Trailer: Severin is Planning a Halloween Feast of Delicious Italian Horror

If Italian horror is your cup of tea, the folks at Severin are planning a treat just for you this Halloween season!

On October 29th, Severin Films is getting an early start on the seasonal festivities by serving up a trio of Italian sickies for sleaze-deprived viewers with a hunger for bad taste. Paganini Horror, Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory, and Byleth: The Demon of Incest are all coming to home video uncensored for the first time ever in the USA!

Paganini Horror: From producer Fabrizio De Angelis (Zombie, The Beyond, Killer Crocodile), writer/director Luigi Cozzi (Contamination, Starcrash) and co-writer/star Daria Nicolodi (Deep Red, Tenebrae) comes one of the most hard-to-find shockers from Italian Horror’s greatest decade: When an all-girl rock band records an unpublished song by Niccolò Paganini – the 19th century composer said to have sold his soul to the Devil – they will unleash a skintight spandex nightmare of extreme violins, cheesy power ballads, Suspira-influenced lighting and outlandish Satanic havoc that QuietCool calls “serious fun…it drips with as much love as it does with blood and gore.” Jasmine Maimone (Demons), Pascal Perciano (Voices from Beyond) and the legendary Donald Pleasence co-star in this “kooky, stylish and definitely recommended flick” (, now transferred in 2k from the original negative.

Paganini Horror Special Features

  • Play it Again Paganini – Interview with Director Luigi Cozzi
  • The Devil’s Music – Interview with Actor Pietro Genuardi
  • Deleted Scenes and Alternate Ending
  • Trailer
  • First 3000 Blu-Rays come with bonus soundtrack CD

Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory: Twisted Italian horror meets lurid German krimi in the 1961 EuroShocker fIlled with “genuinely eerie scenes and rather graphic maulings” (DVD Drive-In), now restored like you’ve never seen or heard it before: When an all-girl reform school is rocked by a series of grisly murders, it will unleash a nightmare of sexual corruption and lupine depravity. Carl Schell (The Blue Maxx), Barbara Lass (aka Roman Polanski’s first wife Barbara Kwiatkowska) and Luciano Pigozzi (Castle of the Living Dead) star in this infamous Italian/Austrian co-production – originally titled Lycanthropus – directed by Paolo Heusch (The Day the Sky Exploded) from a screenplay by giallo maestro Ernesto Gastaldi (All the Colors of the Dark) with a classic score by Armando Trovajoli (Strange Shadows in an Empty Room), newly scanned in 2k from archival elements recently discovered in a Rome lab vault. 

Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory Special Features

  • Bad Moon Rising: Interview with Screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Italian Trailer
  • US Trailer
  • Alternate Opening
  • First 3000 Blu-Rays come with bonus soundtrack CD

Byleth: The Demon of Incest: In one of the most bizarre EuroSleaze sickies of the ‘70s, Mark Damon (House of Usher, Crypt of the Living Dead) delivers an atypically unhinged performance as a duke consumed by unnatural lust for his beautiful sister (Claudia Gravy of The Nun & TThe Devil). Toss in depraved dollops of sex, voyeurism, demonic possession and giallo-style violence, and you get the sumptuous-yet-insane rarity The Wild Eye calls “intriguingly different and endearingly odd for Italian Horror aficionados.” Aldo Bufi Landi (Four Flies on Grey Velvet) and Fernando Cerulli (Death Smiles on a Murder) co-star in this long-lost filth-fest directed by Spaghetti Western veteran Leopoldo Savona (Pistol Packin’ Preacher, Apocalypse Joe) and now scanned in 2k from negative elements of the hot German cut recently discovered in a Madrid lab vault.

*NOTE: There are no Special Features on BYLETH.

Are you a fan of Italian horror movies? Are you excited to hear that Severin is bringing this gory trio of films to Blu-ray in time for Halloween? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.



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