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  • Michael | DVD Giveaway

    By | May 9, 2012

    We first saw writer-director Markus Schleinzer’s Michael at Fantastic Fest 2011 and it literally sent ice cold shivers down our spine. Schleinzer’s film also screened in the main competition at Cannes Film Festival, and was an official selection at AFI Fest, Toronto and Chicago International Film Festivals. The film won the Golden Pram Award for Best Feature Film at the Zagreb Film Festival and the Special Jury Prize at the Miskolc International Film Festival.

    Strand Releasing will be releasing Michael on DVD in the United States on May 15, 2012. Since we consider Michael to be one of the creepiest pedophile films ever made, we jumped at the opportunity when Strand asked us to give away a few copies of the DVD to our loyal readership.

    Director: Markus Schleinzer
    Writer: Markus Schleinzer
    Starring: Michael Fuith, David Rauchenberger, Christine Kain, Ursula Strauss, Victor Tremmel, Xaver Winkler, Thomas Pfalzmann
    Not to be confused with the Nora Ephron film starring John Travolta, Austrian writer-director Markus Schleinzer’s Michael is an everyday portrait of a pedophile. A very average-looking thirtysomething, Michael (Michael Fuith) spends his mundane days working in an insurance office. Then, when he arrives home after work, Michael closes the shutters of his windows nice and tight and heads down to the basement to visit Wolfgang (David Rauchenberger), the 10-year-old boy whom he keeps locked up down there. Michael and Wolfgang have dinner, wash dishes, watch movies and play games; then Michael ushers Wolfgang back to the basement and locks him up again.

    Also be sure to check out:
    Don Simpson’s 8 out of 10 review of Michael

    For your chance to win a Michael DVD, tell us (in the Comments section below) the title of a film that sends ice cold shivers down your spine.

    ***Please note: We can only ship DVDs to U.S. postal addresses.***

    Winners will be picked at random on May 15, 2012. Good luck!!!


    Topics: Contests, News | 10 Comments »

    • Txag95

      One movie that has always creeped me out, no matter how many times I watch it is “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” from 1974.

    • Vincent Quek

      Audition (1999) dir. Takashi Miike. It’s not just the shattering conclusion, but on hindsight at how bold and genre defying the film was in its duality.

    • GentleBen40

      The 1978 version of Dawn of the Dead.  The movies stands as a study in survival – in a mall.  But of all the zombie movies, this one really had me shaking with the aggressiveness of these dead shoppers (and it wasn’t even Black Friday!). 

    • Pat Gabriel

      I can’t remember the year it was released, it’s the one titled “An Eye For An Eye” with Sally Fields and Keifer Sutherland. That movie had me on the edge of my seat and so ready to jump at the screen!

    • oloson

      the machinist!

    • P E

      “The Strangers” scares me everytime I see it.  Love to watch it late at night with all the lights out. 

    • Denise G.

      “Trust”, it can happen to anyone.

    • Petercheukp

      The Shining

    • Frank Rosen

      John Travolta was AMAZING in this.  The imagery of him dancing will remain powerfully etched in my mind for years to come.  Great Job!

    • Serenaarmitage

      Sleeping with the Enemy still gets me every time