Well guys, it’s that magical time of year for the videostore. OCTOBER. Now in fairness it is always magic in the old movie basement but something about this month just brings it more to life. Needless to say a lot of cinema will be rolling in during this time so let’s get right to it shall we?
BACK IN STOCK! Five carnival workers are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large compound. At the mercy of their captors, they are forced to play a twisted game of life or death called 31. For the next 12 hours, they must fight for their lives against an endless parade of homicidal maniacs.
After a young couple moves into a remote farmhouse with their infant son, the woman’s struggles with postpartum psychosis begin to intensify… as the house reveals secrets of its own. Michael Shannon, Emma Roberts, 2022.
BACK IN STOCK! When his parents go to Australia for six months to work on a zoology project, young Mitchell (Shane McDermott) is sent to live with his Aunt Irene (Edie McClurg) and Uncle Louie (Patrick Thomas O’Brien) in Cincinnati. Initially dismayed by the cold climate, Mitchell’s unhappiness increases when he’s taunted by the high school’s popular kids. As he strikes up a relationship with Nikki (Brittney Powell), Mitchell begins to win over his bullies by using his Rollerblading skills in street hockey games.
Documentary which looks at the murder of a American teen in the summer of 1984 by a friend who alleged that it was a “Satanic sacrifice”. Dan Jones, Jesse P. Pollack, 2019.
BACK IN STOCK! When comic book artist Josh (Eric Roberts) meets Cheryl (Janine Turner), he immediately falls for her — unfortunately, she immediately takes a fall as well, collapsing in the street. It turns out Cheryl is diabetic, so Josh calls for an ambulance and promises to meet her at the hospital. When he arrives, however, the hospital has no record of Cheryl. Josh looks for help, even going to a police lieutenant (James Earl Jones), but nobody believes his story, so he must find the ambulance himself.
BACK IN STOCK! After a nature photographer (Mark L. Taylor) dies on assignment in Venezuela, a poisonous spider hitches a ride in his coffin to his hometown in rural California, where arachnophobe Dr. Ross Jennings (Jeff Daniels) has just moved in with his wife, Molly (Harley Jane Kozak), and young son. As town residents start turning up dead, Jennings begins to suspect spiders, and must face his fears as he and no-nonsense exterminator Delbert McClintock (John Goodman) fight to stop a deadly infestation.
4K Steelbook re-issue of the beloved cult film starring Bruce Campbell.
Frank Capra’s classic darkly comic screwball comedy starring Cary Grant. 1944.
Based on the anime series “Blood-C”, in pre WWII Japan a small village of vampires are in direct conflict with the Special Police. Shûtarô Oku, 2017.
BACK IN STOCK! On Halloween night in New Salem, Mass., disc jockeys Chilly Billy and Paul tell a twisted anthology of terrifying local myths that lead to a grim end for small-town residents.
BLOOD OF THE CHUPACABRAS (2003): A group of local townsfolk are led by a treasure hunter into a nearby mine in search of gold but encounter a vampiric Chupacabras monster and the townsfolk that the beast has turned into murderous slaves.
Anniversary edition with the loads of extras of the legendary horror-comedy drive-in classic by Alan Ormsby and the late great Bob Clark.
A fascinating look at the art of filmmaking, including stories and clips from the making of some of the greatest films of the 70’s and 80’s.
One of the strangest and most haunting films Nicolas Roeg made – in story of an adulteress whose gravely injured spouse just won’t die. Theresa Russell, Mark Harmon, James Russo, 1991.
From the minds of Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava comes the horrific Heavy Metal splatter film classic, DEMONS! Presented in a stunning new high-definition transfer and re-mastered audio!
In this Amicus horror anthology, a mysterious fortune teller uses Tarot cards to read the future of five fellow passengers. Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Cough, Max Adrian, Donald Sutherland, Freddie Francis, 1965
Genre-bending high concept but low budget action film about a futuristic dystopia where prisoners are forced to compete with the wealthy in a deadly VR game. Robert Davi, Matthias Hues, Debbie Rochon, J. Christian Ingvordsen, 1995.
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s legendary surreal, biblical spaghetti “eastern” midnight movie follows a gunfighter as he reaches the top and becomes a holy man. 1970.
BACK IN STOCK! In a world ravaged by crime, the island of Manhattan has been converted into a prison which houses the world’s most brutal inmates. And when the President of the United States crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: Snake Plissken! In 4K!
BACK IN STOCK! Beloved cult film about a rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned… from a DIMENSION OF PURE EVIL! Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Paul W.S. Anderson, 1997
In this a Japanese splatter horror, a female projectionist suddenly comes to the self-realization that she just in fact may be a serial killer responsible for brutally murdering everyone around her. Izô Hashimoto, 1992.
BACK IN STOCK! Award winning awesomely ultraviolent and sleazy Moby Dick homage about a ruthless vigilante who stops at nothing to track down a depraved serial killer. In the same vein as Hobo With a Shotgun. Directed by Winnipeg film collective Astron-6. 2011.
4 Japanese crime thriller masterpieces starring Meiko Kaji (Lady Snowblood, Stray Cat Rock) charts the vengeance of “Scorpion,” becoming an avatar of vengeance and survival. (1972/1973)
The myth. The Legend. Rudy Ray Moore! All four of his kick ass 70’s cinema in a beautiful boxset!
Teenage Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) is a horror-film junkie, so it’s no surprise that, when a reclusive new neighbor named Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon) moves next-door, Brewster becomes convinced he is a vampire. It’s also no surprise when nobody believes him. However, after strange events begin to occur, Charlie has no choice but to turn to the only person who could possibly help: washed-up television vampire killer Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall).
BACK IN STOCK! Two young boys accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard. Now they must overcome a nightmarish hell that literally begins to take over the Earth. Tibor Takács (1987)
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.
BACK IN STOCK! William Girdler’s charmingly daffy Jaws rip off about a 18 foot tall grizzly bear who terrorises a state park. Christopher George, Richard Jaeckel, Andrew Prine, 1976.
BACK IN STOCK! 4K restoration of the under rated & weird third sequel in the beloved franchise.
This box set comprises three 4K remastered films from one of the longest running horror series in cinema history: HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS / HALLOWEEN H20 / HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION
Horror double feature: HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT (Bobby Roe 2014) HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT 2 (Bobby Roe 2017)
BACK IN STOCK! A sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer comes across a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain the enforcer can only dream about.
Wildly entertaining mix of dark comedy and crime thriller. Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Martin McDonagh, 2008.
Terror strikes a young woman (Cerina Vincent) and her boyfriend (Dominic Zamprogna) when archaeology students unwittingly unleash a demon from a cave.
Clever and fast paced 80’s comedy about a surgeon-researcher named Jekyll who invents a cocaine-like substance and snorts it accidentally, turning him into his hip disco alter ego. Mark Blankfield, Bess Armstrong, Tim Thomerson, Jerry Belson, 1982
Takashi Shimizu’s movie continues Asia’s increasingly fine tradition of modern horror films. The premise is that if a building has endured a singular horror, it absorbs it and returns it to those who visit. A series of seemingly unconnected vignettes, all with a suitably satisfying jolt (including a shower scene Hitchcock would have admired) are slowly pulled together by police investigating the strange events. And the sequel as well!
Reasonably faithful remake, to the letter but also the spirit, of the 1933 classic. Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Guillermin, 1976
Director’s cut of the cult Christmas horror! A boy’s lack of Christmas spirit unleashes a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers! Michael Dougherty, 2015.
A brave unicorn and a magician fight an evil king who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world’s unicorns. Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, 1982.
A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science. Jeff Fahey, Pierce Brosnan, Brett Leonard, 1992.
Adrian Lyne’s adaptation of Nabokov’s controversial novel, the classic tale of a man’s inappropriate obsession with a beautiful young girl.
One of the David Lynch’s most potent cinematic dreamscapes is a mesmerizing meditation on the mysterious nature of identity dressed as sci-fi neo noir. Patricia Arquette, Robert Blake, Bill Pullman, Marilyn Manson, Jack Nance, David Lynch, 1997
A half-man, half-cyborg hero seeks the source of his mysterious origins while fighting to protect Earth from an infernal tyrant leading a legion of Nazi vampires hell-bent on destroying humanity.
between the first and second series of The Munsters, the cast appeared in this one-hour special on location at Marineland looking for a new pet for Eddie. Musical numbers are provided by the New Christy Minstrels. Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis.
Loosely based on real historical figures, this drama focuses on the empire built by enterprising young criminals Lucky Luciano (Christian Slater) and Meyer Lansky (Patrick Dempsey). Along with Bugsy Siegel (Richard Grieco) and Frank Costello (Costas Mandylor), Luciano and Lansky establish a revitalized mob in New York City, effectively displacing their predecessors. Despite the gangsters’ humble beginnings on the streets, they eventually rise to control much of the city.
A former pin-up model becomes obsessed with her new neighbor’s cannibalistic activities.
Picture yourself at the moonlight drive-in at the end of the road or in the grimy grindhouse of your choice. Get yourself the biggest box of greasy, buttery popcorn and a giant bucket of soda – perhaps with a little something extra – and settle in for a midnight movie festival of deliriously epic proportions! Cult filmmaker Jim Haggerty unleashes his full collection of short films! Some are scary, some are funny, some are serious, some are sexy, some are trippy, some are retro, but they’re all Movies for the Midnight Hour!
A Manhattan magazine publisher (Hal Holbrook) seriously considers killing his wife (Louise Fletcher) and family.
Gory and sleazy cult film about a cannibal rapist rises from the grave as a flesh-eating zombie sex maniac! Matt Jaissle, 1997.
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.
Fraternal twins spend a hellish night at the remote inn their father disappeared from the night they were born. Erik Bloomquist, 2021.
In this kooky 80s horror, a teen voyeur accidentally sees his hot neighbour sacrificed by Devil Worshippers. Shannon Tweed, Derek Rydall, Michael J. Pollard, Allen Garfield, Rupert Hitzig, 1989.
Conservative street cop DaSilva reluctantly agrees to terminate an international terrorist who has demanded media attention. But DaSilva’s “at-home” tactics are very much put to the challenge. Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Dee Williams, 1981.
Underrated AIP gothic horror based very loosely on a Edgar Allen Poe story about a mutilated man who seeks revenge for being buried alive. Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, Gordon Hessler, 1969.
A seven-disc set that controls over 27 hours of transmission from the classic sci-fi anthology series. (1963-1964)
Based on the popular Marvel comic book, this film begins with Frank Castle (Dolph Lundgren) as a respected police officer dedicated to eradicating the Mafia’s influence — that is, until the mob responds with a lethal car bomb that decimates Castle’s family. Now, filled with rage and presumed dead from the horrific explosion, Castle takes to the city’s underground sewer tunnels to bring his own brutal brand of vigilante justice to the streets and wreak vengeance on those who killed his family.
Hal Needham’s beloved cult film about one young man’s intense desire to win a BMX race called Helltrack. Bill Allen, Lori Loughlin, Talia Shire, Ray Walston, 1986.
All Three Movies Of Herbert West’s Adventures!
A tough Japanese detective seeks vengeance after his partner is killed by a deadly Yakuza ninja. Don Wilson, Terry Farrell, Mako, 1994.
BACK IN STOCK! Cult classic action comedy following a sexually insatiable cop with the skills of a samurai, including fluent Japanese. He’ll need it to stop a renegade Yakuza gang who want to lead the drug trade in Los Angeles. Amir Shervan (1991)
Slow-burn horror set in a secluded desolate forest, a broken family is observed by a terrifying supernatural being, Sator, who is attempting to claim them. Michael Daniel, Rachel Johnson, Aurora Lowe, Jordan Graham, 2019.
Actor Mark Patton shares his story of being a closeted gay man while starring in “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge,” a film that he began to suspect had homoerotic subtext.
Twenty-somethings head-off to an abandoned ski resort for a weekend of “shredding” the slopes, partying and having sex only for them to start getting killed by a ski-masked psycho. Greg Huson, 2001.
In this rarely seen Shot On Video horror, that pushes the boundaries of insanity and ambition for low budget horror, two friends must fight an evil force in rural Hawaii. Brent Cousins, 1991.
The definitive documentary on one of the most iconic and sought after special effects artists in horror film history, whose genre-defining creations earned him the title “The King of Splatter.”
Light your black candles and start the chant! Culled from 16mm prints found in Something Weird’s attic, SMUT WITHOUT SMUT: SATANIC HORROR NITE is an exclusive feature-length mixtape curated by the Lucifer-worshipping maniacs at the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA). Best viewed during the witching hour at a haunted drive-in, this mixtape features “Smut Without Smut” versions of six Satan-themed features, as well as trailers, commercials, and ephemera from the vaults.
Computer hacker Martin (Robert Redford) heads a group of specialists who test the security of various San Francisco companies. Martin is approached by two National Security Agency officers who ask him to steal a newly invented decoder. Martin and his team discover that the black box can crack any encryption code, posing a huge threat if it lands in the wrong hands. When Martin realizes the NSA men who approached him are rogue agents, they frame him for the murder of the device’s inventor.
BACK IN STOCK! After a clown is killed in a party mishap, he comes back from the dead to seek revenge on the people responsible.
Rangers, a reporter and a Native American warrior battle a giant anthropoid.
BACK IN STOCK! Steelcase Editions! When Sally (Marilyn Burns) hears that her grandfather’s grave may have been vandalized, she and her paraplegic brother, Franklin (Paul A. Partain), set out with their friends to investigate. After a detour to their family’s old farmhouse, they discover a group of crazed, murderous outcasts living next door. As the group is attacked one by one by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), who wears a mask of human skin, the survivors must do everything they can to escape.
A mysterious stranger tells the twisted tale of seemingly unconnected strangers caught in a series of otherworldly events whose lives will change in incredible ways forever. Tyler Cornack, 2022.
BACK IN STOCK! A U.S. podcaster (Justin Long) ventures into the Canadian wilderness to interview an old man (Michael Parks) who has an extraordinary past, and the American learns the man has a dark secret involving a walrus.
Horror anthology of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s most chilling stories. Vincent Price, Sebastian Cabot, Brett Halsey, Beverly Garland, Sidney Salkow, 1963.
A Hammer classic. Two beautiful orphaned identical twins find themselves divided when a wicked vampiric count begins to control one of the sisters. Peter Cushing, Madeleine Collinson, Mary Collinson, John Hough. 1971.
A lurid gothic horror from Hammer Films about lesbian vampires and the men who hunt them! Peter Cushing, Ingrid Pitt, Madeline Smith, Roy Ward Baker, 1970.
Every Video Nasty critiqued and explored, followed by the original trailers,
Having moved with her husband to an unfamiliar city, a young woman is menaced by a creepy neighbour, in this indie thriller from the UK. Maika Monroe, Karl Glusman, Burn Gorman, Chloe Okuno, 2022.
A sweeping story of friendship, mystery, and discovery from Studio Ghibli about a shy teen girl who befriends the mysterious young girl, Marnie she meets in an old mansion.
BACK IN STOCK! Starring Anjelica Huston. A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse. Nicolas Roeg (1990)
And there it is guys! This week’s movies are locked and loaded to entertain you as October begins. Hope there are some titles of interest for you and your collectiuon. Cheers!