Another week with quite a few big releases from last year’s crop of horror. Both I Spit On Your Grave flicks are receiving the Blu-ray treatment along with Paranormal Activity 2, which made about $80 million in profit while causing many sleepless nights during it’s theatrical run. Wes Craven’s 3D horror film My Soul to Take, which is about 10 million in the red to date, is also being released this Tuesday. All in all, another excellent week for horror fans. Hope you all have a great week!
Horror In Your House
February 7th, 2011
HIGH LANE – MPI Home Video
A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a trail high up in the mountains that has been closed for repairs. The climb proves more perilous than planned. Especially as they soon realize that they’re not alone. The adventure turns into a nightmare.
I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE (Remake and Original) (Blu-ray/DVD) – Anchor Bay Entertainment
Directed by Steven R. Monroe, 2010’s I Spit On Your Grave tells the story of city dweller Jennifer Hills (Sarah Butler), a city girl who rents an isolated cabin in the country to write her latest novel. On one terrifying evening, a group of local lowlifes break into the cabin and overpower, assault and rape Jennifer, ultimately leaving her for dead. But Jennifer miraculously survives her ordeal, consumed with hell-borne vengeance for those who wronged her, and repays their heinous acts in gruesome ways that these lowlifes never thought imaginable.
MICAH SAYS: I saw this one in theaters right after a viewing of the original. The remake is knee-deep in Saw-like kills – ya know, wildly improbable setups with major “Oh Sh*t” factors destined to be discussed by audiences. The original left a bigger imprint on me, but the new one is brutal as hell. Get `em both.
MY SOUL TO TAKE (Blu-ray/DVD) – Rogue Pictures
In the sleepy town of Riverton, legend tells of a serial killer who swore he would return to murder the seven children born the night he died. Now, 16 years later, people are disappearing again. Has the psychopath been reincarnated as one of the seven, or did he survive the night he was left for dead?
OMINOUS – Midnight Releasing
Ominous, a super natural thriller inspired by actual events. When the Callahan’s set off for a peaceful family vacation in the mountains, they never expected their personal demons to follow them. When the children discover a paranormal presence in the secluded cabin, two generations of secrets will be revealed and the lives of the living as well as the dead will be changed forever.
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 (Blu-ray/DVD) – Paramount Pictures
After experiencing what they think are a series of “break-ins”, a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.
MICAH SAYS: This was my favorite theater experience of 2010 (as well as a damn good sequel). Wondering how it will hold up for personal viewings. I actually found the original to be slightly better at home – heightening every creek and bump in the night – making for tense viewing.
THE REAL CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST – One 7 Movies
In 1975, Papua New Guinea obtained its long desired independence from the British Empire. A movie crew traveled to the island in order to shoot a film that would allow the Queen to better understand the laws and traditions of the natives. Looking for reality and truth, the cinematographers eventually got a lot more than they had bargained for…