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DVD Release List: Shiny New Pelts

Not much on the block for February 13th, 2007, but there’s a lot more on its way…

Click to see it bigger!Bit Parts (2006)
Directed by Dave Reda

Hearkening back to the classic “bad surgery” movies of the 50’s, Bit Parts tells of a plastic surgeon whose daughter is badly injured in a car accident, so he takes it upon himself to make her perfect again. For some reason this involves luring girls into an abandoned warehouse, killing them, and using their features for his daughter. One of the girls’ sisters, however, notices when her sibling is missing and sets out to find her, stumbling upon this horrific scene of depravity. Sounds like a fun weekend to me! Buy it here!


Click to see it bigger!Bug Buster (1998)
Directed by Lorenzo Doumani

Wow, Randy Quaid in a starring role, though granted starring as an over-the-top exterminator; it’s still a pretty significant role for the character actor. Rumor has it he went all out for this part, sleeping in roach-infested hotels to study the habits of the bugs he would be out to kill during his turn in the movie. Or maybe that was just cause he was broke; the official word is hazy. Anyway, Bug Buster is about a small lakeside community that is overrun by cockroaches that can grow to 10 feet long; Quaid plays the titular solution to their problem. Check out our DVD review of Bug Buster for more! Buy it here!


Click to see it bigger!Devil’s Den (2006)
Directed by Andrew Dunt

Nothing worse than being a small-time drug dealer, smuggling Spanish Fly of all things, only to get attacked and nearly destroyed by a bar full of demonic bitches. That’s just what happens to the heroes of Devil’s Den, two guys who decide to try out their product on the local ladies, only to find themselves face-to-face with the whores of hell. Luckily Ken Foree stars as a monster killer who shows up to save their asses. Check out our DVD review of Devil’s Den for more! Buy it here!


Click to see it bigger!Doll From Hell (1996)
Directed by Shinobu Murata

Deep in the middle of nowhere, in an isolated mountain village, a peaceful dollmaker and his daughter, Erika, reside. Their life is uncomplicated until a gang of thugs show up to cause problems, attacking and killing Erika. The dollmaker is destroyed, for obvious reasons, so he enacts his revenge by concocting an evil spell that puts the vengeful soul of his murdered daughter into a life-size doll and sends her out after her killers. Needless to say, the thugs are no match for a giant piece of human-shaped plastic out for revenge. Buy it here!


Click to see it bigger!Evil Animals Triple Feature
Directed by Various

Just what you need to get you through the very dregs of winter, which February certainly is: a triple feature DVD featuring some of the most bizarre animals-run-amok movies of the 70’s! Featured in this triple shot are Day of the Animals, about a time when the lack of ozone in the atmosphere causes all animals above 5000 feet to go insane with bloodlust; Grizzly, about a massive bear who just can’t stop eating humans instead of, say, honey; and Devil Dog, about a demonically possessed German Shepard with a taste for human souls! Buy it here!


Click to see it bigger!Masters of Horror: Pelts (2006)
Directed by Dario Argento

“Pelts” is definitely a highlight of MoH Season 2. Argento decided he worked well with gory stories and chose an F. Paul Wilson tale to adapt about a fur trader (played by Meat Loaf, listen to our interview with him here) who comes into possession of a set of raccoon furs that seem to be of some unearthly origin, as they make anyone who sees or touches them do very strange things, usually offing themselves in exceedingly painful ways almost like they want to. One of the goriest and most entertaining of the season! Check out our DVD review of “Pelts” for more! Buy it here!


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