Getting out of the holiday season, there hasn’t been many DVD/Blu-ray releases to kick off the New Year (and new decade). Until the studios unload stacks of horror films this spring, we’ll have to suffer through this lull. Beyond the break you’ll find this week’s Horror In Your House, which features the release of The Final Destination. Woo.
Horror In Your House
January 5, 2010
DAWN OF THE DEAD (Blu-ray/DVD Combo): Universal
The survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing the flesh-hungry undead, take refuge in a mega shopping mall.
TEX SAYS: Universal double-dips one of its first Blu-ray titles with this new edition of Zack Snyder’s DAWN OF THE DEAD. No word if the special features from the old DVD (that were missing from the first BD) have been included.
THE FINAL DESTINATION (Blu-ray/DVD): New Line (TEX’S PICK OF THE WEEK)
On what should have been a fun-filled day at the races, Nick O’Bannon has a horrific premonition in which a bizarre sequence of events causes multiple race cars to crash, sending flaming debris into the stands, brutally killing his friends and causing the upper deck of the stands to collapse on him. When he comes out of this grisly nightmare Nick panics, persuading his girlfriend, Lori, and their friends, Janet and Hunt, to leave… escaping seconds before Nick’s frightening vision becomes a terrible reality. Thinking they’ve cheated death, the group has a new lease on life, but unfortunately for Nick and Lori, it is only the beginning. As his premonitions continue and the crash survivors begin to die one-by-one–in increasingly gruesome ways–Nick must figure out how to cheat death once and for all before he, too, reaches his final destination.
TEX SAYS: Look….I hated this film. But if you want to freeze frame the end and look for my podcast cohort Horror Guy Keenan then you might as well pick up the freaking Blu-ray!
GHOST HUNTERS: BEST OF: Image
TV’s most popular paranormal investigation show has some of the most dedicated and die-hard fans in the world! Now, this action-packed disc delivers some of their spookiest, most memorable investigations. It’s perfect for fans old and new alike!
Rush week turns unexpectedly hellish when a band of sadistic, masked, homicidal maniacs holed up in an abandoned warehouse wreak havoc on a bunch of not-so-innocent college kids.
RAVAGE: Brain Damage
A Shaman spirit returns to make a Midwestern town pay for the sins of its forefathers. Standing in his way are the town elders who are protecting a dark secret.
RELATIVE EVIL: Screen Media
RELATIVE EVIL gives a horrifying new meaning to the idea of a dysfunctional family. JJ is just pulling himself together after recovering in rehab. He returns home to discover members of his bizarre family plan to cash in on his life insurance policy before he turns 18. Surrounded by greedy, uncaring people, who don’t seem to understand the foundation of trust that a family typically provides, JJ finds himself becoming increasingly self-destructive. In this environment, the lure of intoxicants seems particularly poignant.
SPREE: Brain Damage
Wes, Alex, Kevin, and Damien are four college roommates who are fed up with their current situation. The night before a road trip from New Jersey to California they decide the only way to relieve the stress of their everyday lives is to go on a coast to coast murder frenzy. The four disillusioned friends cook up a plan turning their trip into a murderous game, complete with rules and teams. The object? To murder one person in every state they enter. The prize? The winners walk, while the losing team must confess their crimes.
THEY MUST EAT: R Squared Films
Sanford will forever be a socially inept loser. Now approaching the age of forty, his only girlfriend of 3 years has given him the boot and he’s working a dead end job. Beyond despair, Sanford decides to ask his only living relative, Uncle Alistair, to take him in. Alistair is not very fond of his deadbeat nephew but with his failing health he needs someone around to carry on his work after he dies. Unfortunately for Sanford, Alistair’s work involves frequent murders to feed an evil clan of flesh eating ghouls that live in the woods surrounding his house. At first Sanford is terrified by these foul beasties, but then learns to lead them and actually train them after his Uncle passes. Now all those who cross him will suffer the wrath of his monstrous minions.
WICKED LAKE (Blu-ray): Shriek Show
Four beautiful but mysterious girls embark on a road trip for a relaxing weekend getaway in the woods. Unbeknownst to them, two clans of deranged male misfits follow them to their secluded and picturesque lakeside cabin in the mountains. The girls appear to be easy prey for the predatory perverts until the fateful stroke of midnight when all hell, literally, breaks loose and the tables are turned.