• Release Date: 16th August 2016
  • Format: Dual Format Bu-ray + DVD
  • Starring: Jackie Vernon, Loren Schein, Al Troupe
  • Directed By: Wayne Berwick
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Microwave Massacre stars legendary stand-up comedian and actor Jackie Vernon as Donald, a disgruntled construction worker whose wife’s predilection for haute cuisine drives him to cannibalism.

Donald unwittingly stumbles upon a solution to his two major problems in his life – his nagging wife and his lack of tasty meals – when, one night, he bludgeons his better half to death with a pepper grinder in a drunken rage. Thinking on his feet, Donald dismembers the body and sets about microwaving the remains, which turn out to be rather delicious. Trouble is, now he’s got a taste for human flesh that needs satisfying…

Eschewing all notions of good taste, Wayne Berwick’s Microwave Massacre is a deliciously depraved exercise in political incorrectness that has gone on to gain a cult following thanks to a characteristically deadpan performance from lead Vernon, who delivers such choice lines as “I’m so hungry I could eat a whore”. Vegetarians need not apply!


"Somehow Arrow Video managed to beat Criterion to the punch by nabbing this one for a dual-format Blu-ray and DVD... it's so detailed and colorful you'll wish all films made this cheaply could be treated so well."
-Mondo Digital

“The 1.85:1 1080p transfer for Microwave Massacre is – in a word – beautiful. The restoration work done for such a sleazy slice of cinema rivals what major studios do with their catalog titles – in fact, the big guys could learn a thing or two from Arrow’s results.”
-Dread Central


Brand new 2K restoration of the original camera negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new audio commentary with writer-producer Craig Muckler moderated by Mike Tristano
Brand new making-of featurette including interviews with Muckler, director Wayne Berwick and actor Loren Schein
Original treatment and 8-page synopsis (BD/DVD-ROM content)
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Wes Benscoter
First pressing only: fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Nightmare USA author Stephen Thrower

SRP: $34.95

  • Details

    • Region: A+B+C / 0
    • Rating: NR
    • Cat No: AV062
    • Duration: 76 mins
    • Language: English
    • Subtitles: English SDH
    • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
    • Audio: Mono 1.0
    • Discs: 2
    • Colour: Color