Horror Horizon – Horror Releases for August 1, 2017

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Horror releases for August 1 on Blu-Ray and DVD. Click on the Amazon button to order and help support this site!

Shin Godzilla [Blu-Ray]

When a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and tears through the city, the government scrambles to save its citizens. A rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side—the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.Subtitles available in English.

Colossal [Blu-Ray]

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work party girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend (Dan Stevens), is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown where she’s reunited with her childhood friend (Jason Sudeikis). When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world. Experience the wildly original film critics are calling, “a great deal of fun” (New York Times).

Slither [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]

From the co-writer and director of Guardians Of The Galaxy and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, comes the deliciously demented story of an unnamed evil wreaking havoc on a small town. Intent on devouring all life on Earth, this dark and slimy entity is infecting anyone in its path. Now it’s up to the local sheriff, Bill Pardy (Nathan Fillion, Firefly, Serenity), and his team to stop the spread of rampant devastation (and shocking mutilation) before it’s too late. This outrageously funny horror film also stars Michael Rooker (Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Walking Dead), Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect) and Gregg Henry (Body Double, Jason Bourne).

They Live [Scream Factory Steelbook Blu-Ray]

They influence our decisions without us knowing it. They numb our senses without us feeling it. They control our lives without us realizing it. They Live.

Horror master John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing) directs this heart-pounding thriller in which aliens are systematically gaining control of the Earth by masquerading as humans and lulling the public into submission. Humanity’s last chance lies with a lone drifter who stumbles upon a harrowing discovery: a unique pair of sunglasses that reveals the terrifying and deadly truth.

The Fog [Scream Factory Steelbook Blu-Ray]

 

When the fog rolls in … the terror begins! This moody horror classic from master of terror John Carpenter (The Thing) and producer Debra Hill (Escape From New York) stars Adrienne Barbeau (Swamp Thing), Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Tom Atkins (Halloween III: Season Of The Witch), Hal Holbrook (Creepshow) and Janet Leigh (Psycho). Don’t get lost in the fog …

The sleepy seaside village of Antonio Bay is about to learn the true meaning of the word “vengeance. “, This seemingly perfect town masks a guilty secret … a past steeped in greed and murder. Exactly 100 years ago, a ship was horribly wrecked under mysterious circumstances in a thick, eerie fog. Now, shrouded in darkness, the long-dead mariners have returned from their watery grave to exact a bloody revenge.

Escape from New York [Scream Factory Steelbook Blu-Ray]

A thrilling landmark film that jolts along at a breakneck pace, Escape From New York leapt to cult status with high-octane action, edge-of-your-seat suspense and the mind-blowing vision of lone warrior Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) battling his way out of a post-apocalyptic Manhattan!

In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. But when the US president (Donald Pleasence) crash-lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken (Russell). But time is short. In 24 hours, an explosive device implanted in his neck will end Snake’s mission (and his life) unless he succeeds!

The Good Son [Kino Lorber Blu-Ray]

Evil Has Many Faces! Evil resides in an unexpected place in this gripping, suspense-filled drama, written by Ian McEwan (Atonement) and directed by Joseph Ruben (The Stepfather, Sleeping with the Enemy). Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone) stars as Henry, an angelic-looking boy who seems loving and loyal to his parents, sister and friends. Only his cousin Mark (Elijah Wood, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) sees what lurks behind Henry’s smile – secret thoughts and a love of deadly sadistic games. But when Mark tries to warn Henry’s family, they won’t believe him, leaving the terrified youngster alone to battle his jealous, menacing cousin. The stellar cast includes Wendy Crewson (Air Force One), David Hugh Kelly (Cujo and TV s Hardcastle and McCormick) and David Morse (The Indian Runner).

Special Features:
– Interview with Director Joseph Ruben
Interview with actor Wendy Crewson
– Interview with actor Daniel Hugh Kelly
– Interview with actor David Morse
– Interview with Cinematographer John Lindley
– Reversible Art
– Original Theatrical Trailer

Phoenix Forgotten [Blu-Ray]

 

20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.

House on Willow Street [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]

 

The perfect kidnapping goes gruesomely awry in this shock-a-minute, supernatural wild ride. When a band of desperate criminals, led by the tough-as nails Hazel (Sharni Vinson, You’re Next), abduct Katherine (Carlyn Burchell), the daughter of an ultra-wealthy family, they are certain they’ve found themselves an easy target for ransom. What the gang doesn’t realize is that although they have Katherine’s body, her soul has already been spoken for … by a demonic force that’s about to turn the tables on them. As Katherine’s captors confront demons, both personal and supernatural, it soon becomes clear to Hazel that for this simple ransoming, there will be Hell to pay.

The Intruder [Garagehouse Pictures Blu-Ray]

 

Mickey (THE MANIPULATOR) Rooney, Yvonne (THE MUNSTERS) De Carlo, Ted (THE ADDAMS FAMILY) Cassidy and Chris (STANLEY) Robinson (who also wrote, produced and directed) star in a story of greed, murder and irrational madness. The lust for gold brings eleven visitors to a remote island retreat, but an unseen, seemingly unstoppable evil follows to stalk them one by one. The bodies don’t stop dropping until the final shattering conclusion. Who or what is the intruder? One thing is for certain: it will not stop until it kills them all. Pre-dating the slasher movie craze that would become popular several years later, THE INTRUDER is a bloody Agatha Christie-style horror thriller with a body count that rivals FRIDAY THE 13TH and BAY OF BLOOD, with creepy photography by Jack (DERANGED, DEATHDREAM) McGowan. Garagehouse Pictures is pleased to introduce Chris Robinson’s never-before-released 1975 proto-slasher on Blu-ray, in a painstakingly restored High Definition transfer from the only 35mm film print in existence. FEATURE SPECIFICATIONS AND EXTRAS: Transferred in 4K from the only 35mm film print – Sound digitally remastered from the original optical tracks – Presented in its original aspect ratio – Audio commentary with Chris Robinson – Archival interview with Chris Robinson – Liner notes – Garagehouse Pictures trailers – All new artwork by Stephen Romano – All regions. 1975 / 87 mins. / Color / Mono / 1.85:1 / Not Rated

Don’t Knock Twice [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]

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A mother desperate to reconnect with her troubled daughter becomes embroiled in the urban legend of a demonic witch.

The Machinist [Blu-Ray]

 

An industrial worker who hasn’t slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity.

The Drowning

 

THE DROWNING is a psychological thriller based on the novel Border Crossing by award winning British author Pat Barker. Psychologist Tom Seymour (Josh Charles) plunges into an icy river to rescue a young man (Avan Jogia) from drowning. His spontaneous act saves the man, but he discovers that he is the same boy who was convicted of murder twelve years earlier based on Tom’s testimony. When the man reappears in Tom’s life, Tom is drawn into a destructive reinvestigation of the case.

Luna

 

Illustrator and comic book artist Dave McKean (director of cult classic MirrorMask) explores the power of imagination in his award-winning new film LUNA – an evocative, intelligent and visually arresting movie that fuses live action drama with exquisite animation.

The film follows Grant (Ben Daniels – Rogue One, House of Cards) and Christine (Dervla Kirwan – Ballykissangel) who are struggling to come to terms with losing their baby. Escaping from their arduous daily lives, they take a trip to visit an old friend (Michael Maloney – Babel, Notes on a Scandal) who is living in an isolated house by the sea with his younger girlfriend (Stephanie Leonidas – American Gothic). Over the course of a weekend, their loss is revisited, old wounds are opened and secrets are reveled in McKean s hybrid world of realism, origami crabs and moon men. Luna will leave you questioning what s real and what s not as it

Death Tunnel

 

For an initiation stunt, five college women are locked in a Kentucky hospital built in 1910 where 63,000 people died from a disease known as the “white plague”. Deep under the hospital is the “Death Tunnel” which once were used to secretly remove the dead from the grounds.

The Ouija Collection

Ouija Experiment: Film student Brandon and four friends play with a Ouija board, unwittingly opening a portal to the spirit world and a drowned girl’s deadly mystery.

Ouija Resurrection: Winning a horror night experience at a theater turns deadly when a group of friends play with a Ouija board, inadvertently summoning a bloodthirsty spirit who goes on a gruesome killing spree.

Ouija Summoning: Sara had a perfect life until an evil spirit was summoned from a Ouija Board that killed her son. Years later, trying to put the past behind her and begin anew, Sara is once again tormented by the evil spirit that will stop at nothing until it destroys her.

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