Horror Horizon – Horror Releases for May 16, 2017

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Horror releases for May 16 on Blu-Ray and DVD. Click the title to go to the Amazon listing page; purchase to support this site!

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter [Blu-Ray]

“Picking up after Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.”

The Mummy Ultimate Trilogy [4k Blu-Ray]

“Embark on the ultimate action adventure that spans continents and explores ancient history with The Mummy Ultimate Trilogy including films The Mummy, The Mummy Returns and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Follow the exhilarating journeys and exploits of daring explorer Rick O’Connell (Brendan Fraser) and his family as they combat the evil undead from the dusty tombs of ancient Egypt to the hidden catacombs of China. Filled with amazing special effects and breathtaking battles, it’s a passport to spellbinding entertainment you can watch again and again!”

Streets of Fire [Shout! Select Blu-Ray]

“Amid a brooding rock & roll landscape, the Bombers motorcycle gang, led by the vicious Raven Shaddock (Willem Dafoe, John Wick), kidnap diva Ellen Aim (Diane Lane, Man of Steel). Her hope for rescue lies with unlikely heroes: soldier of fortune Tom Cody (Michael Pare, Bad Moon) and his sidekick, the two-fisted beer-guzzling McCoy (Amy Madigan, The Dark Half). Joined by Ellen’s manager, Billy Fish (Rick Moranis, Ghostbusters), the trio plunges headfirst into a world of rain-splattered streets, hot cars, and deadly assassins.

This cult favorite features a razor-sharp cast and original songs written by Jim Steinman, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and Ry Cooder and performed by The Blasters and The Fixx. Directed by cult filmmaker Walter Hill (The Warriors, Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs.), Streets of Fire is a rock & roll shotgun blast to the senses.”

Resident Evil: The Complete Collection [Blu-Ray]

“Experience the exhilarating epic journey of Resident Evil from beginning to end, with all six films on Blu Ray in Resident Evil: The Complete Collection!”

The Mummy: Complete Legacy Collection [Blu-Ray]

“The original Mummy is one of the silver screen’s most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. The Mummy: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 6 films from the original legacy including the terrifying classic starring Boris Karloff and the timeless films that followed. These landmark motion pictures defined the iconic look of the ancient Egyptian monster and continue to inspire countless remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of the Mummy to this day.”

Dracula: Complete Legacy Collection [Blu-Ray]

“The original Dracula is one of the silver screen’s most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. Dracula: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 6 films from the original legacy including the frightening classic starring Bela Lugosi and the timeless films that followed. These landmark motion pictures defined the iconic look of the famed vampire and continue to inspire countless remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of Dracula to this day.”

Willard [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]

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“Willard Stiles (Bruce Davison, Insidious: Chapter 4) is a young man with a big problem. He lives alone in a crumbling house with his ailing mother (Elsa Lanchester, Arnold, Bride of Frankenstein). His boss, Al Martin (Ernest Borgnine, Escape from New York) is a vulgar, cruel man who stole his business from Willard’s father and is now working Willard to death at his factory job.
Lonely, depressed and isolated, Willard is on the verge of a breakdown when he makes a new friend: Ben, one of the many rats who inhabit his dilapidated home. Not only can Willard communicate with the rodent, but he can actually command him to do his bidding. Using Ben and his furry friends as instruments of retaliation, Willard commands his pets to carry out his vengeance…”

Review here

Ben [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]

“Ben is back!
When detective sergeant Cliff Kirtland (Joseph Campanella, Meteor) investigates the horrifying murder of Willard Stiles by a band of rats, he discovers that the rats are now an organized army, and he must destroy the murderous rodents before it is too late. But the rats, led by Ben, the only survivor of the Willard attack, take to the challenge with full force and little fear.
With an Oscar-nominated theme song, Ben “presents some genuinely creepy scenes… [and]manages to deliver the goods expected of the genre while getting the audience all misty-eyed…”, (TV Guide). Put your feet up, way up, and watch: Ben is an absolute must for everyone who likes a good scare!”

Review here

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume V [Shout! Factory]

“It’s Mystery Science Theater 3000, America’s only show that makes fun of really bad B-movies from the comfort of a spaceship floating above Earth.

It’s volume 5, reloaded”

The Climber [Arrow Video Blu-Ray]

“After shooting cult favourites Flesh for Frankenstein and Blood for Dracula in Europe, Joe Dallesandro spent much of the seventies making movies on the continent. In France he worked with auteurs like Louis Malle and Walerian Borowczyk, and in Italy he starred in all manner of genre fare from poliziotteschi (Savage Three, Season for Assassins) to nunsploitation (Killer Nun).

The Climber follows in the tradition of gangster classics such as The Public Enemy and Scarface as it charts the rise and inevitable fall of small-time smuggler Aldo (Dallesandro). Beaten and abandoned by the local gang boss after he tries to skim off some profits for himself, Aldo forms his own group of misfits in order to exact revenge…

Written and directed by Pasquale Squitieri (Gang War in Naples, I Am the Law), The Climber is a prime example of Italian crime cinema a high-octane action-thriller full of brawls, fistfights, shootouts and explosions!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Original Italian soundtrack in uncompressed PCM mono with optional newly-translated English subtitles
Alternative English-language soundtrack with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Little Joe s Adventures in Europe, a brand-new interview with Joe Dallesandro on his numerous European film appearances during the 1970s and early 1980s
Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Roberto Curti, author of Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980”

Kung Fu Zombies

“It s the Ultimate Genre Mash-Up in this Killer Kung-Fu Collection

**With English Subtitles**

Kung Fu Zombie
1981 Not Rated Billy Chong
A criminal comes to town in order to kill Billy Chong over a past dispute. But instead of getting his own hands dirty, he hires a Taoist wizard to animate some zombies to do the job for him. The plan goes horribly awry, and the bad guy ends up getting killed in his own trap. Crazy possessions & vampire insanity ensues… luckily Billy knows Kung Fu.

Kung Fu From Beyond the Grave
1982 Not Rated Billy Chong
The gates of hell open to let out the ghosts of the dead Chun Sing is visited by his deceased father, who tells the young man that his enemy is a priest who commands the dark forces of black magic. Luckily, Chun Sing gets help from a magic book, a group of friendly ghosts, and a house full of hookers.

Shaolin vs. Evil Dead
2004 Not Rated Chia-Hui Liu, Siu-Wong Fan
A criminal comes to town in order to kill Billy Chong over a past dispute. But instead of getting his own hands dirty, he hires a Taoist wizard to animate some zombies to do the job for him. The plan goes horribly awry, and the bad guy ends up getting killed in his own trap. Crazy possessions & vampire insanity ensues… luckily Billy knows Kung Fu.

Shaolin vs. Evil Dead: Ultimate Power
2007 Not Rated Chia-Hui Liu, Siu-Wong Fan
It’s more zombies and vampires as the Master Killer, Gordon Liu (Kill Bill 1 & 2) returns in this highly anticipated sequel to Shaolin vs Evil Dead! His fellow Taoist priest Hak has turned into a vampire and he must use all his power to stop Hak and his legion of vampires from bringing eternal darkness to the nation. Spectacular special effects and terrific fights make Shaolin vs Evil Dead: The Ultimate Power the perfect conclusion to this martial arts horror thriller!

Spirited Killer 2
1997 Not Rated Panna Rittikrai
There are two sisters who want to get their grandad’s corpse so he can be buried with his ancestors. There’s a problem, though, as there are some gangsters in the same general area trying to take the blood from their dead leader’s body and transfer it to a new guy. That blood gets infected and both guys are now zombies. The grandfather comes back as well. There’s a hopping vampire. There’s ghosts. We also have an exorcist. There’s also an evil wizard. And lots and lots of martial arts fights.

Spirited Killer 3
1998 Not Rated Panna Rittikrai
We have teams from China and Japan seeking out a black stone that can create immensely powerful magic. There’s some resistance and the local population calls up a shaman who announces he will be a shaman for a thousand years. Yes, he’s evil. So we’re off to more wackiness with wizards, ghosts, zombies, and a few of those female ogres/ghouls. There are a few gut-munching scenes. It all ends up in a magical war.

We Are Going To Eat You
1980 Not Rated Eddy Ko
Agent 999 is sent to a rural Chinese village to arrest a bandit called ‘Rolex’, who sports a tattoo of a fist on his chest. Upon arriving, Agent 999 begins to suspect that something is wrong, and it soon transpires that cannibals, addicted to the flesh of strangers, populate the village. Agent 999 and an unlikely bunch of good guys decide that they must overthrow the evil Chief of the village and escape.”

Breakdown Lane

“When Kirby Lane’s SUV breaks down in the middle of the desert, she must overcome the dehydration, coyotes, and lurking undead to find her way home.”

He Knows You’re Alone

“Now you see him. Now you don’t. The face of a killer appears out of the darkness and just as quickly disappears. A young woman has an eerie feeling someone is stalking her. Another beauty steps into a shower… and a bathroom-door handle slowly turns. We’re in slasher-flick territory – and also in a rare realm of film history, because screen icon Tom Hanks makes his movie debut in this knife-edged shocker.

The up-and-coming legend plays the brief supporting role of Elliot, a psych major whose musings about the nature of fear reinforce the tone of this twisted tale about a sicko who targets brides-to-be… a detective scrambling to stop the carnage. Wedded bliss can be very short-lived when He Knows You’re Alone!”

Patient

“After escaping a cult suicide, a paraplegic hospital patient is tormented by malevolent spirits and cursed to kill whomever hears her voice, unless she offers up the soul of her innocent nephew in place of her own.”

Van Helsing [Blu-Ray]

“The director of The Mummy and The Mummy Returns brings three of Universal’s classic monsters back to life like never before in the action-packed Van Helsing! Legendary monster hunter Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman, X-Men) must rely on the help of the beautiful and mysterious Anna Valeris (Kate Beckinsale, Underworld) as he engages in an epic battle with the ultimate forces of darkness – Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein’s Monster! Get ready for non-stop action and spectacular adventure in this pulse-pounding thrill ride loaded with eye-popping visual effects and exciting bonus features!”

Cabin Fear

“A group of friends is stalked by a killer at an isolated destination wedding.”

Dracula Untold [Blu-Ray]

“Witness the origin story of one of legend’s most captivating figures in the action-adventure, Dracula Untold. The year is 1462 and Transylvania has enjoyed a prolonged period of peace under the just and fair rule of the battle-weary Vlad III, the prince of Wallachia (Luke Evans, Fast & Furious 6, The Hobbit series). But when Sultan Mehmed II (Dominic Cooper, Captain America: The First Avenger) demands 1,000 of Wallachia’s boys – including Vlad’s own son – become child soldiers in his army, Vlad must enter into a Faustian bargain to save his family and his people. He gains the strength of 100 men, the speed of a falling star, and the power to crush his enemies. In exchange, he’s inflicted with an insatiable thirst for human blood that could force him into a life of darkness and destroy all that he holds dear.”

An American Werewolf in London

“Re-discover one of the most gripping horror films of all-time with the cult classic An American Werewolf in London. Blending the macabre with a wicked sense of humor, director John Landis (National Lampoon’s Animal House) delivers a contemporary take on the classic werewolf tale in this story of two American tourists who, while traveling in London, find their lives changed forever when a vicious wolf attacks them during a full moon. Featuring groundbreaking, Academy Award-winning* make-up by Rick Baker (The Wolfman), this digitally remastered film remains a modern horror favorite.”

Army of Darkness: Screwhead Edition

“All primitive screwheads, listen up! Cult superstar Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) reunites with director Sam Raimi (Drag Me to Hell, Spider-Man) to battle the deadly forces of evil in Army of Darkness – the outrageous, effects-fueled action epic that will make you scream with fear and laughter. Forced to lead a makeshift Dark Ages army against the demonic Deadites, who possess all the deadly magic of hell, the shotgun-toting, chainsaw-armed, reluctant 20th century time traveler Ash (Campbell) must save the living from the dead, rescue his medieval girlfriend and get back to his own time. One of the most popular horror comedies of all time, now digitally remastered and loaded with bonus features, Army of Darkness Screwhead Edition is drop-dead fun!”

A Stranger is Watching

“They don’t see him, but he’s there. A stranger is watching… plotting… planning… and anticipating every move they make. Then he strikes. He imprisons a little girl and a famous reporter in the dank maze of tunnels beneath New York’s Grand Central Station. The kidnapper is a remorseless psychopath who wants to collect a ransom, then murder his captives. His victims’ only hope is their own wits – and the aid of the dazed and desperate homeless people who roam this urban netherworld.

Kate Mulgrew is heartrendingly believable as the reporter, and Rip Torn gives a harrowing performance as the kidnapper in this nightmarish shocker based on the Mary Higgins Clark suspense novel and directed by Sean S. Cunningham (Friday the 13th). A Stranger Is Watching: You won’t be able to look away.”

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