NEW HORROR DVD & BLU-RAY HORROR RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 4, 2013

Here’s the new offerings for this week. Which are you planning on checking out? I know which one’s I’ll be swooping up!!

!!!!A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET COLLECTIONA NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET COLLECTION:

Five-disc set includes “A Nightmare On Elm Street” (1984), “A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge,” “A Nightmare On Elm Street, Part 3: Dream Warriors,” “A Nightmare On Elm Street, Part 4: The Dream Master,” “A Nightmare On Elm Street, Part 5: The Dream Child,” “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare,” and “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare.”

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray Widescreen on 3/5/13

!!!!EATERSEATERS (2011):

This outrageous, low-budget Italian horror film, “Presented by Uwe Boll” and awash in gut-munching gore, focuses on a worldwide viral outbreak that leaves the planet infested with hungry hordes of the walking dead. Amidst the carnage, three doctors fight to survive long enough to discover a cure for this bad case of the zombies. Guglielmo Favilla, Alex Lucchesi, and Rosella Elmi star. 95 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: Italian Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English. In Italian with English subtitles/Dubbed in English.

Being released on DVD on 3/5/13

!!!!ELFIE HOPKINSELFIE HOPKINS: CANNIBAL HUNTER (2012):

Scrappy young sleuth Elfie Hopkins (Jaime Winstone) delves into her first scary case in this adventurous thriller, once she meets her strange new neighbors. Convinced there might be a clan of cannibals living next door, she enlists the help of a friend (Aneurin Barnard) who has a secret crush on her to investigate why people are starting to vanish all over town. With Kate Magowan, Rupert Evans, and Ray Winstone (Jaime’s dad). 89 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 3/5/13

!!!!FROM BEYONDFROM BEYOND (COLLECTOR’S EDITION) (1986; My Review):

The creators of “Re-Animator” have once again injected a sense of satire into another of H.P. Lovecraft’s ghastly horror tales. A young scientist and a female psychiatrist discover a new dimension, where the ultimate pleasure is derived from “eating” another human’s minds. Stars Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton. 86 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English. Also includes a DVD version of the film. Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD, DVD Special Edition, & Blu-ray Special Edition on 3/5/13

!!!!GHOST STORMGHOST STORM (2011):

There’s a scary forecast in store for the residents of a small island in this effects-filled Syfy shocker! The chilling climate change comes about in the form of a terrifying electrical storm whose origins are first a mystery…until it is revealed that the turbulence has actually been caused by the vengeful ghosts from an infamous mass suicide. Crystal Allen, Steve Bacic, and Daniel Boileau star. 90 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English.

Being released on DVD on 3/5/13

!!!!GRAVE ENCOUNTERS 2GRAVE ENCOUNTERS 2 (2012; Deggy’s Review):

This sequel to the 2011 found-footage frightener takes the meta-fictional tack of following a film student (Richard Harmon) enamored with the first film and his quest to prove its legitimacy to those skeptics who think it bogus. To that end, he recruits a group of friends to accompany him to the mental hospital depicted in the movie and finds–well, you don’t think he finds nothing, do you? BOO! Stephanie Bennett, Leanne Lapp co-star. 98 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; interview. Also includes a DVD version of the film. Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray/DVD Combo on 3/5/13

!!!!HOUSE HUNTINGHOUSE HUNTING (2013):

After the tragic loss of one child, a family searches for a new home to help heal themselves from the bad memories of events at their previous residence. Scouting one potential property that might suit their needs, they encounter another family that could become rivals in the bidding–only to face far worse when this meeting leads fatefully to the puzzling journey they all take through the horrors of a haunted house. Marc Singer, Art LaFleur, and Hayley DuMond star. 103 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.

Being released on DVD on 3/5/13

!!!!PHANTASM 2PHANTASM II (COLLECTOR’S EDITION) (1988):

The Tall Man returns–and he’s brought his deadly flying spheres with him–in this scare-packed sequel. Believing the mysterious and beautiful girl who inhabits his dreams to be the spooky cemetery keeper’s next target, Mike, fresh off a stint in a psycho ward, recruits old pal Reggie to help save her. James Le Gros, Reggie Bannister, Paula Irvine, and Angus Scrimm star. 97 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; behind-the-scenes footage; interviews; more.

Being released on DVD, DVD Special Edition, & Blu-ray Special Edition on 3/5/13

!!!!THE TERMINATOR ANTHOLOGYTHE TERMINATOR ANTHOLOGY:

Five-disc set includes “The Terminator,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (Skynet Edition), “Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines,” and “Terminator Salvation.”

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray Widescreen on 3/5/13

Stay Bloody!!!

Sequel to Sinister is in the Pipeline … Shocker!!

sinister-movie-poster__130301195419When a little film grosses more than $87 million worldwide off of a $3 million budget, you can bet your ass that a sequel won’t be far behind.  The PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise is still cranking them out (for better or worse) and now it looks like SINISTER will be the new sequel on the block.  Deadline.com has reported that Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse Productions is moving forward on its third micro-budget franchise with SINISTER 2.

The move to build the Sinister franchise follows in the footsteps of Blumhouse’s successes with theParanormal Activity and Insidious series of ultra-low-budget genre hits.

Deadline.com further reports that:

[A]ll of the major behind-the-scenes players are back for Sinister 2, including creators Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. They wrote the original, which Derrickson also directed. Thinking is that they’ll write the sequel, and I hear director conversations are in the works. Blum will produce as will Derrickson. (Blumhouse and Derrickson are also working on a screen adaptation of Stephen King novella The Breathing Method.)

The cast and plot for the sequel are so far being kept under tight wraps.  More on this one as it comes.

Stay Bloody!!!

Lucky Bastard Sets Theatrical Date & Gets an NC-17 Rating

LuckyBastard_webrev-400x592Emmy nominated and former White House Correspondent Robert Nathan is making his directorial debut with the upcoming LUCKY BASTARD.  LUCKY BASTARD is written by Nathan and Lukas Kendall and stars Betsy Rue, Don McManus, Jay Paulson, Chris Wylde, Catherine Annette, and Deborah Zoe.  Check out the press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

MPAA GIVES RARE “NC-17” RATING TO 

FILM SET FOR THEATRICAL RELEASE ON APRIL 5, 2013

Los Angeles, CA (February 28, 2013) —Vineyard Haven, LLC announced today the April 5, 2013 Los Angeles theatrical release ofLUCKY BASTARD, a “found footage” thriller taking place behind the scenes of a porn website. The film is rated NC-17 by the Motion Picture Association of America for explicit sexual content.

LUCKY BASTARD is the directorial debut for Robert Nathan (Law & Order), the Peabody-winning, Emmy-nominated veteran writer.  The film stars Don McManus (The Shawshank Redemption) as the proprietor of a website that invites fans to have sex with porn stars. Jay Paulson (Mad Men) plays Dave, an eager young fan given a chance to have sex with the fabulous Ashley Saint, played by Betsy Rue (My Bloody Valentine). Everyone gets more than they bargained for from the seemingly mild-mannered Dave…to gruesome results.

LUCKY BASTARD defies categorization in its blend of suspense, drama, social commentary and humor in the ‘found-footage’ format,” said Vineyard Haven’s Lukas Kendall, the film’s co-writer and Executive Producer. “We decided to take the film directly to audiences as it plays exceedingly well as a communal, theatrical experience.”

LUCKY BASTARD is a mix of themes that epitomize independent filmmaking,” said Robert Nathan, also a co-writer and Executive Producer. “The film offers a reflective take on the deepest currents in our society: its preoccupation with sexual desire, the commoditization of sexuality, and humiliation as a product of commerce.”

The film carries the rarely used NC-17 rating. “There was a time when the most important and relevant pictures—Midnight Cowboy, A Clockwork Orange and Last Tango In Paris—were rated X, the precursor to NC-17,” said Kendall. “We have a long way to go to measure up to those masterpieces, but our society should have a place for thoughtful artistic dramas for adult audiences. Our film has less sex than the average late-night cable erotica—and no actual sex—but the rating is appropriate, and we proudly accept it.” 

LUCKY BASTARD opens April 5, 2013, at Vintage Cinemas’ Los Feliz 3 Cinemas, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027.

Now dig on the filmmaker’s promo reel:

For more information you can check out the official LUCKY BASTARD website.