Here are some of the horror DVD/BluRay releases for October 22nd!
Newly restored in HD from a 4K scan of the original camera negative! 3-D restoration by the 3-D Film Archive! In the future, cities are ravaged by atomic fallout and controlled by evil corporations that have developed a mutant pair of flesh-eating parasites. One is feeding inside the man who created it. The other has escaped. Now with the help of a young woman left orphaned in the wasteland (Demi Moore, The Scarlet Letter), a scientist (Robert Claudine, Wavelength) on the run must destroy these horrific creatures before they can reproduce. But the more a parasite feeds, the bigger it becomes. And the more it grows, the hungrier and angrier it gets. Released to theaters as “The First Futuristic Monster Movie in 3-D, ” this sick shocker co-stars rocker Cherie Currie (Foxes), drive-in goddess Cheryl ‘Rain beaux’ Smith (Caged Heat) and Broadway legend Vivian Blaine (Guys and Dolls). Directed by cult great Charles Band (Trances, Blood Dolls) and featuring juicy creature effects by Academy Award-winner Stan Winston (The Terminator, Aliens), Parasite is now available for the first time in HD and 3-D! Special Features: Newly Restored in HD from a 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative The BD includes both the 3-D and 2-D Version of the Film FROM THE INSIDE OUT: WRITING PARASITE – Featuring all-new interviews with writers Alan J. Adler and Michael Shoo THREE DIMENSIONS OF TERROR: FILMING PARASITE – Featuring all-new interviews with director Charles Band, co-writer Alan J. Adler, production manager Charles Newitt, art director Pamela B. Warner, and make-up department head Karen Kopeck SYMPHONY FOR SLIMY SLUGS: COMPOSING PARASITE – Featuring an all-new interview with composer Richard Band Interview with Creature Designer and Creator Lance Anderson Audio Commentary with Writer Alan J. Adler and Filmmaker/Historian Daniel Griffith Restoring Parasite in 3-D Still and Promotional Gallery 2 TV Spots Reversible Blu-ray Art Theatrical Trailer
Sam’s first day as a pizza delivery driver is not going according to plan. At the end of a long day and not enough tips, her last delivery turns out to be for a group of Satanists looking for someone to sacrifice. Now in a fight for her life, Sam must fend off witches, evil spells and demonic creatures, all while trying to keep her body – and soul – intact. Starring Hayley Griffith (“The Loudest Voice”), Ruby Modine (Happy Death Day franchise), Jerry O’Connell (“Billions”) and Rebecca Romijn (X-Men franchise), Satanic Panic is “an absolutely entertaining horror film that will satisfy any viewer’s need for monsters, mayhem and…jokes” (Robert Saucedo, Birth.Movies.Death).
An old house…a mysterious locked room…a terrifying secret. Elements that make a horror movie memorably chilling get a taut, spooky reworking in Don t Be Afraid of the Dark. Kim Darby (True Grit)and Jim Hutton (The Green Berets) star as Sally and Alex, young marrieds who inherit a crumbling mansion. Despite warnings to leave well enough alone in her new home, Sally unlocks the mysterious room, opens a bricked-up fireplace…and unleashes a horde of hideous whispering, murdering minidemons only she can see and hear. This is the original TV movie that inspired the 2010 theatrical movie starring Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce.
Newly Restored in HD! Unleashed in the original classic hit Trilogy of Terror, the demonic Zuni fetish doll carved its way into horror movie history. Now the black-magic headhunter returns to life, headlining this diabolical anthology of fear. The Graveyard Rats – After bumping off her wealthy husband, a money-hungry wife faces an unexpected complication: a cemetery crawling with flesh-eating rodents. Written by Richard Matheson (The Night Stalker) and Henry Kotter (The Wonky) and directed by Dan Curtis (The Night Strangler). Bobby – Monstrous consequences result when a mother strikes a devilish bargain to bring her drowned son back from the dead. Written by Matheson and directed by Curtis. He Who Kills – When an African Zuni fetish doll is tied to multiple grisly murders, a young scientist investigates and awakens an unspeakable ancient evil. Written by William F. Nolan (Burnt Offerings) and Dan Curtis and directed by Curtis. Starring Lisette Anthony (Krill), Matt Clark (White Lightning) and Geoffrey Lewis (High Plains Drifter). Special Features: -Audio Commentary by Film Historian Troy Hogarth -Interview with Second Unit Director Eric Allard and Special Makeup Effects Artist Rick Stratton -Trailers
In this bizarre and totally unique piece of Spanish horror, David Rocha plays Paul, a young man thrown out of medical school due to his inability to deal with the sight of blood. He goes home to Montpellier in France where his father is gardener on a huge estate belonging to Countess Olivia (played by Helga Liné, ageless diva of Spanish horror). We soon discover that fear of blood is not Paul’s only quirk. He was raised as a girl after his sister died and likes to play with dolls, performing strange operations on them, attempting to extract their hearts.
Brand New 4K Master! There’s More to the Legend Than Meets the Throat! When the Russian army unearths the vault of Dracula, they accidentally unleash his undead human slave (Reggie Nadler, Mark of the Devil) and the Count’s vampire hellhound Zoltan. But these friends need a new master and head for Los Angeles to find Dracula’s last living descendant, family man Michael Drake (Michael Pataki, Grave of the Vampire). With the help of an international vampire hunter, Inspector Bronco (José Ferrer, The Sentinel), can Drake destroy Zoltan and his pack of blood-crazed devil-dogs—before “man’s best friend” fetches the final soul of the damned? Also known as Dracula’s Dog, this ferociously fun horror film was directed by Albert Band (I Bury the Living, Ghoulies II) and features makeup effects by Academy Award-winner Stan Winston (Parasite, Aliens). Special Features: -Audio Commentary by Film Historians Lee Gambino and John Harrison -Radio Spot -Reversible Dracula’s Dog Art -Theatrical Trailer
Like a kind of crazy cinematic ghost train ride, WOMAN CHASING THE BUTTERFLY OF DEATH take us on a journey deep into the darkness of one man’s fears and fantasies. That man is Young-gul, a lonely and rather morbid student in late 1970’s South Korea. Narrowly surviving a murder-suicide attempt by a woman wearing a butterfly pendant, he next finds himself besieged by a seemingly insane bookseller who claims he can never die. Even after Young-gul burns the man’s body his skeleton comes back to taunt him. As if that weren’t enough, the poor student then finds himself the victim of a beautiful thousand year old woman (she looks about 25) who says she is hungry and wants to eat his liver!
Brand New 4K Master! Murder Put an End to Their Fears! The phobia-ridden patients undergoing a unique therapy treatment with Dr. Peter Ross (Paul Michael Glaser, Detective Dave Stansky of TV’s Stansky and Hutch) now face a new terror—murder! One by one they’re being killed off, and the finger points to everyone! Set ’em up. And whittle ’em down. It’s a favorite technique in whodunit suspense-thrillers. And one of the masters is Phobia director John Huston (The Maltese Falcon, Prize’s Honor). See if you can identify the killer as the legendary filmmaker propels you into the most terrifying realm of all: your deepest fears. Screenplay by Lew Lehman (The Pit), Jimmy Sangster (Horror of Dracula) and Peter Bellwood (Highlander), based on a story by Gary Sherman (Dead & Buried) and Ronald Shuster (Alien). The top-notch cast includes Susan Hogan (The Brood), John Calicos (The Changeling), Lisa Lang Lois (Transformations), Alexandra Stewart (Goodbye Emmanuelle) and Kenneth Welsh (The Day After Tomorrow). Special Features: -Audio Commentary by Paul Coupe of Canuxploitation and Film Historian Jason Pichonsky -Interview with Lead Actress Susan Hogan -Interview with Actress Lisa Lang Lois -Theatrical Trailer
One night, one drug induced murder, turn local junkies Chloe Romero (Melodie Roehrig) and Joe Spencer (Theo Kemp) into criminals on the run. With no place to hide, they take a road trip to a distant relative’s house, only to find they’re not running from the law, but for their lives as they’re stalked and hunted by creatures of unknown origin.