Horror DVD Releases – Week of April 21th, 2009

it’s a slow week for sure, but all four releases this week look interesting. top honors goes to laid to rest though. it sounds a little derivative and i’m not sure i’m sold yet on the look of the killer, but i’ve heard good things about it and can’t wait to see it for myself.

(descriptions from netflix)

The Burrowers (2008)
When the men on a pioneer homestead are brutally murdered and the women and children go missing, a posse sets out to find them, assuming they’ve been abducted by Indians. But the truth turns out to be much more horrific. As they find more bodies, it soon becomes clear that something from beneath the ground is brutally attacking humans. Clancy Brown, William Mapother and Sean Patrick Thomas star in this horror film set in the Wild West.

Sam’s Lake (2005)
In the wake of her father’s death, city girl Sam (Fay Masterson) invites a bunch of her pals on a relaxing getaway to the lakeside cottage where she grew up. But once there, they learn of a horrific tale of murder that has haunted the area for decades. It isn’t long before our young heroes become personally — and terrifyingly — acquainted with the legend of Sam’s Lake. This thriller was an official selection at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

I Dismember Mama (1974)
When he escapes from a mental ward, deeply repressed Albert (Zooey Hall) begins a hunt for his snobbish mother, whom he blames for his incarceration. Meanwhile, he embarks on a sexually charged killing spree of women he thinks are tramps. Oddly, he takes a shine to Annie (Geri Reischl), the daughter of his mother’s housekeeper, and determines to protect her from immoral influences, whatever the cost. Paul Leder directs this grim slasher flick.

Pick of the Week

Laid to Rest (2008)
When a beautiful young girl (Bobbi Sue Luther) wakes up in a coffin, she doesn’t know who she is or how she got there. What she does know is that she’ll have to put up the fight of her life to outwit a tech-savvy madman who wants to slay her before the night is over. On the run from the killer, she meets up with some seemingly benign locals … but how can she know whom to trust? Robert Hall directs this creepy horror flick.

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