Severin Films is an American independent film production and distribution company known for restoring and releasing cult films on DVD[1] and Blu-ray. It is considered a boutique Blu-ray and DVD label.[2][3][4]

Severin Films
IndustryHome video
Founded2006; 18 years ago (2006)
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Key people
Carl Daft
David Gregory
John Cregan



The label was created in 2006 in Los Angeles, and other offices were founded in New York City and London.[5]



Severin Films' releases includes Enzo G. Castellari's The Inglorious Bastards (1978), Walerian Borowczyk's Immoral Women (1979), Dennis Hopper's Out of the Blue (1980), Jesús Franco's Bloody Moon (1981) and Macumba Sexual (1981), Gwendoline: Unrated Director's Cut (1984), Shocking Dark (1989) Hardware (1990), and The Hairdresser's Husband (1990).[6] Severin Films is also known for distributing the 2010 film Birdemic: Shock and Terror.[7][8]


  1. ^ Eggertsen, Chris (March 17, 2011). "A Visit to the Set of 'Theatre Bizarre's Anthology Segment "Sweets"!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  2. ^ Schlegel, Nicholas G. (2015). Sex, Sadism, Spain, and Cinema: The Spanish Horror Film. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. p. xxi. ISBN 978-1442251151.
  3. ^ Jarvis, Henry (August 12, 2022). "10 Best Boutique Blu-Ray Brands". Retrieved June 27, 2023.
  4. ^ Mack, Andrew (June 6, 2023). "Crowdfund This: Boutique, New Doc Chronicles The Rise of Specialty Distributors". Screen Anarchy. Retrieved June 27, 2023.
  5. ^ "About Severin Films". Severin Films. Retrieved December 14, 2009.
  6. ^ Miska, Brad (December 14, 2009). "Severin Launches Official Website, 'Birdemic' Teased!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved December 14, 2009.
  7. ^ Itzkoff, Dave (March 24, 2010). "A Cheesy Horror Turkey Becomes a High-Flying Cult Hit". The New York Times. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  8. ^ Murthi, Vikram (August 4, 2016). "'Birdemic' Documentary: VICE Follows James Nguyen, The Director of The 'Worst Movie Ever Made'". IndieWire. Retrieved October 10, 2020.