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Nothing says fall like curling up with a good movie, and our fave indie distributors have a bounty of new-on-blu treats to satisfy.

It’s the beginning of the Fall season, and there is a slight lull of releases before the big Black Friday sales that are coming. Fear not, fellow horror fans. Labels such as Vinegar Syndrome, Synapse Films, and more are still making mouths water and wallets creak open with some amazing releases.

INDIE RELEASE

This month’s Indie Release radar kicks off with the sequel to fan favorite The WNUF Halloween Special. Writer/Director Chris LaMartina has used crowdfunding to make and release Out There Halloween Mega Tape (aka WNUF Halloween Sequel). Available initially to fans who contributed to the crowdfunding campaign, the DVD is now available for purchase.

Out There Halloween Mega Tape

Available officially for the first time ever. It’s Halloween in your VCR!

Gorge yourself on candy corn and hunker down for a haunted house party filled with aliens, vamps, and phantom tramps via this hard-to-find flick from an infamous East Coast ’90s bootleg video operation.

Straight from the archives of Trader Tony’s Tape Dungeon, the Out There Halloween Mega Tape was assembled from the highest quality source materials available and presented just as it was sold via Trader Tony’s mail-order catalog in the 1990s.

  • Audio commentary with Trader Tony
  • Purple Stuff Podcast picks their favorite commercials
  • Immortal Dagger’s “Sacred Decapitation” music video

RONIN FLIX

Ronin Flix is releasing two new-to-Blu movies in the month of October, Nightmare Man and Becky (first time on BD-50). Make sure to check out the impressive catalog of movies available on Ronin Flix.

Nightmare Man

From writer/director Rolfe Kanefsky comes “a brilliant gem of independent horror…” (Jane Magazine).

After receiving a demonic African mask in the mail, Ellen Morris (Blythe Metz) is attacked in her dreams by an evil being she calls ‘Nightmare Man’ and is labeled a paranoid schizophrenic by both her Doctor and her husband. When Ellen is brutally attacked again, this time after being abandoned on the side of the road while being transported to the hospital, she flees for her life and stumbles upon a remote cabin filled with friends. Unsure if the demon is real or not, everyone at the house unknowingly falls prey to Ellen’s mysterious and ever-elusive killer.

A throwback to the terrifying slasher films of the 1980s, Nightmare Man is “one hell of a fun ride” that will keep you guessing until the very end (Horror-Asylum.com).

Starring one of Playboy’s 50 sexiest scream queens of all time, Tiffany Shepis (The Hazing, Sharknado 2), Blythe Metz (The Craving Heart), and Richard Moll (TV’s Night Court, Scary Movie 2).

  • Feature presentation in 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1), 5.1 Surround DTS-HD Master Audio and more.
  • NEW There’s Something Out There: The Making of Nightmare Man featurette, including interviews with director Rolfe Kanefsky, actors Tiffany Shepis and Blythe Metz, and crew members Jeff Farley, Esther Goodstein, and Christian Farrel
  • Creating A Nightmare: The Making of Nightmare Man
  • Extended Scenes
  • Tiffany’s Behind-the-Scenes
  • Flubbing a Nightmare Gag Reel
  • Stills Gallery
  • Promo Reel
  • NEW Film Score Audio-Only Track
  • Audio Commentary with director Rolfe Kanefsky, producer Esther Goodstein, and cast member Tiffany Shepis

Becky

Spunky and rebellious, Becky (Lulu Wilson) is brought to a weekend getaway at a lake house by her father, Jeff (Joel McHale), in an effort to try to reconnect. The trip immediately takes a turn for the worse when a group of convicts on the run, led by the merciless Dominick (Kevin James), suddenly invade the lake house.

“Featuring strong performances, whip-smart dialogue … and some of the most gruesome horror to ever come from north of the border, Becky is a pleasant little surprise. But make no mistake: it is straight-up gleefully irresponsible revenge horror and is definitely not for the squeamish” (Frank Wilkins, Reel Reviews).

Starring Lulu Wilson (TV’s The Haunting of Hill House, Annabelle: Creation, Ouija: Origin of Evil), Kevin James (TV’s Kevin Can Wait, Grown-Ups), Joel McHale (TV’s Community, Happily).

  • Feature presentation in 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.39:1), 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo lossless DTS-HD Master Audio, and more.
  • Two Heads Are Better Than One: Directing Becky with Jonathan Millet & Cary Murnion
  • No Laughing Matter with Joel McHale
  • The Fight of Her Life with Lulu Wilson
  • Fan Art and Behind-the-Scenes Photo Galleries
  • Audio Commentary with star Lulu Wilson and screenwriters Ruckus and Lane Skye

VINEGAR SYNDROME

Vinegar Syndrome is gearing up for its legendary Black Friday sale by releasing some heavy hitters on 4K Ultra HD Blu, including classics The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Werewolf Versus The Vampire Woman (a Paul Naschy flick!), Don’t Open Till Christmas, Blood Delirium, and Moon Of The Wolf.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

In the dozen years since the original massacre, countless more people have vanished without a trace, and, despite fears from the locals that Leatherface and his family of cannibals have resumed their murderous ways, the police seem disinterested in looking into the disappearances. But everything changes when a couple of yuppies are attacked by Leatherface while calling into a local radio show hosted by DJ Vanita “Stretch” Brock, thus blasting their ghastly murders over the airways. Fed up with the inaction from local law enforcement, ex-lawman Lt. “Lefty” Enright decides to go rogue and sets out into the Texas Hill Country in a bid to finally put an end to the terror which has been gripping his community. Meanwhile, Leatherface sets his sights and chainsaw on Stretch…

Director Tobe Hooper’s (Eaten Alive, Poltergeist) sequel to his own 1974 masterpiece, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, is a wild, outrageous, and unbelievably gory mix of southern fried terror and surreal humor. Starring Dennis Hopper (Easy Rider, Blue Velvet), Bill Moseley (House of 1000 Corpses), Caroline Williams (Rob Zombie’s Halloween II), and Bill Johnson (The American Scream) as Leatherface, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 has gained legendary status as the wildest and bloodiest entry in the franchise, so gruesome that Cannon Films chose to release it unrated to avoid needing to censor its nearly non-stop carnage, courtesy of effects master Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead). Vinegar Syndrome is proud to bring this quintessential 80s horror classic to 4K UHD, newly scanned and restored from the never-before-accessed for-home video 35mm original camera negative and featuring hours of both newly shot and archival extras!

  • 4K Ultra HD/Region A Blu-ray
  • 4K UHD presented in High-Dynamic-Range
  • Newly scanned and restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative
  • Presented with its original 2.0 stereo theatrical mix
  • Brand new commentary track with film critic Patrick Bromley
  • Audio commentary with director Tobe Hooper
  • Audio commentary with actors Bill Moseley and Caroline Williams and special effects makeup creator Tom Savini
  • Audio commentary with the director of photography Richard Kooris, production designer Cary White, script supervisor Laura Kooris, and property master Michael Sullivan
  • The Saw and Savini — a brand new 2022 interview with special effects makeup creator Tom Savini
  • Stretch Lives! — a brand new 2022 interview with actress Caroline Williams
  • Serving Tom — a brand new 2022 interview with special makeup effects artist Gabe Bartalos
  • Remember The Alamo — a brand new 2022 interview with actor Kirk Sisco
  • Texas Blood Bath — a brand new 2022 interview with special makeup effects artist Barton Mixon
  • Die Yuppie Scum — a brand new 2022 interview with actor Barry Kinyon
  • Leatherface Revisited — a brand new 2022 interview with actor Bill Johnson
  • Beneath The Battle Land: Remembering The Lair — a brand new 2022 featurette with actors Caroline Williams, Barry Kinyon, Bill Johnson, and Kirk Sisco
  • Never-before-seen extended interviews with director Tobe Hooper and co-producer Cynthia Hargrave – from director Mark Hartley’s documentary Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
  • It Runs In The Family — an 85-minute documentary on the making of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
  • IRITF Outtakes — extended interviews with L.M. Kit Carson and Lou Perryman
  • House of Pain — an interview with makeup effects artist John Vulich, Bart Mixon, Gabe Bartalos, and Gino Crognale
  • Yuppie Meat — an interview with actors Chris Douridas and Barry Kinyon
  • Cutting Moments — an interview with editor Alain Jakubowicz
  • Behind The Mask — an interview with stuntman and Leatherface performer Bob Elmore
  • Horror’s Hallowed Grounds — a featurette on the locations of the film
  • Still Feelin’ The Buzz — an interview with author and film historian Stephen Thrower
  • 43-minute behind-the-scenes video footage shot during the film’s production
  • Alternate Opening
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Original theatrical trailers for U.S. and Japan
  • TV Spots
  • Extended promotional still and image gallery
  • Reversible cover artwork
  • English SDS subtitles

The Werewolf vs. The Vampire Woman

Infamous werewolf Waldemar Daninsky has been brought back from the dead after a mortician carelessly removes a silver bullet from his heart. Unable to stop himself from viciously killing anyone in his path, he begins a search for a sacred cross that can finally cure him of his monstrous affliction. Meanwhile, Genevieve and Elvira are scouring the French countryside for the final resting place of Countess Wandesa, who, according to legend, was a vampire who thrived on the blood of young virgins in order to retain her beauty.

One night, they encounter Waldemar, who offers to aid them in their quest and leads the two women to Wandesa’s tomb. However, while in the process of opening it, a drop of blood falls onto her skeletal remains, thus reanimating and rejuvenating her desire for blood and revenge from beyond the grave. Now faced with an evil capable of even more brutality than his own, Waldemar realizes that he is the only hope in defeating Countess Wandesa…

The third released film in the Waldemar Daninsky saga, León Klimovsky’s (The People Who Own the Dark) The Werewolf Verus Vampire Woman (aka Werewolf’s Shadow), is considered one of Paul Naschy’s crowning achievements, and co-stars Gaby Fuchs (Mark of the Devil), Andrés Resino (Holocaust 2: The Revenge), and Patty Shepard (My Dear Killer).

Brimming with a gothic atmosphere, brutal violence, and an underpinning of eroticism, Vinegar Syndrome is delighted to present the world UHD debut of The Werewolf Verus Vampire Woman, newly restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative and including three different cuts of the film: its international export “nude” version, its “clothed” Spanish version and an integral “nude” Spanish version.

  • 4K Ultra HD/Region Free Blu-ray Set
  • 4K UHD presented in High-Dynamic-Range
  • Newly scanned and restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative
  • Presented in its international Export “Nude” Version (UHD and Blu-ray) with the original Spanish language soundtrack and newly translated English subtitles as well as an English dub; its Spanish “Clothed” Version (Blu-ray only) with its original Spanish language soundtrack
  • The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry: Paul Naschy, The Life and Legend of a Horror Icon (80 min) — a feature-length documentary featuring Mick Garris, John Landis, Javier Botet, Joe Dante, Caroline Munro, Paul Naschy, and more!
  • Brand new video interview with Sergio Molina, the son of Paul Naschy
  • Original theatrical trailer under the title Werewolf Shadow
  • Original theatrical trailer under the title Werewolf Versus The Vampire Woman
  • Three alternate title and end credit sequences
  • Extensive still gallery featuring promotional images, archival articles, and behind-the-scenes photographs
  • Reversible cover artwork
  • Newly translated English subtitles

Don’t Open Until Christmas