On August 30th, Severin Films is lifting the curtain on another heartstopping box set – House of Psychotic Women: Rarities Collection. Curated and produced by acclaimed author and WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED: A HISTORY OF FOLK HORROR director Kier-La Janisse as a tie-in with the new, expanded edition of her brilliant book! Orders can be placed at www.severinfilms.com now!
“GROUNDBREAKING…House of Psychotic Women is one of the most influential pieces of film analysis of the 21st century. Kier-La Janisse is a legend in the genre community.” -Screen Anarchy
In 2012 Kier-La Janisse published House of Psychotic Women, billed as “an autobiographical topography of female neurosis in horror and exploitation films.” It soon became one of the most “vital” (Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog) and “astonishing” (Daily Grindhouse) genre tomes of all time, with beloved actress and singer Molly Ringwald saying she “devoured this compelling, surprising, and moving book.” To mark the book’s 10th anniversary, award-winning writer/programmer/filmmaker Janisse (WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED) now presents four of the strongest and strangest explorations of onscreen delirium and hysteria, all on American Blu-ray for the first time: Elizabeth Taylor stars in 1974’s IDENTIKIT (aka THE DRIVER’S SEAT) as a hostile woman who travels to Rome to find the most dangerous liaison of all. In the surreal 1986 Polish horror-comedy I LIKE BATS, a female vampire discovers that love may be the cruelest curse. Florinda Bolkan stars in the startling 1975 amnesiac giallo FOOTPRINTS from the director of THE FIFTH CORD. And British screenwriter and radical theatre icon Jane Arden directs 1972’s harrowing THE OTHER SIDE OF THE UNDERNEATH. Each film has been restored from original vault elements, with all-new introductions by the author and hours of Special Features produced exclusively for this collection.
Exclusive bundles are also available directly from www.severinfilms.com, including signed copies of the House of Psychotic Women book, a tote bag, an IDENTIKIT Scarf, I LIKE BATS Reproduction Czech Poster, and a FOOTPRINTS inspired Sleep Mask.