Well I know I’m a few days early with the list but it’s a beautiful day so why not type it out to get everyone excited for next week…some really cool stuff coming in!
BACK IN STOCK! After recovering from a horrific accident, a man returns to the woods after rehabilitation, certain that he’ll not see Bigfoot again. Ryan Schifrin (2006)
A violent sexual predator takes on a young protégé, and they are both pursued by vengeful gangs of vigilantes hellbent on capturing the pair for their crimes. ira Takahashi, Yuri Yamashina, Yudai Ishiyama, Yasuharu Hasebe.
BACK IN STOCK! Sexually provocative film based on the true story of a 17th-century nun who was chastised for her religious visions and lesbian affairs. Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Daphne Patakia, Paul Verhoeven, 2021.
Directorial debut of photographer David Hamilton based on the erotic nineteenth century poetry of Pierre Louÿs about a young woman who sexually comes of age. Patti D’Arbanville, 1977.
BACK IN PRINT! The holiday season turns deadly for a group of sorority sisters (Katie Cassidy, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lacey Chabert, Michelle Trachtenberg) who are stranded at their campus house during a snowstorm. These coeds better watch out, for a vicious killer is on the loose, and he will not care if they are naughty or nice.
The U.S. President, low in the opinion polls, gets talked into raising his popularity by trying to start a cold war against Canada. John Candy, Alan Alda, Rhea Perlman, Michael Moore, 1995.
David and his adventurous group of friends embark upon an expedition within the deep and treacherous Shankali Caverns of India. As the group descends deep into the caves, they discover they have trapped themselves within the breeding den of giant black centipedes. Now they must find a way out of the caves and escape the terrifying overgrown insects.
A moody drama about a married psychoanalyst who rents out an apartment for his various indiscretions and installs a secret camera to record moments from his life, and the film is presented as footage taken from that camera. Rip Torn, Sally Kirkland, Milto
In the middle of prom night, a swarm of ferocious mutated crabs descend upon a small coastal town. A ramshackle band of students and cops work to stop the growing menace.
BACK IN STOCK! Legendary cult film about a prudish married couple put upon by the swingers in their apartment building discover a way to simultaneously realize their dream of opening a little restaurant & rid themselves of the “perverts”. Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel.
BACK IN STOCK! The Triple Feature!
BACK IN STOCK! 80s slasher about an axe-wielding presumed dead student returns to get revenge on his fellow students during a campus wide scavenger hunt. Hal Holbrook, Robert Deubel, 1982.
René Cardona Jr’s cult exploitation version of the Jonestown Massacre tweaked to avoid potential lawsuits! Joseph Cotten, John Ireland, Gene Barry, Stuart Whitman, Bradford Dillman, 1979.
A wildly original work of outsider art – a dread-inducing vision of misfit alienation at its unhinged extreme. Ronald Bronstein, 2007.
Dark & surreal comedy about a girl who turns to her psychotic boyfriend to end the reign of the high school mean girls. Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Richard Lehmann, 1989.
Lately, Ben hasn’t been sleeping well. His dreams are filled with violent and terrifying visions of monsters and death. Seeking out answers, he begins to pursue the subtext and hidden meanings of his strange and terrifying nightmares, with the help of his professor and several friends. As the dreams grow increasingly lifelike, Ben fears that he’s losing his grip on sanity, especially as those around him start turning up dead; horribly mutilated just like he’s seen in his sleep…
Weird things are happening in and around the Wild Goose Lodge, a snowy inn located in rural Massachusetts. People are being found dead and mutilated, while others are vanishing without a trace. Realizing that the violence might have something to do with Native American black magic and the ancient secrets of the area’s historic totem poles, a trio of cops decide to investigate the goings on, and are faced with an array of monsters, ghouls, and even a sampling of murderous locals!
A group of college students have been given a very unusual assignment: spend the night inside of a supposedly haunted house, as part of their studies into the supernatural and occult. Although the rag tag team of collegiates would much rather party and get stoned than look for ghosts, it’s not long before unexplained events begin to occur. Initially suspecting that some of their classmates might be playing a practical joke, their fears are proven very real when someone – or something – dressed in robes and carrying a scythe starts bumping them off one by one.
Heartfelt and rarely seen horror from legendary Spanish horror actor Paul Naschy who writes, directs and stars in this strange story of a kinky forgotten actor, his newphew who’s lost in a dream world, the sexy housekeeper and the drunk priest who suspect
Before he can graduate, cocky high school student Michael Corben (Richard Grieco) travels to France on a school trip to earn a missing French credit. But when a British intelligence agent mistakes Michael for a spy of the same name, they rush him to headquarters and assign him to capture the evil Augustus Steranko (Roger Rees), using a plethora of espionage gadgetry. Michael has the time of his life — until he crosses paths with two assassins (Tom Rack, Carole Davis) who want him dead.
A gothic horror gem from New Zealand returns in a brand new 4K restoration! Alexis Arquette, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, Bruno Lawrence, Garth Maxwell, 1993.
The cyberpunk thriller gets even more noir in black and white, revealing some of the film’s more objective narrative and dystopian setting envisioned by story-creator William Gibson. Keanu Reeves, 1995.
BACK IN STOCK! A recently institutionalized woman has bizarre experiences after moving into a supposedly haunted country farmhouse and fears she may be losing her sanity once again. John D. Hancock (1971)
Todd Solondz’s daring sequel to his acclaimed dark comedy Happiness, follows its emotionally stunted characters now groping for the possibility of change in a post-9/11 world. Ally Sheedy, CiarÃ¡n Hinds, Paul Reubens. 2010.
A Manhattan drug dealer with a wealthy clientele, John LeTour (Willem Dafoe) reevaluates both his trade and his life after discovering that his supplier, Ann (Susan Sarandon), is planning on quitting the business. When John runs into his old flame Marianne (Dana Delany), he sees reconnecting with her as a way to change for the better, but she is reluctant to rekindle the romance. Complicating John’s life further is a series of drug-related murders that has the police pegging him as a suspect.
BACK IN STOCK! Starring Terence Stamp, Elisabeth Shue. A young zoology student is invited to assist an anthropologist with his experiments involving chimpanzees, mysterious events occur that all centre around the simian servant, Link. Richard Franklin (1986)
BACK IN STOCK! American underground new wave masterpiece where invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment and find that absorbing humans during orgasm is better then heroin. Slava Tsukerman (1982)
Béatrice Dalle and Charlotte Gainsbourg are on a film set telling stories about past productions and burning witches at the stake, meanwhile technical problems, ego, and psychotic outbreaks gradually plunge the shoot into chaos. Gaspar Noé, 2019.
After serving time for avenging the murder of Cat Dancing, his Native American wife, Jay Grobart (Burt Reynolds), reluctantly takes part in a train robbery in the hopes of using his share of the loot to make a better life for his two children. When his accomplices kidnap society woman Catherine Crocker (Sarah Miles), who is on the run from her violent husband (George Hamilton), Grobart’s inner decency protects her from harm as they flee from the bounty hunter (Lee J. Cobb) chasing them.
Exploitation film from Cannon about the infamous World War One-era spy / seductress who, during her brief career in espionage, was alleged to have gathered secrets for both the French and German Armies. Sylvia Kristel, Gottfried John, Curtis Harrington.
A kung fu rock band goes up against a gang of drug dealing ninja bikers who have tightened their grip on Florida’s narcotics trade. Yes, you read that correctly. Written, directed and starring inspirational speaker Y.K. Kim, 1987.
This exclusive live concert production presents a unique selection of movie classics – from Sergio Leone’s iconic Spaghetti Westerns to modern mafia masterpieces by Francis Ford Coppola and the cult movies of Tarantino. Ennio Morricone (2018)
A gunfighter heading for New Orleans to board a ship and retire peacefully to Europe is prevented from hanging up his pistols by the persistent admiration of a young gunman called Nobody. Initially hired to kill the veteran fighter, Nobody becomes his friend and insists that the great man’s career should end with a glorious climax.
An airplane full of nuns and girls crashes on a island. Years later, another plane lands on the island and has to deal with the man-hating tribe of women left from the earlier crash as well as visiting head-hunters. Clint Walker, Peter Lawford, 1979.
An indigenous detective returns to the Outback to investigate the murder of a young girl. Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten, 2013.
A girl gets in a car accident and wanders through the woods, encountering all kinds of nightmarish things. Calvin Reeder, 2011.
Kubrick’s haunting antiwar film features Kirk Douglas as a WWI French colonel who refuses carry out an impossible and is tried for treason. 1957.
Mario Bava’s influential horror-sci fi film about a team of astronauts who begin to turn on each other, swayed by the uncertain influence of the planet and its strange inhabitants. Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Ángel Aranda, 1965.
A brutal, ugly, and uncompromising revenge shot on video thriller about a recently widowed man who takes the law into his own hands on an obsessive quest for vengeance. Ronnie Sorter, 1997.
A race car driver has visions of the victims of a serial killer before their demise and tries to get a skeptic police detective and an ambitious reporter to help him find the killer. Glenn Ford, Sandahl Bergman, Randall ‘Tex’ Cobb, David A. Prior, 1991.
Power-hungry Queen Gedren (Sandahl Bergman) captures the priestesses guarding the Talisman, a mystical orb that created and can destroy the world. But one of the priestesses escapes and seeks out her warrior sister, Red Sonja (Brigitte Nielsen), to warn her about Gedren’s plan for world domination. Lord Kalidor (Arnold Schwarzenegger), the Talisman’s keeper, insists on helping Sonja, and though she scorns the assistance of any man, she soon gains respect for Kalidor’s fighting prowess.
One of the more infamous Hong Kong action films to be released in the 80s – a Hong Kong lawyer becomes a vigilante, partly for justice and partly for revenge! Includes all 3 different cuts. Biao Yuen, Cynthia Rothrock, Corey Yuen, 1986.
Presented here are two of prolific New York based Adult film director Carter Stevens’ early critical and audience successes: Rollerbabies / Mount of Venus
A troubled teen joins a cult of Satanists to enact his murderous revenge on his bullies in this out there oddity from Florida. Joe Wiezycki, 1975.
One of the quintessential pieces of early 70s drive-in filmmaking – Low-rent gore, bizarre twists, and one of the strangest looking versions of Bigfoot in cinema history! Michael Findlay, 1974.
Classic Canuxploitation film set during the actual 1981 Halifax Police strike about a gang of hoodlums who accidentally kill the owner of a gay bar. Paul Donovan, Maura O’Connell, 1983.
A man (Richard Harris) returns to a charlatan’s (Alan Bates) Old West medicine show to kidnap the sister of his son’s dead wife.
BACK IN STOCK! Soon-to-be remade 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! The thin line between comedy and horror is hilariously explored in Student Bodies, a spoof of contemporary slasher films such as Halloween, When A Stranger Calls, Friday the 13th. Kristen Riter, Matthew Goldsby, Jerry Belson, 1981.
BACK IN STOCK! Unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, actor Nick Cage accepts a $1 million offer to attend a wealthy fan’s birthday party. Things take a wildly unexpected turn when a CIA operative recruits Cage for an unusual mission. Taking on the role of a lifetime, he soon finds himself channeling his most iconic and beloved characters to save himself and his loved ones.
Alone in her attic bedroom, teenager Casey becomes immersed in an online role-playing horror game, wherein she begins to document the changes that may or may not be happening to her. Jane Schoenbrun, 2021.
And there we go guys…next week looks fun for interesting cinema. We’ll see then! Cheers!