This week’s horror 4K, Blu-ray and DVD releases!Read more “Weekly Horror Releases: December 6, 2022”
HE’S NOT HOME ALONE!
The 90s cult classic is back! Directed by Chris Walas – FX genius of Gremlins and The Fly – The Vagrant is a demented black comedy starring cult icons Bill Paxton (Aliens, Twister), Michael Ironside (Scanners, Starship Troopers), Colleen Camp (Death Game, Clue) and Marshall Bell (Freddy’s Revenge, Total Recall) in a grimy blend of satire and grisly terror.
Mild-mannered financial clerk Graham Krakowski buys a run-down starter home only to discover a vagrant, living in the empty lot across the street, keeps appearing inside. Attempts to remove the homeless man lead to a feud that spirals out of control and tests Graham’s sanity as the vagrant engages him in twisted mind games, defiling his home, and framing him for gruesome murders.
Beloved character actor Bill Paxton stepped up to leading man status in The Vagrant and proved his extraordinary range in a role that runs the gamut of emotions and climbs to stratospheric heights of craziness. Newly restored from the original camera negative The Vagrant is a one of a kind movie that deserves a place in any cult film collection.
STARRING: Bill Paxton, Michael Ironside, Marshall Bell, Mitzi KaptureRead more “The Vagrant (1992) (Special Edition) Available February 7”
AMERICA’S OTHER FAVORITE DC SUPERHERO IS BACK IN ACTION!
After her mother’s mysterious death, Abigail Arcane (Heather Locklear) travels to the Florida swamps to confront her resurrected evil stepfather Dr. Anton Arcane (Louis Jourdan). In an attempt to stave off the effects of aging, Dr. Arcane, assisted by Dr. Lana Zurrell (Sarah Douglas), combines genes from various swamp animals and human beings, creating an army of monsters known as Un-Men. When Abby arrives, Dr. Arcane is hell-bent on taking his own stepdaughter’s life in the name of science… that is until she is rescued by SWAMP THING in this must-see sequel to the original cult classic and based on the award-winning DC Comics series!
From the executive producers of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Benjamin Melniker and Michael E. Uslan and legendary cult film director Jim Wynorski (Chopping Mall, Not of This Earth),The Return of Swamp Thing features an all-star cast that includes Heather Locklear (Melrose Place, Uptown Girls), Louis Jordan (Swamp Thing, Octopussy), Sarah Douglas (Superman II, Conan The Destroyer) and Dick Durock (Raw Deal, Stand By Me) returning as the Swamp Thing.
STARRING: Dick Durock, Heather Locklear, Louis JourdanRead more “The Return of Swamp Thing (1989) (4K Ultra HD) Available February 7”
Jim Wynorski’s stomp-tastic SEQUEL to the large-lady sci-fi comedy Attack Of The 50 Foot Camgirl is coming to crush you! The beautiful, beastly Beverly (Ivy Smith) returns and faces a new gaggle of gargantuan gals, hell bent on achieving deluxe diva domination! Get ready for the cinematic smackdown thrills of Giantess Battle Attack! Size really DOES matter!
STARRING: Ivy Smith, Frankie Cullen, Masuimi Max, Kiersten HallRead more “Giantess Battle Attack! (2022) Available February 7”
Bruce Campbell (Army Of Darkness) “gives his greatest and most entertaining performance to date” (Premiere) as an aging and cantankerous “Elvis” in this “zinger-filled crowd-pleaser” (The Hollywood Reporter) from writer-director Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, John Dies At The End)! When mysterious deaths plague a Texas retirement home, it’s up to its most sequined senior citizen to take on a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy with a penchant for cowboy boots, bathroom graffiti and sucking the souls from the barely living!
STARRING: Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Ella Joyce, Heidi Marnhout, Bob IvyRead more “Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) (Collector’s Edition 4K Ultra HD) Available February 7”
In cyberspace, no one can hear you scream! This turn-of-the-millennium cyber psycho-thriller from Nico Mastorakis (Island of Death, Nightmare at Noon) showcases the usual gleeful eye for excess and inspired casting (including rock stars Roger Daltrey and Huey Lewis) one has come to expect from the cult director.
Nastassja Kinski (Cat People) stars as Sondra Brummel, a young woman confined to a wheelchair following a skiing accident, who decides to have a bit of fun on an internet dating site with her friend Misty (Nicollette Sheridan, The Sure Thing) while her architect boyfriend Ben (Daltrey, The Legacy) leaves her alone for the weekend in the high-tech intelligent mansion he has built for them. Online anonymity works both ways, however, as they discover when they invoke the ire of a young man going by the handle of “Werther” and find the virtual world violently intruding upon the real, knife in hand…
Nico Mastorakis takes us to the dark side of the web in an audacious and vivacious retooling of classic Hitchcockian thrillers – think Rear Windows 2000 meets Dial M for Mastorakis!
STARRING: Nastassja Kinski, Jeffery Dean, Roger DaltreyRead more “.Com for Murder (2002) (Special Edition) Available February 7”
A married couple Kat and Tumi hire the daughter of their recently deceased housekeeper Blessing, as their new helper. It isn’t long before Kat realizes Blessing has embraced her African traditions, the traditions that once caused Kat trauma in the past and has tried her best to reject it. Things soon take a dark and macabre turn, her past catches up with her and destruction begins from within.
STARRING: Thuli Thabethe, Amanda Du-Pont, Tumisho Masha, Zane Meas, Linda SebezoRead more “The Domestic (2022) Available December 6”
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.
STARRING: Lauren LaVera, David Howard Thornton, Elliott Fullam, Felissa Rose, Chris JerichoRead more “Terrifier 2 (2022) (Collector’s Edition) Available December 27”
In a lavish gothic shocker inspired by Sheridan Le Fanu’s immortal novella Carmilla, Christopher Lee delivers a rare ‘hero’ turn as nobleman Count Karnstein whose foreboding castle teems with ancestral curses, unnatural desires, philosophical hunchbacks and grisly acts of vengeance. Adriana Ambesi (Fangs Of The Living DeaD) co-stars in this 1964 Spanish-Italian co-production – also known as Terror In The Crypt and Crypt Of Horror – directed by Camillo Mastrocinque (An Angel For Satan) from a screenplay by giallo master Ernesto Gastaldi (All The Colors Of The Dark) and Sergio Leone protégé Tonino Valerii (My Name Is Nobody), now featuring a 2k scan from a fine-grain 35mm master print.
STARRING: Christopher Lee, Adriana Ambesi, Ursula DavisRead more “Crypt Of The Vampire (1964) Available January 31”
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN TO DIE…
In the final film of his early ’60s European period, Christopher Lee stars as a 19th century Count who invites a theatrical troupe for a weekend of horrors that boasts an enthusiastically creepy performance by Lee, startling locations in Lazio, Italy’s Orsini-Odescalchi Castle and ‘Park of the Monsters’, second-unit direction by Michael Reeves (Witchfinder General) and the screen debut of Donald Sutherland as both a doofus gendarme and a hunchbacked hag. Philippe Leroy (The Night Porter) and Jacques Stany (Violence In A Women’s Prison) co-star in this 1964 French-Italian co-production from American producer Paul Maslansky – who would go on to produce Death Line and the Police Academy movies – and fellow expat writer/director Warren Kiefer – after whom Sutherland would name his son – now scanned in 4K from the Italian negative for the first time ever for this 1080p Blu-ray release.
STARRING: Christopher Lee, Donald Sutherland, Diana DorsRead more “The Castle Of The Living Dead (1964) Available January 31”