After a drug deal gone wrong, a group of punks attempt to flee a local amusement park by taking a mysterious old magician named Chandu (Frank Finlay; Lifeforce) and his beautiful daughter hostage. While trying to evade the police, the punks force Chandu to take them to his secluded mansion where they plan to seek refuge for the night and wait for the heat to die down. Unbeknownst to them, Chandu’s obsession with the black arts and the occult has summoned an evil that not even he can control. As the house itself begins to terrorize and kill the trespassers, the survivors desperately attempt to uncover the horrifying secret to the mansion’s magical spells, along with Chandu’s own dark past…
One of the last films directed by Spain’s notorious Juan Piquer Simón (Slugs), CTHULHU MANSION is a lavish and expectedly grotesque H.P. Lovecraft inspired chiller that, despite its early 90s production date, is firmly rooted in the aesthetics, gore, and creature effect work of prime 80s Euro horror. Never before on disc in the U.S., Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents this gothic gem in a new 2K restoration of archival 35mm film elements.
1. Region Free Blu-ray
2. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from 35mm archival elements
3. “The Simon’s Jigsaw: A Trip To The Universe of Juan Piquer Simón” – A Spanish feature length documentary tribute on the life and work of director Juan Piquer Simón, featuring many of the collaborators he’s worked with over the years, including director Carlos Puerto, actor Jack Taylor, actress Hilda Fuchs, cinematographer Juan Mariné, FX artist Colin Arthur and many more…
4. “The Special Effects Make-up Magician” – an interview with sfx artist Colin Arthur
5. Reversible cover artwork
6. English SDH subtitles