Back In Stock! After the death of her parents, a young girl arrives at a convent and brings a sinister presence with her. Is it her enigmatic imaginary friend, Alucarda, who is to blame? Or is there a satanic force at work?
A Mexican-American Mafia kingpin is released from prison, falls in love for the first time, and grows introspective about his gangster lifestyle. Edward James Olmos (1992)
A comic-book artist meets a woman on the NY streets, but after a quick flirtation, she suddenly collapses, and is picked-up by an old ambulance. He checks all the hospitals in the area, but the woman seems to have disappeared.
Remastered for your pleasure, director John Carpenter’s violent homage to Rio Bravo with a little of Night of the Living Dead thrown in for good measure. 1976.
A scientist finds himself embroiled in a psychedelic tale of government skullduggery, satanic killings, zodiacal mayhem and messianic horror as he battles against a suicidal devil cult. James Glickenhaus (1975)
It’s WHITE FANG meets THE WOLF MAN! After being bit by a werebeast a man moves in with his sister and must contend with a preternaturally intelligent dog who knows his secret. Michael Pare, Mariel Hemingway.
A bullied teenage girl forms an unlikely friendship with a mysterious young man who protects her from her assailants, all while she copes with the pressures of her final examinations. Derek Tsang (2019)
Kurt Russell stars as Jack Burton, a tough-talking truck driver whose life goes into a supernatural tailspin when his best friend’s fiancée is kidnapped. John Carpenter (1986)
Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Hamilton, Robert Vaughn, a thief hired by the Justice Department to steal incriminating tapes hides them in the back of an experimental rocket car stolen by a hot car ring. Harley Cokeliss (1986)
Russian sci-fi film as a prelude to a mysterious alien invasion life on Earth is rapidly being destroyed except for a small area in Eastern Europe. Egor Baranov, 2019.
Seminal Slasher classic where Todd is institutionalised for a murder his twin committed. 10 years later, on Thanksgiving, Todd escapes and a killing spree begins in his neighbourhood. John Grissmer (1987)
Starring James Earl Jones. A treasure hunter in Greece awakens a sea monster and the locals begin sacrificing virgins to placate it. Richard Jefferies (1982)
A mad scientist’s revolutionary new supplements designed for yuppies have a few unfortunate side-effects – your body melts! Ian Smith, Philip Brophy, 1993.
A magician in a carnival works with a super-intelligent talking chimp, a delightful tale of alcoholism, domestic violence, a talking chimp with a brassiere fetish, vivisection, suicide. Al Adamson (1981)
Spanish erotic thriller. A Man invites a Woman to his house to live with him, just before the arrival of his wife (Vela) who is coming back from the insane asylum. Jesús Franco (1983)
Legendary cult director Mario Bava turns his imitable talents to fumetti sensation Diabolik, a master thief & international man of mystery & his sensuous lover as they pull off one fantastic heist after another, with criminal and cop equally baffled. 1966
An absurd science-fiction movie that features a curious new species, the Dickshark. A romantic couple get more than they expected after the husband’s experiments with penis-enlargement cream go awry. Bill Zebub (2016)
Years following the events of The Shining (1980), a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.
Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle, and townspeople who want her burned at the stake. James Signorelli (1988)
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)
Award winning awesomely ultraviolent and sleazy Moby Dick homage about a ruthless vigilante who stops at nothing to track down a depraved serial killer. In the same vein as Hobo With a Shotgun. Directed by Winnipeg film collective Astron-6. 2011.
Back In Print! An Arizona logger mysteriously disappears for five days in an alleged encounter with a flying saucer in 1975.
Silent German horror. In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem – a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution. Carl Boese (1920)
Starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough. Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II. John Sturges (1963)
A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.
When Captain James Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.
An American hot-dogger enters a winter skiing competition and goes pole-to-pole with an arrogant Austrian pro who will do anything to win! David Naughton, Patrick Houser, Tracy Smith, John Patrick Reger, Shannon Tweed, Peter Markle, 1984
A young woman is forced to return to her childhood home after being placed under house arrest, where she suspects that something evil may be lurking.
Starring Seth Green. A teenage slacker’s right hand becomes possessed with murderous intent. Rodman Flender (1999)
A writer falls in love with a young socialite and they’re soon married. But her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of them both, and everyone else around them. John M. Stahl (1945)
The true story of the shocking assassination that rocked South Korea in 1979. Min-ho Woo, 2020.
He’s a maniac cop! William Lustig, Bruce Campbell, Richard Roundtree, Written by Larry Cohen, 1988.
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
A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine’s Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer’s order and people start turning up dead. George Mihalka (1981)
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.
A young man set up as the fall guy in a string of brutal slasher murders decides he’ll hide by sneaking into the forbidden subterranean realm of Midian where shape-shifting beings – The Nightbreed – dwell. Craig Sheffer, David Cronenberg, Clive Barker.
Scientists poison the water supply of a small town, turning the residents into homicidal maniacs who kill each other and anybody who passes through.
A marvelously inventive Japanese horror-comedy that’s equally a well executed zombie film, a satire of low-budget genre filmmaking and weirdly a charming family comedy. Shinichiro Ueda, 2018.
Japanese horror trilogy. People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, foretelling their deaths. Takashi Miike (2003, 2005, 2006)
Critically acclaimed & an audience favourite, director Bong Joon Ho’s searing critique of Korean society fused to a rip-roaring con-family comedy. 2019.
Back in Stock! The 5 Movie Set on DVD.
Japanese director Shinya Tsukamoto: , TETSUO II: BODY HAMMER (1992), TOKYO FIST (1995), BULLET BALLET (1998), A SNAKE OF JUNE (2002), VITAL (2004), KOTOKO (2011), KILLING (2018), THE ADVENTURE OF DENCHU-KOZO (1987), HAZE (2005)
A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures move to a small town to seek out a young virgin to feed on. Mick Garris (1992)
Fantastic documentary covering the career of the legendary filmmaker.
Legendary cult film cobbled together from the work by two separate groups of filmmakers working on the same set with two totally different casts. Utterly unique and incompetent! 1986.
Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.
A TV show that examines the history, culture and oddities of video games. Each episode focuses on a specific year and the influential games of that year. TV Series (1977-1979)
A TV show that examines the history, culture and oddities of video games. Each episode focuses on a specific year and the influential games of that year. TV Series (1980-1982)
Blu-Ray release of Cronenberg’s seminal sci-fi horror.
A young couple looking for the perfect home find themselves trapped in a mysterious labyrinth-like neighborhood of identical houses. Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots, Danielle Ryan, Molly McCann, Lorcan Finnegan, 2019.
When Bo was a child, a mysterious stranger sadistically murdered his parents. Only Bo and his sister, Ingrid survived the bloodshed. Now, twenty years later… Bo and his sister are grown up. They are now employees at a diamond mineshaft located in the desert. As mischievous as they are, they stumble upon the discovery of a legendary diamond, the “White Fire.” However, this rapture for the diamond has provoked the angst of some short-tempered, not-so-nice villains. The quest to capture the most sought-out diamond in the world is afoot…
While vacationing in a remote part of Greece, a mystery novelist accidentally witnesses a murderer burying his victim and finds herself pursued by the psychopath on a dark & stormy night. Meg Foster, Wings Hauser, David McCallum, Nico Mastorakis, 1986.
College students head off for a lovely weekend in the woods. Bad things happen. But this one tries to parallel the witch hunt with campus sexual harassment! Hannah Kasulka, Craig Arnold, Sasha Clements, Jordan Barker, 2019.
Well guys that’s it for this week but I would say the month of June is off to a hell of a start! Lots of goodies for collectors to be had and some sweet gems to just check out for a rent. Either way hope to see you down the road and remember…the videostore loves you. Cheers!