March 24

Cabal (2019) (Directed by Rene Perez)

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The Zombinator (2012) (Directed by Sergio Myers)

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Endless Night (1972) (Directed by Sidney Gilliat)

  • Blu-ray
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Hayley Mills, Britt Ekland, George Sanders
  • SYNOPSIS: Based on the terrifying suspense novel by Agatha Christie, the legendary writer of Death on the Nile, Murder on the Orient Express, Witness for the Prosecution, The Mirror Crack’d and Ten Little Indians, Endless Night stars Hayley Mills (That Darn Cat!, Appointment with Death) as a wealthy heiress who moves into a magnificent dream house with her new husband. But when murder begins to make itself at home, the stage is set for a stunning climax that even hardcore Christie fans consider one of her darkest and most shocking twists ever. George Sanders (Hangover Square), Britt Ekland (The Wicker Man), Per Oscarsson (The Last Valley), Hywel Bennett (Twisted Nerve) and Lois Maxwell (Moonraker) co-star in this gripping psychological thriller, masterfully adapted and directed by Sidney Gilliat (co-writer of The Lady Vanishes and Night Train to Munich). Featuring a haunting and rousing score by legendary composer Bernard Herrmann (North by Northwest, Psycho).Special Features:
    BRAND NEW 4K MASTER
    NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson
    Optional English Subtitles
    Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
    Trailer
  • TAGLINE: Victim… or killer?
  • GENRE: Horror, Drama, Crime
  • RATING: Not Rated
  • RUN TIME: 99 minutes
  • STUDIO: KL Studio Classics
  • https://www.klstudioclassics.com/
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  • https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0833WXDNN/
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067052/

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The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995) (Directed by Philip Ridley)

  • Blu-ray  Special Edition
  • SYNOPSIS:
  • IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TONIGHT
  • Described by critic Mark Kermode as an extraordinary filmmaker and one of the UK s most imaginative talents , visionary British director Philip Ridley followed his sensational debut The Reflecting Skin with another surreal incursion into the dark heart of the ‘American dream’ in The Passion of Darkly Noon.
  • Darkly Noon (Brendan Fraser) is the sole survivor of a military-style attack on an isolated religious community. Stumbling through a forest in a daze, he is rescued by the free-spirited and enigmatic Callie (Ashley Judd). Darkly finds himself feeling strange new desires for Callie as she nurses him back to health only to watch her jump into the arms of her returning mute lover Clay (Viggo Mortensen). Lost in the woods with only his fundamentalist upbringing to make sense of his unrequited passions, Darkly soon descends into an explosive and lethal rage.
  • Now available for the first time worldwide on Blu-ray , Ridley s talent for spellbinding, hallucinogenic dream imagery is on full display in a glittering new transfer of his most formally inventive and electrifying film. The mesmerizing soundtrack includes two songs co-written by Ridley for the film, Look What You ve Done (To My Skin) performed by Gavin Friday and Who Will Love Me Now? performed by PJ Harvey.
  • SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
  • New 2K restoration by Arrow Films from the original camera negative, approved by Philip Ridley
    High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
    Original 5.1 and 2.0 DTS-HD MA audio
    English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    New audio commentary by writer/director Philip Ridley
    Isolated score track in lossless stereo, including never-before-heard extended and unused cues, and the two songs from the film
    Sharp Cuts, a newly filmed interview with editor Leslie Healey
    Forest Songs, a newly filmed interview with composer Nick Bicât
    Dreaming Darkly, an archive featurette from 2015 featuring interviews with Ridley, Bicât and star Viggo Mortensen
    Previously unreleased demos of the music score, written and performed by Bicât before filming started
    Theatrical trailer
    Image gallery
    Reversible sleeve featuring new and original artwork
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring a new Philip Ridley career retrospective written by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Brendan Fraser, Ashley Judd, Viggo Mortensen, Loren Dean
  • TAGLINE: When your deepest desire becomes your worst nightmare…
  • GENRE: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • RATING: Not Rated
  • RUN TIME: 101 minutes
  • STUDIO: Arrow Video
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  • https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082PQQSPW/
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114099/

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Frankenstein: The True Story (1973) (Directed by Jack Smight)

  • Blu-ray
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: James Mason, Leonard Whiting, Jane Seymour, Michael Sarrazin, Agnes Moorehead
  • PRODUCER: Hunt Stromberg Jr.
  • SYNOPSIS: The epic TV movie comes to life in HD! Experience all the horror and suspense of the timeless Frankenstein story, now available on Blu-ray for the first time. Featuring an incredible cast, including Jane Seymour, Agnes Moorehead, Michael Sarrazin, James Mason and Leonard Whiting, this film faithfully retells Mary Shelley’s unforgettable story. Victor Frankenstein’s medical experiments result in the shocking discovery that he can revive the dead. But when the creature he brings forth becomes a killer, is anyone safe? Find out in this gruesome, heart-pounding thriller created by legendary talents such as screenwriter Christopher Isherwood and makeup artist Roy Ashton. Experience the tragedy and terror of Frankenstein like never before!
  • TAGLINE: He created the perfect man – then something went wrong.
  • GENRE: Horror, Sci-Fi, Drama
  • RATING: Not Rated
  • RUN TIME: 183 minutes
  • STUDIO: Shout! Factory
  • https://www.shoutfactory.com/
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  • https://www.amazon.com/Frankenstein-Story-Blu-ray-James-Mason/dp/B082BTXBK9/
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070074/

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April Fool’s Day (1986) (Directed by Fred Walton)

  • Blu-ray
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Deborah Foreman, Griffin O’Neal, Clayton Rohner, Jay Baker, Patrick Barlow
  • PRODUCER: Frank Mancuso Jr.
  • SYNOPSIS: Good friends…with some time to kill. When Muffy St. John (Deborah Foreman, Valley Girl) invited her college friends up to her parents’ secluded island home for the time of their lives, she just forgot to tell them it just might be the last time of their lives. As soon as the kids arrive on the island, someone starts trimming the guest list…one murder at a time. And what starts out as a weekend of harmless “April Fool’s Day” pranks turns into a bloody battle for survival. It’s just what you’d expect from the producer who brought you Body Parts, Species and three of the Friday the 13th films!
  • TAGLINES:
    • Last one out’s… a goner.
    • Guess who’s going to be the life of the party!
    • …A cut above the rest.
    • April Foooool’s…
    • Childish pranks turn into a bloody battle for survival!
    • Don’t let the joke be on you!
  • GENRE: Horror, Mystery
  • RATING: Rated R
  • RUN TIME: 88 minutes
  • STUDIO: Shout! Factory
  • https://www.shoutfactory.com/
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  • https://twitter.com/ShoutFactory
  • https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082BY4X64/
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090655/

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Come to Daddy (2019) (Directed by Ant Timpson)

  • VOD
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Garfield Wilson, Madeleine Sami, Martin Donovan, Michael Smiley, Simon Chin, Ona Grauer, Ryan Beil, Raresh DiMofte, Alla Rouba, Noam Zylberman
  • WRITER: Toby Harvard
  • SYNOPSIS: Norval Greenwood (Elijah Wood), a privileged man-child, arrives at the beautiful and remote coastal cabin of his estranged father, who he hasn’t seen in 30 years. He quickly discovers that not only is Dad a disapproving jerk, but he also has a shady past that is rushing to catch up with him. Now, hundreds of miles from his cushy comfort zone, Norval must battle with demons both real and perceived in order to reconnect with a father he barely knows.
  • GENRE: Thriller, Comedy
  • RATING: Rated R (strong violence, language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity)
  • RUN TIME: 96 Minutes
  • STUDIO: Lionsgate
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  • https://twitter.com/Lionsgate
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8816194/

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The Grudge (2020) (Directed by Nicolas Pesce)

  • DVD/Blu-ray
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Andrea Riseborough, Lin Shaye, John Cho, Betty Gilpin, Tara Westwood, Junko Bailey, David Lawrence Brown, Zoe Fish, John J. Hansen, Demian Bichir, Joel Marsh Garland, Bradley Sawatzky
  • WRITER: Nicolas Pesce
  • SYNOPSIS:
  • Producer Sam Raimi brings us a twisted new take of the horror classic.
  • Directed by Nicolas Pesce, THE GRUDGE stars Andrea Riseborough, Demian Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin with Lin Shaye and Jacki Weaver. With a screenplay by Nicolas Pesce and a story by Nicolas Pesce and Jeff Buhler, THE GRUDGE is based on the film ”Ju-On: The Grudge” written and directed by Takashi Shimizu. THE GRUDGE is produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise and is executive produced by Nathan Kahane, Erin Westerman, Brady Fujikawa, Andrew Pfeffer, Roy Lee, Doug Davison, John Powers Middleton and Schuyler Weiss.
  • TAGLINE: It’ll never let you go
  • BOX OFFICE: $48.5 Million Worldwide
  • GENRE: Horror, Mystery
  • RATING: Rated R (disturbing violence and bloody images, terror and some language)
  • RUN TIME: 94 Minutes
  • STUDIO: Sony Pictures
  • https://www.sonypictures.com/
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  • https://twitter.com/sonypictures

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Hunter’s Moon (2020) (Directed by Michael Caissie)

AKA: The Orchard

  • VOD
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Thomas Jane, Jay Mohr, Sean Patrick Flanery, Katrina Bowden, Amanda Wyss, India Ennenga
  • WRITER: Michael Caissie
  • SYNOPSIS: Thomas Jane (THE MIST) and Jay Mohr (SUICIDE KINGS) star in this chilling home invasion horror-thriller. When their parents leave town, three teenage girls decide to throw a party in their new country home. But when a gang of dangerous local boys with sinister intentions turns up, the women must defend themselves from the evil inside of the house…and an unseen, bloodthirsty predator hunting them one by one on the outside.
  • GENRE: Thriller
  • RATING: Rated R (violence, language throughout and some drug use)
  • RUN TIME: 82 Minutes
  • STUDIO: Lionsgate
  • https://www.lionsgate.com/
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  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5761986/

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March 30

The Mad Magician (1954) (Directed by John Brahm)

  • Blu-ray
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Don Randolph, Vincent Price, Mary Murphy, Eva Gabor, John Emery
  • PRODUCER: Bryan Foy
  • SYNOPSIS: Made shortly after the box-office success of House of Wax, The Mad Magician returns Vincent Price to the world of three-dimensional horror. He plays Don Gallico, the creator of elaborate illusions for stage magicians, who seeks their fame… and will turn to murder to achieve it! Directed by John Brahm (The Undying Monster), The Mad Magician is presented in two- and three-dimensions, and is accompanied by a pair of 3D comedy shorts by the Three Stooges.
  • TAGLINES:
    • 3D THRILL! Fuel for the human bonfire!
    • SPINE CHILLING-THRILLS! (original print ad – all caps)
    • Astounding! Astonishing! Amaazing! So different you’ll hardly believe your eyes!
  • GENRE: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
  • RATING: Not Rated
  • RUN TIME: 72 minutes
  • STUDIO: Powerhouse Films
  • https://www.powerhousefilms.co.uk/
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  • https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072PLJWRQ/
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047200/

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March 31

Carrion (2020) (Directed by Michael Zaiko Hall)

  • DVD/Blu-ray
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Jenya Chaplin, Kayli Coburn, Sierra Goddard, Oliver Caspersen, Chloe Caro, Marc Victor, Nathan Knight, Pasha Newmerzhitzky, Erik Jorn Sundquist
  • SYNOPSIS:
  • A young woman named Carrie Anne arrives in Northern California after spending ten years at a mysterious Russian facility known as The Institute. She returns to her childhood home, and the site of her mother’s murder years prior. Her cousins Guinevere and Jonathan still reside there, along with Jonathan’s superstitious fiance Ruth.
  • As details of her mother’s murder come to light, Carrie Anne takes emotional refuge in Guinevere’s bed during an intoxicated evening. While on a lakeside stroll the next day, a shadowy figure appears and kills Ruth with a sledgehammer. Guinevere narrowly escapes.
  • As fear and confusion take hold in the house, Carrie Anne and the two relatives find their way to the gravesite of her mother’s killer. The figure appears again to kill Guinevere, sending Carrie Anne and Jonathan fleeing together in a desperate alliance to survive. With their movements tracked remotely from The Institute, the true nature of what’s hunting them is revealed…
  • TAGLINE: The past is coming back to hunt her.
  • GENRE: Horror
  • RATING: Not Rated
  • RUN TIME: 72 Minutes
  • STUDIO: Gravitas Ventures
  • http://gravitasventures.com/
  • https://www.facebook.com/GravitasVentures/
  • https://twitter.com/GravitasVOD
  • https://www.amazon.com/Carrion-Blu-ray-Michael-Zaiko-Hall/dp/B082PQ9XNS/
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10419672/

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Terror in Woods Creek (2017) (Directed by Tracy Lee Staton)

AKA: “Deadlines”

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Evil River (2018) (Directed by Marco Rosson)

AKA: “Shanda’s River”

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The Purge: Season Two (2019)

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VFW (2019) (Directed by Joe Begos)

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Bones (2001) (Directed by Ernest R. Dickerson)

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Ringu

  • Blu-ray 3-Disc Special Edition Collector’s Set
  • In 1998, director Hideo Nakata (Dark Water) unleashed a chilling tale of technological terror on unsuspecting audiences, which redefined the horror genre, launched the J-horror boom in the West and introduced a generation of moviegoers to a creepy, dark-haired girl called Sadako. The film s success spawned a slew of remakes, reimaginations and imitators, but none could quite boast the power of Nakata s original masterpiece, which melded traditional Japanese folklore with contemporary anxieties about the spread of technology.
  • A group of teenage friends are found dead, their bodies grotesquely contorted, their faces twisted in terror. Reiko (Nanako Matsushima, When Marnie Was There), a journalist and the aunt of one of the victims, sets out to investigate the shocking phenomenon, and in the process uncovers a creepy urban legend about a supposedly cursed videotape, the contents of which causes anyone who views it to die within a week unless they can persuade someone else to watch it, and, in so doing, pass on the curse
  • Arrow Video is proud to present the genre defining trilogy Ringu, the film that started it all, plus Hideo Nakata s chilling sequel, Ringu 2, and the haunting origin story, Ringu 0 as well as the lost original sequel, George Iida s Spiral, gathered together in glorious high definition and supplemented by a wealth of bonus materials.
  • Special Edition Contents
  • 4K restoration of Ringu from the original camera negative, approved by director of photography Junichiro Hayashi
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
  • Lossless Japanese DTS-HD master audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Bonus feature: Spiral, George Iida s 1998 sequel to Ringu
  • Audio commentary on Ringu by film historian David Kalat
  • Audio commentary on Ringu 0 by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • The Ringu Legacy, a series of interviews from critics and filmmakers on their memories of the Ringu series and its enduring legacy
  • A Vicious Circle, a video interview with author and critic Kat Ellinger on the career of Hideo Nakata
  • Circumnavigating Ringu, a video essay by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on the evolution of the Ringu series
  • Spooks, Sighs and Videotape, a video essay by critic Jasper Sharp on the J-horror phenomenon
  • The Psychology of Fear, an archival interview with author Koji Suzuki
  • Archival behind-the-scenes featurette on Ringu 0
  • Ringu 0 deleted scenes
  • Sadako s Video
    Multiple theatrical trailers for the Ringu series
  • RINGU (1998)
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0178868/
  • Ringu 2 ((1999)
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0218553/
  • Ringo 0 (2000)
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235712/
  • GENRE: Horror, Mystery
  • RATING: Not Rated
  • RUN TIME: 391 minutes
  • STUDIO: Arrow Video
  • https://www.arrowvideo.com/
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  • https://twitter.com/ArrowFilmsVideo

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Munster, Go Home! (1966) (Directed by Earl Bellamy)

  • Blu-ray
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Butch Patrick, Debbie Watson
  • WRITERS: Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher, George Tibbles
  • PRODUCERS: Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher
  • SYNOPSIS: America’s Funniest Family in their first full-length feature film! Following the wildly popular The Munsters TV series, original cast members Fred Gwynne (Herman Munster), Yvonne De Carlo (Lily Munster), Al Lewis (Grandpa) and Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster) are reunited in this hilarious movie as you’ve never seen them before … in spooky color! Herman inherits a mansion in England and moves the family into an estate full of ghosts and other surprises. Also starring Terry-Thomas (The Abominable Dr. Phibes), Hermione Gingold (Bell, Book And Candle), Richard Dawson (Hogan’s Heroes), Bernard Fox (Arnold) and horror film legend John Carradine (The Howling), and directed by TV veteran Earl Bellamy who directed episodes of the original series, Munster, Go Home! is a spookily splendid return for the first family of fright!
  • TAGLINES:
    • Feel like crawling the walls? But even less like Bucking the traffic jams or getting trampled at the beach? Take it easily. Take the family to your friendly neighborhood movie. THE MUNSTERS are there…their first full-length feature! And in Technicolor yet! Herman, Lily, Grandpa and Eddie…all The Munsters and Terry-Thomas too! You’ll be laughing all the way!
    • Herman inherits a Manor full of Ghosts, murderous relatives and assorted surprises!
    • America’s Funniest Family in their FIRST FULL-LENGTH FEATURE
    • Herman races the world’s fastest cars in his DRAG-ULA special!
  • GENRE: Comedy, Fantasy, Family
  • RATING: Not Rated
  • RUN TIME: 97 minutes
  • STUDIO: Shout! Factory
  • https://www.shoutfactory.com/
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  • https://twitter.com/ShoutFactory
  • https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082PQ9XR5/
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060726/

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