Horror in Your House: Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Inside we’ve posted Tex Massacre’s Horror in Your House for this Tuesday, January 30. This week is pretty weak as there isn’t anything special coming out in particular. I guess if you like Hannibal and Red Dragon you could pick up Universal Home Video’s The Hannibal Lecter Collection. Read on to see what else hits DVD this week.
Horror in Your House – January 30, 2007
By: Tex Massacre

Death Row: Image Entertainment

As eight convicts serve their sentences in a work-release program at a creepy, abandoned prison, an unknown killer stalks them in the darkness.

Joe Estevez and Todd Bridges star in this lasted film from the Quiroz Brothers (SAN FRANPSYCHO).

Evil: TLA

An evil force is awakened in downtown Athens transforming the unsuspecting citizens into raving zombies. The few survivors will have to fight hard for their lives.

A Greek zombie film that promises to up channel Peter Jackson’s DEAD ALIVE…Where do I sign up for this one!

Freakshow: The Asylum

A sideshow carnival is infiltrated by criminals, only to be tortured by the freaks they intend to exploit.

“One of us?” Not likely–though I here the ending is pretty gruesome.

The Gathering: Weinstein Co./Genius Entertainment.

Christina Ricci stars in this psychological thriller as an American backpacker traveling through the English countryside, whose life turns for the worse after she is involved in a random car accident.

Director Brian Gilbert (TOM & VIV) lensed this religious/mystery/thriller back in 2002 that falls right in line with the LOST SOULS, SIXTH SENSE, STIGMATA phase that filmgoers were subjected to around the turn of the millennium.

The Hannibal Lecter Collection (Manhunter, Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal): MGM/Fox

The Doctor’s is in. The first 3 adaptations of Robert Harris’ novels get a boxed set of their own on DVD (Sans the Universal Studios production of RED DRAGON) just in time for the HANNIBAL RISING release.

Maniac (special edition): Blue Underground (TEX’S PICK OF THE WEEK)

A schizoid, serial killer randomly stalks and kills various young women in New York which he sees as revenge for the mistreatment he got while being raised by his own abusive mother.

William Lustig’s cult classic makes its third trip to the DVD shelves for anyone who missed it before.

The Meat Market Collection: SRS Cinema

Two ex-security agents discover what may be the real cause of what the TV news reports as animal attacks. Humans – turned into vicious, decomposing, cannibalistic zombies.

The crew at Sub Rosa Studios package Brian Clement’s first two MEAT MARKET films in a nifty little collection for the hardcore zombie fan. This set should get you primed for the third installment coming later this year.

Neither The Sea Nor The Sand: Image Entertainment

Recovering from a failed marriage, Anna Robinson retreats to the haunting Isle of Jersey, where she finds fulfillment in an affair with lighthouse keeper. But when death strikes, Anna finds herself inconsolable and longs for the arms of her lover… who unexpectedly returns from the dead.

A heady 1972 gothic horror film with all the soft focus beauty one has come to expect from Image Entertainment’s Redemption DVD line.

Prey: Weinstein Co./Genius Entertainment.

An American family on holiday in Africa becomes lost in a game reserve and stalked by lions.

South African director Darrell Roodt (DRACULA 3000) gives us the cinematic equivalent of CUJO with lions. I’ll say this much, Lions are a helluva lot scarier than an oversized drooling dog!

Slaughter of the Vampires: Dark Sky Films

On their wedding night, a newlywed couple find themselves menaced by a bloodthirsty vampire

Roberto Mauri’s schlocky 1962 Italian film arrives on DVD this week with some of the worst dubbing in recent memory. Don’t worry too much though; the production was hardly worth saving to begin with.

Tales of Terror from Tokyo 3: Part 1: Tokyo Shock/Media Blasters

Just because the gates to the spirit world are usually kept shut does not mean that they cannot suddenly open, that the dead cannot reach out for your throat that its denizens cannot prowl in abandoned office buildings, or haunt high school video projects. The dark realm is with you, and within you, its emotions calling to yours in shades of horror, of fear, of terror.

Writers Kihara Hirokatsu and Nakayama Ichiro have collected their “true life” stories once again for the 3rd volume of this popular series. Volume 3, Part 2 will be out in March.

Wicked Women Triple Feature (Flesh for the Beast, Werewolf Woman, Nightmares Come At Night): Shriek Show/Media Blasters

Ravenous demons, a notorious occultist, beautiful women, a team of para-psychologists,
Werewolf Woman Daniela and exotic dancers with disturbing and graphic nightmares all arrive in this trilogy of violent vixens from the box set friendly folks at Shriek Show. All in all the set is worth it just for the brief cameo by Soledad Miranda of “VAMPYROS LESBOS” in Jess Franco’s “NIGHTMARES”