Horror DVD Releases – Week of May 5th, 2009

(descriptions from netflix & bestbuy.com)

Mum & Dad (2008)
After missing the last bus home, Polish immigrant Lena (Olga Fedori) accepts a ride with her cheerful co-worker Birdie (Ainsley Howard) — only to find herself knocked unconscious and imprisoned by a deranged family of murderers in this twisted horror flick. Terrified and outnumbered, Lena must find a way to appease the demented clan — or else suffer an agonizing death. Dido Miles and Perry Benson co-star as the sadistic heads of the household.

Slaughter (2008)
When mentally unhinged David Ward escapes from the hospital, he hides out in a van near the town of Collingwood, England, where he binges on drugs and uses a camcorder to film himself raping, then murdering, innocent women. As Ward’s collection of gruesome snuff films grows, the hapless cops turn to his doctors for help in tracking down the lunatic. Scott Castle and Chloe De Salis star in this gory horror film from writer-director Dan Martin.

End of the Line (2007)
When her subway train grinds to a halt during her evening commute, psychiatric nurse Karen (Ilona Elkin) and the other passengers become the trapped targets of an apocalyptic religious cult bent on sacrificing them all in the name of their strange god. The captives fight back, but can their feeble resistance stand up to the demonic powers that are hunting them down? Maurice Devereaux directs this gruesome horror flick. Nicolas Wright co-stars.

From a Place of Darkness (2008)
Documentary filmmaker Miles Kody (Travis Schuldt) is looking for an attention-grabbing subject for his next film — and he finds it in a snuff film producer named Vic (John Savage). Things get weird fast, though, when ghosts begin popping up in Kody’s footage of Vic. It doesn’t take long for the filmmaker to figure out that these fuzzy images represent Vic’s victims in this creepy thriller co-starring Bronson Pinchot and Natalie Zea.

The House of the Demon (2007)
With a ban on campus Halloween parties, Charlie (Gabriel McIver) throws a spooky bash for his college classmates at the abandoned house he’s inherited. But as night falls and partiers arrive, flesh-eating demons come alive. Now, the chance of escape may be as remote as the haunted house itself. Rashida Abdul-Jabbar, Katrina Ellsworth and Brant Bumpers also star in this film festival horror selection.

Scarce (2008)
When three snowboarding buddies take refuge in an isolated backwoods cabin during a sudden blizzard, they soon discover that the creepy mountain men who live there are looking for new sources of fresh meat. Now trapped, the boys must fight back against their cannibalistic captors or face the blade of the slaughterhouse. Jesse T. Cook and John Geddes direct and star in this gruesome bloodbath. Thomas Webb co-stars.

Rise of the Scarecrows (2009)
Moving from the big city to small town Adams, Mass., cop Brown (Anthony Brown) expects to experience a transformation to a tranquil life, but he soon finds out the quiet hamlet hides a horrific secret in this bloody slasher flick. Visitors are being murdered, and as the body count ticker edges upward, Brown must find the culprits — and figure out why the local scarecrows seem to have a life of their own. Geno McGahee directs.

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