RIP Lost Boys Actor, Brooke McCarter

Brooke McCarter may not be the most recognizable name in the horror genre, but fans of THE LOST BOYS know exactly who this actor is. McCarter played Paul, one of the vampires of that iconic 1987 film, alongside the fantastic cast including Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes, Edward Herrmann, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Alex Winter, and Corey Feldman. THE LOST BOYS was my generation’s TWILIGHT except… ya know, THE LOST BOYS was actually a great and watchable film. In it, a family moves to a new town where they discover that the entire area is a haven for vampires. The film touched on such themes as teen angst, feeling cast aside by society, and having strong family ties. But what made this film such a classic is that it was scary and had great actors and a fantastic script. One of the more memorable characters was Brooke McCarter’s Paul. He was as ferocious as he was a “heart throb,” and when he wanted to, he really put a chill up your spine.

McCarter died this past Tuesday at age 52 from a genetic liver condition.

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McCarter didn’t have a long acting career. According to his website, he left Hollywood in 1998 to pursue a career in the telecommunications industry. Besides his hugely influential role in THE LOST BOYS, McCarter appeared in TV shows THE TWILIGHT ZONE and ROUTE 66, and prior to THE LOST BOYS appeared in the skateboarding film THRASHIN’, which also starred a teenage Tony Hawk, Josh Brolin and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But although he left Hollywood behind, he was dedicated to attending many horror conventions and signing autographs and taking pictures with his fans.

2015 claimed another big horror celebrity and the vampire sub-genre will never be the same.

Rest in peace, Brooke McCarter.

Stay Bloody!!!

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Iconic Horror Scenes: From Alien to Re-Animator to Carrie

There’s no denying that over the decades, horror films have worked their way into the collective conscious. Besides a hockey mask, fangs, and long, stringy black hair, there are tons of iconic horror scenes out there. Some films have become so popular that just mentioning the title of the film in a room full of people will have everyone conjuring the same image. Some horror films are so popular that even those who don’t like horror films can’t help but think about the scene that made the film so popular. Below is a list, in no specific order, of a bunch of classic horror films that spark the same image to everyone that thinks of said film.

FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980)

Since I referred to this film above, let’s start with the classic first film in the franchise. Over the years, this franchise created many memorable scenes, but no scene is more iconic than little Jason Voorhees jumping out of the water and attacking Alice in the canoe.

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PSYCHO (1960)

You know this list wouldn’t be complete without perhaps the most iconic horror scene ever put on film!! The accent of the strings, the camera shots, and the look on Janet Leigh’s face makes the shower scene one of the most famous scenes in movie history.

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SCANNERS (1981)

Perhaps the goriest iconic scene on my list comes from the Cronenberg classic film about a group of people with extraordinary psychic powers. I wish I could go back and relive watching the exploding head scene again for the first time!! When you see Michael Ironside lean back in his chair and get that look on his face, you can’t help but smile at what is about to happen.

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ALIEN (1979)

When the alien bursts out of John Hurt’s chest, who didn’t jump?? Nothing like this had ever been seen before. It is a shocking scene even when you know it is going to happen. It is such an iconic scene in the horror and sci-fi genres that Mel Brooks spoofed this scene in his 1987 comedy, SPACEBALLS.

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AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981)

You know exactly what scene I’m referring to. This was as terrifying as it was groundbreaking, and the choice of playing “Blue Moon” as David transforms was brilliant.

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THE EXORCIST (1973)

Arguably, this entire movie is one long iconic scene, but I think the one scene that everyone thinks about is when Regan’s head turns around in a three hundred and sixty degree circle. This one still sends shivers down my spine. When David Kessler (David Naughton) first transforms into a werewolf, it is one of the most amazing scenes ever put on film. When I first watched it, my jaw dropped.

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POLTERGEIST (1982)

One of my favorite ghost movies also has one helluva iconic scene–and this scene comes more from the poster!! When you think about the original POLTERGEIST, I think of the image of Carol Anne (Heather O’Rourke) sitting in front of the static-y TV with her hands pressed against the glass. It still sends shivers up and down my spine.

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JAWS (1975)

Like with THE EXORCIST, there are many iconic scenes in JAWS. But I think the one most people think about when someone says, “Have you seen Jaws?” is when Roy Scheider is chumming the waters and the shark pops up right next to him. Everything about that scene is perfect–especially Scheider’s reaction.

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RE-ANIMATOR (1985)

You know exactly what scene is iconic from this film!! When the beautiful Barbara Crampton is tied to the table and Dr. Hill redefines what it means to “give someone head,” I don’t know if there’s a more classic scene.

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THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999)

While being far from m favorite film on this list, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT has no doubt become an important part of horror movie history. And the scene that everyone thinks about when this film is mentioned is when Heather Donahue is scared shitless and turns the camera on herself. We don’t even see her entire face, but what we do see in her eyes is absolute terror.

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FRANKENSTEIN (1931)

You know I couldn’t leave this film off the list!! Some might recall the scene where Dr. Frankenstein yells out, “It’s alive!”, but for me and a lot of others, when this film is mentioned, the first thing I think about is the scene of the monster by the lake with the little girl. It is as tragic as it is beautiful.

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THE SHINING (1980)

You know where I’m going with this one!! Jack Nicholson’s portrayal of Jack Torrance slowly going bat-shit bonkers is one of the best horror performances ever captured on film. And when Torrance cuts a hole in the bathroom door and sticks his face through and yells. “Here’s Johnny,” most audiences didn’t know whether they should laugh or by terrified–or both. Such a great film with great performances by everyone involved.

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CARRIE (1976)

Poor Carrie!! When she’s at the prom and feeling like she has finally been accepted by her peers only to have a bucket of pig’s blood dumped on her head, well you can just see her world fall around her. And then of course she makes the world fall around her. Another one of the classic, iconic horror scenes.

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THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)

Definitely not the scariest mask in horror movie history, but what the mask symbolizes has sent chills down movie-goers spines for almost twenty-five years. And the look in Lector’s eyes as they wheel him out as he is wearing that mask is chilling!!

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KING KONG (1933, 1976)

What could be more iconic than a huge gorilla holding a petite human woman? Well, when said gorilla is holding said woman and climbs the Empire State Building and battles the military!! Classic scene indeed.

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THE BIRDS (1963)

Hitchcock makes this list again with the film that set a new standard on the when-creatures-attack sub-genre. The creatures here aren’t radioactive animals or creatures from outer space. They killers here are your common variety birds. But that final scene as the survivors walk through the hundreds of thousands of birds is absolutely nerve-racking and frightening as hell. It was as if the birds decided to let them go to warm others. One of the greatest scenes in horror film history, and just about as iconic as you can get.

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So which films did I forget? Sound off below in the comments section.

Stay Bloody!!!

 

Dead & Buried (1981) … Voodoo & Freddy Krueger

If there was ever a classic film from the 1980s, DEAD & BURIED is it. Take the two writers of ALIEN, Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett; the director of 1972s RAW MEAT and 1987s WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE, Gary Sherman; a cast that includes  James Farentino, Jack Albertson, Melody Anderson, and a pre-NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET Robert Englund; some fantastic special effects; and wrap this all up in a horror mystery that will have you guessing until the last frame, and you’ve got an enduring classic genre film that is as effective in 2015 as it was in 1981.

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Welcome to Potter’s Bluff

Welcome to Potter’s Bluff, a beautiful, sleepy little coastal town where everyone knows everyone, everyone is friendly, and everyone seems to be a killer. Any tourist, hitchhiker, or casual visitors that passes through Potter’s Bluff never make it out alive. The film opens with a professional photographer (Christopher Allport) out on the beach taking pictures of the beautiful scenery. While taking some photos, a sexy girl (Lisa Blount) befriends and seduces him, and just as he’s about to seal the deal, a group of people appear and help the girl on the beach kill the hapless photographer in the most gruesome of ways. The others help her beat, stab, slash, and burn the man all the while taking pictures and shooting film of the murder. The next day Sheriff Dan Gillis (Farentino) is called to the scene of a bad car accident. The victim is identified as the poor photographer from the opening scene. Gillis and the others wait around for the town’s mortician (Jack Albertson) to pronounce the victim dead. Only problem is… he’s not.

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This is a harrowing scene that, no matter how many times I see it, it always succeeds in freaking me out and making me turn on the lights in the house. As the story unfolds, Sheriff Gillis is called to the scene of endless murders and has no leads as to what the hell is going on in his small town. The cinematography is stunning, and Steven Poster gives us some amazing shots of the small town and contrasts them with horrible images of death and murder. The deaths become all the more disturbing as we, the viewer, realize that the seemingly innocent, friendly, and helpful citizens of Potter’s Bluff are committing these heinous crimes. The script is fantastic and we get just enough clues to think we know what is going on, only to be proven wrong in the next scene. Dan O’Bannon does a stellar job with the script and will keep you glued to the screen.

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The acting gets a little melodramatic in places, but it all works out in the end. This was the final theatrical appearance of actor Jack Albertson. Albertson was actually suffering from cancer and in constant pain during the filming of this movie, which makes it all the more creepy that his role in the film was as the town’s mortician. He makes several speeches about death and dying and you can almost see the look of anguish in his eyes. He is a classic actor and added an air of class to the entire project.

The special effects were done by none other than Stan Winston, and even though there aren’t any monsters or creatures in DEAD & BURIED, this film shows just how bad ass Winston was at with non-monster graphic make-up effects. From the burned body to victims getting sliced up and harpooned, Winston executes the effects beautifully and Sherman’s camera never flinches from the carnage and death.

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But perhaps the one element that has made DEAD & BURIED such an enduring classic is the ending. Don’t worry, there’s no spoilers here, but the ending is the stuff of M. Night Shyamalan’s wet dreams. The mystery of the murders and the motives behind them are unveiled in the last few minutes of the film. The first time I saw DEAD & BURIED I immediately rewound the tape (yeah, it was a long time ago) and watched it again to pick up on all the clues.

DEAD & BURIED might not be one of the immediate films you think of when you list important horror films of the 1980s, but after seeing this film, you will change that opinion. This is a fantastic film with a solid, original script that delivers in every way. There’s gore, mystery, scares, great scenery, and a fantastic atmosphere created by Sherman that completes the package. If you haven’t seen this film yet, then by all means go out and buy it. If you’ve seen it, but not for some time, re-watch it and re-live the horror of DEAD & BURIED.

Yeah… I love everything about this film.

The fate that awaits all hitchhikers!!
The fate that awaits all hitchhikers!!

My Summary:

Director: Gary A. Sherman

Plot: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Gore: 7 out of 10 skulls

Zombie Mayhem: 0 out of 5 brains

Reviewed by Scott Shoyer

Stay Bloody!!!

Smile and say "Dead"!!!
Smile and say “Dead”!!!

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John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness (1987)

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Being October, I’ve increased my consumption of horror films. Sure, horror movies are fun to watch all year round, but there’s just something about watching a horror film in October that makes it all the more exciting and special. In addition to keeping up with new releases, I’ve also been re-watching some of the classic films I grew up with. John Carpenter’s PRINCE OF DARKNESS was at the top of my list of one to rewatch. The last time I saw this film was around 1997-1998. I was in grad school and living alone in a creepy old house that was converted into a housing unit. It was the perfect atmosphere for this film. Now after watching PRINCE OF DARKNESS in 2015, I can whole-heartedly say that this one of Carpenter’s most criminally underrated and best films!!

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Written by Carpenter, under the name Martin Quatermass, PRINCE OF DARKNESS tells the story of a secret society that has served to protect a secret older than time. When the current keeper of the secret dies unexpectedly, the secret is exposed and the church is scrambling to figure out what to do with this new knowledge. A simple key hides a secret so important and devastating that its exposure could destroy the world. Donald Pleasence, simply known here as “Priest,” is tasked with discovering out exactly what the secret is. Underneath a deserted church is a cylinder that contains a mysterious liquid which is in constant motion. The Priest enlists the help of a brilliant and world-renown physicist, Prof. Howard Birack (Victor Wong), to help him decipher what is in the mysterious cylinder. Birack assembles a team of his most brilliant and advanced graduate students in both theoretical and applied physics, as well as from other disciplines like metallurgy, microbiology, a grad student who is an expert in ancient, dead languages, etc.  They all gather together to spend a weekend in the abandoned church and try to figure out exactly what it is they are dealing with.

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The script is the perfect blending of old horror tropes, theoretical physics, secret societies, and speculative metaphysics. Carpenter expertly takes all these elements and creates and wholly unique and original script that will grab you from the first frame. I remember seeing this one in the theaters its opening weekend and being scared shitless. I’ve seen this film about nine times since 1987, and every time I see it, I still get creeped out. This film isn’t just about the titular Prince of Darkness but is about the Prince, who is contained in the cylinder, using his influence to summon/bring back HIS father. We learn about this from an old, thick ancient manuscript found in the church. The expert on old religions and ancient, dead languages translates the manuscript and everyone soon realizes that the religions the world has grown up on were lies and bullshit. The true nature of the world and the real reason for religion was to keep this ancient evil contained. It is a fantastic story that exposes a hidden truth that the world just wasn’t ready for–and still isn’t. Throw in a little time travel and an alien threat into the mix, and Carpenter really outdid himself here!!

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The cast is fantastic, albeit very 1980s. Pleasence outdoes himself here and makes his Dr. Loomis character from the HALLOWEEN films seem reserved and laid back. Victor Wong’s physics professor is excitable and played perfectly by Wong. He brings the right amount of energy and intelligence to the role. Jameson Parker, who plays Brian, helps Prof. Birack unravel the mystery of the cylinder, and Lisa Blount’s Catherine, who is another brilliant physics student and Brian’s love interest, plays a pivotal role in the uncovering of the mystery–and its future. The liquid contained within the cylinder quite literally has a mind of its own and infects one of the researchers, who in turn spreads the “disease.” When things get bad inside the church, the remaining survivors attempt to escape but are held captive inside the church by a psychotic homeless man, played by rocker, Alice Cooper.

Not your typical, schizo homeless!!
Not your typical, schizo homeless!!

PRINCE OF DARKNESS has lots of scares and a great, atmospheric set, but the success of this film rests solely on the shoulders of Carpenter himself. In the hands of anyone else, PRINCE OF DARKNESS would’ve been a muddled mess. The high concepts  Carpenter deals with here are never confusing and make sense within the world he created. I’m no physicist and have no idea if the principles and concepts Carpenter writes about are accurate or not, and I don’t really care. What he gives us is a really fun, thought-provoking, metaphysical horror film that is scary, intelligent, atmospheric, and SCARY. Even knowing exactly what is going to happen didn’t make this film any less scary. PRINCE OF DARKNESS is one helluva great, effective film that will have you scared of mirrors for weeks to come and is worth checking out this Halloween season!!

You'll never look at a mirror in the same way after PRINCE OF DARKNESS!!
You’ll never look at a mirror in the same way after PRINCE OF DARKNESS!!

My Summary:

Director: John Carpenter (& writer, under the name Martin Quatermass)

Plot: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Gore: 6.5 out of 10 skulls

Zombie Mayhem: 0 out of 5 brains

Reviewed by Scott Shoyer

Stay Bloody!!!

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NEW HORROR DVD & BLU-RAY RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 27, 2015

I’m surprised by the lack of the amount of horror releases this week. October, though, is almost among us!! Let’s get to it:

!!!AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRONAVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015)

In this hit superhero sequel, a global defense program invented by Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) leads to the creation of Ultron (James Spader, in a voice and motion-capture performance), a robotic menace bent on destroying humanity. Joined by new recruits Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), and Vision (Paul Bettany), can the Avengers foil Ultron’s sinister plan? Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson also star. 142 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 7.1 Master Audio, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1. Blu-ray 3D requires a 3D television, a 3D Blu-ray player, and special glasses to reproduce the original theatrical experience. Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD, on Blu-ray, & on Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D combo pack on 10/2/2015

!!!CHRISTINECHRISTINE (1983)

She’s a 1958 Plymouth with jealousy and evil under her hood, but Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) isn’t aware of his new ride’s demonic qualities when he buys her, lovingly restores her, and names her “Christine.” As the nerdish teen turns into a cocky braggart who scores with a popular girl (Alexandra Paul), Christine grows violently possessive of her new owner. Harry Dean Stanton, Roberts Blossom co-star in this John Carpenter shocker based on Stephen King’s best-seller. 110 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai.

Being released on Blu-ray on 9/29/2015

!!!CREEPERCREEPER (2012)

Looking for some easy laughs, a clique of teenage girls makes the online acquaintance of a lonely and disturbed man, very quickly goad him into debasing himself on camera…and post the results for all to see. Their humiliated patsy thereafter vanishes, only to resurface a year later, off his antipsychotic meds…and looking to unfriend them permanently. Darryl Baldwin, Tara Price, Monica Chambers, Rohnja Morrow star. 94 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 9/29/2015

!!!DRACULA LORD OF THE DAMNEDDRACULA, LORD OF THE DAMNED (2011)

When 18th-century London realtor Jonathan Harker (David McPherson) journeyed to Transylvania at the behest of the mysterious nobleman Dracula (Theodore Trout), he had no inkling that he would be helping to unleash a vampiric plague on his friends…and the nation. Unnerving, micro-budgeted yet highly stylized take on the Bram Stoker gothic classic co-stars Amanda Lisman, Denise Brown, Mike Grimshaw. 101 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; blooper reel; photo gallery; theatrical trailers.

Being released on DVD on 9/29/2015

!!!LYLELYLE (2014)

Leah (Gaby Hoffmann) and June (Ingrid Jungermann) are a happy couple with a young daughter, Lyle (Eleanor Hopkins), and another baby on the way. But when Lyle tragically dies shortly after the family moves into a Brooklyn brownstone, the pregnant Leah begins to fear that their new neighbors are part of a satanic cult that have set their sights on her unborn child. Kim Allen, Michael Che, Rebecca Street also star in this creepy horror tale in the tradition of “Rosemary’s Baby.” 65 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; audio commentary; extended scenes; more.

Being released on DVD on 9/29/2015

!!!POLTERGEISTPOLTERGEIST (2015)

In this modern update of the ’80s horror classic, Eric (Sam Rockwell) and Amy (Rosemarie DeWitt) Bowen and their three kids have barely moved into their new home when they realize they are not its only residents. It seems their house was built on top of an old cemetery and the malevolent spirits who are still trapped there need the Bowens’ youngest daughter, Madison (Kennedi Clements), to escape their otherworldly prison. With Jared Harris, Jane Adams, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett. Includes both the theatrical and extended versions; 94 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 7.1 Master Audio, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; alternate ending; theatrical trailers; more. Blu-ray 3D requires a 3D television, a 3D Blu-ray player, and special glasses to reproduce the original theatrical experience. Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD, on Blu-ray, & on Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D combo pack on 9/29/2015

!!!QUEEN CRABQUEEN CRAB (2015)

The bad news is that a meteor crash has awakened an ancient giant crab and she’s already begun wreaking havoc on the inhabitants of a small town. The worse news is that the big gal’s pregnant and must be stopped before she hatches her own legion of the clawed creatures. Michelle Miller, Kathryn Metz, Rich Lounello, A.J. DeLucia star in this exciting sci-fi tale that uses traditional stop-motion animation to bring the queen crab to life. 90 min. Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; audio commentary; bloopers; featurettes; theatrical trailers.

Being released on DVD on 9/29/2015

!!!SAVAGE WEEKENDSAVAGE WEEKEND (1979)

Sex and violence collide in this early slasher flick concerning a group of couples whose plans for a peaceful trip to Upstate New York to watch a boat being constructed soon turn deadly. As the lovers are stalked by a demented psycho who hides his face underneath a ghoulish mask, they discover the true meaning of terror. Aaaaaaaaaah! With Christopher Allport, Jim Doerr, Marilyn Hamlin, and a young Yancy Butler in her film debut. AKA: “The Upstate Murders.” 88 min. Soundtrack: English.

Being released on Blu-ray on 9/29/2015

!!!THE MUTILATORTHE MUTILATOR (1985)

After his role in the accidental death of his mom, teenager Ed (Matt Mitler) thought he’d never have his father’s trust…and yet, Ed Sr. (Jack Chatham) is letting him close down the family’s island vacation condo for the season. Of course, the kid’s going to bring friends, and booze, and make a party of it. And of course, the party’s getting crashed…by an axe-wielding psychopath! Seminal splatter opus co-stars Frances Raines, Connie Rogers. 86 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English PCM mono; Subtitles: English (SDH); featurettes. Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD/Blu-ray combo pack on 9/29/2015

Stay Bloody!!!

NEW HORROR DVD & BLU-RAY RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20, 2015

Not as many offerings this week, but there are some decent ones in this weeks batch. Let’s get to it:

!!!ARROWARROW: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON (2014)

All 23 episodes from season three are featured in a four-disc set. 16 1/4 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, Spanish DTS stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; featurettes; gag reel; deleted scenes; audio commentary; more. **23 episodes on 4 discs. 16 1/4 hrs.**

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 9/22/2015

!!!BLACK SABBATHBLACK SABBATH (Widescreen Version) (1963)

Director Mario Bava offers a terrifying trilogy of shockers, hosted by Boris Karloff. A nurse steals a diamond ring from a corpse that doesn’t take kindly to theft, a phone becomes a link between the living and the dead, and Karloff appears as a vampire fated to prey on his loved ones. Michele Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Mark Damon, Jacqueline Pierreux also star. AKA: “The Three Faces Of Fear.” 96 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English (dubbed) Dolby Digital mono. Dubbed in English.

Being released on DVD on 9/25/2015

!!!CONTAINMENTCONTAINMENT (2015)

Fear and paranoia grip the residents of an apartment block as they are forcibly and without explanation quarantined inside their homes. As hazmat-suited strangers scramble through the block, plucking out some tenants while leaving others alone, those trapped begin to realize they could be in the midst of a terrifying pandemic…with their survival instincts soon turning them against each other. Lee Ross, Hannah Chalmers, and Christos Lawton star. 70 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 9/22/2015

!!!JUDYJUDY: THE NAME FOR TERROR (2014)

In this no-holds-barred Italian shocker, a young woman’s random, unpleasant encounter with a street mime turns into a night of extreme horror. After the mysterious disappearance of the woman’s dog from her home (the pet providing the titular “name for terror”), it becomes apparent that the busker and some demented associates have staked out the house and launched a campaign of terror. Jade Matthew, Carol Bolt, and Ashleigh Whitfield star. 75 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 9/22/2015

!!!LAND OF DOOMLAND OF DOOM (1986)

In the blasted landscape of a post-apocalyptic 21st-century Europe, a warrior woman (Deborah Rennard) and a soldier of fortune (Garrick Dowhen) pool their survival skills as they hunt for a legendary hidden utopia. Between roving packs of cycle-riding survivalists and hordes of malevolent mutants, they’ll need everything in their arsenal! Sci-fi stunner co-stars Daniel Radell, Frank Garret, Akut Duz. 87 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

Being released on DVD on 9/25/2015

!!!THE FLASHTHE FLASH: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (2014)

All 23 episodes from the debut season are featured in a four-disc set. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, Spanish DTS 2.0; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; audio commentary; deleted scenes; gag reel; featurettes. **23 episodes on 4 discs.**

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 9/22/2015

!!!THE SATAN BUGTHE SATAN BUG (1965)

Thrilling suspenser featuring George Maharis as an ex-government investigator looking into the murder of a scientist and the theft of a killer virus he was developing. The trail leads to the researcher’s former assistant, who’s planning to unleash the deadly disease upon Los Angeles. Richard Basehart, Anne Francis, and Dana Andrews also star. 114 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary; theatrical trailer.

Being released on Blu-ray on 9/22/2015

!!!THE SENTINELTHE SENTINEL (1977)

“Death Wish” director Michael Winner injects unnerving intensity into this tale of a young model (Christina Raines) who moves into a New York brownstone and becomes troubled by the eccentricities of her fellow tenants and the haunting sounds and visions that creep into her nights. Soon, she learns that her presence in the building is no accident…and that she has been chosen for a horrifying destiny. Chilling film co-stars Burgess Meredith, Beverly D’Angelo, Chris Sarandon, and John Carradine. 92 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on Blu-ray on 9/22/2015

!!!TURKEY SHOOTTURKEY SHOOT (1982)

In the future world of 1995, a totalitarian government creates behavior modification camps to deal with society’s criminals and other “undesirables.” For the newest prisoners (Steve Railsback, Olivia Hussey) at one such camp, a most dangerous game begins when they are released into the jungle and hunted down as sport by stalkers using high-tech weaponry. Exploitation favorite from Australia co-stars Michael Craig, Bill Young. AKA: “Blood Camp Thatcher,” “Escape 2000.” 93 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English DTS HD mono Master Audio; audio commentary; featurette; interviews; theatrical trailer; more.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 9/22/2015

Stay Bloody!!!

NEW HORROR DVD & BLU-RAY RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13, 2015

I missed last weeks releases so I worked them into this week. There’s a few good ones in here. Let’s get to it.

!!!4 URBAN LEGEND FILMS4 URBAN LEGEND MONSTER MOVIES

Three-disc set includes “Monster Brawl,” “Hunting the Legend,” “Black Water Vampire,” and “Werewolf Rising.”

Now available on DVD

!!!6 SCARY FILMS6 SCARY FILM COLLECTION

Set during World War II, “Reflecting Skin” (1991) focuses on a young Midwest boy who witnesses the deaths of two friends and his father’s suicide and is convinced that the widow living next door is responsible. With Viggo Mortensen, Lindsay Duncan. A woman who deserted her family returns years later to win them back, using dangerous manipulations. “Mother’s Boys” (1994) stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Peter Gallagher. The dark comedy “Office Killer” (1998) stars Carol Kane as a put-upon proofreader who goes wacko after 14 years on the job. (Editor’s note: It can happen!) With Molly Ringwald, Jeanne Tripplehorn. Years after her daughter’s murder, Claudia receives a strange phone call that leads her on a search for the truth, in the Spanish thriller “The Nameless” (1999). Emma Vilarasau, Karra Elejalde star. A disgraced New York City do (Jennifer Grey) moves to Jamaica, where she becomes caregiver to a sickly man who believes he’s the victim of a voodoo curse. “Ritual” (2002) also stars Craig Sheffer, Tim Curry. AKA: “Tales From The Crypt Presents Ritual.” Two-disc set also includes “Loaded” (1996). 5 1/2 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH).

Being released on DVD on 9/15/2015

!!!A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREETA NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)/A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY’S REVENGE (1986)

Ginsu-gloved dream demon Freddy Krueger makes his debut in Wes Craven’s classic slasher “A Nightmare On Elm Street.” The line between nightmare and reality is shattered when child murderer Krueger terrorizes the sleeping teens of Springfield, seeking revenge against the kids of those who killed him years earlier. With Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Johnny Depp (his first film), and Robert Englund as Freddy. And, a teenage boy moves to Elm Street and soon becomes a pawn in the supernatural schemes of frightful Freddie Krueger, who tries to possess the young man in an effort to get him to do his evil bidding. “A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge” stars Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Hope Lange, and Englund. 179 min. total on two discs. Standard and Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; theatrical trailers.

Being released on DVD on 9/15/2015

!!!A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET3A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS (1987)/ A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER (1988)

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to bed…fearsome Freddy’s back, and he’s tormenting the dreams of some troubled teens under the care of the girl who survived his first rampage, in “A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.” Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Craig Wasson, John Saxon, and Patricia Arquette (her film debut) star. Then, the biggest cut-up in horror films returns, in “A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.” Fiendish Freddy Krueger (Englund) has come back for revenge on the kids who “killed” him one film earlier, turning their dreams into deadly nightmares. Lisa Wilcox, Rodney Eastman co-star; directed by Renny Harlin. 189 min. total on two discs.

Now available on DVD

!!!A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET5A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD (1989)/FREDDY’S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE (1991)

For the young people of Elm Street, the nightmare never ends! Once more Freddy returns from the grave for revenge, focusing on the dreams of the unborn child of the one girl who can stop him that’s right, a pro-life horror film). Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, and Kelly Jo Minter star in “A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child.” And, the razor-gloved ghoul “finally” goes to his grave, in “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare.” But before he does he’s going to take the town of Springfield and his own daughter with him! Englund, Lisa Zane, Yaphet Kotto star, with cameos by Tom and Roseanne Arnold, Alice Cooper, and Johnny Depp. Not in 3-D. 186 min. total on two discs. Standard and Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailers.

Now available on DVD

!!!ALETAALETA: VAMPIRE MISTRESS (2012)

When an armed robbery at an upscale party is singlehandedly thwarted by a cloaked, diminutive woman (Ange Maya) who overpowers and kills the thieves, an FBI agent (Beau Nelson) is dispatched to track her down and enlist her as a government operative. The unfortunate fed, however, soon learns that the source of his prey’s power has an unholy origin! Tom Cochran, Garrett Brawith, Laura Cotenescu co-star. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 9/15/2015

!!!ALMOST MERCYALMOST MERCY (2015)

In their depressed Rhode Island tank town, all that teenage outcasts Jackson (Jesse Dufault) and Emily (Danielle Guldin) really had was each other…and that made them prime targets for bullying for their whole school careers. After he gets a stretch in juvie for fighting back–and her assault by the jocks is hushed up–they make a pact for bloody revenge. Shocker also stars Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley, Tommy Dreamer, and Nick Principe. 85 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 9/15/2015

!!!ANGSTANGST (1983)

Freshly released from a 10-year sentence for the slaughter of an old woman, an unrepentant psychopath (Erwin Leder) wanders the Viennese countryside, looking for another outlet for his savage anger. Unfortunately for the members of a quiet household, he’s just elected them to be his surrogate family. Stunningly lensed, influential shocker from Austria co-stars Silvia Rabenreither, Edith Rosset. 87 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: German and French DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; featurettes; optional prologue; theatrical trailer. In German and French with English subtitles.

Now available on DVD & Blu-ray

!!!ATTACK OF THE KILLER B'SATTACK OF THE KILLER B’s: 10 MOVIE COLLECTION

Three-disc set includes “The Phantom From 10,000 Leagues,” “Teenagers From Outer Space,” “Attack Of The Giant Leeches” (1959), “The Giant Gila Monster,” “The Killer Shrews,” “The Wasp Woman” (1960), “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die,” “Eegah,” “Night Fright,” and “Invasion Of The Bee Girls.”

Being released on DVD on 9/15/2015

!!!BLOODY SINBLOODY SIN: ABOMINATIONS OF THE THIRD REICH (2011)

A remote Italian castle that’s home to an eccentric nobleman and his mother is chosen as the setting for a gentleman’s magazine’s sexy photo shoot. What the cameraman and his lovely models don’t know is that the castle has been home to depravity and violence–from witch burnings to Nazi experiments–over the centuries…and something or someone is ready to renew the tradition. Stylish Italian-made shocker stars Lorenzo Balducci, Roberta Gemma. 92 min. Soundtrack: English.

Now available on DVD

!!!BORIS KARLOFF COLLECTIONBORIS KARLOFF COLLECTION: 6 FILMS

Scientist Boris Karloff is executed for illegal work on suspended animation, only to be revived by his assistant so the two can plot a campaign of revenge, in “The Man They Could Not Hang” (1939). Byron Foulger, Lorna Gray co-star. In the offbeat sci-fi tale “The Man With Nine Lives” (1940), scientist Karloff develops a cancer cure that involves putting patients in suspended animation and treating them with an experimental serum. Accidentally frozen along with a group of test subjects and thawed out years later to learn that his miracle drug has long been lost, Karloff is driven to the brink of madness as he tries to make another batch. With Roger Pryor, Jo Ann Sayers, and Wally Wales. AKA: “Behind The Door.” Rarely seen and eerily effective sci-fi/horror shocker “The Devil Commands” (1941) stars Karloff as a scientist who, after his wife is killed in an auto accident, becomes obsessed with developing a machine for communicating with the dead. Anne Revere, Amanda Duff, and Richard Fiske also star. Two-disc set also includes “The Black Room,” “Before I Hang,” and “The Boogie Man Will Get You.” 6 2/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 9/15/2015

!!!CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAINCREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN (60th Anniversary Series) (1955)

Kicked out of the States and sent back to Italy, down-and-out gangster Frank Buchanan (Michael Granger) comes up with a twisted, diabolical, and downright bizarre scheme to exact revenge on the cops and rival mobsters who got him pinched. Buchanan enlists the aid of a sinister Nazi scientist (Gregory Gaye) to create an army of murderous zombies to serve as his personal assassins. Offbeat shocker from producer Sam Katzman also stars Richard Denning, Angela Stevens. 70 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 9/15/2015

!!!CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIESCRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13TH (Two-Disc Collector’s Edition) (2013; Deggsy’s review)

The sanguinary saga of goalie-masked golem Jason Voorhees has made theaters ring with shrieks for better than 30 years, and you’ll be taken on a comprehensive tour of the “Friday the 13th” horror franchise with this expansive documentary. Over 150 cast and crew members from the series share their perspectives; “The Final Chapter” star Corey Feldman hosts and narrates. 6 2/3 hrs. on two discs. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio.

Now available on Blu-ray

!!!DARKNESSDARKNESS (2004)/IMMORTALITY (2000)/THE HOLE (2001)/THEY (2002)

Darkness” stars Anna Paquin as a young woman who moves into a rural Spanish farmhouse with her family. She soon learns of a 40-year-old curse brought about by the horrific murders of six children…a curse that needs a seventh death to be complete. Lena Olin, Iain Glen co-star. Then, Jude Law stars as the pallid, philosophical “creature of one” who lives as a London medical researcher and seeks a woman to love, but drains the blood of those he comes in contact with, in “Immortality.” Elina Lowensohn, Timothy Spall, Kerry Fox co-star. AKA: “The Wisdom of Crocodiles.” In “The Hole,” four high school students get locked in an abandoned bomb shelter during a field trip to Wales. They emerge 18 days later, with different accounts as to what happened inside. Thora Birch, Keira Knightley, Embeth Davidtz star. AKA: “After The Hole.” And, a psychology grad student who is traumatized by weird visions and sounds at night discovers that the childhood night terrors she and her friends feared are actually real, and now they must figure out how to stop from being scared to death, in “They.” Laura Regan, Marc Blucas star. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH). Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD on 9/15/2015

!!!DOLLFACEDOLLFACE (2014)

In 1996, nine college kids weekended at a lake house that had been the ancestral home of traumatized dollmaker’s son Dorchester Stewart (John Kap)…and only three of them walked away. Survivor Paul Donner (Jason Vail) now teaches at his alma mater…and his students are about to take a very ill-advised class trip to the scene of the tragedy. Shocker co-stars Christian James, Elizabeth Mears, and Debbie Rochon. AKA: “Dorchester’s Revenge: The Return Of Crinoline Head.” 94 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; featurette; outtakes; extended scenes; theatrical trailer.

Being released on DVD on 9/15/2015

!!!FRANKENSTEINFRANKENSTEIN VS. THE MUMMY (2015)/THE FRANKENSTEIN THEORY (2013)

What if the legendary novel “Frankenstein” was really a true story? That’s the conceit behind “The Frankenstein Theory,” the unsettling thriller in which a scholar ventures into the icy wilderness accompanied by a documentary film crew, intent on finding the creature of Mary Shelley’s book…which he believes to be a nonfiction account only disguised as a macabre fantasy. Kris Lemche, Joe Egender, and Eric Zuckerman star. Also includes “Frankenstein vs. The Mummy.” 3 1/3 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Now available on DVD

!!!FREDDY VS JASONFREDDY VS. JASON (2003)/FRIDAY THE 13TH (2009)

Two-disc set includes “Freddy vs. Jason” and “Friday the 13th.”

Now available on Blu-ray

!!!FRIDAY THE 13TH 3FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART 3 (1982)/FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER (1984)

Two-disc set includes “Friday the 13th, Part 3” (in 3D, comes with a pair of 3D glasses) and “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.”

Now available on DVD

!!!FRIDAY THE 13TH 5FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART V: A NEW BEGINNING (1985)/ FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART VI: JASON LIVES (1986)

Two-disc set includes “Friday the 13th, Part V: A New Beginning” and “Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives.”

Now available on DVD

!!!FRIDAY THE 13TH 7FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD (1988)/FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN (1989)

Two-disc set includes “Friday the 13th, Part VII: The New Blood” and “Friday the 13th, Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan.”

Now available on DVD

!!!GOTHAMGOTHAM: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (2014)

All 22 episodes from the debut season are featured in a six-disc set. 16 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: French, Spanish; deleted scenes; gag reel; featurettes; more. **22 episodes on 6 discs. 16 hrs.**

Now available on DVD & Blu-ray

!!!HALLOWEENHALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS (Unrated Producer’s Cut) (1995)

The sixth installment in the spine-tingling horror series finds masked menace Michael Myers returning to his hometown of Haddonfield. As he seeks to prey upon his niece and her newborn baby as well as a now-grown survivor of the first film, the origin of Michael’s supernatural powers are revealed. Paul Rudd, Mitchell Ryan, Marianne Hagan, and Donald Pleasence as Dr. Loomis star. 118 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English, French; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish.

Being released on Blu-ray on 9/15/2015

!!!HAUNTING AT THE RECTORYHAUNTING AT THE RECTORY (2015)

Based on the infamous legend of Borley Rectory, known as “the most haunted house in England,” this chiller set in 1930 finds a reverend moving into his new parish, accompanied by a wife he feels little desire for compared to the passion he has for his ministry. After a handsome stranger takes up residence in their guest room and tempts the minister’s wife, bizarre events begin to unfold. Tom Bonington, Suzie Frances Garton, and Lee Bane star. 90 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 9/15/2015

!!!HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWSHOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS (1983)

Old-fashioned “haunted house” suspense drives this spooky adaptation of Earl Derr Biggers’ book “Seven Keys to Baldpate.” An American writer (Desi Arnaz, Jr.), who’s made a bet that he can pen a novel in 24 hours, travels to a secluded Welsh manor where he’s thrust into the center of a real-life whodunit, terrorized by a group of sinister characters portrayed by movie horror masters Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, and John Carradine. 106 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; audio commentary; featurette; theatrical trailers.

Being released on Blu-ray on 9/15/2015

!!!JASON GOES TO HELLJASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY (1993)/JASON X (2002)

Two-disc set includes “Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday” and “Jason X.”

Now available on DVD

!!!MORITORUSMORITURIS (2011)

Two beautiful Romanians hitching through Italy get picked up by three locals who offer to escort them to a midnight rave being held in the deep woods. Things turn bad when the men reveal their depraved agenda in luring them where they’d never be found. Things turn worse when the activity rouses the animated corpses of Roman gladiators from their final resting place! Brutal throwback shocker from Italy stars Valentina D’Andrea, Andrea De Bruyn, Desiree Giorgetti. 86 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Italian DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailer. In Italian with English subtitles.

Now available on DVD & Blu-ray

!!!RIDDICKRIDDICK (2014)

Set five years after the events of “The Chronicles of Riddick,” this exciting sci-fi follow-up finds Richard Riddick (Vin Diesel) double-crossed and left for dead on a remote planet while searching for his homeworld. A distress beacon brings a team of bounty hunters and a band of mercenaries to his location, forcing Riddick to fight for his life against both groups as well as deadly scorpion-like monsters. Jordi Molla, Dave Bautista, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Karl Urban co-star. 119 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, DVS Dolby Digital stereo, Spanish DTS 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; featurettes.

Now available on Blu-ray

!!!SHOCKERSHOCKER (1989)

“A Nightmare on Elm Street” creator Wes Craven brings a new unstoppable killer to the screen in this supercharged chiller. Thanks to a Satanic bargain, condemned serial killer Horace Pinker (Mitch Pileggi) survives the chair and is transformed into an electrical force that can zip along power lines and take over household devices. Jolting horror tale also stars Michael Murphy, Cami Cooper, Peter Berg. 109 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Now available on Blu-ray

TERRIFYING TALES TRIPLE FEATURE

Two-disc set includes “Cherry Tree Lane,” “Don’t Let Him In,” and “Home Sweet Home” (2013).

Now available on DVD

!!!THE EDITORTHE EDITOR (2014)

Skewering the vivid depravities of Italian horror movies from the 1970s and ’80s, this humorous hair-raiser is the story of a film editor (co-director Adam Brooks) fallen from his previous career heights due to an accident that claimed multiple fingers on one of his hands. He fits himself with wooden replacement digits, only to become a murder suspect when the cast members of his current project start dying. Sheila Campbell, Laurence R. Harvey, and Udo Kier co-star. 95 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.

Now available on DVD

!!!THE LEGACYTHE LEGACY (1979)

Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott are a young couple who travel to England under the impression that they’re meeting a new client for their interior decorating business. But a seemingly chance encounter with a wealthy man (John Standing) leads them down a bizarre path involving a large inheritance, the mysterious deaths of its potential beneficiaries, and a legacy of Satanic power. Roger Daltrey, Charles Gray co-star in this chilling shocker. 102 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.

Being released on Blu-ray on 9/15/2015

!!!THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWNTHE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN (2014)

The title might be the same, but this contemporary shocker functions as a sequel to rather than a remake of the 1976 thriller about the Texas “Moonlight Murders” of the 1940s. Now, with the citizens of Texarkana marking the grisly crimes that took place in the town with an annual screening of the original cult movie classic, a hooded maniac claiming to be the original serial killer strikes new fear into the hearts of innocents. Addison Timlin, Anthony Anderson star. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Now available on Blu-ray

!!!UNIVERSAL MONSTER COLLECTIONUNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS COLLECTION

Six-disc set includes “Dracula” (1931), “Frankenstein” (1931), “The Mummy” (1932), “The Invisible Man” (1933), “Bride of Frankenstein,” and “The Wolf Man” (1941).

Now available on DVD

!!!WES CRAVEN'S NEW NIGHTMAREWES CRAVEN’S NEW NIGHTMARE (1994)/FREDDY VS. JASON (2003)

Freddy Krueger jumps from the reel world to the real world in “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare.” A series of terrifying dreams leads to horror for actress Heather Langenkamp and her family, and talks with fellow “Nightmare” alumni Robert Englund, John Saxon, and Craven (all playing themselves) convince her that Freddy has come to life. Then, it’s the biggest showdown in Hollywood horror history when blade-slashing baddie Krueger battles hockey-masked “Friday the 13th” maniac Jason Voorhees, in “Freddy vs. Jason.” Trapped in Hell, Freddy seeks a way to return to Earth and terrify a new generation of Elm Street kids…and finds it by resurrecting Jason. But when Jason’s killing spree makes Freddy jealous, the stage is set for a sinister showdown. Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Kelly Rowland star. 3 1/2 hrs. total. Standard and Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; theatrical trailer.

Now available on DVD

!!!WOLF CREEK 2WOLF CREEK 2 (2013; My review)/CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO (2014; My review)

Two-disc set includes “Wolf Creek 2” and “Cabin Fever: Patient Zero.”

Now available on Blu-ray

!!!ZOMBIE ARMAGEDDONZOMBIE ARMAGEDDON: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION (my review)

A mysterious biological disaster spawns a growing “Legion Of The Undead” (2006). Can five people caught in the flesh-eating crossfire summon the willpower and know-how to avoid falling prey to the zombie hordes? Gruesomely inventive low-budget horror opus stars Gary Ugarek (who also wrote and directed), Michelle Wright, Connor Brandt. AKA: “Deadlands: The Rising.” Also, the gore-soaked sequel “Army Of The Dead” (2008) finds the government taking aim at a small Maryland town. The top-secret plan: create the perfect military weapon by turning humans into zombie soldiers! Can a small band of unchanged residents survive the onslaught? Jim Krut, Josh Davidson, Ashley Young star. AKA: “Deadlands 2: Trapped.” And British agents investigating terrorism threats in Romania stumble upon a shocking operation headed up by vengeance-seeking descendants of Nazi scientists. Their project?: the creation of unkillable super-super soldiers with a new energy source powering their undead bodies! “Nazi Zombies” (2013) stars Philip Berzamanis, Rudy Barrow, and Jane Haslehurst. AKA: “Dead Walkers: Rise Of The Fourth Reich.” 5 hrs. total. Soundtrack: English

Now available on DVD

Stay Bloody!!!

NEW HORROR DVD & BLU-RAY RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 23, 2015

Wow; a pretty dismal selection this week!! But don’t fret, Halloween is right around the corner and the horror/sci-fi selections should be picking up. Let’s get to it:

!!!BLOOD RAGEBLOOD RAGE (1987)

When they were just small boys, twins Terry and Todd got bored at the drive-in…and the night ended with Todd’s arrest for the axe murder of a teenage couple. A decade later, Terry (Mark Soper) is sitting down to a family Thanksgiving when word gets out that Todd (also Soper) has escaped the asylum. Better set an extra place…or maybe not! Shocker co-stars Louise Lasser, Marianne Kanter, Julie Gordon. AKA: “Nightmare At Shadow Woods.” Includes both the R-rated version and unrated version; 84 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH); “making of” documentary. Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD/Blu-ray combo pack on 8/25/2015

!!!METAMORPHOSISMETAMORPHOSIS (1990)/BEYOND DARKNESS (1990)

First, when a university scientist’s research into stopping the aging process is widely derided by his peers and the funding for his work appears in jeopardy, he takes the daring step of experimenting on himself. The ensuing “Metamorphosis” backfires with horrifying (if not Kafkaesque) results. Italo-American shocker stars Gene Le Brock, Stephen Brown. Next, a minister moves his family into a picture-perfect New England house, only to find their “dream home” was built on a witches’ graveyard (why wasn’t that on the disclosure statement?). Now, the massacred sorceresses have come back for the human sacrifices that will restore them to life, and the family must battle for their very souls. “Beyond Darkness” stars Le Brock, Barbara Bingham. 187 min. total. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.

Being released on Blu-ray on 8/25/2015

!!!THE BEASTMASTERTHE BEASTMASTER (1982)/THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE (2002)

Follow the adventures of a mighty warrior blessed with the power to communicate with animals, as Dar “The Beastmaster” (Marc Singer) clashes with cannibalistic bat men, evil witches, and other menaces to free his love (Tanya Roberts) from the high priest (Rip Torn) who slew Dar’s father. With John Amos and Podo and Kodo the ferrets. Next, dueling for centuries for possession of an ancient talisman of great power, the evil sorceress Morgana (Kelly LeBrock) and the noble magician Merlin (Robert Davi) clash once again in the modern era. Merlin chooses a young boy to serve as “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” but can he help his mentor battle Morgana’s forces? Anne Power, Gideon Emery also star. 3 1/3 hrs. total. Soundtrack: English.

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Being released on DVD on 8/25/2015

!!!THE FALLINGTHE FALLING (1985)

Three American youngsters (Dennis Christopher, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Martin Hewitt) on an RV getaway through Spain make a rest stop in a picturesque little town. Unfortunately, the travel guide never mentioned that the village was hit by a chunk of Skylab…or that the debris was contaminated with alien microbes that turn humans into rampaging mutants! Luis Prendes, J.O. Bosso also star. AKA: “Alien Predator.” 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

Being released on DVD on 8/28/2015

!!!THE SENDERTHE SENDER (Remastered Edition) (1982)

Institutional psychiatrist Gail Farmer (Kathryn Harrold) was ready for the challenge of treating a young amnesiac (Zeljko Ivanek) who was brought in after an attempted suicide. She never could have imagined that her new charge had the ability to project his horrible hallucinations into the minds of others…and that her own sanity would wind up being in the balance. Intelligent shocker co-stars Shirley Knight, Paul Freeman. 92 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 8/25/2015

Stay Bloody!!!

NEW HORROR DVD & BLU-RAY RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 26, 2015

Since I was on vacation and missed last weeks new releases, I’m going t include them as well in this weeks column. Let’s get to it!!

!!!AMERICAN GUINEA PIGAMERICAN GUINEA PIG: BOUQUET OF GUTS AND GORE (2014)

Inspired by the notorious Japanese “Guinea Pig” series of the ’80s, this all-out exercise in depravity follows the unlucky odyssey of two waylaid tourists who find themselves bound, drugged, and at the mercy of vicious, VHS camera-wielding vivisectionists. Only the strong of heart (and stomach) need apply! Splatter-filled shocker stars Scott Gabbey, Ashley Lynn Caputo, Caitlyn Dailey, and Eight the Chosen One as “the Actor.” 73 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; audio commentary; featurettes; alternate scenes; deleted scenes; photo gallery; music video; CD soundtrack; theatrical trailers. Three-disc set.

Now available on DVD & Limited Edition Blu-ray

!!!BARBED WIRE DOLLSBARBED WIRE DOLLS (1976)

One of the most notorious “women in prison” epics, this Jess Franco production stars Lina Romay (Franco’s wife) as Maria da Guerra, who’s sentenced to life after killing her father, who had attempted to rape her. While behind bars, Maria encounters a sadistic lesbian female warden and hatches an escape plan involving the seduction of a male nurse. Monica Swinn and Paul Muller also star in this tale teeming with p erversion and torture. 92 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English (dubbed); interview. Dubbed in English.

Now available on DVD

!!!BLACK SABBATHBLACK SABBATH (1963) (Dubbed, Remastered Edition)

Director Mario Bava offers a terrifying trilogy of shockers, hosted by Boris Karloff. A nurse steals a diamond ring from a corpse that doesn’t take kindly to theft, a phone becomes a link between the living and the dead, and Karloff appears as a vampire fated to prey on his loved ones. Michele Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Mark Damon, Jacqueline Pierreux also star. AKA: “The Three Faces Of Fear.” 93 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English (dubbed) Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary; theatrical trailers. Dubbed in English.

Now available on Blu-ray

!!!CHERRY 2000CHERRY 2000 (1987)

In the wild world of 2017, men have two passions: cars and robotic female “lovemates.” So when one guy loses his electronic lover, he sets out across the wilderness with a female tracker to find a replacement, only to find out the replacement’s right beside him. Offbeat sci-fi actioner stars David Andrews, Melanie Griffith, Ben Johnson, Pamela Gidley. 99 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English; audio commentary; “making of” documentary; theatrical trailers.

Being released on Blu-ray on 7/28/2015

!!!CLASSIC HORRORCLASSIC HORROR: 4 MOVIE COLLECTION

Co-written and directed by Arch Oboler, the riveting sci-fi thriller “Five” (1951) is set in the aftermath of a nuclear war and follows a group of survivors–a young woman, a banker, a black man, a poet, and a mountaineer–who take refuge in a remote country house while wondering what the future holds. William Phipps, Susan Douglas, James Anderson star. Two-disc set also includes “The Mad Magician,” “The Man Who Turned To Stone,” and “The Terror Of The Tongs.” Standard; Soundtrack: English.

Now available on DVD

!!!DARK BY NOONDARK BY NOON (2013)

The photographic recall of Robert “Rez” Resnick (Patrick Buchanan) made him the ideal candidate for a cabal that stole a device that could jump eight hours into the future…and wanted to use it to game the globe’s financial markets. On his maiden trip, however, Rez witnessed a nuclear explosion…and now he’s got to attempt to save an unbelieving populace. Sci-fi thriller from Ireland co-stars Michael O’Flaherty, Lesa Thurman, Anthony Murphy. 82 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Now available on DVD

!!!DAWN OF THE CRESCENT MOON2DAWN OF THE CRESCENT MOON (2014)

Legend has it that the Comanche village on the shores of Blood Lake was massacred by a detachment of Texas Rangers…and that the spirits of the murdered zealously guard a cache of gold at the lake’s bottom. A quintet of college researchers ventures out to test the truth of the old tales…and will be bitterly sorry that they had. Shocker stars Shiree Nelson, Brook Coleman, Johnny Walter, Edward Hong, and Barry Corbin. 95 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.

Being released on 7/28/2015

!!!EATEN ALIVEEATEN ALIVE (1976)

Neville Brand cuts a fine figure as a scythe-swinging Louisiana hotel owner who enjoys feeding his guests to a monstrous pet alligator out in the swamp. Director Tobe Hooper’s exercise in terror also stars Stuart Whitman, Carolyn Jones, Mel Ferrer, and Robert Englund as a sex-crazed yokel named Buck. AKA: “Death Trap,” “Horror Hotel Massacre,” “Murder On The Bayou,” “Starlight Slaughter.” 91 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH); audio commentary; featurettes; theatrical trailers; radio spots; TV spots; more. Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD/Blu-ray combo pack on 7/28/2015

!!!FUTURE JUSTICEFUTURE JUSTICE (2014)

In a future where convicts are held on the Saturn moon Titan before being transported back to Earth for trial, one such convict finds his home planet decimated by nuclear war upon his arrival. Now, he and his military police guardians must hunt for survivors and fight criminal gangs ready to commandeer any new source of food or shelter. Action-packed sci-fi opus stars Nathaniel Sylva, Aaron Andrade, and Anna Rizzo. 83 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; audio commentary; bonus short “Mutants Of The Apocalypse” (2010); theatrical trailer.

Now available on DVD

!!!GHOST TOWNGHOST TOWN (1988)

The outlaws who ate hot lead on the streets of this deserted Arizona town didn’t stay dead. Now, 100 years later, they’re coming out of Boot Hill for a supernatural showdown, and it’s up to a modern-day lawman who comes searching for a missing girl to put the undead gunslingers back in the ground for good. Scare-filled frontier tale stars Franc Luz, Catherine Hickland, Bruce Glover. 85 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.

Being released on Blu-ray on 7/28/2015

!!!HAUNTED HOLLYWOODHAUNTED HOLLYWOOD (2012)

In the 1920s, the murder-suicide rampage of a silent movie starlet (Jean Louise O’Sullivan) who loses her studio contract results in the death of multiple friends and colleagues, including a famous actor (Eric Roberts) known for his cowboy pictures. Decades later, the infamous performer’s mansion is acquired by realtors who quickly discover it’s haunted. Colorful, effects-filled shocker from director Charles Band (“Trancers”) co-stars Jessica Morris, Ariana Madix. AKA: “The Dead Want Women.” 74 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; behind-the-scenes footage; featurette.

Now available on DVD

!!!I MADMANI, MADMAN (1989)

The brain-numbing horror mounts when the demented killer of a popular potboiler makes the jump from the printed page to terrifying reality! An aspiring actress working at a used bookstore makes the creepy discovery when she becomes enamored with the book, and must convince others around her that the “fictional” madman is real…before she becomes his next victim. Jenny Wright, Clayton Rohner, and Stephanie Hodge star. 89 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.

Now available on Blu-ray

!!!JUSTICE LEAGUE GODS AND MONSTERSJUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS (2015)

In an alternate universe, Superman is the son of Zod…Batman is a vampire…Wonder Woman is the daughter of Ares…and they deal out justice by their own rules. When famed scientists meet suspect ends–and all evidence points to the League–what is the world’s response? All-original animated opus from writer/producer Bruce Timm features the voices of Benjamin Bratt, Michael C. Hall, Tamara Taylor, Jason Isaacs, Paget Brewster. 72 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 7/28/2015

!!!MADHOUSEMADHOUSE (1974)

Twelve years ago, horror film veteran Paul Toombes (Vincent Price) suffered a nervous collapse over the murder of his fiancee. Now, he’s seeking a comeback in a TV series based on his “Dr. Death” screen persona. Is he responsible when cast and crew start succumbing to copycat slayings? Price’s last AIP vehicle, featuring plenty of clips from his classics, co-stars Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry, Adrienne Corri. 89 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; audio commentary; featurette; theatrical trailers.

Now available on DVD & Blu-ray

!!!MIRACLE MILEMIRACLE MILE (1989)

L.A. musician Harry’s (Anthony Edwards) first date with waitress Julie (Mare Winningham) hits a slight snag when he oversleeps, then accidentally intercepts a call telling him that World War III has begun and Russian nukes will hit the U.S. in 70 minutes. Is it a hoax? Will anyone believe him? Can he find Julie before it’s too late? Apocalyptic black comedy co-stars Denise Crosby, Mykel T. Williamson, and John Agar. 87 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; audio commentary; featurettes; deleted scenes; outtakes; bloopers; alternate ending; theatrical trailers.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 7/28/2015

!!!REMEMBERREMEMBER (2012)

In a post-collapse future society, children will be separated from their parents, and the populace is kept on memory-blocking drugs to allow them to cope. Government agent Carl Onoway (Justin Lewis) is tasked with ensuring that families don’t accidentally reunite, but a trauma that restores his own recall leads him to question his mission. Contemplative fantasy co-stars Rachel Peacock, Rick Borger, Scott Heatcoat. 106 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Now available on DVD

!!!SHARKNADOSHARKNADO: FEEDING FRENZY (2015)

Sure, it sounds ridiculous–but just how did a little movie called “Sharknado” capture the public’s imagination? This behind-the-scenes film explores the cult phenomenon and delivers in-depth interviews with franchise cast members, fan insights, and “making of” looks at the original 2013 Syfy hit, plus the just-as-outrageous sequels “Sharknado 2: The Second One” and “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” 80 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Now available on DVD

!!!STRANGLER OF THE TOWNSTRANGLER OF THE TOWER (1966)/THE MONSTER OF LONDON CITY (1964)

First, a secret Kali-worshipping cult sends a brutish strangler to retrieve five emeralds cut from a sacred stone and “dispatch” the gems’ owners. The shadowy group must also contend with a mysterious interloper in their underground lair who wants the jewels for himself. The rarely seen German chiller “Strangler Of The Tower” stars Charles Regnier, Kai Fischer, Christa Linder. Next, the murderous spirit of Jack the Ripper is alive in the streets of ’60s London, as a new series of call girl killings has Scotland Yard baffled. Could an actor playing the Ripper in a hit play be “The Monster Of London City“? Marianne Koch, Hansjorg Felmy, and Hans Nielsen star in this German thriller. 170 min. total. Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Dubbed in English.

Being released on DVD on 7/28/2015

!!!STARVESTARVE (2014)

A trio of friends ventures into a Florida backwater seeking to research a local urban legend about feral children. Their quest only brings them into the clutches of psychotics who imprison them in an abandoned high school, deprive them of food…and watch to see the depths of degradation that hunger drives them to. Disturbing shocker stars Bobby Campo, Maria Bonner, Dave Davis, and Cooper Huckabee. 98 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH); theatrical trailers.

Now available on DVD

!!!THE EROTIC RITES OF FRANKENSTEINTHE EROTIC RITES OF FRANKENSTEIN (1972)

Jess Franco wrote, directed, and co-stars in this re-envisioning of Mary Shelley’s classic horror tale. After Dr. Frankenstein creates a talking, thinking monster, he is brutally killed by some bizarre vulture women who seek to take the creature to an evil wizard who has some diabolical plans. With Dennis Price, Howard Vernon, Anne Libert. AKA: “Curse Of Frankenstein,” “The Erotic Adventures Of Frankenstein.” 94 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: French, English; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; theatrical trailer. In French with English subtitles/Dubbed in English.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 7/28/2015

!!!THE HOUSE OF 1000 DOLLSTHE HOUSE OF 1,000 DOLLS (1974)

Vincent Price and Martha Hyer play nightclub illusionists in Tangier whose tricks are the dirtiest of all. They use their hypnotic prowess to act as suppliers for a white slavery racket, turning unsuspecting young women into compliant playthings. George Nader, Maria Rohm co-star. 96 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary; theatrical trailers.

Now available on Blu-ray

!!!THE JOKESTERSTHE JOKESTERS (2014)

When the ringleader of a social media-sensation crew of pranksters decides it’s time to grow up, hang it up, and get married, his bros treat him to the use of a honeymoon cabin in the woods. Of course, they just want to set up an elaborate scare for the new couple…but the stunt goes south in numbingly horrific ways. Dante Spencer, Nathan Reid, Gabriel Tigerman, Luis Jose Lopez, and Jen Yeager star. 78 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Now available on DVD

!!!THE ORPHANAGETHE ORPHANAGE (2013)

Dispatched to the Millwood Orphanage and Boarding School for Boys after the accidental death of his parents, 10-year-old Nathan (Christian Goodwin) quickly becomes a “problem child” by getting into fights with other residents. Though he secures a protector in guidance counselor Judy (Michelle Romano), she is unable to keep him from being banished to a ward reportedly haunted by evil spirits. Moody shocker co-stars Jimmy Scanlon, Tiffany Shepis. AKA: “Millwood.” 91 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Now available on DVD

!!!VINTAGE SCI-FIVINTAGE SCI-FI 6 MOVIE COLLECTION

Two-disc set includes “The 27th Day,” “The Night the World Exploded,” “The H-Man,” “Battle in Outer Space,” “12 to the Moon,” and “Valley of the Dragons.”

Now available on DVD

!!!ZONE TROOPERSZONE TROOPERS (1985)

American soldiers raised on sci-fi magazines like “Fantastic Action” soon get a look at an actual alien creature whose spaceship crashes to Earth during World War II. Fortunately for the awestruck G.I.s, the E.T. takes their side on the battle against the Axis! Timothy Van Patten, Art LaFleur, and Tim Thomerson star in this rip-roaring war opus. 86 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English; audio commentary; featurette; theatrical trailer.

Being released on Blu-ray on 7/28/2015

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NEW HORROR DVD & BLU-RAY RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 12, 2015

Considering it is the middle of July, there’s some solid releases for this week. Let’s get to it:

!!!BATMANBATMAN: THE SECOND SEASON, PART 2 (1967)

The remaining 30 episodes from season two are featured in a four-disc set. 12 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish. **30 episodes on 4 discs. 12 1/2 hrs.**

Being released on DVD on 7/14/2015

!!!CELLAR DWELLERCELLAR DWELLER (1988)/CATACOMBS (1988)

First, a cartoonist (Debrah Farentino) obsessed with the bizarre imagination of a famous comic book artist (Jeffrey Combs) moves into the very home where the creator of the horror publication “Cellar Dweller” staged a notorious murder-suicide 30 years earlier. In these haunted environs, the dead legend’s biggest fan accidentally resurrects something beastly. Yvonne DeCarlo, Brian Robbins, and Vince Edwards also star. Next, the “Catacombs” of an ancient abbey are the setting for this fourth entry in the “Curse” franchise, as a young girl who has come there to study witnesses a long-feared prophecy coming to pass, with an unholy monster set loose upon the Earth. Timothy Van Patten, Laura Schaefer, and Ian Abercrombie star. AKA: “Curse IV: The Ultimate Sacrifice.” 180 min. total. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.

Being released on Blu-ray on 7/14/2015

!!!EX MACHINAEX MACHINA (2015)

Caleb (Domhnall Gleason), a ground-level programmer for a global tech giant, was thrilled to have been selected for some face time with his reclusive CEO (Oscar Isaac). At the boss’s isolated retreat, he learns he’s been tasked to interact with–and psychologically evaluate–the company’s new project: a beautiful female android (Alicia Vikander). The unlikely bond that begins might imperil both, in this provocative sci-fi scenario; Corey Johnson, Sonoya Mizuno also star. 108 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 7/14/2015

!!!HOWLING 2HOWLING II: YOUR SISTER IS A WEREWOLF (1985)

A young man, convinced his sister’s death was due to a sinister cult of werewolves, joins a lycanthropy expert on a mission to Transylvania to kill the group’s leader and stop the nocturnal terror at its source. Reb Brown, Annie McEnroe, Sybil Danning, and Christopher Lee star in this horrific howler. 91 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.

Being released on Blu-ray on 7/14/2015

!!!IT FOLLOWSIT FOLLOWS (2015; see Steve’s review)

A frighteningly novel concept comes to the screen in this acclaimed horror film about a 19-year-old young woman (Maika Monroe) whose impulsive sexual encounter brings her into contact with a relentless supernatural stalker. Always changing appearance and approaching her slowly but surely with the intent to kill, “it” can only be escaped if she sleeps with someone else…or if her friends can devise another way to save her in time. With Keir Gilchrist, Lili Sepe, and Olivia Luccardi. 100 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 7/14/2015

!!!POWERSPOWERS: SEASON ONE (2015)

All 10 episodes from the debut season are featured in a three-disc set. 10 hrs. total. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English. **10 episodes on 3 discs. 10 hrs.**

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 7/14/2015

!!!SHADOW WORLDSHADOW WORLD: THE HAUNTING OF MYSTI DELANE (2015)

A young woman retreats into the world of the occult after the death of her mother, isolating herself in a cabin to carry out her experiments in traveling into the netherworld. Unfortunately, the dark rituals unlock the power of a malevolent force that only her aunt–also has a past history with the supernatural–may be able to help extinguish. Indie thriller stars Peri Jill Phillips, Liz Nolan. 75 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 7/14/2015

!!!SINGULARITY PRINCIPLESINGULARITY PRINCIPLE (2013)

Esteemed researcher Prof. Jack Brenner (John Diehl) was conducting clandestine experiments into parallel universes…and vanished without a trace. Looking for answers, an intelligence operative (William B. Davis) grills Brenner’s protege (Michael Patrick Denis) about the nature of his work…and isn’t prepared for the uncanny replies. Provocative sci-fi opus co-stars Amy LoCicero. 88 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailers.

Being released on DVD on 7/14/2015

!!!THE ANDROMEDA STRAINTHE ANDROMEDA STRAIN (1971)

A satellite returns to Earth, bringing with it a mysterious virus that decimates a small New Mexico town. Can a team of scientists at a secret underground government lab find a way to isolate and stop the alien organism before it spreads? Director Robert Wise’s intense adaptation of the Michael Crichton sci-fi thriller stars Arthur Hill, James Olson, Kate Reid, David Wayne. 131 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English DTS HD mono Master Audio; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; “making of” documentary; featurette; theatrical trailer.

Being released on Blu-ray on 7/14/2015

!!!THE OUTINGTHE OUTING (1987)/THE GODSEND (1980)

First, what’s a group of frisky teens to do when they want to party and there’s no summer camp? Why, sneak into the city museum, of course! Little do they know that one among them is possessed, and “The Outing” will soon bring them into contact with the spirit of a millennia-old killer eager to add their scalps to his tally. Deborah Winters, James Huston star. Next, “The Godsend” is a scary tale about a cute little girl taken in by an English family after being abandoned by her mother. When the child’s adopted siblings begin to die mysteriously, dark suspicions fall upon her. Cyd Hayman, Malcolm Stoddard star. 180 min. total. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.

Being released on Blu-ray on 7/14/2015

!!!THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWNTHE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN (2014)

The title might be the same, but this contemporary shocker functions as a sequel to rather than a remake of the 1976 thriller about the Texas “Moonlight Murders” of the 1940s. Now, with the citizens of Texarkana marking the grisly crimes that took place in the town with an annual screening of the original cult movie classic, a hooded maniac claiming to be the original serial killer strikes new fear into the hearts of innocents. Addison Timlin, Anthony Anderson star. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 7/14/2015

!!!THE UNWANTEDTHE UNWANTED (2013)

A beautiful drifter (Christen Orr) come to a Georgia backwater to find out the truth about her mother’s disappearance falls into a sensual relationship with an emotionally damaged young waitress (Hannah Fierman). The server’s overprotective father (William Katt), though, doesn’t approve of the stranger’s attentions…and he likes the questions she’s asking even less. Southern Gothic spin on Sheridan Le Fanu’s “Carmilla” co-stars Chris Burns, Lynn Talley. 96 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; “making of” documentary; deleted scenes; theatrical trailers.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 7/14/2015

!!!THE VAMPIRE JOURNALSTHE VAMPIRE JOURNALS (1997)

Zachary, a vampire haunted by his lost humanity, seeks to destroy the bloodline of those who turned him into one of the undead. His ultimate target: the vicious vampire master Ash. But will Zachary be forced to sacrifice a beautiful musician named Sofia to gain his vengeance? Sanguinary shocker stars David Gunn, Jonathon Morris, and Kristen Cerre. 82 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; audio commentary; featurette.

Being released on Blu-ray

!!!WEREWOLF IN SLOVENIAWEREWOLF IN SLOVENIA (2015)

A film crew travels to Slovenia to investigate mysterious images captured in some shaky videotape footage. Is that a werewolf lurking in the brush? Could lycanthropy still be an affliction in the 21st century? Presented in the form of a documentary, this movie depicts how eyewitness accounts and expert analyses lend credence to the possibility that this supernatural phenomenon could be very real. 60 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 7/14/2015

!!!X-MENX-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (The Rogue Cut) (2014)

In order to prevent a future where the robotic Sentinels have nearly destroyed mutantkind, Wolverine’s (Hugh Jackman) consciousness is sent back to his younger self in 1973. Encountering that era’s Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), and Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Wolverine undertakes a desperate mission to alter history. Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen co-star in this sequel based on a two-part “The Uncanny X-Men” comic story. PG-13-rated version; 131 min./Extended cut; 148 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, DVS Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish; audio commentary; featurette; “making of” documentary; storyboards; art gallery; more.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray on 7/14/2015

Stay Bloody!!!