Here are some of the horror DVD/Blu-Ray releases for August 25th!
Brace yourself for some KILLER stories. From the clever and creepy minds of Stephen King (Pet Sematary), Michael McDowell (Beetlejuice), George A. Romero (Dawn Of The Dead) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (creator of Sherlock Holmes), comes an all-star anthology of horror. To keep from being eaten by a modern-day witch (Deborah Harry, Videodrome), a young paperboy weaves three twisted stories to distract her. In “Lot 249,” a vengeful college student (Steve Buscemi, Fargo) resuscitates an evil mummy to teach unsuspecting student bodies (Julianne Moore, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Christian Slater, Mr. Robot) a lesson in terror. Then, “Cat From Hell” is a furry black feline who cannot be killed … he may have nine lives, but those who cross his path are not so lucky. Finally, in “Lover’s Vow,” a stone gargoyle comes to life … to commit murder. In this classic cult favorite, fear comes in threes.
Get ready for more thrills and chills! Volume 6 of the Universal Horror Collection includes four tales of terror from the archives of Universal Pictures, the true home of classic horror. Boris Karloff stars as a doctor who risks his own life to save the captives of a mad count in The Black Castle. Vengeance is sworn against six men who witness a ceremony where beautiful women turn into serpents in Cult of the Cobra. In The Thing That Couldn’t Die, when a young psychic discovers a box that contains the living head of an executed devil worshiper … heads will roll! A cat witnesses the murder of her owner … and this cat is hell-bent on revenge in The Shadow of the Cat.
A blade-wielding psychopath is on the loose, turning The Big Apple bright red with the blood of beautiful young women. As NYPD detective Fred Williams (Jack Hedley of FOR YOUR EYES ONLY) follows the trail of butchery from the decks of the Staten Island Ferry to the sex shows of Times Square, each brutal murder becomes a sadistic taunt. In the city that never sleeps, the hunt is on for the killer that can t be stopped!
A young family moves from their cramped New York City apartment to a spacious new home in New England. But this is no ordinary house in the country: the previous owner was the deranged Dr. Freudstein, whose monstrous human experiments have left a legacy of bloody mayhem. Now, someone – or something – is alive in the basement, and home sweet home is about to become a horrific hell on earth.
Academy Award-nominee Bruce Dern is at his unhinged best in this terrific thriller! His twisted passion for her … and her desire to escape will mark both of their lives forever. In this highly controversial story of unrequited love, a morbid, violent-tempered Vietnam vet lives out his darkest fantasy. Karl Kinsky, a tattoo artist (Bruce Dern, The Hateful Eight) kidnaps a model who has become his obsession. Maud Adams (Octopussy) gives a riveting performance as the woman of his evil desires … and the canvas for his full-bodied, ink-laden art. This daring and visually compelling drama ruthlessly careens down a path of taboos, tattoos and tantalizing seductions. Director Bob Brooks (Space: 1999) combines eroticism, sexuality and love to make Tattoo one of the most suspenseful thrillers ever filmed.
In the swansong horror production from ‘The Studio That Dripped Blood’, Peter Cushing, Calvin Lockhart (COTTON COMES TO HARLEM), Charles Gray (THE DEVIL RIDES OUT), Anton Diffring (CIRCUS OF HORRORS) and Marlene Clark (GANJA & HESS) star in a ’70s whodunit like no other. An eccentric millionaire has invited a group of eight colleagues to his island estate to hunt the deadliest game of all – one of the guests is a werewolf, and will be stalked and slaughtered for sport! But who is the lycanthrope, and do they have a shocking plan of their own?
This stunning film from director Shinya Tsukamoto (Tetsuo, NIGHTMARE DETECTIVE) is set in Tokyo in 1910. Dr. Yukio Daitokuji (Masahiro Motoki), is a former military doctor who has taken over a successful medical practice from his father. He appears to be living a charmed life: he is respected in the local community and is married to the beautiful Rin (Ryo). His only problem is that she suffers from amnesia, and her past is unknown.
In what fans consider his last great film, Godfather of Gore Lucio Fulci returns to the startling imagery and bloody excesses of his ’70s/’80s classics for an unholy saga of demonic nuns and supernatural carnage. When a Canadian archeological team begins excavating the ruins of a medieval Sicilian monastery, they will unleash the vengeance of a crucified coven of satanic sisters with full-on Fulci fury. Brett Halsey (THE DEVIL’S HONEY), Lino Salemme (DEMONS), Christina Engelhardt (SKINNER), Al Cliver (THE BEYOND, ZOMBIE) and Fulci himself star in this solid horror from a true master (Blu-ray Authority) co-written by Piero Regnoli (BURIAL GROUND, MALABIMBA), now scanned in 4k from the original negative recently discovered in the attic of a Collevecchio convent.
A hair-raising suspense drama starring Tanya Roberts (A View To a Kill), in a chilling nightmare faced by a beautiful woman forced into a life and death struggle against the demented obsessions of a psychopathic killer. The constant tension is unremitting from the first deadly encounter to the final diabolical conclusion. Definitely not for the faint-hearted.
He was known as The Maestro of Splatter and The Godfather of Gore. But who was the real Lucio Fulci? When an actor (Nicola Nocella of EASY and Pupi Avati’s THE YOUNGEST SON) agrees to portray the infamous director, he sets out to research the triumphs, tragedies and truths behind Fulci’s life, work and legacy. Through never-before-seen home movies, rare behind-the-scenes footage from his classic films, audio confessions from Fulci himself, and revealing interviews that include composer Fabio Frizzi, cinematographer Sergio Salvati, former actor/assistant Michele Soavi and for the first and final time, the dual participation of daughters Antonella and Camilla Fulci, writer/director Simone Scafidi creates an unflinching portrait of the one of the most visceral, controversial and immortal horror filmmakers of all time.
THE LADY KILLS tells the story of Françoise Frémond, who travels across Europe on an apparently random killing spree, bumping off a series of increasingly odious men. From swinging London to the eternal city of Rome, she leaves a trail of dead bodies and the question – why? A mystery film as only Jean Louis Van Belle could make it, THE LADY KILLS is a blast from start to finish with an amazing soundtrack of gloriously groovy psych-rock.
PERVERTISSIMA is a bizarre – and possible unique – combination of mondo movie and mad scientist flick. A beautiful woman is hired by a scandal sheet editor to research and write a report on “Love in Paris”. Her quest takes her from a lesbian sauna to a secretive club of masked swingers, via stints as a street walker in a seedy Paris back alley and a strip-tease artist in an upmarket cabaret. Her final outing leads to the clinic of the dangerous Dr. Vilard, who aims to create sex robots out of human flesh, and mate them to create a race of super-humans to take over the world!
Cruiser is a found-footage horror feature that takes place on a dark summer night in small-town Gladden, Georgia. When a rookie police officer makes what appears to be a routine traffic stop, he is gruesomely murdered by a mysterious, hulking killer who steals the officer’s uniform and patrol car. Through the video cameras in the police cruiser, we watch in mounting suspense as the killer kidnaps a young woman, Tara Kirkland, and forces her to witness the carnage as he embarks on a night of terror throughout this small community. As the killer pulls over his unsuspecting victims and leaves them dismembered in pools of blood, Tara desperately tries to keep her wits and figure out a way to escape the madness.
Five young Americans on a trip to Asia are disturbed by a meat stall at a market where a sinister character is butchering a dog. Later in a bar, they encounter Mike (Kevan Ohtsji) a suave Chinese man who befriends them. One of the group, Mike (Lee Tichon) spills a drink on a triad boss (Stephen Chang) and Miles has to defuse the situation, ushering his new pals out the door. They then find an adult theater and decide to go in but Miles pleads with them not to enter. The butcher from the market is the star performer, carving up fresh meat for the gang boss they met earlier who watches via live-feed. The thing is, the butcher has moved on from canine victims…
When a bullied student at a New England girls school becomes comatose after a prank gone wrong, her tormenters will suffer graphic telepathic punishment that includes the infamous ‘death by snails’ scene. Jared Martin (DALLAS), Lara Lamberti (A BLADE IN THE DARK) and Ulli Reinthaler (ZOMBIE 3) star in this “blast from start to finish, with some of the most bonkers imagery Fulci ever put on film” (The Video Vacuum). o-written by Giorgio Mariuzzo (THE BEYOND, HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) and scanned in 4k from the original negative for the first time ever in America.