The great label Vinegar Syndrome has just released four new offerings that lovers of cult and Psychotronic cinema will want to add to their personal movie collecions ASAP. Take a look at these oddball offerings that will send lovers of avant garde cinema into a film frenzy!
The Nomed Family has been the victim of an ancient curse in which the first born daughter of each generation has gone violently mad and then suspiciously dies. No one can explain the Nomed madness, but some say it’s because of the possession of a terrible demonic force. By way of an unnatural urge during her Mother’s funeral, Susan entered her family’s mausoleum, and ever since an evil presence has been lurking inside of her, waiting for a chance to come out. Now an adult, something is hiding inside Susan’s body, coming out to grotesquely murder anyone who comes too close to uncovering her terrifying secret. A consummate blending of early 80s supernatural horror and slasher film tropes, Michael Dugan’s film is a stylish, sleazy, and outrageously gory production, featuring a series of imaginative death scenes orchestrated by effects wizard John Carl Buechler (Re-Animator, Troll). Starring Bobbie Bresee (Ghoulies) and Marjoe Gortner (When You Comin’ Back Red Ryder?) and featuring a moody orchestral score from Jamie Mendoza-Nava (Boys of Company C), Vinegar Syndrome is pleased to bring Mausoleum to to Blu-ray, under exclusive license from producer Michael Franzese and distributor Lon Kerr, fully uncut and newly restored from it’s camera negative, with it’s ‘explosive’ opening sequence completely intact.
In Battle for the Lost Planet, rogue master thief Harry Trent (Matt Mitler) who, in an attempt to steal military secrets, found himself stranded alone in space for years, finally returns to earth only to discover that the planet has been taken over by vicious gangs of alien mutants. Finding himself forced into a fight for his life, Harry is soon discovered and taken in by a beautiful warrior (Denise Coward) and her resistance group who hope to outwit the extra terrestrial invaders and reclaim the planet. Mutant War continues the story, finding Harry still at odds with conquering aliens, but this time having to contend with an even deadlier enemy: another human. After meeting a young girl who begs him to help save her family, Harry learns of power hungry deviate Reinhart Rex, a futuristic white slaver that kidnaps young women for breeding purposes. Can Harry outwit Reinhart while still escaping the clutches of flesh eating mutants?
Thirteen years ago, at the Halloween Pumpkin Prom, the infamous Lawnmower Killer went on a brutal rampage, murdering several high school students, including Mary Graves’ older sister, traumatizing her for life. Now, after the unexpected escape of a prisoner from the state mental hospital, who may or may not be the killer, it’s up to hard-nosed gumshoe Dick Harbinger to solve the case before the Lawnmower Killer seeks out a new slew of victims at the upcoming Pumpkin Prom, that is if anyone is able to survive the hilarious horror hijinks leading up to it! A raucous parody of horror films and teen sex comedies, predating the Scary Movie franchise by nearly two decades, director Greydon Clark’s (Joysticks) Wacko features a mind blowing ensemble cast including Joe Don Baker (Goldeneye, Fletch), Stella Stevens (The Poseidon Adventure), George Kennedy (Charade), Charles Napier (The Blues Brothers, Supervixens), Julia Duffy (The Doctors) and Andrew Dice Clay in his first feature film role! Never officially released on DVD and barely available in any format since the 80s, Vinegar Syndrome brings this sidelined chunk of horror-comedy gold to Blu-ray, newly restored in 4k from it’s long lost camera negative!
Brother and sister Seth and Angelina live a secluded life in their family’s beautiful Beverly Hills mansion. But these upper class siblings share a dark and violent hobby of using sexually driven ‘party lines’ to meet and lure lustful strangers into a deadly ménage à trois, the climax of which is a razor slash to the throat! With the victim count steadily rising, Detective Dan is under the gun to crack the case, but when his girlfriend falls prey to the maniacal duo, Dan goes rogue, taking his own violent measures to dispense justice. Juxtaposing a slasher film setup with police drama and erotic thriller plot points, William Webb’s Party Line is a forgotten oddity, bridging the late 80s slasher craze with the soon to rise early 90s ‘skinemax’ obsession. Starring Leif Garret (Devil Times Five), Shawn Weatherly (Baywatch), Richard Roundtree (Shaft), and Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica) and stylishly photographed by renowned visual effects cinematographer, John Huneck (The Terminator), Vinegar Syndrome brings PARTY LINE to Blu-ray for the first time, newly restored in 4k from it’s original 35mm negative.