Damn you end of the year, damn you to hell! With the year coming to close, Halloween a long lost memory and studios waiting until spring for their next big “dump”, today’s Horror In Your House is pretty effin weak sauce. The only real highlight is the Peter Jackson produced sci-fi thriller District 9, which everyone should definitely check out.
Horror in Your House
December 22, 2009
A rich girl lives with her father in a large house. She is kidnapped by three men and subjected to mental and sexual torture in an attempt to brainwash her.
THE DEVIL’S MUSIC: Celebrity
The Devil’s Music is the first film to document the strange story of notorious shock-rocker Erika Spawn who was briefly the most infamous woman in the world after her music had been linked by the tabloid press to real-life murders and atrocities. Through recently obtained footage, we see how Erika became attached to a young fan, Stef Regan, who accompanied her on the final music tour with horrifying and bloody consequences. We also witness how Erika became obsessed with former boy-band singer Robin Harris, an obsession that led to a series of violent incidents and bizarre accusations. With unprecedented access to all of those who were involved, this film cuts through the rumors and media spin to uncover the disturbing truth behind a creepy, violent and still controversial chapter in pop music.
DISTRICT 9: Sony (TEX’S PICK OF THE WEEK)
From producer Peter Jackson and director Neill Blomkamp comes a startlingly original science fiction thriller that “soars on the imagination of its creators” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). With stunning special effects and gritty realism, the film plunges us into a world where the aliens have landed… only to be exiled to a slum on the fringes of Johannesburg. Now, one lone human discovers the mysterious secret of the extraterrestrial weapon technology. Hunted and hounded through the bizarre back alleys of an alien shantytown, he will discover what it means to be the ultimate outsider on your own planet.
FOUR COURSE MEAL: R Squared
An ancient demon hides out in a death row prison, feeding on the condemned men who will not be missed. In a fairy-tale vision of Russia, a brutish Ogre becomes the guardian of orphaned children destined to be devoured by a trio of ghostly women living deep in the woods. A lowley data-entry clerk finds his job threatened by his company’s new affirmative action policy. One that attempts to properly incorporate the workforce’s new members. The Living Dead! Death may be the end, but its also a great way to get promoted.
GHOST MACHINE: Starz/Anchor Bay
A group of young U.S. military techs borrow a top-secret combat simulator for a weekend of unauthorized gaming. But when they set up the system inside an abandoned prison used for the torture of post-9/11 prisoners, they discover that someone – or something – has uploaded itself into their A.I. software. A deadly new player has now joined the game: How do you survive the final level of lock-and-load virtual reality when escape is impossible, slaughter is uncontrollable and the enemy is unstoppable? The ultimate battle begins inside the GHOST MACHINE.
KAZZU UMEZZ’S HORROR THEATER: Tokyo Shock
Six Japanese Masters of Horror have united to adapt the works of Kazuo Umezz, the god-father of horror manga. He is so influential the Japanese horror awards are named Umezz Awards. Re-imagined by the minds behind cutting-rdge Japanese horror classics THE RING, THE RING 2, JU-ON: THE GRUDGE, THE GREAT YOKAI WAR and many others, his horrific tales have been crafted to rattle your nerves, assault your senses and make you question reality. All six films in this classic-in-the-making have been assembled in this collection. Let the nightmares begin.
SHATTERED LIVES: Lionsgate
When Rachel, a seemingly innocent girl, is unable to cope with everyday situations her fears manifest into an altered state of reality. She sees things that adults cannot; she believes things that others deny. And once the ominous warnings of her dementia are fully realized, it may be too late. Playtime just got deadly.
TORSO: E1 Entertainment
The 1947 trial of Evelyn Dick shocked the world and still remains one of the most lurid murder cases in history. After the torso of her missing husband is found, Evelyn is arrested for his murder. Sentenced to hang, the young and beautiful widow is later acquitted of all crimes. But after a tip from her father, police find the decayed remains of Evelyn’s infant son buried under the floor boards in her home.