Entries by Lynn Sorel

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: November 15, 2016

This week’s tiny selection of releases includes a Collector’s Edition of David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers.
You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.

Bachelor Games

Starring: Jack Gordon as Henry, Charlie Bewley as Leon, Obi Abili as Max, Jack Doolan as Terence, Mike Noble as Roy

Synopsis: The best man usually has a few tricks up his sleeve for the bachelor party, but in Bachelor Games, the groom has a deadly one of his own.  Henry is getting married.  So he rallies together his best man Leon, and his buddies Terence and Roy to head deep into the mountains of Argentina for an epic bachelor party trip.  At their hotel in a remote village, they are surprised when Max, one of Henry’s oldest friends, shows up unexpectedly.  The guys drink heavily and get down to the usual bachelor party business. Everyone seems to be having a good time, except for a few nasty outbursts from Max, who seems a bit unhinged.   The next day, despite warnings from locals about a spirit protecting the mountain, the guys set off hiking. Shortly into the hike that nobody but Henry really wants to be on, tempers fray, old feuds reemerge, and Terence storms off.  When the guys find his bloody shirt, they fear the worst. What actually happens is more terrifying than anyone — even Henry —could have imagined. read more read more

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: November 8, 2016

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: November 8, 2016

This week’s releases includes a Arrow Video’s The Initiation, The Hospital 2 (starring Debbie Rochon), a collector’s edition of Bubba Ho-Tep, and American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.

Bubba Ho-Tep [Collector’s Edition] [Blu-ray]

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis

Synopsis: Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness) “gives his greatest and most entertaining performance to date”, (Premiere) as an aging and cantankerous “Elvis”, in this “zinger-filled crowd-pleaser”, (The Hollywood Reporter) from writer-director Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, John Dies At The End)! When mysterious deaths plague a Texas retirement home, it’s up to its most sequined senior citizen to take on a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy with a penchant for cowboy boots, bathroom graffiti and sucking the souls from the barely living! read more read more

Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories – Review

Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories – Review

By Lynn Sorel

Rating: 8 out of 10

Synopsis: “A couple plans to purchase an old home, but would like one last tour before the closing.    They’re guided around the estate by a creepy realtor that may have more in store than they bargained for.    Searching floor by floor, they begin to discover the remnants of its sordid and terrifying past… A popular 80’s franchise gets a modern upgrade, but at what price? On Halloween night a teen left home alone    meets a trick or treater that wants more than just candy. A door to door insurance salesman makes a Thanksgiving house call with monstrous consequences. Andrew and Sara are happily married and plan on spending some quality time together, but something sinister has other plans for their evening. Carol’s Christmas Eve turns into a fight for survival when a vengeful stranger isn’t feeling the holiday spirit. Lastly,  a birthday party turns bloody when some unexpected guests drop by at the wrong time. Seven interwoven tales of terror, how many stories does your house have?” read more read more

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: November 1, 2016

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: November 1, 2016

This week’s releases includes The Walking Dead: Season 6 Limited Edition, Daylight’s End (starring horror veteran Lance Henriksen), along with the IFC Midnight release Carnage Park. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.

The Walking Dead: Season 6 Limited Edition [Blu-ray]

Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Synopsis: Season Six starts with Alexandria’s safety shattered by multiple threats. To make it, the people of Alexandria will need to catch up with our survivors hardness while many of Rick’s people will need to take a step back from the violence and pragmatism they’ve needed to embrace. These reversals won’t happen easily, or without conflict. read more read more

Trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s Split Released

A trailer for the upcoming M. Night Shyamalan thriller Split has been released. The film stars James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula and Haley Lu Richardson. Shyamalan teams up with his production partner on the The Visit Jason Blum. The film is said to return to Shyamalan’s roots, in the vein of The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs, with an original story that “delves into the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured, gifted mind.” read more

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: October 25, 2016

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: October 25, 2016

This week’s releases includes the James Wan’s produced Lights Out, Shout Factory’s Collector’s Edition of William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist III and a 17-Disc Limited Edition Box Set of The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.

Lights Out

Starring:  Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander Dipersia, Billy Burke, Maria Bello read more

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: October 18, 2016

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: October 18, 2016

This week’s releases includes Bates Motel: Season 4, a special Limited Collection Edition Waxworks Compilation, along with several new blu-ray editions of older horror films, including Child’s Play, Salem’s Lot and Bride of Re-Animator. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.

Bates Motel: Season Four

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore

Synopsis: As Norman (Freddie Highmore) continues to spiral out of control, Norma’s (Vera Farmiga) desperation to help her son amplifies. Growing increasingly fearful of him, Norma goes to great lengths to find Norman the professional help he needs. This further complicates their once unbreakable trust while Norman struggles to maintain his grip on reality. As Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) finds himself drawn back into their lives, he must ask himself just how much further he is willing to go to protect Norma. Watch all 10 spine-chilling episodes back-to-back and uninterrupted in Bates Motel Season Four. read more read more

Syfy’s Van Helsing Renewed for Second Season

Only four episodes of Van Helsing have run, and Syfy has decided to renew the series for a second season according to Deadline. The second season, which will be thirteen episodes, is expected to start production in January 2017.  Showrunner Neil Labute said, “We have a wonderful and terrifying road ahead planned for Vanessa, her allies and her enemies. I think this is a world and a story that can be sustained for many years and I am inspired to do so thanks to Syfy’s obvious trust and commitment in the storytellers, cast and crew.” read more read more

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: October 11, 2016

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: October 11, 2016

This week’s releases includes Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, Bart Mastronardi & Alan Rowe Kelly’s Tales of Poe, Hannibal: The Complete Series Collection Season 1-3, and Bitten Complete Series Set. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.

Ghostbusters

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Cecily Strong

Synopsis: Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return with Director Paul Feig’s unique and hilarious take on the classic, supernatural comedy, led by the freshest minds in comedy today, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. Together they team-up to save Manhattan from a sudden invasion of spirits, spooks and slime that engulfs the city. Robert Abele of TheWrap says, “This new A-team of ghostbusters are fresh and funny.” read more read more

New Trailer for Underworld: Blood Wars

A new trailer for the upcoming Underworld: Blood Wars, starring Kate Beckinsale, shows us just how far Selene will got to try to win the war that has plagued her kind for so long. Theo James and Charles Dance co-star.

The synopsis for the new film reads, “The next installment in the blockbuster franchise follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice. ” read more read more