This Tuesday is going to be a big day for horror fans as there are dozens of new horror titles arriving at a retailer near you. This week’s Horror In Your House includes the highly anticipated My Name is Bruce, Dimension Films’ Dorothy Mills, Red Mist, among others. Read on for the full list.
Horror in your House
February 10, 2009
By: Tex Massacre
AGAINST THE DARK : Sony Pictures
Katana master Tao leads a special ops squad of ex-military vigilantes on a massacre mission, their target: vampires. On the post apocalyptic globe, sucked dry by bloodthirsty vampires, a few remaining survivors are trapped in an infected hospital. Tao is their only hope and he knows the only cure is execution. Now it’s time for the last stand against the flesh-eating vampires and there’s nothing left to lose but the last of humanity.
ARE YOU SCARED 2: Lionsgate
GeoHunt is a fast-growing community of adventure-seekers who play hide-and-seek around the globe using GPS devices. Anyone can play and search for treasures. In the movie, four twentysomethings who are in the game of geohunting fall for a trap set by a killer who chooses them for their notoriety on websites such as YouTube. The treasure-hunters become the hunted and thrill-seeking turns to survival as their adventure is broadcast on the web by the killer in a twisted reality show.
CALL BACK: Westlake
After trying to seduce a naive young actress, an overly cocky young horror director has the tables turned on him when the actress and her girlfriend restrain him and proceed to torture him in the same manner that people in the film that made him famous.
DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME: Viz
DEATH NOTE: The Last Name is a sequel to the movie DEATH NOTE, which closely follows major plot elements from the original manga series, while featuring several new key story differences. The story begins on the heels of the first movie as Light Yagami joins the investigation team in pursuit of the serial killer known as “Kira.” While L still strongly suspects that Light is “Kira,” Light tries to uncover L’s real name so he can kill him with his Death Note. Confusingly enough, a new rash of murders all around the world are taking place, with a Second Kira” claiming responsibility. Light learns the identity of the Second Kira and suggests they join forces to get rid of L. Will L be able to catch “Kira” before he is killed?
DOROTHY MILLS: Weinstein Company
When a gloomy, God-fearing island community is rocked by the murder of a young child, a psychologist is called in to examine Dorothy Mills, the teenager accused of the crime. Despite the villagers’ resistance, the therapist soon suspects that Dorothy suffers from multiple personality disorder. But when the girl speaks in the voice of the woman’s own deceased son, what first seemed like madness may – as the locals believe – be Dorothy channeling the dead. A spine-chilling blend of psychological thriller and gothic terror, Dorothy Mills is eerie, suspenseful and truly frightening.
FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE SERIES: The 2nd Season: Paramount
Season 2 of the suspense-mystery series inspired by the legendary film series. In each episode, brave souls embark on an assignment in danger and terror when they track down and retrieve cursed objects.
HOODOO FOR VOODOO: SRS Cinema
When a group of college kids win a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, they soon find themselves on a rollercoaster ride of survival as bodies drop left and right. The workers at a local Voodoo tourist trap suddenly begin turning up dead, and the group must band together and stay alive to figure out who is behind this most wicked plot. But, hey, who can be inconvenienced at the biggest party of the year?
Shayla Stonefeather, a Native American attorney prosecuting a Lakota teen in a controversial murder trial, returns to the reservation to say goodbye to her dying father. After the teen is killed, she hears ghostly voices and sees strange visions that cause her to re-examine beliefs she thought she left behind.
THE LODGER (1927): MGM/Fox
Alfred Hitchcock’s first major feature film is this Jack the Ripper inspired piece of silent filmmaking.
THE LODGER (2009): Sony Pictures
The Lodger follows a seasoned detective on the trail of a ruthless killer intent on slaughtering prostitutes along West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. It appears that the murderer’s grisly methods are identical to that of London’s infamous 19th century psychopath Jack the Ripper – a relentless serial killer who was never caught by police. To make matters worse, the detective soon notices the parallels between the crimes committed by the West Hollywood stalker and those of a serial murderer incarcerated years ago. Could the wrong man be behind bars?
MY NAME IS BRUCE: Image
Something evil is stirring in the small mining town of Gold Lick, and it’s not happy. Guan-di, the Chinese protector of the dead with a strange affinity for bean curd, has been awakened by reckless teenagers, and now his bloody crusade to wipe out the town’s entire population can only be stopped by one man–Bruce Campbell–B-move star and deadbeat ex-husband extraordinaire, who’s recruited to be their unwitting savior. Thinking the whole scenario’s a publicity prank, Bruce is distracted from his mission by a hot mom and fan boys aplenty– but when our hero has to face off against a dark force more fearsome than a Hollywood agent, the laughs and screams start flying!
OTTO; OR, UP WITH DEAD PEOPLE: Strand
Otto is a handsome, sensitive, neo-Goth zombie with an identity crisis. He wanders the streets of the city, never sleeping, until one day he auditions for a zombie film. The director, an eccentric bohemian, begins making a film about Otto, while simultaneously shooting a film about a gay zombie revolt against consumerist society. As the final, orgiastic scene of the film is being shot, Otto struggles to access the human emotions buried beneath his zombie exterior
RED MIST: Anchor Bay
The medical students at Forthaven General Hospital study hard and party harder, until a cruel prank accidentally puts the facility’s creepy janitor into a deep coma. But when one responsible student tries to revive the degenerate loner with an experimental injection, she instead sends his brainwaves berserk. Will a sudden spree of sick kicks now claim the guilty one by one, or has the ultimate out of body experience ushered in a bloodbath of brutal revenge?
RED VICTORIA: Well Go USA
Jim is a writer, down on his luck because is emotional drams just aren t selling. After his agent convinces him to write a horror script to make money, Jim begrudgingly begins writing only to find his muse, an undead one named Victoria. Intent on teaching Jim about horror she begins killing his friends and family. Can Jim finish his horror movie to Victoria s approval before everyone he knows is slaughtered?
A SIREN IN THE DARK: Ariztical
Cameron. A Police Officer with psychic abilities, is called upon to interview a teen in hopes of finding the whereabouts of the teen’s missing gay lover. His investigation immediately spirals into sordid tales of drug abuse, sexual obsessions, and a mysterious man living on a deserted mountain road. The handsome but very deadly “siren” is a seeker of the lost and lonely, and revels in playing on their addictions. Has the teen’s lost lover met his end? Is the accused teen himself among the living? As the tale unfolds, will Cameron find hmself safe from the lure of the deadly and mysterious “Siren in the Dark?”
SUZIE HARTLESS/PHOENIX: Alternative Cinema
SUZIE HEARTLESS tells the dark and harrowing story of the last days in the life of a terrified teenage prostitute. Brutalized, raped and fending off the pains of starvation, Suzie finds her only solace in the quiet home she has created in the derelict basement of a textile warehouse. Haunted by a mysterious young girl, Suzie searches the streets of Los Angeles for her missing family in hopes that she’ll be able to recapture the beauty of her lost childhood before succumbing to the misery and violence of reality. Also included is Marsiglia’s first feature film, PHOENIX, revealing the story of the daughter of an extremely dysfunctional family. Her crossing paths with a reclusive morgue attendant leads to tragedy, murder and perverse passion. This most unlikely of love stories unfolds as the two battle freakishly grotesque parents, satanic vamps, slimy-minded perverts and a sister that will never die.
TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: Season One: CBS/Paramount (TEX’S PICK OF THE WEEK)
This 30-minute horror/fantasy anthology series follows in the vein of The Twilight Zone. Each week presents another standalone story of horror fantasy, and/or science fiction. Some episodes are gruesome, a few are of a lighter comedic style. Like many such shows, Tales… adapted the work of famous genre authors of the period such as Harlan Ellison, Stephen King, and Clive Barker. Many episodes also featured veteran actors of the 40’s and 50’s that saw very little work in their later years.
TERMINAL INVASION: Image
Inside an isolated airport, seven anxious passengers learn that their charter flight has been grounded by a blizzard. Despite their pleas, the pilot, Cathy, tells them that she cannot depart until the storm abates. The unhappy passengers are soon stunned into silence by the arrival of Jack Edwards, a convicted murderer escorted by two guards whose transport van has skidded off the highway. Cathy tries in vain to make the agitated passengers feel at ease with phone lines down and radios only transmitting static. But these soon prove to be the least of the passengers’ problems, as they realize that some members of the group are not who, or what, they seem…