Artsploitation will take us to Blood Paradise in 2019

Blood Paradise Andrea Winter Patrick von Barkenberg

Swedish electro-pop musician Baby Yaga, whose real name is Andréa Winter, has made her feature acting debut in the upcoming horror-comedy BLOOD PARADISE, which she also composed the score for, produced, and co-wrote. The film also marks the feature debut of director/co-writer Patrick von Barkenberg.

The North American distribution rights to the film have been acquired by Artsploitation, and the company is currently collaborating with sales company Aspect Ratio to plan a limited theatrical release sometime in the second quarter of 2019, with a home video release to follow.

BLOOD PARADISE tells the following story: 

Reeling after her latest novel flops, best-selling crime writer Robin Richards (Winter) is sent by her publisher to the Swedish countryside to regain inspiration. There alone, she comes across an assortment of peculiar characters, including her driver and most obsessive fan, his explosively jealous wife, and the progressively more unhinged man who owns the farm that’s hosting her. Totally out of place in her new surroundings - for one, she is always dressed for glamorous, big-city life - Robin discovers just how dangerous these oddballs may be.

The film is said to be "bathed in dreamy atmospherics and streaked with offbeat humor" while paying homage to the work of Brian De Palma, as well as "a host of fabulously chic '70s genre pics".

This is such a personal passion project for Winter and Barkenberg that it was even filmed at Winter's family home in the Swedish countryside.

Winter had this to say about the deal with Artsploitation: 

Like my music, Artsploitation explores the dark aspects of ourselves but is also not afraid to embrace the campy and the bizarre. We are thrilled by the prospect of joining the Artsploitation family with our first feature. We love Ray’s visionary catalog of idiosyncratic, provocative cinema that elevates the horror genre in intriguing ways and we are beyond excited to introduce our baby to audiences in North America."

I'm not familiar with Baby Uaga's music, but BLOOD PARADISE has my curiosity, so I'm looking forward to checking it out when Artsploitation releases it.

A slightly NSFW teaser trailer can be seen below:



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