Dream Home (pictured below; yum!) is being released by IFC films this Tuesday. That’s great news for slasher and Asian horror fans alike. It’s got plenty of startling kills and fun for the whole family (if your family consists of people who take pleasure in watching pregos get murked).
Check out the rest of this week’s releases below and let me know what you’re planning on taking home. Happy shopping.
Horror In Your House
August 9th, 2011
BIKINI GIRLS ON ICE (DVD / Blu-Ray) – Well Go USA
Stranded on their way to a bikini car-wash fundraiser, a group of hot college girls find refuge in an abandoned gas station on the outskirts of town. Soon their broken down bus is the least of their worries as a maniac axe-man mechanic starts picking them off one by one. Scared, alone and miles from help, the girls are faced with a psycho killer who wants to put these hot girls on ice. Instead of struggling to raise small change, the honeys are now in the biggest fight of their lives.
CAMP HELL – LionsGate
Camp Hope is a place where Christian children come together to share and study their faith. Deep in the woods and far from distraction, they learn how to better serve their maker and the perils of tangling with the Devil. Unfortunately their charismatic leader unknowingly leads them into a world of evil, and the nightmare begins, as each child’s body soon becomes possessed by something.
CHOOSE – MPI Home Video
The slasher genre gets an iconic new killer with Nathan Jones, the monster at the center of Marcus Graves’ CHOOSE. His methods are simple. He selects a victim and forces them to choose between horrific options, his blood-filled hour glass counting down the seconds they’re allowed to decide. And if his victim fails to choose, then Nathan forces both horrible options upon them. Katheryn Winnick (Love And Other Drugs) and Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects) star in this nail-biting thriller that unleashes a terrifying new face onto the horror scene.
THE CLINIC – Image Entertainment
A road trip turns into a battle for survival when Cameron (Andy Whitfield, Spartacus: Blood and Sand) and his pregnant wife, Beth (Tabrett Bethell, Legend of the Seeker), stop for the night at a desolate motel. That night Beth is suddenly abducted from their room and wakes up in an ice-filled bathtub…with her baby now gone! She finds herself captive at a sinister clinic with other women whose newborns are being taken for an unknown purpose, and as Cameron desperately searches for his missing wife, time is rapidly running out. Inspired by true events, this nail-biting thriller, in the tradition of Wolf Creek, explores the most unspeakable, forbidden terror a new mother could possibly face.
DREAM HOME – IFC Films
Cheng Lai-sheung, a young, upwardly mobile professional finally ready to invest in her first home. But when the deal falls through, she is forced to keep her dream alive — even if it means keeping her would-be neighbors dead. Pang Ho-Cheung’s disturbingly imaginative violence unfolds against a backdrop of lifestyle fetishization and the housing market crisis in this metropolitan spin on Guignol horror.
MICAH SAYS: Pick of the week. This Asian horror flick is, in a word, Slashtastic. In a subgenre that centers on creative and disconcerting kills, “Dream Home” deserves to be mentioned with some of the best of the bunch. Just don’t get this one confused with the Daniel Craig / Rachel Weisz flick with a very similar name. The American film is NOT a remake of this gem.
EVIL THINGS – Inception Media Group
In the middle of nowhere, five young friends are trapped in an unrelenting nightmare when a sinister stranger armed with a video camera turns a birthday weekend into a terrifying fame of cat and mouse. Packed with heart-stopping twists and turns, this riveting thriller in the style of Paranormal Activity delivers one chill after the next!
FRAT HOUSE MASSACRE – Synapse Films
From the creators of CAMP SLAUGHTER comes FRAT HOUSE MASSACRE, a true homage to the best of the late 70’s grindhouse and early 80’s slasher films! Sean (Chris Prangley) and his little brother Bobby (Rane Jameson) thought joining the Delta Iota Epsilon fraternity would be the best time of their lives with parties, freedom, girls and sex. The fraternity president Mark (Jon Fleming of TVs WILL & GRACE and DANTE’S COVE), however, is a little strange. His twisted hazing rituals include extreme physical and mental torture that lead the boys down a horrific path of destruction and death. But death may be just the beginning, as this gritty twisted film unfolds. Inspired by actual events and set in the year 1979, FRAT HOUSE MASSACRE is a disturbing journey through the twisted world of fraternity boys, pledges and the not-so-innocent sorority sisters swept up in their madness. Loaded with violence, gore, nudity and a fantastic music score by Claudio Simonetti, this DVD is the director’s cut containing over twenty minutes of additional footage. Director’s Commentary, Crew Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Making Of Featurette.
MICAH SAYS: The reviews out there for this are not great, but I’m a sucker for horror flicks made now, but set in the past – like “House of the Devil” for example. More of homages to the past please!
RAGING BOLL – Take 2 Releasing
Widely recognized as the planet s worst film director, Uwe Boll embarks on a quest to conquer Hollywood and take vengeance upon the film fanatics striving to destroy him. Filmed over three years on and off the set, Raging Boll is a walk in the shoes of a man people love to hate. Filmmaker Uwe Boll challenges his harshest critics to boxing matches! Known for Blood Rayne, House of the Dead, and Alone in the Dark.
MICAH SAYS: Obviously not a horror film, but I thought there might be some interest in this documentary about the infamous Uwe Boll vs. Critics boxing matches. His recent movies have been a little better, but his next flick titled, “Auschwitz” seems like a disaster in wait. I mean c’mon. A crazy, angry and mostly terrible German director making a movie regarding the atrocities of the Holocaust. What could possibly go wrong with that idea?
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