Horror Horizon – Horror Releases for August 8, 2017

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Horror releases for August 8 on Blu-Ray and DVD. Click on the Amazon button to order and help support this site!

Re-Animator [Arrow Video Blu-Ray]

HERBERT WEST HAS A GOOD HEAD ON HIS SHOULDERS… AND ANOTHER ONE ON HIS DESK.

One of the most wildly popular horror movies of all-time, Stuart Gordon s enduring splatter-comedy classic Re-Animator returns to Blu-ray in a stunning restoration packed with special features!

When medical student Dean Cain advertises for a roommate, he soon finds one in the form of Dr. Herbert West. Initially a little eccentric, it some becomes clear that West entertains some seriously outlandish theories specifically, the possibility of re-animating the dead. It s not long before Dean finds himself under West s influence, and embroiled in a serious of ghoulish experiments which threaten to go wildly out of control…

Based on H.P. Lovecraft s classic terror tale Herbert West Reanimator and featuring a standout performance from Jeffrey Combs as the deliciously deranged West, Re-Animator remains the ground-zero of 80s splatter mayhem and one of the genre s finest hours.

2-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • 4K restorations of the Unrated and Integral versions of the film
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Digipak packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson
  • Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by writer Michael Gingold
  • Re-Animator the original 1991 comic book adaptation, reprinted in its entirety

DISC 1 UNRATED VERSION

  • Unrated version [86 mins]
  • Audio commentary with director Stuart Gordon
  • Audio commentary with producer Brian Yuzna, actors Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Bruce Abbott, and Robert Sampson
  • Re-Animator Resurrectus documentary on the making of the film, featuring extensive interviews with cast and crew
  • Interview with director Stuart Gordon and producer Brian Yuzna
  • Interview with writer Dennis Paoli
  • Interview with composer Richard Band
  • Music Discussion with composer Richard Band
  • Interview with former Fangoria editor Tony Timpone
  • Barbara Crampton In Conversation the Re-Animator star sits down with journalist Alan Jones for this career-spanning discussion
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Trailer & TV Spots

DISC 2 INTEGRAL VERSION LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE

  • Integral version [105 mins]
  • A Guide to Lovecraftian Cinema brand new featurette looking at the many various cinematic incarnations of writer H.P. Lovecraft s work
  • PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Teen Wolf [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]

He Always Wanted To Be Special … But He Never Expected This!

Like all teenagers, Scott Howard (Michael J. Fox, the Back To The Future trilogy) is going through some … changes. But unlike the rest of the students at Beacontown High School, Scott’s changes include long hair that covers his entire body, claw-like fingernails, fangs, a heightened sense of smell, superhuman strength and the extraordinary ability to … play basketball? And that’s just the beginning.

Naturally, these uncanny new features turn this lovable loser into the most popular kid in school. But by embracing his newly minted popularity, has the Teen Wolf lost sight of what it truly means to be Scott Howard?

Teen Wolf Too [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]

High School Was Easy, But College Is A Whole Different Animal!

Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses) stars as Todd Howard, a Hamilton University freshman with a full athletic scholarship: only Todd has no idea why, since he’s far more interested in veterinary medicine than sports. But his boxing coach, Bobby Finstock, is very familiar with the Howard family secret and he’s hoping he can use it to his advantage. When the whole school (including Todd) finds out that he’s a werewolf with superhuman abilities, Todd’s popularity skyrockets and he becomes the big wolf on campus.

But is his fame a gift? Or a curse? And can he keep it from getting in the way of the relationships he has with his best friends and girlfriend? Perhaps a little guidance from his professor (Kim Darby, True Grit), who has a secret of her own, may help Todd learn the biggest lesson of all.

Seijun Suzuki’s The Taisho Trilogy [Arrow Academy Blu-Ray]

”HAUNTING, HYPNOTIC, FLAMBOYANT, EROTIC, BIZARRE… SUZUKI!”

After over a decade in the wilderness following his firing from Nikkatsu for Branded to Kill (1967), maverick director Seijun Suzuki returned with a vengeance with his critically-praised tryptic of cryptic supernatural dramas set during the liberal enlightenment of Japan s Taisho Era (1912-26).

In the multiple Japanese Academy Award-winning Zigeunerweisen (1980), two intellectuals and former colleagues from military academy involve their wives in a series of dangerous sexual games. In Kageroza (1981), a playwright is drawn like a moth to a flame to a mysterious beauty who might be a ghost, while Yumeji (1991) imagines the real-life painter-poet Takehisa Yumeji s encounter with a beautiful widow with a dark past.

Presented together on Blu-ray for the first time outside of Japan, the films in the Taisho Trilogy are considered Suzuki s masterpieces in his homeland. Presenting a dramatic turn from more his familiar tales of cops, gangsters and unruly youth, these surrealistic psychological puzzles drip with a lush exoticism, distinctively capturing the pandemonium of a bygone age of decadence and excess, when Western ideas, fashions, technologies and art fused into everyday aspect of Japanese life.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original stereo audio (uncompressed on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles
  • New introductions to each film by critic Tony Rayns
  • Making-of featurette
  • Vintage interview with Seijun Suzuki
  • More to be announced…
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring writing on the films by critic Jasper Sharp and more.

The Night of the Sorcerers/The Loreley’s Grasp [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]


A DOUBLE FEATURE FROM DIRECTOR ARMANDO de OSSORIO of the notorious Blind Dead series!

THE NIGHT OF THE SORCERERS

A group of explorers arrive in Africa to study the wildlife in the same area where a brutal native ritual occurred in 1910. All is tranquil until night falls and distant drumming draws one of the female members of the group to investigate the jungle. From there, a nightmare will be awakened … a nightmare of zombie natives and scantily-clad vampire women who prowl the moonlight jungle in search of fresh blood and more victims to sacrifice.

THE LORELEY’S GRASP

In a town by the Rhine river, young women are turning up dead … savagely torn to pieces and their hearts missing. Concerned that whatever beast is doing these horrible murders will end up attacking the female students, a nearby school for women hires a hunter to find and kill the creature. The hunter will soon find out that this is no ordinary beast that craves human hearts, but rather a deceptive, alluring and mysterious being (The Loreley) who is already looking for another heart to use in a gruesome ancient ritual.

Tenement: Game of Survival [Blu-Ray]

Slaughter in the South Bronx! The game is played with knives, guns, drugs and sex… There can only be one winner! New HD film transfer from the original 35mm negative! Classic 80 s exploitation from cult director Roberta Findlay, the mistress of mayhem! Too violent to be rated! The sordid story of a South Bronx apartment building ruled by a gang of crazed, junkie punks. After witnessing the miscreants shooting up heroin and munching on rats, apartment resident Hector gets fed up and calls the cops on the band of basement squatter low-lifes. The police haul them in but justice, unsurprisingly, does not prevail. Immediately upon their release, the gang returns with only one thing on their drug-damaged minds- revenge! Their plan is simple- a hostile takeover of the tenement. With their unique brand of terrorism, torture and slaughter, they plot to pay back every tenant, one floor at a time. Also known as Slaughter in The South Bronx, this notorious urban shocker was slapped with an X rating for its graphic depictions of violence! Special Features: Interview and audio commentary by director Roberta Findlay, Original Trailer, TV and Radio Spots, Photo Gallery.

Amelia 2.0

A desperate husband offers up his wife’s dying brain to be the first consciousness downloaded into a robotic replica. Amelia 2.0 fights political controversy, emotional turmoil, and her right to exist.

Kiss and Kill

A reckless night of indiscretion and lust leads a woman into the dark world of blackmail and murder. When some revealing photos of her sexual trysts unexpectedly surface, Katy (Kira Noir) is forced to submit to whatever her tormentors desire. Realizing there is no way out, she plots to destroy those who would destroy her. Directed by Dean McKendrick (High Heel Homicide); Starring Kira Noir and Megan Medallin.

Haunted Maze

Clancy the Clown and his carnival of misfits, roll into a sleepy mid-western town for their annual Halloween festival. Some are looking for a good time. Clancy has something else on his mind.

Among Us [Blu-Ray]

Whatever killed their son continues to haunt Mallory and Frank no matter which place they go. While hiding out at a remote lake house, Mallory struggles to keep her sanity and save her marriage as the supernatural activity grows more powerful. Finally reaching their breaking point, they elicit the help of Eleanor, a local clairvoyant, to end the terror once and for all. But will it be too late?

Charlotte

A teenage girl is babysitting at a new house, when she is accosted by a vicious doll. In bondage, she is forced to watch terrifying stories on the television magically controlled by the unfriendly toy, each story more grave than the next.

Adam K

Mild-mannered and seemingly good-natured auto insurance claims manager Adam K., sets out daily to make friends, however, ends up with mutilated victims when his invitations for friendships are rejected. A gory take on the tale of nature versus nurture that proves that evil wears a smile.

Three Tears On Bloodstained Flesh

A man with a dark past returns to bury his niece Lexie. Dragging his troubled daughter Kendall, he simultaneously reunites with his estranged sister, Stella and reignites a past rivalry with the corrupt town sheriff. Dominic begins digging around the town, and uncovers the town’s dark secrets, which include a mysterious cult, a supernatural curse, a masked killer, and a very high body count.

Dead Story

A young couple find what they believe is their dream home, but they soon find out that the house has many dark and deadly secrets. As the evil spirits who haunt the home begin to reveal themselves more, the young couple become trapped in a world between madness and the supernatural.

Haunted Houses: Most Evil Places On Earth

Embark on a sinister travelogue taking you to haunted places few would suspect exist. Armed with video cameras and hiking bags, two Ghost Hunters explore the grandest, oddest and most haunted buildings to ever exist in Europe. Surrounded by darkness and abandoned for centuries; these most haunted houses are still standing and beckoning those brave enough to enter. However their ghosts don’t like to be disturbed. From the safety of your home, embark on a journey into these remote and long abandoned mid-nineteenth century structures that come alive as paranormal experts encounter apparitions, spirits, phantoms, destructive poltergeist manifestations and a bevy of bizarre occurrences. All of this is caught on camera along with incredible and unexplained phenomena. Experience firsthand the most eerie and unforgettable mansions ever built with hauntingly beautiful footage accompanied by the truly frightening historical information presented across this two DVD set.

Apostle of Dracula

A beautiful young woman, Lucy, has a passionate and bloody affair with Count Dracula. Many years later, as she recovers from a strange amnesia, she begins to realize her true identity as a creature who is thirsty of blood. Occult expert Van Helsing tries to save Lucy from the clutches of the vampire, but will her dark dream of living eternally with Dracula come true’

Dimension Z

When the zombie apocalypse arrives, groups of survivors band together to defend themselves at any cost. Unfortunately for the remaining few, zombies have evolved into different specifies altogether and exist not just in this dimension but in a dimension of their own. With little hope the humans gather strength for one last chance at saving their world in this intensely twisted anthology.

Altered Spirits

 Travelling to another dimension is easy, coming back can kill you!

Starring leading talent from some of the hottest Anime titles ever! (Ghost in the Shell, Fullmetal Alchemist, Digimon, Dragonball Z, Sailor Moon, Tekken)

Four young people go to the desert to have a spiritual experience, and instead find themselves in a parallel dimension fighting 500-year-old evil spirits who want to steal their bodies! Scott, Valerie, Trey, and Daniel must escape before the sun sets and the evil ones take their bodies, stranding the young friends forever in the barren parallel dimension.

The Haunting At Woodland Hills

A wounded fugitive on the run and hiding from the law breaks into a dilapidated house and discovers the skeletal remains of the owner. After reading letters between the man and his estranged son, he sets out on a quest to reunite the dead.

Midnight Scream Show: The Horror Within

Midnight Scream Show: The Horror Within Some say evil dwells within us all, but in some cases that evil cuts deeper than a severed torso and thicker than the Devil’s own blood. In this collection of unbridled and unfathomable horrors, experience warped psychotic nightmares and come face to face with strange realities and twisted desires that lay just under the surface for us all. The Witching Hour John’s down on his luck and ends up living in a bizzare halfway house. Every night outside John’s window lights flash and strange noises emanate from the house next door which has a dark and sinister past. As he grapples with his mad mix of macabre neighbors, John realizes something evil governs his new neighborhood and he’s the center of it all. Changing of Ben Moore 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. However, when Ben’s dog is found dead and his girlfriend goes missing, his deeply concerned friends soon realize they are part of a demonic nightmare.

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