Here are some of the horror DVD/Blu-Ray releases for October 5th!
In FRIED BARRY, Barry is a drug-addled degenerate who, after yet another bender, gets abducted by aliens. Barry takes a backseat as his alien visitor assumes control of his body and takes it for a joyride through Cape Town. What follows is an onslaught of drugs, sex and violence as Barry’s alien tourist enters the weird and wonderful world of humankind.
Escape Room: Tournament of Champions is the sequel to the box-office hit psychological thriller that terrified audiences around the world. In this installment, six people unwittingly find themselves locked in another series of escape rooms, slowly uncovering what they have in common to survive…and discovering they’ve all played the game before.
When a killer plague wipes out 99% of the world’s population, the embattled survivors struggle to make their way in a post-apocalyptic reality. This 2020 adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand frames the eternal battle between good and evil, as embodied by the peaceful prophet Mother Abagail (Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg) and the menacing presence Randall Flagg (Emmy Award winner Alexander Skarsgård), and closes with a new coda written by Stephen King himself. The all-star cast also includes James Marsden and Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear, with guest stars Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons and Heather Graham. Delve deeper into this epic reimagining of King’s iconic novel with exclusive special features.
From the era of silent movies through present day, Universal Pictures has been regarded as the home of the monsters. Universal Classic Monsters Icons of Horror Collection showcases 4 of the most iconic monsters in motion picture history including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man and The Wolf Man. Starring Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr. and Claude Rains in the roles that they made famous, these original films set the standard for a new horror genre with revolutionary makeup, mood-altering cinematography and groundbreaking special effects.
This new limited special edition collection includes PHANTASM: REMASTERED and PHANTASM II: DIRECTOR’S CUT, and a newly commissioned original collectible poster. Phantasm I – Since its release in 1979, director Don Coscarelli’s epic tale of the Tall Man, his deadly Sentinel Spheres, and a group of small town friends who band together to stop his evil dimension-hopping schemes, has captivated and terrified horror and sci-fi fans around the world. Now, see it all in stunning HD for the first time, thanks to a meticulous restoration from filmmaker J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. Phantasm II – Features exploding special effects, unparalleled thrills, horror and suspense, and climaxes with a blood-curdling conclusion that you have to see to believe. Released after seven years in a mental hospital, Mike convinces his old pal Reggie to join forces with him to hunt down and destroy the Tall Man once and for all. Mike’s visions lead the two to a quiet little town where a horde of flying killer balls aim to slice and dice their gruesome way through everyone.
The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost – or that she is losing her mind.
Deep in the windswept marshes of war-torn medieval Japan, an impoverished older woman and her daughter-in-law murder lost samurai and sell their belongings for the most meager of sustenance. When a bedraggled neighbor returns from battle, lust, jealousy, and rage threaten to destroy the trio’s tenuous existence, before an ominous, ill-gotten demon mask seals their horrifying fate. Driven by primal emotions, dark eroticism, a frenzied score by Hikaru Hayashi, and stunning images both lyrical and macabre, the chilling folktale Onibaba by Kaneto Shindo conjures a nightmarish vision of humankind’s deepest desires and impulses.
What begins as a simple visit to a grave site soon escalates into a night of sheer terror! In this dark, animated retelling of the 1968 cult classic Night of the Living Dead, bloodthirsty zombies suddenly begin amassing everywhere. As Barbara, Ben and an odd group of strangers hide in a remote farmhouse, their struggle to ward off the flesh-eaters outside creates fierce tension inside. Containing terrifying new content not found in the original, Night of the Animated Dead will convince you to lock your doors.
A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who’s on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.
In 1978, one film changed the face of cinema forever. Now, four decades later, the original and notorious I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE (aka ‘Day of the Woman’) is back and still refusing to be buried! In this new special edition Blu-ray, you can re-experience the phenomenon that shocked and divided the world – and influenced an entire genre and generation of filmmakers – with a new 4K HD scan and restoration of director Meir Zarchi’s 35mm original camera negative and a newly restored original mono soundtrack. Also loaded with a new location featurette hosted by writer Michael Gingold, an audio commentary with writer / director Meir Zarchi and more, this blu-ray is a must own for cinephiles around the world.
Screen great Bette Davis (All About Eve, Burnt Offerings) stars in Scream, Pretty Peggy, a made-for-TV creepfest crafted in the grand tradition of Hitchcock’s Psycho. College student and aspiring artist Peggy (Sian Barbara Allen, Billy Two Hats) takes a housekeeping job at a mansion where sculptor Jeffrey (Ted Bessell, TV’s That Girl) lives with his elderly mother (the diabolical Ms. Davis). Things get strange when Peggy discovers a third resident: Jeffrey’s hopelessly insane sister. Horror maven Gordon Hessler (The Oblong Box, Scream and Scream Again) directed this atmospheric shocker, co-written by Jimmy Sangster (Horror of Dracula, Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?) and co-starring Charles Drake (Back Street) and Allan Arbus (TV’s M*A*S*H).
Five years after his wife, Joan (Carrie Snodgress, THE FURY), had him wrongfully and deliberately committed to a mental institution so she could live with her boyfriend (David Carradine, KILL BILL, TV’s KUNG FU), Malcolm (Peter Jason, 48 HRS) escapes on Halloween night and arrives back at his old house to murder her. Except Joan is not home – she’s out with her boyfriend while babysitter Linda (Jacqueline Giroux, THIS IS A HIJACK) is looking after Malcolm’s 10-year-old son Christopher (Chris Graver), an equally psychotic and demented practical joker until, under cover of darkness, Malcolm shows up and begins a real terror game of attrition with Linda. Steve Railsback (THE STUNT MAN, LIFEFORCE), Paul Bartel (EATING RAOUL), Jillian Kesner (RAW FORCE), John Blyth Barrymore, Football greats Dan Pastorini and Tim Rossovich co-star. Written, produced and directed by cult filmmaker Gary Graver. The great Orson Welles (CITIZEN KANE) was the magical advisor for this cult classic.
Sienna is desperate to win a large cash prize in a secret underground game show. However, Dinosaur’s begin to hunt her down for the entertainment of the rich and wealthy. Can she be the last to survive the horrific night to win the prize?
After losing her memory, Laura finds herself victim to disastrous events in an unfamiliar island town. Seeking refuge in a vacant Inn, she enters a game invoked by an ancient ritual – releasing evil spirits and jeopardizing any opportunity to leave.