated) intended for audiences 18 years of age and older.


The Official Apprehensive Films Store: http://www.thegrindhouse.net/


Everything Apprehensive: http://www.afcinema.net/