DVD & Blu-ray Releases: October 6, 2015

by Lynn Sorel


DVD & Blu-ray Releases: October 6, 2015



Penny Dreadful: Season 2 [Blu-ray]

Starring: Timothy Dalton, Simon Russell Beale, Reeve Carney


Synopsis: Penny Dreadful is back with a deeper, more haunting look at the demons within us all. Vanessa Ives and her allies find themselves locked in epic battle against an unholy evil that will arouse every forbidden instinct, unlock every secret and turn every sin of their past against them.






Tremors 5: Bloodlines (Blu-ray + DVD + DIGITAL HD)

Starring: Jamie Kennedy, Pearl Thusi, Brandon Auret, Ian Roberts, Natalie Becker


Synopsis: The stakes are raised for survivalist Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) in his most dangerous monster hunt yet. When Gummer’s hired to capture a deadly Assblaster terrorizing South Africa, he and his new sidekick, Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy), engage in a battle of survival against the fiercely aggressive Assblasters and Graboids. Discovering the monsters have evolved into even more lethal creatures, their killer mission takes on a whole new level of unseen terror–far more than they bargained for.


Special Features

Digital Copy of Tremors 5: Bloodlines (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)

Includes UltraViolet (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)

Deleted and Extended Scenes


Tremors 5: Behind the Bloodlines







Insidious: Chapter 3 (Blu-ray + Ultraviolet)

Starring: Stefanie Scott, Dermot Mulroney, Angus Sampson, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell


Synopsis: The newest chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. A twisted new tale of terror begins for a teenage girl and her family, predating the haunting of the Lambert family in the earlier movies and revealing more mysteries of the otherworldly realm The Further.








Bram Stoker’s Dracula Supreme Cinema Series (Blu-ray + UltraViolet + Limited Edition Clear Case Packaging)

Starring: Tom Waits, Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder


Synopsis: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, and Anthony Hopkins star in director Francis Ford Coppola’s visually stunning, passionately seductive version of the classic Dracula legend. In BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, Coppola returns to the original source of the Dracula myth, and from that gothic romance, he creates a modern masterpiece. Gary Oldman’s metamorphosis as Dracula who grows from old to young, from man to beast is nothing short of amazing. Winona Ryder brings equal intensity to the role of a young beauty who becomes the object of Dracula’s devastating desire. Anthony Hopkins co-stars as the famed doctor who dares to believe in Dracula, and then dares to confront him. Opulent, dazzling and utterly irresistible, this is Dracula as you’ve never seen him. And once you’ve seen BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, you’ll never forget it.




Limited Edition Supreme Cinema Series Includes:


-Exclusive new intro from director Francis Ford Coppola


-Sleek and innovative all-new clear case packaging


-24-page book with rare photos




Additional Features:


-Reflections in Blood: Francis Ford Coppola and Bram Stoker’s Dracula


-Practical Magicians: A Collaboration between Father and Son


-Rare 1993 Commentary with Francis Ford Coppola, Roman Coppola, and Greg Cannom


-Deleted Scenes


-Audio Commentary and Film Introduction by Director Francis Ford Coppola


-4 Legacy Featurettes


-Includes Dolby Atmos – A revolutionary new audio technology that transports you into an extraordinary entertainment experience. With Dolby Atmos enabled receivers and speaker configurations, sound comes from all directions, including overhead, to create an immersive experience with clarity, richness, detail, and depth. With existing home theater systems, you will get a great surround sound experience.







Burnt Offerings (1976) [Blu-ray]

Starring: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith, Eileen Heckart


Synopsis: Ben and Marian Rolf rent a grand old country mansion as a summer getaway for themselves, their twelve year old son Davey, and Ben’s Aunt Elizabeth. They feel they can’t turn down the rent deal offered to them by the house’s owners, siblings Roz and Arnold Allardyce, despite some reservations. First amongst those reservations, they are to take care of the house on their own, which Ben feels is too big a job, especially for Marian and the interior housekeeping. In Marian’s words, the large size of the house is a “waste”. And second and perhaps more important amongst those reservations, the Allardyces’ aged mother will be staying in her room at the house, the Rolfs who are to provide a tray of food left outside her room three times a day, which Marian vows to take care of on her own, with no other members of the family to go into that isolated wing of the house so as not to disturb Mrs. Allardyce’s peace. Upon their arrival at the house for the first day of their stay, they find a note from Roz and Arnold stating that they had to leave on an emergency, only with the necessary keys enclosed with no address or telephone number where they can be reached. As the summer progresses, the family members individually begin to exhibit unusual and unexplainable behavior, and unusual and unexplainable things start happening around the house. The strongest behavior ends up being Marian’s total focus on renewing the house into what she says she wants it to be, or so she implies she is doing. These occurrences threaten both the loving family dynamic as well as the individual lives of the four. The answers to what is happening may be who or what lies behind the closed and often locked door of Mrs. Allardyce’s bedroom.

Special Features: Interview with actor Anthony James | Interview with screenwriter William F. Nolan | Interview with actor Lee Montgomery | Audio commentary with director/co-writer/producer Dan Curtis, actress Karen Black, and co-screenwriter William F. Nolan | Audio Comme







We Are Still Here [Blu-ray]

Starring: Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Larry Fessenden


Synopsis: After their teenage son is killed in a car crash, Paul and Anne move to the New England countryside to try to start a new life. But the grieving couple unknowingly becomes the prey of a family of vengeful spirits that reside in their new home, and before long they discover that the seemingly peaceful town is hiding a terrifyingly dark secret. Now they must find a way to overcome their sorrow and fight back against both the living and dead as the malicious ghosts threaten to pull their souls and the soul of their lost son into hell with them. From the producers of The House Of The Devil and Cheap Thrills, WE ARE STILL HERE is a tense, frightening, and thoroughly haunting ghost story.






Horror Classics, Volume One Collection [Blu-ray]

Starring: Various


Synopsis: Horror Classics, Vol. 1 Collection (BD)


HORROR CLASSICS, VOLUME ONE COLLECTION – Four Iconic Horror Classics from Hammer Films


THE MUMMY: Christopher Lee wraps on the moldy gauze bandages to become the tormented Kharis, an avenger stalking the hills of Victorian England to track down desecrators of his beloved’s Egyptian tomb.


FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED: Peter Cushing is Baron Frankenstein, whose experiment has gone dead wrong in Hammer Studios’ fifth Frankenstein saga. Featuring Freddie Jones as the scientist’s pitiable new creation.


DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE: Playing Bram Stoker’s infamous vampire for the third time, Christopher Lee goes fang-to-cross with the forces of good in this atmospheric, stylish film, in which each night brings the threat of death.


TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA: This entry in Hammer Studios’ cycle of hemogobbling Victorian-era horror showcases why Hammer became the name in Gothic terror. Christopher Lee again dons his cape to become Evil Incarnate.








Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!

Starring: Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, Cassie Scerbo, Frankie Muniz


Synopsis: When a mass of Sharknadoes threatens America s East Coast, chainsaw-wielding hero Fin must again risk his life to save his children on spring break. But as he fights his way south, the sharknadoes merge and grow bigger than ever before.



LIGHTS, CAMERA, SHARKS: The making of Sharknado 3

FEEDING FRENZY: An exclusive look at the Sharknado Documentary

SHARK TAILS: Alternate Endings

The Asylum VFX: Before & After

Cast and Crew Commentary


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Last Shift [Blu-ray]

Starring: Joshua Mikel, J. LaRose


Synopsis: A rookie cop’s 1st shift in the last night of a closing police station alone turns into a living nightmare. The plot echoes John Carpenter’s ‘Assault on Precinct 13’ but with supernatural twist.






Hidden (2015)

Starring:  Alexander Skarsgård, Andrea Riseborough, Emily Alyn Lind, Heather Doerksen, William Ainscough


Synopsis: 301 days have passed since Ray (Alexander Skarsgård –True Blood), Claire(Andrea Riseborough – Birdman, Oblivion), and their daughter, Zoe (Emily Alyn Lind –The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, Revenge) found refuge underground. With nothing to distract them from their own fear, they hold onto hope for a normal family life above the surface someday. What looms above the cement prison they call home? The one thing they know for certain is that there is something terrifying and strange that threatens their fragile existence, and it is coming for them.







Taste the Blood of Dracula [Blu-ray]

Starring:  Christopher Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Gwen Watford, Linda Hayden, Peter Sallis


Synopsis: This entry in Hammer Studios’ cycle of hemogobbling Victorian-era horror showcases why Hammer became the name in Gothic terror. Christopher Lee again dons his cape to become Evil Incarnate.







Dracula Has Risen From Grave [Blu-ray]

Starring: Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, Veronica Carlson, Barbara Ewing, Barry Andrews


Synopsis: Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (Blu-ray)


Playing Bram Stoker’s infamous vampire for the third time, Christopher Lee goes fang-to-cross with the forces of good in this atmospheric, stylish film, in which each night brings the threat of death.





Final Girl [Blu-ray]

Starring: Abigail Breslin, Wes Bentley, Alexander Ludwig, Francesca Eastwood


Synopsis: Every night, four boys trick a young, blonde girl into meeting them in the forest for a date with the intention to hunt and kill her. One night, Veronica (Abigail Breslin) is selected and when the hunt begins, the boys soon realize that they messed with the wrong girl.






Eli Roth Presents The Stranger [Blu-ray]

Starring: Cristobal Tapia Montt, Lorenza Izzo


Synopsis: The Stranger delivers “its own singular, and gruesome, distinctions. “, The New York Times

Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel, The Green Inferno) presents a riveting masterpiece from writer/director Guillermo Amoedo (Aftershock, The Green Inferno, Knock Knock) with this macabre and gruesome tale set in a small town. 

A mysterious stranger, Martin (Cristobal Tapia-Montt), arrives seeking to kill his wife Ana (Lorenza Izzo, The Green Inferno, Aftershock) who suffers from a very dangerous disease that makes her as addicted to human blood as he is. But when he discovers that Ana has been dead for a couple of years, Martin decides to commit suicide to definitively eradicate this peculiar disease which imbues his blood with healing powers. Before he can do it, however, Martin is brutally attacked by three local thugs, lead by Caleb, the son of a corrupt police lieutenant. The incident suddenly initiates a chain-reaction that plunges the community into a bloodbath.

Special Features Include:

-Short film, The Fourth Horseman

-Welcome to Chilewood Featurette with the filmmakers

-Theatrical Trailer (U.S.)

-Theatrical Trailer (Chile)

-Still Gallery










Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed [Blu-ray]

Starring: Peter Cushing, Veronica Carlson, Freddie Jones, Simon Ward, Thorley Walters


Synopsis: Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (Blu-ray)


Peter Cushing is Baron Frankenstein, whose experiment has gone dead wrong in Hammer Studios’ fifth Frankenstein saga. Featuring Freddie Jones as the scientist’s pitiable new creation.






The Mummy [Blu-ray]

Starring:  Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux, Eddie Byrne, Felix Aylmer


Synopsis:  Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux, Eddie Byrne, Felix Aylmer





Old 37


Starring: Kane Hodder, Brandi Cyrus, Jake Robinson, Bill Moseley


Synopsis: Two brothers use their father’s old ambulance to intercept emergency roadside 911 calls and take their victims on a ride they will never forget.









Starring:  Kennedy Brice, Casper Van Dien, Victoria Pratt, Eddie Jemison, Lance E. Nichols


Synopsis: Nine-year-old June (Kennedy Brice, The Walking Dead) has been shuffled in and out of foster homes for years. And though she tries to be good, no matter where she goes, a trail of chaos and terror seems to follow. It’s only when June is sent to live with a new couple, Lily and Dave (Casper Van Dien, Starship Troopers), that it looks as if things might finally work out – except this innocent child with the face of an angel is possessed by an ancient, malevolent entity that has hijacked her soul. Unless June can defeat the demon within, her new family – and mankind itself – are destined for destruction.







Starring: Mariah Brown, Frank Aard, Rachel Jeffreys, Joan Schuermeyer, Samantha Mills


Synopsis: It’s Halloween day in 1989 and college student Jackie Blue wants to enjoy a quiet birthday in the midst of a chaotic semester at school. Her friend Amber has other ideas and persuades Jackie to come to the annual Monster Mash party on campus after her shift at the local movie theater. As murder plays out on the silver screen during the theater’s Halloween night Horrorthon, Jackie falls under a strange spell, all while a mysterious stranger watches over her every move. As the night unfolds, Jackie slowly unravels and everyone around her is turning up dead. Jackie finds herself helplessly trapped like prey in a spider’s web, and all she can do is try to survive the night!





Alleluia [Blu-ray]

Starring: Laurent Lucas, Lola Dueñas, Stéphane Bissot


Synopsis: Michel, a murderous womanizer, meets introverted Gloria online and treats her to a whirlwind one-night-stand. Offering herself as an accomplice in his seductive crimes, the unhinged lovers embark on a deadly odyssey amplified by wild sex, unbridled jealousy, and passionate forays into the dark arts. This smart and gory shocker breathes new life into the lovesick horror genre to serve up a chilling tale of white-hot desperation and terrifying devotion.






Invoking 2, The

Starring: Allen Lowman, Andrew Fleming, Meghan McNicol, Chara Gannett, Jessica Fratus


Synopsis: Although hundreds of disturbing paranormal events occur every year, most of these chilling encounters go unreported… until now. Bear witness as hapless victims experience the unspeakable terror of confronting demonic forces, murderous poltergeists and other evil entities that are dead set on claiming their souls. Descend into an abyss of waking nightmares as these bloodthirsty, malevolent spirits seek to possess their prey and drag them—kicking and screaming—to hell.










Eaters – DVD + Digital

Starring: Marcelle Bowman, Robert Dean, Tristan Parrish Moore, Jonathan Haltiwanger, Hannah Risinger








American Horror Story: Freak Show

Starring: Jessica Lange, Evan Peters


Synopsis: Step inside American Horror Story: Freak Show, the terrifyingly twisted reincarnation of TV’s most shockingly original series. Jessica Lange leads an extraordinary, award-winning cast that includes Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson and Michael Chiklis. Lange plays Elsa Mars, the proprietor of a troupe of human “curiosities” on a desperate journey of survival in the sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida, in 1952. Her menagerie of performers includes a two-headed, telepathic twin (Paulson), a take-charge bearded lady (Bates), a vulnerable strongman (Chiklis) and his sultry, three-breasted wife (Bassett). But the strange emergence of a dark entity will savagely threaten the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike.






Nocturna [Blu-ray]

Starring: Estella Warren, Jonathan Schaech, Mike Doyle


Synopsis: It’s Christmastime in New Orleans and children are mysteriously disappearing, stolen from their homes, taken off the street, dozens have vanished without trace. Detective Harry Ganat and his partner Roy Cody have found a young girl in the home of a murdered swamper and she leads them to the den of her captors…the Molderos, a group of merciless vampires who feed on the blood of children. The detectives lives are spared by a troika of ancient vampires; Brisbane, Dimitri and Lydia are all seductive creatures who despise the Molderos as well. In exchange for protecting the detectives from their new enemies, the trio of ‘friendly’ vampires offer them a deal to find the hidden lair of their mutual enemies and their lives will be spared and the other stolen children will be returned to them unharmed. But finding and killing the Molderos is not going to be easy, Harry soon finds himself questioned by the police, hunted by the Molderos at night and caught in a deadly love triangle between Lydia and her ancient master, Brisbane.









Starring: Larry Fessenden, Lauren Ashley Carter


Synopsis: After receiving a cryptic message from their war veteran brother, Ed and Lyla travel up to their isolated family lake house to hold an intervention. But the terror that they encounter is far beyond anything that they could have possibly anticipated.







How to Kill a Zombie


Starring:  Bill McLean, Benjamin McLean, Hannah Elaine Perry, Sheri Collins, Donald Libby


Synopsis: Mack Stone is trying to raise his son Jesse to be a survivalist and a real man. Jesse just wants to do his own thing in his own way. Can they somehow learn to see eye to eye during a zombie holocaust, find some suitable mates, and save humanity?







5-Movie Poltergeist Collection: Closets / Haunting Sarah / The House That Would Not Die / Evidence of a Haunting / 3 A.M.: Inspired by a True Story

Starring: Richard Egan, Corbin Bernesen, Cassi Prena, Ayal Stern, Kim Raver




After having his family stolen from him by a supernatural being, Jonas Littleton is desperate to get them back. As he tries to track down the demon and recover his family, he uses his paranormal investigation business to exact his revenge. 


3:00 AM: Inspired by a True Story 

Every night at 3:00 a.m., Kenny gets a visitor, so he and his friend, Michael, decide to wait for the ghost’s arrival. Flickering lights, changing clocks and strange visions prove this is no hoax. But have these boys gotten themselves into something much more dangerous than a little paranormal fun? 


Haunting Sarah 

The children of identical twins Erica and Heather (Kim Raver in a dual role), Sarah and David, have always been best friends. But when David is tragically killed and Sarah is convinced his spirit is still present, their families descend into a life of haunting turmoil and, ultimately, danger. 


The House That Would Not Die 

Ruth Bennett and her niece, Sara, have just moved into a stately old home Ruth inherited from a distant relative. Invited to a dinner party by their handsome new neighbor, they meet a woman who wants to perform a séance in their home. At first Ruth is hesitant, but after a few days, she and Sara begin to hear strange noises and see bizarre things. When the séance produces even more unexplainable occurrences, they start to research the house’s history—with frightening results. If they ever want this to be their home sweet home, they’ll have to battle its dark past…and answer the call of the spirits. 


Evidence of a Haunting 

From demonic spirit infestation to menacing poltergeists, the Supernatural Phenomena Research Society covers a lot of territory. Tackling the paranormal problems of people across the country, this six person team faces the eerie afterlife with vim and vigor. But when they encounter their most difficult case yet in the tunnels below a community college, evil may finally overcome these ambitious investigators.






Dark Spirits Includes 4 bonus movies: Ominous / Evidence of a Haunting / Death Dreams / 3 A.M.: Inspired by a True Story

Starring: Viastina Svatkova, Lucia Siposova, Sean Patrick Flaherty, Jessica D. Fulling, Christopher Reeve


Synopsis: Dark Spirits 

Startled by the vividness of a violent dream—one in which her estranged sister, Tereza, is murdered—Eva tries to warn her sibling of impending danger. Her premonition is confirmed when Tereza mysteriously dies, leaving Eva distraught and packing her bags for another city. But the dreams don’t stop there. Overcome by these visions, Eva spirals into a dark existence. If she can’t find an explanation, she may become the next victim in this heart-stopping supernatural thriller. 



A family heads to a cabin in the woods for a week of relaxation. But their trip will be anything but peaceful…especially with a paranormal presence lurking close by. 


Evidence of a Haunting 

When the Supernatural Phenomena Research Society encounters its most difficult case yet in the tunnels below a community college, evil may finally overcome these ambitious investigators. 


Death Dreams 

When Crista Westfield’s deceased daughter reveals the secrets of her death from beyond, Crista realizes her life—and her husband (Christopher Reeve)—may not be what she thought. 


3 A.M.: Inspired by a True Story 

Every night at 3:00 a.m., Kenny gets a visitor, so he and his friend, Michael, decide to wait for the ghost’s arrival. Flickering lights, changing clocks and strange visions prove this is no hoax. But have these boys gotten themselves into something much more dangerous than a little paranormal fun?




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