DVD & Blu-ray Releases: September 23, 2014

By: Sean Brickley

We have yet another good week for you, fiends!  All of The Exorcist prequels and sequels have finally made their way to Blu-ray along with the Exorcist collection.  Blue Underground has finally 1987’s Stage Fright to DVD and BLu-ray format.  There’s a pretty nifty looking Elvira collection of 32 movies heading our way.  The Saw complete collection has been released on DVD and Blu-ray.  Last but certainly not least is the Halloween Blu-ray collection – there are actually two.  One is more collectible (and expensive) than the other.  Have fun and as always, pleasant viewing (and try to get it in now because it won’t be long before all of the Christmas movie crap starts coming our way).



Movies:

1 Dead Party (2013)

Notable Names:

Nicole Wyland, Matty Castano, James Hollis III, Ellen Karsten Nikki McKenzie

Synopsis:

Come in. Have a drink. DIE. When Bobby accidentally kills his wife before a get together at their home, he stops at nothing to hide the evidence from the arriving guests, even if it means murder.

Purchase:

DVD


Collapse (2010)

Notable Names:

Chris Mulkey

Synopsis:

When the world is suddenly filled with the undead, Robert Morgan’s (Chris Mulkey) worries are pulled away from how to keep the family farm to how to keep his family alive. With his wife Molly (Karen Landry) near the breaking point and his son bitten by one of the creatures, Robert must defend their home from the invaders. But as supplies run low and he is forced to venture out for food, Robert encounters more danger and must become even more brutal in his attempts to provide for his family. When other survivors appear, will they be able to help him, or will they turn out to be the greatest threat of all to his family?

Purchase:

DVD


Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

Notable Names:

Linda Blair, Richard Burton, Louise Fletcher, Max Von Sydow

Synopsis:

Four years after an exorcism, another priest arrives to free a possessed young woman.

Purchase:

Blu-ray


Exorcist III: Legion (1990)

Notable Names:

George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Scott Wilson, Nicol Williamson, Brad Dourif

Synopsis:

A police detective investigates a series of slayings done in the style of an executed killer.

Purchase:

Blu-ray


Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

Notable Names:

Stellan Skarsgard, Izabella Scorupco, James D’arcy, Remy Sweeney, Julian Wadham

Synopsis:

In this prequel to The Exorcist, Father Merrin has his first encounter with demonic forces as a young missionary in post-World War II.

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Blu-ray


Found (2012)

Notable Names:

Gavin Brown, Ethan Philbeck

Synopsis:

Marty is the ideal fifth grader. He gets good grades, listens to his teachers, and doesn’t start trouble in class. But a darkness is beginning to fall over Marty’s life. The kids at school won’t stop picking on him, his parents just don’t seem to understand him, and now Marty must grapple with a terrible secret that threatens to destroy life as he knows it — his big brother is a serial killer! Brotherly love is put to the ultimate test in this emotional coming-of-age story that descends into full-blown horror.

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DVD


The Innocents (1961)

Notable Names:

Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Peter Wyngarde

Synopsis:

A Victorian governess fears a boy and girl have been possessed by a dead couple. Directed by Jack Clayton. From Henry James’ “The Turn of the Screw.”

Special Features:

TWO-DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
New 4K digital restoration
Audio commentary featuring cultural historian Christopher Frayling
New interview with cinematographer John Bailey on director of photography Freddie Francis and the look of the film
Archival interviews with editor James Clark, Francis, and script supervisor Pamela Francis
Trailer
An essay by critic Maitland McDonagh

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Audio commentary featuring cultural historian Christopher Frayling
New interview with cinematographer John Bailey on director of photography Freddie Francis and the look of the film
Archival interviews with editor James Clark, Francis, and script supervisor Pamela Francis
Trailer
An essay by critic Maitland McDonagh

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DVD

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Legend Of The Hillbilly Butcher (2012)

Notable Names:

Allen East, S.E. Feinberg, Ron Jason, Theresa Holly, Doreen Barnes

Synopsis:

Far away from the civilized world, in the deep isolation of the lonely backwoods, Carl Henry Jessup spends his days in twisted contemplation and hazy reverie of the good old days. His contempt for outsiders keeps him close to his hillbilly family home. Carrying on the family business, Carl keeps an eye out for Grade A meat. He can spot the tastiest trespassers from fifty yards away. Fat men and pretty gals are his preference and he insists on a healthy serving of spicy blood gravy ladled over his dinner plate. Carl’s mama and papa met with gruesome untimely deaths. His love and devotion for his mama and papa leaves him yearning for their return from the grave. In a pact with the demon, Sam Bakoo, Carl offers his soul in exchange for the full-fledged reanimation of his parents’ rotting corpses. The evil presence of Sam Bakoo drives Carl deeper into a whirlpool of torture, slaughter, vengeance, and delirium. His spirit guide, the angelic, Lil’ Jessie warns him that his bloodline is cursed and that Sam Bakoo is not to be tangled with. But it’s too late for beleaguered hillbilly. His life turns sour and he becomes a tired and vicious shell of a man. The only remaining, faithful and loving presence in his pitiful existence is Rae Lynn who sees something good in her half brother. While Carl’s out doing his dirty deeds, Rae Lynn comes to his house looking for him. When she enters an unfamiliar back room, she discovers Carl’s secret house of horrors. He returns home to find Rae Lynn in his private domain. The depravity she witnesses makes her just another liability. Rae Lynn must escape and fight for her life. Carl is faced with his comeuppance as Sam Bakoo comes to collect his debt. This trippy horror film combines the quiet, forbidding atmosphere that could have been conjured up by a hillbilly David Lynch with an eerie Texas Chainsaw Massacre vibe.

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DVD


Mutantis (2014)

Notable Names:

Darren Bolk, Patrician Rosa, Megan Mundane

Synopsis:

This homage/parody of 70’s monster movies features buckets of gore, cheese, sleaze, and all the bad wigs and dubbing you’ve come to expect from the makers of Isle of the Damned. When an unscrupulous scientist drags his stepchildren out into the forest to use them as bait in the hopes of luring out a big foot, not even the team of hillbillies he hired can contain the horror they find: the horror of Mutantis! Only the adventurer Dr. William Fury may be able to stop the beast, but hope dwindles fast once Dr. Fury realizes that the monster is not only intent on murder but procreation as well. Could this be the end of the world as we know it? For the answer watch, Mutantis!

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DVD


Off Season (2012)

Notable Names:

Kimani Shillingford, Abe Koogler, Ryan Clardy, Mike Quirk, Elizabeth Lee

Synopsis:

A noir inspired horror-thriller set on the windswept East coast during winter. Sylvie Stone takes refuge in an isolated beach hideaway after her husband is convicted of a sweeping act of financial fraud. Villainized in the press, and afraid to venture out into public, Sylvie savors the isolation, until a series of frightening occurrences lead her to discover she’s being stalked by a mysterious presence. Soon each night alone is filled with terrors, and Sylvie seeks out romantic distraction with a local surfer. Uncertain of her own sanity, and faced with a terrifying ultimatum, Sylvie is forced to confront the secrets of her past, or take them with her to the grave.

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DVD


Paranormal Captivity (2012)

Notable Names:

Caitlyn Fletcher, Roberto Lombardi, Edward X. Young, Jerry Ross, Suzi Lorraine

Synopsis:

When Sarah is forced out of her home penniless, she has to move in with her funeral director Uncle. But strange things start to happen and she is caught in a world between the living and the dead, and the horrors around her may be more than just paranormal. Now, to escape death in this life, Sarah must embrace what she fears most – the entities from beyond the grave who are haunting her.

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DVD


Psychopathic Maniacs (2014)

Notable Names:

Various

Synopsis:

Terrifying stories from acclaimed Cult and Sexploitation director Jason Impey. Prepare for over THREE HOURS of Gruesome stories of Revenge, Sadism, Murder, Rape, Sexual Perversion, Hatred and more Gore than you can swing a cat at – all on the lowest budget possible. See blood-curdling and sadistic violence unleashed with the finale of an abused young lad taking revenge on his abusive parents in a grotesque cannibalistic orgy. Not for the squeamish, Psychopathic Maniacs is a collection of stories with victim after victim suffering at the hands of Deranged Psychopathic Maniacs!

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DVD


Slasher House (2012)

Notable Names:

Eleanor James, Adam Williams, Andrew M Greenwood, Wellington Grosvenor, Alex Grimshaw

Synopsis:

When Red, a young girl, awakens in a house, she has no idea how she has come to be there. Exploring her surroundings she soon realizes that she is not alone, in fact everyone else in the house is one of the worst serial killers in the world. Now it is a race against time as one by one the cells open and each killer is unleashed to stalk her through the inescapable corridors of the Slasher House.

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DVD


Stagefright (1987)

Notable Names:

David Brandon, Barbara Cupisti

Synopsis:

While a group of young actors rehearse a new musical about a mass murderer, a notorious psychopath escapes from a nearby insane asylum. But when the shows director locks his cast in the theater overnight, the madman is accidentally locked inside as well. Now, a killer with acting in his blood has gone berserk for the blood of actors (including several scenes that EuroHorror fans worldwide consider to be the most violent of the decade) and the stage is set for one unforgettable evening of shock!

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DVD

Blu-ray


A Vault Of Victims (2014)

Notable Names:

Tim Bettridge, Kitty Griffiths Maria Lee Metheringham

Synopsis:

Death, Murder, Love Triangles, Evil Teddy Bears and Sex Galore. Three wickedly sexy tales in this terrifying anthology that are sure to make your blood curdle while fulfilling your deepest fantasies. In Sweet Mirror: A timid girl finds an escape from her sexual repression in a mysterious old mirror. Her new confidence allows her to confront her inner demons. In Terror the Bear: An evil teddy bear plots the demise of a group of self-absorbed students. In Hidden Camera: Steve’s secret recordings are found by his girlfriend Lyndsey and her plan for revenge is death. Horrifying, deadly and dangerous consequences abound behind this Vault of Victims.

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DVD


WER (2013)

Notable Names:

A.J. Cook, Brian Scott O’Connor, Simon Quarterman, Sebastian Roche, Vik Sahay

Synopsis:

Witness the rebirth of a legend in this spine-tingling descent into true terror. When a vacationing family is brutally murdered, an intrepid attorney, Kate Moore (A.J. Cook), is assigned to defend Talan (Brian Scott O’Connor), the main suspect and mysterious loner with a strange medical condition. As she delves into his shadowy past and runs scientific tests to prove his innocence, Talan’s darker instincts soon surface with unparalled violence. As Talan slashes and shreds his way to freedom, Kate must stop the atrocity she’s unleashed before the city is torn apart limb by bloody limb.

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DVD



Collections:

9 Movie Collection Featuring Daughter of Darkness

Notable Names:

Peter Ustinov, Woody Harrelson, Kirstie Alley, Shirley MacLaine, Barbara Billingsley

Synopsis:

All the freaks are coming out of the woodwork for this American Horror Story-inspired collection. In eight flicks filled with the strange and the scary, clowns, critters and the darkest of demons team up for FX-style thrills.

Movies:

Secrets of the Clown
After the brutal murder of his best friend, Bobbie slowly becomes convinced that a sinister clown is responsible for his death.

Killjoy
When an outcast is bullied to death, a killer clown exacts revenge in his honor. His name is Killjoy and he thinks murder is a laughing matter.

Killjoy 2
On a wilderness rehabilitation trip, a group of at-risk youth find themselves in the home of a voodoo woman where Killjoy’s spirit is summoned.

The Devil’s Daughter
Half-sisters Isabelle and Sylvia vie for control of their father’s Jamaican plantation. In an effort to drive Sylvia away, Isabelle uses voodoo to play off of her superstitions.

The Devil’s Hand
A man wanders into a curious little shop, unaware that the store owner is a high priest who uses voodoo dolls to force people into joining his cult.

Witchcraft 13: Blood of the Chosen
Warlock Will Spanner investigates a series of ritualistic murders while trying to battle his own dark past.

The Dead Sleep
Paul Wells’ spirit is forced to witness the mistakes he made in his life and their effects on his family. Now he must break the rules once again…or he won’t be the only one dead.

Backwoods Bloodbath: Curse of the Black Hodag
Bonding over the death of a classmate, a group of college kids head out to the woods for a weekend away…but what starts out as a booze binge turns into a bloodbath.

Purchase:

DVD


Double Feature From Hell

Notable Names:

Shana Betz, James M. O’Donoghue, Veronica Bero, Solomon Cobitt, Kelly Goldstein, Stephen Steel, Beverly Lynne, Charlie David, Nick Armas, Jennifer Amanda Morgan, Yvette Lopez, Lindsey Labrum, Gregory Etchinson, Michael Brazier, Katy Moses, Artie Richard

Synopsis:

Featuring two of Massimiliano Cerchi’s Most Terrifying and Controversial Films. Hellinger: A fallen man of the cloth forever bound to the fires of Hell by a pact made with Satan is unleashed to torment humankind. It was 20 years ago that a young innocent named Melissa was discovered by her neighbors drenched in blood and driven to near-insanity by the evil that claimed her father, and even as an adult, the darkness of that fateful day still haunts her. Father Thomas Donaldson was a trusted clergyman who was loved by his flock, but when Father Donaldson began to question his faith and became obsessed with the idea of getting a glimpse of heaven, the deal he so arrogantly cut with Satan to fulfill his Earthly wish left him blinded and possessed by evil. Now the man once known as Father Donaldson has become Hellinger, an unstoppable demon with a unquenchable hunger for human souls and a special place in his black heart for the girl who now thinks he was a mere figment of her imagination. Holy Terror: Possessed by a demon in life and forced to spend eternity doing the devils bidding in death, a malevolent nun returns to life to torment a young couple and their terrified friends in director Massimiliano Cerchis sacrilegious shocker. A young couple has just moved into their new rental home, and in order to properly break the place in they have invited over a small group of friends for an intimate housewarming party. Soon prompted to experiment with an Ouija board by their sinister landlord, the unassuming partiers inadvertently unleash the murderous spirit of a demonic nun whose evil is so powerful that it cannot be contained to the spiritual realm.

Purchase:

DVD


Elvira’s Movie Macabre The Coffin Collection

Notable Names:

Elvira

Synopsis:

26 horrifying films on 13 DVD’s! Some just horrifyingly BAD. …Over 38 1/2 hours of frightful fun. Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark, hosts this frightfully funny collection of B-Movie horror classics with her own unique style, all delivered in this collectible tin coffin.

Purchase:

DVD


The Exorcist Complete Anthology

Notable Names:

Various

Movies:

Dominion: A Prequel to The Exorcist, The Exorcist, Exorcist II: The Heretic, The Exorcist III, Exorcist: The Beginning

Purchase:

Blu-ray


Halloween: The Complete Collection Limited Deluxe Edition

Notable Names:

Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Joseph Gordon -Levitt, Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris

Synopsis:

Halloween night – Haddonfield, IL. A young boy butchers his older sister with a kitchen knife. 15 years later, he escapes from a mental institution only to return home and terrorize the town, including babysitter Laurie Strode. Now pursued by Dr. Loomis, the doctor who tried to treat him until he realized that “what was living behind that boy’s eyes was purely and simply… evil”. His name is Michael Myers. And so began one of the most iconic horror franchises in history – what producers Moustapha Akkad and Debra Hill, writer/director John Carpenter and stars Jamie Lee Curtis & Donald Pleasence started has spawned 10 feature films and lasted over 35 years. Now, for the first time ever, experience the terror of every Halloween film available together in 1 set! This limited edition deluxe set includes 15 discs jammed with content Halloween fans will love. Brand new, never before seen bonus features including new interviews with cast and crew, commentaries, behind the scenes documentaries, and so much more. Plus, the NEVER BEFORE RELEASED Producer’s Cut of Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers! The set also features both Blu-ray versions of Halloween as well as the Network TV versions of Halloween and Halloween 2. Here it is, the one that started it all – Halloween: The Complete Collection.

Purchase:

Blu-ray


Halloween: The Complete Collection

Notable Names:

Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Joseph Gordon -Levitt, Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris

Synopsis:

Halloween night – Haddonfield, IL. A young boy butchers his older sister with a kitchen knife. 15 years later, he escapes from a mental institution only to return home and terrorize the town, including babysitter Laurie Strode. Now pursued by Dr. Loomis, the doctor who tried to treat him until he realized that “what was living behind that boy’s eyes was purely and simply… evil”. His name is Michael Myers. And so began one of the most iconic horror franchises in history, spawned 10 feature films and lasted over 35 years. Now, for the first time ever, experience the terror of every Halloween film available together in 1 set! This collection includes all 10 Halloween films: Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Halloween H20, Halloween: Resurrection, Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II. Here it is, the one that started it all – Halloween: The Complete Collection.

Purchase:

Blu-ray


Saw: The Complete Movie Collection

Notable Names:

Danny Glover, Cary Elwes, Ken Leung, Leigh Whannell

Movies:

Saw, Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI, Saw: The Final Chapter

Purchase:

DVD

Blu-ray


Stephen King’s Storm of the Century with 7 Bonus Films

Notable Names:

Tim Daly, Spencer Breslin, Colm Feore, Jeffrey DeMunn

Movies:

Storm of the Century
When a murder shakes the island of Little Tall, the local constable must stop the evil that is growing as quickly as the snowstorm.

BONUS MOVIES
Sheltered
On the eve of a massive storm, a group of vacationers takes refuge at a house, but slowly discovers their host is a disturbed, maniacal killer.

The Shadows
Stranded on a remote island when their boat crashes, five friends seek refuge in a rickety lighthouse only to discover that if the storm doesn’t get them, the shadows will.

Hide and Creep
Zombies rise from the dead in a small Alabama town and take on a ragtag team of locals.

Zombie Dearest
While digging up the septic tank, Gus unearths an obedient, hard-working zombie…a zombie that will do whatever he wants.

Last of the Living
Three slackers must step up to the plate to save the human race from flesh-eating zombies.

Night of the Living Dead
In this George A. Romero classic, a brother and sister visit the gravesite of their deceased father…but when darkness falls, zombies attack.

I Am Omega
The lone survivor of a deadly plague is doomed to an eternal battle with the mutant creatures that now control the Earth.

Purchase:

DVD

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