February Lineup from Severin Films Includes ‘Hot Spur,’ ‘Scavengers’ and Time Travel Mind Bender ‘Lola’

The year’s shortest month gets the biggest bang as Severin Films today announced their February 27th releases featuring uncensored 4K restorations of the infamous 1960’s western ‘roughies’ from the depraved minds of exploitation legends Bob Cresse and Lee Frost, HOT SPUR and SCAVENGERS.

‘“The Kings of esoteric boutique companies” (Video WatchBlog) are also proud to release – because Severin co-founder/president David Gregory considers it one of the best films he saw as a jury member at the FrightFest and Sitges Film Festivals – the North American disc premiere of director/co-writer Andrew Legge’s time-travel mind-bender, LOLA.

Previous limited edition title SPIDER LABYRINTH also enters wide release.

Here’s everything you need to know about Severin’s February 2024 lineup…


Having struck gold with shockumentaries like ECCO and MONDO BIZARRO, producer Bob Cresse and writer/director Lee Frost applied their distinctive sleaze aesthetic to a revenge western they advertised as “91 minutes of Freudian fury!” It would soon redefine the ‘roughie,’ be named one of the Top Ten Movies of 1969 by conservative publication National Review, and become one of the most notorious exploitation films in history. Joseph Mascolo (DAYS OF OUR LIVES), Virginia Gordon (THE ANIMAL) and John Alderman (TRADER HORNEE) star in this infamous Olympic International hit now scanned uncut in 4K from the recently rediscovered negative, with Special Features from the Something Weird archive that include the 1963 Frost/Cresse stripper epic HOLLYWOOD’S WORLD OF FLESH and the 1968 nudie-cutie short THE CASTING DIRECTOR starring Bob Cresse and directed by David F. Friedman.

Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary With Vinegar Syndrome’s Joe Rubin, Severin Films’ Andrew Furtado And Bob Cresse Friend/Former Something Weird General Manager Tim Lewis

  • Recently Discovered Audio Discussion On Frost/Cresse By David F. Friedman And Something Weird Founder Mike Vraney

  • HOLLYWOOD’S WORLD OF FLESH – Early Frost/Cresse Feature

  • THE CASTING DIRECTOR – Rare Short Starring Bob Cresse, Directed By David F. Friedman

  • Theatrical Trailer

  • Teaser


One year after HOT SPUR forever changed exploitation cinema, writer/producer Bob Cresse and director Lee Frost fused their sex and violence template with the cultural chaos of 1969, then defiled it all in a raw orgy of nihilistic brutality: When a renegade Confederate detachment invades a frontier town, they’ll spark a rampage of sadism, racism, violation and vengeance that still has the power to shock audiences more than half a century later. John Bliss (THE THING WITH TWO HEADS), Maria Lease (LOVE CAMP 7), Bruce Kimball (DRIVE-IN MASSACRE) and Uschi Digard (SUPERVIXENS) star in the final unforgettable Cresse/Frost collaboration, now scanned in 4K from the original camera negative recently discovered in a Paris lab and presented in both its Unrated and R-Rated Release Versions.

Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary With Vinegar Syndrome’s Joe Rubin, Severin Films’ Andrew Furtado And Temple Of Schlock‘s Chris Poggiali (Unrated Version Only)

  • Theatrical Trailer

  • Theatrical Trailer (Hot Version)


It wowed audiences at Locarno, Edinburgh and FrightFest, and won top prizes at Trieste and Sitges. It’s been hailed as “magnetic” (Los Angeles Times), “masterful” (Indiewire) and “deeply disturbing” (Horror Cult Films). Now this “one-of-a-kind gem” (Cinemacy) can be discovered by genre fans everywhere: The year is 1941, and brilliant UK sisters Thomasina (Emma Appleton of THE KILLING KIND) and Martha (Stefanie Martini of PRIME SUSPECT 1973) have created a device that intercepts broadcasts from the future. Besides revealing the coming glories of rock & roll, the invention – which they call ‘Lola’ – also allows them to alter the course of World War II. But will their unmaking of history provoke a lifetime of shocking consequences? Rory Fleck Byrne (THIS IS GOING TO HURT) co-stars in the ingenious debut feature from director/co-writer Andrew Legge that Horror Buzz calls “a bracing sci-fi mind-bender that reminds you why you like movies.”

Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary With Co-Writer/Director Andrew Legge And Producer Alan Maher

  • The Making of LOLA

  • Outtake – Remember Tomorrow

  • Short Films By Andrew Legge



  • Trailer


For more than three decades, the remarkable debut feature – and sole horror film – by award-winning director Gianfranco Giagni has been one of the most elusive Italian horror titles in home video history…until now: When an American professor is sent to Budapest to complete a mysterious research project, he’ll become ensnared in a mind-bending web of sexual provocation, occult carnage and arachnidian havoc. Roland Wybenga, William Berger (FIVE DOLLS FOR AN AUGUST MOON) and Stéphane Audran (FACELESS) star in this “invaluable contribution to ‘80s Italian Horror” (Screen Rant) featuring unnerving special effects by Sergio Stivaletti (CEMETERY MAN), now scanned in 4K from the original vault negative at Cinecittà with over 4 hours of new Special Features for the first time ever.

Special Features: 

  • Audio Commentary With Dr. Will Dodson, Professor of Rhetoric And Media Studies, And Ryan Verrill, Host of The Disc Connected

  • Caught In A Web – Interview With Director Gianfranco Giagni

  • Arachne – Interview With Screenwriter Gianfranco Manfredi

  • All The Colors Of A Spider – Interview With Cinematographer Nino Celeste

  • Smile Of The Spider Woman – Interview With Actress Paola Rinaldi

  • Death In Stop Motion – Interview With Special FX Artist Sergio Stivaletti

  • Web Of The Weird – Placing SPIDER LABYRINTH In The Weird Genre With Dr. Will Dodson, Ryan Verrill And Erica Shultz, Author Of The Sweetest Taboo: An Unapologetic Guide To Child Kills In Film

  • Trailer

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