By ROCCO THOMPSON
Cult film fans with a taste for the continental, get ready to scream: Severin Films is bringing you two golden nuggets of European filth in gorgeous new 2K scans!
First, BYLETH: THE DEMON OF INCEST, a “sumptuous-yet-insane rarity” from Spaghetti Western veteran Leopoldo Savona arrives November 5th!
From the press release:
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 & THE 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 recently discovered in a Madrid lab vault.
Next, Severin brings you the original, uncut Italian version of WEREWOLF IN A GIRLS’ DORMITORY on November 11th! According to the press release:
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 as 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 MAX), 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.
For full details and to pre-order BYLETH: DEMON OF INCEST and WEREWOLF IN A GIRLS’ DORMITORY, visit Severin Films!