“Slaughterhouse Slumber Party” Kick Starter and Changes to YouTube– 0:15
“Byleth” Review– 2:04
“Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory” Review – 6:05
“Hitch Hike to Hell” Review –12:38
“Man of a Thousand Faces” Review – 19:50
“Plaguers” Review – 25:34
“The Thing” Review – 30:55
“The Spirit Gallery” Review – 37:06
Flashback “Amerikan Holocaust” Review – 43:18
“Scarecrow County” Review– 51:45
Hammer Time “Quatermass and the Pit” Review w Jeremy – 58:55
Pick a Movie – 1:19:40
Questions – 1:20:24
Answers “Favorite Fuck Used in a Film?” – 1:24:00
Question of the Week “Favorite Zombie Film Made Between Night and Dawn?” 1:34:00
Update – 1:34:34
Patreon Shout Outs – 1:38:17
Dustin Mills “Slaughterhouse Slumber Party” Interview – 1:38:55
“Slaughterhouse Slumber Party” KickStarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shsptour/slaughterhouse-slumber-party-on-tour?ref=3jeanm&token=f4220efb&fbclid=IwAR0NTHRwyZqplq83zSaC59o_a7Uasa32mrx_M89qCX4j1rzbiEIbDg0maCI
Dustin Mills Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/Dwmills/posts
"Byleth" Blu-Ray Review (Severin Films)
Written by MrParka
Severin Films brings “Byleth” the 1972 Italian Shocker to Blu-Ray. Not only is this the Blu-Ray debut of “Byleth” in the states, but the home video debut as well.
When Lionello returns after a long trip, he is excited to finally reunite with his sister, Barbara. However, his excitement is soon turned to disappointment when he finds out Barbara has recently married the charming Giordano. Lionello begins to act strangely, becoming angry and withdrawn. With his change of character, he becomes a suspect in a series of murders that have taken place in the surrounding town. All the victims have three small puncture wounds on their neck. Before long, all signs point to demonic possession by none other than Byleth, a demon of incest!
“Byleth” mixes giallo, gothic, and possession subgenres into a period piece sleazoid flick. Much of the violence is pretty standard for the time; although fairly graphic it never does anything that other contemporary Italian horror films didn’t. The sleaze on the other hand is pretty abundant with full frontal appearing numerous times. Add in the element of incest in a high class family and we have a classic gothic story. What sets this even further apart is of course the possession, which makes for some interesting imagery where the demon Byleth is seen riding through mirrors on a white horse, dressed in dark cloaks. All and all “Byleth” is a little curio that is fast paced and delivers on what it promises.
Severin Films has done a good job remastering the film and has included it in German and Italian audio with subtitles.
In one of the most bizarre EuroSleaze sickies of the ‘70s, Mark Damon (HOUSE OF USHER, CRYPT OF THE LIVING DEAD) delivers an atypically unhinged performance as a duke consumed by unnatural lust for his beautiful sister (Claudia Gravy of THE NUN & THE DEVIL). Toss in depraved dollops of sex, voyeurism, demonic possession and giallo-style violence, and you get the sumptuous-yet-insane rarity The Wild Eye calls “intriguingly different and endearingly odd for Italian Horror aficionados.” Aldo Bufi Landi (FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET) and Fernando Cerulli (DEATH SMILES ON A MURDER) co-star in this long-lost filth-fest, directed by Spaghetti Western veteran Leopoldo Savona (PISTOL PACKIN’ PREACHER, APOCALYPSE JOE) and now scanned in 2k from negative elements recently discovered in a Madrid lab vault.
Severin Films – https://severin-films.com/
“Byleth” Blu-Ray – https://severin-films.com/shop/byleth-blu/
"Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory" Blu-Ray Review (Severin Films)
Written by MrParka
Severin Films brings the early werewolf shocker “Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory” to Blu-Ray stateside. One of the only werewolf flicks from Italy, it’s no surprise Severin has cleaned up this black and white cheapie and given it some much needed love.
A disbarred doctor shows up to teach at a girl’s reform school the same night that a young girl is killed on the grounds by a blood thirsty werewolf. The obvious signs point to our troubled newcomer, but other shady and seedy acts on the grounds suggest the werewolf could be one of many lurid suspects.
Predating the Giallo boom, the mystery elements in the film would often be compared to Krimis, the German predecessor to the Giallo. Much of the film’s short runtime deals with the sleazy practices of the school’s staff, including a husband and wife who both teach there. The husband has an appetite for young girls, but even with his infidelity and perversity he may not necessarily be the werewolf. We jump back and forth between a few of the characters trying to uncover the truth until the final climax and all is revealed.
“Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory” isn’t brimming with explicit content as some might expect for an Italian horror film. It relies on mystery, characters, and its story. All are solid and portrayed by some pretty faces as well as some familiar yet not so pretty faces such as Luciano Pigozzi, who plays the school’s groundskeeper. The creature design isn’t hidden to the end like many traditional monster flicks, but is shown fairly early on. Thankfully, it’s a solid lycanthrope. The film does have its corny moments but it manages to unfold nicely and makes for an entertaining watch.
Included on the Severin’s release is a great commentary with David Del Valle and actor Curt Lowens. The two dive into the movie as well as the career of Mr. Lowens. David Del Valle is very good at getting the actor to open up about his career and participation in the film. Also included on the disc is an interview with screen writing legend Ernesto Gastaldi. All and all Severin has done a solid job in putting this little seen title on Blu-Ray.
Twisted Italian horror meets lurid German krimi in the 1961 EuroShocker fIlled with “genuinely eerie scenes and rather graphic maulings” (DVD Drive-In), now restored like you’ve never seen or heard it before: When an all-girl reform school is rocked by a series of grisly murders, it will unleash a nightmare of sexual corruption and lupine depravity. Carl Schell (THE BLUE MAX), Barbara Lass (aka Roman Polanski’s first wife Barbara Kwiatkowska) and Luciano Pigozzi (CASTLE OF THE LIVING DEAD) star in this infamous Italian/Austrian co-production – originally titled LYCANTHROPUS – directed by Paolo Heusch (THE DAY THE SKY EXPLODED) from a screenplay by giallo maestro Ernesto Gastaldi (ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK) with a classic score by Armando Trovajoli (STRANGE SHADOWS IN AN EMPTY ROOM), newly scanned in 2k from archival elements recently discovered in a Rome lab vault.
- Bad Moon Rising: Interview with Screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
- Italian Trailer
- US Trailer
- Alternate Opening
Severin Films – https://severin-films.com/
“Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory” Blu-Ray – https://severin-films.com/shop/werewolf-girls-dormitory-blu/
"Hitchhike to Hell" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
Be careful who you hitch a ride with! All roads lead to terror in Hitch Hike to Hell, the delightfully sleazy cautionary tale from cult director Irvin Berwick (Malibu High, The Monster of Piedras Blancas). Howard is a mild-mannered momma's boy whose job running deliveries for a cleaning agency affords him a lot of time out on the road. It's not until he picks up young women who've run away from home that he transforms into a twitching, homicidal maniac, hellbent on meting out punishment for their "transgressions". Can the cops put a stop to Howard's demented spree before he claims yet another victim? Influenced by the depraved crimes of the likes of "Co-ed Killer" Edmund Kemper, Hitch Hike to Hell is a bona fide American nightmare from the vaults of legendary exploitation producer Harry Novak (The Child, Toys Are Not for Children).
Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
1.33 and 1.78 versions of the feature
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed mono audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Newly-filmed appreciation by Nightmare USA author Stephen Thrower
Road to Nowhere: Hitchhiking Culture Goes to Hell - brand new video essay by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas exploring the dark side of hitch-hiking in the real world and on the screen
Original theatrical trailer
Original press book (BD-ROM Content)
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Heather Drain
Arrow Video – https://www.arrowvideo.com/
“Hitchhike to Hell” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/hitchhike-to-hell-blu-ray
"Man of a Thousand Faces" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Academy)
One screen legend pays homage to another in Man of a Thousand Faces, an enthralling biopic which sees Oscar-winning tough guy James Cagney give a multifaceted portrayal of silent cinema legend Lon Chaney. In early horror classics such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of The Opera, Lon Chaney captivated audiences with his vivid personifications of grotesque and afflicted characters. His extraordinary make-up skills, and miraculous ability to completely transform into grisly yet sympathetic and tragic monsters, garnered him international acclaim and the famous moniker of this film's title. Yet, despite his talent and success, Chaney led a life plagued by hardship and heartache. This insightful film-portrait traces the trajectory of the actor's career: from impoverished vaudeville clown to Hollywood stardom, whilst also capturing the drama that surrounded his private life. The film is presented here for the first time in dazzling High Definition, with a selection of revealing extras.
Brand new restoration from the original negative by Arrow Films
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
New audio commentary by film scholar Tim Lucas
The Man Behind a Thousand Faces, a newly filmed look at Lon Chaney and his legacy by the critic Kim Newman
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully Illustrated booklet with a newly commissioned essay by Vic Pratt of the BFI
Arrow Academy – https://arrowfilms.com/brands/arrow-academy/
“Man of a Thousand Faces” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/man-of-a-thousand-faces-blu-ray
"Plaguers" Blu-Ray Review (Wild Eye Releasing)
In Space, Everyone Screams.
When a band of space pirates hijack a fuel-transport vessel bound for Earth, an alien virus known only as "Thanatos" is accidentally released. The contagion mutates its victims, transforming them one after another into ravenous, demonic creatures. Pirates and crew must join together to destroy the undead PLAGUERS as the ship nears Earth, threatening to infect the entire planet.
First time ever on Blu Ray
Special 10th Anniversary Special Edition
Archive commentary track with star Steve Railsback and producers Brad & Josephina Sykes
New 2019 anniversary edition producer commentary track
Behind The Scenes documentary 'Scares In Space'
Highlights from Q&A with cast and crew
Original release trailer
Wild Eye Releasing – http://www.wildeyereleasing.com/
“Plaguers” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/plaguers-blu-ray
"The Thing" Blu-Ray Review (Mill Creek Entertainment)
It Isn't Human. Yet.
“a competent, confident claustrophobic thriller.” – Andrew O’Hehir, Salon
From the producers of Dawn of the Dead comes the chilling prelude to John Carpenter's cult classic film. When paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their experiment has freed a mysterious being from its frozen prison. Paranoia spreads like an epidemic as a creature that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish in this spine-tingling thriller.
Mill Creek Entertainment – https://www.millcreekent.com/
“The Thing” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Thing-Blu-ray-Mary-Elizabeth-Winstead/dp/B07VTHFRPY/
"The Spirit Gallery" DVD Review (SOV Horror)
"This dream-like, hallucinogenic release is worth a viewing for fans of artsy horror or David Lynch."
- POP APOSTLE
"The Spirit Gallery... blurs the lines between reality and hallucination. It mixes horrific and religious imagery much like Ken Russell did in Lair of the White Worm and Altered States"
- VOICES FROM THE BALCONY
For the first time on DVD!!! SOVHORROR.COM is pleased to present John Strysik's rarely seen S.O.V. from 1995, The Spirit Gallery!
A woman obsessed with a secluded artist travels beyond reality in THE SPIRIT GALLERY!
Gwendolyn Creed was a God-fearing woman until she met B.A. Catch and his fantastic abilities. A legendary and reclusive artist, Catch could manifest ectoplasm from the palms of his hands - and steal your soul in the process. Sculpting faces out of soul-matter, Catch opens doorways into alternate dimensions where pain and pleasure combine. People are beaten, stabbed and crucified. The body is altered, the skin diseased and in need of new host to survive - but can love win out?
From John Strysik, a director on George Romero's "Tales From the Darkside" and screenwriter of Stuart Gordon's "Stuck" and "Deathbed" comes THE SPIRIT GALLERY! A Semi-Divine Comedy of Love, Lust and Severe Mutation.
Commentary With Director John Strysik
Young People In Trouble - A 16mm Short by John Strysik
Behind The Scenes Stills Gallery
Trailers For Other SOVHORROR.COM Releases
Reproduction Catch Newspaper Article
SOV Horror – https://www.sovhorror.com/
“The Spirit Gallery” DVD – https://www.sovhorror.com/2019/10/the-spirit-gallery.html
"Amerikan Holocaust" Blu-Ray Review (The Sleaze Box)
Two veterans of the Vietnam War return to the USA without any moral restraints and with a sense that the nation has a debt to them.
New Interviews with Chris Woods (Director) and the cast including Bon Glazier
The Story of the Failed "Amerikan Holocaust" Sequel
A Look at "Amerikan Holocaust" Memorabilia
The Sleaze Box – http://www.thesleazebox.com/Shop.html
“Amerikan Holocaust” Blu-Ray – http://www.thesleazebox.com/BR-AH.html
"Scarecrow County" Online Screener Review
THERE’S NOWHERE TO HIDE.
A small-town librarian is gifted the lost diary of a dead teenager, exposing long-buried secrets as a murderous scarecrow stalks the streets.
“Scarecrow County” Letterboxd – https://letterboxd.com/film/scarecrow-county/
Hammer Time Episode 26 "Quatermass and the Pit" Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
Hobbs End, Knightsbridge, London. While working on a new subway tunnel for the London Underground, a group of construction workers uncover a strangely shaped skull. Nearby, another discovery: a large, mysterious and impenetrable metal object. Initially mistaken for an unexploded bomb, the object and its strange power turn out to be far more horrific than anybody could have possibly imagined. Is it of this earth? Could it be the ancestral link to mankind's evolution? Or could it be an ancient link to the unleashing of the ultimate evil? There's only one man capable of unravelling the clues, and his name is Professor Bernard Quatermass (Andrew Keir), a man of science who thrives on the dark mysteries of the world.
Written by legendary screenwriter Nigel Kneale, Quatermass And The Pit is a seminal British sci-fi classic. For its U.S. release by 20th Century Fox, the film was retitled Five Million Years To Earth.
NEW Audio Commentary With Film Historian Bruce G. Hallenbeck
NEW Audio Commentary With Filmmaker Constantine Nasr And Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman
NEW Interview With Actor Hugh Futcher
NEW Interview With Academy Award-Winning Special Effects Artist Brian Johnson (Alien)
NEW Interview With Clapper Loader Trevor Coop
NEW Interview With Focus Puller Bob Jordan
Interview With Author Judith Kerr
Interview With Actor Julian Glover
Interview With Actor/Writer Mark Gatiss
Interview With Filmmaker Joe Dante
Interview With Author/Film Historian Kim Newman
Interview With author/Hammer Film Historian Marcus Hearn
Audio Commentary With Director Roy Ward Baker And Writer Nigel Kneale
World of Hammer – Sci-Fi
Alternate U.S. Credits
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/
“Quatermass and the Pit” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/quatermass-and-the-pit?product_id=7059
Ask a Question/Answer a Question
Favorite Zombie Film Between Night and Dawn?
Byleth – 1972 –Leopoldo Savona
Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory – 1961 – Paolo Heusch
Hitchhike to Hell – 1977 – Irvin Berwick
Man of a Thousand Faces – 1957 – Joseph Pevney
Plaguers – 2008 – Brad Sykes
The Thing – 2011 – Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
The Spirit Gallery – 1995 – John Strysik
Amerikan Holocaust – 2013 – Chris Woods
Scarecrow County – 2019 – John Oak Dalton
Quatermass and the Pitand the Pit – 1967 – Roy Ward Baker
Slaughterhouse Slumber Party – 2019 – Dustin Mills