Well Summer is offically here and with no real blockbuster movies hitting the movie theaters yet it is up to the other outlets including the good old videostore to keep your eyes entertained. This week some interesting stuff comes rolling in old and new so let’s take a look shall me?
Tim Sullivan’s hilarious and nasty remake of H.G. Lewis original film returns to the shop on Blu Ray. Was it just me or was this one the roles Robert Englund looked like he was having a blast being in?
First Time at the Shop! Hanna Barbera cartoon series based on the ghoulish Addams Family. Features the voice of 8 year old Jodie Foster. 1973.
Back In Stock! A New York philosophy grad student turns into a vampire after getting bitten by one, and then tries to come to terms with her new lifestyle and frequent craving for human blood. Abel Ferrara (1995)
Back In Stock! Featuring Brooke Shields. In 1960s New Jersey, a withdrawn adolescent girl is suspected of her younger sister’s brutal murder during her first communion, as well as a series of stabbings that follow. Alfred Sole (1976)
Back In Stock! The allure of easy money sends Mary Mason, a medical student, into the world of underground surgeries which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called “freakish” clients.
Back In Stock! Danielle Harris’ directoring debut. A group of friends get together for a murder mystery party, but things take a dark turn when one hijacks the evening and is out for blood.
Back In Stock on Blu Ray. A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman who harbored dark secrets. André Øvredal (2016)
Back In Stock! A deaf girl is brutalized by a murderous gang who are then hunted by her when the bloodthirsty spirit of an Apache warrior inhabits her lifeless body.
Back In Stock! The last great Tim Burton movie to date. A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father’s life.
Back In Stock! Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, three brothers struggle to survive in the world of Latino gangs, violent crime and drugs. Benjamin Bratt, Billy Bob Thornton, Delroy Lindo, 1993.
Back in Stock! Starring Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper. A severed human ear found in a field leads a young man to investigate a mysterious nightclub singer and the criminals who kidnapped her child. David Lynch (1986)
Back In Stock! Dynamite fishing in a rural swamp revives a prehistoric gill monster that must have the blood of human females in order to survive.
Back In Stock! One morning, a young man wakes to find that a small, disgusting creature has attached itself to the base of his brain stem. The creature gives him a euphoric state of happiness but demands human victims in return. Frank Henenlotter (1988)
It’s Christmas Eve and Santa is out and about spreading joy…with a hatchet and some BBQ skewers. Cannibal Claus is the modern tale of a mall Santa Claus who is down on his luck at Christmas time. Instead of staying in on Christmas Eve, he decides to go out and punish the naughty in this blood drenched, meat filled, cannibal feast! Watch if you dare, Cannibal Claus is guaranteed to leave you repulsed!
Italian horror a newspaper reporter and a retired, blind journalist try to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company’s top-secret research projects and both become targets of the killer. Dario Argento (1971)
Back In Stock! A disgraced ex-policeman who runs a small ring of prostitutes finds himself in a race against time when one of his women goes missing.
Back In Stock! A loving father dons a clown outfit and makeup to perform at his son’s sixth birthday, only to later discover that the costume – red nose and wig included– will not come off, his own personality changing in horrific fashion. Jon Watts (2016)
Season 1 of Cobra Kai! A spinoff series from an 80s franchise that was waaaay better than anyone would have thought.
Back in Stock! Nic Cage’s amazing hair.
Back in Stock! Evil Kevin Bacon. A small-town sheriff sets out to find the two kids who have taken his car on a joy ride.
The fictional Creepshow comic books come to life in this anthology series of terrifying tales hosted by the silent Creepshow ghoul. TV Series (2019)
A single mother moves into a dilapidated apartment complex and experiences startling visions and sounds, calling her mental well-being into question, and endangering not only her custody of her child, but perhaps their lives as well. Hideo Nakata (2002)
Two brothers have half of a powerful ancient Chinese talisman. An evil gang leader has the other half, and determines to get the brothers’ half and have a complete medallion so he can gain absolute power. James Yukich (1994)
Tobe Hooper’s campy TCM follow-up starring Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Robert Englund & Roberta Collins. 1977.
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)
Italian erotic drama. An American journalist travels throughout the world in search of a good story by joining a modern-day harem and traveling to Venice to see what really goes on at diplomatic parties. Joe D’Amato (1977)
Experience the complete legacy of writer/producer/director Al Adamson, with 31 remastered films on 14 Blu-ray discs, plus the award-winning documentary BLOOD & FLESH: THE REEL LIFE & GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON.
Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the Round Table of Camelot, even as dark forces conspire to tear it apart.
A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress. Roman Polanski (1967)
Back In Stock! A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom’s most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film’s maniacal killer.
Back I Stock! The classic. A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.
Ronnie runs a Disco walking tour with his son, Brayden. When a sexy woman takes the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her love. It also signals the arrival of an oily strangler who stalks the streets at night.
An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld. Clive Barker (1987)
Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again. Tony Randel (1988)
Horror master Wes Craven’s seminal 1977 horror masterpiece where a family out RVing battle to the death with radioactive cannibals. Wes Craven (1977)
Thriller / horror. Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell & Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Harmon, 1986.
Legendary West German brain melting cult film about a group of women and their manager crash land on a weird island inhabited by a giant spider with a bite that mutates, Barbara Valentin, Alexander D’Arcy, Fritz Böttger, 1960
Indescribable psychedelic Japanse ghost tale that’s equal parts absurd and nightmarish, Scooby Doo and Mario Bava. Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1977.
The Egyptian vampire lady Miriam subsists upon the blood of her lovers. In return the guys or girls don’t age… until Miriam has had enough of them. David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Catherine Deneuve, Tony Scott, 1983
A group of hippies wreak havoc on a small town and a young boy, whose grandfather and sister were attacked by them, decides to get even, with deadly results.
Italian thriller. Two hippies find themselves on the run from the law and soon end up going undercover in a villa owned by a mysterious woman. Umberto Lenzi (1971)
An Italian horror about a solitary proof reader, is trapped in his apartment, too afraid to leave and tortured by an unknown evil force that has kept him prisoner for the last two years. Alessio Liguori, 2019.
Marie is a vampire with a thirst for bad guys. When she fails to properly dispose of one of her victims, a violent mob boss, she bites off more than she can chew and faces a new, immortal danger.
Stomach-churning hunt-and-kill cult horror about a slasher on the loose in a supermarket. Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel, 1989.
When Cecilia’s abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
Nice starters kit for movie goers looking to discover the legend that is John Carpenter.
Two years ago, a young woman named Valerie was burned after entering a tanning salon. Now, her twin sister, Rhonda runs a local gym where all of a sudden, people are being murdered. Ted Prior, Marcia Karr, David James Campbell, Fritz Matthews.
Two college students find evidence connecting a story they are investigating for film class to a series of deaths. Things begin to spiral out of control when an unknown force watching them becomes more violent and bloodthirsty.
A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.
After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.
The store favourite returns to the shop. Astron 6’s loving tribute to schlock 80s Sci-Fi action films!
A man becomes obsessed with facts and events that have been collectively misremembered by thousands of people. Believing the phenomena to be the symptom of something larger, his obsession eventually leads him to question reality itself.
Back In Stock! The 2012 remake of Maniac is a beauty and always a pleasure to have back in the shop.
Deep in a remote marshland, three young biologists conduct research but when they encounter evil, science ends and survival begins.Roger Scott, 2018.
Rare shot on video found footage horror film inspired by the then popular alien abduction stories. Tommy Giavocchini, Patrick Kelley, Shirly McCalla, Dean Alioto, 1989.
A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown’s fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Starring Brendan Fraser, Ashley Judd, Viggo Mortensen. After the death of his strictly religious parents, forlorn young Darkly gets lost in the woods. Philip Ridley (1995)
One of the most wildly popular horror movies of all-time, Stuart Gordon’s enduring splatter-comedy classic returns to Blu-ray in a stunning restoration packed with special features! Stuart Gordon (1985)
A woman attracts the attention of a psychopathic former Army interrogator and an emotionally fragile young man caring for his ailing mother.
Red Crow Mi’kmaq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 16 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the Crow, that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna’s. That means being at the mercy of “Popper”, the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school.
Incredibly brutal anti-Vietnam War / revenge cult film restored and remastered on Blu-Ray! Script by Taxi Driver scribe Paul Schrader. William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Haynes, 1977.
Seijun Suzuki explores Japanese supernatural tales in THE TAISHO TRILOGY: Zigeunerweisen (1980) / Kageroza (1981) / Yumeji (1991)
A girl’s “sweet” sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible. John Hughes (1984)
An ordinary teenage boy discovers his family is part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite. Brian Yuzna (1989)
In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO.
Back In Stock! Brilliant documentary on the legend!
A dark fairy tale about a gang of five children trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels and the ghosts created every day by the drug war. Issa López, 2017.
Back In Stock! Buscemi. Drinking. Dive Bar. Classic.
A no-nonsense detective tries to track down a mass murderer named Trick, who is terrorizing a small town. Patrick Lussier (2019)
A crew of oceanic researchers working for a deep sea drilling company try to get to safety after a mysterious earthquake devastates their deepwater research and drilling facility located at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
Blu Ray of the the classic back in the shop!
Russian comedy. A detective and the world’s most horrible father, brings together a terrible group of people in his apartment: Each one of them has a reason to want revenge. Kirill Sokolov (2018)
Canadian Exclusive! Double Feature Arrow Video Blu Ray of THE WOMAN and THE OFFSPRING!
Randy is an awkward groundskeeper who is obsessed with professional wrestling. Longing for a sense of belonging with grandiose dreams of becoming a wrestling superstar, Randy is only met with abject humiliation and alienation. A brutal shaming at a local wrestling school pushes Randy over the edge and lights the spark for his blood lust. Donned in wrestling gear and armed with homicidal rage, Randy sets out on a blood soaked rampage to punish those who wronged him. With each ghastly kill, Randy takes a trophy from his tormentors to add to a wrestling title belt crafted from human flesh. The only hope of putting an end to his reign of carnage lies with Becky, an understanding client who is one of the only few to ever show him kindness.
And there you go kids! Some fun stuff coming in as always. And remember the videostore loves you!