Goosebumps

goosebumps

“After moving to a small town, Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets next door neighbor Hannah, the daughter of bestselling Goosebumps series author R.L. Stine. Stine is very strange and mysterious and it turns out for good reason. He is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.”

Corpse Party: Tortured Souls [Blu-Ray]

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“The story is set in Heavenly Host Elementary School, an elementary school that was torn down following the murders and disappearances of several of its staff and students. By the start of the story, another school called Kisaragi Academy has been built over the elementary school site. One night, a group of students from Kisaragi are telling ghost stories when a sudden earthquake transports them to another dimension where Heavenly Host Elementary still exists and is haunted by the ghosts of the school’s murdered children. The students of Kisaragi Academy try to find their way home and survive the other mysterious forces that haunt the school.”

Sonny Boy [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]

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“A shattering, unforgettable performance from David Carradine (KILL BILL) powers this wickedly off-beat tale of family love gone berserk. Paul L. Smith (MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, CRIME WAVE) and Brad Dourif (CHILD’S PLAY, THE EXORCIST III) are also featured in powerfully moving supporting roles.

In a remote desert town, a psychopathic petty crook (Smith) and his transvestite girlfriend (Carradine) kidnap and raise an orphaned infant, cage it like an animal and train it to steal and kill on their command. Years later, when the half-wild Sonny Boy escapes and embarks on a bloody rampage, the couple’s monstrous attempt at “child development”, provokes the local populace into vengeful retaliation.

Unlike any film you’ve ever seen, SONNY BOY is an unsettling, wildly bizarre allegory on the devastating effects of child abuse and the violent consequences that follow.”

Jack’s Back [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]

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“One hundred years ago, Jack the Ripper slashed his way through London’s red light district. Now, a modern-day maniac is honoring the event by mutilating L.A. ’s ladies of the evening. Has Jack the Ripper been reborn? The police are stumped and the prostitutes of L.A. are scared. The only person with a chance of solving the murders has a problem of his own: he’s the LAPD’s number one suspect.

James Spader (The Blacklist, The Avengers: Age Of Ultron) and Cynthia Gibb (Death Warrant, Youngblood) star in this taut mystery-thriller written and directed by Rowdy Herrington (Road House).”

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Nikkatsu Diamond Guys: Vol. 1 [Arrow Video Blu-Ray]

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“Nikkatsu, the oldest film studio in Japan, inaugurated a star system in the late 1950s, finding talent and contracting to their Diamond Line for a series of wild genre pictures. This collection celebrates these Diamond Guys with three classic films from directors Seijun Suzuki (Branded to Kill), Toshio Masuda (Rusty Knife) and Buichi Saito (Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril).

An old hand at tough guy action roles, Hideaki Nitani (Tokyo Drifter, Massacre Gun) stars in Suzuki s Voice Without a Shadow. Asako, a former telephone operator once heard the voice of a murder suspect which has continued to haunt her. Years later her husband invites his boss, Hamazaki, over for dinner and she realises his voice is suspiciously like that of the killer. Before she can investigate further, Hamazaki is found dead and her husband becomes the prime suspect…

Next, 50s subculture icon Yujiro Ishihara (Crazed Fruit) stars in Masuda s Red Pier as Jiro the Lefty , a killer with a natural talent. Shortly after arriving in Kobe, he witnesses a man die in a crane accident which turns out to be a cover-up for a murder. Jiro soon finds himself on the run, tailed by a determined cop…

Finally, in Saito s The Rambling Guitarist, mega star Akira Koabyashi (Battles Without Honour and Humanity) stars as wandering street musician Shinji, who falls in with mob boss Akitsu after saving one of his henchmen in a bar fight. Tasked by Akitsu with evicting an offshore fishery, Shinji finds himself in the middle of a very unusual domestic dispute…

Presented on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time in the West, these thrilling genre films feature Nikkatsu s leading talent at their best.”

Black Mountain Side

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“Canada’s remote wilderness becomes a chilly catalyst for terror as a group of archaeologists uncover a strange structure buried in the snow. As paranoia and mistrust take hold, the researchers turn on each other, encouraged by visions of a mysterious figure lurking at the fringes of the woods. Is the terror real or a hallucination? Whatever they’ve unleashed is a powerful force they may never comprehend…if they survive.”

Wicked City

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“It’s not unusual for lady-killer Renzaburo Taki to share a night with a woman. When that woman can turn into a demonic spider, however, it’s just a little worrying. The demons are on the move, and as a member of the Black Guard, Taki’s job–his *real* job–is to protect the human world from the demon world. And his work is just beginning! A fragile peace exists between the two worlds, brokered by a treaty. In order for the renewal of that treaty to go smoothly, Taki has to protect Giuseppi Mayart, a two hundred year old man with immense spiritual power, from an extremist faction of demons seeking to bring chaos to the two worlds. Worst of all, Taki’s assigned a partner for the mission: the unnaturally beautiful Makie, a fellow Black Guard member… and herself a demon! The two will have to go all out to protect the old man, as not only are the demons going to extreme lengths to kill him, but Mayart seems oddly unconcerned for his own safety. Is there more going on than Taki and Makie realize?”

Survival Knife

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“The lone survivor of a serial killer’s attack tries to cope with the death of her friends and her mutilation at the hands of the maniac – but she fears the trauma has awakened a dark side within her as she slowly becomes something possibly even worse than the man who scarred her forever.”

Serial Kaller

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“A group of beautiful Internet models are trapped inside their recording studio and hunted down by a mentally unstable fan they insulted live on the air. Now the girls must join together to escape and face their murderous stalker, or be picked of one by one. Beauty may only be skin deep, but revenge cuts to the bone.”

The Town Inside

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“Jason Davis and his daughter Patricia have been surviving in a world that has become unsurvivable. A new strain of the South African Lujo virus has touched American soil and has made people very desperate. Jason has taken in as many people as he can and there’s not enough water or food to go around. So when an infected neighbor comes knocking for help and Jason turns him away, it becomes more then a struggle for survival from the virus. It also becomes a struggle from what once was his fellow man. Can Jason protect everyone and survive? He just might with The Town Inside. The films stars notable actor Gregory Alan Williams (Remember The Titans) It is an Urban Action Thriller. Not many films are released intros genre. There will be a press junket and a online ad campaign garnering 3 million impressions”

The Thrill of a Kill

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“Kim has a fight with her mother and runs off into the woods. A chance meeting with a local photographer sons turns into a living nightmare as Kim is captured and run through a series of gruesome tortures, one worse than the last. Graphic and disturbing.”

In the Hell of Dixie

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“A Blood-Drenched Southern Shocker in the Tradition of Battle Royale and The Most Dangerous Game Every town has its secrets. During one terrifying night, Gloster, Louisiana, lets its darkest one out. Deep in the woods of southern Louisiana, a masked killer stalks members of a local hunting club. As blood trails begin to connect the victims, police deputy Ned Annison finds himself caught in the middle, pursued by both the killer and the town sheriff, who believes Ned is the man responsible. Always one step ahead, Ned works to stop the killer and clear his name, only to find that some friendships end in blood.”

Infidus: Blood Follows Blood

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“Revenge isn t fair…and blood follows blood. In the suburbs of Rome, Massimo and Barabba two disparate men with only the desire for vengeance and redemption in common find that their destinies are intertwined in this shocking blood-soaked film. Massimo’s mind is plagued with images of his wife s violent death at the hands of a criminal gang involved in the production of snuff films. With every memory of the woman he loved replaced by unforgettable images of her horrific final moments, Massimo sees only one chance to take back his life: find the wealthy individual who commissioned her sickening murder…and make him pay. Barabba, a recently released convict, hopes to keep a promise he made to his father and start a new life with his brother, Spaccio, far from the violent world that they used to inhabit. Discovering that his brother is involved in a snuff gang, Barabba seeks to change things the only way he knows how: through violence and bloodshed. Shot with real life ex-criminals and people from the streets, INFIDUS is a violent drama about redemption and revenge that will show you with uncompromising truth the reality of the Italian criminal underworld ramming sweat, tears and blood down your throat… with not a single drop spared.”

Mansion of Blood

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“Millionaire Mason Murphy renovates the haunted Mayhew mansion. He moves his family to the estate with his creepy servant Zacharia (Gary Busey). He plans a tremendous lunar eclipse viewing party to celebrate his return to his hometown of River Ridge Iowa. At the party, a witch casts a spell to summon the spirit of her dead boyfriend. The magic runs out of control under the eclipse and a series of deadly accidents lead to revenge killings and then all the monsters come out as the party guests are murdered one by one. Each murder and death is unique, macabre, and horrifying at the Mansion of Blood. Who, if any, will survive? Bonus features include: trailers”

Sideshow

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“This horror story from exploitation auteur Fred Olen Ray gets a stripped-down presentation in this DVD release. Step right up…and pray for your soul! A group of teens get more than their money’s worth at the local SIDESHOW when the evil ringmaster, Dr. Graves, grants them their wishes. However, deepest wishes can – and sometimes do – backfire. Just one visit isn’t enough, so come back often. New freaks are arriving nightly at this SIDESHOW! We guarantee it! If we can’t find enough freaks, why not just make them? Welcome to the FREAKSHOW, the place where terror is the main attraction! Bonus features include: Trailers”

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