Well the snow is coming down, the Christmas trees are going up, and many movie nerds are thinking about gifts for their fellow movie friends are maybe just themselves. Either way the videostore is doing it’s best to give you great and surreal ideas to make the upcoming holiday season as twisted and etertaining as possible. This week some goodies are making their way to the old videostore with that in mind so let’s take a look shall we….
A personal favourite of the shop…Harry Angel (Mickey Rourke) is a private detective contracted by Louis Cyphre (Robert De Niro) to track down the iconic singer Johnny Favorite. However, everybody that Angel questions about Favorite seems to meet a tragic demise. Eventually the trail leads Angel to New Orleans where he learns that Favorite had dabbled in the black arts. As Favorite’s whereabouts and true identity become clear, Angel learns that being hired by Cyphre was not a random choice.
On Halloween night in New Salem, Mass., disc jockeys Chilly Billy and Paul tell a twisted anthology of terrifying local myths that lead to a grim end for small-town residents
An absolute banger by Ridley Scott that is sadly overlooked and forgotten. New York City policemen Nick (Michael Douglas) and Charlie (Andy Garcia) witness a murder in a bar and quickly apprehend the assailant. The killer, named Sato (Yusaku Matsuda), is a member of Japan’s infamous Yakuza mob, and Nick and Charlie must transport the gangster back to Osaka for his murder trial. There, Sato’s fellow gangsters free him from police custody, forcing Nick and Charlie to scour Japan’s dangerous underworld of organized crime in search of their fugitive.
Karloff introduces tales of a haunted nurse (Jacqueline Pierreux), a stalked call girl (Michèle Mercier) and a vampire (Boris Karloff).
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)
Remember guys, this version also includes the workprint cut of the film. It’s like watching the film you love for the first time. 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.
When a simple robbery at a research institute leads to a series of brutal murders, a blind puzzle maker (Academy Award winner Karl Malden of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE) and a tenacious reporter (James Franciscus of BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES) begin thei
From the legendary Shaw Brothers, an action-packed tale of rival martial arts schools, revenge, mayhem and flying fists. Jimmy Wang Yu, 1970.
80’s horror about 8 teenagers trapped after hours in a high tech shopping mall pursued by murderous, out of control security robots. Jim Wynorski, 1986.
Orson Welles’ startling debut remastered and restored!
A documentary on the career and life of filmmaker and raconteur Kevin Smith. Malcolm Ingram, 2021.
A young woman has sex with a stranger at a party and contracts, what she thinks is, a sexually-transmitted disease – but is actually something much worse. Najarra Townsend, Caroline Williams, Alice Macdonald, 2013.
Aussie cult horror set in the near future, where a teenage couple is trapped in a drive-in theatre which has become a concentration camp for social outcasts gorging on drugs, exploitation films, junk food, and new wave music. Brian Trenchard-Smith (1986)
A lead singer in a teenage girl-band, mysteriously dies and soon haunts the other members, their new manager and her replacement. Andy Dick, Lourdes Narro, D’Lannie Brown, Jared Masters, 2014.
Regarded by some highly suspect horror fans as two of the greatest Italian horror films ever made by Lamberto Bava presented here in 4k!
A young woman witnesses a brutal murder in an online chat and is immersed in a nightmare in which she and her loved ones are targeted for a similarly grisly fate. Zachary Donohue, 2013.
Back In Stock!! In this British black comedy, a posh London restaurant is taken over by revolutionaries where the restaurant’s former patrons are the main course. Al Pillay, Dave Beard, Lemmy, Peter Richardson, 1987.
Jackie Chan stars in this Hong Kong Kung Fu masterpiece where a disobedient son is sent to be trained by his uncle, a master of the 8-Drunken Genii kung-fu, before the son comes back to rescue the father from an assassin. Woo-Ping Yuen (1978)
UNDERRRATED FILM BY STUART (RE-ANIMATOR) GORDON…A fortune-teller’s teasing rumination sends Edmond Burke lurching into New York City’s hellish underworld. Written by David Mamet. William H. Macy, Frances Bay, Rebecca Pidgeon, Stuart Gordon, 2005.
Riveting Chinese war epic depicting the 1937 battle involving 800 Chinese soldiers under siege in a warehouse in Shanghai and completely surrounded by the Japanese army. Hu Guan, 2020.
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)
The ultimate Evil Dead collection! Includes: THE EVIL DEAD 4K BLU-RAY + BLU-RAY & DVD / EVIL DEAD II 4K BLU-RAY + BLU-RAY / “ASH VS EVIL DEAD” THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Blu-Ray. Does NOT contain ARMY OF DARKNESS.
An American tourist (Letícia Román) in Rome witnesses a vicious murder, but no one believes her. Fearing she may be the next victim, she sets out to find the killer.
First time on BLU RAY! A comedy that follows the chaos that ensues when a meteor hits the Earth carrying alien life forms that give new meaning to the term “survival of the fittest.” David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, and Julianne Moore are the only people standing between the aliens and world domination… which could be bad news for the Earth.
Limited Edition Blu Rays back in STOCK! In 1975, a group of five men are driving home after working in a forest when they see a mysterious light. Intrigued, Travis Walton (D.B. Sweeney) leaves the truck — only to be sucked up by a flying saucer. The other four men report the strange event, but they are skeptically interrogated by Lt. Frank Watters (James Garner), who suspects that murder is behind Walton’s disappearance. When Walton reappears five days later, his story of alien abduction is met with disbelief.
Two young boys accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard. Now they must overcome a nightmarish hell that literally begins to take over the Earth. Tibor Takács (1987)
back In Stock! Ronnie (Michael St. Michaels) runs a disco walking tour along with his browbeaten son, Brayden (Sky Elobar). When a sexy, alluring woman named Janet (Elizabeth De Razzo) comes to take the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her attentions. It also brings about the appearance of an oily, slimy, inhuman maniac who stalks the streets at night and strangles the innocent-soon dubbed the Greasy Strangler.
4K restoration of the under rated & weird third sequel in the beloved franchise.
Special Edition Blu Ray. From the writers of the Quiet Place series, a group of friends encounter an “extreme” haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. Scott Beck, Bryan Woods, 2019.
After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.
80s horror comedy classic, a divorced novelist inherits an old mansion, where he decides to write his next book. Unfortunately, the house’s malevolent supernatural residents have other ideas… Steve Miner (1985)
What would happen if Canadian proto slasher Black Christmas was made in 1983 instead of 1974? This movie! A rare 80s slasher with a female focus from Brian DePalma protegé Mark Rosman.
A chilling ’70s adaptation of Jack Finney’s classic novel. Strange space plants replicate the residents of San Francisco into emotionless automatons one body at a time. Donald Sutherland, Art Hindle, Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum, 1978.
From the director of Squirm, an extremely eerie and beautifully shot camping slasher. George Kennedy, Mike Kellin, Chris Lemmon, Jeff Lieberman,1981.
Three sorority pledges are tasked with ensuring that the gals of Sigma Alpha Pi throw a killer party at an abandoned fraternity house. Unfortunately a vengeful spirit decides to take the killer epithet literally.
Cult TV series about an intrepid newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago. Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage.
Atmospheric horror mockumentary from Australia about the ghost of a woman who mysteriously died. Joel Anderson, 2008.
A sexy space vampire comes to earth and begins to transform the population of London into zombies. From director Tobe Hooper and writer Dan O’Bannon. Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, 1985.
Beloved / hated 80s cult children’s film about a boy who discovers an incredible and gruesome world of monsters under his bed. Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Daniel Stern, Richard Greenberg, 1989.
In this horror movie take deconstruction of being a “strong woman” in a society that doesn’t listen to what women have to say, a woman menaced by a masked intruder, night after night, she is forced to take matters into her own hands. Natasha Kermani, 2020
The series follows the story of The Maxx, a homeless man who believes he is a superhero. The Maxx shifts between the real world and a dream world, which he refers to as The Outback, which is just as real to him as the real world. His only friend is Julie Winters, a “freelance social worker”.
Fame-seeking members of the animal kingdom experience the sleazier side of show business in this puppet-filled parody.
Fun slasher film from late in the classic 80s cycle which makes up for its tired premise with ridiculous dialogue, bizarre plotting, lots of early ’80s pop culture atmosphere and a crazy shock ending. Mary Beth McDonough, David Wysocki, Christopher George
The quintessential silent vampire film, remastered in high definition for the first time.
Newly restored Criterion edition of Wim Wenders’ moving character study of a man searching for his estranged wife. written by Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Sam Shepard. Nastassja Kinski, Harry Dean Stanton.
There’s no better way to show off your Pioneer Elite monitor than with this amped up Blu-Ray edition of the recent Troma spectacular.
Back In Stock! The perfect double feature of ass kicking!
BACK IN STOCK for the holiday season! A young boy named Pietari (Onni Tommila) and his friend Juuso (Ilmari Järvenpää) think a secret mountain drilling project near their home in northern Finland has uncovered the tomb of Santa Claus. However, this a monstrous, evil Santa, much unlike the cheery St. Nick of legend. When Pietari’s father (Jorma Tommila) captures a feral old man (Peeter Jakobi) in his wolf trap, the man may hold the key to why reindeer are being slaughtered and children are disappearing.
BACK IN STOCK and personal guilty pleasure favourite! A quintessential piece of early 80’s trash newly restored from the original camera negative and on blu-ray for the first time! Just look at the cover! Cameron Mitchell and Vic Diaz star!
Pseudo sequel to Stuart Gordon’s cult favourite From Beyond follows the son of Jeffrey Combs’s character as he rebuilds his dimension spanning machine. William Butler, 2021.
FIRST TIME ON BLU RAY! A manic depressive artist survives a suicidal fall only to be possessed by the ghost of a murdered gangster, who uses the artist to seek vengeance on those that ended his life. Dennis Lipscomb, Leslie Wing, Suzanne Snyder, Guy Magar, 1987.
BACK IN STOCK! A Japanese gallery owner denies his violent ninja heritage until American drug traffickers kidnap his young son
Managed to get ONE LAST COPY of this OUT OF PRINT edition. Cyborg law enforcer RoboCop returns to protect the citizens of old Detroit but faces a deadly challenge when a rogue OCP member secretly creates a new, evil RoboCop 2. Peter Weller, Belinda Bauer, John Glover, 1990.
BACK IN STOCK! A killer show with all the elements: diehard fans, screaming guitars, blood red lights and murder. A crazed rock singer returns from the dead to murder members of his former band. Beverly Sebastian (1984)
Featuring one of the biggest idol stars of the 1980s, Hiroko Yakushimaru, in her most iconic role, a wonderfully surreal story of a high school girl and her unlikely role as a yakuza boss! Shinji Somai, 1981.
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s bizarre, violent and singular psychedelic epic involving circus freaks and religious cults. Guy Stockwell, 1989.
Rival groups in a skiing school do battle on and off the piste. One gang are rich and serious, the other group are party animals. Dean Cameron, Tom Bresnahan, Patrick Labyorteaux, 1990.
A possessed pair of jeans terrorizes trapped workers at a trendy clothing store.
Ultra rare shot on video slasher film that might be one of the great lost experimental films of the 20th century or a hopelessly inept film about a guy who kills people with a sledgehammer. Ted Prior, 1983.
BACK IN STOCK! In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed. Boots Riley (2018)
BACK IN STOCK! Thriller about a serial murderer, in search of a perfect family, who marries widows with children & kills them when they don’t fall into line with his notions of “family values”. Joseph Ruben (Dreamscape), 1987
BACK IN STOCK! A pierced and tattooed sadist, Captain Howdy (Dee Snider), trolls the Internet for naive teens, luring them to his home to torture and defile them. When Howdy kidnaps and tortures the daughter of police Detective Mike Gage (Kevin Gage), he is caught. Deemed insane, he is sent to an asylum but is released soon after, seemingly better. However, Gage knows it is only a matter of time before Howdy strikes again, and he’s ready to unleash his own form of retribution when the time comes.
Young Jason is the only one who doesn’t love The Stuff, and everyone who eats it has started acting really weird… Now Jason must put a stop to The Stuff or face a gooey, gloopy demise. Larry Cohen (1985)
Giallo horror classic where An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book. Dario Argento (1982)
BACK IN STOCK! THe Limited Edition STEELCASE of TERRIFIER! A crazy clown stalks and tries to kill three women in a wretched old apartment building on Halloween night.
BACK IN STOCK! John Carpenter’s fun satire of consumerism finds an unemployed Roddy Piper uncovering that the world’s ruling elite are aliens in disguise who’s aim is to keep humans in a state of mindless consumerism. Keith David, Meg Foster, 1988.
Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a bored construction worker in the year 2084 who dreams of visiting the colonized Mars. He visits “Rekall,” a company that plants false memories into people’s brains, in order to experience the thrill of Mars without having to travel there. But something goes wrong during the procedure; Quaid discovers that his entire life is actually a false memory and that the people who implanted it in his head now want him dead.
BACK IN STOCK! All Four Toxic Avenger flicks on DVD!
Includes: TRAGEDY GIRLS (Tyler MacIntyre 2017) / M.F.A. (Natalia Leite 2017)
BACK IN STOCK ON BLU RAY! In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, an orphaned teen (Munro Chambers) must battle a ruthless warlord (Michael Ironside) to save the girl (Laurence Leboeuf) of his dreams
FINALLY BACK IN STOCK! In this prequel to his groundbreaking 90s television series, David Lynch resurrects the teenager found wrapped in plastic at the beginning of the show, following her through the nightmarish last week of her life. Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Grace Zabriskie.
In New Orleans, a series of horrific murders of priests are occurring around the city’s Catholic churches. The diocese calls in Father Michael to fight the powerful demon, known as Daesidarius, or The Unholy. Camilo Vila (1988)
Legendary category 3 serial killer crime thriller from Hong Kong based loosely on a notorious murder which place in Macau in the 80s involving cannibalism. Danny Lee, Anthony Wong, 1993.
BACK IN STOCK! As the president of a trashy TV channel, Max Renn (James Woods) is desperate for new programming to attract viewers. When he happens upon “Videodrome,” a TV show dedicated to gratuitous torture and punishment, Max sees a potential hit and broadcasts the show on his channel. However, after his girlfriend (Deborah Harry) auditions for the show and never returns, Max investigates the truth behind Videodrome and discovers that the graphic violence may not be as fake as he thought.
A Voodoo priestess operating out of a local church and employing street thugs peddles a new drug called Zombie Powder which changes its users into voodoo zombies. 2021.
BACK IN STOCK! Audrey Hepburn stars in this sharp thriller as a recently blinded woman who is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment. Terence Young (1967)
Parapsychologists try to make an inn haunted by an evil witch’s ghost safe for guests. Kevin Tenney, 1989.
Cult teen 80s horror / sci-fi film about a mysterious fast-driving spirit who descends from the sky to take revenge against a road-racing gang of motor-heads. Charlie Sheen, Nick Cassavetes, Sherilyn Fenn, Randy Quaid, Mike Marvin, 1986.
And there we go guys…some solid stuff coming in this week. Maybe some gift ideas? Maybe some flicks you realize you are missing? Or maybe just some curious goodness that you simply need to see? Either way always remember the videostore loves ya…Cheers!