Old School Horror Gets Unearthed This Week At The Videostore…

Another week at the videostore and we keep on trucking with bringing in some classics and some never heard of genre flicks from the past. So let’s just jump right into it and take a look shall we?

Ray Harryhausen creature double feature: 20 Million Miles to Earth / It Came From Beneath. 

What is a small town to do when their Super Bowl festivities are ruined by a serial killer with regenerative powers? Get the teenage girl with the spinal injury to take him on! George Eastman, Joe D’Amato, 1981. 

In Los Angeles circa 1991, humans live alongside extraterrestrial humanoid beings whose spaceship crash landed three years earlier. This coexistence is not always harmonious, as exemplified by segregated slums and the uneasy partnership of police detective Matthew Sykes (James Caan) with new humanoid partner Sam Francisco (Mandy Patinkin). However, the pair begin to overcome their differences as they investigate a slum drug ring led by the slippery William Harcourt (Terence Stamp)

A rock band, on the brink of success, arrives at a movie studio to produce their first music video. Somebody doesn’t have much respect for their talent, and starts bumping off members of the band, their groupie girlfriends, and the crew

Collection of outrageous, low-budget, 80’s-centric, genre-bending, independent short movies from a Canadian filmmaker collective.

Near the Arctic Circle researchers detonate a nuclear device and unwittingly thaw a prehistoric beast frozen for millions of years. The monster leaves a path of destruction across eastern North America as it heads straight for New York City. When heavy artillery proves ineffective against the towering creature, scientist Tom Nesbitt (Paul Christian) concocts a radioactive formula to neutralize the beast — and ace shot Cpl. Stone (Lee Van Cleef) will deliver it by grenade.

The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives — the Mayflower Dog Show. The canine contestants and their owners are as wondrously diverse as the great country that has bred them.

In a retelling of one of the best known crime stories of all time. Robert Mitchum, James Stewart, Candy Clark, Sarah Miles, Michael Winner, 1978  

A rare wilderness survival / rape-revenge film about a softball team terrorised by hillbillies. Gregory Scott Cummins, Laura Albert, Lee Benton, Tanya Rosenberg, 1990. 

Three children are born at the height of an eclipse of the sun. Ten years later, they begin to murder the people around them – even their family members. Ed Hunt (1981)  

Sexy Blu Ray combo pack of the Re-Animator Sequels…

Legendary Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis star as elderly Elvis and geriatric JFK, who end up in the same old age home, but the two must join forces to battle an ancient Egyptian Mummy and save the souls of their fellow residents. Don Coscarelli (2002) 

Just before an Irish rancher gets married in the Wild West, his fiancée’s village is raided. Together with other ranchers, he searches for clues. However, a young woman makes the men doubt that they are on the right track.

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

From the legendary Studio Ghibli, a charming and magical adventure about a young girl who saves from being run over only to earn the unwanted attention of the King of Cats. 2002.  

In this Mexican horror, some moronic teenagers disturb a sacred grave site for a laugh and get their comeuppance when the vengeful corpses reanimate and tear out their throats! Hugo Stiglitz, Usi Velasco, Erika Buenfil, Rubén Galindo Jr., 1985.  

Starring Malcolm McDowell, robots who have been programmed to teach and discipline students in a violence-prone school turn homicidal, and the students must fight back to save their lives. Mark L. Lester (1990)

Tromaville’s honour students are transformed into rampaging freaks when toxic waste leaks into the water supply.

College students are invited to play a game sponsored by a website. When the students start the game in the mountains of Colorado, they discover that the stakes they are playing for are not just a cash prize.

Los Angeles police Detective Lloyd Hopkins (James Woods) gets in trouble with his superiors for his insubordinate ways. When Lloyd realizes that he’s on the trail of a serial killer, he is told not to pursue the case, but he presses forward anyway, fiercely intent on catching the murderer. Eventually, his investigation leads to a feminist bookstore where he falls for Kathleen McCarthy (Lesley Ann Warren), a beautiful aspiring writer. Can Kathleen help Lloyd solve the case?

David Cronenberg’s icily erotic fusion of flesh and machine about the kinky, death-obsessed underworld of sadomasochistic car-crash fetishists for whom twisted metal and scar tissue are the ultimate turn-ons. Rosanna Arquette, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas. 

Two crews from competing corporations are sent to Saturn’s largest moon, but something may ensure that they don’t come back to Earth.

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. 

Oddball French action-horror about a action movie enthusiast young boy who must defend himself and his grandfather from a killer dressed as Santa Claus. Brigitte Fossey, René Manzor, 1989. 

A teenage outcast (Shanley Caswell), her friend (Josh Hutcherson), a nerd (Aaron David Johnson), and other students face terror from a serial killer who targets high-school students.

Adventure comedy where two punks from the big city, traveling across the country in a Volkswagen bug, embrace the western ethos when they must take revenge against a group of rednecks. Penelope Spheeris (1987)  

Working man Dutch (Ed O’Neill) is dating the divorced Natalie (JoBeth Williams), and he offers to drive her stuffy 13-year-old, Doyle (Ethan Randall), from his private school in Atlanta to his mother’s home in Chicago for Thanksgiving. Doyle is not interested as he blames Natalie for the divorce and wants nothing to do with Mom’s new boyfriend, especially given the man’s lowly, working-class roots. This pairing makes for a journey filled with bickering, mishaps and, eventually, bonding.

Because of his eccentric habits and bafflingly strange films, director Ed Wood (Johnny Depp) is a Hollywood outcast. Nevertheless, with the help of the formerly famous Bela Lugosi and a devoted cast and crew of show-business misfits who believe in Ed’s off-kilter vision, the filmmaker is able to bring his oversize dreams to cinematic life. Despite a lack of critical or commercial success, Ed and his friends manage to create an oddly endearing series of extremely low-budget films.

In this cult classic, a shy, lonely film buff embarks on a killing spree against those who browbeat and betray him, all the while stalking his idol, a Marilyn Monroe lookalike. Dennis Christopher, Tim Thomerson, Gwynne Gilford, Vernon Zimmerman, 1980.  

4 Japanese crime thriller masterpieces starring Meiko Kaji (Lady Snowblood, Stray Cat Rock) charts the vengeance of “Scorpion,” becoming an avatar of vengeance and survival. (1972/1973) 

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)  

A terrifying tale of a body that just won’t stay dead. Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Ryan Phillippe and Johnny Galecki.  

The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac. Scott Spiegel (1989) 

Starring Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette. After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life. David Lynch (1997  

Seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson, along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground ever since giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over the radio with his high school girlfriend, Aimee, who is now 80 miles away at a coastal colony, Joel begins to fall for her again. As Joel realizes that there’s nothing left for him underground, he decides to venture out to Aimee, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way

A laundry-folding machine has been possessed by a demon, causing it to develop homicidal tendencies. Tobe Hooper (1995)  

A gold prospector and his half brother prove a tough match for the powerful and corrupt leader of a Western town.

The three film collection is back in stock!

Killer Bees. Murder Hornets. Their name alone is enough to trigger fear in people the world over. Is their terrifying name deserved? And which of the two is the deadliest? Follow us as we travel the world and delve onto the biology, history and dangers of both these fascinating and fearsome insects in Murder Hornets Vs Killer Bees.

A “lost” giallo! An investigator is assigned to investigate a man’s family after he is found dead only hours after taking out a million dollar insurance policy. Pilar Velázquez, Adolfo Celi, Alfonso Brescia, 1972.  

A scientist begins injecting rabbits with genetically mutated blood to develop a method of disrupting rabbit reproduction. One escapes, resulting in a race of bloodthirsty, wolf-sized, man-, horse-, and cow-eating bunnies. William F. Claxton (1972) 

Baltimore auteur Don Dohler directs this cult classic about a alien convict who lands near a small East Coast town, armed with his vaporising ray gun and a goal of killing everyone who crosses his path. Don Dohler, 1982. 

Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, a karate school master trained by the ghost of Bruce Lee must confront the Seattle mafia’s undefeated enforcer in a deadly trial by combat over the fate of the city. Directed by action master Corey Yuen (1986)  

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

Thoughtful sci-fi film about a group of desert ants which develop a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert’s human inhabitants. Michael Murphy, Nigel Davenport, Lynne Frederick, Saul Bass, 1974  

An American family visiting their Irish roots accidentally stumbles on a horde of bloodthirsty mutant children. David Gregory, 2008.  

When the party of the year is disrupted by a supernatural phenomenon, three friends must face a shocking new reality in order to survive the night. Rhys Wakefield, Logan Miller, Dennis Iliadis, 2013.  

In this gory and disturbing thriller assassins use a mind-control device which shunts the consciousness of the victim in a dark recess when taken over. Brandon Cronenberg, 2020. 

José Ramón Larraz’s pleasantly grotesque Euro-horror filtered through the trashy mindset of late 80s, direct-to-video trash. Scott Thompson Baker, Lorin Jean Vail, Dorothy Malone, Jack Taylor, 1987.  

In this sci-fi comedy, a young Brooklyn couple heads to an upstate cabin to unplug from their phones and reconnect with each other. Blissfully unaware the planet has fallen under attack of adorable but deadly furry balls. Sunita Mani, John Reynolds, Ben S 

Umberto Lenzi’s masterful 1972 giallo! Antonio Sabato, Uschi Glas, Pier Paolo Capponi, Umberto Lenzi, 1972.  

Bizarro slasher about five men cut the arm off of another companion in order to ward off starvation when trapped in a cave. After they are saved, their victim seeks revenge on them one by one. Deborah Walley, Tom Alderman, 1973  

One of the few slashers produced during the short-lived, early 80s revival of 3D movies! Remarkably well shot and rarely available in its original 3-D anaglyph version. Howard Johns, Simon Nuchtern.  

Action double Bill! SHOWDOWN (Robert Radler 1993) MY SAMURAI (Fred H. Dresch 1992)  

Contains: Silent Night Deadly Night 3 / Silent Night Deadly Night 4 / Silent Night Deadly Night 5 

A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters. James Gunn (2006)

In a flooded dystopian future, a detective hunts a serial killer who murdered his partner and has haunted him ever since. He soon discovers what he is hunting might not be human. Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall, 1992.  

David Cronenberg’s famous sci-fi/horror about individuals with head-exploding psychic powers. Michael Ironside, 1981.  

In this Russian horror film, the lone survivor of an enigmatic spaceship incident hasn’t returned back home alone-hiding inside his body is a dangerous creature. Egor Abramenko, 2020. 

Comical tale focusing on the anarchic adventures of a college drop-out named Ross who has an unhealthy appetite for illegal drugs, particularly amphetamine sulphate, or speed. Having met a heavyweight dealer and drug manufacturer, Ross agrees to become his driver, a job that leads him into a series of manic and increasingly bizarre situations that distract him from his personal quest to find his errant girlfriend.

In this silly action comedy, a tough police sergeant’s overbearing mother comes to visit him and begins to meddle in his life and career. Sylvester Stallone, Estelle Getty, 1992. 

Four brothers are accidentally transformed into monstrous half shark – half humans! Dr. Paradigm, delighted with the success of his genetic meltdown, plans to turn all of humanity into sea creatures of his own design and control. TV Series (1994-1996)  

An insidiously addictive, low-calorie dessert sensation takes over the minds of all who eat it in this fun cult film from B-movie master, Larry Cohen. Michael Moriarty, Paul Sorvino, 1985. 

Being stranded on a deserted island leaves young Hank (Paul Dano) bored, lonely and without hope. As a rope hangs around his neck, Hank prepares to end it all, until he suddenly spots a man (Daniel Radcliffe) laying by the shore. Unfortunately, he is dead and quite flatulent. Using the gassy body to his advantage, Hank miraculously makes it back to the mainland. However, he now finds himself lost in the wilderness, and dragging the talking corpse named Manny along for the adventure.

Three different swordsmen — a swordsman who is going blind, the best swordsman in Joseon Dynasty, and the best swordsman in Qing Dynasty who aspires to be the best even in the Joseon Dynasty meet each other for their own reasons. Jae-Hoon Choi, 2020.  

Suffering from insomnia, disturbed loner Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) takes a job as a New York City cabbie, haunting the streets nightly, growing increasingly detached from reality as he dreams of cleaning up the filthy city. When Travis meets pretty campaign worker Betsy (Cybill Shepherd), he becomes obsessed with the idea of saving the world, first plotting to assassinate a presidential candidate, then directing his attentions toward rescuing 12-year-old prostitute Iris (Jodie Foster).

A homicidal maniac is on the loose in the city and the low-budget film crew of a Troma movie has the power to stop them. Lloyd Kaufman (1999)  

A 98-pound nerd (Mark Torgl) from New Jersey lands in a vat of toxic waste and becomes a benevolent monster (Mitchell Cohen).

In New Orleans, a series of horrific murders of priests are occurring around the city’s Catholic churches. The diocese calls in Father Michael to fight the powerful demon, known as Daesidarius, or The Unholy. Camilo Vila (1988)  

As they search for clues to the whereabouts of a missing student, a couple view the ghastly stories recorded on a collection of videotapes. This is the Blu Ray/ DVD/ VHS Tape Combo Pack.

Mind-bending horror comedies where murderous animated wax figures manifest demonic evil. Anthony Hickox (1988,1992)  

Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss) has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley (Bill Murray). An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, Bob follows Marvin to his family’s country house. Dr. Marvin tries to get him to leave; the trouble is, everyone love Bob. As his oblivious patient makes himself at home, Dr. Marvin loses his professional composure and, before long, may be ready for the loony bin himself.

Psychotronic take on Agatha Christie’s classic novel featuring over-the-top gore and insane twists. Beautifully restored! William T. Naud, 1982. 

A group of war veterans must defend their local VFW post and an innocent teen against a deranged drug dealer and his relentless army of punk mutants. Joe Begos (2019)  

After the death of his mother, the evil mutant wizard Blackwolf (Steve Gravers) discovers some long-lost military technologies. Full of ego and ambition, Blackwolf claims his mother’s throne, assembles an army and sets out to brainwash and conquer Earth. Meanwhile, Blackwolf’s gentle twin brother, the bearded and sage Avatar (Bob Holt), calls upon his own magical abilities to foil Blackwolf’s plans for world domination — even if it means destroying his own flesh and blood.

Russian comedy. A detective and the world’s most horrible father, brings together a terrible group of people in his apartment: Each one of them has a reason to want revenge. Kirill Sokolov (2018)  

And there we go kids. Some new, some old, some WTF? In the end it’s all videostore goodness this week. See ya soon! Cheers!

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