The days of summer keep rolling and the videostore keeps on trucking with more titles returning to the shop and some new ones hitting for the first time so let’s take a look shall we…
BACK IN STOCK! James Franco stars as Jake Epping, a high school English teacher who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Based upon the bestselling novel by Stephen King. Miniseries (2016)
A mousy librarian inherits her father’s beloved but failing old movie house. In order to save the family business she discovers her inner serial killer – and a legion of rabid gore fans – when she starts turning out a series of grisly shorts. Natasha Lyon
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer. Bob Fosse (1979)
A satirical horror-comedy about a group of Latino characters who get arrested on racist charges and are sent to work in a strange, sinister elder-care facility. Jenna Ortega, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Allen Maldonado, Diego Hallivis, 2022.
A two part feature length documentary celebrating the history of the Amicus Productions film company.
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.
It is “Whisky Galore” meets “Shaun of the Dead” in this low budget Scottish horror-comedy about a strange Nazi herbal tea that turns a town of old people into raving zombies.
Stanley Kubrick bent the conventions of the historical drama to his own will in this dazzling vision of brutal aristocracy, adapted from a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.
BACK IN STOCK! The complete Battle Royal collection loaded with bonus features.
BACK IN STOCK! Starring Martin Sheen. A New York psychiatrist finds that a brujería-inspired cult, which believes in child sacrifice, has a keen interest in his own son. John Schlesinger (1987)
In the near future, gas prices have gotten so high that automobiles are an unusable mode of transport. Then vegan teacher Archie (Mike Brune), while working on an engine designed to run on wheat grass, discovers he can get it to work using human blood. He dumps sweet organic grocer Lorraine (Anna Chlumsky) for hot butcher Denise (Katie Rowlett) and all forms of mayhem ensue while Archie fuels his bloodcar. Things get crazier when the government takes an interest in the project.
BACK IN STOCK! Brian DePalma’s paranoid and often lurid homage to Hitchcock and Antonioni’s Blow Up. John Travolta, 1981.
In this erotic remake of the 1942 classic, a young woman’s sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard. Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Paul Schrader, 1982.
Keira Woods’ daughter mysteriously vanishes in the cellar of their new house. She soon discovers there is an ancient and powerful entity controlling their home that she will have to face or risk losing her family’s souls forever.
The Complete Collection of the underrated and creepy ass show. Four stories of the bizarre.
BACK IN STOCK! Tromaville’s honour students are transformed into rampaging freaks when toxic waste leaks into the water supply.
Now On BLU RAY! Cone-headed extraterrestrials Beldar (Dan Aykroyd) and Prymaat (Jane Curtin) find themselves in New Jersey after a recon mission for their home planet of Remulak goes awry. Stranded, they are forced to live as typical suburban humans. Beldar gets a job, and daughter Connie (Michelle Burke) grows up to be a typical, if oddly shaped, teenager. When INS agents start investigating the family and Beldar receives sinister orders from Remulak, the Coneheads must decide where their allegiance lies.
BACK IN STOCK! The night before his wedding, musician Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his fiancée are brutally murdered by members of a violent inner-city gang. On the anniversary of their death, Eric rises from the grave and assumes the gothic mantle of the Crow, a supernatural avenger. Tracking down the thugs responsible for the crimes and mercilessly murdering them, Eric eventually confronts head gangster Top Dollar (Michael Wincott) to complete his macabre mission.
BACK IN STOCK! A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her mother’s wishes when she dates a motorcycle-riding juvenile delinquent.
Strange Behavior (also known as Dead Kids) is a 1981 slasher film written and directed by Michael Laughlin, co-written with Bill Condon, and starring Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, and Dan Shor. Its plot follows a series of bizarre murders being perpetrated against teenagers in a small Midwestern town.
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
A relatively opulent & extremely gory remake from the peerless Jess Franco of the classic Franju film Eyes Without a Face. Helmut Berger, Chris Mitchum, Brigitte Lahaie, Caroline Munro, Stéphane Audran, Telly Savalas, 1988.
FEMALE EXECUTIONER! Legendary adult film performer Brigitte Lahaie launched her mainstream acting career – and subsequently became a French cultural icon – with this 1986 Parisian exploitation hit. 1986.
Brutal, violent action-thriller romance about a jilted man who falls in love with a stripper and winds up in a world of violence and evil. Caylee Cowan, Billy Budinich, Kevin Dillon, Sean Patrick Flanery, 2022.
BACK IN STOCK! Master criminal Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) is trying to control the rogue actions of one of his men, while also planning one last big heist before retiring. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Hanna (Al Pacino) attempts to track down McCauley as he deals with the chaos in his own life, including the infidelity of his wife (Diane Venora) and the mental health of his stepdaughter (Natalie Portman). McCauley and Hanna discover a mutual respect, even as they try to thwart each other’s plans.
A group of friends fight for survival when they disturb the deranged inhabitants of what was thought to be abandoned estate deep in the woods of East Texas. Jason Rader, Jason Von Godi, 2021.
BACK IN STOCK! What would happen if Canadian proto slasher Black Christmas was made in 1983 instead of 1974? This movie! A rare 80s slasher with a female focus from Brian DePalma protegé Mark Rosman.
BACK IN STOCK! Starring Sam Neill and Jürgen Prochnow, an insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer’s books have on his fans is more than inspirational. John Carpenter (1994)
From worse to terrible — Civil War veteran Matt Weaver (George Segal) arrives in New Mexico worn down from combat, only to discover his family plot has been requisitioned and sold by cutthroat property developer Sam Brewster. When Weaver attempts to reclaim his land, Brewster hires a reclusive gunman (Yul Brynner) to take him out. However, the gunman proves uncontrollable. He refuses to kill Weaver and instead tries to seduce his wife (Janice Rule), all the while wreaking havoc throughout town.
Warm-hearted family tale of a girl’s cross-country trek to find her father, set during the bleak days of the Depression in America. When her father goes to work in the Pacific Northwest, the brave youngster sets out on the long journey from Chicago to join him. En route she is befriended by a wolf, which becomes a protective travelling companion.
BACK IN STOCK! A pharmaceutical scientist creates a pill that makes people remember their happiest memory, and although it’s successful, it has unfortunate side effects.
BACK IN STOCK! A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science. Jeff Fahey, Pierce Brosnan, Brett Leonard, 1992.
BACK IN STOCK! Meek flower shop assistant Seymour (Rick Moranis) pines for co-worker Audrey (Ellen Greene). During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood. The growing plant attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store. After Seymour feeds Audrey’s boyfriend, Orin (Steve Martin), to the plant after Orin’s accidental death, he must come up with more bodies for the increasingly bloodthirsty plant.
BACK IN STOCK! In the year 2274, young residents enjoy an idyllic, hedonistic lifestyle within the protective confines of a domed city. The general belief is that when each person turns 30, they are reincarnated for another blissful life cycle. Those who know the much darker truth become “runners” and flee to a hidden sanctuary. When law enforcement officer Logan (Michael York) goes undercover to locate the refuge, he winds up instead trying to initiate a revolution with runner Jessica (Jenny Agutter).
Ultra sleazy Naziploitation about a pair of female agents who infiltrate a Nazi prison sex camp. Maria Lease, Kathy Williams, Lee Frost, 1969.
BACK IN STOCK! Peter Lorre stars as serial killer Hans Beckert in Fritz Lang’s harrowing masterwork M, a suspenseful panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller.
BACK IN STOCK! Corky (Anthony Hopkins), a failed magician, adopts a new ventriloquist act with an abrasive dummy named Fats, and suddenly finds himself lined up for a television show. When the unbalanced Corky fears he won’t pass the required mental exam, he runs away with Fats to his hometown, where he meets an old love from high school, Peggy (Ann-Margret). Corky persuades Peggy to leave her loveless marriage — but Fats, who seems to be taking on a mind of his own, doesn’t approve of the relationship.
BACK IN STOCK! Starring Emilio Estevez, a group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal. Stephen King (1986)
BACK IN STOCK! Fame-seeking members of the animal kingdom experience the sleazier side of show business in this puppet-filled parody.
A look at the small group of headbangers in the Bay Area that were shunned by the hard rock bands in the early 1980s.
A strange Dutch film featuring Sylvia Kristel that mixes genres of action, murder mystery, drama, martial arts, and erotica. Rijk de Gooyer, Jennifer Willems, Jon Bluming, Frans Weisz, 1973.
BACK IN STOCK! NIGHT OF THE DEMON! Infamous sleazy horror film that brings together softcore sex, hardcore violence, Satanic sex cults and a limb-tearing, gut-slinging, dick-ripping beast for “the best and bloodiest Bigfoot movie ever made.”
BACK IN STOCK! Grim, expressionistic classic about a sinister preacher who’s nefarious motives are uncovered by a pair of children. Robert Mitchum, Charles Laughton, 1955.
A remake of George Romero’s 1968 black-and-white classic that begins in a cemetery, as the recently-dead return to life from an unknown cause and attack the living as their prey. One woman escapes the frightening zombies to take refuge with others in a farmhouse.
In 1968, the elderly David “Noodles” Aaronson (Robert De Niro) returns to New York, where he had a career in the criminal underground in the ’20s and ’30s. Most of his old friends, like longtime partner Max (James Woods), are long gone, yet he feels his past is unresolved. Told in flashbacks, the film follows Noodles from a tough kid in a Jewish slum in New York’s Lower East Side, through his rise to bootlegger and then Mafia boss — a journey marked by violence, betrayal and remorse.
After her mother is murdered, a girl dresses-to-kill as a Gothic Lolita. Using a deadly umbrella, she seeks revenge by slicing and dicing the wacky assassins responsible. Gô Ohara, 2010.
Acclaimed director Johnnie To (The Heroic Trio, The Mission) is on top form with slam bang action-thriller Running Out of Time and its equally electrifying sequel.
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.
Rangers, a reporter and a Native American warrior battle a giant anthropoid.
BACK IN STOCK! From the legendary director of Spider Baby comes the wildest girl gang that ever blasted the streets! Robbie Lee, Joanne Nail, Monica Gayle, Jack Hill, 1975.
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.
BACK IN STOCK! 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.
Back In Stock! Cult teen 80s horror / sci-fi film about a mysterious fast-driving spirit who descends from the sky to take revenge against a road-racing gang of motor-heads. Charlie Sheen, Nick Cassavetes, Sherilyn Fenn, Randy Quaid, Mike Marvin, 1986.
And there it is guys. A little of this and that coming the old videostore later in the week. Hope to see you then. Cheers!