If you had any idea how difficult it’s been for my editor and me to sober up to the point where we can just function figure out just what the hell Shout! Factory is releasing this week and what we have to review…you wouldn’t believe me. So. Let’s just get on with it, shall we?
A few years ago, Shout! Factory’s Scream Factory line released on Blu-ray one of the most highly-sought MIA 70s cult titles among home video enthusiasts: Willard, the 1971 tear-em-up indie horror hit from Bing Crosby Productions (distributed by Cinerama Releasing), based on Stephen Gilbert’s novel, Ratman’s Notebooks, directed by Daniel Mann, scripted by Gilbert A.… Read More ‘Willard’ (1971): Part animal horror flick, part adolescent drama – mostly twisted fairy tale
“Ugly doll.”“F*ck you!”
A few years back, Severin released a spiffy Blu-ray transfer (from the original negative) of Mario Caiano’s Nightmare Castle (Amanti d’Oltretomba), the 1965 Italian gothic horror shocker starring the incomparable Barbara Steele, along with Paul Muller, Helga Line, Marino Mase, Rik Battaglia, and Giuseppe Addobbati.
“Sharp-Fanged Blood Sucking DEATH Dives From MIDNIGHT SKIES!”
Sleazy, thoroughly enjoyable 1980s “women in prison/nuthouse” flick.
A low-budget indie starring a crazy MMA fighter as a crazy, murderous psychopath in a love letter to slashers of yore.
Director William Castle’s bizarre, schizophrenic children’s nightmare, damn near perfectly realized.
A dreamy, sensuous, and deliciously “off” Italian giallo classic.
And you thought your family had problems.