I already miss October and Halloween as this weeks Horror In Your House is nothing spectacular. One cool thing arriving on DVD is the the complete series of The Addams Family, while Dimension Extreme releases the Cannibal Holocaust rip-off Welcome to the Jungle. There are a few odds and ends you might be interested in, so read on for the full list. Everything arrives on DVD tomorrow, November 13.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY Complete Series Gift Set (9-disc set): MGM/Fox
They’ve saved the best for last! The complete series now in a velvet-touch packaging. The Addams Family is not your typical family: they take delight in most of the things that “normal” people would be terrified of. Relive the misadventures of America’s favorite frightfully funny family.
BLACK MASS: Redemption USA
Black Mass was a truly satanic nightclub that existed for just over a year and which was banned from two venues before it even began. It opened its doors on the last Sunday of each month when its eclectic members would be treated to a range of performances that were sometimes bloody, often blasphemous, very sexual and occasionally dangerous but never dull. Performed by members of the all female collective known as the Satanic Sluts for the delectation of Satan each night was a true evocation of Hell.
CANNIBAL MAN: Blue Underground
After slaughterhouse worker Marcos accidentally kills a man during a fight, he begins to lose his grip on sanity. As his brutal crimes escalate and the body count grows, the killer must find a way to dispose of his victims. The solution is simple but shocking: You are what he eats!
CANNIBALS: Blue Underground
Revenge is a dish best served raw for Dr. Taylor, whose young daughter is dragged deep into the jungle after his family is viciously attacked by a tribe of cannibals while on an ill-fated adventure in the Amazon Basin. Years later he returns to this jungle hell to retrieve his little girl – only to find that she’s grown into the golden-haired goddess of the malevolent man-eaters who murdered her mother! Can Taylor dethrone his feral daughter before she makes him the main course in her royal banquet?
CREATURE FROM THE HILLBILLY LAGOON: Shock-O-Rama/POPcinema
There s something big and something hungry living in the murky depths of secluded Hillbilly Lagoon…and it walks on land. Following a toxic spill, science students from the state university are sent in to test the waters for contamination. They are immediately set upon by insane and inbred locals who don t take kindly to strangers nosing about their town and beloved lagoon. But thats the least of their worries when a hulking humanoid borne of radioactive mutation ascends from the inky blackness to fill in lungs with air and its stomach with human bait.
DRIFTWOOD: Image (TEX’S PICK OF THE WEEK)
Riddled with guilt over the loss of his rock star older brother, 16-year-old David Forrester becomes obsessed with death, leading his misguided parents to send him to Driftwood, an “Attitude Adjustment Camp for Troubled Youths” run by the sadistic Captain Doug Kennedy and his brutal young henchman,. Once there, David becomes haunted by the spirit of Jonathan, a former inmate who met a mysterious end– a mystery whose resolution could very well be David’s only way out.
FALLEN ANGELS: Polychrome
When a turn of the century prison reformatory is slated for demolition, a grisly discovery is made. Hidden deep underground beneath the west cell block is a sub-basement structure that has not been entered in 100 years. Inside are the skeletal remains of several brutally slain children. As a CSI team arrives at the prison, an even more disturbing discovery is made that will eventually unveil a legion of seven demons and their even more chilling origins: each demon is responsible for one of the seven deadly sins. Seven deadly sins…Seven deadly demons…Seven more deadly ways to die.. Michael Dorn and Bill Mosley
FOX LEGEND: Image
In this chilling and darkly funny gothic fantasy, a beautiful fox spirit (Joey Wong, A Chinese Ghost Story, Green Snake) living under an ancestral curse falls in love with her mortal enemy, much to the displeasure of her mother. Her supernatural destiny is further complicated by the Hunt King (Wu Ma, Mr. Vampire, Miracle), a relentless tracker intent on stopping her from fulfilling the fate decreed by her bloodline. Stylish and haunting, this magical tale of love, terror and magic will sweep you away!
HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB: Deimos/BCI Eclipse
Scotland Yard begins an investigation that is so terrifying in its outcome, it nearly brings the venerable organization to its knees. It begins with the inquiry into the murder of a young girl and soon evolves into a case surrounding a long forgotten crime, a madman, and zombies.
LORELEY’S GRASP: Deimos/BCI Eclipse
The legendary Loreley has been living for centuries in a grotto beneath the river Rhein in Germany. Every night when the moon is full, she turns into a reptile-like creature craving for human blood. When one girl after another of a nearby boarding school is killed by her, a hunter named Sirgurd is engaged to kill the monster.
MASTERS OF HORROR: DREAM CRUISE: Anchor Bay
Absolutely terrified of the sea, an American lawyer reluctantly goes on an ocean cruise to be near the wife of a client, with no idea of the grim situation that awaits them all.
MASTERS OF HORROR Season 1, Volume 3 (INCIDENT ON AND OFF A MOUNTAIN ROAD, DANCE OF THE DAMNED, PICK ME UP; Blu-ray): Anchor Bay
MIDNIGHT MOVIES: FROM THE MARGIN TO THE MAINSTREAM: Starz/Anchor Bay
Between 1970 and 1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch movies: The allegorical freak-out EL TOPO, the graphic horror of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, outrageous filth fest PINK FLAMINGOS, outlaw reggae’s THE HARDER THEY COME, the phenomenal ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, and the darkly disturbing ERASERHEAD. In this acclaimed documentary, discover the surprising stories behind the movies that defied mainstream America to change the world of cinema forever, featuring startling clips, rare archival footage and revealing interviews with the films’ directors, distributors, exhibitors and supporters, including John Waters, David Lynch, Roger Ebert, George Romero, Richard O’Brien, Alejandro Jodorowsky and many more.
MOUNTAIN OF THE CANNIBAL GOD: Blue Underground
When her anthropologist husband disappears in New Guinea, Susan Stevenson convinces her colleague Dr. Edward Foster to lead her into the dark heart of the deadly jungle. But while exploring the forbidden mountain of Ra-Rami, the expedition is attacked and captured by a tribe of primitive natives. Even if they can escape the barbaric tortures of these flesh-eating savages, can Susan survive the depraved lust of their Cannibal God?
THE NUDE VAMPIRE: Redemption USA
Jean Rollin’s second feature film and it mixes vampirism with elements of sci-fi and eroticism. Loosely centered on a suicide sect, The Nude Vampire features everything from animal masked men to fetishized woman with ornate nipple covers. The Nude Vampire is a beautiful mix of the surreal and the bizarre; a must have for any one who likes their blood red, raw and from someone else’s vein.
THE PERIOD: SRS Cinema
Imagine if it was that time of the month, every day, for the rest of your life… now imagine that it was a never ending Nile of Blood! Our star, Sharrie Heiman (Angela Dix) doesn’t have to imagine. Follow her as she fiends off her furious girlfriend Clitoria, deals with pervy gynecologist and artist, and a fast talking agent as she goes from blood soaked survivalist to blood soaked artist to blood soaked …. Well I don t want to give it all away, but it all leads to a shocking climax that has to be seen to be believed!
THE REVENGE OF THE TEENAGE VIXENS FROM OUTER SPACE: Soverign
The Vixens are coming! The Vixens are coming! Boys, take your vitamins and girls watch your boyfriends, because these sex-starved voracious alien babes come from a distant world with no men and they are looking for action!
RISE OF THE DEAD: Lionsgate
In the sleepy small town of Dudley, Ohio, a terrifying future awaits. Laura Childs is under attack by the undead, and not even those closest to her can save her from the evil forces at hand.
SATANIC SLUTS: Redemption USA
The Satanic Sluts are an all female collective, numbering up to 666 of the worlds most sexual, attitudinal, confrontational, creative and challenging women that have ever chosen to walk down the left-hand path. In this exclusive and unique DVD six members of The Satanic Sluts have bared their corrupt souls for your delectation and their dubious pleasure. Featuring real bloodletting, Japanese rope bondage, whippings, and satanic crucifixions through to fantasised sequences involving torture, cat-fights, voodoo and vampirism.
SOMEBODY HELP ME: CodeBlack/Vivendi Visual
A group of friends and their respective girlfriends head off for a weekend stay at a remote cabin in the woods. After the couples settle in and start to enjoy the weekend, things take an eerie turn. On trips into the local town, they start to have strange encounters with some of the townspeople who seem a bit askew. One by one of group ends up missing or dead, while the dwindling group is forced to ban together more and more to figure out who or what is behind the killings. Ultimately, they discover even more than they bargain for in a chilling reveal.
SPIRITUAL EXERCISES: Cult Epics
Belgian director Oliver Smolders brings his brand of deep and morbid films together with the collection of 10 shorts including: Adoration (1987), Mort A Vignole (1998), L’Amateur (1997), La Philosophie Dans Le Boudoir (1991), Pensees et Visions D’une tete Coupee (1991), Ravissements (1991), Point de Fuite (1988), L’Art D’Aimer (1985), Neuvaine (1984) and Seuls (1989)
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: Dimension Extreme/Genius
Two young couples set out to explore the jungles of New Guinea in search of Michael Rockefeller, heir to the Rockefeller fortune, who went missing there over 40 years ago. But their hunt for a big payday turns them into the hunted, as the native cannibals track their every move and incomprehensible bloodshed awaits at the gory end.