This week brings us Blu-ray versions of classics in the way of Deep Red, Diabolique, and season 4 of “The Twilight Zone.” Also out today is the Screen Gems popcorn teenie-bopper aimed horror flick The Roommate and the Anthony Hopkins led Catholic vs. Demons movie The Rite. And for the fans that demand a little more edge in their flicks the uber-violent and bloody Red White & Blue is now available. Check out the rest below and let me know what you are picking up.
Horror In Your House
May 17th, 2011
DEEP RED (Profondo Rosso) (Blu-ray / DVD) – Blue Underground
A psychic who can read minds picks up the thoughts of a murderer in the audience and soon becomes a victim. An English pianist gets involved in solving the murders, but finds many of his avenues of inquiry cut off by new murders, and he begins to wonder how the murderer can track his movements so closely.
MICAH SAYS: Aregento on Blu-ray is hard to not like. This is one of the films that launched my love of Italian horror as a young lad.
DIABOLIQUE: THE CRITERION COLLECTION (Blu-ray) – Criterion
Before Psycho, Peeping Tom, and Repulsion, there was Diabolique. This thriller from Henri‑Georges Clouzot (Le corbeau, The Wages of Fear), which shocked audiences in Europe and the U.S., is the story of two women–the fragile wife and the willful mistress of a sadistic school headmaster–who hatch a daring revenge plot. With its unprecedented narrative twists and unforgettably scary images,Diabolique is a heart-grabbing benchmark in horror filmmaking, featuring outstanding performances by Simone Signoret (Casque d’or, Army of Shadows), Vera Clouzot (The Wages of Fear), and Paul Meurisse (Le deuxième souffle, Army of Shadows).
THE FERGUSONS – S’More Entertainment
Suburbia will never be the same after a family moves in next door with special “tastes” in neighbors, especially for those who try to step on them. Then it’s time to take out the trash, which they merrily do. In fact, they love take-out! Blissfully square Ed Ferguson and his family are “goody-types,” easy targets for jealous neighbors, crooks and vandals. People take advantage of their generous nature and walk over them, but they’re a cheerful bunch and can’t be bothered. Oh sure, those pesky neighbors are slaughtered in short order and even get served up as “just desserts,” but they’re killed with no hard feelings … This family doesn’t get mad, they just get full! Keith Singleton writes, directs and stars in this twisted take on consumerism with the question – consumption be done about it?
GARGOYLES – Henstooth
Cornel Wilde stars as an anthropology professor who stumbles upon a clan of demon gargoyles living in the desert Southwest. Since its first airing in 1972, this low-budget gem has earned an enduring spot in the hearts of horror fans worldwide. It won the Emmy