DVD & Blu-ray Releases For October 15th, 2013

by: Sean Brickley

 

This week brings with it 38 new horror releases on DVD and Blu-ray, including:

33 Movies, 5 Collections


Movies:

 

Abducted (2013)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Trevor Morgan, Ross Thomas

DVD  Link:                           http://amzn.com/B00DW5IKJ8

Synopsis:

Dave (Trevor Morgan) and Jessica (Tessa Ferrer), along with three other couples, are kidnapped by masked abductors in Griffith Park. Locked in a dark cell and sedated by gas, they are subjected to bizarre medical experiments and horrific physiological torture. After weeks of captivity, they make one final attempt to break free…only to discover the world they know will never be the same.


Babysitter Massacre (2013)

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Marylee Osborne, Haley Madison, Erin R. Ryan

DVD  Link:                           http://amzn.com/B00DNJ957Y

Synopsis:

Years ago on Halloween night, a group of childhood friends watched in horror as a member of their Babysitter’s Club was abducted by a masked stranger. Now, haunted by their tragic past, the young women plan a bittersweet reunion before heading off to college. But on that night, a sinister guest brings chaos and fear as one-by-one the women are stalked, mutilated and murdered…is the killer a specter from the past, or is there a new Babysitter Club Killer? Chocked full of nudity, dark humor and a gratuitous body count make Babysitter Massacre a must-see micro-budget ’80s horror-homage. Directed by Henrique Couto (Faces of Schlock, Bleeding Through).

 

Bad Reception (2009)

 

 

Format:                                DVD

Notable Names:               Ashley Trevathan, Theo Caesar, Lee Whitaker, Lily Hidalgo, Yuri Lowenthal, Randy Brown

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00C6WHP58

Synopsis:                            

Heading for a new life in the big city, writer Ben Anderson (Randy Brown), thinks his luck has changed when he finds a new TV by the side of a desert road. At a house-warming party in his new apartment, Ben finds out the TV doesn’t seem to work, much to the amusement of his friends. And then it begins… In the dead of night, the TV begins to work, showing images of a fanatical priest (Michael Sorich) hell-bent on redeeming the souls of “Sinners.” Everyone who appears before the TV is to be judged. Commit a sin-and be punished. Nowhere is safe from the TV’s wrath. Pride, Lust, Anger, Envy, Greed, Gluttony and Sloth are now truly the seven Deadly sins.


Birdemic 2: The Resurrection (2013)

 

 

Format:                                DVD

Notable Names:               Thomas Favaloro, Whitney Moore, Chelsea Turnbo, Carrie Stevens, Alan Bagh

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00DNJ95S8

Synopsis:                                            

A flock of eagles and vultures wreak havoc amidst blossoming romance in Hollywood, California, leaving bloodshed and destruction wherever they hover. The story features original ”Birdemic” survivors Rod and Nathalie, who are joined by new friends – struggling filmmaker Bill, aspiring actress Gloria and several other Angelenos they encounter as they battle angry birds and a host of new enemies.


Black Sabbath (1963)

 

 

Format:                                DVD

Notable Names:               Michèle Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Mark Damon, Boris Karloff

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00AGKH714

Synopsis:                                            

A story that goes beyond the boundaries of the Supernatural to the half-world of the living dead. Where a woman’s soul inhabits a fly’s body, where Vengeance is only a voice and where vampires suck only the blood of those they love dearest. Not Since Frankenstein Have You Seen Such Horror!

 

Blitzkrieg: Escape From Stalag 69 (2008)

 

 

Format:                                DVD/VHS Combo

Notable Names:               Charles Esser, Paul Richici, Tatyana Kot

DVD/VHS Link:                  http://amzn.com/B00DNJ9646

Synopsis:                                            

Keith Crocker’s classic throwback to Nazisploitation film Blitzkrieg is now available in this limited edition VHS/DVD combo pack – featuring the limited edition VHS version of the film and the special edition DVD.

 

Blood Moon Rising: Lucy’s Revenge (2009)

 

 

Format:                                DVD, Blu-ray

Notable Names:              

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00DNJ96V4

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00F68065A

Synopsis:                                            

It’s up to a hippie chick, Sadie Hawkins, and a comic book-reading soda Jerk, Darrel Lee, to save the world, but not without a little help from a group of indie film rejects shooting a zombie film in an old west ghost town. Set in 1969, an ancient curse has spilled over into the world of the living, with werewolves, vampires, zombies, and bucket-loads of blood.


The Bloody Ape (1997)

 

 

Format:                                DVD/VHS Combo

Notable Names:              

DVD/VHS Link:                  http://amzn.com/B00DNJ99V6

Synopsis:                                            

The Grindhouse throwback The Bloody Ape is now available in this limited edition VHS/ DVD combo. Includes the limited VHS release of the movie and the Special Edition DVD.

 

Cannibal Diner (2012)

 

 

Format:                                DVD

Notable Names:               Kristiana Rohder, Lara Baum, Indira Madison, Alexandra Jordan, Alexandra Lesch

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00DNJ99S4

Synopsis:                            

Kati is a young model on her way to a birthday party for her little sister Celine. Tanja, Kati’s best friend, and other friends want to celebrate and camp near the woods. While preparing the party, the girls get attacked by strangers. Kati, still on the way to the camping place, loses her way in the woods and is led on to the wrong track by a vagabond. When her car is stolen afterwards, Kati finds herself lost in the deep forest and arrives at an old factory, where a clan of cannibals is already preparing their feast’s main course – Kati’s friends. German with English Subtitles.


Crossland (2013)

 

 

Format:                                DVD

Notable Names:              

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00DY9FDR4

Synopsis:                                            

A jogger named Jason trespasses into private property in the countryside. He is running through the forest as a huge log falls directly in front of him. He looks up and wonders how this could have happened. There is no explanation for it and he continues to jog, cautiously. Another log falls behind him. He begins to panic. He can hear bushes rustling in the distance. He stops to listen. The rustling gets louder, closer. He runs off dropping his water bottle. He exits the forest into a cornfield. He catches his breath. Suddenly, another jogger named Nicole rushes out to join him. They observe each other curiously. They establish that something was chasing them but they couldn’t see what it was. They agree to go back into the forest to find out what it was. Something shocking happens to Nicole and Jason runs off afraid. Jason is lost as he keeps running around in circles. A rusty looking Land Rover appears from the distance. Jason runs in front of it in hope to stop it. The Land Rover comes to a stop. Jason approaches the driver door and sees a female behind the wheel. She is clearly a farmer. She is wearing a dirty old hat and her eye is seriously scared. He explains that Nicole is in trouble. She observes him, freakishly. She asks him to get in.

 

Embrace of the Vampire (1995)

 

 

Format:                                DVD, Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Alyssa Milano

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00E8G5HXM

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00E8G5H8W

Synopsis:                                            

Alyssa Milano stars in one of her most controversial roles ever – an innocent girl becomes the victim of an ancient curse in this erotic horror story. Charlotte is a beautiful but chaste college freshman who is nearing her 18th birthday. Charlotte’s boyfriend would like to take their relationship to the next level, but Charlotte isn’t sure if she’s ready. Meanwhile, Charlotte finds herself aggressively pursued by a mysterious new suitor. What Charlotte doesn’t know is that she’s the reincarnation of a Transylvanian princess, and her new friend is a vampire who once loved her. The vampire will be able to retain his powers of eternal life only if he can seduce Charlotte before she turns 18 — which only gives him three days.


Embrace of the Vampire (2013)

 

 

Format:                                DVD, Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Victor Webster, Tiio Horn

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00E8G5H2S

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00E8G5HLY

Synopsis:                                            

Charlotte Hawthorn (Sharon Hinnendael) arrives at college a timid and repressed freshman. Scarred by a life of foster homes and violent girls’ schools, Charlotte is plagued by night terrors. A fencing scholarship got her into college, but she relies on prescription medication just to get through the day. With this fresh start, she’s hoping to leave her tormented past behind her – but Charlotte will learn that her future and her past are linked forever by a dark and bloody secret.


Eyes Without a Face (Criterion Collection) (1960)

 

 

Format:                                Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Georges Franju

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00DZP1C4A

Synopsis:                                            

At his secluded chateau in the French countryside, a brilliant, obsessive doctor (Children of Paradise‘s Pierre Brasseur) attempts a radical plastic surgery to restore the beauty of his daughter’s disfigured countenance—at a horrifying price. Eyes Without A Face, directed by the supremely talented Georges Franju (Judex), is rare in horror cinema for its odd mixture of the ghastly and the lyrical, and it has been a major influence on the genre in the decades since its release. There are images here—of terror, of gore, of inexplicable beauty—that once seen are never forgotten.


Family Property: Backwoods Killing Spree (2009)

 

 

Format:                                DVD

Notable Names:              

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00DNJ9A42

Synopsis:                                            

When the cops kill Farmer Jones, his son Derek stays hidden to protect their Family Property and keep his promise to his father NO MATTER WHAT! On his deathbed Derek’s Dad made him vow to not let anybody whatsoever come on this property, but if they do, KILL’ EM! For the first time in ten years people make the mistake of stepping onto the Jones’s land, which evokes a horrific and grisly killing spree like no other. Once Derek Jones unleashes his fury who will survive? Featuring Jeremy Ambler from The Walking Dead, Alexander Isaiah Thomas from Cabin Fever 2 and the Legendary Lloyd Kaufman.


Goth Kill (2009)

 

 

Format:                                DVD/VHS Combo

Notable Names:              

DVD/VHS Link:                  http://amzn.com/B00DNJ99Y8

Synopsis:                                            

JJ Connelly’s Satanic tale of lust and murder is now available in this Limited Edition VHS/ DVD Combo Pack. Include the Limited Edition VHS release of Goth Kill, along with the Special Edition DVD.

 

Hate Crime (2013)

 

 

Format:                                DVD

Notable Names:               Ian Roberts, Tim Moran, James Cullen Bressack

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00DOQK5NO

Synopsis:                                            

A Jewish family, that just arrived in a new neighborhood, are recording their youngest son’s birthday celebrations on video when their home is suddenly invaded by a bunch of crystal-meth-crazed Neo-Nazi lunatics.


The Haunting (1963)

 

 

Format:                                Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Robert Wise

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00DBNLBAQ

Synopsis:                                            

No one lives in the 90-year-old Hill House. Or so it seems. But come in. Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, there’s no denying the terror of The Haunting. Robert Wise, who started his directorial career with The Curse of the Cat People (1944), returned to psychological horror for this first screen adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. Four people (Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson and Russ Tamblyn) come to the house to study its supernatural phenomena. Or has the house drawn at least one of them to it? The answer will unnerve you.


In the Mouth of Madness (1995)

 

 

Format:                                Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Sam Neill, Julie Carmen, John Carpenter

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00DBNLAZW

Synopsis:                                            

A best-selling author’s newest novel is literally driving readers insane. When the author inexplicably vanishes, a special investigator hired to track him down crosses the barrier between fact and fiction and enters a terrifying world from which there is no escape. Directed by horror legend John Carpenter (Vampires).


Jack O Slasher (2012)

 

 

Format:                                DVD

Notable Names:               Fallen Fayth, Jennifer Valdes, Bradley Creanzo, James Balsamo, Omar J. Cordy

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00DNJ9998

Synopsis:                                            

Jack ‘O’ Slasher is a horror/comedy film about a demon with a head full of rotten pumpkin seeds. He is sent from hell to help a cult of sexy satanists try to resurrect the devil and bring eternal Hell on Earth. A group of people are enjoying a Halloween amusement park. Little do they know that a murderous demon lurks in the shadows. Can they survive this Halloween horror?! There are many fun characters including a lecherous ticket man, a hunch-backed hotdog man, a satanic Killer clown and many more! Jack ‘O’ Slasher… Hell-o-ween forever…


Jug Face (2013)

 

 

Format:                                DVD, Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Sean Bridgers, Sean Young, Chad Crawford Kinkle

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00DNJ965A

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00DNJ95DS

Synopsis:                                            

Jug Face tells the story of a pregnant teen trying to escape a backwoods community when she discovers that she may be sacrificed to a creature in a pit. The entity in the pit requires a sacrifice for keeping the community safe. The face of the person to be sacrificed is crafted onto a ceramic jug. When ignored, the entity unleashes an evil onto the community. Now no one is safe as tragedy befalls each member one by one and they soon realize that the pit wants what it wants.


Maniac (2013)

 

 

Format:                                DVD, Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, Franck Khalfoun 

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00DPUB5EW

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00DPUB57Y

Synopsis:                                            

Frank (Elijah Wood, The Lord of the Rings) leads a deceptively peaceful life: to the outside world, he s a withdrawn and somewhat eccentric owner of a mannequin store. But his quiet façade masks an inner rage that forces him to brutally kill the women who manage to get too close to him. When a young artist named Anna (Nora Arnezeder, Safe House) appears one day at Frank s shop and asks for his help with her new exhibition, Frank develops an obsession with her that threatens to completely destroy his already fragile psyche. Soon the streets become unsafe for any woman after dark as this newly-awakened maniac begins to stalk and kill. A 21st century Jack the Ripper story set in present day Los Angeles, Maniac is an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and profoundly horrific trip into the downward spiraling nightmare of a killer and his victims.

Read the review here!

 

Murder University (2012)

 

 

Format:                                DVD

Notable Names:               Michael Thurber, Sammie Acampora, James Dufalt

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00DNJ96MS

Synopsis:                                            

A small New England college is plagued by a series of brutal, cult-like murders that share a similar pattern of killings some twenty years earlier. The lone survivor of a recent attack must team up with a veteran police detective and his daughter in order to uncover the secret behind the killings, revealing a legacy of murder and the occult that has been kept buried for decades on campus.


Night Tide (1961)

 

 

Format:                                DVD, Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Dennis Hopper, Curtis Harrington

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B007IHH35I

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B007IHH3QW

Synopsis:                                            

On leave in a shore side town, Johnny (Dennis Hopper) becomes interested in a young dark haired woman. They meet and he learns that she plays a mermaid in the local carnival. After strange occurrences, Johnny begins to believe that she may actually be a real mermaid that habitually kills during the cycle of the full moon.


Paranormal Apparition: Revenge From Beyond The Grave (2007)

 

 

Format:                                DVD

Notable Names:               CJ Baker, Elissa Dowling, Lulu Brud

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00DNJ994I

Synopsis:                                            

When Mr. and Mrs. Myers move into their Beverly Hills home, they wonder why the price tag is too good to be true. Their daughter, Danielle, discovers the truth when a neighbor tells her one of the previous owners was murdered there years ago. When Danielle falls prey to the attacks of the ghostly victim who lived there, the dream home turns into the house from hell as she is tortured and haunted by the evil apparition. As Danielle’s cries go unheard by her oblivious parents, she realizes she must get out of the house as quickly as possible or she is going to be the next victim of an even greater threat.


Phobia (2013)

 

 

Format:                                DVD

Notable Names:               Jonathan Brooks, Matthew Tompkins, Chase Ryan Jeffrey

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00EDAGZY8

Synopsis:                                            

In 1885, a female doctor helping a group of people with their phobias becomes embroiled in a murder mystery surrounding a patient that may or may not be a vampire.


Psychopath Mania (2011)

 

 

Format:                                DVD

Notable Names:               Keith Collins, Bobby Max, Jason Prager

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B006U1WIX0

Synopsis:                                            

The Banewood Asylum houses the mentally ill who have become victims of unethical procedures and mad doctors. Patients have disappeared or been found dead under suspicious circumstances. Young women seem to be the victims most often of a medical staff who’s methods hearken to the dark days of psychiatric treatments. The doctors like to use Psycho-Surgery to remove parts of their brains to quell the patients violent tendencies, at times turning them into little more than zombies, that become more violent than ever.


The Savage Bees (1976)

 

 

Format:                                DVD

Notable Names:               Michael Parks, Paul Hecht, Ben Johnson

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00DNJ997U

Synopsis:                            

In this horror-drama the festive fun of the annual Mardi Gras celebration is brought to a halt when a swarm of nasty African killer bees escape from a foreign freighter. One man stand between the swarm of death and the population of New Orleans!


The Sky Is Falling (2002)

 

 

Format:                                DVD

Notable Names:               Sarah Beth Toma, Jose Saenz, Joanne Verbos

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00DNJ986C

Synopsis:                            

Slip slowly into the oft-center reality of Angelica as she starts her new life in her new home. Coming from a mental institution, she slowly rebuilds her life. Soon all her senses come into question as she feels the supernatural pull her into the core of her own being.


Stalker (2010)

 

 

Format:                                DVD

Notable Names:               Jane March, Colin Salmon, Martin Kemp

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00DVD5TMW

Synopsis:                            

When novelist Paula Martin retreats to the seclusion of her family home Crows Hall she hopes to clear her mind and focus on her new book. The arrival of an assistant, Linda, should take the pressure off… but as the bodies pile up, Paula finds herself trapped in a terrifying nightmare of murder and madness.


The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2013)

 

 

Format:                                Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Jordana Brewster, R. Lee Ermey, Jonathan Liebesman

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00DBNLB7Y

Synopsis:                                            

The only thing more shocking than how it ended is how it all began! Born under unspeakable circumstances, a young orphan is taken in by the sick and demented Hewitt family and soon the seeds of a deranged murderer are planted. When two brothers and their girlfriends stumble across the house of horrors. Leatherface reveals his ravenous appetite for chainsaws and torture as the teens fight to survive.


ThanksKilling 3 (2012)

 

 

Format:                                DVD

Notable Names:               Daniel Usaj, Joe Hartzler, Jordan Downey

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00DPUB5T2

Synopsis:                            

Marketed as “”The First Movie to Skip Its Own Sequel,”” this puppet-fueled follow-up to the holiday-themed cult favorite ThanksKilling follows feathered villain Turkie on a ruthless hunt for the last copy of ThanksKilling 2.


To Jennifer (2013)

 

 

Format:                                DVD

Notable Names:               Chuck Pappas, Jessica Cameron, James Cullen Bressack

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00DNJ96KK

Synopsis:                            

From Award Winning Filmmaker James Cullen Bressack (Hate Crime) comes: To Jennifer. For the first time in history, the feature film is shot entirely on the iPhone 5. Joey suspects his girlfriend of two years, Jennifer, is cheating on him. He is so convinced that he enlists the help of his cousin, Steven, to create a Video Diary of his journey to catch her in the act as well as to document the heartbreak she is putting him through. In an attempt to make her feel guilty, he intends to give this tape to her after catching her.


Witchboard 2: Devil’s Doorway (1993)

 

 

Format:                                DVD, Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Ami Dolenz, Laraine Newman, Kevin Tenney

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00EL6ADQ0

Blu-ray Link:                       http://amzn.com/B00EL6ACBQ

Synopsis:                                            

A beautiful young woman unlocks a passageway to pure evil in the spine-tingling supernatural sequel to the popular hit, Witchboard. When Paige Benedict (Ami Dolenz, Ticks, She’s Out of Control) moves into her new artist’s loft, the only thing on her mind is her art and her slightly loopy landlady Elaine (Laraine Newman, Saturday Night Live). But when she finds an old Ouija board buried in her closet, she discovers that this new apartment isn’t hers at all. Through the board, Paige in contacted by the spirit of a former tenant who claims she was murdered there. Against the advice of her ex-boyfriend Mitch (Timothy Gibbs, The Kindred), Paige is drawn deeper into the mystery as she finds her dreams overtaken with vivid, erotic and brutal visions of unspeakable horror. And when other tenants in the building begin falling prey to violent, mysterious deaths, Paige realizes that only she can seal the door to the terrifying nightmare she has unwittingly unleashed and the price may be her soul. Stylishly directed by horror veteran Kevin S. Tenney (Night of the Demons).


Collections:

 

American Gore Stories Vol 3: Redneck Psychopaths In The Last Farmhouse On The Left

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Pamela Such, Amy Lizka, Danielle Donahue, M. Catherine Holseybrook, Joel D. Wynkoop, Eddie Benevich

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00DNJ95MO

Synopsis:                            

Dead Body Man 1-3 – Willie is your typical guy. He’s good with animals. He’s good with children. He’s good with women. Willie is also really good with MEAT! Called by God to cleanse the world, Willie seeks out prostitutes and bad people. He enjoys torturing them mercilessly in his basement before ridding the world of their disgusting filth. As time wears on, so do Willie’s nerves. He tries his best at a normal life by joining a serial killer support group, seeks full time employment and even talks to the voices in his head. Nothing seems to help Willie, and he ends up taking drastic measures to finally put an end to it all. Its a warm-hearted tale about a man and the meaning of life. PLUS Aspiring Psychopath – All Lucinda wanted to do was learn how to kill like a serial killer. Day by day she would watch other killers and their daily routines. She studied how they picked their victims, how they tortured them, and how they killed them. Lucinda has learned all that she needs to know and is ready to go out on her own but, before she can start her own killing spree, she must take out the teacher she learned from.


Dark Shadows / Sleepy Hollow

 

 

Format(s):                           Blu-ray

Notable Names:               Various

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00DON8NJ0

Movies:                               Dark Shadows, Sleepy Hollow


Graveyard Shift / Silver Bullet

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Various

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00F3LFRV8

Movies:                               Graveyard Shift, Silver Bullet

 

Pet Semetary / Pet Semetary 2

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Various

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00F3LV4FG

Movies:                               Pet Sematary, Pet Sematary 2


Zombie Triple Feature

 

 

Format(s):                           DVD

Notable Names:               Various

DVD Link:                            http://amzn.com/B00E6F12MU

Movies:                               Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies, Zombie Apocalypse, Rise Of The Zombies

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