Here’s the new horror DVD & Blu-ray releases for the week of November 5, 2012.  The after-Halloween batch has some good selections.

DARK STAR (1974):

This quirky tale of “Californians in Space” was the senior project for film students John Carpenter (“Halloween”) and Dan O’Bannon (“Alien”). A ship equipped to blow up unstable planets with talking bombs is nearing the end of its mission, but the crew’s nerves have been stretched to the limit. Stars O’Bannon, Dre Pahich. 83 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English PCM; audio commentary; interviews; “making of” documentary; more.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray Widescreen on 11/6/2012

DOGMAN (2012):

Hunting enthusiast Hanklin Purvis (Larry Joe Campbell) puts his deadly skills to use after local animals, and then people, are attacked by a mysterious creature whose victims are left battling an infection that will soon take their lives. His beautiful Native American neighbor (Kimberly Guerrero) accompanies him into the Midwest wilderness to hunt the stalking beast. Mariann Mayberry, Tom Cilluffo co-star. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; featurettes; interviews.

Being released on DVD on 11/6/2012


Hewing closely to the text of Mary Shelley’s horror classic, this intriguing made-for-cable adaptation casts Patrick Bergin as the scientist who dared to master the secret of life and Randy Quaid as the hideous product of his experiments. The tormented creature escapes, and determines to make his creator know his suffering; John Mills, Lambert Wilson co-star. AKA: “Frankenstein: The Real Story.” 117 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

Being released on DVD on 11/9/2012


Prolific Roger Corman alumnus David DeCoteau fills the screen with the fright of a female with fangs and the fun of hunky black guys in their tighty-whities! In this mix of eroticism and horror, five young men who gather at a strange, luxurious mansion come into contact with a sensual diva who wants to enslave them by drinking their blood. Trina Parks, Preston Davis, and Omar Noah star. 80 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 11/6/2012


The warped dreams of one of the Third Reich’s scientific minds come to fruition, as the dead Stormtroopers resuscitated by his technology begin cutting a bloody swath through the Balkans. Can the British task force deployed to counter the threat return the walking nightmares to history? Fearsome follow-up to “Outpost” stars Catherine Steadman, Richard Coyle, Julian Wadham, Clive Russell. 101 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English. Also includes a DVD version of the film. Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray/DVD Combo on 11/6/2012

THE PACT (2012):

Annie returns to her childhood home to attend her mother’s funeral and reunite with estranged sister Nichole. But strange occurrences–starting with Nichole’s disappearance–inside her family’s sinister home lead Annie to enlist the help of a local cop and a psychically gifted friend to uncover the otherworldly force behind the events. Eerie and suspenseful shocker stars Caity Lotz, Casper Van Dien, Agnes Bruckner. 89 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray Widescreen on 11/6/2012


Not only do they live, but they also run our society, control our businesses, and keep ordinary working stiffs like you and me docile through subliminal messages. When a drifter (Roddy Piper) learns that aliens have become Earth’s ruling class and that only special sunglasses can reveal their true form, he becomes determined to put an end to their sinister plans. Offbeat sci-fi allegory from scaremeister John Carpenter co-stars Meg Foster, Keith David. 93 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; audio commentary; documentary; interviews; more.

Being released on DVD, DVD Special Edition, & Blu-ray Special Edition on 11/6/2012

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