Another Tuesday is already upon us and that means more flicks are available to take home. Two DVDs of Elvira’s Movie Macabre have been released for your home viewing pleasure along with a collection of Roger Corman films for those longing for the days of old. Also out, the brutal, bloody and aptly named Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet and Warner’s bomb of fairytale turned into a horror movie, Red Riding Hood, hits stores as well. Hope you all have a great week.
Horror In Your House
June 14th, 2011
BLOOD NIGHT: THE LEGEND OF MARY HATCHET – Lionsgate
A group of teenagers celebrating Blood Night, the anniversary of the death of a local axe murderer, Mary Hatchet, suddenly find themselves face to face with the realities of her haunting. As they run from the bloody rampage left behind they’ll need to survive the night to expose the truth behind the legend of Bloody Mary.
MICAH SAYS: Bill Mosely and Danielle Harris make appearances making this flick one I am curious to check out, despite the meddling reviews here on BD. And since nothing else strikes me I am making this one my pick of the week.
DEATH’S DOOR – S’More Entertainment
Each week, on her local cable show The Séance Hour, medium Madame Camille holds a séance with guests from her viewing audience. But it’s a Sham! Special effects, smoke and mirrors. And, everyone behind the scenes knows it–including Camille. What they don’t realize is that Camille’s psychic powers are real. Her séances open a door to the other side, and connect with the spirit world. Tonight, the show’s producer has booked a controversial guest to boost ratings, a guest whose past holds a dark, terrible secret. So tonight, when hands join to form the séance circle, and a door to the other side is opened, Evil will be released.
ELVIRA’S MOVIE MACABRE – Entertainment One
Like a specter rising from the grave, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is back – providing her signature, unflinching, tongue-in-cheek commentary of some of the “greatest” B-movies of all time! “Night of the Living Dead” – Just as Elvira’s television career rises once again, so do the ghouls on-screen in George A. Romero’s zombie masterpiece.
“I Eat Your Skin” – Elvira takes us on a trip to Voo Doo Island and gives us a few culinary tips along the way – bon appetit!
MICAH SAYS: I love that she is back on TV. Now if we could just get Joe Bob Briggs and “Monstervision” back I think we’d all be happier campers.
ELVIRA’S MOVIE MACABRE – Entertainment One
Like a specter rising from the grave, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is back – providing her signature, unflinching, tongue-in-cheek commentary of some of the “greatest” B-movies of all time! “The Satanic Rites of Dracula” – Christopher Lee stars as the Prince of Darkness for the final time and sets out to conquer the world while Elvira tackles her “To DOOM” list. “The Werewolf of Washington” – Elvira throws her “ring into the hat” and decides to run for political office while Dean Stockwell wreaks havoc on the nation’s capitol.
FALL DOWN DEAD – Image Entertainment
Single mother Christie (Alpha Dog’s, Dominique Swain) faces the most terrifying Christmas Eve ever when she becomes the sole witness to the handiwork of the Picasso Killer (Halloween’s, Udo Kier), a cold-blooded maniac with an eye for beautiful women. Now a citywide blackout has Christie trapped in an isolated office building with a group of strangers as this unstoppable killing force closes in, picking them off one by one in preparation for his ultimate bloody masterpiece. The body count is climbing and a madman is watching in this relentless, suspenseful shocker, also starring Kill Bill’s David Carradine in one of his final roles.
FUGUE – Hive Mind
When you can’t trust your own mind, how do you know what’s real? An edgy, unique update on the classic ghost tale, FUGUE features stellar performances and stomach-churning scares. The film takes viewers on a mind-bending, terrifying journey that culminates in a shattering climactic twist. A young woman (newcomer Abigail Mittel) moves in with her boyfriend (Richard Gunn, “Dexter”), and becomes convinced her new home is haunted. But when she discovers the last eight months have been erased from her memory, she must uncover what caused the condition…before the past destroys her present.
GROUPIE – Take 2
When a mysterious groupie joins legendary cursed band The Dark Knights, a series of unexplained murders derails their comeback tour.
ROGER CORMAN – KING OF THE DRIVE-INS – Pop Flix
Starring Jack Nicholson, Boris Karloff, Dorothy Malone, Tony Miller, and more. Roger Corman is hotter than ever! The legendary filmmaker recently received an honorary Academy Award for his extraordinary contributions to the state of motion picture arts. Corman also helped launch the careers of such Hollywood luminaries as Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Charles Bronson, Sylvester Stallone, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, and James Cameron. 15 Movie collection.
MICAH SAYS: A solid collection of flicks for cheap – about a buck a movie. Hard to beat that for hours and hours of schlocky fun from the master himself.
RED RIDING HOOD (DVD / Blu-ray) – Warner Bros
In a medieval village a beautiful young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family’s displeasure. When her sister is killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village, the people call on a famed werewolf hunter to help them kill the wolf. As the death toll rises with each moon, the girl begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. Panic grips the town as she discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast–one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect…and bait.
RUBBER (DVD / Blu-Ray) – Magnolia Home Entertainment
When, Robert, an inanimate tire discovers his destructive telepathic powers he soon sets his sights on a desert town in particular a mysterious woman becomes his obsession.
MICAH SAYS: This one was released in stores last week, but it’s available today via Amazon. It’s certainly different. Way different. I’ve heard everything from this is the biggest piece of pretentious sh*t ever to the most genius thing since Einstein. It’s neither. I’m personally not a huge fan of breaking the 4th wall (which the movie brazenly flaunts throughout), but I enjoy head explosions and inanimate object killers. No matter your feelings “Rubber” is a flick that is worth at least one watch.
SUPERNATURAL THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (Blu-ray) – Warner Home Video
They’re back the ghouls and vampires, the ghosts and spirits and even more terrifying entities. And wherever these evil beings are, you’ll find brothers Sam and Dean Winchester, hunters on the trail of the demon who murdered their mother…and of any other unholy agent of the Supernatural. Join the brothers in their mind-bending, bone-chilling Season 2 road trip across America a journey deeper into the mystery of their own destinies.
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