APRIL 26

Dead By Midnight Y2Kill [2022]

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Take Back the Night [2021]

  • DVD
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Emma Fitzpatrick, Angela Gulner, Jennifer Lafleur
  • DIRECTOR: Gia Elliot
  • SYNOPSIS: Finding herself the victim of a violent monster attack, Jane launches a vigilante campaign to hunt the beast that tried to kill her. Jane’s efforts intensify, but her troubling history of drug use and mental illness bubbles to the surface causing her family, community, and authorities to question the authenticity of her account. Suddenly alone in her fight, Jane starts to doubt her own memory of the attack…to doubt if the Monster exists at all.
  • Fueled by formidable female talent both in front of and behind the camera, Gia Elliot’s TAKE BACK THE NIGHT is a terrifying suspense thriller that’s both an eye-opening expose and a powerful rallying cry.
  • GENRE: Horror, Action
  • RATING: Not Rated
  • RUN TIME: 91 Minutes
  • STUDIO: Dark Sky Films
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  • https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09RLXXQDJ/
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6666354/

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Dementia [1955]

AKA “Daughter of Horror”

  • Blu-ray/DVD
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Ben Roseman, Ed Hinkle, Richard Barron, Adrienne Barrett, Bruno Ve Sota
  • DIRECTOR: John Parker
  • SYNOPSIS: An entirely unique and utterly bizarre film, John J. Parker’s DEMENTIA is a 1950s-style foray into the mind of psycho-sexual madness. Set entirely in a nocturnal twilight zone that blends dream imagery with the cinematic stylings of film noir, DEMENTIA follows the tormented existence of a young woman haunted by the horrors of her youth, which transformed her into a stiletto-wielding, man-hating beatnik. Accompanied by George Antheil’s sci-fi score, the camera follows a “Gamin” (Adrienne Barrett) on a surreal sleepwalk through B-movie hell, populated by prostitutes, pimps, and would-be molesters – all photographed by William Thompson (PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE). Two years after its original release, a narration track of foreboding psychobabble (diabolically spoken by Ed McMahon) was added, and the title was changed to the more sensational DAUGHTER OF HORROR. This edition presents the original cut of DEMENTIA, digitally remastered from the 35MM negative, as well as the complete DAUGHTER OF HORROR (from a 35MM print), and the original theatrical trailer.
  • Special Features: -The complete feature recut and re-released as DAUGHTER OF HORROR -Trailer
  • TAGLINES:
    • Not ONE WORD is spoken on the screen!
    • BLOOD on her hands…DOOM in her eyes…
    • Not a word is spoken. Not one terror left untold.
    • Case History of a SEX PHOBIA
    • The controversial film which took 2 years to pass the censors – now presented to the public for the first time.
  • GENRE: Horror, Mystery
  • RATING: Not Rated
  • RUN TIME: 56 Minutes
  • STUDIO: Cohen Media Group
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  • https://www.amazon.com/Dementia-aka-Daughter-Horror-Roseman/dp/B09S3VPP4K/
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047976/

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Man in the Box [2019]

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Born Dead [2021]

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Backwoods Marcy [1999]

  • Blu-ray
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Dawn Murphy, Dave Castiglione, Pamela Sutch, Gary Whitson
  • DIRECTOR: Dawn Murphy
  • SYNOPSIS: A wrong turn during a business trip leads an unsuspecting yuppie down a perilous road of terror after he foolishly runs afoul of Marcy; a psychotic, redneck, homeless woman who dwells deep in the ominous swamplands of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. After capturing him and caging him like an animal, the depraved Marcy methodically tortures and rapes her helpless male captive. Upon his escape, a savage fight to the death ensues where only the most cunning of the two will survive!<P>One of the few shot on video movies in history to be helmed by a woman, Backwoods Marcy was written, produced, scored, and directed by actress turned filmmaker Dawn Murphy, who also turns in a tour de force acting performance in a dual role that earned her a Best Actress nomination at the 1999 B-Movie Awards. Co-starring Dave Castiglione (Love is a Stranger), Pamela Sutch (Psycho Sisters), and W.A.V.E. founder Gary Whitson (Dead North), Saturn’s Core is proud to present this long sought after, strangely feminist, ’90s era SOV horror epic, newly uncovered and restored from the vaults of the infamous South Jersey based studio Sharkey Video. As an added bonus, Backwoods Marcy now comes paired with another Sharkey Video curio; writer / director Dave Castiglione’s 1995 brain-melting, holiday themed, SOV comedy An Ex-Hooker’s Christmas Carol, which arrives newly restored and accompanied by a wealth of extras of its own!
  • Bonus Features:
    • Region Free Blu-ray
    • Audio commentary with actor / co-producer Dave Castiglione moderated by Ross Snyder from Saturn’s Core
    • “A Sharkey Tale” – an interview with actor / filmmaker Dave Castiglione
    • “Behind the Backwoods” – making-of & blooper reel featurette with commentary by producers Dawn Murphy and Dave Castiglione
    • Archival original 1999 VHS cut (SD)
    • Sharkey Video trailer vault
    • Bonus Movie: AN EX-HOOKER’S CHRISTMAS CAROL (1995) – writer / director Dave Castiglione’s brain-melting SOV Christmas comedy starring Laura Giglio and Deana Demko (73 minutes)
    • Optional audio commentary featuring writer / director Dave Castiglione moderated by Ross Snyder from Saturn’s Core
    • “Milly’s Wonderful Life” – actress Laura Giglio on An Ex-Hooker’s Christmas Carol
    • Blooper reel
    • Alternate ending
    • Vintage behind the scenes featurette
    • Still gallery with isolated score
    • Reversible cover art
    • English SDH subtitles
  • TAGLINE: She’s out there, and she’s hungry for sex, blood, and revenge!
  • GENRE: Horror
  • RATING: Not Rated
  • RUN TIME: 70 Minutes
  • STUDIO: Saturn’s Core
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  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8008870/
  • https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09TX236J2/

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Hard Rock Zombies / Slaughterhouse Rock

  • Blu-ray
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Toni Basil, Nicholas Celozzi, Tammy Hyler, E.J. Curse
  • DIRECTOR: Krishna Shah, Dimitri Logothetis
  • SYNOPSIS:
  • With the explosion of heavy metal and new wave music in the mid 1980s, it was inevitable that horror filmmakers would seize the opportunity to combine these popular musical stylings with blood and mayhem. While numerous such tie-ins were produced, none were as freaked out and gore soaked as this foot stomping duo, presented fully uncensored and newly restored on Blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome!A heavy metal band has been invited to appear in a conservative small town. What they don’t know is that their hosts are in fact a family of horrific and murderous mutants, whose patriarch is none other than Hitler! After being swiftly murdered, Cassie, the only non-violent member of this depraved clan, wills the band back to life. Soon the stuffy townspeople are faced with an unwelcome reckoning as the zombified musicians thrash and maim their way through the community, in the name of grisly revenge…and love!

    Without a doubt one of the most original zombie films in the history of the genre, Krishna Shah’s HARD ROCK ZOMBIES is a dazzling blend of horror film and musical, filtered through experimental and arthouse cinema sensibilities. Jam packed with outrageous song and dance sequences juxtaposed with over-the-top violence and ludicrous plot twists, HARD ROCK ZOMBIES comes to Blu-ray for the first time ever, in its completely uncut composite version, sourced from the only known 35mm film elements with video inserts.

    Alex, a college student, is being plagued by strange dreams in which a grotesque man commits heinous acts of torture and murder. With the help of his friends, Alex discovers that he has an unexplained telepathic link to a notorious killer who once lived on Alcatraz Island and whose bloodlust extends beyond the grave. When his supernatural experiences begin taking on real life manifestations, Alex and his friends sneak into the abandoned prison to put an end to their reign of terror, only to unwittingly walk into a bloodbath…

  • Dispensing with any sense of narrative logic, Dimitri Logothetis’ SLAUGHTERHOUSE ROCK gleefully combines tracks from new wave musical sensations, DEVO, with plentiful gut-busting gore, and touches of humor, all set in the spooky, fog filled environs of the infamous Alcatraz Prison. This thrill filled neon-nightmare hits Blu-ray from a brand new 4K restoration of its original 35mm camera negative, with its oft censored gore fully restored.

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Madman [1981]

  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Gaylen Ross, Alexis Dubin, Tony Fish, Harriet Bass, Seth Jones, Jimmy Steele, Paul Ehlers
  • DIRECTOR: Joe Giannone
  • SYNOPSIS: Vinegar Syndrome specializes in the masterful restoration and distribution of cult, horror, and erotic films from the 1960s-90s. Many terrifying legends are shared around campfires, but very few of them are true. That’s what teenage Richie thought about the story of Madman Marz, a hulking brute who, as the story goes, murdered his entire family decades earlier and who can be summoned from the dead by calling his name. Unfortunately for Richie and his fellow teenage summer camp counselors, the legend is very true, and Madman Marz is back, freshly sharpened axe in hand, to continue the killing spree he began many years ago…One of the quintessential and iconic early 80s slashers, Joe Giannone’s MADMAN piles on scares, suspense, and plenty of gory kills. Starring Gaylen Ross (Dawn of the Dead) and featuring colorful photography by James Lemmo (Ms. 45), Vinegar Syndrome is proud to present the ultimate MADMAN experience on UHD for the first time, from a brand new 4K restoration of the 35mm original camera negative and featuring hours of extra features including interviews and commentaries with nearly every surviving cast and crew member.
  • Bonus Features:
    • Region Free 4K Ultra HD / Blu-ray Set
    • 4K UHD presented in High-Dynamic-Range
    • Scanned & restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative
    • “I’m Not a Screamer” – a brand new interview with lead actress Gaylen Ross
    • Commentary track with director Joe Giannone, producer Gary Sales, and actors Paul Ehlers and Tony Nunziata
    • Commentary track with The Hysteria Continues!
    • An interview with creator/producer Gary Sales
    • An introduction by Gary Sales
    • “Alive at 35” – a featurette with Gary Sales, Paul “Madman” Ehlers, and “Richie” actor Tom Candela
    • “The Legend Still Lives! – 30 Years of Madman” – a feature-length making-of documentary by Victor Bonacore
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Still Gallery
    • In Memoriam featurette
    • TV Spots
    • Music Inspired by Madman featurette
    • Deadpit interviews with Gary Sales & Paul Ehlers
    • Reversible cover artwork
    • English SDH subtitles
  • TAGLINES:
    • Don’t say his name!
    • They thought they were alone.
    • Deep in the woods, lurks a hideous evil… Don’t even whisper his name!
  • GENRE: Horror, Thriller
  • RATING: Rated R
  • RUN TIME: 88 Minutes
  • STUDIO: Vinegar Syndrome
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  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082696/
  • https://www.amazon.com/Madman-4k-Ultra-Blu-ray-Set/dp/B09V6J8257/

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Schizoid / X-Ray

  • Blu-ray
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Klaus Kinski, Donna Wilkes, Marianna Hill, Christopher Lloyd, Barbi Benton
  • DIRECTOR: David Paulsen, Boaz Davidson
  • Before becoming known for their over-the-top action spectacles, Cannon Films dabbled in the early 80s slasher craze, producing a handful of original slice n’ dice classics, two of which are presented here on 4K UHD for the first time, from Vinegar Syndrome!Pieter Fales is a renowned psychiatrist who is unable to reconcile his relationship with his teenage daughter, Alison. Julie, one of Pieter’s patients, is a successful advice columnist in the midst of a messy divorce, who has also started receiving threatening letters. When a black clad, scissors wielding killer begins murdering people in Julie’s life, she begins to suspect that her unknown writer and this mystery assailant might be one and the same…

    Taking strong stylistic cues from the giallo genre, director David Paulsen’s (Savage Weekend) SCHIZOID, is a delirious whodunit headlined by cult film superstar, Klaus Kinski (Nosferatu the Vampyre), alongside Donna Wilkes (Angel), Marianna Hill (Messiah of Evil), and an early appearance from Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), all amplified with a throbbing electronic score by Craig Huxley and presented here from a stunning new 4K restoration!

    When Susan was a little girl, she rejected the Valentine of a lovestruck classmate. Decades later, she’s come to the hospital for a routine medical examination. But when her x-rays seem to show something unusual, Susan finds herself trapped in a bizarre medical nightmare, made all the worse as her vengeful childhood valentine, disguised among the hospital staff, begins murdering everyone in his path as a means of proving his undying ‘romantic’ obsession…

    With its exceptionally colorful cinematography by Nicholas Josef von Sternberg (Slaughterhouse Rock) and otherworldly sense of surrealism, trailblazing Israeli filmmaker Boaz Davidson’s (The Last American Virgin) sole foray into horror cinema, X-RAY (aka Hospital Massacre) is a slasher like no other and has been freshly restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative, allowing its one-of-a-kind weirdness to be experienced as never before.

  • This is a multiple-item set containing these film/programs:
  • Schizoid [1980]

  • X-Ray [1981]

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Scanner Cop [1994]

  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Daniel Quinn, Darlanne Fluegel, Richard Lynch, Richard Grove, Mark Rolston, Hilary Shepard, Gary Hudson, Cyndi Pass, Luca Bercovici, Brion James
  • DIRECTOR: Pierre David
  • SYNOPSIS: Rookie cop Sam Staziak (Daniel Quinn, Wild At Heart) has a unique gift: he is a Scanner, which gives him the power to read the thoughts of others, and also to inflict great bodily harm…and death. To repress his abilities, he takes a medication designed to keep Scanners sane and rational and from exacting harm on others. When a mad scientist named Karl Glock (Richard Lynch, Invasion USA) begins using mind control to murder police officers, Sam realizes that only he and his unique gift can put an end to the mayhem and uncover the identity and diabolical motives of this bloodthirsty madman…The first true sequel to David Cronenberg’s 1980 horror classic, producer Pierre David’s (Videodrome) first foray into directing, SCANNER COP, is a tense and bloody mix of gruesome body horror and action packed police thriller. Never released on disc in the US, Vinegar Syndrome proudly brings this mid 90s direct-to-video hit to Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD, newly restored from its 35mm original camera negative and featuring a brand new extended making of documentary with its cast and crew.
  • TAGLINE: Imagine a cop who can read your mind… then blow it away.
  • GENRE: Horror, Sci-Fi
  • RATING: Rated R
  • RUN TIME: 94 Minutes
  • STUDIO: Vinegar Syndrome
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  • https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09V738FWP/
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111082/

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Scanner Cop II: The Showdown [1995]

  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Daniel Quinn, Patrick Kilpatrick, Khrystyne Haje, Stephen Mendel, Brenda Swanson, Jerry Potter, Jewal Shepard, Robert Forster
  • DIRECTOR: Steve Barnett
  • PRODUCER: Pierre David
  • SYNOPSIS:
  • Sam Staziak (Daniel Quinn, Wild At Heart), the Scanner Cop, had hoped that he could resume a normal life. When other Scanners in the Los Angeles area are being attacked, literally left drained of life, Sam is forced back into action in a desperate attempt to stop a mad Scanner named Volkin who is determined to become the most powerful – and ruthless – of his kind. But as Sam sets out to put an end to the ever increasing carnage gripping the city, he also finds himself in a personal crisis after his long estranged mother reappears, and becomes the focus of Volkin’s growing rage.Pervasively twisted and astonishingly gory, Steve Barnett’s SCANNER COP II: THE SHOWDOWN does everything in its power to up the ante in terms of the Scanners’ series violence and creative death sequences, with an array of extremely grisly and often ‘explosive’ demises courtesy of special effects wizard, John Carl Buechler (Mausoleum). Vinegar Syndrome is overjoyed to bring this unforgettable final chapter in the Scanners saga to Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD, newly restored from its 35mm original camera negative and featuring a brand new extended making of documentary with its cast and crew.
  • GENRE: Horror, Sci-Fi
  • RATING: Rated R
  • RUN TIME: 95 Minutes
  • STUDIO: Vinegar Syndrome
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  • https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09V76TMP1/
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114344/

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Pathogen [2006]

  • Blu-ray
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Rose Kent-McGlew, Tiger Darrow
  • DIRECTOR: Emily Hagins
  • SYNOPSIS: Conceived when filmmaker Emily Hagins was 12 and released when she was 15, PATHOGEN is one of the most accomplished horror movies ever made by a person before they could legally drive a car. A mysterious technology has transformed the residents of Austin, TX into flesh-craving zombies. Armed with a knife, an axe, and many pairs of flip-flops, middle-schooler Dannie and her pee-wee zombie squad take to the streets to battle undead parents, teens, and even a toddler. With an impressive devotion to editing and storytelling, PATHOGEN delivers eyeball gouging, decapitations, and knife fights, along with an endearing perspective that could only originate from a teenager. AGFA + Bleeding Skull! are overjoyed to give PATHOGEN its first-ever wide release, complete with ZOMBIE GIRL: THE MOVIE―a feature-length documentary about the making of the movie.
  • Bonus Features:
    • Region Free Blu-ray
    • Preserved from the original digital video master
    • Commentary with director Emily Hagins & Bleeding Skull’s Annie Choi
    • Cast and crew Q&A from the 2006 theatrical premiere
    • Short: PARTY KILLER (2007), directed by Emily Hagins
    • Bonus movie: ZOMBIE GIRL: THE MOVIE (2009), a feature-length documentary on the making of PATHOGEN, directed by Justin Johnson, Aaron Marshall, and Erik Mauck
    • English SDH subtitles
  • TAGLINE: Do you know what happens when you drink the water?
  • GENRE: Horror
  • RATING: Not Rated
  • RUN TIME: 66 Minutes
  • STUDIO: American Genre Film Archive
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  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0481598/
  • https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09V6MMVR2/

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Happy Death Day 2U [2019]

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Jessica Rothe, Ruby Modine, Israel Broussard, Suraj Sharma, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken, Steve Zissis, Caleb Spillyards, Sarah Yarkin, Laura Clifton, Wendy Miklovic, GiGi Erneta, Phi Vu, Tenea Intriago, Kaleb Naquin
  • DIRECTOR: Christopher Landon
  • SYNOPSIS: Jessica Rothe leads the returning cast of HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U, the follow-up to Blumhouse’s (Split, Get Out, The Purge series) surprise 2017 smash hit of riveting, repeating twists, and comic turns. This time, our hero Tree Gelbman (Rothe) discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.
  • TAGLINES:
    • Death makes a killer comeback.
    • Same Day, New Killer.
  • GENRE: Horror, Comedy, Mystery
  • RATING: Rated PG-13 (violence, language, sexual material, and thematic elements)
  • RUN TIME: 100 Minutes
  • STUDIO: Shout! Factory
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  • https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09RHZKM4J/
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8155288/

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