FEBRUARY 9, 2018

The Ritual (Directed by David Bruckner)

  • Release Date: February 9, 2018 (Netflix)
  • Official Synopsis: After the violent death of one of their group, four old college friends – Luke (Rafe Spall), Hutch (Robert James-Collier), Phil (Arsher Ali) and Dom (Sam Troughton) – decide to take a hiking trip deep in the Swedish wilderness in order to bond and reminisce about old times. However, the inexperienced hikers soon find themselves hopelessly lost in the dense woods and, as night closes in and tempers start to fray they take shelter in an abandoned shack. Inside they discover the macabre artifacts of some unknown ritual and, during the night, each of the group suffers vivid, terrifying nightmares. As their fragile friendships begin to crack and old resentments surface they become increasingly desperate to escape the woods. But they are not alone. Someone, or something, malevolent is watching them, intent on making them face their deepest fears and ensuring they never leave. They should have gone to Vegas…
  • Adapted from Adam Nevill (novel) https://www.amazon.com/Ritual-Adam-L-G-Nevill/dp/0330514970/
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5638642/

 

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Still/Born (Directed by Brandon Christensen)

  • Release Date: February 9, 2018 (VOD)
  • Official Synopsis: Still/Born follows Mary, a new mother who lost one of her twins in childbirth. As she struggles with the loss of one of her children, she starts to suspect something sinister is after her surviving child – a supernatural entity that has chosen her child and will stop at nothing to take it from her.
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6087426/

 

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FEBRUARY 13, 2018

Z.A.N. (Directed by Thiago Moyses)

  • Release Date: February 13, 2018 (DVD)
  • Storyline: Adam Manish tells his psychologist about his psychic gifts. He is convinced that someone is trying to kill him because of that. Besides his psychologist, Zaid Hoder, thinks that everything is part of a big hallucination, indeed there are some mysterious people chasing him. Bonus features include: Movie Trailer
  • Studio: Shami Media Group http://www.shamimediagroup.com/ https://www.facebook.com/SMGmovies
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3727922/

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Hollywood Warrioress

  • Release Date: February 13, 2018 (DVD)
  • Note: Originally released in 2016, but now getting a DVD release
  • Stars: Deborah Dutch, Edward X. Young
  • Storyline: Teens in LA are being kidnapped and turned into an army of zombies by a demonic madman. With the Heart of Hell in his possession and his army of minions, it appears nothing can stand in his way. Bonus features include: Movie Trailer
  • Studio: Shami Media Group http://www.shamimediagroup.com/ https://www.facebook.com/SMGmovies
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5020866/

 

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Night of the Living Dead: The Criterion Collection (Directed by George A. Romero)

  • Release Date: February 13, 2018 (Blu-ray/DVD)
  • Storyline: Shot outside Pittsburgh on a shoestring budget, by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, directed by horror master George A. Romero, is a great story of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time. A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of recently dead, flesh-eating ghouls, Romero’s claustrophobic vision of a late-1960s America literally tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in its lead role. Stark, haunting, and more relevant than ever, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is back.
  • BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES:
    • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director George A. Romero, co-screenwriter John A. Russo, sound engineer Gary R. Streiner, and producer Russell W. Streiner
    • New restoration of the monaural soundtrack, supervised by Romero and Gary Streiner and presented uncompressed
    • NIGHT OF ANUBIS, a never-before-presented work-print edit of the film New program featuring filmmakers Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and Robert Rodriguez
    • Never-before-seen 16 mm dailies reel
    • New program featuring Russo on the commercial and industrial-film production company where key NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD filmmakers got their start
    • Two audio commentaries from 1994 featuring Romero, Russo, producer Karl Hardman, actor Judith O’Dea, and others
    • Archival interviews with Romero and actors Duane Jones and Judith Ridley
    • New programs about the film’s style and score
    • New interview program about the direction of ghouls, featuring members of the cast an crew
    • New interviews with Gary Streiner and Russell Streiner
    • Newsreels from 1967
    • Trailer, radio spots, and TV spots
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Stuart Klawans
  • https://www.amazon.com/Night-Living-Criterion-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B077H8N7PP/
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063350/

 

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The Silence of the Lambs: The Criterion Collection (Directed by Jonathan Demme)

  • Release Date: February 13, 2018 (Blu-ray/DVD)
  • Story: In this chilling adaptation of the best-selling novel by Thomas Harris, the astonishingly versatile director Jonathan Demme crafted a taut psychological thriller about an American obsession: serial murder. As Clarice Starling, an FBI trainee who enlists the help of the infamous Hannibal ‘the Cannibal’ Lecter to gain insight into the mind of another killer, Jodie Foster subverts classic gender dynamics and gives one of the most memorable performances of her career. As her foil, Anthony Hopkins is the archetypal antihero cultured, quick-witted, and savagely murderous delivering a harrowing portrait of humanity gone terribly wrong. A gripping police procedural and a disquieting immersion into a twisted psyche, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS swept the Academy Awards (best picture, director, screenplay, actress, actor) and remains a cultural touchstone.
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES:
    • New 4K digital restoration, approved by director of photography Tak Fujimoto, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
    • Alternate 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
    • Audio commentary from 1994 featuring director Jonathan Demme, actors Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally, and former FBI agent John Douglas
    • New interview with critic Maitland McDonagh
    • Thirty-eight minutes of deleted scenes
    • Four documentaries featuring hours of interviews with cast and crew
    • Behind-the-scenes featurette
    • Storyboards
    • Trailer
    • PLUS: A book featuring an introduction by Foster, an essay by critic Amy Taubin, pieces from 2000 and 2013 by author Thomas Harris on the origins of the character Hannibal Lecter, and a 1991 interview with Demme
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102926/

 

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The Blood-Spattered Bride (Directed by Vicente Aranda)

  • Release Date: February 13, 2018 (Blu-ray)
  • Principal Cast: Maribel Martin, Simon Andreu, Alexandra Bastedo
  • Synopsis: Newlyweds haunted by a vampire temptress. Based on Sheridan Le Fanu’s “Carmilla.”
  • Run Time: 83 Minutes
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069029/

 

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Twilight People (Directed by Eddie Romero)

  • Release Date: February 13, 2018 (Blu-ray)
  • Principal Cast: John Ashley, Pat Woodell, Pam Grier, Jan Merlin, Eddie Garcia, Charles Macaulay, Ken Metcalfe
  • Producer: Eddie Romero, John Ashley
  • Synopsis: An adventurer sees a mad scientist’s creations: an antelope man, bat man, ape man, panther woman.
  • Run Time: 84 Minutes
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069426/

 

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Night of the Seagulls (1975) (Directed by Amando de Ossorio)

  • Release Date: February 13, 2018 (Blu-ray)
  • Synopsis: In this final installment of the Blind Dead series, a doctor and his wife move to a small inhospitable coastal village where he plans to start a practice only to discover that undead demon-worshiping Templar Knights haunt the place.
  • Originally released as part of The Blind Dead Collection (Coffin Edition) as DVDs
  • Run Time: 89 Minutes
  • Studio: Scream Factory https://www.shoutfactory.com/
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073461/

 

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Francesca (Directed by Luciano Onetti)

  • Release Date: February 13, 2018 (Blu-ray)
  • Principal Cast: Raul Gederlini, Silvina Grippaldi, Luis Emilio Rodrã­guez, Gustavo D’alessandro
  • Synopsis: It’s been 15 years since the disappearance of little Francesca, daughter of the renowned poet and playwright, Vittorio Visconti. The community stalked by a psychopath bent on cleaning the city of “impure and damned souls”. Moretti and Succo are the detectives in charge of finding the killer of these “Dantesque” crimes. Francesca has returned, but she is not the same girl they once knew.
  • Run Time: 77 Minutes
  • Studio: Music Video Distributors
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4958596/

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Tragedy Girls (Directed by Tyler MacIntyre)

  • Release Date: February 13, 2018 (Blu-ray/ DVD)
  • Principal Cast: Brianna Hildebrand, Kevin Durand, Josh Hutcherson, Nicky Whelan, Jack Quaid, Alexandra Shipp, Craig Robinson, Rosalind Chao, Timothy V. Murphy, Austin Abrams, Elise Neal, Loren Lester, Savannah Jayde, Marycarmen Lopez, Kerry Rhodes
  • Plot: A twist on the slasher genre, following two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.
  • Writer: Chris Lee Hill, Tyler MacIntyre
  • Run Time: 90 Minutes
  • Note the released date for this film changed a few times
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3859272/

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Chaos / Don’t Look in the Basement

  • Release Date: February 13, 2018 Blu-ray/ DVD
  • Principal Cast: Kevin Gage, Kc Kelly, Maya Barovich, Chantal Degroat, William Mcghee, Rosie Holotik, Anne Macadams
  • Synopsis: A horror film double feature.
  • This is a multiple-item set containing these film/programs:
  • Chaos (2005) (Directed by David DeFalco)
    • Principal Cast: Kevin Gage, Kc Kelly, Maya Barovich, Chantal Degroat, Stephen Wozniak
    • Plot: Emily and her friend Angelica go to a rave in the woods, and when they arrive, they meet a stranger called Swan that promises some Ecstasy for the girls. They follow him to a cabin into the forest where they meet the sadistic gang lead by the psychotic Chaos. The girls abused, tortured and raped in a night of nightmare and murder.
    • Run Time: 70 Minutes
    • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405977/

Don’t Look In The Basement (1973) (Directed by S.F. Brownrigg)

  • Principal Cast: William Mcghee, Rosie Holotik, Anne Macadams
  • Synopsis: A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.
  • Run Time: 95 Minutes
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069994/

 

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Eaten Alive! (Directed by Umberto Lenzi)

  • Release Date: February 13, 2018 Blu-ray/ DVD
  • Principal Cast: Robert Kerman, Janet Agren, Ivan Rassimov, Me Me Lai, Mel Ferrer
  • Synopsis: Eight years after he first unleashed the Italian cannibal craze, spaghetti splatter master Umberto Lenzi (NIGHTMARE CITY, CANNIBAL FEROX) returned to the jungle for this “graphic” (Monster Hunter), “sordid” (Geek Legacy) and “extreme” (Horror News) gut-muncher that still packs the power to knock you over. EuroSleaze hall-of- famers Robert Kerman (CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST), Janet Agren (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD), Ivan Rassimov (THE MAN FROM DEEP RIVER) and Me Me Lai (JUNGLE HOLOCAUST) — along with Hollywood legend Mel Ferrer (WAR AND PEACE) — star in this insane assemblage of flesh-ripping mayhem, depraved sexual brutality, and even the Jonestown massacre.
  • Studio: CAV Distributing Corp. http://www.cavd.com/
  • Studio: Severin Films https://severin-films.com/
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081112/

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Hellraiser: Judgment (Directed by Gary J. Tunnicliffe)

  • Release Date: February 13, 2018 Blu-ray/ DVD
  • Principal Cast: Heather Langenkamp, Randy Wayne, Rheagan Wallace, Paul T. Taylor, Damon Carney
  • Writer: Gary J. Tunnicliffe
  • Synopsis: Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case, hunting down a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a spiraling maze of horror that may not be of this world. Could the judgment awaiting the killer’s victims also be waiting for Sean?
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5476182/

 

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Atroz (Directed By Lex Ortega)

  • Release Date: February 13, 2018 DVD
  • NOTE: Was released on Blu-ray on August 16, 2016
  • Principal Cast: Lex Ortega, Patricia Leih, Carlos Padilla, Julio Rivera, Carlos Valencia
  • Synopsis: Atroz/Atrocious is a film that portrays the story of two serial killers. After the pair arrested for causing a traffic accident, the police confiscate some videotapes. These tapes contain brutal murders and tortures that show human wickedness, their background, paraphilia, and the psyche of these murderers. Juarez, tracks down the tapes, one by one to piece together the horrific crimes of the two killers, only to show them, they are in a deeper pool than they believed to be.
  • Run Time: 79 Minutes
  • Studio: Music Video Distributors
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4497686/

 

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Grindhouse Nightmares (Directed by Richard Driscoll)

  • Release Date: February 13, 2018
  • Plot: Welcome to the Grindhouse experience like it was meant to be, killer story lines and themes zig-zag across the screen in Grind-O-Vision, a nonstop thrill ride of babes, guns, muscle cars, motorcycle shoot-outs, a rendezvous with the devil and much more. From “Manhunt” to “Stripper with a Shotgun,” Grindhouse Nightmares is cinema exploitation at its best.
  • Actors: Michael Madsen, Linnea Quigley, Patrick Bergin, Brigette Nielsen
  • Run Time: 75 Minutes
  • Studio: Cinedigm Entertainment
  • https://www.amazon.com/Grindhouse-Nightmares-Michael-Madsen/dp/B077HGGVPR/

 

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From Jennifer (Directed by Frank Merle)

  • Release Date: February 13, 2018
  • Plot: Jennifer Peterson is having a very rough week. She’s been fired from a movie shoot, her manager just dropped her, and her boyfriend dumped her, but not before releasing a sex tape of them together. But Jennifer has decided to turn things around: she hatches a plot she calls ‘Revenge Porn Revenge,’ in which she plans to settle the score by filming a devastatingly elaborate video and posting it online, making herself famous in the process. But like everything else in her life lately, her revenge plot doesn’t go according to plan, and a shocking trail of carnage is left in her wake.
  • Stars: Tony Todd, Derek Mears, Aaron Abrams
  • Run Time: 85 Minutes
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5611424/

 

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Inside (Directed Miguel Angel Vivas)

  • Release Date: February 13, 2018 (DVD)
  • Principal Cast: Rachel Nichols, Laura Harring
  • Writer: Jaume Balaguero
  • Synopsis: A woman in her third trimester of pregnancy is stalked by a stranger who is obsessed with her unborn child.
  • Run Time: 94 Minutes
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5170810/

 

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The Void: Volume 2

  • Release Date: February 13, 2018 (DVD)
  • Plot: The Void Vol II is a multi volume anthology series featuring some of the best award winning short films from the Horror, Suspense, Thriller, Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres, including: Disobedience, Savage Ivy, Somebody to Love, A Rats Dilemma, 314 and April. Bonus features include: Scene Selection, Motion Menu
  • Run Time: 90 Minutes
  • Studio: Sgl Entertainment http://www.sglentertainment.com/
  • https://www.amazon.com/Void-Vol-II-Melissa-Haiden/dp/B076MGG6DX/

 

 

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Drag Me To Hell (Directed by Sam Raimi)

  • Release Date: February 13, 2018 (Collector’s Edition, Blu Ray)
  • Plot: Christine Brown is a loans officer at a bank but is worried about her lot in life. She’s in competition with a competent colleague for an assistant manager position and isn’t too sure about her status with a boyfriend. Worried that her boss will think less of her if she shows weakness, she refuses a time extension on a loan to an old woman, Mrs. Ganush, who now faces foreclosure and the loss of her house. In retaliation, the old woman place a curse on her which, she subsequently learns, will result in her being taken to hell in a few days time. With the help of a psychic, she tries to rid herself of the demon, but faces several hurdles in the attempt.
  • Disc One:
    • NEW HD Master Of The Theatrical Cut Taken From The 2K Digital Intermediate
    • Production Diaries – With Behind-the-scenes Footage And Interviews With Co-writer/director Sam Raimi, Actors Allison Lohman, Justin Long, David Paymer, Dileep Rao, Lorna Raver, Special Effects Guru Greg Nicotero, Director Of Photography Peter Deming, And More (35 Minutes)
    • Vintage Interviews With Director Sam Raimi And Actors Alison Lohman And Justin Long (33 Minutes)
    • TV Spots
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Disc Two:
    • NEW HD Master Of The Unrated Cut Taken From The 2K Digital Intermediate
    • NEW To Hell And Back – An Interview With Actress Alison Lohman (12 Minutes)
    • NEW Curses! – An Interview With Actress Lorna Raver (16 Minutes)
    • NEW Hitting All The Right Notes – An Interview With Composer Christopher Young (17 Minutes)
    • Still Gallery
  • Studio: Scream Factory
  • https://www.amazon.com/Drag-Me-Hell-Collectors-Blu-ray/dp/B0776K3ZLG/
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1127180/

 

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Threads (Directed by Mick Jackson)

  • Release Date: February 13, 2018 (DVD/ Blu-ray)
  • Limited Edition of Only 3500 with a Lenticular Cover
  • The Movie That Shook the World Restored In HD For The First Time Ever.
  • Plot: In September 1984, THREADS was aired on the BBC and shocked tens of millions of UK viewers. Four months later, it was broadcast in America and became the most watched basic cable program in history. After more than three decades, it remains one of the most acclaimed and shattering made–for–television movies of all time. Reece Dinsdale (Coronation Street):, David Brierly (Doctor Who) and Karen Meagher, in a stunning debut performance star in this “graphic and haunting” (People Magazine) docudrama about the effects of a nuclear attack on the working –class city of Sheffield, England as the fabric of society unravels. Directed by Mick Jackson (THE BODYGUARD, TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE) from a screenplay by novelist/playwright Barry Hines (Ken Loach s KES) and nominated for seven BAFTA Awards, “The most terrifying and honest portrayal of nuclear war ever filmed” (The Guardian) has now been fully restored from a 2K scan for the first time ever.
  • SPECIAL FEATURES:
    • Audio Commentary with Director Mick Jackson, Moderated by Film Writer Kier–La Janisse and Severin Films’ David Gregory
    • Audition For the Apocalypse: Interview with Actress, Karen Meagher
    • Shooting the Annihilation: Interview with Director of Photography, Andrew Dunn
    • Destruction Designer: Interview with Production Designer, Christopher Robilliard
    • Interview with Film Writer, Stephen Thrower
    • US Trailer
  • Studio: Severin Films
  • Run Time: 117 minutes
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090163/

 

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Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (Directed by Jeff Burr)

  • Release Date: February 13, 2018 (Blu-ray)
  • A DVD was released on September 30, 2003
  • Plot: A couple encounters a perverted gas station attendant who threatens them with a shotgun. They take a deserted path in Texas to seek help, but only meet up with a cannibalistic clan interested in helping themselves to fresh meat.
  • Stars: R.A. Mihailoff, Kate Hodge, Ken Foree, Viggo Mortensen
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099994/

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