Note: This release is limited to 3,000 units and is currently only available on VinegarSyndrome.com and through select retail partners (DiabolikDVD). Heads up: we might release HORROR HOUSE ON HIGHWAY 5 & HELLBENT as a barebones double feature in late 2017.
A mysterious killer, wearing a Nixon mask, terrorizes and murders a young couple. A professor assigns his students a project investigating the strange events connected to a possibly dead Nazi scientist, Dr. Fredrick Bartholomew. The doctor’s assistant kidnaps students, holding them hostage and torturing them. Meanwhile, Nixon stalks the night!
One of the most confusing and compelling homemade horror films ever made, future music video director Richard Casey’s debut feature film, shot over years on nights and weekends, is a delirious collage of oddball gore, ludicrous plot twists, and a general milieu of weirdness unlike anything else in cinema history. Newly restored from original 16mm vault elements, Vinegar Syndrome presents one of the quintessential cult movies of the 80s officially on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time anywhere in the world.
Directed by: Richard Casey
1985 / 88 minutes / Color / 1.85:1
Actors: Phil Therrien, Max Manthey, Irene F., Michael Castagnolia, Susan Leslie, Richard Meltzer, Steve DeVorkin, Ronald Reagan
• All extras on both formats
• Region free Blu-ray and DVD combo pack
• Scanned and restored in 2k from 16mm archival elements
• “Return to Horror House on Highway 5” – making of featurette
• Commentary track with director Richard Casey
• “Beach Party with Vom” – music video directed by Richard Casey (the impetus for Horror House on Highway 5)
• Alternate full frame presentation of Horror House on Highway 5
• Reversible cover artwork by Kevin Thomas