"Seven Women for Satan" Blu-Ray Review (Mondo Macabro)
By day a mild-mannered businessman, in his dreams Boris Zaroff hunts naked females on his country estates, just like his notorious father. One weekend, two visitors arrive at Boris’s castle. The young girl is fascinated by tales of the wicked Zaroffs and asks if she can see their famous torture chamber. Maybe now the Zaroff dreams can become reality once more. Seven Women for Satan, originally titled The Wicked Weekends of Count Zaroff is a stylish and erotic horror film that was actually banned in France in the 1970s. Severely cut from its original running time and more or less forgotten for decades, the film now reaches Blu-ray in a stunningly restored new version created from the original negative. Complete with a host of extras and with many deleted and alternate scenes, this release shows the film, for the first time, in the form its maker intended. An extended version restores the film closer to its original running time and a nearly hour-long interview with cast member and assistant director Robert de Laroche gives a hugely entertaining and insightful view into the making of the film and the life and work of its creator Michel Lemoine.
- Brand new 4k transfer from film negative
- Fully restored
- Interview with cast member Robert de Laroche
- Interview with director Michel Lemoine
- Exclusive extended version
- Deleted and alternate scenes
- English/French audio choice
- Optional subtitles
- Mondo Macabro previews
Mondo Macabro – https://mondomacabro.bigcartel.com/
“Seven Women for Satan” Blu-Ray – https://mondomacabro.bigcartel.com/product/seven-women-for-satan-standard-edition
"Bad Hair" Streaming Review (Hulu)
TERROR TAKES ROOT.
In 1989, an ambitious young woman gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career may come at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own.
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"His House" Streaming Review (Netflix)
After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an unspeakable evil lurking beneath the surface.
“His House” Netflix – https://www.netflix.com/title/81231197
"Anything for Jackson" Streaming Review (Shudder)
After losing their only grandson in a car accident, grief-stricken Audrey and Henry, a doctor, kidnaps his pregnant patient with the intentions of performing a “reverse Exorcism”, putting Jackson inside her unborn child. It doesn’t take long to figure out Jackson isn’t the only ghost the grandparents invited into their home. Now it’s a race against time for the couple, as well as the pregnant woman to figure a way out of the haunting they’ve set upon themselves.
“Anything for Jackson” Shudder –
"Possessor" 4K Review (Well Go)
From the visionary mind of writer/director Brandon Cronenberg, POSSESSOR is an arresting sci-fi thriller about elite corporate assassin Tasya Vos. Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people s bodies to execute high-profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment, Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her.
Behind the Scenes
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"The Sleep Curse" Review
In 1990, Lam Sik-Ka was a young translator who collaborated with the enemy during Japan’s wartime occupation. He is tormented by guilt after turning his back on a comfort woman who was mercilessly murdered. Forty-five years later, his sin comes back to haunt his son, a professor specializing in sleeping disorders who begins a terrible experiment to exorcise his father’s ghost.
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"The Haunted Palace" Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
A WARLOCK’S HOME IS HIS CASTLE…FOREVER!
A warlock burned at the stake comes back and takes over the body of his great grandson to take his revenge on the descendents of the villages that burned him.
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/
“Vincent Price Collection Vol 1” – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-vincent-price-collection-re-issue?product_id=7435
"Trash Fire" Streaming Review (Amazon Prime)
HELL HATH NO FURY.
Owen and Isabel’s love story simmers with spiteful rage and unfortunately for everyone, Isabel is pregnant with Owen’s child. To prove to her that he can become a stable father, Owen agrees to reconnect with his only living relatives at Isabel’s request. The couple take a trip to visit his perversely devoted grandmother and his sister Pearl, who was severely burned in a fire, to finally bury the hatchet. But sometimes the ties that bind can cut off all circulation.
“Trash Fire” Amazon Prime –
"The Exorcist" Blu-Ray Review
SOMETHING ALMOST BEYOND COMPREHENSION IS HAPPENING TO A GIRL ON THIS STREET, IN THIS HOUSE… AND A MAN HAS BEEN SENT FOR AS A LAST RESORT. THIS MAN IS THE EXORCIST.
12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to her last hope: Father Damien Karras, a troubled priest who is struggling with his own faith.
“The Exorcist” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Exorcist-Extended-Directors-Original-Theatrical/dp/B001992NW4/
Survive 2005 "Venom" Blu-Ray Review
HE NEVER HURT A SOUL UNTIL THE DAY HE DIED.
A group of teenagers fear for their lives in the swamps of Louisiana, chased by Mr. Jangles, a man possessed by 13 evil souls, and now relentless in his pursuit of new victims.
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"Rear Window" Blu-Ray Review
IT ONLY TAKES ONE WITNESS TO SPOIL THE PERFECT CRIME.
Professional photographer L.B. ‘Jeff’ Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbors. When he begins to suspect that a man across the courtyard may have murdered his wife, Jeff enlists the help of his high society fashion-consultant girlfriend and his visiting nurse to investigate.
“Alfred Hitchcock” Blu-Ray Set – https://www.amazon.com/Alfred-Hitchcock-Ultimate-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B074Q1QHRW/
Blindspot Episode 32 "M" Blu-Ray Review (Criterion)
A simple, haunting musical phrase whistled offscreen tells us that a young girl will be killed. “Who Is the Murderer?” pleads a nearby placard as serial killer Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) closes in on little Elsie Beckmann . . . In his harrowing masterwork M, Fritz Lang merges trenchant social commentary with chilling suspense, creating a panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller.
New, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
Audio commentary by German film scholars Anton Kaes, author of the BFI Film Classics volume on M, and Eric Rentschler, author of The Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and Its Afterlife
The long-lost English-language version of M, from a nitrate print preserved by the British Film Institute (Blu-ray only)
Conversation with Fritz Lang, a 50-minute film by William Friedkin
Claude Chabrol’s M le maudit, a short film inspired by M, plus a video interview with Chabrol about Lang's filmmaking techniques
Video interview with Harold Nebenzal, son of M producer Seymour Nebenzal
Classroom audiotapes of editor Paul Falkenberg discussing the film and its history, set to clips from the film
Documentary on the physical history of M, from production to distribution to digital restoration
Galleries of behind-the-scenes photographs and production sketches
New and improved English subtitle translation
Plus: An essay by film critic Stanley Kauffmann, the script for a missing scene (Blu-ray only), three contemporaneous newspaper articles (Blu-ray only), and a 1963 interview with Lang
Criterion – https://www.criterion.com/
“M” Blu-Ray – https://www.criterion.com/films/558-m
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14. Truth or Dare 2: Wicked Games
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16. Tokyo Living Dead Idol
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19. The Mystery of the Wax Museum
21. Queen of Outer Space
22. Rika Trilogy
23. Detective Story
Seven Women for Satan – 1976 – Michel Lemoine
Bad Hair – 2020 – Justin Simien
His House – 2020 – Remi Weekes
Anything for Jackson – 2020 – Justin G. Dyck
Possessor – 2020 – Brandon Cronenberg
The Sleep Curse – 2017 – Herman Yau
The Haunted Palace – 1963 – Roger Corman
Trash Fire – 2016 – Richard Bates Jr.
The Exorcist – 1973 – William Friedkin
Venom – 2005 – Jim Gillespie
Rear Window – 1954 – Alfred Hitchcock
M – 1931 – Fritz Lang