SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 5: THE TOY MAKER
1991, Lionsgate, 90 min, USA, Dir: Martin Kitrosser

An elderly toy maker, surreally played by Mickey Rooney, is creating Christmas presents with sinister surprises. Completely breaking away from the storylines of the previous installments, THE TOYMAKER takes the HALLOWEEN III approach to the franchise, offering something truly dark, subversive and unique.


FROM BEYOND
1986, Park Circus/MGM, 85 min, USA, Dir: Stuart Gordon

Director Stuart Gordon delivers yet another great adaptation of a short story by H.P. Lovecraft. Jeffrey Combs, Ted Sorel and Barbara Crampton are plunged into a terrifying alternate universe when an ambitious scientist decides to forcibly evolve man’s sixth sense organ. This opens up the gate to another dimension, mutating human beings and unleashing monstrous creatures from the netherworld. A wildly imaginative romp through a gleefully cruel horror wonderland. With the original DAWN OF THE DEAD’s Ken Foree.


RE-ANIMATOR
1985, Holland Releasing, 86 min, USA, Dir: Stuart Gordon

Adapted from the H.P. Lovecraft tale of Herbert West, this mind-bending, darkly funny horror thriller was a breakout hit, establishing newcomer director Stuart Gordon as a force to be reckoned with. Impetuous researcher Jeffrey Combs develops a serum that can bring back the dead, something that his new roommate (Bruce Abbott) hadn’t exactly bargained for. Delivers on every front with laughs, shocks and genuine shivers escalating until the outrageous, gore-drenched finale. With Barbara Crampton and David Gale.


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