New Home Viewing Releases for December 2014!

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As the gift-giving frenzy of the upcoming Christmas season heats up, it seems that us horror fans are being mostly left behind this month. With just a few noteworthy DVD releases, and a handful of intriguing additions to Netflix Streaming, the month of December seems to be a barren wasteland for horror fans. So, for a little something special, I decided to add a short list of some favorites for the holiday season at the end! Please enjoy, and remember if you decide to purchase any of these recommendations through Amazon, please do so through the added links to help support your favorite horror site with no extra cost to you!


December 2ndAs Above, So Below
(DVD)

AsAboveSoBelowMiles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. A journey into madness and terror, As Above, So Below reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all.  


December 3rdOculus
(Netflix Streaming)

11180964_800Haunted by the violent demise of their parents 10 years earlier, adult siblings Kaylie (Karen Gillan) and Tim (Brenton Thwaites) are now struggling to rebuild their relationship. Kaylie suspects that their antique mirror, known as the Lasser Glass, is behind the tragedy. The seemingly harmless reflections contain a malevolent, supernatural force that infects the mind of anyone who gazes into it. As Kaylie gets closer to the truth, the siblings become caught in the mirror’s evil spell.


December 9thDead Snow 2: Red Vs Dead
(DVD)

DeadSnow2_TEASERPicking up immediately where the original left off, Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead wastes no time getting right to the gore-filled action, leaving a bloody trail of intestines in its wake. Director Tommy Wirkola returns to the helm with a vengeance, coming up with more inventive ways to maim and dismember than you ever thought possible. Combining wry humor with horrific worst-case scenarios, this follow-up to the 2009 Midnight classic is sure to shock the weak-of-heart and delight even the most hard-core fans of the horror genre. Colonel Herzog is back, and he is not to be fucked with.


December 6thSharknado 2: The Second One
(Netflix Streaming)

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A freak weather system brings in ravenous sharks to munch on hapless New Yorkers and iconic landmarks.


December 6thAmerican Horror Story – Coven
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Coven tells the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. Over 300 years have passed since the turbulent days of the Salem witch trials and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have been escalating against their kind and young girls are being sent away to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Wrapped up in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona (Jessica Lange), the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town determined to protect the Coven and hell bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.


December 13thDon’t Blink
(Netflix Streaming)

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Ten people arrive at a secluded mountain resort to find it completely deserted. With no gas for the return trip, the visitors are forced to stay and investigate the mystery surrounding the abandoned lodge.


December 16thStonehearst Asylum
(DVD)

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Revolves around a Harvard Medical School graduate who takes a job at an insane asylum, unaware of the fact that it has been taken over by its occupants.


December 20thParanormal Activity: The Marked Ones
(Netflix Streaming)

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Teenagers Jesse (Andrew Jacobs) and Hector (Jorge Diaz) look forward to a carefree summer, but the murder of a neighbor leads to a terrifying encounter with the supernatural. After breaking into the neighbor’s apartment, Jesse and Hector find a collection of ritualistic art and other bizarre items. Jesse takes a journal of occult writings and soon after finds a strange mark on his arm. His subsequent erratic behavior leads Jesse’s friends and family to the realization that he is possessed.


December 30thTusk
(DVD)

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Is man truly a walrus at heart?
See my review here.


As promised I have added some of my personal picks from this time of the year to celebrate the holidays with.
What are your favorite horrific holiday films?


Black Christmas

Released December 20th 1974, this is the original slasher film that laid the blueprints for a big portion of the genre we all know and love, influencing John Carpenter among many others. This is a yearly watch for me, just as we cozy up for Christmas.

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40th Anniversary poster by Ghoulish Gary Pullin.

Silent Night Deadly Night

Released November 9th 1984, this one shook up quite a bit of controversy back then with it’s terrifying commercial campaign hitting screens all over the U.S. It got a nice limited theatrical release last year, which I managed to catch! Learn more about this film here.

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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Based on a couple of creative short films that explored the sinister side of Santa Claus, this fine film from Finland has it all. Find my full write up about this modern classic here, and be sure and add this one to this list of heartwarming holiday films to watch each December.

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The Shining

Of course we have all seen The Shining a million times, but there is something new to be found and enjoyed upon every viewing, even if Stephen King hates it. One of the classic horror films of all time. Check out this rare trailer below. Can you imagine seeing this in a theater in 1979?

Gremlins

What list of classic holiday horrors would be complete without the masterpiece that is Gremlins? One of the first movies I remember truly scaring me as a child, this one will never get old to me. So much mischievous fun!
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New Home Viewing Releases for November 2014

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We made it through another year, and another Halloween season!
Of course, last month was filled to the brim with horrific releases, and I personally slogged through all of the Halloween films thanks to the amazing box set released in September. Many of last month’s releases were well worth watching, and will be coming out in various formats over the coming months. I hope everyone is enjoying the new redesign of the site, and take a few minutes to look around at all of the new features we have going on! Feel free to jump in and stab a friend, start a discussion, and test your knowledge with some of our all-new quizzes!
With all of that said, let’s take a look at what November is bringing for all of us agoraphobics!

 

November 4thThe Taking of Deborah Logan (DVD)

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Synopsis : Mia Medina (Michelle Ang) has finally found the perfect subject for her PhD thesis film on Alzheimer’s Disease. For the next several months, cameras will record the everyday life of mother Deborah Logan (Jill Larson) and her daughter, Sarah (Anne Ramsay). But as the days progress, strange things begin to happen around Deborah that are not consistent with any findings about Alzheimer’s. It becomes apparent that there’s something besides Alzheimer’s that has taken control of Deborah’s life. It’s an evil that is far worse than the debilitating disease with which she was first diagnosed.

This one is already available on Netflix Streaming, and we gave it a watch the other night. It is a good creepy slow-burner, and the mother is eerily effective. Definitely worth a watch.

November 4thGhost Bride (DVD)

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Synopsis : Supernatural thriller from New Zealand filmmaker David Blyth following the romance between Chinese immigrant Jason Chen and Kiwi girl Skye. When Chen proposes to Skye, tensions arise from his parents and the woman they wanted him to wed, Mei Ling. But the traditional Chinese culture clash is nothing compared to the conflict of two worlds: the living and the dead.

 

November 7thOpen Windows (On Demand)

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Synopsis : An actress named Jill refuses to have dinner with Nick, a fan who won a date with her in an Internet contest. In return, a guy named Chord, posing as Jill’s campaign manager, helps Nick to follow in the footsteps of the actress from his own computer. Nick starts a game in which he realizes that he is only a puppet into the maniacal plans devised by Chord, to hunt down the star.

From the director of Timecrimes, this one was a fun watch, and I love Elijah wood’s recent turn to horror/thriller films. Unfortunately, though this one starts strong it becomes jumbled and confusing by the end of things. Overall, it is a very inventive and cool flick. Recommended.

November 7th — Jessabelle (On Demand)

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Synopsis : Follows a woman who is forced to return to her father’s home in Louisiana when a car accident leaves her without the use of her legs. It’s not long before she discovers a mystery surrounding her own birth, as well as an angry ghost determined to destroy her.

 

November 11thDemons / Demons 2 (Blu-Ray)

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Finally on Blu-ray! The 1985 classic from Lamberto Bava is one of my favorite gross out flicks of all time!
If you have never seen this one, consider it a must. For a full look at this classic of Italian splatter, check out my article in the most recent coffin-shaped issue of Gore Noir!

 

November 11thFantasm (DVD)

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In this interesting looking documentary, horror fanatic Kyle Kuchta embarked on a journey to six horror conventions throughout the United States in an effort to understand his own fascination with the genre. Through interviews with actors, directors, horror experts and fellow fans at conventions, Kyle discovered that it’s not only the love of the genre that makes these gatherings so special, but it’s the sense of community.
This new film is available exclusively for pre-order here for a discounted price of $13, signed by the director. In addition to the feature-length documentary, this limited edition DVD includes the original student film, extended interviews, bloopers, “Dinner at the Kuchta’s,” trailers and the Kickstarter video.

November 11thTrue Blood: The Complete Series

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Love it or hate it, the HBO series definitely had its moments of greatness. Since the series wrapped up this past summer with season 7, now for the first time the entire show is available on Blu-ray! I feel a marathon coming on!

 

November 14th — Starry Eyes (On Demand)

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Synopsis : Sarah (Alex Essoe) is a beautiful actress that wants to make it in the acting world. She’s willing to do whatever it takes, even at the detriment of her own personal being. When she’s scouted for the film The Silver Scream, Sarah has to decide exactly how much she’s willing to go through for fame.

 

November 18thHousebound (DVD)

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Synopsis : Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam – a well-intentioned blabbermouth who’s convinced that the house is haunted. Kylie dismisses Miriam’s superstitions as nothing more than a distraction from a life occupied by boiled vegetables & small-town gossip. However, when she too becomes privy to unsettling whispers & strange bumps in the night, she begins to wonder whether she’s inherited her overactive imagination, or if the house is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who’s not particularly thrilled about her return.

This was another one on my recent watch-list for Halloween. It boasts a great premise, with a bold main character, some strange happenings and a very dry sense of humor. I loved it!

 

November 25th — Feed The Gods (On Demand)

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Synopsis : When slacker/aspiring filmmaker Will finds the parents of his adopted brother Kris, he sees the opportunity to get some closure for his brother, as well as maybe capture a heartwarming reunion on camera. With Kris’ fiancé Brit in tow, the three of them head out to discover this long-lost family. What they are unprepared for though, is what exactly the cryptic small town has in store for them. Weird locals abound and rumors of a Bigfoot creature haunting the area at first seem silly…but things quickly escalate into a frantic, scary and action-packed nightmare with more than a few casualties along the way.  

 

November 28th — The Babadook (On Demand)

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Synopsis : Six years after the death of her husband, Amelia struggles to discipline her “out-of-control” six-year-old Samuel – a son she finds difficult to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called “The Babadook” turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. And when Amelia begins to see glimpses of the creature herself, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may well be real.

This one has been a festival hit, and I have heard nothing but raves about it. Looking forward to checking it out at the end of the month!

Well, that wraps up our list of new releases fro November. Be sure and leave a comment about which of these films interest you, or start a new discussion with other horror fans like yourself in our all-new Members section, right up there in the top right corner!
Happy watching!



New Home Viewing Releases for October 2014!

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Halloween is almost upon us, and another October has arrived crammed full of DVD and On Demand releases for your enjoyment! One month from now, on Halloween, we will be relaunching the Horror Homework site with an all-new version featuring tons of new quizzes, reviews, and all the horror news you have come to expect from us over the past three years.
So, get excited for Horror Homework 2, and check out some of these new releases to keep you busy until then…

First up, I have decided to include the newest releases for Netflix Streaming in this list from now on. So we will keep you informed of the new horror additions to the most popular streaming service from now on.
If you don’t have Netflix (why not?), please follow the links in the titles to find each film for purchase on Amazon. Enjoy!

October 1stShivers (Netflix Streaming)

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That’s right, starting October first David Cronenberg’s first feature film Shivers will be available on Netflix. A film that repulsed and terrified critics and audiences way back in 1975, Cronenberg even claims he got kicked out of his apartment at the time due to a “morality clause”.
Synopsis : The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.

October 2ndCarrie 2013 (Netflix Streaming)

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An unnecessary but surprisingly watchable remake. I actually enjoyed this one.
Synopsis : A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

October 2nd — ABCs Of Death 2 (On Demand with a limited theatrical release to follow on October 31st!)

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This follow-up to 2012’s first outing has an impressive line-up of directors and the goodwill of the horror community after offering up a letter to an unknown director in a great contest last year. I don’t expect it to all blow my mind, but I am hopeful that at least a few of the segments will be great!
Synopsis : Be ready to learn your ABC’s again with 26 new directors and 26 new deaths bring your kids to a blood and gore filled horror so good your face will be blood red.

October 3rd — Exists (On Demand)

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A found footage Bigfoot film from Eduardo Sanchez. It will have to work hard to top Willow Creek, in my opinion.
Synopsis : For five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway— a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road. In the wake of the accident, a bloodcurdling force of nature is unleashed—something not exactly human, but not completely animal— an urban legend come to terrifying life…and seeking murderous revenge.

October 3rd — Inner Demons (On Demand)

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It looks kind of crazy. From IFC Midnight.
Synopsis :   Follows an ‘Intervention’-style reality show crew that films an episode about a sixteen-year old girl, a former A-student, who is fighting addiction but may in fact be suffering from something even more destructive: demonic possession. The movie is an inquiry into the truth about her – with symptoms that straddle the disturbing and scary intersection between insanity, addiction and true possession.

October 10thDead Snow 2: Red vs Dead (On Demand with a limited theatrical release.)

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Really looking forward to this one. It looks like a great sequel to a fun flick!
Synopsis : Picking up immediately where the original left off, Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead wastes no time getting right to the gore-filled action, leaving a bloody trail of intestines in its wake. Director Tommy Wirkola returns to the helm with a vengeance, coming up with more inventive ways to maim and dismember than you ever thought possible. Combining wry humor with horrific worst-case scenarios, this follow-up to the 2009 Midnight classic is sure to shock the weak-of-heart and delight even the most hard-core fans of the horror genre. Colonel Herzog is back, and he is not to be fucked with.

October 10th — The Canal (On Demand and limited theatrical release)

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Synopsis : Set in rural Ireland, THE CANAL stars Rupert Evans (Hellboy) as David, a film archivist with a morbid fascination for old films in which the subjects have since died. Right after learning that his wife (Hannah Hoekstra) may be cheating on him, she mysteriously disappears at the same time that his assistant Claire (Antonia Campbell Hughes) finds an old reel of film that points to a murder that took place in his house a hundred years ago. David starts to suspect her disappearance may involve some form of the supernatural but he also quickly becomes the prime suspect.

October 10th — The Houses October Built (On Demand with a limited theatrical release)

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Pretty creepy looking, and a unique premise. I’m in.
Synopsis : Looking to find an authentic, blood-curdling good fright for Halloween, five friends set off on a road trip in an RV to track down these underground Haunts. Just when their search seems to reach a dead end, strange and disturbing things start happening and it becomes clear that the Haunt has come to them…

October 14thWitching & Bitching (DVD and Netflix Streaming)

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I watched this one On Demand a few months back and it is pretty awesome. A very strange and fun flick! Recommended.
Synopsis : Revolves around robbers trying to flee to France after stealing 25,000 gold rings from a Spanish city. A curse falls on them and they fall into the clutches of the witches of the Navarrese in the town of Zugarramurdi.

October 14thHousebound (On Demand with a limited theatrical release)

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This is a very cool looking horror comedy from New Zealand. Can’t wait to check this one out!
Synopsis :   Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam – a well-intentioned blabbermouth who’s convinced that the house is haunted. Kylie dismisses Miriam’s superstitions as nothing more than a distraction from a life occupied by boiled vegetables & small-town gossip. However, when she too becomes privy to unsettling whispers & strange bumps in the night, she begins to wonder whether she’s inherited her overactive imagination, or if the house is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who’s not particularly thrilled about her return.

October 16th — The Town That Dreaded Sundown (On Demand)

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A new “meta” take on the classic that inspired many that followed it. At least it is an interesting way to tackle a remake. Consider me curious about this one.
Synopsis : 65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called ‘moonlight murders’ begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching him.

October 16th — Wolves (On Demand)

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So, writer and director (and former voice of Solid Snake!) David Hayter says this film is like “Twilight with a bit more bite to it, and without abstinence.” Might have to skip this one…
Synopsis : Cayden Richards, 18, has it all: Captain of the high school football team straight-A student gorgeous girlfriend. But when he wakes one dark night to find his parents brutally murdered, he is horrified to realize that he is turning into an animal: a wild, savage wolf.
Panicked, Cayden runs, determined to find out what is happening to him. His quest leads him to the strange, isolated town of Lupine Ridge, where two clans of wolves are on the brink of war. The opposing clans are lead by Connor, the powerful, pure-blood alpha of a savage pack and John Tollerman, an old farmer, committed to protecting the human citizens of Lupine Ridge.
But when Cayden falls for Angelina, the beautiful, young mate promised to Connor, a battle to the death is inevitable. And as the past begins to reveal itself, Cayden’s place in the world becomes clearer — As does his power to put an end to the savage violence building up around, and within him…

October 17thSee No Evil 2 (On Demand with the DVD release to follow October 21st)

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I have to be honest. I never even saw the first one. But I will watch any thing that the Soska Sisters put their name on. I hope it is crazy.
Synopsis : A group of friends pays a late-night visit to the city morgue to surprise Amy (Harris) on her birthday. But the surprise is on them when the one-eyed corpse of brutal psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Jacobs) unexpectedly rises from a cold sub-basement slab. Their wild party quickly turns into a terrifying slay-fest as the sadistic mass-murderer resumes his savage rampage complete with hooks, surgical knives and power saws.

October 21stThe Purge: Anarchy (DVD)

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A huge improvement over the first film. I thought this was a great sequel and look forward to more stories set in this insane alternate reality.
Synopsis : A young couple works to survive on the streets after their car breaks down right as the annual purge commences.

October 21stLife After Beth (DVD)

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Aubrey Plaza as a zombie? Sold.
Synopsis : Revolves around a young man whose life takes a turn for the worse when he attempts to make amends after his recently deceased girlfriend returns from the dead.

October 21stPlay Hooky (DVD from Wild Eye Releasing)

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Synopsis : Five high school friends skip class in hopes of finding the perfect spot to party. They chose the wrong place. Against all warnings, they break into an abandoned mental hospital, notorious for reports of ghost sightings, satanic rituals and demon possessions. Now, armed only with a camera, they are trapped inside, haunted and hunted by something they cannot stop, reason with, or describe. The camera captures every last breath in the fight for their lives.

Play Hooky – Trailer from Wild Eye Releasing on Vimeo.

October 21st — Red Nights (DVD from Breaking Glass Pictures)

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Synopsis : During the reign of the first emperor of China, an ingenious torturer concocted an elixir that paralyzed its victim’s limbs, while increasing the sensitivity of their nerve endings tenfold. Kept in a jade skull, the elixir could provoke sensations in infinite variations-everything from erotic caresses to appalling lacerations. Haunted by the desire to experience the extreme sensations caused by the elixir, the executioner kills himself with his own poison, intensifying his death experience. His pursuers never found the skull, which had been concealed within a large imperial seal. But the curse of the jade skull, responsible for its creator’s death, will endure within the seal, bringing misfortune to all of those who possess it. Until today…

October 21stWrong Turn 6: Last Resort (DVD)

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Wow, there are six of these fucking things now? Geez. I liked the first one, and the second because of Henry Rollins in Rambo mode, but….
Synopsis : A sudden and mysterious inheritance brings Danny (Anthony Ilott) and his friends to Hobb Springs, a forgotten resort deep in the West Virginia hills. Hobb Springs is being looked after under the watchful care of Jackson and Sally, a socially awkward couple who introduce Danny to the long lost family he’s never known. A clan by the name of Hillicker. But soon Danny learns his relatives have a different way of living, that for generations, the Hillickers have observed ancient traditions rooted in cannibalism and other taboo rituals. These practices have kept the family strong if not necessarily pure. And tempted by the forbidden, Danny is forced to choose between his friends and his bloodline.

October 23rd — V/H/S : Viral (On Demand)

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I really enjoyed parts of the first two, and can’t wait to see what they come up with for this one. I hope that there is at least one segment that is as insane ans the cult sequence from part 2.
Synopsis : V/H/S: VIRAL’s segments include the story of a deranged illusionist who obtains a magical object of great power, a homemade machine that opens a door to a parallel world, teenage skaters that unwillingly become targets of a Mexican death cult ritual, and a sinister, shadowy organization that is tracking a serial killer. The segments are tied together by the story of a group of fame-obsessed teens following a violent car chase in LA that unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation.

October 24thStonehearst Asylum (On Demand with a limited theatrical release)

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A high profile Edgar Allan Poe adaptation with some big stars and an excellent director. Count me in for this one.
Synopsis : Revolves around a Harvard Medical School graduate who takes a job at an insane asylum, unaware of the fact that it has been taken over by its occupants.

October 28thDeliver Us From Evil (DVD)

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I missed this one in the theaters a few months back, but it looked pretty interesting.
Synopsis : Eric Bana plays an Irish Catholic cop working a case when he meets a renegade priest. Despite the cop’s beliefs, he’s convinced by the priest that there is a demonic element and together they work to solve the case and combat the paranormal forces working against them.

October 28thNightbreed: The Director’s Cut

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Finally, the long-awaited director’s cut of Clive Barker’s unique vision of monsters and rednecks will be available for watching in your very own home. I saw the “Cabal Cut” of this last year (and transcribed Mr. Barker’s Q&A here) and this version is the definitive version of Nightbreed at last, according to all parties involved in it’s creation and restoration. There are two separate versions available.
Synopsis : A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of monsters are hiding from humanity.

So there we have it, freaks and geeks!
Tons of choices for your home entertainment viewing for this coming month. There are some great choices to be had, for sure.
Let us know which of the titles you enjoyed in the comments below, and have a great Halloween!
Keep it weird.

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New DVD and On Demand Releases for September 2014!

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Well, we made it through the summer at last and our favorite time of year is creeping in on us now. The months leading up to Halloween always have some interesting horrific releases, and this year is no different. As the nights get cooler and the department stores get a little creepier, these new releases will keep us agoraphobics happy and horrified.
In theaters we finally get to see what the hell Kevin Smith’s Tusk will actually turn out to be, but other than that it seems like September was made for good old fashioned home viewing.
Of course the must have release for this month is the 15-disc Halloween: The Complete Collection! I have mine pre-ordered!
Check out the list of new releases below, and let us know what you are looking forward to!

September 2Cabin Fever: Patient Zero

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Revolves around a group of friends that travel to a small undocumented island in South America to celebrate one of them getting married. The island is also home to a research facility, which faces an outbreak of the very same virus from the previous films. The remaining survivors must band together and find a way off the island before it’s too late.

September 5 — The Pact 2 (On Demand)

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Only a few weeks after Annie Barlow exterminated the plague that was the Judas Killer, we meet June, a woman whose carefully constructed life in Los Angeles is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb her waking life.

When Special Agent Kevin Dickey, the FBI agent assigned to wrap up the case of the newly deceased Judas Killer shows up at June’s door, he brings with him some terrifying news – there is a Judas copycat killer on the loose in her neighborhood! In the course of his investigation, Dickey shows June a picture of the copycat killer’s victim, and she is stunned to see that it’s the same woman she saw brutally murdered in her nightmares.

A series of hauntings begin to torment June, growing in frequency and ferocity over time. Now, not only does she see murder victims, but her dreams put herself in the role of the murderer. June fears that the spirit of the Judas Killer is the architect of some greater plan in which she must now play a part. June struggles to maintain her grip on sanity as she plunges into her own investigation of these events. No matter the result, the truth will be horrifying; either there is true evil inside of her, or someone, or something, is determined to destroy her…

September 9The Hunted

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In an attempt to land their own TV show, Jake (Josh Stewart) and Stevie (Ronnie Gene Blevins) head to the dense, secluded mountains of West Virginia. Equipped with only their bow and cameras, they have three days to kill a monster buck big enough to grab the attention of a TV network. Once they find the massive animal, they look to strike fast. But as the sun sets, they realize they’re not alone. A supernatural force appears to be lurking in the vacant woods… and now they’re the ones being hunted.

September 9Willow Creek

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Jim and his girlfriend Kelly are visiting the infamous Willow Creek, the alleged home of the original Bigfoot legend – the tale of huge ape like creatures that roam the forests of North America. It was there that in 1967, the legendary beast was captured on film and has terrified and mystified generations since.

Keen to explore more than 50 years of truth, folklore, misidentifications and hoaxes, Kelly goes along for the ride to keep Jim happy, whilst he is determined to prove the story is real by capturing the beast on camera. Deep in the dark and silent woods, isolated and hours from human contact, neither Kelly or Jim are prepared for what is hidden between the trees, and what happens when the cameras start rolling…

See my advance review here.

September 12 — Honeymoon (On Demand)

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Young newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie) travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon where the promise of private romance awaits them.  Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.

September 16Godzilla

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An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

September 16The Dead 2

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Follows the story of American engineer Nicholas Burton (Joseph Millson) in a race against time to reach his pregnant girlfriend Ishani Sharma (Meenu). Burton enlists the help of an orphan street kid Javed (Anand Goyal) and together they make a perilous 300 mile journey across deadly landscapes as a zombie apocalypse threatens to engulf the entire nation.

September 23Halloween: The Complete Collection Limited Deluxe Edition

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Halloween night – Haddonfield, IL.
A young boy butchers his older sister with a kitchen knife. 15 years later, he escapes from a mental institution only to return home and terrorize the town, including babysitter Laurie Strode. Now pursued by Dr. Loomis, the doctor who tried to treat him until he realized that “what was living behind that boy’s eyes was purely and simply… evil”.
His name is Michael Myers. And so began one of the most iconic horror franchises in history – what producers Moustapha Akkad and Debra Hill, writer/director John Carpenter and stars Jamie Lee Curtis & Donald Pleasence started has spawned 10 feature films and lasted over 35 years. Now, for the first time ever, experience the terror of every Halloween film available together in 1 set! This limited edition deluxe set includes 15 discs jammed with content Halloween fans will love. Brand new, never before seen bonus features including new interviews with cast and crew, commentaries, behind the scenes documentaries, and so much more. Plus, the NEVER BEFORE RELEASED Producer’s Cut of Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers! The set also features both Blu-ray versions of Halloween as well as the Network TV versions of Halloween and Halloween 2. Here it is, the one that started it all – Halloween: The Complete Collection.

September 23WER

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Following the brutal slaying of an American family vacationing in rural France, a peculiar man living near the crime scene is blindly charged with their murders. Believing her client is innocent, expatriate American defense attorney Kate Moore and her team decide to take a scientific approach in order to prove his physical incapability to local authorities. As she delves into his enigmatic family history, she uncovers evidence that suggests the rebirth of an unexpected legend. When a bloodbath ensues, Kate must do whatever she can to survive the surrounding terror and prevent the chaos from spreading.

September 30Leprechaun: Origins

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Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town’s chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennet), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town’s residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality.


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DVD and On Demand Releases for August 2014!

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Summer is nearing it’s end at last, and soon we will move into every horror fans favorite season. Cool nights, colored leaves, and a glut of horror movies are on the way in the coming months, but for now take a look at what we will have to make do with for the month of August.
As always, I have included links directly to Amazon for each title, so if you intend to purchase them, doing so through these links helps to keep Horror Homework alive!
Thanks for a great nearly three years here, loyal readers.
Now, let’s see what we have for this month…

August 5 – Oculus

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Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents.  Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents’ deaths were caused by something else altogether:  a malevolent supernatural force­­ unleashed through the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home.  Determined to prove Tim’s innocence, Kaylie tracks down the mirror, only to learn similar deaths have befallen previous owners over the past century.  With the mysterious entity now back in their hands, Tim and Kaylie soon find their hold on reality shattered by terrifying hallucinations, and realize, too late, that their childhood nightmare is beginning again…

 

August 5Comedown (On Demand)

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Six friends, who’ve known each other from childhood, break into the tower block they lived in as kids, now deserted and condemned, to rig-up a pirate radio station, get high and party. When one of the group goes missing, her friends begin to search the dark interior of the tower and soon realize that they are not alone: a resident psychopath lurks in the shadows and is hunting them down, taking them out, one-by-one.

 

August 8 — At The Devil’s Door (On Demand)

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When ambitious young real estate agent Leigh is asked to sell a house with a checkered past, she crosses paths with a disturbed girl whom she learns is the runaway daughter of the couple selling the property. When Leigh tries to intervene and help her, she becomes entangled with a supernatural force that soon pulls Leigh’s artist sister Vera into its web — and has sinister plans for both of them.

 

August 12Proxy

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While walking home from her latest OB appointment, a very pregnant Esther Woodhouse is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. This horrible event seems to be a blessing in disguise when Esther finds consolation in a support group. Her life of sadness and solitude is opened up to friendship, understanding, and even acceptance. However, friendship and understanding can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people.

 

August 12Devil’s Mile

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Follows a trio of kidnappers who take an ill-advised detour en route to deliver their hostages — two teenage girls — to their mysterious and powerful employer. When they accidentally kill one of the girls during a botched escape attempt, their simmering mistrust explodes into shocking violence. But what they thought was their worst case scenario is only the beginning, as they are engulfed by the hellish forces that haunt the road — a road they realize they may never escape. Now captors and captive must fight together to escape the monstrous forces pursuing them and somehow survive…The Devil’s Mile.

 

August 19The Quiet Ones

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Tells the story of an unorthodox professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group members quickly realize they have triggered a force more terrifying and evil than they ever could have imagined.

 

August 19Only Lovers Left Alive

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Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangiers, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?

 

August 19The Sacrament

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Follows two Vice Media correspondents as they set out to document their friend’s journey to find his missing sister. They travel outside of the United States to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the world of “Eden Parish,” a self-sustained rural utopia, comprised of nearly two hundred members. At the center of this small, religious, socialist community is a mysterious leader known only as “Father.” As their friend reunites with his sister, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems. What started as just another documentary shoot, soon becomes a race to escape with their lives.


August 19
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A teenager visiting her estranged father in Italy stumbles across the Neverlake, an ancient lake said to be guarded by the spirits of the dead. There she befriends a peculiar group of children who are each plagued by strange injuries. As she uncovers the horrific secrets behind the lake – and her new friends – she becomes haunted by disturbing visions that connect to her own mysterious past. However, the ghosts of the past may be more dangerous than she ever thought possible.

 

August 26Blood Glacier

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Janek is a technician on a climate observation station high up in the Alps. He is a loner, the regularly changing scientists who share the rocky idyll with him are just tolerated by him. Making things more difficult is the approaching visit of the environment minister, which brings rivalries at the station to the boil.

So everyone involved is grateful when their barren routine is interrupted by a strange discovery. A red liquid pours from a nearby glacier, melted free from the ice crust shrinking with climate change. This “glacier blood” turns out to be a very special juice, with unimagined effects on the local animals.

Soon Janek has his hands full defending himself and the station against a growing horde of monstrosities: biological ones lurking outside, human ones inside. And as if all that wasn’t already dangerous enough, his heart also threatens to break: among the minister’s entourage is Tanja, who is the only one who knows the reason for Janek’s self-chosen isolation…


August 26
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 Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town’s chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennet), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town’s residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality.

So there you have it for the home video releases for August 2014.
It actually turned out to be a pretty intriguing list, so it should make for some fun viewing this month!
Until next time, freaks…

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DVD and On Demand releases for July 2014

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Summer is here, and the sci-fi and superheroes are crowding the local theaters (and I am not complaining : Edge Of Tomorrow was freaking awesome!), but there are plenty of upcoming home viewing releases for horror fans this month. To be fair, we do have a couple of horrific theatrical releases coming up this month with Deliver Us From Evil (July 2nd), The Purge : Anarchy (July 18th) and The Damned (July 25th).
As far as the list below goes, I included the premiere of The Strain on FX just so any of you fellow agoraphobics want to get your home horror fix without moving from the couch or spending any money. Also, that show just looks awesome!
Check out the list below, and as always I have included posters, synopses and trailers along with convenient links to Amazon if you decide to purchase any of them.
Every little bit helps to keep this site alive!
Happy and horrific viewing for July!

 

July 1 –  Afflicted

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Best Friends Derek and Clif set out on a trip of  lifetime. Their plan–travel to the ends of the earth, see the world, and live life to the fullest. But the trip soon takes a dark and bloody turn. Just days in, one of the men shows signs of a mysterious affliction which gradually takes over his entire body and being. Now, thousands of miles from home, in a foreign land, they must race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely. Footage meant to be travel memories may now become evidence of one of the most shocking discoveries ever captured on film…and perhaps will be their only postcard home.

 

July 8Rigor Mortis

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Revolves around Chin Siu-ho (Siu-ho) as a former vampire hunting actor who now finds himself reaching the end of the line as a washed-up star who is also separated from his wife and alienated from his son. Down on his luck and with barely a dollar to his name, he checks into room 2442 in the housing estate which is allegedly a haunted flat. His aim is to end his misery by doing himself in, but instead Siu-ho is interrupted by some of the other “occupants” of the building including a Taoist master-exorcist (Anthony Chan), a traumatized housewife with a tragic past (Kara Hui), as well as a seemingly benign elderly woman (Paw Hee-ching) who has an empty coffin conspicuously hanging in the middle of her apartment.

Soon it becomes apparent to Siu-ho that the people around him, and the situation is far from normal. Despite his lack of belief in superstition, Siu-ho is soon thrust into the battle of his life as vicious vampires having a lot of unsettled business begin to rise from the dead…

 

July 13 — The Strain (Television series premiere)

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A thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

 

July 15Torment

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Newlyweds Cory and Sarah Morgan take Cory’s 7-year old son Liam up to the country for some much needed family time. When it appears as if Liam has run away, psychological suspense becomes straight-out horror, as Sarah and Cory must now confront a sadistic cult-like family who have been hiding in the house all along and have taken Liam for themselves.

 

July 15Open Grave

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A man (Sharlto Copley, DISTRICT 9, ELYSIUM) wakes up in a pit of dead bodies with no memory of who he is or how he got there. Fleeing the scene, he breaks into a nearby house and is met at gunpoint by a group of terrified strangers, all suffering from memory loss. Suspicion gives way to violence as the group starts to piece together clues about their identities, but when they uncover a threat that’s more vicious—and hungry—than each other, they are forced to figure out what brought them all together—before it’s too late.

 

July 18Aftermath (On Demand)

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When the devastating horror of a nuclear apocalypse becomes a reality, nine strangers find themselves holed up together in a farmhouse cellar. These would-be survivors are faced with dwindling supplies, radioactive air and the greatest threat of all – the hordes of zombie-like refugees who want in.

 

July 22Cell 213

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Cell 213 becomes home to Michael Gray a cocky young attorney, after a gruesome twist of circumstance lands him in the South River State Penitentiary, framed for the murder of an incarcerated client. Unnatural forces are causing prisoners to ‘off’ themselves at abnormal rates and Michael soon discovers that matters of guilt and innocence are not as cut and dry as he would like to believe trapped in this nightmarish cell.

 

July 22The Returned

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Kate works at the hospital in the Return Unit, helping those who have been infected by the virus that turns people into zombies. Kate’s dedication to her work is absolute, but few people realize that for her it is also a personal matter; Kate’s own husband, Jason, has been returned.
 
After various brutal and prolific attacks at the hands of Anti-Return groups and rumors that the “Protein” stock is running dangerously low, Kate fears for Jason´s safety. Suspicious of the government’s order that all the returned should report to a secure medical facility ‘for their own safety’, the couple decides to flee, taking with them all the doses of “Return Protein” they have. At no point does the couple imagine that the real threat is a lot closer than they think…

 

July 26Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (On Demand)

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Revolves around a group of friends that travel to a small undocumented island in South America to celebrate one of them getting married. The island is also home to a research facility, which faces an outbreak of the very same virus from the previous films. The remaining survivors must band together and find a way off the island before it’s too late.

 

July 29Neverlake

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A teenager visiting her estranged father in Italy stumbles across the Neverlake, an ancient lake said to be guarded by the spirits of the dead. There she befriends a peculiar group of children who are each plagued by strange injuries. As she uncovers the horrific secrets behind the lake – and her new friends – she becomes haunted by disturbing visions that connect to her own mysterious past. However, the ghosts of the past may be more dangerous than she ever thought possible.

 
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New DVD and On Demand releases for June 2014!

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June brings us a ton of interesting new stuff for all of us agoraphobes out there.
Check out the long list of home viewing releases coming to your flat screen this month!
The top picks for me personally would definitely be Willow Creek, Witching and Bitching, and Rigor Mortis. Almost Human looks really good as well. What do you guys plan on watching this month?
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See you there.

 

June 6Willow Creek (On Demand)

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Bobcat Goldthwait’s new Bigfoot film is a masterpiece! I literally begged the production company for a screening copy and reviewed it here last month. Now is your chance to check it out!

 

June 6Rigor Mortis (On Demand)

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Revolves around Chin Siu-ho (Siu-ho) as a former vampire hunting actor who now finds himself reaching the end of the line as a washed-up star who is also separated from his wife and alienated from his son. Down on his luck and with barely a dollar to his name, he checks into room 2442 in the housing estate which is allegedly a haunted flat. His aim is to end his misery by doing himself in, but instead Siu-ho is interrupted by some of the other “occupants” of the building including a Taoist master-exorcist (Anthony Chan), a traumatized housewife with a tragic past (Kara Hui), as well as a seemingly benign elderly woman (Paw Hee-ching) who has an empty coffin conspicuously hanging in the middle of her apartment.

Soon it becomes apparent to Siu-ho that the people around him, and the situation is far from normal. Despite his lack of belief in superstition, Siu-ho is soon thrust into the battle of his life as vicious vampires having a lot of unsettled business begin to rise from the dead…

 

June 6 — Torment (On Demand)

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Newlyweds Cory and Sarah Morgan take Cory’s 7-year old son Liam up to the country for some much needed family time. When it appears as if Liam has run away, psychological suspense becomes straight-out horror, as Sarah and Cory must now confront a sadistic cult-like family who have been hiding in the house all along and have taken Liam for themselves.

 

June 10Kill Zombie!

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After a night in jail, four hung-over friends and one gutsy female police officer emerge to discover their city ravaged by a zombie outbreak. When one of them receives a cry for help from a sole survivor they are all forced to embark on a reluctant rescue mission, pitting their wits, and risking their lives against these flesh devouring mutants. The body parts are flying in this blood thirsty battle between good and evil.

 

June 10Haunt

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Haunt is the story of a family that moves into a new home with a dark past. When their son becomes involved with a beautiful girl next door, and together they begin to explore their sexual awakening, they unwittingly invoke an alternative dimension of the house.

 

June 10Patrick: Evil Awakens

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After killing his mother and her lover some years before, Patrick is the comatose patient in room 15 of a remote, private psychiatric clinic run by the secretive Dr. Roget, who treats him as a guinea pig in his bizarre studies of life and death. When Kathy, a nurse who has recently separated from her boyfriend, begins working at the clinic, she is instructed to care for him. She is disturbed by Roget’s treatment of him and somehow feels that Patrick is trying to make a connection with her.

When Kathy realizes that the lifeless murderer can communicate, she is shocked but compelled to prove her theory. Patrick has psychokinetic powers which he uses to talk to Kathy by transferring his thoughts to a computer. As Patrick’s communication becomes stronger, strange and terrifying events begin to occur. Patrick has feelings for Kathy and his affection is about to manifest itself as a deadly, bloody obsession.

 

June 10Fractured

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When Dylan White wakes from an 8-month coma he has no memory of his life before the past three years. He has no memory of it, but he is haunted by it. As Dylan relives the bloody horror of his past he finds himself in a fight with his former partner, the ringleader of a brutal human traffic and prostitution ring (Vinnie Jones). As bullets fly, and blood spills, Dylan finds himself pitted against the devil in an attempt to escape towards freedom from eternal damnation.

 

June 10Ghost of Goodnight Lane

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When the staff inside a renovated film studio finds a co-worker dead one morning, the pieces of a forty year puzzle add up to an angry ghost who has let the last person step inside her house. But will they ever get out alive?

 

June 13 — Witching And Bitching (On Demand)

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Revolves around robbers trying to flee to France after stealing 25,000 gold rings from a Spanish city. A curse falls on them and they fall into the clutches of the witches of the Navarrese in the town of Zugarramurdi.

 

June 17 — Animal (On Demand)

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When plans for a weekend vacation hit a dead end, a group of close-knit friends find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a menacing, blood thirsty predator. Holed up in an isolated cabin, tensions mount as long-buried secrets are revealed. As the body count rises, the group must put their differences aside and fight for survival.

 

June 17Joy Ride 3: Roadkill

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Rusty Nail is back on the road again looking to punish injustice at every turn — and this time it’s with a group of hotheaded street racers on their way to the Road Rally 1000. As they drive through a desolate shortcut on the way to the race, an encounter with Rusty turns sour and soon he is tracking, teasing and torturing them until the end of the road.

 

June 17Almost Human

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Mark Fisher disappeared from his home in a brilliant flash of blue light almost two years ago. His friend Seth Hampton was the last to see him alive. Now a string of grisly, violent murders leads Seth to believe that Mark is back, and something evil is living inside of him.

 

June 17The Monkey’s Paw

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The film centers on Jake Tilton (Thomason), who acquires a mystical “monkey’s paw” talisman that grants its possessor three wishes and finds his world upside down after his first two wishes result in his co-worker Tony Cobb (Lang) being resurrected from the dead. When Cobb pressures Jake into using the final wish to reunite Cobb with his son, his intimidation quickly escalates into relentless murder — forcing Jake to outwit his psychotic friend and save his remaining loved ones.

 

June 24Wolf Creek 2

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Another great recent release that I reviewed last month!

Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the region ever wants to meet; Mick Taylor (John Jarratt).

As the backpackers flee, Mick pursues them on an epic white knuckled rampage across hostile wasteland. Only one will remain to be dragged back to his lair to witness the true magnitude of his monstrosity. And if the last man standing is to have any hope of surviving where no one else has survived before, he’ll have to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster and become every bit as ruthless as the monster inside the man.

 

June 27 — Beneath (On Demand)

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A crew of coal miners becomes trapped 600 feet below ground after a disastrous collapse. As the air grows more toxic and time runs out, they slowly descend into madness and begin to turn on one another.

 

Doomsday is coming. What are you going to wear?

 


New DVD and On Demand Releases for May 2014!

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Summer is upon us once again, and the big movies are going to be crowding the theaters this month. I really can’t wait to see the big fat American Godzilla in a few weeks, I think that is going to be the big summer event!
Also, Stage Fright and Wolf Creek 2 will get their theatrical releases on the 9th and 16th, respectively.
In the meantime, we have an interesting list of home viewing choices for the coming month, starting with a ton of re-issues of the classic Godzilla films on DVD and Blu-ray!

May 6thGodzilla Vs. Hedorah [Blu-ray]
Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah / Godzilla Vs. Mothra (1992) – Set [Blu-ray]
Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla II / Godzilla Vs. Spacegodzilla – Set [Blu-ray]
Godzilla: Final Wars / Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. – Set [Blu-ray]
Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah / Godzilla Vs. Megaguirus: The G Annihilation Strategy – Set [Blu-ray]
Godzilla Vs. Gigan [Blu-ray]

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May 6thMr Jones

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Scott (Jon Foster) is a filmmaker in need of inspiration. He and his girlfriend Penny move into a desolate house hoping to make a breakthrough. Then they discover their neighbor, the elusive Mr. Jones. Famous for his haunting sculptures, Mr. Jones has remained a mystery to the world. Scott and Penny, convinced that they have found the perfect film subject, sneak into his workshop and realize that their curiosity may have chilling consequences. Who is Mr. Jones?

 

May 8th (On Demand)All Cheerleaders Die!

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When tragedy rocks Blackfoot High, rebellious outsider Mäddy Killian shocks the student body by joining the cheerleading squad. This decision drives a rift between Mäddy and her ex-girlfriend Leena Miller — a loner who claims to practice the dark arts. After a confrontation with the football team, Mäddy and her new cheerleader friends are sent on a supernatural roller coaster ride which leaves a path of destruction none of them may be able to escape.

 

May 13thI Frankenstein

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Frankenstein’s creature, Adam, has survived to present day due to a genetic quirk in his creation. Making his way to a dark, gothic metropolis, he finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.

 

May 13thCOMPOUND FRACTURE

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After the gruesome death of his sister’s husband, Michael Wolffsen (Tyler Mane – Rob Zombie’s Halloween) returns home with his fiancee and his recently orphaned nephew to take care of his father Gary (Muse Watson). Gary has changed much since the last time Michael saw him: he’s become extremely paranoid that a supernatural force is out to get him and is obsessed with making his home an unassailable compound. While Michael and his family initially believe that Gary is suffering from symptoms of dementia, they soon discover that Gary has a reason to be scared. Something truly evil is lurking outside the house and it won’t stop until it kills off every last member of the Wolffsen family.

 

May 20thMischief Night

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Mischief Night tells the story of a terrifying home invasion the night before Halloween. Young Emily Walton (Noell Coet), who has suffered from psychosomatic blindness ever since the car accident that took her mother’s life, must summon every instinct at her disposal to protect herself and her loved ones from a mysterious intruder.

 

May 20thHouse of Dust

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Emma is one of the bright new faces at Camden College. Plagued with visions and voices all her life, she’s now trying to move past her personal demons of schizophrenia, and substitute hallucinations with higher learning. Emma joins her friends when they break into the shuttered remnants of the abandoned Redding House Asylum on campus. When they accidentally shatter canisters holding the ashes of former mental patients and subsequently inhale the dust-filled air, they’re soon possessed by the souls once held within them. One of them happens to be a convicted serial killer from 1959.
Inspired by true events, HOUSE OF DUST opens the door to a nightmare of murder and mayhem.

 

May 27thPatrick: Evil Awakens

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When a young nurse begins work at an isolated psychiatric ward, she quickly becomes fascinated with Patrick, a brain dead patient who is the subject of a mad scientist’s cruel and unusual experiments. What starts as an innocent fascination quickly takes a sinister turn as Patrick begins to use his psychic powers to manipulate her every move, and send her life into a terrifying spiral out of control.

 

May 27thCheap Thrills

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A scheming couple put a struggling family man and his old friend through a series of increasingly twisted dares over the course of an evening at a local bar.

 



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New DVD and On Demand releases for April 2014!

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Hey everyone!
Here with an exciting list for this April. Lots of good stuff for your viewing pleasure this month. I have to say that I am most looking forward to Wolf Creek 2, and Nurse!
PMS Cop and Scream Park are both low-budget throwbacks worth a watch, and we finally get to sink our teeth into Afflicted!
Which of these films will you be watching this month?

April 1Knights of Badassdom (Finally!)

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 In this comedic fantasy adventure, Joe (Ryan Kwanten) is a heavy metal rocker who’s just gone through a painful breakup with his girlfriend, Beth (Margarita Levieva). His concerned roommates (Steve Zahn, Peter Dinklage) kidnap him to their LARP (Live Action Role Playing) gathering, where he enters a realm of fantasy escapism in which pretend knights, elves, and barbarians clash with foam weaponry on a mock battlefield. When Joe’s “sorcerer” roommate (Zahn) inadvertently summons a deadly succubus that takes Beth’s seductive form, bloody reality crashes down upon their fantasy world. Once LARPers start to turn up dead, the make-believe wizards and warriors must join forces with other adventurers (Summer Glau, Danny Pudi) to become the real life heroes they have been pretending to be and conquer the unleashed evil.

 

April 3Stage Fright (On Demand)

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When teenager Camilla Swanson, a starry-eyed kitchen hand, lands herself a role in the Broadway-bound showcase at the musical theater camp where she works, but just when rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill. The camp is being terrorized by “Metal Killer”, a masked slasher who screams death metal rock while hunting down every last pretentious cast member of the show.

 

April 4 — Afflicted (On Demand and in Limited Theatrical Release)

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Best Friends Derek and Clif set out on a trip of  lifetime. Their plan–travel to the ends of the earth, see the world, and live life to the fullest. But the trip soon takes a dark and bloody turn. Just days in, one of the men shows signs of a mysterious affliction which gradually takes over his entire body and being. Now, thousands of miles from home, in a foreign land, they must race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely. Footage meant to be travel memories may now become evidence of one of the most shocking discoveries ever captured on film…and perhaps will be their only postcard home.

 

April 4 — PMS Cop (Full Moon Streaming Only)

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After being caught on camera brutally beating a clown rapist, police officer Mary Collins is informed by her commanding officer that she needs counseling.
Her therapist quickly concludes that she suffers from extreme PMS and enrolls her in a drug trial for the new menstrual wonder drug Corybantic.
Mary responds positively until a devastating incident throws her into a monstrous drug-induced killing frenzy. Soon everyone who comes into contact with the PMS cop realizes it IS her time of the month.

 

April 8Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

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Jesse begins experiencing a number of disturbing and unexplainable things after the death of his neighbor. As he investigates, it isn’t long before Jessie finds he’s been marked for possession by a malevolent demonic entity, and it’s only a matter of time before he is completely under its control…

 

April 8Nurse

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Paz de la Huerta turns up the body heat in this wickedly entertaining story of a fatal attraction. By day, nurse Abby Russell (de la Huerta) lovingly attends to the patients at All Saints Memorial Hospital; by night, Abby prowls nightclubs, luring unfaithful men into dangerous liaisons. After Danni, a young, sensitive nurse, joins the hospital staff, Abby pursues her friendship. But when the friendship turns to obsession, Danni spurns Abby, unleashing Abby’s fury and a rampage of terror.

 

April 8A Field in England

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England: 1648 AD. A small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by two men: O’Neil and Cutler. O’Neil (Michael Smiley), an alchemist, forces the group to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field. Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descend into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field.

 

April 17Wolf Creek 2 (On Demand)

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 Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the region ever wants to meet; Mick Taylor (John Jarratt).

As the backpackers flee, Mick pursues them on an epic white knuckled rampage across hostile wasteland. Only one will remain to be dragged back to his lair to witness the true magnitude of his monstrosity. And if the last man standing is to have any hope of surviving where no one else has survived before, he’ll have to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster and become every bit as ruthless as the monster inside the man.

 

April 22Scream Park

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The Fright Land amusement park is on the verge of closing its doors forever. But the park’s owner, Hyde (Hellraiser’s Doug Bradley), has one last plan to sell more tickets… murder. Hiring two backwoods maniacs to break into the park and hack and slash all his employees, Hyde thinks these killings will create a media sensation, but he has just unleashed a horror that no one can survive.

 

April 29 — Devil’s Due

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After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin.

 


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New DVD and On Demand releases for March 2014!

933911_10151443621741344_1309589823_nHi everyone!
This month’s new releases are a mixed bag. Topping the list for me is the 1973 weirdo classic “The Visitor” on the 4th and Larry Fessenden’s “Beneath” on the 25th. The rest seem to be mostly on the cheesier side (not that there’s anything wrong with that…).
Bill Oberst Jr. looks great as always in “Children Of Sorrow” and “Contracted” was well worth a watch, in my opinion.
Posters and trailers for all of them are included, and as always, the title links conveniently lead directly to Amazon, if you decide to take the plunge on any of these films!
See you next month!

 

March 4The Last Days on Mars

lastdays.previewFollows the story of an astronaut crew on Mars on the verge of a major breakthrough, having collected rock specimens that reveal microscopic evidence of life. In their last hours on the planet, two astronauts go back to a cavernous valley on the surface of Mars to collect further evidence for their discovery, but a routine excavation turns deadly when one of them falls to his death and his body is taken as a host and re-animated by the very life form they sought to discover.

 

March 4Rabid Love

91iiWL5YglL._SL1500_The story is set in the summer of 1984 and follows Heather Ross and her group of friends just after their graduation from college. We meet the gang on their way to one last weekend at a cabin in the woods where, unknown to Heather, her boyfriend plans to propose. They are treated to rumors of a wild bear that is supposedly killing hikers in the woods but do not head the warnings of the local townspeople. Love triangles bloom as the campers attempt to follow their own individual desires and the appearance of a strange Hunter in the woods complicates things further as people start to disappear… and die. Heather is forced to fight for her own survival and find out who is responsible for the deaths of her friends. Is it the jerk Adam? Her own boyfriend? The sultry Summer? The strange Hunter? Or someone (or something) else?

 

March 4The Visitor (1979)

81f7exP9+AL._SL1500_In this unforgettable assault on reality–fully restored and presented completely uncut theatrically for the first time ever in the U.S.–legendary Hollywood director/actor John Huston (The Maltese Falcon; Treasure of the Sierra Madre) stars as an intergalactic warrior who joins a cosmic Christ figure in battle against a demonic 8-year-old girl and her pet hawk, while the fate of the universe hangs in the balance. Multi-dimensional warfare, pre-adolescent profanity and brutal avian attacks combine to transport the viewer to a stat unlike anything they’ve experienced… somewhere between Hell, the darkest reaches of outer space, and Atlanta, GA. THE VISITOR fearlessly fuses elements of The Omen, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Birds, Rosemary’s Baby, The Fury, and even Star Wars, creating the most ambitious of all ’70s psychedelic mindwarps. Its baffling all-star cast includes Shelley Winters (Night of the Hunter), Glenn Ford (Superman), Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Franco Nero (Django) and Sam Peckinpah (director of The Wild Bunch).

Called “The Mount Everest of insane Italian 70s movies” by Mondo Digital, this one is definitely going in my must-see list!

 

March 4Children of Sorrow

91vbBJRlxEL._SL1500_Simon Leach is a very sick man. Thriving on despair, pain, and panic, he unites a group of broken and desperate teens and showers them with the love and affection they’re so desperate for. But Simon has a much darker plan for his followers. “Belongingness” can be a terrifying subject. When a young woman embeds herself in the cult looking for answers to her sister’s disappearance, she discovers their dark secret and an even darker secret within herself.

 

March 11In Fear

IN_FEARTom and Lucy are trapped in a maze of country roads with only their vehicle for protection, terrorized by an unseen tormentor hell-bent on exploiting their worst fears – fear of the dark, fear of the unknown, fear of themselves.

March 11Dark House

Dark_House_3“Dark House” is a thrilling and horrifying road trip, full of twists and brutal surprises; a suspenseful thriller about a young man and a chilling old house that has survived decades, awaiting the return of its prodigal son… a house that can escalate Nick’s gift to see death before it happens, but holds within its walls the origins of a dark family legacy so horrible it may have already reached out to Nick’s unborn child.

March 14 (On Demand) — Patrick : Evil Awakens
159414After killing his mother and her lover some years before, Patrick is the comatose patient in room 15 of a remote, private psychiatric clinic run by the secretive Dr. Roget, who treats him as a guinea pig in his bizarre studies of life and death. When Kathy, a nurse who has recently separated from her boyfriend, begins working at the clinic, she is instructed to care for him. She is disturbed by Roget’s treatment of him and somehow feels that Patrick is trying to make a connection with her.

When Kathy realizes that the lifeless murderer can communicate, she is shocked but compelled to prove her theory. Patrick has psychokinetic powers which he uses to talk to Kathy by transferring his thoughts to a computer. As Patrick’s communication becomes stronger, strange and terrifying events begin to occur. Patrick has feelings for Kathy and his affection is about to manifest itself as a deadly, bloody obsession.

 

March 18Contracted

IFCENT_SF50234When gorgeous lesbian Samantha has a drunken one night stand with a strange man, she contracts what she thinks is a sexually-transmitted disease. But the truth is far more disturbing. As her horrific condition worsens, her friends begin to fear for her… and themselves. A gory body-horror film in the vein of David Cronenberg, Contracted provides truly gut-wrenching, visceral terror.

I watched this one On Demand a few months ago and gave it a B. See my full review here.

 

March 18Here Comes the Devil

HERE_COMES_THE_DEVIL_FINALA couple’s son and daughter inexplicably reappear after being lost overnight on a desolate, cave-riddled mountainside. Becoming withdrawn and beginning to exhibit strange behavior, their parents quickly assume something sinister happened to them. But after hearing an ominous local legend, the concerned mother and father begin to realize that their children may have fallen prey to something inhuman and that this dark, unstoppable evil has now returned home with them.


March 18
Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973)

Horror37000DVD“Fly the not-so-friendly skies in this frightening tale of survival at 37,000 feet! On a flight from London to Los Angeles, a wealthy architect (Roy Thinnes) and his wife (Jane Merrow) have rented out a jumbo jet’s entire cargo hold to transport a precious artifact — an altar from an ancient abbey. But they’re unaware of its deadly secret. Aboard for the ill-fated trip is William Shatner as a drunken, cynical ex-priest; Buddy Ebsen as an arrogant millionaire; and Chuck Connors as the heroic pilot. Not long after departure, crew and passengers alike face airborne jeopardy and supernatural horror as a demonic entity escapes from the altar, seeking to possess a hapless victim as well as seek revenge on those who would desecrate the sinister deity’s ancient ritual site. Fasten your seatbelts . it’s going to be a terrifying flight!”

 

March 18Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales

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Horror legend Tom Holland (Child’s Play, Fright Night) dares you to join him for nine nerve-shredding, totally Twisted Tales. Serving up a mind-bending assortment of the macabre, it’s an anthology fine-tuned to keep you on the edge of your seat. A new drug offers users a glimpse of the future… with beastly consequences. A murderous husband is stalked by his own cell phone. A jilted lover wreaks satanic vengeance. The nightmarish action then leads to worlds haunted by dark magic, demonic possession, vampires, witches and more in this seriously freaky festival of fear. Features favorite genre stars including Danielle Harris (Rob Zombie’s Halloween), William Forsythe (The Devil’s Rejects, Boardwalk Empire), Ray Wise (X-Men: First Class), Sarah Butler (I Spit on Your Grave), A.J. Bowen (Hatchet 2) and more!

March 25Conspiracy

51PJMp+-vLL When two young filmmakers select a crazed conspiracy theorist as the subject of their new movie, they have no idea the terrifying peril they will put themselves in. When the man disappears without a trace, the filmmakers begin an obsessive quest to uncover the truth that will lead them to an ancient and dangerous secret society. A meticulously researched thriller based on real conspiracy theories, THE CONSPIRACY blurs the line between fact and fiction, news and propaganda.

March 25Beneath

91rNkgtsUeL._SL1500_Six high school seniors celebrating with day’s excursion find themselves on rowboat attacked by man-eating fish and must decide who must be sacrificed as they fight their way back to shore.

 

There we have it!
New releases for March 2014.
What will you be watching?

 
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