DVD & Blu-ray Releases For August 20th, 2013

By: Sean Brickley


This week brings with it 35 new horror releases on DVD and Blu-ray, including:
26 Movies
1 TV Series
8 Collections


Movies:


Abduction (2009)

Format(s): Blu-ray
Notable Names: Robert Lombardi, Damien Coletti, John Orrichio
Synopsis: The town of Process is located somewhere in rural New Jersey, although it doesn’t show up on any modern map. It s a nice place to visit, unless you are a young, healthy and beautiful woman! The town has a very lucrative underground business specializing in selling organs for transplant and babies for adoption.
Link: http://amzn.com/B00EB14DD4

Aegri Somnia (2008)

Format(s): Blu-ray
Notable Names: Tyhr Tubiak, Daryl Dorge, James Rewucki
Synopsis: Edgar is living in the shadow of his wife's sudden death. Haunted by vivid hallucinations and a faceless city threatening to swallow him whole, Edgar's world begins to unravel as his nightmares become a reality and Edgar is left with a choice: prison or paradise.
Link: http://amzn.com/B00EB14DDE

Alyce Kills (2011)

Format(s): DVD
Notable Names: Jade Dornfeld, James Duval, Jay Lee
Synopsis: A young woman struggles to keep it together after tragically killing her best friend. Haunted by guilt she begins to unravel; losing sleep, losing her job and eventually her sanity. When she finally decides to take control, she unleashes enough horror and chaos to satisfy any gorehound.
Link: http://amzn.com/B00CS7PKN0


An American Ghost Story (2012)

Format(s): DVD
Notable Names: Stephen Twardokus, Liesel Kopp, Derek Cole
Synopsis: Paul Anderson (Stephen Twardokus) and his girlfriend Stella (Liesel Kopp) move into a house that is well known for being haunted. Paul, a struggling writer plans to write his first novel about his experiences with the paranormal. What starts out as a fun and exciting adventure, soon takes a very dangerous turn. They quickly realize some things are better left alone, and what you can't see, can hurt you.
Link: http://amzn.com/B00D8MWW26

The Awful Dr. Orlof: Remastered Edition (1962)

Format(s): DVD, Blu-ray
Notable Names: Howard Vernon, Diana Lorys, Jess Franco
Synopsis: When beautiful music hall entertainers begin to disappear under mysterious circumstances, Inspector Tanner is summoned to investigate. His resourceful fiancee decides to help him by going undercover as a cabaret singer, and succeeds all too well, attracting the attention of the diabolical Dr. Orlof, who, with his blind henchman Morpho, is using the skin of slain women to restore the beauty of his disfigured sister, Melissa!
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00CU00JWM
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00CU00JJA


Basement (2009)

Format(s): DVD
Notable Names: Kelli Miller, Joe McClean, Helene Taylor, Frances Hanlon Sacha Chavez
Synopsis: 30-year-old medical student Roger is engulfed in a lonely paradox. He is searching for answers regarding family tragedies that have been unresolved. Roger lost his sister Alice when he was 9 years old. Frequent fond memories and dreams portray the unique bond they once shared. These are reminders of the love and security he lacks and craves. Shortly after discovering his mother is in a state of comatose, Roger quits school and re-establishes himself in Hoboken, New Jersey. The added responsibilities of paying his mothers medical bills and helping maintain his father’s coffee shop, changes Rogers life dramatically.
Link: http://amzn.com/B00C6WHQMA


Castle Freak (1995)

Format(s): DVD
Notable Names: Barbra Crampton, Jonathan Fuller Jeffrey Combs
Synopsis: Stuart Gordon takes you on a pulse pounding rollercoaster ride in Castle Freak. one of the most macabre thrillers you'll ever experience. John Reilly (Jeffrey Combs, Re-Animator), Susan (Barbara Crampton, Young & The Restless) and their daughter come face to face with terror when they travel to Italy to move into a castle they have inherited. They soon discover it is haunted by a relentless blood- thirsty creature. When mutilated bodies start turning up, John must uncover the Reilly family's dark secret to save his wife and child from the sadistic being.
Link: http://amzn.com/B00BMUL6J6


Devil’s Farm

Format(s): DVD
Notable Names: Various
Synopsis: Stories of unexplained disappearances out at the old Ash Farm drew the curiosity of Paul who took up the challenge of camping out there with four of his friends to documentary to see if there was any truth to the rumors of Devil worshipers conducting rituals on humans. The campers head out to Ash Farm but what seems to be a quiet weekend soon takes a horrifying turn for the worse.
Link: http://amzn.com/B00CIOG18Q


Evidence (2012)

Format(s): DVD, Blu-ray
Notable Names: Stephen Moyer, Radha Mitchell, Olatunde Osunsanmi
Synopsis: Detectives Burquez (Radha Mitchell, Silent Hill) and Reese (Stephen Moyer, True Blood) are desperately hunting for answers as to why five people were brutally murdered at an abandoned gas station in the middle of the desert. The only evidence they have is captured video footage found on the victims’ cameras and cell phones. As the mystery unfolds, it becomes chillingly clear that the killer is taunting the investigators, and the only way to end this bloody reign of terror is to decipher the deadly puzzle before he kills again.
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00CX7EMM0
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00CX7EKM2

Fear The Forest (2009)

Format(s): DVD
Notable Names: Anna Kendrick, Matthew Bora
Synopsis: A group of friends go deep inside the woods in search of the legendary big foot monster.
Link: http://amzn.com/B00CIOFW2C

 

Naked Nerve Endings (2012)

Format(s): DVD
Notable Names: Steven Dean Davis, Austin Vaccaro, Joe Duffy Joe Turk
Synopsis: A drum circle meets a pyramid scheme.
Link: http://amzn.com/B00CIOFXCG


Nightmares Come At Night: Remastered Edition (1970)

Format(s): DVD, Blu-ray
Notable Names: Diana Lorys, Paul Muller, Jess Franco
Synopsis: A Zagreb nightclub dancer, Cincia, moves in with Anne, a beautiful exotic dancer, and the two commence an odd, but erotic, relationship. The peace breaks, however, when Anne begins to have nightmarish visions of gory crimes – starring herself as the perpetrator. When reality and fantasy blur, Anne begins to wonder if she's only dreaming the terror.
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00CU00JDG
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00CU00JLS


No One Lives (2012)

HNN Review: http://www.horrornewsnetwork.net/news-08-19-2013-8385-No_One_Lives_Review_by_Blood_E_Bastard.html

Format(s): DVD, Blu-ray, Combo
Notable Names: Luke Evans, Brodus Clay, Ryûhei Kitamura
Synopsis: A ruthless criminal gang takes a young couple hostage and goes to ground in an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere. When the captive girl is killed, the tables are unexpectedly turned. The gang finds itself outsmarted by an urbane and seasoned killer determined to ensure that no one lives.
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00D3LA6M0
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00D3LA7L0


Nobody Can Cool (2013)

Format(s): DVD
Notable Names: Catherine Annette, Nick Principe, Dpyx
Synopsis: An uncomfortable evening among strangers turns ominous when a young couple on a weekend getaway inadvertently intrude on a criminal couple's hideout.
Link: http://amzn.com/B00D6ZDM1A


The Pit & The Pendulum (1991)

Format(s): Blu-ray
Notable Names: Rona De Ricci, Jonathan Fuller, Jeffrey Combs, Tom Towels, Stephen Lee, Frances Bay
Synopsis: In the quest to save souls, the Spanish Inquisition will stop at nothing and knows no boundaries for its evil. Under the direction of Torquemada (Lance Henriksen, Alien, Pumpkinhead, Millennium) the Grand Inquisitor of Spain, a young baker's wife, Maria (Rona De Ricci) is falsely accused of witchcraft and dragged before the inquisition and the Cardinal (Oliver Reed, Gladiator, Three Musketeers). Torquemada is enchanted by Maria's beauty and subjects her and her husband Antonio (Jonathan Fuller, Castle Freak) to heinous tortures hoping to prove that his own desires for her are a result of her magic, and that she has "bewitched him". With the help of Esmerelda, Maria's cellmate and confessed witch, Maria must find the power to save her husband Antonio from Torquemada's ultimate machine of torture: the inevitable, razor sharp Pendulum poised over the inescapable pit of hell.
Link: http://amzn.com/B00BMUL4NO


Porn Shoot Massacre: Unrated Edition (2009)

Format(s): DVD
Notable Names: Kasey Poteet, Shelly Martinez
Synopsis: A group of sexy women who think they are reporting to the set of a porn film get the shock of their lives when they discover they've been tricked into appearing in a horror movie — where they will be the real-life victims.
Link: http://amzn.com/B00D3LA7M4

Race War (2012)

Format(s): DVD
Notable Names: Jamelle Kent, Danny McCarty, Joe Grisaffi Howard Calvert
Synopsis: Get Ready For War! Nobody sells their junk in crack dealer Baking Soda's territory – not even neo-nazis from outer space! Get mad, arm up, and start a Race War! This is Tom Martino's feature film based on his Alamo Drafthouse-winning grindhouse trailer, and unlike any blaxploitation movie you've ever seen.
Link: http://amzn.com/B00CIOFYWU


Raymond Did It (2013)

Format(s): Blu-ray
Notable Names: Lindsay Felton, Elissa Dowling, Travis Legge
Synopsis: Mentally challenged Raymond Rourke gets blamed and framed by several kids after they accidentally kill his younger brother Bryce. Six years later, Raymond escapes from the state mental hospital he's been locked up in so he can exact a harsh revenge on the folks who killed his brother and set him up.
Link: http://amzn.com/B00EB14DCA


Scary Movie 5 (2012)

Format(s): DVD, Blu-ray, Combo
Notable Names: Simon Rex, Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Malcolm D. Lee
Synopsis: Home with their newly-formed family, happy parents Dan and Jody are haunted by sinister, paranormal activities — disrupting new mama Jody's dancing aspirations in the ''Swan Lake'' ballet and threatening Dan's rise as an ape researcher. Determined to expel the insidious force, they install security cameras and discover their family is being stalked by an evil dead demon! The latest installment of the Scary Movie franchise includes hilarious, non-stop send ups of some of the biggest recent cinematic hits and pop culture, featuring Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Snoop Dogg, Katt Williams, Katrina Bowden, Kate Walsh, Heather Locklear and Mike Tyson.
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00CAATSME
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00CAAU39G

Skull Forest (2012)

Format(s): DVD
Notable Names: Sara Brooks, Pamela Sutch, Lisa Neeld
Synopsis: A girl's camping weekend for four friends quickly turns to a terror hell ride like no otherwhen they encounter a stranger in the woods and are in turn forced to fight for their lives. Starring Playboy Centerfold Lisa Neeld (star of CW Network show Lisa Neeld's VIP Style) and introducing Sara Brooks (WWE Diva Search top 50 Finalist).
Link: http://amzn.com/B00CIOG4RY


Stricken (2010)

Format(s): Blu-ray
Notable Names: David Fine, Brett Gipson, Matthew Sconce
Synopsis: After her mother's death and her father's brutal suicide, 25 year old Sarah Black fears she is losing her grip on reality. She is haunted by nightmares and terrifying visions, and she can't shake the feeling that something evil about to find her. When people she cares about start to die, Sarah believes she may be next. Detective Scott Aro has been investigating a string of murders for 10 years, but nothing he has seen can prepare him for what lies ahead. As hope seems lost, the two must face the evil that has been unleashed and battle to stay alive as they discover that some things won't stay dead. It waits in the dark.
Link: http://amzn.com/B00EB1SJSY

Termite: The Walls Have Eyes (2011)

Format(s): Blu-ray
Notable Names: John Walcutt, Paul J. Ballin, John Walcutt
Synopsis: A troubled young girl gets a job at a modeling school where she is tortured by the voices in her head and the sounds in the walls.
Link: http://amzn.com/B00EB14DCK


Totem & Taboo (2011)

Format(s): Blu-ray
Notable Names: Jesse Cox, Samuel Dube, John Winston Rainey
Synopsis: Totem and Taboo is a story about a hunter who suffers from paranoia and hallucinations after hiding the accidental murder of an old hermit. This prevents him from keeping his passions repressed and makes him turns against his wife and daughter. It's The Shining meets Jacob's Ladder.
Link: http://amzn.com/B00EB1SJUM

The Unseen (1981)

Format(s): DVD, Blu-ray
Notable Names: Barbara Bach, Stephen Furst, Danny Steinmann
Synopsis: A TV reporter (Barbara Bach) and two friends head to Solvang, California, to cover a Danish festival. When a mix-up at the hotel leaves them stranded without hotel rooms, the girls accept the invitation of a friendly museum owner to board at his farmhouse. But what the women don't know is that something is living in the basement of that farmhouse. Something unspeakable. And their stay soon becomes a horrific nightmare when they encounter the "unseen".
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00DELKA66
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00DELK9Z8


Vampire (2011)

Format(s): DVD
Notable Names: Kevin Zegers, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Shunji Iwai
Synopsis: On the surface, Simon is a dedicated teacher, living a normal life. But he has a dark secret – He is a vampire, compelled to drink human blood in order to survive. Using online chat rooms as his hunting grounds, he searches for suicidal young women who satisfy his hunger and ensure his survival.
Link: http://amzn.com/B00DCRE2IY


A Virgin Among The Living Dead: Remastered Edition (1973)

Format(s): DVD, Blu-ray
Notable Names: Cristine von Blanc, Britt Nickols, Jess Franco
Synopsis: After losing her mother at an early age and being raised at a boarding school, Cristina Reiner is notified of her father's death and summoned to Monserrat Mansion for the reading of his will. Other members of her strange, accursed family are found there awaiting the imminent demise of Cristina's ailing stepmother, whom she has never met. When Death finally visits the castle in the person of an elegantly attired Queen of Darkness, Cristina is approached by the ghost of her father, who advises her to flee the castle and her cold-skinned, bloodthirsty relatives. But is it already too late? Find out if you dare in cult director Jess Franco's legendary cult classic.
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00CU00J8Q
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00CU00J9K


Wither (2012)

Format(s): DVD
Notable Names: Patrik Almkvist, Jessica Blomkvist, Sonny Laguna
Synopsis: This Swedish homage to Sam Raimi's original Evil Dead (1982) is a bloody, scary tale of demonic possession. A group of naive young people find their carefree weekend in an isolated country house unhinged when one of them accidentally unleashes a mysterious and murderous creature trapped in the basement. As the demon begins to attack the couples, the blood-dredged body count mounts and with it, more creatures out for a taste of human flesh, freshly killed. The dazed young men and women soon mount their own desperate counter-attack, an attack that includes decapitations, dismemberment, spurting blood, flailing axes and the kind of gore one does associate with Swedish cinema!
Link: http://amzn.com/B00CU00JTU

 


Television:


Being Human Season 5 (2013)

Format(s): DVD, Blu-ray
Notable Names: Various
Synopsis: Hal, Tom and Alex are three housemates with some serious issues on their hands, and they’re not just about household chores. Hal (Damien Molony) is a 500 year-old vampire, Tom (Michael Socha) is a hardened werewolf and Alex (Kate Bracken) has recently had the misfortune of becoming a ghost. But threat lurks around every corner. There is the volatile and deluded Crumb (Colin Hoult) – a newly recruited vampire, and the sinister Mr Rook (Steven Robertson) – head of a secret government department. With bills to be paid, our heroes take jobs in Barry’s kitschest hotel, but alongside the flock wallpaper and the cocktail umbrellas dwells an evil greater than anything faced before. On the face of it, Captain Hatch (Phil Davis) is just another foul-mouthed decrepit old man but he hides a dark secret that threatens not only our heroes’ friendships but the entire world.
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00CDAG0WW
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00CDAG37O

 


Collections:


15 Horror Movies Volume 2 (Gift Box)

Format(s): DVD
Films: Night Of The Blood Feast, Night Fright, The Last Woman On Earth, Horror Express, Die Sister Die!, Cat O’ Nine Tails, Good Against Evil, Invasion Of The Bee Girls, Memorial Valley Massacre, Messiah Of Evil, Snake People, The Terror
Link: http://amzn.com/B00EJUXOCI

American Horror Stories: 12 Movie Collection

Format(s): DVD
Films: Nightmare Castle, Point Of Terror, Horror Express, Don’t Answer the Phone, Bloody Pit of Horror, A Bucket of Blood, Don’t Look in the Basement, Driller Killer, Drive-In Massacre, Silent Night Bloody Night, House On Haunted Hill, The Little Shop Of Horrors
Link: http://amzn.com/B00DJ44MRG

Best Of The Worst: 12 Horror Movie Collection

Format(s): DVD
Films: The Ape Man, “Manos” The Hands Of Fate, The Terror, Unknown World, The Amazing Transparent Man, Track Of The Moon Beast, The Beast Of Yucca Flats, The Atomic Brain, On The Mesa Of Lost Women, The Incredible Petrified World, Dementia 13
Link: http://amzn.com/B00DJ44NUW

Freakshow Cinema: 12 Movie Set

Format(s): DVD
Films: Tales of the Dead: Grim Stories of Curses Horror and Gore, Zombie Genocide: Legion of the Damned, The Curse of Blanchard Hill, Idol of Evil: Hell Is Forever, Below Ground: Demon Holocaust, Order Of One: Kung Fu Killing Spree, Cold Creepy Feeling: Paranormal Exorcism, Indemnity: Rage Of A Jealous Vampire, Glitter Goddess: Queen Of The Sunset Strip, Dark Measures: Gang Warfare, By the Devils Hands: The 666 Killer, Tuck Bushman and the Legend of Piddledown Dale
Link: http://amzn.com/B00DN3U6QO

Subspecies: The DVD Collection

Format(s): DVD
Films: Subspecies, Bloodstone: Subspecies II, Bloodlust: Subspecies III
Link: http://amzn.com/B00CS3P926

Taboo Tales: 12 Movie Collection

Format(s): DVD
Films: Reefer Madness, Delinquent Daughters, The Cocaine Fields, Chained For Life, The Terror Of Tiny Town, The Wild And Wicked, Test Tube Babies, Mad Youth, The Marijuana Menace, Sex Madness, Gambling With Souls, She Shoulda Said No!
Link: http://amzn.com/B00DJ44NH0

X-Ray/Schizoid Double Feature

Format(s): Blu-ray, Combo
Films: X-Ray, Schizoid
Link: http://amzn.com/B00CPTUNUG

Zombies Unbrained: 12 Film Flesh Fest

Format(s): DVD
Films: Carnival of Souls, Dead Men Walk, Horror of the Zombies, House of the Living Dead, King of the Zombies, Mutant, Night of the Living Dead, Oasis of the Zombies, The Snake People, Teenage Zombies, White Zombie
Link: http://amzn.com/B00DJ44LI6

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