Code Red has been going “code blue” of late, releasing the likes of Nail Gun Massacre and Just Before Dawn on Blu-ray. We now know of seven more forthcoming Blu horror titles from the 70s, 80s, and 90s they have in the works to further empty your wallets in the coming year.
We haven’t come across any official word from Code Red regarding these newest offerings so it may be that Blu-ray.com let the proverbial cat out of the bag by listing these titles for future release the other day. In any event, here are the details:
First up, for the first time ever, a director’s cut of Jim “Forced Entry” Sotos’ 1983 chiller Sweet Sixteen, starring the all-star cast of Aleisha Shirley, Don Stroud, Bo Hopkins, Dana Kimmell, Patrick Macnee, Susan Strasberg, Larry Storch, Henry Wilcoxon, and Michael Pataki.
SWEET SIXTEEN (1983) – When Melissa Morgan (Aleisha Shirley), a gorgeous big city girl, moves to a small Texas town, she creates quite a stir with her beauty and promiscuous attitude. She might be 15 going on 25, but all the boys at her new school are still anxious to get to know her. Shortly after her arrival, Melissa’s dates start ending up dead. When the younger brother of a local hell raiser (Don Stroud) ends up dead, Melissa looks like the likely suspect. The town Sheriff (Bo Hopkins) must try to solve the killings before the killer strikes again. Along to help him is his Nancy Drew-ish daughter (Dana Kimmell). What secret will be revealed when Melissa turns “SWEET SIXTEEN”?
For those that prefer their killers less human, Code Red is also planning high-def transfers of the only movie in existence featuring Christopher Atkins and Roddy MacDowell being terrorized by a psychotic baboon as well as Andrew Divoff and Leilani Sarelle in their motion picture debuts doing battle with hydrophobic slasher monsters living beneath a bridge.
SHAKMA (1990) – An experimental drug that is supposed to reduce aggression has the opposite effect on a baboon that is being experimented on by a group of medical students and their professor. While they are playing a fantasy role-playing game in their research facility, the baboon escapes and begins hunting them down.
NEON MANIACS (1986) – A group of teenagers in San Francisco discover a nest of homicidal monsters living in a tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, but when they try to tell authorities, no one believes them.
Rounding out their latest crop of Blu-rays will be four fright fests from drive-in/grindhouse auteur Andy Milligan.
BLOODTHIRSTY BUTCHERS (1970) – A murderous barber and his equally psychopathic friend, a baker, hatch a plan whereby the barber murders people and the baker makes them into pies to be sold in his shop.
THE MAN WITH TWO HEADS (1972) – Milligan’s version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
THE RATS ARE COMING! THE WEREWOLVES ARE HERE! (1972) – The daughter in a family of werewolves decides to put an end to the family curse.
TORTURE DUNGEON (1970) – In medieval England a sadistic duke plots to kill off all the heirs to the throne of England so he can claim the title crown for himself.
Look for all these Code Red releases, presumably, sometime in 2014. It’s going to be a very expensive year.
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