Horror releases for March 24 on DVD. Selections are subject to Blu-Ray release as well. Click on the titles to buy on Amazon.
Monster High: Haunted
“Lurk what’s waiting for the Monster High ghouls when they bring their killer fashion to the howlways of the spooktacular Haunted High! When the ghouls of Monster High follow Spectra Vondergeist one day, they discover a creeperiffic Ghost World with an all-spirit school. But their scary-cute student bodies are hardly welcome with the very strict Principal Revenant, and she punishes Spectra with frightful detention chains that prevent her from re-joining Monster High . Now, it’s up to the imperfectly perfect friends to take on ghostly forms in order to save one of their own from disappearing forever!”
Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXXII
“They were four total strangers, with nothing in common, except themselves.
A space drama, a sword and sandals epic, a 50s spy film and a TV pilot about an airport. Before the experiment was over, they broke the rules and made us cringe in ways we never dreamed possible. In this 32nd collection of episodes from the cult comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000, Joel, Mike, Tom Servo and Crow spend detention aboard the Satellite of Love with a breakfast club of cheesy movies. To our everlasting good fortune, though, they endure the punishment by delivering a steady stream of wisecracks, and it’s definitely some kind of wonderful.
Dear Dr. Forrester, you see these movies as you want to see them, in simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what our space captives found out is that each one of them has bad acting, a sloppy script, questionable direction and some music. We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice eight hours of our time for whatever it was we did wrong. Thank you, we had a blast.
Radar Secret Service
San Francisco International”
The Beyond [Grindhouse Releasing Blu-Ray]
“From legendary Italian horror master Lucio Fulci comes the ultimate classic of supernatural terror.
A cursed hotel, built over one of the seven gateways to hell, becomes a malevolent abyss that begins devouring both the bodies and the souls of all who enter in a graphic frenzy of gory crucifixions, brutal chain-whippings, eyeball impalements, sulphuric acid meltdowns, flesh-eating tarantulas, throat-shredding demon dogs and ravenous bloodthirsty zombies.
THE BEYOND is a towering achievement in hair-raising, mind-bending cinematic terror! ”
Gone With the Pope [Grindhouse Releasing Blu-Ray]
“”Lost for over 30 years, GONE WITH THE POPE stars famed nightclub performer Duke Mitchell as Paul, a paroled gangster with an unholy scheme: to kidnap the Pope and ‘charge a dollar from every Catholic in the world’ as the ransom”. Shot in 1975, GONE WITH THE POPE was unfinished at the time of Duke Mitchell’s death in 1981.
Sage Stallone and Bob Murawski of Grindhouse Releasing rediscovered GONE WITH THE POPE in 1995 and vowed to save it from obscurity. Academy Award-winning film editor Murawski (THE HURT LOCKER, ARMY OF DARKNESS) spent 15 years completing GONE WITH THE POPE from the surviving film elements. Grindhouse Releasing proudly presents the Holy Grail of exploitation cinema! ”
Blind Woman’s Curse [Arrow Video Blu-Ray]
“Akemi and the man of her clan confront their opponents; Akemi delivers a sword thrust to kill the opponents’ leader, and Aiko, his daughter, tries to interpose herself, suffering a glancing blow to her eyes, thus cutting her badly, and blinding her. Amid the ensuing fight, no one notices that a black cat laps the young woman’s wound. Years later, revenge between the two clans continue, plus added dissension amongst Akemi’s people, leading to more deaths. A new member comes to help them, but she is a strange woman – and blind. The curse of the blind woman is about to fell on the dragon-lady.”
The Thin Blue Line [Criterion Collection]
“A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.”
College Coeds vs. Zombie Housewives
“Efforts to develop a new sexual enhancement formula go terribly wrong when the beautiful test subjects lapse into a trance-like state. With the Zombie Housewives wandering the neighborhood no one is safe until a trio of College Cheer Leaders rush in to save the day in this outrageous erotic comedy from the creator of Bikini Avengers. Bonus Features: Original Trailers and Blooper/Out-Take Reel. Directed by Dean McKendrick; Starring Mary Carey, Erika Jordan, Christine Nguyen and Michelle Maylene.”
The Andy Milligan Grindhouse Experience Triple Feature
“Presenting a triple-feature collection of bad film auteur Andy Milligan’s unique and twisted world of horror scooped from the gutters and loaded with grime. Shudder in disbelief as greedy relatives gather to reap their inheritance only to find themselves being sawed in half in THE GHASTLY ONES (1968). Pray you’re not next when the unholy Father delivers your last rites with the blade of an axe in GURU THE MAD MONK (1970). Got blood? You’ll need it in quarts for the thirsty vampire babes in THE BODY BENEATH (1970).
All three Grindhouse Classics are presented in their tattered, gritty Drive-In 16×9 Wide Screen glory! Directed by Andy Milligan; Starring Neil Flanagan, Jackie Skarvellis and Berwick Kaler. Bonus Features: Original 16×9 Trailers, Video Featurette, Commentary Tracks by Film Historian David DeCoteau.”
“Available for the first time on DVD! Science fiction and science fact collide in this classic horror thriller. Dr. Appleby, a brilliant scientist, suspects he may be a clone, and soon uncovers an intricate government conspiracy to duplicate the world’s top thinkers for evil purposes. Now he must race against time to stop them, while government agents hunt him down to extinction.”
Digging Up the Marrow
“What if the ghastly images and abominations haunting our collective nightmares actually exist? Writer/director Adam Green (Hatchet) sets out to make a documentary exploring this tantalizing premise after being contacted by a mysterious man named William Dekker (Ray Wise). Dekker claims he can prove that “monsters are real” and insists these grotesque creatures are forgotten, hideously deformed humanoids inhabiting a vast, underground metropolis of the damned. Determined to expose the truth, Green embarks on a bone-chilling odyssey and gets more than he bargains for when he dares to go Digging Up The Marrow.”
“In the year 2047 a rebel war agent is forced to go against an oppressive government to expose their war crimes. To avoid capture, he must face a vicious death squad of mercenaries who are prepared to sacrifice their lives rather than see him get out alive.”
“The Raid meets Dawn of the Dead – when a group of thieves break into an industrial complex to pull off a jewelry heist, but stumble upon a hidden laboratory where unorthodox SARS and Ebola experiments are taking place on stolen cadavers, who soon mutate into blood-thirsty zombies. Now, the thieves must punch, kick and shoot their way to freedom from the police and the growing army of the undead.”
“In the dead of night, Donovan (Liam McMahon) drives his girlfriend, Lucy (Anna Moore) and four friends to a secret rendezvous in the woods. They believe they are meeting a medicine man who can cure Lucy’s terminal cancer, but they grow suspicious when a booby-trap in the road forces them to stop short of their destination, and one of them is brutally killed and dragged from the car. The remaining five run for their lives to a deserted cabin, dodging the enchanted wolves that have slaughtered their friend and the bullets of the paramilitary commandoes that hunt them. As the friends die one by one at the hands of the wolves, they realize too late that Donovan has set them up as bait in exchange for the wolf saliva he believes will heal his beloved’s disease. But even Dylan is not prepared to pay the price for Lucy’s cure.”
“When two dancers mysteriously disappear from outside his London club, Terence (Michael Madsen) a notorious diamond smuggler, needs to find some replacements fast. His old colleague and former diamond man Jack Varga (Vinnie Jones) offers up his own recruits, but Varga has ulterior motives.”
The Sins of Dracula
“As the star of his church choir, there’s nothing that brings Billy more joy than the opportunity to sing for an audience. However, as his desire to perform grows, the stalwart youth finds that waiting until Sunday to get his fix just simply isn’t enough. Going against the advice of his pastor, Billy follows his girlfriend into the world of secular entertainment, joining the local community theatre troupe. There, Billy is introduced to a whole new world, where his fellow thespians dabble in drugs, sexual perversion, and table-top game-play. Yet, for all the newly minted depravities Billy encounters, none could prepare him for the darkest truth of them all: The theatre group is actually a front for a Satanic cult intent on raising Dracula from the grave! A tongue-in-cheek tale that satirizes the Christian scare films of the 70s and 80s, The Sins of Dracula is a story of sex, sacrilege, and sin. It’s a world where Sondheim is Satan, Broadway means blasphemy, and where taking the stage just might mean curtains…for your eternal soul.”
“When a catastrophic earthquake hits Los Angeles, freeways crumble, skyscrapers explode and rivers of lava surge. But this is only the beginning: The planet’s core has destabilized. Escaped prisoners rule the streets. Anarchy has been unleashed. Can one man (David Cade of Big Time Rush) now battle his way across a still-collapsing city to rescue his trapped fiancé (Gina Holden of FINAL DESTINATION 3), or will a danger more deadly than nature trigger a total L.A. doomsday? Christopher Judge (Stargate SG-1), Kamar de los Reyes (One Life To Live) and Raymond J. Barry (Justified) co-star in this earth-shaking Syfy Original from the producers of STONEHENGE APOCALYPSE, SEEDS OF DESTRUCTION and MONGOLIAN DEATH WORM.”
“Hell is on a island off the coast of the Philippines where women are captured from around the world and used for the sexual gratification of a group of assassins. Caged like animals! Sexually abused and brutally tortured… escape is their only hope! A terrifyingly gruesome and shocking film!”
Frankenstein’s Hungry Dead
“A group of high-schoolers on a class trip to a wax museum become the latest victims of the evil doctor Charles Frank, who is attempting to create the perfect human being from the reanimated parts of previous unlucky patrons – reanimating an army of undead mistakes and experiments as the teens try to survive the night.”
“The vintage biker classic, finally available on DVD! Ducking the law and trippin’ town to town, the Outlaw Riders take on any girl and any gang that stand in their way in their quest for the freedom of the open road, and their lust for a good time. More sadistic than Satan’s Sadists and more hell than the Hellcats, the Outlaw Riders are unstoppable, don’t dare get in their way.”
Visceral: Between the Ropes of Madness
“A boxer loses the biggest fight of his life. He slowly finds himself, giving up his dream and finds that life is not worth living. At least, those lives around him are not worthy of life. He steps through and unleashes an entity that torments him and guile’s him to do unspeakable acts of torture and murder. As body counts rise and lives are diminished, will he have any hope? Any way to fight back to what he once was?”
“A Manson-style cult uses a long-lost Fab Four song to jump-start the zombie Helter Skelter. A popular radio DJ plays the song, inadvertently creating a flesh eating zombie in a walrus costume.”
“To leave her tragic past behind, a beautiful young doctor relocates halfway around the world to work at a small hospice outside of a quiet German town. But things soon change when creepy and unexplained paranormal events begin to turn deadly for those around her. Now she must uncover what is haunting her and try stop it before it’s too late, but has this evil force been with her all along?”
“When PTSD-plagued war vet Nick returns home and finds that his finance Kayla has committed suicide, he decides to take his own life, but what he sees in flashbacks moments before he is resuscitated leads him to believe Kayla was murdered. Now Nick must travel back and fourth between our world and the afterlife in a search of her killer – but to do it, he will need to die over and over again. A brilliant and complex science thriller that has been compared to independent sci-fi classics Pi and Primer.”
Acute Psychosis: Highway to Hell
“Fay is a small town girl on a cross country road trip, trying to escape her own reality after the death of her father. When her muscle car breaks down during a drag race, she finds herself stranded along Route 66 in an isolated desert town. Short on cash, she makes a series of choices to make enough money to repair her car. After encountering a neurotic, drug abusing clown she finds herself sliding down a dark spiral. Soon thereafter, her road trip starts to devolve into a living nightmare. Trapped and desperate, she fights to regain her identity while navigating through a host of locals; a creepy motel clerk, an overzealous preacher, and a sexy temptress with horns and a tail.”
Mutant Vampire Zombies from the Hood!
“An unlikely group of inner-city survivors fight to flee a Los Angeles now free of gang bangers but infested with bloodsucking, sex-starved zombies instead. Outrageous horror comedy from the writer of Sharknado and Sharknado 2!”
Paranormal Portals: Haunted Hotels, Inns and Grills
“Paranormal Activity isn’t limited to graveyards, abandoned prisons and sanitariums. Hotels, Inns and Restaurants around the globe abound with Ghostly Activity and terrifying occurrences. Experience an array of terrifying paranormal phenomena in the strangest places, prepare to be shocked by stories that will curl your toes and chill your bones.”