After last week’s monstrous edition of Horror In Your house, this week is pretty tame, although there are a few nuggets worth chewing on. Arriving on DVD tomorrow is Stephen Romano’s Shock Festival, Son’ys remake of The Stepfather and Travis Betz Joshua follow-up Lo. See what else arrives by reading on.
Horror In Your House
February 9, 2010
BLADE OF THE RIPPER: Mya Communications
Scream queen Edwige Fenech in this violent masterpiece, the first Giallo film directed by Sergio Martino . Fenech portrays Julie Wardh, a restless woman embroiled in a horrifying mystery that threatens to drive her to the brink of madness… or worse. Which of the men in her life is the vicious serial killer and will Julie become his next victim? Erotic, stylish and at times excessive, Blade of the Ripper remains one of the most celebrated and influential Giallo of all times.
THE BROTHERHOOD V: E1 Entertainment
A year after a mean-spirited prom prank turned deadly, the most popular students of Sunnydale High are summoned back for a surprise reunion, only to find themselves at the mercy of a relentless killer.
TEX SAYS: Yep… David DeCoteau is back! I can’t believe they’ve made 5 of these films.
BUTCHERED: Eleven Bravo Productions
A group of teens take a small charter boat to an isolated island for one last party and to say their goodbyes before college. They have no idea that a convicted serial killer has escaped from the Maximum Security Prisons Death Row, taking cover on the very same island. With no working cell phones, no weapons and no way off the island, they must fight to survive as the Butcher picks them off one by one.
DANTE’S INFERNO: An Animated Epic: Starz/Anchor Bay
Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Anger, Heresy, Violence, Fraud and Treachery! These are the 9 Circles of Hell made famous by Dante Alighieri in his famed masterpiece, Dante’s Inferno, his first story of The Divine Comedy. Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic will take you on a harrowing trip through Hell as Dante braves the forces of evil, slaying demons and monsters of extraordinary imagination, all to save his love Beatrice, from the clutches of Hell’s master – Lucifer.
TEX SAYS: A tie-in to the Video Game release (Much like they did with Dead Space) this kinds looks badass.
DEAD TONE: Screen Media
A party. A prank phone call game. A lunatic on the other end of the line. Based on a true story, a couple of harmless prank phone calls turns into a nightmare when a group of college friends dial a mad man. The group becomes trapped in a horrifying game of survival against a monster hell-bent on killing more than their night of partying. Once the phone line goes dead, it’s too late to escape the fun and games this maniac has in mind.
GABRIEL: Echo Bridge
Gabriel, is a tortured vampire whose only hope of salvation lies in reuniting with his reincarnated soul mate, Eva. As the descendant of an Incan priestess–who eternally cursed Pizarro for the destruction of her village–Vivana has been killed by Pizarro for generations in revenge. This generation, Gabriel is the closest to her soul he has ever been. And once again, Pizarro threatens to rob him of his long-lost love.
LO: Synkronized USA
Justin’s life changes forever when April, a bizarre and curiously naive woman, is mysteriously kidnapped by demons. Facing singing demons, talking hands, dancing bartenders and human sized rats, Justin’s love is put to the ultimate test.
9 LIVES OF MARA: Terra-Synergetic
Twelve-year-old Robin is in turmoil following the death of his mother. This is when she appears, an amorous intruder threatening to invade his home and bewitch his dad. This darkly sexual and mysterious woman appears hell-bent on becoming the children s stepmother something young Robin refuses to accept. Encouraging him all the way is his best friend Larry, a foul-mouthed Iago to Robin s Othello. Larry s always on hand with a scary comic book or urban legend to further goad Robin in his murderous beliefs. But there is far more to both Larry and the intruder than meets the eye. Thus begins Robin s inextricable path toward insanity and murder.
THE STEPFATHER: Sony
When Michael Harding returns home from military school, he finds his mom is madly in love with her charming live-in boyfriend David. At first, David appears to be the ultimate nice guy and an ideal future husband and stepfather. But when Michael and his girlfriend start delving into David’s past, they begin to discover a dark and dangerous side to Michael’s new “daddy” in this riveting, chilling thriller.
TEX SAYS: I actually haven’t seen THE STEPFATHER yet, which sorta makes it my personal pick of the week (just to watch) but I do want to give it props for begin the source of the absolute lamest ever haunted house at this year’s Knott’s Scary Farm in LA! Oh yeah….Mr. Disgusting and Horrorholic know what I’m talking about!!!
STEPHEN ROMANO PRESENTS: SHOCK FESTIVAL: Bloody Earth Films (TEX’S PICK OF THE WEEK)
Take a wild journey through the exploitation movie scenes of the 1970s and 1980s with this collection of hundreds of actual previews of coming attractions, television commercials and radio spots for the sleaziest, sexiest most off-the-wall films ever made – all digitally re-mastered from original film elements. This is the ultimate collection of classic exploitation and horror trailers, TV ads and radio spots.
TEX SAYS: Yeah….I f’n love Stephen Romano magnum opus of drive-in love…and Bloody Earth Films has outdone themselves with this badass companion piece that is like 42ND STREET FOREVER for films that don’t even exist (and quite a few that do)! If you loved the faux GRINDHOUSE trailers of QT, RR, RZ, ER & EW you’re gonna wanna check this out.