Happy Holidays Movie Nerds! Now this week’s list might need a Christmas miracle to actually arrive on time which would be CHRISTMAS EVE DAY. So as we look at the fine list of silly and sweet movies let us all pray to the VHS< DVD, and BLU RAY movie gods and hope shit shows up that day! Now on with the list…
Oh hey, All four Vacation flicks plus the Reboot in one package. Beauty.
A recently widowed traveler is kidnapped by a cold blooded killer, only to escape into the wilderness where she is forced to battle against the elements as her pursuer closes in on her. Directed by cult director John Hyams, 2020.
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.
Nine college students staying at a friend’s remote island mansion begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool’s Day weekend. Fred Walton (1986)
Suffering and death await a group of party-goers at a water park in this horror comedy from Quebec. Renaud Gauthier, 2019.
Remastered for your pleasure, director John Carpenter’s violent homage to Rio Bravo with a little of Night of the Living Dead thrown in for good measure. 1976.
When a global pandemic forces a TV actress to escape to her rural hometown, an intruder from her past proves as dangerous as the encroaching virus. Jenna Lyng Adams, Jackson Davis, Ryan Vigilant, Charlie Buhler, 2020.
Lane Meyer (John Cusack) is a teen with a peculiar family and a bizarre fixation with his girlfriend, Beth (Amanda Wyss). When Beth dumps Lane, he decides to kill himself, making bumbling attempts at suicide. Outside of his morbid endeavors, Lane spends time with his oddball buddy, Charles (Curtis Armstrong), and befriends Monique (Diane Franklin), a visiting French student. Eventually, Lane resolves to race Beth’s obnoxious new beau on the ski slopes, with unexpected results.
Sophie’s 18th birthday becomes a bloodbath when monsters descend upon her house and start to devour the party guests. Sophie and her friends must rally together to send their party crashers back to hell. Stewart Sparke, 2018.
In a rural province of France, a mysterious creature is laying waste to the countryside, savagely killing scores of women and children. Unseen, possessed of enormous strength and a human intelligence, the beast has eluded capture for years. King Louis sends in a renowned scientist and his Iroquois blood brother, an unconventional team whose combined methods and capabilities may bring the beast down. But the true nature of the beast is not what anyone could have anticipated.
Featuring blistering martial arts, comedy, and food, Bushido Man will leave you with a taste for more than just action. Mitsuki Koga, Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi.
A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an Upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement. Written by Harvey Weinstein. Jason Alexander, Holly Hunter, Tony Maylam.
Animated feature from acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki, a high-flying adventure follows a pair of teenagers as they race to discover the legendary floating castle, Laputa, before it is too late.
Korean supernatural horror about a widower who moves into a haunted house and a spooky secret in the CLOSET! Jung-woo Ha, Yool Heo, Nam-gil Kim, 2020.
Based on the popular board game, this comedy begins at a dinner party hosted by Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving), where he admits to blackmailing his visitors. These guests, who have been given aliases, are Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), Mr. Green (Michael McKean), professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn) and Col. Mustard (Martin Mull). When Boddy turns up murdered, all are suspects, and together they try to figure out who is the killer.
Decades after their 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament bout, a middle-aged Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence find themselves martial-arts rivals again. … However, when Johnny rescues a bullied kid, Miguel, from bullies, he is inspired to restart the notorious Cobra Kai dojo.
Plagued by waking nightmares, two siblings suspect that something evil is taking over their family at an isolated farmhouse.
rapped by a maniac, teenage students (Nam Gyu-ri, Kim Beom) must solve a series of puzzles or suffer horrible fates.
A Peter Fonda 70’s fast car double feature! In Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, Fonda is on the run in a car so fast not even a helicopter can catch them! Race with the Devil, features a couple terrorized by Satanists and Satan himself!
Abel Ferrara’s notorious slasher where an artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, leading him to randomly kill derelicts with a power drill. Abel Ferrara (1979)
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.
Award-winning horror film director, writer, producer and actor Eli Roth brings together the masters of horror – the storytellers and stars who define the genre – to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles.
Renny Harlin’s vision of this prequel film which tells the story of Father Merrin’s first encounter with the demon Pazuzu. Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D’Arcy, 2004.
The story revolves around a group of people gathered inside a local bar in Nevada, where they are suddenly attacked by a horde of monstrous creatures. Feast is a result of the amateur filmmaking documentary series and contest Project Greenlight’s third season.Plus both sequels included.
When scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) completes his teleportation device, he decides to test its abilities on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a housefly slips in during the process, leading to a merger of man and insect. Initially, Brundle appears to have undergone a successful teleportation, but the fly’s cells begin to take over his body. As he becomes increasingly fly-like, Brundle’s girlfriend (Geena Davis) is horrified as the person she once loved deteriorates into a monster.
When Al (Christa Denton) and Glenn’s (Stephen Dorff) parents (Deborah Grover, Scot Denton) leave town for the weekend, Al uses the opportunity to throw a party while little brother Glenn and his friend Terry (Louis Tripp) decide to explore a hole left by a tree-removal service in the backyard. When unexplainable phenomena begin occurring, Terry — with the help of his extensive heavy-metal music collection — comes to the conclusion that he and Glenn have accidentally opened a gateway to hell.
After a Tibetan boy, the mystical Golden Child (J.L. Reate), is kidnapped by the evil Sardo Numspa (Charles Dance), humankind’s fate hangs in the balance. On the other side of the world in Los Angeles, the priestess Kee Nang (Charlotte Lewis) seeks the Chosen One, who will save the boy from death. When Nang sees social worker Chandler Jarrell (Eddie Murphy) on television discussing his ability to find missing children, she solicits his expertise, despite his skepticism over being “chosen.”
Residents of an island off the coast of Ireland learn that the only way to survive an invasion of blood-sucking aliens is to stay drunk.
A trashy teen murders her sexually abusive step-father, then helps get her reformed prison pen-pal released on good behavior so that she can re-corrupt him. Drew Barrymore, Joe Dallesandro, Billy Drago, James Le Gros, Michael Ironside, Tamra Davis, 1992.
Filmmakers Ron Cicero and Kimo Easterwood explore the rise and fall of the groundbreaking animated series “Ren and Stimpy” and its controversial creator, John Kricfalusi.
Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case to hunt down a gruesome serial killer who is terrorizing the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a maze of horror, which may lead them into the depths of hell.
In this horror scifi, struggling young lovers must endure a 30-day scientific experiment locked in a room together in research facility housing. Phillip G. Carroll Jr., 2019.
Includes the films Blood Diner / Parents / Earth Girls Are Easy / Sundown / Fido / Boy Eats Girl.
A sheriff makes a strange discovery when he’s gets called to an orchard where three teenage sisters have been attacked by a band of young delinquents. Michael Caissie (2020)
Back In Stock! It’s an updated silly ass Kaiju flick. Nuff said.
In Romania, an American tourist (Shia LaBeouf) falls for the estranged wife (Evan Rachel Wood) of a brutal gangster (Mads Mikkelsen).
Fully remastered in high definition! Motown’s Berry Gordy produced this wigged-out kung-fu disco extravaganza, featuring head-spinning break dancing, mild martial arts and goofball storyline. Taimak, Vanity, Christopher Murney, 1985.
Separated from her fiance after sneaking onto a restricted slope, Mia, a free riding snowboarder, must survive not only against nature, but the masked snowmobile rider in black who’s out for her blood. Stanislav Kapralov, 2020.
This animated film by Ralph Bakshi presents the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s renowned fantasy tale. The wise old wizard, Gandalf (William Squire), entrusts the young hobbit, Frodo (Christopher Guard), with a magical ring. Soon dark forces are after Frodo, so he must leave his peaceful home and travel to the ominous Mount Doom, where the ring must be destroyed. Accompanied by a trio of hobbit friends, Frodo is also aided by the mysterious Aragorn (John Hurt) and other heroic allies.
The sordid lives of an addict, an ex-con, and a luchador collide when an organ harvesting caper goes very, very wrong. Ryan Prows (2017)
The Notorious Horror Classic with a new 4K restoration. Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Gail Lawrence, Kelly Piper, Tom Savini, Hyla Marrow, William Lustig, 1980
Maniac cop returns from the dead once more to seek revenge, destroying everthing in his path! Robert Davi, Robert Z’Dar, Caitlin Dulany, William Lustig, 1993.
The wonderfully ridiculous story of a beautifully coiffed man and his army of mercenaries who combat vaguely ethnic supervillains. Barry Bostwick, Michael Beck, Persis Khambatta, Hal Needham, 1982.
Iconic horror based on Steven King’s novel, after a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse. Rob Reiner (1990)
A mother who, after her intellectually disabled son is accused of the murder of a young girl, attempts to find the true killer in order to get her son freed.
Documentary feature about the troubled heart and soul of Michael Hutchence, lead singer and songwriter of INXS. Richard Lowenstein (2019)
A very strange, personal film from the author of the Ecorcist that is sort of Sam Fuller’s Shock Corridor set as an episode from The Twilight Zone. Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jason Miller, William Peter Blatty, 1980.
The quintessential silent vampire film, remastered in high definition for the first time.
A marvelously inventive Japanese horror-comedy that’s equally a well executed zombie film, a satire of low-budget genre filmmaking and weirdly a charming family comedy. Shinichiro Ueda, 2018.
A teenage boy, obsessed with photographing everything he sees around him, is seized upon by an aggressive gallery owner from New York who views the youngster as fresh young talent worth entertaining, but as his success and fame grows, the boy finds himself less welcome in his home town and decides to turn the tables on the elitist art snobs of the city.
Two adults and a juvenile burglar break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen mutant children and can’t escape. Then things get worse. Brandon Quintin Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, 1991.
Long unavailable cult favorite about a tough American street fighter seeking vengeance against organized crime in L.A.’s Chinatown. Jeff Speakman, Mako, James Hong, Mariska Hargitay, 1991.
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.
In an abandoned 6-meter deep pool, a couple is stranded there with a deadly predator. Day, an insecure art director of a commercial production company is left alone to clear up a 6-meter deep deserted poolafter the shooting. He falls asleep on an inflatable raft due to an unbearable fatigue.
The story of the skaters and developers who came together to create the best-selling game franchise, as well as a look into how skateboarding became a part of the mainstream, and continues to influence modern culture.
Beloved cult horror about a group of teens who inadvertently kill the child of a backwoods witch who unleashes a monstrous demon called Pumpkinhead to exact her revenge. Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, Stan Winston, 1988
In this horror-comedy, a contaminated energy drink turns an illegal rave into a nightmare, a germaphobic journalist has to overcome her deepest fears to get her friends out alive. Natasha Henstridge, 2018.
A heart-wrenching slacker revenge feature set in Austin, Texas. A hit at Fantasia. Simon Rumley, 2010.
The brain munchers with attitude are back as a young man uses a secret government chemical program to reanimate his dead girlfriend, helping her as she consumes the only thing that will nourish her, human brains. Brian Yuzna (1993)
After a millennium of spreading Christmas cheer, Santa Claus (Bill Goldberg) reverts to his demonic self and gives the gift of fear.
I Wanna Play A Game, All 8 Saw flicks in one nice Blu Ray set to binge on a cold day.
In this modern take on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past.
Sam Peckinpah’s most controversial film about a young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment. Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, 1971.
Ridiculously entertaining & gross movie about giant slugs running amok in a small town. Juan Piquer Simon, 1988.
A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business. Rusty Cundieff, 1995.
The original restored film in an all-new 4k scan authorized by Tobe Hooper, featuring a dynamic new 7.1 surround sound mix and never-before-seen outtakes!
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.
A group of teenagers at a party find themselves being stalked by a maniacal killer in a Santa Claus costume. Jennifer Runyon, Forrest Swanson, Linda Gentile, David Hess, 1980.
A group of young friends stranded at a secluded roadside museum are stalked by a masked assailant who uses his telekinetic powers to control the attraction’s mannequins. Score by Pino Donaggio. Chuck Connors, Tanya Roberts, Linnea Quigley, 1979.
Upper-crust executive Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) and down-and-out hustler Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) are the subjects of a bet by successful brokers Mortimer (Don Ameche) and Randolph Duke (Ralph Bellamy). An employee of the Dukes, Winthorpe is framed by the brothers for a crime he didn’t commit, with the siblings then installing the street-smart Valentine in his position. When Winthorpe and Valentine uncover the scheme, they set out to turn the tables on the Dukes.
4K restored version of beloved cult film about the natives of a small isolated town who defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one. Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Michael Gross, Reba McEntire, 1990.
Two scruffy pals’ (Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk) backwoods vacation takes a bloody turn when ignorant college students mistake them for a pair of murderous hillbillies.
A ticket vendor at a porn cinema finds herself slowly drawn towards both the ambience depicted on the screen and to one of the older clients, a suave shark with apparent Mafia connections. Written by Kathy Acker. Sandy McLeod, Bette Gordon, 1983.
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)
Idiosyncratic horror-comedy about a misfit cop investigating a rash of murders of young women in the sleepy town of Snow Hollow. Robert Forster, Jim Cummings, 2020.
Starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, and James Spader, publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job. Mike Nichols (1994)
Well guys that is this week’s (hopefully) list. So on CHRISTMAS EVE DAY I will be open 12-6pm. IF the new movies do come in then I will probably be open on CHRISTMAS DAY from 1-6 as well because people need their movies. Honestly growing up the things open on the 25th were Chinese restaurants, Corner Stores, Movie Theatres, and ofcourse Videostores so why not carry on that time honoured tradition. Till next time remember…the videostore loves you. Cheers!