During the 80s some of the strangest horror films in the industry were being released. For some reason filmmakers were churning out the most bizarre subject matter such is the case with 1989s Death Spa. Now Gorgon Video is bringing this classic horror schlock to Blu-ray and DVD for the first time.
Death Spa follows The new fitness club in town has everything a health nut could ever want: a variety of workout machines, classes taught by friendly, frisky instructors, and a state-of-the-art computer control system for maximum client comfort. Unfortunately, it's also possessed by the evil spirit of the owner's dead wife, and before long every dumbbell, leg press and rowing machine becomes a deadly weapon for her to enact bloody vengeance on the club's beautiful members. From the beginning of this film it is over the top ridiculous just as you would expect making for some cheesy good fun. There are all the clichéd sequences from the time period that showed up in every movie in this genre from gratuitus nudity to the random dance number, all things that make it that much more fun. This is everything you could want from classic 80s cheese and more complete with an appearance from horror icon Ken Foree. The kills are silly and a lot of fun which is what you would expect from this genre. They never go too far over the top, but they are creative enough to make them stand out while keeping with the theme of the film’s title.
Anyone that plans to get in on the fun of this film already know what type of film they are walking into and will not need any convincing to check it out. Even so this Blu-ray release not only includes the film transferred from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative, but also numerous special features including commentary, ‘Making of’ featurette, as well as both the theatrical and video trailers. Grab your leg warmers and prepare for the deadliest workout you have ever experienced and grab your copy of Death Spa available now.