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Horror releases for January 31 on Blu-Ray and DVD. Click the title to go to the Amazon listing page; buy to support this site!

Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween

“To avoid trouble on All Hallows’ Eve, Madea and her posse stay home to keep a watchful eye on Brian’s (Tyler Perry) teenage daughter. But when the witching hour strikes, all hell-arity breaks loose.”

Lair of the White Worm [Vestron Video Blu-Ray]

“Bram Stoker’s last novel is the basis for this wild tale of a horrific beast and the evil forces it unleashes on the beautiful English countryside.”

Parents [Vestron Video Blu-Ray]

“The Laemles are the all-American family of 1954 with one small exception – Dad and mom are cannibals.”

Poltergeist II: The Other Side [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]

“In this thrilling follow-up to the smash hit Poltergeist, the Freeling family (JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O’Rourke, Oliver Robins) settles into a new home following the annihilation of their former residence by terrifying visitors from the netherworld. But the spirits of the dead are still hell-bent on luring the family’s clairvoyant daughter Carol Anne to “the other side. “, This chilling sequel, directed by Brian Gibson (Breaking Glass) also stars Will Sampson (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), Julian Beck (The Cotton Club) and Zelda Rubinstein (Anguish) returns as Tangina.”

Poltergeist III [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]

“They are back….again! And they’re looking for Carol Ann in this riveting finale to the POLTERGEIST trilogy. Sent by her parents to live in a Chicago highrise with her aunt (Nancy Allen, Carrie) and uncle (Tom Skeritt, Alien), Carol Ann discovers she must now face demons more frightening than ever before. Led by the Reverend Kane (now played by Nathan Davis), the spirits have moved from invading homes to taking over an entire skyscraper. They are lurking behind every mirror… waiting. Fortunately, Tangina (Zelda Rubinstein) returns to battle these malevolent forces.”

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume IV

“It’s Mystery Science Theater 3000, America’s only show that makes fun of really bad B-movies from the comfort of a spaceship floating above Earth.

It’s volume 4, reloaded!

Titles Include:

Space Mutiny

Overdrawn At The Memory Bank

Girl In Gold Boots

Hamlet”

Taboo IV [Vinegar Syndrome Blu-Ray]

“In the fourth installment of Kirdy Stevens’ popular TABOO series, the focus shifts to Dr. Jeremy Lodge (Jamie Gillis), a prominent psychologist who deals with clients who have been traumatized by incest. Unknown to him, his wife Alice (Cyndee Summers) has been having an affair with his brother (John Leslie). After their teenage daughters Robin and Naomi (Ginger Lynn and Karen Summer respectively) are expelled from boarding school, things come to a head when Jeremy discovers the affair and he and Alice split up, each taking one girl. Soon erotic tensions build as Naomi begins to lust after her uncle and Robin becomes more and more fascinated by the concept of incest…The last TABOO film to receive a theatrical release, TABOO 4 features writer/producer Helene Terrie’s most accomplished and daring script along side exceptional performances from Karen Summer, Lynn, Leslie, and Gillis, as well as Honey Wilder reprising her role of Joyce McBride. Easily among the greatest erotic features of the 1980s, Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents TABOO 4 on Blu-ray newly restored from its original 35mm camera negative.

Bonus Features:
1. Scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm original camera negative
2. Commentary track with Kirdy Stevens (Director) and Helene Terrie (Writer / Producer)
3. Commentary track with Ginger Lynn (Actress)
4. New video interview with Ginger Lynn (Actress)
5. New video interview with Karen Summer (Actress)
6. Script gallery
7. Reverse cover artwork”

The Coffin Joe Trilogy Collection [Synapse Films]

Unholy undertaker, sinful savant, denizen of dreams and hallucinations… Coffin Joe, with his trademark top hat, black cape and long talon-like fingernails, is a horror legend across the world. Portrayed by prolific Brazilian director José Mojica Marins, Coffin Joe has been immortalized in films, TV programs, comic books and popular songs. Marins has a strangely personal filmmaking style that can only be compared to an unholy blend of Russ Meyer, Mario Bava and Luis Buñuel. Synapse Films is proud to present The Coffin Joe Trilogy, a three film DVD collection containing AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL, THIS NIGHT I’LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE and EMBODIMENT OF EVIL. This trilogy of films contains the classic story of Coffin Joe’s descent into madness and violence as he murders and tortures men and women in his unholy quest to find the perfect bride.

Special Features:

  • 35mm negative scans of the first two films, supervised by director José Mojica Marins
  • The Making of AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (10 minutes)
  • José Mojica Marins discusses his short film, REINO SANGRENTO (1952) (9 minutes)
  • Interview with José Mojica Marins (6 minutes)
  • New scene filmed in 2002
  • Introduction to the film by Coffin Joe
  • The Making of THIS NIGHT I’LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE (8 minutes)
  • A visit to the Coffin Joe Museum (5 minutes)
  • The Universe of Mojica Marins Vintage Featurette (25 minutes)
  • Interview with José Mojica Marins (8 minutes)
  • Introduction to the film by Coffin Joe
  • Photo gallery- The Making of EMBODIMENT OF EVIL
  • Footage from the Fantasia Film Festival Premiere
  • Original Theatrical Trailers”

Don’t Answer the Phone! [Vinegar Syndrome Blu-Ray]

“Vietnam vet Kirk Smith (Nicholas Worth) spends his days photographing pretty girls. He spends his nights strangling them. With the LAPD baffled by what seems to be a series of random killings, radio psychiatrist Lindsay Gale begins receiving menacing calls from Smith, who then sets his murderous sights on her patients, and soon Gale herself…

One time director Robert Hammer’s gripping and suspenseful early slasher, DON’T ANSWER THE PHONE!, blends unnerving psychological drama with brutal violence, complimented by a career performance from Nicholas Worth and atmospheric cinematography by James L. Carter (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3).

Vinegar Syndrome presents this genre film masterpiece freshly restored in 4k from its recently discovered 35mm original camera negative, and looking better than it ever has on home video.

Bonus Features:
1. Scanned and restored in 4k from 35mm original negative
2. All extras included on both Blu-ray and DVD
3. Commentary track with writer / producer / director Robert Hammer
4. Director introduction
5. “Answering the Phone” video interview with star Nicholas Worth
6. “For What It’s Worth” career retrospective with Nicholas Worth
7. Isolated soundtrack by composer Byron Allred
8. Original theatrical trailer
9. Multiple TV spots
10. Promotional still gallery
11. 16 page booklet with essay by Michael Gingold
12. Reversible cover artwork
13. English SDH Subtitles”

Blood Mania/Point of Terror [Vinegar Syndrome Blu-Ray]

“Vinegar Syndrome presents a lurid double dose of 70s sleaze from one of the most enigmatic leading men of the era: Peter Carpenter.

Please note: this first pressing of 3,000 units includes an exclusive bonus DVD featuring rare TV versions of both films!

First, in Robert Vincent O’Neill’s BLOOD MANIA, Carpenter stars as Craig, lover of the unstable Victoria (Maria De Aragon), who’s very keen to see her wealthy father reach an early grave so she can inherit his fortune. Deciding to speed up the process, she concocts a diabolical plan for his demise, only to be met with some unexpected obstacles… Playing like a sex and violence drenched soap opera, BLOOD MANIA is a mind-bending drive-in oddity that keeps you guessing until its final shocking twist.

Then, in Alex Nicol’s POINT OF TERROR., Carpenter headlines as Tony Trelos, a lounge singer who mysteriously wakes up on Andrea’s (Dyanne Thorne) private beach. The two quickly begin an affair, but things get complicated when Andrea decides to murder her wheelchair bound husband and Tony starts sleeping with Andrea’s pretty stepdaughter… With its Tom Jones inspired musical interludes and DP Robert Maxwell’s Bava-esque lighting scheme, POINT OF TERROR plays like a candy colored acid trip into the world of vanity themed exploitation.

Vinegar Syndrome proudly brings both of these jaw dropping classics to Blu-ray, newly restored from their original negatives and featuring their much sought after alternative TV versions (exclusive to this first pressing of 3,000 units)!

Bonus Features:
1. LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE: Bonus DVD featuring alternate TV versions for both films! (Limited to 3,000 units)
2. Region free 3-disc Blu-ray and DVD combo pack
3. Both films scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm camera negative
4. Commentary track on BLOOD MANIA with Robert Vincent O’Neill (Director), Leslie Simms (Actress) and Vicki Peters (Actress)
5. Video interview and introduction with director Robert Vincent O’Neill
6. Video interview with actress Leslie Simms
7. Theatrical trailers for both films
8. TV spots for both films
9. Promotional galleries for both films
10. Reverse cover artwork
11. English SDH Subtitles”

Love Camp 7 [Blue Underground Blu-Ray]

“The story of LOVE CAMP 7 is based on fact! During the darkest days of World War II, two young American WAC officers volunteer to infiltrate a Nazi Love Camp on a desperate rescue mission. Once inside, they are subjected to horrid humiliations at the hands of their captors. Can they survive long enough to complete their objective and escape with their lives intact?

Launching the Nazisploitation craze of the 1970s, LOVE CAMP 7 was the dream child of Writer/Producer/Star Bob Cresse (THE SCAVENGERS), Producer Dave Friedman (BLOOD FEAST), and Director/Cinematographer Lee Frost (THE BLACK GESTAPO). Blue Underground presents the original version of LOVE CAMP 7 in a brand-new 4K restoration from its recently discovered camera negative!

Special Features:

  • NAZITHON: DECADENCE AND DESTRUCTION
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Poster & Still Gallery
  • BONUS Collectable Booklet featuring The History of Nazi-Exploitation by Paolo Zelati”

Wax Max [One 7 Movies Blu-Ray]

“There’s a new attraction in town that’s not for the fainthearted. A wax museum that recreates, for the thrills of a paying audience, some of the most gruesome murders ever committed by human hands.
A young man makes a bet with his friends that he can spend an entire night in the museum but he is found dead the morning after. Who is the savage slayer? The police are unable to come up with a reason or a clue to identify the murderer. Weirdly enough, the museum starts featuring new murder scenes as the killing spree increases. Is the metal-clawed killer that haunted Paris years ago, prowling the streets of Rome, looking for fresh flesh and blood?

Special Features:

Backstage scenes
Special effects scenes”

A Place Beyond Shame [Vinegar Syndrome]

“International sex symbol, Seka, has lost her sex drive. So much so that even the mere touch of a man horrifies her. Frustrated and confused, Seka turns to a psychiatrist (Paul Thomas) who puts her into a hypnotic state to help rediscover her sensuality. Soon Seka finds herself in a world of unlimited ecstasy, observing and participating in encounters with men and women, each more exciting than the last.

Co-directors Fred Lincoln and Sharon Mitchell present a cinematic document of volcanic lust that’s more erotic and passionate than anything you’ve seen and featuring a supporting cast including Lori Blue, Don Fernando, Lysa Thatcher, Mai Lin and many more. So come with Seka and enter a place where fantasy becomes reality…A PLACE BEYOND SHAME.

Bonus Features:
1. Scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm original camera negative
2. Original theatrical trailer”

Blue Money [Vinegar Syndrome Blu-Ray]

“Jim (Alain Patrick) would seem like any other ordinary young man, trying to make ends meet and support his wife (Barbara Mills) and young daughter, while pursuing his dream of sailing around the world. But his profession is anything but ordinary: Jim is a filmmaker in the highly lucrative, and also highly illegal world of erotic movies…

A new fling with a beautiful, fresh-faced actress begins to take its toll on his home life, while the vice squad begins an ever-increasing surveillance of his studio. Will he manage to escape the vicious clutches of the vice, or succumb to the ever-present temptation of blue money?

Director/Star Alain Patrick’s BLUE MONEY is a powerful, Casavettes-esque examination of LA’s burgeoning hardcore film scene. Produced by Bob Chinn (Johnny Wadd), and featuring cameos from Sandy Dempsey and Suzanne Fields, BLUE MONEY makes its Blu-ray debut newly restored in 2K and uncut for the first time on home video.

Bonus Features:
1. Scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm original camera negative
2. “Making Blue Money” video interview with Producer Bob Chinn
3. Bonus feature: THE AFFAIRS OF APHRODITE (1970) (Directed by Alain Patrick)
4. Original theatrical trailer
5. Promotional still gallery
6. Reversible cover artwork
7. English SDH Subtitles”

At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul [Synapse Films]

“Coffin Joe makes his film debut in AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (À Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma), the first installment of the Coffin Joe Trilogy. Coffin Joe (known as Zé do Caixão, and portrayed by director José Mojica Marins) is a mysterious undertaker in a small Brazilian town. He frowns upon religion and is bitter because his wife cannot bear him a child. After violently killing his wife with a venomous spider, the murder, mutilation and blasphemy escalates as Joe stops at nothing to find a new woman to continue his evil bloodline. The town’s gypsy has a warning for Coffin Joe… the spirits of those he killed may return to claim his soul! Will Coffin Joe escape the wrath of the dead and finally get the child he’s always wanted, or will unholy terror claim him for his hideous crimes?

AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL is celebrated as the first true horror film ever made in Brazil and is extremely graphic and frightening for its time. Startling, atmospheric and incredibly gruesome, this film is followed by THIS NIGHT I’LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE and EMBODIMENT OF EVIL (all available from Synapse Films).

Special Features:

  • 35mm negative scan supervised by director José Mojica Marins
  • The Making of AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (10 minutes)
  • José Mojica Marins discusses his short film, REINO SANGRENTO (1952) (9 minutes)
  • Interview with José Mojica Marins (6 minutes)
  • New scene filmed in 2002
  • Introduction to the film by Coffin Joe
  • Original theatrical trailer and rare promotional trailer”

This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse [Synapse Films]

“This sequel to the ground-breaking Brazilian horror masterpiece, AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL brings back the demented murderous caretaker, Coffin Joe (known as Zé do Caixão, and portrayed by director José Mojica Marins). Surviving the terrors of the first film, Coffin Joe is now joined by a hunchbacked assistant named Bruno to help him on his unholy quest for the perfect bride. After kidnapping and torturing women and submitting them to sadistic trials, Joe thinks he’s finally found the right woman to bear him a child. Unfortunately, things don t go as planned and Joe suffers horrible nightmares from killing a pregnant woman. What follows is a hallucinatory descent into the Hellish underworld as Joe struggles to survive his blasphemous visions and the wrath of the local villagers.

THIS NIGHT I’LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE is even more brutal than its predecessor, and contains the controversial color Hell sequence.
This film is the second installment in the Coffin Joe Trilogy, and is followed by EMBODIMENT OF EVIL (which is also available from Synapse Films).

Special Features:

  • 35mm negative scan supervised by director José Mojica Marins
  • The Making of THIS NIGHT I’LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE (8 minutes)
  • A visit to the Coffin Joe Museum (5 minutes)
  • The Universe of Mojica Marins ‘New Release Info Worksheet’! Vintage Featurette (25 minutes)
  • Interview with José Mojica Marins (8 minutes)
  • Introduction to the film by Coffin Joe
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Photo gallery”

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