Merry New Movies Coming In…

Well it is the last week before old Saint Nick comes a knock so with that being said we one big bundle of cinema hitting the shop this week to take advantage of to hopefully make someone’s Christmas a good one. Let’s take a look shall we?

Terry Gilliam’s lavish and outlandish tale of the extravagant exploits of the fabled Baron Munchausen. John Neville, Sarah Polley, 1988.  

Buckaroo Banzai is caught with his trusted allies, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, in a battle to the death between evil red aliens and good black aliens from Planet 10. Lead by demonic dictator John Whorfin, who has taken over the body of Italian scientist Dr. Emilio Lizardo, the aliens try to get the Overthruster back from Buckaroo Banzai. But the good black aliens are willing to destroy earth rather than let these renegades return to their planet.

Our hero is the funny Raven Van Slender (Bill Victor Arucan), whose space crew, including Eepa the Nood (director James Balsamo, who [purposefully] over-plays more than one role here), who runs afoul of the evil Overlord Enil (also Arucan) doing his best Ming the Merciless.

When a group of college students decides to spend spring break at the secluded island estate of their wealthy classmate, Muffy St. John (Deborah Foreman), what starts out as a fun, hedonistic weekend turns into something more sinister. Muffy is very fond of practical jokes, and sets up numerous gags throughout her mansion. But, when friends begin going missing and turn up dead, they realize that they’re trapped on the isolated isle with a mysterious and brutal killer.

The triple feature of the cult classic series known as THE BEASTMASTER!

STEELCASE EDITION! Lane Meyer (John Cusack) is a teen with a peculiar family and a bizarre fixation with his girlfriend, Beth (Amanda Wyss). When Beth dumps Lane, he decides to kill himself, making bumbling attempts at suicide. Outside of his morbid endeavors, Lane spends time with his oddball buddy, Charles (Curtis Armstrong), and befriends Monique (Diane Franklin), a visiting French student. Eventually, Lane resolves to race Beth’s obnoxious new beau on the ski slopes, with unexpected results.

Humanity calls on Van Helsing and Bigfoot to battle the galaxy’s greatest threat: the Illuminati.

A scientist creates a toxic cocktail that slowly leaks into the local population, creating flesh-eating zombies – and only one creature of legend can stop the growing hordes of the undead. 

Eleven college students head to the woods for a scholarship competition in 1989, but they don’t know they are competing for their lives.

A few months after the events in “Escape To Black Tree Forest” Chuck Peterson escapes from the Vestron Hospital For The Criminally Insane and returns to Black Tree Forest. There he meets a whole new group of teens out looking for fun on Halloween night. The cycle continues on the night no one comes home!

Policemen (John Saxon, David Huffman) are baffled when people disappear, sucked into the beach by a sand creature.

After the death of his mother, a young boy’s obsession with a comic book she gave him summons the ancient monster found in its pages.

Henry Creedlow awakens to a nightmare world in which he has no face, features or identity. Stripped of everything he’s ever known, he sets out on a bloody rampage to destroy the people who’ve betrayed him, including his philandering wife, his belittling boss and his evil best friend.

One of the most chilling and highly acclaimed horror films of all time! A music professor staying at an old mansion is dragged into a decades-old mystery by an inexplicable presence in the mansion’s attic. George S. Scott, Peter Medak, 1980.  

Includes: CLASSROOM TEASERS (aka “The Student Body”) (1976) / HOW TO SEDUCE A WOMAN (1974)  

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?

No Cure for Cancer is one of Denis Leary‘s standup routines from the early 1990s. It was made into a television special

A horde of murderous crab monsters descend on a sleepy coastal town on Prom night, and only a ragtag group of outcasts can save the day. Pierce Berolzheimer, 2021. 

BACK IN STOCK! Horror titans George A. Romero and Stephen King deliver yet another fiendish selection of blood-curdling tales in Creepshow 2 – now newly remastered in 2K! Michael Gornick (1987)  

BACK IN STOCK! Special edition of John Carpenter’s classic sci-fi oddity. Includes original version & theatrical version as well as a new documentary featuring interviews with the crew. 

After finding her roommate dead under mysterious circumstances, a young woman is haunted inside her New York City apartment.

A health club is beseiged with a series of terrible murders involving killer saunas and other grisly devices. William Bumiller, Brenda Bakke, Merritt Butrick, 1989.  

Starring Christopher Lee. Devil worshippers in the English countryside plan to convert two new victims. Terence Fisher (1968)  

Fun Jackie Chan martial arts film with elaborate action set pieces about a crusading lawyer who takes on a narcotics syndicate. Sammo Hung, 1988.  

Newly restored AIP Corman cult classic loosely adapting the works for H.P. Lovecraft. Dean Stockwell, Sandra Dee, Daniel Haller, 1970.  

Richard Stanley’s cult folk horror about a woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker who might be a supernatural being. 1992.  

The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack. Sam Raimi (1987)  

Mia (Jane Levy), a drug addict, is determined to kick the habit. To that end, she asks her brother, David (Shiloh Fernandez), his girlfriend, Natalie (Elizabeth Blackmore) and their friends Olivia (Jessica Lucas) and Eric (Lou Taylor Pucci) to accompany her to their family’s remote forest cabin to help her through withdrawal. Eric finds a mysterious Book of the Dead at the cabin and reads aloud from it, awakening an ancient demon. All hell breaks loose when the malevolent entity possesses Mia.

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)  

Well…sometimes a cover says it all. I think you get the idea with a movie like this.

The crew of ghost hunting TV show hole up in an abandoned psychiatric hospital hoping to catch some spooks on camera – a scenario that can only ever end badly, and it does.

Ronnie (Michael St. Michaels) runs a disco walking tour along with his browbeaten son, Brayden (Sky Elobar). When a sexy, alluring woman named Janet (Elizabeth De Razzo) comes to take the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her attentions. It also brings about the appearance of an oily, slimy, inhuman maniac who stalks the streets at night and strangles the innocent-soon dubbed the Greasy Strangler.

On Friday, a single e-mail blips through the Internet. The word spreads quickly through the city: the party is on. Saturday evening, two hundred people secretly converge at an abandoned San Francisco warehouse. As the sun sets the records start spinning, setting into motion a night that no one will forget. David Turner, his brother Colin and Colin’s girlfriend, Harmony go to Groove and have a night that changes the brothers forever.

A fallen big city journalist quickly falls into a wide-reaching conspiracy of ritualistic murder & cult mind control when he discovers that the entire town may be under the spell of a Satanic reverend and his flock. Linnea Quigley, Eric Swelstad, 1992.  

When a woman is murdered in the same fashion as a presumed dead serial killer dubbed `The Terror’, LA policeman Danny `Hero’ O’Brien believes the killer is still alive and searches for his old nemesis.

Police officer Cliff Garret (Chuck Norris), wounded in the line of duty, is on the edge of death. The Drug Enforcement Administration decides to use his perilous condition to their advantage — publicizing Garret’s death and, when he recovers, using the officer for an all-important undercover mission. Recast as hit man Danny Grogan, Garret is charged with bringing down Seattle kingpin Marco Luganni (Al Waxman). But Garret’s life is put in danger when he runs into a face from the past.

A triple feature of HULKAMANIA!

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.

Indonesian horror about an out-of-luck woman who decides to go back to her secluded home village in hopes of inheritance. Little does she know, the villagers have been waiting for her because only she can remove the curse plaguing them. Joko Anwar, 2019. 

A series of short, highly irreverent, and quite often tasteless skits? It’s the legendary first film from the creators of Airplane! John Landis directs. 1977. 

Atmospheric Japanese horror set in a village in war-torn medieval Japan, where a malevolent spirit has been ripping out the throats of itinerant samurai. Kaneto Shindo, 1968.  

A voluptuous blonde on the lam from her sadistic gangster boyfriend becomes involved with a team of midgets.

An emotionally disturbed orphan digs up and befriends a quartet of mysteriously re-animated corpses, who then inexplicably act like his surrogate family members. Max Harwood, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Susan Wokoma, Martin Owen, 2022.  

An emotionally disturbed orphan digs up and befriends a quartet of mysteriously re-animated corpses, who then inexplicably act like his surrogate family members. Max Harwood, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Susan Wokoma, Martin Owen, 2022.  

BACK IN STOCK! Harry Dean Stanton stars as Lucky, a 90 years old who is spiritually lost. Seeking meaning beyond his desert hometown in his final days, he sets out on a journey of self-discovery that proves both sobering and satisfying. John Carroll Lynch (2017)  

Ex-CIA agent John Creasy (Scott Glenn) is looking for work, but he’s burnt out on combat following his stint in the Vietnam War. Reluctantly, he takes a job as private bodyguard for a wealthy family in Italy, guarding their 12-year-old daughter Sam (Jade Malle) against the threat of a Mafia kidnapping. Initially, John is bored and annoyed with watching the child, but soon he begins to genuinely care for Sam, and the job gets much more exciting when the parents’ fears prove to be well-founded.

Sleazy Japanese film about a deranged taxi driver appears to be randomly stalking and killing various young women on the streets of Tokyo. Kurando Mitsutake, 2020.  

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

Sci-fi double bill! MINDWARP (Steve Barnett 1992), BRAINSCAN (John Flynn 1994)  

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, David Lynch.  

BACK IN STOCK! 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. 

In this loving tribute to the films of Lucio Fulci, a horror director struggling to complete his film faces his worst nightmares leading to the line between fiction & reality to melt away. Frank LaLoggia, Antonella Salvucci, Poison Rouge, 2020.  

When a deadly virus strikes London, a family attempts to survive the environmental catastrophe. Architect John Custance makes way from the capital to his brother’s farm in Scotland, where hopefully, there will be food and safety for everyone.

Dae-Su is an obnoxious drunk bailed from the police station yet again by a friend. However, he’s abducted from the street and wakes up in a cell, where he remains for the next 15 years, drugged unconscious when human contact is unavoidable, otherwise with only the television as company. And then, suddenly released, he is invited to track down his jailor with a denouement that is simply stunning.

This in-depth look at the 1990 mini-series based on Stephen King’s iconic novel features interviews with many of the cult classic’s key players, including director Tommy Lee Wallace and cast members Seth Green, Richard Thomas, and Tim Curry.  

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 woman’s marriage is falling apart and her next door neighbor is not the guy he appears to be. He is obsessed with her and will do anything to make her happy. He starts going crazy and eventually begins dressing up like Santa Claus and killing people with a claw.

In this modern take on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past.

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.  

An evil kitten known as Adventure Cat, and his army of cloned kitties, seeks to find an ancient bone with magical powers to take over the galaxy. An elite group of space dogs must beat them to it.

A group of college friends head off to the woods known as Black Tree Forest to do some hiking and camping every year. However, a mysterious masked killer creates terror at Black Tree Forest.

Everyone wants a piece of the action – and the treasure – as Bill Paxton (Titanic, Twister) and William Sadler take on a ruthless gang in this high-caliber thriller. Ice-T, Ice Cube, Walter Hill, 1992.  

In a dark and distant future, when the undead have arisen from apocalyptic ashes, an original story unfolds. Ten thousand years in the future, vampires rule the night. They once ruled outright but their numbers are in decline. Vampire hunters now threaten the vampires with extinction.

After being mistakenly buried alive by her two stoner friends, a drug-addled girl wakes up to find herself in the middle of a Satanist ritual in this stoner comedy. Scott Speedman, Wes Bentley, Allan Moyle, 2007.  

The early career of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickock is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane. Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt, Walter Hill, 1995. 

Martial arts madness, dangerous chase scenes, insult-heavy dialogue, vague sci-fi twists, and a whole lot more nudity and violence! An insurance investigator battles Dr. Tsu and her sexy all-girl army. Nancy Kwan, Ross Hagen, Maria De Aragon, 1973.  

And there we go guys! Some stuff to welcome in the holiday season. Hope to see ya all this week. Remember…the videostore is open everyday except for Christmas. Much luv!

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