Here are some of the horror DVD/Blu-Ray releases for August 14th!
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Two petty thieves working as valet attendants, Sean (Robert Sheehan) and Derek (Carlito Olivero), make income on the side by robbing rich people’s homes in Portland, Oregon. When Sean breaks into the home of Cale Erendreich (David Tennant, TV’s Doctor Who), he finds more than riches – he finds a woman, tied to a chair, next to an array of torture-inducing tools. Panicked, Sean leaves the woman behind, and calls the cops, who search the house and find nothing. Now Sean must try to save the woman on his own, while a wrathful Cale is determined to take his revenge in this compelling and provocative thriller.
The zombies have returned! The horror begins again as mysterious barrels bounce off an Army transport as it passes through a new housing development and land near an abandoned cemetery. Mischievous neighborhood boys discover the barrels and open them, unaware of the evil contained within. A deadly green vapor escapes and turns the living into flesh-eating zombies and causes the dead to rise from their graves. As these hideous living dead hunt down the fresh human brains they need, man is pitted against man, and the living against the dead. It is a macabre struggle for survival!
Back to do battle with the hideous “Deadites, “, Bruce Campbell returns to the role of Ash, the handsome, shotgun-toting, chainsaw-armed department store clerk from S-Mart’s housewares division. Demonic forces time warp him (and his 㥑 Oldsmobile) into England’s Dark Ages, where he romances a beauty (Embeth Davidtz, The Amazing Spider-Man) and faces legions of the undead. Can Ash save the living from the evil dead, rescue his girlfriend, and get back to his own time?
A mission to investigate Halley’s Comet discovers an even stranger phenomenon: an alien spacecraft! Following a deadly confrontation, the aliens arrive on Earth, where their seductive leader begins a terrifying campaign to drain the lifeforce of everyone she encounters. Her victims, in turn, continue the cycle, and soon the entire planet is in mortal danger. And when the mission’s sole survivor (Steve Railsback, The Stunt Man) sets out to destroy her, he comes face to face with the most charming (and horrifying) being he’s ever known. Will he be able to destroy the lovely vampiress…or will he become yet another victim of her fatal charm?
Severely shaken after a near-fatal encounter with a serial killer, TV newscaster Karen White (Dee Wallace, E.T.) takes some much-needed time off. Hoping to conquer her inner demons, she heads for “the Colony, “, a secluded retreat where her new neighbors are just a tad too eager to make her feel at home. Also, there seems to be a bizarre link between her would-be attacker and this supposedly safe haven. And when, after nights of being tormented by savage shrieks and unearthly cries, Karen ventures into the forest to find answers, she makes a terrifying discovery. Now she must fight not only for her life…but for her very soul!
A teenage girl is found hanging from the rafters of a privately rented attic, pregnant and violated. Hot-headed Inspector Silvestri (Claudio Cassinelli, The Suspcious Death of a Minor) and rookie Assistant District Attorney Vittoria Stori (Giovanna Ralli, Cold Eyes of Fear) are assigned to the case, the scope of which grows substantially when they discover that the dead girl was part of a ring of underage prostitutes whose abusers occupy the highest echelons of Italian society. Meanwhile, a cleaver-wielding, motorcycle-riding killer roars through the streets of Brescia, determined to ensure that those involved take their secret to the grave.
Mary witnesses the brutal suicide of her Father. His death unleashes the savage forces of demonic possession in his daughter. The End of Days is upon the world, famine, drought, looting and chaos is ripping the world apart and the Catholic Church is trying to save an innocent soul from the ravages of satanic possession. Wave after wave of holy men are sent to confront the possessed but what is the Holy Church actually doing? The City on Seven Hills is working on the Second Coming of Christ but before He comes back – the Antichrist must rule for seven years. The Song of Solomon’s true nature is to unleash an evil the world has been waiting for since the beginning of time. Bonus features include: Interview with Actor David McMahon, Interview with Director of Photography Chris Hilleke, Interview with Actor Gene Palubicki, Interview with Special Effects Artist Marcus Koch, Interview with Writer/Director Stephen Biro, Interview with Actress Jessica Cameron, Behind the Scenes, Outtakes, Photo Gallery, Commentary with Stephen Biro, Marcus Koch & Jerami Cruise, Commentary with Stephen Biro & Jessica Cameron
She was desperate to have a child … until she was impregnated with THE UNBORN.
A young wife (Brooke Adams, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers) suspects that a mysterious doctor (James Karen, The Return Of The Living Dead, Poltergeist) has inseminated her with mutated sperm in an attempt to create a super-human fetus. Unfortunately, there are extreme side-effects. More frightening than Rosemary’s Baby, this chiller features early film roles in the careers of Lisa Kudrow and Kathy Griffin.
Prepare to Get BLASTED…Full Moon’s Vintage VHS Collection series continues with the immortal 1978 science fiction classic Laserblast, a high-concept, completely crazy cult flick that will fry your mind in any format! Happy go-lucky Billy Duncan discovers an otherworldly laser gun in the southern California desert,making him the target of a pair of aliens (rendered in stop-motion by the late, great David Allen) who had recently executed its previous owner. As Billy revels in the power of the weapon, he begins to change, his skin taking on a green hue and his mind becoming more and more malevolent. As the tainted teen becomes more powerful and lethal, it’s up to the local authorities and the aliens to stop him before he blasts his way to oblivion! Laserblast co-stars the legendary Roddy McDowall (Planet of the Apes, Fright Night) and Keenan Wynn (Kiss Me Kate, Clonus) and marks the first appearance of nerd icon Eddie Deezan. It also boasts the first feature-length score by Joel Goldsmith (son of composer Jerry Goldsmith) and Full Moon’s in-house Maestro Richard Band. INSIDE THE PACKAGE: -Remastered Blu-ray Special Edition -DVD -Laserblast Alien Figurine in Collectible Blister Pack Bonus features include: New commentary by director Charles Band and composer Richard Band
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 imperilled 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…
An angry teenager gets beat up for trying to stop his best friend from killing an innocent man. So he beats up his teacher and gets kicked out of his house. All part of an ordinary day in Billy’s life. But Billy’s world will fall apart when one of his friends is found dead in the street. He tries to separate himself from his old life and move on with a nice girl who exists in a functioning foster home. But grief plays heavy on his mind. Memories come to life in an instant, and are often more vivid than the present. Anger comes spontaneously, and fear is around every turn. Life begins to move forward, and memories and moments begin to move backward in his mind. When the world becomes fractured it begins to feel to small, and Billy finds himself engulfed in danger and his future in jeopardy. This is a cautionary tale about lost youth and young minds.
From late splatter movie master Herschell Gordon Lewis, who brought you infamous video nasty Blood Feast, his appropriately-titled The Gore Gore Girls is perhaps his grisliest, most outrageous offering of all time! A vicious killer with a twisted sense of humor is butchering the girls of a go-go dancing club. As the grim death toll mounts, young reporter Nancy Weston teams up with obnoxious but dapper private investigator Abraham Gentry to try and crack the case. Nipples are snipped, faces are fried and asses are tenderized as The Gore Gore Girls hurtles towards its shocking (and hilarious) conclusion. Also including H.G. Lewis’ 1971 hicksploitation oddity This Stuff’ll Kill Ya! as a bonus feature, The Gore Gore Girls is now even more lewd, crude, and just downright rude in eye-popping HD! Bonus features include: Herschell Spills His Guts H.G. Lewis discusses his career post-The Gore Gore Girls and his further adventures in the world of marketing , Regional Bloodshed filmmakers Joe Swanberg and Spencer Parsons on Lewis legacy as a pioneer of regional indie filmmaking , Author Stephen Thrower on The Gore Gore Girls, Audio commentary on This Stuff’ll Kill Ya! with camera operator and Lewis biographer Daniel Krogh, Audio commentary on The Gore Gore Girls with H.G. Lewis, Bonus Feature! 1971s This Stuff’ll Kill Ya!, Introductions to the films by H.G. Lewis, English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation, This Stuff’ll Kill Ya! Trailer, Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil
A brain-dead sheriff named Lance, a stolid FBI agent named Jeff and a well equipped female paleontologist team up with Colonel Patrick Hendry (Kenneth Tobey), a grumpy retired monster fighter, to battle a 60 foot, three-eyed cross between man and dinosaur. Creatively named ‘Monstersaurus Erectus’, this could be the dumbest monsters in the history of cinema. Using soundtracks and extensive footage from many old films, this spoof/homage of 1950’s horror/sci-fi/creature films brings back many favorite actors from these classic movies, some reprising their former roles, to help destroy a massively cheesy, atomic, stop-motion monster that stomps its way through scenes of mass destruction (depicted via extensive clips from old movies), intent on the obliteration of Los Angeles. A direct homage to the horror/sci-fi/creature features of the 50s and 60s, right down to the poor quality film, rubber monster, bad dialogue, numerous puns and negligible budget. What makes this film so unique is the gathering of luminaries that came out of the woodwork to participate, including the original stars of classic films like The Thing From Another World (Kenneth Tobey and Robert Cornwaithe) and War of the Worlds (Ann Robinson and Les Tremayne), Revenge of the Creature (John Agar) and Plan 9 From Outer Space and Night of the Ghouls (Paul Marco). In addition to the stars of the ‘Golden Age of horror/sci-fi/creature films, we’re treated to the addition of 80s and 90s scream queens, Linnea Quigley and Michelle Bauer. The Naked Monster has something for everybody.
SAVAGELAND dissects a mysterious and brutal mass murder of nearly everyone in the border town of Sangre de Cristo, Arizona. The only individual accused of the horrific act is an illegal Mexican immigrant: Francisco Salazar. He is the lone survivor of the massacre just north of the Mexican border and is found covered in his neighbors’ blood. Could he really be a savage killer of 57 people…or is he a victim himself of racism and immigrant paranoia? Bonus features include: Spanish language subtitles
Home Videos takes found footage to a new level in this heart pounding horror! We live in a world where technology is king, and where everyone is being filmed without even knowing it. Every time you go out your door you are being recorded, but now even in the safety of your own home you are still not safe! Home Videos will make you want to un-see what you have just watched and will have you on the edge of your seat…This Horror starts at home!
VCI presents in a very special – Ultimate Package – from the low budget, cult-film director, S.F. Brownrigg’s (Poor White Trash 2 and Keep My Grave Open) gory, gruesome, greatness – DON’T OPEN THE DOOR and DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT. 2 Doors… we dare you to open! Both restored from new 2K scans, so bloody good we warn you… To avoid fainting, keep repeating: It’s only a movie…It’s only a Movie! Don’t Open the Door – In this effective, low-budget cult-classic, a dutiful granddaughter goes home to take care of her dying grandmother. Once there, she finds herself trapped inside the house with a homicidal maniac and all hell breaks loose. Don’t Open the Basement – this gory little chiller takes place in an experimental hospital for the criminally insane where the creative thinking director allows several inmates to act out their psychotic delusions (you know, like – necrophilia, paranoia, and popsicles). Things really start to get nuts when a new staffer arrives…starting with the bloody ax murder of the doctor himself and leading to a total takeover of this hallowed institution by its craziest and violent inhabitants. Bonus features include: Original Theatrical Trailers on Both Features, 2018 Commentary Track On Dont Look In The Basement from Film Historian and Journalist, David Del Valle & Genre Director, David Decoteau (Puppet Master III: Toulons Revenge) , Assorted other Grindhouse Trailers
When Nazis, sasquatches and a family of psychotic cannibal hillbillies threaten to ruin a hillbilly family reunion all hell breaks loose in Grass County.
2 Die For is a horror anthology of short horror films from cult underground indie horror filmmakers from across the globe. This fast paced horror compendium of short horror films won’t give you time to catch your breath, your heart will race, you will sweat uncontrollably, and you will be shocked to death! An anthology of horror stories helmed by more than 20 directors from the dark depths of horror’s underground. What would you do if you only had two minutes to live?…find out in 2 Die For!
A group of friends decide to celebrate their high school graduation at a lake house in the woods. One of the classmates recommends that they play the old school game ‘Dead Body’ – where one player is the body, one player is the killer and all of the other players try to figure out whodunit. Unfortunately, on this particular night, the game ends up featuring a real life killer. The bodies begin piling up and, in an Agatha Christie And Then There Were None style mystery, the survivors are forced to figure out who the killer is amongst them before there is no one left standing.
Narrowly escaping death at the hands of a notorious serial killer, Jessa Dixon awakens from a coma to learn her father committed suicide. Unconvinced, she investigates the suspicious suicide and uncovers a dark corporate conspiracy involving the police and the psychotic killer that almost took her life.