DVD & Blu-ray Releases: September 6, 2016
This week’s releases includes The Darkness, which stars Kevin Bacon, and The Neighbor, from The Collector director Marcus Dunstan. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.
Supernatural: Season 11 (DVD + Digital Offer)
Starring: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark A. Sheppard
Synopsis: Supernatural: The Complete Eleventh Season (DVD)
In the show’s tenth season, Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles) faced their most personal threat yet. The all-powerful Mark of Cain threatened to consume Dean, turning him into one of the monsters he has spent his life hunting. Meanwhile, a formidable witch, Rowena (Ruth Connell), rose to power to claim her position at the right hand of the King of Hell, Crowley (Mark A. Sheppard). Once Rowena revealed herself to be Crowley’s mother, the King was forced to choose between his family and the Winchesters – all while Sam, with the help of fallen angel Castiel (Misha Collins), Crowley and some unlikely allies, waged a desperate battle to save Dean from the Mark of Cain. Taking matters into his own hands, Dean paid a terrible price to break free of the curse, but with Death defeated and Darkness freed upon the Earth, the Winchesters will need all the help they can get.
Behind The Scenes: The Real Fans Contest, Jensen Ackles on Directing “The Bad Seed”, Hell…and other stories, The Darkness, Supernatural at Comic-Con 2015 , Audio Commentaries, Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel
The Darkness (Blu-ray + Digital HD)
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, Lucy Fry, David Mazouz, Ming-Na Wen
Synopsis: From the producers of The Purge and Insidious, comes this terrifying supernatural thriller starring Kevin Bacon (TV’s The Following) and Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill). When their young son (David Mazouz, TV’s Gotham) brings home five mystical stones he found on their family’s camping trip to the Grand Canyon, Peter (Bacon) and Bronny (Mitchell) begin to notice strange things happening in their house. Having awakened dark forces bound to the rocks, the family fights for survival as malicious demons feed off their fears and threaten to destroy them.
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Hammer Film Double Feature – Revenge of Frankenstein & The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb – BD [Blu-ray]
Starring: Peter Cushing, Eunice Gayson, Francis Matthews, Michael Gwynn
Hammer Film Double Feature – The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll & The Gorgon – BD [Blu-ray]
Starring: Paul Massie, Dawn Addams, Christopher Lee, David Kossoff, Norma Marla
Tale Of Tales [Blu-ray]
Starring: Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones
Synopsis: Sea monsters, monarchs, ogres, and sorcerers collide in this epic film from the visionary director of Gomorrah.
Based on three spellbinding stories of magic and the macabre by 17th-century folklorist Giambattista Basile, Tale of Tales unleashes a barrage of mind-bogglingly gorgeous and fantastical imagery as it brings to life the misadventures of three kings.
In the kingdom of Longtrellis, the King (John C. Reilly) and his Queen (Salma Hayek) attempt to conceive a child through very unusual means. Meanwhile, in Highhills, the none-too-bright monarch (Toby Jones) marries his daughter off to a brutal ogre while developing a strange obsession with breeding a giant flea. At the same time, the sex-obsessed ruler of Strongcliff (Vincent Cassel) is in for a shock when the woman with whom he falls in love is not quite what she seems. Overflowing with surreal, dazzling surprises, this intoxicating cinematic spectacle is a delirious excursion into the dark heart of fairy tales.
The Ones Below
Starring: Clémence Poésy, David Morrissey
Synopsis: A young affluent couple expecting their first child hits it off with the new couple that moves in downstairs, until a dinner party between them ends in a shocking accident. The new friends suddenly find themselves at odds and a reign of psychological terror begins. Starring Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter series) and David Morrissey (“The Walking Dead”).
The Dead Room [Blu-ray]
Starring: Jed Brophy, Laura Petersen
Synopsis: Step inside the Dead Room, where something sinister guards a home’s horrifying secrets. Inspired by a 1970s urban legend, this atmospheric nerve-shredder follows two scientists (Jed Brophy and Jeffrey Thomas) and a young psychic (Laura Petersen) as they travel to the countryside to investigate mysterious occurrences at a remote farmhouse. Skepticism quickly turns to terror as the researchers’ presence unsettles a seriously angry demonic presence possessing the home. Upping the white-knuckle suspense with visceral camerawork and unsettling sound design, The Dead Room creates a sense of palpable danger lurking in every corner and hallway
Night of the Living Deb
Starring: Maria Thayer, Michael Cassidy
Synopsis: After a girls’ night out, endearingly awkward Deb wakes up in the apartment of the most attractive guy in Portland, Maine. She’s thrilled, but can’t remember much of what got her there. Pretty boy Ryan only knows it was a mistake and ushers her out the door…into a full-scale zombie apocalypse. Now, a walk of shame becomes a fight for survival as the mismatched pair discovers that the only thing scarier than trusting someone with your life is trusting them with your heart.
The Neighbor [Blu-ray]
Starring: Bill Engvall, Josh Stewart, Alex Essoe
In the town of Cutter, Mississippi, most people keep to themselves. Military vet John (Josh Stewart) is working to escape his uncle’s drug running business and build a new life with his girlfriend, Rosie (Alex Essoe). But John’s plans take an abrupt turn after he returns home to find his girlfriend missing, with the only clue leading to his secretive neighbor, Troy (Bill Engvall). After sneaking onto Troy’s property, John discovers the dark truth about his neighbor, and the secrets Troy keeps in the cellar.
Starring: Lynn Csontos, Natasha Davidson, Chloe Bear
Synopsis: A young family who moves into a home with a dark and tragic history they are unaware that it used to be an orphanage and now houses the tormented spirit of a woman named Hester Corbett who killed herself in the basement. But upon their first night of moving into the home, the family soon realizes that that something supernatural might be afoot.
All Girls Weekend
Starring: Jamie Bernadette, Gema Calero, Katie Carpenter, Karishma Lakhani
Synopsis: Childhood friends try to rekindle their friendship during a weekend in the mountains. While hiking in the forest, the women get lost and start experiencing bizarre accidents. They hear about events at a burnt-down mill, which may have brought about a horrible curse. Alone and hungry, they must battle the elements, each other, and an unforeseen force that is determined to stop them from leaving.
Therapy for a Vampire
Starring: Tobias Moretti, Jeanette Hain, Cornelia Ivancan, Dominic Oley
Synopsis: Vienna, 1930. Count von Kozsnom has lost his thirst for life, and his marriage cooled centuries ago. Fortunately, Sigmund Freud is accepting new patients; the good doctor suggests the Count appease his vain wife by commissioning a portrait of her by his assistant, Viktor. But it s Viktor s headstrong girlfriend Lucy who most intrigues the Count, convinced she s the reincarnation of his one true love. Soon, the whole crowd is a hilarious mess of mistaken identities and misplaced affections in this send-up of the vampire genre, proving that 500 years of marriage is enough.
Starring: Kristen Hagen, Tara Shayne, Marty Dew, Tony Colitti, Bronwynn Dehrmann
Synopsis: Sara had a perfect life until an evil spirit was summoned from a Ouija Board that killed her son. Years later, trying to put the past behind her and begin anew, Sara is once again tormented by the evil spirit that will stop at nothing until it destroys her and everyone else in her life.
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