Horror releases for October 8 on DVD. Selections are subject to Blu-Ray release as well.
“Step inside a madhouse of horror and experience the chilling new incarnation of TV’s most daringly provocative series. The sins of the past haunt the present at the notorious Briarcliff home for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude. Forbidden desire and terrifying evil lurk around every corner…from alien abduction to demonic possession to a skin-wearing psychopath known as Bloody Face. Emmyr winner JESSICA LANGE leads an exceptional ensemble cast, including ZACHARY QUINTO, JAMES CROMWELL and SARAH PAULSON. ‘It’s genuinely, unrelentingly horrific and creepy’ (Time Magazine) and a ‘totally addictive’ (The Washington Post) show.”
“It’s a new school year at Monster High, and the little sister of Clawdeen Wolf, Howleen, is determined to be more fangtastic than ever. Her dream of popularity turns out to be easier than anyone imagined when she stumbles upon a genie named Gigi Grant who grants her not 3, but 13 wishes! But the ghouls quickly learn to be scareful what you wish for, because each wish comes with a dark side, and soon the student disem-body of Monster High is turned upside-down! Join Frankie Stein, Clawdeen Wolf, Draculaura and the rest of their creeperiffic ghoulfriends as they journey deep inside the magic lantern to save the very soul of Monster High… while flashing their killer style every step of the way!”
“A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, a millennium after events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.”
“A family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legalized.”
Chucky: The Complete Collection
“Set a play date with Chucky as all six movies come together for the first time in the chilling Chucky: The Complete Collection. The killer doll torments his original victim, young Andy Barclay, in Child’s Play, Child’s Play 2 and Child’s Play 3. Then the ruthless redhead teams up with his dream doll, Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly), in Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky. Chucky is back again in Curse of Chucky to terrorize a family with whom he shares a mysterious connection. Oozing with hours of bonus materials, Chucky: The Complete Collection is a thrilling, chilling, campy, must-own set. Wanna play?”
I Married a Witch (Criterion Collection)
“Veronica Lake (Sullivan’s Travels) casts a seductive spell as a charmingly vengeful sorceress in this supernatural screwball classic. Many centuries after cursing the male descendants of the Salem puritan who sent her to the stake, this blonde bombshell with a broomstick finds herself drawn to one of them—a prospective governor (Design for Living’s Fredric March) about to marry a spoiled socialite (I Want to Live’s Susan Hayward). This most delightful of the films the innovative French director René Clair (Le million) made in Hollywood is a comic confection bursting with playful special effects and sparkling witticisms.”
“He’s back! From the filmmakers that brought you Chucky comes the terrifying return of the pint-sized doll possessed by the spirit of a notorious serial killer. When a mysterious package arrives at the house of Nica (Fiona Dourif, True Blood), she doesn’t give it much thought. However, after her mother’s mysterious death, Nica begins to suspect that the talking, red-haired doll her visiting niece has been playing with may be the key to the ensuing bloodshed and chaos. The return of America’s favorite toy, voiced again by Brad Dourif, is unrated and full of more blood-splattered thrills and chills.”
“When unmanned probes suggest that a hidden ocean could exist underneath Europa’s icy surface and may contain single-celled life, Europa Ventures, a privately funded space exploration company, sends six of the best astronauts from around the world to confirm the data and explore the revolutionary discovery. After a near-catastrophic technical failure that leads to loss of communication with Earth and the tragic death of a crew member, the surviving astronauts must overcome the
psychological and physical toll of deep space travel, and survive a discovery on Europa more profound than they had ever imagined.”
“Prepare to journey into the deepest reaches of space…inner space! Stephen Boyd, Donald Pleasence, and Raquel Welch in her feature-film debut, star in ‘one of the most ingenious, inventive, imaginative, science fiction films Hollywood has ever produced’ (Citizen-News).”
The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary
“An innocent girl is evilly possessed — and a doubting priest becomes her last hope. Linda Blair and Ellen Burstyn in the two-time Academy Award(R) winner that shocked the world.”
“Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present the FIRST-EVER U.S. home video release of the wildest, sickest and sleaziest swinging-sixties British horror thriller -CORRUPTION. The legendary Peter Cushing stars as a surgeon driven to murder and madness as he attempts to restore the beauty of his hideously disfigured fashion model wife. Co-starring Sue Lloyd and Hammer Horror beauty Kate O’Mara (THE VAMPIRE LOVERS). This special edition contains shocking scenes of GORE and NUDITY previously deemed too strong for American audiences.”
Scream Factory All Night Horror Marathon
“WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH HELEN?
Debbie Reynolds and Shelley Winters star in this stylish shocker set in 1930s Hollywood about two women who come to Tinseltown to start an idyllic new life and end up in a terrifying nightmare. Directed by Curtis Harrington (Queen Of Blood, Games), this relentlessly frightening film also stars Dennis Weaver (McCloud).
When a strange woman has her baby at the Marlowe’s house, then disappears, Kate Marlowe is forced to keep the baby, Bonnie. She loves the child, but when her own children are systematically killed, suspicion turns to Bonnie.
Bill Paxton (Aliens) and Michael Ironside (Scanners) star in this humorous psychological thriller as an ambitious young executive whose life is turned upside-down when a vagrant (Marshall Bell, Starship Troopers) moves into his neighborhood.
THE OUTING (AKA The Lamp)
An ancient genie is released from a lamp when thieves ransack an old woman’s house. They are killed and the lamp is sent to a museum to be studied. The curator’s daughter is soon possessed by the genie and invites her friends to spend the night at the museum, along with some uninvited guests.”
“When a street drug turns junkies into an army of giant, mutant flesh-eaters, no hope is left – but one man remains. Hunter’s got nothing left but a beat-up Camero, a trunk full of guns and booze, and a vendetta. He crashes into a small group of survivors, led by an ax-wielding priest named Jesus (Danny Trejo). They’re searching for the promised land – but does it even exist? They better pray for a miracle, because the zombies are hot on their heels. And the psychotic clown with a chainsaw? You don’t even wanna know.”
“A year after their little boy goes missing, Gabe and Eve Caleigh and their two daughters move to Crickley Hall to try and escape the past. It’s a chance for a fresh start. Then cellar doors start to open of their own accord, unseen children cry through the night and a frenzied spectre wields a cane. But just as the Caleighs are ready to move out, Eve hears her missing son. Time shifts between present day and 1943 as the Caleighs desperately try to find out what connects Crickley Hall to their son. Will they find Cam before the evil that stalks Crickley Hall finds their other children?”
“After an event known as “The Rising,” where everybody who died in the year 2015 has risen from the dead, an inevitable Zombie war breaks out as the human race battles to rid the planet of brain eating Zombies. When the war is eventually won by the living with heavy losses on both sides, the remaining undead are headed up and put in a holding center where Norfolk, now ravaged and destroyed by war, used to be. Scientists then discover a chemical compound which subdues the Zombie craving for brains and the government subsequently decides to release these Partially Deceased Syndrome (PDS) sufferers back into the community they had recently tried to destroy. here is where the story begins as we follow Keiren Walker, a young PDS sufferer, as he is returned back to his parents in a sleepy village.”
“Banned in Britain for thirty years, The House on Straw Hill is a shockingly violent and erotic tale of seduction, brutality and revenge. Cult movie icon Udo Kier (Mark of the Devil, The Theatre Bizarre) stars as a successful novelist suffering from writer’s block, who rents a country cottage in the hope of finding inspiration. But the arrival of a sensual secretary, played by Linda Hayden (Blood on Satan’s Claw, Taste the Blood of Dracula) sets in motion of chain of events that culminate in an unrestrained explosion of sex and savagery. Also known as Expos‚ and condemned as a Video Nasty in the UK, this sleazy classic from Brian Smedley-Aston (Vampyres) and co-starring the notorious Fiona Richmond – `Britain’s No.1 sex symbol’ – is now fully restored from the only uncut elements and is available for the first time in the US with brand new extras! Bonus Features: Audio Commentary with director James Kenelm Clarke and producer Brian Smedley-Aston; All-new interviews with director James Kenelm Clarke and star Linda Hayden; Theatrical Trailer”
Vampira and Me
“When Maila Nurmi took to the TV airwaves in 1954 as the prototypical gothic scream queen Vampira, a national craze was set off. An instant icon of female power and sexuality, Vampira drew some of the most revolutionary figures of the day to her creator…at various times, Maila s intimates included James Dean, Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando, among many others. But the woman behind the façade was both far more intricate and much more fragile than the character that made her famous.”
“Aboard a fast moving train bound for Hell, God and Satan decide the fates of three unfortunate mortals. In HARRY, a fiendish killer keeps the horribly mutilated body parts of his countless victims in a diabolical torture chamber. In GRETTA, a young woman, obsessed with death, takes part in an unspeakable ritual of Russian roulette. Finally in CLAIRE, a young woman and a Holocaust survivor are terrorized by the son of Satan! NIGHT TRAIN TO TERROR comes to you on home video for the very first time in its original aspect ratio and restored in 2k from 35mm film elements.”
“Nothing Left to Fear was inspired by the legend of Stull, Kansas. Wendy (Anne Heche), her husband Dan (James Tupper of Revenge) and their kids have just moved to the small town of Stull, Kansas, where Dan is the new pastor. But in this sleepy community of friendly neighbors, a horrific series of occurrences awaits them: Their teenage daughter (Rebekah Brandes of Bellflower) is being tormented by grisly visions. Her younger sister (Jennifer Stone of Wizards of Waverly Place) has been marked for a depraved ritual. And deep within the heartland darkness, one of The Seven Gates of Hell demands the blood of the innocent to unleash the creatures of the damned. Ethan Peck (10 Things I Hate About You) and Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption) co-star in this demonic shocker featuring original music by producer Slash and inspired by the real-life paranormal legacy of Stull. Nothing Left to Fear is the first film from Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Slash’s production company, Slasher Films, and was written by Jonathon W.C. Mills and directed by Anthony Leonardi III.”
“When writer/director Jess Franco died in April 2013, cinema lost its legendary master of Euro-Cult. Now in memory of his extraordinary 50+ year career, Severin is proud to present one of his most notorious slabs of uber-sleaze: Alice Arno (of JUSTINE DE SADE fame) stars as a secretary sent to the seaside estate of a depraved millionaire, his nymphomaniac daughter (Franco’s beloved muse Lina Romay), her invalid cousin (Catherine Lafferiere of EXORCISM) and their grunting houseboy. But when her day’s work ends, a nightmare of depraved new duties will begin! Paul Muller (BARBED WIRE DOLLS) co-stars in this Uncle Jess jaw-dropper packed with incest, lesbianism, sadism and murder, restored from a 35mm print discovered in a Barcelona bordello, loaded with Bonus Features and presented in high definition for the first time ever in America! Bonus Features: Hot Nights – Exclusive Interview with director Jess Franco; Jess and Lina talk LINDA – Exclusive Interview with Director Jess Franco and Star Lina Romay; Fantasticfest Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation to Jess Franco; NIGHTMARE USA/BEYOND TERROR Author Stephen Thrower on LINDA; Out-takes; Trailer”
“Michael (Peter Cilella) is committed to getting his best friend Chris (Vinny Curran) to sober up and get his life back on track. With the best of intentions, Michael implements a plan to convince Chris to go to rehab before his drug addiction leads to an early death. But what begins as an attempt to save his friend’s life quickly takes an unexpected turn as the two friends confront personal demons, the consequences of past actions, and forces beyond their control.”
“The beautiful Countess Martine de Bressac is released from the expensive asylum where she was incarcerat
ed after castrating her former lover. She returns to her luxurious villa on the coast and goes at once down into her private underground dungeon. It’s here that she indulges herself in the perverse sexual practices that give her life meaning, surrounded by the bizarre human statues of her previous victims. Her husband, Charles, feeds his wife’s sick fantasies, aware that she is his meal ticket to a life of luxury. He announces that he has a new game for her – they will befriend and seduce the young and virginal daughter of a rich neighbor. But things do not go exactly as planned… Games of decadence and debauchery lead to mayhem and murder. From cult director Jess Franco. His most outrageous film. First ever US release.”
“When 6 college students find themselves in desperate need of cash, they sign up for what seems to be a paid research study. They soon realize they have unknowingly volunteered their bodies as human collateral in an ongoing covert U.S. Military experiment where the After Effect of a placebo drug turns the subjects into zombies and escape is their only hope for survival.”
“While coping with the tragic death of their child, a young novelist (Milo Ventimiglia, Heroes) and his wife (Sarah Shahi, The L Word) are struggling just to keep their marriage alive. Their broken romance is put to the test when a mysterious girl (Sara Paxton, Teeth) shows up at their door in the middle of the night claiming masked prowlers are stalking her. The ominous situation turns even darker when the dangerous hooligans show up at their door to wreak havoc. As a game of cat and mouse ensues, the couple must work together to survive and uncover the mystery behind the attack. Soon, past secrets begin to unfold, for better or worse.”
“From the creator of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre comes this gut wrenching, non stop roller coaster ride through the hellish underbelly of inner city America. A birthday celebration at an upscale restaurant sets in motion events that bring a group of friends face to face with the macabre world of cannibals, the Butcher Boys. The Butcher Boys are international predators who deal in human flesh dead or alive.”
“A young secretary lacking in self-confidence becomes victim of savage killer but, somehow finds resources of courage to fight back and escape. Obsessed with killing Wendy, Rood, the killer, kidnaps her and subjects her to a horrific ritual of psychological and physical intimidation. In a hair raising climax, Wendy finally confronts the monster of her living nightmare, transforming into a lioness of great courage and determination.”
The Last House on the Left [Blu-Ray]
“Renowned horror director Wes Craven returns to the scene of one of the most notorious thrillers of all time in this darkly disturbing reimagining of The Last House on the Left. After kidnapping and ruthlessly assaulting two teen girls, a sadistic killer and his gang unknowingly find shelter from a storm at the home of one of the victim’s parents – two ordinary people who will go to increasingly gruesome extremes to get revenge. Loaded with shocking twists guaranteed to leave you on edge.”
“Dr. Suzune, a vet with a specialty in parasites, wakes up in a factorylike enclosed space. She must have been kidnapped and imprisoned by someone after the all-out fight at the Kito Zaibatsu Research Institute. Suzune teams up with Takaya, who has also been kept captive, to find their friends and escape. The pair succeeds in rescuing their friends … but can they find the way out?”
“Pia Zadora makes a stunning debut in this hot-blooded thriller of forbidden love, murder, and revenge. Pouty and irresistible, she plays the part of naughty Kady, who makes a surprise visit to her long-lost father, Jess (Stacy Keach), by dropping in at the deserted silver mine he is caretaking. Provocative and lustful, she teases him until both give way to temptation. Together in sin, they dream of wealth as they mine for silver, but vultures with dreams of their own lurk in the background.”
“A teenage girl is kidnapped by a psychopath with a speech impediment and tied up, she begins tell different horror stories to her abductor. She tells four tales…
”DON’T ANSWER THE DOOR” by JUNG Bum-shik (Epitaph): A young brother and sister are home alone during the night. There rings the door bell, but they’re never supposed to open the door to strangers… Not until mom comes home.
”ENDLESS FLIGHT” by LIM Dae-woong (To Sir, With Love): A plane in
mid-flight where you have nowhere to run or jump off. What if you re left alone with a serial killer?
”SECRET RECIPE” by HONG Ji-young (The Naked Kitchen): The untold true story behind a good sister and her evil stepsister tale.
”AMBULANCE ON THE DEAD ZONE” by KIM Gok and KIM Sun (White): In an ambulance running away from a fatal Zombie virus, who are the infected among the five survivors?”
“When four college girls Lily, her best friend Bianca, her sister Lori and Lori s lover Pam – move into their first off-campus house together, the antics and tempers run high. What they don t know is that the owner of their house is a hungry Nalusa Chito – a soul taker who eats the souls of evil women. The landlord traps them inside the house, and a bloody fight to the death ensues. Only a woman who s pure of heart is safe from the soul taker. Can any of the girls stand a chance?”
“It s Friday and Shannon s parents are away for the weekend, the perfect time to have a party. The music s blasting, the drinks are flowing, but suddenly the party comes to a crashing halt when Kim,Shannon s friend, accuses a boy of rape. Without knowing the guilt or innocence of the boy, the group extracts vengeance and accidentally kills him. A situation that was totally unthinkable a few hours earlier is now their reality. They blame each other in a wild attempt to justify what they have done. With seemingly no other option, they hide their crime, only to face a shock that leads them down a more sinister path.”
“An inexplicable archeological find leads Dr. Peter Kenner to conclude that we are not alone, aliens have visited the Earth in the distant past and have now returned. Struggling to reconcile the evidence with his once held religious views, Peter turns to his uncle, Josh Sanders, a retired scientist and a man of strong Christian faith. Meanwhile, Sarah Pennington seeks protection for her young daughter, Kara, believing the extraterrestrials are bent on abducting the gifted nine-year-old as they did Sarah’s husband three years earlier. When the four are brought together by Ethan, a mysterious stranger, Peter and Sarah wrestle with their own beliefs as Josh seeks to convince them of the truth. It becomes clear that Kara has a very special gift-one that can expose the true nature of the extraterrestrials.”
Adam Chaplin: Violent Avenger
“Set in the fictional country of Heaven Valley, Adam is investigating his wife s suspicious death and discovers the involvement of the local mafia boss, Denny Richards. Unable to trust the police, who are controlled by Denny, a vengeful Adam summons up a demon, who offers him superhuman strength and dark powers. The demon will guide Adam to his wife s murderer only if he follows all the demon s wishes. The war has been unleashed against the police and it will be the bloodiest, goriest battle for anyone who tries to stop ‘Adam Chaplin: Violent Avenger!'”
“Hamdias, a producer who’s set out to break new boundaries, plans to finance a film about torture. According to him, torture, the clash of two or more people, is not only what substantiates basic human relationships but also love and politics. Unfortunately Hamdias dies in a freak accident and his project is grounded. After some time, Gaila, who should have been the main actress of Hamdias movie, sets out to complete the controversial project. As soon as filming starts again, the thin line that separates reality from a nightmarish obsession begins slowly to blur.”
“To save his daughter and restore his reputation, disgraced ex-detective Nick Mathers must catch the sadistic Grand Master killer before time runs out. In a cat and mouse thriller, the dead bodies pile up and nothing is as it seems as Nick tries to work out the killer’s pattern before the final piece is taken in the deadly game of chess.”
“After ten years apart, six people are summoned to the isolated island estate of one of their former friends, now a famous horror writer. Once there, bound together by a terrible secret, these fractured adults try to reconnect with each other,and take stock of their lives.
Outside, the storm clouds gather. Rain, lightning, and wind isolate the house by washing out the road and knocking down the power lines. The group is stranded at the estate, and unable to get off the island. Then, they begin to be brutally murdered one by one!
Someone is out there in the wind and the rain… someone who has waited ten years to wreak bloody vengeance on this group … and seven friends find themselves in a struggle to outwit a diabolical killer who is savagely committed to sending them all to an EARLY GRAVE!”
“Ben Kingsley plays the Great Zamboni, a magician with a mysterious secret. He lives alone with his jaguar, Shadow, in the Spooky House, an old mansion rigged with magic tricks and hidden chambers. In spite of all the urban legends about the reclusive Zamboni, young orphan Max (Matt Weinberg) believes he can befriend him. His attempts to charm the magician, however, are met with stubborn resistance. As Max and his friends try to uncover the secret of Zamboni s past, they are harassed by a trio of teenage bullies who work for the town s eccentric crime queen (Oscar®-winner Mercedes Ruehl). When the bullies chase the kids into the Spooky House on Halloween, a night of hilarious magic and spectacular illusions ensues. In this funny, heartwarming story, Zamboni and Max ultimately discover the power of real magic.”
“The GhostHunters unleash a supernatural terror that not only threatens their sanity, but their very lives. Can they survive a horrifying night of GHOSTS, DEMONIC POSSESSIONS, MURDER, and REVENGE?
Can anyone survive a night in Marlowe House, the house where EVIL was born?”
“Anna is a desperate young actress who gets invited to an audition, playing out various scenarios. The problem is, the director is a perverted psychopath with only one thing on his mind. As Anna progresses through a bizarre series of roles, she realizes something is horribly wrong!”