Another great selection of DVDs hits store shelves this week (it's obviously October!) including one of the year's most fun films, Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell; the long-awaited Richard Stanley classic Hardware; Blu-rays of The Craft, Killer Movie, and Midnight Movie; and for the Robert Pattinson completists there's The Haunted Airman, a BBC television movie that was filmed five years ago and aired in the UK in 2006.
A couple of Dread Central staffers were discussing our preliminary picks for the best films of 2009 the other day, and one that we all agreed on was Neill Blomkamp's stellar District 9 (review here).
It's no secret that my personal experiences with the films of Mark and John Polonia have not exactly been joyous ones, but I am happy to pass along news of their newest project, HalloweeNight, that doesn't look too bad for a Halloween-themed horror flick about a killer scarecrow. I rather dig that evil Jack Skellington pumpkinhead monster on the attack.
This Tuesday Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell finally hits home video. Despite the flick's anemic box office returns, it was one of the best damned horror films of the year, and you now have NO EXCUSES not to should see it!
We have a bumper crop of DVD and Blu-ray releases this week what with Trick 'r Treat FINALLY coming home along with Ghost House Pictures' four-pack of The Thaw, Offspring, Seventh Moon, and The Children. And that's just the beginning!
Even though everyone's all about what's hitting home video in October for Halloween, the good folks over at IFC gave us a look at what they're dishing out in terms of horror and thrillers for the month of November!
This week sees a couple of re-releases on Blu-Ray (Snakes on a Plane and 2003's Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake), a few unknowns (Bloodwine, Farmhouse, Flesh, TX, and Nightmare), "real life" compilations Haunted Histories and Paranormal State: Demonic Investigations, and lots more; but the star of show is without a doubt The Hills Run Red.
Remember that cruel April Fool's Day joke from last April? You know, the one about a director's cut of Mimic coming to DVD? Bingo. I'll never forget the confusion shown by Andrew Kasch when it seemed to be a prank, as he said he watched as people worked on it. Relax Andrew ... your sanity is saved. It's coming all right, along with Cronos, courtesy of Criterion.
Looking for new and better ways to utilize your iPod? Want to take some classic horror on the road with you? Then today's your lucky day as Starz Digital Media has announced some of its content distributed on DVD by Anchor Bay Entertainment is now available on iTunes for sale and rental.
You guys asked for it, and we listened. Now, due to popular demand, a limited number of tickets to attend the first annual Reaper Awards are available to the general public.
Man, it has been a long time since I've heard anyone even mention the movie Silent Scream. It seems as if it's been lost a good long time. Thankfully a new DVD label known as Scorpion Releasing is changing all that, and the DVD will be hitting home in November! Hell yeah!
Never mind that whole "we are descended from monkeys" business, we're talking about evil here, folks, and as anyone here on the net can tell you, that means serious business! Especially when pertaining to flesh-eating zombies who are out to ravage the planet.
A handful of rather bizarre DVD re-releases are on tap this week for some reason including Evil Remains, Shallow Ground, and Satan's Little Helper; but at least they're accompanied by several new films, a box set of the entire Friday the 13th: The Series, a twin-pack of Carnival of Souls in both color and black & white, and Shaun of the Dead and Godzilla on Blu-ray!
Fans who missed Park Chan-wook's vampire opus Thirst (review here) when it played in a limited capacity in theatres won't have to wait very long for the film's DVD release. In fact, it's right around the corner.
This is a freaking GREAT season for horror fans. It's true that every fall sees the release of some great genre titles, but with films like The Stepfather, Messiah of Evil (making its first non-budget DVD debut), and, of course, Hardware receiving quality releases, it's truly a cause for celebration. Today Severin Films is attempting to whet our palates with a snippet from the 60-minute documentary offered on their Hardware disc...