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Andy Milligan madness: “MONSTROSITY” and “THE WEIRDO” coming on Garagehouse Blu-rays; details and art

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Two of the last films by notorious exploitationeer Andy Milligan are getting their hi-def disc debuts next month. Read on for the complete info and cover art.

Garagehouse Pictures has announced that it will release MONSTROSITY and THE WEIRDO on separate all-region Blu-rays December 14, with both movies fully restored in HD. The synopsis for MONSTROSITY: “After his girlfriend is viciously beaten and murdered by a group of savage L.A. street goons, a med student and his two pals create a modern day ‘Golem’ from human and animal cadavers, and revive it to take revenge. But they get more than they bargained for when Frankie, their half-human, half-witted creature, meets Jamie, a goofy street girl, and falls in love. Soon Frankie is forced to put his killer training to the test as he goes on a Schwarzenegger/Stallone-inspired rampage against the city’s criminals armed with a machine gun and a headband.”

The special features are:

  • Audio commentary by Milligan biographer Jimmy McDonough and Charlie Beesley
  • Audio commentary with Andrew Repasky McElhinney, Greg Giovanni and Dan Buskirk
  • “Matsui’s Monstrosities: An Interview with a Make-Up Man”
  • Outtakes
  • Still gallery
  • Andy Milligan trailers
  • Liner notes by Jason Coffman
  • Deleted scenes
  • Garagehouse Pictures trailers
  • Cover art by Stephen Romano
  • Limited-edition slip sleeve art by Justin Miller (limited to 1000 units)

The synopsis for THE WEIRDO: “Donny [Steve Burington] is a shy loner who would like nothing more than to be left alone, but his life is little more than endless abuse and harassment. Abandoned by his family, bullied tirelessly by the local roughnecks, Donny seeks refuge in the ramshackle shed in which he lives and lonely walks in the woods. One day Donny meets Jenny [Jessica Straus], a young girl with troubles of her own who sympathizes with Donny, and the two begin an innocent romance. Donny’s life seems to brighten for one brief moment, but Donny and Jenny’s love is rejected by everyone in town. Then, faced with eviction from his beloved shed, a visit from Donny’s destitute, estranged mother—who plans to sell him into slavery (!)—threatens to push the poor ‘weirdo’ over the edge…!”

The special features are:

  • Audio commentary by producers Paul Maslak and Neva Friedenn, makeup man Rodd Matsui and actor Patrick Thomas
  • Audio commentary by film historian Keith Crocker, moderated by George Reis
  • “Matsui’s Monstrosities: An Interview with a Make-Up Man: Part 2”
  • Restoration comparison
  • Andy Milligan trailers
  • Garagehouse Pictures trailers
  • Cover art by Stephen Romano
  • Limited-edition slip sleeve art by Justin Miller (limited to 1000 units)

DiabolikDVD.com is offering pre-orders for MONSTROSITY and THE WEIRDO. Visit Garagehouse at its official website and Facebook page.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.