Horror releases for May 19 on Blu-Ray and DVD. Click the title to go to the Amazon page.
“They’re ferocious, they’re furry, they’re ZOMBEAVERS, the stars of this 2015 horror-comedy, directed by Jordan Rubin. When a trio of sexy college girls (Cortney Palm, Rachel Melvin, Lexi Atkins) arrive at a remote cabin for a weekend getaway, their vacation is quickly jeopardized by a hungry bear, a menacing hunter (Rex Linn), and the girls own party-crashing boyfriends (Hutch Dano, Jake Weary, Peter Gilroy). However, these preliminary disturbances are nothing compared to what lurks in the lake by the cabin: The result of a local chemical spill, a horde of bloodthirsty, zombified beavers closes in on the unsuspecting co-eds. It isn’t long before the kids are engaged in a life and death struggle with the ferocious ZOMBEAVERS, but it turns out that the creatures themselves are only the beginning of their nightmare. Featuring cameos by Bill Burr and John Mayer, Zombeavers is infectiously funny and terrifying. Zombeavers. They’ll dam you to hell!”
It! The Terror from Beyond Space [Olive Films Blu-Ray]
“The first manned expedition to Mars is decimated by an unknown life form…which stows away on the rescue ship.”
Stigmata [Scream Factory Blu-Ray]
“A lost soul has just received the wounds of Christ… and a shocking message that will alter history. Stunning performances from Patricia Arquette (TV’s Medium, True Romance) and Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects) and a cutting-edge score by Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins and Elia Cmiral make Stigmata “a visual and visceral feast”, (Entertainment Today)!
Frankie Paige (Arquette) has absolutely no faith in God. All of that changes when she suddenly begins to suffer the stigmata: the living wounds of the crucified Christ. Frankie’s miraculous bleeding comes to the attention of the Vatican’s top investigator, Father Kiernan (Byrne). But when Cardinal Houseman (Jonathan Pryce, Brazil, Ronin), discovers that Frankie is actually channeling an extraordinary and provocative message that could destroy the Church, he’s convinced that she (and the force possessing her) must be forever silenced. Determined to stop this deadly conspiracy, Kiernan risks his faith and his life to save her and the message that will change the destiny of mankind forever. Also starring Portia de Rossi (TV’s Arrested Development), Nia Long (Big Momma’s House) and Rade Sherbedgia (Taken 2, X-Men: First Class), Stigmata is a riveting supernatural thriller that’ll leave you breathless.”
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man [Shout! Factory Blu-Ray]
“Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Sin City) and Don Johnson (A Boy and His Dog, TV’s Miami Vice) star in this four-lane genre collision of biker movie, heist thriller, buddy flick and sci-fi pic that will take you to the hardline of action and adventure! Co-starring Tom Sizemore (Natural Born Killers), Chelsea Field (The Last Boy Scout), Tia Carrere (True Lies) and Vanessa Williams (Shaft), this relentlessly explosive actioner just may prove that “it’s better to be dead and cool than alive and uncool. “,
When their favorite bar is threatened with closure, outlaw biker Harley (Rourke) and modern-day cowboy Marlboro (Johnson) hatch a scheme to save the day: by robbing the corrupt bank behind the bar’s shutdown! When the robbery yields not money but a shipment of drugs, Harley and Marlboro find themselves on the run from the bank’s sinister president (Sizemore) and a posse of seemingly unstoppable hit men. Now wanted dead or alive, the hard-riding heroes must fight for their very lives… and learn that when the going gets tough, the tough take the law into their own hands.”
The Evil Eye [Kino Lorber Blu-Ray]
“While vacationing in Italy, a young woman with a passion for crime fiction (Letícia Román) witnesses a brutal murder. With the help of a handsome young doctor (John Saxon), she launches her own investigation and uncovers a series of crimes known as the Alphabet Murders, only to realize that she may be next on the killer’s list. This Kino Classics edition includes both the original Italian-language version (The Girl Who Knew Too Much) as well as the American cut (Evil Eye, featuring a score by Les Baxter and alternate footage). The last of Bava’s features to be shot in black-and-white, Evil Eye is considered one of the earliest gialli, and opened the door for Bava to indulge in a more violent and provocative flavor of films.
Special Features: Evil Eye (the AIP American release English language version) mastered in HD from the original 35mm negative, The Girl Who Knew Too Much (the alternate European cut), in Italian with optional English subtitles, Audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark, Original theatrical trailers”
Peter Benchley’s Creature [Olive Films Blu-Ray]
“An amphibious shark-like monster terrorizes an abandoned secret military base and the people who live on the island it is located on. A marine biologist, as well as several other people, try to stop it before it is too late…”
Trancers 2: The Return of Jack Deth
“The Deth Saga Continues in High Definition!
Los Angeles, 1991. It’s been six years since Jack Deth wiped out the last of the Trancers – those zombie-like creatures whose mission is murder. Jack has rebuilt his life in the present with his new wife Lena. He’s also got a new job in commodities dealing with his old buddy, Hap Ashby, an ex-baseball hero. Now Jack’s got a strange feeling in his gut – the kind you get when Trancers are around. Jack’s sixth sense proves him right when he discovers a Trancer at Hap’s place, ready to go in for the kill. But Jack hasn’t lost his touch, and in a flash he eliminates the first of many Trancers to come. If that’s not enough, Jack learns that another special agent, Alice Stillwell, has been sent back “down the line” to the present to help fight the new wave of Trancers. Problem is, she’s Jack’s former wife, whom he thought dead, and she’s lost somewhere in Los Angeles. So Jack’s vacation is over. He’s back to his Trancer-hunting ways and must find and destroy the source of the new killer-zombies. They are actually led by Dr. Wardo, the brother of Whistler whom Jack killed five years ago. He must also find the missing Alice and decide whether to go back “up the line” with her, or stay in the present with Lena. Get ready for the ride of your life. TRANCERS II…it’s the sequel that makes history.
Remastered in high definition with brand new special features:
-Audio commentary by Tim Thomerson, Megan Ward, and Charles Band
-Original VideoZone making-of featurette
-Rare blooper reel
-Rare photo gallery”
“A throwback to the genre films of the 50’s, Hellmouth is about a grave-keeper who is drawn into a hell dimension to save the soul of a beautiful woman.”
San Andreas Quake
“When a discredited L.A. Seismologist warns of an impending 12.7 earthquake, no one takes her seriously. Now on her own, she races desperately to get her family to safety before the earthquake breaks Los Angeles apart from the mainland.”
“In the mood for lusty laughs? Curl up with this sizzling comedy spoof on the classic bedtime story, as CINDERELLA becomes a sexpot in search of a royally satisfying ending. Cindy’s still got a nasty stepmother and stepsisters, but in this racy retelling, the young innocent is anything but, and she has a man for a fairy godmother. At first denied the chance to meet the handsome Prince at his Grand Ball, the downtrodden lass is transformed into a ravishing, rapacious beauty ready to party, party, party.
The sultry stunner wastes not time capturing the Prince’s heart (and other crucial organs). But when midnight strikes, Cinderella flees, launching the Prince on an exhausting search for the lady whose lovemaking spoiled him for all others. This is one bedtime story designed to keep you very awake.
CINDERELLA — she’s too hot for kids!”
The Lesser Evil
“This was made as an opposite of Hollywood movie about a sexual predator. Mainstream movies about these villains actually make them look cool, and if a rape scene is shot well (according to the sensibilities of cinematography) then it looks erotic. Notorious director BILL ZEBUB decided to make a movie in which the villain plays with his victim, but in a way to make you feel sick watching it rather than to make a good horror scene or a kinky sequence, so all of the rules are thrown out in this ultra disturbing experiment. Watch at your own risk. A bonus clip of the actress talking about the movie is a MUST-see after watching her character’s ordeal, just so you know that the actress was perfectly safe and that she was in control the whole time (in real life).”
Raiders of the Lost Shark
“Four friends set out by boat for a vacation on a private island. But unknown to them, a weaponized shark has escaped from a top secret military lab, a shark genetically engineered with hate in its blood, and programmed to hunt any human within range. Now, these friends must band together to battle an all new brand of predator who will stop at nothing to remain at the top of the food chain. Bonus features include: Previews”
Your favorite sequels, collected on DVD from MGM before the remake hits theaters.
“Janie and Dee are two polar opposite roommates whose differences come to a head over the course of one crazy day.”
The Amazing Bulk
“One of the most talked about cult Superhero movie mockbusters ever made! Henry Howard is an ambitious young scientist who takes an experimental serum for building muscle mass and is transformed into the Bulk, sending him on a bizarre and destructive rampage of revenge from which he may never return, in a world that does not understand him and wants to destroy him. Bonus Materials New 2014 Director’s Commentary Behind the scenes footage Storyboards Deleted Scenes Previews Bonus features include: Previews, Deleted Scenes, Storyboards, Behind the scenes footage, New 2014 Director’s Commentary”
Curse of the Witching Tree
“An innocent woman, accused of murdering her son and hanged as a witch, curses a tree and the children who play around it. The effects of this act of revenge echo through the years and centuries, and restless spirits haunt the house where the bodies of the cursed children have been buried. A family move into their new home, and begin to uncover the terrible truth behind The Witching Tree and the murdered children upon which they unknowingly sleep…”
“Ten contestants appear on a competitive summer boot camp reality show geared toward weight-loss. As the competition grows more intense, the contestants realize they are losing more than just weight; they are losing competitors. As contestants disappear in the night, it becomes apparent that a killer is on the loose, and one million dollars is at stake.”
“A group of amateur paranormal investigators decide to taunt spirits from the afterlife in a last ditch attempt to record a real poltergeist encounter. The experiment works, but they awaken something angry and very deadly – something that follows them home. Now they will have to defend their families from the spirits who are not going away without taking some souls with them.”
Valley of the Cycle Sluts
“Get ready to go deep into the Danger Zone. Motorcycle-riding, tough guy cop Wade Olson takes his renegade brand of justice too far – and ends up in captured by the meanest gang of biker chicks ever imagined – The Sisters of Mercy. As revenge for busting their boyfriends, they take him far into the desert, and serve up their own nude, naughty brand of justice, using their weapon of choice…sex!”
All Sinners Night
“Halloween marks the one year anniversary of the disappearance of Daniel, Lana Williams’ brother. Although he is considered dead by the authorities, Lana is obsessed with finding him and stumbles across a local investigative reporter whose wife committed suicide a year ago on the exact same night. He suspects a satanic cult is actually responsible for her death. Believing there is a link connecting the deaths, they travel to a small rural town in Indiana. Meanwhile, the Reverend Hiram Graves and his Hand of Glory ministry roll into town and hold a bizarre tent revival to save the souls of the wicked. As Halloween night approaches, a murderous cult of masked killers descend upon the town to kidnap and sacrifice five victims – one for each point of the pentagram. How far will Lana and David go to discover something more evil than they ever imagined had happened to Daniel? This Halloween lock your doors and windows and pray for dawn because tonight is All Sinners Night!”
Awake in the Woods
“The Woods in Marion N.Y. have a past. Hunters report unusual activity, hikers describe chilling experiences , parents warn their children to avoid the woods, and the lucky few who survive the woods alone have all gone insane. When a young girl does not heed her parents warning, she goes missing in the woods. Three friends decide to document their search for the truth. What they witness can’t be explained. In the end only one is left wandering Awake In The Woods! Bonus features include: TRAILER/INTERACTIVE MENUS”
“The Apocalypse has happened. “Aftermath” is the story of those who have survived. But their nightmare has only begun. In a world where the infected kill and eat the living, how much time does anyone really have? A World where the living may still prove to be more dangerous than the dead? Witness what happens when the World you know ends, and the next chapter, begins.”
The Vatican Exorcisms
“Black masses, orgies, and possession: The horrifying story that the church tried to bury. Hoping to expose a shocking scandal inside the Vatican, a documentary filmmaker travels to Rome to interview several key witnesses but finds himself unearthing something far more sinister. Delving deeper he becomes dangerously close to exposing a much darker reality of corruption and demonic forces. As he is drawn further into the satanic underworld, he soon discovers that sometimes the truth is best kept hidden.”
Awaken the Devil
“Some say evil is skin deep, yet the forbidden ancient texts say that true evil is embedded in the soul of the world itself. Two men unknowingly play their part in an eons old cycle of death and rebirth when homeless brothers Tom and Vernon stumble into an abandoned building for shelter, entering a hellish world of shadows and nightmares that will change their lives forever. Trapped and psychologically tortured by unseen forces, the brothers descend into a vortex of madness dominated and controlled by demon succubus and paranormal entities for one sole purpose…to re-awaken the Anti-Christ. Take a terrifying journey into the heart of evil in this shocking motion picture.”
On Tender Hooks
“An eye-opening documentary exploring the world of human suspension which challenges the perceptions and squeamishness of even the most hardened viewer. ‘On Tender Hooks looks at the body modification and suspension community without judgement and director Shenton – in the spirit of Nick Broomfield – places herself in the film and participates in a session. In terms of intensity, On Tender Hooks knocks seven bells out of most horror films. Whether you think it’s disgusting or intriguing, the film is a fascinating look at a subculture many will find bizarre, even frightening Bonus features include: TURN YOUR PHONE OFF – FrighFest Short by Kate Shenton, PIG – A Short Film by Kate Shenton, GIMP – A Short Film by Kate Shenton, ON TENDER HOOKS – Directors Commentary”
American Monsters: Werewolves, Wildmen, and Sea Creatures
“Throughout the world, legends of weird creatures have been handed down from antiquity; tales of strange beasts walking the land, stalking the lakes and seas as well as flying high overhead. Creatures so wondrous and terrifying they are often called Monsters! Legends of fantastic creatures abound in the literature of many cultures. Devil dogs, werewolves, various primates and stories of man-beasts have been passed down in oral traditions and written in classic tales from around the world. Our lakes and oceans are filled with a myriad of strange creatures that tantalize the imagination as well. Could these creatures be the result of some experiment gone awry, or are they Monsters that have evolved within the cesspool of our polluted waterways and forests? From Lake Monsters, Land Monsters and flying Thunderbirds – the earth and sky is filled with mysteries. These ominous creatures haunt our nightmares, yet appear to be as real as any other creature that populates our planet. Perhaps the day will come when we realize that all the monsters we relegate to fairy tales have indeed been quite real all along. This compelling documentary presents the research that continues on all of these monsters and the startling new evidence that appears every year supporting their existence.”
“Michelle Jamieson is too smart for faith. She has been raised in the tired traditions of her Baptist family and is ready to expand her independent thought and stand in her logical, free will. When the opportunity arises for her to separate from her Washington D.C. home and her bible-thumping parents, she takes a scholarship for her sought after medical program at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Eager to base her beliefs in the proof of science and develop her life decisions on the tangible experience of medicine – where every effect has a root cause and miracles come in the form of prescription slips; she wisps across the country to find her path, her truth. But what she finds supersedes her natural existence – making her mortality vulnerable to the spiritual realm she so comfortably doubted. Michelle stays in a Minneapolis mansion, a family property dating back many generations. She begins to encounter strange and unexplainable occurrences. As she is forced to investigate, what she uncovers is a world of family secrets and unspeakable evils that God himself may not save her from. In whose name will she cry out now?”
“While on a cross country trip to deliver a ransom for her kidnapped brother, Marianna teams with a mysterious stranger in desperate need of help. Together they must evade a black-ops splinter cell assigned to kill them both. As they struggle for their lives, the two discover that they are caught in the middle of a plot much bigger than their already dangerous mission, a plot that jeopardizes the entire planet.”