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Leave out your suntan lotion, we're off to Nightmare Beach
By James Whittington, Sunday 30th September 2018
Nightmare Beach blu-ray cover

On October 22nd comes Rome-based bloodshed in the shape of Umberto Lenzi's legendary and never-before-available slice and dicer Nightmare Beach!

As any self-respecting horror-hound will know, Lenzi gave audiences some of the most notorious video nasties including his legendary gut-crunchers The Man From Deep River (1972) and Cannibal Ferox (1981). However, the maestro of macabre, stomach-churning images was rightly most proud of his giallo classics - most famously represented by the colourful intrigue of Spasmo (1974) and the gruelling gore of Eyeball (1975).

For Nightmare Beach, released in 1988, Lenzi would claim that a troubled production process meant he took a 'backseat' role - although it is difficult not to notice his blood-splashed paw-print all over this terrifying tale of a madman in a motorcycle helmet who is taking out drunk and delicious young co-eds all over the sparkling sands of South Florida. As the body count creeps up, Miami detective John Saxon tries to keep ahead of the curve in this carnage-packed, late-day Lenzi gem that is only now gaining a belated British bow for horror-hungry addicts and completists of Italian trash-terror!

Honouring the late maestro's legacy, 88 Films brings Nightmare Beach to UK Blu-ray with a brand new HD scan, interview with the King of Italian rock soundtracks Claudio Simonetti (Suspiria), who also scored this underrated spine-tingler, and a limited edition slipcase and booklet from Eugenio Ercolani. Fans will also have the chance to choose between Italian audio, with optional English subtitles, or the original English dub!

Special features:
Limited Edition Gloss O-Card slipcase [First Print Run Only]
Limited Edition Booklet Notes by Eugenio Ercolani [First Print Run Only]
2018 2K Scan from the Original Camera Negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Uncompressed Original English Audio
Uncompressed Alternative Italian Audio
Optional English Subtitles
Nightmare Rock: An Interview with Composer Claudio Simonetti Alternative 1.33:1 Open Matte Presentation of the Film
Theatrical Trailer
Reversible Sleeve with Alternative Welcome to Spring Break Cover

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