October is here. A fine time for the old videostore and movie nerds alike. Anyways some interesting stuff coming to the shop this week including SCREAM FACTORY’s Special Edition of Wes Craven’s Deadly Friend. All about that basketball scene. Let’s see what else is coming though shall we…
Found footage horror from Mexico – A newlywed couple disappeared in 1974, their 8mm tapes reveal one of the most horrifying events in Mexican history. Victor Dryere, 1976.
Surgeon Lemuel Gulliver (Kerwin Mathews) wants to explore the world before his marriage to Elizabeth (June Thorburn), despite her wishes to the contrary. He sets off on a ship, but is reunited with Elizabeth when he discovers she’s hidden aboard. Their reunion doesn’t last long, however. A storm leads Gulliver to a strange land inhabited by tiny people called Lilliputians. His journey then takes him to a rival land called Blefuscu, and finally to a land of giants named Brobdingnag.
Always a nice 4 Movie set on DVD just in time for Halloweeen with those damn Critters from Outer space!
Respected scientist and psychology professor Edward Jessup (William Hurt) decides to combine his experiments in sensory deprivation tanks with powerful hallucinogenic drugs, convinced that it may help him unlock different states of consciousness. The experiments are a success at first, but as Jessup continues his work, he begins to experience altered mental and also physical states. As he spends more time in sensory deprivation, his grip on reality begins to slip away.
A detective hired to find two runaway girls uncovers a horrifying secret at a boarding home run by the church.
Horror comedy about a devil worshipping woman who employs her “nieces” in a some flirty fishing in order to lure men back to the farm to be ground up into meat pies. Karen Black, Pat Morita, Kristine Rose, Pat Paulsen, Huntz Hall, Michael Berryman, 1992.
Remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic about a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everything in its path. Teenagers attempt without success to warn the townspeople, who refuse to take them seriously. Chuck Russell (1988)
After losing his arm in a car accident, a criminal psychologist has it replaced with a limb that belonged to a serial killer. Eric Red (1991)
With the help of an alien organism, a man brainwashes audiences through television. A troubled high school student is determined to stop them.
A man and his wife are driving cross-country from Mass. to San Diego when their new car mysteriously breaks down. A truck driver stops and assists them by taking his wife to the nearest diner to phone for help but in reality is kidnapping her, causing her husband to track down his wife and the kidnapper himself.
Settling in for some time off in his suburban home, Ray Peterson’s (Tom Hanks) vacation becomes a horror when the Klopeks, a suspiciously odd family, move in down the block. Enlisting the aid of his paranoid buddy, Art (Rick Ducommun), and his militia-man neighbor, Rumsfield (Bruce Dern), Ray sends his son and wife (Carrie Fisher) away on a trip while he investigates the Klopeks. When a neighbor disappears, Ray and his cohorts risk their lives to save their cul-de-sac from the clutches of evil.
Part 1: Based on Clive Barker’s horror legend The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a sceptical grad student researching the monster’s myth. Bernard Rose (1992)
Part 2:1995 sequel to the horror film Candyman. The Candyman arrives in New Orleans and sets his sights on a young woman whose family was ruined by the immortal killer years before. Tony Todd, Kelly Rowan, William O’Leary, Bill Nunn, Bill Condon.
Ruggero Deodato’s sleazy classic in a 2-Disc Deluxe Edition
The peaceful tranquility of a small Western town is disturbed when a murderous car wreaks havoc by viciously mowing down innocent victims. Sheriff James Brolin may be the only one who can stop this menace.
In the small town of Cherry Falls a psychotic murderer is killing off the virgins of the local high school. Brittany Murphy, Jay Mohr, Michael Biehn, Geoffrey Wright, 2000.
Starring Kirk Douglas, an executive in charge of a Middle Eastern nuclear plant discovers that his son is the Anti Christ and sets out to stop him from using the nuclear power at his fingertips. Alberto De Martino (1977)
Sweet DVD set of Classic sci-fi goodness!
New 4K edition Of Kubrick’s classic!
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren take on one of the most sensational cases of their careers after a cop stumbles upon a dazed and bloodied young man walking down the road. Accused of murder, the suspect claims demonic possession as his defense, forcing the Warrens into a supernatural inquiry unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.
All three creature flicks in one sweet set from Universal.
A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies. George A. Romero, 1985.
Lonely teenage genius has two best friends: his remarkable robot and the beautiful girl next door. When tragedy strikes both he rebuilds them with frightening results! Matthew Labyorteaux, Kristy Swanson,Wes Craven, 1986.
A journalist becomes the unwanted center of attention for a 14-year-old girl, who proceeds to sabotage his life after he refuses her sexual advances. Cary Elwes, Alicia Silverstone, Jennifer Rubin, 1993.
When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria — the sadistic secret police chief. As they bumble, brawl and back-stab their way to the top, the question remains — just who is running the government?
A mysterious hooded figure slashes his way through the night staff at a roller-skating rink.
A young woman unleashes terrifying demons when supernatural forces at the root of a decades-old rift between mother and daughter are ruthlessly revealed. Carly Pope, Chris William Martin, Michael J Rogers, Neill Blomkamp, 2021.
Includes: A Man Called Django (1971), Django the Runner (1966), Hanging for Django (1969), Django a Bullet for You (1966), Return of Django (1967), A Pistol for Django (1971)
Don Knotts’ big-screen Hollywood hits: The Ghost And Mr. Chicken / The Reluctant Astronaut / The Shakiest Gun In The West / The Love God? / How To Frame A Figg
Includes: DRAGON: THE BRUCE LEE STORY/ UNLEASHED
A terrible dragon is terrorizing the medieval land of Urland in the 6th century. Representatives from the kingdom seek the assistance of the wizard Ulrich (Ralph Richardson) to defeat the dragon immediately — Urland has been delivering virgins to appease the dragon, and their princess (Chloe Salaman) has rigged the lottery system they use in order to sacrifice herself next. But when Ulrich is killed, the task to confront the dragon falls to the wizard’s apprentice, Galen (Peter MacNicol).
Starring Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi. Snake Plissken is once again called in by the United States government to recover a potential doomsday device from Los Angeles, now an autonomous island where undesirables are deported. John Carpenter (1996)
Six people unwittingly find themselves locked in another series of escape rooms, slowly uncovering what they have in common to survive — and discovering they’ve all played the game before.
Beloved cult film about a rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned… from a DIMENSION OF PURE EVIL! Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Paul W.S. Anderson, 1997
A group of friends who venture into the remote Texas woods for a party weekend find themselves stalked by Bigfoot. Roger Edwards, Samuel Davis, Chris Osborn, Eduardo Sánchez (of Blair Witch fame), 2014.
A crime novelist whose research on Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck must confront his worst fears when a film executive takes a sudden interest in his movie script. Simon Pegg, Paul Freeman, Amara Karan, 2012.
For Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas), life is good. He is on the rise at his New York law firm, is happily married to his wife, Beth (Anne Archer), and has a loving daughter. But, after a casual fling with a sultry book editor named Alex (Glenn Close), everything changes. Jilted by Dan, Alex becomes unstable, her behavior escalating from aggressive pursuit to obsessive stalking. Dan realizes that his main problem is not hiding his affair, but rather saving himself and his family.
A Northern California fishing community, built over an old leper colony, is the target of revenge by a killer fog containing zombies rising from the sea to take revenge for their deaths. Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Carpenter.
In this sci-fi classic, a spacecraft travels to the distant planet Altair IV to discover the fate of a group of scientists sent there decades earlier. When Commander John J. Adams (Leslie Nielsen) and his crew arrive, they discover only two people: Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) and his daughter, Altaira (Anne Francis), who was born on the remote planet. Soon, Adams begins to uncover the mystery of what happened on Altair IV, and why Morbius and Altaira are the sole survivors.
Adela and her husband, Juan, live in Texas, where he works as a ranch hand for the wealthy Tucker family. Juan impresses the Tucker patriarch, Caleb, but that fuels the jealous anger of his son, Dylan. On the morning after the Purge, a masked gang of killers attacks the Tuckers, forcing both families to band together and fight back as the country spirals into chaos.
Sir Robert Beaumont (Tom Wilkinson) is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson (Val Kilmer) to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project’s foreman (Henry Cele), seemingly killed by a lion. After several more attacks, Patterson calls in famed hunter Charles Remington (Michael Douglas), who has finally met his match in the bloodthirsty lions.
King Arthur’s headstrong nephew embarks on a daring quest to confront the Green Knight, a mysterious giant who appears at Camelot. Risking his head, he sets off on an epic adventure to prove himself before his family and court.
A young hacker and his friends discover a plot to unleash a dangerous computer virus, but they must use their computer skills to find the evidence while being pursued by the Secret Service and the evil computer genius behind the virus. Angelina Jolie
3 disc UHD / Blu-ray combo of the horror classic!
4K restoration of the under rated & weird third sequel in the beloved franchise.
Michael returns to Haddonfield! 4K restoration of the 4th entry in the long running franchise.
Michael is on his way back to Haddonfield! NEW 2021 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative!
In this cult B-movie tough biker Harley Davidson teams up with his cowboy-hat-wearing buddy the Marlboro Man to help save the bar of a mutual friend by heisting a bank vehicle but it all goes terribly wrong. Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson, Tom Sizemore, 1991.
Hellraiser Parts 3 through 8. Beauty.
Dr Who decides to capture the real King Kong when it becomes clear that his mechanical copy is not capable of digging for the precious mineral he needs, but the giant Gorilla escapes and heads to Tokyo.
Screen legend Vincent Price gives a masterful performance in this post-apocalyptic sci-fi chiller, the first and most faithful adaptation of Richard Matheson’s classic novel I Am Legend.
Cult favorite about one day on the set of no budget movie. Steve Buscemi, Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney, Peter Dinklage, Tom DiCillo, 1995.
A young extraterrestrial, separated from its family and stranded on Earth, finds friendship with a boy in a wheelchair.
Underrated (though not terribly original) horror from the early 80’s about a psychopath who slaughters the inhabitants of a youth camp. Joe Giannone, 1982.
When the evil Skeletor (Frank Langella) finds a mysterious power called the Cosmic Key, he becomes nearly invincible. However, courageous warrior He-Man (Dolph Lundgren) locates inventor Gwildor (Billy Barty), who created the Key and has another version of it. During a battle, one of the Keys is transported to Earth, where it is found by teenagers Julie (Courteney Cox) and Kevin (Robert Duncan McNeill). Now both He-Man and Skeletor’s forces arrive on Earth searching for the potent weapon.
Stars Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah, and Sam Neill, after a freak accident, a yuppie turns invisible and runs from a treacherous CIA official, while trying to cope with his new life. John Carpenter (1992)
A young woman fleeing her sexually abusive stepfather hitches a ride with 2 young men, but the 3 soon find themselves at the mercy of a backwoods Satanic cult. Melanie Verlin, Lawrence Tierney, John Hall, John A. Russo, 1982.
Iconic horror based on Steven King’s novel, after a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse. Rob Reiner (1990)
Cult homage to the Universal monster matinees of the 1940s. Duncan Regehr, Tom Noonan, Fred Dekker, 1987.
Cult film about a farmer who murders passers-by and then creates delicious smoked meat from their flesh! Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke, Kevin Connor, 1980
During the Civil War a group of Union soldiers and two Confederates escape the stockade using a hot air balloon and end up on a strange Pacific island. Cy Endfield (1961)
Fun cult film about a pair of Valley Girls who survive the apocalypse and must defend themselves against zombies while they go shopping. Mary Woronov, Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Beltran, Kelli Maroney, 1984.
Starring Peter Weller as a man who recently completed rebuilding a townhouse, and becomes obsessed with a rat infestation until it becomes an interspecies duel. George P. Cosmatos (1983)
Artistic, sophisticated and centuries old, two vampire lovers (Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston) ponder their ultimate place in modern society.
With his incredible talent for discerning scents, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw) is one of 18th-century France’s finest perfumers. He becomes obsessed with capturing an elusive aroma: the scent of young womanhood. His search takes a deadly turn, and when the bodies of 12 young females are found, panic breaks out, with families rushing to lock up their daughters.
Brian De Palma’s (Scarface, The Untouchables) classic musical cult comedy remastered! William Finley, Jessica Harper, Paul Williams, Brian De Palma, 1974
In an abandoned house in Poughkeepsie, New York murder investigators uncover hundreds of tapes showing decades of a serial killer’s work. John Erick Dowdle (2007)
Early David Cronenberg horror stars adult film star Marilyn Chambers as a woman who develops a predatory phallus with a taste for blood. Canada, 1977.
Curious kids unearth the barrels that helped revive the dead of the first film, which proves the second time’s an undead charm. Ken Wiederhorn (1988)
The brain munchers with attitude are back as a young man uses a secret government chemical program to reanimate his dead girlfriend, helping her as she consumes the only thing that will nourish her, human brains. Brian Yuzna (1993)
Pitch-black, screwball Dad revenge comedy from Denmark about a father who is convinced by conspiracists that the accidental death of his wife was a calculated murder. Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Andrea Heick Gadeberg, Anders Thomas Jensen, 2020.
David Cronenberg’s famous sci-fi/horror about individuals with head-exploding psychic powers. Michael Ironside, 1981.
Starring Peter Weller, scientists have created the perfect weapon: a blade-wielding, self-replicating race of killing devices known as Screamers designed for one purpose only — to hunt down and destroy all enemy life forms. Christian Duguay (1995)
A sweet mother takes a little too much at heart for the defense of her family. Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, John Waters, 1994.
An ingeniously engineered slash of thoroughly modern horror, arguably the most important film of the Canadian Tax Shelter era, which charts a social breakdown by tearing through our most intrinsic taboos. David Cronenberg, 1975.
The two Killer Santa flicks return to the shop this week. Never too early for the holiday horror movie season.
Classic campy horror film about a slasher running amuck in summer camp. 1983.
A rural community is dying in strange and gruesome ways, the health inspector coming to the terrifying conclusion that giant slugs are breeding in the sewers and feeding on the locals! Juan Piquer Simón (1988)
The original restored film in an all-new 4k scan authorized by Tobe Hooper, featuring a dynamic new 7.1 surround sound mix and never-before-seen outtakes!
Cult favourite about goopy, creepy alien slowly killing the inhabitants of a remote Antarctic base. Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, John Carpenter, 1982.
Witness all the DRAMA in 4K! The cult classic animated film taking place 20 years after the events of the TV series’ second season. Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Casey Kasem, Robert Stack, Lionel Stander, Orson Welles, 1986.
After Mike catches his wife in bed with his best friend, he embarks on a killing spree.
Five women are stalked by an unknown assailant while preparing for Valentine’s Day. David Boreanaz, Denise Richards, Marley Shelton, Katherine Heigl, 2001.
A Los Angeles businesswoman turns to prostitution to support herself and her young daughter when she’s forced by the vice squad to help them arrest a brutal pimp. Gary Sherman (1982)
A troubled woman who feels betrayed by those around her seeks revenge.
It had been a year since Dr. Norman Spencer (Harrison Ford) betrayed his beautiful wife Claire (Michelle Pfeiffer). But with Claire oblivious to the truth, Norman’s life and marriage seem so perfect that when Claire tells him of hearing mysterious voices and seeing a young woman’s image in their home, he dismisses her terror as delusion. Claire moves closer to the truth and it becomes clear that this apparition will not be dismissed, and has come back for Dr. Spencer and his beautiful wife.
A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again. Fred Walton (1979)
4K release of the classic.
And there we go. A few gems here and there this week as the month of October gets rolling. See ya down the road my friends and remember the videostore loves ya. Cheers!