I just got a press release about a very cool collector's edition DVD/VHS combo pack for a film called THE TURNPIKE KILLER. I love that VHS is making somewhat of a comeback, even if it is mainly as a collectors item. VHS holds a special place in my heart because that's what I grew up with and watched my favorite horror films on.
Here is the info from the press release describing what all you will get with this collectors set:
New York, NY – NEW YORK HORROR FILM PRODUCTIONS, a new motion picture production company, unleashes a bone chilling collection of never seen before '80s style horror/exploitation movies as it’s debut release!
“THE TURNPIKE KILLER” - the long awaited slasher/occult feature film by Evan Makrogiannis and Brian Weaver. Uncut on VHS!!!
“THE TURNPIKE KILLER”- limited edition DVD featuring uncensored cover art and the following bonus movies:
-“DONUTS AND A DOUBLE HOMICIDE - The Making of a Micro-Budget Horror Movie in New York City” – a full-length documentary about the making of “THE TURNPIKE KILLER”.
-“DEVIL MOON” – a throwback to classic werewolf movies and other cult 80’s favorites, such as “The Monster Squad” and the original “Fright Night”.
All of this old school horror is packaged in a retro, VHS BIG BOX!!! VHS Box cover poster features a Frank Frazetta inspired painting by distinguished NYPD homicide composite artist and 80’s VHS graphic artist Robert Philios.
Special bonus in this cult COLLECTOR’S VHS BIG BOX is a VHS poster autographed by horror icon RUBY LAROCCA!
Holy cow, that is ton of cool stuff!!! The main focus, of course, is THE TURNPIKE KILLER, a film in which I had never heard of before now. It looks to be a great throwback to the slasher films I grew up with as a kid. Here is the basic plot of the film:
In the city that never sleeps, a killer prowls the streets at night. Over a span of
ten years the butchered remains of New York City women have been found dumped along the New Jersey Turnpike. The sadistic fiend behind these horrid murders has been coined “The Turnpike Killer”. His search for the “chosen one” has left a seemingly endless trail of bloodshed and brutality. NYPD Homicide Detective Lloyd is on the job but still, “The Turnpike Killer” evades capture. Keep off the streets at night, stay out of the tunnels and avoid the bridges. You cannot escape him when all roads lead to death.
Here is the trailer for THE TURNPIKE KILLER:
And check out this creepy"found footage" from the Turnpike Killer himself:
THE TURNPIKE KILLER will be released June 22nd of this year, but to pre-order THE TURNPIKE KILLER for the slashed down price of $24.99 (reduced from street price of $29.99) visit here:
This is a very cool collectible, so don't miss your chance to get your hands on a copy of this!!