ALIEN CONTAMINATION (aka CONTAMINATION; TOXIC SPAWN) An abandoned ship pulls into New York Harbor carrying only green pulsating eggs. Upon contact, the eggs burst open, spreading a green acid that causes people to explode. A military team traces the eggs to a coffee factory in Colombia, presided over by a one-eyed creature that grew from a seed brought back from a Martian expedition. Starring Ian McCulloch, Louise Marleau, Marino Masé, Siegfried Rauch. Written by Luigi Cozzi, Erich Tomek; Directed by Cozzi. 1980. ¤ORIGINAL CANNON RELEASE VERSION + 5 MINUTES OF ADDITIONAL GRAPHIC FOOTAGE.
The Attic A dowdy librarian, obsessively grieving 19 years after the disappearance of her picture-perfect boyfriend, is tormented by her apparently disabled father. Starring Carrie Snodgress, Ray Milland, Ruth Cox, Rosemary Murphy. Written by Tony Crechales, George Edwards; Directed by Edwards, Gary Graver. 1980.
BEAKS: THE MOVIE As birds start attacking people worldwide, a TV reporter and her cameraman boyfriend try to avoid the onslaught. Starring Christopher Atkins, Michelle Johnson, Sonia Infante, Salvador Pineda. Written & Directed by René Cardona Jr. 1987.
Berserker Six young adults in the woods run afoul of a berserker, a viking warrior who dons the fur and snout of a bear, and are slain in turn. Starring Joseph Alan Johnson, Valerie Sheldon, Greg Dawson, Beth Toussaint, George 'Buck' Flower. Written by Jefferson Richard, Henning Schellerup; Directed by Richard. 1987.
BEYOND EVIL An architect and his wife move into a house with a bloody past and a 100 year old ghost, who takes possession of the wife. Starring John Saxon, Lynda Day George, Michael Dante, David Opatoshu. Written by David Baughn, Herb Freed, Paul Ross; Directed by Freed. 1980.
Beyond the Door III A shy, virginal college student has a birthmarked belly that supposedly marks her as the devil's bride. During a class trip to Yugoslavia, Professor Andromolek leads a number of satanists in attacks on the young girl and her friends aboard a speeding train. Starring Mary Kohnert, Bo Svenson, Victoria Zinny, Savina Gersak. Written by Sheila Goldberg; Directed by Jeff Kwitny. 1989.
Blood Beach Something is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. Starring David Huffman, Marianna Hill, Burt Young, Otis Young, John Saxon. Written by Jeffrey Bloom, Steven Nalevansky; Directed by Bloom. 1981.
Blood Rage (aka NIGHTMARE AT SHADOW WOODS) A man is blamed for murders actually committed by his evil twin. Starring Louise Lasser, Mark Soper, Marianne Kanter, Julie Gordon. Written by Bruce Rubin; Directed by John Grissmer. 1983.
New Year A group of teenagers is stranded in a haunted
hotel which, years ago, was the site of a massacre so horrific that the
entire locale has been trapped in a deadly time warp. Starring Suzy
Aitchison, Nikki Brooks, Colin Heywood, Mark Powley. Written by Frazer
Pearce; Directed by Norman J. Warren. 1987.
blue monkey (aka green monkey) The human victim of a mysterious plant's advances gives "birth" to a hideous worm-like creature. It develops into a grotesque insect of giant proportions and must feed on human bones to survive. But when it produces an egg-laying female, the horror really begins. Starring Steve Railsback, Gwynyth Walsh, Susan Anspach, John Vernon, Joe Flaherty, Sarah Polley. Written by George Goldsmith, Chris Koseluk; Directed by William Fruet. 1987.
The Boogens The opening of an abandoned Colorado silver mine unleashes scaly monsters the locals call "boogens". Starring Fred McCarren, Rebecca Balding, Anne-Marie Martin, Jeff Harlan. Written by Thomas C. Chapman, Jim Kouf, David O'Malley; Directed by James L. Conway. 1982.
BURIAL GROUND (U.S. theatrical version of "NIGHTS OF TERROR") A professor opens an Etruscan crypt and reanimates rotten zombies that attack a jet-set group celebrating nearby. Starring Karin Well, Gian Luigi Chirizzi, Simone Mattioli, Antonella Antinori. Written by Piero Regnoli; Directed by Andrea Bianchi. 1986.
THE BURNING An abusive caretaker at a lonely summer camp is disfigured by fire during a prank which goes horribly wrong. Five years later, he returns to the area to take revenge against one of his former persecutors (now a camp counselor) and the kids in his charge. Starring Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer, Larry Joshua, Jason Alexander, Fisher Stevens, Holly Hunter. Written by Harvey Weinstein, Tony Maylam, Brad Grey, Peter Lawrence; Directed by Maylam. 1981. UNEDITED VERSION WITH NO SUBTITLES.
BUTCHER, BAKER, NIGHTMARE MAKER (aka NIGHT WARNING) Aunt Cheryl fakes a rape when she kills a TV repairman for not complying with her advances; the local homophobic sheriff is convinced that Cheryl's nephew is a gay killer who murdered the guy in a fit of homosexual rage. Starring Jimmy McNichol, Susan Tyrrell, Bo Svenson, Julia Duffy, Bill Paxton. Written by Stephen Breimer, Boon Collins, Alan Jay Glueckman; Directed by William Asher. 1982.
Carol and Jonathan, a newlywed couple, move into their new house which is
haunted by the ghosts of another newlywed couple who commited suicide three
years earlier. Starring Leslie Den Dooven, Michael Chiodo, John Garitt,
Deeann Veeder. Written & Directed by Andy Milligan. 1984.
Cellar Dweller In the 1930s Colin Childress, a horror-comic artist, is murdered by his own creations. Years later a new cartoonist inadvertently revives the creatures in the house, now part of an artists' colony. Starring Yvonne De Carlo, Debrah Farentino, Brian Robbins, Pamela Bellwood, Vince Edwards, Jeffrey Combs. Written by Don Mancini; Directed by John Carl Buechler. 1988.
CITY OF THE WALKING DEAD (U.S. theatrical version of "NIGHTMARE CITY") A military cargo plane exposed to radiation crash-lands in Madrid. Out of the wreckage, soldiers emerge as blood-drinking zombies that go on an armed rampage through the city. Starring Hugo Stiglitz, Laura Trotter, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Francisco Rabal, Mel Ferrer. Written by Antonio Cesare Corti, Luis María Delgado, Piero Regnoli; Directed by Umberto Lenzi. 1983.
Crawlspace A suicidal heir to the Third Reich continues his Nazi reign of terror as the voyeuristic landlord in a building full of unsuspecting young females. Starring Klaus Kinski, Talia Balsam, Barbara Whinnery, Carole Francis, Tane McClure. Written & Directed by David Schmoeller. 1986.
theatrical version of "Phenomena")
Jennifer Corvino is attending a Swiss boarding school for girls when she
discovers she is able to communicate telepathically with insects. When a
serial killer begins murdering students, bug specialist Prof. John McGregor
must help her use her powers to find the killer. Starring Jennifer
Connelly, Daria Nicolodi, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Patrick Bauchau, Donald
Pleasence. Written by Dario Argento, Franco Ferrini; Directed by Argento.
CURTAINS Actresses up for the lead in a new film are literally dying for the part as a psycho in an old-hag mask begins eliminating them one by one. Starring John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Linda Thorson, Anne Ditchburn, Maury Chaykin. Written by Robert Guza Jr.; Directed by Richard Ciupka. 1983.
Dance of the Damned A vampire follows his instincts to a strip joint where he focuses in on one of the performers. Starring Starr Andreeff, Cyril O'Reilly, Debbie Nassar, Maria Ford, Athena Worthy. Written by Andy & Katt Shea Ruben; Directed by Katt Shea Ruben. 1988.
Deadly Blessing The former member of an orthodox Amish sect dies in a mysterious tractor accident, and his widow is left to face the fanatical Hittites who view her as an incubus and have sinister designs on her. Starring Maren Jensen, Sharon Stone, Susan Buckner, Jeff East, Lisa Hartman, Lois Nettleton, Ernest Borgnine, Michael Berryman. Written by Glenn M. Benest, Matthew Barr, Wes Craven; Directed by Craven. 1981.
Deadly Dreams A young man is caught in a web of distrust between his brother, his best friend, a beautiful stranger and the renewed dreams of the slaughter of his family. Starring Mitchell Anderson, Juliette Cummins, Xander Berkeley, Thom Babbes. Written by Thom Babbes; Directed by Kristine Peterson. 1988.
Eyes A scientist genetically alters a colony of super rats, and
as they breed and multiply, they must seek ever increasing amounts of food.
They soon find a new source of nourishment - human flesh. Starring Sam
Groom, Sara Botsford, Scatman Crothers, Cec Linder, Lisa Langlois. Based on
the novel "The Rats" by James Herbert. Written by Charles H. Eglee;
Directed by Robert Clouse. 1982.
THE Deadly Intruder A serial killer escapes from a mental hospital and hides out in a small town. A local cop must catch him before he starts on another killing spree. Starring Chris Holder, Molly Cheek, Tony Crupi, Danny Bonaduce, Stuart Whitman. Written by Tony Crupi; Directed by John McCauley. 1985.
Death Ship Survivors of a tragic shipping collision are rescued by a mysterious black ship which appears out of the fog. Little do they realize that the ship is actually a Nazi torture ship which has sailed the seas for years, luring unsuspecting sailors aboard and killing them off one by one. Starring George Kennedy, Richard Crenna, Nick Mancuso, Sally Ann Howes, Saul Rubinek. Written by Jack Hill, David D. Lewis, John Robins; Directed by Alvin Rakoff. 1980.
Spa A health club is besieged with a series of terrible
murders involving killer saunas and other grisly devices. Starring
William Bumiller, Brenda Bakke, Merritt Butrick, Robert Lipton, Ken Foree,
Rosalind Cash, Shari Shattuck, Tane McClure. Written by James Bartruff,
Mitch Paradise; Directed by Michael Fischa. 1988.
DEATH VALLEY A young boy who witnesses a brutal murder while on vacation in the Arizona desert can't get anyone to believe him, giving the killer free reign to murder again. Starring Paul Le Mat, Catherine Hicks, Stephen McHattie, Wilford Brimley, Peter Billingsley, Edward Herrmann. Written by Richard Rothstein; Directed by Dick Richards. 1982.
Death Warmed Up A scientist hypnotizes a young boy and sends him to kill his parents, after which the youngster ends up in a mental institution. Upon his release years later, he seeks revenge for the death of his family. Starring Michael Hurst, Margaret Umbers, William Upjohn, Norelle Scott. Written by David Blyth, Michael Heath; Directed by Blyth. 1985.
The Devil's Gift An evil demon that inhabits a monkey doll takes over the mind of a suburban housewife. Starring Bob Mendelsohn, Vicki Saputo, Struan Robertson, Bruce Parry. Written by Kenneth J. Berton, Hayden O'Harra, José Vergelin; Directed by Berton. 1984.
DR. BUTCHER, M.D. (U.S. theatrical version of "Zombie Holocaust") A doctor and a reporter discover a rash of cannibalism in New York, which they trace to a remote island where they encounter a tribe of cannibals and a mad scientist experimenting with reanimating dead corpses. Starring Ian McCulloch, Alexandra Delli Colli, Sherry Buchanan, Peter O'Neal, Donald O'Brien. Written by Fabrizio De Angelis, Walter Patriarca, Romano Scandariato; Directed by Marino Girolami. 1982.
The Dorm That Dripped Blood Five students who stay behind in a college dorm during Christmas vacation are systematically murdered by a roving psychopath. Starring Laura Lapinski, Stephen Sachs, David Snow, Pamela Holland, Daphne Zuniga. Written by Stephen Carpenter, Stacey Giachino, Jeffrey Obrow; Directed by Carpenter, Obrow. 1982.
Double Exposure A photographer for a men's magazine is disturbed by a recurring dream that he's killing his models by various gruesome means. Starring Michael Callan, Joanna Pettet, James Stacy, Pamela Hensley, Cleavon Little, Seymour Cassel, Robert Tessier, Jeana Tomasina, Sally Kirkland, Terry Moore, Victoria Jackson, Kathy Shower. Written & Directed by William Byron Hillman. 1982.
DRACULA'S LAST RITES (aka LAST RITES) Count Lucard and the other vampires in a small town are creating accidents so they can operate their blood-drinking dinner parties unnoticed. Starring Patricia Lee Hammond, Gerald Fielding, Mimi Weddell, Victor Jorge, Michael Lally. Written by Ben Donnelly, Domonic Paris; Directed by Paris. 1980.
Evil Altar In the small town of Red Rock, a devil-worshipping cult, in league with the local sheriff, kidnaps victims for sacrifice. Starring William Smith, Pepper Martin, Tal Armstrong, Theresa Cooney, Robert Z'Dar. Written by Brent V. Friedman, John Geilfuss, Scott Rose; Directed by James Winburn. 1989.
Town Passing through a small town, a stranger discovers that a
crazed scientist is creating an army of zombies. Starring James Keach, Dean
Jagger, Robert Walker Jr., Doria Cook, Lynda Wiesmeier. Written by Royce D.
Applegate, Richard Benson, Larry Spiegel; Directed by Edward Collins,
Spiegel, Peter S. Traynor, Mardi Rustam. 1987.
EYES OF A STRANGER An enterprising local news anchor discovers that one of her neighbors is actually the serial killer/rapist who has been terrorizing the city. Starring Lauren Tewes, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John DiSanti, Peter DuPre. Written by Eric L. Bloom, Mark Jackson; Directed by Ken Wiederhorn. 1981. ¤RESTORES GORE EFFECTS BY TOM SAVINI THAT WERE CUT IN THE U.S. RELEASE.
Eyes of Fire A preacher accused of adultery and his followers are chased out of town and become stranded in an isolated forest haunted by the spirits of long dead Native Americans. Starring Dennis Lipscomb, Guy Boyd, Rebecca Stanley, Sally Klein. Written & Directed by Avery Crounse. 1983.
fatal games Female athletes at an Olympic training academy are terrorized by a javelin-bearing murderer. Starring Sally Kirkland, Lynn Banashek, Sean Masterson, Michael O'Leary, Spice Williams, Melissa Prophet, Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens. Written by Rafael Buñuel, Michael Elliot, Christopher Mankiewicz; Directed by Michael Elliot. 1984.
The Fifth Floor A young woman collapses on the disco floor of what's revealed to be strychnine poisoning. Assuming that this is an attempt at suicide, her boyfriend and doctor have her committed to the Fifth Floor, an asylum with obviously crazy inmates and a predatory orderly. Starring Bo Hopkins, Dianne Hull, Patti D'Arbanville, Sharon Farrell, Robert Englund, Julie Adams, Mel Ferrer, Michael Berryman. Written by Howard Avedis, Meyer Dolinsky; Directed by Avedis. 1980.
From Beyond (U.S. theatrical version) The sadistic Dr. Edward Pretorius and his protege Crawford Tillinghast create a resonator to stimulate the pineal gland, unwittingly opening the door to a parallel (and hostile) universe. Starring Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ken Foree, Ted Sorel. Based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft. Written by Stuart Gordon, Brian Yuzna, Dennis Paoli; Directed by Gordon. 1986.
FROZEN TERROR (U.S. theatrical version of "MACABRE") A woman who is disturbed by the death of her lover keeps a part of him close to her heart - in the refrigerator. Starring Bernice Stegers, Stanko Molnar, Veronica Zinny, Roberto Posse. Written by Antonio & Pupi Avati, Lamberto Bava, Roberto Gandus; Directed by Bava. 1980.
gates of hell (U.S.
theatrical version of "City of the Living Dead")
priest commits suicide, a ghastly horror is unleashed on the quaint New
England town of Dunwich. The rotting denizens of the local cemetery rise and
walk the Earth. A journalist teams up with a psychic to send the dead back
into the earth. If their race against time is lost, within three days all
hell will break loose--literally. Starring Christopher George,
Katherine MacColl, Carlo De Mejo, Antonella Interlenghi. Written by Lucio
Fulci, Dardano Sacchetti; Directed by Fulci. 1983.
GHOST TOWN A dusty ghost town, seemingly abandoned, holds the lives of its original inhabitants in an animated netherworld for 100 years. When a modern sheriff is lured to the town in search of a missing beauty, he comes face to face with this evil from the past. Starring Franc Luz, Catherine Hickland, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Penelope Windust. Written by Duke Sandefur; Directed by Richard Governor. 1988.
Halloween II Serial killer Michael Myers continues his murder spree despite the best efforts of his psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis and the local police to stop him. His target once again is erstwhile babysitter Laurie Strode, now hospitalized, whose connection to the madman proves to be more than coincidental. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Lance Guest, Ana Alicia, Pamela Susan Shoop, Dana Carvey. Written by John Carpenter, Debra Hill; Directed by Rick Rosenthal. 1981. ¤RESTORES 18 MINUTES OF ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE.
Headhunter An ancient African demon spirit is responsible for strange deaths in the Nigerian community of Miami. Starring Wayne Crawford, Kay Lenz, Steve Kanaly, June Chadwick. Written by Len Spinell; Directed by Francis Schaeffer. 1989.
Hide and Go Shriek A group of teenagers hold an all-night graduation party in a furniture store, unaware that it's a lair for a psycho killer. Starring Bunky Jones, Brittain Frye, Annette Sinclair, George Thomas. Written by Michael Kelly; Directed by Skip Schoolnik. 1988.
Sweet Home An escaped mental patient steals a station wagon and
makes his way to the Bradleys' Thanksgiving celebration, where he plans to
make them a little less thankful. Starring Jake Steinfeld, Vinessa Shaw,
Peter DePaula, Don Edmunds. Written by Thomas Bush; Directed by Netie
HOSPITAL MASSACRE (aka X-RAY) Young executive Susan Gregory is stalked by a masked scalpel-wielding crazy out to avenge a long-ago Valentine's Day humiliation. Starring Barbi Benton, Chip Lucia, Jon Van Ness, John Warner Williams. Written by Boaz Davidson, Marc Behm; Directed by Davidson. 1981.
HOUSE OF DEATH (aka Death Screams) Teenagers are stalked and murdered by a maniac at a town fair. Starring Susan Kiger, Martin Tucker, William T. Hicks, Jennifer Chase. Written by Paul C. Elliott; Directed by David Nelson. 1983.
HOUSE WHERE DEATH LIVES (aka DELUSION) After a nurse goes to care
for a crippled old man, people in the house start being murdered.
Starring Patricia Pearcy, David Hayward, John Dukakis, Joseph Cotten, Simone
Griffeth. Written by Alan Beattie, Jack Viertel; Directed by Beattie.
THE HOWLING Karen White, a popular L.A. female reporter, cannot get over the horror of her encounter with a deranged serial killer. Her psychologist recommends a retreat to a Northern California commune; when she and her husband arrive, they find a motley crew of residents, strange sounds in the night, sexual seduction and a deadly secret. Starring Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone, Belinda Balaski, Kevin McCarthy, John Carradine, Slim Pickens, Elisabeth Brooks, Robert Picardo, Noble Willingham, Kenneth Tobey, Dick Miller, Meshach Taylor. Based on the novel by Gary Brandner. Written by John Sayles, Terence H. Winkless; Directed by Joe Dante. 1981. ¤SPECIAL EDITION: RESTORES Ten minutes of additional footage; Presented in Widescreen format; Features Interview with animator David Allen and clips from unused stop-motion effects, Seven minute outtake reel and original theatrical trailer.
Howling II: stirba, werewolf bitch Occult investigator Stefan Crosscoe joins forces with Karen White's brother and co-worker as they travel to Transylvania on a mission to kill Crosscoe's sister, Stirba--Queen of the Werewolves--and eradicate her lycanthropic coven. Starring Christopher Lee, Annie McEnroe, Reb Brown, Marsha A. Hunt, Sybil Danning, Ferdy Mayne. Based on the novel by Gary Brandner. Written by Brandner, Robert Sarno; Directed by Philippe Mora. 1985. ¤SPECIAL EDITION (DIFFERENT FROM MGM DVD): RESTORES THREE MINUTES OF ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE; FEATURES LONGER END CREDITS SEQUENCE, ALTERNATE SOUNDTRACK, AS WELL AS OFFERING A MARKEDLY BRIGHTER PICTURE TRANSFER.
Humongous A hairy murderous monster, the result of a brutal rape, stalks a group of teens shipwrecked on its island. Starring Janet Julian, David Wallace, John Wildman, Janit Baldwin. Written by William Gray; Directed by Paul Lynch. 1982.
Iced (aka BLIZZARD OF BLOOD) Skiers at a mountain resort are being murdered by a serial killer. Starring Debra Deliso, Doug Stevenson, Ron Kologie, Elizabeth Gorcey, Lisa Loring. Written by Joseph Alan Johnson; Directed by Jeff Kwitny. 1988.
inferno (U.S. theatrical version) An American college student in Rome and his sister in New York investigate a series of killings in both locations where their resident addresses are the domain of two covens of witches. Starring Leigh McCloskey, Irene Miracle, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, Alida Valli. Based on the novel "Suspiria de Profundis" by Thomas De Quincey. Written by Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi; Directed by Argento. 1980.
INVASION OF THE FLESH HUNTERS (u.s. theatrical version of "Cannibal Apocalypse") Vietnam veteran Norman Hopper is content and living a serene life in Atlanta when one of his war buddies shows up to remind him of their nightmarish days of violence and cannibalism in the South Asian jungles. Norman and his friend link up with another combat pal and the trio return to their cannibalistic ways while once again fighting for survival. Starring John Saxon, Elizabeth Turner, John Morghen, Cindy Hamilton. Written by Antonio Margheriti, Dardano Sacchetti; Directed by Margheriti. 1982.
Jack's Back A serial killer in Los Angeles celebrates Jack the Ripper's 100th birthday by committing similar murders. Starring James Spader, Cynthia Gibb, Jim Haynie, Robert Picardo. Written & Directed by Rowdy Herrington. 1988.
Killer Party A killer in a diver's suit murders college students during a hazing on April Fool's Day. Starring Martin Hewitt, Ralph Seymour, Elaine Wilkes, Paul Bartel. Written by Barney Cohen; Directed by William Fruet. 1986.
Killer Workout (aka aerobicide) A safety pin-wielding murderer stalks women in the showers and locker rooms of an L.A. gym. Starring Marcia Karr, David James Campbell, Fritz Matthews, Ted Prior. Written & Directed by David A. Prior. 1986.
the Kindred As renowned geneticist Amanda Hollins lies dying, she makes her son John promise to destroy her experiments. John takes his research team up to the old family house to do so, only to find that his mother's experiments have created monsters that are now out of control. Starring David Allen Brooks, Rod Steiger, Amanda Pays, Talia Balsam, Kim Hunter. Written by Stephen Carpenter, Earl Ghaffari, Jeffrey Obrow, John Penney, Joseph Stefano; Directed by Carpenter, Obrow. 1986.
Kiss A mysterious family secret disrupts the lives of a
beautiful model and her lovely niece. Starring Joanna Pacula, Meredith
Salenger, Mimi Kuzyk, Nicholas Kilbertus, Jan Rubes. Written by
Stephen Volk, Tom Ropelewski; Directed by Pen Densham. 1988.
Lifeforce (aka SPACE VAMPIRES) A space shuttle mission investigating Halley's Comet brings back a malevolent race of space vampires who transform most of London's population into zombies. The only survivor of the expedition and British authorities attempt to capture the mysterious but beautiful alien woman responsible for the chaos. Starring Steve Railsback, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay, Mathilda May, Patrick Stewart, Michael Gothard. Based on the novel "The Space Vampires" by Colin Wilson. Written by Dan O'Bannon, Don Jakoby; Directed by Tobe Hooper. 1985. ¤ULTRA-RARE U.S. THEATRICAL VERSION (MGM VHS/DVD IS THE OVERSEAS VERSION). Contains "the making of lifeforce" documentary & original theatrical trailer.
The Lift A lift begins displaying erratic behavior, trapping party goers and decapitating a security guard. Felix, the technician from the lift company, can't find anything wrong with the circuitry. When he and a nosy reporter begin asking questions, they find some bright minds have some evil ideas. Starring Huub Stapel, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Josine van Dalsum, Liz Snoyink. Written & Directed by Dick Maas. 1983.
MADHOUSE On a visit to see her twin sister in the hospital, a young woman is startled by the dramatic change--her sibling has become a deformed, violent psychopath. Starring Trish Everly, Michael MacRae, Dennis Robertson, Morgan Hart. Written by Ovidio G. Assonitis, Stephen Blakely, Fobert Gandus, Peter Shepherd; Directed by Assonitis. 1981.
Masque of the Red Death With a deadly plague ravaging his Renaissance kingdom, Prince Prospero invites his friends to retire to the protection of his castle for ongoing revels, leaving the peasantry to die. But fate is not so easily escaped by the debauched nobility. Starring Patrick Macnee, Adrian Paul, Clare Hoak, Jeff Osterhage, Maria Ford. Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe. Written by Daryl Haney, Larry Brand; Directed by Brand. 1989.
MIAMI HORROR (aka MIAMI GOLEM) A reporter and an attractive alien team up to destroy a genetic mutant wanted by corrupt politicians as a superweapon. Starring David Warbeck, Laura Trotter, John Ireland, Sandy Russel. Written by Frank Weller; Directed by Alberto De Martino. 1985.
Midnight Cabaret Bizarre dreams that foreshadow nightmarish murders are the plague of a musical revue's star. The show is about Satan's wedding, but is it just a show - or are her cast mates really trying to marry her to the Prince of Darkness? Starring Lisa Hart Carroll, Michael Des Barres, Paul Drake, Laura Harrington, Thom Mathews, Lydie Denier, Debra Lamb. Written by Pece Dingo, Lori Gloede; Directed by Dingo. 1989.
Mortuary Greg and Christie are a young married couple who are investigating the mysterious death of Christie's father. Their search takes them to a mortician who, along with his demented son, leads a Satanic cult. Starring Mary Beth McDonough, David Wallace, Bill Paxton, Lynda Day George, Christopher George, Alvy Moore. Written & Directed by Howard Avedis. 1983.
THE MUTILATOR (aka FALL BREAK) A son accidentally kills his mother while cleaning his father's gun. Ten years later, the son decides to bring along several college friends to spend their fall break taking care of his father's condo at the seashore. Little does the son know that his deranged father is lying in wait to wreak vengeance for the death of his wife. Starring Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez, Bill Hitchcock, Connie Rogers. Written & Directed by Buddy Cooper. 1985.
Nesting A writer suffering from agoraphobia rents an isolated
house so she can concentrate on her writing. She doesn't know that the house
is a former brothel, and is inhabited by the ghosts of dead prostitutes.
Starring Robin Groves, Christopher Loomis, Michael David Lally, John
Carradine, Gloria Grahame. Written by Daria Price, Armand Weston; Directed
by Weston. 1981.
NEW YEAR'S EVIL During a New Year's Eve celebration, a punk-rock singer gets a phone call saying that when New Year's strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered--and she will be the last one. Starring Roz Kelly, Kip Niven, Chris Wallace, Grant Cramer, Louisa Moritz, Taaffe O'Connell, Teri Copley, John Alderman. Written by Emmett Alston, Leonard Neubauer; Directed by Alston. 1981.
Night Life High school nerd Archie Melville works part-time at his uncle's mortuary and is harassed by the popular kids. When his tormentors die in an automobile accident, the bodies are taken to his uncle's mortuary, where a lightning strike turns the preppie bullies into zombies. Starring Scott Grimes, John Astin, Cheryl Pollak, Anthony Geary. Written by Keith Critchlow; Directed by David Acomba. 1989.
NIGHTMARE (aka NIGHTMARES IN A DAMAGED BRAIN) A schizophrenic under treatment for nightmares deriving from a childhood trauma (in which he axed his parents for indulging in sexual bondage) is supposedly cured by drug therapy, but a visit to a 42nd Street sex shop sets him off again. He proceeds to chop his way from New York to Florida as he searches for his estranged wife and young kids. Starring Baird Stafford, Sharon Smith, C.J. Cooke, Mik Cribben. Written & Directed by Romano Scavolini. 1981.
Weekend A female scientist performs experiments on three college
girls that turn them into murderous mutants. Starring Debbie Laster, Dale
Midkiff, Debra Hunter, Lori Lewis, Karen Mayo. Written by George
Faget-Benard; Directed by Henry Sala. 1986.
Night School A Boston police detective investigates a series of gruesome decapitations of various college coeds committed by a helmeted, black-leather clad serial killer. Starring Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward, Drew Snyder, Joseph R. Sicari. Written by Ruth Avergon; Directed by Ken Hughes. 1981.
Open House A psycho killer targets nubile real estate agents. Starring Joseph Bottoms, Adrienne Barbeau, Rudy Ramos, Mary Stavin, Tiffany Bolling. Written by Jag Mundhra, David M. Evans; Directed by Mundhra. 1987.
of the Body
A gravity-defying being is
killing women in Sydney, Australia, and removing their eyes. The only hope
of catching the fiend lies in a hapless man with a psychic link to the
killer. Starring Mark Hembrow, Tessa Humphries, Carrie Zivetz, Linda
Newton. Written by Kenneth Ross; Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith. 1989.
Phobia Dr. Peter Ross uses a radical branch of psychology in which those under his care are forced to confront their phobias head-on. Though his technique initially yields positive results, his practice begins to fall apart when his patients start dying. Starring Paul Michael Glaser, John Colicos, Susan Hogan, Alexandra Stewart, Lisa Langlois. Written by Peter Bellwood, Lew Lehman, Jimmy Sangster; Directed by John Huston. 1980.
A PLASTIC NIGHTMARE Ursula and Leon are sister and brother, living
alone, save for a large wooden puppet they call "Pin" (for Pinocchio). But
when Ursula starts hanging around with a new boyfriend, Leon and Pin take
action. Starring David Hewlett, Cyndy Preston, Terry O'Quinn, Bronwen
Mantel. Based on the novel by Andrew Neiderman. Written &
Directed by Sandor Stern. 1988.
The Power A man comes into possession of an ancient Aztec doll which in turn possesses him. Starring Susan Stokey, Warren Lincoln, Lisa Erickson, Chad Christian. Written by Stephen Carpenter, John Hopkins, Jeffrey Obrow, John Penney; Directed by Carpenter, Obrow. 1984.
The Prey Six campers jaunt off to North Point, where they're promptly stalked and killed by a man deformed in a forest fire 40 years earlier. Starring Debbie Thureson, Steve Bond, Lori Lethin, Robert Wald, Jackson Bostwick, Jackie Coogan. Written by Edwin & Summer Brown; Directed by Edwin Brown. 1984.
Rage Secret experiments by an obsessed scientist acquire a life
outside the lab when a gonzo student journalist breaks into the science
building. Looking for a sensational scoop, he leaves with a nasty bite
instead, and an appetite for killing. Starring Patrick Lowe, Cheryl Arutt,
Sarah Buxton, Mitch Watson, Bo Svenson. Written by Umberto Lenzi; Directed
by Vittorio Rambaldi. 1988.
Prison The spirit of a long-dead prisoner returns for revenge, haunting the prison's new governor. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Chelsea Field, Lane Smith, Lincoln Kilpatrick. Written by Irwin Yablans, C. Courtney Joyner, Renny Harlin; Directed by Harlin. 1988.
A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved
in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when
an odd new student arrives on campus. Starring Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott,
Barbara Crampton, David Gale. Based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft.
Written by Dennis Paoli, William Norris, Stuart Gordon; Directed by Gordon.
1985. R-RATED VERSION WITH ALTERNATE FOOTAGE.
THE REJUVENATOR (aka Rejuvenatrix) A rich actress who has gotten too old for leading roles employs a scientist who is working on a formula for eternal youth. She takes the serum, but its unforeseen side effects turn her into a murderous monster. Starring Vivian Lanko, John MacKay, James Hogue, Katell Pleven. Written by Simon Nuchtern, Brian Thomas Jones; Directed by Jones. 1988.
A Return to Salem's Lot An anthropologist and his young son learn the dreadful secret of a deceptively peaceful village and discover they're next in line for the gift of eternal life as a vampire. They are joined in their struggle against the forces of the undead by a Nazi hunter. Starring Michael Moriarty, Ricky Addison Reed, Samuel Fuller, Andrew Duggan, Ronee Blakley, Tara Reid. Written by Larry Cohen, James Dixon; Directed by Cohen. 1987.
Rocktober Blood A crazed rock singer returns from the dead to murder members of his former band. Starring Tray Loren, Donna Scoggins, Cana Cockrell, Nigel Benjamin. Written & Directed by Beverly & Ferd Sebastian. 1984.
Week When an ambitious student reporter goes in search of
an exciting story, she discovers the dark secrets of Tambers College.
Starring Pamela Ludwig, Dean Hamilton, Roy Thinnes, Donald Grant, Kathleen
Kinmont, Gregg Allman. Written by Russel V. Manzatt, Michael W.
Leighton; Directed by Bob Bralver. 1989.
Satan's Blade At a mountain resort, a local resident is possessed by the evil spirit of an ancient mountain man and terrorizes a ski lodge. Starring Tom Bongiorno, Stephanie Leigh Steel, Elsa R. Malinowitz, Thomas Cue. Written by Thomas Cue; Directed by L. Scott Castillo Jr. 1984.
Stiff A psychiatrist, his rock star ex-patient and her son move
into a southern mansion once owned by a sadistic slave trader. There they
become victims of a voodoo curse. Starring Andrew Stevens, Mary Page
Keller, Nicole Fortier, David Ramsey. Written by Daniel F. Bacaner, Richard
Friedman, Mark Frost; Directed by Friedman. 1986.
SCHIZOID (aka MURDER BY MAIL) Julie, a newspaper advice columnist, begins to receive anonymous notes threatening murder and worse. Suddenly, female members of her group therapy sessions are being stabbed, one by one, by an unknown assailant. Starring Klaus Kinski, Mariana Hill, Craig Wasson, Richard Herd, Christopher Lloyd. Written & Directed by David Paulsen. 1980.
Sender A disturbed, suicidal young man has terrible nightmares
of violence and bloodshed which are transformed into reality when he directs
his thoughts toward other patients. Even his psychiatrist falls under the
spell of his horribly tormented mind. Starring Kathryn Harrold, Zeljko
Ivanek, Shirley Knight, Paul Freeman. Written by Thomas Baum; Directed by
Roger Christian. 1982.
SEVEN DOORS OF DEATH (u.s. theatrical version of "The Beyond") Liza, a young woman from New York, inherits a Louisiana motel that has been unoccupied for nearly 60 years. While restoring the old building, many of the workers meet mysterious and untimely deaths, each more ill-fated than the next. Liza then finds herself visited by a blind specter named Emily, who lectures from a 4,000-year-old book of collected prophecies that explains the motel is situated above one of seven portals to hell. Starring Katherine MacColl, David Warbeck, Sarah Keller, Antoine Saint-John. Written by Dardano Sacchetti, Giorgio Mariuzzo, Lucio Fulci; Directed by Fulci. 1983.
Play A playwright, staying by herself on a remote island, is
haunted by the spirit of her dead fiance who committed suicide. Starring
Dee Wallace-Stone, Cloris Leachman, Ron Kuhlman, Barry Laws. Written &
Directed by Susan Shadburne. 1986.
Silent Madness A homicidal maniac is accidentally released from a hospital and heads to the site of his past murders to continue his penchant for mayhem. Starring Belinda Montgomery, Viveca Lindfors, Solly Marx, David Greenan, Sydney Lassick, Elizabeth Kaitan. Written by Nelson DeMille, William P. Milling, Robert Zimmerman; Directed by Simon Nuchtern. 1984.
SILENT SCREAM The Engels seaside mansion serves as a boarding house for college students, but the arrival of a new coed triggers murder and the unraveling of a long-kept family secret. Starring Rebecca Balding, Cameron Mitchell, Avery Schreiber, Barbara Steele, Yvonne De Carlo. Written by Wallace C. Bennett, Denny Harris, Jim & Ken Wheat; Directed by Harris. 1980.
Slaughter High (aka APRIL FOOL'S DAY) A group of popular high school students play a cruel prank on a shy nerd resulting in a terrible accident. Years later a reunion is held where each of the students face a stalker killer who may be the same nerd out for revenge. Starring Caroline Munro, Simon Scuddamore, Carmine Iannaccone, Donna Yeage. Written by George Dugdale, Mark Ezra, Peter Mackenzie Litten; Directed by George Dugdale. 1986.
The Slayer Four young people vacation on a barren island. One of them, a female artist, has dreams that depict ghastly murders that figure as premonitions of the horrors ahead. Starring Sarah Kendall, Frederick Flynn, Carol Kottenbrook, Alan McRae. Written by William R. Ewing; Directed by J.S. Cardone. 1982.
Spasms A gigantic serpent is captured on a remote island and shipped to an American college for experimentation, where it promptly escapes and injects people with a venom that causes them to explode. Starring Peter Fonda, Oliver Reed, Kerrie Keane, Al Waxman. Based on the novel "Death Bite" by Michael Maryk & Brent Monahan. Written by Don Enright, William Fruet; Directed by Fruet. 1983.
SPECTERS A group of archeologists enter a secret catacomb which has been sealed for centuries. But in their ignorance they have disturbed an evil force, not seen on the face of the earth for 19,000 years. The race is on to re-seal the tomb and avoid a head-on clash with the power of evil. Starring John Pepper, Katrine Michelsen, Donald Pleasence, Massimo De Rossi. Written by Marcello Avallone, Andrea Purgatori, Dardano Sacchetti, Maurizio Tedesco; Directed by Avallone. 1987.
A man rushes to a woman's defense while she's being attacked on the street.
She seems to be a dream come true, but it turns out that she's a fugitive
from a coven--and they want her back. Starring Timothy Daly, Kelly Preston,
Rick Rossovich, Audra Lindley, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. Written by Tracy
Tormé; Directed by Janet Greek. 1988.
Spellcaster A group of people are killed one by one while participating at a million-dollar treasure hunt in a mysterious Italian castle. Starring Adam Ant, Richard Blade, Gail O'Grady, Harold Pruett. Written by Ed Naha, Dennis Paoli; Directed by Rafal Zielinski. 1988.
Spookies (aka TWISTED SOULS) Taking a wrong turn, travelers find themselves trapped in a mysterious house. One horror after another threatens them as the sorcerer who lives within needs sacrifices to give eternal life to his beautiful bride. Starring Felix Ward, Maria Pechukas, Dan Scott, Alec Nemser. Written by Thomas Doran, Frank M. Farel, Brendan Faulkner, Ann Burgund, Eugenie Joseph; Directed by Joseph, Doran, Faulkner. 1987.
Stepfather Jerry Blake has become the stepfather in a family
with a beautiful young widow and a lovely daughter. Unfortunately, Jerry has
a very strict definition of the perfect family and his new one may not be
making the cut. Starring Terry O'Quinn, Jill Schoelen, Shelley Hack,
Charles Lanyer, Stephen Shellen. Written by Carolyn Lefcourt, Brian
Garfield, Donald E. Westlake; Directed by Joseph Ruben. 1987.
The Supernaturals Confederate soldier-zombies terrorize a group of modern military men on exercises in a remote backwoods location. Starring Maxwell Caulfield, Nichelle Nichols, Talia Balsam, Bradford Bancroft, LeVar Burton, Bobby Di Cicco. Written by Michael S. Murphey, Joel Soisson; Directed by Armand Mastroianni. 1986.
Swamp Thing Dr. Alec Holland, hidden away in the depths of a murky swamp, is trying to create a new species - a combination of animal and plant capable of adapting and thriving in the harshest conditions. In an act of sabotage, he becomes the subject of his own creation and is transformed into the Swamp Thing. Starring Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise, David Hess, Nicholas Worth. Based on the comic book by Len Wein, Bernie Wrightson. Written & Directed by Wes Craven. 1982. ¤UNCUT OVERSEAS VERSION; INCLUDES ORIGINAL THEATRICAL TRAILER.
Sweet SIXTEEN (U.S. theatrical version) Melissa Morgan is a sensual big-city girl stuck spending her sixteenth summer in a small Texas town while her archaeologist father directs a dig at a nearby Indian burial ground. The jealous girls of the town have left her out of their activities. The young, handsome Indian spurns her company. So, Melissa is left with a single recourse--all the young men who would love to join her for some summer fun. There's only one problem: all of Melissa's boyfriends seem to end up dead. Starring Bo Hopkins, Susan Strasberg, Patrick Macnee, Don Stroud, Dana Kimmell, Larry Storch, Michael Pataki. Written by Erwin Goldman; Directed by Jim Sotos. 1983.
Terror in the Swamp In an effort to create the perfect nutria for the fur industry, a scientist and his assistant inadvertently create a brutal mutation that escapes into the nearby swamps. Starring Billy Holliday, Chuck Bush, Chuck Long, Ray Saadie. Written by Billy Holliday, Henry Brien, Martin Folse, Terry Hebb; Directed by Joe Catalanotto, Folse. 1985.
TERROR ON TOUR The Clowns are a not-so-funny rock group whose performances feature theatrical mutilation and sadism. But the fun stops when real murders begin occurring during their concerts. Starring Rick Styles, Chip Greenman, Rich Pemberton, Dave Galluzzo. Written by Dell Lekus; Directed by Don Edmonds. 1980.
TerrorVision A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world. Starring Diane Franklin, Gerrit Graham, Mary Woronov, Chad Allen, Alejandro Rey. Written by Charles Band, Ted Nicolaou; Directed by Nicolaou. 1986.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 A radio DJ is victimized by Leatherface and the rest of the cannibal family from TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, now intent on becoming rich by selling their "secret ingredient" chili. Chainsaw-wielding Texas Ranger Lieutenant 'Lefty' Enright has other plans, however. Starring Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams, Jim Siedow, Bill Moseley. Written by L.M. Kit Carson; Directed by Tobe Hooper. 1986. ¤SPECIAL EDITION: RESTORES 8 minutes of additional footage; also includes original theatrical trailer. Presented in Widescreen format
All a GoodNight A group of teenagers at a party find themselves
being stalked by a maniacal killer in a Santa Claus costume. Starring
Jennifer Runyon, Forrest Swanson, Linda Gentile, William Lauer. Written by
Alex Rebar; Directed by David Hess. 1980.
Torment A detective sets out to capture a psycho who kills women, but the murderer turns the tables and goes after the detective's girlfriend. Starring Taylor Gilbert, William Witt, Eve Brenner, Warren Lincoln. Written & Directed by Samson Aslanian, John Hopkins. 1986.
Transmutations (aka Underworld) Dr. Savary, a sinister biochemist, has created a subhuman species who dwell in London's underground. Addicted to Savary's mind-expanding drug, they suffer from grotesque disfigurement and homicidal madness. Starring Denholm Elliott, Steven Berkoff, Larry Lamb, Nicola Cowper, Ingrid Pitt, Miranda Richardson. Written by Clive Barker, James Caplin; Directed by George Pavlou. 1985.
Trick or Treats Precocious Christopher Adams is a master of mischievous pranks and continuously batters his babysitter Linda with them. But a bizarre turn of events unleashes a true madman, just escaped from a mental institution, who treats Christopher to a trick he will never forget…and his babysitter may not survive. Starring Jackie Giroux, Peter Jason, Chris Graver, David Carradine, Carrie Snodgress, Steve Railsback, Jillian Kesner, John Blyth Barrymore, Paul Bartel. Written & Directed by Gary Graver. 1982.
Twice Dead A family inherits the old mansion of the deranged stage actor Tyler Walker, whose ghost makes it known he is not pleased with their intrusion. Starring Tom Breznahan, Jill Whitlow, Jonathan Chapin, Christopher Burgard, Todd Bridges. Written by Bert L. Dragin, Robert McDonnell; Directed by Dragin. 1988.
THE UNHOLY In a poor New Orleans parish, two priests are murdered while praying before the altar on Easter weekend. The crime is kept quiet by the church, but years later Archbishop Mosley and blind Father Silva are convinced that young Father Michael is the one to fight whatever demons lurk in the killer parish. Starring Ben Cross, Ned Beatty, Jill Carroll, William Russ, Hal Holbrook, Trevor Howard. Written by Philip Yordan, Fernando Fonseca; Directed by Camilo Vila. 1988.
The Unnamable In the 19th century, a woman gives birth to a monster that promptly slaughters its family and gets trapped in a vault. One hundred years later, some college students have heard about the monster and check out the vault for themselves. Starring Charles King, Mark Kinsey Stephenson, Alexandra Durrell, Laura Albert. Based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft. Written & Directed by Jean-Paul Ouellette. 1988.
unsane (U.S. theatrical version of "tenebre") A writer arrives to Rome only to find somebody is using his novels as the inspiration for committing murder. Starring Anthony Franciosa, Christian Borromeo, Mirella D'Angelo, Veronica Lario, John Steiner, John Saxon, Daria Nicolodi. Written & Directed by Dario Argento. 1982.
the Video Dead A family takes delivery of a new TV set, unaware that it's the gateway by which killer zombies enter the world. Starring Rocky Duvall, Roxanna Augesen, Sam David McClelland, Vickie Bastel. Written & Directed by Robert Scott. 1987.
Without Warning An alien hunter stalks human prey using carnivorous disks that mutilate their victims. Starring Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Tarah Nutter, Christopher S. Nelson, Sue Ane Langdon, Neville Brand, Cameron Mitchell, Darby Hinton, David Caruso, Larry Storch, Ralph Meeker. Written by Lyn Freeman, Daniel Grodnik, Ben Nett, Steve Mathis; Directed by Greydon Clark. 1980.
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