DVD & Blu-Ray Releases: September 1, 2015

by Lynn Sorel

DVD & Blu-Ray Releases: September 1, 2015




Blood Punch

Starring:  Milo Cawthorne, Ari Boyland, Olivia Tennet



Synopsis: On the promise of the ultimate drug score, brilliant chemistry student Milton breaks out of court mandated rehab to follow the mysterious and seductive Skylar and her boyfriend, Russell, to an isolated hunting lodge, where they intend to produce enough meth to set them up for life. Caught in the middle of a love-triangle, Milton and Skylar murder Russell, burying his body in the woods. The next morning they are horrified to find him alive and well, with no memory of the day before. Forced into an endless cycle of death, carnage, and mayhem, Milton is desperate for answers and a way out. But the truth is more horrifying than he could have ever imagined, nothing is as it seems, and there is no one to trust–least of all himself.





The Curse of Downer’s Grove [Blu-ray]


Starring:  Kevin Zegers, Tom Arnold, Lucas Till, Bella Heathcote, Penelope Mitchell



Synopsis: The town of Downers Grove looks like your average suburban neighborhood — but Downers Grove has a disturbing secret…. For the past eight years, one senior from every high school graduating class has met a bizarre death right before graduation day. And this year Chrissie Swanson (Bella Heathcote) has a terrible feeling that she is going to be the one to die. Can Chrissie survive the curse of Downers Grove or will she, like those seniors before her, fall prey to the town’s deadly secret?








Dark Was the Night

Starring:   Kevin Durand, Lukas Haas, Bianca Kajlich, Vivica A. Fox


Synopsis: Maiden Woods is a remote and quiet town of decent, hard-working people, but something stirs in the dark woods surrounding this isolated community. After a logging company decimates an area of the forest, a rash of increasingly violent and unexplainable events transpires. Sheriff Paul Shields (Kevin Durand) and his deputy (Lukas Haas) struggle to confront their own personal demons while facing down a new breed of raw terror that is possibly older than humanity itself… and much, much hungrier.









The Harvest [Blu-ray]

Starring:   Samantha Morton, Michael Shannon



Synopsis: In his first film in nearly 15 years, the director of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer harks back to the depravity that made his 1986 debut a horror milestone. Equally terrifying, The Harvest is”a refreshingly old-school nerve-jangler with no need for paranormal monsters or flashy special effects”, (The Hollywood Reporter). 



Maryann (an impressive Natasha Calis, The Possession) moves in with her grandparents after she’s orphaned. Desperately lonely, the preteen sets out to befriend a deathly ill, bed-ridden boy (Charlie Tahan, Gotham), despite the outright disapproval of his mother (Samantha Morton, Minority Report, Sweet and Lowdown). Maryann’s persistence pays off, however, and during a series of secret visits she gradually uncovers some seriously sinister goings-on in the house…


Special Features Include:

-Audio Commentary with director John McNaughton and producer Steven A. Jones









Starring:   Matthew Fox, Jeffrey Donovan



Synopsis: For nine years, Patrick (Matthew Fox), Jack (Jeffrey Donovan) and his daughter Lu (Quinn McColgan) have outlasted the zombie apocalypse by shutting themselves off in the snowbound town of Harmony. The monsters have seemingly disappeared, with no sign of other survivors, but the constant fear of the unknown is starting to take a toll on this makeshift family. When Patrick goes scavenging for food, he discovers the undead have returned and evolved into something terrifying, beyond imagination. Will the last breath of the human race survive a second zombie apocalypse?












Starring:    Missy Peregrym, Eric Balfour, Nicholas Campbell



Synopsis: This tense thriller follows a young couple who go camping in the Canadian wilderness. Alex (Jeff Roop, Jekyll + Hyde) is a seasoned camper, but Jenn (Missy Peregrym, Rookie Blue) is not. When they realize that they have entered bear territory, the terror gets turned up to a whole new level. 


Also starring Eric Balfour (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Skyline, Haven) and Nicholas Campbell (The Brood, The Dead Zone), and written and directed by Adam MacDonald, Backcountry is a heart-stopping, full-tilt run through deadly territory.


Special Features Include:

-Audio Commentary with writer/director Adam MacDonald and actors Missy Peregrym and Jeff Roop


-Still Gallery

-Theatrical Trailer








Lost After Dark [Blu-ray]

Starring:  Robert Patrick, David Lipper, Alexander Calvert  



Synopsis: Spring Ball, 1984. Adrienne (Kendra Timmins, Midnight Sun, Wingin’ It), a straight-A student, joins her quarterback crush Sean (Justin Kelly, Maps To The Stars, Big Muddy) and some friends in sneaking out of their high school dance for some unsupervised mayhem. The teens’ party plans hit a snag when they run out of gas on a deserted road. They head out on foot and discover a rundown farmhouse where they hope to find help, but instead find themselves at the mercy of Junior Joad (Mark Wiebe, Sweet Karma), a cannibal killer from an urban legend. After the brutal murder of one of their friends, the group s quest for help becomes one of survival. Will anyone survive the night?








Christopher Lee Collection: Triple Feature

Starring:   Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Klaus Kinski, Thorley Walters



Synopsis: We are proud to present this DVD collection featuring the late horror icon Sir Christopher Lee in three of his most notable roles. And, for the first time ever, I MONSTER the acclaimed adaptation of ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ is being presented in its originally intended 3-D version, viewable on the DVD in either the standard 2-D version or in 3-D via the Pulfrich effect (two pairs of glasses included). The DVD also includes a bonus segment with original movie trailers. All three features are presented in Wide Screen 1.66:1 enhanced for 16×9 TVs, featuring progressive scan 23.98 film transfers.



I MONSTER (1972) – Christopher Lee faces off against Peter Cushing in this gripping adaptation of DR JEKYLL AND MISTER HYDE. Lavishly filmed, Lee excels in the dual role. Color, 1.66 widescreen.



SECRET OF THE RED ORCHID (1962) – Christopher Lee investigates a series of dark crimes in this German Edgar Wallace mystery where the bodies really start to pile up. Co-starring cult icon Klaus Kinski. Black & white, 1.66 widescreen.



SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE DEADLY NECKLACE (1962) – Lee steps into the role of Sherlock Holmes in this exciting tale directed by legendary Hammer visionary Terence Fisher (HORROR OF DRACULA). A necklace thought to belong to Cleopatra brings death to those who seek to possess it. Co-starring Hammer alumni Thorley Walters (FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN) as Dr. Watson. Black & white, 1.66 widescreen.








Army Of Frankensteins [Blu-ray]

Starring:   John Ferguson, Jordan Farris, Raychelle McDonald 



Synopsis: An unstoppable terror is set loose upon a nation divided… and history will never be the same! 



After a failed attempt to propose to his girlfriend, Alan Jones (Jordan Farris) is beaten within an inch of his life by a street gang. Transported to the mysterious lab of Dr. Tanner Finski and his kid genius assistant Igor, Alan becomes the subject in a series of horrible experiments as part of the doctor’s plan to reanimate the legendary Frankenstein monster. But all bets are off when these experiments lead to a hole being ripped in space and time, pulling an army’s worth of the infamous creatures from hundreds of parallel universes and sending them all back to the 19th century: directly into the heart of a bloody battle between the North and South! 



An over-the-top sci-fi/horror hybrid, Army Of Frankensteins is an outrageous film that dares to examine a history that never happened: The War Between The States… of Life and Death!








Starring:  Kelly Blatz, Brittany Curran, Brett Dier, Gage Golightly 



Synopsis: At an abandoned asylum, six teens tinker with the occult, causing a possession, paranormal mystery and a bloody nightmare that no one could predict. From the director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and producers of Paranormal Activity and Insidious.






The Blood Lands [Blu-ray]

Starring:   Pollyanna McIntosh



Synopsis: It’s Ed and Sarah’s first night at their new home – a perfect farmhouse in the country. This should be a new beginning away from their stressful city lives. At first it is, but as darkness falls, Ed and Sarah suspect they’re not alone. It suddenly dawns on them; they do not belong there and they’re certainly not welcome.








Blood Moon

Starring:   Shaun Dooley, George Blagden, Amber Jean Rowan, Corey Johnson, Anna Skellern



Synopsis: A deserted mining town lit by the glow of a reddish full moon. A stagecoach full of passengers and an enigmatic gunslinger find themselves up against two bloodthirsty outlaws on the run from a deadly bank robbery. As their worlds collide and the weary travelers attempt to escape, it becomes apparent that a bigger menace lurks outside on the plains; an otherworldly beast that only appears on the night of a blood red moon.








Avalanche Sharks

Starring:  Alexander Mendeluk, Kate Nauta, Benjamin Easterday



Synopsis: Spring break in the mountains: snowboarding, beer, drunken co-eds in bikinis. As the yearly Bikini Ski Day party descends on a small mountain town, something lurks beneath the snow. When a rider causes an avalanche, it awakens a huge, menacing, pre-historic Snow Shark! Cut off from help, the local sheriff makes an unlikely alliance with a motley crew of snowboarders to take down the shark before the hills run red with blood!








Paranormal Island

Starring:  Lance Henriksen, Brian Christensen, Ben Elliott



Synopsis: When 3 college kids take a summer job it s a chance of a lifetime to bartend at a bar in the middle of a lake! The bar has been around for over a hundred years and is presumed by many locals to be haunted, after the owner killed himself many years before. Unfortunately they miss the last boat off the island and are stuck trying to find a way off. As darkness falls, they quickly realize things are very different after hours as they are hunted by the paranormal caretaker.








Starring:   Amy Everson, Kentucker Audley, Brendan Miller, Elisabeth Ferrara



Synopsis: From acclaimed director Jason Banker (TOAD ROAD) and based on the real experiences and art of co-writer/star Amy Everson comes the ‘unshakeable’ (Movie Mezzanine), ‘surreal’ (Entertainment Weekly) and ‘stunning’ (Ain’t It Cool News) feminist thriller about a woman on the edge: As she struggles to cope with past sexual trauma and the daily aggressions of a male-dominated society, Amy (Everson, in her movie debut) creates grotesquely-costumed alter egos that give her a sense of power. But when she starts a new relationship with a seemingly nice guy (Kentucker Audley of AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS), her vulnerability comes at a cost, and those alter egos lash out, threatening to lead her down a nightmarish path of vengeance. ‘Felt is a beautiful – film from one of the most exciting new directors working today,’ raves BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH., ‘anchored by an astonishing performance by an artist without any previous acting experience. It is an extraordinary movie.’








Run Hide Die

Starring:  Alison Monda, Alicia Mendez, Ivey Bronwen, Tabitha Bastien, Keiko Green



Synopsis: A year after Addison Davenport’s husband was found murdered in their home, the emotional wounds are still raw and gaping. On this devastating anniversary, Addison’s in-laws generously offer her their summer cabin as a healing retreat. With her four best friends in tow, Addie sets off for this idyllic spot, deep in the woods, to find some peace and possibly even some fun. But it soon becomes clear that the girls are not alone, as each is savagely captured and terrorized. One of them is hiding a dark secret, for which their tormentor plans to exact a brutal revenge. Before the night is over, what began as a carefree road trip will descend into a shocking bloodbath of malice and butchery.







The Beast Of Xmoor

Starring:  Melia Kreiling, Nick Blood, Mark Bonner, Simone Kirby 



Synopsis: The impulsive and beautiful Georgia drags her unwilling boyfriend Matt to the remote English countryside to prove the existence of the legendary Beast of Exmoor. Armed with cameras, they meet Fox, an eccentric hunter with over 20 years hunting experience who has agreed to act as their guide – and believes the beast has tasted human flesh and hungers for more.








Hangar 10

Starring:  Robert Curtis, Abbie Salt



Synopsis: 33 years after the infamous Rendlesham Forest UFO incident, in which alien spacecraft was reported to have been seen in a wooded area not far from a military base, three metal detector enthusiasts hunting for Saxon gold in the same region capture incredible footage of UFOs while filming their expedition. Curious to uncover the truth behind the area s extraterrestrial history, the group pursues their findings into the evening. But as night falls, their navigation equipment inexplicably starts failing, and they soon find themselves facing a terrifying encounter with an unforgiving alien presence.









The Monster Collection – 16 Movies

Starring:  Sylvia Sidney, Bo Svenson, Clint Walker, Lon Chaney Jr, Raymond Burr



Synopsis: Snowbeast 

To prevent panic at a ski resort, several deaths are blamed on a bear, but then a ski patrolman, Tony Rill (Robert Logan) spots a giant, shadowy figure disappearing into the woods. 


Creature from the Haunted Sea 

In this Roger Corman classic, a mobster (Antony Carbone) helps Cuban loyalists escape by boat, plotting to kill and rob them and blame their deaths on a mythical sea monster…until the beast actually comes to life. 


Beast from Haunted Cave 

After staging a heist in South Dakota, a gang of bank robbers are making their getaway through the snowy wilderness when they stumble upon a hideous cave—dwelling monster with a taste for blood. 


The Beast of Yucca Flats 

Evil agents chase a talented scientist (Tor Johnson) defecting from Russia into a nuclear test site where an explosion infuses him with enough radiation to make him a walking monster. 


The Mad Monster 

After injecting wolf’s blood into his hapless neighbor, university scientist Dr. Cameron (George Zucco) orders his monstrous creation to unleash its throat-ripping fury on the four former colleagues responsible for his termination. 


The Giant Gila Monster 

A mammoth Gila monster terrorizes an unsuspecting town by stomping through the streets, crushing buildings and killing at will. 


King of the Zombies 

During WWII, a special agent’s plane crashes on a remote island inhabited by zombies. As the rest of his group becomes entranced by their spell, the agent must take on the lifeless monsters alone. 


The Monster Maker 

A mad scientist injects a concert pianist with a serum that causes acromegaly, a disfiguring, bone-distorting disease. His malicious plan is to extort a large sum of money from the musician before he’ll relinquish the antidote. 


Lady Frankenstein 

Tania Frankenstein’s first order of business after taking over her father’s work is to transplant her lover’s brain into the handsome groundskeeper’s body. But she’ll have to wait because Dr. Frankenstein’s monster has returned for revenge. 


Sisters of Death 

At a reunion, the dark secret that five members of a women’s society share comes back to haunt them. 



When three young women answer phony ads for employment as a housekeeper, little do they know it’s a ruse to solicit subjects for an evil doctor’s unethical experiments. 


Bride of the Gorilla 

A witch uses voodoo to turn a killer (Raymond Burr) into a bloodthirsty ape-like creature that prowls the night. 


She Demons 

Shipwrecked on an uncharted volcanic island, a beautiful but spoiled heiress (Irish McCalla) becomes the target of a madman. 


Attack of the Giant Leeches 

In a small swampland town, people are falling prey to a vicious breed of giant leeches. 


The Sound of Horror 

Treasure hunters disturb a nest of prehistoric eggs, releasing a screeching invisible force with a lust for flesh. 


Moon of the Wolf 

The sheriff (David Janssen) of a tiny swampland town must discover who—or what—is responsible for the brutal murder of a young woman.










Starring:  Shameer Seepersand, Mark Drake, Jessica Messenger



Synopsis: Wasteland is set in a world ravaged by a deadly virus and within that world is Scott Miller, a man who, against the odds, is trying to carve out some sort of life. The deadly infection that has ravaged the globe has almost totally wiped out the human race and Scott must spend his days struggling to survive while he waits for the return of the love of his life, Beth.




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