The weather keeps dropping, the leaves keep falling, and the back streets of the city are looking like Haddenfield which can only mean that the sweet cinema of genres continues to appear in the old videostore. So let’s see what is coming this week shall we?
Stuntman turned director John Stewart offers this well named obscurity with a plot that defies easy description but promises an octane-fuelled, edge of your seat explosion of senses shattering action. William Smith, Cameron Mitchell, Ross Hagen, 1989.
Extremely violent Italian Alien rip-off uncut and widescreen for the first time! Michele Soavi, 1980.
Japan’s darkest secret has become America’s newest nightmare! Two women are abducted by a group of snuff filmmakers and brought into a Hellish nightmare of unmistakable brutality!
Prepared only with three white candles and some crude instruments, Daniel attempts to beckon the embrace of the Goddess Ishtar to assist him on his self-illumination. Poison Rouge (2017)
Nine college students staying at a friend’s remote island mansion begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool’s Day weekend. Fred Walton (1986)
Camp classic about people and pets being eaten by the traditionally docile fruit. A special government task force is set up to investigate the violent veggies and put a stop to their murderous spree. John De Bello (1978)
Horror comedy about a devil worshipping woman who employs her “nieces” in a some flirty fishing in order to lure men back to the farm to be ground up into meat pies. Karen Black, Pat Morita, Kristine Rose, Pat Paulsen, Huntz Hall, Michael Berryman, 1992.
Duane recovers from his delusional breakdown to find his freakish basket-bound brother Belial will soon become a father. But not everything is joyous as the once tight knit brothers no longer seem to trust each other. Frank Henenlotter (1991)
Not long after moving into her own place, Maggie (Karyn Dwyer) finds herself with two unsolicited roommates: her recently divorced mother, Lila (Wendy Crewson), and her young brother. The timing is especially bad, considering Maggie has fallen hard for an attractive woman, Kim (Christina Cox), only hours before they move in. What could be a nonissue becomes increasingly complicated — since Maggie’s family is unaware of her sexual orientation, and Maggie is not open to sharing that information.
A sheriff (Aldo Ray), a doctor (Marshall Thompson) and a pathologist (Gloria DeHaven) try to catch a prehistoric monster roused by dynamite from the bottom of Bog Lake.
Horror films and computer games fascinate teenager Michael (Edward Furlong), and a CD-ROM that portrays murder from the killer’s point of view combines these interests. The first time Michael plays it, he kills a stranger and cuts off a foot, thinking the events take place in virtual reality. But the next day Michael finds a foot in his refrigerator, and cyber-ghoul Trickster (T. Ryder Smith) emerges from the program and forces him to keep playing — and to continue committing violent crimes.
80’s horror about 8 teenagers trapped after hours in a high tech shopping mall pursued by murderous, out of control security robots. Jim Wynorski, 1986.
Brazilian horror icon Coffin Joe’s unholy quest to find the perfect bride. Director: José Mojica Marins. AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (1964), THIS NIGHT I’LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE (1967), EMBODIMENT OF EVIL (2008)
Set in the distant future, a female astronaut, shipwrecked on the long-decimated Earth, must decide the fate of the wasteland’s remaining populace. Iain Glen, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Tim Fehlbaum, 2021.
A spoof of 80s action films follows an ex-commando / ninja as he fights to rescue his kidnapped daughter. Benjamin Combes, 2018.
Just-paroled army ranger Cameron Poe (Nicolas Cage) is headed back to his wife (Monica Potter), but must fly home aboard a prison transport flight dubbed “Jailbird” with some of the worst criminals living. Along with Diamond Dog (Ving Rhames) and Baby-O (Mykelti Williamson), genius serial killer Cyrus “The Virus” Grissom (John Malkovich) unleashes a violent escape plot in mid-flight. Secretly working with U.S. Marshall Vince Larkin (John Cusack), Poe tries to foil Grissom’s plan.
Orphaned boy Conan (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is enslaved after his village is destroyed by the forces of vicious necromancer Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones), and is compelled to push “The Wheel of Pain” for many years. Once he reaches adulthood, Conan sets off across the prehistoric landscape of the Hyborian Age in search of the man who killed his family and stole his father’s sword. With beautiful warrior Valeria (Sandahl Bergman) and archer Subotai (Gerry Lopez), he faces a supernatural evil.
After the Cold War, a breakaway Russian republic with nuclear warheads becomes a possible worldwide threat. U.S. submarine Capt. Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman) signs on a relatively green but highly recommended Lt. Cmdr. Ron Hunter (Denzel Washington) to the USS Alabama, which may be the only ship able to stop a possible Armageddon. When Ramsay insists that the Alabama must act aggressively, Hunter, fearing they will start rather than stop a disaster, leads a potential mutiny to stop him.
An astronaut (Ian McCulloch), a colonel (Louise Monroe) and a Brooklyn detective (Martin Mase) track goo-squirting eggs to their source, a one-eyed monster from Mars.
Stuck-up figure skating whiz Kate Moseley (Moira Kelly) is denied a gold medal at the 1988 Olympics after a fall. As Kate drives off partner after partner, her coach, Anton (Roy Dotrice), must quickly find her a new one in order to be ready for the next Olympics. Enter arrogant former Olympic hockey player Doug Dorsey (D.B. Sweeney), who briefly encountered Kate years before. Reluctantly teaming up, Kate and Doug’s icy rapport begins to thaw, resulting in a chemistry both in and out of the rink.
In a future beset by chaos and violence, mercenary Gibson Rickenbacker (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is charged with a mission that could change everything: protecting beautiful cyborg Pearl Prophet (Dayle Haddon). She holds the cure for a deadly disease that could destroy humanity, and must get it to scientists in Atlanta. But warlord Tremolo Fender (Vincent Klyn), fearing that his power will be undercut by peace, intends to make sure she never reaches her destination.
The most savagely subversive film by the iconoclastic auteur Luchino Visconti employs the mechanics of deliriously stylised melodrama to portray Nazism’s total corruption of the soul. 1969.
Soldier Anthony Curtis (Larenz Tate) returns to his Bronx home after a nightmarish tour of duty in Vietnam. But the nightmare continues for Anthony and his friends as they suffer the indignities of trying to find steady work and provide for their families in a flagging economy. As desperation takes hold, Anthony teams up with Skip (Chris Tucker), a drug addict, and Kirby (Keith David), a small-time crook, to pull off a bank heist that will give them all a chance for a better life.
Roger Corman produced Gothic horror directed by a young Francis Ford Coppola (with an assist from Jack Hill). William Campbell, Patrick Magee, and Luana Anders. 1963.
Regarded by some highly suspect horror fans as two of the greatest Italian horror films ever made by Lamberto Bava presented here in 4k!
In this Italian erotic film, a tormented but highly sexual woman searches desperately for true love by seducing a Catholic priest. Score by Ennio Morricone. Eric Woofe, Lisa Gastoni
A Peter Fonda 70’s fast car double feature! In Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, Fonda is on the run in a car so fast not even a helicopter can catch them! Race with the Devil, features a couple terrorized by Satanists and Satan himself!
A group of motorists, including young Judy Bower (Carrie Lorraine), her horrible father (Ian Patrick Williams), her evil queen of a stepmother (Carolyn Purdy-Gordon) and a meek businessman named Ralph (Stephen Lee), become stranded at a spooky mansion during a nighttime thunderstorm. The house’s strange owners (Guy Rolfe, Hilary Mason) offer overnight lodgings, but with the dastardly intentions of making their visitors the playthings of their murderous toy dolls.
Blackly comic variation on the classic tale, in which the good doctor, experimenting with ways to prolong life, tests the formula on himself and metamorphoses into a beautiful woman. His alter ego turns out to have a very nasty streak, killing prostitutes who, terrified of Jack the Ripper, believe they have nothing to fear from a woman.
David Mann (Dennis Weaver), a mild mannered electronics salesman, is driving cross-country on a two-lane highway when he encounters an old oil tanker driven by an unseen driver who seems to enjoy annoying him with dangerous antics on the road. Unable to escape the demonic big rig, David finds himself in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the monstrous truck. When the pursuit escalates to deadly levels, David must summon his inner warrior and turn the tables on his tormentor.
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.
EROTIC GHOST STORY : Three beautiful fairies fall in love with a handsome scholar, but they soon discover that his good looks hide a dark secret.
EROTIC GHOST STORY 2: The god of Carnal Desire falls for a girl, but when she is destroyed by another jealous god, he demands her village send him a new virgin every month.
EROTIC GHOST STORY 3:A man finds himself caught in the world of the afterlife, where he develops feelings for a powerful woman.
Part 1 & 2 of Sam Raimi’s classic horror series starring Bruce Campbell: EVIL DEAD (SAM RAIMI 1981), EVIL DEAD 2 (SAM RAIMI 1987)
It’s a post-apocalyptic zombie uprising as mercenaries battle an Evil Doctor using brain transplants, cloning and cannibalism to rule the world! Includes: FEMALE MERCENARIES ON ZOMBIE ISLAND / MAD DOCTOR OF ZOMBIE ISLAND
In 1975, a group of five men are driving home after working in a forest when they see a mysterious light. Intrigued, Travis Walton (D.B. Sweeney) leaves the truck — only to be sucked up by a flying saucer. The other four men report the strange event, but they are skeptically interrogated by Lt. Frank Watters (James Garner), who suspects that murder is behind Walton’s disappearance. When Walton reappears five days later, his story of alien abduction is met with disbelief
After being reanimated, Baron Frankenstein transfers the soul of an executed young man into the body of his lover, prompting her to kill the men who wronged them.
Frank Henenlotter’s beloved cult horror comedy. James Lorinz, Joanne Ritchie, 1990.
Nasty South African horror which follows a heroin addict who gets abducted by aliens and is then possessed by aliens then stumbles around Cape Town getting in one misadventure after another, usually involving sex. Ryan Kruger, 2020.
Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf. Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, 2000.
King Arthur’s headstrong nephew embarks on a daring quest to confront the Green Knight, a mysterious giant who appears at Camelot. Risking his head, he sets off on an epic adventure to prove himself before his family and court.
Halloween in two forms, both 4K. STEELCASE and Not STEELCASE.
4K restoration of the under rated & weird third sequel in the beloved franchise.
At the snobby Crawford Academy, Virginia’s group of friends start to go missing years after horrible events that happened to her as a child around her birthday. J. Lee Thompson (1981)
Swedish documentary. Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe. Benjamin Christensen (1922)
Cult animated series about a futuristic / prehistoric family and their bizarre friendly creatures with peculiar powers their adventures. From Hanna Barbera featuring characters designed by the great comic artist Alex Toth.
Fantasy action classic starring Sean Connery and Christopher Lambert as an immortal Scottish swordsman who must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled “Prize”. Russell Mulcahy (1986)
Comedy legends Peter Cook and Dudley Moore star in this wonderfully irreverent slant on Sherlock Holmes that keeps the wickedly witty gags coming, from satirical start to fantastic finish! Paul Morrissey, 1978.
Murderous Hippies on a LSD fueled rampage take a turn for the savage when a young boy out for revenge feeds them rabies infected meat, resulting in a spectacular gore fest. David E. Durston (1971)
All three Hook man flicks in one set.
New SPECIAL EDITION BLU RAY. Notorious exploitation film about a woman who is assaulted, humiliated, and left for dead by a gang of four men who are systematically hunted down and murdered for revenge. Meir Zarchi, 1978.
An inspector investigating a series of political assassinations in Italy discovers a complex conspiracy. Lino Ventura, Tino Carraro, Marcel Bozzuffi, Francesco Rosi, 1976.
All Four badass Donnie Yen beauties in one set!
In the waning years of the Cold War, Gen. Chappy Sinclair (Louis Gossett Jr.) is charged with assembling a joint U.S.-Soviet operation to take out a weapons plant in the Middle East. He has his old buddy Matt Cooper (Mark Humphrey) on hand, but is surprised to find himself also supervising a feisty Russian woman named Valeri Zuyeniko (Sharon H. Brandon). Sinclair whips his pilots into shape as they overcome their cultural and gender differences in preparation for their climactic mission.
Jean-Claude Van Damme returns for a new chapter in the adrenaline charged Kickboxer legacy, helping a honourable young warrior avenge a brother murdered in the ring. John Stockwell (2016)
A story centred on a directionless 16-year-old living in Marfa, Texas and his relationships with his girlfriend, his neighbour, his teacher, a newly arrived local artist, and a local Border Patrol officer. Larry Clark (2012)
A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science. Jeff Fahey, Pierce Brosnan, Brett Leonard, 1992.
With his recent passing the timing of this release could not be better to remind film fans what a pioneer the legendary Melin Van Peebles was. Includes 4 films from one-man creative revolutionary : THE STORY OF A THREE DAY PASS (1967) / WATERMELON MAN (1970) / SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS SONG (1971) / DON’T PLAY US CHEAP (1972)
A young woman fleeing her sexually abusive stepfather hitches a ride with 2 young men, but the 3 soon find themselves at the mercy of a backwoods Satanic cult. Melanie Verlin, Lawrence Tierney, John Hall, John A. Russo, 1982.
While planning to destroy Earth with a gigantic laser beam, Emperor Tod Spengo (Jon Lovitz), ruler of the planet Spengo, catches a glimpse of housewife Marge Nelson (Teri Garr) and becomes smitten with her. Beaming Marge and her husband, Dick (Jeffrey Jones), up to Spengo from California, the daft, dimwitted leader tries to woo her, and sends her spouse to prison. Soon Dick is plotting an insurgency, in hopes of overthrowing Spengo and rescuing his wife.
Proper release of the 1981 cult hit about a woman whose head severs itself from its body, roaming the countryside with an unquenchable thirst for human babies. Indonesia, H. Tjut Djalil.
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.
That infamous cat and his twisted life are back & plunged headlong into the harsh realities of Vietnam, racial riots and Watergate of the ’70s. Robert Taylor, 1974.
A thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly reducing their entire lives into a single day.
Kaneto Shindo’s chilling retelling of the nightmarish folktale of an impoverished older woman, her daughter-in-law and a bedraggled neighbour fresh from battle that they both desire. 1964.
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.
Stringent vegetarian Justine (Garance Marillier) encounters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world during her first week at veterinary school. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her principles and eats raw meat for the first time. The young woman soon experiences terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge.
The Herbert West Trilogy returns to the shop!
FINALLY ON BLU RAY!Plucky evolutionary biologist Dr. Margo Green joins forces with tough Chicago cop Lt. Vincent D’Agosta to unravel the mystery behind the horribly mangled corpses that keep popping up around her museum during an opening night gala.
The killer tomatoes are back! But this time around, they re going to have to contend with late 80s George Clooney and his wicked mullet…
The brain munchers with attitude are back as a young man uses a secret government chemical program to reanimate his dead girlfriend, helping her as she consumes the only thing that will nourish her, human brains. Brian Yuzna (1993)
The Rob Zombie Triple feature retuns to the shop for all fans of the Firefly Family!
A pair of door-to-door religious paraphernalia saleswomen / Catholic schoolgirls knock on the wrong door in this 70’s style rape/revenge throwback. Joseph Guzman, 2009.
DOUBLE FEATURE Time!
SCREAM AND DIE: A woman involved with a petty thief is drawn into a nightmare of madness.
ROSEBUD BEACH HOTEL: A goofy guy (Peter Scolari) and his girlfriend (Colleen Camp) turn her father’s (Christopher Lee) doomed seaside resort into a thriving brothel.
In this TV movie horror, a college girl takes on a housekeeping job with a famous but secretive sculptor who is caring for his invalid mother and his supposedly insane sister in a rotting family mansion. Ted Bessell, Bette Davis, Gordon Hessler, 1973.
A made-for-television chiller about a wealthy former mental patient who goes home to her estate to rest and recuperate only to hear a woman screaming from under the ground! Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotton, Walter Pidgeon, Jack Smight, 1972.
3 Shaft Movie Pack! SHAFT (Gordon Parks 1971) SHAFT’S BIG SCORE (Gordon Parks 1972) SHAFT IN AFRICA (John Guillermin 1973)
Japan is plunged into chaos when a skyscraper-sized lizard monster rises from the deep of Tokyo Bay and lays waste to Tokyo.
Shot-On-Video slasher film about a madman who kills nurses in an attempt to find a woman from his past. R. Eric Huxley, Janus Blythe, Lise Romanoff, John Howard, Justin Simmonds, 1986.
Essential Italian horror classic, a newcomer to a prestigious ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amidst a series of grisly murders. Dario Argento (1977)
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.
Sci-fi horror double feature produced by Roger Corman: Terror Within (1989) with George Kennedy / Dead Space (1991) with Marc Singer.
The original restored film in an all-new 4k scan authorized by Tobe Hooper, featuring a dynamic new 7.1 surround sound mix and never-before-seen outtakes!
A group of teenagers get into a car crash in the Texas woods on prom night, and then wander into an old farmhouse that is home to Leatherface and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths. Kim Henkel (1994)
The lonely assistant to a famed comedian who is a literal monster finally finds love and must find a way to escape her boss’s clutches before she and her new love become his next meal.
A group of young friends stranded at a secluded roadside museum are stalked by a masked assailant who uses his telekinetic powers to control the attraction’s mannequins. Score by Pino Donaggio. Chuck Connors, Tanya Roberts, Linnea Quigley, 1979.
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, an orphaned teen (Munro Chambers) must battle a ruthless warlord (Michael Ironside) to save the girl (Laurence Leboeuf) of his dreams.
Made-for-TV thriller about a well-to-do woman who travels to her sister’s remote home only to find Susan missing—and as a fierce storm rages outside and the power and phone knocked out and a mysterious presence lurking nearby. Elizabeth Montgomery, 1972.
A man providing overnight watch to a deceased member of his former Orthodox Jewish community finds himself opposite a malevolent entity. Dave Davis, Menashe Lustig, Malky Goldman, Keith Thomas, 2019.
Aussie thriller featuring Donald Pleasence where a down and out schoolteacher is marooned in a town full of crazy, drunk, violent men who threaten to make him just as crazy, drunk, and violent. Ted Kotcheff (1971)
Starring Matt Berry. A look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires, who’ve lived together for over 100 years, on Staten Island. TV Series (2019)
Two researchers have come to San Francisco to compete for a research grant in music. The man seems a bit distracted, and that was before he met a strange woman who has devoted her life to confusing and embarrassing him. At the same time a woman has her jewels stolen and a government whistle blower arrives with his stolen top secret paper
Friends hiking the Appalachian Trail are confronted by ‘The Foundation’, a community of people who have lived in the mountains for hundreds of years. Friends hiking the Appalachian Trail are confronted by ‘The Foundation’, a community of people who have lived in the mountains for hundreds of years.
And there it is kids…this week’s shipment of cinema. Hope something grabs you! Always the videostore loves ya. Cheers!