The Evil Dead 2 Blu-ray anniversary edition is finally here! And that’s all that matters in this week’s horror releases. Not sure if other distributors are still feeling the post-Halloween jitters or if they knew every self-respecting horror fan with a love for zany would be shelling out hard-earned rupees for the pleasure of enjoying Sam Raimi’s masterpiece.
After the break you’ll find this week’s home video releases, although we’re already looking ahead to next week… Horror In Your House
November 15th, 2011
BITE MARKS – Breaking Glass Pictures
While backpacking across the country, bickering gay couple Cary and Vogel decide to speed up their trek by hitchhiking instead. That s when fate brings them Brewster, a sexually-confused trucker who picks the pair up on his way to delivering a shipment of coffins. After a few strokes of bad luck, the mismatched trio ends up lost and broken down in an abandoned junkyard. Though surviving a night of petty fights and sexual tension seems tough enough, the nightmare is only just getting started as strange noises in the back of the truck reveal the presence of five bloodthirsty vampires…
EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN: 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION (DVD / Blu-ray) – Lionsgate
A sequel/remake of the film The Evil Dead. A young man named Ash takes his girlfriend Linda to a secluded cabin, and plays back a professor’s tape recorded recitation of passages from the Book of the Dead. The spell calls up an evil force from the woods which turns Linda into a monstrous Deadite, and threatens to do the same to Ash. When the professor’s daughter and her entourage show up at the cabin, the night turns into a non-stop, grotesquely comic battle with chainsaw and shotgun on one side, demon horde and flying eyeball on the other.
MICAH SAYS: Easiest PICK OF THE WEEK in ages. Time to wait for my months early pre-order to arrive. Also, insert joke about having seven different version of this movie here. A NEW 90 minute feature-length documentary is included plus SEVERAL other never before seen featurettes. This is THE definitive copy of this movie to own (on Blu).
FADING OF THE CRIES – Lionsgate
Sarah finds an ancient necklace that belonged to her uncle. The necklace unknowingly unlocks a malevolent evil that has been searching for the relic. The dark force invades her small town, sending hordes of demonic creatures to find Sarah and bring back the necklace. It’s up to Jacob, armed with a powerful sword, to bring Sarah home and save mankind from destruction.
HUMONGOUS – Scorpion Releasing
A group of teens on a boat find themselves in a fogbound night only to run aground on the rocks of the mysterious ‘Dog Island’ right before their boat goes up in flames. As they gather on the shoreline, one of them goes missing, another is critically injured and four go searching for shelter. They then decide to venture into the still standing house to summon help from its occupants…if any. Luckily, there is someone still dwelling there, but unfortunately there’s something else out on the island growling in the dark and it ain’t no dog! And it is HUNGRY!
THE OPEN DOOR – Phase 4 Films
Innocent and trusting Angelica falls in with the wrong crowd at school and finds herself grounded during the biggest party of her senior year. The desperate teen turns to a mysterious pirate radio station that appears on full moon nights to grant the wishes of its callers. When her mischievous friends decide to play a prank on her, her wishes are unleashed in a twisted and violent fashion on the unsuspecting teens.