1985 Top 10 Talk and Corrections -0:12
“Beyond the Door” Review – -1:24
“The Dark Red” Review – 8:06
“Seoul Station” Review – 12:57
“Bang Bang” Patreon Review – 19:53
“Mesmerize” Patreon Review – 24:46
“Office Killer” Patreon Review – 28:56
“Steel and Lace” A Run Through '91 Review– 33:44
“Mom” A Run Through '91 Review – 39:43
“Children of the Night” A Run Through '91 Review – 46:11
“Highway to Hell” A Run Through '91 Review – 51:57
“Scary Movie” A Run Through '91 Review – 57:53
“Wicked World” A Run Through '91 Review – 1:02:30
“The Resurrected” A Run Through '91 Review – 1:09:54
“Cast a Deadly Spell” A Run Through '91 Review – 1:17:54
“Hiruko the Goblin” A Run Through '91 Review – 1:24:23
“The Runestone” A Run Through '91 Review – 1:29:46
Hammer Time “The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampire” Review with Jeremy – 1:30:34
Questions – 1:59:37
Answers – 2:03:48
Question of the Week “Five favorite 1991 Horror Films?” – 2:07:28
Top 25 of 1985 – 2:08:12
Update – 2:18:04
1985 Letterboxd Prep List – https://letterboxd.com/mrparka/list/1985-prep/
"Beyond the Door" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
Legendary filmmaker Ovidio G. Assonitis, whose Tentacles and Piranha II sought to cash in on the killer fish craze spawned by Jaws, first hit pay dirt in 1974 with Beyond the Door – a gloriously bonkers riff on The Exorcist featuring Emmy Award-winning actress Juliet Mills and distinguished British actor Richard Johnson.
Set against the backdrop of San Francisco, Beyond the Door stars Mills as Jessica Barrett, a young mother who starts to develop strange behaviors whilst pregnant with her third child. Before you can say “split pea soup”, Jessica is displaying signs of full-blown demonic possession – complete with projectile vomiting and fully-rotating head! Could it be that she’s carrying the child of the Antichrist himself?
Described as “disgusting”, “scary trash” and “maddeningly inappropriate” by film critic Robert Ebert and subject to a lawsuit by Warner Bros. (who claimed copyright infringement against a certain William Friedkin film), the devilish denizens at Arrow Video have summoned up this wickedly entertaining popcorn spiller in a brand new, extras-packed edition fit for Satan himself!
LIMITED EDITION 2-DISC BLU-RAY CONTENTS
• Limited to 3,000 units
• Brand new 2K restoration of the extended Uncut English Export Version
• Exclusive bonus disc containing the alternate US Theatrical Version and Italy Possessed, a brand-new feature-length
documentary on Italian exorcism movies!
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach
• Reversible fold-out poster
• Perfect-bound collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by John Martin and Alessio di Rocco
DISC ONE – UNCUT ENGLISH EXPORT VERSION
• Brand new 2K restoration of the Uncut English Export Version, released as Devil Within Her (108 mins)
• High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation
• Original uncompressed mono audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• The Devil and I – a newly-filmed interview with director/producer Ovidio G. Assonitis
• Barrett’s Hell – a newly-filmed interview with cinematographer Roberto D’Ettorre Piazzoli
• Beyond the Music – a newly-filmed interview with composer Franco Micalizzi
• The Devil’s Face – a newly-filmed interview with camera operator Maurizio Maggi
• Motel and Devils – a newly-conducted audio interview with actor Gabriele Lavia
• Alternate Italian Chi Sei? opening titles
• Alternate Behind the Door VHS opening titles
• Alternate Japanese Diabolica opening and ending sequence
• Trailers, TV and Radio Spots
• Image Gallery
DISC TWO – US THEATRICAL VERSION (LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE)
• Brand new 2K restoration of the US Theatrical Version, released as Beyond the Door (99 mins)
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Original uncompressed mono audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Italy Possessed – a brand new feature-length documentary on the history of Italian Exorcist rip-offs, including interviews with key filmmakers such as Sergio Martino, Alberto De Martino, Pupi Avati, Marcello Avallone, Ovidio G. Assonitis and many more!”
Arrow Video – https://www.arrowvideo.com/
“Beyond the Door” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Door-Blu-ray-Juliet-Mills/dp/B082PRBMWD/
"The Dark Red" DVD Review (Dark Sky Films)
A young woman is committed to a psychiatric hospital claiming that her newborn has been abducted by a secret society called the Dark Red — an ancient, underground cult that harvests and controls an incredibly rare blood type that gives one the power to hear and guide another person’s thoughts. She says that she is special: that she carries a pure and powerful strain of the blood like nothing seen before, and that the society sees her and her child as its next evolution — or perhaps its greatest threat, should she turn against them.
Is the Dark Red entirely a figment of her imagination — a complex coping mechanism to overcome a terrible personal tragedy — or is there some truth behind her story?
Dark Sky Films – https://darkskyfilms.com/
“The Dark Red” DVD – https://www.mpihomevideo.com/products/the-dark-red?_pos=1147&_sid=36094e418
"Seoul Station" Streaming Review (Shudder)
In this chilling animated prequel to the Korean horror smash TRAIN TO BUSAN, a zombie outbreak spreads amongst homeless people in the area surrounding Seoul Station. At the same exact moment the chaos begins, a worried father arrives in the district hoping to track down his runaway daughter. But the odds are not in their favor, because as any fan of zombie cinema knows, the real bad guys are never the undead, but selfish monsters of the flesh-and-blood variety. Borrowing from George Romero’s playbook, director Yeon Sang-ho makes insightful connections between zombies and the castoffs of Korean society.
“Seoul Station” Shudder – https://www.shudder.com/movies/watch/seoul-station/e6f41bf194d70346
Patreon Review "Bang Bang" Streaming Review (YouTube)
A girl gets mixed up with a spy trying to clear his name. A chance encounter of the unassuming bank receptionist Harleen Sahni with the charming yet mysterious Rajveer Nanda, results in an on-rush of ditched planes, car chases, shoot-outs, bombing raids and general global mayhem. But as the transcontinental chase ensues with Rajveer convincing Harleen that he’s the good guy, can she really trust him, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying?
“Bang Bang” YouTube – https://youtu.be/kbbRzJ13XAw
Patreon Review "Mesmerize" Streaming Review (Vimeo)
Relive The Memory
“Mesmerize” Vimeo Link – https://vimeo.com/59209550
Patreon Review "Office Killer" Streaming Review (YouTube)
WORKING HERE CAN BE MURDER
When Dorine Douglas’ job as proofreader for Constant Consumer magazine is turned into an at-home position during a downsizing, she doesn’t know how to cope. But after accidentally killing one of her co-workers, she discovers that murder can quench the loneliness of her home life, as a macabre office place forms in her basement, populated by dead co-workers.
“Office Killer” Import Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Asesina-Oficina-Blu-Ray-European-Format/dp/B00DSZ59LE/
A Run Through '91 “Steel and Lace” Streaming Review
SHE’S TOUGH. SHE’S TENDER. SHE’S ALL WOMAN. AND ALL MACHINE.
Daniel Emerson is acquited of the rape of classical pianist Gaily Morton, and part of the blame for the acquittal lies with the testimony of Daniel’s friends Norman, Oscar, Toby, and Craig, who all helped Daniel rape Gaily. Still devastated by the rape and unable to deal with the acquittal, Gaily commits suicide by jumping off of the top of the court building as soon as the trial ends, much to the horror of her brother Albert, who is a scientist. Five years later, Daniel has made Norman, Oscar, Toby, and Craig partners in his business, which forces homeowners and their homes out of the way to make way for bigger developments. By this time, after five years of working with Gaily’s body, Albert has turned Gaily into a cyborg that is programmed to get bloody revenge on Daniel, Norman, Oscar, Toby, and Craig.
“Steel and Lace” YouTube – https://youtu.be/q1m9omARQFE
A Run Through '91 “Mom” Blu-Ray Review (Scorpion)
Most moms are wonderful cooks. This one... likes it raw! Something's been eating Clay Dwyer: His mom! Once a sweet loveable lady, she's been bitten by and transformed into a flesheater, turning her into a hungry creature with a knack for good old home style cooking.
Starring Brion James, Stella Stevens, Claudia Christian
Special Features: New audio commentary with director Patrick Rand, Trailer
Scorpion Releasing // 1991 // 95 Minutes // Rated R // Color // English // Region A
“Mom” Blu-Ray – https://roninflix.com/products/mom?_pos=1&_sid=954d7a7bd&_ss=r
A Run Through '91 “Children of the Night” DVD Review
BE HOME BEFORE NIGHTFALL… AND PRAY FOR DAWN!
Cindy and Lucy are eighteen and going away to college. As a ritual they must rid themselves of the dirt of their small home town (Allburg) by swimming in an abandoned church crypt. They jump in and begin talking about sex when Lucys crucifix falls into the water and drifts down to land on Czakyr’s (an ancient vampire) head, apparently waking him up. Some time onwards a school teacher from a nearby town, Mark, gets directed to Allburg to help Lucy and her grandmother, who are suspected to be in trouble. Lucy becomes the target of a town turned vampire because of her ‘virgin blood’. Mark, Lucy and an old wino shack up in an abandoned building outside of town but eventually get lured back to Allburg by the locals. There, with a giant glowing cross spearing the front of their Toyota, they take the town on and battle Czakyr.
“Children of the Night” YouTube – https://youtu.be/uDRa9RwEkCY
A Run Through '91 “Highway to Hell” Blu-Ray Review (Kino Lorber)
Chad Lowe (Life Goes On) and Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) star in this horror-comedy-action-adventure as young lovers, Charlie and Rachel eloping to Las Vegas for a secret wedding. Standing in their way is Satan, who taken a liking to the lovely Rachel and has sent his Hell Cop (C.J. Graham, Jason from Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI) to bring her down to Hell where she can satisfy his devilish lust. When Charlie follows, he's thrust into an expected world of living satanic bikers, cannibalistic blondes and a coffee shop where the only thing living is the food. The stellar cast includes Patrick Bergin (Patriot Games), Richard Farnsworth (The Straight Story), Pamela Gidley (Cherry 2000), Kevin Peter Hall (The Predator from Predator 1 & 2), Jerry Stiller (Seinfeld) with his wife Anne Meara as Medea, his son Ben Stiller as Attila the Hun and his daughter Amy Stiller as Cleopatra, also featuring rocker Lita Ford and comedian Gilbert Gottfried as Hitler. Directed by cult director Ate de Jong (Drop Dead Fred) with a screenplay by Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential).
Blu-ray Extras Include:
Audio Commentary by Director Ate De Jong
Interview with SFX Make-up Artist, Steve Johnson
Animated Montage of Stills
Original Theatrical Trailer
Kino Lorber – https://www.kinolorber.com/
“Highway to Hell” Blu-Ray – https://www.kinolorber.com/product/highway-to-hell-blu-ray
A Run Through '91 “Scary Movie” Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Review (AGFA)
A new 2K preservation of the unreleased horror-blast starring Academy Award© nominee John Hawkes!
Never legitimately distributed until this very moment, SCARY MOVIE is a joyous horror triumph starring Academy Award© nominee John Hawkes. On Halloween night, big-time nerd Warren (Hawkes, channeling a mix of Buster Keaton and Crispin Glover) attends a spookhouse in a small Texas town. But is the haunted house as harmless as it seems, or has a psychotic mental patient found a new stomping ground? Shot in Austin, Texas, SCARY MOVIE combines Argento-esque neon, Freddy Krueger dreamscapes, and slapstick inspired by EVIL DEAD 2 to forge a valentine to Halloween, rubber monster masks, and chopped-off limbs. From the songs by Roky Erickson and Butthole Surfers to the surrealistic mood, this is a true discovery for adventurous horror-heads.
2K preservation from the original 16mm camera negative!
Commentary with director Daniel Erickson and Joseph A. Ziemba of AGFA!
MR. PUMPKIN and LITTLE HERO short films by Daniel Erickson!
Original theatrical teaser trailer!
Behind-the-scenes photo gallery!
Reversible cover art with illustration by Charles Forsman!
AGFA – https://www.americangenrefilm.com/
“Scary Movie” Blu-Ray/DVD Combo – https://mvdshop.com/products/scary-movie-1991-blu-ray-dvd?_pos=1&_sid=fb2f85100&_ss=r
A Run Through '91 “Wicked World” Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Review (AGFA)
Total horror anarchy from the makers of THINGS!
In 1989, filmmaker Barry J. Gillis and friends renewed the world's faith in Canada with the horror brainbomb known as THINGS. But that was only the beginning. Virtually unseen until now, WICKED WORLD is not only Gillis' 1991 follow-up to THINGS--it's also a new form of genre anarchy. Grant Ekland (Gillis) is a cop who is haunted by the death of his girlfriend at the hands of a psychotic slasher named Harold. When Harold is released from an asylum, there's only one option for Ekland: revenge! Filled with metal riffage, gnarly ultra-violence, and experimental techniques, WICKED WORLD feels like what would happen if Salvador Dali injected acid directly into his brain while staring at a Cannibal Corpse LP cover. This is a highly personal treatise on the toxicity of society from one of the most singular filmmakers in trash-horror history. If you survive WICKED WORLD, you'll never forget it. Please note that WICKED WORLD was shot on 16mm film and edited on tape. This transfer is taken from the original 3/4"master tapes.
New transfer from the original 3/4” master tapes!
Unseen 2019 director’s cut!
REALITY: BEHIND THE SCENES OF WICKED WORLD documentary!
Marshall Law music video by Barry J. Gillis!
Reversible cover art and more!
AGFA – https://www.americangenrefilm.com/
“Wicked World” Blu-Ray/DVD Combo – https://mvdshop.com/products/wicked-world-blu-ray-dvd?_pos=1&_sid=4d3c5c689&_ss=r
A Run Through '91 “The Resurrected” Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
From the director of The Return Of The Living Dead: "a very fun [film] that any horror fan would absolutely love" – Bloody Disgusting
Since the beginning of time, man has struggled with death. Now Charles Dexter Ward (Chris Sarandon, Fright Night), a wealthy scientist, may have found a way to beat it. Using an ancient diary and human remains, Ward begins a terrifying and bloody pursuit for immortality. By the time his wife Claire (Jane Sibbett, Arrival II) hires private investigator John March (John Terry, Full Metal Jacket) to halt the horrible experiments, it's too late … the dead have been resurrected!
NEW 2K transfer from the film’s vaulted interpositive film element
NEW Claire’s Conundrum – an interview with actress Jane Sibbett
NEW The Strange Case of Charles Dexter Ward – an interview with S.T. Joshi, author of I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H.P. Lovecraft
Audio Commentary with producers Mark Borde and Kenneth Raich, screenwriter Brent V. Friedman, actor Richard Romanus and make-up effects artist Todd Masters
The Resurrected Man – an interview with Chris Sarandon
Abominations & Adaptations – an interview with screenwriter Brent Friedman
Grotesque Melodies - an interview with composer Richard Band
Lovecraftian Landscapes – an interview with production designer Brent Thomas
Human Experiments – an interview with special effects artist Todd Masters
Deleted and Extended Scenes from the workprint
Home Video Trailer & Japanese Trailer
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/shop
“The Resurrected” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-resurrected?product_id=5188
A Run Through '91 “Cast a Deadly Spell” Streaming Review (Amazon Prime)
In a fantastical 1940s where magic is used by everyone, a hard-boiled detective investigates the theft of a mystical tome.
“Cast a Deadly Spell” Amazon Prime – https://www.amazon.com/Cast-Deadly-Spell-Fred-Ward/dp/B01FWXLSXM/
A Run Through '91 “Hiruko the Goblin” Review
A school was built on one of the Gates of Hell, behind which hordes of demons await the moment they will be free to roam the Earth. Hiruko is a goblin sent to Earth on a reconnaissance mission. He beheads students in order to assemble their heads on the demons’ spider-like bodies. Hieda, an archaeology professor, and Masao, a haunted student, investigate the gory deaths and eventually battle Hiruko
“Hiruko the Goblin” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Hiruko-Goblin-Kenji-Sawada/dp/B0008FPINQ/
A Run Through '91 “The Runestone” Review
AN ANCIENT PROPHECY IS ABOUT TO BECOME A MODERN NIGHTMARE.
A Norse runestone is discovered in Western Pennsylvania. The prophecy upon it tells of the Norse great wolf Fenrir (Fenris), and that its release from the stone will bring about Ragnarok — the end of the world. Archaeologist Sam Stewart and wife Marla find it has some connection to their friend Martin. A young boy named Jacob is haunted by terrifying nightmares of what is to come, and his family explains these dreams through stories from Norse legend, which says that the only one who can destroy Fenrir is Tyr, the Norse god of war, who is prophesied to return to fight the creature.
“The Runestone” YouTube – https://youtu.be/6RM08nVo924
Hammer Time Episode 51 "The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampire" Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
Black Belt vs. Black Magic
Professor Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) and Count Dracula (John Forbes-Robinson) meet again in this spectacular kung fu horror thriller set in the village of Ping Kuei. After learning about the seven golden vampires of the village, Hsi Ching (David Chiang), Vanessa Buren (Julie Ege) and Mai Kwei (Szu Shih) offer to guide Van Helsing and his son to Ping Kuei to free it from the curse of Count Dracula.
Throughout their journey, the group encounters several unwanted attackers until they arrive at the golden vampires' derelict temple, inhabited by Count Dracula. In the temple, Van Helsing and the count begin a fearsome battle to the death – an ultimate clash between good and evil!
Presented here for the first time in high definition is Hammer's original uncut version. It was released in the US in an edited version called The 7 Brothers Meet Dracula, which is also included here in high definition as a bonus feature.
NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements
NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Bruce G. Hallenbeck
NEW When Hammer Met Shaw – An Interview With Actor David Chiang
NEW Kung Fear – An Interview With Hong Kong Film Expert Rick Baker
Alternate U.S. Theatrical Version – The 7 Brothers Meet Dracula (In HD With Some Standard Definition Inserts)
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/shop
“The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-legend-of-the-7-golden-vampires?product_id=7032
Ask a Question/Answer a Question
Top five 1991 horror films?
Beyond the Door – 1974 – Ovidio G. Assonitis
The Dark Red – 2018 – Dan Bush
Seoul Station – 2016 – Sang-ho Yeon
Bang Bang – 2014 – Siddharth Anand
Mesmerize – 2012 – Mark Williams
Office Killer – 1997 – Cindy Sherman
Steel and Lace – 1991 – Ernest Farino
Mom – 1991 – Patrick Rand
Children of the Night – 1991 – Tony Randel
Highway to Hell – 1991 – Ate de Jong
Scary Movie – 1991 – Daniel Erickson
Wicked World – 1991 – Barry J. Gillis
The Resurrection – 1991 – Dan O’Bannon
Cast a Deadly Spell – 1991 – Martin Campbell
Hiruko the Goblin – 1991 – Shin'ya Tsukamoto
The Runestone – 1991 – Willard Carroll
The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires – 1974 – Roy Ward Baker