The days keep on rolling in the holiday season which means the the videostore is trying to keep up with great cult classic cinema for fantastic gift ideas! We got some old, some new, some best sellers, some WTF, some really Kev, really? Either way take a look down this old naughty and nice list and see what grabs you. Cheers!

A dramatization of the incident in 1972 when Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic compound in Munich and murdered eleven Israeli athletes. William Holden, Shirley Knight, Franco Nero, 1976.  

Italian thriller, A small-time homicidal maniac kidnaps the daughter of a rich man, prompting a hardened detective to work outside the law to pursue him. Umberto Lenzi (1974) 

Eerie film noir set in an expressionistic Southern Gothic locale about an evil twin who escapes his imprisonment to cause trouble for his identical twin brother. Albert Dekker, Susan Hayward, Harry Carey, Stuart Heisler, 1941.  

BACK IN STOCK! A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven – at Christmas – forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival. John McPhail (2017)  

The 1985 remake of the classic. Freak fatal accidents force a widow (Blair Brown) to realize her precocious 9-year-old daughter (Carrie Wells) was born to kill.

The first bus that runs on nuclear energy embarks on its disaster-ridden maiden journey from New York to Denver. A mysterious organisation with links to the oil lobby is determined that the trip goes wrong in every way imaginable.

Starring Gregory Peck, a New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land. William Wyler (1958)

BACK IN STOCK! Another woman (Joan Chen) joins a future gladiator’s (Rutger Hauer) band of “juggers” against fighters of the ruling elite.

William Fruet directs this Canadian horror riff on the nuclear radiated giant creature films 1950s. Don Lake, Steve Railsback, John Vernon, Sarah Polley, 1987.  

When a gang of satanic strippers kidnap an innocent young couple, a horrifying scenario ensues. Joe Bizarro, 2020.  

In the late 90s, a video archivist unearths a series of sinister pirate broadcasts and becomes obsessed with uncovering the dark conspiracy behind them. Jacob Gentry, 2021.  

Cult crime classic where two girls are mistaken for gun-toting killer-hookers and are hustled, hassled and pursued by vengeful cops and hot-tempered hoodlums with killer instincts. Stephen Gyllenhaal (1985) 

Daredevil driving highlights this 70s car race obscurity about a gruelling off-road race in Manila. Joe Don Baker, Susan Sarandon, Larry Hagman, Parnelli Jones, Alan Gibson, 1977. 

Sweet double feature just in time for the holidays.

H.P. Lovecraft story of murderous fish people where a boating accident runs a young couple ashore in a decrepit Spanish fishing town which they discover is in the grips of an ancient sea god and its monstrous half human offspring. Stuart Gordon (2001)  

Iconic Italian horror, after witnessing the murder of a famous psychic, a musician teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen assailant bent on keeping a dark secret buried. Dario Argento (1975)  

In the not-too-distant future against a backdrop of advanced undersea technology, a group of scientists and Navy personnel discover they are in an underwater Alien rip-off. Greg Evigan, Miguel Ferrer, Nia Peeples, Sean S. Cunningham, 1989.  

A struggling painter is possessed by satanic forces after he and his young family move into their dream home in rural Texas, in this creepy haunted-house tale. Sean Byrne (2015)  

Double Feature Blu Ray with Bunny The Killer Thing and Sky Sharks!

Includes: Cellar Dweller / Catacombs / Dungeonmaster / Contamination.  

 In a radiation-ravaged future, an underground society of mutant rebels will attempt to overthrow the tyrannical government by infiltrating the TV sport in which humans are hunted as prey. Laura Gemser, George Eastman, Gordon Mitchell, Joe D’Amato, 1983.  

A comedy that follows the chaos that ensues when a meteor hits the Earth carrying alien life forms that give new meaning to the term “survival of the fittest.” David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, and Julianne Moore are the only people standing between the aliens and world domination… which could be bad news for the Earth.

Includes BECAUSE OF YOU (1952) / OUTSIDE THE LAW (1956) / THE MIDNIGHT STORY (1957) /  

Maverick writer/director Ralph Bakshi made his feature-length film debut with this audacious foray into adult-content animation, creating one of the most successful animated features of its time! 1972.  

Rock-and-roll comedy about the goings on at a New Year’s Eve concert at a big west coast rock venue. Lou Reed, Fabian, Malcolm McDowell, Allen Garfield, Daniel Stern, Allan Arkush, 1983.  

Silent German horror. In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem – a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution. Carl Boese (1920)  

Wonderfully ridiculous high-octane 90’s action cheese where JCVD plays a Cajun and punches a rattlesnake. What more do you need? Wilford Brimley playing a Cajun? It is in here. Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Arnold Vosloo, John Woo, 1993.  

80s horror comedy classic, a divorced novelist inherits an old mansion, where he decides to write his next book. Unfortunately, the house’s malevolent supernatural residents have other ideas… Steve Miner (1985)  

Murderous Hippies on a LSD fueled rampage take a turn for the savage when a young boy out for revenge feeds them rabies infected meat, resulting in a spectacular gore fest. David E. Durston (1971)  

One of the greatest spy thrillers of all time! An ex-thief reluctantly working as a secret agent, has been called in to investigate a strange kidnappings among a number of leading scientists who reappear days later addled and useless. Michael Caine, 1965  

Eric Sloane (Dennis Alexio) is an American kickboxing pro, helped by his brother, Kurt (Jean-Claude Van Damme), in his quest for glory. But when the two go to Thailand to take on legendary Tong Po (Michel Qissi), the opponent viciously beats Eric and leaves him paralyzed. Swearing vengeance, Kurt tracks down master Xian Chow (Dennis Chan) and begins learning the sport himself while also getting caught up in criminal intrigue involving thuggish crime boss Freddy Li (Ka Ting Lee).

In 1982, filmmakers Sheldon Renan and Academy Award® nominee Leonard Schrader (KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, MISHIMA, BLUE COLLAR) created a graphic and provocative examination of America’s history with – and penchant for – senseless violence. 1981  

Bad Ass Double Feature with Bruno on Blu Ray!

Already a videostore favourite for a WTF movie. Ultra-rare splatterrific weirdo horror-comedy about a bunch of tourists who happen upon a forgotten-to-time Mexican village where a diabolical ritual has unleashed Hell on Earth. Somtow Sucharitkul, 1990.  

Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife in this quirky take on Chandler’s classic private dectective. Elliot Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Henry Gibson, Mark Rydell, Robert Altman, 1973.  

BACK IN STOCK! Italian-American actor and nightclub singer Duke Mitchell wrote, produced, directed and starred in this homemade answer to THE GODFATHER, self-financed with earnings from his career as the self-proclaimed “Mr. Palm Springs.”  

Before Black Sabbath, before I Vampiri, director Giorgio Ferroni introduced audiences to period horror Italian-style with his chilling 1960 shocker redolent with the atmosphere of vintage Hammer Horror. Dany Carrel, 1960.  

An alien trying to seduce a shy Earth physicist to gain control of his research accidentally falls in love with him. Dan Akroyd, Kim Basinger, Seth Green, Alyson Hannigan, 1988.  

All but forgotten of-its-time National Lampoon comedy anthology spoofing then current movies. Robby Benson, Richard Widmark, Diane Lane, Candy Clark, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Riegert, Ann Dusenberry, Elisha Cook Jr., Robert Culp, Olympia Dukakis, 1982.  

A fictional account of one incredible night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gathered discussing their roles in the Civil Rights Movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s. Regina King, 2020.  

Collection of Spanish horror featuring the late great Lon Chaney jr. of Spain – Paul Naschy: Horror Rises From the Tomb / Vengeance of the Zombies / Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll / Exorcism / Human Beasts / Night of the Werewolf (1980)  

5 Spanish Horror starring Paul Naschy: HUNCHBACK OF THE MORGUE (Javier Aguirre 1973) THE DEVIL’S POSSESSED (León Klimovsky 1974) THE WEREWOLF AND THE YETI (Miguel Iglesias 1975) EXORCISM (Juan Bosch 1975) A DRAGONFLY FOR EACH CORPSE (León Klimovsky 1975)  

BACK IN STOCK! In this delirious, disgusting and delightfully fun “GWAR meets kid film”, a couple of kids meet an alien overlord who’s too serious to take seriously. Matthew Ninaber, Kristen MacCulloch, Rick Amsbury, Steven Kostanski, 2020.  

BACK IN STOCK! Phantom of the Opera meets Fast Times at Ridgemont High in this ridiculous horror involving a haunted mall, a ghastly jilted man and his former sweetheart. Derek Rydall, Jonathan Goldsmith, Rob Estes, Pauly Shore, Morgan Fairchild, Richard Friedman, 1989.  

80s Italian exploitation maestro Ruggero Deodato fuses high-concept sci-fi adventure with low-brow gore hound horror for the “utterly unhinged cine-spectacle”! Ivan Rassimov, George Hilton, Michele Soavi, 1983.  

The ultimate edition of the cult Dolph Lundgren Cold War action film about a KGB agent sent to Africa to kill a revolutionary. Extensively restored with exhaustive features! 1988.  

BACK IN STOCK! A New York cop who wakes up from a mysterious accident with a new identity. He finds himself in the employ of a secret unit which was set up to investigate a dangerous industrialist whose organisation has secured several government armaments contracts, including a top-secret strategic defence system.

In this 3-D Kung Fu film from 13 women train to become fighting nuns after they are ravaged by bandits. Mei-Chun Chang, 1977.  

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.  

Highly original low budget zombie movie where the living continue to live on with all their faculties in a dead body while a young woman tries to survive as the dead try to convince her to join them. Scooter McCrae, 1994.  

BACK IN STOCK! 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)  

Based on the beloved video game franchise, a mercenary and his team attempt to liberate hostages from the megalomaniacal General Bison. Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Ming-Na Wen, 1994.  

Rock + magic + stunts = the stuntsploitation classic and the hottest blu-ray release of the year – STUNT ROCK! From cult director Brian Trenchard-Smith (Escape 2000).  

Hollywood Legend Joan Crawford tries to maintain her composure in this story of an anthropologist who discovers a prehistoric cave dweller in modern times. Michael Gough, Freddie Francis, 1970. 

It’s Fourth Of July Weekend, and the recently discovered corpse of Sgt. Sam Harper – killed by ‘friendly fire’ during the first Gulf War – is returned to his all-American hometown. But when Sam rises from the dead to punish the unpatriotic, only his young  

A trio of female reporters find themselves staying overnight in a house occupied by a hostile ‘being’ known only The Unseen. Barbara Bach, Sydney Lassick, Karen Lamm, 1980.  

A lurid gothic horror from Hammer Films about lesbian vampires and the men who hunt them! Peter Cushing, Ingrid Pitt, Madeline Smith, Roy Ward Baker, 1970.  

Back In Stock! Hands down the best selling Cronenberg film in the history of the shop!

Starring Rutger Hauer. The bounty hunter Nick is offered $250,000 by CIA to get the terrorist behind the bombing of an LA movie theater. Nick quit CIA – he couldn’t trust them. Can they be trusted now? Gary Sherman (1986)  

In 2072 Rome, Italy, the ruthless CEO of a TV network plots to stage a modern series of gladiator games for ratings while one ‘contestant’ learns of a conspiracy behind the true nature of the results. Fred Williamson, Lucio Fulci, 1984.  

Japanese documentarian/death photographer Tsurisaki Kiyotaka is back, with a look into the aftermath of war, religion, and other evil facets that aid in the destruction of Earth. Tsurisaki Kiyotaka (2016)  

Horror comedy based very loosely on a video game, a forest ranger & a postal worker must try to keep the peace and uncover the truth behind a mysterious creature that has begun terrorizing the community. Milana Vayntrub, Sam Richardson, Josh Ruben, 2021.  

An American TV station commissions mercenary to kidnap the ageing Nazi leader Rudolf Hess from the impregnable Spandau prison in Berlin. Scott Glenn, Barbara Carrera, Laurence Olivier, Patrick Stewart, 1985.  

A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks. Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Edward James Olmos, 1981.  

A Jewish boy (Michael Rapaport) loves a black girl (N’Bushe Wright) from New York despite critics in their Detroit neighborhood.

And there we go kids. This week is all over the place movie wise but hopefully something caught your attention. See you down at the videostore soon enough. Cheers!