BY MICHAEL GINGOLD
The disc of the indie triple-feature-in-one will be fully loaded.
THE MONSTER MASH, which we previously told you about here and has won nine festival awards, is now available on VOD via BayView Entertainment, with a Blu-ray coming on a date to be announced (“It’s looking like a possible April release,” filmmaker Richard Terrasi tells us). The synopsis: “An anthology throwback to the glorious days of creature features that aired on television sets across America. Former Nazi scientist Doctor Freudstein [named after the villain from Lucio Fulci’s THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY] and his sidekick Ludwig fumble to create a bio-mechanical experiment, all while hosting ‘The Monster Mash Triple Feature Show.’ It features three gruesome mini-horror films: ‘Whispering Hollow Road,’ a dark, shadowy noir with a monstrous twist; ‘The House,’ a modern Gothic tale of lycanthropy; and ‘Homebound Horror,’ a grimy grindhouse tale of otherworldly revenge.” Terrasi directed the Freudstein wraparound and the “Road” and “House” stories, while “Homebound” was helmed by Kevin Losani. Michael Gentile, Cherry Fu, William Kozy, Monica Sharma, Losani, Roschaad Milner, Tim Whalen and Justina Valentine star.
THE MONSTER MASH is streaming on Amazon Prime, Vudu and Tubi. Terrasi gave us the exclusive details on the Blu-ray, which will present the movie on 2.39:1 widescreen with 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo soundtracks, with the following extras:
- Audio commentary by filmmakers Richard Terrasi and Kevin Losani
- The Making of THE MONSTER MASH: 24-minute behind-the-scenes featurette
- Behind the Scenes: An eight-minute segment shot entirely on Super-8
- THE MONSTER MASH trailer
- LADY BLOOD LUST trailer: A faux experimental 1980s throwback trailer of a revenge story during a vampire apocalypse
You can check up on the disc release at the official website of Terrasi’s Dark Vision Films, and find more information on their other productions. Terrasi also gave us the scoop on his next project, SHADOW REAPER, set to roll in April. “It’s about a group of documentary filmmakers exploring the story behind the urban legend of an evil entity that has plagued a small farm town in Indiana for over 100 years, the mysterious deaths that have occurred throughout the years and how it’s all connected to the Shadow Reaper,” he tells us. “It was written and will be directed by me and produced by me and Kevin Losani, and will be entirely shot on 16mm film. Special effects will be done by me along with various artists.”