Tartan to re-release gore classics on the Tartan Grindhouse label
3rd Oct 07
If I worked officially for a PR company that deals with horror DVDs, I'd be sick of the term 'grindhouse' by now. One minute QT's making a movie called that, the next DVD companies are scrambling over themselves to re-release everything that could even possibly be tarred with that label.
Not that we're complaining. When a major company like Tartan pulls all their gore titles out of the vaults and re-issues them that can only be a good thing for people like us, especially when all the titles are being released at a healthy £9.99 (or £7.99 for our first title, the classic Basket Case!)
Basket Case is released on 22nd Octobrer with the other two titles arriving a few weeks later on November 12th. Enjoy!
Basket Case (1982)
Duane seems a pleasant enough guy but he always takes a big basket around with him. Inside, his grotesquely deformed brother lives. But they were once Siamese twins, separated against their will. There’s hell to pay once they find the doctor who did it.
Low budget classic horror, a distant cousin to The Evil Dead and Re-animator, now celebrating its 25th anniversary! Whilst directors Sam Raimi and Stuart Gordon have moved onto less schlockier times, Frank Henenlotter continued his bloody path of exploitation with Brain Dead, Frankenhooker and two Basket Case sequels. And with such a small cast, so many of the names in the credits are pseudonymns. Open the basket lid and let a true cult classic walk again!
Director Frank Henenlotter
Writer Yuzo Sato Frank Henenlotter
Beverly Hills: playground of the rich and famous where perfect families live in perfect homes and perfect people meet perfect partners. For most people, it’s the stuff of dreams, but for Billy Whitney it’s becoming a nightmare. Paranoia takes hold as he’s increasingly suspicious of the behaviour and activities which his friends and family are involved in, especially since it seems to involve strange sexual goings-on.
Billy’s belief that his entire social set is somehow plotting against him gets stronger and stronger. Soon his worst fears will be realised, as he prepares to gatecrash the most shocking and perversely surreal socialite gathering from hell...
Director Brian Yuzna’s debut film puts former Baywatch hunk-in-trunks, Billy Warlock into a deliciously macabre situation confronting creatures more monstrous than David Hasslehoff and Pamela Anderson combined!
Director Brian Yuzna
Bride of Re-Animator(1990)
It’s been five years since the gruesome events of Re-Animator, and Doctors Herbert West and Dan Cain are on medical duty in a bloody Peruvian border war. There, West makes a startling discovery: Not only can his serum reanimate the dead, but when mixed with a rare fluid, it can bring limbs back to life – completely independent of body and brain! The doctor has discovered a way to bring not just bodies, but individual body parts back to life. Get ready. The sickest man in science is back…
Once again the twisted fusion of Brian Society Yuzna’s sick imagination and the dark genius of H.P. Lovecraft have created a sick movie monster that will bring chunks to your throat!