This week’s Horror In Your House is another disappointment, but thank God for zombies! The creepy walking dead have infected this week’s edition as George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead, along with a 40th Anniversary Edition of Night of the Living Dead both arrive at retailers everywhere tomorrow, Tuesday, May 20. Read on to see what else you can rent/purchase.
ANGUISH: Blue Underground
After being hypnotized by his bizarre mother, a man goes on a brutal killing spree complete with telepathic commands from mom to carve the eyeballs from his victims. But just when you think you’ve seen it all, comes the most shocking twist imaginable…
BELCEBU: DIABLOS LESBOS: Troma
Meet Belcebu, the biggest rock star of the moment. Rich, powerful and decadent to the core, he has built an empire of drugs and perversion around him while inspiring young fans around the world to commit suicide through his subversive lyrics. When the Devil herself sees all the depravity Belcebu’s music has inflicted, she offers him the gift of eternal life as a rock and roll god. Only Mani, Belcebu’s scorned groupie ex-girlfriend, stands in the way of Belcebu’s twisted plans for world domination. A twisted combination of sex, violence and rock ‘n roll, BELCEBU is a heavy metal nightmare unlike anything you’ve ever seen!
When Count Bloodspit and his family of ghouls return from the Vampire Mirror World to feast on young virgins, they find famed Vampire Hunter Dr. Ludvic hot on their trail. When Ludvic steals the family crest off of Bloodspit’s coffin, the villainous vampire finds himself trapped in our dimension. Now, the hunt is on as Dr. Ludvic chases Bloodspit around the world trying to bury a stake in his heart once and for all!
BONEJACK’S SPLATTER PLATTERS (4 discs): Splatter Rampage/Tempe
Splatter Rampage gathers together some of Chris Seaver’s most notorious splatter comedies with BONEJACK’S SPLATTER PLATTERS 5-Pack! In addition to the all-new 2008 release FILM CREW & WET HEAT Double Feature, fans will be treated to DESTRUCTION KINGS (2006), MULVA 2: KILL TEEN APE! (2005) and QUEST FOR THE EGG SALAD (2003)!
THE DARKEST HOUR/DARKWORLD: CreepFX/Maverick
Years ago a sleepy town was terrorized by the North Bend Reaper. Despite a massive manhunt the Reaper was never found. Now a group of actors are trying to cash in on the town s notorious killings by hosting a murder mystery party but in the mist of the fun and games they come to realize someone is killing them off one by one. Has the Reaper come back for one last dance with death?
DIARY OF THE DEAD: Dimension Extreme/Genius (TEX’S PICK OF THE WEEK)
A group of college students shooting a horror movie in the woods stumble upon a real zombie uprising. When the onslaught begins, they seize the moment as any good film students would, capturing the undead in a “cinema verite” style that causes more than the usual production headaches.
Tex Says: Can’t say I was much of a fan, but any self-respecting genre completest is bound to pick this sucker up. I mean…that’s why we all own Halloween: Resurrection right?
THE ENTRANCE: Lionsgate
Inspired by true events, The Entrance is based on the 17th century writings of Father Sebastien Michealis and his dialogue with a fallen angel named Baalberith. In the early 1600’s, Michaelis was a renowned exorcist and wrote about a possessed nun, Sister Madeleine, in Aix-en-Provence, France. The demon that possessed Madeleine revealed itself as a fallen angel, a punisher of sinners and a tempter of the innocent. Four hundred years later, Ryan James, a street-savvy drug dealer, escapes from the hands of his kidnappers. Desperate and shaken, he seeks out help from police detective, Jen Porhowski. In search of the truth and in a fight for survival, Porhowski is swept into a web of deception and finds herself in a contest with the forces of this occult.
FILM CREW/WET HEAT: Splatter Rampage/Tempe
FILM CREW gives a mind-bending twist to the murder mystery as a group of miscreant movie theatre employees prepare for a midnight movie and start disappearing one by one! Will anyone survive until showtime? WET HEAT pays homage to the spy genre as Teenape is sprung from prison to track down the kidnapped “Entertainment President” before all of Hollywood crumbles! Mind-blowing gunplay and big laughs ensue!
GRAPES OF DEATH (new disc): Redemption USA
Grapes of Death is one of cult director Jean Rollin’s most explicitly violent and gory films and is released here fully uncut in all its blood-drenched glory. Its story centers on a young woman who finds herself stranded in a remote village where a dangerous pesticide has contaminated the surrounding vineyards, transforming the locals into crazed zombies intent on slaughtering anyone who gets in their way.
GRINDSTONE ROAD (special edition): Peace Arch
The Sloans’ young son Daniel has been in a coma for an extended period of time following a car accident. Hannah, who was driving at the time of the accident, is suffering a great deal of guilt and depression. Shortly after moving into a newly purchased farmhouse, strange occurrences begin to happen. Graham, concerned with the increasing quantity of anti-depressants Hannah is taking, along with her stories of mysterious occurrences at the house, turns to Ten and Linda, the older couple next door for support. Even though they may seem like friendly neighbors, eager to help, sinister motives lie behind their pleasant demeanor.
THE KILLING HOUR (special edition rerelease): Blue Underground
The body of an anonymous woman is discovered floating in the Hudson River, and as the grisly news spreads through New York City, three more macabre murders occur all linked by the use of handcuffs. A beautiful, young art student with a special gift draws the murders before they are committed. Intrigued by her insight, an impetuous TV reporter and a police detective both become obsessed with the woman and her amazing talent. One wants to save her. The other must kill her. Can she survive THE KILLING HOUR?
LOST COLONY: Allumination
In 1587 over 100 brave men and women set sail from Britain to establish the first English colony in the Americas. They landed on Roanoke Island off the coast of Virginia. They built a settlement and planted crops. Then they disappeared without a trace.
LOVE ME DEADLY: Shriek Show/Media Blasters
Lindsay has an unusual fascination with the dead. She often finds herself at funerals for people she doesn’t even know. Once the mourners have cleared out, she’s drawn to the corpse by an unspeakable sexual curiosity. It appears that this obsession with the recently deceased has been brewing within Lindsay for quite some time and might have something to do with her late father. She makes an attempt at a normal relationship, but is also lured into a corpse-loving cult by a creepy undertaker.
LUCKER: THE NECROPHAGOUS: Synapse
John Lucker is a deeply disturbed serial rapist and killer. Locked up in a clinic after committing eight murders (and keeping the bodies around for his own sexual pleasure after the people died!!!), Lucker manages to escape and flees to the city… searching for the one lone survivor of his previous killing spree. His disgusting rampage continues and more people die one by one. Lucker must find and kill the woman who escaped him the first time and no one will get in his way!
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: Dimension Extreme/Genius
This 40th Anniversary Edition, authorized by the director himself, reanimates the landmark tale of five strangers who struggle desperately against hordes of the walking undead. Remastered and loaded with all-new Special Features
Jeffrey leads a quiet existence. Living in constant fear of being labeled a psychopath, he constructs a complex world of denial. He is haunted by the spirits of the vengeful dead. After meeting Dana, a beautiful young woman who also has the ability of “sight,” Jeffrey finds comfort in knowing someone shares his affliction. But his comfort is short lived. Dana suddenly goes missing and Jeffrey is left alone to find the answers.
SORORITY SISTER SLAUGHTER: York
The Girls of Kappa Tau Omega are popular, pretty, and love to party! However, the party will soon be dead! There s an uninvited guest in their new sorority house whose motto is Kappa Kappa Kill! Unbeknownst to them, a vengeful, angry, ghost haunts the halls of their new home. Kids on campus call the spirit Red Dahlia because of her gory, bloody death. Now these college coeds will meet this urban legend face to face. Who will survive this hellacious night of blood, babes, and butchering?
THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (2006; special edition): Image
“There’s no place to hide when the evil is inside! Tony Todd is Dr. Henry Jekyll in this blood-drenched, modern adaptation of the macabre classic. Part crime thriller, part psychological horror, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde takes Robert Louis Stevenson’s sinister story to chilling new depths as Mr. Hyde leaves a grisly trail while terrorizing local college co-eds. With the police bearing down on him, Mr. Hyde attacks Henry’s fiancee in the demented denouement of this twisted tale that must be seen to be believed!”
WOMENS PRISON MASSACRE: Retro Shock-O-Rama
Investigative reporter Emanuelle finds herself locked up in an all women penitentiary run by a ruthless female warden and her brutally sadistic guards. Vowing to exact revenge upon the corrupt politician who set her up, Emanuelle must first survive the daily torture and attempts at her life by grotesque prison bully Albina. Into this powder keg of smoldering sex and violence comes four bloodthirsty death row inmates. Blasting their way to a prison takeover, this quartet of psychotic criminals takes advantage of the all-female situation only to find they have bitten off more than they can chew. With the police launching an all-out assault upon the rampaging prisoners, Emanuelle battles to stay alive amidst the bloodshed and depravity…and the most horrifying game of Russian Roulette ever seen!