Ringing In The New Year With Movies, Movies, Movies…

Hope everyone had a good Christmas! With the power of the movie gods we hope that one more shipment of cinema crashes into the shop on Friday for the last movie order of 2022. Let’s see what titles could help ring in a new happy year for our nerd eyes shall we…

A Muslim ambassador exiled from his homeland, Ahmad ibn Fadlan (Antonio Banderas) finds himself in the company of Vikings. While the behavior of the Norsemen initially offends ibn Fadlan, the more cultured outsider grows to respect the tough, if uncouth, warriors. During their travels together, ibn Fadlan and the Vikings get word of an evil presence closing in, and they must fight the frightening and formidable force, which was previously thought to exist only in legend.

Russ Meyer’s ridiculously debauched & psychedelic big-studio midnight movie from a script by Roger Ebert.  

Bob Clark’s Canadian slasher classic about chain of Christmas-time murders in a sorority house. Olivia Hussey, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin. 

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

Back In Stock! Seminal Slasher classic where Todd is institutionalised for a murder his twin committed. 10 years later, on Thanksgiving, Todd escapes and a killing spree begins in his neighbourhood. John Grissmer (1987)  

Settling in for some time off in his suburban home, Ray Peterson’s (Tom Hanks) vacation becomes a horror when the Klopeks, a suspiciously odd family, move in down the block. Enlisting the aid of his paranoid buddy, Art (Rick Ducommun), and his militia-man neighbor, Rumsfield (Bruce Dern), Ray sends his son and wife (Carrie Fisher) away on a trip while he investigates the Klopeks. When a neighbor disappears, Ray and his cohorts risk their lives to save their cul-de-sac from the clutches of evil.

After suffering a massive heart attack, Randal enlists friends and fellow clerks Dante, Elias, Jay and Silent Bob to help him make a movie about life at the Quick Stop.

When churlish mobster Albert Spica (Michael Gambon) acquires an upscale French restaurant in London, he dines there nightly, effectively scaring off the clientele with his bad manners. His wife, Georgina (Helen Mirren), is especially disgusted by him, and soon begins an affair with another restaurant guest, Michael (Alan Howard). Despite their efforts to keep it a secret, however, Spica finds out about their trysts, and he plans to exact a terrible revenge.

The fictional Creepshow comic books come to life in this anthology series of terrifying tales hosted by the silent Creepshow ghoul. 

Stephen King’s terrifying story of a lovable St. Bernard who becomes rabid and terrorizes a small community in Maine. Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro, Lewis Teague, 1983.  

Part kung fu film, part revenge thriller, and part sci-fi/horror, director Paul Kyriazi’s debut feature is a head spinning, non-stop thrill ride of gratuitous violence and bizarre plot twists Mari Honjo, Ronald L. Marchini, Paul Kyriazi, 1976  

When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria — the sadistic secret police chief. As they bumble, brawl and back-stab their way to the top, the question remains — just who is running the government?

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An annual beauty pageant in small-town Minnesota turns ridiculously competitive and ultimately chaotic in this biting comedy. Amber Atkins (Kirsten Dunst), the daughter of hard-drinking mom Annette (Ellen Barkin), and Becky Leeman (Denise Richards), who is motivated by her former beauty-queen mother, Gladys (Kirstie Alley), are among the top contenders in the event. As Amber, Becky, and other local girls prepare for the big day, bizarre incidents occur, leading up to an ending with a bang.

After a serial killer murders his twin brother, a young man infiltrates a fraternity where his brother lived.

BACK IN STOCK! Beloved cult film about a rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned… from a DIMENSION OF PURE EVIL! Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Paul W.S. Anderson, 1997 

BACK IN PRINT! When an interdimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

Legendary cult director Teruo Ishii directs this pair of long unavailable cult Sonny Chiba exploitation actions: The Executioner / The Executioner II: Karate Inferno  

Surveys the last major era of Wishman’s career: LET ME DIE A WOMAN / DEADLY WEAPONS / DOUBLE AGENT 73  

It began as a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between two of the greatest icons of the fantasy genre: Controversial animator Ralph Bakshi (director of FRITZ THE CAT, WIZARDS and the original THE LORD OF THE RINGS) and legendary illustrator Frank Frazetta  

Infamous Video Nasty and one of the most notorious of the Nazisploitation genre! A death camp prisoner is subjected to the Commandant’s vilest urges until she has her vengeance! Daniela Poggi, Cesare Canevari, 1977.  

SOV obscurity set in a near future dystopia where much of the population are zombie like mutants. The ad copy says “it remains one of the most prophetic and imaginative, techno-horror epics to arise from the ‘90s micro-budget underground.” YMMV, 1997.  

On an unforgiving, snow-swept frontier, a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters, led by the vicious Loco, preys on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. As the price on each head is collected one-by-one, only a mute gunslinger named Silence stands between the innocent refugees and the greed and corruption that the bounty hunters represent. But in this harsh, brutal world, the lines between right and wrong aren’t always clear and good doesn’t always triumph.

Four years after her last encounter with masked killer Michael Myers, Laurie Strode is living with her granddaughter and trying to finish her memoir. Myers hasn’t been seen since, and Laurie finally decides to liberate herself from rage and fear and embrace life. However, when a young man stands accused of murdering a boy that he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that forces Laurie to confront the evil she can’t control.

Lead singer Joe Dick (Hugh Dillon) decides to reunite his cult punk band, Hard Core Logo, for a Canadian tour. But guitarist Billy Tallent (Callum Keith Rennie) is waiting to hear back from Jenifur, a popular Los Angeles–based group considering bringing him on — which causes tension with Joe, for whom Hard Core Logo is everything. Along with erratic bassist John Oxenberger (John Pyper-Ferguson) and hard-partying drummer Pipefitter (Bernie Coulson), the contentious duo take to the road.

Desperate to make some money so she can move into a new apartment, college student Samantha Hughes (Jocelin Donahue) takes a mysterious babysitting job. When she arrives at the house, Mr. Ulman (Tom Noonan) mentions a full lunar eclipse and explains there is no child, but that Samantha will be watching his mother instead. After exploring the sinister-seeming house, Samantha soon comes to realize that her employers are hiding a horrifying secret and have plans to use her, dead or alive.

BACK IN STOCK! Starring Sam Neill and Jürgen Prochnow, an insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer’s books have on his fans is more than inspirational. John Carpenter (1994)  

Double feature edition with both the original 1950s classic and Tobe Hooper’s 1986 remake!

A RAF pilot is shotdown in rocky desert mountains of Afghanistan and stumbles upon an abandoned Soviet installation which houses a deadly creature. Charlotte Kirk, Neil Marshall, 2022.  

As the elder don dies, his young heir moves into the position. The follow up mini series to Mario Puzo’s Last Don!

Gruesome stop-motion fever dream produced, written, directed, designed and largely animated by legendary visual effects maestro Phil Tippett off and on for roughly 30 years. Alex Cox, Niketa Roman, Satish Ratakonda, Phil Tippett, 2021. 

A serial killer (Elijah Wood) removes his victims’ scalps and attaches them to the vintage mannequins he restores in his late mother’s shop.

After his students are killed by the One Armed Boxer, a vengeful and blind Kung Fu expert travels to a village where a martial arts contest is being held and vows to behead every one armed man he comes across.

Beautifully restored and now complete version (from a print found in Buenos Aires in 2008) of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.  

In this erotic thriller / horror hybrid a woman refuses to join a Satanic cult and they have her framed, jailed, beaten and raped – only her defense attorney can save her. Ginger Lynn, Wings Hauser, Rick Sloane, 1992.  

In this Canadian made thriller, a hard-boiled cop begins to have vague flashbacks of a mysterious mad scientist who may have used him to kill people. Michael Ironside, Lisa Langlois, Christopher Plummer, Jean-Claude Lord, 1989.  

Featuring never-before-seen footage and performances, filmmaker Brett Morgen explores David Bowie’s creative, spiritual and musical journey.

In this remake of the original classic film, a group of people are trapped inside a farmhouse as legions of the walking dead try to get inside and use them for food.

The quintessential silent vampire film, remastered in high definition for the first time.  

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.  

Brian De Palma’s (Scarface, The Untouchables) classic musical cult comedy remastered! William Finley, Jessica Harper, Paul Williams, Brian De Palma, 1974  

A nun prepares to perform an exorcism and comes face to face with a demonic force with mysterious ties to her past. Jacqueline Byers, Virginia Madsen, Christian Navarro, Daniel Stamm, 2022.  

Based on an H.P. Lovecraft story, a wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries. discovering unnatural experiments are being conducted. Dan O’Bannon (1991)  

A pizza delivery girl at the end of her financial rope has to fight for her life – and her tips – when her last order of the night turns out to be high society Satanists in need of a virgin sacrifice. Chelsea Stardust (2019)  

In this Italian horror, a desperate widow and on the verge of madness turns to black magic to get revenge on those that killed her husband and child. Lorenzo Lepori, 2022.  

Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back. David Caruso, Stephen Gevedon, Paul Guilfoyle, Brad Anderson, 2001.  

Prepare for a trilogy of pure terror (or camp depending on your point of view) with this collection of films from the Silent Night, Deadly Night series. Includes Silent Night Deadly Night 3,4,5  

Two former geeks become 1980s punks, then party and go to concerts while deciding what to do with their lives.

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)  

An American writer in Rome is stalked and harassed by a serial killer who is murdering everyone associated with his work on his latest book. Anthony Franciosa, John Saxon, Daria Nicolodi, Giuliano Gemma, Dario Argento, 1982.  

After being resurrected by a sinister entity, Art the Clown returns to Miles County where he targets a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night. David Howard Thornton, Damien Leone, 2022.  

As the president of a trashy TV channel, Max Renn (James Woods) is desperate for new programming to attract viewers. When he happens upon “Videodrome,” a TV show dedicated to gratuitous torture and punishment, Max sees a potential hit and broadcasts the show on his channel. However, after his girlfriend (Deborah Harry) auditions for the show and never returns, Max investigates the truth behind Videodrome and discovers that the graphic violence may not be as fake as he thought.

When a giddy real estate agent comes home to discover her husband brutally murdered she bounds with his mistress, a stripper, in this darkly comic Christmas movie. Anna Margaret Hollyman,Nathan Williams, Laura Lemar-Goldsborough, Zach Clark, 2013.  

And there we go guys…hope something grabs you of interest for this week. Now every cross your fingers the shipment makes it here for Friday! Cheers and Happy New Year!

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