An 80s Cult Classic Returns To The Shop…

As the month comes to a close the videostore is loading up the shelves with a tone of beaauties. Personally the shop is most excited to welcome back the 1982 flick ALONE IN THE DARK which has been out of print for a decade. Now thanks to SCREAM FACTORY we get a beautiful new edition so many can finally see this hidden gem from the director of Nightmare On Elm Street 2 and THe Hidden. Let’s see what else is coming though shall we…

Found footage horror from Mexico – A newlywed couple disappeared in 1974, their 8mm tapes reveal one of the most horrifying events in Mexican history. Victor Dryere, 1976.  

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.  

From the director of the cult classic the Hidden, a horror about a quartet of murderous psychopaths who break out of a mental hospital during a blackout and lay siege to their doctor’s house. Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence, Martin Landau, 1982.  

Uber special 6 disc edition of the classic!

Trapped In Time. Surrounded By Evil. Low On Gas. Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, 1992  

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.  

Documentary which looks at America’s relationship with Socialism. Yael Bridge, 2020.  

A man in the under the FBI Witness Protection Program is spotted by an old girlfriend they find themselves thrown together on an exhilarating cross-country scramble. Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, John Badham, 1990.  

Italian horror classic an American writer living in Rome witnesses a murder and grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. He launches his own investigation, heedless of the danger to both himself and his girlfriend. Dario Argento (1970)  

Real Karate masters star in this set in 1930s Japan battle each other in order to become the new master but must also navigate historic upheavals. Akihito Yagi, Tatsuya Naka, Yûji Suzuki, Shunichi Nagasaki, 2007. 

Long unavailable cult monster movie about mysterious turtle creatures who emerge from an abandoned mine. John Crawford, Rebecca Balding, James L. Conway, 1981. 

A vacationing family turns the tables on a mass shooter who claims to be fighting demonic forces. Annette Adams-Brown, Jacklyn Collier, Nick Damici, Timothy Covell, 2021. 

Irish Horror comedy about a road construction crew who accidentally awaken an Irish vampire. John Lynch, Nigel O ‘Neill, Jack Rowan, Chris Baugh, 2020. 

A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an Upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement. Written by Harvey Weinstein. Jason Alexander, Holly Hunter, Tony Maylam.  

Deluxe blu-ray edition of Ruggero Deodato’s infamous 1980 exploitation film. Newly restored high definition print and new bonus features.  

In this cult horror, a nuclear-plant leak turns a bus-load of children into murderous atomic zombies with black fingernails. Gale Garnett, Max Kalmanowicz, 1980.  

Ruby-Spears cartoon series featuring Chuck Norris as a fictionalized version of himself with a team of “radically diverse” warriors taking on crime. 1986.  

Creepy low budget webcam horror about a young woman who uncovers horrors in her town and her new house. Stephanie Dees, Johnny Burton, Diane Behrens, Michael Costanza, 2002.  

A spoof of 80s action films follows an ex-commando / ninja as he fights to rescue his kidnapped daughter. Benjamin Combes, 2018.  

From Christian car dealership owner turned movie producer Earl Owensby, an obscure slasher / Christian drama hybrid about a town of sinners being sliced & diced for their sins. William T. Hicks, Charles Reynolds, 198 

A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies. George A. Romero, 1985.  

The lone survivor of Dead Snow’s Zombie attack wakes in the hospital with his severed arm replaced with the arm of his Nazi nemesis, sparking a rampage of revenge by raising an undead army of his own. 

David Cronenberg classic adaptation of Stephen King’s novel about a man who awakens from a coma to discover he has the ability to see into the future. Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, 1983. 

A mysterious hooded figure slashes his way through the night staff at a roller-skating rink.

Includes: A Man Called Django (1971), Django the Runner (1966), Hanging for Django (1969), Django a Bullet for You (1966), Return of Django (1967), A Pistol for Django (1971)  

Don Knotts’ big-screen Hollywood hits: The Ghost And Mr. Chicken / The Reluctant Astronaut / The Shakiest Gun In The West / The Love God? / How To Frame A Figg  

Six people unwittingly find themselves locked in another series of escape rooms, slowly uncovering what they have in common to survive — and discovering they’ve all played the game before.

George C. Scott stars in this return to the terrifying saga of demonic possession as s police lieutenant in spiritual crisis tracks a rash of murders seeming to copycat a long dead serial killer. William Peter Blatty (1990)  

Aussie action, a young woman running a wildlife sanctuary in the Australian outback fights off a group of poachers who mistakenly think she is easy prey. Mario Andreacchio (1986)  

Double feature of Australian sexploitation films: FANTASM (Rene Bond, John Holmes, Uschi Digard, Richard Franklin) / FANTASM COMES AGAIN (Bill Margold, Cheryl ‘Rainbeaux’ Smith, Candy Samples, Colin Eggleston)  

The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system, and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity.

Includes: THE FLY (Kurt Neumann 1958) / THE RETURN OF THE FLY (Edward Bernds 1959) / CURSE OF THE FLY (Don Sharp 1965) / THE FLY (David Cronenberg 1986) / THE FLY II (Chris Walas 1989)  

Deliberate paced Spanish giallo about a suave English playboy who’s attractive wives keep ending up dead under suspicious circumstances. Carroll Baker, Eugenio Martín, 1971

Japanese animated drama directed by Goro Miyazaki, scripted by Hayao Miyazaki about the efforts of some teens to save their clubhouse, which is slated to be demolished in preparations for the 1964 Olympics. 2011.

Japanese erotic thriller. The shady past of a devoted housewife is slowly & painfully being exposed just as a serial rapist is loose in her neighbourhood… Kenichi Fujiwara.  

When their school inherits a huge old private house from a weird millionaire, 6 busty co-eds decide to spend the weekend there. Only to discover that the mansion isn’t quite abandoned. Mollie O’Mara, Sharon Christopher, Mari Butler, John P. Finnegan, 1985  

Chinese period martial arts film based on the myths of a famous warlord who lived during the the Three Kingdoms period of ancient China. Charles Lin, Yinghao Sheng, David Wu, Cong Cai, 2020.  

A Large mutated sheep Embryo is discovered by a rancher and taken to a secret lab where it morphs into an 8-foot monstrosity, which escapes and terrifies the town. A mutant sheep is on the move near a ranch in the American West. Fredric Hobbs (1973)  

Detective / Blaxpolitation / Kung Fu film hybrid about an American detective hired to obtain an ancient Chinese statue which indicates the seven forbidden acupuncture points. Joe Don Baker, Jim Kelly, Elizabeth Ashley, Ann Sothern Robert Clouse, 1974.  

Three videos on one retro collection! Horror FX hosted by fright-master Tom Savini / Monster Make-Ups with Dick Smith / Zombie Jamboree ’93  

Adventures from deep space to futuristic New York, and beyond. Each world and story is dominated by the presence of the Loch’nar — the sum of all evils manifest as a glowing green sphere whose power infects all times, all galaxies, all dimensions. To some, it appears as treasure, a green jewel they must possess. Others worship it as a god. Few escape it. Even in death and through death its powers continue. From war to war and world to world it seems invincible

All the Honeys! The brilliant Rick Moranis in the beloved movie and it’s sequels.

Sumptuous dramatisation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel about a gruesomely disfigured “monster” who is incapable of arousing in the beautiful leading lady anything more than pity. Lon Chaney, 1923.  

Indescribable psychedelic Japanse ghost tale that’s equal parts absurd and nightmarish, Scooby Doo and Mario Bava. Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1977. 

Screen legend Jean-Paul Belmondo stars as a tough-as-nails mercenary who does what the police are unable to do—for a price! Bruno Cremer, Laura Antonelli, 1976.  

A woman’s (Monica Bellucci) lover (Vincent Cassel) and her former boyfriend (Albert Dupontel) take justice into their own hands after she becomes the victim of a rapist

When the hapless Sing (Stephen Chow) and his dim-witted pal, Bone (Feng Xiaogang), try to scam the residents of Pig Sty Alley into thinking they’re members of the dreaded Axe Gang, the real gangsters descend on this Shanghai slum to restore their fearsome reputation. What gang leader Brother Sum (Danny Chan) doesn’t know is that three legendary retired kung fu masters (Yu Xing, Dong Zhihua, Chiu Chi-ling) live anonymously in this decrepit neighborhood and don’t take kindly to interlopers.

A brave unicorn and a magician fight an evil king who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world’s unicorns. Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, 1982.  

Ridley Scott’s odd but visually ravishing fairy tale featuring one of the screen’s most astonishingly rendered depictions of Evil and puppets by the Krofft Brothers. Includes U.S. Theatrical Cut and the Director’s Cut. Tim Curry, Tom Cruise, 1985.  

Meek flower shop assistant Seymour (Rick Moranis) pines for co-worker Audrey (Ellen Greene). During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood. The growing plant attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store. After Seymour feeds Audrey’s boyfriend, Orin (Steve Martin), to the plant after Orin’s accidental death, he must come up with more bodies for the increasingly bloodthirsty plant.

A character study of Charles “Lucky” Luciano, the individual credited with establishing the Mafia’s foothold in New York City. Gian Maria Volontè, Edmond O’Brien, Rod Steiger, Francesco Rosi, 1973.  

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.  

Includes 2 comprehensive documentaries by Alexandre Poncet and Gilles Penso – Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters and The Frankenstein Complex  

Godfrey Reggio directs this follow-up film to his films Koyaanisqatsi & Powaqqatsi of visual montages. Here he portrays our contemporary world dominated by globalized technology and violence. 2002. 

A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies. Marx Brothers, 1935. 

A ride share driver’s life is turned upside down after an unexpected series of misfortunes. AJ Bowen, Sophie Dalah, Lamar Bell, 2021.  

Undead psychic threatens the safety of teens who dare to enter his tomb! Meg Tilly, Melissa Newman, Leo Gorcey Jr., Robin Evans, Tom McLoughlin, 1982.  

A storm forces frightened Richard Tyler (Macaulay Culkin) inside a nearby library for shelter. Mr. Dewey (Christopher Lloyd), the librarian, sees that Richard needs an adventure and tries to give the boy a book, but all Richard wants is a phone. Before he can call his parents (Ed Begley Jr., Mel Harris), Richard slips on the floor, hits his head and passes out. When he wakes up, he finds himself in a fantasy land populated by famous literary characters.

Cult horror comedy where a young boy living in 1950s suburbia suspects his parents are cannibalistic murderers. Bob Balaban (1989)  

Feature length animated film from Satoshi Kon about A pop singer gives up her career to become an actress, but she slowly goes insane when she starts being stalked by an obsessed fan and what seems to be a ghost of her past. 1997.  

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. 

A horror movie marathon in an abandoned theatre decides to screen a bizarre short whose creator killed his family and set the theater on fire after its first showing. That’s when the murder begins. Mark Herrier (1991)  

Unsettling thriller set in a spooky hospital during the early 70s Britain planned electricity cuts and a nurse afraid of the dark. Mark Smith, Marley Chesham, Rose Williams, Corinna Faith, 2021. 

A trash classic crammed full of camp dialogue and gory hijinks. Pete Jacelone, 1998.  

Feature length film featuring the cult characters from the beloved 70’s Krofft show H.R. Pufnstuf. Jack Wild, Billie Hayes, Martha Raye, Billy Barty, Hollingsworth Morse, 1970.  

3 disc collection of the 15 episodes from the 30-minute syndicated episodes from 1978-80.  

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.  

It’s 1981 and the girls of Alpha Gamma Theta sorority are having a party. As the new pledges arrive, so does an uninvited guest. Little do the sisters know someone is watching them in the shadows. As the girls shower, study, eat and sleep the stalker studies the girls. One by one he finds the girls at their most vulnerable and murders them. The police hunt for the missing girls and their killer, but will they find them in time? Or will the girls be forced to fight for their lives…

A rural community is dying in strange and gruesome ways, the health inspector coming to the terrifying conclusion that giant slugs are breeding in the sewers and feeding on the locals! Juan Piquer Simón (1988)  

A California teen’s worst nightmares about his parents come true when he returns home to find a grotesque party in full swing.

While a group of young actors rehearse a new musical about a mass murderer, a notorious psychopath escapes from a nearby insane asylum. But when the show’s director locks his cast in the theater overnight, the madman is accidentally locked inside as well.  

A pierced and tattooed sadist, Captain Howdy (Dee Snider), trolls the Internet for naive teens, luring them to his home to torture and defile them. When Howdy kidnaps and tortures the daughter of police Detective Mike Gage (Kevin Gage), he is caught. Deemed insane, he is sent to an asylum but is released soon after, seemingly better. However, Gage knows it is only a matter of time before Howdy strikes again, and he’s ready to unleash his own form of retribution when the time comes.

Inner-city Miami schoolteacher Jane Hetzko (Diane Venora) gets her knee broken when she stands up to the school’s gang leader, Juan Lacas (Marc Anthony). Her boyfriend, mercenary combat specialist Jonathan Shale (Tom Berenger), goes undercover as a substitute teacher to take down the punk, but soon discovers that Lacas is merely an underling for the real criminal mastermind. Assembling the team from his last jungle raid, led by his right-hand man, Joey Six (Raymond Cruz), Shale declares war.

Exploitation film set in a world where jail overcrowding has been solved by sending & abandoning the worst felons on a desolate island where they will hopefully kill each other off! Don Marshall, Phyllis Davis, Ena Hartman, Tom Selleck, Stephanie Rothman.  

Norwegian drama, a confused religious girl tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who’s in love with her. Her suppressed psychokinetic powers reemerge with devastating results. Joachim Trier (2017)  

Johnnie To’s most personal film is a story of 3 lost souls who collide in the neon night clubs of Hong Kong – a former judo champion now barely scraping by as an alcoholic bar owner, a young fighter intent on challenging him, and a singer chasing dreams.  

Terry Gilliam’s fantastic voyage of a boy named Kevin who escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarfs for a series of misadventures. Sean Connery, David Warner, Michael Palin.  

A wild, labyrinthian, neo-noir black comedy directed by Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Norman Mailer. Ryan O’Neal, Isabella Rossellini, Lawrence Tierney, 1987.  

Grace Jones stars in this stylish 80’s vampire classic where two fraternity pledges get more then they bargained for when they go searching for strippers. Richard Wenk (1986)  

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. 

A troubled woman who feels betrayed by those around her seeks revenge.

A fast-paced, fun filled weekend-in-the-life profile during a hot summer 1987 weekend in Wildwood, NJ, not seen since the days of VHS, featuring former teen heart throb Bobby Catalano of Dance Party USA fame. 1987.  

A collection of pioneering DIY movies from California’s 1960s underground gay scene featuring drag spoofs of classic Hollywood films.  

Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Peter Boyle, Bill Murray, Art Linson, 1980  

And there we go guys. Pretty sweet week of cinema coming up. TITLES SUBJECT TO CHANGE ON ARRIVAL and the shipment will either be here on THURSDAY OR FRIDAY. Let’s hope for Thursday. The sooner the better. Anyways…the videostore loves ya. Cheers!

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