“Don’t Open the Door Review – 0:30
“The Night of the Virgin” Review – 7:43
“The House on Tombstone Hill” Review – 12:40
“The Girl in the Crawlspace” Review – 19:24
“Mandy” Review – 27:26
“Summer of ‘84” Review – 34:58
“Tales of Terror” Review – 42:05
The Weekly Western “The Professionals” Review – 54:41
“VHS Voyage “The Brain “Review –1:05:43
“13 Assassins” Pick a movie Review – 1:15:41
Pick a movie Drawing – 1:23:30
Q&A – 1:24:24
Question of the Week/Viewer’s Answers – 1:32:20
Update – 1:36:33
Podcast Version –
"Don't Open the Door/Don't Look in the Basement" Double Feature Blu-Ray/DVD Review (VCI Entertainment)
2 DOORS... WE DARE YOU TO OPEN!
VCI presents in a very special - Ultimate Package - from the low budget, cult-film director, S.F. Brownrigg's ("Poor White Trash 2" and "Keep My Grave Open") gory, gruesome, greatness - DON'T OPEN THE DOOR and DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT. 2 Doors... we dare you to open! Both restored from new 2K scans, so bloody good we warn you... To avoid fainting, keep repeating: "It's only a movie...It's only a Movie! "Don't Open the Door" - In this effective, low-budget cult-classic, a dutiful granddaughter goes home to take care of her dying grandmother. Once there, she finds herself trapped inside the house with a homicidal maniac and all hell breaks loose. "Don't Open the Basement" - this gory little chiller takes place in an experimental hospital for the criminally insane where the creative thinking director allows several inmates to act out their psychotic delusions (you know, like - necrophilia, paranoia, and popsicles). Things really start to get nuts when a new staffer arrives...starting with the bloody ax murder of the doctor himself and leading to a total takeover of this hallowed institution by its craziest and violent inhabitants.
2018 Commentary Track On “Don’t Look In The Basement” from Film Historian and Journalist, David Del Valle & Genre Director, David Decoteau (Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge)
Original Theatrical Trailers on Both Features
Assorted other Grindhouse Trailers
VCI Entertainment – https://www.vcientertainment.com/
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"The Night of the Virgin" DVD Review
Evil Has No Gender
In this horror-comedy, at a New Year's Eve party, Nico, a naive twenty year old, sets out ready to lose his virginity at all costs that same night. In the middle of the party, his gaze crosses Medea, a cunning and attractive mature woman.
Slide Show, Bonus Trailers
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"The House on Tombstone Hill" Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Review (Vinegar Syndrome)
This special limited edition double-sided embossed slipcover (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) is limited to just 1,500 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!
A group of friends have decided to repair and renovate an old house located in the middle of nowhere in the hope of turning it into their ‘cool’ crash pad. But shortly after arriving, a strange and seemingly senile old woman is found to be lurking around the premises. Uncertain of her intentions, the group of trendy homesteaders go about their business but soon find themselves up against a very unexpected geriatric evil, hell-bent on keeping them as permanent residents in ‘her’ house, dispatching them in a series of creatively gruesome ways. But to make matters even worse, shortly after meeting their demise, their mutilated corpses return from the dead, determined to help their elderly assassin and her fiendish daughter finish off the others…
Absurdly gory and filled with top-notch kills, courtesy of effects wizards Ed French and Bruce Spaulding Fuller, James Riffel’s cynical blend of slasher and zombie film (and late 80s late-night cable classic), THE HOUSE ON TOMBSTONE HILL (aka THE DEAD COME HOME and DEAD DUDES IN THE HOUSE), makes its Blu-ray debut from Vinegar Syndrome, newly restored from its original camera negative and looking better than you ever thought possible.
Directed by: James Riffel
1988 / 94 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR
Cast: Mark Zobian, Victor Verhaeghe, Sarah Newhouse, Douglas Gibson
• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 16mm original camera negative
• “Three Dead Dudes” – featurette with actors: Mark Zobian, Victor Verhaeghe and Douglas Gibson
• Audio interview with director James Riffel, moderated by Chris Poggiali
• Extensive behind-the-scenes still gallery
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles
Vinegar Syndrome – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/
Buy “The House on Tombstone Hill” aka “Dead Dudes in the House” Blu-Ray/DVD Combo – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/shop/house-on-tombstone-hill-slipcover/
"The Girl in the Crawlspace" Screener Review
The Crawlspace Killer terrorizes a small Indiana town.
“The Girl in the Crawlspace” Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thegirlinthecrawlspace/
"Mandy" Streaming Review (Vudu)
When a nightmarish cult attack Red and Mandy, the shocking assault leads to a spiraling, surreal, bloody rampage of all out, mind-altering vengeance.
Rent or Buy “Mandy” Vudu – https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/details/Mandy/980957
"Summer of '84" Blu-Ray Review (MOD)
EVERY SERIAL KILLER LIVES NEXT DOOR TO SOMEONE.
Summer is usually a time for fun and games, but some teens get much more danger than they bargained for after beginning to suspect their neighbor is a serial murderer.
Buy “Summer of ‘84” Blu-Ray (MOD) – https://www.amazon.com/Summer-84-Blu-ray-Graham-Verchere/dp/B07GRVC36B/
Tales of Terror Blu-Ray Review (Kino Lorber)
This triple treat of terror is a three-episode blood-dripping package that includes murder, necrophilia, dementia, live burials, open tombs, exhumation, resurrection, zombies and feline vengeance, resulting in nothing less than juicy entertainment and spine-chilling cinema. Mix in three horror legends, Vincent Price (The Oblong Box), Peter Lorre (The Raven) and Basil Rathbone (Queen of Blood), and you've got a shocker you dare not to watch alone! Mr. Price stars in all three Edgar Allan Poe (Premature Burial) episodes, Morella, The Black Cat and The Case Of M. Valdemar. Produced and directed by cult great, Roger Corman (X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes) with a great supporting cast that includes Leona Gage, Joyce Jameson, Debra Paget and David Frankham.
Blu-ray Extras Include:
Interview with Producer and Director Roger Corman
Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle & Actor David Frankham
Original Theatrical Trailer
Kino Lorber – https://www.kinolorber.com/
Buy “Tales of Terror” Blu-Ray – https://www.kinolorber.com/product/tales-of-terror-blu-ray
The Weekly Western "The Professionals" Blu-Ray Review
Academy Award winners Burt Lancaster (1950 Best Actor, Elmer Gantry) and Lee Marvin headline (1965 Best Actor, Cat Ballou) headline the top-notch, rip-roaring Western action/adventure, The Professionals. Four soldiers of fortune are hired by a wealthy Texan oil baron (Ralph Bellamy) to rescue his kidnapped wife (Claudia Cardinale), who's been spirited acress the Mexican Border by a band ofmercenaries led by Jesus Raza (Jack Palance). The four rugged professionals, each regarded as a specialist in his selected field - an expert marksman and tracker (Woody Strode), the explosives master(Lancaster), horse handler (Robert Ryan) and one skilled in tactics and weaponry (Marvin) - make their way across the treacherous landscape to retrieve the beautiful kidnappee, but discover all is not what it seems in the explosive climax. Excellent performances from an all-star cast, Maurice Jarre's haunting musical score and surprising plot twists make The Professionals a true classic. The Professionals garnered three Academy Award® nominations; two for Richard Brooks (Best Direction and Best Adapted Screenplay) and another for the esteemed Conrad Hall (Best Cinematography). The filmmakers received the same nominations the following year for the true crime classic, In Cold Blood.
The Professionals - A Classic
Burt Lancaster: A Portrait
Memories From The Professionals
Buy “The Professionals” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Professionals-Blu-ray-Jack-Palance/dp/B000HEVZ76/
The VHS Voyage "The Brain" VHS Review (I.V.E. International Video Entertainment)
MIND OVER MATTER
Dr. Blake runs a TV show called “Independent Thinkers”, which is sort of a Scientology-like self-help/religion program. But he’s not making his audience think any more independently – with the help of an alien organism he calls The Brain, he’s using brainwashing and mind control. The only thing that stands between them and world domination is a brilliant but troubled high school student with a penchant for pranks…
Buy VHS “The Brain” – https://www.amazon.com/Brain-VHS-Tom-Bresnahan/dp/6302001005/
Pick a Movie "13 Assassins" Blu-Ray Review (Magnet Releasing)
Cult director Takeshi Miike (Ichi The Killer, Audition) delivers a bravado action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a brave group of elite samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and his army to prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war torn future.
Interview with Director Takashi Miike
BD Live Enabled
Magnet Releasing – http://www.magnetreleasingfilms.com/
Buy “13 Assassins” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/13-Assassins-Blu-ray-Koji-Yakusho/dp/B004XQO8R8/
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Question of the week
If you had to recommend only 1 movie from 2018 what would it be?
1. Body Melt
2. Memories Within Miss Aggie
3. Scream For Help
4. God’s Bloody Acre/ So Sad About Gloria
5. Slave of the Cannibal God
6. Ouija Blood Ritual
7. A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection
8. Mom and Dad
10. Blood Feast Remake
11. The Houses October Built 2
Don’t Open the Door – 1974 – S.F. Brownrigg
The Night of the Virgin – 2016 – Roberto San Sebastián
The House on Tombstone Hill – 1989 – James Riffel
The Girl in the Crawlspace – 2018 – John Oak Dalton
Mandy – 2018 – Panos Cosmatos
Summer of ’84 – 2018 – François Simard/Anouk Whissell/Yoann-Karl Whissell
Tales of Terror – 1962 – Roger Corman
The Professionals – 1966 – Richard Brooks
The Brain – 1988 – Ed Hunt
13 Assassins – 2010 – Takashi Miike