Today’s DVD Releases!

Here are some of the horror DVD/Blu-Ray releases for May 8th!

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An anthology of four horror stories revolving around a mysterious rental house in the UK.

In 1977, infamous filth auteur Joe D’Amato (BEYOND THE DARKNESS, ANTRHOPOPHAGUS) combined the insane extremes of eroticism and cannibalism for the most groin-grinding, gut-munching, gore-spewing EuroSleaze saga of them all. When journalist Emanuelle (the ever-luscious Laura Gemser of BLACK EMANUELLE fame:#41; discovers evidence of an extinct cannibal tribe in a Manhattan mental hospital, her investigation will take her to the Amazon jungle for an orgy of carnage that SexGoreMutants calls ” … feral, demented and nasty. And in exploitation terms, that’s entertainment!”

Following the mysterious disappearances of several travelers in a rural part of southern Texas, a detective and a scientist from a nearby city are sent to investigate. Made to immediately feel unwanted by the locals, they soon discover the remains of one of the missing, but in doing so begin to sense that something sinister is afoot in the desolate community they’ve entered. Determined to uncover the truth, the duo quickly find themselves faced with an unimaginable evil; a terror linked to Satan himself!

The action takes place in 16th century Spain. The Devil comes to earth to live as a mere mortal. Together with a human companion, Tomas, he travels, like Don Quixote, through the countryside and has a series of wild encounters with both men and women. On the way he acquires great wealth and even fathers a child. But too late he learns a terrible lesson about we devious humans.

In an over-the-top career filled with cannibals, zombies, nuns and Nazis, only EuroSleaze maestro Bruno Mattei (THE OTHER HELL, SHOCKING DARK) – along with frequent collaborators/co-writers Claudio Fragasso and Rossella Drudi (TROLL 2, ZOMBIE 3 and 4) – could take the BLACK EMANUELLE series to such insane depths of depravity. When Emanuelle (the legendary Laura Gemser) goes undercover in a penitentiary, she will endure a nightmare of sadistic guards, voracious lesbians, rat attacks, feces fights and enough graphic mayhem for a dozen women-in-prison trash epics.

The terrifying cult classic finally hits you in the face with a stunning new HD restoration! Rachel Foster (Linda Haynes, Rolling Thunder, The Drowning Pool) is a country singer traveling alone through the United States. She resists the advances of lecherous bar owner Mat Tibbs (Aldo Ray, Haunted, The Lucifer Complex), and in her hurry to leave town, she accidentally wrecks her car. Looking for assistance, she finds what appears to be an abandoned house, but after stumbling inside, she discovers that in fact it’s the scene of a grisly multiple homicide. Simply being at the wrong place at the wrong time, she’s railroaded into a women’s correctional facility and finds herself at the mercy of prison psychiatrist Doctor Kline (Geoffrey Lewis, High Plains Drifter, 10 to Midnight) who has insidious intentions up his sleeve. Evidently, it doesn’t take Rachel long to realize that something is greatly amiss, as female inmates inexplicably go missing without a trace. Jackie Coogan (Chaplin’s The Kid) co-stars.

The story of Connie Sproutz, a likeable young woman with the sad problem of a spore-generating deformity on her face which causes difficulties in her day-to-day life such as dissolving into a gelatinous mass anyone who is to be devoured by the neural parasite that inhabits her skull, which is empty due to the fact that she stores her brain in a jar beside her bed.

Once a simple fisherman on his own, now transformed into a skinless hero out for revenge! After they’ve taken everything he had – even his skin – Gutboy seeks vengeance on the men who did him wrong: an evil businessman, a corrupt bureaucrat, and a self-appointed cop who all continue to terrorize the small island where they live. As Gutboy travels through this dark and sinister world of marionettes and shadow-puppets he encounters golden giants, promiscuous prostitutes, weird witches, and even another flayed victim like himself, the seductive Sophieguts! Will Gutboy exact revenge with his open heart left intact or will it be lost to the evil he is trying to destroy?

In the summer of 1988 (and again in 1989) two brothers armed with a rented VHS camera from a video store set out to make their homage to their favorite slasher movies. The end result were two hilariously stupid, poorly lit and shot amateur shorts aptly titled THE VIOLENCE MOVIE and THE VIOLENCE MOVIE 2. For a while the shorts were copied and passed around on VHS tapes back in the late 1980’s, eventually fading into obscurity. Thirty years later, when no one was asking to ever see them again, the brothers somehow convinced legendary Friday the 13th composer Harry Manfredini to re-score their ”masterpiece” (yes, these shorts feature a BRAND NEW original score by HARRY MANFREDINI created exclusively for this release) and even more shocking, convinced a distributor to legitimately release them on DVD in a special collector’s edition packed with bonus features that maybe seven people will actually care about.

Based on true events, House Of Evil follows a young couple in the 1970s who move into a large, remote house in the countryside with the hopes of starting a family. However, behind this picture-perfect façade there may be something sinister lurking. Soon the happy couple find themselves menaced by ghosts and a darker demonic presence. Can the suspicious local priest give them answers or will their dream turn into a nightmare they can’t escape?

Our film begins with a narrator/mummy who rises from the grave to guides us through several vignettes promising to show what some of us go through in the pursuit of sexual pleasure. Our first tale features a female photographer who tortures a sexy male model. Another has a female burglar caught by the angry house owner. The third and craziest vignettes involves a nerd hiring a blond call girl in pursuit of a ménage-a-trois with his pet lizard; and there’s an endearing misadventure with secret agent.

You’ve heard of American Gothic, well this is British Gothic! This horror anthology will tear your brain in two, one short film at a time. Set in the style of the classic portmanteau films of yesteryear like Tales from the Crypt and Asylum, Maniacal brings forth the terror for a new generation. This horror anthology features horror shorts by upcoming British filmmakers complete with a sinister wraparound story. This awesome collection will have you rigid with fear as we meet demons, serial killers, stalkers, psychopaths, maniacs, phantoms and more that will make you question your own sanity!

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