DVD & Blu-ray Releases: May 3, 2016

by Lynn Sorel

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: May 3, 2016

This week’s horror highlights include:   the disturbing looking Emilie, starring Sarah Bolger, on Blu-ray; Trailer Trauma 2: Drive-In Monsterama, an awesome collection of remastered monster trailers, on Blu-ray; and The Haunting of Alice D, which features horror veteran Kane Hodder, on DVD.   You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.


Emelie [Blu-ray]

Starring: Sarah Bolger, Joshua Rush


Synopsis: As their parents head out for a date in the city, the three young Thompson children immediately take to their new babysitter Anna (Sarah Bolger, Into the Badlands, Once Upon a Time), who seems like a dream come true: she s sweet, fun, and lets them do things that break all of their parents rules. But as Anna s interactions with them take on a more sinister tone, the kids realize that their caretaker may not be who she claims to be, and soon it s up to big brother Jacob to protect his siblings from the increasingly nefarious intentions of a very disturbed woman. 


Featuring a tour-de-force performance from Bolger and its three young leads, EMELIE is a multidimensional, nail-biting thriller that proves trust can be the most deadly of weapons.



Special Features: Making of, Trailer





Trailer Trauma 2: Drive-In Monsterama [Blu-ray]

Starring:  Paul Naschy, Christopher Lee, Joseph Cotten, Peter Cushing, Florinda Bolkan


Synopsis: Think the first one was yummy? Hope you left room for seconds! Trailer Trauma was only the beginning. Now you must prepare yourself as an all new assault of gruesome ghouls leaps off the screen and into the drivers seat! A tribute to the twilight days of drive-in horror double-bills and dusk-till-dawn creature feature spook shows, Trailer Trauma 2: Drive-In Monsterama is a wild celebration of monster movie mayhem that will blow your mind! Featuring 95 RARE and HARD-TO-FIND trailers mastered in full HD… many for the first time! Nearly 3.5 hours of movie madness! If Trailer Trauma left you hungry for more, Trailer Trauma 2 will eat you alive!





Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre [Blu-ray]


Starring: John Callahan


Synopsis:  When a fracking environmental accident rips apart the earth’s crust, the resulting hole lets out prehistoric sharks from underground. The sharks target a group of women and trap them in a cabin.


Special Features Include:


-Audio commentary with director Jim Wynorski and actresses Cindy Lucas and Amy Holt











The Haunting of Alice D

Starring: Juan Riedinger, Aaron Massey, Megan Hensley, Al Snow, Kane Hodder


Synopsis: In the late 1890s, Davenport House was a famously successful brothel, ruled with an iron fist by an owner notorious for his cruelty and insatiable greed. Virtually imprisoned inside these walls, young Alice was forced to endure years of brutality and sexual slavery – until she took murderous revenge on her captors and tragically ended her own life. More than a century later, the latest Davenport heir is hosting a decadent bash in the newly renovated mansion – complete with drugs, prostitutes and just one rule: anything goes. But the “fun” has barely begun when strange, terrifying things begin to happen. Suddenly, the legend of Alice’s tormented ghost proves to be very real as the guests discover firsthand that vengeance never rests in peace!







Mojin – The Lost Legend [Blu-ray]

Starring: Qi Shu, Angelababy, Chen Kun


Synopsis: Some people have a special gift. They’re able to travel between the realms of the Living and the Dead…and Tomb Raiding can mean Big Business. Welcome to the world of the Mojin. Based on the #1 Bestselling series of novels and starring Shu Qi, Chen Kun, Angelababy, and Huang Bo, MOJIN: THE LOST LEGEND pits a trio of legendary grave robbers against scholars, rivals, and the law until an offer from a mysterious stranger tempts them into one last heist…an adventure that will test their skills, their friendship, and ultimately their mortal souls.


Making of

Behind the Scenes



English Subtitles








Awakened (DVD)


Starring: Julianne Michelle, Steven Bauer, John Savage 


Synopsis: Newspaper reporter Jacob Harker (Rob Boltin) loses his job, forcing he and his wife, Haley (Gwendolyn Edwards), to move into a small rental house owned by Webster Cain (Michael Monks). In the process of moving in, Jacob discovers a discarded audio recording of 60’s blues singer Carol James (Hannah Hughes). Captivated by the voice on the recording, Jacob conducts an investigation into Carol James’ life and death. Through his pursuit, Jacob becomes haunted by an evil spirit. While the spirit seductively persuades Jacob, drawing him deeper and deeper into its own malicious plot, the spirit attacks and terrorizes Haley, creating both fear and distrust in the Harker’s home. Haley sees her husband turning into someone less recognizable each day. How can a marriage survive such attack, deception, and evil? Can the faith of one help restore the condition of another?






20-Horror Movie: Tales of Terror

Starring: Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Judith O’Dea, Richard Boone


Synopsis: From murder and mayhem to mystery and intrigue, this deliciously creepy collection features masters of terror Vincent Price, Jack Nicholson, Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee and more in 20 classic films. You’re guaranteed a good scare when you experience the Tales of Terror!







Odd Thomas / Burying the Ex Double Feature


Starring:  Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Willem Dafoe, Alexandra Daddario, Addison Timlin


Synopsis: BURYING THE EX (2015, R, 89 Mins) It seemed like a great idea when all-around nice guy Max (ANTON YELCHIN, Star Trek) and his beautiful girlfriend, Evelyn (ASHLEY GREENE, Twilight Saga) moved in together. But when Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative nightmare, Max knows it’s time to call it quits. There’s just one problem: he’s terrified of breaking up with her. Fate steps in when Evelyn is the victim of a fatal, freak accident, leaving Max single and ready to mingle. Just as Max is thinking about moving on with what could be his dream girl, Olivia (ALEXANDRA DADDARIO, True Detective) – Evelyn has returned from the grave and is determined to get her boyfriend back…even if that means transforming him into one of the undead.


ODD THOMAS (2014, NR, 96 Mins) – Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs – predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction – Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy (Addison Timlin) and the local sheriff (Willem Dafoe), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz, ODD THOMAS is a supernatural action thrill-ride from the acclaimed director of The Mummy and G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra.










Scherzo Diabolico

Starring: Francisco Barreiro, Daniela Soto Vell


Synopsis: Tired of his nagging wife and his dull existence as an underappreciated employee, seemingly mild-mannered Aram snaps after he is passed over for a well-deserved promotion. Suddenly and menacingly asserting his long-reserved power, he devises a plan to kidnap a schoolgirl and keep her tied up in an abandoned warehouse in order to finally get what he feels he is owed. But what seems like the perfect plan soon unravels into his worst nightmare.  



In this twisted thriller, visionary writer-director Adrián García Bogliano delivers a fresh take on the genre while keeping the audience constantly guessing as to what will happen next in its gory game of cat and mouse.










Vampires Suck [Blu-ray]

Starring:   Jenn Proske, Matt Lanter, Diedrich Bader |


Synopsis: A spoof of vampire-themed movies, where teenager Becca finds herself torn between two boys. As she and her friends wrestle with a number of different dramas, everything comes to a head at their prom.









Stranded / Way of the Wicked Double Feature

Starring:  Amy Matysio, Brendan Fehr, Christian Slater, Emily Tennant, Jake Croker


Synopsis: STRANDED ( 2013, NR, 88 Mins) When the isolated U.S. military moonbase is bombarded by a rogue meteor storm, Colonel Gerard Brauchman (Christian Slater) and his small crew are cut off from Earth with their life support failing. Before long, the crew discovers the meteors harbored alien spores…and they’re replicating. Now a vicious, shape-shifting predatory life form is loose inside the crippled facility, picking off victims one by one. Locked in a desperate fight for survival, Brauchman and the terrified remaining astronauts have one final mission…keep the creature from escaping the moon and finding a new food supply on Earth.


WAY OF THE WICKED (2014, NR, 92 Mins) Christian Slater (Mr. Robot, True Romance) stars with Vinnie Jones (X-Men: The Last Stand, Snatch) in this heart-stopping supernatural thriller. After a series of inexplicable murders sweeps a small, isolated community, Father Henry (Slater) goes to a local police detective (Jones) with a theory on why the murders are occurring. The two learn that a troubled teen with a dark past has recently moved to town and has set his sights on the cop’s beautiful, young daughter. Father Henry, who turns out to have secrets of his own, finds himself pitted against a demonic force more diabolically evil and twisted than any of them could have imagined.







The Mirror

Starring: Jemma Dallender, Nate Fallows, Joshua Dickinson


Synopsis: Jemma Dallender (I Spit on Your Grave 2) stars in this chilling tale from a news story that set Twitter and Facebook alight. Three scheming roommates buy a haunted mirror on eBay. Their plan is to prove that it is indeed haunted in order to claim the One Million Dollar Paranormal Prize offered by the James Randi Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the public on the dangers of believing unproven claims of supernatural phenomena. They set up round-the-clock cameras in the hopes of capturing evidence of something going bump in the night. Their desire to win blinds them to the evil forces they have unwittingly brought into their world, that are out to exact a terrible revenge.








Carnival of Souls Includes 4 Bonus Movies

Starring:  Vincent Price, Agnes Moorehead, Gavvin Gordon, John Sutton, Candace Hilligoss


Synopsis: Carnival of Souls 

A thrilling drag race turns into a calamitous tragedy when one of the racing cars, carrying three young women, loses control and soars off a bridge, plunging into the murky depths of the river below. Officials search the water for bodies but to no avail. The girls are thought to be dead despite the missing corpses, until one of the passengers, Mary Henry (Candace Hilligoss), staggers from the water. Without any recollection of the accident, Mary vows to go on with her life. But then a chilling apparition of a strange man appears to her with increasing frequency—and then there are the strange stretches of time when Mary becomes invisible to passersby on the street. Mary is desperate for answers, but nothing makes sense—especially her peculiar feeling that it all has something to do with the eerie, abandoned carnival on the outskirts of town. But when the sunken car is found and pulled from the river, nothing can explain why all three bodies are inside—including Mary’s. 


Chamber of Horrors 

Dr. Manetta (Leslie Banks) is a wealthy heir who dabbles in mysteries and murder. First, the demented doctor lures people into his mansion to try their hand at opening the “door with seven locks” by answering a series of riddles. Behind the door lies the tomb of the long-departed Lord Selford, and more importantly, his treasure trove of jewels. But no one has ever been able to crack the crazy doctor’s cryptic codes and open the door. When the hopeful treasure hunters fail—as they inevitably do—Dr. Manetta leads them to his dark, dank dungeon of torture where he gleefully torments his captives until they expire. The doctor’s devious scheme has always been successful, but when he kidnaps a lovely young girl (Lilli Palmer), Manetta sets in motion a chain of events that will bring justice to his victims—and his own ultimate demise. 


The Last Man on Earth 

A sinister plague has swept the earth, transforming mankind into a new breed of creatures that have vampire-like tendencies. Every human has been infected—with the exception of one man: scientist Robert Morgan (Vincent Price), who is immune to the virus. Because of this, he is the last hope of preserving humanity. Now forced underground into hiding, Morgan becomes the demon slayer that the new vampire race fears. But is one lone man enough to destroy an entire race of demonic vampires? The odds are stacked against him… 


White Zombie 

A wealthy Haitian plantation owner, Charles Beaumont (Robert Frazer), has the most sinister of intentions when he invites a young couple to get married on his estate. Enamored with the lovely Madeline (Madge Bellamy), Charles, in cahoots with the local witch doctor, Murder Legendre (Bela Lugosi), plots to cause Madeline’s untimely death and then bring her back to life as his eternal love slave. The devious pair goes through with the plan, but in a delicious plot twist, Legendre refuses to release the young woman’s soul to Beaumont. Now it’s up to Madeline’s faithful fiancé (John Harron) to bring down the villainous men and their twisted game to free his love from eternal purgatory. 


The Bat 

The setting of this murder mystery takes place at a creepy mansion leased for the summer by Cornelia Van Gorder (Agnes Moorehead), an eccentric mystery writer. But soon after Cornelia moves in, a strange prowler, who is later dubbed The Bat, breaks into the mansion clad in a fedora, mask, and gloves outfitted with razor-sharp metal claws, looking for a victim…






10-Movie Horror Collection Featuring Rise of the Undead



Starring:  Anthony Perkins, Ben Kingsley, Mark Hamill, Mia Sara, Vincent Price


Synopsis: Rise of the Undead 

The nation has collapsed, leaving a room full of strangers filled with dread and uncertainty. Venturing into the apocalyptic world without a plan, the group soon realizes they aren’t the only ones who have survived there are zombies everywhere. 


To Survive 

Jonathan, a lone drifter, begins to take on responsibility for a group of apocalypse survivors. But will the dangers of the empty countryside kill his chance at love and family? 



Matt Owens, a bounty hunter, kidnaps a fugitive from a law officer (Mark Hamill). To avoid detection, Owens flies into a post-apocalypse slipstream. Now he’ll have to face the law, a religious cult that holds the winds sacred, and the unknowns of the slipstream. 


The Devil’s Messenger 

The devil (Lon Chaney Jr.) sends his right-hand henchman to Earth to execute a final, apocalyptic plot: detonate a 500 megaton bomb, destroy all of mankind, and fill the chambers of hell with tormented souls. 


Night Train to Terror 

An unsuspecting rock band boards a train bound for nowhere, while two illustrious presences, God and Satan, swap macabre tales and discuss the fate of the train’s passengers. 


Daughter of Darkness 

Katherine travels to Romania to find her father and uncovers their blood-sucking legacy. Starring Anthony Perkins. 


Zombies vs. Strippers 

Zombie apocalypse comes to a down-and-out adult establishment where strippers must fight off invading flesh-eaters. 


The Last Man on Earth 

Scientist Robert Morgan (Vincent Price) must save humanity from extinction after a sinister plague transforms mankind into a blood-thirsty breed of creatures. 


I Eat Your Skin 

When a writer travels to a remote island to gather material for his next novel, he discovers that it’s full of zombies and meets the cancer researcher who’s to blame. 


Destined To Be Ingested 

Tom, Anna and their friends were loving life on the beautiful waters of the South Pacific…even if their boat’s big, dumb captain did get them lost. But when they end up on an island they believe to be uninhabited, the vacation is over. Attacked by a tribe of vicious natives, the group will quickly learn that there’s trouble in paradise.







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