Welcome to the Vinegar Syndrome Staff Picks section, where we highlight our favorite releases from the many other fine labels releasing films on home video. This section, which will be updated semi regularly, features an array of crucial genre films, which no home library should be without.
After being awakened from the grave, Eric Longfellow (Don Leifert) takes up residence in a sleepy suburban cul-de-sac outside of Baltimore, establishing himself as a respected music teacher while secretly roaming the nearby woods, stalking and strangling young women so as to take over their life force. As residents descend into panic and paranoia, Longfellow's neighbour becomes increasingly suspicious of his unaccounted wanderings, unaware of his evil powers and unquenchable need for fresh victims.
The second feature film directed by Baltimore's best-kept filmmaking secret, the legendary self-taught auteur Don Dohler, FIEND is a meticulously made supernatural suspense thriller. Massacre Video proudly presents this under-seen 1980 ghoul fest in glorious HD, newly restored in 2k from its original 16mm A/B rolls, featuring rare archive interviews with the cast plus much more!
- Brand new 2k scan from the original 16mm A/B rolls
- Brand new audio commentary featuring actor George Stover and cinematographer Richard Geiwitz, moderated by Cinema Arcana's Bruce Holecheck
- On Fiend: Archival interviews with actors Don Leifert, Greg Dohler and Kim Dohler-Pfeiffer
- The 8mm Shorts of Don Dohler - newly transferred in HD
- Mr. Clay, Pursed: Horrors from the ID and TO DIE… OR NOT TO DIE
- Newly transferred in 2k blooper reel
- English captions
- Extensive image gallery
- Massacre Video trailers