DVD & Blu-ray Releases: May 5, 2015

By: Sean Brickley

Hola! Feliz Cinco de Mayo, demonios!  (Hi! Happy 5th of May, fiends)  We’ve only got 9 horror releases for you this week, but there are a fair amount of classics in there that those of you who were born before 1990 might actually remember.  Heck, even Crash!, Mansion Of The Doomed and Duel were made before my time.  We’ve also got 1981’s The Demon and Charles Band’s Dollman Vs. Demonic Toys  (which is getting its Blu-ray release this week).  There’s even some new stuff in there, so your haul should be awesome no matter what.  Pleasant viewing, fiends (or demonios).



MOVIES

Backtrack: Nazi Regression (2015)

Starring:

Mark Drake, Sophie Barker, Rosie Akerman, Miles Jovian, Julian Glover

Synopsis:

Ralph is a 26 year-old regional journalist who’s been having recurring nightmares in German. To help him understand, his friend Claudia uses her undeveloped psychic powers to give him a profound past-life regression, resulting in memories of being a Nazi commando on a mission in the South Downs, 1940. In the hope of piecing together his previous life, he goes on a camping trip to the location he saw during his regression, only to find that his nightmares are all too real.

Special Features:

Blooper Reel
Abi Phillips Music Video
Behind The Scenes
Kickstarter Promo Video

Purchase:

DVD


 

Crash! (1977)

Starring:

Jose Ferrer, Sue Lyon, John Carradine

Synopsis:

A crippled man’s wife buys a black-magic amulet which takes over an antique car.

Purchase:

DVD


 

The Demon (1981)

Starring:

Cameron Mitchell, Jennifer Holmes

Synopsis:

Enter the terrifying world of a monster that leaves a grisly trail of victims in his wake. He is The Demon! A small community is unable to protect or defend itself from The Demon’s rampage. Is he human or is he the violent manifestation of some dark force? The town seems doomed to destruction…or can someone stop this horrifying quest for blood? When the police fail to produce a suspect, a psychic (Cameron Mitchell) is called into the case and begins his quest to find the killer. But he s almost too late The Demon is now stalking a young and beautiful nursery school teacher (Jennifer Holmes) and he won t give up until he s scored his next victim. What you are about to see is one of the most chilling and spine-tingling, life-and-death struggles ever filmed. Look out for The Demon…the screams you hear may be your own!

Purchase:

DVD


 

Dollman Vs Demonic Toys (1993)

Starring:

Tim Thomerson, Tracy Scoggins, Melissa Behr

Synopsis:

When undercover cop Judith Grey (Tracy Scoggins, reprising her original role) discovers the murderous Demonic Toys have returned to the Toyland warehouse, she has only one thought in mind: destroy the hideous playthings at all costs. But she needs help. So she turns to the only man on Earth who can measure up to these toychest terrors-Brick Bardo aka Dollman (Tim Thomerson). Joined by his girlfriend, the equally diminutive Ginger (reduced to 11 inches in Bad Channels), futurecop Bardo teams with Judith to battle the mutant toys. Now Bardo must fight to save his life and his love as Baby Oopsie develops a large crush on the luscious Ginger…

Purchase:

Blu-ray


 

Duel (1971)

Starring:

Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Eddie Firestone, Tim Herbert, Carey Loftin

Synopsis:

Steven Spielberg directs Duel, a high-velocity thriller about a motorist terrorized by an evil truck. As Spielberg’s first full-length movie, Duel helped jumpstart the director’s big-screen career, with a gripping, action-packed story hailed by critics as a film that “belongs on the classics shelf reserved for top suspensers” (Dailey Variety). Dennis Weaver stars as the traveling salesman waging a desperate battle for survival after he is mysteriously singled out. Praised for its deft use of relentlessly mounting psychological tension, Duel features one of the most uniquely terrifying “characters” in movie history: a massive, roaring, 40-ton truck with sheer menace.

Purchase:

Blu-ray


House Of Horrors: The Gates Of Hell (2015)

Starring:

Danielle Tewell, Cody Kremblas, Tim Bunch, Michael Riso, Michael O’Hear

Synopsis:

House of Horrors: The Gates of Hell is a haunted attraction that hosts an evil that roams free. It has only one goal; Hell on Earth. It manifests into the fears of childhood. Jamie is a psychic set designer. She knows the evil that lurks through the halls of the haunt. People are dropping like flies and she is the only one who has the ability to stop it.

Purchase:

DVD


 

Mansion Of The Doomed (1976)

Starring:

Gloria Grahame, Richard Basehart, lance Henrikse

Synopsis:

Dr. Chaney and his daughter Nancy survive a terrible car accident which leaves Nancy blind. Chaney, guilt stricken from being responsible, turns into a mad surgeon, obsessed with finding a way to restore his daughter’s vision. But when he decides to drug victims, removing their eyes, terror begins and Chaney’s mansion becomes a dungeon filled with disfigured captives, rising to take their revenge.

Purchase:

DVD


 

The Pyramid (2014)

Starring:

James Buckley, Denis O’Hare, Philip Shelley

Synopsis:

Egypts ancient wonders have long cursed the intrepid explorers whove dared to uncover their secrets. But a team of U.S. archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they unlock the horrific secrets buried in a pyramid unlike any the world has seen, and realize that they are not just trapped, but being hunted.

Purchase:

DVD

Blu-ray


 

Shadow Zombie (2015)

Starring:

Shane Cormier, Eva Dorrepaal, Kim Filth

Synopsis:

Meet Kim Filth, and enter his horror-film existence – based on fact and blended with fiction. Kim lives with his dad, sells weed to skaters, writes poetry, and snorts painkillers to get through the day. By night, he likes to stroll around painted up as his alter ego, Shadow Zombie, which is how he meets registered nurse and part-time clown Brandi. What follows is a brief romance marked by destruction by the very real phantoms emanating from Kim’s dead-end present and Brandi’s traumatic past. As captured by Jorge Torres-Torres under near-documentary conditions, the film chronicles a coterie of genuine misfits in its merciless observation of Kim’s world, daring to see past the facades of troubled souls through to their human core.

Purchase:

DVD

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