DVD & Blu-ray Releases: November 25, 2014

By: Sean Brickley

We have a slower week to report on, fiends.  Only 13 releases, 2 of which are collections.  The Special Edition of 1977’s Shock Waves is out on Blu-ray and DVD.  Pleasant viewing.



MOVIES

Devil’s Tower (2014)

Starring:

Jason Mewes, Roxanne Pallett

Synopsis:

Abused, broke, and down on her luck, Sarah is given a new shot at life when she moves into a new apartment. At first everything seems normal – she even meets some new friends, including Sid (Jason Mewes). But before long, tenants begin to disappear, and when Sarah and Sid go looking for them they discover that an evil spirit lurks within the building. Now Sarah and Sid must uncover the mysteries of the tower before they fall victim to the powerful forces that haunt it.

Purchase:

DVD


Masque of the Red Death (1989)

Starring:

Patrick Macnee, Adrian Paul, Clare Hoak, Tracy Reiner, Richard Keats

Synopsis:

With a deadly plague ravaging his Renaissance kingdom, Prince Prospero invites his friends to retire to the protection of his castle for ongoing revels, leaving the peasantry to die. But the debauched nobility does not so easily escape fate. Produced by Roger Corman (Bloody Mama), who directed the first adaption starring Vincent Price, this R-rated imagining of the Edgar Allan Poe (The Pit and the Pendulum) classic stars Adrian Paul (TV’s Highlander) fame and Patrick Macnee (TV’s The Avengers).

Purchase:

DVD


 

Mercy (2014)

Starring:

Shirley Knight, Frances O’Connor, Chandler Riggs, Mark Duplass, Joel Courtney

Synopsis:

Mercy is a supernatural thriller of family secrets and suspense. Two mischievous young brothers accompany their single mother to take care of their grandma in her remote and lonely house. What begins as an innocent gesture, leads to the discovery of terrifying secrets about Gramma’s true nature.

Purchase:

DVD


 

Mockingbird (2014)

Starring:

Todd Stashwick, Alexandra Lydon, Audrey Marie Anderson, Barak Hardley

Synopsis:

Three individuals each receive an anonymous, unmarked video camera and a horrific ultimatum to continue filming… or die. Experience the terror through the eyes of these unsuspecting victims, with a chain of found-footage events so real and absolutely dreadful, you’ll have to watch it again to believe it.

Purchase:

DVD


 

Night Must Fall (1964)

Starring:

Mona Washbourne, Susan Hampshire, Albert Finney

Synopsis:

In this thriller, Albert Finney stars as an innocent-looking but psychopathic killer named Danny, a Welsh bellboy who commits an axe murder near the home of Mrs. Bramson (Mona Washbourne), a well-to-do widow. Danny disposes of the body in a nearby lake and charms Mrs. Bramson and her maid, Dora (Sheila Hancock), into allowing him to stay with them. At Mrs. Bramson’s home, Danny plays psychological games with Mrs. Bramson while seducing her daughter, Olivia (Susan Hampshire). As the authorities close in on Danny, he engages in strange rituals with the severed heads of his victims, which he keeps in a black hatbox.

Purchase:

DVD


 

Night Terrors (2013)

Starring:

Richard Hackel, Alex Lukens

Synopsis:

A devious older sister fills her brother’s head with bizarre tales of terror, blood soaked memories, and nightmares of perversion after finding out that she has to babysit and miss the party.

Purchase:

DVD


Phobia (2014)

Starring:

Michael Jefferson, Emma Dubery, Sarah Schoofs, Peter Gregus

Synopsis:

Jonathan MacKinlay is a man trapped inside his home by his own mind. Suffering from agoraphobia, caused by a car accident that took his wife’s life; his existence has been reduced to a monotonous repetition of identical days. As his dread and self-loathing escalate, an onslaught of gruesome visions and twisted, waking nightmares begins to gnaw away at his last shred of sanity. Are these ghastly visions imaginary, private demonsor is he being victimized by a very real entity of infinite terror and unspeakable evil?

Purchase:

DVD


Shock Waves (1977)

Starring:

Peter Cushing, Brooke Adams, John Carradine

Synopsis:

In the dark days of World War II, the Nazi High Command ordered its scientists to create a top secret race of indestructible zombie storm troopers- undead, unfeeling, unstoppable monstrosities that killed with their bare hands. They were known as The Death Corps. No member of this horrific SS unit was ever captured by the Allied Forces and, somewhere off the coast of Florida, they have survived.

Purchase:

DVD

Blu-ray


The Muse (2012)

Starring:

Isaac Simons

Synopsis:

When fading rock star Addison Taylor seeks refuge & inspiration at a secluded lake house, a mysterious woman and an odd guitar help him to create his best work but also appear to want something in return!

Purchase:

DVD


Uncut (2014)

Starring:

Shaun Williamson, Lois Winstone, Safron Beck

Synopsis:

For the first time in UK film history, a thriller/horror/comedy feature filmed in one continuous 80 minute shot that puts you in the horror drama. Featuring Shaun Williamson (BBC EastEnders, The Invention of Lying, Ricky Gervais’ Extras, BBC Scoop), and Lois Winstone (daughter of Ray Winstone). The last performance of a pantomime is held at an old, isolated Victorian theater in provincial England. The show’s run has been a disaster, attracting only a handful of locals. The final wrap party afterwards turns out even worse and some of the cast and crew decide to slip away for their own private session in the theater’s creepy basement. Among the group are the enviable pantomime leads and real-life lovers Clarice and Nathan, the womanizing director Derrick and the thirty-something, obscure stage assistant Janet. As their private bash kicks off Derrick disappears, only to be found with his throat savagely slashed. When they discover that they’re locked in the killing continues. Paranoia grows. No one can be trusted. Will anyone survive the nightmare.

Purchase:

DVD


 

Wake the Witch: A Forest Conjuring (2014)

Starring:

Stephanie Tapio, Karis Yanike, Rachel Lien, Martin Kenna

Synopsis:

One hundred years ago, an angry mob, intent on justice for their murdered children, hang the woman they believe is the murderer. They brand her a witch, wrap her body in chains and bury it deep in the woods… When Deb and her friends play a childhood game on the witch’s wooded grave, they open the door to death. As her friends and family begin to change into something less than human, Deb struggles to stop the witch’s curse. But her search for the truth will reveal an evil beyond her imagination. Inspired by the masters of Japanese horror, Wake the Witch is a psychological horror/suspense feature. DVD includes: Behind the Scenes making of the movie, cast interviews, make-up and FX featurette, and on the set featurette.

Purchase:

DVD



COLLECTIONS

Scared Stiff Collection Volume 2

Starring:

Kaitlyn Ale, Mildred Ciraco, Kate Nichols, Jodie Grundin, Tim Pieciak

Movie:

LOVERBOY

He s More Devil Than You Know. This Best Feature Film at the FREAK SHOW Film Festival and Official Selection at the Killer Film Festival has turned a lot of heads. Erica Summers s LOVERBOY finds young Lauren, a beautiful girl struggling with a painful home life finding the boy of her dreams, but when his sinister side is revealed, the true horror begins in this rollercoaster thrill ride.

THE 28TH DAY: THE WRATH OF STEPH

A Horror film…For the Ladies… Better than classic status of cult classic! Entertainment Corner Zachary Scott s THE 28TH DAY: THE WRATH OF STEPH brings a true evil that is so demented that it preys on women who are on their period. Steph awakens in a forest not knowing that she has been possessed by an evil spirit. The evil consumes her body and it s a race against the clock to save her in this paranormal horror film. This Official Selection at the HORROR ON SEA film festival anthology brings it all.

SCARY TALES

Geno McGahee’s SCARY TALES concerns four friends reunite at a remote cabin, as they share some campfire stories, but the line between fantasy and reality soon gets blurred and the unexplainable begins to occur. Secrets get revealed and the stories come to life, turning nightmares into reality. Five tales,featuring twists and turns, zombies and ghosts, werewolves and demons, and more, create madness and asks the question: What are you afraid of?

PHANTOM OF THE WOODS

Fear casts a shadow. True horror returns to the woods. NewzBreaker The Official Selection at the INDIE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL, PHANTOM OF THE WOODS, concerns some teenagers experiencing their worst fears and they must run for their lives before they and everyone they care about is destroyed.

Purchase:

DVD


 

Scared Stiff Collection Volume 3 – The DV Trilogy

Starring:

Evan Jacobs, Isaac Golub, Brian Balchack, Courtney Oquist, David Patterson

Synopsis:

Be terrified with Evan Jacobs’ DV Trilogy!

UPON FIRST VIEWING IT IS A REQUIREMENT THAT ALL THREE FILMS BE WATCHED IN ORDER. THEY WERE ORIGINALLY CONCEIVED BY THE DIRECTOR AS ONE CONTINUOUS FILM.

Movies:

DV

James, a serial killer, has taken to recording his life so that he can examine it and stay one step ahead of the authorities. He soon finds himself hunted by one of his victims.

DV2

After the body of James was found in DV, the camera that recorded his death is taken by the Man who discovered his body. Suddenly, the Man finds himself haunted by something entirely different.

DV3

After mysteriously receiving the camera at the end of DV2, the brother of James soon finds himself becoming obsessed with how his sibling died. After going through the DV footage, the brother s life unravels unleashing hell in the process.

Purchase:

DVD

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