The major studios took the week off, but there are plenty of low-budget direct-to-disc options for those of you jonesin’ for something new, including an interesting looking Battle Royale type film from Tokyo Shock. Outside of that, I don’t see much in the way of recommendations unless you wanna pick up the recent remakes of the Freddy and Jason series on one Blu disc. Have a great week. Horror In Your House
January 10th, 2012
A DARKER REALITY – Phase 4 Films
A group of women wake up in a cold cement basement. Drugged and terrified they find themselves captive to a depraved psychopath whose blood-lust and insanity knows no bounds. Police Detective Balasco and psychiatrist Dr. Metcalfe team up in a desperate attempt to locate the girls and their soon to be murderer a serial killer known as Ghost. But time is running out as Ghost s sick experiments begin to leave the girls tortured beyond recognition. To survive, the girls must band together in a last attempt to save themselves from a fate far worse than death.
DEATH BELL: BLOODY CAMP – Tokyo Shock
Director Yu Seon-Dong presents another Battle Royale-style tale of young students and brutal killing! After the school swim star is found murdered, Cha Se-hui and her elite summer session class find themselves locked in the school with an ultimatum: find the murderer among you, or everyone dies. Their only clue is a message scrawled on the blackboard. “When an innocent mother is killed, what son would not avenge her death?”
MICAH SAYS: PICK OF THE WEEK. If only because this is a weak week in horror combined with the news yesterday that Battle Royale is FINALLY coming to Blu-ray (Region 1) courtesy of Anchor Bay.
FRIDAY THE 13th / NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET / FREDDY VS JASON (Triple-Feature) [Blu-ray] – Warner Home Video
MICAH SAYS:This is a Blu-ray three pack of the newer films from the respective. Came out last week, but I figured some might be interested.
GURAZUKA – Synapse Films
A fun getaway turns into a journey to Hell for some teenage girls visiting an isolated house to rehearse and perform a play for their private movie club. Taking the trip with an adult chaperone, the girls learn a previous club member supposedly went missing in the house, and another insane! Shortly after they arrive, a mysterious videotape is found with footage of a violent killer wearing a Japanese “deigan” mask. Is this footage real or fake? Soon, their food and equipment disappears and one of the girls is haunted by ghostly visions of the masked demon. Someone or something is in the house, and gruesome death awaits those who cannot escape!
KENNEYVILLE – Shriek Show
There’s something seriously wrong in Kenneyville. When a young woman from Toronto goes missing and police mysteriously drop the case earlier than expected, two private detectives are hired to find her. With undercover aliases in hand, they head to the small town of Kenneyville for answers.
PSYCHOTICA – Shriek Show
Caught in the middle of a menacing social experiment, a group of teenage heroin addicts barricades themselves in an abandoned farmhouse in order to kick the habit. But they must also overcome the murderous forces within the house, as well as the threat that is closing in from down the road. With nowhere to run, they must face their greatest fears and fight for their very survival…
SHRIEK OF THE SASQUATCH – Retro Media
Julie (Scarlet Salem, ”Strip Club Slasher”) and Nick (Donny Versiga, ”Sinister”) are on a road trip which derails after they become involved in a series of gruesome murders committed by what seems to be a large ape-like creature. Will either of them survive to learn the secret of the Sasquatch? ”Shriek of the Sasquatch” comes in the tradition of retro hits such as ”Grindhouse” and is packed with drive in-style fun from cult director Steve Sessions.
SUMMER OF MASSACRE (DVD/Blu-ray) – Breaking Glass Pictures, Vicious Circle Films
Director-Writer, Joe Castro (Terror Toons 1&2, The Jackhammer Massacre) introduces another original tale — the first anthology slasher film which presents eight killers in 5 gorefest tales. Featuring Brinke Stevens (Slumber Party Massacre), Nick Principe (Laid to Rest), and Cleve Hall (Nightmare), plus a never before recorded gore epic body count with more than 150 onscreen deaths.
Ungodly brutal beatings turns Chris, a young man, into a fiend that sets off a bloody, like never before seen, rampage. Beauty is truly only skin deep – Watch a young paraplegic, whose body is also wrecked with Spinal Bifida, fight for her life as her older, beautiful sister tries to murder her.
It’s been 36 years since Jesse s loving mother was raped by his biological father. Now, after hiding and running their entire lives in fear of this murderous rapist — He has found them! A group of Christian teenagers are stalked, maimed and burned by a local legend in a haunted forest.
Three legendary serial killers terrorize downtown Los Angeles by murdering countless innocent souls and the killer plan is to go out with a real bang.
There’s nothing like the sweltering heat of summer to set off a massacre. The Summer of Massacre is a 100 mph slasher ride that never slows down and is packed with enough gore and insanity to send you looking for your barf bag.
THE SCORPION KING 3: BATTLE FOR REDEMPTION (DVD / Blu-ray) – Universal Studios
Since his triumphant rise to power in the original blockbuster The Scorpion King, Mathayus’ kingdom has fallen and he’s lost his queen to plague. Now an assassin for hire, he must defend a kingdom from an evil tyrant and his ghost warriors for the chance to regain the power and glory he once knew. Starring Ron Perlman (Hellboy) and Billy Zane (Titanic), and featuring 6-time WWE® champion Dave Bautista and UFC® star Kimbo Slice, The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption takes The Mummy phenomenon to an all-new level of epic action and non-stop adventure! Starring: Victor Webster, Bostin Christopher, Temuera Morrison, Krystal Vee, Selina Lo, Kevin ‘Kimbo Slice’ Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Billy Zane, Ron Perlman Directed by: Roel Reine
MICAH SAYS: Poor Billy Zane, dude had so much potential but now shares acting credits with Kimbo Slice. Ouch. Loved him in Demon Knight.