Acclaimed director of indie horror hit Jug Face (aka The Pit), Chad Crawford Kinkle, returns with Dementer, a psychological horror thriller branded as “an unexpected gem” (Pophorror.com) and “an impressionistic, poetic occult-horror film” (Nashville Scene).
Fleeing from a cult that has left her scarred both physically and mentally, Katie (Katie Groshong, Jug Face, A Measure of the Sin) is keen to get her life together. On her path to recovery, she takes a job in a care centre supporting adults with special needs, among them Stephanie (Stephanie Kinkle), a woman with Down syndrome. Convinced that the “devils” are coming for Stephanie, and tormented by flashbacks of her experience within the cult and with their leader Larry (Larry Fessenden, The Dead Don’t Die, Habit), Katie takes increasingly extreme measures to ward off the evil that is making Stephanie sick. But what if her rituals are doing more harm than good?
Raw and unsettling, Dementer is a brave and unflinching story of lives lived on the fringes of society, and a battle with demons inside and out. Shot on real locations with many non-actors playing versions of themselves – including Kinkle’s real life sister Stephanie – this is a deeply personal genre film with an emotional punch that lingers long after the credits have rolled.
Abducted and treated like animals, two university students are unwilling participants in a behavioral experiment gone horribly wrong. It gets personal when the pair learn they’ve each been specifically targeted. Once people start dying, it’s a race to escape and survive.
Based on Aileen Wuornos’s early life, America’s most notorious female serial killer, back in 1976 a young Aileen arrives in Florida searching for a new life that will help her escape her tragic past, marries a wealthy Yacht Club president and has the chance to start again as part of Florida’s high society. But tormented by inner demons she surrenders to her murderous impulses and wreaks havoc in the peaceful seaside community of Deland, Florida.
Attention gamers! Full Moon is coming to screens and devices from October Games starting TODAY! Radu, the vampire antihero from the SUBSPECIES series is invading the world of Horror Legends as a new playable Legend. Now you too can play as Radu, wielding weapons straight from the film series, such as Radu’s sword and dagger! You can drink from the Bloodstone and become empowered by the blood of saints! Players can summon Radu’s minions to help track your prey and recover from downstate!
Best-selling author Stephen King sowed the seeds for a bumper crop of horror films with his classic collection Night Shift. But few would sprout into the kind of franchise that Children of the Corn would grow to be.
In the cult classic original a young couple (Linda Hamilton and Peter Horton) find themselves stranded in the small town of Gatlin, Nebraska where they meet a religious cult of children led by the mysterious Isaac and the unhinged Malachi and learn the blood-curdling secrets of He Who Walks Behind the Rows. Meanwhile in Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice, the well meaning locals of nearby Hemingford adopt the children who survived the original terror, but all is not as it seems. A new harvest is about to begin. Finally, Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest brings terror to the big city, as two orphaned boys from Gatlin are taken into foster care in Chicago, where He Who Walks Behind the Rows begins to walk again!
Welcome to The Purge: a frightening future where all crime is legal for one night each year. It starts as a controversial social experiment, but becomes a deadly annual event where anarchists target people for execution while average citizens fight to survive. From home invasions to savage streets exploding with riots, the heart-stopping thrillers in The Purge 5-Movie Collection chronicle a dystopian America divided between murderous mayhem and a resistance movement determined to take back the country.
STARRING: Ethan Hawke, Frank Grillo, Y’lan Noel, Ana de la Reguera, Lena Headey
After discovering an ancient book of the occult, a family activates a dangerous ritual forcing each of them to communicate with and fight a demonic force in their own unique way: to see it, hear it or speak to it. Includes a new, 25 minute making-of documentary!
STARRING: Amy Carlson, Mallory Bechtel, Meeya Davis, David Alan Basche, Jack Difalco
At an exclusive all-girls college, a group of chronically misbehaving students are “rewarded” for their bad behavior by being assigned with the task of cleaning a magnificent old mansion (with a deadly past) in preparation for its grand re-opening by the school. But when the girls discover – and use – a dusty old Ouija board, they accidentally revive a terrifying evil spirit, which begins dispatching them by cleaver, hook, car, and more. Can they put an end to the carnage before none are left alive?
Independently produced in Philadelphia by first time director John P. Finegan (Blades) under the title The Portrait, its post production was undertaken by Troma, which immediately transformed the film into a late period grindhouse classic, re-christening it Girls School Screamers. With its effective mix of haunted house horror and gruesome, slasher structured kills, Vinegar Syndrome is delighted to offer Girls School Screamers on Blu-ray, for the first time, freshly restored from its original negative and jam packed with extras.
STARRING: Mollie O’Mara, Sharon Christopher, Mari Butler
In one of the most unlikely cinematic pairings of all time, David Nelson (who rose to fame as a child star playing alongside his real-life family in the wholesome TV show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet) directs Playboy Playmate and adult star Susan Kiger in this bodycount-heavy, long overlooked slice of Southern fried hack-and-slash – 1982’s Death Screams!
Late one night, a young couple are brutally murdered at a make-out spot by an unseen assailant, their bodies tossed into the nearby river. As the lifeless lovers drift slowly downstream, the residents of the town excitedly prepare themselves for their annual carnival, unaware that a machete-wielding maniac with a twisted grudge is lurking in their midst. When a group of teen revellers plan a late-night after party down in the local cemetery, they unwittingly set the stage for a bloodbath.
Death Screams, which was released on US VHS as House of Death (and on UK DVD with the reels in the wrong order!) oozes early ’80s regional slasher charm from its every pore, boasting an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink final reel featuring slashed throats, bisected bodies and exploding heads. At long last arriving on Blu-ray and lovingly restored from the only-known existing 35mm print, this little-seen slasher classic is ready to carve its way into the bleeding hearts of horror fans everywhere!
STARRING: Martin Tucker, William T. Hicks, Susan Kiger, Andrea Savio, Jennifer Chase
Auntie Lee and her quartet of voluptuous “nieces” are known for making the tastiest meat pies around, all from Auntie’s top secret recipe which calls for a most unusual type of meat: human. In order to acquire the juiciest flesh, the girls employ their lusty charms; luring unsuspecting male strangers into a carnal – and deadly – trap, in which they’re chopped, quartered, and minced. Everything is going just peachy for Auntie’s little family, despite the occasional misbehavings of Larry, their “simple” helper, but when the girls lure a freaked out rock group over to have for dinner, things run the risk of getting out of control. And what about the perpetually snooping Police Chief Koal?
Taking a simple premise and turning it into an increasingly hallucinogenic nightmare, culminating in a surreal and bloody final act, Joseph F. Robertson’s (The Crawling Hand) Auntie Lee’s Meat Pies heaps on gruesome kills with a healthy side of pitch black humor. Graced with a cast as strange as the film itself, among them Pat Morita (The Karate Kid), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), erotic film superstar Teri Weigel, Eurosleaze stalwart Werner Pochath (Terror Express), and starring Karen Black (Trilogy of Terror, House of 1000 Corpses) as Auntie Lee, Vinegar Syndrome is proud to bring this would be midnight movie to Blu-ray for the first time, newly restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative.
STARRING: Karen Black, Pat Morita, Michael Berryman, Teri Weigel, Werner Pochath
Shiyori is a young lady trying to mend a broken heart who travels with her best friend, Aiko, to a remote village known for its therapeutic hot springs. But what was planned to be a relaxing, quiet get away, turns into a nightmare! Unbeknownst to them, the seemingly quiet country village harbors a community of psychopaths that begin to prey on the two friends. Amidst the panic, Shiyori and Aiko are separated and the cell phone that keeps them connected only serves to amplify the terror! Includes special features.
Kung fu zombies invade a women’s prison! Horror icon Tony Todd (Clive Barker’s Candyman, Final Destination series) is the evil and all-powerful Shadow, an executed and resurrected serial killer who invades a women’s prison in search of a young woman named Solitaire. When Solitaire discovers the true identity of her mother’s killer, she seeks out Shadow and single-handedly confronts him and his army of zombies in a shocking supernatural kung-fu showdown that pits the living against the walking dead! Includes special features and an isolated music score by Vernon Reid of Living Colour.
A decade after co-writing Night Of The Living Dead, writer/director John Russo gathered members of George Romero’s Pittsburgh crews to film a new shocker fueled by equal parts grisly grindhouse jolts and ’80s satanic panic: Fleeing her pervy alcoholic stepfather (Lawrence Tierney of Reservoir Dogs infamy), a hitchhiking teen (Melanie Verlin) is abducted by a family of crazed homicidal rednecks for an ordeal of graphic butchery, shag carpet and devil worship. John Amplas (Martin) co-stars in this ”greasy, grimy guilty pleasure” (DVD Talk) featuring gore effects by Tom Savini and executive produced by Sam Sherman (dracula vs. Frankenstein) – released in some US markets as Backwoods Massacre and seized in the UK as a Section 3 ‘Video Nasty’ – now scanned in 4K from the negative of the long-rumored uncut version with all-new Special Features.
STARRING: Lawrence Tierney, John Amplas, Lachele Carl
Under Roman Polanski’s chilling direction, a classic thriller is born. Rosemary (Mia Farrow) and Guy Woodhouse (John Cassavetes) are newlyweds, but Rosemary has no idea that her wedded bliss is about to come to a horrific end. Her husband’s ambition as a struggling actor is about to plunge her into an abyss of terror like she has never known. In exchange for a taste of fame, Guy makes a deal with the devil that puts his wife and soul in jeopardy. When Rosemary becomes pregnant, her husband becomes odd, her neighbors (Sidney Blackmer and Academy Award® winner* Ruth Gordon) border on obsessive and her normal life turns into a surreal nightmare. Slowly, she begins to realize that a seed of evil has been planted…and she is its host.
STARRING: Sidney Blackmer, Sr., Sidney Blackmer Sr., Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon
The Great Experiment has failed: one night is not enough as the chaos continues into daylight. In the next thrilling installment of the franchise, there is a new landscape and a new twist on the Annual Purge, terrifying audiences with the prospect of a Purge that never ends.
STARRING: Ana de la Reguera, Tenoch Huerta, Josh Lucas