New DVD & Blu-Ray Releases
"Will & Grace" star Eric McCormack takes the plunge into terror, playing a father who retreats with his children to a remote mountain cabin after the death of his wife. Rather than finding peace and tranquility, however, the grieving family members encounter a terrifying storm that shutters them in and even more frightening happenings that occur once they are isolated from rescue. With Jody Thompson, Conner Dwelly. 82 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.
A vanload of spring-breaking college kids making their way across Colorado elect to stay the night at an isolated, creepy old campsite. When it turns out that the place happened to have been built on a cursed Indian burial ground... Why didn't we pick Fort Lauderdale, again? Sanguine slasher entry from director Ruggero Deodato ("Cannibal Holocaust") stars Bruce Penhall, Mimsy Farmer, David Hess, and Charles Napier. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
As a new high-rise apartment is going up in Taiwan, the construction crew uncovers a massive nest of snakes...and the foreman callously orders their destruction. Trouble is, they didn't get them all, by a long shot...and once the building is completed and populated, the remaining revengeful reptiles come slithering in by the thousands for payback! Lie Chang, Chung-Lien Chou, Tung-Min Huang star. 126 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Dubbed in English.
After a booze- and drug-fueled one-night stand with a stranger following a friend's party, L.A. twentysomething Samantha discovers she's been infected with a mysterious disease...one that starts eating away at her body and, before it's through, may lead to a fate literally worse than death. Writer/director Eric England's chilling, graphic indie shocker stars Najarra Townsend, Alice Macdonald, Caroline Williams. 84 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
The sordid story of Wisconsin farmer Ed Gein inspired this fright film filled with scares, gore, and strange humor. Roberts Blossom is sick murderer Ezra Cobb, who kills--then stuffs--people in order to keep his dead mother company. Gein's life inspired both "Psycho" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," but this acclaimed, rarely seen shocker is the most accurate portrayal of his deeds. With Cosette Lee, Leslie Carlson. 82 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Two sisters living in a remote farmhouse in the English countryside and connected to a string of grisly murders learn that the terror runs in their family in this chilling tale of cannibalism and madness from director Pete Walker. Rupert Davies, Sheila Keith star. AKA: "Frightmare II," "Once Upon A Frightmare." 87 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
A spine-tingling updating of the 1979 classic of the same name, "When a Stranger Calls" finds teenage babysitter Jill (Camilla Belle) being taunted by a series of terrifying phone calls. When the calls are revealed to be "coming from inside the house," Jill must fight for her life in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a deranged killer. With Tommy Flanagan, Tessa Thompson, and Lance Henriksen as the voice of the Stranger. Also includes "I Know What You Did Last Summer." Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
Two-disc set includes "Cannibal Man" and "Cannibals."
Two-disc set includes "Venom" (1982) and "Rats: Night Of Terror."
Three-disc set includes "The Forbidden Photos Of A Lady Above Suspicion," "The Fifth Cord," and "The Pyjama Girl Case."
Three-disc set includes "Short Night Of Glass Dolls," "Who Saw Her Die?," and "The Bloodstained Shadow."
Two-disc set includes "Hell Of The Living Dead" and "Nightmare City."
The "Outpost" series of Nazi-zombie thrillers reaches its terrifying third chapter--and this time, it's a prequel! Set in 1945, the chilling story depicts the origins of the Aryan flesh-eaters, their numbers increasing as they battle against the elite Russian soldiers known as the Spetsnaz, and their ruthless leader (Bryan Larkin). Also stars Ivan Kamaras, Velibor Topic, and James "The Colossus" Thompson as "The Berserker." 84 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio.
The "Outpost" series of Nazi-zombie thrillers reaches its terrifying third chapter--and this time, it's a prequel! Set in 1945, the chilling story depicts the origins of the Aryan flesh-eaters, their numbers increasing as they battle against the elite Russian soldiers known as the Spetsnaz, and their ruthless leader (Bryan Larkin). Also stars Ivan Kamaras, Velibor Topic, and James "The Colossus" Thompson as "The Berserker." 84 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.
In a rural Spanish village plagued by strange murders, the lovely new doctor (Diana Sorel) and her not-so-bad-herself assistant (Beatriz Elorrieta) are summoned by a mysterious baron (Nicholas Ney) to treat his afflicted father. Turns out there's an unholy explanation for the elder nobleman's "blood disorder" in this sinister slice of erotic Euro-horror! Loreta Tovar, Ines Morales also star. 102 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Dubbed in English.
Performers auditioning for a British "Grand Guignol" show are murdered in mysterious ways in this deranged thriller from director Pete Walker ("House of Whipcord"). Decapitations, drownings, psychotic elderly tramps, naked women...who could ask for anything more? With Jenny Hanley, Ray Brooks. 96 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
The passengers and crew of a London-to-L.A. 747 flight are confronted with a deadly occult danger thanks to the remains of an ancient English abbey--built over a Druidic site of human sacrifices--being carried in the plane's cargo hold. Eerie made-for-TV mix of "Airport" and "The Exorcist" stars Chuck Connors, Buddy Ebsen, Tammy Grimes, William Shatner, and Roy Thinnes. 73 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH).
Here's something different: a "mad slasher" movie created by women. When some co-eds have a pajama party, they don't count on a maniacal, drill-wielding serial killer turning up also. Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille, Brinke Stevens, and Michael Villela star; scripted by author Rita Mae Brown and directed by Amy Jones. 77 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.