On October 1st 2021, the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW debuts the extraordinary chiller DEMENTER, from indie horror director Chad Crawford Kinkle. The film will also be released by Arrow Video on Limited Edition 2-disc Blu-ray on October 4th, and includes Kinkle’s stunning 2013 debut film JUG FACE.
A raw and unsettling story of a woman attempting to rebuild her life after fleeing a dangerous cult, DEMENTER will have its UK premiere at the Arrow Video FrightFest Digital Edition in September. A brave and unflinching story of lives lived on the fringes of society, and a battle with demons inside and out, DEMENTER was shot on real locations with many non-actors playing versions of themselves – including Kinkle’s real life sister Stephanie, who has Down syndrome – as well as indie horror legend Larry Fessenden (Wendigo) as the cult leader, and Katie Groshong, both of whom appeared in Kinkle’s JUG FACE.
DEMENTER is a deeply personal, and unique film. As Kinkle says, “[It] gave me the opportunity to bring my sister into my world while I explored hers. As I edited the film, I realized that I had created a movie experience that I’d never seen before.” Producer Ashleigh Wells adds: “I have long admired Chad’s work, and it was a privilege to be a part of such personal story that helps bring inclusivity to the screen.” The result mixes a disarming naturalistic style with disorienting and chilling flashbacks, not to mention an intense and otherworldly soundtrack, and packs an emotional punch that lingers long after the credits have rolled.
DEMENTER is released on the alternative streaming service ARROW, 1st October.
DEMENTER + JUG FACE Limited Edition Blu-ray is released by Arrow Video on October 4th.
About Arrow Video
Since its inception in the UK in 2009, Arrow Video has grown to become the world’s No. 1 Premium label for the very best physical and digital releases of genre, cult and horror films from around the globe. The label has passionately trailblazed a multi-award-winning slate of releases in deluxe, definitive editions with state-of-the-art restorations, in-depth curation of new and archival extra features, newly commissioned artwork, accompanying booklets and special packaging, available from all major retailers and its own world-class direct-to-consumer website at www.arrowfilms.com.
Expanding into North America in 2015, Arrow Video’s best-in-class Blu-ray, UHD releases and extensive catalogue is complemented by premium digital and on demand services with its Channel ARROW (www.ARROW-Player.com) which shares the same ethos, curating the finest cult films from celebrated filmmakers including John Carpenter, David Cronenberg, George Romero, John Landis and Dario Argento and many more.
Upcoming releases include classic films from the likes of David Lynch, Edgar Wright and Quentin Tarantino, whilst also continuing to acquire and champion New Cult content, including Jill Gevargizian’s The Stylist and Adam Stovall’s A Ghost Waits.