Welcome to this week’s edition of Horror In Your House featuring all of the DVD/Blu-rays arriving in stores today, April 27th. The highlight, of course, is Lionsgate Home Entertainment’s hotly anticipated The Descent: Part II, while some of you might want to check out Life Blood (starring the super hot Sophie Monk and Halloween‘s Scout Taylor Compton). Wanna take a risk? Pick up Sony’s lifeless horror-comedy Transylmania.
Horror in Your House
April 27, 2010
THE DESCENT: PART 2: Lionsgate
Dazed, bloodied and speechless with trauma, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where the events of The Descent took place. Local sheriff Redmond Vaines forces her back underground to help the rescue team which is desperately searching for her five missing girlfriends. As the team moves deeper into the caves, Sarah’s flashes of fractured memory intensify and she begins to realize the full horror of the would-be rescue mission. Only Sarah knows the terror which lurks in the shadows of the caves. But they are about to encounter a new tribe of crawlers – inbred, deformed and even more viciously feral than those Sarah faced before.
TEX SAYS: Woefully denied a theatrical release, this film is severed heads above most DTV sequels. Fans of the original will find this latest venture into the world of the crawlers to be almost as terrifying as the original. A must see!
THE FEAR CHAMBER: Echo Bridge
In Los Angeles, a serial killer is prowling the streets, murdering young, healthy women for their organs. Detective Nick Ferguson isn’t far behind in the trail of dead bodies, but hallucinations and nightmarish visions thwart his efforts…until he realizes that the visions themselves may be the key to closing in on the sadistic murderer.
LIFE BLOOD: Lionsgate
Forty years ago a supernatural force vanquished Brooke and Rhea, a sexy lipstick lesbian couple, after they committed an inconceivable murder. Now, on New Year’s Eve, they’ll rise from the dead. Still hot and still a couple, they’re back as vampires. Enamored with their newfound power, it’s no longer a question of whether they will kill again, but of how.
TEX SAYS: How can you go wrong with the sexy Sophie Monk as a braless lesbian vampire? By all means rent this one and try and figure out for yourself how the filmmakers blew it.
MARKED: Echo Bridge
Determined to find answers about her father’s mysterious murder years earlier, Diella searches for paranormal activity with a research team and high-tech equipment. When supernatural occurrences point them to the man who killed her father, their path to solving the murder becomes more confusing–and more deadly. Whether the activity is a clue the police missed or a warning to stay away, Diella and her team will slowly discover in a terrifying descent into the mind of a killer.
PASSED THE DOOR OF DARKNESS: Echo Bridge
Detectives Chris Malloy and Murphy MacCasey comb through L.A. in a search for “The Shadow of God,” the most sadistic serial killer the city has ever seen. As every murder scene is more horrific than the last, and every clue hits closer to home, the detectives slowly realize “The Shadow” is stalking them. With one shocking twist after another, their hunt for “The Shadow” leads to an unexpected, bloody–and deadly–climax.
After years of bad luck and broken dreams, the Strega family has now embraced their negativity — except for the youngest daughter. Noel tries desperately to keep together her torn family, but when an evil spirit attacks, everything she believes in is called into question. Can one person’s faith really be tough enough to save another? What can Noel do when her family’s own negative Karma manifests? Will the SPIRIT drag Noel’s family into the Darkness or will Noel become the beacon for her Light to shine through? A Gnostic film about faith and love with copious scares, foul language, creepiness and black goo — a unique film about a unique perspective!
SYMPATHY: Breaking Glass Pictures
In a dingy motel in the middle of nowhere, a bank robber hold a young, attractive girl hostage. Keeping her handcuffed to the bed until he is able to formulate a plan, things go from bad to worse when an escaped convict takes them both prisoner and sets in motion a dangerous and very bloody cat-and-mouse game of one-upmanship. Who wins in the end isn’t always about who has control of the gun – but it certainly helps.
Stoked over the smokin’ Romanian hottie he’s met online, an über-randy college student talks his dimwitted friends into joining him for a semester of beer, babes and bongs at what they think is a prestigious Transylvanian university. What they discover instead is a creepy castle populated by a torture-loving mad scientist, an over-cyber-sexed humpback, the nubile spirit of a decomposed sorceress and a bevy of horny vampire chicks that have finally found a student body they can really sink their fangs into.
TEX SAYS: The only way this won’t make your worst films of the year list is if you’ve already seen National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze 1 & 2. This unofficial 3rd entry in the series manages a few minor sparks for those already familiar with the characters. Otherwise, run away fast!!!