Well winter has most definately arrived my friends. The deep freeze is on this week and our warm homes will keep us hunkered down. So the videostore hopes to help by having another batch of fine cinema hitting the walls in our time of need. So grab a whiskey, relax, and let’s take a look at the new movies coming back into stock shall we….

Still a best seller and why not? All five flicks in one set as we watch one dimensional characters meet their maker in creative ways.

Starring, Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini, a private investigator is hired to discover if a “snuff film” is authentic or not. Joel Schumacher (1999)  

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.

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.  

Walerian Borowczyk’s most notorious, controversial and often very funny erotic film. Sirpa Lane, Lisbeth Hummel, Elisabeth Kaza, 1975.  

Most disturbing “killer kids” 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. 

A stunning carhop who wants to be a country singer and her sweetheart who dreams he is Billy the Kid become involved in robbery and murder.

A cocaine dealer and an anthropology student fall victim to cannibalistic Colombian natives.

Documentary following five years in the life and career of an independent filmmaker, supported by dozens of interviews, posing one question: how does an indie filmmaker survive in the current film business? Justin McConnell, 2020. 

Dylan McDermott stars in this chilling portrait of all-American evil. A picture-perfect family is shattered when the work of a serial killer hits too close to home. Duncan Skiles (2018)  

A film about a spy for the Allies working undercover in Nazi Germany during World War II. The film was directed by Jonathan Sanger, and stars Ed Harris, Max von Sydow, Eric Stoltz, and Patrick Stewart.

A gunslinger rescues his fiancee from the white slavers who abducted her.

Scientist Karen Ross (Laura Linney) is sent by her father-in-law, mogul R.B. Travis (Joe Don Baker), to the Congo to determine the whereabouts of his son’s missing diamond-hunting team. Led by expert guide Kelly (Ernie Hudson), Ross and a mismatched search party — including primatologist Dr. Peter Elliot (Dylan Walsh), treasure hunter Herkermer Homolka (Tim Curry) and a gorilla — discover a danger far more sinister than anything they expected to find, even in the heart of the jungle.

Trucker Martin “Rubber Duck” Penwald (Kris Kristofferson) and his buddies Pig Pen (Burt Young), Widow Woman (Madge Sinclair) and Spider Mike (Franklin Ajaye) use their CB radios to warn one another of the presence of cops. But conniving Sheriff Wallace (Ernest Borgnine) is hip to the truckers’ tactics, and begins tricking the drivers through his own CB broadcasts. Facing constant harassment from the law, Rubber Duck and his pals use their radios to coordinate a vast convoy and rule the road.

After transferring to a Los Angeles high school, Sarah (Robin Tunney) finds that her telekinetic gift appeals to a group of three wannabe witches, who happen to be seeking a fourth member for their rituals. Bonnie (Neve Campbell), Rochelle (Rachel True) and Nancy (Fairuza Balk), like Sarah herself, all have troubled backgrounds, which combined with their nascent powers lead to dangerous consequences. When a minor spell causes a fellow student to lose her hair, the girls grow power-mad.

Remnants of a mysterious animal have come to light in a remote jungle, and a group of scientists intends to determine if the find is an anomaly or evidence of an undiscovered beast. To accomplish their goal, the scientists (Antonio Moreno, Richard Carlson, Richard Denning, Whit Bissell) must brave the most perilous pieces of land South America has to offer. But the terrain is nothing compared to the danger posed by an otherworldly being that endangers their work and their lives. Also included are the two sequels.

Bruno Mattei’s ridiculous late era Jaws rip-off, features a great white shark bred by the Navy as the ultimate killing machine and used by the Mafia to clear a town for a sleazy real estate deal. David Luther, George Barnes Jr., Scott Silveria, 1995.  

Hammer’s lurid remake of Universal’s classic monster movie Frankenstein. Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart, Christopher Lee, Terence Fisher, 1957.  

H.P. Lovecraft story of murderous fish people where a boating accident runs a young couple ashore in a decrepit Spanish fishing town which they discover is in the grips of an ancient sea god and its monstrous half human offspring. Stuart Gordon (2001)  

When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria — the sadistic secret police chief. As they bumble, brawl and back-stab their way to the top, the question remains — just who is running the government?

A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first. Stephen Sommers (1998)  

Cult favourite about 5 psychotic kids who torment a family for insulting them. Sorrell Booke, Gene Evans, Taylor Lacher, 1974. 

A tough black martial artist cop has his hands full when he takes on warring street gangs and an evil demon that haunts the New York City subways. Elsie Roman, Warhawk Tanzania, Larry Fleischman, 1976.  

Sue Ellen Crandell (Christina Applegate) is a teenager eagerly awaiting her mother’s (Concetta Tomei) summer-long absence. While the babysitter (Eda Reiss Merin) looks after her rambunctious younger siblings, Sue Ellen can party and have fun. But then the babysitter abruptly dies, leaving the Crandells short on cash. Sue Ellen finds a sweet job in fashion by lying about her age and experience on her résumé. But, while her siblings run wild, she discovers the downside of adulthood.

Tobe Hooper’s campy TCM follow-up starring Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Robert Englund & Roberta Collins. 1977.  

Tragicomic documentary made up of VHS footage shot in the early 90s of the jaw-droppingly offensive Shock Rock band The Mentors, focusing on their infamous alcoholic self destructive lead singer, El Duce. Ryan Sexton, Rodney Ascher, David Lawrence, 2019. 

Joe (Anthony LaPaglia) runs Empire Records, an independent Delaware store that employs a tight-knit group of music-savvy youths. Hearing that the shop may be sold to a big chain, slacker employee Lucas (Rory Cochrane) bets a chunk of the store’s money, hoping to get a big return. When this plan fails, Empire Records falls into serious trouble, and the various other clerks, including lovely Corey (Liv Tyler) and gloomy Deb (Robin Tunney), must deal with the problem, among many other issues.

In 1997, a major war between the United States and the Soviet Union is concluding, and the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a giant maximum security prison. When Air Force One is hijacked and crashes into the island, the president (Donald Pleasence) is taken hostage by a group of inmates. Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), a former Special Forces soldier turned criminal, is recruited to retrieve the president in exchange for his own freedom.

In 1980 Texas, a college freshman (Blake Jenner) meets his new baseball teammates (Will Brittain, Ryan Guzman), an unruly group of disco-dancing, skirt-chasing partyers.

Obsessed with bringing terrorist Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage) to justice, FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) tracks down Troy, who has boarded a plane in Los Angeles. After the plane crashes and Troy is severely injured, possibly dead, Archer undergoes surgery to remove his face and replace it with Troy’s. As Archer tries to use his disguise to elicit information about a bomb from Troy’s brother, Troy awakes from a coma and forces the doctor who performed the surgery to give him Archer’s face.

To 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.

Excellent collection of rare Giallo: THE KILLER IS ONE OF 13 (1973) / THE POLICE ARE BLUNDERING IN THE DARK (1975) / León Klimovsky’s TRAUMA 

After laying dormant for fifteen years, Gamera was rebooted for the big screen in a smash hit trilogy masterminded by director Shusuke Kaneko. Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995) / Gamera 2: Attack of Legion (1996) / Gamera the Brave 

Includes: GAMERA THE GIANT MONSTER / GAMERA VS. BARUGON / GAMERA VS. GYAOS / GAMERA VS. VIRAS / GAMERA VS. GUIRON / GAMERA VS. JIGER / GAMERA VS. ZIGRA / GAMERA SUPER MONSTER  

German horror. A serial killer strikes fear in the hearts of residents of Hamburg during the early 1970s. Fatih Akin (2019)  

Starring Gabriel Byrne, five famous friends spend a hallucinogenic evening confronting their fears in a frenzy of shocking lunacy and horrifying visions as Mary Shelley conceives Frankenstein on a night in Lord Byron’s home. Ken Russell (1986)  

Double feature BLU RAY of both the 1978 classic and the “direct” sequel 40 years later.

Baron Ivan Rassimov, a brilliant doctor, died horribly during a fire burst in his laboratory. Since that day, his daughter Tanja retired to a life of seclusion, covering with a dark veil her disfigured face.

Over the course of a Shabbat dinner at a fancy Hollywood Hills mansion, a toxic mix of alcohol, egos, cultural differences, lust and greed derails the evening rather quickly spinning it out of control. Shani Atias, Michael Aloni, Iris Bahr, Michael Mayer, 

In this cult B-movie tough biker Harley Davidson teams up with his cowboy-hat-wearing buddy the Marlboro Man to help save the bar of a mutual friend by heisting a bank vehicle but it all goes terribly wrong. Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson, Tom Sizemore, 1991.  

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)  

From the files of Boggy Creek comes… “The Hideous Bog Monster.” An escaped lunatic named Herbie flees a maximum security mental hospital to begin a killing spree through the peaceful town of Fouke, Arkansas. He is an accomplice of none other than a fourth generation of Dr. Frankenstein who is experimenting with a stolen book from the deepest and most restricted library vaults of the Vatican. Herbie, who is obsessed with the local legend of the Fouke Monster, disguises himself as the creature and brings his victims to the lab for the evil Frankenstein to continue his blasphemous and unholy work. The Vatican gets word of this and recruits it’s elite team of female freedom fighters (The Sisters of St. Tommygun) to travel to the small town of Fouke to retrieve the stolen book, vanquish Dr. Frankenstein and return safely. Little do they know that through the powers of black magic, Herbie has summoned a demon so powerful that it’s very existence can threaten the world. Hold on tight for a wild ride!

A man lures a woman to his motel room with intentions to kill her. He quickly discovers that she may be far more dangerous than he ever imagined.

In this anti-patriarchal revenge thriller a victim to a savage sexual assault & then a botched honour killing goes on a murderous rampage of revenge! Mercedes the Muse, 2018.  

A look at the history of black horror films and the role of African Americans in the film genre from the very beginning. Rusty Cundieff, Tony Todd, Jordan Peele, 2019. 

A brutally innovative horror for our times! Conceived, written, shot and released all in the early months of the Covid crisis and taking place entirely on a Zoom call where we witness a demon being summoned! Rob Savage, 2020.  

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)  

After being released from the Wishing Well Sanatorium, all he wants to do is make the children happy. So Gregory reopens the old ice cream factory, and all the unappreciative brats are reprocessed into the flavor of the day. Paul Norman (1995)  

Mary’s mistake was to ignore a group of performance artists (The Crows) in the street. Tormented and alone in her home, Mary quickly learns that The Crows’ art is crafted in blood and terror.

From the director of Squirm, an extremely eerie and beautifully shot camping slasher. George Kennedy, Mike Kellin, Chris Lemmon, Jeff Lieberman,1981. 

The Notorious Horror Classic with a new 4K restoration. Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Gail Lawrence, Kelly Piper, Tom Savini, Hyla Marrow, William Lustig, 1980  

A serial killer (Elijah Wood) removes his victims’ scalps and attaches them to the vintage mannequins he restores in his late mother’s shop.

In October 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis occurs and the menace of nuclear war looms over the American South. Low-budget filmmaker Lawrence Woolsey (John Goodman) is in Key West, Fla., debuting his new film “Mant!” and thinks the prevailing mood of fear surrounding the premiere is perfect to stir up some excitement. A group of local teenagers (Simon Fenton, Lisa Jakub, Kellie Martin) prepare for the film’s opening night, experiencing small crises of their own.

Stars legendary stand-up comedian and actor Jackie Vernon as Donald, a disgruntled construction worker whose wife’s predilection for haute cuisine drives him to cannibalism. Wayne Berwick (1983)  

Six American doctors must fight for their lives after four weaponized robots wipe out a village in Southeast Asia.

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, David Lynch.  

An excellent & unabashedly Canadian slasher set in a Maritime coal town cursed with a decades-old folk tale about a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine’s Day. The folk tale turns out to be true! George Mihalka, 1981.  

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. 

Explore our fascination with horror and all things creepy and macabre as in this documentary which dissects some of the best cult horror films ever made. Lloyd Kaufman, Billy “Bloody Bill” Pon, P. J. Starks, Justin Beahm, Nathan Hill, Jim Towns.

A troubled couple spend a weekend in an old cottage in the woods. But what was supposed to be a romantic weekend suddenly turns into a deadly nightmare as seething suspicion, maddening paranoia and blind rage explodes around them. Lucas Pavetto (2016)

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. 

All five Prophecy flicks in one nice little set. Beauty!

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.

A young hippie kills a man, and seeks refuge at the lakeside house of three beautiful sisters, who seem to be hiding a dark secret. Ray Lovelock, Evelyn Stewart, Silvia Monti, Haydée Politoff, Tonino Cervi, 1970.  

When a Federal agent’s (Sho Kosugi) partner is killed during a bungled drug bust, he throws away his badge: arming himself with an array of deadly weaponry he sets out to Buenos Aires to settle the score with the bad guys. Gordon Hessler (1987)  

In her father’s absence, the now-teenage Aila (Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs) takes over her father’s drug dealing business in the care of her uncle Burner (Brandon Oakes), who himself consumes and sells drugs. … Aila and three friends later hatch a plot to break into St. Dymphna’s and steal the required money.

Incarcerated for assault and manslaughter, a man (Siu-wong Fan) survives in a futuristic prison by resorting to more extreme violence.

This documentary series hosted by Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman takes a deeper look into the stories, people and events that have transformed the world of comic books. Narrated by Keri Russell. 2017.  

4K Restoration of one of silver masked Mexican wrestler Santo’s odder adventures featured here in the uncut European print. After inventing a time machine, Santo, travels back in time to track down the location of Dracula’s hidden treasure. 1969.  

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.

After being captured for a series of gruesome murders, Horace Pinker (Mitch Pileggi), a television repairman, faces execution by the electric chair — but a deal with the devil allows him to come back as electricity. Once he changes into his new form, Pinker goes after the detective that brought him down, Lt. Don Parker (Michael Murphy), as well as Parker’s adopted son, Jonathan (Peter Berg). However, Jonathan’s mysterious connection to Pinker through dreams might help track the killer’s moves.

Based on the renowned play by Anthony Shaffer, this mystery finds Andrew Wyke (Laurence Olivier), a wealthy author of detective novels and game aficionado, facing off against his wife’s lover, Milo Tindle (Michael Caine), a middle-class hair salon-owner. When Wyke, who is seemingly content to split from his wife strikes an unusual deal with Tindle, it sets into motion a fierce game of one-upmanship between the two, with the stakes growing increasingly higher.

Radioactive fish man terrorises the pets, winos and hippies of Venice Beach, California. Stephen Traxler, 1978.  

A same-sex couple move to a small town to enjoy a better quality of life and raise their daughter with strong social values. But when neighbours throw a very strange party, nothing is as it seems in their picturesque neighbourhood. Lochlyn Munro, 2019.

In this Russian horror film, the lone survivor of an enigmatic spaceship incident hasn’t returned back home alone-hiding inside his body is a dangerous creature. Egor Abramenko, 2020. 

Ex-fireman Darren McCord (Jean-Claude Van Damme) has a new job working security at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena. Hoping to impress his kids, he’s scored tickets to the Stanley Cup Finals, unaware that the place has been taken over by a group of terrorists. Ex-CIA agent Joshua Foss (Powers Boothe) is holding the vice president hostage in a press box and plans to blow up the building if he doesn’t pay the ransom. But, when Darren learns of his scheme, he jumps into action to save the day.

Locked in her flat for several years, a reclusive young woman stumbles upon a mysterious web community. According to an urban myth, the Suicide Clubgrants death to those wishing for it. Unless these “cyber suicides” are actually murders.

Two New Orleans paramedics’ lives are ripped apart after they encounter a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug with bizarre, otherworldly effects. Jamie Dornan, Anthony Mackie, Katie Aselton, 2019. 

Feature length documentary on horror anthology films. Featuring a who’s who of horror – Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Rebekah McKendry, Eli Roth, Joko Anwar, Kim Newman, Tom Savini, Jenn Wexler, Larry Fessenden, Richard Stanley, Brian Trenchard-Smith, and more.  

A trio of female reporters find themselves staying overnight in a house occupied by a hostile ‘being’ known only The Unseen. Barbara Bach, Sydney Lassick, Karen Lamm, 1980.  

Paul Hogan is reluctantly thrust back into the spotlight as he desperately attempts to restore his sullied reputation on the eve of being knighted. Paul Hogan, Chevy Chase, John Cleese, Olivia Newton-John, 2020. 

THE FINAL CUT! A righteous police officer investigates the disappearance of a young girl on an island inhabited by a cult of pagans. Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Ingrid Pitt.  

Experimental Japanese gore-fest. Self-loathing and depression set in as a young housewife’s life is ripped apart after her husband leaves her for another woman, using self-mutilate to cope with her loss. Tamakichi Anaru (1999) 

And there we go guys. Stay warm. Stay safe. And if you are gonna venture out this week always know the videostore i here for you every single day because I don’t take days off. What’s the point. Cinema must served. Cheers!