*Note, film dates may change unexpectedly.

February 23, 2018

The Cured (Directed by David Freyne)

  • Released: February 23, 2018 (VOD)
  • Official Synopsis: Set in the aftermath of a devastating virus that has gripped the continent for six years, transforming humans into zombie-like monsters. A cure has been found but society is divided into those who were once infected, and committed terrible violent acts, and those who never contracted the virus. In the backdrop, the rise of a terrorist movement, fueled by the deep divisions, threatens to plunge the region into chaos again.
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3463106/

 

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Annihilation (Directed by Alex Garland)

  • Released: February 23, 2018
  • Official Synopsis: Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide; the third expedition in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another. The members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within weeks, all had died of cancer. In Annihilation, we join the twelfth expedition.
  • The group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain, record all observations of their surroundings and of one another, and, above all, avoid being contaminated by Area X itself. They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers―they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding ― but it’s the surprises that came across the border with them and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another that changes everything.
  • Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2798920/

 

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Death House (Directed by Harrison Smith)

  • Released: February 23, 2018 (Limited)
  • Official Synopsis: Two federal agents fight their way through nine levels of Hell inside a secret prison known as the Death House. A facility-wide prison break turns their flight into a tour of horrors as they push toward the ultimate evil housed in the lowest depths of the earth.
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2984576/

 

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The Lodgers (Directed by Brian O’Malley)

  • Released: February 23, 2018 (VOD)
  • Official Synopsis: The story follows a sister (Vega) and brother (Milner) haunted by a secret curse that forces them to remain in the large estate home left to them by their dead parents. But when a young man (Simon) who falls in love with the sister tries to free her, his attempt sets off a deadly chain reaction.
  • Trivia: Filmed in Ireland’s Loftus Hall
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4399952/

 

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February 27, 2018

Serpent’s Lair (Directed by Jeffrey Reiner)

  • Released: February 27, 2018 Blu-ray/ DVD
  • Principal Cast: Jeff Fahey, Lisa B., Heather Medway, Anthony Palermo, Kathleen Noone, Patrick Bauchau, Taylor Nichols
  • Synopsis: A vigorous seductress descends on a Los Angeles man after a stray cat puts his young wife in the hospital.
  • Run Time: 90 Minutes
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114394/

 

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Prey (Directed by Norman J. Warren)

  • Released: February 27, 2018 (Blu-ray)
  • Principal Cast: Barry Stokes, Sally Faulkner, Glory Annen
  • Synopsis: An alien craft carrying a being with fox-like features has landed in the middle of rural England. After brutally murdering a young couple, the being animates himself into the body of the man he killed, adopting the name Anders. Upon being discovered by a reclusive lesbian couple, who mistake him for an injured drifter, they invite him to recover in their isolated home, unaware of his innate bloodlust…
  • Addition Note: While ostensibly a science fiction film, Norman J. Warren’s PREY is a brooding study in sexual desire and loneliness, punctuated by shocking violence and suspense. Equal parts bloody and erotic, Vinegar Syndrome presents this masterpiece of British horror on Blu-ray, in a brand new, director-approved restoration from its 35mm negative, and fully uncut for the first time since its 80s VHS release.
  • Studio: Vinegar Syndrome
  • https://vinegarsyndrome.com/
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086872/

 

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The Sect (Directed by Michele Soavi)

  • Released: February 27, 2018 (Blu-ray/ DVD)
  • Principal Cast: Kelly Curtis, Herbert Lom, Maria Angela Giordano, Michel Adatte, Carla Cassola
  • Synopsis: There’s fear around every corner with a diabolical sect on the loose! Kelly Lee Curtis (sister of Jamie Lee) stars as Miriam, an American schoolteacher relocated to Germany in an area plagued by a satanic cult that murders and tears out the hearts of anyone who betrays it. One afternoon Miriam accidentally hits an elderly pedestrian, Moebius (Herbert Lom, The Pink Panther, The Dead Zone), standing in the middle of the road; alarmed, she takes him back to her house to recuperate, only for him to secretly drug her and then secrete a hallucinogenic insect in her nostril. Clearly targeting Miriam for a sinister plan, Moebius triggers an uncanny string of events in Miriam s life involving nightmares, a diabolical cult leader, Damon (The Church’s Tomas Arana), her magic pet rabbit, and a dark well filled with mystical water.
  • AKA: The Devil’s Daughter
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100581/

 

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Palmdale (Directed by Erich Kemp)

  • Released: February 27, 2018
  • Genre: Crime-Thriller
  • Principal Cast: Lackos, Olivia Preciado, Matt Callahan
  • Synopsis: A drifter with a violent past comes to the city to kill somebody for money. On his way to do it, a young woman crashes into his life, giving him the choice – to continue on this path of self-destruction or leave it all behind and start again.
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3213078/

 

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Basket Case (Directed by Frank Henelotter)

  • Released: February 27, 2018 (Limited Edition/ Blu-ray)
  • THE TENANT IN ROOM 7 IS VERY SMALL, VERY TWISTED, AND VERY MAD.
  • The feature debut of director Frank Henenlotter (Brain Damage, Frankenhooker), 1982’s Basket Case is perhaps his most revered – a riotous and blood-spattered midnight movie experience, now immortalized in a lavish new 4K restoration by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
  • Duane Bradley is a pretty ordinary guy. His formerly conjoined twin Belial, on the other hand, is a deformed, fleshy lump whom he carries around in a wicker basket. Arriving in the Big Apple and taking up a room at the seedy Hotel Broslin, the pair set about hunting down and butchering the surgeons responsible for their separation. But tensions flare up when Duane starts spending time with a pretty blonde secretary, and Belial’s homicidal tendencies reach bloody new extremes.
  • Filmed on a shoestring budget against the backdrop of 1980s New York (where the movie would become a staple of the infamous 42nd Street grindhouse circuit), Basket Case has clawed its way from its humble origins to become one of the most celebrated cult movies of all time.
  • SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
    • Brand new 4K restoration from the original 16mm negative by MoMA
    • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
    • Original Uncompressed Mono Audio
    • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • Brand new audio commentary with writer/director Frank Henenlotter and star Kevin Van Hentenryck
    • Basket Case 3-1/2: An Interview with Duane Bradley – Frank Henenlotter revisits Duane Bradley decades after the events of the original Basket Case
    • Seeing Double: The Basket Case Twins – a brand new interview with Florence and Maryellen Schultz, the twin nurses from Basket Case
    • Brand new making-of featurette containing new interviews with producer Edgar Ievins, casting person/actress Ilze Balodis, associate producer/effects artist Ugis Nigals and Belial performer Kika Nigals
    • Blood, BASKET and Beyond – a brand new interview with actress Beverly Bonner
    • Belial Goes to the Drive-In – a brand new interview with film critic Joe Bob Briggs
    • Outtakes Featurette
    • In Search of the Hotel Broslin – archive location featurette
    • Slash of the Knife (1972) – short film by Frank Henenlotter
    • Belial’s Dream (2017, 5 mins) – brand new Basket Case-inspired animated short by filmmaker Robert Morgan
    • Behind-the-scenes of Belial’s Dream
    • Trailers, TV Spots and Radio Spots
    • Extensive Still Galleries
    • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet with new writing on the film by Michael Gingold
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083624/

 

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Brainiac (Directed Chano Urueta)

  • Released: February 27, 2018
  • Plot: In 1661 Mexico, the Baron Vitelius of Astara is sentenced to be burned alive by the Holy Inquisition of Mexico for witchcraft, necromancy, and other crimes. As he dies, the Baron swears vengeance against the descendants of the Inquisitors. More than 300 years later, a comet that was passing overhead on the night of the Baron’s execution returns to earth, bringing with it the Baron in the form of a horrible, brain-eating hideous monster that terrorizes the Inquisitor’s descendants for all eternity.
  • Run Time: 77 minutes
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054668/

 

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Primal Rage (Directed by Patrick Magee)

  • Released: February 27, 2018 (Limited)
  • Official Synopsis: A newly reunited young couple’s drive through the Pacific Northwest turns into a nightmare as they are forced to face nature, unsavory locals, and a monstrous creature, known to the Native Americans as Oh-Mah.
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5688868/

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Quarries (Directed by Nils Taylor)

  • Released: February 27, 2018
  • Principal Cast: Nicole Marie Johnson, Carrie Finkle, Leisha Hailey, Luke Edwards, Sara Mornell
  • Synopsis: To escape her abusive boyfriend, Kat joins a wilderness expedition with a group of women, all of whom are struggling with the uncertainty of life. What was supposed to be an opportunity for personal discovery quickly becomes a fight for survival, forcing each one to discover the strength within themselves that they didn’t even know they possessed. While being brazenly chased by a pack of predators, the strong quickly set themselves apart from the weak. In a battle of will, stamina, and heart, these very virtues present themselves at the most crucial moment. With death looming, each is left with what is truly important – the strength within oneself.
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3709442/

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6:66 PM (Directed by Jim Klock)

  • Released: February 27, 2018
  • Principal Cast: Robin F. Baker, Scott Burkhardt, Michael Buonomo, Autumn Federici, Alexis Kelley, Jim Klock, Chad Ridgely
  • Synopsis: A team of ghost hunters gets more than they bargained for when the house they’re pretending is haunted turns out to be occupied by the evil spirit of an insane serial killer. Everything goes haywire as the demon fights to take possession of their bodies. Can they make it out alive?
  • STUDIO: Indican Pictures
  • http://www.indicanpictures.com/
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5288646/