DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Sept 29, 2015

by Lynn Sorel

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: September 29, 2015


Poltergeist [Blu-ray]

Starring: Sam Rockwell, Kyle Catlett


Synopsis: A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive.







Deadly Revisions [Blu-ray]

Starring: Bill Oberst Jr., Mikhail Blokh, Cindy Merrill, Lise Hart, Dawna Lee Heising


Synopsis:   Horror writer and filmmaker Grafton Torn awakens from a coma to find himself with a large section of his memory missing. To aide in the doctors orders of rest and relaxation, good friend Deter offers Grafton his remote lakeside cabin. There, with the help of a hypnotherapist and medication, Grafton tries to piece together the missing memories… Scrambling for answers, Grafton must face his own creations including a hooded figure, a possessed doll, a zombie and more, before DEADLY REVISIONS rushes to its shocking conclusion and Grafton realizes the line between reality and madness is as thin as a sheet of blank paper.









Christine [Blu-ray]

Starring: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul


Synopsis: A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.


– Deleted Scenes

– Commentary with Director John Carpenter and Keith Gordon

– Three featurettes (Christine: Ignition; Christine: Fast and Furious; Christine: Finish Line)







Grimm: Season 4

Starring: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell


Synopsis: In the wake of Monroe and Rosalee’s wedding, things have never been more chaotic. Nick, having lost his Grimm abilities, must dig deep and decide what type of person he wants to be. With Captain Renard in critical condition after being gravely injured and Juliette trying to come to grips with Nick’s recent betrayal, the world of Grimm is spiraling out of control more than ever. As even more dangerous Wesen are making their way to the great northwest, it’s going to take all of Team Grimm’s strength and energy to keep Portland from bursting open at the seams. Watch all 22 spine-chilling episodes back-to-back and uninterrupted in Grimm: Season Four.









Savage Weekend [Blu-ray]


Starring: Caitlin O’Heaney, David Gale, Jeff Pomerantz, William Sanderson, Yancy Butler


Synopsis: Newly Re-mastered in HD! Do you have the guts to find out who’s behind the ghoulish mask? SAVAGE WEEKEND, the darker and primitive side of human nature. A weekend in the country turns into a nightmare of terror when a killer, wearing a gruesome mask, stalks and kills the partygoers in horrific grisly ways. Starring David Gale (RE-ANIMATOR), Caitlin O’Heaney (HE KNOWS YOU RE ALONE), William Sanderson (BLADE RUNNER) , Jeffrey Pomerantz (RETRIBUTION), Christopher Allport (DEAD & BURIED) and the screen debut of Yancy Butler (HARD TARGET), and directed by David Paulsen (SCHIZOID), this is an early entry into the slasher genre, made in 1976, but not released until 1980. SAVAGE WEEKEND is finally out, in HD from the original vault elements! (The Shocker of the 80s – Varitey).

Loaded with Extras







Queen Crab

Starring: Michelle Simone Miller, Kathryn Metz, Rich Lounello, Danielle Donahue


Synopsis: A meteor crashes into a quiet lake in the remote countryside and awakens a centuries-old beast, who tears through a nearby town and its inhabitants, who must fight for their lives and stop this Queen Crab before she can hatch an army of babies. Bonus features include: Special Effects Featurettes, Behind the Scenes Featurette, Blooper reel, Director’s Commentary , Sneak Peak: Triclops, Trailers







Last Girl


Starring: Katie Keene, Peter Nikkos, David Kallaway


Synopsis: Kidnapped and tortured, elite call girl #12 must overcome her attackers and fight through a post-industrial hell to avoid the brutal filming of her own death. Last Girl builds to a shattering conclusion you will never forget. This footage was only previously available in the Detroit underground by reality filmmaker Jorje Krippe, and his extreme vision has now been released for the first time.







Scream Machine

Starring: Tara Carlton, Brian Carr, Brutus Carr, Lloyd Kaufman


Synopsis: After the Ebola outbreak wipes out 95% of the Earth’s population, Dr. Fry and Dr. Headly Graves bring you Scream Machine, the only form of entertainment left on Earth. As a gift to Dr. Fry from his long lost friend Lloyd Kaufman, comes 5 twisted tales: Sledgehammer about a baseball player with a truly killer fastball. Cannibal Pen Pals a creepy tale about a man infatuated with Jeffery Dahmer. April Fool’s Party an April Fool’s joke that goes too far. Septic Shock featuring an unhappy wife who buries her husband alive, and The Deadly Indie Drive-in about a crazy lady on a drive-in date who hears voices from the screen that command her to kill. Each tale features the three M’s of Horror – Madness, Murder and Mayhem. Scream Machine is guaranteed to make you faint, puke and quite possibly soil your pants!







Starring: Gaby Hoffmann, Ingrid Jungermann


Synopsis: Expecting couple Leah and June move into a Brooklyn brownstone apartment with their toddler daughter Lyle. Despite the strange baby-obsessed landlady downstairs and the group of female models who live above them, the two are happy with their new apartment until a bizarre accident happens. Months later, Leah is still grief-stricken and trying to make sense of it, as well as her landlady’s odd behaviors, and her attraction to one of the models upstairs. As Leah prepares for her home birth, she begins to suspect the neighbors are involved in a satanic pact and fears for her unborn baby. SPECIAL DVD EXTRA Short film from the Director Stewart Thorndike – Tess + Nana





Bigfoot Diaries, The

Starring: Richard Miller, Alan Gilman, Ryan Macdonald, Mandy Boyne


Synopsis: With a rash of recent Sasquatch sightings in the white mountains of New Hampshire, senior resident Dusty Miller takes it upon himself to unleash ‘Operation Nail Bigfoot’, a five man expedition team determined to capture video footage, collect hair samples, and search for footprints left by the elusive primate. But as the team soon realizes hunting for Bigfoot isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be! As things fall apart fast Dusty desperately tries to keep the team together without losing his own mind in the process.






Chillers 2

Starring: Cody Williams, Tim Sullivan, Sameera Abdulaziz-Sullivan, & Jaron Lewis.


Synopsis: Starlet – Cory loves two things – making movies and Amy. His obsession with both will lead him down a dark path as he strives to make his next horror film completely realistic. Is Amy ready to become his next starlet? Getaway – Adam and Maggie have been fighting for months and each wants a way out of their marriage. Divorce isn’t the most lucrative way to put an end to the bickering, so on an impromptu getaway to the country each plots against the other to regain their freedom and cash in on their life insurance. Will they be successful in their endeavors? Or will their efforts be thwarted? Ah Puch – While on a trip to Belize Moira travels off the beaten path to visit some Mayan ruins and upon her return she and Rachel discover a new key for deciphering Mayan texts. They return to Belize where Rachel recites an ancient Mayan incantation to become a demigod with a fierce legion of deadly mind controlled slaves. Moira must enlist the aid of Matthew and Aleksi in an effort to end the chaos that threatens to take over the world.









Starring: Ashley James, Mark Scheibmeir, Wes O’Lee, Julia Beth Stern, Kevin Bulla


Synopsis: After Claire walks in on her boyfriend with another woman she decides to give up her dreams as an actress and move back home to Chicago. She packs up her things and embarks on the cross country journey. The minute she steps one foot in the car, things seem to take a turn for the worst. Her car breaks down in a strange town. Not knowing who to trust, she is at the mercy of the towns people to get her car up and running so she can continue what she started. Only things don’t go the way she planned. She finds herself trapped in a nightmare, physically and mentally. She’s forced to face her old demons as well as these new demons and can’t decide what’s worse, leaving the question of will she escape this terrible place or is this place better than the mental anguish that’s been plaguing her.






Death’s Door

Starring: Obba Babatund, Chico Benymon, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister


Synopsis: Tommy Tiny Lister (The Dark Knight) stars with Obba Babatundé (The Silence of the Lambs) in this suspenseful tale of murder, magic, and revenge. It all begins with an anonymous text inviting a dozen people to a party. The young men and women gather, eat, drink, and have the time of their lives inside the doors of a dilapidated mansion. That is, until it’s time to go. The front door doesn’t open. The back door doesn’t open. Doors that once led to familiar rooms now lead to new ones. Some doors open to yet other doors, and some go straight to dead ends. Only one thing is constant: Every door is a trap, and there’s only one way out. Bonus features include: SHORTY WASSUP Music Video: Performed by Universal Music recording artist Sizzol Pop with Sean Samar, Behind the Scenes Featurette: Cast and Crew give personal accounts of ghostly encounters on the set of DEATH’S DOOR–a real-life haunted house!






Japanese Horror Stories

Starring: Haruka Aoyama, Yuka Ban, Ryo Katayama, Nozomi Kishimoto, Hiroki Kubo


Synopsis: FAITHBOOK: Faithbook is the new social network.  But you can only get in by invitation only. Satomi gets in through her friend Karin’s invitation.  However, Faithbook is not what its cracked out to be.  Immediately after being accepted, Satomi finds herself locked in a cage, staring at clock with time running out.  When it hits zero, she will gassed to death.  Unless she invites enough friends on Faithbook. Can Satomi friend enough people to prevent her death?

STALKER: Namiki and her boyfriend Tamotsu are being stalked by Michio in broad daylight.  Wherever they go, Michio goes.  The stalker does not allow anyone near Namiki. He even kills people who advance too close to her.  When Michio professes his love to her, Namiki must choose between her stalker and her boyfriend.

WITHDRAWN:Two sisters live together.  One is an adult and works.  The younger is a teenager girl who goes to high school.  But her attendance is not great, as she ditches school and stays in her apartment.  The older sister discovers a series of texts, realizes her teenage sister is being bullied at school.  This is why she’s been skipping classes. The adult understand these concerns, but one day, when she comes home, she sees the younger sister hanging from the ceiling. 

ALONE WITH NANAKO: Nanako and Ryota sneak into a an abandoned house to play their game, bandit home. They pretend they are criminals in an abandoned house, but when Nanako sees a ghost, Ryota can only laugh, ridiculing him. Did Ryota create this ghost as a sick joke or does she have a different agenda.







Bloody Indulgent

Starring: Kevin Scott Richardson, Brandon Heitkamp, Brian Gaskill, Diva Zappa, Daniele Watts


Synopsis: After killing a strip club owner, Burt, an indulgent Vampire with a zest for life hides out at an upscale drug den until strippers seeking revenge and flesh eaters from hell face off for a final showdown. This ultra naughty vampire musical is swirling with sexy Vampires, hot dancing, drug addled nymphettes and existential zombies. Gallons of blood are rounding out this French New Wave version of a Pulp Fiction meets Rocky Horror Picture Show romp.









Dracula, Lord Of The Damned

Starring: Theodore Trout, David Mcpherson, Amanda Lisman, Denise Brown, Mike Grimshaw


Synopsis: Unique and hypnotizing visuals highlight this re-telling of the Bram Stoker classic. Transylvania 1872: Jonathon Harker is the unwilling guest of an Undead Medieval Warlord on a mission to share the gift of eternal life with the inhabitants of London. Harker must save his finance and her friend with the help of the obsessive professor Van Helsing and stop Dracula before he bleeds the city dry.







3’s A Shroud

Starring:  Suzi Lorraine, Dani Thompson, Louie Russo Brownlie, Eleanor James, Emily Booth


Synopsis: A modern British horror anthology in the tradition of Asylum and Tales From the Crypt. A babysitter tells disturbing tales to child in her care as punishment, but little does she know that her life depends on spinning the most horrific stories possible… a trilogy of terror-filled stories, featuring slashers, monsters and ghosts. Stars scream queens Suzi Lorraine, Dani Thompson and Emily Booth.






Monster Madness: The Counter Culture To Blockbusters


Starring: Various


Synopsis: Part four of a multi-part documentary series with distinguished actors, directors, writers, composers and special effects mavens examining the history of the horror, fantasy and science fiction films from the groundbreaking silent 1920s through the Golden Age of Universal, the Silver Age of Hammer and up through the 1980s and beyond. This DVD begins with the late 60’s era Blacula and Splatter films; then moves on to the cinematic evolution of the 70’s with The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Planet of the Apes, The Exorcist and the films of the great Stanley Kubrick; and then concludes with the apex of the 80’s including Alien, Star Trek, The Howling and more! Collect all four chapters in the Monster Madness series and enjoy never before seen interviews and fun-filled facts about the stars, the producers and the movies that made America want to go to the theater!







Starring: Ari Lehman, Lisa Neeld, Don Kilrain


Synopsis: Four models go on a photo shoot at an abandoned house previously belonging to the infamous Kandie family. Little do they know that Jonah Kandie still lurks there, seeking revenge on anyone that comes near after being scarred beyond recognition by his father as a young boy. One by one, the models soon become the victims of the vicious killer’s merciless hatred for all things beautiful.








Killing Brooke

Starring: Colin Allen, Dina Baker, Kt Baldassaro, Ray Hryb


Synopsis: Free-spirited Brooke and her wife Chloe are celebrating their wedding when they meet Vance, a handsome drifter. A drunken night of debauchery leads them down a road to terror. Pursued by a vicious madman, Brooke is forced into a struggle for survival, one that will push her to her limits both physically and emotionally, evoking classics like I Spit on Your Grave and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.







Starring:  Sara Malakul Lane, Ciara Hanna, Jackie Moore, Emily O’Brien


Synopsis: It was supposed to be an adventure of a lifetime as three young girls spend the summer in Thailand. But their adventure quickly becomes a nightmare when the trio unleashes the spirit of a murdered child with only one thing on her mind – revenge.







A Plague So Pleasant

Starring: Various


Synopsis: A surreal take on the zombie genre.










Starring: Darryl Baldwin, Monica Chambers, Rohnja Morrow, Tara Price, David Vogel


Synopsis: Heather and her friends have some devilish fun on the social website, ConnectMeNet. However, their amusement has come at the expense of a lonely and medicated half-wit, Jerry Tobin. After goading him into humiliating himself on camera in various cruel acts of depravity, they post the clips online for the world to see in a video titled Revenge on a Creeper. This ruins Jerry’s meager life and he disappears without a trace… Fast forward a year, and the tables are now turned when Jerry reemerges, off the antipsychotic medication that clouded his thoughts and kept his demons at bay. Now the girls are forced into a nightmarish fight for their lives!




When Animals Dream

Starring: Sonia Suhl, Lars Mikkelsen


Synopsis: A teenage girl’s sexual awakening unleashes something primal within, revealing a dark family secret. On the run and in mortal danger, embracing a centuries old curse will be her only way to survive.





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