DVD and Blu-ray Releases: October 10, 2017

Greetings again, fellow horror nerds.  We’ve got another somewhat lengthy release list for you this week.  Obviously there are a few discrepancies to get out of the way so let’s do so now.  Wes Craven’s Summer Of Fear may have already had a release back in August, but it shows up again this week.  Both The Barn and Blood Feast may not be available until October 24th.  Lastly, Talon Falls will be out a bit late, on the 13th instead of the 10th.

There are a fair amount of big titles this week, beginning with Open Water 3: Cage Dive.  Again, movies with water and sharks are not for me, so the rest of you masochists who enjoy such things, have at.

Speaking of the ocean, I used to work with an absolute weirdo who liked to pretend she was a mermaid (yes, seriously).  Wherever that kook is now, she’s probably psyched about The Lure, which focuses on, you guessed it, mermaids.

For everyone who is into torture-style horror, The Poughkeepsie Tapes will be heading to Blu-ray this week.  I’ve still yet to see this movie, but my wife has and says it’s entirely disturbing.

In terms of classics, there are two Blu-rays dropping this week that are of note.  First up is 1963’s Blood Feast and the second is The Green Slime, which you can get more information about here.  There are also a bunch of Friday The 13th releases hitting shelves this week also.

If you’re looking for newer movies, check out Wish Upon or Temple.  Plus there are a bunch of other movies below that I haven’t even touched on yet, so get to reading!  As always, pleasant viewing.



MOVIES

Bacchanalia: You Drink, You Die! (2017)

Starring:

Edmund Digby-Jones, Kyle Calderwood, Mariana Penalva

Synopsis:

What seems like the ultimate wine-tasting party on the Riviera quickly turns from an innocent weekend into bizarre, wicked, sensually overheated debauchery, culminating in a murderous evening and fateful morning after. Not since Caligula has there been this level of drunken revelry. Bacchanalia: You Drink…You DIE!

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The Barn (2016) (Limited Edition)

Starring:

Linnea Quigley, Ari Lehman, Mitchell Musolino, Will Stout, Lexi Dripps

Synopsis:

It’s Halloween 1989, best friends Sam and Josh are trying to enjoy what’s left of their final Devil’s Night before graduating high school. But trouble arises when the two pals and a group of friends take a detour on their way to a rock concert, finding an old abandoned barn and awakening the evil inside. Now it’s up to Sam and Josh to find a way to protect their friends and defeat the creatures that lurk within The Barn.

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Blood Feast (1963) (2-Disc Special Edition)

Starring:

William Kerwin, Mal Arnold, Connie Mason

Synopsis:

The filmography of late movie maverick Herschell Gordon Lewis brims with the mad, macabre, and just downright bizarre. But perhaps the most unhinged of all his directorial efforts, and certainly the most influential, must surely be his original gore-fest Blood Feast the first ever splatter movie.  Dorothy Fremont is looking to throw a party unlike any other, and she gets just that when she hires the decidedly sinister Fuad Ramses to cater the event. Promising to provide her guests with an authentic Egyptian feast, Ramses promptly sets about acquiring the necessary ingredients the body parts of nubile young women!  Featuring a host of stomach-churning gore gags including the infamous tongue sequence and much more nastiness besides, Herschell Gordon Lewis Blood Feast more than lives up to its name and remains essential viewing for any self-respecting splatter fan.

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Demonic (2015)

Starring:

Frank Grillo, Dustin Millegan, Cody Horn, Maria Bello

Synopsis:

From producer James Wan (director-producer of The Conjuring and creator of the Saw franchise) comes a horrifying tale of the occult.  Detective Mark Lewis (Frank Grillo) and psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Klein (Maria Bello) are called to investigate the horrific massacre of three college students, brutally murdered inside an abandoned home. The students were amateur ghost-hunters seeking out paranormal phenomenon at the abandoned house, which was believed to be haunted. What began as youthful curiosity turned into something truly terrifying, and now Lewis and Klein are forced to explore the supernatural in order to solve the murders and find two missing students.

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Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

Starring:

Kimberly Beck, Peter Barton, Corey Feldman, Crispin Glover, Barbara Howard, Erich Anderson

Synopsis:

Hockey-masked Jason goes after another batch of slow teens at Crystal Lake.

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Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985)

Starring:

John Shepard, Melanie Kinnaman, Shavar Ross, Richard Young, Marco St. John

Synopsis:

Teens flee and use a chain saw against someone wearing slasher Jason’s hockey mask.

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Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

Starring:

Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, Ron Palillo, David Kagan, Renee Jones

Synopsis:

Teen-age Tommy meets masked killer Jason, brought back by a lightning bolt at the lake.

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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)

Starring:

Lar Park Lincoln, Terry Kiser, Susan Blu, Kevin Blair, Susan Jennifer Sullivan

Synopsis:

A psychic teen’s psychiatrist sends her and her mother to Crystal Lake, home of hockey-masked Jason.

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Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

Starring:

Jensen Daggett, Scott Reeves, Kane Hodder, Peter Mark Richman, Barbara M. Bingham

Synopsis:

Hockey-masked slasher Jason follows a Crystal Lake teen and her friends on a cruise to New York.

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The Green Slime (1969)

Starring:

Robert Horton, Richard Jaeckel, Luciana Paluzzi, Ted Gunther, Bud Widom

Synopsis:

Two space-station astronauts destroy an asteroid, then face monsters formed from slimy cells.

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The Haunting (1999)

Starring:

Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lili Taylor, Owen C. Wilson, Bruce Dern

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.

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Kill, Baby… Kill (1966)

Starring:

Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Erika Blanc, Fabienne Dali

Synopsis:

A doctor (Giacomo Rossi Stuart) arrives at a remote village to perform an autopsy on a young woman, but his efforts are frustrated by the superstitious townspeople, who live in fear of the murderous spirit of a ghastly child. Dr. Eswai exposes the barbaric rituals of the frightened villagers, only to discover something even more horrifying within the crumbling remains of the notorious Villa Graps. Made at the peak of his career, Kill, Baby…Kill! Is among Bava’s most macabre and visually stylish works, ranking alongside his legendary Eurogothic thrillers Black Sunday and The Whip and the Body.

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The Lure (2015) (Special Edition)

Starring:

Marta Mazurek, Michalina Olszanska

Synopsis:

This genre-defying horror-musical mash-up the bold debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska follows a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters drawn ashore to explore life on land in an alternate 1980s Poland. Their tantalizing siren songs and otherworldly auras make them overnight sensations as nightclub singers in the half-glam, half-decrepit world of Smoczynska s imagining. The director gives fierce teeth to her viscerally sensual, darkly feminist twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Little Mermaid,’ in which the girls’ bond is tested and their survival threatened after one sister falls for a human. A coming-of-age fairy tale with a catchy synth-fueled soundtrack, outrageous song-and-dance numbers, and lavishly grimy sets, The Lure explores its themes of emerging female sexuality, exploitation, and the compromises of adulthood with savage energy and originality.

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Open Water 3: Cage Dive (2017)

Starring:

Megan Peta Hill, Joel Hogan, Josh Potthoff, Pete Valley, Mark Fell

Synopsis:

In this intense thriller, three friends from California head to the rugged Australian coast for a cage-dive encounter with deadly great whites. But after attracting a swarm of vicious sharks, their tour boat is destroyed by a massive rogue wave. As clouds gather and darkness descends, the three friends find themselves alone and defenseless, afloat in the chilly ocean as hungry man-eaters begin to circle. With little hope of rescue, they must fight to survive using only their courage.

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The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2008)

Starring:

Ben Messmer, Samantha Robson, Stacy Chbosky

Synopsis:

In an abandoned house in Poughkeepsie, New York murder investigators uncover hundreds of tapes showing decades of a serial killer’s work.

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Talon Falls (2017) (10/13)

Starring:

Morgan Wiggins, Ryan Rudolph, Jordyn Rudolph, Brad Bell

Synopsis:

Four teenagers on a road trip decide to take a detour and find them selves at at haunted house halloween scream park deep in the woods of southern Kentucky. After witnessing an assortment of torture and gore, they start wondering if what they are experiencing isn’t a little too realistic. Before they know it, each one of them is captured and made part of the horrific attraction they originally thought was all fun and games.

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Temple (2017)

Starring:

Logan Huffman, Natalia Warner

Synopsis:

Three American tourists follow a mysterious map deep into the jungles of Japan searching for an ancient temple. When Spirits entrap them, their adventure quickly becomes a horrific nightmare.

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Wes Craven’s Summer of Fear (1978) (Stranger in Our House Collector’s Edition)

Starring:

Linda Blair, Lee Purcell

Synopsis:

Based on the best-selling young adult novel by Lois Duncan of You Know What I Did Last Summer fame, Wes Craven’s Summer of Fear tells the tale of plucky teenaged Rachel (Linda Blair) whose life is turned dangerously upside down when her cousin Julie (Lee Purcell) moves in following the death of her parents in a car crash. Julie enchants everyone in the family and appears to be a loving relative, but Rachel knows her cousin is up to something creepy…something like witchcraft!

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Wish Upon (2017)

Starring:

Ryan Phillippe, Joey King

Synopsis:

Twelve years after discovering her mother’s suicide, 17-year-old Clare Shannon (Joey King) is bullied in high school, embarrassed by her manic, hoarder father Jonathan (Ryan Phillippe) and ignored by her longtime crush. All that changes when her father comes home with an old music box whose inscription promises to grant its owner seven wishes.  While Clare is initially skeptical of this magic box, she can’t help but be seduced by its dark powers, and is thrilled as her life radically improves with each wish. Clare finally has the life she’s always wanted and everything seems perfect – until the people closest to her begin dying in violent and elaborate ways after each wish. Clare realizes that she must get rid of the box, but finds herself unable and unwilling to part with her new-and-improved life – leading her down a dark and dangerous path.

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COLLECTIONS

The Killer 4 Pack Vol II

Starring:

Beverly Lynne, Nick Armas, Michael Brazier, Joe Commesso, Steve Conaway

Movies: 

Hellbilly  

In a small town in Nevada, all Hell breaks loose when Billy, a disfigured hillbilly and direct result of incest between brother and sister decides to dismember anyone who gets in his way. This movie is the lost works from horror filmmaker Massimilano Cerchi, and is now being released for the first time ever. WARNING: This film contains unspeakable acts of violence.  

Hellinger  

A fallen man of the cloth forever bound to the fires of Hell by a pact made with Satan is unleashed to torment humankind. Now the man once known as Father Donaldson has become Hellinger, an unstoppable demon with a unquenchable hunger for human souls and a special place in his black heart for the girl who now thinks he was a mere figment of her imagination.

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