As Febuary winds down the movies coming to the videostore will do their best never to let you down so let our weekly journey of what the hell is coming to The Lobby this week begin shall we…
Back In Stock! Trapped In Time. Surrounded By Evil. Low On Gas.
Sometimes a title says it all. Everything you need to know about this movie is in that title. And for people that need every bad shark movie in their lives this is another must.
Martial arts legend Ron van Clief stars in this action thriller about rival gangs in search of a lost “finger fighting” manual written by Bruce Lee. From the heyday of 1970s Blaxploitation and kung fu flicks, this movie demonstrates much of the same crude dialog and cut-rate film techniques usually found in those genres but succeeds by having a legitimate bad ass like van Clief in the lead role.
Our old pal Bill Zebub is back at it again making fine cinema on a budget of a happy meal. God bless his passion!
Back In Stock! In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.
Back In Stock! Charlie Sheen narrates, as cast and crew share their personal experiences making the Academy Award winning film, Platoon. This non-union, low budget, independent film was cast almost exclusively with young, unknown actors making their first film. Together they share their first hand accounts of the grueling boot camp, Oliver Stone’s “unique” directing style, and the brutal filming conditions that together forged their eternal brotherhood.
Back In Stock! Based on Clive Barker’s horror legend The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a sceptical grad student researching the monster’s myth. Bernard Rose (1992)
Italian horror starring John Saxon, Elizabeth Turner. Two Viet Nam vets that bring back contagious virus that turn people into cannibals when bitten. Antonio Margheriti (1980)
Back In Stock! A loving father dons a clown outfit and makeup to perform at his son’s sixth birthday, only to later discover that the costume – red nose and wig included– will not come off, his own personality changing in horrific fashion. Jon Watts (2016)
Back In Stock! Sleazy 80’s updating of one of the best known delinquency films, Blackboard Jungle. Perry King, Merrie Lynn Ross, Timothy Van Patten, Roddy McDowall, Michael J Fox. 1982.
Insane adaptation of the H.P Lovecraft story from the producers of Mandy, directed by reclusive cult director Richard Stanley and featuring “the Klaus Kinski of Southern California” Nicholas Cage. 2019.
Back In Stock! All the Arnold with a Sword you can handle…and Grace Jones!
Greek crime. A pirate takes over a munitions ship, killing the captain, and when the crew mutinies and abandons ship, is left aboard with the captain’s widow. Kostas Karagiannis (1977)
Beloved trash master John Waters directs this tale of a neurotic society woman who murders her husband with the help of her maid and, on the lam, escapes to Mortville, a misfit community ruled over by a fascist queen. John Waters (1977)
Back In Stock! Raucous British horror comedy about a trio of friends who find themselves in a town infected by a bio-weapon that has turned all the women into the man-hating monsters. Danny Dyer, Stephen Graham, 2009.
Back In Stock! Greek drama. Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out. Yorgos Lanthimos (2009)
A newlywed couple is terrorized by a consumer drone that has become sentient with the consciousness of a deranged serial killer.
Back In Stock! Part 1 & 2 of Sam Raimi’s classic horror series starring Bruce Campbell: EVIL DEAD (SAM RAIMI 1981), EVIL DEAD 2 (SAM RAIMI 1987)
Back In Stock! A magazine photographer stumbles into intrigue when she photographs the attempted assassination of a rich black man. Pam Grier, Yaphet Kotto, Godfrey Cambridge, Arthur Marks, 1975.
Suburban soccer moms find themselves constantly competing against each other in their personal lives as their kids settle their differences on the field. Jocelyn DeBoer (2019)
Having emigrated to New York and immediately got the kiss-off from her mother-besotted fiance, a Dutch lass takes a well-paid office job and starts liberally sampling the local male talent. After a while she decides to make her pleasure her business too, and as her reputation grows she graduates to a high-class bordello. Soon she realises she has the right talents to make a real success of a place of her own. Also included with the two sequels Happy Hooker Goes To Washington and Happy Hooker Goes To Hollywood!
Back in Stock! The One. The Only. The Classic. It’s Heavy Metal Baby!
Ed Kunkle is a convicted felon tormented by his own demons – and currently the suspect in a string of serial killings involving five missing local women. Bodie Jameson is a homicide detective looking for answers. Their lives will intertwine with disturbing, deadly consequences when it’s discovered what’s inside Ed’s Shed.
Back In Stock! Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again. Tony Randel (1988)
An American hot-dogger enters a winter skiing competition and goes pole-to-pole with an arrogant Austrian pro who will do anything to win! David Naughton, Patrick Houser, Tracy Smith, John Patrick Reger, Shannon Tweed, Peter Markle, 1984
Held captive by terrorists, celebrity reporter, Sara Brown, sits in a cell awaiting her filmed beheading. Sara’s captors wish to show the world the true face of terror but how can they, when even they have not seen it yet? Kevin Shulman (2020)
Back In Stock! Takashi Miike’s batshit crazy ganster flick has been a staple of the shop since day 1.
When he’s not out ruining the Star Wars frachise Rian Johnson goes and makes some pretty damn good cinema and Knives Out was one of the best of 2019!
To save their marriage, a couple sets out for a camping trip through California with their son, but a hitch hiker soon becomes a dangerous influence. Bob Yari (1989)
Nesting Dolls is a psychological thriller about the darker sides of us that can lie just beneath the surface. Tori, Britt, and Erica are sorority sisters who spend a week together at a river house. When near-catastrophe strikes, the three are forced against one another as sisters turn to enemies and their humanity and sanity spirals.
Back In Stock! Ten teenagers party at an abandoned funeral parlor on Halloween night. When an evil force awakens, demonic spirits keep them from leaving and turn their gathering into a living Hell. Kevin Tenney (1988)
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.
Popular seller. Popular renter. More copies coming in! Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge. Jennifer Kent (2018)
Back In Stock! One of the most original and enjoyable flicks in years!
Japanese horror trilogy. People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, foretelling their deaths. Takashi Miike (2003, 2005, 2006)
Made over 7 years, Paris Is Burning offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion “houses,” from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia, transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Dorian Corey
A teenage boy and his father move to his recently-deceased mother’s hometown, where they encounter the ancient Native American cemetery with the power to raise the dead. Edward Furlong, Anthony Edwards, Clancy Brown, 1992.
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.
Back In Stock! High school students are murdered one-by-one during their prom night in this 1980 tongue-in-cheek horror. Jamie Lee Curtis, Leslie Nielsen, Paul Lynch, 1980.
Marathon runners are taken captive in desert by right-wing militia. Robert L. Rosen (1984)
Back In Stock! A gulity pleasure of a movie!
Back In Stock! This movie is truly the Canadian version of “The Room”. You have to see it to believe it. Trust me…
Three intersecting stories, A beautiful Japanese madam and her ladies. A deranged, drug-addled Tokyo gangster and his crew. A sadistic serial killer on the loose. Adam Sherman (2019)
Back In Stock! A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures move to a small town to seek out a young virgin to feed on. Mick Garris (1992)
Back In Stock! A high school student’s slumber party turns terrifying as an escaped mental patient with a drill decides to crash the evening. Amy Holden Jones (1982)
Status-obsessed teen Sara has sex for the first time but when she wakes up the next day she finds herself nine months pregnant – with an alien! Benji Kleiman (2019)
Legendary cult film cobbled together from the work by two separate groups of filmmakers working on the same set with two totally different casts. Utterly unique and incompetent! 1986.
A young woman obsessed with horror subjects herself to hours of grueling torment inside an extreme haunt in an attempt to confront her fears and conquer the tragic past that haunts her. Davide Pesca (2018)
Back In Stock! Abby Arcane returns home to Marais, Louisiana to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, only to discover the dark, terrifying mysteries of the swamp. TV Series (2019)
All The TWIN PEAKS you can handle!
The daughter of a psychotic magician must stay in his mansion for seven nights in order to inherit his fortune.
Back In Stock! The Cronenberg classic that keeps on ticking with genre fans all these years later!
From Alex Cox, director of REPO MAN. Wild biopic tells the story of William Walker, an American who abandoned his normal life to become a soldier of fortune and the dictator of Nicaragua.
Well guys…I think this week has a lot of great choices so hopefully the videostore will be seeing you in a few days. Cheers!