Well kids..it’s another edition of movie magic and this week’s big one is the creator of the Midnight Movies. 50 years ago the idea of people gathering in a smoke filled movie theatre in a major city at the midight hour was a new concept. It would take a certain kind of film to bring out the public looking for something very different and surreal or cultish. Before movies like Rocky Horror Picture Show, Pink Flamingos, and Eraserhead would draw that crowd it was one man and one bizarre western that would start it all. I’m talking about the great Alejandro Jodorowsky and the film would be EL TOPO. What would be John Lennon’s favourite film this event started a movement that still goes on to this very day. Gathering of crowds in the late night and feeling unitied by the common bound of experience of seeing something new and different. Anyways…here is this week’s cinema…
Back In Stock! The more horror anthologies on Halloween the better!
Back in Stock! Takashi Miike’s excellent, and exceedingly violent, remake of 1966 Japanese classic about a group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord. Koji Yakusho, 2010.
Back In Stock! All 5 Final Destination in one set for your binge watching needs
Back In Stock! From director Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund this 80s cult returns to the shop. People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers.
Back In Stock! Landmark Japanese cyberpunk classic where a secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop. Katsuhiro Ôtomo (1988)
4K Blu-ray restorations of four feature films and the short film, Le Cravate, plus The Holy Mountain & El Topo soundtracks on CD.
Back In Stock! Molly is top of her class at her prestigious high school, but what her classmates and teachers don’t know is she works nights as a prostitute on Hollywood Blvd. Robert Vincent O’Neil (1983)
Mel Gibson’s delightfully gory whacked out ahistorical masterpiece set in the waning days of the Mayan (or Aztec) empire. 2006.
A demonic entity terrorizes a group of young women while seeking a body to call home in this supernatural horror thriller. Ava Acres, Arshad Aslam.
Featuring Patrick McGoohan, a paleontologist and her husband discover a mother and baby brontosaurus in Africa, and try to protect them from a group of hunters intent on capturing the dinosaurs. Bill Norton (1985)
Back in Stock! Grandaddy of the slasher genre! Mario Bava directs this bodycount classic about a series of murders motivated by greed, lust and jealousy! Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Claudio Camaso, 1971.
Back In Stock! Hitchcock’s classic returns to the shelves of the dusty videostore. Beauty!
Back In Stock! Look, let’s face facts. A videostore without Bloodsport is not really a videostore.
Back IN Stock! In 18th-century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his Native American friend Mani are sent to the Gevaudan province at the king’s behest to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.
Back In Stock! Everyone’s favourite family film.
Back In Stock! The brilliant 5 Part Mini Series returns to the shop. One of the best of last year.
Sometimes you start talking movies with people in the shop and titles come up that you have not thought about in years. This is one of them.
Back In stock! The legendary Universal Monster never gets old. Also included with the two sequels and the first movie scene to showcase a very young Clint Eastwood as a scientist.
Back In Stock! A babysitting uncle tells his charges three horror stories–about a killer witch, Little Red Riding Hood and a werewolf, and a story about “Goldi Lox” and the three bears. Jeffrey Delman. Melissa Leo (1986)
Back in Stock! When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival but things don’t go as planned. Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn, Robert Zemeckis, 1992.
AKA Psychomania. Wonderfully strange British biker movie about a biker who learns that through unfearing suicide he can return from the dead and live on forever. George Sanders, Don Sharp, 1972.
Back In Stock! Low rent post-apocalyptic double feature: Canadian cult film Def-Con 4 which features a bravura performance by Maury Chaykin (1985) & the goofy Roddy Piper vehicle Hell Comes to Frog Town.
Back In Stock! The ultimate mausoleum of movie madness unleashing a stupefying serving of delightfully depraved and garishly gory trailer trash from the defining decade of Decadence! Erupting with almost 4 hours of a non-stop body and breast count.
Back In Stock! A double bill of Mark Hartley documentaries on B-movie legends! ELECTRIC BOOGALOO (Mark Hartley 2014), MACHETE MAIDENS UNLEASHED (Mark Hartley 2010)
Slowly bringing back all the Elvira hosted late night movies. Starting with these two beauties.
Back In Stock! David Lynch’s breakthrough feature is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty. Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, David Lynch, 1977
The Clinter. Alcatraz. Nuff said.
Back In Stock! A mild-mannered film editor is assigned to cut a series of infamous slasher films and is driven murderously insane by the miles of extremely violent footage he edits. Anders Jacobsson (1995)
Back In Stock! Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese’s style.
Back In Stock! This French Sci-Fi classic is a bizarre and beautifully animated futuristic story on a faraway planet, where blue giants rule and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine-like leaders. René Laloux (1973)
Back in Stock! A Northern California fishing community, built over an old leper colony, is the target of revenge by a killer fog containing zombies rising from the sea to take revenge for their deaths. Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Carpenter.
VHS may be dead, but the format is gloriously resurrected in the action-packed fifth and sixth editions of the Found Footage Festival. Hosts Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher dig deep into their vaults and blow the dust off priceless VHS treasure. (2010-2012)
Two hundred years after Mary Shelley’s novel the brilliant but mad Doctor has sustained his creature and himself over two centuries through genetic experimentation. In present-day America Detective O’Connor is investigating a series of horrific murders which leads her to the doctor and his creature. What she uncovers reveals the strange evolution the doctor and his creation undergo over the course of two centuries and the divergent paths creator and monster take in pursuing good or evil.
FINALLY BACK IN STOCK! Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary Frankenstein’s work to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades — a desperate Hitler’s last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.
Back In Stock! Six of the world’s scariest psychopaths escape from a local Asylum and proceed to unleash terror on the unsuspecting crowd of a Halloween Funhouse whose themed mazes are inspired by their various reigns of terror. Andy Palmer (2015)
Back In Stock! Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and the team behind horror classic Re-animator join forces for this electrifying live-action adaptation of Yoshiki Takaya’s celebrated manga series! 1991
Back in Stock! Tis The Season.
Back In Stock! A masked serial killer turns a horror-themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show. Gregory Plotkin (2018)
Back In Stock! Starring Seth Green. A teenage slacker’s right hand becomes possessed with murderous intent. Rodman Flender (1999)
A biting satire about the behind-the-scenes of the Hollywood film industry, with all its drink and drug-fueled excess based loosely on Leo Tolstoy’s “The Death of Ivan Ilyich.” Danny Huston, Peter Weller, Lisa Enos, Bernard Rose, 2000
Back in Stock! Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam war veteran attempts to discover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusion, and perception of death. Tim Robbins, 1990.
In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied North Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.
Epic historical drama about Queen Tomiris, the ruler of the Massagetae in the sixth century BC and how she led her nomadic people to victory over Cyrus the Great of the Achaemenid Empire when he invaded her land. Akan Satayev, 2019.
Back In Stock! A sexy space vampire comes to earth and begins to transform the population of London into zombies. From director Tobe Hooper and writer Dan O’Bannon. Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, 1985.
Back In Stock! Starring Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson. Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. Robert Eggers (2019)
Back In Stock! American underground new wave masterpiece where invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment and find that absorbing humans during orgasm is better then heroin. Slava Tsukerman (1982)
A man becomes obsessed with facts and events that have been collectively misremembered by thousands of people. Believing the phenomena to be the symptom of something larger, his obsession eventually leads him to question reality itself.
Back In Stock! A small-town crook finds an ancient Chinese time-travel device that can help him pull off a heist and start a new life-but he may not survive the consequences of tampering with time. Morgan Albrecht, Yoson An, Jaya Beach-Robertson, Tim van Dammen, 2018.
Back In Stock! Beautifully restored and now complete version (from a print found in Buenos Aires in 2008) of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.
Back In Stock! Sci-fi double bill! MINDWARP (Steve Barnett 1992), BRAINSCAN (John Flynn 1994)
Pro wrestling champion Hiroshi makes his debut as the gentle dad to nine-year-old Shota, whose understanding of goodies versus baddies is challenged when he discovers his father is actually the despicable heel wrestler Cockroach Mask.
From the makers of the highly successful cult classic TV series comes Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie – one of the most outrageous, most irreverent, and most hilarious big-screen spoofs ever!
Back In Stock! David Cronenberg’s hallucinatory take on William S. Burroughs’ unfilmable novel. Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, 1991.
Back In Stock! More Family Viewing!
Back In Stock! 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.
Back In Stock! An evil ninja attempts to avenge his death from beyond the grave, by possessing an innocent woman’s body. Sam Firstenberg (1984)
A wildly bizarre and very rare horror film parody from Alfred Sole jam packed with bizarre humour and even stranger death sequences. Carol Kane, Judge Reinhold, Phil Hartman, Tom Smothers, Paul Reubens, Tab Hunter, 1982.
Bcak In Stock! Comatosed murderer controls a pretty nurse to kill! Richard Franklin, 1978.
When agent Picasso Trigger is killed by arch-criminal Miguel Ortiz, the Agency decides to send a trio of female agents out with the task of bringing Ortiz down. Andy Sidaris (1988)
Back In Stock! Legendary 80’s slasher gorefest available for the first time uncut! Paul L. Smith, Christopher George. Written by Joe D’Amato. Juan Piquer Simón, 1982.
Director James Cameron’s first feature, starring Lance Henriksen, A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of piranha fish. (1981)
Back In Stock! The absurb and ridiculous Canadian cult classic returns starring the legend that is THOR!
O’Hara is a mercenary leading a squad of soldiers on their mission to rescue hostages in remote part of Africa. Unfortunately the mission goes wrong and the team are stranded, forced to survive against the local rebels.
Back In Stock! The 1979 Tobe Hooper directed TV mini series based off the Stephen King Book!
David Cronenberg’s famous sci-fi/horror about individuals with head-exploding psychic powers. Michael Ironside, 1981.
Alex Cox reimagines the crash-and-burn affair between punk’s most notorious self-destructive poster children: Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen-brought to visceral life with a brilliant performance from Gary Oldman.
A vengeful dad and a concerned cop search for a murderer who prefers to kidnap and murder his victims “Most Dangerous Game” style with an atlatl and wearing a ghillie suit in the wilds of BC. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Annabelle Wallis, 2020.
Back In Stock! Classic campy horror film about a slasher running amuck in summer camp. 1983.
Back in Stock! Wonderfully loopy Roger Corman produced 80’s slasher film remastered. Amy Holden Jones, 1982.
Back In Stock! 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother’s new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder. Based on horrifying crimes discovered in Snowtown, Australia in 1999. 2011.
In a flooded future London, a detective hunts a non-human serial killer who murdered his partner, and has haunted him ever since. Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall, Ian Dury, Pete Postlethwaite, 1992.
Back In Stock! Tonight, daddy’s coming home to slice up more than just the cake… Ridiculously fun slasher sequel. Jeff Burr, 1989.
Back In Stock! A haunted traveller must protect the mystical keys to the destruction of the universe from a relentless demon known as the Collector. Ernest Dickerson, 1995.
Back In Stock! When strange events occur in a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, a doctor specializing in the paranormal, her colleague, and an ex police officer decide to investigate further.
Back In Stock! Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost. Christian Nyby (1951)
Back in Stock! A young woman, muted after a sexual assault as a child, is trained to seek violent revenge on those who have wronged her after being kidnapped and forced to work as a prostitute.
Back In Stock! The horror comedy that keeps us laughing ten years later.
Back In Stock! Orson Welles’ protegé Greydon Clark directs this lumbering horror-comedy with Joe Don Baker, Stella Stevens, and George Kennedy about inept cops trying to track down the infamous “Lawnmower Killer”. Watch for a young Andrew Dice Clay! Julia Duffy, 1981
Back In Stock! A defense attorney begins to suspect that there might be more to her client, who is charged with the murders of a vacationing family, than meets the eye.
Back In Stock! Russian comedy. A detective and the world’s most horrible father, brings together a terrible group of people in his apartment: Each one of them has a reason to want revenge. Kirill Sokolov (2018)
Back In Stock! Includes WOLFCOP (Lowell Dean 2014) ANOTHER WOLF COP (Lowell Dean 2017)
Back in Stock! The firest three installments of the hillbilly cannibal series.
So that’s this week’s order. I’m sure there is something for everyone in the pile I hope. So until next time remember .. the videostore loves you. Cheers!