In this week of upcoming titles the highly beloved trailer reel series DRIVE IN DELIRIUM brings us it’s final installment….THE FINAL CONFLICT. 6 hours of classic trailers because let’s face it…sometimes the trailers are the best part. Aside from that I think we got some other sweet gems crashing into the shop that should delight your senses so let’s take a look shall we?
An outraged police detective (Charles Bronson) and his rookie partner (Andrew Stevens) skirt the law to catch a killer of women.
Michael Radford’s dark adaptation of Orwell’s classic novel about a man who tries to rebel in a dystopian society by falling in love. John Hurt, Richard Burton, 1984.
Alphonse `The Boss’ Dente, was robbed of $8 million worth of heroin. The thief was torn to shreds by pit bulls, and the trail to Dente’s drugs seems to have died with him. Meanwhile, a a journal could reveal the answers everyone is looking for.
A troubled college student becomes the prime suspect in a series of murder co-eds. Christopher Walken, Joanna Cassidy, Anson Williams, 1991.
Season 2 of the 80s cult classic series looked over by Steven Spielberg.
After being kept a prisoner in his own home for 35 years, a man (Nicholas Hope) accidentally kills his parents and escapes into the real world.
Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass to evaluate her, but Glass is lured into a seductive, deadly game. Michael Caton-Jones (2006)
A Soviet tank unit led by Commander Daskal (George Dzundza) destroys a village in Afghanistan in 1981. Taj (Steven Bauer), a member of the village, vows revenge and pursues him, along with the mujahideen. Meanwhile, the radical Daskal turns violent against his unit when he murders the tank crewman (Erick Avari) for his Afghan ethnicity and leaves tank driver Koverchenko (Jason Patric) to be killed by the mujahideen. Taj, however, offers Koverchenko sanctuary for his assistance against the unit.
When a celebrity chef sees his career torpedoed by a critic’s terrible reviews he cooks up a recipe for revenge and kidnaps the man intent on hosting a feast of terror.
Joel and Ethan Coen began their long career with this razor-sharp, hard-boiled noir set somewhere in Texas, where a sleazy bar owner sets off a torrent of violence with one murderous thought. M. Emmet Walsh, Frances McDormand.
In this adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher, a visit to a wealthy and reclusive friend lands a young man in a world of fear and despair. Patrick Picard, 2020.
Director/Star Alain Patrick’s BLUE MONEY is a powerful, Casavettes-esque examination of LA’s burgeoning hardcore film scene. Produced by Bob Chinn (Johnny Wadd), and featuring cameos from Sandy Dempsey and Suzanne Fields.
A stunning carhop who wants to be a country singer and her sweetheart who dreams he is Billy the Kid become involved in robbery and murder.
Starring Peter Falk. Crime story based on the real armed robbery of the Brink’s Building in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17th, 1950. William Friedkin (1978)
Francie (Eamonn Owens) has a disastrous childhood and retreats into television and movies to escape the pain. His mother (Aisling O’Sullivan) is suicidal, and his alcoholic father (Stephen Rea) has little to do with him. Francie’s tendency to project violent fantasies onto reality lands him in reform school, where he is sexually abused. Wildly looking to hold someone responsible for all the trauma visited on him, Francie targets his neighbor, Mrs. Nugent (Fiona Shaw)
Underground cult classic where a bizarre series of murders in New York City seems to point toward the existence of a race of mutant cannibals living under the streets. Douglas Cheek (1984)
Authoritative edition of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 4K restoration scanned from the (mostly) preserved camera negative at the German Federal Film Archive.
The story of a down-in-the-dumps writer, moved out of his favorite city (NY) to LA, by the love for his wife (to whom he was actually never married) and his daughter. And what follows next is a laugh riot, sex, nudy shows and much more, that is sure to keep on entertaining viewers of all age and sex.
An American family (Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Jessica Dollarhide) that has suffered tragedy inherits an Italian castle complete with bloodthirsty monster.
Six guests are anonymously invited to a strange mansion for dinner, but after their host is killed, they must cooperate with the staff to identify the murderer as the bodies pile up. This is a movie about seven guests, a butler, and a maid, who are all involved in a series of murders.
It tells the story of a cartoonist who finds himself in the animated world he thinks he created, but actually exists with or without him. In this world, he is seduced by one of the characters, a comic strip vamp who wants to be real. Cool World marked Bakshi’s return to feature films after nine years.
A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her mother’s wishes when she dates a motorcycle-riding juvenile delinquent.
Paul Marsh (Ezra Godden) is yachting on the Spanish coast with three companions when a freak storm causes their boat to founder on the rocks. Paul goes to a nearby village to get assistance, as two of his friends have been trapped in the boat’s wreckage. He notices that the locals seem odd, and their behavior grows increasingly strange. When Paul begins seeing a mermaid (Macarena Gomez) who has appeared in his nightmares, he realizes that the fearful world of his dreams is now a reality
Plagued by waking nightmares, two siblings suspect that something evil is taking over their family at an isolated farmhouse
Aiming to see Bigfoot, students venture deep into an area of the Northeastern wilderness that is known for its strange creature sightings. Soon, they learn that there is a much more sinister evil lurking in the woods — the Wendigo
The Terrifying Movie Of A World Gone Mad! Human driven pollution causes animals to run amuck in this violent exploitation classic! Christopher George, Leslie Nielsen, Lynda Day George, William Girdler, 1977.
In this cult classic from Spain, a priest is determined to thwart the coming of the Antichrist to present-day Madrid. Álex Angulo, Armando De Razza, Santiago Segura, Álex de la Iglesia, 1995.
A miracle pill intended to save the world causes unforeseen side-effects forcing the surviving gays and bible thumpers in a small Texas town to join forces or fall prey to the flesh craving mutants. Israel Luna (2019)
Late period Italian Jaws rip-off co-directed by Joe D’Amato about some young men in a small beach community who must stop an evil First Nations spirit inhabiting a killer shark. 1990.
A model turned pin-up magazine owner, has a crazed fan picking off her new starlets, one-by-one, and sending grotesque photographs of their bloody craftsmanship to the mogul. Serena Grandi, George Eastman, Lamberto Bava, 1987.
An assassin goes to Thailand in order to solve a kidnapping case linked to him, and finds himself chased by a man whose sibling he killed. Won-Chan Hong, 2020.
In preparation for the new season this year time to get back together with old Dexter.
Jim Jarmusch’s cult film about trio of misfits in a Louisiana prison. Roberto Benigni, Tom Waits, John Lurie. 1986.
The ultimate cult movie and trailer trash road trip – 7 hours and 181 films!
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.
Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle, and townspeople who want her burned at the stake. James Signorelli (1988)
A reporter visits David Fielding in a psychiatric hospital for a follow-up story on the deaths of his three friends exactly one year and one day ago. David is catatonic but attacks the reporter when shown a photo of Dr. Watermann, his former professor.
Returning home from prison, a Vietnam War veteran sets out to clean up his hometown which has come under the control of a violent motorcycle gang. Gary Busey, Yaphet Kotto, Seymour Cassel, Richard C. Sarafian, 1986.
Adaptation of the Ray Bradbury novel about a future society that has banned all reading material and the job of the firemen is to keep the fires at 451 degrees: the temperature that paper burns. A fireman begins to re-think his job when he meets a book-loving girl.
Freak electrical storm transports a modern aircraft carrier to the South Pacific on December 6 1941 – hours before the attack on Pearl Harbor! Martin Sheen, Kirk Douglas.1980
German horror, Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic “games” with one another for their own amusement. Michael Haneke (1997)
When a devious plot separates CIA agent Peter Sandza (Kirk Douglas) from his son, Robin (Andrew Stevens), the distraught father manages to see through the ruse. Taken because of his psychic abilities, Robin is being held by Ben Childress (John Cassavetes), who is studying people with supernatural powers in hopes of developing their talents as weapons. Soon Peter pairs up with Gillian (Amy Irving), a teen who has telekinesis, to find and rescue Robin.
In post-war Tokyo, the solidarity of a group of prostitutes, who use a deserted building to ply their trade, is threatened when an ex-soldier hides out with them after attacking an American soldier.
In the tiny town of Brixton, Georgia where nothing is private, a woman with supernatural clairvoyance, a young beautiful socialite who has mysteriously disappeared, and an assortment of colorful characters all collide. A haunting psychological thriller, “The Gift” is ultimately a profound celebration of the human spirit.
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.
A collection of skits that make fun of 1970s television, featuring early appearances by Chevy Chase and Richard Belzer. Ken Shapiro, 1974.
In this cult B-movie tough biker Harley Davidson teams up with his cowboy-hat-wearing buddy the Marlboro Man to help save the bar of a mutual friend by heisting a bank vehicle but it all goes terribly wrong. Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson, Tom Sizemore, 1991.
In this offbeat road comedy from Finland, an amateur metal band from Finland travels to Norway to be in a huge heavy metal festival in order to seek fame and fortune. Juuso Laatio, Jukka Vidgren, 2018.
Ralph Bakshi’s violent and vulgar look at 1950s Brooklyn and an imminent rumble between two street gangs.
A ticket collector oversees the last train out of London on a dark and stormy night when suddenly the train screeches to a halt in a forest after hitting something on the tracks.
Cult werewolf from Joe Dante. Written by John Sayles. Music score is composed by Pino Donaggio. Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Kevin McCarthy, John Carradine, 1981.
In this re-envisioning of Little Red Riding Hood, a young woman is chased through the woods of rural Ireland by toxic male monsters. Lucie Debay, Arieh Worthalter, Ciaran O’Brien, Vincent Paronnaud, 2020.
An unsuspecting local courier becomes the owner of a murderous motorbike that is possessed by Satan and runs on human blood. Dirk Campbell (1990)
Nikki (Laura Dern), an actress, takes on a role in a new film, and because her husband (Peter J. Lucas) is very jealous, her co-star Devon (Justin Theroux) gets a warning not to make any romantic overtures — especially since the characters they play are having an affair. Both actors learn that the project is a remake of an unfinished film in which the stars were murdered.
Finally released outside Japan for the very first time, these unique riffs on H.G. Wells’ classic character from the legendary Daiei Studios.
A teenager’s quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990s results in a very violent outcome. Jonas Åkerlund (2018)
Based on the best-selling manga series, the six intensely kinetic Lone Wolf and Cub films elevated chambara to bloody, new heights. Tomisaburo Wakayama.
Starring Heath Ledger, the Z-Boys, a bunch of nobodies until they join board designer to create a new style of skateboarding. But when their hobby becomes a business, the success shreds their friendship. Catherine Hardwicke (2005)
Polish genre-defying horror-musical mash-up follows a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters drawn ashore to explore life on land in an alternate 1980s Poland. Agnieszka Smoczynska (2015)
Underrated (though not terribly original) horror from the early 80’s about a psychopath who slaughters the inhabitants of a youth camp. Joe Giannone, 1982.
Beautifully restored and now complete version (from a print from in 2008 in Buenos Aires) of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.
Alice Cooper plays a pop star who takes his band to his hometown to shoot his latest video. They are greeted by the sheriff (whom he has known since a kid), who warns him that there’s been several murders in the area where the bodies were ripped to shreds.
Japanese action, The final chapter in the wildly successful Outrage trilogy. Takeshi Kitano (2017)
Starring Emilio Estevez, a group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal. Stephen King (1986)
Featuring Gregory Peck. Experience the ultimate in horror with The Omen Collection, featuring all four original films as well as the 2006 remake that terrified audiences. (1976-2006)
From writer/director Álex de la Iglesia (DAY OF THE BEAST) comes novelist Barry Gifford’s prequel to WILD AT HEART featuring sociopath priestess Perdita Durango. Rosie Perez, Javier Bardem
A suspenseful and atmospheric psychological horror about a mysterious woman and a dozen man-eating pigs. Directed by character actor Marc Lawrence and starring his daughter Toni.
Beloved animated film featuring songs by Harry Nilsson. A father tells his son a bedtime story about young Oblio, who believes that having no point in the fantastical kingdom of pointed heads and things, still has a point. Ringo Starr, Dustin Hoffman.
3 Post Apocalypse films by director Enzo G. Castellari: 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS (1982) ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX (1983) THE NEW BARBARIANS (1983)
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.
Teenage lesbians (Asta Paredes, Catherine Corcoran) battle mutant classmates at Tromaville High School.
Following the events of the previous film, a lesbian couple are determined to eliminate the most corrupt, evil forces of Tromaville and the world. Lloyd Kaufman (2017)
A Filipino man gets revenge on the American soldiers who raped and murdered his mother in this very low budget thriller. Cameron Mitchell, Leo Fong, Philip Baker Hall, 1980.
Incarcerated for assault and manslaughter, a man (Siu-wong Fan) survives in a futuristic prison by resorting to more extreme violence.
Cliff Secord (Bill Campbell) is a cocky stunt pilot in love with a beautiful actress, Jenny Blake (Jennifer Connelly). When he discovers a jet pack hidden in a biplane, Cliff straps on the rocket, dons a flashy helmet and becomes the high-flying hero known as The Rocketeer. But when Nazis want to use the rocket as a weapon, Cliff must use his alter ego to both protect Jenny from an evil actor (Timothy Dalton) and save the day in this period adventure based on the comic books by Dave Stevens.
A young wife comes to believe that her offspring is not of this world. Waifish Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and her struggling actor husband Guy (John Cassavetes) move to a New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and odd neighbors Roman and Minnie Castavet (Sidney Blackmer, Ruth Gordon). When Rosemary becomes pregnant she becomes increasingly isolated, and the diabolical truth is revealed only after Rosemary gives birth
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.
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s bizarre, violent and singular psychedelic epic involving circus freaks and religious cults. Guy Stockwell, 1989.
When one of an experimental range of military robots is hit by lightning, it is given consciousness. It escapes from the military and befriends a young woman, Stephanie Speck. Its creator, Newton Crosby, is desperate to find it, or his entire project may be scrapped.
During her first semester at college, a co-ed finds housing at a seaside mansion where, following the death of a fellow-student, she becomes entangled in a murder mystery surrounding the property and it’s secretive tenants. Denny Harris (1979)
Korean animated prequel to the box office record-breaker “Train to Busan” Several groups of people try to survive a zombie pandemic that unleashes itself in downtown Seoul. Sang-ho Yeon (2016)
When a young boy contracts a mysterious illness, his mother must decide how far she will go to protect him from terrifying forces in her past. Andi Matichak, Emile Hirsch, Luke David Blumm, Ivan Kavanagh, 2021.
In LaGrange, Ohio, Curtis LaForche has apocalyptic dreams and visual and auditory hallucinations of rain “like fresh motor oil”, swarms of menacing black birds, and being harmed by people close to him. He hides all of this from his wife, Samantha, and their deaf daughter, Hannah.
80’s TV horror anthology show gets the big screen treatment in this comes an all-star anthology of horror. Debbie Harry, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, 1990.
In this Italian crime film, 3 thugs commandeer a couple of cars on a moving train and spread terror among the passengers. Ferdinando Baldi, 1980.
Sci-fi horror double feature produced by Roger Corman: Terror Within (1989) with George Kennedy / Dead Space (1991) with Marc Singer.
Just after the end of the Gulf War, four American soldiers decide to steal a cache of Saddam Hussein’s hidden gold. Led by cynical Sergeant Major Archie Gates (George Clooney), three of the men are rescued by rebels, but Sergeant Troy Barlow (Mark Wahlberg) is captured and tortured by Iraqi intelligence. The Iraqi rebels beg for the American trio to help fight against the impending arrival of Hussein’s Elite Guard. The men agree to fight in return for help rescuing Troy.
Mexican fantasy horror. 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)
Contemporary adaptation of ‘Romeo & Juliet’ is heavy on body-piercing, cybersex, gore, a monstrous penis, & buckets of vomit – and is surprisingly touching. James Gunn, Lloyd Kaufmen, 1996.
Think it all the way through, and Cameron Crowe’s Vanilla Sky is a scrupulously moral picture. It tells the story of a man who has just about everything, thinks he can have it all, is given a means to have whatever he wants, and loses it because—well, maybe because he has a conscience.
The misadventures of Will (Brian O’Halloran), a struggling professional clown, determined to make a living performing at kids’ parties. Downtrodden in every respect, and picked on by everyone from the neighborhood juvenile delinquents to his own mother, Will reinvents himself as Vulgar, the transvestite clown, improving his fortunes with his shock performances at bachelor parties.
As the president of a trashy TV channel, Max Renn (James Woods) is desperate for new programming to attract viewers. When he happens upon “Videodrome,” a TV show dedicated to gratuitous torture and punishment, Max sees a potential hit and broadcasts the show on his channel. However, after his girlfriend (Deborah Harry) auditions for the show and never returns, Max investigates the truth behind Videodrome and discovers that the graphic violence may not be as fake as he thought.
Includes: Godsend/Vagrant/Outing/What’s the Matter with Helen
In this Cameron Crowe penned high school sex comedy, a high-school wrestler parties with his buddy at a swinging-singles apartment complex. Chris Penn, Eric Stoltz, Lea Thompson, Art Linson, 1984
Includes WOLFCOP (Lowell Dean 2014) ANOTHER WOLF COP (Lowell Dean 2017)
A man who was abducted by aliens returns to his family three years later, but his presence affects them negatively. Harry Bromley Davenport (1982)
And there we go. Some fun stuff coming in this week. Hope to see down at the old videostore. Cheers!