Time Stamps 0:00
Corrections – 0:12
“It’s Nothing Mama, Just a Game” Review – 0:43
“Human Animals” Review– 9:13
“Night Feeder” Review– 14:40
“Mania Killer” Review – 20:43
“The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Women” Blu-Ray Review – 25:50
“Night of the Bloody Apes” Blu-Ray Review – 30:20
“The Hills Have Eyes ”4K Review – 35:36
Patreon Pick “The Street Fighter” Review – 44:48
“Night of the Demons ” Review – 50:04
1994 “Night of the Demons 2” Review –59:22
Pervert Card 1994 “Rapeman 3” – 1:12:22
1994 “The Rapist” and “Portrait of a Serial Rapist” Review – 1:18:27
1994 “Angel Dust” Review – 1:28:46
“Antlers” Review with Jeremy – 1:32:53
“Last Night in Soho” Review with Jeremy – 1:40:58
You Ain’t Seen?! “The Wicker Man” Review with Jeremy – 1:50:28
Questions/Answers/Question of the Week, “Weirdest/Wildest movie based on a true story?” – 2:11:04
Update – 2:31:54
22 Shots of Moodz and Horror – https://www.22shotsofmoodzandhorror.com/
Podcast Under the Stairs – https://tputscast.com/podcast
"It's Nothing Mama, Just a Game" Blu-Ray Review (Mondo Macabro)
IT'S NOTHING MAMA, JUST A GAME - David Hemmings in the most controversial role of his career.
In this controversial Spanish film from 1974, originally released in the US as BEYOND EROTICA, David Hemmings plays Juan, a young hacienda-owner who abuses women due to his traumatic upbringing. His late father was a sadistic tyrant who treated the women who worked on his estates as his personal property. After his father's death, Juan begins to act out his own fantasies. His favorite "game" is to have the women dress in rabbit fur bikinis while he chases them through the jungle on horseback with a pack of dogs.
One day his latest plaything gets caught in a trap and is savaged to death by the dogs. The local people know what's going on but are powerless to stop it as their livelihood depends on work from the estate. Juan's mother, Louise, played by Alida Valli, tries to find a suitable replacement for the dead girl. But Juan has his eyes set on Lola, the beautiful daughter of one of the estate workers. When Lola turns him down, Juan imprisons the girl in an abandoned horse training yard and sets to work breaking down her resistance. But things do not work out the way he planned.
Brand new 4k transfer from film negative.
Interview with writer and assistant director Aldo Lado.
Interview with Balthazar Clementi.
Audio commentary by Fragments of Fear (Peter Jilmstad and Rachael Nisbet).
Exclusive extended version.
Mondo Macabro previews.
Mondo Macabro – https://mondomacabro.bigcartel.com/
“It’s Nothing Mama, Just a Game” Blu-Ray – https://mondomacabro.bigcartel.com/product/it-s-nothing-mama-just-a-game-retail-edition
"Human Animals" Blu-Ray Review (Mondo Macabro)
HUMAN ANIMALS - Two men, one woman and a dog… it's the end of the world!
Set in the aftermath of a cataclysmic nuclear war that has destroyed most of the world's population, HUMAN ANIMALS tells of three survivors - one woman and two men - who wake up on a strange, deserted landscape with no memory of their past lives and without the ability to even speak. The woman and one of the men appear to be brother and sister and are both dressed in formal party clothes. The other man is very different - a moustachioed, leather-jacketed macho type.
The trio set off to explore their new home and find a rocky beach where they come under attack from a huge army of crabs. The macho man fights off the crabs, crushing them with rocks before eating their soft flesh. He then turns his attention to the woman and makes violent love to her while her brother looks on, powerless to stop them.
A huge dog appears and leads them over the mountains to a lush jungle paradise. They build a hut and learn to make fire and hunt for food. But soon violence, jealousy and above all sex, rear their ugly heads. The men fight one another for possession of the woman. But then, to their horror they discover that the large and now vicious dog has also set his sights on her. Soon there really is trouble in paradise.
Certainly, one of the most unusual films ever released by Mondo Macabro, HUMAN ANIMALS is a total one-off. You REALLY have never seen anything like this before.
Brand new 4k transfer from film negative.
Interview with film's director-writer-producer.
Mondo Macabro previews.
Mondo Macabro – https://mondomacabro.bigcartel.com/
“Human Animals” Blu-Ray – https://mondomacabro.bigcartel.com/product/human-animals-retail-edition
"Night Feeder" DVD Review (Sub Rosa Studios)
Cursed to crave forbidden flesh
Another SRS Retro Release! Rising fear chokes the free-wheeling underbelly of San Francisco's Music/Art/Drug/Punk scene as a killer stalks the night to feed an unspeakable appetite. Community suspicion focuses on the punk band Disease, tainted by groupie deaths allegedly induced by the drug DZS, and on "The Creeper", a misshapen outcast from the bowels of the city. Investigation becomes obsession for the strong and beautiful female journalist Jean Michaelson when she probes the gruesome murders with police Inspector Alonso Bernardo. Her story hits closer to home than ever she imagined, as the quickening web of death devours neighbors, friends and lovers in her neighborhood of artist warehouses. The film plays as a mystery, as Jean, the Inspector and the community try to unravel clues to find who is responsible for the grisly murders. The story and characters interweave live New Wave/Punk music, sex, drugs and the urban environs of a 1980's Bay Area leather-clad milieu. Retro at its best!
SRS Home Video – http://srscinema.com/
“Night Feeder” DVD – https://mvdshop.com/products/night-feeder-dvd
"Mania Killer" Blu-Ray (Full Moon Entertainment)
The killers are loose!
A malevolent religious cult stalks a French village, kidnapping prostitutes and subjecting them to unimaginable torments under the guise of saving their souls. When a young man's girlfriend is taken by the sect, he teams up with a mob of angry pimps to track down the maniacal, holy rolling killers and put an end to their bloody mission, once and for all. A tense, stylish thriller from the legendary French studio that brought you ZOMBIE LAKE and PANTHER SQUAD and directed by the man behind the notorious BURIAL GROUND, MANIA KILLER stars exploitation movie heavyweights Bo Svenson (WALKING TALL PART 2), Robert Ginty (THE EXTERMINATOR) and Chuck Connors (TOURIST TRAP). Full Moon is excited to be presenting this obscure shocker totally uncut and remastered from the best available materials found in the Eurocine vaults.
Full Moon Entertainment – https://www.fullmoondirect.com/
“Mania Killer” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/mania-killer-blu-ray
"The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch" Blu-Ray (Arrow Video)
A classic horror manga come to life!
What do you get when Noriaki Yuasa, director of Daiei Studios' much-beloved Gamera series, makes a monochrome film adaptation of the works of horror manga pioneer Kazuo Umezu (The Drifting Classroom)? The answer is 1968's The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch, a fantastically phantasmagorical slice of twisted tokusatsu terror ostensibly made for children that will irreparably traumatize any child that sees it! A young girl named Sayuri is reunited with her estranged family after years in an orphanage - but trouble lurks within the walls of the large family home. Her mother is an amnesiac after a car accident six months earlier, her sullen sister is confined to the attic and a young housemaid dies inexplicably of a heart attack just before Sayuri arrives... is it all connected to her father's work studying venomous snakes? And is the fanged, serpentine figure that haunts Sayuri's dreams the same one spying on her through holes in the wall? Making its worldwide Blu-ray debut and its home video premiere outside Japan, this rarely-screened, nightmarishly disorienting creepshow not only displays a seldom-seen side of kaiju auteur Yuasa, but its skilful blending of Umezu's comics (published in English-language markets as Reptilia) arguably anticipates many of the trends seen in J-horror decades later.
High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
Original uncompressed mono audio
Optional English subtitles
Brand new commentary by film historian David Kalat
This Charming Woman, a newly filmed interview with manga and folklore scholar Zack Davisson
Reversible sleeve featuring new and original artwork by Mike Lee-Graham
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing by Raffael Coronelli
Arrow Video – https://www.arrowvideo.com/
“The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/the-snake-girl-and-the-silver-haired-witch-blu-ray
"Night of the Bloody Apes" Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Review (VCI Entertainment)
One of the first "Video Nasties" screams to the screen in a new uncut version!
This cheap Mexican horror film is a remake of Cardona's Doctor of Doom (1962), spiced with nudity, medical footage, women wrestling, and cheap gore shots. Female masked wrestler Lucy (who looks like the devil) beats the stuffing out of an opponent - a wrestling lady with a red costume like Catwoman. Lucy finally hurls her opponent from the squared circle and knocks her out cold. Although Lucy's cop boyfriend tries to convince her that it's all part of the show, Lucy can no longer handle the stress of wrestling. Meanwhile, a mad scientist (Dr. Krellman) attempts to cure his son's leukemia by doing the first 'ape-to-human' heart transplant. He decides to put a gorilla's heart into the lad and orders his flunky to "prepare the gorilla!". There is actual footage of a graphic open-heart surgery inserted in the ape operation scenes. This of course causes the boy to turn into a big stinky man-ape. He becomes deformed and mutated, as he sprouts excessive facial hair and takes on the characteristics of the organ's donor, who immediately goes on a bloody rampage, tearing clothes off women and faces off men. (IMDB)
Commentary Track by Travis Crawford Contributing Writer, Filmmaker, Film Comment, The Calvert Journal.
Video Essay on Night of the Bloody Apes and Doctor of Doom by Dr. David Wilt, Systems Librarian, University Libraries, University of Maryland and Professorial Lecturer in Film Studies, The George Washington University, and one of the leading authorities o
Original Theatrical Trailers.
Extensive Photo & Poster Gallery
Liner Notes by Dr. David Wilt and Doctor of Doom by Dr. David Wilt, Systems Librarian, University Libraries, University of Maryland and Professorial Lecturer in Film Studies, The George Washington University, and one of the leading authorities on Mexican
2-Sided Coverwrap - one traditional and one that is a Video Nasty!
VCI Entertainment – https://www.vcientertainment.com/
“Night of the Bloody Apes” Blu-Ray/DVD Combo – https://mvdshop.com/products/night-of-the-bloody-apes-double-feature-4k-restoration-blu-ray-dvd-combo-blu-ray-dvd
"The Hills Have Eyes" 4K Review (Arrow Video)
THE LUCKY ONES DIED FIRST...
Horror master Wes Craven achieved critical and commercial success with the likes of Scream and A Nightmare on Elm Street - but for many genre fans, the director's seminal 1977 effort The Hills Have Eyes remains his masterpiece. Taking an ill-advised detour en route to California, the Carter family soon run into trouble when their campervan breaks down in the middle of the desert. Stranded, the family find themselves at the mercy of a group of monstrous cannibals lurking in the surrounding hills. With their lives under threat, the Carters have no choice but to fight back by any means necessary. Following on from his notorious 1972 directorial debut The Last House on the Left, Craven's The Hills Have Eyes stands alongside the likes of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Night of the Living Dead as one of the defining classics of American horror.
Brand new 4K restoration of the film, viewable with both original and alternate endings
4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in High Dynamic Range
Original lossless mono audio
Optional lossless 2.0 stereo and 7.1 remixes (original ending only)
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Reversible fold-out poster
Limited edition 40-page booklet featuring writing on the film by critic Brad Stevens and a consideration of the Hills franchise by Arrow producer Ewan Cant, illustrated with original archive stills and posters
Audio commentary with actors Michael Berryman, Janus Blythe, Susan Lanier and Martin Speer
Audio commentary by academic Mikel J. Koven
Audio commentary with Wes Craven and Peter Locke
Looking Back on The Hills Have Eyes – making-of documentary featuring interviews with Craven, Locke, actors Michael Berryman, Janus Blythe, Robert Houston, Susan Lanier, Dee Wallace and director of photography Eric Saarinen
Family Business – an interview with actor Martin Speer
The Desert Sessions – an interview with composer Don Peake
Trailers and TV Spots
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
Arrow Video – https://www.arrowvideo.com/
“The Hills Have Eyes” 4K – https://mvdshop.com/products/the-hills-have-eyes-uhd-limited-edition-4k-ultra-hd
Patreon Pick "The Street Fighter" Blu-Ray Review (Shout Factory)
"BRUTAL AND BRILLIANT ... Fans owe it to themselves to go buy this. ****" – Empire
Meet the meanest and most lethal karate master ever to rule the streets. He's Sonny Chiba, one of the greatest martial arts actors to ignite the screen. In The Street Fighter, Chiba stars as Terry Tsurugi, a mercenary who has been hired by both the yakuza and the mafia to kidnap a wealthy heiress, but when he isn't paid, a violent clash will ensue. Chiba is back in Return Of The Street Fighter. This time Tsurugi is hired by the mob to kill two informants, but when he realizes one is an old friend, he refuses, and now he is the one being hunted. When Tsurugi is double crossed by the Ôwada clan, he takes off with something they want in The Street Fighter's Last Revenge. Soon he is being chased by a group of deadly assassins.
DISC ONE: THE STREET FIGHTER
NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements Of The Uncut Version
Uncut Version Of The Film (91 Minutes) With English And Japanese Audio
Two English Dubs – The Theatrical Dub And The New Line Home Video Dub
NEW Street Fighting Man – An Interview With Star Sonny Chiba
NEW Cutting Moments – THE STREET FIGHTER Trailer – An Interview With Filmmaker Jack Sholder
U.S. Theatrical Trailer
Japanese Theatrical Trailer
“The Street Fighter Collection” Blu-Ray –
"Night of the Demons" Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
"Quintessential Eighties Horror Fun." – DVD Drive-In
It's Halloween night and Angela is throwing a party ... but this is no ordinary Halloween party. Everybody's headed to Hull House, a deserted funeral home, formerly the home of a mass murderer. But when the partygoers decide to have a séance, they awaken something evil ... and these party crashers have a thirst for blood. Now it's a battle to survive the night in Hull House.
William Gallo (Crash), Amelia Kinkade, Cathy Podewell (Dallas), Jill Terashita (Sleepaway Camp III) and Screen Queen Linnea Quigley star in this '80s splatter-fest directed by Kevin S. Tenney (Witchboard).
NEW 4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative (Uncut Version)
NEW Audio Commentary With Director Kevin Tenney, Actors Linnea Quigley And Philip Tanzini, And Casting Director Tedra Gabriel
Audio Commentary With Director Kevin S. Tenney, Executive Producer Walter Josten And Producer Jeff Geoffray
Audio Commentary With Kevin S. Tenney, Special Make-Up Effects Creator Steve Johnson, And Actors Cathy Podewell, Billy Gallo And Hal Havins
"You're Invited: The Making Of Night Of The Demons"
Interview With Actress Amelia Kinkade
"Allison Barron's Demon Memories"
“Night of the Demons” Steelbook Blu-Ray –
1994 "Night of the Demons 2" Blu-Ray Review (Olive Films)
ANGELA’S HAVING ANOTHER PARTY – WAIT TILL YOU MEET HER FRIENDS.
Angela, the universe’s most unpleasant party crasher, returns! Angela’s sister, Mouse, is taken by her bullying Catholic school classmates to a party at Angela’s favorite haunt, and before long, everybody’s being turned into demons and only a butt-kickin’ nun, who wields her ruler like a mighty sword of steel, can save the day.
“Night of the Demons 2” Blu-Ray – https://www.oldies.com/product-view/45899O.html
Pervert Card 1994 "Rapeman 3" Review
Keisuke is a timid and nerdy high-school teacher by day, and a leather clad rapist “superhero” by night. One day, one of Keisuke’s students is found dead, and her death is ruled an accident. Keisuke and the girl’s mother don’t believe her death to be accidental – and upon investigation, Keisuke and Uncle Shotoku unknowingly delve into an underground world of shady cops, scummy drug dealers, corrupt teachers, and a rape-porn ring. Of course, with Rapeman’s upstanding moral values, he must do something to avenge the young student’s death, bring down the criminals and right wrongs through penetration!
“Rapeman 3” Imdb – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0287651/
1994 "The Rapist" and "Portrait of a Serial Rapist" Review
A serial rapist is loose in the Hong Kong suburb of Tuen Mun. Based on the true story of Lam Kwok-wai, who raped and murdered women in the early 90s.
“The Rapist” Imdb – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111515/
“Portrait of a Serial Rapist” Imdb – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110874/
1994 "Angel Dust" Review
Psychiatrist Setsuko Suma is called in to help the police solve an ongoing case of female-centric serial murder in the local subway system. Her investigation leads to her former mentor and lover, who becomes the prime suspect in the case.
“Angel Dust” Imdb – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109733/
"Antlers" Theater Review
PRAY IT DESIRES NOT YOU.
A young teacher discovers that her troubled student’s father and younger brother harbor a deadly supernatural secret. Taking the boy into her care, the teacher must fight for their survival against horrors beyond imagination.
“Antlers” Imdb – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7740510/
"Last Night in Soho" Theater Review
WHEN THE PAST LETS YOU IN, THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT.
A young girl, passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to be falling apart with shady consequences.
“Last Night in Soho” 4K – https://www.amazon.com/Last-Night-in-Soho-4K-Blu-ray/dp/B09KG5NHQG
You Ain't Seen!? "The Wicker Man" Blu-Ray Review
FLESH TO TOUCH…FLESH TO BURN! DON’T KEEP THE WICKER MAN WAITING!
Police sergeant Neil Howie is called to an island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed. Stranger still, however, are the rituals that take place there.
“The Wicker Man” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wicker-Man-3-Disc-Anniversary-Blu-ray/dp/B00E5BTJGG
Question of the Week
What is the weirdest/wildest film based on a true story?
It’s Nothing Mama, Just a Game – 1974 – José María Forqué
Human Animals – 1983 – Eligio Herrero
Night Feeder – 1988 – Jim Whiteaker
Mania Killer – 1987 – Andrea Bianchi
The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch – 1968 – Noriaki Yuasa
Night of the Bloody Apes – 1969 – René Cardona
The Hills Have Eyes – 1977 – Wes Craven
The Street Fighter – 1974 – Shigehiro Ozawa
Night of the Demons – 1988 – Kevin Tenney
Night of the Demons 2 – 1994 – Brian Trenchard-Smith
Rapeman 3 – 1994 – Takao Nagaishi
The Rapist – 1994 – Cha Chuen-Yee
Portrait of a Serial Rapist – 1994 – Wong Gam-Din
Angel Dust – 1994 – Gakuryû Ishii
Antlers – 2021 – Scott Cooper
Last Night in Soho – 2021 – Edgar Wright
The Wicker Man – 1973 – Robin Hardy