Arrow’s June Subscription Slate Leads With Psycho Chiller ‘The Righteous’

Arrow Video has announced the June 2022 lineup of its new subscription-based Arrow platform, available to subscribers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

A highlight of the June 2022 lineup is the psychological chiller The Righteous, an award-winning standout on the genre festival circuit, available June 10 in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland.

The first feature from director-actor-writer Mark O’Brien is a dark chiller about a burdened man who feels the wrath of a vengeful God, after he and his wife are visited by a mysterious stranger. The film stars O’Brien, Henry Czerny and Mimi Kuzyk.

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The Righteous had its World Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in 2021, winning the Cheval Noir and Silver Award, and has since gone on to win a Bloodie at the 2021 Blood in the Snow Film Festival, and the Grimmfest Award at the 2021 Grimmfest.

The June slate kicks off June 1 with all six films from Charles Band’s “The Trancers Collection,” from the original 1984 Trancers to 2002’s Trancers 6. Also available on that date is “The Art of Cult,” featuring Children of the Corn, The Hills Have Eyes, The Stylist, and Ringu, as well as Hell High, a twisted tale of delinquency starring Christopher Cousins and Christopher Stryker.

On June 6 comes “The Vinegar Syndrome Collection,” with Avenging Angel, The Passing, Star Time and Sweet Sugar.

The Righteous is part of Arrow’s June 10 “Season: I Think You Should Leave,” which also includes The Bloodhound, Two Thousand Maniacs, and Shiver of the Vampire. Also available that day is Viy, the first horror film ever produced in the Soviet Union. 

On June 13 comes the 1989 cult slasher The Intruder, featuring early appearances by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, followed three days later by “You Really Should Have Seen It Coming,” featuring the films Dark August, The Premonition, Death Has Blue Eyes and Psychic Killer.

June 17 comes Blood Dolls and the cult classic slasher sequels Maniac Cop 2 and Maniac Cop III: Badge of Silence.

Capping the month is the June 20 release of “The American Genre Film Collection,” with Bat Pussy, Who Killed Captain Alex, She Mob and The Zodiac Killer.

‘Blade: The Iron Cross’ Available on Disc From MVD and Full Moon

The horror film Blade: The Iron Cross is available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc from Full Moon Features and MVD Entertainment Group.

Sick science, punishing puppets, clairvoyant crusaders and a legion of fascist zombies combine in this latest “Puppet Master” film. Dr. Hauser, the Third Reich’s maddest scientist, rises again with murder and mayhem on his mind. As the deranged Nazi doctor’s perverse plot is revealed, psychic journalist Elisa Ivanov (Tania Fox) awakens her own angel of death in Blade and together maiden and marionette get set to hammer the evil Hauser back into hell.

In addition to Fox (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), the film stars Vincent Cusimano (Betrayed), Bobby Reed (Perry Mason, 2020), Roy Abramsohn (Searching) and Alan Maxson (Godzilla: King of the Monsters).

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The film, written by Neal Marshall Stevens (Thirteen Ghosts, Hellraiser: Deader) and featuring a score by Richard Band (Re-Animator), follows Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich from producer Charles Band (Puppet Master, Trancers), who returns to oversee the next chapter in the franchise.

Extras include director’s commentary; Full Moon Features trailers; a behind-the-scenes featurette; and set stills.

VHS-Era ‘Prehysteria’ Coming on Blu-ray Disc for First Time Oct. 9 From Full Moon and MVD

From horror and fantasy film studio Full Moon Features comes 1993’s Prehysteria on Blu-ray Disc Oct. 9 for the first time from MVD Entertainment Group.

Founded by producer/director Charles Band in 1989, Full Moon released the film under its fantasy label for children and families, Moonbeam Entertainment. Anticipating the success of Jurassic Park, this VHS-era title follows the misadventures of Jerry Taylor (Austin O’Brien, The Last Action Hero), a 12-year-old, Elvis-loving kid, and his sister Monica (Samantha Mills), whose farmer dad Frank (Brett Cullen, Ghost Rider) accidentally brings home a bundle of rare eggs unearthed in the rainforest by a sinister museum curator. Suddenly, the eggs hatch, unleashing a pack of diminutive dinosaurs.

The film features stop-motion special effects by David Allen (Puppet Master, Laserblast) and a remastered, high-definition transfer taken from the original 35mm camera negative.