My horror blu-ray pick of this week’s releases is 10 Cloverfield Lane, which features an amazing performance by John Goodman. We also have X-Files: The Event Series on Blu-ray, which features lots of extras for fans.
You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.
10 Cloverfield Lane [Blu-ray]
Starring: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr. |
Synopsis: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
X-Files: The Event Series (2016) [Blu-ray]
Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Jonathan Whitesell
Synopsis: Almost 14 years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILESTM is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reinhabiting their roles as iconic FBI agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI Assistant Director WALTER SKINNER, Mulder and Scully s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy®- and Golden Globe® Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.
**Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster
**Audio Commentary on “Founder’s Mutation” with Chris Carter and James Wong
**Audio Commentary on “Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster” with David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Kumail Nanjiani and Darin Morgan
**My Struggle II
**Audio Commentary on “My Struggle II” with Chris Carter and Gabe Rotter
**Deleted & Extended Scenes
**43:45 The Makings of a Struggle
**Season X: An In-Depth Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Event Series
**Monsters of the Week: A Recap of the Wildest and Scariest from the Original Series
**The X-Files: Green Production PSA
**Short Film “Grace” by Karen Nielsen
Jaws 2 [Blu-ray]
Starring: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Joseph Mascolo, Mark Gruner
The horror is far from over as Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary and Murray Hamilton reprise their iconic roles in Jaws 2. Four years after the great white shark terrorized the small resort of Amity, unsuspecting vacationers begin disappearing in an all-too-familiar fashion. Police Chief Brody (Scheider) finds himself in a race against time when a new shark attacks ten sailboats manned by teenagers, including his own two sons. The same heart-stopping suspense and gripping adventure that enthralled movie audiences throughout the world in Jaws returns in this worthy sequel to the original motion picture classic.
The Making of Jaws 2
Jaws 2: A Portrait by Actor Keith Gordon
John Williams: The Music of Jaws 2
The “French” Joke
Jaws 3 [Blu-ray]
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Jr. Louis Gossett, Simon MacCorkindale, John Putch
Synopsis: The most famous shark of all time is back…bigger and more terrifying than ever in Jaws 3 starring Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale and Louis Gossett Jr. Everyone at Florida’s Sea World is thrilled with the new “Undersea Kingdom,” a maze of underwater plexiglass tunnels that permits visitors to get closer to marine life than ever before. The opening ceremonies include many important guests…and one uninvited baby shark who accidentally enters the park’s lagoon through a faulty sea gate and subsequently dies. The young shark’s 35-foot mother soon follows her offspring, creating the most horrifying tale of terror ever filmed in the water. Directed by Joe Alves, the original Jaws designer, and co-written by Carl Gottlieb who penned the first two blockbusters, this action-packed adventure will have you screaming for your life.
Jaws 3 in 3D
Jaws: The Revenge [Blu-ray]
Starring: Lorraine Gary, Michael Caine, Mario Van Peebles, Lance Guest, Karen Young
Synopsis: Once again the peace of Amity and the lives of the Brody family are shattered by a bloodthirsty shark in Jaws: The Revenge. Lorraine Gary reprises her role as the now widowed Ellen Brody who finds herself reliving the horrors of the past when a mammoth shark kills her son. Grief-stricken, she travels to the Bahamas to be with her other son, a marine biologist (Lance Guest), and his family. There she meets and falls for a carefree airplane pilot (Academy Award winner Michael Caine). Just as she is starting to put her life back together, the nightmare of the past returns when her granddaughter is attacked by an all-too-familiar great white shark. Determined to end the terror once and for all, Ellen sets out for a showdown to the death.
Jeepers Creepers [Collector’s Edition] [Blu-ray]
Starring: Justin Long, Gina Philips
Synopsis: On a desolate country highway, two homeward-bound teens (Gina Philips, The Sickhouse and Justin Long, Drag Me To Hell) are nearly run off the road by a maniac in a beat-up truck… and later spot him shoving what appears to be a body down a sewer pipe. But when they stop to investigate, they discover that the grisly reality at the bottom of that pipe is far worse than they could have ever suspected… and that they are now the targets of an evil far more unspeakable (and unstoppable) than they could have ever imagined!
Special Features Include:
-2K scan of the inter-positive
-Audio Commentary with writer/director Victor Salva, stars Gina Philips, and Justin Long
-Audio Commentary by writer/director Victor Salva
-“JEEPERS CREEPERS: Then and Now” featuring interviews with writer/director Victor Salva, producer Barry Opper, director of photography Don FauntLeRoy, editor Ed Marx, and actor Tom Tarantini (37 minutes)
-“From Critters to Creepers” – an interview with producer Barry Opper (19 minutes)
-“The Town Psychic” – an interview with actress Patricia Belcher (16 minutes)
-“Behind The Peepers: The Making of JEEPERS CREEPERS” featuring writer/director Victor Salva, producer Tom Luse, actors Gina Philips, Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Jonathan Breck, and more (60 minutes)
-Deleted & Extended Scenes including an alternate opening and ending sequence (17 minutes)
Jeepers Creepers 2 [Collector’s Edition] [Blu-ray]
Starring: Ray Wise, Nicki Aycox
Synopsis: When their bus is crippled on the side of a deserted road, a team of high school athletes discover an opponent they cannot defeat: and may not survive. Staring hungrily at them through the school bus windows, the “Creeper”, returns again and again. But when the teammates discover that it’s selective about whom it attacks, it will test their ability to stick together: as the insatiable menace tries to tear them apart!
This chilling sequel to the hit film Jeepers Creepers stars Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, RoboCop), Eric Nenninger (Malcolm in the Middle), Nicki Aycox (Joy Ride 2) and Jonathan Breck returning as The Creeper.
Special Features Include:
-Audio Commentary by writer/director Victor Salva, and cast members
-Audio Commentary by Jonathan Breck (The Creeper), Brad Parker (Production Illustrator), and Brian Penikas (Special Effects Makeup)
-“JEEPERS CREEPERS 2: Then and Now” featuring new interviews with writer/director Victor Salva, director of photography Don FauntLeRoy, editor Ed Marx, and actor Tom Tarantini (22 minutes)
-“A Father’s Revenge” – an interview with actor Ray Wise (15 minutes)
-“Don’t Get Off the Bus” – interviews with actors Tom Tarantini, Thom Gossom Jr., and Diane Delano (20 minutes)
-“A Day in Hell” – A look at the filming of JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 (26 minutes)
-“Lights, Camera, Creeper: The Making of JEEPERS CREEPERS 2” featuring writer/director Victor Salva, actors Travis Schiffner, Josh Hammond, Billy Aaron Brown, Eric Nenninger, Nicki Aycox, director of photography Don FauntLeRoy, and more (15 minutes)
-“Creeper Creation” featuring interviews with production illustrator Brad Parker, special make-up effects artist Brian Penikas, and Jonathan Breck (12 minutes)
-“The Orphanage” visual effects reel (4 minutes)
-“Creeper Composer” – an interview with composer Bennett Salvay and writer/director Victor Salva (10 minutes)
-Storyboard Renditions of Scenes Not Filmed – “The Creeper’s Lair” and “Ventriloquist Creeper”
-Deleted Scenes (16 minutes)
Starring: Linda Blair, Julie Strain, Michael Parks, Edward Albert
Synopsis: Larry Barnes (Larry Poindexter) is on the fast track to a partnership in a prestigious law firm, and his sexy witch wife Erica (Julie Strain, HEAVY METAL 2000) will do anything to keep her husband happy. But Erica makes a fatal mistake when she tries to kill Larry’s main competition for the partnership, Howard Reynolds (Edward Albert, GALAXY OF TERROR). With Howard now crippled for life from Erica’s dark magic, his wife Amelia (Linda Blair, THE EXORCIST) plots her revenge. Using witchcraft and a mystical medallion, Amelia tries to destroy everyone and everything in Larry’s life!
All the pleasures of the flesh and malevolence of black magic collide in this newly remastered and uncensored version of Jim Wynorski’s SORCERESS (aka TEMPTRESS). Presented for the first time ever from a new 2K scan of the original uncut film element, this release features additional footage removed from the original release.
Audio Commentary with Director Jim Wynorski
Additional Audio Commentary with Director Jim Wynorski and SPFX Artist/Actor/Director, Tom Savini
Starring: Paul Naschy, Silvia Solar, Olivier Mathot, Evelyne Scott, Victor Israel
Synopsis: Eurocult icon Paul Naschy (Frankenstein s Bloody Terror) stars as a criminal gang leader who undergoes a radical surgery in Juan Fortuny s 1973 thriller CRIMSON. When a jewel heist goes awry, Jack Surnett (Naschy) and his fellow thieves take shelter at the home of a scientist experimenting in brain replacement. Through the surgical finesse of the doctor s wife (Silvia Solar), Surnett is restored to health, but suffers irresistible pangs of bloodlust and conventional lust as well after the brain of a criminal known as The Sadist (Roberto Mauri) is grafted onto his own. This Redemption edition includes both the U.S. release version (English dubbed) as well as the extended international version (French with optional English subtitles), which features additional (sexually provocative) footage.
Special Features: Mastered in HD from the original 35mm film elements, Standard 89-minute version and the complete, more sexually explicit 98-minute version, Audio commentary by horror film historian Richard Harland Smith
Starring: Al Baker, Shelly Creel, John Bliss, Matthew Hixenbaugh
Synopsis: Professor Jim McFarland has been noticing a string of cattle mutilations that have been tormenting a small southern town. He goes with his students to investigate these bizarre happenings. What they discover is worse than any of them could of possibly imagine.
Will Professor McFarland and his students attempt to escape alive when they are faced with violent invaders from another planet!
Massacre Video is proud to present MUTILATIONS, one of the strangest ’80s alien gore films, in its fully uncut form, sourced from the original video master.
Director Audio Commentary
Yesterday’s Biscuits: MUTILATIONS Retrospective (interviews with cast and crew)
Public Access Interview with Director Lawrence Thomas
RARE Bloopers and Behind the Scenes Footage
Blood On The Reel
Starring: Johnny Daggers, Bianca Allaine, Jeffrey Swanson
Synopsis: I loved the notion of sharing what I had been through to bring the fans my films. I then started thinking about some of the other filmmaker friends mine who had encountered similar problems with their films. It then dawned on me that no one has ever made a documentary premised on what indie filmmakers go through to get their art shown. At times may of us have put our lives and livelihood on the line, not to mention our freedom so that we can bring to you our vision, our heart and soul. I decided that this is a documentary that I need to make. That I was perhaps put here to create. And even if I never make another film again, this documentary would be something that I can always be proud of. With that said, what started out to be an extra DVD feature for the anniversary edition of Samhain: Night Feast soon took on a life of its own. The life that you know know it is Blood On The Reel: The Guts Behind Indie Filmmaking Bonus features include: Menu Page with 15 Full Movie Trailers , Special Video Message from Director Johnny Daggers, Promo Video with Hostess Bianca Allaine
Dooms Chapel Horror
Starring: Bill Oberst Jr, Abby Murphy, Austin Madding
Synopsis: Blamed for the death of his celebrated older brother, young Kyle Cole is tormented by members of the community. Kyle’s parents, succumbing to their grief, abruptly send Kyle away to be raised by distant relatives. Now Kyle is a young man on the verge of graduating from college. He is joined by his girlfriend Mandy, and Tanner, a young documentary filmmaker, as he travels back to Kaler Mills to make peace with his mother and father. A mysterious man, Jordan, that Kyle crossed paths with before leaving, has also been waiting for his return. Jordan plans to fulfill an evil pact, and to finish the ritual with Kyle, whether he wants to or not.
Cannibal Attack: Real Zombies In America
Synopsis: An historian did an interview in a newspaper about the historical legend of Wendigo, a Native Canadian belief about a monster that can possess people and turn them into murderous cannibals. Days later, a horrific murder occurred on a bus in Manitoba where a beheading and cannibalism was observed by numerous eyewitnesses. It turns out the suspect worked as a newspaper delivery man for the very newspaper the article appeared in. Was it a strange coincidence, or is there really something to this legend of modern day Cannibals? Forensic Psychologists, Historians and Medical Engineers weigh in on possible explanations behind these Cannibalism events and what causes this recurring symptom of human madness.
666: Teen Warlock
Starring: Hilary Shepard, Jason Faunt And Cody Callahan
Synopsis: A witch informs a teen that he’ll become a warlock on his 18th birthday. Bonus features include: Second full feature: 3 SCREAM QUEENS, starring LINNEA QUIGLEY, MICHELLE BAUER and BRINKE STEVENS
Starring: Eric Roberts, Aisling Goodman And James Drew Dean
Synopsis: A young man hell bent on revenge uses dark forces to reanimate a recently unearthed mummy.
Starring: Lanna Ohlsson, Norah Andersen, Alida Morberg
Synopsis: Caroline, a woman in her late thirties, has lost everything and is searching for a new beginning. She moves into an old apartment, where she begins to realize she may not be as alone as she thought she was. Just as Caroline is searching for something new, something old is searching for her. Bonus features include: Selection of Behind the Scenes extras hand picked by Director Christian Hallman!
FBI Criminal Files
Synopsis: True crimes are stranger than fiction. The allure of money, power and greed is all too consuming for some who will turn to psychotic tendencies in order to fulfill their insatiable addiction to the thrill; but it’s the crimes that you don’t hear about that are the most fascinating. This 2 DVD collection of riveting tales of corruption and murder, based on real life events, will have you looking at your neighbors and friends in a whole new way because everyday people are capable of horrors you never suspected. Cocaine Wars A successful, hardworking defense lawyer looks the part of a model citizen but in truth is involved with a major drug distribution network. He gives the impression that he is a man on the move while living a secret life of depravity and excess. When a territory dispute develops, Charles finds himself behind the eight ball in a battle for his life, as he’s better off dead to his former cohorts. Inside the Mind of a Psycho When a young model, anxious to break into the fashion industry, arrives at her first photo shoot, she arrives at the secluded location and realizes that something’s very wrong and her life will never be the same. A terrifying story based on real life events that will shock you to the core. Enter a world of grime and sleaze as the horrifying events of perversion and depravity unfold.
Starring: Michael Q. Schmidt, James J. Coker, Star Meza, Alex Powers
Synopsis: Marty is a nerdy 28-year-old who still lives with his mother Bertha – a sexually abusive prostitute. Together they eat salmon, peanut butter and beer smoothies; have a sexual obsession with fish; and murder all of Bertha’s sex clients to steal money in order to afford the exorbitant costs of living in Los Angeles. Things change when Marty’s sister, Petunia, shows up. As she becomes Marty’s love interest, Momma won’t stand for it. Grosshouse is that movie that will make you feel uncomfortable! From beginning to end, there will be no escaping the putrid and repugnant scenes in GROSSHOUSE!