This week brings with it 23 new horror releases on DVD and Blu-ray, including:
2 Television Series
4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker (2012)
Notable Names: Katherine Browning, Leah Verrill, Mike Campbell, Todd Johnson
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00E8N31ME
When four college girls – Lily, her best friend Bianca, her sister Lori and Lori s lover Pam – move into their first off-campus house together, the antics and tempers run high. What they don t know is that the owner of their house is a hungry Nalusa Chito – a soul taker who eats the souls of evil women. The landlord traps them inside the house, and a bloody fight to the death ensues. Only a woman who s pure of heart is safe from the soul taker. Can any of the girls stand a chance?
Adam Chaplin: Violent Avenger (2011)
Notable Names: Emanuele De Santi, Valeria Sannino, Emanuele De Santi
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00CC2V792
Set in the fictional country of Heaven Valley, Adam is investigating his wife s suspicious death and discovers the involvement of the local mafia boss, Denny Richards. Unable to trust the police, who are controlled by Denny, a vengeful Adam summons up a demon, who offers him superhuman strength and dark powers. The demon will guide Adam to his wife s murderer only if he follows all the demon s wishes. The war has been unleashed against the police and it will be the bloodiest, goriest battle for anyone who tries to stop ‘Adam Chaplin: Violent Avenger!’
After Effect (2013)
Notable Names: Daniel Baldwin, John Turk, Mike McNamara
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00D2YCM3Y
When 6 college students find themselves in desperate need of cash, they sign up for what seems to be a paid research study. They soon realize they have unknowingly volunteered their bodies as human collateral in an ongoing covert U.S. Military experiment where the After Effect of a placebo drug turns the subjects into zombies and escape is their only hope for survival.
Butcher Boys (2012)
Notable Names: Sonny Carl Davis, Ali Faulkner, Duane Graves, Justin Meeks
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00EE6ICIS
From the creator of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre comes this gut wrenching, non stop roller coaster ride through the hellish underbelly of inner city America. A birthday celebration at an upscale restaurant sets in motion events that bring a group of friends face to face with the macabre world of cannibals, the Butcher Boys. The Butcher Boys are international predators who deal in human flesh dead or alive.
Notable Names: Peter Cushing, Sue Lloyd, Robert Hartford-Davis
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00E3H3CO2
Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present the FIRST-EVER U.S. home video release of the wildest, sickest and sleaziest swinging-sixties British horror thriller – Corruption. The legendary Peter Cushing stars as a surgeon driven to murder and madness as he attempts to restore the beauty of his hideously disfigured fashion model wife. Co-starring Sue Lloyd and Hammer Horror beauty Kate O’Mara (The Vampire Lovers). This special edition contains shocking scenes of GORE and NUDITY previously deemed too strong for American audiences.
Curse of Chucky (2013)
Format(s): DVD, Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy/UltraViolet
Notable Names: Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif, Don Mancini
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00DTPRZ10
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00DTPRZ0G
He’s back! From the filmmakers that brought you Chucky comes the terrifying return of the pint-sized doll possessed by the spirit of a notorious serial killer. When a mysterious package arrives at the house of Nica (Fiona Dourif, True Blood), she doesn’t give it much thought. However, after her mother’s mysterious death, Nica begins to suspect that the talking, red-haired doll her visiting niece has been playing with may be the key to the ensuing bloodshed and chaos. The return of America’s favorite toy, voiced again by Brad Dourif, is unrated and full of more blood-splattered thrills and chills.
The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary (1973)
Notable Names: Max Von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Lee J. Cobb, Jack MacGowran
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00DYRNGQ6
An innocent girl is evilly possessed — and a doubting priest becomes her last hope. Linda Blair and Ellen Burstyn in the two-time Academy Award winner that shocked the world.
Horror Stories (2012)
Notable Names: Ji-won Kim, Jung Bum-shik, Lim Dae-woong
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00E5MIM04
A teenage girl is kidnapped by a psychopath with a speech impediment and tied up, she begins tell different horror stories to her abductor. She tells four tales…
”DON’T ANSWER THE DOOR” by JUNG Bum-shik (Epitaph): A young brother and sister are home alone during the night. There rings the door bell, but they’re never supposed to open the door to strangers… Not until mom comes home.
”ENDLESS FLIGHT” by LIM Dae-woong (To Sir, With Love): A plane in mid-flight where you have nowhere to run or jump off. What if you re left alone with a serial killer?
”SECRET RECIPE” by HONG Ji-young (The Naked Kitchen): The untold true story behind a good sister and her evil stepsister tale.
”AMBULANCE ON THE DEAD ZONE” by KIM Gok and KIM Sun (White): In an ambulance running away from a fatal Zombie virus, who are the infected among the five survivors?
House On Straw Hill (1976)
Format(s): Blu-ray/DVD Combo
Notable Names: Udo Kier, Linda Hayden, James Kenelm Clarke
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00C1PKRJ6
Banned in Britain for thirty years, The House on Straw Hill is a shockingly violent and erotic tale of seduction, brutality and revenge. Cult movie icon Udo Kier (Mark of the Devil, The Theatre Bizarre) stars as a successful novelist suffering from writer’s block, who rents a country cottage in the hope of finding inspiration. But the arrival of a sensual secretary, played by Linda Hayden (Blood on Satan’s Claw, Taste the Blood of Dracula) sets in motion of chain of events that culminate in an unrestrained explosion of sex and savagery. Also known as Expos‚ and condemned as a Video Nasty in the UK, this sleazy classic from Brian Smedley-Aston (Vampyres) and co-starring the notorious Fiona Richmond – `Britain’s No.1 sex symbol’ – is now fully restored from the only uncut elements and is available for the first time in the US with brand new extras!
How To Seduce A Virgin (1974)
Notable Names: Robert Woods, Alice Arno, Jess Franco
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00E68LUFQ
The beautiful Countess Martine de Bressac is released from the expensive asylum where she was incarcerated after castrating her former lover. She returns to her luxurious villa on the coast and goes at once down into her private underground dungeon. It’s here that she indulges herself in the perverse sexual practices that give her life meaning, surrounded by the bizarre human statues of her previous victims. Her husband, Charles, feeds his wife’s sick fantasies, aware that she is his meal ticket to a life of luxury. He announces that he has a new game for her – they will befriend and seduce the young and virginal daughter of a rich neighbor. But things do not go exactly as planned… Games of decadence and debauchery lead to mayhem and murder. From cult director Jess Franco. His most outrageous film. First ever US release.
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Notable Names: Tony Goldwyn, Monica Potter, Dennis Iliadis
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00DYQ1GA0
Renowned horror director Wes Craven returns to the scene of one of the most notorious thrillers of all time in this darkly disturbing reimagining of The Last House on the Left. After kidnapping and ruthlessly assaulting two teen girls, a sadistic killer and his gang unknowingly find shelter from a storm at the home of one of the victim’s parents – two ordinary people who will go to increasingly gruesome extremes to get revenge. Loaded with shocking twists guaranteed to leave you on edge.
Night Train To Terror (1985)
Format(s): Blu-ray/DVD Combo
Notable Names: Cameron Mitchell, John Phillip Law, Jay Schlossberg-Cohen
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00EOYK62A
Aboard a fast moving train bound for Hell, God and Satan decide the fates of three unfortunate mortals. In HARRY, a fiendish killer keeps the horribly mutilated body parts of his countless victims in a diabolical torture chamber. In GRETTA, a young woman, obsessed with death, takes part in an unspeakable ritual of Russian roulette. Finally in CLAIRE, a young woman and a Holocaust survivor are terrorized by the son of Satan! Night Train To Terror comes to you on home video for the very first time in its original aspect ratio and restored in 2k from 35mm film elements.
Nothing Left to Fear (2013)
Format(s): DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo
Notable Names: Anne Heche, Clancy Brown, Slash, Anthony Leonardi III
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00E8A0POE
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00E8A0O3Q
Nothing Left to Fear was inspired by the legend of Stull, Kansas. Wendy (Anne Heche), her husband Dan (James Tupper of Revenge) and their kids have just moved to the small town of Stull, Kansas, where Dan is the new pastor. But in this sleepy community of friendly neighbors, a horrific series of occurrences awaits them: Their teenage daughter (Rebekah Brandes of Bellflower) is being tormented by grisly visions. Her younger sister (Jennifer Stone of Wizards of Waverly Place) has been marked for a depraved ritual. And deep within the heartland darkness, one of The Seven Gates of Hell demands the blood of the innocent to unleash the creatures of the damned. Ethan Peck (10 Things I Hate About You) and Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption) co-star in this demonic shocker featuring original music by producer Slash and inspired by the real-life paranormal legacy of Stull. Nothing Left to Fear is the first film from Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Slash’s production company, Slasher Films, and was written by Jonathon W.C. Mills and directed by Anthony Leonardi III.
Format(s): DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo
Notable Names: Peter Cilella, Vinny Curran, Kurt David Anderson, Emily Montague, Skyler Meacham
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00DT55OQS
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00DT55P80
Michael (Peter Cilella) is committed to getting his best friend Chris (Vinny Curran) to sober up and get his life back on track. With the best of intentions, Michael implements a plan to convince Chris to go to rehab before his drug addiction leads to an early death. But what begins as an attempt to save his friend’s life quickly takes an unexpected turn as the two friends confront personal demons, the consequences of past actions, and forces beyond their control.
Notable Names: Danielle Harris, John Jarratt, Julian Richards
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00DRQEU1Y
A young secretary lacking in self-confidence becomes victim of savage killer but, somehow finds resources of courage to fight back and escape. Obsessed with killing Wendy, Rood, the killer, kidnaps her and subjects her to a horrific ritual of psychological and physical intimidation. In a hair raising climax, Wendy finally confronts the monster of her living nightmare, transforming into a lioness of great courage and determination.
Format(s): DVD, 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo
Notable Names: Milo Ventimiglia, Sarah Shahi, Todd Levin
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00DT55P9Y
3D/Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00DT55PBC
While coping with the tragic death of their child, a young novelist (Milo Ventimiglia, Heroes) and his wife (Sarah Shahi, The L Word) are struggling just to keep their marriage alive. Their broken romance is put to the test when a mysterious girl (Sara Paxton, Teeth) shows up at their door in the middle of the night claiming masked prowlers are stalking her. The ominous situation turns even darker when the dangerous hooligans show up at their door to wreak havoc. As a game of cat and mouse ensues, the couple must work together to survive and uncover the mystery behind the attack. Soon, past secrets begin to unfold, for better or worse.
Vampira And Me (2013)
Notable Names: Maila Nurmi (aka Vampira), Gloria Pall (aka Voluptua), R.H. Greene
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00ECXJBX8
When Maila Nurmi took to the TV airwaves in 1954 as the prototypical gothic scream queen Vampira, a national craze was set off. An instant icon of female power and sexuality, Vampira drew some of the most revolutionary figures of the day to her creator…at various times, Maila s intimates included James Dean, Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando, among many others. But the woman behind the façade was both far more intricate and much more fragile than the character that made her famous.
Zombie Hunter (2013)
Format(s): DVD, Blu-ray
Notable Names: Danny Trejo, Martin Copping, K. King
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00DSQPFIU
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00DSQR1AA
When a street drug turns junkies into an army of giant, mutant flesh-eaters, no hope is left – but one man remains. Hunter’s got nothing left but a beat-up Camero, a trunk full of guns and booze, and a vendetta. He crashes into a small group of survivors, led by an ax-wielding priest named Jesus (Danny Trejo). They’re searching for the promised land – but does it even exist? They better pray for a miracle, because the zombies are hot on their heels. And the psychotic clown with a chainsaw? You don’t even wanna know.
American Horror Story: Asylum – The Complete Second Season
Format(s): DVD, Blu-ray
Notable Names: Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Bradley Buecker
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00ADQPB50
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00ADQPA38
Step inside a madhouse of horror and experience the chilling new incarnation of TV’s most daringly provocative series. The sins of the past haunt the present at the notorious Briarcliff home for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude. Forbidden desire and terrifying evil lurk around every corner…from alien abduction to demonic possession to a skin-wearing psychopath known as Bloody Face. Emmyr winner JESSICA LANGE leads an exceptional ensemble cast, including ZACHARY QUINTO, JAMES CROMWELL and SARAH PAULSON. ‘It’s genuinely, unrelentingly horrific and creepy’ (Time Magazine) and a ‘totally addictive’ (The Washington Post) show.
In the Flesh Season 1 (2013)
Notable Names: Various
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00BXRVQO8
After an event known as “The Rising,” where everybody who died in the year 2015 has risen from the dead, an inevitable Zombie war breaks out as the human race battles to rid the planet of brain eating Zombies. When the war is eventually won by the living with heavy losses on both sides, the remaining undead are headed up and put in a holding center where Norfolk, now ravaged and destroyed by war, used to be. Scientists then discover a chemical compound which subdues the Zombie craving for brains and the government subsequently decides to release these Partially Deceased Syndrome (PDS) sufferers back into the community they had recently tried to destroy. here is where the story begins as we follow Keiren Walker, a young PDS sufferer, as he is returned back to his parents in a sleepy village.
Chucky: The Complete Collection
Format(s): DVD, Blu-ray
Notable Names: Bill A Martinez, Alex Vincent, Don Mancini, Jack Bender
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00DTPRZ24
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00DTPRYY8
Set a play date with Chucky as all six movies come together for the first time in the chilling Chucky: The Complete Collection. The killer doll torments his original victim, young Andy Barclay, in Child’s Play, Child’s Play 2 and Child’s Play 3. Then the ruthless redhead teams up with his dream doll, Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly), in Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky. Chucky is back again in Curse of Chucky to terrorize a family with whom he shares a mysterious connection. Oozing with hours of bonus materials, Chucky: The Complete Collection is a thrilling, chilling, campy, must-own set. Wanna play?
Horror Quad Feature 3
Notable Names: C. Thomas Howell, Ernie Hudson, Various
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00EE6IAZ8
Movies: A Darker Reality, Machete Joe, Forget Me Not, House Of Fallen
Scream Factory All Night Horror Marathon Volume 1
Notable Names: Bill Paxton, Michael Ironside, Chris Walas
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00E5S2HGS
Movies: What’s the Matter with Helen?, The Vagrant, The Godsend, The Outing