Another year comes to an end. The world is completely uncertain once again. 2022 could be better or could be worse. In the end we control nothing so all that is left to do is enjoying every day we got no matter crap is thrown at us. Luckily as movie nerds we always have a nice escape with the love of cinema. Whether it’s good, bad, old school, brand new, arthouse, or pure trashy pleasure the movies will do what they can to take us away to another place. The videostore once again aims to please with a variety of choices so let’s take a look to what might fill your new year’s needs shall we?
Colin (Eddie O’Connell), an aspiring young British photographer and jazz aficionado, falls for the beautiful Crepe Suzette (Patsy Kensit), a model on the rise. When she leaves him to pursue her dreams of fame, Colin lands under the wing of Vendice Partners (David Bowie), a suave advertising executive, and begins his own climb toward success. As Colin and Suzette get caught up in the promotion of youth culture, they brush up against the era’s social issues, including racism
Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not. Sir Alfred Hitchcock, the Master of Suspense hosts his own television show.
When a cursed statue is recovered from a lake, a young heiress will inflict a torrent of depraved seduction & homicidal madness on the local village. Barbara Steele, Anthony Steffen, Camillo Mastrocinque, 1966
The further adventures of Ash Williams with all three seasons of the cult show in one lovely set.
Its Halloween 1989, best friends Sam and Josh are trying to enjoy what’s left of their final Devil’s Night before graduating high school. But trouble arises when the two pals and a group of friends take a detour on their way to a rock concert, finding an old abandoned barn and awakening the evil inside.
Underrated found footage movie as Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs.
Triple feature of rare drive-in horror! HELP ME… I’M POSSESSED (1974) / NIGHT OF THE STRANGLER (1972 – Joy N. Houck Jr. starring Mickey Dolenz) / CARNIVAL OF BLOOD (1970)
Cat In The Cage: A young man returns to his rich family’s estate after a stay in a mental hospital. He finds that his father has married his deceased wife’s nurse, who is secretly plotting with her lover, the chauffeur, to murder the father and take his fortune
French Pussycat: Basically the plot evolves around a girl who takes a bet that she can get a philandering sex-advice columnist to propose marriage to her. She takes a job as his maid/housekeeper and proceeds to flirt with him as the most outrageous tease of all time.
Classic Old School Martial arts film that inspired Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Cheng Pei Pei, 1966.
All three movies featuring the great Universal monster from beneath the water.
A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her mother’s wishes when she dates a motorcycle-riding juvenile delinquent.
When a family en route to a Christmas Eve gathering decides to takes a shortcut down a wooded road, an eerie sequence of events signals trouble ahead. After nearly colliding with an oncoming car, father Frank (Ray Wise) picks up a ghostly hitchhiker (Amber Smith) and her infant child. With the sudden appearance of their new passengers, the route becomes dark and treacherous — and the family’s numbers rapidly begin to dwindle in a series of seemingly connected, grisly roadside accidents.
An absurd science-fiction movie that features a curious new species, the Dickshark. A romantic couple get more than they expected after the husband’s experiments with penis-enlargement cream go awry. Bill Zebub (2016)
This is a story of intrusion, demented intrusion. Rather than focus on the events that lead up to the crimes, the extra time is given for the crimes to play out in creepy detail. There are enough clues in the bizarre behavior that help you create your own story, with sudden shifts that jar you out of what you have believed.
Guillermo del Toro’s deeply personal and frightening ghost story set during the waning days of the Spanish Civil War. 2001.
Starring Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence. In 1913, the charming, seductive and sinister vampire Count Dracula travels to England in search of an immortal bride. John Badham (1979)
A women’s prison on a tropical island is a hellhole where the inmates are raped, tortured and otherwise abused by the evil commandant and brutal guards. However, one of the guards falls in love with a beautiful inmate, and decides to help her and all the other prisoners escape.
Aussie action, a young woman running a wildlife sanctuary in the Australian outback fights off a group of poachers who mistakenly think she is easy prey. Mario Andreacchio (1986)
A homicidal American sheriff tasked with escorting a mobster to Malta loses him and goes on a rampage to recapture him. Joe Don Baker, Greydon Clark, 1984.
It began as a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between two of the greatest icons of the fantasy genre: Controversial animator Ralph Bakshi (director of FRITZ THE CAT, WIZARDS and the original THE LORD OF THE RINGS) and legendary illustrator Frank Frazetta
“Frankenshark” is the 90-minute version of “Dickshark” in HD quality. (Dickshark is over 2 hours, and the uncut version is almost 3 hours).
Infamous Video Nasty and one of the most notorious of the Nazisploitation genre! A death camp prisoner is subjected to the Commandant’s vilest urges until she has her vengeance! Daniela Poggi, Cesare Canevari, 1977.
When an American cowboy stumbles upon a gypsy family in a wind-swept ghost town, they offer him a fortune to escort a princess back to her home in Spain. But this silent Stranger finds himself in over his head (and strung up by his feet) when he gets caught
The nightmare isn’t over as unstoppable killer Michael Myers escapes from Laurie Strode’s trap to continue his ritual bloodbath. Injured and taken to the hospital, Laurie fights through the pain as she inspires residents of Haddonfield, Ill., to rise up against Myers. Taking matters into their own hands, the Strode women and other survivors form a vigilante mob to hunt down Michael and end his reign of terror once and for all.
A dangerous cult leader and his henchmen resume a grisly murder spree following their release from prison.
Spanish horror set during the Inquisition about a witch-finder general who falls in love with the village beauty, who has made a pact with the devil to seduce and condemn the man who is killing off Satan’s servants. Paul Naschy (1978)
Third film in the Italian 80s sword & sandal series featuring muscle man Miles O’Keeffe as the hero Ator. In this one he battles and evil witch a masked warrior who is likely his brother. Alfonso Brescia, 1987.
A murderous serial killer returns as a mutant snowman to exact his revenge on those who sentenced him to death. Scott MacDonald, Michael Cooney, 1997.
The Mutant Killer Snowman returns for another Christmas season of death! Scott MacDonald, Michael Cooney, 2000
In this Swedish horror, a woman leaves a psychiatric ward after a nervous breakdown, only to start hearing mysterious knocking sounds in her apartment. Frida Kempff, 2021.
Fantastic double feature with tow of Bruno’s best flicks not named Die Hard.
A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, in a tribute to 1960s pulp novels and Technicolor melodramas. Anna Biller (2016)
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.
Cult film about a farmer who murders passers-by and then creates delicious smoked meat from their flesh! Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke, Kevin Connor, 1980
Includes: Cristiana Devil Nun (1972) / Story of a Cloistered Nun (1973) / Images in a Convent (1979 – directed by Joe D’Amato) / True Story of the Nun of Monza (1980 – directed Bruno Mattei)
A young man set up as the fall guy in a string of brutal slasher murders decides he’ll hide by sneaking into the forbidden subterranean realm of Midian where shape-shifting beings – The Nightbreed – dwell. Craig Sheffer, David Cronenberg, Clive Barker.
Double Feature Of Shark nastiness…
John Cutter (Wesley Snipes) is a former policeman flying to Los Angeles to start his new job working for the anti-terrorism unit of a major airline. However, apprehended terrorist Charles Rane (Bruce Payne) is on the flight, too, being transported by the FBI. After Rane’s accomplices kill the FBI agents and free him, Cutter realizes the entire flight is in danger. With the help of flight attendant Marti Slayton (Alex Datcher), Cutter tries to capture Rane and free the passengers.
In this delirious, disgusting and delightfully fun “GWAR meets kid film”, a couple of kids meet an alien overlord who’s too serious to take seriously. Matthew Ninaber, Kristen MacCulloch, Rick Amsbury, Steven Kostanski, 2020.
Mike and Reggie continue to hunt the mysterious Tall Man, discovering along the way that the invasion has already begun. Don Coscarelli (1994)
Collection of taboo-shattering films by pioneering gay erotica director, Fred Halsted: Sextool / The Sex Garage
A young boy and his family embark on a series of adventures when the boy finds some mysterious eggs which hatch to reveal a brood of baby dinosaurs. Albert Band (1993)
Crazy German Splatter film about the first fallen angel who intends to rule the world with the help of his zombie army. Olaf Ittenbach, 1997.
They don’t come prescient or cheesier then this violent Arnie sci-fi thriller about a reality TV show where criminals fight for their lives. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown, Yaphet Kotto, Maria Conchita Alonso, Richard Dawson, Jesse Ventura, 1987.
Two lovers stationed at a remote base in the asteroid fields of Saturn are intruded upon by a retentive technocrat from Earth and his charge: a malevolent 8-ft robot. Farrah Fawcett, Kirk Douglas, Harvey Keitel, Stanley Donen, 1980.
The shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large in the small town of Mill Valley for generations. It’s in a mansion that young Sarah Bellows turns her tortured life and horrible secrets into a series of scary stories. These terrifying tales soon have a way of becoming all too real for a group of unsuspecting teens who stumble upon Sarah’s spooky home.
Antonio Margheriti directs this giallo rich with gothic excess featuring a score by Riz Ortolani. Jane Birkin, 1973.
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 destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and notorious among white supremacists, turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves. Guy Nattiv (2018)
A newsman (Jeff Eagle) poses as a woman in a women’s prison to help an inmate (Devon Jenkin) at the mercy of matron Miss Crabapples (Jane Hamilton).
Wonderfully loopy Roger Corman produced 80’s slasher film remastered. Amy Holden Jones, 1982.
Jealous witch Erica uses her powers to influence her unwitting husband Larry and his colleagues, who all work for a big law firm. Jim Wynorski (1994)
A no-budget shot on video production from the infamous W.A.V.E. Productions. This one involves a middle-aged weirdo who plans to sacrifice young woman to gain immortality. Tina Krause, Gary Whitson, 1994.
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.
The evil Gen. Rancor (Andy Griffith) has his sights set on world domination, and only one man can stop him: Dick Steele (Leslie Nielsen), also known as Agent WD-40. Rancor needs to obtain a computer circuit for the missile that he is planning to fire, so Steele teams up with Veronique Ukrinsky (Nicollette Sheridan), a KGB agent whose father designed the chip. Together they try to locate the evil mastermind’s headquarters, where Veronique’s father and several other hostages are being held
A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers. A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers.
Rock + magic + stunts = the stuntsploitation classic and the hottest blu-ray release of the year – STUNT ROCK! From cult director Brian Trenchard-Smith (Escape 2000).
A disgruntled nerd, who was bullied in high school, creates Buzz Cola, a soft drink that turns surfers into mindless zombies. Eddie Deezen, Eric Stoltz, Lyle Waggoner, 1983.
Deathstalker / Deathstalker II / The Warrior and the Sorceress / Barbarian Queen
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.
English language remake / sequel to the blistering original, finds director Shinya Sukamoto still obsessed with delirious editing, eardrum-crunching soundtrack & bio-metallic machine men. 2009.
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!
Back In Stock! Both the 1982 classic and the 2011 prequel…
Beloved cult horror anthology from Dan Curtis featuring Karen Black as a woman tormented variously by bizarre horrors. 1975.
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, TROMA’S WAR is packed with gargantuan battle scenes, heart stopping stunts,and never-before-seen special effects. TROMA’S WAR is the action film that all good citizens of the world can be proud of and enjoy!
This tribute to the beloved supernatural TV show has four episodes. In the first, racist Bill Connor (Vic Morrow) is transformed into a Jew in World War II. Next, Mr. Bloom (Scatman Crothers) comes to a retirement home to teach the residents that they are only as young as they feel. In the third, teacher Helen Foley (Kathleen Quinlan) meets Antony (Jeremy Licht), a boy who is not what he seems. Finally, panicky plane passenger John Valentine (John Lithgow) sees gremlins attacking his flight.
A bunch of punks team up with the local community of bums to defeat a fascist sheriff, all while the resistance’s de facto leader Sal Purgatory deals with the trials and tribulations of being a twenty-something year old punk. Paul M McAlarney (2015)
A Nazi scientist and a woman known as a “spider goddess” attempt to develop a nerve gas made from spider venom. Sheila Allen, Neda Arneric, Peter Sykes, 1971.
High school student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) unwittingly hacks into a military supercomputer while searching for new video games. After starting a game of Global Thermonuclear War, Lightman leads the supercomputer to activate the nation’s nuclear arsenal in response to his simulated threat as the Soviet Union. Once the clueless hacker comes to his senses, Lightman, with help from his girlfriend (Ally Sheedy), must find a way to alert the authorities to stop the onset of World War III.
Three small-town friends, Alexandra (Cher), Jane (Susan Sarandon) and Sukie (Michelle Pfeiffer), each having lost the man in their lives, are feeling unfulfilled — until a furtive stranger, Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson), arrives and begins courting each of them in turn. Eventually, Daryl tells them that they are witches. But as the three friends spend more time at his mansion, enjoying themselves and learning about their powers, they begin to worry about Daryl’s ultimate intentions.
And there we go guys. A plethra of cinema that should be here by Friday just in time for New Year’s Eve movie watching. Hope you all are enjoying your holiday season and we’ll see you soon down at the old videostore. Cheers!