By MICHAEL GINGOLD
To support National Canadian Film Day today, the country’s genre specialist Black Fawn Distribution has announced a trio of initiatives allowing fright fans to more easily check out their productions.
First up is a live, drive-in-style on-line broadcast of three of their movies tonight starting at 8 p.m. EST on Twitch. The lineup consists of I’LL TAKE YOUR DEAD, LET HER OUT and BED OF THE DEAD, accompanied by special guests introducing and telling productions stories between the features. Also today, Black Fawn has begun discounting all their disc titles at their on-line store by 50 percent in an open-ended sale, including such recent releases as Rob Grant’s HARPOON and Jenn Wexler’s THE RANGER. And at the VOD site, Black Fawn is now offering all their VOD rentals for just $2 each for seven days, for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.
“As the world sits in self-isolation, Black Fawn Distribution wanted to bring some Canadian horror to Canadian horror fans across the country with this special Twitch broadcast,” explains the company’s Christopher Giroux. “The Twitch platform allows us to screen films for our fans while also bringing in some special guests throughout the broadcast. We just want to do our part to bring National Canadian Film Day to everyone at home.”
“We’re so proud of our fellow Canadians for doing the right thing and staying inside right now, that we felt that putting together a few initiatives would help everyone out,” states Black Fawn’s C.F. Benner. “Films are currently being consumed at record levels, and it was important to us to have our Canadian titles available to everyone, regardless of where they live or their financial situation. The Twitch broadcast especially gives film fans a bit of a break while also allowing them to still support Canadian-made horror.”