Well another week of movie goodness is upon us and there are some beauties coming on in led by friend of the videostore Steve Kostanski’s insanely fun and original Psycho Goreman. On top of that we finally get the new Scream Factory special editions of EVENT HORIZON coming in loaded with a ton of new bonus features. Anyways…shall we dive in to see the rest?
An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship’s computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.
In Los Angeles circa 1991, humans live alongside extraterrestrial humanoid beings whose spaceship crash landed three years earlier. This coexistence is not always harmonious, as exemplified by segregated slums and the uneasy partnership of police detective Matthew Sykes (James Caan) with new humanoid partner Sam Francisco (Mandy Patinkin). However, the pair begin to overcome their differences as they investigate a slum drug ring led by the slippery William Harcourt (Terence Stamp).
A mysterious figure lures a young woman into devil worship at a convent.
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. John Landis (1981)
A spaceship carrying settlers to Mars is knocked off course, causing the consumption-obsessed passengers to consider their place in the universe. Pella Kagerman (2018)
In Vietnam in 1970, Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) takes a perilous and increasingly hallucinatory journey upriver to find and terminate Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando), a once-promising officer who has reportedly gone completely mad. In the company of a Navy patrol boat filled with street-smart kids, a surfing-obsessed Air Cavalry officer (Robert Duvall), and a crazed freelance photographer (Dennis Hopper), Willard travels further and further into the heart of darkness.
South London teenagers (John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Leeon Jones) defend their neighborhood from malevolent extraterrestrials.
The plot revolves around a team of American martial artists facing a team of South Korean martial artists in a martial arts tournament. Several subplots pop up in the story — moral conflicts, the power of the human spirit triumphing over adversity and the meaning of life are some themes.
A war veteran (Joe DeSue) whose limbs were medically restored becomes a killer when his physician’s (John Hart) aid switches his medication.
Lifeboat survivors board a German boat that’s crawling with vampires during World War II.
After staging a particularly gory jailbreak, Irish Republican Army agent Ryan Gaerity (Tommy Lee Jones) makes his way to Boston and begins systematically picking off members of the police bomb squad. The leader of this team, Jimmy Dove (Jeff Bridges), is set to retire, but the recent spate of bombings lead him to stay on in an attempt to save as many of his men as possible. It isn’t long before he discovers the culprit is his old colleague Gaerity, seeking revenge from their shared past.
Megan (Natasha Lyonne) considers herself a typical American girl. She excels in school and cheerleading, and she has a handsome football-playing boyfriend, even though she isn’t that crazy about him. So she’s stunned when her parents decide she’s gay and send her to True Directions, a boot camp meant to alter her sexual orientation. While there, Megan meets a rebellious and unashamed teen lesbian, Graham (Clea DuVall). Though Megan still feels confused, she starts to have feelings for Graham
In the psychological horror, an affluent African American psychiatrist, is sent to prison after being found guilty of murdering his wife and slowly descends into madness, pushed to his breaking point by an abusive guard. Edi Gathegi, Melora Hardin, 2021.
A cocaine dealer and an anthropology student fall victim to cannibalistic Colombian natives.
In this gory remake of the beloved cult film from Stuart Gordon, an Albanian castle with bloodthirsty creatures is inherited by a young woman. Clair Catherine, Kika Magalhães, Jake Horowitz, 2020.
A military experiment to create a race of super-warriors go awry, and legions of murderous zombies are unleashed upon a surburban neighbourhood. David Irving(1989)
Two-part documentary mini-series which tells the story of the rise and fall of the most feared and violent organised crime leader ever, Toto Riina.
Russian sci-fi about an alien race who challenges Earth to game of space soccer. Dzhanik Fayziev, 2020.
Antique dealer Jesus Gris (Federico Luppi) stumbles across Cronos, a 400-year-old scarab that, when it latches onto him, grants him youth and eternal life — but also a thirst for blood. As Jesus enjoys his newfound vitality, he’s unaware that a dying old man, Dieter de la Guardia (Claudio Brook), has sent his nephew, Angel (Ron Perlman), to find the scarab and bring it back to him. But Jesus will not give immortality up easily, even risking the life of his orphan granddaughter (Tamara Shanath).
Special edition of John Carpenter’s classic sci-fi oddity. Includes original version & theatrical version as well as a new documentary featuring interviews with the crew.
A health club is beseiged with a series of terrible murders involving killer saunas and other grisly devices. William Bumiller, Brenda Bakke, Merritt Butrick, 1989.
Starring Steve Martin, Michael Caine, two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first. Frank Oz (1988)
Double feature of high definition versions of this pair of French action films.
Struggling with alcoholism, Dan Torrance remains traumatized by the sinister events that occurred at the Overlook Hotel when he was a child. His hope for a peaceful existence soon becomes shattered when he meets Abra, a teen who shares his extrasensory gift of the “shine.” Together, they form an unlikely alliance to battle the True Knot, a cult whose members try to feed off the shine of innocents to become immortal.
Sweet double feature of two genre classics from 1999
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
Owing to his experience with exorcisms, Father Lamont (Richard Burton) is chosen by his superiors to investigate the death of Father Merrin (Max von Sydow), who died during the exorcism of young Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair). Lamont finds Regan under the psychiatric care of Dr. Tuskin (Louise Fletcher). By hypnotizing the girl, he is able to learn that Merrin previously exorcised the same demon from a boy in Africa. Hoping for answers, Lamont travels to Africa in search of the youth.
o the students at Harrington High, the principal and her posse of teachers have always been a little odd, but lately they’ve been behaving positively alien. Controlled by otherworldly parasites, the faculty try to infect students one by one. Cheerleader Delilah (Jordana Brewster), football player Stan (Shawn Hatosy), drug dealer Zeke (Josh Hartnett) and new girl Marybeth (Laura Harris) team up with some of their other classmates to fight back against the invaders.
An unsettling blend of new wave pop culture, adolescent angst, and full-blooded horror! When a lothario pop singer beds an obsessed fan he gets more than he bargained for… Eckhart Schmidt, 1982.
Includes Hallowen 6, H2O, and The Busta Rhymes one.
Horror comedy classic where the new owner of a sinister house gets involved with reanimated corpses and demons searching for an ancient Aztec skull with magic powers. Ethan Wiley (1987)
Starring Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman. The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman. Lars von Trier (2018)
When his pregnant fiancee becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, a secret agent blurs the line between good and evil in his pursuit of revenge. From the director of The Good, the Bad, the Weird, Jee-woon Kim, 2010.
In 2005, average in every way private Joe Bowers (Luke Wilson) is selected to take part in a secret military experiment to put him in hibernation for a year along with a woman named Rita (Maya Rudolph). The slumbering duo is forgotten when the base they are stored on is closed down and are left in stasis until 2505. When they finally wake up, they discover the average intelligence of humans has decreased so much that Joe is now the smartest man in the world.
A haunted man, attending a dinner party at the house he once called home, becomes gripped with paranoia that his ex-wife and her new husband are harbouring an insidious agenda. Karyn Kusama (2015)
From cult director Nico Mastorakis, a travelogue of atrocities with scenes so strong that the British Government was once compelled to ban it as a “video nasty”. Fully uncut and newly-restored from the original negative!
This fun, nostalgic doc reveals why Blockbuster corporate really went out of business & follows the manager of the last Blockbuster Video as she struggles to keep the store open. Includes comedians & celebrities with ties to Blockbuster. Kevin Smith, 2020
A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, in a tribute to 1960s pulp novels and Technicolor melodramas. Anna Biller (2016)
Jonathan Switcher (Andrew McCarthy), an unemployed artist, finds a job as an assistant window dresser for a department store. When Jonathan happens upon a beautiful mannequin he previously designed, she springs to life and introduces herself as Emmy (Kim Cattrall), an Egyptian under an ancient spell. Despite interference from the store’s devious manager (James Spader), Jonathan and his mannequin fall in love while creating eye-catching window displays to keep the struggling store in business.
Starring Emilio Estevez, a group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal. Stephen King (1986)
Newly Restored in 3-D by 3-D Film Archive from 4K scans by Paramount Pictures Archives! Richard Carlson, Veronica Hurst, Katherine Emery, William Cameron Menzies, 1953.
Comedy-horror about a loser who shows up at a Bohemian Halloween party, only to find out that he’s to be sacrificed at the party in the name of art. Jeremy Saulnier, 2007.
When a creepy older man named Leland Gaunt (Max von Sydow) moves to a small town in Maine and sets up an antique shop, bad things soon follow. Gaunt has the remarkable ability of selling people exactly what they want most, but his ideal purchases come at a price that involves more than just money. Through Gaunt’s manipulation, the citizens of the town gradually turn on one another, resulting in violence that Sheriff Alan Pangborn (Ed Harris) struggles to contain.
Grim, expressionistic classic about a sinister preacher who’s nefarious motives are uncovered by a pair of children. Robert Mitchum, Charles Laughton, 1955.
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, a karate school master trained by the ghost of Bruce Lee must confront the Seattle mafia’s undefeated enforcer in a deadly trial by combat over the fate of the city. Directed by action master Corey Yuen (1986)
In this delirious, disgusting and delightfully fun “GWAR meets kid film”, a couple of kids meet an alien overlord who’s too serious to take seriously. Matthew Ninaber, Kristen MacCulloch, Rick Amsbury, Steven Kostanski, 2020.
In Arizona, an introverted and insightful teenager, Mark Hunter (Christian Slater), finds an outlet for his viewpoints through a shortwave radio. Broadcasting as “Hard Harry,” Hunter uses his pirate radio show to rant against the injustices and hypocrisies taking place in the area, and in society in general. Hunter conceals his off-air identity, but a determined student (Samantha Mathis) discovers the truth, while Principal Creswood (Annie Ross) seeks to shut down Hunter once and for all
Hal Needham’s beloved cult film about one young man’s intense desire to win a BMX race called Helltrack. Bill Allen, Lori Loughlin, Talia Shire, Ray Walston, 1986.
Four friends on a boat headed to a private island have no idea a weaponized shark has escaped from a military facility. They are forced to work together to battle the ultimate predator who will stop at nothing to track them all down.
A big Australian pig attacks an old man (Bill Kerr), grabs a baby and kills a newswoman; her husband (Gregory Harrison) investigates.
A heart-wrenching slacker revenge feature set in Austin, Texas. A hit at Fantasia. Simon Rumley, 2010.
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)
A pregnant woman returns to her recently-deceased grandparents’ old family home to spend time with her estranged mother. What begins as a tenuous reunion slowly turns terrifying. Julia Ormond, Emma Draper, Jake Mahaffy, 2020.
Incarcerated for assault and manslaughter, a man (Siu-wong Fan) survives in a futuristic prison by resorting to more extreme violence.
Russian film that is loosely based on Gareth Evans’ The Raid and barely held together with plot that is largely there to facilitate the insane, over-the-top maniac action! Denis Kryuchkov, 2020.
A cunning and resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist. Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Ed Begley Jr., 1989.
A maverick cop goes undercover into a dangerous criminal underworld and, under the spell of the bad guys charismatic leader, maybe gets in a little too deep. Brian Bosworth, Lance Henriksen, William Forsythe, 1991.
A samurai answers a village’s request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food. A giant battle occurs when 40 bandits attack the village.
Vietnam War hero Kowalski (Barry Newman) has become a pill-addicted driver for hire. Transporting a car from Colorado to California, he enlivens the journey by making a wager with his drug dealer: If the trip takes under 15 hours, Kowalski’s latest amphetamine purchase is free. But Kowalski’s recklessness on the road results in a much-publicized police chase. Radio jock Super Soul (Cleavon Little) covers the pursuit and turns Kowalski, who refuses to pull over, into a martyr for freedom.
Supernatural horror trilogy follows an evil warlock from the 17th to the 20th century who works to unleash Satan. WARLOCK (Steve Miner 1989) WARLOCK: THE ARMAGEDDON (Anthony Hickox 1993) WARLOCK III: THE END OF INNOCENCE (Eric Freiser 1999)
Mind-bending horror comedies where murderous animated wax figures manifest demonic evil. Anthony Hickox (1988,1992)
Emotionally naked & remarkably honest gay film about a one-night-stand that develops into a weekend-long idyll for two very different young men in Midlands England. Andrew Haigh, 2011.
Heartwarming coming-of-age classic from the legendary Studio Ghibli, guided by a mysterious cat a teen girl meets and falls in love with a mysterious boy who happens to be the only other person to take out her favourite book from the library. 1995.
A gemologist (Tammy Lauren) unwittingly frees an evil genie (Andrew Divoff) that plays deadly tricks on her friends and acquaintances. Plus all 3 sequels included as well.
Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman unknowingly agrees to compete in a deadly game of “Would You Rather,” hosted by a sadistic aristocrat. Brittany Snow, Jeffrey Combs, Robb Wells, Jonny Coyne, Sasha Grey, 2012.
And there we go dear viewers. This week’s selection of goodies. As always movie god willing they should be in on Thursday so we’ll see ya later in the week. Cheers!