Two deranged killers. Four nubile women. Do the math.
When four women head out for a weekend in the wild to explore rock formations, little do they imagine the horror that awaits when they’re stalked by two serials killers.
What starts out as innocent fun – camping, skinny dipping, and exploring rocks – soon turns into a fight for survival in Victims!. Directed by Jeff Hathcock, Victims! is written for the screen by John O’Hara (based on the story Weekend by Richard Halli) and stars Ava Kauffman, Ann Richardson, Geri Schlessel, Pam Richards, Robert Axelrod and Lonny Withers.
In the wake of the success of Dario Argento’s ground-breaking giallo The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, numerous other directors stepped forward to try their hand at these lurid murder-mysteries. At the forefront was Sergio Martino (The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh, Torso), whose sensual 70s thrillers starring Edwige Fenech and George Hilton are widely celebrated as some of the best the genre has to offer.
The final of Martino’s six gialli, The Suspicious Death of a Minor combines conventional giallo trappings with elements of the then flourishing ‘poliziotteschi’ crime thrillers. Claudio Cassinelli (What Have They Done to Your Daughters?) stars as undercover cop Paolo Germi, on the trail of a Milanese criminal outfit following the brutal murder of an underage prostitute. But a killer-for-hire is also on the prowl, bumping off witnesses before they have a chance to talk…
Also starring Mel Ferrer (Nightmare City), Barbara Magnolfi (Suspiria) and Jenny Tamburi (The Psychic), and featuring a script by veteran giallo writer Ernesto Gastaldi (All the Colours of the Dark, Death Walks at Midnight), this unique and lesser-known entry in Martino’s filmography serves as an essential link between two different movements in Italian popular cinema.
15-year-old Rita lives in an ordinary town, attends an ordinary high school and wants to lead an ordinary life … but Rita is far from an ordinary teenager. Overweight and self-conscious, Rita (Susan Myers, James At 16) is the victim of cruel teasing by many of her classmates. Only her mother (Lee Grant, Damien: Omen II) and her gym teacher (Lelia Goldoni , Invasion Of The Body Snatchers) seem to understand her. But their understanding is not enough to contain the rage that wells up within Rita. And when it does, the rage causes a supernatural power inside of her to take over. Those who are against Rita begin to die. There seems to be no way to stop the terror once Rita has cast her spell.
This terrifying television film from 1977 also stars James Olsen (Amityville II: The Possession), Helen Hunt (Twister) and was written by genre writer Brian Taggert (Visiting Hours, Poltergeist III and Omen IV: The Awakening).
A creature is haunting the streets of Los Angeles, waiting for the cover of night to stalk innocent young girls. Hungry for fame and fortune, it’s fueled by a demonic rage ready to devour anyone attempting to hinder its becoming the most powerful entity in Hollywood. While sometimes called A.J. Nelson, this demon is more commonly known as Vic Savage. This is his story…
In 1964, Vic Savage made THE CREEPING TERROR with a microscopic budget verging on the non-existent. Quickly earning a reputation as the worst movie ever made, it tells of the arrival of an unconvincing alien life-form (a shambling carpet creature made of plastic tubing, wire and soap) that devours its picnicking, dancing and guitar-playing victims. Much like the infamous Ed Wood, Savage managed to pull off a variety of schemes to convince an honest producer to invest in what he promised to be “the biggest monster movie ever made”.
Told through re-enactments and containing shockingly true stories of many of the actual people involved with the production, Pete Schuermann’s THE CREEP BEHIND THE CAMERA is the funny and ultimately terrifying saga of the making of THE CREEPING TERROR, and a disastrous portrait of a talentless artist who ultimately succumbs to his own self-destructive behavior. Starring Josh Phillips in the larger-than-life performance as Vic Savage, and Jodi Lynn Thomas (AMC’s PREACHER) as his unsuspecting wife Lois, THE CREEP BEHIND THE CAMERA pays vibrant tribute to an inglorious chapter in the history of genre cinema, incidentally exposing one of the most unimaginably radical antitheses of the Hollywood dream.
In this long-unseen shocker from “one of filmdom’s most provocative creators” (The A.V. Club), the legendary Jess Franco (VAMPYROS LESBOS) pushes the limits of psycho-sexual insanity like never before: Lina Romay (of BARBED WIRE DOLLS and MACUMBA SEXUAL infamy) and Lynn Monteil (of Jean Rollin’s ZOMBIE LAKE and Franco’s SADOMANIA) star as a pair of cunning bisexual strippers released from prison to work undercover for the U.S. government. What follows is a deranged mélange of kinky threesomes, crazed S&M, depraved white slavers and audacious international politics that will leave even the most obsessive Franco fanatics slack-jawed in astonishment. Olivier Mathot (CANNIBAL TERROR), Joëlle Le Quément (WOMEN BEHIND BARS) and Claude Boisson (DEVIL HUNTER) co-star in this EuroSleaze rarity, now restored uncut in HD and loaded with exclusive Bonus Materials from the Franco archives. Y BD-25 & DVD-5 2 1980 English English Jess Franco Lina Romay, Lynn Monteil, Olivier Mathot
In 1972, director Gerard Damiano made one of the most significant erotic films of the decade: DEEP THROAT. 12 years later, the master of sensual filmmaking crafted this personal story of love, marriage, desire, and reflection, exploring the lives of two young married couples.
Michelle and Walter (Michelle Maren and George Payne) are a monogamous couple who have never made love to anyone but each other and are burning to try new experiences. Meanwhile their friends Louise and Andy (Sharon Kane and Joey Silvera) are seasoned swingers who routinely explore and enjoy new fantasies.
Damiano carefully contrasts their intertwined lives in this thoughtful and sensual drama, expertly photographed by Larry Revene(CORRUPTION) and featuring supporting performances from Sharon Mitchell, Eric Edwards, and Joanna Storm and Jerry Butler.
From the mind of erotic auteur Joe Sarno comes RED ROSES OF PASSION, a lurid tale of lust and violence.
Carla is fed up with her dull home life, living a prudish existence with her spinster aunt. After being introduced to a tarot reader, Carla quickly finds herself involved with a mysterious sect known as The Cult of Pan, who have learned to harness the carnal powers of roses to entrap men into sexual liaisons. But as Carla delves deeper into the occult world, the true and much more sinister motives of the cult start to become apparent.
Lauded as one of Sarno’s finest films, RED ROSES OF PASSION is a grim melodrama, punctuated by sequences of torrid eroticism.
Starring Sarno regular actors Patricia McNair and Judson Todd and lensed in contrast heavy black and white by future arthouse auteur Tony Lover, RED ROSES is a distinctly original sexploitation classic and has been fully restored by Vinegar Syndrome from its recently unearthed camera negative.
From the devious mind of filmmaker Shaun Costello comes these two rarities of gritty Times Square sleaze.
SUNNY: Director Shaun Costello’s glossy society drama drama follows high class prostitute, Sunny (Candida Royalle), who has been hired to manipulate a young society man to marry her as part of an inheritance scheme.
MORE THAN SISTERS: In Shaun Costello’s tribute to Vertigo and Sisters, a young woman has been experiencing terrifying nightmares set in an asylum. Her husband, powerless to help her, enlists the aid of a detective to investigate her past, hoping for a clue to her present visions, but what he uncovers is more shocking than anyone could imagine.
“Ruby” is a horror film with the emphasis on atmosphere and suspense, but it also contains enough creepy special effects and blood and gore to satisfy the most demanding genre fans. Most of it takes place at night, with all kinds of marvelous influences lurking in the shadows. Directed by cult-film director Curtis Harrington (Night Tide, Queen of Blood, Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet, Games, What’s the Matter with Helen? Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? The Killing Kind) and featuring an impressive cast including Piper Laurie, fresh from her starring role in Carrie, 1976, as Ruby, and Stuart Whitman (Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, 1965). The movie begins in 1935, Ruby Clair, beautiful hostess of a Florida gambling house, watches in horror as her gangster boyfriend is gunned down, his bullet-riddled body sinking slowly into a dark, foggy bayou. That same night Ruby’s baby is born. Fast forward to 1951. Ruby now owns a drive-in movie operated by a crew of ex-convicts she has befriended. Her beautiful daughter has never uttered a sound since she was born. One by one her theater employees are savagely murdered. Could it be the work of a rival criminal settling an old score? Or could it be an evil wreaking vengeance from beyond the grave? A psychologist from the state prison tries to find out – and what he discovers is not for the squeamish. This special BD/DVD combo is the definitive original theatrical version of Ruby, with a 2K restoration, 2 commentary tracks and over 2 hours of video interviews and special features!
Newly Re-mastered in HD! A Man-Made Monster with Every Human Emotion! To avoid the life-threatening dangers of manned space exploration, Professor Nordstrom (Taylor Holmes, Quicksand) creates a highly advanced form of artificial intelligence capable of piloting a starship to other worlds. In order to transmit alien data, the extraordinary robot is infused with a powerful telepathic device that enables it to instantly read and even feel emotions. Danger strikes when a sinister band of covert agents kidnaps Gadge (Billy Chapin, The Night of the Hunter), the professor’s 10-year-old grandson. But Gadge has a powerful ally, for he has developed a psychic, emotional bond with his grandfather’s robot, Tobor. And now Gadge’s captors must suffer the wrath of his protective friend and face a mechanical monstrosity bent on a killing rampage of revenge and destruction. Serial and TV veteran Lee Sholem (Superman and the Mole Men) directed this cult classic shot by the great John L. Russell (Psycho) and starring Charles Drake (It Came from Outer Space), Karin Booth (Jungle Man-Eaters) and Steven Geray (Gilda).
Where engines melt and young blood boils! Newly re-mastered in HD! Meet the speed breed, the young daredevils of the racing world who battle sudden death for forever glory. Produced and directed by the great Howard Hawks (Rio Bravo, Red River) and starring James Caan (Rollerball), Red Line 7000 was filmed against the backdrop of the world’s most famous speedways, and the film roars with all the pulse-pounding, heart-stopping excitement of professional racing and the drivers who live one dare beyond danger’s edge. Overnight fame, overnight fortune and any-night girls, the men of Banjo Baker’s racing team press ‘em all to the limit in… Red Line 7000. Beautifully shot by Milton R. Krasner (Boy on a Dolphin) with a screenplay by George Kirgo (Spinout) from a story by Hawks. The supporting cast includes Charlene Holt (El Dorado), Marianna Hill (High Plains Drifter) and Star Trek legend George Takei.
What cops in their right minds would arrest a big-time racketeer on an indecent exposure charge because he zipped up his fly? The answer is none. The answer’s also Freebie Waters and Benito “the Bean” Vasquez, assuredly not in their right minds. James Caan and Academy Award winner* Alan Arkin are Freebie and Bean, mismatched San Francisco cops who bird-dog a notorious mobster as if auditioning for a demolition derby, cutting loose with bullets and wisecracks all the way. Directed by Richard Rush (The Stunt Man), this rough-and-ready early buddy-cop caper follows in the skidmarks of Bullitt and The French Connection – but it’s a burning-rubber classic itself, with four major chases scenes and more than 100 car crashes. Fully loaded with humor and firepower, Freebie and the Bean is one beloved smash hit.
L.A. detective Harry Moseby (Gene Hackman) has problems. Missing persons and bedroom stakeouts are no match for his glory days as a pro football player. His wife is having a not-so-secret affair. And while sorting things out, he takes on the case of a runaway teenager that may be a lot more than he can handle. Director Arthur Penn, who worked with Hackman on Bonnie and Clyde and Target, guides this spellbinding, first-rate thriller where solutions to murderous riddles don’t come easily. Joining Hackman and Penn are two actors just starting out on the road to stardom: James Woods and Melanie Griffith. The stars come out – and so does the excitement – when the Night Moves.
“Gruesome… Terrifying!” Screamed The People. “Gory Violence!” Decried The Telegraph. “As Explicitly horror as has ever been on video!” Claimed The Video Week as the British tabloid press called for it to be banned among the panic of the Video Nasty witch hunts. The Censors refused it a rating in its uncut form. Many of the children involved in its production were never seen nor heard from again. Now Intervision Picture Corp is proud to present SUFFER, LITTLE CHILDREN FULLY UNCUT AND UNCENSORED with exclusive new extras which finally reveal the shocking truth behind the most notorious British shot-on-video feature ever! For the first time in history, the murky shadows surrounding the production will be fully illuminated.
At the time little was known of the production except what was cryptically scribbled on the back of the box:
Suffer, Little Children: a tale of a child’s demonic supernatural powers and the brutal…. terrifying results. Suffer, Little Children is a reconstruction of the events, which took place at 45 Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey, England in August 1984. None of these events were reported in the press and now the house is scheduled for demolition in the immediate future.
An Aztecan idol is stolen from a professor and ends up in the experimental hands of three high-school students who use it to get in touch with the spirit world. Things start to go wrong when a cemetery worker dies during one of these spirit sessions, and everything goes wrong after the Aztecan god possesses the body of a young man who steals the idol for his own purposes as the horrors of Destacatl is unleashed . Now see THE POWER in HD!
A naked woman is found murdered and mutilated in a prosperous small province town in Southern Italy. But who killed her… and why? Inspector Capuana (Farley Granger; Strangers on a Train, Rope, Arnold) investigates what turns out to be a string of savage murders in which unfaithful women are targeted as they play around behind their husbands’ backs. Now the killer, who wears a black fedora, gloves, and trench coat as he stalks and photographs his victims, is becoming more relentless in a depraved quest to purge the world of what he believes to be immoral souls. Also starring Sylva Koscina (Lisa and the Devil, Hercules, Hornet’s Nest), this notorious Italian shocker also known as So Sweet, So Dead is now presented fully authorized and in HD for the first time!
Five men held the balance of death…his revenge explodes in a blaze of hellfire! Even thieves live by a code. For the right amount of gold there is betrayal. But the price for betrayal is vengeance. It was the biggest gold heist the West had ever seen, but it didn’t go as the gang planned. Now one of the thieves is dead, torn limb from limb by a band of five desperados. His partner, Rocco, arrives too late; the murderers are gone, and on five pieces of blood-stained rope Rocco swears revenge!
Don Johnson, l’homme et la bête : A Boy and His Dog, Entretien Jean-Pierre Mocky, Sexe, sang et stupeur. Quand Paul Naschy revisitait le Moyen Âge, Entretien Roger Corman, Hitcher 2. De la poussière à la poussière (Adrien Clerc), Souvenirs de tournage : filmer pour la télévision au début des années 90, entretien Yves Boisset, regard dans le kaléidoscope d’Alfred Hitchcock, le chef-d’œuvre qui ne vit jamais le jour (Espen Svenningsen Rambøl)...
Ciné-Bazar n’est pas spécialisé : aucun genre prédéfini avec lequel il doit composer, pas de film à défendre pour assurer sa pérennité. Aucune chaîne, aucun interdit, le cinéma qu’on aime et c’est tout. Ici, dans ce quatrième opus, c’est du cinéma d’exploitation dont il sera majoritairement question mais sans jamais abandonner cette idée de diversification. C’est pourquoi dans ce numéro 4 nous irons jusqu’en Lettonie pour parler du cinéma horrifique. Oui, parce que cette année, Ciné-Bazar a encore voyagé ! Et quels voyages… Los Angeles d’abord, puis Riga à la rencontre d’Aik Karapetian, réalisateur du premier film d’horreur letton. (extrait de l’éditorial)