Horror Horizon – August 11, 2015

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Horror releases for August 11 on Blu-Ray and DVD. Click the title of each to purchase from Amazon.

Unfriended

unfriended

“Unfriended unfolds over a teenager’s computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier.”

Police Story: Lockdown [Blu-Ray]

police story lockdown

“Police Captain Zhong Wen (Jackie Chan) knows all about sacrifice. He s always been too busy chasing bad guys to be a father to his daughter Miao (Jing Tian). Tonight, he s seeing her for the first time in years and meeting her fiance, club owner Wu Jiang (Liu Ye). But Wu knows Zhong. And his plans for the evening include taking Miao, Zhong, and the entire club hostage. Zhong knows about sacrifice. What will he give up to save his daughter?”

The People Under the Stairs [Scream Factory Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray]

the people under the stairs blu ray

“Wes Craven, the director of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, takes you on a terrifying journey inside the most demented house on the street. Trapped inside a fortified home owned by a mysterious couple, a young boy is suddenly thrust into a nightmare. The boy quickly learns the true nature of the house’s homicidal inhabitants and the secret creatures hidden deep within the house.

Starring Everett McGill (Twin Peaks, Dune), Wendy Robie (Twin Peaks), Brandon Adams (The Mighty Ducks), Ving Rhames (Piranha 3D, Mission: Impossible), A.J. Langer (Escape From L.A.) and Sean Whalen (Rob Zombie’s Halloween II, Hatchet III), The People Under The Stairs will grab you when you least expect it… and never let go.”

The Monster That Challenged the World [Kino Lorber Blu-Ray]

the monster that challenged the world

“Instant Terror… Just Add Water! Creeping dread! Crawling terror! Oozing fear! The local beaches go from fun-filled swim-fest to horrifying slugfest when a horde of gargantuan vampire snails ooze their way into the water supply – and threaten to suck the life out of mankind! Packed with nerve jangling suspense and excitement, this slimy sci-fi thriller delivers superior monster action that’ll pull the most hardened sci-fi cynic right out of his shell! Lieutenant John Twillinger (Tim Holt, The Magnificent Ambersons) thinks he’s seen it all – until an earthquake under the Salton Sea unearths a horrifying nest of prehistoric killer crustaceans. Giant, terrifying and with a hunger for human flesh, the beasts begin feeding on the locals, unleashing a shocking reign of murderous mollusk mayhem. Can the lieutenant do anything to stop their spread? Or will the human race be forever left in the snails’ slimy wake? Directed by cult-filmmaker and TV veteran, Arnold Laven (Sam Whiskey).
Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tom Weaver | Original Theatrical Trailer”

War-Gods of the Deep [Kino Lorber Blu-Ray]

war gods of the deep

“Newly Re-mastered in HD! They Became Pawns In A War Beneath The Waves! Master of suspense and horror Vincent Price (The Oblong Box) takes on square-jawed Tab Hunter (Damn Yankees!) in this fantastic underwater tale teeming with adventure! Based on an Edgar Allen Poe (Tales of Terror) story and co-starring David Tomlinson (Mary Poppins) and Susan Hart (Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine), this turbulent thriller pits gill-men against he-men, with a sexy woman caught between and surges with excitement from initial fade-in to climatic fadeout. When a slimy, gilled monster from the deep kidnaps the beautiful Jill (Hart) it’ll take her boyfriend (Hunter), his sidekick (Tomlinson) and his sidekick’s sidekick – a rooster – to get her back! Following her trail into the deep, they are shocked to discover a lost underwater city, ruled by a ruthless captain (Price) and an army of mutated sea creatures, who imprison the hapless landlubbers… while a restless volcano threatens to bury them all! Directed by the great Jacques Tourneur (I Walked with a Zombie).
Special Features: Interview with co-star Tab Hunter | Original Theatrical Trailer”

Still of the Night [Kino Lorber Blu-Ray]

still of the night

“If looks could kill… Meryl Streep (Silkwood) co-stars in this Hitchcockian murder mystery as the enigmatic Brooke Reynolds. Following the murder of her married lover, she visits the office of his psychiatrist, Dr. Sam Rice (Roy Scheider, Last Embrace, 52 Pick-Up), to leave a wristwatch for the man’s wife. Sam is immediately fascinated by the aloof beauty, whom he’s come to know through her lover’s therapy. When he finds that her father died mysteriously and that she strongly resembles a woman who’s been stalking him, the psychiatrist becomes even more obsessed with her. Both fearing and desiring Brooke, he’s plagued by nightmares that he’ll be her next victim. Striking photography by Nestor Almendros (Days of Heaven) and top-notch direction by screenwriter and director Robert Benton (The Late Show) complement a baroquely twisted plot in this complex, bone-chilling film.
Special Features: Trailers for STILL OF THE NIGHT, LAST EMBRACE and 52 PICK-UP”

Dead Silence [Blu-Ray]

dead silence

“From the horror masters of Saw comes another taste of raw fear and relentless terror in Dead Silence! Ever since Mary Shaw was hunted down and killed, the small town of Ravens Fair has been haunted by horrific deaths. When a local’s wife is brutally murdered after receiving a mysterious package, the widower Jaime, returns to his hometown to search for his wife’s murderer and unravel the terrifying legend of Mary Shaw. As Jaime digs in his town’s bloody past, he soon discovers why if you see Mary Shaw, you should never, ever scream.”

Robot Overlords

robot overlords

“Earth has been conquered by robots from another galaxy and the human survivors must stay in their homes, or risk incineration.”

Cleveland Abduction

cleveland abduction

“Cleveland Abduction is the incredible true story of Michelle Knight, a 21-year-old single mother whose life was irrevocably changed by a chance encounter with a madman.”

Copycat [Blu-Ray]

copycat

“An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.”

Psychotronic Double Feature 4

psychotronica double feature 4

“JUNGLE GIRL AND THE SLAVER
Liane, a legendary white girl and female Tarzan wannabe, is the key to bringing primitive tribes together in a united front against slave traders.
Starring: Marion Michael, Adrian Hoven, Rik Battaglia, Hardy Krüger (The Flight of the Phoenix)
Director: Hermann Leitner

WILD WOMEN OF WONGO
The island of Wongo is inhabited by beautiful women, but the men are ugly brutes! On the island of Goona, it s just the opposite the men are handsome and the women are hags! When the two islands meet the Wongo women are ready to go capture some mates!
Starring: Jean Hawkshaw, Johnny Walsh, Ed Fury
Director: James L. Wolcott”

Poltergeist Activity

poltergeist activity

“After the death of his wife, David Prescott moves to a secluded farmhouse in a Welsh village with teenage daughter Katherine. A stressful, upsetting time is soon made all the worse when they encounter unexplained occurrences and frightening visions in their new home. Desperate for answers, David turns to retired paranormal investigator Hans Voltzwho must rediscover all of his skill and spiritual strength to defeat the spectral menace.”

I Think My Babysitter is an Alien

i think my babysitter is an alien

“A world-famous astronaut returns home from his latest mission, bringing home a small asteroid that hit his space station. When strange things start to happen, his nine-year-old daughter is convinced that aliens have moved in next
door and embarks on a mission to save the world from a galactic invasion!”

The Phantom of Paris

the phantom of paris

“An escape artist (John Gilbert) attempts to clear his name after being convicted of murder in this imaginative mystery thriller based on the novel Chéri-Bibi et Cécily by Gaston Leroux (The Phantom of the Opera). When the father (C. Aubrey Smith) of the woman he loves (Leila Hyams) is murdered by the Marquis Du Touchais (Ian Keith), society magician Chéri-Bibi (Gilbert) is framed, convicted and sentenced to death. Escaping from his prison cell, Bibi confronts the ailing Marquis, who admits to the crime, but dies before he confesses. Disposing of the body, Bibi disguises himself as Du Touchais in a daring attempt to win back his woman by proving the Marquis’s guilt.”

Zombie Resurrection

zombie resurrection

“It has been 15 months since the zombie apocalypse. With no new infections for months, the zombies have decayed away; deteriorating to slow, disordered, toothless pests. A group of eight survivors are in the middle of a six-day march across the badlands. A faction splits away from the group and discovers a mysterious serene zombie that lays his hands upon one of the horde, who violently returns to life. Petrified, the resurrected man struggles to escape but is immediately re-devoured; a continual recycling of the horde that keeps them fresh and extraordinarily dangerous. Is this the answer to the zombie plague? A deadly balancing act develops between survival and heroism, in an increasingly splatter-ridden game of cat-and-mouse.”

Horror House on Highway 6

horror house on highway 6

“A college student is injured by a malfunctioning soda machine on Highway 6. His fellow students take him to a doctor who lives in a basement bomb shelter and awaits the second coming of Elvis Presley. They can’t leave, and a killer stalks them with an ax.”

The Changing of Ben Moore

the changing of ben moore

“A young man with no recollection of his childhood starts on a journey of self-discovery. While living in his aunt’s house alone, Ben starts developing irregular sleep patterns. His brother Derek, skeptical of Ben’s health and well-being starts filming a video journal to capture Ben sleep walking while having nightmares. Ben has a hard time remembering these night time occurrences while his brother and friends slowly start to realize things are not what they seem with Ben’s sleep psychosis. When Ben’s dog is found dead and his girlfriend goes missing, his quest turns to discovering who is responsible. His deeply concerned friends soon realize they are part of a demonic nightmare.”

30 Nightmare Movies Volume 2

30 nightmare movies

“Warning, this collection is designed to inspire nightmares of epic proportion. Gather all of your horror-movie-watching friends together for binge-worthy fun with these 30 films because no one will want to be alone when the lights go down. You will have anything but a peaceful snooze.

Includes:
Puppet Master
Puppet Master II
Puppet Master III
Puppet Master 4
Puppet Master V
Netherworld
The Cry
Cruel Will
19 Doors
House on Haunted Hill
Killjoy
Prom Night
Prom Night 2
Occupied
Zombies vs. Strippers
The Last Man on Earth
I Eat Your Skin
Mortuary
Destined To Be Ingested
Bunnyman
The Killing Jar
Meadowoods
How To Be a Serial Killer
Filth to Ashes Flesh to Dust
Dark Spirits
Ominous
Evidence of a Haunting
Death Dreams
3 A.M.: Inspired by a True Story”

I-Lived

i-lived

“A young online app reviewer’s latest assignment mysteriously improves his life, but also starts to tear him apart.”

Patch Town

patch town

“In Patch Town s dark modern fairy tale, newborn babies are plucked from cabbage patches, turned into plastic dolls, and sold as playthings in a nightmarish, oppressive society. Jon (Rob Ramsay), a discontented factory worker slaving away on a baby-harvesting production line, uncovers a secret from his past that sends him searching for his long-lost mother (Zoie Palmer). As Jon embarks on his journey with his loving wife Mary (Stephanie Pitsiladis), the sinister Child Catcher (Julian Richings) and his diminutive beet-munching henchman (Ken Hall) throw a wrench into his plans. An eye-popping fantasy-adventure, quirky comedy, and rousing musical rolled into one, Patch Town combines Soviet-era iconography, Eastern European folklore and Western consumer-culture critique with a dash of song and dance (Peter Debruge, Variety).
Special Features: Patch Town (the Award-winning short film that inspired the feature), Interview with the Director, Outtakes, Trailer, 5.1 Surround”

The Rain Killer

the rain killer

“Newly Re-mastered in HD! Ray Sharkey (The Idolmaker, Wiseguy) plays Detective Vince Capra of the LAPD whose job it is to discover the identity of a serial killer who has been murdering rich single ladies when the rain falls. He gets help from his partner (Michael Chiklis: The Commish, The Shield) and an all business FBI agent (David Beecroft), but the case is tough, especially when all the clues get washed away. There are several twisting turns in this film that will keep the viewer guessing as to who the killer is, and when they find out who the killer is, the next question is: Who will be the next victim? Also starring Maria Ford (Naked Obsession, Stripped To Kill 2), and wonderfully shot by two-time Academy Award winner Janusz Kaminski (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler s List).
Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer”

20 Feature Horror Collection

20 horror collection

“The House That Would Not Die
Ruth and her niece, Sara, move into an old home with a dark past and are faced with strange occurrences of spirits and possession.

The Pit and the Pendulum
Under the direction of Torquemada, the Grand Inquisitor of Spain, a young baker’s wife is falsely accused of witchcraft and dragged before the Inquisition.

Cruel Will
Lily and Paul’s lives are overcome by the death of her father. Haunted by his remaining ashes, strange visions and frightening violence wreck paranormal havoc in their once happy home.

Ray Bradbury: Banshee and The Small Assassin
Two classic episodes from The Ray Bradbury Theater, one story features a lurking banshee and stars Peter O’Toole, while the other story presents an unwanted eerie child and stars Cyril Cusack.

Daughter of Darkness
Katherine travels to Romania to find her father and uncovers their blood-sucking legacy. Starring Anthony Perkins.

Meadowoods
Three friends plan a murder of a random victim. They’ve done the leg work, but can they muster up the guts to go through with it?

Howling IV: The Original Nightmare
Marie and her husband plan a relaxing getaway…but something sinister lurks in the light of the full moon.

The Nurse
Nurse Laura Harriman sets out on a psychotic killing spree after her father commits suicide.

The Familiar
The eeriness Sam experienced as a child returns when the sister of his deceased wife drags him into dangerously familiar territory.

KillerKiller
A prison full of serial killers succumbs to the punishment of a woman who takes on the presence of their past victims.

Grizzly Rage
A post-graduation celebration becomes a fight for survival when a group of friends accidentally kill a grizzly bear cub and must face the wrath of its furious mother in this creature feature seen on SyFy.

Croc
A giant, man-eating crocodile terrorizes a coastal Thailand town and threatens the livelihood of Jack’s exotic animal farm.

Maneater
Small town sheriff Grady Barnes (Gary Busey) gets the shock of a lifetime when the bloody body parts he finds in the woods are linked to a vicious, man-eating tiger.

Chupacabra vs. The Alamo
Erik Estrada takes on a deadly pack of blood-thirsty Chupacabras loose in the Texas desert.

Dire Wolf
A genetically-modified creature—part dire wolf, part human—is on the prowl in a rural community.

Grim
After a series of mysterious disappearances, a team of cavers discovers the perpetrator—a grotesque, violent troll with a ginormous appetite.

The Greenskeeper
A lawn-mowing, throat-slitting greenskeeper takes out a group of snobby rich kids at a country club.

The Dead of Night
Grotesque ghouls attack and take over a group of teens, transforming them into the same mindless creatures when night falls.

Deadly Instincts
An alien monster crash-lands at an all-girls school and prowls the tunnels below campus capturing victims for breeding.

The Dark
It feeds on the dead, waiting beneath the surface…tempting its victims into the dark. Now the two men who have witnessed the creature’s wrath are determined to track it down.”

Deranged Killers: Stories of Psychos, Sex, and Slaughter

deranged killers

“A terrifying trio of tales guaranteed to leave you shuddering in fear! Four Hours of Deranged Killing Madness!

The Sexual Serial Killer: A strange woman develops a lust and desire for sex that fills her every waking hour. In order to satisfy her insatiable appetite she sells herself as a highly paid lady of the night. She begins having nightmares and seeks the aid of a shrink to help her understand the blood chilling visions of pain, torture and death she is experiencing, but even the doctor is not prepared for the shocking truth to her dreams.

The Video Killer: A man descends into darkness after he sees the most horrifying snuff film ever made. He is scarred for life and plummets into the abyss attracting Vampires, Serial Killers, and deranged members of a body modification cult. As he spirals down closer and closer to the edge of sanity he is haunted by the ghost of the snuff film victim who screams out for revenge from beyond the grave.

The Mutated Executioner: A group of youths travel across state to get away from it all. The only thing on their minds is sex, booze, drugs, and rock and roll. When engine trouble sidelines the party, the group begins a downward spiral when they encounter an abomination of nature and science in the woods. The party comes to a screeching halt as they are picked off one by one by a hatchet wielding freak.”

High School Horror Double Feature: Bloody Homecoming/Varsity Blood

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“Bloody Homecoming (2013, NR, 85 MINS) – A group of seniors anxiously prepare for Homecoming night in the sleepy town of Winston. Three years after a tragic accident left a student dead at the annual dance, they find themselves haunted by a deadly visitor from their past. Unable to bury old demons, it looks like it’s finally payback time, and someone’s out for blood. Before the night is over, the halls will run red as they are stalked, staked and butchered by a relentless, savage killer bent on revenge. They must stop whoever is hunting them, or this year’s dance is going to be a killer.

Varsity Blood (2014, NR, 87 MINS)- This football season, Hogeye High’s Warriors and cheerleaders are out for blood. Unfortunately, someone is out for theirs, and they’ll be forced to take one for the team. After the big Halloween football match, the students are joined by an uninvited guest dressed as their high school mascot armed with a bow and arrow, a battle-axe, and an insatiable appetite for butchery. Soon, they find themselves fighting for more than the winning score as terror becomes the name of the game. Featuring “enough inventive kills to keep even the most rabid gorehound happy, a supremely entertaining slasher rollercoaster” (Hysteria Lives!).”

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