Here are some of the horror DVD/Blu-Ray releases for July 7th!
A mysterious, meteorlike object has landed in a small California town. All clocks have stopped. A fleet of glowing green UFOs hovers menacingly over the entire globe. The Martian invasion of Earth has begun, and it seems that nothing—neither military might nor the scientific know-how of nuclear physicist Dr. Clayton Forrester (Gene Barry)—can stop it. In the expert hands of genre specialists George Pal and Byron Haskin, H. G. Wells’s end-of-civilization classic receives a chilling Cold War–era update, complete with hallucinatory Technicolor and visionary, Oscar-winning special effects. Emblazoned with iconographic images of 1950s science fiction, The War of the Worlds is both an influential triumph of visual imagination and a still-disquieting document of the wonder and terror of the atomic age.
More Fearsome Than Frankenstein… More Demonic Than Dracula! Edinburgh, 1827. Irish immigrants Burke (George Rose, A New Leaf) and Hare (Donald Pleasence, Halloween) hit upon the idea of selling the bodies of the recently deceased to eminent surgeon Dr. Robert Knox (Peter Cushing, The Skull). Dr. Knox, knowing that experimental vivisection is the only way for medicine to make progress, forms an uneasy alliance with the self-styled body snatchers. When Burke and Hares’ supply of available corpses begins to run out, they decide to speed the process along by murdering the poor and the homeless. Men and women, old and young, everyone becomes a target for the deadly duo, but even as the body count rises, Knox turns a blind eye to their methods in order to further his research. But after one of his own medical students is murdered, Knox finds it difficult to remain impassive. With the public out for the killers’ blood and the Medical Council out to disgrace him, Dr. Knox must use all of his skill and intelligence to preserve the dignity of his profession and to justify his controversial actions in the face of near-universal condemnation. Co-written and directed by John Gilling (The Reptile) and co-starring Billie Whitelaw (The Omen), The Flesh and the Fiends is presented in this special edition in its original U.K. version and its 74-minute U.S. cut, The Fiendish Ghouls a.k.a. Mania.
Martha Travis (Rosanna Arquette, Pulp Fiction, Crash) is a travelling clairvoyant on the road with her sceptic father (Jason Robards, Once Upon a Time in the West, Magnolia). During a séance Martha communicates a message from a dead man to his wife in the audience. Shocked the wife insists her husband is still alive. Later that evening the husband is killed by a ruthless assassin. As Martha foresees more and more tragic events journalist Gary Wallace (Tom Hulce, Amadeus, Animal House) follows the pair in pursuit of a hot story with catastrophically eerie results.
When the illegal human experiments of Korea’s biggest Pharmaceutical company go wrong, one of their ”undead” test subjects escapes and ends up in a shabby gas station owned by the Park family a band of misfits spanning three generations who hustle passers-by to make ends meet. When the Park family uncover their undead visitor, he bites the head of their household, who instead of transforming into an undead ghoul becomes revitalised and full of life! The family then hatch a plan to exploit this unexpected fountain of youth, allowing locals to pay to be bitten too, until things go wrong
A small plane carrying Robert Harper (Massimo Foschi, The Chosen, Nine Guests for a Crime) and his friend Rolf (Ivan Rassimov, Spasmo, The Raiders of Atlantis) crash lands in an isolated development in New Guinea. After the pilot and his female companion are killed by a tribe of cannibals, the two friends on the run are separated and Robert is captured by a rival tribe, who may not be cannibals, but are cruel and primitive beyond belief. Tortured and humiliated, Robert is taken to the edge of his sanity by a series of acts so horrible that they are practically beyond human comprehension. Only the fact that one of the tribe women (Me Me Lai, Eaten Alive!, Element of Crime) sympathizes with him, gives Robert the strength to plan a desperate escape, but standing in his way back to civilization are the cannibal tribe responsible for the death of his crew members. This cannibal classic directed by Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust, Body Count, The Barbarians) played all over America as The Last Survivor in an edited form, now watch this classic uncut from a Brand New HD master.
In an audacious feat of cinematic bricolage, Jess Franco utilized footage from three decades of filming to craft a unique story that pays homage to the morbid poetry of Edgar Allan Poe, while indulging the director’s personal obsessions. Antonio Mayans stars as Harker (a nod to Bram Stoker’s Dracula), who visits the crumbling castle of his former mentor, Eric Usher (Howard Vernon), now on the brink of mental collapse. Just as the house opens its doors to reveal dreadful, erotic secrets in every corner, Usher delves into his own memories and shares the causes of his increasing madness.
Special Agent Emanuel Ritter leads a police investigation into a series of shocking deaths. But after a priest from the Vatican finds a link between the murders and an ancient demon, a descent into horror ensues.
Is self-proclaimed alien “experiencer”, Carl Merryweather, on the path to filming his own alien abduction? Or, is he just another crackpot looking for fame and fortune? Carl himself may not be completely sure, but he is determined to take us on a journey in search of the answer. And that journey ends at the very spot in the desert where it all began almost 30 years ago…a chance meeting with an alien he calls the “Skyman”.
The undisputed Godfather of Gore Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs) heads up this twisted horror gore anthology, marking the last film work of this celebrated genre master. Segments include Attack of Conscience, GOREgeous, Gory Story, and The Night Hag, culminating in a celebratory swan song for the infamous director of some of the most iconic and satirical gore films ever made!
Two sisters discover a dark secret while making a documentary about mediums for a college final.
In the cold Russian winter, a group of friends decide to celebrate Halloween night by going to an Escape Room where the group is assigned to escape mad cannibal psychopaths let loose in the labyrinth of an old Moscow palace. At first the game seems fun, but soon an old blood vendetta sets off the Quest Master, who has sent a real sect of sadistic mad killers against the young group, who suddenly find themselves in a frantic search for an escape from the now very real horrors of The Quest of Fear!
Haunted by what happened to him as a child, Corey has all but repressed the memory of the demonic Tooth Fairy that terrorized him and his family 20 years ago. As disturbing nightmares and residual memories increasingly plague him, everything comes to a head at a reunion between Corey and his old Uni friends. One by one they are killed, and their teeth extracted, with the friends pointing the finger squarely at Corey. Finally the true horror of what is behind the killings is revealed, with the return of The Tooth Fairy.
A haunting psychological thriller about an unconventional scientist, Steve Unger, who struggles to care for his terminally-ill wife Darlene, who only has but a few weeks left to live. While trying to stay strong for his wife and 10-year-old daughter Lily, Steve hastily embarks on a journey to develop a cure to fix Darlene and keep his family together. Ignoring all legal and moral boundaries in search for his cure, his methods of treatment and tampering with human DNA, could lead to the extinction of humanity.
Five college archaeology students go urban spelunking in an abandoned insane asylum, and then very quickly find themselves tapped inside by the worst blizzard in over a century, only to discover that they are not alone as one of the team slowly begins to betray the group, falling victim to the malevolent ghost inside the haunted asylum.
A killer targets citizens deemed responsible for societys downfall.