Well the Halloween Season is in full gear and the videostore continues to bring in the cinema to make those pumpkin carving nights much easier with something fun to toss on the TVs. This week we got a fine mix of old, new, and forgotten hitting the shelves so let’s take a look shall we…
Six prep college students and a biker couple travel south towards Daytona Beach for Spring Break, but a detour leads them into the seemingly idyllic Georgia town of Pleasant Valley, which is holding its annual “Guts and Glory Jubilee” in honor of the American Civil War. Things go bad.
A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
BACK IN STOCK! The complete Battle Royal Movie Collection loaded with bonus features.
Follows fans from around the globe who go to extraordinary lengths to express their love of Mad Max, and original cast member Bertrand Cadart as he fights against stage IV leukaemia.
Compelling exploration of the life and career of Boris Karloff, the iconic star of such horror classics as Frankenstein, The Mummy and many more.
BACK IN STOCK! Three short tales of supernatural horror. In “The Telephone,” a woman is plagued by threatening phone calls. In “The Wurdalak,” a family is preyed upon by vampiric monsters. In “The Drop of Water,” a deceased medium wreaks havoc on the living.
Mario Bava’s classic tale of a vengeful witch and her fiendish servant who return from the dead to terrorize the descendants of their executioners. Barbara Steele, 1960.
BACK IN STOCK! A rare wilderness survival / rape-revenge film about a softball team terrorised by hillbillies. Gregory Scott Cummins, Laura Albert, Lee Benton, Tanya Rosenberg, 1990.
A mysterious and invisible alien presence has landed in rural Texas and has started turning the nearby townspeople into white-faced, bloodthirsty killers. Glen Coburn (1984)
When a group of 20-somethings gets stuck at a remote mansion during a hurricane, a party game gone very, very wrong ends with a dead body on the ground and fake friends at every turn as they try to find the killer among them.
BACK IN STOCK! The hauntingly beautiful horror classic, after a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival. Herk Harvey (1962)
BACK IN STOCK! The Seven Gates Of Hell have been torn open, and in three days the dead shall rise and walk the earth. As a reporter (Christopher George of PIECES) and a psychic (Catriona MacColl of THE BEYOND) race to close the portals of the damned!
A singer holes up at a sinister estate to write new songs for his act. The ghost of his murdered wife begins to haunt him, then the person who actually killed her shows up at the mansion. Jack Jones, Pamela Stephenson, Pete Walker, 1978.
In the middle of prom night, a swarm of ferocious mutated crabs descend upon a small coastal town. A ramshackle band of students and cops work to stop the growing menace.
Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s arresting new wave Japanese horror and international breakthrough hit. Koji Yakusho, Masato Hagiwara, 1997.
A single mother moves into a dilapidated apartment complex and experiences startling visions and sounds, calling her mental well-being into question, and endangering not only her custody of her child, but perhaps their lives as well. Hideo Nakata (2002)
A look at the late 1970s LA punk-rock scene and how its music drove its culture. Investigating the songs of Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Fear, and more.
Penelope Spheeris takes a look at heavy-metal music and how it has evolved over time. She dissects music from Alice Cooper, Poison, Aerosmith, and Kiss.
A satellite transporting a secretly engineered creature crashes to Earth and a pair of cops must track the escaped mutant down. Charles Napier, Julie Newmar, Bo Svenson, Fred Olen Ray, 1988.
Child psychologist Susan Harris (Julie Christie) lives with her husband, Alan (Fritz Weaver), in a home operated by a computer program. When Alan invents Proteus IV, an artificial intelligence system capable of advanced thought, Alan’s obsession with technology strains his relationship with Susan. But Susan sees the true power of her husband’s invention when Proteus IV takes her hostage in her own home and plans to impregnate her in order to take on a human form.
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! Over-the-top gore flick follows a man as he spreads ebola all across Africa and Hong Kong via rape, murder and cannibalism. Anthony Wong, Herman Yau, 1996.
During a war between humans and the reptilian Drac race, spaceship pilot Willis Davidge (Dennis Quaid) ends up stranded on an alien world, along with enemy fighter Jeriba Shigan (Louis Gossett Jr.). While both Willis and his Drac counterpart can breathe on the planet, the environment and its creatures are relatively hostile, forcing the two to work together to survive. As time goes by, Willis and Jeriba become unlikely friends, though their unique relationship faces considerable challenges.
In a world ravaged by crime, the island of Manhattan has been converted into a prison which houses the world’s most brutal inmates. And when the President of the United States crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: Snake Plissken! In 4K!
BACK IN STOCK! Frank Henenlotter’s beloved cult horror comedy. James Lorinz, Joanne Ritchie, 1990.
Teenage Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) is a horror-film junkie, so it’s no surprise that, when a reclusive new neighbor named Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon) moves next-door, Brewster becomes convinced he is a vampire. It’s also no surprise when nobody believes him. However, after strange events begin to occur, Charlie has no choice but to turn to the only person who could possibly help: washed-up television vampire killer Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall).
BACK IN STOCK! In this gory Canadian horror film a bunch of bored millennials decide to play a horror board game with violent results. Laurence “Baz” Morais, Sebastien Landry, 2017.
The plot follows imprisoned mastermind robber Carter “Doc” McCoy (McQueen), whose wife Carol (MacGraw) conspires for his release on the condition they rob a bank in Texas. A double-cross follows the crime and the McCoys are forced to flee for Mexico with the police and criminals in hot pursuit.
4K Restoration by StudioCanal! A neo-Nazi doctor tries to make a superwoman of his daughter who has been specially fed, exercised, and conditioned since she was a child in preparation of the Olympics. Susan Anton, James Coburn, Joseph Sargent, 1979.
4 Gothic Horrors from Italy: Massimo Pupillo’s Lady Morgan’s Vengeance / Alberto De Martino’s The Blancheville Monster / Mino Guerrini’s Il terzo Occhio (aka The Third Eye) / Damiano Damiani’s La strega in amore (aka The Witch)
70s European trash-horror involving a vampire who is strangling topless women he picks up on the highway. José Luis Madrid, 1971.
A pair of happy-go-lucky siblings, left alone while their parents recover from an illness, play a series of pranks on each other. The game becomes nightmarish when they realize something sinister is watching them…Jacob Estes, 2022.
Incredible collection of films exploring female neurosis: Identikit (1974) / I Like Bats (1986) / Footprints (1975) / The Other Side of the Underneath (1972)
Starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, a man begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire’s castle under false pretenses. Terence Fisher (1958)
BACK IN STOCK! 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.
A drug dealer turns into a zombie after his body is dumped in toxic waters by six teenagers. In order to put a halt to his killing spree, the youngsters decide to dump another body. This good zombie is supposed to defeat the evil one.
Triple Feature of The Classic Universal Monster!
Named by the British Film Institute as one of the ten best British films of the century, Ken Loach’s Kes, is cinema’s quintessential portrait of working-class Northern England.
A grieving son discovers that his late mother kept an experiment in the basement – his monstrous hybrid brother! David Allen Brooks, Rod Steiger, Amanda Pays, Stephen Carpenter, Jeffrey Obrow, 1987.
Cheesy swashbuckling fantasy / sci-fi hybrid from the 80s that is high on art direction but low on coherency. Liam Neeson, Francesca Annis, Peter Yates, 1983.
Sexy Spanish horror features a revived mummy who needs the blood of young undressed women to slake his thirst. Alejandro Martí, 1973.
Starring Henry Fonda. In New York City’s Spanish Harlem, detectives Madigan and Bonaro are given 72 hours by their superior to capture a hoodlum wanted for homicide in Brooklyn. Don Siegel (1968)
BACK IN STOCK! Two young women who were both victims of abuse as children embark on a bloody quest for revenge, only to find themselves plunged into a living hell of depravity.
BACK IN STOCK! The buggy trilogy on Blu Ray including Del Toro’s director’s cut of the first film!
BACK IN STOCK! The Blu Ray Special Edition Of the Stephen King adaptation that includes the Black and White version as well.
In a dystopian future, a political prisoner is transformed into a werewolf super soldier by government scientists. He escapes & searches for his son, who may be the messiah, joins an army of karate rebel fighters to overthrow the government. Todd Sheets.
Dutch folk horror about a family who live near an ancient peat bog that is haunted by an primordial creature. Nico van den Brink, 2022.
Based on true events in the Appalachian Mountains, Mountain Devil recounts the frightening events of the night Frank Peterson and his friend spent the night in a secluded cabin stalked by something they could not explain. Ryan Cavalline (2017)
BACK IN STOCK! Comedy-horror about a loser who shows up at a Bohemian Halloween party, only to find out that he’s to be sacrificed at the party in the name of art. Jeremy Saulnier, 2007.
FINALLY BACK IN PRINT ON BLU RAY! A soldier convicted for murdering his commanding officer is dumped and left to die on a prison island inhabited by two camps of convicts. Ray Liotta, Lance Henriksen, Stuart Wilson, Martin Campbell, 1994.
Jess Franco returns to his favourite themes in this sleazy film about a nightclub singer controlled by the spirit of her father to commit violent crimes. Emma Cohen, Robert Woods, Françoise Brion, Philippe Lemaire, Alice Arno, Howard Vernon, 1973
BACK IN STOCK! After Anna (Isabelle Adjani) reveals to her husband, Mark (Sam Neill), that she is having an affair, she leaves him and their son. Mark is devastated, and seeks out Heinrich (Heinz Bennent), the man who cuckolded him, only to receive a beating. After a series of violent confrontations between Mark and Anna, Mark hires a private investigator to follow her. Anna descends into madness, and it’s soon clear that she is hiding a much bigger secret — one that is both inexplicable and shocking.
BACK IN STOCK! Based on the popular Marvel comic book, this film begins with Frank Castle (Dolph Lundgren) as a respected police officer dedicated to eradicating the Mafia’s influence — that is, until the mob responds with a lethal car bomb that decimates Castle’s family. Now, filled with rage and presumed dead from the horrific explosion, Castle takes to the city’s underground sewer tunnels to bring his own brutal brand of vigilante justice to the streets and wreak vengeance on those who killed his family.
3 Post Apocalypse films by director Enzo G. Castellari: 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS (1982) ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX (1983) THE NEW BARBARIANS (1983)
BACK IN STOCK! In this French horror, a young woman, studying to be a vet, develops a craving for human flesh. Julia Ducournau, 2016.
BACK IN STOCK! Alex Cox’s singular sci-fi comedy stars the always captivating Harry Dean Stanton as a weathered repo man in desolate downtown Los Angeles, and Emilio Estevez as the nihilistic middle-class punk he takes under his wing.
BACK IN STOCK! Dorothy discovers she is back in the land of Oz, and finds the yellow brick road is now a pile of rubble, and the Emerald City is in ruins. Discovering that the magical land is now under the control of an evil empire, she sets off to rescue the scarecrow, the tin man and the lion with the help of her new friends.
It sounds like just another urban legend — a videotape filled with nightmarish images leads to a phone call foretelling the viewer’s death in exactly seven days. Newspaper reporter Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) is skeptical of the story until four teenagers all die mysteriously exactly one week after watching just such a tape. Allowing her investigative curiosity to get the better of her, Rachel tracks down the video and watches it. Now she has just seven days to unravel the mystery.
BACK IN STOCK! Japanese horror. A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it. Hideo Nakata (1998)
Cult horror film from the director of Squirm about a 9 year old boy befriends a serial killer in a devil mask on Halloween. Katheryn Winnick, Amanda Plummer, Jeff Lieberman, 2004.
BACK IN STOCK! Not ready for marriage, a fashion model moves into an unbelievably nice Brooklyn Heights apartment, where scary occurrences turn into a much more frightening turn of events. Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon, Michael Winner, 1977.
BACK IN STOCK! Gonzo arthouse exploitation film from about an aging porn star who is roped into making an “art” film which proceeds to have him commit increasingly demented and depraved acts. Srdjan Spasojevic, 2010.
BACK IN STOCK! A samurai answers a village’s request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food. A giant battle occurs when 40 bandits attack the village.
A villainous carnival owner, Mr. Dark, preys upon unsuspecting Midwestern townsfolk by granting wishes, but for a price.
Lost in a remote part of Eastern Europe, a man searching for his biological father, is captured by a a pig-farmer’s daughter who makes him a slave on the farm in this Latvian dark comedy. Aik Karapetian, 2021.
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 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)
BACK IN STOCK! Gonzo body-horror from the director of Raw, follows a young woman damaged by a childhood car crash caused by her negligent father now making her living as a dancer at car shows & willing to go violent when men go too far. Julia Ducournau, 2021.
Ambitious Richard, Duke of Gloucester (Basil Rathbone), brother of King Edward IV (Ian Hunter), maneuvers to get the powerful John Wyatt (John Sutton) to France, then has his brother make him the Lord Protectorate for Edward’s sons, the two young princes. Impatient that the ill Edward clings to life, Richard arranges his death, as well as that of his other brother, the Duke of Clarence (Vincent Price). With only the princes remaining, Richard’s obsession to rule shows no sign of abating.
For the first time in the history of the universe, all 4 films of the world famous Toxic Avenger franchise have been brought together into one Tromarific HD package! Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman (1984, 1989, 1989, 2000)
2 interconnected gruesome tales of ancient witches with very similar plans: they want to gain possession of a younger, lovelier inheritor. Rebekah Kennedy, Kristina Klebe, Tim Fox, Pierre Tsigaridis, 2021.
BACK IN STOCK! Supernatural horror trilogy follows an evil warlock from the 17th to the 20th century who works to unleash Satan. WARLOCK (Steve Miner 1989) WARLOCK: THE ARMAGEDDON (Anthony Hickox 1993) WARLOCK III: THE END OF INNOCENCE (Eric Freiser 1999)
Desperate for work, three Los Angeles women sample a variety of unusual jobs. Featuring Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson.
BACK IN STOCK! In Italy, it was considered the ‘unofficial sequel’ to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line “WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!”
And there we go guys…lots of good stuff coming this week for you collectors out there or even you casual renters! See you later in the week. Cheers!