Here are some of the horror DVD/Blu-Ray releases for July 20th!
In JAKOB’S WIFE, Anne (Crampton) is married to a small-town minister and feels like her life and marriage have been shrinking over the past 30 years. After a chance encounter with “The Master,” she discovers a new sense of power and an appetite to live bigger and bolder than before. As Anne is increasingly torn between her enticing new existence and her life before, the body count grows and Jakob (Fessenden) realizes he will have to fight for the wife he took for granted.
Whiton University unravels the night a star-athlete is murdered, kicking off a spree of social media slayings that force students to uncover the truth behind the school’s hidden secrets and the horrifying meaning of an exclamation point.
Inspired by true events. In 32 MALASANA STREET, the Olmedo family decides to leave their village behind for a fresh start in the city and buy an old apartment at 32 MALASANA STREET for a suspiciously reasonable price. But soon after they’ve unpacked their bags, they discover something about their new home: they aren’t alone….
Something very strange is happening in the quiet coastal village of Potters Bluff, where tourists and transients are warmly welcomed… then brutally murdered. But even more shocking is when these slain strangers suddenly reappear as normal, friendly citizens around town. Now the local sheriff (James Farentino of THE FINAL COUNTDOWN) and an eccentric mortician (Academy Award® winner Jack Albertson of WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY) must uncover the horrific secret of a community where some terrifying traditions are alive and well… and no one is ever really DEAD & BURIED.
From co-directors Paul Donovan and Maura O’Connell (DEFCON-4) comes one of the most disturbing – and rarely-seen – Canadian shockers of the ’80s, inspired by the actual 42-day Halifax police strike: When a local group of right-wing vigilantes massacres the patrons of a gay bar, the sole survivor seeks refuge in a nearby apartment building whose residents must now defend themselves in a night of hate, terror and bloodshed. Doug Lennox (BREAKING POINT), Tom Nardini (CAT BALLOU), Jack Blum (HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME) and Keith Knight (MY BLOODY VALENTINE) star in this ‘dark and intense thriller, still uncomfortably relevant 35 years after it was made’ (Blog Of Horror) – released in the U.S. as SELF DEFENSE – scanned in 2K from the original negative recently discovered in a Nova Scotia archive.
Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager, Orange Is The New Black) is heartrendingly believable as the reporter, and Rip Torn (Flashpoint, Men In Black) also gives a harrowing performance in this nightmarish shocker based on the Mary Higgins Clark suspense novel and directed by Sean S. Cunningham (Friday The 13th). A Stranger Is Watching: You won’t be able to look away.
As a mother becomes suspicious that her daughter may be infected by a parasitic creature, she is thrust into a nightmare as the people she trusts most push her into a chasm of drug addiction, self\-destruction, and devastating sacrifice.
In 1976, Montreal filmmaker Denis Héroux – future director of THE UNCANNY and Oscar®-nominated producer of ATLANTIC CITY – adapted the true story of Chicago mass murderer Richard Speck to war-torn Belfast, where a disturbed Vietnam vet drifter (Mathieu Carrière of MALPERTUIS and BILITIS fame) brutalizes a dorm full of student nurses. Re-edited by its video distributor and released as NAKED MASSACRE, Héroux’s harrowing director’s cut has remained unseen in America until now. Debra Berger (THE INGLORIOUS BASTARDS), Leonora Fani (GIALLO IN VENICE), Christine Boisson (EMMANUELLE), Ely Galleani (BABA YAGA) and Carole Laure (SWEET MOVIE) co-star in this ‘uncompromising and unfathomably grim work of art’ (Video Basement), scanned in 2K from an uncut 35mm print discovered in The National Archives of Canada.
His mind-blowing work as an FX artist has included everything from Frank Henenlotter’s BRAIN DAMAGE and FRANKENHOOKER to Matthew Barney’s CREMASTER CYCLE. And for his 2004 debut as writer/producer/director, Gabe Bartalos created this ‘demented gift from the B-Movie Gods’ (Bloody Good Horror) about a rural clan of psychotic freaks, the killing spree ‘that takes us places and shows us things we’ve never seen before’ (Dread Central) and the final girl that may be their depraved undoing. Warwick Davis (LEPRECHAUN) and Jason Dugre (SAINT BERNARD) star – with an appearance by fandom legend Forrest J. Ackerman – in this ‘brutal, bloody forgotten masterpiece’ (Morbidly Beautiful) featuring music by Captain Sensible of The Damned, now scanned uncut in 2K from the original negative for the first time ever.
Life altering sins of the past revisit modern day lost souls in a small town…40 years later.
Sheila (Katrina Grey), an environmentalist venturing into the deep sea to capitalize on the billion\-dollar plastic industry encounters deadly enhanced sharks. She wants revengeit wants blood.
Horror horticulturist Jack Woods is back and this time the he\x27s facing an army of undead, genetically altered pumpkins programmed to kill all humans! He enlists an army of butt\-kicking elite female fighters to help him this time, and no front porch will be safe until these killer babes rid the world of these crazed, rampaging gourds!
A million-dollar reality competition between seven women turns into a battle for life itself when an ancient curse is unleashed and the contest becomes a Blood Pageant of death and evil forces. Forget about who will win – who will survive?
Is Bill Zebub the most offensive filmmaker? One needs only peruse the titles of Zebub’s films on IMDB to come to that conclusion. Many of those titles I won’t repeat here, check it out for yourself. The simple answer is a resounding yes. Bill Zebub is the world’s most offensive filmmaker. –Chris Gore, Film Threat
The first clown sightings occurred in August 2016 in Greenville, South Carolina. Authorities were alerted to reports by neighborhood kids stating that creepy clowns were appearing in the woods near an apartment complex. The clown sightings spread to all 50 states and across Europe. Todd and Jessica were attempting to track down clown sighting witnesses and the clowns involved in a rash of creepy clown sightings that plagued an eastern North Carolina community. What happened to them is deeply disturbing.
A famous novelist, finds inspiration for his next novel when he encounters Alfred, a child size doll who can come to life. But deadly consequences arise when Brendan realizes Alfred has an intent to kill.
After some eerie advice from an old fortune telling machine, a young woman receives an invitation to her high school reunion. However, when she arrives she finds a desolate building and a masked maniac lurking in the shadows who has been waiting a long time for her.
6 strangers wake up inside a room garnished with weapons and are forced to kill each other or watch someone they care deeply about die.
Mark is at first reluctant when aspiring producer Seth and writer Holly want him to help them make a movie about a local serial killer: after all, they might figure out that he is the killer, but figures it could be interesting. However, when rivalries, crushes, and outside influences begin to cloud his mind it’s harder to tell if he’s in his own story or theirs. And who knows what direction the story will go in next?