DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Feb 2, 2016

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Feb 2, 2016

 


 

 

Highway to Hell (1991) [Blu-ray]

Starring:  Patrick Bergin, Kristy Swanson, Chad Lowe, Pamela Gidley, Richard Farnsworth

 

Synopsis: Chad Lowe (Life Goes On) and Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) star in this horror-comedy-action-adventure as young lovers, Charlie and Rachel eloping to Las Vegas for a secret wedding. Standing in their way is Satan, who has taken a liking to the lovely Rachel and has sent his Hell Cop (C.J. Graham, Jason from Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI) to bring her down to Hell where she can satisfy his devilish lust. When Charlie follows, he’s thrust into an expected world of living satanic bikers, cannibalistic blondes and a coffee shop where the only thing living is the food. The stellar cast includes Patrick Bergin (Patriot Games), Richard Farnsworth (The Straight Story), Pamela Gidley (Cherry 2000), Kevin Peter Hall (The Predator from Predator 1 & 2), Jerry Stiller (Seinfeld) with his wife Anne Meara as Medea, his son Ben Stiller as Attila the Hun and his daughter Amy Stiller as Cleopatra… also featuring rocker Lita Ford and comedian Gilbert Gottfried as Hitler. Directed by cult director Ate de Jong (Drop Dead Fred) with a screenplay by Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential).

 

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Director Ate De Jong | Interview with SFX Make-up Artist, Steve Johnson | Animated Montage of Stills | Original Theatrical Trailer

 

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From Dusk Till Dawn: Complete Season 2 [Blu-ray]

Starring: D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza Gonzalez

 

Synopsis: In season two of the supernatural crime saga, core relationships deepen and become more complicated as everyone tries to put their lives back on track after one very insane day. Santánico and Richie (living outside of Houston) are now partners in crime, resembling a more modern version of Bonnie and Clyde; Seth and Kate are scraping by as small time criminals south of the border; and Freddie Gonzalez has an almost obsessive focus on protecting his wife and young daughter in the suburbs. Carlos Madrigal and Scott Fuller emerge from the Titty Twister, changed men. They will all come together once again this time facing off against an even bigger threat.

 

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He Never Died

Starring: Henry Rollins, Steven Ogg, Booboo Stewart

 

Synopsis: Jack (HENRY ROLLINS) is in a rut.  His existence has been whittled down to nothing.  When he finds his long lost daughter has been taken by the city’s crime syndicate, he must combat his inner demons as he goes on a bloody war path to seek revenge.

 

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Martyrs [Blu-ray]

 

Starring: Troian Bellisario, Bailey Noble

 

Synopsis: Ten-year-old Lucie flees from the isolated warehouse where she has been held prisoner. Deeply traumatized, she is plagued by awful night terrors at the orphanage that takes her in. Her only comfort comes from Anna, a girl her own age. Nearly a decade later and still haunted by demons, Lucie finally tracks down the family that tortured her. As she and Anna move closer to the agonizing truth, they find themselves trapped in a nightmare if they cannot escape, a martyr’s fate awaits them…

 

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The Lizzie Borden Chronicles: Season 1

Starring: Christina Ricci, Clea DuVall, Cole Hauser

 

Synopsis: THE LIZZIE BORDEN CHRONICLES delivers an intense and fictionalized account of actual events and people surrounding Lizzie’s life after her controversial acquittal of the horrific double murder of her father and stepmother in 1892, when the exonerated figure lives a life awash in newfound celebrity filled with scandalous love affairs. But when numerous people close to Lizzie start to mysteriously die under brutal and strange circumstances, legendary Pinkerton detective Charlie Siringo becomes determined to prove her involvement in their ultimate demise.

 

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The World of Kanako [Blu-ray]

Starring: Kôji Yakusho

 

Synopsis: An uncompromising revenge thriller of operatic scope, THE WORLD OF KANAKO is a nonstop visual and emotional assault to the senses as it follows troubled ex-detective Akikazu on the hunt for his missing teenage daughter, Kanako. What he discovers in his search is an unsettling and harrowing web of depravity surrounding both Kanako and himself. As Akizaku stumbles along a shocking trail of drugs, sex and violence, he finds himself woefully unprepared for the revelations that affect all he holds dear.

 

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Extraordinary Tales COMBO [Blu-ray]

Starring: Sir Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, Julian Sands, Roger Corman

 

Synopsis: Five of Edgar Allan Poe s best-known stories are brought to vivid life in this heart-pounding animated anthology featuring Sir Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, Julian Sands, Roger Corman and Guillermo del Toro. Murderous madmen, sinister villains and cloaked ghouls stalk the darkened corridors of Poe s imagination, as his haunting tales are given a terrifying new twist by some of the most beloved figures in horror film history.

 

From the producer of Academy Award® nominees Ernest & Celestine and Song of the Sea.

 

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Zombie Fight Club [Blu-ray]

Starring: Jessica Cambensy, Andy On

 

Synopsis: In a corner of the city, in a building riddled with crime… there is an outbreak of zombies. When one young woman (Jessica C, Double Trouble) witnesses her boyfriend falling victim to the zombie horde, she must team up with a police officer (Andy On, The Viral Factor, Special ID, Cold War) in order to stay alive and escape the building. But the once warm-hearted chemistry teacher, Wu Ming, is now the zombie leader following the chaos, which has transformed him into a cruel, vicious and formidable opponent. 

 

 

Ratcheting up the terror, an evil organization has begun pitting humans against zombies in a malicious killing game. The good side of humanity has seemingly all but vanished and a world of uncertainty awaits… 

 

 

Terence Yin (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Special ID), Michael Wong (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Firestorm, Seven Swords), Jack Kao (Shinjuku Incident, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate) and recording artist MC HotDog also star in this no-holds-barred, martial-arts-meets-walking-dead masterpiece!

 

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Uncaged

 

Starring: Ben Getz, Kyle Kirkpatrick, Zachary Weiner, Garrett Hendricks, Paulina Singer

 

Synopsis: Orphaned as a child in the wake of a grisly tragedy, Jack was raised alongside his cousin and best friend, Brandon. At age 18, however, Jack’s otherwise uneventful life takes a sinister turn when he’s suddenly plagued by a series of bizarre sleepwalking episodes. After repeatedly waking up in the woods naked with no memory of the night before, Jack straps a camera to himself to document his behavior—and discovers a shocking truth: He is the unwitting heir to a monstrous family legacy of savagery, slaughter, and unrelenting horror from which death may be the only escape!

 

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Hellions [Blu-ray]

Starring: Robert Patrick, Chloe Rose

 

Synopsis: Strange trick-or-treaters plague conflicted teenager Dora Vogel (Chloe Rose) at her isolated home on Halloween. Under siege by forces she can’t understand, Dora must defend both body and soul from relentless Hellions, dead-set on possessing something Dora will not give them. Set in a visually haunting landscape and featuring “genuine moments of spookiness”, (Filmbook) and a score that’s “fun, terrifying and inventive”, (soundonsight.org), Hellions redefines the boundaries of horror with its potent brew of Halloween iconography, teenage angst and desperate survival.

 

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The Giant Spider Invasion COMBO + CD [Blu-ray]

Starring: Steve Brodie, Barbara Hale, Robert Easton, Leslie Parrish, Alan Hale Jr.

 

Synopsis: In this hilariously cheesy throwback to the giant-monster flicks craze of the 50s, giant spiders from outer space begin to invade Earth, when a huge black hole appears in a farmer s field outside a small town in Wisconsin. A NASA scientist deduces the invasion is the result of some sort of intergalactic gateway, as he devises a plan to stop the huge, hairy, creeping crawlers from devouring the local population.

 

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All Hallows’ Eve 2

Starring: Andrea Monier, Damien Monier

 

Synopsis: Alone on Halloween, a young woman finds a mysterious VHS tape on her doorstep—a tape that shows a series of gruesome and ghastly tales that appear to be all too real. But these terrifying glimpses of damned souls are not the only horrors that stalk her. A sinister, pumpkin-faced killer is using the videotape as a portal into our reality; and if he makes it through, this twisted trickster seeks only one “treat”: blood.

 

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Julia

Starring: Ashley C. Williams, Tahyna Tozzi, Jack Noseworthy

 

Synopsis: After suffering a brutal trauma, Julia Shames falls prey to an unorthodox form of therapy to restore herself. The film follows Julia as she awakens to her own true and holy violent nature, ultimately setting off to exact revenge on her attackers, the one thing her therapist forbade.

 

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Visions

Starring: Isla Fisher, Anson Mount, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Parsons, Joanna Cassidy

 

Synopsis: Leaving her hectic city lifestyle behind, young mother-to-be Eveleigh joins her husband David at their beautiful new vineyard home only to be plagued by terrifying noises and visions of a sinister hooded figure. No one else hears or sees these hallucinations, not even David, who grows increasingly worried about his wife’s well-being. Desperate to prove her sanity, Eveleigh hunts down a local medium who reveals the haunted history of the vineyard in which she now resides. As she desperately pieces together past events to keep a future horror from occurring, Eveleigh uncovers a dark conspiracy that puts her life and the life of her unborn child at risk.

 

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Night of the Wild

Starring: Rob Morrow, Kelly Rutherford, Tristin Mays, Jill Zarin

 

Synopsis: When a large meteor crashes into a quiet town, pet dogs become mysteriously aggressive – attacking and killing the residents. Now the citizens are forced to fight back against their once beloved companions.

 

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Anger of the Dead

Starring: Roberta Sparta, Aaron Stielstra, Marius Bizau, Desiree Giorgetti

 

Synopsis: Alice and Nicholas survived an epidemic that ravaged the world, now only inhabited by the undead. But the nightmare is not over; as they try to avoid the hordes of zombies, a new predator is coming through the darkness. As they search for other survivors and a safe place to begin a new life, the constant threat of death looms in the air and around every corner, death awaits.

 

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Bone Garden

Starring: Ron Millkie, Paul Kratka

 

Synopsis: Alice Hardy has the “perfect” life. The “perfect” friends and the “perfect” husband. But, everything “perfect” starts to unravel when mysterious neighbors move in right next door.

 

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The Piper

 

Starring: Ryu Seung-ryong, Lee Joon, Lee Sung-min, Chun Woo-hee

 

Synopsis: A gruesome retelling of the legendary Brothers Grimm classic! After the Korean War a flute-playing wanderer and his son arrives to a peaceful and remote village where he makes a deal to the chief to eradicate the uncontrollable rat infestation. Using his mystical flute he wipes the rats away from the village only to be paid with greed, corruption and betrayal while losing the ones he loves. Vowing for revenge he soon changes his tune and uses his magical flute to settle a score that will clean the land of filth once and for all!

 

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Rough Cut

Starring: Mike Daffau

 

Synopsis: An Independent film director on the edge loses his funding and his marriage. In order to fulfill his destiny with no budget, he must set the scenes and abduct his cast. Film director or homicidal maniac? Castings open and he is the man to get you into the final cut!

 

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Infected/State of Emergency Double Feature

Starring: Luke Hobson, Nicky Paul Barton, Roger Fowler, Samuel Hogarth, David Wayman

 

Synopsis: INFECTED (2015,NR, 120 Mins) An average day in a quiet suburb becomes ground zero for the end of the world that we knew. When a fast-spreading global pandemic turns ordinary people into flesh-eating monsters, a handful of terrified survivors and the remnants of an army squad find refuge in an elementary school turned emergency shelter. With the hordes of walking dead trying to get in, scarce weapons and a dwindling food supply, the embattled refugees begin to turn on each other. As they slowly perish, they desperately attempt to escape and determine if they are the last uninfected humans left on Earth.

 

STATE OF EMERGENCY (2013, NR, 90 Mins) After an explosion unleashes the contents of a military bio-weapons plant, the unsuspecting populace is transformed into a roaming army of flesh-eating zombies. Trapped in the quarantine zone, Jim (Jay Hayden, A Warrior’s Heart) finds himself cut off, confused and fighting for his own survival. Contacted by a small band of others unaffected by the toxins, Jim sets out to reach their besieged warehouse. Becoming the group’s de-facto leader, he struggles to keep order as they hunker down, fortify their stronghold and arm themselves against the attacking mutants. Fragmentary radio reports from outside hint at a last-ditch government rescue plan. But can the survivors hold out until help arrives… or will they succumb to the living hell of an undead apocalypse?

 

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Haunting of Ellie Rose

Starring: Paul Atherton, Tom George, Jeremy Sheldon, Andy Thompson, Craig Tuohy

 

Synopsis: Torn apart from years in an abusive marriage, an emotionally unstable Ellie Rose arrives alone at her family’s cabin which stands by itself along a broken East Coast shoreline. The cabin, unused for years, still holds haunting memories of Ellie’s shattered past and murdered family. Plagued by nightmares of her childhood and ghosts of her past, Ellie anxiously prepares for an unwelcome visit from her ex-husband. Before long, Ellie’s nightmares turn into reality and she begins to spiral out of control until finally the waiting is over… Ellie must confront her fears, her family’s death and the truth once and for all.

 

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Lynn Sorel
Staff Writer at Horror News Network

Lynn Sorel has been writing for Horror News Network since September 2014. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @gothicmermaid13. Read her full bio on our About Us page.


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