There were a lot of releases this week so it will be divided into two posts.

 

October 20

HNN Presents: Psycho Therapy (2019)

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HNN Presents: Female Werewolf (2015)

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Ravenstein (2020)

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Bram Stoker’s Shadowbuilder (1998)

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Re-Animator + Bride of Re-Animator (Classic Horror Double Feature)

  • DVD
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale, Fabiana Udenio
  • DIRECTORS: Stuart Gordon, Brian Yuzna
  • SYNOPSIS:
  • RE-ANIMATOR: HERBERT WEST HAS A GOOD HEAD ON HIS SHOULDERS… AND ANOTHER ONE ON HIS DESK. When medical student Dean Cain advertises for a roommate, he soon finds one in the form of Dr. Herbert West. Initially a little eccentric, it some becomes clear that West entertains some seriously outlandish theories specifically, the possibility of re-animating the dead. It’s not long before Dean finds himself under West’s influence, and embroiled in a serious of ghoulish experiments which threaten to go wildly out of control… Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s classic terror tale Herbert West Re-Animator and featuring a standout performance from Jeffrey Combs as the deliciously deranged West, Re-Animator remains the ground-zero of 80s splatter mayhem and one of the genre’s finest hours.

  • BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR: DATE. MATE. RE-ANIMATE. The success of Stuart Gordon’s hit horror-comedy Re-animator meant that a sequel was all but inevitable. The resulting follow-up, Bride of Re-animator – this time helmed by director Brian Yuzna (Society, Return of the Living Dead 3 and Producer of the original Re-animator) – would prove that there was a good deal more life left in the story of Dr. Herbert West and his ghoulish exploits. It is 8 years since the Miskatonic massacre. Unperturbed by the disastrous outcome of his previous meddling with the dead, Dr. West (again played by Jeffrey Combs) continues his research into the phenomenon of re-animation; only this time, he plans to create life – starting with the heart of his young protégé Dan’s dearly deceased, Meg Halsey. Surely nothing could go wrong. With special effects master Screaming Mad George (the man behind the infamous ”shunting” sequence in Society) on hand to contribute a host of characteristically weird and wonderful creations – including zombified bats and a one-eyed finger spider – Bride of Re-animator is a more than worthy successor to Gordon’s original cult classic.

 

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The Ape (1940)

  • Blu-ray
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Boris Karloff, Maris Wrixon, Gertrude Hoffman
  • DIRECTOR: William Nigh
  • SYNOPSIS: The Ape brings together two legends of horror, Frankenstein star Boris Karloff and The Wolf Man writer Curt Siodmak. Karloff stars as Dr. Adrian, a man who becomes obsessed with curing paralysis when he loses his beloved wife and daughter to the disease. Desperately trying to cure a crippled neighbor (Maris Wrixon), he discovers that he needs human spinal fluid for his vaccine – but how to get it? When an ape trainer at a local circus is badly mauled, the doctor allows him to die so that he can tap his spine. The gorilla escapes and goes on a killing spree terrorizing the small town. A cult horror classic, The Ape was Karloff’s final film for Monogram.
  • TAGLINES:
    • Jungle Beast or Man of Science?
    • He keeps human life in test tubes, and prowls at night in the skin of an ape!
    • These cold eyes have watched a thousand men die screaming!
  • GENRE: Horror
  • RATING: Not Rated
  • RUN TIME: 62 Minutes
  • STUDIO: KL Studio Classics
  • https://www.klstudioclassics.com/
  • https://www.facebook.com/KinoLorberStudioClassics/
  • https://twitter.com/KLStudioClassic
  • https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DSYSNMV/
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032215/

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Alone (2020)

  • DVD
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Tyler Posey, Summer Spiro, Robert Ri’chard, Donald Sutherland
  • DIRECTOR: Johnny Martin
  • WRITER: Matt Naylor
  • SYNOPSIS: One morning, lonely surfer Aidan (Tyler Posey, “Teen Wolf”) awakens to find that a global pandemic has turned most of humanity into bloodthirsty zombies. Just as he’s ready to give up hope, Aidan spots pretty neighbor Eva (Summer Spiro, “Westworld”) across his apartment complex’s courtyard, and soon the two become “socially distant” friends. Trying to find a way to rescue her, Aidan confronts an eccentric neighbor (Donald Sutherland, THE HUNGER GAMES series) who could be their salvation—or downfall.
  • GENRE: Horror, Thriller
  • RATING: Rated R (violence, bloody images, some language and partial nudity)
  • STUDIO: Lionsgate
  • https://lionsgate.com/
  • https://www.facebook.com/lionsgate/
  • https://twitter.com/Lionsgate
  • https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DSX391P/
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10192566/

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Spree (2020)

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Inner Sanctum Mysteries

  • Blu-ray
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Lon Chaney, Jr., Lloyd Bridges, Brenda Joyce, Evelyn Ankers, J. Carrol Naish
  • DIRECTORS: Reginald Le Borg, Harold Young
  • WRITER: Edward Dein, Bernard Schubert, Luci Ward
  • SYNOPSIS:
  • Death, dementia, dark arts…it’s just another day in the forbidding and fascinating world of the Inner Sanctum!
  • Get ready for unlimited thrills and chills as all six classic Inner Sanctum Mysteries come to Blu-ray for the first time ever. Based on the popular radio shows of the 1940’s, this collectible set is a must-own for every classic mystery and horror fan.
    You’ll have a hauntingly good time with horror icon Lon Chaney, Jr., as he gives timeless performances in these spooky feature-length films
  • This collection includes:
  • Calling Dr. Death (1943) A doctor is not sure if he murdered his wife and has his nurse try to find the truth by hypnotizing him.
  • Weird Woman (1944) While on a trip, a professor falls in love with an exotic native woman who turns out to be a supernatural being.
  • Dead Man’s Eyes (1944) When an artist is blinded, an operation to restore his sight depends on another person willing to donate their eyes.
  • The Frozen Ghost (1945) A stage mentalist and a discredited plastic surgeon are involved in mysterious goings-on in an eerie wax museum.
  • Strange Confession (1945) Flashbacks reveal the events leading up to a man’s revenge on the racketeer who took advantage of his wife.
  • Pillow of Death (1945) A lawyer in love with his secretary is suspected of suffocating his wife, among others.
  • GENRE: Horror
  • RATING: Not Rated
  • RUN TIME: 382 minutes
  • STUDIO: Mill Creek Entertainment
  • https://www.millcreekent.com/
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  • https://twitter.com/MillCreekEnt
  • https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084QLDT33/

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Killdozer (1974)

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The Owners (2020)

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Paramount Presents: The Haunting (1999)

  • Blu-ray
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lili Taylor, Owen C. Wilson, Bruce Dern, Marian Seldes
  • DIRECTOR: Jan de Bont
  • WRITER: David Self
  • SYNOPSIS: A doctor brings together a group of insomniacs under the guise of a sleep study. The location: Hill House, widely known for its mysterious happenings and unexplained events. The study quickly turns against all involved as the house fights back.
  • TAGLINES:
    • A Jan de Bont film
    • Some houses are born bad.
    • Sleep tight.
    • Ghosts with the most.
    • There once was a house, a bright happy home. Then something bad happened, and now it sits all alone. These (pillars) are its bones. These (walls) are its skin. These (windows) are its eyes. WON’T YOU COME IN?
  • GENRE: Horror, Fantasy, Mystery
  • RATING: Rated PG-13
  • RUN TIME: 113 Minutes
  • STUDIO: Paramount Pictures
  • https://www.paramount.com/
  • https://www.facebook.com/Paramount
  • https://twitter.com/ParamountPics
  • https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08F6CGDS5/
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0171363/

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Pumpkinhead (1988)

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HNN Presents: Keeping Rosy (2014)

  • DVD
  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Maxine Peake, Brooke Skylar Baptist, Delta Storm Baptist
  • DIRECTOR: Steve Reeves
  • SYNOPSIS: This taut, claustrophobic British psycho-thriller stars Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, 2014) as Charlotte, a high-strung, ice-cold business executive who finds her life spiral into a world of violence, blackmail, and murder. Angry for being passed over for a promotion at work, Charlotte returns to her super modern high rise flat early. There she sees her Eastern European cleaner smoking in her pristine flat and when she notices a champagne bottle missing, her brittle veneer of a successful businesswoman cracks and the result is a bloodied, dead cleaning lady. Panic, coupled with cold efficiency, kicks in, as she works to get rid of the body and any evidence of her crime. But she when she discovers a something in her cleaner’s car, her plot to keep her crime hidden takes a decidedly different turn. A gripping tale infused with twists and turns that keep the viewer guessing until the final shocking ending. A HorrorNews.net presentation.
  • GENRE: Thriller, Drama
  • RATING: Not Rated
  • RUN TIME: 89 minutes
  • STUDIO: Bayview Entertainment
  • https://www.bayviewentertainment.com/
  • https://www.facebook.com/bayviewentertainment/
  • https://twitter.com/BayViewEnt1
  • https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FP7LK9B/
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2614700/

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