Horror Horizon – March 11

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Notable horror releases for the coming Tuesday. Selections are subject to Blu-Ray release as well.In Fear


“Experience the film being hailed as chilling, tense, and scary (Screen Daily). Young couple Tom (Iain De Caestecker of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Lucy (Alice Englert of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES) are driving to a festival in the remote Irish countryside. When they leave the main highway to look for their hotel, they quickly lose their way along the back-roads. Lost and tormented as night falls, Tom and Lucy’s primal anxieties of the dark and the unknown start to take hold. When the couple discovers they are not alone, they realize that their worst fears lay in the road ahead. Allen Leech (Downton Abbey) co-stars in this shattering debut feature by writer/director Jeremy Lovering.”

Thirst

“The Ozploitation classic and one of the most unique vampire movies of our time is back like you’ve never seen it before: David Hemmings (BLOW-UP, DEEP RED) and Henry Silva (THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE) star as executives of an international blood-drinking cartel known as The Brotherhood. But when they abduct a descendant (Chantal Contouri of THE DAY AFTER HALLOWEEN ) of Elizabeth Bathory to reboot her depraved legacy, she must escape before the corporation can expand their human blood cow dairies and create a vampire master race. Max Phipps (THE ROAD WARRIOR) co-stars in this gripping shocker directed by Rod Hardy (Prisoner: Cell Block H), produced by Antony Ginnane (PATRICK, TURKEY SHOOT), and now transferred in HD from the original negative for the first time ever anywhere!”

Armistice

“The story follows Royal Marine A.J. Budd (Joseph Morgan) who awakens in a mysterious house. Trapped alone in an unchanging prison of unbreakable routines and fighting for his life against grotesque inhuman opponents, he must kill every day or die himself. As days stretch into years, the isolation and unceasing violence threaten his very soul. The only note of hope lays in the journals of a former prisoner, WWI officer Lieutenant Edward Sterling (Matt Ryan), which he discovers behind a secret wall. Sterling’s diaries help the young Marine stay alive in the forsaken prison. But what dark fate befell their author? The stories of the two men from different eras interweave as their desperation to escape the endless killing leads them both to take terrible measures.”

Ozploitation Trailer Explosion


“In the late 70s and early 80s, films like MY BRILLIANT CAREER and BREAKER MORANT put Australia’s ‘New Wave’ on the map. But at the same time, a depraved generation of young Aussie filmmakers was putting a very different kind of movie on screens. This is the ultimate collection of Ozploitation trailers, packed with ockers, knockers, pubes, tubes, comatose killers, outback chillers, high-octane disasters and kung fu masters, featuring such classics as: ALVIN PURPLE, PATRICK, WAKE IN FRIGHT, MAD DOG MORGAN, BARRY McKENZIE HOLDS HIS OWN, STUNT ROCK, STONE, FANTASM, ROAD GAMES, DEAD KIDS, FELICITY, TURKEY SHOOT, THIRST, BMX BANDITS, THE MAN FROM HONG KONG, DEAD END DRIVE-IN …and many more!”

The Altar of Lust + Angel On Fire

“THE ALTAR OF LUST: A psychiatrist probes deep into the erotic traumas experienced by a young woman who has turned to lesbianism. ANGEL ON FIRE: After dumping his pregnant girlfriend, an arrogant chauvinist is hit by a van and reincarnated as a woman.

Scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm archival elements.”

42nd Street Forever: The Peep Show Collection Vol. 1

“Their place in history is undeniable. 8mm films introduced human sexuality to the public. Predating every other moving picture home format, these inauspicious productions provided a window to a whole other world. Thousands of these underground movies were made between the 1960s and 1980s. Impulse Pictures is proud to present 42ND STREET FOREVER® – THE PEEP SHOW COLLECTION VOL. 1, a new, continuing series of 8mm shorts, re-mastered from original film prints. This collection features fifteen classic film stars including Annie Sprinkle, Susan Nero and Lisa DeLeeuw. “

Dead Kids

“The Ozploitation classic and one of the most unique shockers of the 80s returns like never before: Michael Murphy (MANHATTAN), Dan Shor (BILL AND TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE) and Fiona Lewis (THE FURY) star in this grisly saga of bizarre experiments, butchered teens, New Zealand doubling for suburban Illinois, and a killer in a Tor Johnson mask. Dey Young (ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL), Marc McClure (SUPERMAN), Scott Brady (JOHNNY GUITAR) and Academy Award® winner Louise Fletcher (ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST) co-star in this cult favorite released in America as STRANGE BEHAVIOR featuring a hypnotic score by Tangerine Dream, co-written by the Oscar®-winning director of CHICAGO, directed by the producer of TWO LANE BLACKTOP, now loaded with Extras and transferred in HD from the original negative for the first time ever.”

Sadie + The Seductress

“SADIE: Director Bob Chinn’s adaptation of Somerset Maugham’s classic, Rain, stars Chris Cassidy as a beautiful prostitute named Sadie living on an island in Borneo during the Vietnam War. With the arrival of an Evangelical senator, Sadie’s life is pushed into turmoil in this impeccably written and beautifully photographed masterpiece. THE SEDUCTRESS: A mysterious blackmailer is tricking wealthy married couples into having covert liaisons while photographing them. Who is the sinister blackmailer and what are the deadly consequences of their devious plan?”

Cowboys & Aliens (Extended Edition)

“Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford star in this action-packed sci-fi western from the director of Iron Man (Jon Favreau) that critics call “wickedly original, unlike anything you’ve ever seen” (Jake Hamilton, Fox-TV Houston, TX). A stranger (Craig) stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no memory of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. With the help of mysterious beauty Ella (Olivia Wilde) and the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford), he finds himself leading an unlikely posse of cowboys, outlaws, and Apache warriors against a common enemy from beyond this world in an epic showdown for survival.”

Dogs

“DAVID McCALLUM (MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E, NCIS) stars in this horrifying tale of man’s best friend turning into his worst enemy! On the quiet campus of the remotely-located SouthWestern University, something strange is happening. All of the dogs in the area, once loyal, gentle pets, are now banding together in wild packs and hunting down their former masters. Could the strange transformation have anything to do with the secret government experiments being conducted in the school’s physics laboratory? More importantly, can the dogs be stopped before it’s too late? Now what this terrifying entire in the animal attack genre in glorious widescreen from a brand new HD master!”

End of the World

“When electro-magnetic blasts begin to bombard Earth, only two men may be fully prepared for the coming apocalypse: A video store owner (Greg Grunberg of Heroes) and his film nerd pal (Neil Grayston of Eureka). But as anarchy, humongous dust storms and mom-incinerating meteors devastate the planet, can a pair of disaster-movie fanboys, their hero an institutionalized science fiction writer (Academy Award® nominee Brad Dourif of THE LORD OF THE RINGS) and a nuclear warhead be our last hope to save the world? Caroline Cave (The L Word) and Mark Hildreth (V) co-star in the new Syfy Original classic that SciFiVision.com calls the ultimate disaster movie to end all disaster movies!”

Dracula Reborn

“Jonathan had it all; a great job, a loving wife and a baby on the way. But everything is stripped from him when a vampire takes his wife. In order to save his wife and seek vengeance against the vampire that destroyed his life, he joins forces with a renown vampire hunter and descends into the depths of hell.”

Schoolgirl Report Vol. 12: If Mom Only Knew…


“In this twelfth volume of the German exploitation classic series, the filmmakers explore stories written to the editors of a high school newspaper. As the students read the letters aloud, the vignettes play out onscreen. You’ll be floored by the amazing story of the young Anne, a student secretly wishing to enter the mile-high club with an older airplane pilot. During a class trip, Barbara and her young boyfriend sneak away from the Forester’s Lodge , not realizing that the ENTIRE class has exactly the same idea. The lovely Gaby is mistakenly sent to a doctor on the wrong day. Then there s the tragic tale of beautiful Etta, from a troubled home who sinks into prostitution and drugs from her enabling boyfriend. And, in the final story, a family mistakenly brings a male exchange student into their home, only to have their daughter fall head-over-heels in love with him.

Special Features: Original German Language Version, Newly Translated Removable English Subtitles.”

Easy Money: Hard to Kill

“JW now lives in exile and is more than ever determined to find out what happened to his missing sister Camilla. Every trace leads him to the world of organized crime in Stockholm. Jorge is about to do his last score – the largest robbery in Swedish history. But during the complicated preparations he meets a woman from his past – Nadja. Martin Hägerström is chosen to go undercover into the Serbian mafia, in order to get its notorious boss, Radovan Krajnic, behind bars. When an assassination attempt is made on Radovan, his daughter Natalie is pulled into the power struggle within the Serbian mafia.”

Dark House

“When Nick Di Santo learns that his father is not only alive but can possibly reveal the origin of his son s dark gift, he sets out on a trip that takes him to an abandoned mansion he thought only existed in his childhood imagination.”

A Saint, A Woman, A Devil

“One of the oddest mixes of drive-in craziness and steamy action, RAGING BULL co-writer Peter Savage’s sleazy adaptation of THE THREE FACES OF EVE finally comes to home video fully uncut with all the mind-boggling plot twists and sex-filled fun fully intact! Young Sylvia is a good, pure Christian, but her friends and family are noticing strange things happening to her. Sylvia is experiencing sudden transformations from a church going innocent into a sex-obsessed vixen, violently seducing every man (and woman) in sight! Shocked by these episodes, her beautiful sister seeks help from a psychiatrist (played by director Peter Savage) and the two of them begin to explore the dark secrets in Sylvia’s past that have lead to her unnatural sexual awakening. Better known under its re-issue title of SYLVIA, Vinegar Syndrome brings this sexy cult film to DVD in its original cut and under its original title, A SAINT, A WOMAN, A DEVIL! Bonus Features: Includes alternate R rated cut! Scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm archival elements.”

Black Plague

“In the midst of a bloody war, English soldiers inform Queen Mathilda (Game of Thrones Lena Headey) that her husband, the King, has been captured. Fortunately, they also bring back a hostage of their own a mysterious man claiming to be the enemy s prince. However, the man brings with him only death and vengeance as a violent plague befalls the city. With the disease spreading and death coming for everyone, the prisoner s mysterious past and dark powers seem to hold all of the answers.”

Necronos: Tower of Doom

“Necronos, one of the mightiest minions of the devil himself has come to earth to create an invincible army of the undead under leadership of barbaric demons, called Berzerkers. To achieve his goal Necronos needs numerous often very macabre and difficult to come by ingredients. So Satan sends him two assistants to achieve his goal Goran, a Blood Demon and footman loyal to Necronos as well as The Mighty Witch to locate the chosen one a virgin witch.”

Pig

“PIG is a mind-bending sci-fi thriller in the tradition of Memento, “a riveting adventure of confusion and identity” (Cleveland Plain-Dealer). The Desert Star Weekly called it “a brilliant sci-fi thriller…the most provocative film I saw at the Palm Springs Int’l. Film Festival.” “An impeccably crafted indie gem that genre fans need to see” (CultCuts Magazine). The film was inspired by Ray Kurzweil’s book The Singularity Is Near.

A man (Rudolf Martin, NCIS) wakes up alone in the desert with a black hood over his head and his hands tied behind his back. He has no idea who he is or how he got there. The only clue to his identity is a name written down in his pocket, leading him to Los Angeles. The more he discovers about his past, the less he understands, until he stumbles upon something bigger and more unusual than he could have ever imagined.

Henry Barrial premiered his first feature, Some Body, in Dramatic Competition at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. Barrial is also a Sundance Screenwriters Lab Fellow. His most recent feature, The House That Jack Built, premiered at the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival and was written by the late Joseph Vasquez, (Hangin’ With The Homeboys).”

Hangman

“Two Iraq war vets Nick and Lenny return to the hometown of their ex girlfriends to see if they can rekindle the flames. What should be a little R&R in the woods slowly turns into Murder & Mayhem, when they take off with the girls to an abandoned cabin on their closed Alma Mater campus. There they fall prey to a deadly game of Hangman. This one comes complete with a real noose for the losers. Lust soon gives way to suspicion and fear as they turn on each other to survive. Only the Hangman knows who will win this game”

Grindhouse Double Feature: Deadly Culture and V-World Matrix


“V-World Matrix:

Two friends tae a cyber vacation to experience a world where they can act out their most violent and erotic fantasies! They soon realize they’ve entered a virtual free-for-all. Forbidden fantasies and desires suddenly appear in the form of the ever deadlier dark woman. All the players now end up in a cyber battle for their lives, and sanity, against a beautiful virtual hunter who has one killer fixation – winning the deadly game they started!

Deadly Culture:

When the government interferes with medicine and medicine interferes with Mother Nature, evil plants a seed. When Natasha and her doctor believe they have found the cure for her illness, suddenly Natasha turns into a monster unleashed into the wilderness where campers are terrorized.

Total run time over 3 hours!”

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