Hey Guys, another fine week at the video store is upon us and thanks to Umbrella Entertainment we get a physical release of the hilarious Weird Al “biopic”. If You want a good laugh and learn absolutely NOTHING about the man give it a spin. Now Let’s see what else we got coming in shall we…
Back in Stock! All 5 death slasher films in one low priced set.
The mid-nineties were a fertile period for the vampire movie. Big-name stars such as Tom Cruise and Eddie Murphy flocked to genre, as did high-caliber filmmakers like Francis Ford Coppola, veterans Wes Craven and John Landis, independents Michael Almereyda and Jeffrey Arsenault, and up-and-comers Quentin Tarantino and Guillermo del Toro. Amid the fangs and crucifixes, Abel Ferrara reunited with his King of New York star Christopher Walken for The Addiction, a distinctly personal take on creatures of the night.
Philosophy student Kathleen (Lili Taylor, The Conjuring) is dragged into an alleyway on her way home from class by Casanova (Annabella Sciorra, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle) and bitten on the neck. She quickly falls ill but realises this isn’t any ordinary disease when she develops an aversion to daylight and a thirst for human blood…
Equipped with cameras, a group of UFO-obsessed friends, and wannabee investigative journalists want to be the first to find out what is actually true of the legend about Area 51. They discover things that would have been best kept hidden.
Takashi Miike directs this manga adaptation about a group of high school students forced to play an ultraviolent game of death. Sota Fukushi, 2014.
Frustrated with loud barking, an academic (Lee Sung-jae) wages war against dogs in his apartment building.
A strange creature roams and kills people in the small town of Pottsville. Local cop, Detective Mortimer Lutz (Bill Osco) is on the case as the fiendish beast kills losers one by one in this classic 80s monster film! Academy Award® winners Martin Landau (Ed Wood, Strange Shadows in an Empty Room), Jose Ferrer (The Swarm, Dracula’s Dog, Blood Tide, Cyrano de Bergerac) and Dorothy Malone (Written on the Wind, Basic Instinct) co-star with comedian Kinky Friedman (Record City), Murray Langston (The Unknown Comic), Johnny Dark (Repossessed), Kent Perkins (Night Patrol), and 70s sex symbol Ruth Buzzi (Freaky Friday)! Written and Directed by Jackie Kong (Blood Diner, Night Patrol). Now see this monster classic from an HD master!
In order to cheer up recently divorced Chloe, her friend Sam gives her a giant toy teddy bear that is named Bearry. As Chloe confides her wishes to Bearry, people close to her go missing or die.
17 years ago, Peter’s grandfather went missing under mysterious circumstances. Now, Peter and his friends have returned to the placid Wisconsin town to check out his inherited lake house and to partake in the annual ‘Muskie Madness’ fishing competition.
Soon after his arrival, Peter begins to sense that something isn’t quite right, but none of his friends, nor the local sheriff, will believe him. But as townsfolk and tourists begin to disappear, Peter becomes determined to solve the mystery, as well as that of his grandfather’s disappearance, and soon finds himself facing off against a fish hook wielding madman!
Stranger still, it has Christmas and New Year’s decorations up despite it being the middle of summer. As the youngsters take shelter for the evening, increasingly weird events begin to occur, as each of the hotel’s unexpected guests meets a gruesome fate…
The final feature film directed by legendary British horror filmmaker, Norman J. Warren (SATAN’S SLAVE, TERROR), BLOODY NEW YEAR is a distinctly original hybrid of slasher, supernatural horror, and near surrealism, elevated by impressively executed and fittingly violent death sequences, along with one of the most absurd and jaw-dropping final twists present in any 80s horror film. Vinegar Syndrome is pleased to offer this prime cut of mind-bending horror on Blu-ray, restored from what is believed to be the only surviving film elements!
Invincible and Bee are two wannabe gangsters who spend their days hanging around the mall selling bootleg DVDs. When they aren’t committing petty crimes and trying to pick up girls, the two hoodlums run errands for their low level Triad boss. When one of these errands involves them picking up their boss’s car from the mechanic, things take a turn for the two delinquents when they accidentally hit a man walking in the middle of the road. Trying to hide their crime, Invincible and Bee bring the man’s body to the mall in order to figure out their next move. Little do they know that the man has been infected with an experimental bio-weapon that has turned him into a zombie. When the man’s corpse doesn’t stay put, it’s only a matter of time before the victims start piling up and the mall soon becomes overrun by a zombie horde trapping a group of shoppers inside. Will Invincible and Bee step up to become heroes and save the day or will their slacker nature get the best of them dooming all inside?
Meet Elmer. He’s your friendly neighborhood parasite with the ability to induce euphoric hallucinations in his hosts. But these LSD-like trips come with a hefty price tag: when young Brian comes under Elmer’s addictive spell, it’s not long before he finds himself scouring the city streets in search of his parasite friend’s preferred food source – brains!
Fasten your seatbelts for the terrifying thrill ride that has become a cult classic – The Car! The peaceful tranquility of a small Western town is disturbed when a murderous car wreaks havoc by viciously mowing down innocent victims. New sheriff, Wade Parent (James Brolin), may be the only one who can stop this menace in its tracks until he realizes that the driver of this indestructible vehicle is far more dangerous than any man… it is driven by pure evil.
6 of the fiollow up sequels to Stephen King’s 1984 classic in one set.
A small town is plagued with satanic murders, violent and bizarre. Local Investigator Messiah Ward and his partner Barney must unravel the clues and stop the bloodshed. The trail leads them to a dark coven of devil worshipers called The Brotherhood of Satan, and an encounter with a demon from the pits of hell.
A WRONG TURN and Sam Helling found himself lost in the city of Braddock. There he faced a terror so unspeakable that he left his own girlfriend Christine behind, trapped within its clutches. Now, with nothing to lose, he is going back. In the end, he will have to face his own fears to unlock the mystery of the dead city.
Six blackmail victims are invited to an isolated mansion by a man who knows a dark secret from each of their pasts. On arrival, each is given a pseudonym drawn from Cluedo before being introduced to the blackmailer. Each is handed a weapon, at which point the lights are switched off and the blackmailer is killed. Can the guests uncover the murderer before they all become victims?
After a 500-pound black bear consumes a significant amount of cocaine and embarks on a drug-fueled rampage, an eccentric gathering of cops, criminals, tourists, and teenagers assemble in a Georgia forest.
BACK IN PRINT AND ON BLU RAY! Desperate for money to pay off a debt, a man targets a wealthy family’s home and plans to break in and steal a valuable gem. He soon learns that he picked the wrong night to carry out his plans, for a masked madman has gotten there first, imprisoned the family, and lined the mansion with deadly traps.
This legendary film from Soviet director Elem Klimov is a senses-shattering plunge into the dehumanizing horrors of war. As Nazi forces encroach on his small village in Belorussia, teenage Flyora (Alexei Kravchenko, in a searing depiction of anguish) eagerly joins the Soviet resistance. Rather than the adventure and glory he envisioned, what he finds is a waking nightmare of unimaginable carnage and cruelty—rendered with a feverish, otherworldly intensity by Klimov’s subjective camera work and expressionistic sound design. Nearly blocked from being made by Soviet censors, who took seven years to approve its script, Come and See is perhaps the most visceral, impossible-to-forget antiwar film ever made.
After the suspicious death of her brother, a priest (Danny Huston), Grace (Jena Malone) goes to the Mount Saviour Convent to find out what really happened. Once there, she uncovers murder, sacrilege and a disturbing truth about her own past.
“Crash” is about the strange lure of the auto collision, provoking as it does the human fascination with death and the tendency to eroticize danger. Most motorists will slow down to stare at the scene of a collision; they may feel their pulses quickening and become aware of the fragility of their own bodies. The characters of “Crash” carry this awareness a step further, cherishing and nurturing it. For them, a car collision is a sexual turn-on, and a jolting life force they come to crave.
The desolate town of Blue Lights, which gets its name from a mysterious nightly illumination close to the graveyard, is rumored to be cursed. The origin of both the lights and curse itself have been left to legend, but rumor has it that ancient monsters roam the area and have been responsible for the countless deaths and tragedies which have afflicted nearby residents. When a group of college students decide to spend a night investigating these supernatural occurrences, they quickly find themselves in for a nasty surprise, after uncovering an ancient relic, which leads them into the terrifying subterranean layer of The Muldoon Men; giant monsters who need to ingest human corpses in order to sustain their strength…
THE ITALIAN GOTHIC GENRE EMBRACED THEMES OF VIOLENCE, MADNESS AND SENSUALITY… WITH THESE 4 FILMS, THOSE IMPULSES DARE TO GO EVEN DEEPER!
In a genre known for its castles, crypts and candelabras, Italian Gothic also embraced themes of violence, madness and sexual deviance. With these 4 films, those impulses dare to go even deeper.
In 1964’s THE MONSTER OF THE OPERA, director Renato Polselli and screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi craft a surreal erotic shocker set within a contemporary dance troupe. Perhaps the genre’s rarest film, the berserk supernatural narrative of 1965’s THE SEVENTH GRAVE also makes it among the strangest. For 1970’s SCREAM OF THE DEMON LOVER, director José Luis Merino gathers classic traditions, then strips them naked and ties them to a torture rack. And 1971’s LADY FRANKENSTEIN delivers iconic EuroCult talent on both sides of the camera for one of the most luridly entertaining shockers of the decade. The films in this collection are now fully restored from their original negatives, with 12+ collective hours of Special Features.
When a renegade band of young filmmakers break into an abandoned hospital to make their horror epic, they stumble upon a real dead body and decide to use it in their movie. They accidentally bring it back to life, open a portal to a dead world that releases dozens of other zombies, then struggle for their lives in a desperate attempt to flee from the creatures who apparently have them hopelessly trapped in the hospital.
THE PRICE OF ADMISSION IS THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. One of Quentin Tarantino’s favourite directors, Brian Trenchard-Smith was a key figure in the Ozploitation movement, responsible for The Man from Hong Kong, Stunt Rock, Turkey Shoot, BMX Bandits… and dystopian cult classic Dead-End Drive In!
Set in a near-future where the economy has crumbled and violent gangs play havoc in the streets, the powers-that-be have decided to lure the delinquent youth into drive-in cinemas and keep them there. No longer just a place to watch trashy movies and make out, these outdoor picture shows have become concentration camps for the unruly and unwanted.
Dinner with Lloyd is a feature length documentary about the legendary independent film director Lloyd Kaufman and Troma Films. The documentary, captures the zany Lloyd Kaufman as he talks about his life, his work, independent film, and the state of the film industry.
The mysterious island village of Balfe is experiencing unexplainable phenomena from grossly oversized sea-life to half-buried bodies in the dark woods to strange Neanderthal like men suffering from a rare disfiguring disease. Is this town afflicted by radioactive waste contaminating their water? Is there a vengeful mutant monster lurking in the woods? Or worse, are the townsfolk being punished by an act of God for their past sins?
Oscar® nominee Dame Joan Plowright (ENCHANTED APRIL), four-time BAFTA Award nominee Juliet Stevenson (TRULY MADLY DEEPLY) and two-time Golden Globe nominee Joely Richardson (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO) star as three generations of women who murder their husbands in an unsettling salvo of sumptuous visuals, macabre capers and numerical mischief.
With this poignant second feature, David Lynch brought his atmospheric visual and sonic palette to a notorious true story set in Victorian England. When the London surgeon Frederick Treves (Anthony Hopkins) meets the freak-show performer John Merrick (John Hurt), who has severe skeletal and soft tissue deformities, he assumes that he must be intellectually disabled as well. As the two men spend more time together, though, Merrick reveals the intelligence, gentle nature, and profound sense of dignity that lie beneath his shocking appearance, and he and Treves develop a friendship. Shot in gorgeous black and white and boasting a stellar supporting cast that includes Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, and Wendy Hiller, The Elephant Man was nominated for eight Academy Awards, cementing Lynch’s reputation as one of American cinema’s most visionary talents.
Screen legend John Travolta (Face-Off) and Arye Gross (The Couch Trip) star as two hip but down-on-their-luck New Yorkers who think they’re relocating to a small town in Nebraska to open a nightclub. What they don’t know is that they’ve been abducted by a KGB operative (Charles Martin Smith, The Hot Spot) to the Soviet Union, where they’ll unwittingly serve as “experts” on all things cool in America. The town, created expressly for KGB spies-in-training, includes seductive agent Kelly Preston (SpaceCamp), who gets into a real undercover situation with Travolta. Eventually, the two Yanks realize they’ve been duped and devise a spectacular escape. Directed by comedy great Dave Thomas (Strange Brew), this red-hot Cold War farce also features Deborah Foreman (Valley Girl), James Keach (Moving Violations) and Brian Doyle-Murray (Cabin Boy). Brand New HD Master – From a 4K Scan of the 35mm Original Camera Negative by Paramount Pictures | NEW Interview with Director Dave Thomas | Theatrical Trailer (Newly Mastered in 2K) | Optional English Subtitles
It began as a graphic exploration of the one destiny we cannot escape. It would soon become the most controversial, critically reviled and fastest selling documentary in home video history. Parents tried to stop it. Video stores had to hide it. Yet across the nation, millions found ways to secretly watch it…if they dared. Renowned pathologist Dr. Frances B. Gröss is your guide to the most bizarre and grisly death scenes ever recorded, from executions, assassinations and mass murder to suicide, disease and disasters. Three decades later, is it hardcore gross-out, elaborate hoax or still the ultimate forbidden movie? One thing is certain: you will never forget the original FACES OF DEATH!
Giorgio Pisani, a journalist, has just returned from an international assignment only to discover that, in his absence, his wife has died during childbirth. However, a seemingly unavoidable tragedy takes an unexpectedly sinister turn when Lydia Franzi, his wife’s doctor, reveals that Giorgio is sterile and therefore couldn’t have fathered his wife’s child. Soon after learning this terrible news, a mysterious, black-clad killer begins stalking the city, viciously murdering pregnant women who were in the same maternity clinic as Giorgio’s deceased wife. Could Giorgio, in a fit of guilt-ridden madness, be responsible for these horrendous crimes, or is he an unwitting participant in the sinister plan of an even more wicked culprit?
Both Live Action Feature Films Of The Flintstones hit the shop because why not?
The Complete TV Series of that show that had nothing to do with Jason Voorhees
Dr. Edward Pretorius, an acclaimed physicist, has perfected his newest invention: the Resonator, a machine which allows those near to it to glimpse life not visible to the naked eye. Imagining the discoveries he could make, Pretorius begins to go mad, much to the concern of his young assistant, Crawford Tillinghast. However, after the machine malfunctions during a highly sensitive experiment and Pretorius is found brutally murdered, Crawford is fingered as the primary suspect. Crawford, now confined to an asylum, becomes the ward of Dr. Katherine McMichaels, who takes a special interest in his tales of the strange creatures able to be seen while the machine is operating and convinces him to help her rebuild the device, woefully unaware of the terrifying, hidden world she is about to enter…
Leave your fears behind and step through to the other side. This documentary goes into haunting detail on the subject and history of ghost stories. What goes bumping in the night’ Find out with Ghost Stories.
Put together a gloomy New England house, a dark night and four of America’s legendary leading men and you have all the ingredients for the classic Ghost Story, a spellbinding motion picture based on the bestseller by Peter Straub. Co-starring Patricia Neal, Ghost Story is about the Members of the Chowder Society: Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and John Houseman, who get together each week to share tales of horror. Soon, however, a secret terror invades the group, and one by one, they die mysteriously because of a real life ghost story that is part of their past.
Goth is a subculture that began in the United Kingdom during the early 1980s. It was developed by fans of Gothic rock, an offshoot of the post-punk music genre. This documentary explores the incredible music history of Goth.
He butchered 16 people trying to get to his sister. He was shot and incinerated, but still the entity that Dr. Sam Loomis (the legendary Donald Pleasence) calls “Evil on two legs” would not die. Tonight, Michael Myers has come home again … to kill! This time, Michael returns to Haddonfield for Jamie Lloyd (Danielle Harris, 2009’s Halloween II, The Last Boy Scout) – the orphaned daughter of Laurie Strode – and her babysitter Rachel (Ellie Cornell, Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers, House Of The Dead). Can Loomis stop Michael before the unholy slaughter reaches his innocent young niece?
Because Hell would not have him, Michael Myers survived the mine explosion thought to have killed him. One year later, his traumatised young niece Jamie (Danielle Harris, Rob Zombie’s Halloween) is horrified to discover she has a telepathic bond with her evil uncle … and that Uncle Michael is on his way back to Haddonfield. But Dr. Loomis (the legendary Donald Pleasence) has a new plan to destroy The Boogey Man in his childhood home using Jamie as bait. Tonight, the carnage begins again: Michael Myers is back with a vengeance! Ellie Cornell and Beau Starr return for this hit sequel that features grisly gore by K.N.B. EFX Group (The Walking Dead, Army Of Darkness).
There can only be one! Highlander on 4K UHD!
Two driven men are locked in an escalating cycle of violence and revenge in this edgy thriller from the director of The Hitcher. Haunted by the hit-and-run death of his wife five years ago. Rennie Cray (Jim Caviezel), has devoted his life to tracking down the killer – a twisted psychopath, who randomly murders women using his souped-up ’72 El Dorado. But the stakes are suddenly raised when a mysterious, tormented woman becomes caught in their deadly game of cat-and-mouse, leading to a shocking showdown neither one is willing to lose.
The young, naive Annie (Clio Goldsmith) enters a hotel to spend the night – without knowing that it’s a special kind of hotel that serves more than breakfast. Curiously, she walks around and watches the maids doing their job. She’s especially fascinated by a forbidden room, where a silent, strange man lives.
Interviews and archival footage weave together to tell the story of the Master of Suspense, one of the most influential and studied filmmakers in the history of cinema.
Brad Tolan (Brent Bell) is a martial arts instructor who moves to DeSoto to open a karate school. He is framed by chief deputy George (Rick Rykart) and his partner officer Grady (William R. Johnson) for a murder he did not commit and is thrown in jail, uncertain if he will ever see a trial. With the help of a mysterious ninja (Ron D. White), Brad escapes from jail and must evade capture while he tries to clear his name.
Starring Christian Slater, Milla Jovovich, A down on his luck young man seeks help from his brother, who he watches being murdered. The police abandon the case, and so he hunts down the killer for revenge. Bruce A. Evans (1992)
Picking up where Pan’s Labyrinth left off, this bloody and breathtaking epic follows a “sad” circus clown who falls for the beautiful acrobat wife of his sociopathic abuser, the “happy” clown. With neither man willing to back down, the trio’s twisted love triangle soon escalates into a ferocious battle between the warring clowns.
In this sci-fi, a squad of soldiers is stranded on an abandoned military base on a near future Earth waiting for the relief or the enemy, whichever comes first. Kate Bosworth, Lucien Laviscount, Thomas Kretschmann, Tanel Toom, 2023.
A former female cop is framed by corrupt police, acting in collusion with the local judge, and has to fight her way out of the pen, alone, against tough inmates, and the people in charge. Melanie Coll, William J. Kulzer, Judi Trevor, 1987.
The principal story takes place over a 24-hour period at a large Wall Street investment bank during the initial stages of the 2007–2008 financial crisis. In focus are the actions taken by a group of employees during the subsequent financial collapse.
THE DEADLY MANTIS: A giant prehistoric praying mantis, recently freed from the Arctic ice, voraciously preys on American military at the DEW Line and works its way south. Nathan Juran (1957)
MONOLITH MONSTERS: A geologist (Grant Williams) and a schoolteacher (Lola Albright) evacuate a desert town attacked by thirsty giant crystals.
A movie that starts out with the “Man in the Mirror” music video, it then changes to a montage of video clips of Michael’s career. Next comes a parody of his Bad video by children, and then Michael is chased by fans in a fantasy sequence. 2 more videos are shown, and then a movie in which Michael plays a hero with magical powers. In it he is chased by drug dealer Mr. Big and saves three children. Videos included in the movie are “Smooth Criminal” and “Come Together”
Failed actress Alex Sternbergen (Jane Fonda) wakes up hungover one morning in an apartment she does not recognize, unable to remember the previous evening — and with a dead body in bed next to her. As she tries to piece together the events of the night, Alex cannot totally rely on friends or her estranged husband, Joaquin (Raul Julia), for assistance. Only a single ally, loner ex-policeman Turner Kendall (Jeff Bridges), can help her escape her predicament and find the true killer.
A teenager who accidentally committed matricide finds himself being hunted together with his girlfriend and mates by his now crazed father. Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez, Bill Hitchcock, 1985.
Although the slasher film was in decline by the mid-1980s, there were still some grisly delights to be had… and they don’t come much grislier than writer-director Buddy Cooper’s sickening stalk-and-slash classic The Mutilator!
Five teenage friends with hidden secrets gather for a reunion at an isolated resort. Things take a dark and bloody turn when they suddenly realize a furry killer is lurking nearby.
A Japanese scientist accidentally releases a giant monster that feeds on beer., and must Cincinnati-before a crazed nuclear physicist destroys both.
In an abandoned house in Poughkeepsie, New York murder investigators uncover hundreds of tapes showing decades of a serial killer’s work. John Erick Dowdle (2007)
Two groups of people discover evidence that suggests spirits may be trying to invade the human world through the Internet. Two groups of people discover evidence that suggests spirits may be trying to invade the human world through the Internet.
Hal Needham’s beloved cult film about one young man’s intense desire to win a BMX race called Helltrack. Bill Allen, Lori Loughlin, Talia Shire, Ray Walston, 1986.
The Pridemore Juvenile Detention Facility isn’t just a place for troubled teenage girls to serve their time. Instead, it’s a living hell filled with sexual depravity and violence. Jenny, a fresh inmate, becomes the de facto protector of Lisa, an innocent young girl forced to be a plaything to anyone after her body. Then there’s Charlie, a hardened teenaged lesbian who torments her fellow prisoners through brutal acts of sexual sadism. But no one instills more fear in even the toughest girls than the sadistic Edna who, with a blind eye turned by money-hungry Warden Sutter, delights in terrorizing her beautiful prisoners. However, the girls have had enough and things are about to change at Pridemore…
While a couple edits a Charles Manson movie in an Airbnb, the film’s dark events begin to come true in the mysterious plot of a hidden leader. Frank Grillo, Jaime King, Remy Grillo, 2023.
Secluded in a desolate forest, home to little more than the decaying remnants of the past, a broken family is further torn apart by a mysterious death. Adam (Gabriel Nicholson), guided by a pervasive sense of dread, hunts for answers only to learn that they are not alone
The film tells a story of group of British and Canadian co-workers who go to a remote mountain forest in Hungary, where they become victims of murderous attacks by a group of poachers. Severance received mostly positive reviews.
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.
Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband. The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naive young couple at their door.
Cult French vampire horror about newlyweds visit a castle and fall into a supernatural nightmare. Sandra Julien, Jean-Marie Durand, Jean Rollin, 1971.
Margot Kidder is Danielle, a beautiful model separated from her Siamese twin, Dominique. When a hotshot reporter (Jennifer Salt) suspects Dominique of a brutal murder, she becomes dangerously ensnared in the sisters’ insidious sibling bond. A scary and stylish paean to female destructiveness, Brian De Palma’s first foray into horror voyeurism is a stunning amalgam of split-screen effects, bloody birthday cakes, and a chilling score by frequent Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann.
YOU KNOW THE DRILL. Put on your PJs and say your prayers…it’s time for one nightmare of an all-nighter with a double dose of slashtastic cult classics: The Slumber Party Massacre and Slumber Party Massacre II! In The Slumber Party Massacre, Trish (Michele Michaels) invites her high school basketball teammates over for a night they’ll never forget—or survive—when an unexpected guest crashes the party: an escaped psychopath with a portable power drill. And in the freaky follow-up Slumber Party Massacre II, Courtney (Crystal Bernard) is tormented by dreams of the infamous Driller Killer returning to wreak havoc…only to find that (bad) dreams really do come true when the murderous monster is reincarnated as an evil rocker.
A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years’ worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.
After their car breaks down, a group of travelers find themselves stranded in a remote part of New England. After taking shelter in a spooky old mansion, complete with a graveyard, they discover a ouija board and decide to spend the night attempting to summon some spirits. But the group soon learns that playing with the forces of black magic isn’t fun and games, and it’s not long before they’re head-to-head with all sorts of demonic creatures, shape shifters, and other forms of evil, all of whom are more than happy to pick them off in the most gruesome of ways.
When it comes to non-stop action, Stone Cold is red hot! NFL superstar Brian “The Boz” Bosworth (One Man’s Justice, Midnight Heat) makes his movie debut as John Stone, the only cop tough enough to take out a gang of stone-cold killers. Going undercover, he has to pose as an outlaw biker to win the trust of their diabolic leader Chains and his right-hand psychopath Ice, played by screen legends Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Hard Target) and William Forsythe (Out for Justice, The Devil’s Rejects). Stone soon discovers there’s more to these bikers than heavy metal mayhem. They’re plotting a paramilitary assault on the State Capitol, where one of their men has been sentenced to execution. In a spectacular climax, Stone is up against the gang and on his own. And the killers soon discover that if you go up against John Stone, he’ll burn you cold…Stone Cold. From director Craig R. Baxley (Action Jackson, Dark Angel), it’s a full-tilt, in-your-face thriller packed with explosive effects and breathtaking high-wire tension! Brand New HD Masters – From 2K Scan of the 35mm InterPositive | THE BOZ Goes Hollywood: NEW Interview with Star Brian Bosworth | THE BROTHERHOOD: NEW Interview with Actor Lance Henriksen | BREAKING FREE: NEW Interview with Actress Arabella Holzbog | PLAYING STRAIGHT: NEW Interview with Actor Sam McMurray | NEW Audio Commentary by Action Film Historians Mike Leeder and Arne Venema | Two Theatrical Trailers (Newly Mastered in 2K) | Optional English Subtitles
Two women, a turquoise Thunderbird, the ride of a lifetime. With this pop-culture landmark, screenwriter Callie Khouri and action auteur Ridley Scott rewrote the rules of the road movie, telling the story of two best friends who find themselves transformed into accidental fugitives during a weekend getaway gone wrong—leading them on a high-speed Southwest odyssey as they elude police and discover freedom on their own terms. Propelled by irresistible performances from Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis (plus Brad Pitt in a sexy, star-making turn)—and nominated for six Academy Awards, winning one for Khouri—the exhilaratingly cathartic Thelma & Louise stands as cinema’s ultimate ode to ride-or-die female friendship.
Ex-crook Jimmy “The Saint” Tosnia (Andy Garcia) is trying his best to go legitimate until he’s dragged back into the world of crime for one last, seemingly simple mission. All Jimmy and his eccentric cronies have to do is intimidate their target. But they make a disastrous series of mistakes that result in the death of a woman connected to a powerful gangster. Before long, Mr. Shhh (Steve Buscemi), a notorious assassin who never slips up, is sent to take down Jimmy and his partners.
Nacho Vigalondo’s time-travel thriller opens with Hector spying on a beautiful woman undressing in the woods near his property. Investigating, he finds her assaulted and he in turn is attacked by a man whose head is swathed in bandages. Fleeing, Hector encounters a scientific facility where a scientist persuades him to hide in a time machine. Travelling back in time just a few hours, he observes himself.
In a quiet apartment complex in Los Angeles, a deranged handyman goes on a killing spree, savagely murdering ‘immoral’ women with the tools of his trade – claw-hammers, screwdrivers, power drills and even a deadly nail gun! But these gruesome massacres are just the beginning of this landmark epic of violence and depravity that was vilified by critics, banned by censors, and treasured by splatter fans worldwide. This is… THE TOOLBOX MURDERS!
Mary (Alicia Silverstone), a precocious high school senior, longs to be a cop. She idolizes her late father, a policeman, and intently studies her favorite magazine, “True Crime.” When a classmate dies and the case remains unsolved, Mary becomes obsessed, pestering a local cop (Bill Nunn). When she meets police cadet Tony (Kevin Dillon), the two decide to take up the investigation themselves, and romantic sparks soon fly. But Mary has no idea of the danger that awaits her.
In the town of Twin Peaks, everyone has their secrets-but especially Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). In this prequel to his groundbreaking 1990s television series, David Lynch resurrects the teenager found wrapped in plastic at the beginning of the show, following her through the last week of her life and teasing out the enigmas that surround her murder. Homecoming queen by day and drug-addicted thrill seeker by night, Laura leads a double life that pulls her deeper and deeper into horror as she pieces together the identity of the assailant who has been terrorizing her for years. Nightmarish in its vision of an innocent torn apart by unfathomable forces, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me is nevertheless one of Lynch’s most humane films, aching with compassion for its tortured heroine-a character as enthralling in life as she was in death.
Dreamy French cult film about Two blind vampire sisters who are sent on a mission. Alexia Portal, Isabelle Teboul, Jean Rollin.
Part road movie, part buddy comedy, part punk musical, and all nuts! A punk band on their first tour hires a roadie who turns out to be a flesh eating demon! Matthew John Lawrence, 2020.
Disaster strikes more than six miles below the ocean surface when water crashes through the walls of a drilling station. Led by their captain, the survivors realize that their only hope is to walk across the sea floor to reach the main part of the facility. But they soon find themselves in a fight for their lives when they come under attack from mysterious and deadly creatures that no one has ever seen.
It’s Bambi meets Apocalypse Now in this provocative and darkly beautiful horror comedy from Alberto Vázquez (Birdboy: The Forgotten Children), who uses its outrageous premise to explore religious zealotry, military fascism, and the depths of the soul._x000B_
For ages, teddy bears have been locked in an ancestral war against their sworn enemy, the unicorns, with the promise that victory will usher in a new era. Aggressive, sadistic teddy bear Bluey and his sensitive, withdrawn brother Tubby could not be more different. As the rigors and humiliation of teddy bear bootcamp turn to the psychedelic horrors of a combat tour in the Magic Forest, their complicated history and increasingly strained relationship will determine the fate of the entire war.
Looming large over the landscape of Mexican cinema, no family names are bigger than Cardona and Galindo. Both families traversed every genre and style and sometimes their paths would cross, as they do here in the VACATION OF TERROR series. Vinegar Syndrome is proud to present the worldwide Blu-ray debut of this terrifying double feature from two of Mexico’s finest genre filmmakers of the ’80s and ’90s, René Cardona III and Pedro Galindo III. Newly scanned and restored in 4K, experience the horror like never before!
After inheriting a new summer home from a deceased relative, wealthy Fernando brings his family, his niece Paulina (Gabriela Hassel, Don’t Panic) and her boyfriend, Julio (Pedro Fernández, Hell’s Trap), who happens to be an occult expert along for the vacation. Quickly they discover strange happenings on the property, but when Fernando’s young daughter Gaby falls into a well and returns with an old doll, things take a turn for the horrific. Possessed by the evil spirit of a witch, Gaby and her doll run amok, with telekinesis, terrifying hallucinations, fiery car crashes, and ample scares. Only Julio with his knowledge of the dark arts, and the help of a mystical amulet, can bring this VACATION OF TERROR to an end!
Fitting into the lineage of sequels that outshine their predecessor, the Vacation franchise returns even bigger and better with VACATION OF TERROR II: DIABOLICAL BIRTHDAY. Julio (Pedro Fernández) is back, quietly running an antique shop when a chance encounter with singer Mayra (Mexican pop icon Tatiana) and her younger sister Tanya, brings him face to face with the evil doll and the nightmare begins again! Racing to a birthday party for the young Tanya, who is now under the doll’s spell, Julio arrives in time to witness the carnage begin, but will he be able to stop it again? Filled with action-packed set pieces, face-melting gore and buckets of blood, this sequel ratchets up every aspect of the original.
After making his name in the samurai genre, master filmmaker Hideo Gosha (THREE OUTLAW SAMURAI, SAMURAI WOLF, SAMURAI WOLF 2: HELL CUT) turned his camera to the world of the yakuza, and the violent streets they control. Legendary gangster-turned-actor Noboru Ando plays Egawa, a retired yakuza underboss, now nightclub owner, who gets pulled back into the life when his old comrades demand control of his club. Meanwhile, a gang war quietly roiling behind the scenes erupts into open violence in response to a high-profile kidnapping, lending unimaginably high stakes to Egawa’s reemergence onto the yakuza scene. The result is a kinetic and stylish explosion of deception, mayhem, and death that leaves no one safe – and a masterpiece of 1970’s yakuza cinema.
Based on the true story of a ship carrying German-Jewish refugees which was sent to Havana in 1939 by the Nazis but was denied permission to land anywhere. The ship was eventually obliged to return to Germany, where certain death awaited its passengers. This terrible outcome had been cynically anticipated by the Nazis when granting permission for the voyage in the first place.
Young Alfred “Al” Yankovic becomes interested in parodying songs despite his father’s disapproval. Al’s mother secretly purchases an accordion for him, but his father destroys it when Al is caught at an illicit polka party, thus straining Al’s relationship with his parents.
Idiosyncratic horror-comedy about a misfit cop investigating a rash of murders of young women in the sleepy town of Snow Hollow. Robert Forster, Jim Cummings, 2020.
Well..there it is. A pretty big list this week. Hope there are some titles that intrigue you guys. Movies should be in on Thursday/ Friday as Per Tradition. Cheers!