DVD & Blu-ray Releases: October 21, 2014

By: Sean Brickley

We have a bit slower of a week this time around, fiends.  To be honest, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t welcome the respite from the huge lists this time of year produces.  Making this nice pretty article for you folks each week can be pretty tiresome, but if it helps some fellow gore fans out then so be it.  This week sees Wrong Turn 6‘s DVD and Blu-ray releses, The Purge: Anarchy on Blu-ray and DVD as well, a Vincent Price collection and the DVD and Blu-ray releases of 1980’s To All A Good Night (just in time for that other holiday in December).  Outside of those 4 releases are 16 other items sure to give you nightmares.  Pleasant viewing, fiends!



MOVIES

Bloodworx (2014)

Starring:

Tricia Helfer, Travis Van Winkle, John Bregar, Mircea Monroe, Eric Roberts

Synopsis:

Best friends Greg and Rob, college roommates, decide to earn a little extra cash by participating in a two-week pharmaceutical test over the Christmas holidays. Locked into a remote hospital facility far out in the isolated countryside, they find themselves part of a bizarre series of tests. But as order and control start to break down, it becomes clear that the drugs are having increasingly dangerous side effects, and that no one involved in the test will be safe for long.

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A Christmas Carol (2014)

Starring:

Vincent Fegan, Peter Figgis, Karl Argue

Synopsis:

This is the darkest, most ghostly version of this story ever made. It stays true to the original feel of the Dickens story, while turning up the creepiness. A range of well known Irish and English actors makes up the cast. On the anniversary of his business partner’s death, Ebenezer Scrooge finds unwelcome company in the form of three spirits from Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come.

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From Inside (2008)

Starring:

Megan Gold

Synopsis:

John Bergin’s award-winning animated feature, From Inside, returns with a special edition score by Electronic and Industrial Music pioneer, Gary Numan, and music producer Ade Fenton. Based on the epic graphic novel by John Bergin, the film tells the story of Cee, a young pregnant woman travelling across a vast post-apocalyptic landscape on a train full of survivors. Cee holds onto hope as the massive locomotive pulls its passengers toward their destiny. John Bergin’s work exists in a world of perpetual darkness. His artistry lies not so much in his ability to maintain this dark vision (which he does with a vengeance), but in his ability to build a rich and complex world inside such a singular dimension. The beauty of his art uplifts you, while its devastating message crushes you to dust. Numan and Fenton’s score perfectly supports and complements the film’s dark subject matter, breathing life into the story and keeping it on the hopeful side of suffocating nihilism. From Inside has screened in over 35 film festivals around the world and garnered Winner: Best Animated Film at the prestigious SITGES International Film Festival; Winner: Best Feature at Utopiales; Winner: First Feature at Fantasia, to name a few. About The Director: John Bergin is a writer, graphic novel artist, and musician, known for his book From Inside and his music to The Crow. Bergin was nominated for the Harvey Award for Best New Talent. About The Composers: Gary Numan is an Electronic and Industrial Music pioneer known for chart-topping hit singles and number one music albums over the span of over 30 years. His direct influence on music artists include Lady Gaga, Jack White, Battles, Kanye West, Prince, Nine Inch Nails. From Inside is his first foray into film scoring. Ade Fenton has been making and performing music for the last 15 years, establishing himself as a respected artist, record producer and remixer for acts including Gary Numan, The Duke Spirit, Slash IAMX and Motor.

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Hillbilly Horror Show (Vol. 1) (2014)

Starring:

Scott Geiter, Rachel Faulkner, Bo Keister

Synopsis:

Hillbilly Horror Show (Vol. 1) is a one-hour anthology of short horror films created by up-and-coming filmmakers and hosted by our favorite, fun loving and beer-guzzling hillbillies, Bo, Cephus and their “Smo-Kin” cousin Lulu. Created by award winning writer and producer Blu de Golyer (House Of Good And Evil) and veteran actor and producer Bo Keister (Remember The Titans). The team selects and curates some of the scariest, most entertaining horror shorts found on this here planet. Volume 1 includes Franky And The Ant (“Best of Fest” – 2013 LA Indie Film Fest) – Franky has been betrayed and everyone close to him soon discovers that vengeance is not what he seeks. He wants a lot more than that. Amused – After a lazy morning full of errands, Martha returns home to find a horror feasting upon her daughter’s scalp. A terrifying chase ensues through the frozen countryside. Alone and desperate, Martha must race through the vast isolation as terror lurks and waits for its chance to pounce. Doppleganger – A lonely skeleton goes on a perilous journey to filnd his own kind, only to find more than he bargained for in this tribute to Ray Harryhausen stop-action animation. The Nest (“Best Foreign Short” – 2011 Atlanta Shortsfest) – A rancher must fight to survive when a swarm of over-sized flesh-eating bees escapes from a beekeeper who depends on their honey to keep her diner in business.

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The Housewife Slasher (2014)

Starring:

Adam Mcmanus, Erin Cline, Molody Colina, Anthony Wayne, Andrea Alfonso

Synopsis:

When a beautiful young housewife is murdered in cold blood, a private community is turned upside down as the killer picks off stay-at-home moms one by one. Two detectives are led into the heart of suburban America, where power, money and sex rule. With time running out and body count growing, can they solve these crimes before more housewives fall prey to the slasher?

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The Inside (2010)

Starring:

Emmett Scanlan, Eoin Macken, Tereza Srbová

Synopsis:

While in a pawnshop a young man comes into possession of a second hand video camera; discovering a tape still inside he plays back the footage and witnesses an horrific series of events involving a group of teens in an undisclosed location. Using the footage as a guide he retraces the steps to where the events seemingly occurred. Deciding to investigate he discovers to his horror not only the truth of the events on the tape but comes face to face with a supernatural terror from which he may not escape…

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Life After Beth (2014)

Starring:

Dane Dehaan, Matthew Gray Gubler

Synopsis:

Zach (Dane DeHaan) is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth (Aubrey Plaza). But when she miraculously comes back to life, Zach takes full advantage of the opportunity to share and experience all the things he regretted not doing with her before. However, the newly returned Beth isn’t quite how he remembered her and, before long, Zach’s whole world takes a turn for the worse.

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Necrophile Passion (2014)

Starring:

Eldrid Remy, Katharina Buchberger, Gnther Brandl

Synopsis:

A man who ended an abusive relationship with his girlfriend finds a female body in a nearby woods. His conscience tells him to call the police, but a sinister urge commands him to take the corpse home with him. After having done so, his dark desires go rampant and he molests the corpse various times. His life is in shambles and only the love to the woman’s dead body gives him the strength to continue. However, he has not yet tied up all the loose ends with his girlfriend and it is time for him to finally get his revenge. Who will triumph in this diabolical love triangle? Man, woman or corpse?

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Play Hooky (2014)

Starring:

Samantha Kulish, Vincent Kulish, Kim Kleemichen, Becky Byers, Theresa Davis, J. Wright Chester

Synopsis:

Five high school friends skip class in hopes of finding the perfect spot to party. They chose the wrong place. Against all warnings, they break into an abandoned mental hospital, notorious for reports of ghost sightings, satanic rituals and demon possessions. Now, armed only with a camera, they are trapped inside, haunted and hunted by something they cannot stop, reason with, or describe.

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The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

Starring:

James DeMonaco

Synopsis:

The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge. The Purge: Anarchy, the sequel to summer 2013’s sleeper hit that opened to No. 1 at the box-office, sees the return of writer/director James DeMonaco to craft the next terrifying chapter of dutiful citizens preparing for their country’s yearly 12 hours of anarchy. Returning alongside DeMonaco to produce The Purge: Anarchy are Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers franchise), Brad Fuller (The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street) and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th).

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See No Evil 2 (2014)

Starring:

Glenn Jacobs, Danielle Harris, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Katharine Isabelle, Greyston Holt, Michael Eklund, Chelan Simmons, Reese Alexander

Synopsis:

A group of friends pays a late-night visit to the city morgue to surprise Amy (Harris) on her birthday. But the surprise is on them when the one-eyed corpse of brutal psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Jacobs) unexpectedly rises from a cold sub-basement slab. Their wild party quickly turns into a terrifying slay-fest as the sadistic mass-murderer resumes his savage rampage complete with hooks, surgical knives and power saws.

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The Squad (2011)

Starring:

Juan Pablo Barragn

Synopsis:

When all communication with a remote military base situated in an area of intense guerrilla activity is lost, a unit of Colombian soldiers is sent on a mission to regain contact with their brothers-in-arms. Fearing the base has been taken over by enemy forces, they arrive to find the place seemingly devoid of life. Once power is restored to the outpost, the full horror of the situation is revealed — the place is littered with corpses, the walls daubed with blood and what appear to be magical symbols intended to ward off evil. Amidst the carnage the soldiers discover a woman buried alive behind one of the walls. The dead captain’s log reveals she had been captured in the area several days earlier and was being held on suspicion of being a guerrilla informant. Further interrogation of the woman reveals little, but soon leads to tensions amongst the men who are struggling to come to terms with the mysterious slaughter of their comrades. Confused and isolated, the soldiers find themselves gripped by inexplicable feelings of fear, mistrust and paranoia that leads them to question the nature and identity of their enemy.

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Swamphead (2014)

Starring:

Andrea Smith, Theodore Koepke, Shaena Friedman, Andrew Swant, Josh Harmon

Synopsis:

An ancient talisman buried deep at the bottom of a swamp is accidentally disturbed, conjuring the zombified, severed head of of a centuries-old warrior. The killer cranium takes to the air in a unstoppable bloodbath, exacting a chomping, gnawing revenge on anyone in its path. Now it’s up to a group of teenagers to destroy Swamphead – but can they put this case of bad head to rest for good.

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To All a Goodnight (1980)

Starring:

Jennifer Runyon, Forrest Swanson, Linda Gentile, William Lauer, Judith Bridges

Synopsis:

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, Santa Claus is stirring, and he s not bringing gifts. Five young female boarders at the Calvin Finishing School have set their sights on a festive Christmas holiday romp. They have just drugged their housemother and smuggled their boyfriends into the house. But their fun-filled promiscuous frolic will soon turn into a blood-soaked nightmare when a sadistic maniac dressed as Santa Claus arrives to deliver some holiday cheer, or maybe that’s FEAR. The insane Santa Claus starts slashing his way through the house, and the gory body count begins. So you better watch out, as this Santa knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake! Jennifer Runyon (in her film debut) stars in this 1980 slasher cult-horror favorite, directed by David Hess (Krug in Wes Craven’s Last House On The Left) and written and prodcued by Alex Rebar (The Incredible Melting Man). Now see it in glorious HD for the first time ever.

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Tormented Female Hostages (2014)

Starring:

Various

Synopsis:

Two tales of tormented women that will shock you to the core. Faye is an attractive young woman whose luck runs short when she is violently attacked and kidnapped from a train station. She awakens in a real nightmare when she discovers she is tied to a chair and her kidnapper becomes her judge, jury and executioner. How far will her assailant go, will his hidden motives bring home some scary truths to Faye, and at what cost will Faye pay to escape with what life she has left? Quaid and Kurk are two notorious convicts who have escaped prison and are trying to flee the country. To ensure their safety they abduct an attractive woman to use as a hostage to protect themselves from the police. However, Quaid has hidden motives for the abduction and Kurk is suspicious of his motives which leads to a deadly game of cat and mouse full of jealousy, deception, lust and murder.

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Wrong Turn 6 (2014)

Starring:

Anthony Ilott, Rollo Skinner

Synopsis:

The unrelenting terror starts when an emotionally troubled young man, Danny, inherits an isolated backwoods hotel that may hold the key to his secret past. A trip to the peaceful resort quickly transforms into a blood-soaked killing spree, as Danny’s friends are brutally murdered one by one. Danny discovers that Three Finger and his flesh-eating kin are to blame, but the chilling surprises they have in store for him have only just begun. Danny ultimately learns that he has an unthinkable connection to the clan of hillbilly cannibals, but now that he knows the shocking truth, he will face an even more horrifying choice.

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Zombie Hood (2013)

Starring:

Jade Blocksidge, Tom Murton, Richard Lee O’Donnell, Edward Nudd

Synopsis:

The initial infection begins after the virus spreads through a nightclub and is quickly transmitted throughout the city. After a night of disturbances across the whole of the United Kingdom, the police and emergency services lose control of the situation, with hospitals overrun and the dead coming back to life to attack and devour the living. With the cities now the domain of the undead, the survivors flee the built up areas and take refuge in the countryside and small villages. Zombie Hood follows the story of a small group of survivors who are thrown together in the outskirts of Nottingham. Like Robin Hood and his merry men, the rag tag band look to Sherwood Forest for sanctuary, but soon find out that even the countryside isn’t a safe haven. With food and supplies in short demand, the group find themselves arguing over their plans for survival, which isn’t helped by Sam, a wayward teenager with a confused and dangerous personality.

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COLLECTIONS

Ghosts, Curses & Creepy Kids The J Horror Collection

Starring:

Various

Synopsis:

Five Japanese Horror flicks for the first time together.

Movies:

Death Tube

A young girl gets hooked on a website called Death Tube, which broadcasts actual murders in real time. At first she didnt believe it was real, until she is brought into the site itself. The killing game is about to begin.

Hide And Go Kill

A blog on a mysterious website quickly spreads like wildfire, starting a dangerous online game. At 3:00 in the afternoon, a teddy bear stuffed with rice and nails is sunk into a bathtub. The lights go out and the player is required to stab the bear with the knife, then write their experiences in the blog. But lately the comments have taken a dark, demented turn, as if the players are being possessed.

Psycho Shark

College students Miki and Mai arrive on a private beach on a tropical island. They cant find the hotel where they booked their reservations, and have gotten hopelessly lost, until a handsome young man shows up, offering to take them to his lodge. But something is not right about the place. The owners fingernails are tainted with blood and Miki feels something sinister lurking nearby.

Killer Car

An attractive college couple goes on a road trip with some friends. Their destination: majestic waterfalls far away from civilization. Unfortunately the used car they bought is possessed by the tortured spirit of its original owner who met a tragic end behind the wheel. Now this killer car will take them on an unexpected detour to the morgue.

Slaughter Island

A group of ten children travel to an uninhabited island that many believe to be plagued by an ancient curse. One by one they are stalked and butchered by someone or something. As the mystery unravels, signs show that the killer may be something much more sinister. A shocking twist concludes this tale of terror.

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Sexy Horror Double Feature

Starring:

Debra Berger, Uschi Digard, Joyanne Mitchell, Mathieu Carrière

Movies:

Naked Massacre

This 1976 grindhouse classic is an unsettling tale of of an insane Vietnam vet who rapes, tortures and murders eight nurses in their Belfast home. This film is based on the real life mass murderer Richard Speck. Many films have chronicled the Richard Speck murders, but none hold a candle to disturbing downbeat tone of Naked Massacre. This is a graphic film, you’ve been warned!

Swingers Massacre

Charlie, a well to do suburbanite/lawyer, is so bored with his perfect life and beautiful wife Amy. So he suggests to his loving wife that they go to a swingers party. After a little convincing she agrees, but things don’t go as well as poor Charlie had hoped once they get to the party. Amy’s having a great time, all the guys are into her. Charlie on the other hand is having a bit of trouble rising to the occasion. Soon after the party, Charlie launches into a jealous murder spree and begins slaughtering anyone who has or wants to sleep with his wife.

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Vincent Price Collection II

Starring:

Vincent Price

Synopsis:

7 Classic films, starring the ultimate horror film star of all time , on Blu-ray for the first time! Handsome slipcase packaging includes newly-designed illustrated art and a 24-page Collectors book.

Movies:

House on Haunted Hill (1959)

A millionaire offers $10K to 5 people who agree to be locked in a spooky house overnight.

The Return of the Fly (1959)

15 years after the events of The Fly, Andres son does some transportation experimentation of his own.

The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

An undertaker starts to kill people in order to get new clients.

The Raven (1963)

A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help in this film loosely based on the Edgar Allen Poe poem.

The Last Man on Earth (1964)

When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter.

Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

A mans obsession with his dead wife drives a wedge between him and his new bride.

Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)

The vengeful Doctor rises again, seeking the Scrolls of Life in an attempt to resurrect his deceased wife.

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