Tomorrow is a pretty interesting Horror In Your house as there is a wide variety of films hitting DVD. Fox Home Video is releasing the fun looking Lake Placid 2, while Lionsgate is releasing the terrifyingly realistic Right at Your Door. Also, for those of you who missed it in theaters Warner Home Video is releasing The Invasion, the remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Read on for the full release list.
Horror in your House
January 29, 2008
By: Tex Massacre
January 29, 2008
By: Tex Massacre
Six total strangers awaken to find themselves trapped in a cold, white room. A surveillance camera glares down upon the captives, whilst easy listening music resounds around them. They try to find a way out of the room, but the only door is walled shut. Suddenly, the music stops and a voice explains the rules to a macabre game that the prisoners must play. If they fail, they’ll be executed. Only one of them will be allowed to leave the room to know why they were taken prisoner, why they were chosen and who is behind this horrific abduction. An ultra stylish horror film for the reality TV generation, this is a brutal cross between an Orwellian nightmare and SAW. Aquarium takes six strangers, puts them in a sealed room and unleashes hell!
BARN OF THE NAKED DEAD: Legend House
Three showgirls on their way to Las Vegas have car trouble and are stuck all night out in the desert. The next morning cheerful Andre (Andrew Prine) offers help in fixing their car. However, Andre is really a maniac with a lot of family problems; his mother ran out on him when he was a child so now he keeps kidnapped women chained up in his barn and trains them to perform circus tricks. Andre’s father is still around, but because the old homestead is next to a nuclear test site he has been transformed into a raving homicidal mutant that Andre keeps locked up in a shed.
DEADLY END: Lunatic Releasing
It seemed like the perfect neighborhood, at least that’s what Bob and Wendi Petersen thought, before they met their new neighbor… But behind every perfect neighborhood, there hides a dark secret. On Wormwood Drive that secret is named Adrien Trumbull; behind his welcoming grin lurks a dark obsession with poison and self-mutilation and within the walls of his rancid home, hides pure madness. For Bob and Wendi Petersen, the neighborhood of their dreams is about to become a living nightmare, a deadly end.
DIE AND LET LIVE: Heretic
Hopeless romantic Benny throws a party with the help of his friend Smalls. The goal: to help woo his crush Stephanie, who is fresh out of a bad relationship with the town sexual conquistador, Andrew. But, their party is soon crashed when Andrew shows up, only to be killed by a bloodthirsty group of zombies created by a virus being developed at a nearby medical testing facility. When Andrew returns to life, Benny and Smalls find themselves fighting for their lives, trying to escape, all while trying to make sense of teenage social life!
42ND STREET FOREVER VOL. 3: EXPLOITATION EXPLOSION: Synapse
Synapse Films presents another volume in their best-selling series of classic exploitation trailers! Another mind-numbing, ball-busting, fist-punching and horror filled collection from the bygone days of New York City s classic 42nd Street theatres. This explosive collection, transferred in high-definition, will blow you through the back of your home theatre! You’ll have a blast watching these amazing film trailers! Trailers include: SUDDEN DEATH, JENNIFER, KILLER FISH, SAVAGE STREETS, THE YOUNG NURSES, BEYOND THE DOOR, DEVIL TIMES FIVE, KING FRAT, PRISON GIRLS, SURVIVE, THE ONE ARMED EXECUTIONER, JAGUAR LIVES, DEMONOID and many, many more!
GREENHOUSE GORE (THE FREAKMAKER, THE GARDENER): Subversive
THE FREAKMAKER (1974) Students have been going missing from the local college, and the one person who knows what’s happened to them is Dr. Noller, a rogue biologist. Not satisfied with the pace of natural selection in driving evolution, Noller wants to push things further by creating his own genetically engineered creations. Having already created some amazing specimens by mixing the DNA of plants and animals, the doctor has now set his sights higher, and wants to work on modifying humans, as well.
THE GARDNER (1975) Ellen and her husband John enjoy the good life in their lovely Costa Rica home-all that’s missing is a nice garden. Enter the mysterious and dangerously handsome Carl, who creates a botanical paradise while casting a spell on Ellen and her woman friends. Things take a turn for the worse when Ellen discovers that her Gardener may be planting his own “seeds of evil”.
THE INVASION: Warner
The Invasion tells the story of a mysterious epidemic that alters the behavior of human beings. When a Washington D.C. psychiatrist discovers the epidemics origins are extraterrestrial, she must fight to protect her son, who may hold the key to stopping the escalating invasion.
LAKE PLACID 2: Fox
Years after two 30 foot prehistoric crocodiles are captured and killed in Maine, the local sheriff teams up with an EPA agent, a female Fish and Wildlife agent and a big game hunter, to kill four blood-thirsty offspring of the original killer crocs.
Five soldiers lost in the jungle and on course for safety must fight against vicious obstacles posed by their surroundings, internal rivalries and supernatural ghosts that threaten their very lives.
PUNK ROCK HOLOCAUST 2: Halo-8
Set one year after the original Punk Rock Holocaust, the demonic Executioner’s headless, undead corpse is back on the Vans Warped Tour and it’s looking for its head! The killer’s body is tearing the heads off various band members and sticking them on the jagged spinal cord where his neck used to be, using them to look for his own decapitated head. The heads retain the victims’ personalities, but the body is pure evil and is still carrying out murders. Adding insult to injury, the estranged heads are not on too good and keep falling off! On the tour there is total “Holocaust Denial” as Kevin Lyman and his tour production staff refutes the reports of carnage that happened in the previous year. Meanwhile, the evil Record Executive Belial (once again played by Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman) is on the rampage and on Lyman’s case about the deaths on the tour. One precocious, nubile “Holocaust Survivor” named Meghan has become a reporter for a small independent magazine. She is determined to get to the bottom of the story and reveal the truth to the world. Kevin Lyman is hiding something, but why? And what?
RIGHT AT YOUR DOOR (special edition): Lionsgate
What begins as just another day for everyman Brad quickly disintegrates into an ordeal of terror when a dirty bomb is unleashed on Los Angeles. Unable to contact his wife, Brad decides to barricade himself in his house while awaiting her return from work, facing isolation and panic during his tense vigil.
SEXUAL PARASITE: Discotek
Reminiscent of the opening sequence of Peter Jackson’s Brain Dead, Sexual Parasite opens in a remote jungle near the Republic of Botswana. A group of explorers run across a tribal group, and a female explorer ends up infected with a rare parasite. A Sexual Parasite!
TRAGIC CEREMONY (special edition): Dark Sky
A group of hippies step from a thunderstorm into a nightmare. The villa where they seek refuge seems vacant, but they soon discover that it’s the site of satanic rituals. After witnessing a bloody sacrifice, the group flees in terror, only to find themselves accused of having committed the gory atrocities.
THE UNKNOWN TRILOGY: Allumination
Somewhere, between the boundaries of life and death, lays the darkest places in the human heart. In these dimly lit recesses crouch fears older than mankind itself. Yet only by visiting this netherworld from time to time can we hope to unearth what lurks just beyond the grasp of our imaginations. The Unknown Trilogy dares to navigate these shadowy passages in three chilling tales that will make you glad you decided to come along for the ride
THE VAL LEWTON COLLECTION: Warner
Val Lewton, a famous RKO Radio Pictures producer, redefined the horror genre with low-budget, high-box office films. Now available are nine of these horror classics on DVD in the all new Val Lewton Horror Collection. Including CAT PEOPLE / THE CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE / I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE / THE BODY SNATCHER / ISLE OF THE DEAD / BEDLAM / THE LEOPARD MAN / THE GHOST SHIP / THE SEVENTH VICTIM / SHADOWS IN THE DARK and the documentary VAL LEWTON: MAN IN THE SHADOWS.
VAL LEWTON: MAN IN THE SHADOWS: Warner
A newly created documentary for TCM on 1940′s horror producer Val Lewton (CAT PEOPLE) is available separately and in the aforementioned DVD set.