Now available for pre-order through Vinegar Syndrome‘s website are two Blu-rays set for release at the start of September: 1982’s Pandemonium and 1987’s The Caller.
A wildly bizarre horror film parody from Alfred Sole (Alice Sweet Alice), Pandemonium features an astonishing cast, including Carol Kane (When a Stranger Calls), Judge Reinhold (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), Phil Hartman (TV’s Saturday Night Live) Tom Smothers (TV’s The Smothers Brothers), Paul Reubens (TV’s Pee-Wee’s Playhouse), and Tab Hunter (Lust in the Dust). Jam packed with bizarre humor and even stranger death sequences, Vinegar Syndrome brings this never-on-disc, early 1980s cult favorite to Blu-ray in a brand new 2K restoration.
“In 1963, a group of college cheerleading students were brutally slain by a mysterious killer, resulting in the closure of the school they attended. Now, former student and professional cheerleader, Bambi, has decided to re-open the institution. As new students arrive, it’s not long before the murderer makes his presence known and the bloody hi-jinx resume. Even worse, the only hope of unmasking the culprit falls upon an overworked Canadian Mountie.”
And sumptuously photographed by Daniele Nannuzzi (Santa Sangre), The Caller is a labyrinthine mystery tinged with horror and science fiction elements which stars Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Caligula) alongside Madolyn Smith (Urban Cowboy). One of the few theatrical features from veteran TV director Arthur Allan Seidelman and Emmy nominated writer Michael Sloan (The Equalizer), Vinegar Syndrome presents this original and unsettling piece of 80s weirdness in a brand new 2K restoration.
“On a cold winter night, a woman living alone in the middle of the woods receives an unexpected visitor: a mysterious middle-aged man who asks to use her phone. Obliging the stranger, it soon becomes apparent that they might know more about each other than they’re letting on. As hours and then days pass, the two become engaged in a series of bizarre and sinister mind games uncovering unnerving secrets along the way. All the while, the ongoing confrontation begs the question of…what mysterious events are transpiring in the nearby woods?”