Here are some of the horror DVD/Blu-Ray releases for September 15th!
The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.
Screen greats Bob Hope (My Favorite Blonde, Road to Utopia) and Paulette Goddard (Nothing But the Truth, Reap the Wild Wind) co-star in another comedy-thriller, a year after their smash hit The Cat and the Canary. Ghosts and gags collide in this witches’ brew of laughs, with Bob Hope as a Manhattan radio commentator who finds himself marooned on an island of the walking dead! Larry Lawrence (Hope), sought in connection with a murder he did not commit, eludes New York police by hiding in a steamer trunk. Soon the trunk (and Larry) are aboard a ship bound for Cuba, where the trunk’s owner, pretty Mary Carter (Goddard), is sailing to take possession of a recent inheritance: a “haunted” castle. Sensing that Mary is in danger, Larry and his valet Alex (Willie Best, Whispering Ghosts) precede her to the island, which is inhabited by a ghost, a zombie and perhaps even a flesh-and-blood fiend. There’s romance, comedy and chills as Hope and Goddard contend with earthly and un-earthly foes—and try to keep from ending up as ghosts themselves. Director George Marshall (Murder, He Says) also directed the 1953 remake, Scared Stiff, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. The stellar cast includes Paul Lukas (The Lady Vanishes), Anthony Quinn (Zorba the Greek) and Paul Fix (El Dorado).
Available for the first time on Blu-ray, Oscar-Nominee Eddie Murphy’s got the bite in this movie mix of bone-chilling horror and chill-out comedy directed by Wes Craven (the SCREAM franchise). As the vampire Maximillian, the popular star is the most diabolical, dashing and definitely undead dude in the ‘hood. To add to the macabre fun, Murphy morphs into two other must-see characters: a paunchy preacher and a fast talking thug. Angela Basset (BLACK PANTHER) plays the cop whose world is rocked by Maximillian’s attempts to make her his mate for eternity. And Kadeem Hardison (KC UNDERCOVER) is the haplessly decaying vampire’s sidekick who (a hand here, and ear there) is forever losing things. Brooklyn may be home to the undead now that Max is around-but means it’s livelier than ever!
If four high school seniors make it out of a human-maze in under 2 hours, they’ll win the Grand Prize. It seems simple enough but only if they can escape the deranged family of dermatologists who have been harvesting the DNA of young teens for their prized skin cream. Run for your life!
A butcher. An animal. A monster. Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (Academy Award© nominee* Jeremy Renner, The Avengers) was vilified when authorities discovered he murdered, dismembered, and even tried to consume the bodies of 17 young men in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. But is there such a thing as a human monster? Starting somewhere between popular legend and historical fact, Dahmer dares to explore the truth of a man many called an abomination of nature, but who was most decidedly a living, breathing person. Inspired by life events, it takes you into the demented world of this lonely factory worker and examines the ways in which his twisted personal pain led to the most self-destructive extremes of human cruelty.
A paranormal investigator arrives in a sleepy Midwest town to investigate the mysterious loss of his old lover and reconcile sins of the past. He discovers she fell victim to the Batibat, an ancient evil that followed her home from the Philippines.
Renowned sci-fi writer Jerome Bixby penned the script for this thought-provoking film starring David Lee Smith as John Oldman, a college professor who reveals to his colleagues that he’s actually a centuries-old caveman. And so begins a captivating philosophical meditation on immortality, the last work from screenwriter Bixby, who earned career accolades for his contributions to such genre-defining shows as Star Trek and The Twilight Zone. Bonus features include: ‘Contagion’ – Micro Short Film from ‘The Man From Earth’ producers Richard Schenkman and Eric D. Wilkinson and starring William Katt, Original Theatrical Trailer [SD], The Man From Earth: Holocene – Theatrical Teaser Trailer, ‘On The Set’ [SD] (behind the scenes featurette), ‘The Story of the Story’ [SD] (behind the scenes featurette), ‘From Script to Screen’ [SD] (behind the scenes featurette), ‘Star Trek: Jerome Bixby’s Sci-Fi Legacy’ [SD] (behind the scenes featurette), Audio Commentary with Producer / Director Richard Schenkman and Actor John Billingsley, Audio Commentary with Executive Producer Emerson Bixby and Author / Sci-Fi Scholar Gary Westfahl, The Man From Earth: Legacy [HD, 1:30] A BRAND NEW feature length documentary on the worldwide phenomenon of the film and it’s legacy.
A mentally unstable young man goes on a mission to hunt down and murder all the therapists he blames for messing up his mind and his life.
Sisters Awaken an ancient creature which is now hunting them.
El Señor, the leader of a small cult in the mountains, returns one day to his village with a child who is purported to be the new messiah. But when only pain and destruction befall the community, El Señor finds himself under attack from his own followers, including his three daughters, whose burgeoning femininity has already caused them to question their faith. Equally mystical and terrifying, LUZ: THE FLOWER OF EVIL is a fantasy folk horror film where tranquility belies a simmering evil.
One of the scariest movies of all time has returned from the grave. Watch the all-new Pet Sematary, based on Stephen King’s terrifying novel. Also, experience the original horror classic from 1989.
Creatures of the night awaken for this years Halloween Monster Marathon hosted by Malvolia: The Queen of Screams. Strap in for more freaky flicks with a new batch of indie directors. Spooky tales such as a Halloween celebration turned deadly in A Samhain Liturgy, and something unholy in the basement desires a nun in Sister Mary (Tory Van Buskirk of ‘Alone’), otherworldly strangers need fresh meat in Dead Lift (Stephen Wolfe of ‘Doll Factory’), explore the difference between hatchets and tomahawks at the best Halloween party ever in Apache Hatchet Massacre II (Max Groah of ‘Bong of the Living Dead’) and a serial killer has a big problem in Overkill (Drew Marvick of ‘Pool Party Massacre’). Including faux trailers from other indie filmmakers -Treaters (Zane Hershberger of ‘Force to Fear’), Truck Squatch (John Hale of ‘The Conduit’), The Candy Taker (Robert Lanphere of ‘Cryptids’) and The October Kids (Brett DeJager of ‘BoneJangles’).
A group of broken souls attend a self-help seminar at a remote wooded retreat with a famous guru. In search of better lives, they must confront their deepest demons in the midst of their fellow wayward strangers. As they get pushed further and further by the program, they begin to confront their personal problems. But as their group therapy sessions become increasingly volatile – including lie detectors, fire arms, and experimental drugs – they begin to question the methods in spite of the results. What is their guru’s real goal, and will his reckless pursuit of life change moments end up saving them…or destroying them?
A young Brooke Shields meets an untimely end in this religious-themed proto slasher par excellence from director Alfred Sole. On the day of her first communion, young Karen (Brooke Shields) is savagely murdered by an unknown assailant in a yellow rain mac and creepy translucent mask. But the nightmare is far from over – as the knife-wielding maniac strikes again and again, Karen’s bereaved parents are forced to confront the possibility that Karen’s wayward sister Alice might be the one behind the mask. Bearing influences from the likes of Hitchcock, the then-booming Italian giallo film and more specifically, Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now, Alice, Sweet Alice is an absolutely essential – if often overlooked – entry in the canon of 1970s American horror.
A stand-up comedian on the verge of breakout success must make a terrible choice when he discovers a murderer on the loose in the theater where he’s about to perform his biggest show.
Another SRS Retro Release – Renny can’t get over the death of his brother Amos. Amos was shot in cold blood by a gang called The Red Claws. Unable to move on until he has gotten revenge, Renny visits Voodoo Priest Dr. Topanga who teaches him in the ways of voodoo. With his new powers, Renny summons a powerful demon to take revenge on The Red Claws. Death by voodoo doll! Death by the undead! And, in a cinematic first, death by toilet paper! But what happens when these dark forces needs to collect the fee for their services? Bonus features include: trailers, commentary
When an unexpected visitor turns up at a house party and informs the guests that they are destined to die that very night, the doomed revelers must find replacements to take their slots.
15 years after a global apocalypse, mankind is on the verge of extinction. Civilization no longer exists, food is scarce and most eke out a living by stealing and killing. One boy clings onto life in the desolate British countryside, where staying away from others has been key to his survival. But this self imposed isolation comes to an abrupt end when he crosses paths with another group of survivors and faces an enemy far more savage than any of them could imagine.
Combining found footage, archive materials, talking head interviews, and ripped youtube videos, Death of a Vlogger is a mockumentary horror that explores the dark side of the internet. When ambitious vlogger, Graham, accidentally records an alleged ghost in his latest video, it sends him on a journey to explore the haunting, and document his findings online.
Following the devastation of another family at the hands of the Amityville legacy, a possessed item finds its way into the home of a young married couple. Soon strange noises haunt the home, the husband begins acting in unnatural ways… these are the latest victims of the legendary curse all stemming from the original gruesome murders over 40 years ago.
When Islamic Terrorists hired by Russians set off dirty bombs around the world, a deadly virus transforms the bulk of the world’s population into the living dead. Zakariah Stone (William Lee) is the one man who may hold the cure. He teams up with a band of outlaws (William Wreggelsworth, Ray Powell, Banza Townsend and Erin Perez) to deliver the antidote to Dr. Samuelson (Sonny Burnette) the only man who can reproduce the vaccine. Standing in their way is General Peters (Jim Owens) a madman who has created an army of the dead: soldiers created from cadavers to do his bidding…and hordes of zombies out for a kill.
Sam Wallace has had a rough life, dumped on by everyone, a real human door mat. After having the worst day of his life, the tables are about to turn when he returns from the dead to avenge all those who wronged him. And payback will be a bloody mess.
-Miguel A. Nunez Jr. is a producer and actor known for Juwanna Mann (2002), The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002), Kickin It Old School (2007), Why She Cries (2015), King of Newark (2016), and No More Mr. Nice Guy (2018). -Marcus D. Spencer is an actor known for Watch Phoenix Rise (2015), Straight Outta Oakland (2015), Hunting Season (2016), and The Pining (2019). -Alexander Hero is an actor known for The Green Bandits (2013), A Bridge to a Border (2014), The Etruscan Smile (2018), and The Pining (2019). -Jackie Dallas is an actress known for Hunting Season (2016), The Invincible (2018), Freshman Year (2019), and season 4 of Netflix s 13 Reasons Why (2020).
Michael Wolffsen, his fiancee, and nephew return to the family compound to care for his father, Gary, who has become paranoid and obsessed with making his home unassailable. While Michael initially believes that Gary is suffering from symptoms of dementia, they soon learn that Gary has good reason to fear. Something evil lurks outside the compound, and it wants every last one of them dead.
This is the story of Felicita, whose world is turned upside down after being attacked on vacation in Bangkok. She does not know if her nightmares are taking over or if something bigger is trying to control her life. The only way to find out the truth is to free her best friend Natascha from an insane asylum, as she is key to a mysterious superpower that both women were never supposed to discover.