DVD & Blu-ray Releases: August 9, 2016

by Lynn Sorel

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: August 9, 2016

This week’s releases include Can Evrenol’s Baskin, along with the second and third sequels to Basket Case. Coincidentally, the star of the Basket Case films, Kevin Van Hentenryck, will be at this year’s CT HorrorFest on August 27th in Danbury Connecticut. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.

Baskin (Bluray / DVD Combo) [Blu-ray]


Starring: Mehmet Cerrahoglu, Gorkem Kasal

Synopsis: A five-man unit of cops on night patrol get more than they bargain for when they arrive at a creepy backwater town in the middle of nowhere after a call comes over the radio for backup. Entering a derelict building, the seasoned tough guys and their rookie junior, who’s still haunted by a traumatic childhood dream, do the one thing you should never do in this kind of movie: they split up. They soon realize they’ve stumbled into a monstrous charnel house and descend into an ever-more nightmarish netherworld where grotesque, mind-wrenching horrors await them at every turn. But things aren’t what they seem in this truly disturbing, outrageously gory, and increasingly surreal film whose unpredictable narrative slippages pull the carpet from under your feet and keep you guessing right up to the final moment. A wildly original film that reconfirms Turkey as the breakout national cinema of the moment.


Basket Case 2 (Blu-ray)

Basket Case 2 (Blu-ray)

Starring: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Kathryn Meisle, Annie Ross, David Emge

Synopsis: Duane Bradley and his surgically-separated twin brother Belial return in this frightfully gory follow-up to Frank Henenlotter’s original monster movie classic, BASKET CASE. After surviving a fall from a hospital window, the two brothers become media targets. Duane’s aunt, Granny Ruth (played by world-famous Jazz singer <b>Annie Ross</b>), whisks the duo away to a secluded mansion, where other freaks-in-hiding live out their days away from public scrutiny. When a snooping tabloid reporter finds the location of the mutants, Duane and his new family must stand together to keep their freedom a secret. And, in all the chaos, Belial might actually find true love!
Synapse Films is proud to present BASKET CASE 2 in a beautiful high-definition transfer from the original 35mm camera negative.

Special Features:

The Man In The Moon Mask – Featurette
Beyond The Wicker Behind-the-Scenes Featurette


Basket Case 3: The Progeny [Blu-ray]

Basket Case 3 The Progeny [Blu-ray]

Starring: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Gill Roper, Annie Ross, Denise Coop


He’s back. He’s bad. And, he’s a dad! Belial, everyone’s favorite beast-in-a-basket, is back in this sensational third film in the wildly macabre BASKET CASE horror series.
After being separated again from his conjoined twin brother Duane (Kevin Van Hentenryck), Belial finds out he’s going to be a deformed daddy! Mrs. Belial (“Eve”, played by Denise Coop) delivers a litter of bouncing baby monsters, but the blessed event turns into a nightmarish ordeal when the police kidnap the little critters. They should know it’s not safe to anger Belial! Attacking the cops in a climactic, gory rampage, everyone’s favorite mutant mauler stops at nothing to get his newborns back!

Synapse Films is proud to present BASKET CASE 3: THE PROGENY in a beautiful high-definition transfer from original 35mm vault materials

Special Feature:

Original Theatrical Trailer


Alone in the Ghost House

Alone in the Ghost House

Starring: Joni Durian, Adam Scott Clevenger, Henrique Couto

Synopsis: They dared to stay the night in the most haunted house in America. Not content with her 15 minutes of fame, reality tv star Lana and her husband begin production on a new reality series aimed at dis-proving the paranormal. Setting off on a haunted house road trip, they taunt spirits at each stop until they arrive at The Devil’s Commune, a house mired in tragedy and violence, and considered the most haunted house in America. What they find there will exceed their greatest nightmares.


Dark Waves

Dark Waves

Starring: Nancy De Luca, David D’Ingeo

Synopsis: Beneath the waves… secrets run deep.

Sophiane, an ex-French Legionnaire, brings his wife Jazira to a new home: an ancient tower on the open sea. One day while he is sailing, Sophiane finds three little gold nuggets and gives them to her. Soon they begin to deal with daily strange events and the couple begins to face the past that both desired to forget. Things turn out worse than they ever imagined as the gold nuggets are, in reality, gold teeth that belonged to three pirates who now rise from their watery graves to get them back.

DARK WAVES is a fairy tale with dramatic undercurrents. It shows a couple whose love is tested and torn apart by a succession of strange events and recurring nightmares. Pirates, ghostly figures, sea monsters, and golden treasures all enter into the dark action. It s a world redolent of ancient myth, legends, sailors, and the siren call of the ocean.

In Italian with English subtitles.


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