We’re just a few days out from the Annual Severin Films’ Black Friday Sale and they are excited to reveal the full line up of releases! New to the announcement are the rarely-seen EuroSleaze masterpiece CASTLE OF THE CREEPING FLESH, our brand new original production TALES OF THE UNCANNY: THE ULTIMATE SURVEY OF ANTHOLOGY HORROR which includes three feature length horror anthologies, Buddy Giovinazzo’s explosive – and long-unseen – drama NO WAY HOME (limited to 2,500 numbered copies), and THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE Audio Book, read by Richard Stanley and packaged in a purple clamshell case with digital download code.
The sale also will include the first ever authorized blu-ray release of Severin’s original horror anthology THE THEATRE BIZARRE in special 2-disc digipak packaging with slipcase, the blu-ray premiere of the hallucinatory horror in THE ATTIC EXPEDITIONS featuring Seth Green, Jeffrey Combs, Ted Raimi and Alice Cooper, a new edition of PLAGUE TOWN packed with illuminating bonus features with slipcase, and the worldwide blu-ray premiere of Douglas Buck’s devastating anthology FAMILY PORTRAITS.
From writer/director Adrian Hoven – creator of the infamous MARK OF THE DEVIL – comes a rarely-seen EuroSleaze masterpiece packed with krimi depravity, mondo-style shocks and graphic gothic insanity: When a group of bourgeois swingers stumble upon the creepy castle of the cursed Earl of Saxon, they’ll discover an unholy nightmare of sexual violence, bombastic philosophy, deranged performances, grisly medical experiments, inappropriate music cues and one very pissed off bear. A stellar cast of Jess Franco regulars including Janine Raynaud (SUCCUBUS), Howard Vernon (SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY) and Michel Lemoine (KISS ME MONSTER) star in this sumptuous platter of late ‘60s filthwürst – also known as CASTLE OF BLOODY LUST – now scanned uncut & uncensored from the German negative for the first time ever in America.
- Adrian in the Castle of Bloody Lust – Archival Interview with Joyce Hoven and Percy Hoven
- MARK OF THE DEVIL Q&A with The Hoven Family at Austrian Pulp Film Fest
- Locations Featurette
- Trailers – English / German / Alt Title APPOINTMENT WITH LUST
- Textless Opening Credit Sequence
- German Opening Credit Sequence
*Exclusive Black Friday Edition includes a Limited Slip Case!
When Covid-19 hit, Severin Films chief David Gregory and House Of Psychotic Women author Kier-La Janisse decided to ask their industry friends which Top 5 films and segments that would make the ultimate horror anthology. The result became an international Zoom-enabled documentary featuring Eli Roth, Joe Dante, Greg Nicotero, Mark Hartley, Mick Garris, Ernest Dickerson, Joko Anwar, Ramsey Campbell, David DeCoteau, Kim Newman, Jovanka Vuckovic, Luigi Cozzi, Tom Savini, Jenn Wexler, Larry Fessenden, Richard Stanley, Brian Trenchard-Smith, Brian Yuzna, Gary Sherman, Rebekah McKendry and Roger Corman in a candid discussion of the best portmanteaus in film/TV history. As a Bonus, Severin is proud to include the rarely-seen 1919 German compendium EERIE TALES, the thought-lost 1949 French/Belgian anthology HISTORIES EXTRAORDINAIRE/UNUSUAL TALES, and a limited second disc with Black Friday Exclusive Bonus Horror Anthology: MASTER OF HORROR (1965) Scanned in 2k from Jack H. Harris’ dupe negative.
- Bonus Horror Anthology: EERIE TALES (1919) from broadcast tape master
- Bonus Horror Anthology: UNUSUAL TALES (1949) New 2k scan from only known 16mm print from Brussels Film Archive
- Limited second disc with Black Friday Exclusive Bonus Horror Anthology: MASTER OF HORROR (1965) Scanned in 2k from Jack H. Harris’ dupe negative.
*Exclusive Limited Black Friday Edition includes Disc 2 MASTER OF HORROR feature!
Twelve years after his shattering debut COMBAT SHOCK, writer/director Buddy Giovinazzo again rocked audiences with this explosive – and long-unseen – drama featuring “an authentic whiff of the sunny, slummy streets of Staten Island” (Time Out) and “a formidable trio of great performances” (The Guardian): Academy Award nominee Tim Roth (PULP FICTION) “delivers an astonishing performance” (Premiere) as a mentally impaired man released from six years in prison to live with his small-time drug dealer brother (James Russo of DONNIE BRASCO), his stripper sister-in-law (Deborah Kara Unger of Cronenberg’s CRASH) and the dark family secrets that threaten to destroy them all. Joseph Ragno (THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION) co-stars in this “impressive and startling” (The Independent) indie thriller now scanned in 2k from the original negative for the first time ever.
- Commentary by Director Buddy Giovinazzo with Severin’s David Gregory
- Darlin’ Be Home Soon – Editor Stan Warnow on the Road to NO WAY HOME
- A Tasty Marquee – An interview with Producer/Casting Director Marcia Shulman
- Following the Emotions – An interview with Composer Rick Giovinazzo and Director Buddy Giovinazzo
- Dancing with the Camera – An interview with Cinematographer Claudia Raschke
- UNCLE FRANK’S WINE – Early Short Film by Buddy Giovinazzo
*Exclusive Limited Black Friday Edition includes CD Soundtrack!
“West of Arkham the hills rise wild, and there are valleys with deep woods that no axe has ever cut.” So begins this legendary sci-fi/horror tale by H.P. Lovecraft about a meteorite that crashes in the fictional New England town of Arkham and proceeds to deform all vegetation on “the blasted heath” while driving its inhabitants slowly and homicidally insane. Read by award-winning filmmaker Richard Stanley – whose 2019 movie adaptation starring Nicolas Cage was called “a trippy rainbow of the gory and grotesque” (Daily Mirror) – The Colour Out Of Space remains one of the most startling and significant works in modern horror history.
*Purple cassette tape of audio recording
*Digital download code of audio recording
*Total run time: 84 minutes