Audiences will experience thrills and chills from the franchise that brought the epic battle of man and nature to life as Lionsgate debuts the Mimic: 3-Film Set on Blu-ray Disc May 1st.
Available for the first time as an HD collection, the set includes Mimic: The Director’s Cut, along with Mimic 2 and the Rear Window-inspired Mimic 3: Sentinel – both on Blu-ray Disc for the first time and available exclusively in the set.
Telling the complete story of one deadly genetic engineering experiment, each film includes a host of special features, certain to excite and terrify fans of the sci-fi series. A collection housing all three of the original film versions will be available on DVD at the same time, for the suggested retail price of $19.98. READ MORE
IFC Midnight has released three images from David Brooks’ thriller ATM, which will be released on VOD and Digital Platforms (iTunes, Amazon Streaming, XBox ZUNE, PS3 Video Unlimited) on March 2nd before opening in theaters on April 6th. Penned by by Chris Sparling, whose previous credits include the Ryan Reynolds-starrer Buried, the flick stars Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker), Josh Peck (The Wackness), Alice Eve (Entourage).
The trio play co-workers who make a late-night visit to an ATM and find themselves fighting for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man.
IFC Midnight recently released The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence), The Catechism Cataclysm and Kill List. READ MORE
Battle Royale. A title that has shocked, thrilled and unnerved audiences. A film whose fiendishly simple premise has inspired many imitations, including the upcoming The Hunger Games motion picture. Based on the 1999 global best-seller by Koushun Takami, the futuristic tale first came to the screen in 2000, directed by the legendary Kinju Fukasaku. Authors, filmmakers and film fans the world over consider the film and its 2003 sequel Battle Royale II: Requiem sacred cinematic classics. And now, fans can own them on high-definition Blu-ray and DVD!
On March 20th, Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly brings the Battle Royale: The Complete Collection to Blu-ray and DVD for the first time in North America. Featuring state-of-the-art HD transfers, hi-res audio and a wealth of bonus features that delve deep into this truly international phenomenon, cover art and trailer inside! READ MORE
While Wrekin Hill Entertainment and Lionsgate’s Dark Tide, leads off with a three-week Ultra VOD window on March 8th with a theatrical release on March 30th, culminating in a packaged media and Digital Download release, the shark thriller will head to home video on April 8. SHARK ALLEY!!!!
In the film from Turistas helmer John Stockwell, “Kate (Halle Berry), shark naturalist and documentarian, has been reluctant to re-enter the water since the tragic death of her mentor. Once renowned for swimming with Great White Sharks without the protection of a cage, Kate now spends her days giving mundane wildlife tours. However, the surprise arrival of her old partner and boyfriend, Jeff (Olivier Martinez), convinces her to face her inner demons and get back in the water with the fiercest of predators.”
Dark Tide also stars Ralph Brown, Adi Shankar, Luke Stein, Mark Elderkin, Thoko Ntshinga and Sizwe Msutu. READ MORE
The Valentine’s Day edition of Horror In Your House is here which means a Human Centipede movie is on shelves. That could be the start of an interesting tradition courtesy of Tom Six. The Dead, a zombie flick shot in unique locations across Africa is out as well. And for those looking for a little love, Nude Nuns With Big Guns is sure to make your heart race. Enjoy! I think I am going to watch My Bloody Valentine (original) for my horror viewing today. READ MORE
Freestyle Digital Media will release the undead horror comedy Deadheads on home video March 6, says the official Facebook. The pic won prizes at the Traverse City Film Festival 2011 and the Newport Beach Film Festival 2011.
Deadheads’ starring Michael McKiddy and Ross Kidder, “follows two zombie slackers who find themselves surprisingly reborn from the dead amid a disastrous zombie outbreak. After discovering an engagement ring in his coat pocket, one enlists his new found zombie pal to embark on a quest in search of his lost love.”
On April 24th Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the Wicker Man companion piece, The Wicker Tree, on both Blu-ray and DVD. Set in the same universe as the 1973 cult classic The Wicker Man starring Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward, the film is written and directed by the original helmer, Robin Hardy, who also reunited with the original producer Peter Snell and venerable UK production company British Lion to bring a chilling new vision of this classic story to 21st century audiences, after a theatrical run.
Based on Hardy’s acclaimed 2006 novel “Cowboys for Christ,” “ ‘The Wicker Tree’ tells the story of Texas-based singer Beth Boothby (newcomer Brittania Nicol) and her friend Steve Thomson (Henry Garrett, “The Bill,” “Skins”), two born-again Christians who come to Scotland to spread the gospel. When their initial efforts are met with disdain and disinterest, they find comfort in an invitation to sing in Tressock, the border fiefdom owned by Sir Lachlan Morrison (Graham McTavish, Rambo, the upcoming The Hobbit films).
However, Beth’s and Steve’s message of personal chastity quickly comes into direct conflict with Tressock’s sexual and religious practices, drawing upon ancient Celtic beliefs and rituals. Temptations begin to challenge Beth and Steve – with the stakes no less than their very lives and souls…”
Bonus features on The Wicker Tree Blu-ray and DVD include a behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes and the theatrical trailer.
Lee, who played the mysterious Lord Summerisle in the original, returns again in a dramatic cameo. Rounding out the cast are Jacqueline Leonard as Lady Delia Morrison, Clive Russell as Beame, James Mapes as Reverend Moriarty and Honeysuckle Weeks as Lolly. READ MORE
From MTI Video comes the April 17 DVD release of Hell’s Labyrinth, which stars Leah Rose, Ryan Schaufler, Tylan Canady, Adrienne Rusk, and Nick Driessen.
Directed by Drew Maxwell, “After being kidnapped, Kate Walker wakes to find herself trapped in a small chamber. She realizes she’s not the only prisoner, as nineteen others share the same fate. Hunted by demonic creatures, the group must band together if they are to escape the hellish labyrinth and survive the onslaught.”
Hell’s Labryrinth was shot entirely in front of a green screen and boasts thousands of special effects created in Lightwave, Zbrush, and Apple Shack.
Starring Sophie Dee, Cory Jacob, JD Fairman, Shawn C. Phillips and Veronica Ricci, above you’ll find the trailer for the new horror anthology Theatre of the Deranged, which arrives on DVD this June from Worldwide Media.
“Andy the Arsonist welcomes everyone to his theater of derange for a wild night of thrills, chills and spills. Andy kick’s off the night by hosting five short horror films from some of the best Horror Writer/Directors (James Cullen Bressack, Shawn C. Phillips, Liz Gilbert, Brian Dorton, and Creep Creepersin ) in the indie scene.” READ MORE
Arriving from Echo Bridge Entertainment on February 21st is director Paul Moore’s Keepsake (review) starring Robert Pralgo, Courtney Hogan, Sunny La Rose, Jeffrey Schmidt, and Anna Tulou. No specs have been revealed. Check out the art inside.
“When a freak accident strands Janine on a deserted highway, a call for help soon becomes a fight for survival. Stalked and tormented by a psychotic tow truck driver, Janine soon finds herself trapped in a world of torture and depravity.” READ MORE
Ti West’s The Innkeepers will be hitting blu-ray and DVD on April 24, 2012. While full details are forthcoming, extras on the Blu-ray and DVD will include: The Innkeepers: Behind the Scenes, Commentary with Writer/Director/Editor Ti West, Producers Peter Phok & Larry Fessenden, and 2nd Unit Director/Sound Designer Graham Reznick, Commentary with Writer/Director/Editor Ti West and Stars Sara Paxton & Pat Healy.
“After over one hundred years of service, The Yankee Pedlar Inn is shutting its doors for good. The last remaining employees –Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy)—are determined to uncover proof of what many believe to be one of New England’s most haunted hotels. As the Inn’s final days draw near, odd guests check in as the pair of minimum wage “ghost hunters” begin to experience strange and alarming events that may ultimately cause them to be mere footnotes in the hotel’s long unexplained history.”
West directed such films as The Roost and The House of the Devil. READ MORE
From Frontier(s) director Xavier Gens comes the new post-apocalyptic thriller, The Divide (review), which blasts onto DVD and Blu-ray April 17. Specs and art forthcoming.
In this graphic and violent, post-apocalyptic thriller starring Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia, Rosanna Arquette, Courtney B. Vance and Lauren German, “nine strangers—all tenants of a New York high rise apartment—escape a nuclear attack by hiding out in the building’s bunker-like basement. Trapped for days underground with no hope for rescue, and only unspeakable horrors awaiting them on the other side of the bunker door, the group begins to descend into madness, each turning on one another with physical and psycho-sexual torment. As supplies dwindle, and tensions flare, and they grow increasingly unhinged by their close quarters and hopelessness, each act against one another becomes more depraved than the next. While everyone in the bunker allows themselves to be overcome by desperation and lose their humanity, one survivor holds onto a thin chance for escape even with no promise of salvation on the outside.” READ MORE
Directed by Chris Gorak (the man behind the awesome thriller Right at Your Door), and starring Olivia Thirlby, Emile Hirsch, Rachael Taylor, Joel Kinnaman and Max Minghella, the 28 Days-like thriller follows five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. READ MORE
A group of teenagers exploring a creepy abandoned building discover a terrifying creature on a blood-thirsty rampage in the horror-thriller Splintered, debuting on Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack and DVD March 20th from Well Go USA Entertainment.
The film stars Stephen Martin Walters (TV’s “Skins”), Holly Weston, Sacha Dhawan (TV’s “Outsourced”), Sadie Pickering, Jonathan Readwin (Dread), Sol Heras and Colin Tierney. The film won six awards at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival, including Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Editing, Best Score, Best Special Effects and Best Make-Up. In addition, it was nominated for Best Horror Film at the 35th Annual Saturn Awards and for Most Memorable Mutilation for the arm removal scene at Spike TV’s 2009 Scream Awards. Bonus features include a behind-the-scenes featurette and deleted scenes.
“Troubled teen Sophie drags her friends deep into a forest in search of a local legend – a wild beast, half animal and half man, that uses its cunning ability and brutal strength to kill for pleasure. But when the beast leads Sophie and her friend, John, to an abandoned orphanage, the hunters become the hunted.”
Bonus Features Include: Behind the Scenes, Deleted Scenes and Trailers READ MORE
Arriving on DVD, VOD and Digital Download on February 14 is MTI Home Video’s Killer By Nature, which stars Ron Perlman and Armand Assante.
“Owen Whitmore (Sherman) has a sleep disorder and occasionally sleepwalks. After his dreams turn violent, his therapist decides to consult with Dr. Jonas Julian (Perlman), a specialist in sleep disorders and dream analysis. Things take a turn when a missing woman is found dead… in precisely the manner in which Owen described from his dreams.”
This week brings the releases of the much ballyhooed The Thing prequel along with the Daniel Craig vehicle Dream House. Also out and finally getting a proper DVD release is the indie DIY flick with an undeniably great name, Dead Hooker In A Trunk. If you’re not down for anything this week, get off your couch and go watch Liam Neeson punch wolves in The Grey. It’s amazing and worth every penny. READ MORE
Imagine, if you will, a book of awesome power. A book that will make your deepest, darkest desires come true… but at a horrifying cost. This is The Book of Pure Evil, and it’s loose in Crowley High, unleashing its dark power and filling the school hallways with monsters made of human fat and flesh-eating zombie rockers. Thankfully, four teenagers stand between The Book and the end of the world as we know it. And they will save our souls — whether they like it or not.
On February 28, join Entertainment One for The Book of Pure Evil: The Complete First Season just in time for the second season debut this March on FEARnet. The fan favorite series comes to twisted life in this splatter-tastic two-disc set, filled with eye-popping extras and every quirky, unforgettable episode from Season One. Only The Book of Pure Evil stands between the world and total destruction so unleash the devilish hilarity today with the complete first season!
Starring Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks, Scream 3), Alex House (“DeGrassi: The Next Generation”, The Safety of Objects), Maggie Castle (The Jackal, The Time Traveler’s Wife) and Bill Turnbull (American Pie Presents The Naked Mile,The Right Way), the frightfully loaded DVD also contains bonus programming such as a Q&A with the Quixotic and Awesome Cast, “Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: The Original Short Film”, Promotional Clips, Cast & Crew Commentary, Blooper Reel: Pure Evil Is all Shits and Giggles, and Outtakes! READ MORE
On the Eve of D-Day, two Allied commandos sent to destroy a German gun installation uncover a secret occult lair where the Nazis are hiding a deadly she-demon, whom they plan to use to turn the tide of the war.
In stores February 14 from eOne Entertainment, The Devil’s Rock marks the directorial debut of special effects master Paul Campion (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, X-Men: the Last Stand), who crafts a bloody battle from hell in this Nazi-era frightfest. Featuring special effects and make-up by the five-time Academy Award® winning WETA Workshop (Avatar, District 9, Lord of the Rings, King Kong), this WWII-based film has been called “the best Kiwi horror since Peter Jackson’s Brain Dead.”
“The Devil’s Rock, June 5, 1944. A crack commando team comprised of Captain Ben Grogan (Craig Hall, King Kong, 30 Days of Night) and Sergeant Joseph Tane (Karlos Drinkwater, “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”) are sent on a top secret mission to destroy gun emplacements inside German occupied territory in the Channel Islands. Diverted off their landing point by strong currents, they eventually find themselves near the entrance of an ominous German bunker. After placing explosives on the gun turret, they surprise and kill a fleeing German soldier pleading for help. And when the screams of a woman follow from inside, Grogan makes the decision to go on an unauthorized rescue mission. Once inside, however, the Captain encounters much more than he bargained for: a scene of unworldly carnage, where only a mysterious Nazi officer and a beautiful but devilish captive remain alive, and the battle between good and true evil is about to begin.” READ MORE
After a firestorm of controversy that began at the Sundance Film Festival, Bloody Disgusting Selects will release Lucky McKee’s The Woman (review) on DVD, Blu-ray, On Demand and as a Digital Download/Rental January 24.
Want another taste of Lucky McKee’s latest? Inside you’ll find an exclusive clip that’s a drag. Put some knee pads on before reading on…
Evil lurks behind a suburban American family in this darkly disturbing film that at once outraged and thrilled critics across the country. The chiller has been awarded numerous festival prizes including Most Innovative Feature at the Montreal Fantasia Film Festival, Best Feature Film at the Rio Fantastic Festival, Best Actress at FrightFest UK and won the Grand Prize and the Audience Award at the Strasborgh International Film Festival. READ MORE
Horror In Your House: January 17th, 2012 A couple indie horror flicks have made their way to release this week and, well, that’s about it. Both films have a decidedly South of the border flavor to them (One out of Argentina, the other takes place around the US/Mexico border).
When Roman’s girlfriend disappears, he expects to find her in the arms of another man. And find her he does but there is no lover on the scene, only a pair of crazy old men keeping her locked away in the basement of their crumbling mansion. Armed with wild-eyed political ideals and case after case of decades-old and highly unstable dynamite, the villainous duo are conducting illicit experiments on a string of young women lured to their home via the internet. If Roman cannot free his young love, she is likely to end up in pieces, thanks in part to a generous slathering of nitro-glycerine.
MICAH SAYS: Can’t say anything about the movie as I haven’t seen it yet, but the poster was one of my favorites of last year (Google: “Sudor Frio Poster”. It’s the one with the red gas mask). The film has, however, been generating positive buzz ever since screening at SXSW in 2011.
There are estimates that over a million people attempt to cross illegally from Mexico to the United States every year – some succeed, some don’t. Aspiring director Travis (Scott Mechlowicz, Peaceful Warrior, Euro Trip) and his crew make the journey themselves in order to chronicle the phenomenon of undocumented immigration, but after crossing the border seemingly unnoticed they encounter a band of violent right-wing radicals determined to carry out the sort of ‘justice’ that the legal system cannot.
MICAH SAYS: One of my favorite films of last year. It barely missed out on being in my Top Ten. No matter what side of the fence you’re on there’s plenty to enjoy here. And speaking of posters, this one has a funny tongue in cheek knockoff of the Facebook movie AND a bad ass Uncle Sam poster as well. PICK OF THE WEEK. READ MORE
Indomina Releasing is adding another horror-thriller to its release titles, Outcast, directed by Colm McCarthy, the gripping thriller will street via DVD and Digital On Demand on February 21 through Vivendi Entertainment, Indomina Releasing and Bloody Disgusting Selects.
The critics are clamoring for Outcast, the black magic and witchery horror starring James Nesbitt (The Hobbit) and James Cosmo (Braveheart). Mary (Kate Dickie) harbors a dark history, but must confront her past when a hunter with magical powers (Nesbitt) is assigned to capture her and kill her son. As the terrifying cat-and-mouse game continues, locals begin to die at the hands of an unknown life force and a deadly fear takes hold. READ MORE
Montreal-based director Pat Tremblay wrote, directed and played the titular character in Hellacious along with editing, co-scoring and creating most of the visual effects. Cast includes Navin Pratap, Jamie Abrams, Paula J. Davis, Laurent Lecompte and Francis Dubois.
“The story centers on a man suffering from amnesia who wakes up inside a cryogenic freezer as a robotic voice bombards him with information about World War III.”
Inside you’ll find what is easily one of my favorite trailers of last year. Get ready for “action-styled action” and a whole lotta walking…
Tremblay’s most recent films Heads of Control: The Gorul Baheu Brain Expedition and Truck Lover screened as part of Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinema.
Hellacious Acres was acquired out of its North American premiere as an official selection of the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. READ MORE
On home video April 7 from Arc Entertainment is Seven Below (formerly Seven Below Zero). Kevin Carraway directs from a screenplay he penned with Lawrence Smith, with Val Kilmer (The Thaw), Ving Rhames (Piranha, Dawn of the Dead), Luke Goss and Rebecca De Costa all starring. No extras have been revealed.
“The story centers on a group of strangers brought together when a terrible storm leaves them stranded in a house in the woods where a terrible event transpired exactly 100 years prior. The group seems trapped in a ghostly time warp, and history is repeating itself.” READ MORE
Donner Pass makes its debut this coming Tuesday, January 17th , on DVD, Digital Download, and On-Demand from Freetyle Digital Media.
Directed by Elise Robertson , “DONNER PASS tells the story of settlers in 1846 that became snowbound in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and had to resort to cannibalism to survive. Some 150 years later, a group of teens on a snowboard trip discover that the curse of the Donner Party still haunts those mountains when members of their group start turning up not only dead, but half-eaten. Nothing – and no one – is what it seems in this provocative dark thriller. And history doesn’t always stay in the past.”
DVD extras include: The Making of DONNER PASS, On Set with Horror Icon John Kassir, The Makeup & FX Secrets of DONNER PASS and DONNER PASS Trailer. READ MORE