By: Sean Brickley
We’ve got a bunch of good stuff for you this week, fiends. First and foremost, there are a decent amount of collections at the end, so don’t forget to check those. One of those titles is the double feature Love At First Bite / Once Bitten. Once Bitten stars a younger Jim Carrey playing a 1980’s style horny pre-vamp. There’s also the limited edition cover of Collar out on DVD this week. The SyFy zombie romp series Z Nation released its first season on DVD this week as well. And to round out some of the top picks, I know there are some of you out there who have been chomping at the bit for the Nekromantik 2 limited edition DVD and Blu-ray that drops this week. So enjoy, fellow collectors of all things ghoulish and as always… pleasant viewing.
Alien Vs Predator Requiem (2007)
Johnny Lewis, Steven Pasquale, John Ortiz
In the follow-up to the worldwide hit Alien vs. Predator, the iconic monsters from two of the scariest film franchises ever, wage war in an American Midwestern town with the residents caught in the middle.
Arkham Sanitarium: Soul Eater (2014)
Shannon Brown, Rinska Carrasco, Marc Edwards, Ron Fitzgerald
Arkham Sanitarium stood vacant for years after a sex and death cult were apprehended for committing heinous sadistic acts with special needs patients. The Legend of Arkham grew and many paranormal investigators attempted to investigate but couldn’t last the night. Now a married duo of experienced paranormal specialists and their crew find themselves trapped and having to band together to battle malevolent forces from another dimension. As they grapple with the very real creatures and nightmares created by HP Lovecraft while fighting abominations and malevolent spirits from beyond, they battle for their sanity, their lives and ultimately the life of planet earth.
Collar (Limited Edition) (2014)
Nick Principe, Momona Komagata, Ronald Patrick Thompson, Aidan Dee, Wolfgang Meyer, Mackenzie Murdock
A rookie cop starts her shift like any other but soon it will all change for the worse. A derelict with a reputation for satanic violence, attacks the officer and collars her with a dog leash which is just the start of his abusive ritual.
Dead Walkers: Rise of the Fourth Reich (2013)
Philip Berzamanis, Jane Haslehurst, Bob Lee, Nathan Head, Jack Burrows
Reports of a growing terrorist threat in Romania lead the British Secret Service to send in some of their best men, but nobody returns from the field. In a final attempt to get through, Alpha One and Alpha Five are dispatched to try and uncover the truth. What they discover is a bizarre scientific and occult training ground of neo-Nazis – descendants of Nazis who fled following their defeat in the Second World War. Over the years they have been researching the energy they call ”VRIL” and utilizing it to grow an army of men and women who cannot be killed, because they’re already dead. Attempting to stay under cover and out of sight, Alpha One and Alpha Five come face to face with the terror of the Nazi VRIL soldiers and witness shocking tortures and beatings used to energize the human soul. Mentally twisted, the leaders of this Nazi group are bent on taking over the world with their new VRIL army and bring about the rise of the 4th Reich.
Don’t Look Now (1973)
Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland (Klute) and Julie Christie (Darling) mesmerize as a married couple on an extended trip to Venice following a family tragedy. While in that elegantly decaying city, they have a series of inexplicable, terrifying, and increasingly dangerous experiences. A masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg (Walkabout), Dont Look Now, adapted from a story by Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca), is a brilliantly disturbing tale of the supernatural, as renowned for its innovative editing and haunting cinematography as its explicit eroticism and unforgettable denouement, one of the great endings in horror history.
New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Nicolas Roeg
New conversation between the films editor, Graeme Clifford, and film writer Bobbie OSteen
Dont Look Now, Looking Back, a short 2002 documentary featuring Roeg, Clifford, and cinematographer Anthony Richmond
Death in Venice, a 2006 interview with composer Pino Donaggio
Something Interesting, a new documentary on the writing and making of the film, featuring interviews with Richmond, actors Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland, and coscreenwriter Allan Scott
Nicolas Roeg: The Enigma of Film, a new documentary on Roegs style, featuring interviews with filmmakers Danny Boyle and Steven Soderbergh
Q&A with Roeg at Londons Cin Lumire from 2003
PLUS: An essay by film critic David Thompson
Fear Clinic (2014)
Thomas Dekker, Robert Englund, Kevin Gage, Brandon Beemer
Dr. Andover (Robert Englund), a fear doctor who runs the clinic, uses his Fear Chamber to animate their fears in the form of terrifying hallucinations. However, the good doctor soon begins to suspect that something more sinister may be at work, something that yearns to be more than just an hallucination…
Michael Imperioli, Wendell Pierce, Spencer List, David Costabile, Matt Servitto
Bill Landopolous (Michael Imperioli), his son Steven (Spencer List) and father-in-law Ray (Bill Raymond) arrive at the home of their recently deceased relative Cal who took his own life. They are greeted by Officer Wright (Matt Servitto), who points out the numerous foreclosures, bank owned properties and short sales that have depopulated the neighborhood he patrols. At first, moving into a new house is a tonic for Bill’s worries: he cleans out Cal’s rank old refrigerator and spit shines his business shoes, Bill even manages to tolerate the half medicated racist ranting of his nearly-senile father-in-law. But the rants, which begin as complaints about Bill’s Greek heritage, becomes a kind of inherited reverie when young Steven, exploring the dank basement, discovers an old black and white photograph which leads to a series of horrifying consequences.
Frankenstein vs. The Mummy (2014)
Ashton Leigh, Brandon DeSpain, Constantin Tripes, Max Rhyser, Robert MacNaughton
Dr. Victor Frankenstein and Egyptologist Naihla Khalil are both professors at a leading medical university. Victors latest grisly experiment is the re-animated corpse of a sadistic madman and Naihlas most recent find is the cursed mummy of an evil pharaoh. When the two monsters face-off in an epic showdown, no one is safe from the slaughter. Can the murderous rampage be stopped and the carnage contained before its too late?
Island Of The Living Dead (2006)
Yvette Yzon, Gaetano Russo, Jim Gaines
Italian horror maestro Bruno Mattei director of such infamous gut-munchers as Mondo Cannibal, Hell Of The Living Dead and In The Land Of The Cannibals made his triumphant return to the zombie genre with his penultimate gorefest: When a boneheaded group of treasure hunters are shipwrecked near a deserted island, they’ll instead discover an undead nightmare of flesh chomping, skull blasting, absurd plotting, perplexing flamenco, and old-school levels of graphic zombie carnage. Yvette Yzon (Zombies: The Beginning), Gaetano Russo (Caged Women) and Jim Gaines (The One-Armed Executioner) star in this beloved Mattei jaw-dropper from the screenwriter of Fulci’s A Cat In The Brain, now presented uncut and uncensored for the first time ever in America!
Bungle in the Jungle
Nekromantik 2 (2005)
Monika M., Mark Reeder, Daktari Lorenz
From director Jorg Buttgereit comes Nekromantik 2, the gore horror sequel to his 1987 classic Nekromantik. Monika (Monika M.) is a beautiful necrophiliac who lives alone in Berlin. By day she works as a nurse. By night she prowls through cemeteries while searching for fresh corpses. When she reads about the suicide of Rob (Nekromantik’s Daktari Lorenz) she finds his grave to dig up his body and brings it home. Mark (Mark Reeder) lives across town and makes his living dubbing sex films. After meeting Monika, romance blossoms and they fall in love. But all is not well in Monika’s world. Her relationship with Mark begins to falter and she has to make a final choice between loving the living or the dead.
Officially banned in Germany for years upon release, Cult Epics is proud to present Nekromantik 2, Uncut and Uncensored in a new High Definition transfer.
New Director’s Approved HD transfer (taken from the original 16mm negative)
New Introduction by Jorg Buttgereit (2014)
Audio Commentary by Jorg Buttgereit, co-author Franz Rodenkirchen, and actors Monika M. and Mark Reeder
The Making of Nekromantik 2
Still Photo Gallery
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2011) Live
20th Anniversary Live Concert performed by Monika M. and Friends – Video (2011)
A Moment of Silence At the Grave of Ed Gein, Short film by Jorg Buttgereit (2012)
Half Girl Lemmy, I’m A Feminist, Music video by Jorg Buttgereit (2014)
LIMITED EDITION 2000 (DVD) Copies
Includes Nekromantik 2 Collectible Artwork by Johnny Ryan & Nekrophilia photo of Monika M.
Poker Night (2015)
Ron Perlman, Beau Mirchoff, Giancarlo Esposito, Alex Cross, Ron Eldard
In this twisted thriller, a young detective becomes an unwilling participant in a sadistic game of cat-and-mouse when he is kidnapped by a masked serial killer. In order to survive, the detective must use the wisdom imparted to him by senior detectives on their regular poker night.
Proof of the Devil (2014)
Lisa Mackel Smith, Donovan Jackson, Sam Cobean, Michael Bienvenu, Hunter McGregor
In 2010 A string of serial murders ended in the capture of an 18 year old boy named Jesse. The media called him “The Butcher”. He is captured, found guilty, and executed by lethal injection. Fast forward three years. The boy’s mother, Kate, hires a documentary film crew to prove her theory that Jesse was not an insane murderer. He was possessed by a demon. A demon who made him commit the murders. For the first time on television, Kate will have the crew record her as she becomes possessed by a demon on camera. In order to prove Jesse’s innocence, Kate will find proof of the Devil.
Snuff 102 (2015)
Eduardo Poli, Yamila Greco, Andrea Alfonso
When a young journalist decides to investigate the macabre world of snuff films, the worst of destinations awaits her as she becomes the next on-camera victim.
Mariano Peralta’s controversial Argentinian gore film has been deemed one of the sickest and most depraved films ever made.
Reversible GORE Cover
Spanish Language With Removable English Subtitles
Audio Commentary With Director Mariano Peralta
Extensive Cast Interviews
Interview With Director Mariano Peralta
Bits And Pieces Making Of Featurette
Trailers For Upcoming Massacre Video Releases
Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Part 2 (2014)
Prepare to be corrupted and depraved once more by the sequel to the definitive guide to the Video Nasties phenomenon – the most extraordinary and scandalous era in the history of British film. For the first time ever on DVD, all 82 films that fell foul of the Director of Public Prosecutions Section 3 list are trailer-featured with specially filmed intros for each title, alongside director Jake West’s brand new documentary Video Nasties: Draconian Days.
Video Nasties: Draconian Days The critically acclaimed follow-up documentary to Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship And Videotape from director Jake West and producer Marc Morris who continue to uncover the shocking story of home entertainment following the introduction of the 1984 Video Recordings Act. The UK was plunged into a new Dark Age of the most restrictive censorship, where the horror movie became the bloody eviscerated victim of continuing dread created by self-aggrandizing moral guardians, and the film charts the consequences of this, including subversive social culture that sprung up around it. With fascinating interviews and more jaw dropping archive footage, get ready to reflect and rejoice on the passing of a turbulent time.
The Section 3 List Original trailers for all 82 titles that were designated under Section 3 of the Obscene Publications Act by the Director of Public Prosecutions. These titles were liable for seizure and forfeiture by the police, removed from sale or hire and then destroyed; although they were not ultimately prosecuted. This amazing list was discovered whilst researching legal paperwork for the original Video Nasties; The Definitive Guide and finally clears up why so many additional titles were historically considered to be Video Nasties . Titles include: Blood Lust, Brutes and Savages, Cannibals, Dead Kids, Deep Red, Death Weekend, Demented, Eaten Alive, Headless Eyes, Hell Prison, Love Butcher, Mark of the Devil, Massacre Mansion, Savage Terror, Scream for Vengeance, Suicide Cult, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Xtro and Zombie Holocaust.
Zombies: The Beginning (2007)
Yvette Yzon, Alvin Anson, Diana Croyston
For his final film, the late sleaze maestro Bruno Mattei, notorious director of Mondo Cannibal, Rats: Night Of The Terror and Hell Of The Living Dead, delivers his ultimate over-the-top masterpiece: In this insane rip-off of Aliens, Mattei (aka Vincent Dawn ) packs the screen with shredding flesh, munching guts, exploding heads, undead births, borrowed footage, stolen plots, zombie midgets and more. Yvette Yzon (Island Of The Living Dead), Alvin Anson (The Great Raid) and Diana Croyston (The Jail: The Women’s Hell) star in this mind-blowing mash-up from the producer of In The Land Of The Cannibals, now presented uncut and uncensored for the first time ever in America!
Z Nation: Season 1
Tom Everett Scott, Michael Welch, DJ Qualls, Kellita Smith
Three years after the devastating ZN1 virus gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of a zombie attack — and humanity’s last hope to develop a vaccine — from New York to California. However, he’s hiding a secret that could endanger the mission.
4 Movie Witches & Warlocks
Woody Harrelson, Tim Wrobel, Anjanette Clewis, Lance Henriksen, Stephen Lee
There’s no escaping the terror and chills down the spine to be found in black magic. The witches and warlocks in this collection run the range from the falsely accused to the dangerously guilty, all providing powerful entertainment as sinister spells and ritualistic murders are revealed.
With some convincing by their friends, Jerry and Linda have decided to move to the island community of Bay Cove. But once they move in, Linda’s perspective starts to change. Qualities she once saw as quaint, she realizes are literally from another time…because the residents are all hundreds of years old. Behind their picturesque lives, this coven of witches is on a mission to fill a vacancy in their bloodline—and Linda is the perfect candidate.
Witchcraft 13: Blood of the Chosen
Warlock Will Spanner—reluctant heir to a dark legacy—faces evil head on when he discovers a series of ritualistic murders that leave the victims with their hearts cut out of their chests. But Will’s findings only end up leading him to his own dark past…and now he must solve the mystery before evil overcomes him.
The Pit and the Pendulum
Under the direction of Torquemada, the Grand Inquisitor of Spain, a young baker’s wife, Maria, is falsely accused of witchcraft and dragged before the Inquisition. Maria and her husband Antonio are subjected to heinous torture to prove that Torquemada’s attraction to Maria is a result of her bewitching powers. With the help of her cellmate, Maria must save her husband, Antonio, from Torquemada’s ultimate machine of torture—the razor sharp pendulum poised over the inescapable pit of hell.
Kate and Nick thought an au pair would be the answer to all their problems. But when Anna Bergman showed up at their door, childcare became the least of their worries. A sinister girl with a dark past, Anna casts a dangerous spell over the family…one that they must break if they hope to survive her stay.
5 Movie Dracula Collection
The Satanic Rites Of Dracula
The 700-year-old count is dead and living in London with his vampire bride; Van Helsing gets him.
Avia Vampire Hunter
Avia Richards wages a one-woman war against the vampires and demons that lie hidden amongst us, waiting to prey on the innocent. Armed only with a Samurai sword, Avia hunts them down, putting her own life on the line in a do or die battle. But it may be her personal demons that do her in.
Daughter Of Darkness
An American’s search for her father in Romania leads to a glassblower, bad dreams and vampires.
The Last Vampire On Earth
Chloe is a college student studying Anthropology. Aurelius is studying Hematology. They seemingly have nothing in common, except both have a secret. When brought together in a Literature Class, Chloe and Aurelius seem like the most unlikely of friends. Chloe is a pastor’s daughter. Aurelius is a pale loner. When Chloe reaches out to try and befriend him surprising things happen. This is a story of humanity, love, and blind superstition. It’s amazing what can happen when you reach out to a stranger. Your whole world might get turned upside down.
The Vampire Conspiracy
Five strangers are abducted by a maniacal vampire and put into a deadly maze of wits and endurance. Should they make it through alive, the Vampire’s fortune shall be bestowed upon them. But if they fail, the group will fall prey to his hunger and placed back in the game, this time as blood-thirsty slaves pursuing the next round of victims in The Vampire Conspiracy.
8 Film Thriller Collection
Rick Roberts, Christopher Reeve, Marg Helgenberger, Catherine Hicks, Lindsay Wagner
It’s edge-of-your-seat thrills and chills and in this eight-film collection. From beyond the grave to the apartment next door, there’s no escaping the suspense!
Wes Craven Presents: Don’t Look Down
When tragedy instills a severe fear of heights in Carla, her search for help with the phobia only results in more danger.
In this thriller based on the Hitchcock classic, a quadriplegic (Christopher Reeve) becomes obsessed with the murder he believes he has witnessed through his apartment window.
A Thousand Kisses Deep
Mia goes back in time to reveal her tragic mistakes, only to have the outcome of her exploration, and her life, become much more uncertain.
Wall of Secrets
Newlyweds (Nicole Eggert, Dean McDermott) move into a magnificent apartment but soon wonder if its dark past might still be lingering there.
The death of a child tears apart a pair of identical twin sisters who realize that his young spirit desperately—and violently—wants to return to the world he left too soon.
When Crista Westfield’s deceased daughter reveals the secrets of her death from beyond, Crista realizes her life—and her husband (Christopher Reeve)—may not be what she thought.
Stranger with My Face
After her father’s tragic death, Laurie uncovers a disturbing secret from her past and now she must battle the evil that threatens to take over her life.
From The Dead of Night
After Joanna experiences a strange vision during a close encounter with death, a string of freak accidents threaten her life over and over again.
8 Movie Carnival of Horror
Michael Kott, Kelli Clevenger, Jessica Morris, Trent Haaga, Victoria De Mare
Step under the big top with these eight horror films, but beware—this crazed carnival collection is filled with sinister clowns, killer puppets and demented dolls that will not quickly be forgotten.
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.
A group of unsuspecting college students accidentally open the portal to Killjoy’s demon realm and get trapped in a strange funhouse world with the killer clown and his friends.
When Puppets and Dolls Attack!
A jam-packed compilation of classic kills, mayhem, mischief and terror from the most vicious toys ever created.
The Haunted Casino
Matthew inherits an old casino that is haunted by ghosts who want to collect on old debts.
Curse of the Puppet Master
Andre Toulon’s puppets have a new master in backwoods scientist, Dr. Magrew, who has been desperately trying to duplicate the great Puppet Master’s work.
Zombies vs. Strippers
Zombie apocalypse comes to a down-and-out adult establishment where strippers must fight off invading flesh-eaters.
Horror legend Charles Band presents three devilish doll tales including Doll Cemetery, Voodoo Dolls and Treacherous Toys.
Dangerous Worry Dolls
While serving time in a brutal women’s detention center, Eva wishes away her troubles to a set of tiny Worry Dolls who crawl into her ear and possess her with their dark powers.
Alex Hall, Tracy Bacon, Marilene Isaacs, Ran Burns, Dan T. Hall
Ghosts, ghosts and more ghosts haunt this creepy collection of unsettling investigations into the paranormal. The five films brought together here are filled with lingering spirits, haunted places and unexplainable events. Includes House of Darkness House of Light based on the tell-all book by Andrea Perron that followed up on the blockbuster The Conjuring.
The Haunting of Fox Hollow Farm
Herb Baumeister lived with his family in Westfield, Indiana, on 18 secluded acres called Fox Hollow Farm. He was an affable man, popular in the community and the farthest thing from a serial killer…or so everyone thought. Now, with a group of paranormal experts on the case, Fox Hollow Farm’s haunting past will be exposed once and for all, as the field’s top professionals investigate the eerie claims of the property owners who have witnessed the lingering spirits of Baumeister’s evil reign.
The Old Washoe Club in Virginia City, Nevada, and the Goldfield Hotel in Goldfield, Nevada are two of the most notoriously haunted sites in America. During the height of their existence, the infamous locations were the scene of rape, murder, and other crimes of passion…a recipe for trapped souls. Where others won’t set foot, the Ghost Adventures team captures the creepiest footage ever caught on tape.
Ghost Encounters: The Queen Mary
The famously haunted Queen Mary ocean liner is said to be home to 600 active ghosts. Determined to explore this eerie environment to its fullest, renowned psychic and paranormal investigator Peter James summons spirits and explores the various supernatural experiences described on the ship.
Ghost Stories: Walking with the Dead
Ghost Stories: Walking with the Dead reveals some of the most haunted places in the state of Indiana. See evidence of unexplainable paranormal events like visits from turn-of-the-century celebrities at Tuckaway House, appearances of Lady Rivoli at the Rivoli Theater and the angry energy of past prisoners at Hartford City Jail.
Andrea Perron: House of Darkness House of Light
Andrea Perron’s childhood was filled with supernatural occurrences and very personal paranormal interactions. Growing up in the famed farmhouse investigated by Ed and Lorraine Warren in the blockbuster hit The Conjuring, Perron’s past has inspired her to write a tell-all book, House of Darkness House of Light. Now, with footage and reenactments to support her stories, Perron delves into the haunting tales of her upbringing, recalling the specific spirits she encountered and their dramatic effect on her family.
Farm with Bonus Movies
Freddie Meyer, Michael Hotop, Joseph Anthony Jette, Elizabeth Purdy, Renee Wiggins
These terrifying titles are sure to make horror fans’ blood run cold and leave them satisfyingly paralyzed with fear!
In this apocalyptic zombie thriller, Charlie and his younger brother, Simon, live a secluded life on their farm, never venturing beyond their property. Each day stretches into the next, a routine of tending livestock and harvesting crops. But as the fields become fallow and the animals die, the deadly secret lying just below the surface of their quiet existence—the secret they have tended as a conscientiously as their land—will soon reap a deadly nightmare.
The Callahans need some time away together, so father Mitch decides to surprise his family with a trip to a newly renovated cabin in the woods. With this wife, Sara, and three children in tow, Mitch anticipates a relaxing week ahead. But something is strange about this place and in combination with their underlying issues, the Callahans’ vacation will be anything but peaceful…especially with a paranormal presence lurking close by.
Evidence of a Haunting
From demonic spirit infestation to menacing poltergeists, the Supernatural Phenomena Research Society covers a lot of territory. Tackling the paranormal problems of people across the country, this six person team—Rayne, Sam, Tor, Echo, Shelley and Father Bowden—faces the eerie afterlife with vim and vigor. But when they encounter their most difficult case yet in the tunnels below a community college, evil may finally overcome these ambitious investigators.
Travis, Steph and Ryan are planning a murder. They want to be legends, to be remembered like Bundy and Dahmer. But first they need a target, a strategy, and the guts to go through with it. When they choose a random victim, a classmate named Kayla, Travis’ gears begin to turn and he designs a box for burying her alive. Everything is in place, but as the killing night draws near, someone gets cold feet—and it’s not just the girl in the ground.
Paula (Renée O’Connor), an inspector for a historical preservation society, has just received a request to evaluate an old ship. But when she shows up, the aged vessel doesn’t have a board of directors, or much else to support to her visit…except a strange caretaker named Vigs (Larry Joe Campbell). When Paula’s ride becomes unavailable, Vigs invites her to spend the night on the ship. With no other options, Paula agrees and when night falls, her nightmare begins…
Love At First Bite / Once Bitten
Jim Carrey, Lauren Hutton, George Hamilton, Susan Saint James, Sherman Hemsley
Love At First Bite
Count Dracula discos with a Manhattan model ; her psychiatrist boyfriend tries to save her.
A vampire countess in need of new blood finds a high-school couple with the right type.
Vampire’s Kiss / High Spirits
Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, Peter O’Toole, Daryl Hannah, Liam Neeson
An uptight New York literary agent thinks he’s a vampire after encounters with a neck-biter in black.
Ghosts of a bride and groom seduce a U.S. tourist and his wife in an Irishman’s haunted castle.