Today we’ve posted our DVD release list for Tuesday, April 10, 2007, which features a few select goodies that you’re not going to want to miss out on. Tomorrow Anchor Bay releases Phantasm: The Anchor Bay Collection, along with Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead! There are a few other goodies hiding within, so read on for everything else!
Horror in Your House
April 10, 2007
By: Tex Massacre
Beneath Still Waters: Lionsgate
Two boys make a pact to do something brave, crazy and dangerous. They will see their town one last time before a man-made lake floods it forever, burying it under the deep lake. Everyone’s been evacuated – just the church, the homes, the abandoned shops remain. Only the eerie buildings are still hiding secrets that no one suspects.
Legendary horror director Brian Yuzna (RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD III) gets behind the lens once again for what sounds like an interesting horror film, for people who haven’t seen the Christen Slater/Morgan Freeman vehicle HARD RAIN.
Blood Flood (Grave of the Vampire, House of Evil, Guru the Mad Monk): Retromedia/Image
Horror movie queen Morella presents three classic flicks that make for a truly frightening triple feature. GRAVE OF THE VAMPIRE follows a mother who raises her vampire son to kill the bloodsucker who impregnated her, while HOUSE OF EVIL tells the story of a batch of diabolical toys that kill off a family. Finally, a deranged priest goes on a murderous rampage in GURU THE MAD MONK.
Cult fave Andy Milligan (THE GHASTLY ONES) directs the “Mad Monk” while legendary actor Boris Karloff stars in HOUSE OF EVIL from Grindhouse kingpin Jack Hill (FOXY BROWN). Now, that’s a pair of guys I could hang with on a Saturday night!
Cinderella: Tartan Asia Extreme
The daughter of successful female plastic surgeon, the teenage Hyun-soo is the envy of her art school friends, who all want the perfect face. But after her friends go under the knife and start dying mysterious deaths, Hyun-soo must investigate her mother’s darkest secrets.
This South Korean shocker is filled to the brim with as much bloody goodness as it is perplexing plotlines.
Dead & Deader: Starz Home Entertainment
After he’s bitten by a beetle carrying a zombie virus, a tough soldier survives the infection, becoming only half zombie. Once back in the US, he finds himself fighting his former comrades in arms, all of whom are turning into zombies!
It’s Superman (Dean Cain) vs. the Zombies in this latest thriller from producer Mark A. Altman (HOUSE OF THE DEAD). HALLOWEEN’s Ellie Cornell and X-FILES’ Dean Haglund join Peter Green (PULP FICTION) and Susan Ward (WILD THINGS 2).
Phantasm: The Anchor Bay Collection (TEX’S PICK OF THE WEEK)
A young boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a mysterious arsenal of terrible weapons with him.
Director Don Coscarelli (BUBBA HO-TEP) brings his legendary Tall Man to the screen in the original nightmare. Anchor Bay offers a beautiful new anamorphic transfer and a solid share of extras in this newly minted special edition.
Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead: Anchor Bay
The Tall Man is back and once again haunting the thoughts of the now-adult Mike and his friend, ex-Ice Cream vendor Reggie. The two continue their hunt for the mysterious figure and in his path of destruction encounter a variety of dangerous situations, friends and enemies.
Reggie Bannister and A. Michael Baldwin return (after Baldwin’s departure in PHANTASM II) for another round of sphere dodging, cemetery running, and shotgun blasting madness as they try to escape the wrath of the The Tall Man.
Skin Crawl: Shock-O-Rama
In the late 17th century, a family of witches is terrorized by a corrupt public official. When their sister is murdered, the remaining two put on a curse on their bloodline, bringing horrible retribution to anyone who victimizes any member of their family.
Debbie Rochon and Julian Wells star in this latest production from Mike Rasso and company. It got plenty of breasts and a fair amount of blood wrapped around another great performance from consummate indie actress Rochon.
Slaughter Night (SL8N8): Tartan
A group of friends venture into a mine where convicted killers were once forced to off themselves. Unaware that the mine company once sent convicts to their death by making them ignite gas leaks, the friends unwittingly disturb the spirit of killer Andries Martiens.
Sent by the U.S. government to recover top-secret cargo, an intrepid special ops team boards a stranded military submarine, only to discover that all of the crew members–save one–have been eaten alive by mutant scorpions.
Giant mutant scorpions are pretty much the only thing this Swedish shot big bug film has going for it. But still, it’s giant scorpions…and who doesn’t love those!
Survival Quest: Anchor Bay
A quintet of urbanites head for the Rockies for the ultimate wilderness challenge, only to butt heads with a paramilitary group sharing the trail. Soon, the city slickers find themselves battling more than the wilderness.
Don Coscarelli’s back with his version of SHOOT TO KILL, WHITE WATER SUMMER, THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME, SURVIVING THE GAME and any other lost in the woods survivalist film. It may be a mildly forgettable thriller but the cast is top notch, featuring Dermont Mulroney, Catherine Keener, Reggie Bannister, Tracy Lin, Mark Rolston and genre vet Lance Henriksen
Video Violence/Video Violence 2: Camp Motion Pictures
A normal, unsuspecting couple find themselves completely immersed in a town of blood-drunk crazies. Led by sickos Howard and Eli, these backwater psychopaths produce and watch their own snuff movies in which victims are outsiders or citizens trying to leave the close-knit community of killers.
The original, legendary SOV horror film and its hurried sequel arrive on DVD with all the fanfare the folks at Camp Motion Pictures bestowed on its last epic SOV release, CANNIBAL CAMPOUT. Director Gary Cohen turned his video store into the setting for a bloodbath of VHS proportions in this pair of films that prove anyone with a home movie camera–and a lot of blood–can become a Hollywood director. Cohen later went on to lens an episode of Married with Children.