This week marks a veritable shit load of cheesy genre goodness on DVD! There is literally so many, I can’t cover them all! This week I’m trying to highlight the ones that look the most entertaining, so read on and see what’s waiting for us!
“A caretaker at a summer camp is burned when a prank goes tragically wrong. After several years of intensive treatment at hospital, he is released back into society, albeit missing some social skills. What follows is a bloody killing spree with the caretaker making his way back to his old stomping ground to confront one of the youths that accidently burned him.” Haven’t seen this one myself, but the formula seems solid enough to make a worthy rental.
“Dr. Pretorius and his colleagues are working on a sensational experiment: by means of stimulation of the pineal gland, they want to open the human mind to higher dimensions. When the experiment succeeds, however, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms, which apparently are floating around us all the time. When Dr. Pretorius is killed by one of them, Dr. Tillinghast is under suspect and thrown into the psycho ward due to his stories. Only the ambitious psychologist Dr. McMichaels believes him and wants to continue the experiment.” Quite possibly the greatest pairing of Stuart Gorden and Jeffery Combs ever, this Lovecraftian gorefest is a must see for the genre fan. Gore, monsters & boobs. Can’t be beat!
“England is torn in civil strife as the Royalists battle the Parliamentary Party for control. This conflict distracts people from rational thought and allows unscrupulous men to gain local power by exploiting village superstitions. One of these men is Matthew Hopkins, who tours the land offering his services as a persecutor of witches. Aided by his sadistic accomplice John Stearne, he travels from city to city and wrenches confessions from “witches” in order to line his pockets and gain sexual favors. When Hopkins persecutes a priest, he incurs the wrath of Richard Marshall, who is engaged to the priest’s niece. Risking treason by leaving his military duties, Marshall relentlessly pursues the evil Hopkins and his minion Stearne.” History, horror, political intrigue and exploitation, all starring Vincent Price! This is another flick viewed as a classic by many that I have not managed to catch as of yet. You can be sure this one will be on the ‘to watch’ pile soon.
“Five men heist the Camp Pendleton payroll and kidnap a pilot and his daughter, who are forced to fly them to Mexico. Enroute a double cross has one of the thieves parachute with the loot into an abandoned graveyard surrounded by strange scarecrows. The rest of the team jump after their loot and their former partner. Everything happens during the course of one very dark night.” Yet another that I’ve been waiting years to stumble across, combine scare crows and zombies and you’re bound to have a good time.
Vincent Price is a household name when it comes to cheese and horror and you you can find out why in this nifty little box set. Included are The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Tales of Terror, Theater of Blood, Madhouse, Witchfinder General, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, and Twice Told Tales. Needless to say, if you can’t find something to like there, you probably like Romantic Comedies and stumbled on this site by mistake.
Here’s yet another box set dedicated to a master of the macabre, in the same week! This time we get a collection from one of my Personal favs, Boris Karloff. This time around we get 15 flicks. The Bells, Juggernaut, Mr. Wong, Detective, The Mystery of Mr. Wong, Mr. Wong in Chinatown, The Fatal Hour, British Intelligence, Doomed to Die, The Ape, Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome, Sabaka, The Terror, Mondo Balordo, The Snake People, Dupont Show of the Month: Treasure Island and a special bonus…. 100 Years of Horror: Boris Karloff (Hosted by Christopher Lee)
Honestly, this one falls in the must buy category for myself, hope it makes it’s way to your shelf as well.
As I said, there is a veritable shit load of horror flicks being released on this week, this list is the highlights. Not to be over looked is a ton of Midnight Movie Double Feature releases which are always fun! For a complete list of releases for 9/11 be sure to visit The Digital Bits!
Enjoy, let us know if you enjoy our new feature, and stay freaky folks!