Yes, this is the one with the giant mutant poodle.
I first heard about The Boneyard inside the pages of Fangoria’s 101 Best Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen, a book released by Three Rivers Press in 2003. Why had most probably never seen it at the time? Well, still to this day, the 1991 horror film has not yet been released on any format other than VHS. That changes this coming April.
Code Red and Kino Lorber have joined forces to release The Boneyard on DVD and Blu-ray, with both discs now up for pre-order and arriving on April 3.
Special Features include:
- New HD Restoration from the Original Negative – Financed by Code Red
- Extensive Color Correction exclusive to the Code Red release version
- Uncompressed LPCM Stereo Soundtrack
- Audio Commentary with Director James Cummins and Producer Richard F. Brophy
- Interviews With Actress Phyllis Diller, Director James Cummins and Producer Richard F. Brophy
- BRAND NEW Exclusive To Code Red Version, Interview with Producer Phil Smoot and Crew Members From North Carolina
- Reversible Sleeve with Alternate Artwork
In the film…
“A policeman (Ed Nelson) and a psychic (Deborah Rose) link cult mayhem to a morgue (run by Norman Fell) where ancient ghouls are on the loose. The film plunges into the nightmarish experiences of a portly, depressed psychic (Deborah Rose), whose involvement in a grisly child-murder case leads her and her detective partner (Ed Nelson) to an imposing, fortress-like mortuary.
Chen, the owner of the funeral home and prime suspect in the case, claims the three mummified corpses in question are not children but ancient demons known as Kyoshi. It seems the little monsters have been around for centuries as a result of an age-old curse and can only be placated with offerings of human flesh with which the mortician has been supplying them his entire life.
When Chen is jailed on murder charges, the under-fed ghouls awaken in search of dinner, trapping the staff inside the mortuary walls and devouring them. The survivors, including Rose and Nelson, use every means at their disposal to combat the demons, which have possessed the bodies of morgue attendant Mrs. Poopinplatz (Phyllis Diller) and her poodle, mutating them into hideous monsters.”