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“DON’T GO IN THE HOUSE” and “DELIRIUM”: Vintage maniacs on Severin Blu-rays for the new year

Friday, November 5, 2021 | Blu-ray/DVD, News


It’ll be a hot time for fans of late-’70s/early-’80s psycho cinema.

Severin Films has announced its Blu-ray releases of 1980’s DON’T GO IN THE HOUSE (pictured) and 1979’s DELIRIUM, both coming January 25. DON’T GO IN THE HOUSE, in which a man (Dan Grimaldi) with mother issues uses a flamethrower as his weapon of choice against his victims, will be presented in a two-disc set with a new 2K scan from the original uncut negative, plus the alternate TV version and an Extended Cut combining scenes from both. DELIRIUM, for which director Peter Maris combined an unfinished conspiracy thriller with new scenes involving a psychopathic killer, is receiving its first-ever disc release here, restored from the only known 35mm print in existence. Special features are:


Disc 1: Theatrical Cut

  • Exclusive slipcover
  • THE BURNING–Alternate TV cut
  • Audio commentary by director Joe Ellison and producer Ellen Hammill
  • Archival commentary by actor Dan Grimaldi
  • HOUSE Keeping: Interviews with co-producer Matthew Mallinson and co-writer Joseph R. Masefield
  • We Went in the House!: The locations of DON’T GO IN THE HOUSE (with RUE MORGUE’s Michael Gingold)
  • Playing With Fire: Archival interview with actor Dan Grimaldi
  • Trailer gallery
  • Image gallery

Disc 2: Integral Cut

  • Audio commentary by Stephen Thrower, author of NIGHTMARE USA
  • Minds on Fire: Video essay by The Reprobate David Flint
  • Burn Baby Burn: Interview with director Joseph Ellison
  • Grindhouse All-Stars: Interviews with filmmakers Matt Cimber, Joseph Ellison, Roy Frumkes and Jeff Lieberman
  • Open-matte flamethrower scene
  • DON’T trailer reel


  • Exclusive slipcover
  • Directing DELIRIUM: Interview with Peter Maris
  • Monster Is Man: Interview with special effects artist Bob Shelley
  • Trailer

The movies will also be issued on DVD, and all the discs can currently be pre-ordered at the Severin webstore.