One of the films that has been riding high on my radar is The Profane Exhibit, a horror anthology feature promising the most extreme segments from international horror directors (including one of my favorites, Ruggero Deodato.) While an official release date is still pending, the producers are giving fans a special sneak peek at the upcoming HorrorHound Weekend. On March 22nd (opening night of the con) several segments from The Profane Exhibit will screen, along with a Q&A with the directors, actors, and producers (no names yet - it's going to be a surprise!) The segments are all "director's cuts" and may not ever screen in this form again.
Official synopsis: Deep within the underbelly of Paris, there is a club which is the home of a secret, wicked society. At first it resembles an ordinary fetish or Goth nightclub, but within the cavernous building are many hidden rooms, one of which is known as "The Room of Souls," a private gathering place of the world's richest and most evil people. Their host is the elegant yet frightening Madame Sabatier. For their amusement, each member takes a turn and spins a true tale of depravity: A good wife learns that her husband goes out at night to abduct and murder young women; a botched suicide attempt leads to a drug-induced dream; a girl is believed to be possessed by a demon, and her overly religious parents enlist the help of a corrupt reverend who has his own sinister plans. We are invited inside the deranged mind of a respected surgeon as he takes us on a guided tour of life, death, and everything in between; a young street prostitute crosses paths with a charismatic flesh trader and is forced to take an unspeakable journey of sex, violence, and murder; a nun is abducted off the streets of Rome and held captive for over a year, turning her into a feral, murderous creature to be unleashed on society; a chance encounter on a fateful bus ride for an unsuspecting girl who dreams of riches and fame is her undoing; a man picks up a woman in a nightclub and soon finds himself at the mercy of a cult of women who believe consumption of their sacrifice will bring them to their highest form of female dominance; an unflinching look into darkest Africa where human life is traded for fortune and the most unspeakable atrocities are committed.
For more info, check out HorrorHoundWeekend.com