A new month keeps bringing us more titles to hit the shelves of the old videostore. Some random goodness shows up this week so let’s take a look…
Murder hornets eh? Evil corporations smuggling a deadly strain of South American killer bees into the U.S. results in huge swarms terrorizing the northern hemisphere. John Norman (John Saxon) discovers a secret strategy to stop THE BEES! Alfredo Zacarías (1978)
Most disturbing â€˜killer kidsâ€™ movie in grindhouse history! Babies altered by a solar eclipse grow up to be adorable but murderous tweens! Features a nude scene with former MTV vixen Julie Brown! Joe Penny, Susan Strasberg, 1981.
Horror double bill! DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT (S.F. Brownrigg 1973), CHAOS (David DeFalco 2005)
A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer
Horror classic where a young couple travelling cross-country find themselves stranded in the small town of Gatlin, where they meet a mysterious religious cult of children. Fritz Kiersch (1984)
An ageing countess uses the blood of virgins to help her regain the beauty she once had. Ingrid Pitt, Nigel Green, Sandor Elès, Peter Sasdy, 1971.
Documentary on the making of b-movie sci-fi cult classic “The Creeping Terror” and its con-man director Art “A.J.” Nelson/Vic Savage. Portrait of a talentless artist who ultimately succumbs to his own self-destructive behaviour. Pete Schuermann (2014)
Horror maestro Dario Argento (Suspiria) puts his unique stylistic spin on the classic supernatural tale with DRACULA, a visually sumptuous retelling of the legendary myth. Asia Argento, Rutger Hauer.
A hospital psychiatrist’s own sanity is pushed to the edge when a frightened amnesiac patient insists that he has died and brought something terrible back from the other side. Billy Senese (2018)
From the minds of Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava comes the horrific Heavy Metal splatter film classic, DEMONS! Presented in a stunning new high-definition transfer and re-mastered audio!
Two classics from cult movie legend, Ted V. Mikels explode on the screen for the first time on Blu-ray! THE DOLL SQUAD / MISSION: KILLFAST.
Italian action where two 9th Century Viking children, separated since their early childhood with one raised by the British and the other by Vikings, meet after nearly 20 years as rivals. Mario Bava (1961)
Renee Harmon, unsung queen of oddball 1980s independent cinema, combined exploitation sleaze and low-fi aesthetics, her films rank as the weirdest and most unique works of exploitation cinema. THE EXECUTIONER PART 2 (1984), FROZEN SCREAM (1980).
One of the few non-X rated films Carlos Tobalina directed, a sex-filled re-imagining of Alfred Hitchcock’s STRANGERS ON A TRAIN equal parts sleazy grindhouse trash and melodrama.
Camp Australian sequel to the Howling franchise involving marsupial werewolves and the scientist who loves them. Barry Otto, Imogen Annesley, Philippe Mora, 1987.
Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize a small fishing village by killing the men and raping the women. Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow, 1980.
Starring Louis Gossett, Jr., a nightclub hypnosis act possesses a man with the spirit of a violent gangster from the 1940s, the murderous J.D., who launches a revenge campaign against those who had done ‘him’ wrong all those years ago. Arthur Marks (1976)
The tales behind the creation of celebrated 1984 horror classic CREEPSHOW, with rare behind-the-scenes footage and photographs, and interviews with George A. Romero, Tom Savini, Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins and many others. Michael Felsher (2016)
Violent satirical tale of two groups of outsiders who make war on each other, set to a soundtrack of retro karaoke hits. Japan, Tetsuo Shinohara, 2003.
For those of you who thought that A Serbian Film was all sizzle and no steak here’s a truly harrowing depiction of Serbia in the grips of a massive culture & moral decline. Mladen Djordjevic, 2010.
Italian-American actor and nightclub singer Duke Mitchell wrote, produced, directed and starred in this homemade answer to THE GODFATHER, self-financed with earnings from his career as the self-proclaimed “Mr. Palm Springs.”
Raucous spoof/tribute to ’50s-era matinees features alien brain parasites who enter humans through the mouth and turn their host into flesh-eating zombies!. Fred Dekker (1986)
A mentally unstable elderly woman, recently released from a mental asylum, proceeds to slaughter all the guests staying at her motel. Jim McCullough Sr. (1983)
When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort’s rivers, the guests become their next meal. Directed by Joe Dante and written by John Sayles. Barbara Steele, Kevin McCarthy, 1978.
Canadian horror classic where a deranged little boy and his evil teddy bear throw people into a pit full of flesh eating mutant troglodytes. Lew Lehman (1981)
The Freeling family have a new house, but their troubles with supernatural forces don’t seem to be over. JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O’Rourke, 1986.
Carol Anne is staying with her aunt in a highrise building, and the supernatural forces that have haunted her previously follow her there. Heather O’Rourke, Tom Skerritt, Nancy Allen, 1988.
It’s a nonstop high school hijinks with The Pom Pom Girls, now in HD and uncut! Robert Carradine, Jennifer Ashley, Michael Mullins, 1976.
Starring Michael Caine as a seedy writer of sleazy pulp novels is recruited by a quirky, reclusive ex-actor to help him write his biography at his house in Malta. Mike Hodges (1972)
Rare b-movie about punks who attempt to stage a revolution by killing all the cops in a small town while vacationing there and are fought back by local rednecks. Sandra Bogan, Stephen Fiachi, Raymond Fusci, Stanley Lewis, 1990.
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)
Pair of low budget Roger Corman produced B-Movies: Illegal dynamite-fishing wakes carnivorous lizard-man in Demon Of Paradise from cult filmmaker Cirio H. Santiago. Prehistoric fish munch on tourists in Up From The Depths with Sam Bottoms.
The film on the long running metal music festival.
Starring Matt Berry. A look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires, who’ve lived together for over 100 years, on Staten Island. TV Series (2019)
A flashy pimp wants to be number one, but with the police, the D.A., fellow pimps and a tough-talking social worker on his tail, can a man as arrogant and amoral as Willie D avoid a downfall? Gilbert Moses (1974)
Parapsychologists try to make an inn haunted by an evil witch’s ghost safe for guests. Kevin Tenney, 1989.
Adult Swim live action workplace comedy about Gary, an associate demon, as he attempts to capture souls on earth in order to climb the corporate ladder of the underworld but he may be too stupid, lazy and kind-hearted to realize his dreams of promotion.
Italian horror loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale “The Black Cat”, it weaves the key motifs from Poe’s gothic yarn into one of the most sensual films from the Golden era of giallo. Sergio Martino (1972)
For a group of young friends, a weekend in the wilderness turns into a battle of life and death when one of them turns up dead. Hunted by a bloodthirsty maniacs, the self-styled Zero Boys must now play their war games for real. Nico Mastorakis (1986)
And there are the jams coming in this week. Maybe one or two caught your eye. And yes, this is a random pic of Evil Superman from Part 3 pouring booze because why not. Cheers everyone!