Life At The Videostore Goes On and So do The New Movies Hitting The Shelves…

Well guys, not much to say. The world is going through crazy times and while we wait for things to get back on track the videostore will do it’s best to keep some form of entertainment for you to choose from. Now let’s see what’s coming this week…

Remastered for your pleasure, director John Carpenter’s violent homage to Rio Bravo with a little of Night of the Living Dead thrown in for good measure. 1976.  

Japanese horror, a group of high school students are forced to play a game of death without knowing who, why or how. Takashi Miike (2014)  

John Turturro shines in this Coen Brothers’ satire set in 1940s Hollywood. A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood. John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, 1991.  

With the help of an alien organism, a man brainwashes audiences through television; a troubled high school student is determined to stop them.

A family moves into a large old mansion that seems to have a mysterious and maybe even sinister power over their actions.

Horror masterpiece about a tormented young woman (Sissy Spacek) who lashes out with her telekinetic powers in one of cinema’s greatest blood baths. Based on the novel by Steven King. Brian De Palma (1976)  

Insane adaptation of the H.P Lovecraft story from the producers of Mandy, directed by reclusive cult director Richard Stanley and featuring “the Klaus Kinski of Southern California” Nicholas Cage. 2019. 

Starring Elijah Wood. A man in his thirties travels to a remote cabin to reconnect with his estranged father. Ant Timpson (2019)

A deserted ship arrives in New York City carrying its slaughtered crew and a horrific cargo: Mutant green eggs the size of footballs that pulsate with life until they spray hideous chest-bursting death.

An artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation. Bill Watterson (2017)  

A young couple that buys a house with intention of “flipping it”. Mysterious activities start happening to them while they are repairing the home. Is someone there with them or is it their imagination? Sean Donohue (2019) 

  2 friends wrestle with the ramifications of their extreme sexual fetish in this black comedy from one of the directors of Swiss Army Man. Daniel Scheinert, 2019.

L.E.T.H.A.L. agents, Donna and Nicole, do their best to protect a wealthy Asian businessman and his rare diamond from a sinister international jewel thief. Andy Sidaris (1993)  

A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet’s colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.

A woman is kidnapped and finds herself an unwilling participant in a deadly game where women are hunted by masked men. Tony D’Aquino (2019) 

A group of Jewish young adults deduce that they are being targeted because they have violated Judaic law and that their only chance of survival is to embrace their faith. Eben McGarr (2020)  

An international criminal with plans for world domination will stop at nothing to get his hands on a missing nuclear-weapon trigger. Will lethal Donna and her deadly sisters-in-arms manage to put an end to his lunacy? Andy Sidaris (1993)  

Nuclear waste mutates a shipwreck full of corpses, unleashing an onslaught of bikini teens, surprising gore, dubious science, an intrepid maid, The Del-Aires, and arguably the greatest, worst monsters in horror movie history. Del Tenney (1964)  

Starring Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman. The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman. Lars von Trier (2018) 

  Japanese anime. When a young woman lacking self confidence is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent young wizard and his companions in his walking castle. Hayao Miyazaki (2004) 

  A mother of two who inherits a home from her Aunt. On the first night in the new home, she is confronted with murderous intruders and is forced to fight for herself and her daughters’ lives. Pascal Laugier (2018)  

As an actress begins to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world becomes nightmarish and surreal.

The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

Kwai Chang Caine was a priest at a Shaolin temple, where his son Peter also lived and studied. The temple was destroyed and father and son each thought the other had perished in the fire. For many years, Kwai Chang ‘walked the earth,’ while Peter became a big-city cop. Finally, they are reunited and now together they battle evil, using wisdom, martial arts, and occasionally even Peter’s service pistol (only as a last resort).

Blu-Ray edition of the excellent Spanish horror about the living dead roaming and murdering in the misty English countryside. Jorge Grau, 1974. 

An industrial worker who hasn’t slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity.

A small-time film promoter releases a kitschy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.

Ten teenagers party at an abandoned funeral parlor on Halloween night. When an evil force awakens, demonic spirits keep them from leaving and turn their gathering into a living Hell.

Critically-acclaimed documentary series on the rise and fall of Orenthal James (O.J.) Simpson, and parallels his incredible story with that of race in America. ESPN (2016) 

Zombified chickens attempt to kill the fast-food workers that cook them in a restaurant built on an ancient burial ground.

Double feature from horror director Roberta Findlay! PRIME EVIL (1988), LURKERS (1988) 

Spoof of 1960s Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films. Florence Forrest, a not-so-innocent girl in 1960s Malibu, becomes “Chicklet”, the first girl surfer at Malibu Beach. Only Florence suffers from dissociative identity disorder and, occasionally, her alter ego “Ann Bowman”, a sexually aggressive, foul-speaking girl, comes out, during which time several beach goers are found murdered. The suspects include Chicklet herself, surfer Kanaka, exchange student Lars, and even Chicklet’s own mother.

A bride’s wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.

A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer on a desolate Australian highway. Richard Franklin (1981)

  A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.

 Import edition. A space trucker and his cute fiancee are on their way from a space station to Earth with an unknown cargo. When space pirates hijack them, 5000 disintegrator robots are found in the cargo.

Canada’s most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.

Penelope Spheeris’ classic study of the Los Angeles punk scene in the early ’80s. D.I., The Vandals, T.S.O.L., The Germs. 

Contemporary Canadian 80’s throwback horror – a group of teenage friends spy on a police officer neighbour in the belief that he is a serial killer. Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery, 2018. 

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) 

Season One returns to the shop of everyone’s favourite storyteller…good old Crpyt Keeper!

Beloved cult horror anthology from Dan Curtis featuring Karen Black as a woman tormented variously by bizarre horrors. 1975. 

  With his debts mounting and angry collectors closing in, a fast-talking New York City jeweler risks everything in hope of staying afloat and alive.

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!”

Well guys, that’s it for this week. I hope you are doing well. Stay safe, wash your hands, and have faith knowing that the world will eventually go back to normal. Atleast the movies will try and keep us entertained till then. Much luv!


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