Here are some of the horror DVD/Blu-Ray releases for Dec. 28th!
He’s got ice in his veins and he’s giving cold-blooded a whole new meaning… his name is JACK FROST. After five years of terror and 38 bodies in five states, serial killer Jack is on his way to execution. But a freak accident with a truckload of genetic material in the middle of a snowstorm mutates Jack into a killer snowman. Now only an army can stop the slayride of terror from this frosty monster with icicle fangs. Hell has just frozen over… he’s the abominable Jack Frost.
Jack Frost (Scott MacDonald), the chiller killer is back and he’s mad as hell. An accidental lab experiment resurrected the evil snowman, but this time, the crystal killer can’t be stopped by fire, bullets or even his worst enemy, chemical anti-freeze. With revenge on his mind, Jack sets out to finish off his nemesis, Sheriff Sam (Christopher Allport), who is vacationing on a Caribbean island. Sam’s balmy paradise turns into a Winter Terrorland when Jack freezes the island and quickly ices everyone around him. No one can stop the chilling killing spree when Jack can travel as lethal liquid or fatal, frosty flakes. Just when you thawed it was safe to go back in the fridge!
When a fractious aristocratic family gathers at an ancestral Scottish castle, a straight razor-wielding murderer is also an unwelcome guest in Seven Deaths in the Cat’s Eyes (1973, aka Corringa or La morte negli occhi del gatto), a blood-laced thriller – complete with giallo flourishes, tantalizing sexuality, a pet gorilla and an omnipresent ginger tabby – from genre filmmaker Antonio Margheriti (aka Anthony M. Dawson). Singer/actress Jane Birkin plays the willowy heroine whose arrival foreshadows several unnatural deaths, Hiram Keller is the possibly unhinged lord of the manor with a cursed history, and the ensemble includes schemers with homicidal tendencies, all underscored by the shudder-inducing music of the great Riz Ortolani.
Aspiring vampire-romance novelist Olivia Romo is spending her holidays alone, holed up in her snowbound cabin near Lake Tahoe and racking up rejection letters from publishers. Until one night, an injured bat slams against her window. Sympathetic to creatures of the night, Olivia takes the wounded critter inside her garage to nurse it back to health. The next day, however, Olivia is delighted to discover that the bat has transformed into a handsome vampire. His name is Luke. He’s not a fan of crosses, garlic, or sunlight, but he seems to take a strange liking to Olivia. The unlikely companions get to know each other and start to form a tenuous friendship, but Olivia grows suspicious of Luke’s intentions as his past begins to catch up with him. First, there’s the strange detective who comes looking for Luke and his dangerous associates. Then, there’s the pale figures creeping outside Olivia’s cabin at night. And at last, Luke’s old vampire friends come out of the shadows and into Olivia’s cabin. They want Luke back, but first they want to help themselves to his tasty new friend.
A horror triple feature from the vaults of the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) HELP ME . . . I’M POSSESSED: A free-form nightmare that takes place at a sanitarium in the desert, this surrealist gem includes a psychopathic hunchback, delirious monsters, and a killer early synthesizer score.NIGHT OF THE STRANGLER: A southern-fried whodunnit with murder, racial tension, and a starring role from The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz, this sweat-soaked sleazer feels like a cross between an American giallo and a trashy airport paperback novel. CARNIVAL OF BLOOD: An ominous, semi-cinéma vérité horror movie that was shot at Coney Island in NYC, CARNIVAL OF BLOOD features an early role from Burt Young, pop-art gore that would make H.G. Lewis proud, and a gloriously seedy atmosphere. NOTICE! These preservations were made from the only known film elements in existence. Please approach the technical quality of the source materials with empathy. Bonus Features: 1. Region Free Blu-ray. 2K preservations from the only known 35mm prints in existence 3. CARNIVAL OF BLOOD: Partial commentary with Bleeding Skull’s Annie Choi and AGFA + Bleeding Skull’s Joseph A. Ziemba 4. Blood-dripping trailers and drive-in snipes from the AGFA 5. Watch the full, uninterrupted program in “drive-in” mode 6. Reversible cover artwork 7. English SDH subtitles
The world has moved on, but he’s still out there. Since the 1970s he has roamed the countryside, watching…and waiting. He has been sighted several times over the last few decades and this all-new docudrama chronicles these true events that occurred throughout the Midwest. Featuring interviews and locations from the real encounters.
Horror Icon Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th VII,VIII,IX,X, Hachet) leads a team of paranormal investigators as they investigate The Grand Old Lady Hotel in Balsam, North Carolina. The Grand Old Lady Hotel is a 112-year-old, 40,000 square foot hotel with a disturbing past. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, the hotel is referred to by locals as the south’s Stanley Hotel.
A demented grab-bag of sinister cinematic tropes set in the picturesque Bavarian countryside, Venom (1971, aka The Legend of Spider Forest) spins a wicked web complete with a winsome seductress (Neda Arneric) who lures curious young men to a nasty death, all in the shadow of a Nazi-styled scientist (Terence Soall) aiming to craft an arachnid-derived nerve drug. Meanwhile, an unsavory brood of conspiratorial locals is keen on maintaining the mythos of the lethal “spider goddess,” while an undaunted artist (Simon Brent) perilously investigates. Director Peter Sykes here takes a first evocative leap into screen horror that would bear more frightful fruit with the later Hammer Studios productions Demons of the Mind (1972) and To the Devil…a Daughter (1976).
A Filipino police squad suspects that a former FBI agent may be the key to solving a series of cult massacres and child sacrifices.
After suffering a traumatic incident, Molly (Cecilia Milocco) moves into a new apartment to begin her path to recovery, but it’s not long after her arrival that a series of persistent knocks and screams begin to wake her up at night. Molly’s new life begins to unravel as the screams intensify and no one else in the building believes or is willing to help her. Bonus Features: 1. Region 1 DVD 2. Introduction by Frida Kempff 3. Q&A from Sundance 4. Short Film: Bathing Micky 5. Short Film: Dear Kid 6. Theatrical Trailer 7. Teaser Trailer 8. Reversible cover artwork 9. English subtitles
The Urban Legend Is Real!! A group of online social justice activists venture deep into the woods to uncover the truth behind a recent series of gruesome ritual murders – and to capture the person responsible. But what they come face to face with is something more deadly than any serial killer, an urban legend that is very real, and determined to make them his latest victims.