Week of January 29 – February 4
Release: On Demand
Helen navigates a ravaged world with her boyfriend Kevin and her little brother Barney. Desperate to find help after Barney’s infection slowly turns him into a zombie, they come upon a house where lives Dan, a man harboring a heavy secret.
2. Arthur Malediction
Release: On Demand
Alex has been a fan of the Arthur and the Invisibles movies since he was a child. For his 18th birthday, his best friends surprise him by taking him to the abandoned house where the saga was set. What begins as a weekend adventure, quickly turns into a deadly nightmare.
3. Baby Ruby
Release: Theatrical (Limited)/On Demand
BABY RUBY tells the story of Jo, a successful lifestyle entrepreneur who is happily pregnant, awaiting the arrival of her first child. But soon after Jo welcomes baby Ruby home, something starts to feel off– even though she’s assured it’s all perfectly normal. Is something wrong with her? Is something wrong with Ruby? And why are the seemingly perfect neighborhood moms so desperate to befriend her? As Jo fights to protect herself and her baby, she is plunged into a waking fever dream where everyone is a threat and nothing is what it seems. At last, she must confront the truth of her own darkness and contend with the ultimate human sacrifice: The one mothers make for their children. Starring Noémie Merlant, Kit Harington and Meredith Hagner.
4. Black Balsam
Release: On Demand
Ellen and Bill drive to the mountains to look at a potential vacation getaway cabin. What they don’t realize – the former tenant has no plans to vacate his home. What length will he go to in order to keep the property?
A therapist returns to her childhood home to confront her family’s dark past in this Korean chiller.
6. Knock at the Cabin
Release: Theatrical (Wide)
While vacationing at a remote cabin, a young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand that the family make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. With limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe before all is lost. From visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, Knock at the Cabin stars Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Kristen Cui, Abby Quinn and Rupert Grint.
7. A Lot of Nothing
Release: On Demand
James and Vanessa seem to be the perfect couple – happily married, successful, and comfortable. One night, their lives are rocked to the core when, after watching a tragedy play out on the evening news, they realize their neighbor was involved. In a state of shock, and with opposing viewpoints on how to address the issue, they decide to seek justice against a neighbor.
8. The Reading
Recently widowed, Emma Leeden, details the loss of her family in her new book “Invasion.” To generate press, Emma agrees to a staged reading by 19-year-old Sky Brown in Emma’s now fortified home. There’s only one problem, Sky’s spiritual connection is real, and evil emerges in a house they can’t get out of.
Two children wake up in the middle of the night to find their father is missing, and all the windows and doors in their home have vanished.
10. Viking Wolf
17-year-old Thale must move with her parents to a small town when her mother gets a job at the local police department. After a student is brutally murdered at a party that Thale attends, she suddenly becomes a key witness. Who, or rather what, was the killer?
11. Woman of the Photographs
Release: Theatrical (Limited) (On Demand February 7)
Solitary and skilled photographer Kai is afraid of women. When he encounters a beautiful model, Kyoko suffering from body dysmorphia, they begin a twisted romance. Kai is determined to save Kyoko from her anguishes, even if it means death to himself.
12. American Cannibals
An amateur documentary crew trying to make a name for themselves, sets out to do an expose on modern day “real” vampires. When all the footage comes up missing, they make one last ditch effort to hit their deadline and save their dreams. They may have bitten off more than they can chew. Part movie, part documentary, REAL modern-day vampires.
13. Andy Warhol Presents: Blood For Dracula
Immediately after completing FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN, writer/director Paul Morrissey and star Udo Kier created what remains sumptuously depraved Euroshocker, cunning political allegory and “wickedly funny horror that obliterates the line between art and bad taste” (Pop Culture Beast): Desperate for virgin blood, Count Dracula – Kier in the performance Flavorwire calls “one of cinema’s Top 5 Best Draculas” – journeys to an Italian villa only to discover the family’s three young daughters are also coveted by the estate’s Marxist stud (Joe Dallesandro of Morrissey’s FLESH, TRASH and HEAT). Stefania Casini (SUSPIRIA) and BICYCLE THIEVES director Vittorio De Sica co-star – with an unforgettable cameo by Roman Polanski – in “one of the most unique vampire films in history” (Oh! The Horror), now scanned uncut in 4K from the original negative for the first time ever.
14. The Asphyx
Blending elements of Gothic horror with the more contemporary ingredients of steampunk, The Asphyx has emerged from obscurity to become a cult favorite of the sci-fi/fantasy genre. Utilizing an experimental photographic device, a scientist (Robert Stephens, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes) captures what appears to be the image of the Asphyx—the ancient Greek spirit of the dead. With the help of his adopted son (Robert Powell, The Italian Job), he conducts further experiments and conceives of a way to harness the Asphyx and thereby gain immortality. But, as every visionary scientist should know, defying the laws of the natural and spiritual world unleashes dreadful consequences. Sumptuously shot by director Peter Newbrook and cinematographer Freddie Young (Lawrence of Arabia), The Asphyx unfolds into one of the most unusual and haunting supernatural chillers of British cinema. This special edition also includes the extended 99-minute cut of film.
15. Bones and All
BONES AND ALL is a story of first love between Maren (Taylor Russell), a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee (Timothée Chalamet), an intense and disenfranchised drifter; a liberating road odyssey of two young people coming into their own, searching for identity and chasing beauty in a perilous world that cannot abide who they are.
16. Castle Of The Living Dead
In the final film of his early ’60s European period, Christopher Lee stars as a 19th century Count who invites a theatrical troupe for a weekend of horrors that boasts an enthusiastically creepy performance by Lee, startling locations in Lazio, Italy’s Orsini-Odescalchi Castle and ‘Park of the Monsters’, second-unit direction by Michael Reeves (WITCHFINDER GENERAL) and the screen debut of Donald Sutherland as both a doofus gendarme and a hunchbacked hag. Philippe Leroy (THE NIGHT PORTER) and Jacques Stany (VIOLENCE IN A WOMEN’S PRISON) co-star in this 1964 French-Italian co-production from American producer Paul Maslansky – who would go on to produce DEATH LINE and the POLICE ACADEMY movies – and fellow expat writer/director Warren Kiefer – after whom Sutherland would name his son – now scanned in 4K from the Italian negative for the first time ever for this 1080p Blu-ray release.
17. Crimes of the Future
As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux), Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), celebrity performance artist, publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. Timlin (Kristen Stewart), an investigator from the National Organ Registry, obsessively tracks their movements, which is when a mysterious group is revealed… Their mission — to use Saul’s notoriety to shed light on the next phase of human evolution.
18. Crypt Of The Vampire
In a lavish gothic shocker inspired by Sheridan Le Fanu’s immortal novella Carmilla, Christopher Lee delivers a rare ‘hero’ turn as nobleman Count Karnstein whose foreboding castle teems with ancestral curses, unnatural desires, philosophical hunchbacks and grisly acts of vengeance. Adriana Ambesi (FANGS OF THE LIVING DEAD) co-stars in this 1964 Spanish-Italian co-production – also known as TERROR IN THE CRYPT and CRYPT OF HORROR – directed by Camillo Mastrocinque (AN ANGEL FOR SATAN) from a screenplay by giallo master Ernesto Gastaldi (ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK) and Sergio Leone protégé Tonino Valerii (MY NAME IS NOBODY), now featuring a 2k scan from a fine-grain 35mm master print.
19. Damselvis: Daughter of Helvis
While delivering an apocalyptic message to his sect, the unearthly Black Jesus orders his leather-clad, biker converts to destroy the pagan mistress Damselvis before she can raise her father, the fabled rock and roll deity Helvis, from the dead. When a sheltered, country schoolgirl named Isla M. (Sherry Lynn Garris) is nearly butchered by Black Jesus’ murderous disciple Candy (Ghetty Chasun), she is miraculously reborn as the fringe-adorned, Harley riding Damselvis; who promptly embarks on a pilgrimage to Memphis, spreading the gospel along the way by disseminating Helvis records to a burgeoning and ardent congregation of fans. Once Helvis is resurrected from his pyramid tomb, he must confront the monstrous Woofman in a final battle to the death to determine the religious rites for the new millennia! Saturn’s Core is proud to present this in it’s first ever director approved, disc debut marking it’s return to physical media for the first time since its initial, scarce VHS release in 1994.
20. Death Magic
Powell Davidson and his magician friends are tired of working under Donald Graham. They want to get into some serious magic, some necromancy. Powell has computed the perfect time to summon a spirit. In an abandoned pueblo outside of town, they perform their spell and unwittingly unleash Aaron Parker, a murderous Civil War Major, to fulfill his dying curse – to kill the descendants of every person who condemned him to death by hanging in 1875!
21. Event Horizon 4K
Seven years ago, pioneering research spacecraft “Event Horizon” mysteriously vanished without a trace on its maiden voyage. But then, in the darkness of deep space, a persistent signal prompts a rescue crew to wing its way through the galaxy on a bold rescue mission. What they uncover is an unimaginable interstellar horror that will test the entire team’s sanity and souls.
22. Evil Laugh
A group of randy med students headed to the California hills to help a classmate fix up the isolated house he acquired, and maybe squeeze in some time to give each other physicals. Unfortunately, the property came cheap because it was the site of a mass murder a decade before… and a sinisterly snickering squatter is about to pick up where he left off.
23. Home Grown Horrors: Volume 1
Throughout the 1980s and 90s, independent and first time filmmakers across the United States saw new opportunities to create work in the horror genre. Often integrating the flavor and color of their inner-America locales into their work, they created films that, while inspired by mainstream trends, are about as far from Hollywood as one can get. Collected here are three diverse films, all produced in the late 1980s, providing a fascinating and entertaining glimpse into the forgotten world of Home Grown Horror: Beyond Dream’s Door, Winterbeast and Fatal Exam.
24. Invisible Maniac
Physicist Kevin Dornwinkle (Noel Peters) didn’t like it when his colleagues laughed off his theories on invisibility… so he killed four of them. Escaping the asylum and finagling a job as a high school science teacher, he’s still hearing the snickers from his nubile young charges… but they’ve got a surprise waiting for them in the locker room. Randy horror-farce from Adam Rifkin also stars Savannah, Stephanie Blake, Melissa Moore, Debra Lamb.
25. Karate Ghost
Death and destruction fall upon all who enter the dojo from the Karate Ghost! The undead legend of Black Belt Joe is as real as a judo chop cutting through a wood board. One thing is for sure, you won’t be bored in this over-the-top horror karate comedy that is sure to have you rolling on the floor with laughter and screaming at the blood and gore! Mullets, mayhem and monsters from beyond the grave await you in this thrilling action-packed movie that is “Karate Ghost.”
26. Legacy of Blood
From the auteur called “an unmatched voice from the underbelly of low-budget genre cinema” (Rue Morgue) comes the hate-fueled/gore-spattered opus hailed as “a quintessential Andy Milligan film” (Senseless Cinema): For this loose remake of his own classic THE GHASTLY ONES, writer/director Milligan delivers a twisted family-gathers-in-creepy-mansion-for-inheritance saga filled with hysterical half-wits, inappropriate psychics, 1970s Staten Island standing in for late 1800s New England and some of the most insane explosions of graphic carnage in the entire Andy oeuvre. With all pre-print materials believed to be destroyed, the thought-lost complete theatrical version of LEGACY OF BLOOD has been scanned in 2K from the only known 35mm release print. LEGACY OF HORROR, the television version featuring additional footage, is presented from a video master. Includes the uncut theatrical release and alternate television version.
27. A Night of The Undead
In 1968 the world was shaken by a zombie outbreak known today as the “Night of the Living Dead,” accepted as fact by some but dismissed as a hoax by others. Now, a group of podcasters make the choice to visit the original farmhouse on the anniversary of the event but soon learn that children shouldn’t play with dead things.
A woman suffering from schizophrenia is taken against her will by a mad doctor. As she is subjected to insane experiments by the doctor, she loses her final grip on reality.
29. Prey for the Beast
Four overworked weekend warriors go hiking in the woods to get away from the troubles of domestic life. They stumble upon four sexy college girls tanning their well-shaped behinds in the sun – the perfect antidote to the nagging wives back home. Unbeknownst to both groups, a vicious, hulking creature awaits them in the forest…a monster with a taste for flesh. It’s survival of the fittest as the beast hunts down the hapless hikers one by one with brutal savagery. Man is no longer at the top of the food chain…
30. Satan’s Menagerie
Five creatures of darkness come together for a one of a kind gathering. Their fates intertwined in the resurrection of a demon god. What kind of carnage will ensue when these children of the night unite?
A grieving mother holds onto her Catholic faith as her husband leaves to study and learn the secrets of an old New England cult. Secrets that the Catholic Church wants for their own use. Meanwhile the cult has deadly plans of their own.
Beware the fresh blood on the fairway, and gore on the green when The Bogey Man plays golf! Back from the bowels of Hell, The undead golf mascot known as The Bogey Man is cutting the heads off golfers and shrinking their skulls to play 18 holes of terror! Only pro golfer Chase Webb can send Bogey back to the fiery depths from whence he came. If Bogey completes the golf course, things will take a turn for the worst! It’s time for Chase to Putt up or shut up to stop all hell from breaking loose! This over-the-top horror/comedy is filled with so many celebrity cameo kills and naked golf girls that it will run chills down your nine! Nine iron, that is! Watch your strokes, and hold on to your balls or The Bogey Man will put a hole in you!