DVD & Blu-ray Releases: July 21, 2015

by Lynn Sorel

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: July 21, 2015


What We Do in the Shadows

Starring:  Stuart Rutherford, Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Jonny Brugh, Ben Fransham

Synopsis: Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane – like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.



I, Madman [Blu-ray]

Starring: Stephanie Hodge, Randall William Cook


Synopsis: Gothic nightmares collide with gritty realism in this “stylish horror thriller [that] pulls you in and makes you pay attention”, (Los Angeles Times)! After a spine-tingling paperback catches the imagination of bookstore clerk Virginia, she seeks out the author’s second book, I, Madman. But once she opens the cover, its eerie tale of obsessive love comes to life, catapulting a disfigured, scalpel-wielding killer from the world of fiction onto the streets of Hollywood with one demented goal: to win Virginia’s love, one murder at a time! 

Starring: Jenny Wright (Near Dark, The Lawnmower Man), Clayton Rohner (April Fool’s Day, The Human Centipede III) and three-time Academy Award winner Randall William Cook (Dr. Caligari) as the mysterious and frightening Malcolm Brand, this “imaginative, scary “gem packs “a wow of an ending”, (Leonard Maltin)!

Special Features

• Audio Commentary featuring Director Tibor Takacs with Actor & Artistic Supervisor Randall William Cook

• Ripped From The Pages – The Making of “I, Madman,” featuring interviews with Director Tibor Takacs, Actor & Artistic Supervisor Randall William Cook, Screenwriter David Chaskin, Actor Clayton Rohner, and Actress Stephanie Hodge

• Behind The Scenes Footage with Audio Commentary by Randall William Cook

• Theatrical Trailer and Home Video Trailer

• Still Gallery with Optional Audio Commentary by Randall William Cook




Black Sabbath (AIP)

Starring: Boris Karloff, Michele Mercier, Mark Damon, Lidia Alfonsi


Synopsis: One of the great horror anthology films of all time, and Mario Bava’s personal favorite of his works, Black Sabbath solidified the director’s reputation as Europe’s maestro of the macabre. In The Telephone… a woman is haunted by menacing phone calls from a former lover. The Wurdulak stars Boris Karloff (The Crimson Cult) as a vampire hunter whose family is stalked by the wandering spirit of an undead ghoul. A Drop Of Water involves a nurse who steals a ring from a corpse – not realizing the curse that is carried with it. This is the AIP English language version of the Mario Bava (The Evil Eye) horror classic, featuring an international cast that includes Michèle Mercier (Angelique) and Mark Damon (Johnny Oro).

Special Features: New Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas, Trailers for BLACK SUNDAY and THE CRIMSON CULT




American Guinea Pig: Bouquet Of Guts And Gore

Starring: Eight The Chosen One, Scott Gabby, Caitlyn Daily, Ashley Lynn Caputo, Rogan Russell Marshal

Synopsis: Two women are abducted by a group of snuff filmmakers and brought into a Hellish nightmare of unmistakable brutality, viciousness and destruction that will leave every viewer shocked, amazed and awestruck. A love letter to ultra gorehounds the world over. The American Guinea Pig Series is about to begin. Extras Audio Commentary with Marcus Koc & Stephen Biro Audio Commentary with James VanBebber & Stephen Biro Interview with Scott Gabbey & James Van Bebber Interview with Marcus Koch & Stephen Biro FX preproduction for AGP Making of Bouquet of Guts and Gore Music Video by Perdition Temple An extensive stills gallery Soundtrack CD 12 page booklet The Japanese set a standard with these movies, especially Flower of Flesh & Blood, of being crude and messy with little regard for what you think a movie should be. Director, writer and editor Stephen Biro takes that attitude and saws your fu%king legs off with it. – CINESPLOITATION I guarantee it will leave the most hardened gore fans stunned, like a shotgun blast to the face. – LAIR OF FILTH Mr. Biro’s film is a true gore masterpiece! I felt as if I had been immersed in a swimming pool of ravaged flesh and entrails. – STRICTLY SPLATTER FLOWER OF FLESH AND BLOOD has long been one of the most, if not the most convincing pseudo-snuff films in the history of subversive underground horror cinema… that is until now. – SEVERED CINEMA Sometimes, ya just gotta flush out your eye sockets after what you’ve seen. – – DREAD CENTRAL Stephen Biro is one cruel son of a bi*ch. This isn’t a movie you can simply write off as gross. It’s something far deeper for which I am sure only Lucifer himself could decipher. – RYAN NICHOLSON Director of Gutterballs, Live Feed and Collar. If you are into gore and want to test your endurance, AGP will be your next task. – SADISTIC CINEMA TWISTED AS ALL HELL! – HORRORNEWS.NET Bonus features include: CD Soundtrack, Alternate Trailers, 12 Page Booklet, On Set Still Gallery, FX Pre-production Still Gallery, Interview with Marcus Koch, Director of 100 Tears and FX Guru and Director Stephen Biro of AGP and President of Unearthed Films. , Interviews with Jim VanBebber. Director of DeadBeat at Dawn and the Manson Family and Scott Gabbey. President of Ultra Violent Magazine, The Making of American Guinea Pig 1:45 minutes, Special Effects: Behind The Scenes Pre-Production of AGP 25 minutes , Alternate scenes, Cut Scenes, Commentary with Marcus Koch and Stephen Biro, Commentary with Jim VanBebber and Stephen Biro, Perdition Temple Music Video




Classic Horror 4 Movie Pack: Five, The Mad Magician, Man Who Turned to Stone, Terror of the Tongs

Starring: Vincent Price, Victor Jory, Christopher Lee, Eva Gabor, John Emery


Synopsis: Enjoy Four Rare and Thrilling Films!


(1951) Black and White 93 minutes Not Rated

Starring: William Phipps, Susan Douglas, James Anderson, Charles Lampkin, Earl Lee

When a nuclear bomb destroys the world, only five survivors remain. A pregnant woman, a philosopher, a black man, a banker and an explorer seek shelter in an abandoned house. As the last living human beings, they must work together. However, their clashing visions of the future could lead to their destruction.


The Mad Magician

(1954) Black and White 72 minutes Not Rated

Starring: Vincent Price, Mary Murphy, Eva Gabor, John Emery, Donald Randolph, Lenita Lane

Gallico the Great, a magician and master of disguise, turns into a homicidal maniac when his manager closes his show and gives his tricks to a rival magician. No one is safe as he begins to take out his victims with the same methods he used to create his illusions.


The Man Who Turned To Stone

(1957) Black and White 71 minutes Not Rated

Starring: Victor Jory, William Hudson, Charlotte Austin, Jean Willes, Ann Doran, Paul Cavanagh

When a new psychiatrist is hired at a women’s prison, he and a social worker begin to puzzle over some recent suspicious deaths among the young inmates. The prison warden and doctor seem to be behind a centuries-old evil plot to steal the life force of young women to extend their own unnaturally immortal lives.


The Terror of the Tongs

(1961) Color 76 minutes Not Rated

Starring: Christopher Lee, Yvonne Monlaur, Geoffrey Toone, Marne Maitland, Brian Worth, Ewen Solon

A British sea captain seeks revenge from a gang of Hong Kong drug and slave traders, known as the Red Dragon Tong, for the death of his daughter. With the help of a former slave, they incite a riot to destroy the group.





The Jokesters

Starring: Nathan Reid, Gabriel Tigerman, Luis Jose Lopez


Synopsis: The Prankmasters are an internet sensation a la Johnny Knoxville and the Jackass crew, who decide to take it to the extreme for their series finale. When the leader of the group, Ethan, announces that he is getting married and leaving the group and the pranks behind, the rest of the members decide to pull off one final stunt that turns into a Cabin in the Woods nightmare on their friend s honeymoon. What happens next is a descent into terror.






Starring: Bobby Campo, Mariah Bonner, Bobby C. King, Dave Davis, Cooper Huckabee

Synopsis: While researching an urban legend on feral children, three friends find themselves trapped in an abandoned high school, where they are confronted with an evil more sinister than the legend itself.






The Orphanage

Starring: Jimmy Scanlon, Michelle Romano, Christian Goodwin


Synopsis: After his parents’ death, 10-year-old orphan Nathan Perry is assigned to Milwood Orphanage and Boarding School for Boys. Nathan becomes a victim of unforeseen terror and unusual behavior in the institution’s feared Ward B, unleashing a sinister evil within him that no one could have anticipated, and no one can control.



Reminiscence: The Beginning

Starring: Various


Synopsis: There are worlds, there are humans and there are Others. But there is only one Time which is the border between worlds. What if time breaks down? Slovakian physicist Michaela (Miska), discovers a new fact on magnetic fields and time-breaks, after her long researches. According to her calculations she found that every six years, intersections in the planets coordinates, causes temporarily gravity fields in the solar system. These gravity fields break the time for a very short period and can make a gateway to a black-hole. The estimated coordinates of one of these gravity fields that will occur on the earth, will take place in a town called Cesme in Turkey. To examine this event, Michaela (Miska), and her boy friend took a trip from Slovakia to Cesme. What they will face, is much more then what they expected. Bonus features include: Full Motion Menu, Trailers





Vampire Journals

Starring:  Ilinka Goya, Jonathon Morris, Dan Condurache, Kristen Cerre, David Gunn

Synopsis: I am God’s most desolate creature…a vampire with a mortal’s heart. I destroyed the one who spawned me and I have sworn to destroy her entire bloodline…the ones who stole me from the warmth of the sun. For centuries I have traveled the Earth, hunting my master’s master – ASH, the music lover. I found him in Bucharest, stalking an innocent concert pianist named SOFIA. She led me to his lair, a nest of decadence. Each moment I delayed brought her closer to eternal damnation. Bonus features include: Full Moons Videozone featurette. , Audio commentary by Ted Nicolaou and Charles Band., Original Subspecies 1-4 trailers.






House On The Hill

Starring: Shannon Leade, Elissa Dowling


Synopsis: Based on a true story, House On The Hill is a true crime account with strong horror elements, chronicling the outrageous 1980s murder spree of serial killer Leonard Lake, who would target, kidnap, rob and kill people – and even whole families. Private investigator Paul Kale locates the only survivor of Lake’s killing spree, who is living in seclusion years after her escape from the Lake’s ‘sex slave’ compound. She and Paul reluctantly team up to uncover the fate of a woman who disappeared into Lake’s house of horrors. In the process, Sonia recounts her experiences and relates the murder and abuse she witness, where Lake and his accomplice would force her to video tape the kidnappings and killings.








Girls And Corpses Presents The Meat Puppet

Starring:  Keith Collins, Geri Reischl, Daniela Rivera, Brandon Ruckdashel, Gregg Valentino


Synopsis: Andrew Drew Shelton appears to have it all… Looks. Money. Women. But behind that charming smile lies an unimaginable evil. An abusive childhood has turned him into an impulsive, delusional sociopath who has developed an insatiable appetite for beautiful women’s flesh. As the bodies pile up and a gung-ho detective starts stalking him, Andrew descends deeper into madness. His obsession with one woman might be the only chance to stop him from serving up his next victim. Or will she fall prey and become the next main course? Bonus features include: Introduction by international star Tera Patrick and ‘Corpsy’, Deaditor in Chief of Girls and Corpses Magazine, Upcoming Trailers






Starring: Vernon Wells, Shawn Brack, Melanie Serafin, Anthony Ring


Synopsis: Two treasure hunters, a park ranger and an unhinged ex-cop tangle with a Yowie, the Australian Bigfoot, deep in the jungles of Far North Queensland.






Mr. Halloween Includes Bonus Movies: Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust / Bound by Blood: Wendigo / Th Pit and the Pendulum

Starring: Anton Troy, Brian Anthony, Cheyenne King, Bill Loomis, Shannon Eastman


Synopsis: Filth to Ashes Flesh to Dust 

He tortures his victims, putting to death those he believes are undesirable. He’s known as Purge, and that’s exactly what he intends to do. When Juan and his teenage buddies set out to explore Purge’s lair, they’ll soon learn the true meaning of the serial killer’s mantra, “Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust.” 


Bound by Blood: Wendigo 

A small town sheriff learns all about the cannibalistic nature of the evil Native American spirit Wendigo when he investigates a disturbing crime scene. But this is just the first of many brutal slayings and soon the locals are feeling the wrath of Wendigo as he leaves behind a trail of blood and a growing body count. 


Mr. Halloween 

In the small, sleepy town of Sauquoit, life appears to be safe…until a handful of youths go missing. Many believe that a recluse nicknamed Mr. Halloween—known for his eerily realistic haunted houses—might be to blame. But when the police are no help, a group of teens set out to hunt down the legendary killer themselves…a decision that proves to be very dangerous—and deadly. 


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. Now Maria must save her husband, Antonio, from Torquemada’s ultimate machine of torture—the razor sharp pendulum poised over the inescapable pit of hell.






Haunted Hollywood

Starring:  Eric Roberts, Nihilist Gelo, Jessica Morris, Circus Szalewski, Jean Louis O’Sullivan


Synopsis: The Roaring Twenties end in a SCREAM when the first talking movie debuts. The world’s biggest female silent movie star, Rose Pettigrew, goes on a killing spree when she loses her studio contract, murdering her friends and co-stars – Tubby Fitzgerald, the comedian, Erik Burke, the horror icon and Sonny Barnes (ERIC ROBERTS), the cowboy – before taking her own life.Rose’s mansion has stood empty for decades, but when two realtors Reese (JESSICA MORRIS) and Danni (ARIANA MADIX) finally buy the house to remodel and sell it, they discover that there are more than skeletons in the closets.Haunted by the ghosts of a time long ago, the girls quickly find that they have been cast in a nightmare that will never end.Get ready for your close-up and it’s Lights… Camera… Die!!! Bonus features include: Full Moon trailers, Behind the Scenes, Making Of Featurette







5-Movie Horror Pack V.6: Killjoy / Dire Wolf / Occupied / Prom Night / Prom Night II: Hello Mary Lou

Starring: Angel Vargas, Maxwell Caulfield, Steven Lee Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Leslie Nielsen


Synopsis: 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. 


Dire Wolf 

Sheriff Parker is dealing with a big problem…a problem much bigger than the rural community he patrols. Loose in the woods is a genetically-modified creature—part dire wolf, part human—with a serious appetite. 


Prom Night 

Four seniors, who all share the same terrible secret, are stalked by a vengeful axe-wielding killer on Prom Night. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Leslie Nielsen. 


Prom Night 2 

Mary Lou Maloney was a shoo-in for 1957 Hamilton High prom queen. But before she could have her moment in the spotlight, her life went up in flames, courtesy of her disgruntled date, Billy. Decades later, Vicki Carpenter awakens the spirit of Mary while preparing for her own prom. As the former queen seeks revenge, she proves that even when you’re dead, looks can kill.



Charlotte needs a baby sitter at her remote California cabin. Her cousin, Sarah, willingly takes the job, eager to escape her dark past. The girls get along swimmingly at first, but slowly Sarah begins to hear and see strange things and psychosis sets in. Soon the person who is supposed to be keeping Charlotte safe has left her fearing for her life.







5-Movies Big Box of Horror

Starring:  Connor Thorp, Michelle Roe, Romy Windsor, Michael Weiss, Lisa Zane


Synopsis: Meadowoods 

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. 


Howling IV: The Original Nightmare 

At the direction of her doctor, Marie and her husband plan a relaxing getaway to the picturesque town of Drago. Marie knows that something sinister is going down in the town, but what she doesn’t know is that it has razor-sharp claws, an insatiable lust for blood, and it kills by the cold light of a full moon… 


The Nurse 

A nurse vows revenge after her father kills himself and his family after being named in an embezzlement scandal. So when his accuser suffers a stroke that leaves him paralyzed and mute, she is hired as his live-in nurse—and sets off on a psychotic killing spree that will destroy an innocent family…one by one. 


The Familiar 

When he was young, Sam experienced an eeriness that haunted him throughout his entire childhood. Now, 25 years later, the feeling has returned, instigated by a visit from his deceased wife’s sister, Laura. But something about Laura isn’t right—she exudes a strange spirituality that both attracts and scares Sam. As he enters into dangerous territory, the darkness of the situation seems all too familiar. 



The daily routine of a locked-up serial killer is mundane and restricted to say the least. But for this prison full of maniacal murderers, being behind bars just became a little more exciting. When they wake one morning to find that they are free to move around as they please with no guards to stop them, these criminals embrace their newfound liberty—only to have it end in bloody chaos.







Hillbilly Horror Show Vol. 3

Starring: Various


Synopsis: GET OFF MY PORCH finds a man harrassed by two devilish girl scouts selling cookies, and they won’t take no for an answer. In DIVINATION, a fake psychic discovers that you can’t con and rob the loved ones of the dearly departed… and not pay a price. FOLLOW takes us on young couple’s idyllic summer camping trip, which soon turns into a nightmare. MODERNGRUMBLE is an odd coming of age tale.







Paranormal Encounters Collection: 45 Hauntings

Starring: John Newland, Boris Karloff, Tippi Hendren, Robert Loggia, Barbara Steele


Synopsis: This mix of supernatural horror series and films packs in hours of entertainment for fans—designed to take them One Step Beyond! There are sinister psychological thrillers, reenactments of hauntingly true stories, and movies involving possession, abandoned insane asylums and bizarre experiments. If it is paranormal, you’ll find it in this collection.








Loving A Vegetable

Starring:  Lydia Lael, Scarlett Storm, Vanna Blondelle


Synopsis: A woman in a wheelchair suddenly finds herself dealing with an intruder. As the villain escalates his depraved behavior, the woman misses one cue after another for getting out of the situation. She is crippled in more ways than one.








The Lonely Ones Includes Bonus Movies: Dire Wolf / Another Kind / Night Drive / The Ridge

Starring:  Blake Griffith, John L. Curtis, Troy Holden, Ted Monte, Christopher Beasley


Synopsis: The Lonely Ones 

At a remote cabin, a group of friends toast some departed sorority sisters. The legendary women vacationed in the same area and were never seen again. Unfortunately for these friends, they are about to become part of the story. Something outside is feeding…and it’s hungry for humans. 


Dire Wolf 

Sheriff Parker is dealing with a big problem…a problem much bigger than the rural community he patrols. Loose in the woods is a prehistoric predator with a serious appetite. Genetically modified by scientists, the creature—part dire wolf, part human—is on the prowl for prey. If he doesn’t do something fast, Parker and his people will become one giant snack for this vicious beast. 


Another Kind 

Prepared for a 27-mile hike and some overnight camping, four friends are testing their survival skills in the snowy Catskill Mountains. Everything is going according to plan…until they start to hear strange noises outside of their tent. They make a break for it, but safety may be out of reach—especially if these are the workings of Another Kind. 


Night Drive 

When a group of tourists head out on a guided safari of the African bush, they hope to catch a glimpse of the majestic animals native to the region. But by the time night falls, they’re just hoping to survive. 


The Ridge 

When a group of young adults head off to a vacation home in the mountains, they think they will be spending their time in solitude. To their surprise, they are joined by a legendary murderer known as The Ridge Runner.


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