Some nut­ty gang­sters thought they pulled off the crime of the cen­tu­ry… but it’s going to cost them an arm and a leg! 

After a dar­ing jew­el heist, a trio of thieves hold up in an old dark house inhab­it­ed by a mot­ley bunch of rest­less ghosts that only want to dis­patch their new guests in the most hor­ri­ble man­ner pos­si­ble – that is if they can get to them before the spir­its of an unruly group of dis­mem­bered corpses from the near­by ceme­tery!

Shot in Philadelphia in 1962, THE DISMEMBERED claws its way out of the grave of cin­e­mat­ic obscu­ri­ty to debut on home video for the very first time cour­tesy of a new HD Blu-ray from Garagehouse Pictures.  THE DISMEMBERED is a film so for­got­ten that at the time of this writ­ing it doesn’t even have a list­ing on the Internet Movie Database.

Directed by Ralph S. Hirshorn, THE DISMEMBERED is an off­beat ghosts-and-gang­sters satire that plays like a cross between Roger Corman and Casper the Friendly Ghost, and the evokes the spir­it of American International Pictures and the dri­ve-in B movie.  Featuring homi­ci­dal ghosts, creep­ing sev­ered limbs, cob­webbed sets, grave­yard atmos­phere and weird musi­cal impro­vi­sa­tions by the Main Street Ghouls, THE DISMEMBERED is one strange lit­tle movie with lots of ghoul­ish charm.

THE DISMEMBERED will be avail­able April 25th from Garagehouse Pictures.

 

Specs for THE DISMEMBERED are as fol­lows:

  • Transferred & dig­i­tal­ly mas­tered in 4K from the director’s only 16mm film print
  • Sound dig­i­tal­ly remas­tered from the orig­i­nal opti­cal tracks
  • Audio com­men­tary with direc­tor Ralph S. Hirshorn and Andrew Repasky McElhinney (CHRONICLE OF CORPSES)
  • THE END OF SUMMER (1959) – 11 min­ute short film by Ralph S. Hirshorn
  • Liners notes by Dan Buskirk (Phawker.com film crit­ic and host of the Fun 2 Know pod­cast)
  • Trailers for Garagehouse Pictures releas­es
  • Art by Stephen Romano
  • All regions

 

1962 / 65 mins. / B&W / Mono / 1.66:1 / Not Rated