Brian Lonano Selects

Brian Lonano Selects

“I am honored and humbled to be here today - not only to showcase my films on this carefully curated channel of classic, contemporary and cult cinema, but to also highlight films that I quite enjoy!  My picks showcase a love of aesthetics; both high end and lo-fi.  But they also highlight my love for absurd, satirical and often challenging cinema.  Every single film on this list inspired me and my work in one way or another. And I hope you find inspiration in them too. Prepare to be dazzled, confused, mortified, and blown away by these great cinematic works, courtesy of the wonderful people at ARROW. Thanks again for letting me make some selections.” — Brian Lonano

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Brian Lonano Selects
  • The Stylist

    Obsession gets a makeover in The Stylist, a deliciously twisted slice of female-led psychological horror, nominated for the New Visions Award for Best Motion Picture at the 2020 Sitges International Film Festival and based on co-writer/director Jill Gevargizian’s award-winning short film of the s...

  • Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion

    After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners.

  • Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41

    After spending a year in solitary confinement, Matsu escapes from prison with six more convicts, followed by the guards who are led by a vengeful warden who wants her dead at all costs.

  • Tetsuo - The Iron Man

    A strange man known only as the "metal fetishist", who seems to have an insane compulsion to stick scrap metal into his body, is hit and possibly killed by a Japanese "salaryman", out for a drive with his girlfriend. The salaryman then notices that he is being slowly overtaken by some kind of dis...

  • The Happiness Of The Katakuris

    From Takashi Miike, the prolific director of such shocking hits including Audition and Ichi the Killer comes “The Sound of Music meets Dawn of the Dead”!
    The Katakuri family run a peaceful country inn at the foot of Mount Fuji. A little more peaceful than anticipated, their only visitors arrive ...

  • The Stuff

    Are you eating it...or is it eating you? The Stuff is the new dessert taking supermarket shelves by storm. It's delicious, low in calories and - better still - doesn't stain the family carpet... What's not to like?! Well, for a start it has a life of its own, and we're not talking friendly live b...

  • Who Killed Captain Alex?

    Welcome to Wakaliwood, Uganda: home of “DA BEST OF DA BEST MOVIES!” and the vanguards of DIY commando cinema. Under the guidance of writer/producer/director Nabwana Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey (IGG) and with producer/star Alan Ssali Hofmanis, this crack crew of self-taught filmmakers and martial arts ...

  • Mary Jane's Not A Virgin Anymore

    Sarah Jacobson's punk-spirited DIY films from the 1990s combine B-movie aesthetics and riot grrrl feminism, standing as a testament to the vision, determination, and raw talent of the Queen of Underground Cinema. MARY JANE'S NOT A VIRGIN ANYMORE, Jacobson's only feature film, is a vibrant and vit...

  • The Sword and The Claw

    They took his money. They took his family. And now, they’ve taken his hands. But they can never take his revenge! Exploding from the same hallucinogenic netherworld as TURKISH STAR WARS, THE SWORD AND THE CLAW stars Turkish genre legend Cüneyt Arkin in his most iconic role. It’s CONAN THE BARBARI...

  • The Love Witch

    Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells work too well, leaving her with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her ...

  • The Woman

    Almost a decade after Lucky McKee burst upon the indie horror scene and became a 'Master of Horror' in the making thanks to his directorial debut May, he teamed up with legendary cult author Jack Ketchum for his most shocking and brutal film to date: The Woman, an instant cause célèbre on its Sun...

  • Just For The Hell of It

    Ray Sager (The Wizard of Gore) stars as Dexter, vicious leader of "Destruction Incorporated" - a self-styled gang of young ne'er-do-wells whose favourite pastimes include trashing parties, beating up on the locals and sticking helpless babies in trash cans. Why do they do it? Just for the Hell of...

  • Basket Case

    Duane Bradley seems like a pretty ordinary guy. His formerly conjoined twin Belial, on the other hand, is a deformed creature who lives in a wicker basket. Arriving in the Big Apple and taking up a room at a seedy hotel, the pair set about hunting down and butchering the surgeons responsible for ...

  • Brain Damage

    Meet Elmer. He’s your local, friendly parasite with the ability to induce euphoric hallucinations in his hosts. But these LSD-like trips come with a hefty price tag. When young Brian comes under Elmer’s addictive spell, it’s not long before he finds himself scouring the city streets in search of ...

  • Cropsey

    Growing up on Staten Island, filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio had often heard the legend of ‘Cropsey.’ For the kids in their neighborhood, Cropsey was the escaped mental patient who lived in the old abandoned Willowbrook Mental Institution, who would come out late at night and snatc...