Trailers in the weekly video good or bad? - 0:15
“Prophecy” Review– 3:36
“Beyond the Door 3” aka “Amok Train” Review – 9:54
“Avengement” Review –17:00
“Godzilla: Final Wars” Review – 21:52
“The Tough Ones” Review – 25:25
“Sequence Break” Review – 33:43
“Monster Party” Review – 37:38
“Get Gone” Review – 41:56
“The Marshes” Review– 47:54
“Kindred Spirits” Review – 53:55
“Underwater” Review with Jeremy – 59:30
Remake vs OG “A Tale of Two Sisters” vs “The Uninvited” with Jeremy – 1:12:04/1:22:52
Hammer Time “Countess Dracula” with Jeremy – 1:34:14
Questions – 1:51:20
Answers – 1:54:59
Question of the Week “Most heated argument you’ve been in over movies?” – 1:58:41
Update – 1:58:53
"Prophecy" Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
"Realistic, dramatically acted, and supported with graphic violence, Prophecy is not easily forgotten – [it] stands towering amidst the sub-genre from which it spawned." – Bloody Disgusting
Robert Foxworth (Damien: Omen II) and Talia Shire (Rocky, The Godfather) star as a doctor and his wife who travel to Maine to research the impact of the lumber industry on the local environment. They begin to investigate a succession of mysterious and terrifying events: ecological freaks of nature and a series of bizarre and grisly human deaths. Something unimaginably horrible waits in the woods ... something unwittingly created by man, that will become an uncontrollable, merciless machine of destruction. Veteran director John Frankenheimer (The Island Of Dr. Moreau) presents "a gritty, violent, and deadly film that [packs] a death punch with very vivid, nightmarish special effects ..." (Bloody Disgusting).
NEW All Of Our Sins – An Interview With Talia Shire
NEW Bearing Up – An Interview With Actor Robert Foxworth
NEW Bear And Grin It – An Interview With Writer David Seltzer
NEW Hard To Bear – An Interview With Special Make-up Effects Designer Tom Burman
NEW Prophecy Prodigy – An Interview With Special Make-up Effects Artist Allan Apone
NEW Beneath The Bear – An Interview With Mime Artist Tom McLoughlin
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/
“Prophecy” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/prophecy?product_id=7234
"Beyond the Door 3" Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Review (Vinegar Syndrome)
This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) is limited to 2,000 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!
Shy American college coed, Beverly Putnic, has been invited to go on a class trip to a remote part of Yugoslavia to witness and take part in an ancient cultural rite. But what Beverly doesn't know is that she's actually being lured to Europe in order to be made the bride of Satan! Narrowly escaping from the clutches of a witch, Beverly and her classmates take refuge on a train. Unfortunately, black magic meets them at every turn as the train becomes possessed and begins offing them one by one.
From the truly unhinged mind's of maverick exploitation producer Ovidio Assonitis (Beyond the Door, The Visitor) and writer-director Jeff Kwitny (Iced), BEYOND THE DOOR 3 (originally known as AMOK TRAIN) is an exploitation roller-coaster that never stops one-upping its own insanity. Chock full of completely outrageous gore effects, bizarre and often surreal plot twists, and a wholly whacked out ending, Vinegar Syndrome is elated to present the world Blu-ray debut of this notorious slice of Euro-horror in a brand new 4K restoration of its original negative.
Directed by: Jeff Kwitny
Starring: Mary Kohnert, Bo Svenson, Victoria Zinny
1989 / 94 min / 2.35:1
• Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
• "Running Amok" - video interview with director Jeff Kwitny
• “A Long Walk to Yugoslavia” - video interview with actor Bo Svenson
• Video interview with cinematographer Adolfo Bartoli
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles
Vinegar Syndrome – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/
“Beyond the Door 3” Blu-Ray/DVD Combo – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/collections/vinegar-syndrome/products/beyond-the-door-iii
Patreon Pick "Avengement" Streaming Review (Amazon Prime)
While released on furlough from prison, a lowly criminal evades his guards and returns to his old haunts to take revenge on the people that made him a cold-hearted killer. It's an epic, bloody battle to search for the soul he lost years ago on the streets of an unforgiving city.
“Avengement” Amazon Prime Streaming – https://www.amazon.com/Avengement-Scott-Adkins/dp/B07R3JVGST
Patreon Pick "Godzilla: Final Wars" Streaming Review (VUDU)
Godzilla's 50th Anniversary project, in which Godzilla travels around the world to fight his old foes, plus a new, mysterious monster called "Monster X.
“Godzilla: Final Wars” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BMY2L0/ref=atv_dp_mv_of_dp_0
"The Tough Ones" Blu-Ray Review (Grindhouse Releasing)
Umberto Lenzi, legendary director of CANNIBAL FEROX, kicked off the Italian police film craze with this hyper-kinetic, ultra-violent, brain-blasting action thriller. Maurizio Meril stars as an Italian DIRTY HARRY, punching and shooting his way through the sleazy drug, sex and crime infested cesspool of mid-’70s Rome, on the trail of a sadistic, machine gun-toting hunchback, played by Tomas Milian (star of THE BIG GUNDOWN).
– Original UNRATED, UNCENSORED director’s cut
– Mastered in eye-popping 4K resolution for maximum detail and impact
– Optional Italian language soundtrack with optional English subtitles
– Audio commentary by Mike Malloy, director of EUROCRIME!
– Brand new, in-depth interviews with director Umberto Lenzi, actors Tomas Milian, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Sandra Cardini, Maria Rosaria Riuzzi and Corrado Solari, screenwriter Dardano Sacchetti, and composer Franco Micalizzi
– Special tribute to Maurizio Merli with appearances by Enzo Castellari and Ruggero Deodato
– Vintage VHS intro by cult movie superstar Sybil Danning!
– Original international theatrical trailer
– Liner notes by Italian crime film expert Roberto Curti
– Deluxe embossed slip cover
– BONUS CD – original soundtrack album by Franco Micalizzi – newly remastered in stunning 24 bit/192khz sound from the original master tapes
-AND OTHER SURPRISES!
Grindhouse Releasing – https://grindhousereleasing.com/
“The Tough Ones” Blu-Ray/CD Combo – https://shop.grindhousereleasing.com/products/the-tough-ones-1976-3-disc-blu-ray-cd-combo
"Sequence Break" Streaming Review (Shudder)
A reclusive video arcade repair technician has his reality fractured when a mysterious new arcade macine appears in his shop and a beautiful young woman enters his life, causing strange metaphysical forces, bizarre biochemechanical mutations and a shocking self realization. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE. Contains strong language, violence and gore.
“Sequence Break” Shudder Streaming – https://www.shudder.com/movies/watch/sequence-break/3973299
"Monster Party" Streaming Review (Shudder)
Three small-time thieves specializing in home burglary pose as caterers for a fancy dinner party at the Malibu mansion of the extravagantly wealthy Dawson family. But their plan for the perfect heist goes horribly wrong when they discover that the Dawsons and their guests are actually a support group of recovering serial killers. When one of the addicts can’t resist the urge to attack, this simple cash grab becomes an all-out battle for survival where no one is safe. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE.
“Monster Party” Shudder Streaming – https://www.shudder.com/movies/watch/monster-party/4671162
"Get Gone" DVD Review (Cleopatra Entertainment)
Coming to get you....Soon!
Hoax Busters, an internet 'fake video' team take a weekend retreat after busting another online lie to do some team building. They travel to Whiskey Flats, Oregon and meet with Craig Eubanks, a shifty, bossy know-it-all outdoor guide who promises them his company - Rocks and Roots - will build their team confidence. At the same time, an invasive drilling company with the rights handed over by the Federal government are moving onto the land of a family that has lived on the property (illegally as "squatters") for over 30 years. When the drillers attack the family and the Hoax-busters get caught in the middle, things quickly go awry.
Cleopatra Entertainment – http://cleopatra-entertainment.com/
“Get Gone” DVD – https://mvdshop.com/products/get-gone-dvd
"The Marshes" Streaming Review (Shudder)
In the middle of nowhere is a labyrinthine marshland teetering on the verge of extinction. Committed to saving it is Dr Pria Anan, using diligence and reason to fight the forces of ignorance that threaten its existence. With rival Ben and assistant Will helping her Pria is certain she is in control but her fears threaten to overwhelm her, tensions mount and control becomes elusive. Finally fear becomes manifest in the form of a horrifying evil; they must abandon science and focus on survival. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL.
“The Marshes” Shudder Streaming – https://www.shudder.com/movies/watch/the-marshes/5452425
"Kindred Spirits" Streaming Review (Amazon Prime Rental)
A woman will stop at nothing to remove everyone from her beloved big sister's life so she can finally have her sister all to herself.
“Kindred Spirits” Amazon Prime Rental – https://www.amazon.com/Kindred-Spirits-Caitlin-Stasey/dp/B083ZRBJ7M/
"Underwater" Theater Review
7 MILES BELOW THE OCEAN SURFACE SOMETHING HAS AWAKENED
After an earthquake destroys their underwater station, six researchers must navigate two miles along the dangerous, unknown depths of the ocean floor to make it to safety in a race against time.
“Underwater” Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Underwater2020/
Remake vs OG "A Tale of Two Sisters" Streaming Review (Shudder) vs "The Uninvited" Streaming Review (Amazon Prime)
OUR SORROW WAS CONCEIVED LONG BEFORE OUR BIRTH
A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family’s history.
“A Tale of Two Sisters” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Tale-Two-Sisters/dp/B000GSYRY6/
CAN YOU BELIEVE WHAT YOU SEE?
Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother’s tragic death and discovers that her mother’s former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Soon after she learns this shocking news, Anna is visited by her mother’s ghost, who warns her that Rachel has evil intentions.
“The Uninvited” Amazon Prime Streaming – https://www.amazon.com/Uninvited-Emily-Browning/dp/B07YN8HKLC/
Hammer Time Episode 38 "Countess Dracula" Blu-Ray Review (Synapse Films)
THE VOLUPTUOUS INGRID PITT STARS IN THIS REMASTERED HAMMER HORROR CLASSIC!
The beautiful Ingrid Pitt (The Wicker Man, Where Eagles Dare) stars as Elisabeth Nádasdy, an aging Hungarian Countess who discovers she can reverse her aging by bathing in the blood of young women. While in her youthful state, the Countess falls for the handsome Lt. Imre Toth (Sandor Elès), and impersonates her own daughter to win his affections. Soon, girls in the village go missing… kidnapped and murdered by the Countess and her steward, Julie (Patience Collier) to satiate her horrifying bloodlust. Can Elisabeth live a life of deception with her grotesque lust for blood to stay eternally young, or will her ghoulish secret finally be revealed? Co-starring Nigel Green (Jason and the Argonauts, Zulu).
Considered “one of the more underrated films from the latter days of the Hammer Films dynasty“ (Donald Guarisco, Allmovie.com), Countess Dracula is based on the real-life Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory, a woman accused of torturing and murdering more than 600 girls.
Audio commentary with actress Ingrid Pitt, director Peter Sasdy, screenwriter Jeremy Paul and author Jonathan Sothcott
Immortal Countess: The Cinematic Life of Ingrid Pitt – Featurette
Archival Audio Interview with Ingrid Pitt
Reversible Cover Artwork
Synapse Films – https://synapse-films.com/
“Countess Dracula” Blu-Ray/DVD Combo – https://synapse-films.com/dvds/countess-dracula-bddvd-combo-pack/
Letterboxd Hammer Horror Season 3 – https://letterboxd.com/mrparka/list/hammer-time-season-3/
Letterboxd Season 4 – https://letterboxd.com/mrparka/list/season-4-mrparkas-weekly-reviews-and-update/
Ask a Question/Answer a Question
Most heated argument you’ve been in over movies?
Prophecy – 1979 – John Frankenheimer
Beyond the Door 3 – 1989 – Jeff Kwitny
Avengement – 2019 – Jesse V. Johnson
Godzilla: Final Wars – 2004 – Ryûhei Kitamura
The Tough Ones – 1976 – Umberto Lenzi
Sequence Break – 2017 – Graham Skipper
Monster Party – 2018 – Chris von Hoffmann
Get Gone – 2019 – Michael Thomas Daniel
The Marshes – 2018 – Roger Scott
Kindred Spirits – 2019 – Lucky McKee
Underwater – 2020 – William Eubank
A Tale of Two Sisters – 2003 – Jee-woon Kim
The Uninvited – 2009 – Charles Guard/Thomas Guard
Countess Dracula – 1971 – Peter Sasdy