Here are some of the horror DVD/Blu-Ray releases for Aug 7th!
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It is perhaps the most chilling supernatural thriller of our time. It remains a career peak for star George C. Scott and director Peter Medak (THE RULING CLASS, THE KRAYS). Now the film that Martin Scorsese calls, “One of the scariest movies ever made,” finally comes to Blu-ray. Academy Award® winner Scott delivers, -One of his greatest performances ever,- (BloodyGoodHorror.com) as a Manhattan composer consumed by grief after his wife and daughter are killed in a shocking accident. But when he moves to a secluded Victorian mansion, he will find himself haunted by a paranormal entity that may unleash an even more disturbing secret.
A teenage girl’s coming-of-age arrives with a terrifying twist in this spellbinding take on the werewolf legend. Since birth, Anna (Bel Powley) has been raised in isolation by a man she knows only as Daddy (Brad Dourif, Child’s Play). He has done everything possible to conceal the truth about her origins from her. But when the teenage Anna is suddenly thrust into the real world under the protection of no-nonsense police officer Ellen (Liv Tyler, The Strangers), it soon becomes clear that she is far from ordinary. Unable to adjust to a normal life, Anna finds herself drawn instead to the wild freedom of the forest while struggling to resist the growing bloodlust that has awakened inside her. This moodily atmospheric thriller combines supernatural scares with a myth-like tale of self-discovery.
When you’re dealing with demons, be careful what you wish for. In this ultra-unsettling occult nightmare, teenage Leah (Nicole Muñoz, Once Upon A Time) finds solace from the recent death of her father (and from her strained relationship with her mother (Laurie Holden, The Walking Dead) by dabbling in the dark arts. It all seems like harmless fun at first … until an argument leads Leah to do the unthinkable: put a death curse on her mother. Leah immediately regrets her decision, but it may be too late: An evil presence known as Pyewacket has risen: and threatens to destroy both mother and daughter. Backcountry director Adam MacDonald creates hair-raising tension and a complex mother-daughter dynamic in this frightening fable about our darkest desires come to life.
What happens when you throw together one fallen Mexican wrestler with serious rage issues, one just-out-of-prison ex-con with a regrettable face tattoo, and one recovering junkie motel owner in search of a kidney? That’s the premise of the berserk, blood-spattered, and wickedly entertaining feature debut from Ryan Prows. Set amidst the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, Lowlife zigzags back and forth in time as it charts how fate (and a ruthless crime boss) connects three down-and-out reprobates mixed up in an organ harvesting scheme that goes from bad to worse to off-the-rails insane. Careening from savagely funny to just plain savage to unexpectedly heartfelt, this audacious thriller serves up nonstop adrenaline alongside hard-hitting commentary about the state of contemporary America.
Four siblings move to America with their mother to escape a troubled past. When she dies, they vow to stay together, no matter what. But when a ghostly presence torments what’s left of their family and a lawyer threatens their pact, the four must stand together or be torn apart forever in this chilling thriller. From the producers of Pan’s Labyrinth and starring George Mackay (Captain Fantastic), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Charlie Heaton (“Stranger Things”) and Mia Goth (A Cure for Wellness).
Mack struggles to keep her career in a future where artificial intelligence has made even the smartest human redundant. USPC lead the space race replacing mission controllers with advanced AI supercomputer ARTi with Humans required only when ‘Origin Unknown’ objects are encountered. One has been found on Mars so Mack takes her last chance to run a mission. Stuck in a control bunker with ARTi running the show, the pair discover a giant Cube in the wastelands of Mars. Mack pushes ARTi to his limits and when the investigation uncovers connections to foreign space agencies and the military only Mack’s cunning and human intuition can navigate the riddle and in so doing expose a web of international conspiracies which put Earth at risk. Can Mack find a place for humans in a technology-dominated future and solve the mystery of the cube?
Desecration is an eerily dazzling and genuinely frightening psychological chiller about a beyond the grave relationship between a teenage boy and his long dead mother. Bobby, a 16-year-old loner, has been emotionally damaged by his mother’s early death and a repressive Catholic upbringing. The boy accidentally causes a nun’s death, triggering a chain of supernatural events and violent mayhem that leads Bobby into Hell to confront his mother. Powerful childhood demons are exorcised and unleashed as the gates of Hell open in this gripping, hallucinatory film. First-time feature film writer/director Dante Tomaselli has created an incredibly atmospheric and terrorizing film that he has described as “being in the psychedelic fun house.” With its mist-shrouded ambience, photography and trance-like soundtrack, the film, almost subliminally, creates an unsettling mood that crawls beneath the skin. A sensational young talent, Tomaselli has taken the horror genre in a new and exciting direction.
Successful attorney Mark (Lee Pace) returns to his old house after the renters skipped out on rent. While there he experiences a supernatural event that forces him to reach out to his ex-wife (Carrie Coon). Ten years after their son’s death, a ghost will help reunite the estranged couple and deliver a message of life or death.
It’s shaping up to be a good weekend for Jason, a shy teenager. He’s driving up to a cabin in the woods with his brash best friend Colin, Colin’s older sister Summer, and their father and stepmother Roger and Lisa, who are permanently stuck in party mode. But things quickly go south when Jason, Colin and Summer witness their neighbor feeding two locals to her undead husband and kids. Realizing their own potential fate, the kids must work together to bash in some zombie skulls and save themselves from the neighbor’s ghoulish family.
Amber, Carly and Neil are three thieves who have devised the perfect plan. Have Amber pose as a babysitter, get hired by wealthy families, then raid their homes while the children sleep. But Amber gets more than she bargained for when she is asked by her first employer, Miss O’Brien, to look after her sweet, dear little Mandy. Amber is given a strict set of rules, one of which, NEVER disturb the child. Once alone with this mysterious unseen Mandy, the thieves begin their search for riches. They soon realize that Mandy is no child, but a possessed, evil doll with a deadly plan of her own.
6 of the all-time classic horror films in one epic collection! ‘Night of the Living Dead’ (1968): In this George A. Romero horror classic, Barbra and her brother travel to a remote town in Pennsylvania to visit the gravesite of their deceased father. But the somber trip turns into a terrifying nightmare when flesh-eating zombies attack the pair. Barbra escapes and runs to a lone farmhouse where a group of people have taken refuge against the monsters. But their hiding place isn’t safe for long. ‘House on Haunted Hill’ (1959): A madman offers $10,000 to anyone who spends the night in a spooky mansion. ‘Dementia 13’ (1963): Ax murders follow a heart attack at an Irish castle full of mourners. ‘Night of Bloody Horror’ (1969): This violent meat-clever splatter murder movie tells the story of Wesley, former mental patient who goes out on a killing spree hacking up beautiful women. ‘The Brain That Wouldn’t Die’ (1962): An obsessed scientist keeps the decapitated head of his girlfriend alive while he hunts for a new body. ‘Nosferatu’ (1922): The classic that kicked off the entire horror genre – Count Orlok’s move to Bremen brings the plague traceable to his dealings with the realtor Thomas Hutter, and the Count’s obsession with Hutter’s wife, Ellen the only one with the power to end the evil.
When Mitch Walker and his pregnant wife Diane inherit his uncle’s house in Illinois, they discover elaborate apparatus in the basement that his uncle had used to photograph people’s Aura, which some claim, is a person’s SOUL. Mitch realises his sister Karen, might have been a victim of her uncle’s experiments which could explain why she was confined to an asylum since childhood. He brings his sister to the house and hires local psychic to help him solve the mystery who quickly discovers that Karen was possessed as a child by a demon, and in fact, his uncle was trying to help her, not harm her. They hold a séance to try and free Karen of her curse… but can she ever be free?