By: Sean Brickley
This week brings with it 11 new horror releases on DVD and Blu-ray, including:
8 Movies, 1 Television Series, 2 Collections
100 Bloody Acres (2012)
Notable Names: Damon Herriman, Angus Sampson, Colin & Cameron Cairnes
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00CS1N32G
In 100 Bloody Acres, brothers Reg and Lindsay Morgan are struggling to keep their organic blood and bone fertilizer business in motion. Their secret “recipe” for success (using dead car crash victims in their product) was a huge boon to business, but lately supply has been gravely low. Months have passed since their last find, and an important new customer is now waiting on a delivery. When junior partner Reg (Damon Herriman of Justified) stumbles upon 3 travelers stranded on a remote country road, he cooks up a radical solution to their problem, and a way of finally gaining the respect of his bossy big brother (Angus Sampson, featured in the upcoming Insidious: Chapter 2). But when Reg starts to fall for Sophie, one of the intended victims, things get complicated. A bloody good time, the Cairnes’ brothers witty horror-comedy blends sly Australian humor, gory fun, and a clever storyline that gives “recycling” a whole new context. “They’re not murderers…they’re small business operators!”
Children of Dracula
Notable Names: Tony Brownrigg, Mika James, Bret McCormick, Christopher Romero
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00FAL5QEE
Real Interviews with Real Vampires!
Never before released documentary featuring interviews with real vampires. Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to drink real blood, sleep in a coffin or have sex with a vampire? You can find out from real accounts with people who believe they are actual vampires. Not only are the vampire’s stories told, but they are reenacted to make this an extremely horrific document of the undead. Experts in the field also discuss vampirism in history, literature, and film. A noted professor specializing in issues of the occult explains the psychological implications of vampiric idealization. Produced and directed by Bret McCormick, the infamous producer of such underground classics as The Abomination, Repligator, Ozone! Attack of the Redneck Mutants and many more.
Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear (2013)
Format(s): DVD, Blu-ray
Notable Names: Thea Trinidad, Hilary Greer, Eric England
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00DOZNJPG
From the people that brought you Steve Niles’ Remains and Dead Souls comes a terrifying new anthology film based on the human senses…
SMELL : Directed by Nick Everhart. Left by his wife and stuck in a dead-end job, Seth Kyle’s life is the definition of undesirable…until a mysterious saleswoman shows up at his door offering him ’a scent to die for. ’ Armed with a new air of self-confidence and a never-ending barrage of attention, Seth quickly learns that the smell of success comes with a deadly price.
SIGHT: Directed by Miko Hughes. Unsatisfied with his own version of reality, an optometrist develops a machine that can harness the visions of all of his patients. In an attempt to show his favorite patient’s abusive boyfriend the error of his ways, the doctor injects a series of viciously brutal images into his mind, leading to a visceral bloodbath of reality and hallucinations.
TOUCH: Directed by Emily Hagins (My Sucky Teen Romance). After a car accident leaves him stranded in the middle of nowhere, a 12-year-old blind boy stumbles into the stomping grounds of a sadistic serial killer. Using his memory and strong sense of touch, he must navigate through the unfamiliar territory as the killer quickly closes in.
TASTE:Directed by Eric England. A street-smart hacker is brought in for a job interview with a mysterious corporation. He soon learns that the company is led by a man-eater who has impeccable taste…and doesn’t take no for an answer.
HEARING: Directed by Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton (YellowBrickRoad). While researching an urban legend about a song that s long been thought lost, a group of friends piece together all the existing recordings of it, bringing it back to life for the first time in decades. Before long, they discover the bone-chilling truth of what happens to anyone who listens to it and why it was buried for so long.
The Conjuring (2013)
Format(s): DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo
Notable Names: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, James Wan
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00BEIYMAG
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00BEIYMIS
Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on the true life story, The Conjuring tells the tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives.
Notable Names: Marieh Delfino, Tony Todd, Michael Rooker, Jason Connery
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00EC6V9KI
Penance stars Marieh Delfino as an exotic dancer who goes out for her first job and finds herself in the clutches of a maniacal doctor (Graham McTavish). The genre-friendly cast also includes Tony Todd, Michael Rooker, Jason Connery, Zombie Honeymoon‘s Tracy Coogan, and Wicked Lae‘s Eve Mauro.
Red Clover (2012)
Notable Names: Billy Zane, Courtney Halverston, William Devane, Dave Randolph-Mayhem Davis
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00E99FYD6
Sixty-six years ago, the town of Irish Channel in Louisiana was the site of a horrible massacre on St. Patrick’s Day. While some blame a terrible storm that blew through the town, there are those that don’t talk about what really happened. Since the massacre, St. Patrick’s Day festivities in town were banned, but now the Mayor believes that it is finally time to celebrate. Those facing the ire of this little Irish Hellraiser terrorizing Cajun country include Billy Zane (Titanic), Wiliam Devane (“24“), Kelly Washington, Courtney Halverston (“Death Valley“), Azure Parsons (“Death Valley“), Matty Ferraro (“The Liar“), and actor-stuntman Kevin Mangold.
Format(s): DVD, Blu-ray
Notable Names: Mirtha Massa, Aldo Mayo, Michael Findlay, Simon Nuchtern
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00E96AZ0G
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00E96AYDO
Deep in South America, a Manson-like cult leader named Satan cavorts with his bevy of beautiful biker-chick followers while compelling them to kill in his name. When sexy American actress Terry London arrives with producer Max Marsh to shoot a new movie there, the creepy cult targets her and her friends with plans of murder, mayhem and the grisly sacrifice of her unborn baby. Is the final bloody massacre only a movie? Or is it the shocking footage of an actual murder committed before the camera?
The Uninvited (Criterion Collection) (1944)
Format(s): DVD, Blu-ray
Notable Names: Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Lewis Allen
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00DZP1C9K
Blu-ray Link: http://amzn.com/B00DZP1C8Q
A pair of siblings (Ministry of Fear’s Ray Milland and The Philadelphia Story’s Ruth Hussey) from London purchase a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price; soon they’re caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave. Rich in atmosphere, The Uninvited, directed by Lewis Allen (Suddenly), was groundbreaking for the seriousness with which it treated the haunted-house genre, and it remains an elegant and eerie experience, featuring a classic score by Victor Young (Written on the Wind). A tragic family past, a mysteriously locked room, cold chills, bumps in the night—this gothic Hollywood classic has it all.
Kindred: The Embraced – Complete Series
Notable Names: Various
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00E5G03J8
Enter the dangerous and sexy world of the undead when vampires clash with mortals – and each other – in modern-day San Francisco. Five clans of urban vampires are known as the Kindred, and in their terrifying embrace, one becomes forever young . forever beautiful . forever doomed. From the savagery in the premiere episode to the chilling climatic finale, the Kindred draws you into a mysterious realm of corruption, turf wars, forbidden liaisons, and inhuman hunger – in a spellbinding saga of erotic danger and otherworldly suspense!
Dimension Extreme Zombie Triple Feature
Notable Names: Various
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00EPFEZH0
Movies: Diary of the Dead, The Zombie Diaries, Automaton Transfusion
The Vincent Price Collection
Notable Names: Vincent Price, Robert Fuest, Roger Corman
DVD Link: http://amzn.com/B00DOZNI8Y
Movies: Fall Of The House Of Usher, The Haunted Palace, Tasque Of The Red Death Threat, The Pit And The Pendulum, Witchfinder General, The Abominable Dr. Phibes