Today’s DVD Releases!

Here are some of the horror DVD/Blu-Ray releases for August 6th!

The timeless Hispanic legend comes to terrifying life in “The Curse of La Llorona.” She is The Weeping Woman and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. She creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own. In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night—and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide.

An instant cult classic when it premiered to sold out screenings at Cannes in 1990, The Reflecting Skin is a darkly humorous, nightmarish vision of the American dream. Growing up in the 1950’s in small-town Idaho, 8-year-old Seth and his friends play a prank on the town recluse, a mysterious English widow named Dolphin Blue (Tony-winner Lindsay Duncan). After his father tells him stories of vampires, Seth becomes convinced Dolphin is a vampire, stealing the souls of his neighborhood friends one by one. When his older brother Cameron (3-time Oscar-nominee Viggo Mortensen in one of his first starring roles), returns home from military service in the Pacific and takes a liking to Dolphin, Seth feels it’s up to him to save Cameron from his friends’ fate. With stunning visuals recalling Edward Hopper paintings and its surreal blend of horror and humor, The Reflecting Skin is a ‘stunningly beautiful…Gothic masterpiece’ (The Guardian).

A moody, middle-aged gigolo kills off women after he gets bored with dating them and uses their body parts for trophies and for consumption.

Six strangers come together describing their experiences with alien abductions. Eric is alone in the desert when he is taken and experimented on, which has left him with nightmares. Becky and Harry take a trip to the woods and encounter a force that tears them apart as one is forced to deliver a doomsday device as others try to keep them from succeeding. Cynthia has a close encounter while she babysits and must do what she can in order to keep herself and the child safe. A group of abused women seek vengeance on a man who is caught beating his wife. Before it is too late, the man must convince them he is not the one they should fear. John runs a therapy group of alien abductee survivors. As they tell their stories, everyone’s suspicions begin to unfold that they may not be safe.

Lonely widow Joyce rents out a room to make easy money. She meets mysterious drifter Bob and takes him in as a long-term tenant. She becomes obsessed with her much younger guest, making him the object of her deepest romantic fantasies. When a friend’s betrayal derails Joyce’s fantasy world, she seizes control of her own destiny with a deadly mission to finally get what she deserves.

Mind your head. Cleaver is back! And this time he’s brought family!

When a group of filmmakers trek deep into the woods to investigate a missing persons case, they inadvertently start a chain of events that lead to horrific consequences.

A pregnant con woman on the run seeks refuge in a desolate convent only to be met with an unsettling and horrendous evil waiting on the other side.

In the future, prisons have been turned into online portals where paying subscribers get to vote on what felons eat, watch, wear and who they fight. Panopticon TV is so successful it is about to be rolled out to a whole new town. When the world’s most downloaded felon escapes, the authorities set a trap to reel him in. The bait is his little brother who has so far managed to avoid detection. DVD Special Features: Behind-the-Scenes Featurette, Deleted Scenes

In this unique take on the infamous Manson murders we follow two generations of chilling real life events which occur at 10050 Cielo Drive, one of America’s most notorious addresses. In 1969, we witness the violent exploits of homicidal cult The Manson Family which culminate in the brutal murder of actress Sharon Tate and several of her friends at Cielo Drive. In 1992, rock singer Margot Lavigne moves into the house to record a new album. But life soon becomes a hellish nightmare as supernatural forces haunt Margot and her band mates with sheer, unbridled evil. As Margot learns more about the events of 1969, and begins to understand the true nature of The Manson Family, she realises she must find a way to lay the ghosts of the past to rest… or become another tragic footnote in the history of The House on Cielo Drive

On the run from a string of petty robberies en route from New York to Los Angeles, a group of teenagers Luke, Holly, Max and Lauren find themselves holed up in a decaying house deep in the woods. Exploring the house, Holly encounters Oliver, a mysterious Englishman, lying in the middle of a candlelit pentagram. Oliver entices Holly inside the pentagram, quickly followed by the rest of the gang. Oliver then reveals that they are all now cursed to spend the rest of their lives inside the pentagram, or face certain death if they step outside. Unconvinced by Olivers story, Max pushes him out of the pentagram, whereupon he is instantly killed by a horrific demonic entity.

A writer’s retreat takes a very dark turn when its obsessive showrunner manipulates his team into playing along in his disturbed, hidden-camera “masterpiece.”

Emma wakes trapped in an abandoned bunker. Her only means of escape from her savage captors lies with the other two prisoners – the man who had raped her 15 years earlier and his best friend. However, escaping from the bunker is just the beginning, and Emma needs to figure out who she can trust to survive.

Portmanteau is an anthology collection of chilling short horror tales, in the tradition of Tales from the Crypt and Creepshow. A photographer develops an old film and is unprepared for what he sees in the pictures; road rage escalates into a deadly game of cat and mouse; a man wonders what his suspicious neighbor could be disposing of; a bird-watcher descends into madness in an isolated cabin; a Foley artist is reassigned to a classic horror; a writer battles with a seemingly invincible cockroach; a man waits patiently in the hope of sex with strangers, and a woman goes camping alone… but she is not alone! Written and directed by Mark Garvey (The White Van), the terrifying stories in Portmanteau are brought to life…and death…by a cast that includes Simon Cleary, Paul Woodcock, Madonna Norgrove, John Harper, Stuart O Connor, Jasmine Knight, Kyle Booth, Victoria Markham, Louise Blay, Kelli Watson, Callum Oakby-Wright, Stuart Offord, and Jorden Harvey.

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