This week is light on big names films, but does feature some solid choices led by Exorcismus – which is the latest and best of the possession movies released of late. Tokyo Shock is back with another ridiculous movie with Psycho Gothic Lolita. It seems there is a never-ending supply of cheap batsh*t crazy flicks from our friends in Japan – which I consider a good thing. And ‘80s Italian horror lovers can watch some kick ass looking zombies by picking up Burial Ground, now out on Blu-ray. Have a great week everyone!Horror In Your House
June 7th, 2011
ASYLUM OF THE DAMNED (Blu-ray) – 1-2-3-4 GO
A young psychology resident is excited about his new job at a mental hospital, and the chance to help severely ill patients. But excitement turns to puzzlement, concern, and finally terror as the patients begin to mysteriously die. Things begin to clarify when James finally encounters the Harvester.
BURIAL GROUND (Blu-ray) – Shriek Show
Set at a remote palatial estate, BURIAL GROUND: NIGHT OF TERRORS finds a group of socialites staying at a reclusive host’s mansion, hoping for a full of pleasure. Instead, they find themselves being pursued by the undead, the result of a careless scientist’s morbid experiments. One of a legion of films inspired by Fulci’s ZOMBIE, BURIAL GROUND contains all the necessary elements for a good zombie movie including maggot-infested corpses, entrail eating, and, as a bonus, an incestuous mother and son relationship in which the son appears to be played by a 30 year-old dwarf.
MICAH SAYS: Early ‘80s zombie flick with excellent Italian gore and makeup. It’s basically a rip off of Fulci (which makes this a rip off of a rip off), but I love this kind of stuff. Not necessarily to buy, but this one would be in my instant queue in a heartbeat.
DEVIL’S GROVE – Elite
When a group of teens sets out to record a documentary film about mass murders at a local amusement park, they soon learn that certain things should be left alone.
EXORCISMUS – MPI Home Video
Fifteen-year-old Emma Hawkins is like any other teenage girl; she thinks that her parents don’t understand her. She longs for independence and a life free of family ties and responsibilities and she is prepared to do anything to achieve it. But one day she will be forced to face up to the consequences of her actions. Life seems to be carrying on as normal, until one day Emma starts experiencing frightening fits. Her parents are convinced that her problems are either medical or psychological, but when doctors´ tests are unable to draw any conclusions, the family is forced to look elsewhere for answers. It all started off as a bit of fun, Emma never really believed it, but the truth is there is something dark and sinister within her, and it won’t take long to surface.
MICAH SAYS: I really enjoyed this one. It’s much more interesting to watch than the recent “Priest” or “The Rite” mostly because it does something different with the genre. A worthy entry into the religious horror genre and the pick of the week.
THE PASSING – Celebrity Video Dist
The three Naibert children, in their teens and early twenties, inherit a vast estate from their grandmother Rebecca. But unknown to them, the family inheritance has passed from grandmother to granddaughter for centuries – and Rebecca has a long reach from the grave to assure that the line is unbroken. The first weekend in the mansion is a party for the three Naiberts and their friends – but one by one, they vanish without a trace. Is death the punishment for violating Rebecca’s spell? Are the demons that beset the young people real – or only reflections of their own fear? Is it murder, violence from another dimension, or madness? The answer lives in the reflections.
PSCYHO GOTHIC LOLITA – Tokyo Shock
Yuki lives at home in peace until one day, a unit of assassins breaks in and kills her mother. To avenge the heinous crime, Yuki becomes a demon of vengeance, donning gothic lolita clothing and using a deadly parasol as a weapon. This film marks the first starring role for Akiyama, best known for her trademark butt pose in gravure magazines and photo books, which earned her the Best Buttocks Award in 2007 and the title Bishiri no Joo (Queen of the Beautiful Ass).
MICAH SAYS: Tokyo Shock continues winning the best title of the week. How can you go wrong with a crazy Japanese movie featuring a girl with a killer umbrella and one of the world’s finest asses? I’m thinking about doing a Tokyo Shock double feature at my casa so I think I am going to have to check this one out.
SANCTUM (3D, Blu-ray, DVD) – Universal Studios
From executive producer James Cameron (Avatar) comes a thrilling underwater adventure based on true events. Master diver Frank McGuire leads a team—including his 17-year-old son—to explore the largest most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. But when a tropical storm cuts off their only escape route the team must work together to find their way through an uncharted and dangerous underwater labyrinth to make it out alive. With time running out can they survive or will they be trapped forever? Starring: Richard Roxburgh Ioan Gruffudd Rhys Wakefield Alice Parkinson Dan Wyllie Directed by: Alistar Grierson
MICAH SAYS: Did anyone see this? What’d you think? They used all the “Avatar” camera equipment so I’m wondering if this one is just worth having on Blu-ray for the scenery alone.
SLICES OF LIFE – Midnight Releasing
Sexual Parasites, Disembowelment, Zombies, Serial Killers, Demon Children, Violent Vixens, Rabid Office Workers, and Angry Embryos all spring to gory life from the flesh covered sketch books featured in TinyCore Pictures recently completed 3 SLICES OF LIFE.
TORTURED – Video Music, Inc
From the notorious director of modern day exploitation films, Jason Impey, comes this brutal and disurbing tale. Quaid & Kurk are two notorious convicts who have escaped prison and are trying to flee the country. To ensure their safety they abduct an innocent, attractive woman to use as a hostage to protect themselves from the police. But Quaid has hidden motives for the abduction and Kurk doesn’t like what he sees, leading to a deadly game of cat and mouse full of jealousy, deception, lust and murder.
WRONG HOUSE – Elite Entertainment/Slingshot
An isolated house in the woods looks like an easy mark to a group of friends camping in the Maine wilderness. The thieves haul away several ounces of marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms in the heist. When the homeowners track them down, the thieves learn too late there are some people you just should not mess with and that they picked The Wrong House. You WILL believe in Karma.