Horror Horizon - Horror Releases for April 19, 2016 - Reviews from a Dead World

Horror releases for April 19 on Blu-Ray and DVD. Click on the film’s title to go to the Amazon listing page; buy to support this site!

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]

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“A retired Texas Ranger pursues a killer named Leatherface and his family of chainsaw-wielding cannibals.

Special Features Include:
Disc 1: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part Two (New HD Transfer)
-2016 2K HD scan of the inter-positive film element
-Audio commentary with director of photography Richard Kooris, production designer Cary White, script supervisor Laura Kooris, and property master Michael Sullivan
-Audio commentary with director Tobe Hooper
-Audio commentary with actors Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, and special effects makeup creator Tom Savini
-Extended outtakes from “It Runs in the Family” featuring L.M. Kit Carson and Lou Perryman (30 minutes)
-Behind-the-scenes footage compilation from Tom Savini’s archives (43 minutes)
-Alternate opening credit sequence
-Deleted Scenes
-Still galleries including posters and lobby cards, behind-the-scenes photos, stills, and collector’s gallery
-Theatrical trailers
-TV spots

Disc 2: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part Two (Original HD Transfer)
-MGM’s original HD Master with color correction supervision by director of photography Richard Kooris
-“House of Pain:” An interview with make-up effects artists Bart Mixon, Gabe Bartalos, Gino Crognale, and John Vulich (42 minutes)
-“Yuppie Meat:” An interview with actors Chris Douridas and Barry Kinyon (19 minutes)
-“Cutting Moments:” An interview with editor Alain Jakubowicz (17 minutes)
-“Behind the Mask:” An interview with stunt-man and Leatherface performer Bob Elmore (14 minutes)
-“Horror’s Hallowed Grounds:” Revisiting the locations of the film, hosted by Sean Clark and a special guest (25 minutes)
-“It Runs in the Family:” A six part feature-length documentary featuring interviews with screenwriter L.M. Kit Carson, actors Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Bill Johnson, Lou Perryman, special makeup effects artist Tom Savini, and more… (84 minutes)”

The Stuff [Arrow Video Blu-Ray]

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“Are you eating it …or is it eating you?

The Stuff is the new dessert taking supermarket shelves by storm. It s delicious, low in calories and better still doesn t stain the family carpet… What s not to like?! Well, for a start it has a life of its own, and we re not talking friendly live bacteria…

Young Jason seems to be the only one who doesn t love The Stuff in fact he won t go anywhere near it, after having seen the pudding crawling around the fridge one night. What s more, everyone who eats The Stuff has started acting really weird… Now, teaming up with wise-cracking industrial saboteur Mo , Jason must put a stop to The Stuff and the organization behind it or face a gooey, gloopy demise.

Coming courtesy of horror auteur Larry Cohen (director of the It s Alive series and scribe behind the Maniac Cop trilogy), The Stuff is a titillating treat for the taste-buds which blends elements of films such as Street Trash with the straight-up B-movie flavor of The Blob. So grab a spoon and dig on into The Stuff the taste that delivers… much more than you bargained for!

SPECIAL FEATURES:

New High Definition restoration of the film from a brand new 2K scan of the original camera negative
Original stereo 1.0 uncompressed PCM Mono audio
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Can t Get Enough of The Stuff: Making Larry Cohen s Classic Creature Feature Documentary featuring Larry Cohen, producer Paul Kurta, actress Andrea Marcovicci, Steve Neill (mechanical makeup effects) and Kim Newman
Introduction and trailer commentary by director and The Stuff fan Darren Bousman (Saw II, Saw III)
Original Trailer
Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Joel Harley, illustrated with original stills and promotional materials”

German Angst [Blu-Ray]

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“”German Angst” is an outrageous compilation of three tales, exploring all aspects of love, sex and death in Berlin. Directed and featuring Germany’s most shocking directors, Jörg Buttgereit (“Nekromantik”), Michal Kosakowski (“Zero Killed”), and Andreas Marschall (“Tears of Kali”).”

Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories [Blu-Ray]

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“Every week at 5 p.m. an old man in a yellow mask shows up at a children’s playground and tells them ghost stories based on myths and urban legends of Japanese origin. The man tells the stories on the back of his bicycle using a traditional kamishibai (紙芝居?, Paper Drama) method and features a new tale each week. In the third season, instead of the old man in a yellow mask and his kamishibai stage, a boy (later revealed to be the narrator in the form of a child) sits on a playground slide and sings, “Friends on that side, come to this side… Friends on this side, go to that side…” as he draws illustrations of the creatures in the stories. At the end of each episode, the narrator’s mask sings the closing song to him, multiplying in number as each episode ends.”

The Wicked Woods [Blu-Ray]

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“Estranged childhood friends and former lovers, Laura (Catherine Mazoyer, “Lola”) and Ruben (Iñigo Urrutia, “No”) go to a remote cabin in a mysterious forest in order to reignite their relationship after spending fifteen years apart.”

And Then There Were None

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“As the world teeters on the brink of World War II, 10 strangers are invited to isolated Soldier Island. Among them are young secretary Vera Claythorne (Maeve Dermody, Serangoon Road), soldier Philip Lombard (Aidan Turner, Poldark), General John MacArther (Sam Neill, Jurassic Park), spinster Emily Brent (Miranda Richardson, Parade’s End), and Judge Lawrence Wargrave (Charles Dance, Game of Thrones). With seemingly nothing in common, the guests wonder who their mysterious host may be. But the ominous reason for their visit soon becomes clear…and by the end of the night, the first of them is dead.

Based on the bestselling crime novel of all time by Agatha Christie, this “TV event of the year” (The Guardian, UK) boasts an all-star cast also including Anna Maxwell Martin (The Bletchley Circle), Toby Stephens (Black Sails), Burn Gorman (TURN: Washington’s Spies), Noah Taylor (Peaky Blinders), and Douglas Booth (Great Expectations).”

She Wolf Rising

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“This supernatural thriller explores the dark side of underground film making. Gina Skylar, the reigning queen of horror, lures Jake Bubar, her number one fan, into the decadent world of illusions and myths to help her find Robert Lonzo’s (her producer), stolen film footage. Jake sees her vulnerability and beauty and cannot resist her. His beliefs are challenged when he discovers Gina’s true nature but he cannot control his forbidden desire for her. Together, they forge ahead and deal with the demons and beasts that try to stop them.”

All Hallows Eve: October 30th

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“20 years after a tyrannical maniac terrorized his family near Pearl Lake on October 30th 1988, the so-called events of missing people begin again. Oldest son, Ethan Pearl and brother Jacob intricately select a cast of stars (Jade, Heather, Gene, Milton, & Crew) in an attempt to produce a Pearl Lake horror film based on their traumatic childhood. While location scouting and rehearsing, the group encounters several unexpected turns and a crazy man who terrorizes them. Ethan leads Jade down a perceived path to safety, but when she continues to search for answers, she realizes this isn’t an ordinary film, or an ordinary director. Bonus features include: Harry’s Last Words, The Cutting Room Floor, Heather’s Feature, Milton’s Escape, Bloopers, Alternate Ending, Director’s Commentary, Trailers”

Grimewave

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“When the legendary, unstoppable serial killer CFK stumbles upon a drug deal, he accidentally enters the dark and violent world of New Orleans crime. Two rival gangs stop their ongoing war in order to recruit assassins, dirty cops, and mystical ninjas in an attempt to destroy CFK before he kills everyone in sight! An insane, nasty, gnarly and disgusting combination of Friday the 13th and Salo!”

Helga: She Wolf of Stilberg

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“This notorious 1970s women in prison classic, finally available for the first time in North America. Taking a cue from Don Edmond’s classic Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS, Helga moves the action to South America, where she lords over a castle of female political prisoners, who are stripped and tortured at whim, until local rebels help them fight back against their captors and attempt escape.”

Classroom 6

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“The Santa Maria College in Bakersfield, CA has been the stage of strange and frightening events ever since the disappearances of a school teacher and his student a year ago in one classrooms number 6. After several reports of paranormal occurrences taking place on site, a TV crew is sent in to spend a night inside the college and investigate.”

Gore Whore

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“When a lab assistant steals an important formula and all its documentation from Dr. Whitman, he hires a bottom-of-the-barrel private eye, Chase Barr, to locate it. When Barr digs deeper into the case he finds the lab assistant is actually a dead street whore and the formula is a reanimation agent that, with the consumption of human blood, is keeping her alive! In trying to retrieve the formula, Chase is given a rollercoaster ride through hell as the whore reanimates corpses to attack him and help her hold onto the formula.”

Gorotica

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“Neil (Dingo Jones) and Max (Bushrude Gutterman) are jewel thieves working for the enigmatic Miss Miles (Dolores Jackson). After their latest job goes wrong, Max swallows a large diamond, the main piece from the job, so they won’t be caught with the evidence. Unfortunately, he ends up getting shot and killed by a police officer soon after, leaving Neil with a rather sticky situation- how to retrieve the diamond? Meanwhile, he’s run into necrophiliac Carrie (Ghetty Chasun), who takes an immediate shine to Max, and promises to help Neil dispose of the body. Problem is, Carrie wants it fresh, and Neil needs to get inside. What to do?”

Smothered

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“Five horror icons ditch an unprofitable autograph signing convention to earn some extra cash haunting an RV park, but find themselves being haunted instead.”

The Red Suit

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“Seeking a cure for her sister’s fatal illness, Star seeks help from two mysterious men who offer a very unconventional and dangerous remedy. They must pull the disease killing Ally into the physical world and destroy it. But when things go wrong, everyone must band together and put their differences aside to stop a living disease which can spread and destroy humanity. Bonus features include: Reconstucting a Red Suit (Making of the suit for the film), Last Day of Filming Featurette, Alternate Scenes”

Bloody Wednesday

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“On July 18, 1984 in San Diego, CA, 41-year-old James Huberty said goodbye to his wife and two daughters and calmly walked out of his house saying he was “going hunting humans.” Moments later, he walked into a McDonald’s and killed 21 people with a small arsenal of weapons before being fatally shot by a SWAT team sniper. The San Ysidro Massacre, as it became known, was the deadliest mass shooting that had ever taken place in America. Academy award winner Philip Yordan brings us the film, Bloody Wednesday, which recreates that event with Harry Curtis (Raymond Elmendorf), who we watch inexplicably descending into madness. Harry s sense of reality is distorted as he is haunted by ghosts, harassed by neighborhood thugs, and has bizarre interactions with his only friend; a talking teddy bear. Isolated by his mental illness, he begins to feel more and more abandoned and betrayed by humanity. When he loses his job, his descent into madness accelerates and ultimately culminates in a senseless and random massacre at a local diner. Bloody Wednesday examines and illustrates just how such an event can happen, complete with irrational monologues and off-the-wall manifestations of his madness that are not to be missed.”

15 Till Midnight

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“Lukas Reyes is trapped in a seemingly endless loop between parallel existences, one being occupied by his spouse, Sera, and another being occupied by a relation from another life, Nara. As worlds seem to begin colliding and further bleeding into one another, he finds himself pursued by a group of shadow-men known as The Knowers. The common thread between everything being a significance with the time 11:45 – fifteen minutes until midnight.”

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