Horror DVD Releases – Week of October 19th, 2010

(descriptions from BestBuy & Amazon)

Predators (2010)
A group of hardened killers are hunted on an alien planet in producer Robert Rodriguez and director Nimr√≥d Antal’s entry into the popular sci-fi action franchise. Mercenaries, murderers, gangsters, and convicts, they were the most feared men on Earth. But now they’re a long way from home, and when the predators become the prey, fearless mercenary Royce (Adrien Brody) prepares for the fight of his life.

Night of the Demons (2010)
The ultimate Halloween party becomes the setting for a terrifying night of satanic slaughter when seven teenagers become trapped in a mansion filled with rampaging demons in this remake Kevin S. Tenney’s influential 1988 horror classic.

The Psycho Legacy (2010)
This documentary examines the ongoing influence Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic Psycho has had on not just horror films, but on mainstream filmmaking. The filmmakers interview many of the people involved with both the original film, as well as people who appeared in the sequels

Mirrors 2 (2010)
The spirit of a young murder victim escapes into the realm of mirrors at the moment of death, and seeks vengeance against those responsible for killing her in this horror sequel starring Nick Stahl and William Katt.

Zombie Christ (2010)
Independent horror maestro Bill Zebub takes the helm to deliver this sacrilegious shocker centered on the concept that Jesus Christ was transformed into a zombie by Druids, and subsequently unleashed as a plague upon humanity.

Bikini Bloodbath Christmas (2008)
The killer chef returns in this sequel to Bikini Bloodbath and Bikini Bloodbath Carwash. When Ms. Johnson sinks into a coma, Jenny and Sharon go to work in her famous Bong Shoppe and find themselves drawn into a bitter retail battle with the nearby Christian Deli. As the competition heats up, Jenny accidentally brings the Killer Chef back from beyond the grave. Later, at the holiday party, the eggnog begins to flow as the guests begin dropping like flies. As the eggnog wrestling match draws near, Jenny and Sharon team up to take down psychotic chef before the big event.

Howling Trilogy (1987-1991)

Assault of the Sasquatch (2009)
An enraged Sasquatch embarks on an urban rampage after it is captured by a bear poacher in the deep woods, then transported to the city when the poacher is arrested and his truck is impounded. Now, before the creature returns to the wilderness, it will hunt down the poacher and make him pay.

Amhurst (2008)
The supernatural thriller Amhurst begins when a ten year old girl disappears. The girl’s twin sister has always suspected that their grandfather Meryl may have been responsible. Years later, Meryl passes away and the surviving twin returns to the grandparents’ house with her own children in tow. Many strange events come to pass in the house and in the town, and the living twin is haunted by vivid nightmares. Soon everyone has to unravel the truth before it’s too late.

The Lost Tribe (2009)
A relaxing weekend on the water leads to tropical terror for a group of young seafarers who stumble across an ancient and deadly secret. Shortly after a group of archeologists vanish without a trace on a secluded tropical island, a ship capsizes in the waters nearby, and its frightened passengers swim to the beach for safety. But this secluded paradise is no island sanctuary – it’s a hunting preserve for a prehistoric tribe of predators that prey on humans.

Wasting Away (2007)
The undead are on the march in bowling alley, though they aren’t aware of what’s happening to them in this ambitious blend of horror and comedy.

Swamp of the Ravents/I Eat Your Skin (1973/1964)
A mad doctor attempts to conquer death by conducting a series of immoral experiments, but instead creates a flesh-eating army of the undead.

Giallo (2009)
An English-language throwback to the type of distinctly Italian thriller that earned him the international reputation as “The Italian Hitchcock,” Dario Argento’s Giallo once again teams the director with producer and younger sibling Claudio Argento to tell the tale of a serial slasher with a penchant for cutting beautiful women.

The Class Reunion Massacre (1977)
Originally released as The Redeemer: Son of Satan, this is a silly, sanctimonious slasher film with obtuse religious overtones. The stage is set as several college graduates are invited to a ten-year reunion at a spooky mansion, where they are soon systematically slain by a clown-masked killer.

Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl (2009)
Two teenage girls are in love with the same boy, but the results are a long, long way from Betty and Veronica in this over-the-top horror comedy based on a manga by Shungiku Uchida.

Tales From the Darkside: Complete Series
This 30-minute horror/fantasy anthology series follows in the vein of The Twilight Zone. Each week presents another standalone story of horror fantasy, and/or science fiction. Some episodes are gruesome, a few are of a lighter comedic style. Like many such shows, Tales… adapted the work of famous genre authors of the period such as Harlan Ellison, Stephen King, and Clive Barker. Many episodes also featured veteran actors of the 40’s and 50’s that saw very little work in their later years.

Herman Cohen Classic Horror Double Feature: Horrors of the Black Museum & The Headless Ghost (1959/1976)
London is fear struck, and Scotland Yard is baffled by a series of strange murders that have plagued the city. Stories of the atrocities, by crime journalists Edmond Bancroft, come to their own conclusions missed by the Yard. This is because of the fact that Edmond is behind these horrible crimes in order to create material for his writing. Features the classic eyeball-gouging binoculars scene.

Ruby & Kiss of the Tarantula (1977/1975)
She s sweet sixteen and her mama (Piper Laurie the mother in the horror classic Carrie) wants to send her away. The deaf-mute daughter retaliates by calling up the spirit of her murdered father and in one terrifying night of horror, he exacts his revenge.

Colin (2010)
Already a worldwide phenomenon with huge media coverage, COLIN is the first zombie movie told from the zombie s perspective, it is a film truly like no other. Our hero Colin is bitten by a zombie; he dies and returns as one of the undead. We follow him as he wanders through suburbia during the throes of a cadaverous apocalypse. Through his encounters, we learn who Colin was and more pertinently, what he has now become.

Deadlands 2: Trapped (2008)
When the U.S. government unleashes a highly toxic bio-weapon on the residents of a small Maryland city, all Hell breaks loose as six strangers find themselves seeking refuge inside a local movie theatre from the bloodthirsty, infected citizens roaming the streets. Writer-director Gary Ugarek follows up his 2007 indie sleeper hit DEADLANDS: THE RISING with this non-stop action thrill ride starring Jim Krut (Dawn of the Dead) and Josh Davidson (Perkins 14, Ghosts Don’t Exist).

Dolla Morte (2006)
A Masterpiece of Lo-Fi Madness and Satanic Silliness! So disgusting and so demented – it had to be filmed with dolls! Nothing and no one is sacred in a this special re-release of Bill Zebub’s (Breaking Her Will, Zombiechrist) long lost and out of print experiment in delirious doll destruction. In the tradition of Robot Chicken and Team America, Bill Zebub’s DOLLA MORTE slaughters sacred cows using all of your beloved toys from childhood, conjuring up a hilarious and sickening spoof of religion, government and war that pulls no politically incorrect punches!

Make Out With Violence (2008)
MAKE-OUT with VIOLENCE is a genre-bending tale of a boy trying to fulfill his unrequited love for a girl who has risen from the dead. Set against the backdrop of a summer of cicadas and swimming pools, the film blends elements of up-beat teenage melodrama with the strange gravity of classic coming of age stories.It tells the story of twin brothers struggling to come to terms with the unexplained disappearance of the bright and beautiful Wendy Hearst. As the sweltering summer pushes on, they must maintain the appearance of normalcy as they search for ways to revive the Wendy they once knew.

Scream Dream (1989)

The Maze (2010)

Horno (2009)

New to Blu-ray

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