• Gabe Powers

Grinding the Stream: Episodes 27 & 27.5 Viewing Companion

In our big two part look at the underground American horror of the 1970s, Bill Ackerman and I discussed eleven films (the plan was to cover closer to fourteen, but my throat was quite raw at the time and I had to pack it in early). I've taken the opportunity to research the best and, in many cases, only home viewing options for listeners who want to view the movies before or after listening to the episodes (links here and here). Availability as of February of 2022.



Dream No Evil (John Hayes, 1970)

  • Arrow Blu-ray (part of the American Horror Project Volume Two collection)

  • Streaming on Shudder, Arrow, Tubi, and AMC+


Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (John Hancock, 1971)

  • Scream Factory Blu-ray

  • Rent or buy digitally via Apple TV, VUDU, and Amazon Prime


Premonition (Alan Rudolph, 1972)

  • This is the one title with no DVD, Blu-ray, or official streaming option. The best I could find is the following VHS rip on YouTube:



Images (Robert Altman, 1972)

  • Arrow Blu-ray (read my review here)

  • Streaming on Arrow, Tubi, and Roku Channel


Lemora: A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural (Richard Blackburn, 1973)

  • Synapse Films DVD (now OOP, but still affordable)

  • Streaming on Flix Fling and on YouTube:




Season of the Witch (George Romero; aka: Jack’s Wife and Hungry Wives, 1973)

  • Arrow Blu-ray (as a standalone disc and as part of the George Romero Between Night and Dawn collection)

  • Streaming on Arrow and Tubi


Messiah of Evil (Gloria Katz & Willard Huyck, 1973)

  • Code Red Blu-ray

  • Streaming on Shudder, Paramount+, Pluto TV, Dark Matter TV, and AMC+


Deathdream (Bob Clark; aka: Dead of Night, 1974)

  • Blue Underground Blu-ray (read my review here)

  • Streaming on Arrow, Tubi, Night Flight, and VUDU Free


The Witch Who Came from the Sea (Matt Cimber, 1976)

  • Arrow Blu-ray (part of the American Horror Project Volume on collection, read my review here)

  • Streaming on Shudder, Arrow, Tubi, Night Flight, and AMC+


Dark August (Martin Goldman, 1976)

  • Arrow Blu-ray (part of the American Horror Project Volume Two collection)

  • Streaming on Shudder, Arrow, Tubi, and AMC+


Keep My Grave Open (S.F. Brownrigg, 1976)

  • Alpha Video DVD (budget label, VHS quality)

  • Available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime and currently available on YouTube:



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