Old Ass Horror Films Being Released for the First Time


I love the fact that there are television channels completely devoted to classic movies of all kinds, but I love any news that involves previously unreleased films being able for my grubby little hands even more. Especially if they involve the words “murder” and “zoo” in the same title.

According to Variety, Universal – famous for its monsters and using the earth as its logo – is teaming up with Turner Classic Movies in order to bring some excellent old horror titles to DVDs that will be released this weekend.

The titles in question?

  • Murders in the Zoo (1933) – A flick where a man uses animals to kill men who seem taken with his wife.
  • The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942) – A strange film where a shipwrecked man stumbles upon an island that’s been overtaken by a mad scientist.
  • The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942) – William Nigh’s movie about an avenger who kills men who are acquitted of crimes. Also, a gorilla costume is involved.
  • The Mad Ghoul (1943) – A film in which a scientist uses Mayan gas on his assistant and creates a mindless fiend who needs human hearts to live.
  • House of Horrors (1946) – A crap artist saves a killer from drowning and then uses him to murder his critics.

They are also planning on releasing several incredible non-horror titles further into the year and into January. The Barbara Stanwyck/Fred MacMurray romance movie Remember the Night as well as the Cary Grant trio of The Eagle and the Hawk, The Devil and the Deep, and The Last Outpost are all set for release for $19.99.

Don’t be surprised if I cover these bad boys on Old Ass Movies soon after their release. I’m a sucker for gorilla suits.

What say you?

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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