Horror DVD Releases – Week of September 15th, 2009

(descriptions from netflix and bestbuy)

Dead Girl (2008)
After skipping school and breaking into the boiler room of a deserted mental hospital, buddies Rickie (Shiloh Fernandez) and JT (Noah Segan) make a shocking discovery: the plastic-covered naked body of a woman lying on a gurney. When they realize that the woman may be alive, JT shocks Rickie by suggesting they take advantage of her. But all is not as it seems in this dark thriller: The door to the boiler room had been rusted shut for years.

An American Werewolf in London: Special Edition (1981, also on Blu-ray)
Features: Beware The Moon: new feature-length retrospective documentary with the cast and crew, including director John Landis and make-up artist Rick Baker, I Walked With A Werewolf: Academy Award-winning make-up artist reflects on An American Werewolf in London and the Wolfman, Making An American Werewolf in London, An interview with director John Landis Make-up artist Rick Baker on An American Werewolf in London, Casting of the hand, Outtakes, Storyboards, Photograph montage, Feature commentary with cast members David Naughton and Griffin Dunne

Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood ~ Special Edition (1988)
Features: commentary by director John Carl Buechler and actors Lar Park Lincoln and Kane Hodder, Jason’s Destroyer: The making of Friday the 13th Part VII – The New Blood, Slashed scenes, Mind Over Matter: The truth about telekinesis, Makeover by Maddy: Need a little touch-up work, my a**

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan ~ Special Edition (1989)
commentary by actors Scott Reeves, Jensen Daggett and Kane Hodder, New York has a New Problem – The making of Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Slashed scenes, Gag reel

Army of Darkness: Screwhead Edition (1992, also on Blu-ray)
The third in director Sam Raimi’s stylish, comic book-like horror trilogy that began with The Evil Dead (1982), this tongue-in-cheek sequel offers equal parts sword-and-sorcery-style action, gore, and comedy.

Zombie Hunter Rika (2008)
A typical Japanese schoolgirl becomes a full-fledged zombie fighter when she travels to the countryside for a visit with her grandfather, and discovers his village has been overrun with the living dead. Rika almost made it to her grandfather’s house in one piece, but a run in with some particularly hungry flesh-eaters left her half the girl she used to be. Fortunately for Rika, Grandpa Ryuhei is a talented surgeon. In the process of patching his granddaughter up, Ryuhei goes one step further and turns Rika into the ultimate zombie fighting machine. But Rika’s ordeal isn’t over just yet, because Zombie Boss Glorian is still out there and thirsting for vengeance. Perhaps with a little help from her friends Takashi and Yuji Rika will finally lay waste to the lowest of the low, and somehow find the time to keep up her good grades.

Fear Itself: Season 1 (2008)
This horror/suspense anthology series sparkles with talent — including renowned directors John Landis, Darren Lynn Bousman and Ronny Yu, as well as gifted actors Eric Roberts, Brandon Routh, Shiri Appleby and Cynthia Watros. Plotlines include a devoted family man who finds himself in the body of a serial killer, a bride who receives a chilling note about her husband-to-be on their wedding day, and a cattle herder possessed by a monster.

Phantasm II (1988)
In this 1980s sequel to a ’70s cult classic, Mike (James LeGros) — the teen hero of the earlier film — has just been released from a mental hospital and is determined to resume his quest to destroy grave-robbing mortician, the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm). Enlisting the aid of his old pal, Reggie (Reggie Bannister), Mike must destroy the silver sphere-wielding menace before he harms the mysterious girl who’s been appearing in Mike’s dreams.

Grace (2009, also on Blu-ray)
When an accident takes the life of the unborn, 8-month-old fetus inside her, Madeline Matheson (Jordan Ladd) insists on delivering the stillborn child — only to discover that the baby is alive and heinously hungry. Before long, voracious baby Grace spurns milk and forces Madeline to slake her insatiable appetite for blood. Paul Solet directs this masterful horror movie, while Gabrielle Rose and Stephen Park co-star.

New to Blu-ray

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