Here are some of the horror DVD/Blu-Ray releases for November 23rd!
High school sweethearts Eric Matthews and Melody Austin are so in love, but their youthful romance is cut tragically short when Eric apparently dies in a fire that engulfs his family home. One year later and Melody is trying to move on with her life, taking up a job at the newly built Midwood Mall along with her friends. But the mall, which stands on the very site of Eric’s former home, has an uninvited guest – a shadowy, scarred figure which haunts its airducts and subterranean passageways, hellbent on exacting vengeance on the mall’s crooked developers.
From acclaimed filmmaker Philip Kaufman (The Wanderers) comes this chilling ’70s adaptation of Jack Finney’s classic novel The Body Snatchers. Filmy spores fall from space over San Francisco, and the city blossoms with beautiful new flora. People take the flowers home and, as they sleep, the plants creep over them, devouring their bodies and stealing their identities—their emotions, their uniqueness, their souls. If you notice an eerie change in someone very close to you, chances are you’re next! More than just a highly effective sci-fi thriller, Invasion of the Body Snatchers treats contemporary problems of urban paranoia and loss of individuality with intelligence and sensitivity… and ends with the single most horrifying frame in movies. Featuring a brilliant screenplay by W.D. Richter (Big Trouble in Little China), gritty camerawork by Michael Chapman (Raging Bull) and awe-inspiring special effects, Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a pulse-pounding shocker with wonderful performances by Donald Sutherland (The Puppet Masters), Brooke Adams (The Dead Zone), Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan), Jeff Goldblum (The Fly) and Veronica Cartwright (Alien).
Prepare for the chill of a lifetime as the master of suspense, Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone), hosts every spine-tingling episode from the complete first season of Night Gallery. Thrill to stories performed by Hollywood greats including Joan Crawford, Ossie Davis, Larry Hagman, Diane Keaton, Roddy McDowall, Burgess Meredith and Agnes Moorehead, and directed by cinematic masters like Steven Spielberg (Jaws) in this unforgettable series—available for the first time in HD, from 2K scans of the interpositives! Night Gallery: Season 1 also features top-notch direction by acclaimed filmmakers Daryl Duke (The Silent Partner), Boris Sagal (The Omega Man), Barry Shear (Across 110th Street), Jeannot Szwarc (Jaws 2), Don Taylor (The Island of Dr. Moreau) with wonderful performances by John Astin, Diane Baker, Martine Beswick, Tom Bosley, Jack Cassidy, Godfrey Cambridge, Bert Convy, Phyllis Diller, Louis Hayward, George Macready, Raymond Massey, Joanna Pettet, John Randolph, Barry Sullivan, Torin Thatcher, William Windom & many others.
Taking an ill-advised detour en route to California, the Carter family soon run into trouble when their campervan breaks down in the middle of the desert. Stranded, the family find themselves at the mercy of a group of monstrous cannibals lurking in the surrounding hills. With their lives under threat, the Carters have no choice but to fight back by any means necessary.
A young girl named Sayuri is reunited with her estranged family after years in an orphanage – but trouble lurks within the walls of the large family home. Her mother is an amnesiac after a car accident six months earlier, her sullen sister is confined to the attic and a young housemaid dies inexplicably of a heart attack just before Sayuri arrives… is it all connected to her father’s work studying venomous snakes? And is the fanged, serpentine figure that haunts Sayuri’s dreams the same one spying on her through holes in the wall?
THEY’RE NOT STAYING DOWN THERE, ANYMORE!<P> From the subterranean depths it crawls! Director Douglas Cheek’s cult ’80s favorite C.H.U.D. is the ultimate underground movie experience. In downtown Manhattan, a police captain’s hunt for his missing wife uncovers a series of mysterious disappearances in the area. Extending his search into the tunnels and sewers below, it soon becomes clear that something monstrous lurks beneath the city streets – and it’s not staying down there much longer! Starring John Heard (Cat People) and Daniel Stern (City Slickers, Home Alone) alongside an early appearance from John Goodman, C.H.U.D. finally lurches back onto the streets and is sure to delight the most discriminating of creature feature fans!
Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante, We Own the Night), an American writer living in Rome, inadvertently witnesses a brutal attack on a woman (Eva Renzi, Funeral in Berlin) in a modern art gallery. Powerless to help, he grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. Convinced that something he saw that night holds the key to identifying the maniac terrorising Rome, he launches his own investigation parallel to that of the police, heedless of the danger to both himself and his girlfriend Giulia (Suzy Kendall, Spasmo)…
When Ben Dollarhyde is accused of murder, saying he was possessed by a demonic force, Steven Caramore investigates his friend’s claims, setting off a chain of events that forces a young family into a terrifying battle for survival.
After making his mark as a screen actor in a series of shot-on-video movies for J.R. Bookwalter (“The Dead Next Door”), independent writer/ producer Tom Hoover embarked on his first feature in the director’s chair. The result was “Chupa,” an “X-Files” style, conspiracy-minded creature feature conceived after starring in “Polymorph” (1996), which would take four long, grueling years to complete — only to wind up gathering dust on a shelf, unreleased for over two decades. Something in the woods is feeding on people, bleeding them dry. What little evidence there is suggests it may be the work of the Chupacabra, a creature most believe to be little more than urban legend. According to folklore, Chupa kills small livestock, living off their blood. But why has it started preying on people? To answer that question, a small Federal, military, and civilian task force has been sent deep into Ohio’s expansive Cuyahoga Valley National Park to find and capture the mythical monster. But it won’t be taken without a fight, and as the hunters quickly become the hunted, they soon realize their “Chupa” may be something else altogether. Something that feeds in secret has started feeding… on them! Newly restored from the original Digital Betacam videotape edit master, Tempe Digital resurrects the lost late-‘90s SOV opus “Chupa” on Blu-ray with all-new, revealing behind-the-scenes bonus material!
In lockdown, the ghost of a notorious serial killer is back prowling for young women isolated and alone. Can paranormal experts and detectives prevent more terrorised young women from becoming further victims of The Lockdown Hauntings?
A Hotel hallway is ravaged by a mysterious virus forcing pregnant tourist Naomi to crawl her way past other victims, crossing paths with Val – a mother separated from her daughter.
When a break-in occurs at a secretive genetics institute, blind puzzle-maker Franco Arnò (Karl Malden, Patton, One-Eyed Jacks), who overheard an attempt to blackmail one of the institute’s scientists shortly before the robbery, teams up with intrepid reporter Carlo Giordani (James Franciscus, Beneath the Planet of the Apes) to crack the case. But before long the bodies begin to pile up and the two amateur sleuths find their own lives imperiled in their search for the truth. And worse still, Lori (Cinzia De Carolis, Cannibal Apocalypse), Franco’s young niece, may also be in the killer’s sights…