Today’s DVD Releases!

Here are some of the horror DVD/Blu-Ray releases for February 13th!

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Shot outside Pittsburgh on a shoestring budget, by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, directed by horror master George A. Romero, is a great story of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time. A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of recently dead, flesh-eating ghouls, Romero’s claustrophobic vision of a late-1960s America literally tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in its lead role. Stark, haunting, and more relevant than ever, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is back.

A staggeringly assured debut, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage establishes the key traits that would define Argento’s filmography, including lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive, brutal scenes of violence. With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now) and a seductive score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (Once Upon a Time in the West), this landmark film has never looked or sounded better in this new, 4K-restored edition from Arrow Video!

Three detectives attempt to solve a diabolical murder that sweeps them into the depths of hell in this next edition of the classic HELLRAISER series.

In September 1984, THREADS was aired on the BBC and shocked tens of millions of UK viewers. Four months later, it was broadcast in America and became the most watched basic cable program in history. After more than three decades, it remains one of the most acclaimed and shattering made–for–television movies of all time. Reece Dinsdale (Coronation Street):, David Brierly (Doctor Who) and Karen Meagher, in a stunning debut performance star in this “graphic and haunting” (People Magazine) docudrama about the effects of a nuclear attack on the working –class city of Sheffield, England as the fabric of society unravels. Directed by Mick Jackson (THE BODYGUARD, TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE) from a screenplay by novelist/playwright Barry Hines (Ken Loach s KES) and nominated for seven BAFTA Awards, “The most terrifying and honest portrayal of nuclear war ever filmed” (The Guardian) has now been fully restored from a 2K scan for the first time ever.

Christine Brown (Alison Lohman, Officer Downe) is on her way to having it all: a devoted boyfriend (Justin Long, Jeepers Creepers), a hard-earned job promotion, and a bright future. But when she has to make a tough decision that evicts an elderly woman from her house, Christine becomes the victim of an evil curse. Now she has only three days to dissuade a dark spirit from stealing her soul before she is dragged to hell for an eternity of unthinkable torment. Director Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead Trilogy, Darkman) returns to the horror genre with a vengeance in the film that critics rave is “the most crazy, fun and terrifying horror movie in years”, (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly)!

When medical student Dean Cain advertises for a roommate, he soon finds one in the form of Dr. Herbert West. Initially a little eccentric, it some becomes clear that West entertains some seriously outlandish theories specifically, the possibility of re-animating the dead. It s not long before Dean finds himself under West s influence, and embroiled in a serious of ghoulish experiments which threaten to go wildly out of control…

Susan, a young bride, travels with her husband to his family’ ancient manor house in the far north of Spain. Susan is a virgin and is very hesitant about her husband’s sexual demands. She is also disturbed by her unfamiliar surroundings and wonders if she will ever come to terms with her new married life. She is shocked to discover that all the old portraits of female members of her husband’s family have been locked away in the basement. When she finds them, she discovers that one of the portraits shows a woman holding a strange dagger. The woman’s face has been cut out of the painting. Her name is Mircala Karstein.

When a doctor and his wife move to a coastal village, they encounter strange and terrifying things: the town harbors an ancient evil that demands ritual sacrifice! For seven consecutive nights, the undead come from the sea to demand the horrific deaths of the town’s young women. Dr. Stein and his wife try to save one of the young women from her horrible fate. The final tale of the ‘Blind Dead” series comes to a haunting end.

In retrospect of the 70s drive-in era comes 2 Houses of Hell Double Feature. The box office opens at 7PM and the first feature DON T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT (1973) starts at dusk (Unrated). Following the nostalgic 10-minute drive-in intermission clock comes our main feature CHAOS (2005), the most brutal film ever released, starring Kevin Gage (Heat, Blow) and Sage Stallone (Daylight, Rocky V) (Rated R). Play Drive-In Mode to experience the entire show!

David Butler is a discouraged but optimistic high school English teacher struggling to connect with his uninterested students. So when honor student Lucas Ward (Dylan Sprouse) transfers into his class, he’s thrilled to teach such a passionate scholar. David s excitement soon turns to fear however as he realizes that Lucas perfectionism is pathological and that the vengeful pupil is willing to destroy anyone standing between him and a perfect GPA.

A new mother unleashes all of the strength she has to survive the night and protect her newborn from a menacing house intruder.

“A pioneering slice of post-apocalypse cinema”* only begins to describe the soft-core doomsday fever-dream that is Cries of Ecstasy, Blows of Death (1973), head-lining this fantasy – sci-fi double-feature Blu-Ray / DVD combo from Pop Cinema and Something Weird. Before Mad Max, humans struggle to survive a barren planet populated by roving bands of biker gangs, armed with only some killer kung-fu moves and a willingness to get down with just about anyone. Starring Sandi Cary, Kim Lu and the ubiquitous Uschi Digard, Cries of Ecstasy, Blows of Death is a dystopian action film tailor-made for lovers of 70s exploitation cinema. “Welcome to…The Erogenous Zone” intones a Rod Sterling-esque voice as we dive into 1977’s Invasion of the Love Drones, an absurd, ambitious and ultra-stylish sci-fi romp in which Eric Edwards is enlisted by aliens to deflect a nuclear-tipped rocket from their mother ship…by causing a planetary orgasm, of course. Featuring Bree Anthony, Jennifer Jordan, with an appearance by Jamie Gillis. Remastered from the original film elements and featuring a new essay by film critic Jeremy Richey.

Atroz/Atrocious is a film that portrays the story of two serial killers. After the pair are arrested for causing a traffic accident, the police confiscate some videotapes. These tapes contain brutal murders and tortures that show human wickedness, their background, paraphilia, and the psyche of these murderers. Juarez, trackes down the tapes, one by one to piece together the horrific crimes of the two killers, only to show them, they are in a deeper pool then they believed to be. Bonus features include: Making of

It’s been 15 years since the disappearance of little Francesca, daughter of the renowned poet and playwright, Vittorio Visconti. The community is stalked by a psychopath bent on cleaning the city of impure and damned souls. Moretti and Succo are the detectives in charge of finding the killer of these Dantesque crimes. Francesca has returned, but she is not be the same girl they once knew.

Jennifer Peterson is having a very rough week. She’s been fired from a movie shoot; her manager just dropped her; and her boyfriend dumped her, right after releasing a sex tape of them together. But Jennifer has decided to turn things around. She hatches a plot she calls “Revenge Porn Revenge,” in which she plans to settle the score by filming a devastatingly elaborate video and posting it online, making herself famous in the process. But like everything else in her life lately, her revenge plot doesn’t go according to plan, and a shocking trail of carnage is left in her wake.

After the stress and mental anguish of finals, Alex and her girlfriend Jane trek with a few friends into the woods for a little rest and relaxation. As the group begins to unwind, something in the dark has discovered a new and intoxication scent.

Welcome to the Grindhouse experience like it was meant to be, killer story lines and themes zig-zag across the screen in Grind-O-Vision, a nonstop thrill ride of babes, guns, muscle cars, motorcycle shoot-outs, a rendezvous with the devil and much more. From “Manhunt” to “Stripper with a Shotgun,” Grindhouse Nightmares is cinema exploitation at its best.

Teens in LA are being kidnapped and turned into an army of zombies by a demonic madman. With the Heart of Hell in his possession and his army of minions, it appears nothing can stand in his way. Bonus features include: Movie Trailer

Enter the creepy, sick world of the Banner clan, where serial killing is a family tradition. Several young girls have gone missing in the quiet, peaceful town of Bernardsville, New Jersey – and both the police and the families of the victims remain at a loss for any answers. Meanwhile, the unassuming Walter Banner is renting out his second home to a trio of young college girls who just want to party. But they have no idea they are the latest in a long line of prey to Walter’s deep-rooted insanity, bloodlust and mommy issues. Bonus features include: Cast Interviews, Bloopers, Director Commentary, Trailers

Three women struggle to survive by playing gigs for the wretched remains of society after a nuclear war. When the death of a Vicious Thugs gang member gets pinned on them, they go on a cross-country chase that ends in an explosive showdown in the junker lots of New Vegas.

The Void Vol II is a multi volume anthology series featuring some of the best award winning short films from the Horror, Suspense, Thriller, Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres, Including: Disobedience, Savage Ivy, Somebody to Love, A Rats Dilemma, 314 and April. Bonus features include: Scene Selection, Motion Menu

Adam Manish tells his psychologist about his psychic gifts. He is convinced that someone is trying to kill him because of that. Besides his psychologist, Zaid Hoder, thinks that everything is part of a big hallucination, indeed there are some mysterious people chasing him. Bonus features include: Movie Trailer

Nelly is accusing Darren of cheating. Brittany is partying too much. Kem is a B*TCH! Megan is drunk. STOP ALL THIS DRAMA!

Jimmy is the typical college student. He’s smart, he makes straight A’s, he studies all the time and he’s a crazed killer – that is, after the most popular guy in school (Peter) and his rich, snobbish friends pick on him and carry a prank too far, leaving Jimmy unconscious on a doorstep.

Being a scientific genius, Jimmy creates incredible telekinetic mind-power potions, which give him a very deadly weapon for revenge. Jimmy will be the last one playing jokes now – as he slashes and gashes each of his tormentors in ways never before depicted on film.

Nathan Drake is driving to a dark past while shattered memories rise in his mind. Is he really doing the right thing?

3 Horror Stories from the director of Death Metal Zombies, The Dummy & Evil Night. A college kid gives a stranger a place to sleep for the night but soon nightmares begin to take over and lead the descent into madness. Dad left a mystery gift under the Christmas tree telling his son that he has to open it last on Christmas day. Curiosity takes over as the son struggles not to open it. An art collector is given a bunch of mannequins that come to life at night and begin to terrorize him.

Deep in the shadows lives a legend so horrifying, it has paralyzed the locals for decades. In this terrifying sequel six thrill seekers from the suburbs chase the legend of Cyrus to it’s roots. Ignoring all warnings, they continue to a secluded cabin that sits at the heart of madness. As the dark and stormy night approaches, will they escape the terror that awaits them at the hands of a vengeful killer? Or will they become part of the blood stained forest that is – Dark Shade Creek.

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