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Check out the new release by OTHER CINEMA- EXPERIMENTS IN TERROR – which features my video for MAGIC IS KÜNTAMSTER: HOLD MY SCISSORS– which made the DVD cover!


(San Francisco, CA) Following in the ominous footsteps of our acclaimed 2003 avant-horror extravaganza EXPERIMENTS IN TERROR, OCD proudly announces the upcoming release of EXPERIMENTS IN TERROR 2. Curated by Noel Lawrence with invaluable assistance from Craig Baldwin, this very special film collection will be available on DVD September 25, 2007.

Creeping once more into the darkest corners of the cinematic imaginary, EXPERIMENTS IN TERROR 2 disinters a body of ghoulish works to satisfy our most perverse celluloid cravings.

Body-parts of cinema past – silents, grindhouse, giallos, Hitchcock, and Karloff – are exhumed, disemboweled, then stitched back together into shockingly new creations of frightful power and monstrous beauty through fiendishly clever montage and sinister sound design.

Highlights include Bill Morrison’s “The Mesmerist”, a sublime reworking of James Young’s “The Bells” (1926); the legendary J.X. Williams’ ultra-rare short “Psych-Burn” (“…strips the form of horror to its essentials.” — Jack Sargeant); and Damon Packard’s “The Early 70s Horror Trailer”, a perfect simulacrum of the fustian trailers from the Golden Age of Grindhouse.

Using crazed camerawork, mesmerizing mise-en-scene, and the alchemy of experimental technique, a new generation of cine-spooks apply aesthetic shocks to the rotten corpse of genre convention, re-animating it into a very contemporary order of horror film – graphic, ironic, poetic…undead!

“Deliciously dead-on recreations of 60s psychedelic-nightmare cinema and 70s drive-in horror …plus animated skeletons doin’ it every which way, experimental remixes of classic genre footage, vintage trailer trash, and more….”
` – Dennis Harvey, Variety/SF Bay Guardian

95 minutes
Price: $24.95
Pre-Order: September 4, 2007
Street: September 25, 2007


Bill Morrison (with music by Bill Frisell) – “The Mesmerist”
Damon Packard – “The Early 70s Horror Trailer”
J.X. Williams – “Psych-Burn”
Wago Kreider – “Between 2 Deaths”
Michelle Silva – “Amor Peligrosa”
Usama Alshaibi – “Hold My Scissors”
Lloyd M. Williams – “Opus 5”
Angel Nieves – “The Fear”
Clifton Childree & Nikki Rollason – “She Sank on Shallow Bank”


• The mysterious Closet of Horrors with spirits, psychos, and Bela Lugosi!

• A chilling cameo from Andy Warhol

• Essay booklet by Jack Sargeant (Author of Deathtripping and The Naked Lens)

• New Releases from Other Cinema DVD

For more information, or to set up an interview with Noel Lawrence, please call 415-290-0401 or e-mail

Copies of the DVD can be ordered online at


Other Cinema Digital will be screening EXPERIMENTS IN TERROR 2 in selected European cities this Fall, with curator Noel Lawrence in attendance. Stay tuned for more details soon.
We are currently booking shows, so if you are a museum, gallery, cinematheque, film festival, or other screening entity, get in touch with us ASAP!


Other Cinema will screen EXPERIMENTS IN TERROR 2 at its San Francisco HQ on October 27. Arrive early for free blood-red mulled wine amidst the mournful dirges of Douglas Katelus. Best costume wins a free EIT 2 DVD! Event will be held at ATA Gallery, 992 Valencia St., SF, 8:30 pm, $6.


The Other Cinema Digital label provides an alternative platform for the distribution of extraordinary film works. We celebrate peculiar visions and offbeat sensibilities, drawn from the contemporary underground as well as the archives. Be it auteur, exploitation, or industrial, OCD delivers a decidedly different audio-visual experience – ingenious, comic, critical…dangerous.

artvamp’s eco-friendly artist retreat

Artvamp founder Kristie Alshaibi is making plans to open a new artist retreat on her family’s 92 acre farm in northwest Missouri. The hope is to have the place running on 100% renewable energy within five years. The land is just outside the site of Missouri’s largest and most profitable wind farm.

There’s a clean natural spring running under the property, and the farm itself is a part the CRP conservation program set up to keep ground water clean and the land viable for future farming. The land has been farmed by Kristie’s family for over 100 years. It is the place that inspired Kristie as a young girl to begin shooting photographs – dressing dolls in her great grandmother’s dresses from the 19th century and setting them against a wild, rustic, magical backgrounds. It is the perfect space to find inspiration and solitude.

The materials from the old collapsed barn will be reused to build a large studio and rehearsal space, and the house will be remodeled with energy efficiency in mind. Volunteers are already lining up to help plant a large organic garden where vegetables will be grown and served fresh to artists in residence. Cherries and mulberries are among the fruit baring tress that dot the landscape.

The hope is to continue to develop the retreat to house up to eight artists at a time (for residencies lasting from two weeks to several months), in the main house and in several small cabins. More and better facilities will gradually be added, from kilns to multimedia computer suites. The site may also become home to seasonal celebrations (think all night bar-b-ques featuring a pit for cooking Masgouf – an Iraqi specialty).

A non-profit organization will be created to oversee the management of the artist retreat. There is currently a lien on the land because of of medical bills left behind by Kristie’s grandfather upon his passing. $100,000 still needs to be raised to release the lien and secure the deed. When this first step is accomplished, there will be nothing to stop the business plan from moving forward. Several organizations have already offered their assistance and resources to help bring this project into being. It is this initial hurdle that will make or break this dream.

Investors, loans, and fundraising ideas are all welcome at this time. Become a part of a project that benefits both the environment and the arts. If you know of a way to help, please don’t hestitate to contact Kristie at