By: Sean Brickley
We have a little bit of a slower week this time around, fellow fiends. 9 movies and 5 collections. Enjoy!
On a very sad side note, the movie industry lost a very funny individual this week. Harold Ramis was more known for his comedic efforts than for anything horror oriented, but I feel that I speak for the rest of the HNN staff in saying that he was still a major factor in all of our lives. We are all in our 30’s and 40’s now so it would be impossible for any of us to have not laughed until our sides hurt at some point in our lives due to one of Mr. Ramis’s contributions.
Rest In Peace, Mr. Ramis, and thank you for everything you’ve given to us. – SB
Amber Alert (2012)
Notable Names: Summer Bellessa, Chris Hill, Kerry Bellessa
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00GOYHR34
Amber Alert presents the raw footage of a real life amber alert crisis caught on video. While filming their audition video for a popular reality television show, best friends Nate and Samantha notice several active amber alert signs. To their surprise, they recognize the car traveling in front of them as the vehicle described on the amber alert. Sam and Nate decide to follow the car, but with police slow to respond, their pursuit quickly turns into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with a murderous child rapist.
Dark Tourist (2012)
Notable Names: Michael Cudlitz, Melanie Griffith, Suri Krishnamma
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00GV8B0ZO
A disturbed and troubled mans fascination with serial killers leads him on a horrific and menacing journey through his obsessive and twisted mind as he retraces their footsteps.
Holla II (2013)
Notable Names: Vanessa Bell Calloway, H.M. Coakley
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00GSMZ3DI
Six years ago Monica (Kiely Williams) narrowly escaped death at the hands of her mentally ill sister. Eager to leave this trauma behind, she moves to the South with her mother, Marion (Vanessa Bell Calloway), and falls in love with the man of her dreams. On the eve of her wedding, Monica invites her friends to spend the night at Douglas Plantation, unaware that the estate is rumored to be haunted by the spirits of thirteen murdered slaves. Now, someone or something is stalking Monica and her guests, and terror awaits them at every turn…
Format(s): DVD, Blu-ray
Notable Names: Patrick Mcgoohan, Amanda Plummer, Rene Daalder
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B008I34YP8
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B009XY1WKQ
Legendary actor Patrick McGoohan turns his famous character from The Prisoner upside down as the psychiatrist in charge of an insane asylum. He has connected his inmates into a group mind where they share each other s psychoses, dreams and sexuality with all the scary and titillating implications imaginable! Like his highly acclaimed cult classic Massacre At Central High, director Rene Daalders provocative excursion into sci fi horror filmmaking looks at first glance like a classic grindhouse movie, but it is up to much more. In addition to its operatic mayhem, Hysteria is a mind expanding reflection on individual vs. group consciousness, power, control, and freedom.
Memory of the Dead (2011)
Notable Names: Horacio Acosta, Raquel Albéniz, Valentin Javier Diment
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00GA9F1IG
Argentina’s Memory of the Dead is a stylish, inventive supernatural shocker that has been an understandable hit at film festivals around the world. It’s certainly one hell of a wild ride, boasting some truly terrifying FX setpieces bathed in a cuckoo candy-colored visual palette that makes Mario Bava’s gothic classics look positively monochromatic by comparison.
Notable Names: Corin Nemec, Owen Davis, Arthur Sinclair
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00H4BVVSI
A top secret rocket carrying a payload of nano robots crash lands shortly after takeoff into Adventure Cove, a zoo located in an unnamed American city. The bots are released and find their way into Stella, a 25 foot long crocodile. Stella, now programmed to kill, will target anything and anyone for her next meal.
Notable Names: Sheldon Wilson
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00GOYHSBU
An evil scarecrow scares the stuffing out of unsuspecting teens.
Sleepers Wake (2014)
Notable Names: Lionel Newton, Jay Anstey, Barry Berk
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00H47IXZQ
When John Wraith regains consciousness in a hospital he learns that his wife and daughter died in a car accident because he fell asleep at the wheel. To find solace, he retreats to a remote coastal town where he comes across a troubled teenage girl, Jackie, who is struggling to come to terms with the murder of her mother. When a dangerous physical attraction develops between them, they ignore the risk of being discovered, and consummate their relationship with devastating consequences.
Surviving Evil (2009)
Notable Names: Billy Zane, Christina Cole, Terence Daw
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00GB0OXCE
A television documentary crew begins shooting a jungle survival special on the remote Mayaman Island in the Philippines. Things start out casual for host Sebastian “Seb” Beazley (Billy Zane) and his team until the jungle takes a terrifying turn. With horror they discover a local legend is all too real when a mythical creature called the Aswang ultimately descends from the trees and begins stalking them through the jungle. The Aswang is a shape-shifting creature that craves human flesh, and feeds on the blood of pregnant women. The laid-back atmosphere soon gives way to sheer terror when the Aswang arrives to feed on the na‹ve newcomers and rabble-rousing crowd pleaser will be sure to have viewers cheering!
Notable Names: Adrian Paul, Bokeem Woodbine
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00HFWETOY
The Breed, The Cave, The Forsaken, Vampires: The Turning
Horror Double Feature
Notable Names: Jennifer Holmes, Cameron Mitchell
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00IDB1PLQ
The Demon, Monster of Blood
Ultimate Horror Classics
Notable Names: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Roger Corman, T. Hayes Hunter
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00H4Z4DIE
The Ghoul, White Zombie, Sweeney Todd, House on Haunted Hill, Phantom Ship, King Of Zombies, Last Man On Earth, Carnival Souls, Crimes At Dark House, Mania, Svengali, Terror
Notable Names: Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00HFWETVM
Anaconda, Black Water, Red Water, She Creature
When Animals Attack
Notable Names: B.J. Britt, David Chokachi
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00HFWETFS
Kaw, Night Wing, Bats: Human Harvest, Fatal Contact: Bird Flu In America