Horror releases for May 9 on Blu-Ray and DVD. Click on the title to go to the Amazon listing; buy to support this site!

Serial Mom [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]

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“Every woman wants to be wanted… just not for Murder One!

Director John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray) brings his twisted cinematic vision to the seemingly mundane world of suburbia in Serial Mom, an outrageous dark comedy starring Kathleen Turner (Body Heat, Romancing The Stone).

Beverly (Turner) is the perfect happy homemaker. Along with her doting husband Eugene (Sam Waterston) and two children, Misty (Ricki Lake) and Chip (Matthew Lillard), she lives a life straight out of Good Housekeeping. But this nuclear family just might explode when Beverly’s fascination with serial killers collides with her ever-so-proper code of ethics: transforming her from middle class mom to mass murderer! Soon, the bodies begin to pile up… and suburbia faces a horror even worse than wearing white after Labor Day.

Featuring appearances by Mink Stole, Suzanne Somers, Traci Lords, and Patty Hearst, Serial Mom is a bloody hilarious tale that’s as American as motherhood, the flag, and apple die.”

Review here

Brain Damage [Arrow Video Blu-Ray]

“IT S A HEADACHE FROM HELL!

From Frank Henenlotter, the man behind such cult horror favourites as Basket Case and Frankenhooker, comes Brain Damage the ultimate head-trip, now finally on Blu-ray!

Meet Elmer. He s your local, friendly parasite with the ability to induce euphoric hallucinations in his hosts. But these LSD-like trips come with a hefty price tag. When young Brian comes under Elmer s addictive spell, it s not long before he finds himself scouring the city streets in search of his parasite s preferred food source brains!

Featuring late TV horror host John Zacherley as the voice of Elmer, Brain Damage boasts some of the most astonishing bad taste gore-gags ever realized, including the notorious brain-pulling sequence and another that let’s just say ends with a distinctly unconventional ”climax.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

 

  • Digital transfer from original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary by writer-director Frank Henenlotter
  • Brand new interviews with cast and crew
  • Q&A with Henenlotter recorded at the 2016 Offscreen Film Festival
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck
  • PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!!!

 

FIRST PRESSING ONLY!

 

  • Limited edition O-card with exclusive artwork
  • Collector s Booklet with new writing on the film by Michael Gingold”

The Void

“Shortly after delivering a patient to an understaffed hospital, a police officer experiences strange and violent occurrences seemingly linked to a group of mysterious hooded figures.”

Review here

Psycho [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]

“Criminal on the run, Marion Crane (Anne Heche) take refuge at the motel operated by Norman Bates (Vince Vaughn): a troubled man whose victims encounter a grisly fate at the hands of his “mother. “, Marion soon becomes the next victim and her disappearance prompts inquiries from her sister (Julianne Moore) and a private investigator (William H. Macy). They both soon discover the morbid bond linking Norman to his mysterious “mother”,at the Bates Motel. Relive the terror in acclaimed director Gus Van Sant’s all-new version of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece of suspense…PSYCHO.”

American Mummy [Wild Eye Releasing Blu-Ray]

“A group of university students in the New Mexico desert unearth an ancient mummy, on which one of the students performs a secret blood ritual, awaking the death-hungry spirit of an Aztec king. This lord of the dead soon possesses each of the students, in his bid to spread evil to the world. Bonus features include: Promo Videos, Outtakes, Behind the Scenes, Trailers”

Making Contact [Blu-Ray]

“Following the death of his father, nine-year-old Joey finds himself at the center of a frightening series of phenomena, including telekinesis, phone calls from beyond the grave and one very sinister ventriloquist dummy with extremely homicidal instincts. But when the authorities arrive to investigate Joey’s gifts, they unknowingly unleash a horrific supernatural force that no scientist can comprehend and only one boy can hope to stop. Roland Emmerich, the director of blockbusters Independence Day, Stargate, The Day After Tomorrow and Universal Soldier, wonderfully directed this haunting shocker.”

VHS Massacre [Troma Films Blu-Ray]

“This brilliant, award-winning documentary explores the rise and fall of physical media and its effect on Independent and cult films. Ranging from the origin of home movies through the video store era, it’s sure to entertain. With icons like Joe Bob Briggs (MonsterVision), Lloyd Kaufman (Toxic Avenger), Greg Sestero (The Room), Debbie Rochon (Return to Nuke ‘Em High), Deborah Reed (Troll 2), Mark Frazer (Samurai Cop), James Nguyen (Birdemic) and many others.

Special Features:

  • Intro by Lloyd Kaufman (President of Troma Entertainment and Creator of The Toxic Avenger) & VHS MASSACRE Directors
  • Director’s Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Troma Now! Extreme Edition
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • A Full Episode of Monster Kill: Merminators from Space (The New Web Series by Kenneth Powell and Thomas Edward Seymour)
  • Radiation March
  • Return to Nuke ‘Em High: VOL.1 Trailer
  • Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High AKA VOL.2 Fantasia Teaser”

Obsessions [Cult Epics Blu-Ray]

“The obscure film OBSESSIONS (aka A HOLE IN THE WALL) was directed by Dutch artsploitation auteur Pim de la Parra and co-produced by longtime collaborator Wim Verstappen (BLUE MOVIE). This gritty, psychedelic Hitchcockian mystery, which is notable for being the first Dutch film shot in English-language, starts in a savagely brutal fashion. When a bloody painting of Vincent van Gogh falls from a wall and exposes a makeshift peephole, student protagonist Nils Janssen (played by the film’s German co-producer Dieter Geissler) becomes an unwitting witness to a gruesome sex crime next door. When his young fiancée Marina (Alexandra Stewart of Truffaut’s DAY FOR NIGHT), an enterprising journalist, tells him about a report of a murder that she is writing, he naturally wonders if it’s the very same killing.

This classic exploitation film was the birth of auteur cinema in Holland, and inspired legendary filmmakers such as Paul Verhoeven to make their start in the industry. Originally distributed in over 100 countries, the film remained unreleased in the U. S. (and France) until now. Perhaps most notably, the film was co-written by a young Martin Scorsese, who shot the legendary erotic dream sequence for his first feature WHO’S THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR (1968) in Amsterdam, that same year. Additionally, the film also stars legendary Dutch filmmaker Fons Rademakers (MIRA, THE ASSAULT), is edited by Henry Rust (CHILDREN OF PARADISE) and scored by Hitchcock composer Bernard Herrmann (TAXI DRIVER, SISTERS). OBSESSIONS is a curious cultural hybrid where late-1960s Dutch exploitation and classic Hollywood Hitchcock collide in a provocative and revolutionary fashion. Hitchcock, Scorsese & Sex. Made in Holland.

Special Features:

  • New HD Transfer (from original 35mm film)
  • Introduction by director Pim de La Parra (HD, 2017)
  • Introduction by actor/producer Dieter Geissler (HD, 2016)
  • Interview with Pim de La Parra (HD, 2017)
  • Interview with Dieter Geissler (HD, 2016)
  • Interview with Martin Scorsese (Volkskrant, 2017)
  • Scorpio Films (Excerpt from Parradox documentary, HD 2010)
  • Original Dutch Theatrical Trailer (HD)
  • Script notes by Martin Scorsese
  • Obsessions photo video gallery”

Tall Men [Blu-Ray]

“Terrence Mackleby claims bankruptcy after being over $80,000 in debt. His private world is turned upside down when Terrence is visited by strange demons and tall phantoms in business suits after he applies for a mysterious black credit card, in this nightmarish Holbrookian vision.”

Justice Served

“Luke has been depressed since his wife’s killer was acquitted. One day he is drugged and wakes up in a room with an electrified chair. Soon the accused killer is brought in and secured to the chair and Luke will have to make his choice… DVD BONUS FEATURES include behind-the-scenes footage and cast interviews.”

Alien Implant

“A brilliant female recluse sends a distress signal into outer space from a remote location, however it’s not a distress signal, it’s an ingenious trap designed to exact revenge on the extraterrestrials who abducted her as a child.”

The Evangelist

“The Evangelist, a bible-quoting serial killer, has a small New Jersey town gripped with fear.”

Seven Dorms of Death

“Seven Dorms of Death tells the tale of a cursed stage play that is about to be performed at a New England college. Unfortunately for the director, the young cast, and anyone else unlucky enough to be involved with the production, someone has deadly plans for the play! Can a pair of homicide detectives and a student with psychic powers solve the mystery before it’s too late’ Bonus features include: Music Video, Cast and Crew Commentary Track”

The Greasy Strangler

“Ronnie runs a disco walking tour with his son, Brayden. When a sexy woman takes the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her love. It also signals the arrival of an oily strangler who stalks the streets at night.”

Bodies

“Two brothers posing as paramedics kidnap their victims and harvest their organs for the black market. That is until they kidnap a woman they find impossible to kill and it turns out she has more power over them than they over her.”

Cannibal Messiah

“Cannibal Messiah follows the journey of documentary film makers, Crippler Cris and Master W of P.S.Y.C.H.O Productions and The Pathfinder, a man with a revenge mission against a cannibal cult in the woods of Germany. After torturing a woodland hermit for information on the cult, the three travel deep into the woods. Things go wrong quickly as Master W turns against his companions and ends up among the cannibals. Will Master W and Crippler Criss eventually make it out of those woods? Will the Pathfinder get his revenge? And what is the deal with the mysterious videotapes that a mystery figure keeps delivering to them, tapes that give them horrible insights into their own futures? You’ll have to watch to find out… but bring a raincoat, as blood, guts and gore will fly like you’ve never witnessed before! German with English subtitles. Spanish, French or German subtitles are also available. From SRS Cinema Awesome underground movies you need to see now! Bonus features include: Shooting Diary, English, Spanish, French & German Subtitles”

Clown Kill [Wild Eye Releasing]

“Jenny, an “ambitious, feisty advertising executive” kidnapped by a clown after having her drink spiked in a bar, and is raped. After taking six months off work, she spends the night in the office block and is terrorised by the same clown who raped her.”

Grindhouse Gutmunchers

“Gutmunchers don’t have to be Zombies They can be anything that will get under your skin and eat away at your flesh and your soul! Gutmunchers is two discs worth of horror, gore and more that will have you crying home to your momma. Demented Nurses, Freaky Perverts, Satanic Slashers, Zombies, Vampires & more Grindhouse Gutmunchers is full of Gutmunching Madness, so dive in and get your awesome gore fix on! Scarlet Fry’s Junkfood Horrorfest: Scarlet Fry takes you on the thrill of your life with: Blood-Thirsty Cannibals, Satanic Zombies, Demented Nurses, Junkie Serial Killers, Freaky Perverts and More! This Blood Drenched Deluxe Horrorfest isn’t for the weak of heart. A drug dealer has made his last deal after he decides to hand a junkie serial killer some bad junk. Scream Machine: As a gift to Dr. Fry from his long lost friend Lloyd Kaufman, comes 5 twisted tales guaranteed to make you faint, puke and quite possibly soil your pants! Not even the Plague can survive the Scream Machine and only a few have made it through to the end of these six twisted tales of Gore Stew!”

Inside the Dark Room

“Years ago a number of aspiring models went missing under strange and suspicious circumstances. All were connected to one photographer and his fatal photo shoot. None of them were ever found, and the case was closed. Now the same thing is happening all over again to a new group of models. When Saph’s sister Carrie goes missing, she seeks the help of two detectives (Cross and Harris) who soon realize the weird and messed up world of the sinister photographer and his sidekicks. The sidekicks lure young girls into another world where daytime and nighttime always switch within minutes and they are thrown into various dark rooms and terrifying scenarios so the photographer can capture their fear and terror in a picture.”

The Gorenos

“Miles is haunted by a supernatural entity in the wake of his 18th birthday.”

Zombies: The Aftermath

“A Mondo Non-Stop Zombie Collection like no other! – Get your Zombie Carnage Groove on with hours of Zombie Apocalypse re-animated Gore and Action! Rise of the Fourth Reich A bizarre scientific and occult training ground of Nazi descendants are working on an energy they call VRIL and utilizing it to grow an army of men and women who cannot be killed, because they’re already dead. Zombie Factory A college field trip for a group of students turns into the trip from Hell when they discover they are stranded in the midst of a host of dead walkers re-animated by an evil scientist hell-bent on turning the world into a Zombie Armageddon. Zombie Holocaust Earth is blasted with radiation and a strange virus emerges affecting 99% of the world’s population and turning them into flesh eating cannibals. A group of shell shocked survivors band together but grow weary as the undead multiply.”

Bloodsucker’s Handbook [Wild Eye Releasing]

“A Catholic priest is recruited by US Federal Marshals to decipher an ancient book after they capture what they believe is a vampire. But this ancient, powerful bloodsucker has other plans for the priest, and soon a deadly game of cat-and-mouse begins over possession of the book, and the soul of this once holy man.”

Dead Gamers [Wild Eye Releasing]

“Five gamers are tricked into entering a virtual reality game by a demented computer programmer. Once inside, they are trapped, strapped with weapons and an army of undead creatures, demons and zombies are unleashed for them to fight off. Who will survive this ultimate game of life and death'”

 

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