Here are some of the horror DVD/Blu-Ray releases for August 24th!
The Warrens investigate a murder that may be linked to a demonic possession.
The Masters of Modern Horror – George Romero and Dario Argento – bring you an unprecedented pair of shockers inspired by the tales of Edgar Allan Poe. In Romero’s The Facts In The Case Of Mr. Valdemar, a conniving wife (Adrienne Barbeau of THE FOG) and her lover use a hypnotic trance to embezzle a fortune from her dying husband, only to receive some chilling surprises from beyond the grave. Then in Argento’s The Black Cat, a deranged crime scene photographer (Harvey Keitel of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN) is driven to brutal acts of madness and murder by his girlfriend’s new pet. But will this cunning feline deliver a final sickening twist of its own?
The Conjuring/The Conjuring 2/The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (3 Film Bundle) [Blu-ray]
When a break-in occurs at a secretive genetics institute, blind puzzle-maker Franco Arnò (Karl Malden, Patton, One-Eyed Jacks), who overheard an attempt to blackmail one of the institutes scientists shortly before the robbery, teams up with intrepid reporter Carlo Giordani (James Franciscus, Beneath the Planet of the Apes) to crack the case. But before long the bodies begin to pile up and the two amateur sleuths find their own lives imperiled in their search for the truth. And worse still, Lori (Cinzia De Carolis, Cannibal Apocalypse), Francos young niece, may also be in killers sights.
A TV station employee takes a camera crew out to an abandoned factory to investigate a purported murder that was videotapes there, only to end up running for her life. Nami hosts a late night home video program. She receives a videotape which appears to contain an actual murder. She and her crew investigate the location where she meets a man looking for his brother who warns her to stay away. As she gets closer to the truth, she and her friends are subjected to a brutal nightmare.
A man and his son vacation to the quiet vampire populated town of Salem’s Lot.
World renowned psychic Raymar is found dead after announcing that he had uncovered the secret of how to become even more powerful in death by the use of telekinetic powers. At the same time, two high school girls plan an initiation night for their friend Julie (Meg Tilly, The Big Chill), who is determined to shed her goody-goody image. Her test is to spend the night locked in the crypt – the same one that Raymar has been buried in that very day…
In this chilling tale of alien terror, a writer (William Devane, Rolling Thunder) takes a personal interest in a series of baffling, shocking murders in Los Angeles … and evidence suggests the suspect may not be human. Every night ”The Mangler” stalks the streets, attacking and mutilating random victims. On the creature’s trail is TV reporter Zoe Owens (Cathy Lee Crosby, Coach) and police detective Dave Mooney (Richard Jaeckel, The Dirty Dozen), but the truth behind the murders is far more strange and horrifying than they could ever imagine in this 1979 cult classic from director John ”Bud” Cardos (Kingdom of the Spiders, Mutant) and featuring Keenan Wynn (Dr. Strangelove), Casey Kasem (radio legend and ”American Top 40” host) and Jacquelyn Hyde (They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?) in her Saturn Award® nominated performance.
From subversive Spanish writer/director Eloy de la Iglesia comes the international hit and DPP 39 ‘Video Nasty’ that remains among the most notorious and misunderstood shockers of the ’70s: When a slaughterhouse worker (Vicente Parra of NO ONE HEARD THE SCREAM) accidentally kills a man during a fight, it will trigger a desperate descent into madness, mass murder and ‘the most horrific use of a single apartment since Polanski’s REPULSION’ (Mondo Digital). Emma Cohen (CUT-THROATS NINE) and Eusebio Poncela (LAW OF DESIRE) co-star in this ‘unforgettable mix of Euro arthouse and exploitive sleaze’ (DVD Drive-In) – also known as THE APARTMENT ON THE 13TH FLOOR and WEEK OF THE KILLER – now featuring both the International and extended Spanish Version newly scanned from the original negatives for the first time ever.
One year after his international breakthrough with CANNIBAL MAN, defiant Basque filmmaker Eloy de la Iglesia co-wrote and directed this twisted thriller – his last under Spain’s repressive Franco regime – that instantly made him ‘the father of Spanish giallo’ (Spanish Fear): When a woman spies her neighbor disposing of his wife’s corpse, she will cross the line from witness to accomplice to something far more depraved. Vicente Parra (CANNIBAL MAN), Carmen Sevilla (THE GLASS CEILING), María Asquerino (THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE) and Antonio Casas (THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY) star in ‘a must for all European film fans, with a final twist that will resonate with you for a very long time’ (The Gore Splattered Corner), now featuring an HD scan from the original negative.
The night staff of roller rink are stalked and killed by a mysterious figure who they believe may be the spirit of a teenager who was accidentally killed there years ago.
A down-and-out singer is invited to compete in The Funhouse, and online Big Brother-style reality show. Together with 7 other C-list celebrities from around the globe, he will compete for the $5 million grand prize. The fun quickly devolves into misery, however, as the contestants soon realize they are playing for their very lives as those voted off suffer horrific consequences broadcasted live to the entire world.
A lonely assistant finally finds love and must escape her monster of a boss before she and her new love become his next meal.