DVD & Blu-ray Releases: February 25, 2014

 

By: Sean Brickley

 

We have a little bit of a slower week this time around, fellow fiends.  9 movies and 5 collections.  Enjoy!

 

On a very sad side note, the movie industry lost a very funny individual this week.  Harold Ramis was more known for his comedic efforts than for anything horror oriented, but I feel that I speak for the rest of the HNN staff in saying that he was still a major factor in all of our lives.  We are all in our 30’s and 40’s now so it would be impossible for any of us to have not laughed until our sides hurt at some point in our lives due to one of Mr. Ramis’s contributions.

Rest In Peace, Mr. Ramis, and thank you for everything you’ve given to us.  – SB


 

Movies:

 

Amber Alert (2012)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Summer Bellessa, Chris Hill, Kerry Bellessa

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00GOYHR34

Synopsis:

Amber Alert presents the raw footage of a real life amber alert crisis caught on video. While filming their audition video for a popular reality television show, best friends Nate and Samantha notice several active amber alert signs. To their surprise, they recognize the car traveling in front of them as the vehicle described on the amber alert. Sam and Nate decide to follow the car, but with police slow to respond, their pursuit quickly turns into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with a murderous child rapist.


 

Dark Tourist (2012)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Michael Cudlitz, Melanie Griffith, Suri Krishnamma

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00GV8B0ZO

Synopsis:

A disturbed and troubled mans fascination with serial killers leads him on a horrific and menacing journey through his obsessive and twisted mind as he retraces their footsteps.


 

Holla II (2013)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Vanessa Bell Calloway, H.M. Coakley

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00GSMZ3DI

Synopsis:

Six years ago Monica (Kiely Williams) narrowly escaped death at the hands of her mentally ill sister. Eager to leave this trauma behind, she moves to the South with her mother, Marion (Vanessa Bell Calloway), and falls in love with the man of her dreams. On the eve of her wedding, Monica invites her friends to spend the night at Douglas Plantation, unaware that the estate is rumored to be haunted by the spirits of thirteen murdered slaves. Now, someone or something is stalking Monica and her guests, and terror awaits them at every turn…


 

Hysteria (1997)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD, Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Patrick Mcgoohan, Amanda Plummer, Rene Daalder

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B008I34YP8

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B009XY1WKQ

Synopsis:

Legendary actor Patrick McGoohan turns his famous character from The Prisoner upside down as the psychiatrist in charge of an insane asylum. He has connected his inmates into a group mind where they share each other s psychoses, dreams and sexuality with all the scary and titillating implications imaginable! Like his highly acclaimed cult classic Massacre At Central High, director Rene Daalders provocative excursion into sci fi horror filmmaking looks at first glance like a classic grindhouse movie, but it is up to much more. In addition to its operatic mayhem, Hysteria is a mind expanding reflection on individual vs. group consciousness, power, control, and freedom.


 

Memory of the Dead (2011)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Horacio Acosta, Raquel Albéniz, Valentin Javier Diment

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00GA9F1IG

Synopsis:

Argentina’s Memory of the Dead is a stylish, inventive supernatural shocker that has been an understandable hit at film festivals around the world. It’s certainly one hell of a wild ride, boasting some truly terrifying FX setpieces bathed in a cuckoo candy-colored visual palette that makes Mario Bava’s gothic classics look positively monochromatic by comparison.


 

Robocroc (2013)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Corin Nemec, Owen Davis, Arthur Sinclair

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00H4BVVSI

Synopsis:

A top secret rocket carrying a payload of nano robots crash lands shortly after takeoff into Adventure Cove, a zoo located in an unnamed American city. The bots are released and find their way into Stella, a 25 foot long crocodile. Stella, now programmed to kill, will target anything and anyone for her next meal.


 

Scarecrow (2013)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Sheldon Wilson

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00GOYHSBU

Synopsis:

An evil scarecrow scares the stuffing out of unsuspecting teens.


 

Sleepers Wake (2014)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Lionel Newton, Jay Anstey, Barry Berk

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00H47IXZQ

Synopsis:

When John Wraith regains consciousness in a hospital he learns that his wife and daughter died in a car accident because he fell asleep at the wheel. To find solace, he retreats to a remote coastal town where he comes across a troubled teenage girl, Jackie, who is struggling to come to terms with the murder of her mother. When a dangerous physical attraction develops between them, they ignore the risk of being discovered, and consummate their relationship with devastating consequences.


 

Surviving Evil (2009)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Billy Zane, Christina Cole, Terence Daw

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00GB0OXCE

Synopsis:

A television documentary crew begins shooting a jungle survival special on the remote Mayaman Island in the Philippines. Things start out casual for host Sebastian “Seb” Beazley (Billy Zane) and his team until the jungle takes a terrifying turn. With horror they discover a local legend is all too real when a mythical creature called the Aswang ultimately descends from the trees and begins stalking them through the jungle. The Aswang is a shape-shifting creature that craves human flesh, and feeds on the blood of pregnant women. The laid-back atmosphere soon gives way to sheer terror when the Aswang arrives to feed on the na‹ve newcomers and rabble-rousing crowd pleaser will be sure to have viewers cheering!


Collections:

 

Bloodsuckers Collection

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Adrian Paul, Bokeem Woodbine

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HFWETOY

Movies:

The Breed, The Cave, The Forsaken, Vampires: The Turning


 

Horror Double Feature

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Jennifer Holmes, Cameron Mitchell

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00IDB1PLQ

Movies:

The Demon, Monster of Blood


 

 

Ultimate Horror Classics

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Roger Corman, T. Hayes Hunter

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00H4Z4DIE

Movies:

The Ghoul, White Zombie, Sweeney Todd, House on Haunted Hill, Phantom Ship, King Of Zombies, Last Man On Earth, Carnival Souls, Crimes At Dark House, Mania, Svengali, Terror


 

Water Monsters

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HFWETVM

Movies:

Anaconda, Black Water, Red Water, She Creature


 

When Animals Attack

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               B.J. Britt, David Chokachi

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00HFWETFS

Movies:

Kaw, Night Wing, Bats: Human Harvest, Fatal Contact: Bird Flu In America

 

 

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