We are beyond honored to welcome Frank Henenlotter — the seminal filmmaker behind BASKET CASE, FRANKENHOOKER, BRAIN DAMAGE, and many more — to the AGFA advisory board.
Frank Henenlotter is a national treasure. His movies are unsettling, hilarious, and jam-packed with bad taste gags that would probably cause John Waters to reassess his worth as a filmmaker. Henenlotter has also devoted his life to collecting and preserving exploitation movie history. In the process, he has become the world’s foremost authority on unbelievable movies that were once considered insignificant, or completely ignored. As part of the team at Something Weird Video, Henenlotter rescued dozens of degenerate films that were gifted to the world through the “Frank Henenlotter’s Sexy Shockers” VHS line. We’re grateful to Henenlotter for his incredible movies, and also for educating the planet on the importance of “experiences” like THE GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS and SATANIS: THE DEVIL’S MASS.
Today, the AGFA advisory board consists of Alamo Drafthouse founders Karrie and Tim League, filmmakers Paul Thomas Anderson, Anna Biller, and Nicolas Winding Refn, musician RZA, exploitation film savior Lisa Petrucci, and genre superheroes Zack Carlson and Lars Nilsen. We’re proud to welcome Henenlotter to the fold.
“AGFA is exactly what we all need to keep this world safe for exploitation films,” said Henenlotter.
Last year, AGFA partnered with Lisa Petrucci and Something Weird to begin redistributing their titles theatrically and on home video, starting with THE ZODIAC KILLER. Frank Henenlotter will play an important role in this partnership by contributing advice, commentary tracks, and liner notes to the cause. In addition, AGFA and Something Weird will resurrect the “Sexy Shockers” line in 2019 for a special Blu-ray set.