With so many cult titles from the Eighties and Nineties making their way to Blu-ray of late, it shouldn’t be too surprising to see a few more obscure titles also getting a digital upgrade. For example, the 1980 fright flick The Unseen. Any of you seen it?
Can’t say I’ve ever seen The Unseen. Good thing Scorpion Releasing will be putting it out on Blu-ray August 13th so I can find out what I’ve been missing.
Freelance reporter Jennifer and her two friends, Karen and Vicki, accept an invitation for cheap room and board in a large farmhouse offered by a friendly, but shady museum owner named Ernest Keller since all the motels in and around town are booked for a holiday parade fair Jennifer is covering. But unknown to the women, some unseen “thing” has been living in the basement of the house for over 20 years and is looked after by Keller and his shy sister, Virginia; and the “thing” soon gets out and begins harassing and killing the women one by one in various violent, but seemingly accidental ways.
Former Bond Girl Barbara Bach and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’s Sydney Lassick are among those being terrorized by a cannibal inbred played by Stephen Furst (“Flounder” from Animal House).
The Unseen was written and directed by Danny Steinmann, who used a pseudonym after being so unhappy with the final cut of the film he demanded his name be removed. Yet, he had no problem keeping his name on Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning?
Scorpion Releasing will also soon be putting out Blu-rays of the Chuck Norris ninja favorite The Octagon and the Eighties romantic sex comedies My Chauffeur and Tomboy.
Horror fans need not feel forgotten as Scorpion has also announced plans for future Blu-ray releases of Day of the Animals, Grizzly, The Monster Club, Tower of Evil, and Human Experiments.
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