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Here’s your release list menu for Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006…

Demonic on DVD (click to see it bigger!)Demonic (2005)
Directed by Johannes Roberts

Ah, those angels. You spend a little time in the presence of the mightiest Holy One (no, not Captain Crunch), and you think you’re immune to all those human emotions like lust and hatred. Then you spend some time on earth, become infected with our unusually tasty bit of “disease”, and next thing you know, you’re banished from heaven, living in a forest and having to fight off Tom Savini and some horny teenagers. See what happens when you get too big for your britches? Check out Melissa’s review here, and buy it here!


Invasion Series on DVD (click to see it bigger!)Invasion: The Complete Series

If I may take a moment and remark at how weird it is that shows are coming to DVD so quickly these days. Don’t get me wrong, I dig it, as it’s the best way to enjoy a TV show without that whole hassle of waiting for weeks at a time, it’s just they’re out there so damn quick now… “Invasion” dealt with the aftermath of a huge huuricane, and how a Florida Park Ranger and his family dealt with some very strange occurrences that followed it, including glowing water creatures and some major personality switches. Check out our review of the series right here for more! Buy it here!


The Lonely Ones on DVD (click to see it bigger!)The Lonely Ones (2006)
Directed by David Michael Quiroz, Jr.

All right, stop me if you’ve heard this one before; the story here follows nine students (I would assume you’d be stopping me right about now) who go off for a weekend “vacation” (read: bang fest), and when they get to their cabin in the woods (yep, I’m still going), they encounter some sort of evil or another that twists their reality all around and makes them do bad stuff. Or they die. Something like that, I’m not really sure. The point is, it doesn’t sound interesting at all. Buy it here!


Satan's Playground on DVD (click to see it bigger!)Satan’s Playground (2006)
Directed by Dante Tomaselli

Tomaselli’s third film (following Desecration and Horror), and he has still yet to impress me with anything other than his good taste in cinematographers. Though he insisted he was attempting to make a more straightforward horror film with this one, he’s still got that addiction to “nightmare logic”, which means he can do whatever he wants and it doesn’t have to make sense. And believe me, not much of this movie does. Read my DVD review of it for more. Buy it here!


Sea of Fear on DVD (click to see it bigger!)Sea of Fear (2005)
Directed by Andrew Schuth

Seriously, how do you hide a series of murders when you’re on a goddamn sailboat? I know they make them big these days, but could you really get away with killing over and over again enough to satisfy the plot of a whodunit? That enigma will be answered when you sit down with Sea of Fear, another title from Lionsgate which likely has a much better cover than the film inside deserves. Friends on a sailboat one by one start dropping like flies, and it’s either someone on the boat or the mysterious vessel following them. Ohhhh, sounds tense. But it’s not. Read Uncle Creepy’s review for the reasons. Buy it here!


Silent Hill on DVD (click to see it bigger!)Silent Hill (2006)
Directed by Christophe Gans

Finally, the movie we’ve all been waiting for to hit DVD (all right, it’s only been four months since its release) has come to take up residence in your home: Silent Hill. Christophe Gans did what most fans thought was impossible by making an SH movie that was relatively true to the games while only managing to screw up a bit on the casting end of things. Still, the film looks amazing and has some of the best gore I’ve seen on a big screen in years… if only the DVD had more to offer. Check out Creepy’s review of it here for the details on that. Buy it here!


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Synapse’s Suspiria 4K Restoration Gets a Release Date

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Earlier this year, we wrote about Synapse Films’ Suspiria 4K restoration and how it was available for pre-order. The weird catch was that there was no release date confirmed and that pre-orders would go out sometime in December 2017. Today that changes as we can confirm that the 3-disc special edition Blu-ray collection will come out December 19th, just in time for Christmas but a little late for Hanukkah. Any chance we can have one extra night this year?

Restored over three years, Synapse has been working tirelessly to create the ultimate version of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic supernatural horror film, which has since gone on to become one of the most recognized and lauded titles in the genre. This cut has been overseen and approved by Luciano Tovoli, the Director of Photography on the film.

Pre-orders are still available via Synapse Films’ website.

Special features:
*Limited edition of only 6000 units produced
*Exclusive Steelbook packaging and collector’s o-card sleeve, featuring artwork from Malleus, Van Orton Design, Juan José Saldarriaga & Chris MacGibbon
*Three disc [Two Blu-rays + One CD] limited collector’s edition (only 6000 units) containing a new 4K restoration of the original uncut, uncensored Italian 35mm camera negative exclusively done by Synapse Films, with color correction supervised and approved by SUSPIRIA Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli
*Original 4.0 1977 English language LCRS sound mix not heard since the theatrical release in 1977, presented in high-resolution DTS-HD MA 96 Khz/24-bit audio
*Italian 5.1 surround sound mix
*Two audio commentaries by authors and Argento scholars, Derek Botelho, David Del Valle & Troy Howarth
*Do You Know Anything About Witches? – 30 minute SUSPIRIA visual essay written, edited and narrated by Michael Mackenzie
*Suzy in Nazi Germany – Featurette on the German locations from SUSPIRIA
*A Sigh from the Depths: 40 Years of SUSPIRIA – All-new anniversary retrospective on the making of the film and its influence on cinema
*Olga’s Story – Interview with star Barbara Magnolfi
*Original theatrical trailers, TV spots and radio spots
*Special Collector Edition Booklet containing an American Cinematographer interview with Luciano Tovoli, liner notes by Derek Botelho and restoration notes by Vincent Pereira & Don May, Jr. Cover artwork by Matthew Therrien Illustration
*“International Classics” English “Breathing Letters” opening credit sequence from U.S. release version
*Alternate All-English opening and closing credits sequences, playable via seamless branching
*Newly translated, removable English SDH subtitles for the English language version
*Newly translated, removable English subtitles for the Italian language version
*Exclusive CD remaster of Goblin’s SUSPIRIA motion picture soundtrack, containing additional tracks not included on the original 1977 soundtrack release

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Creep 2 Starring Mark Duplass Hits Netflix This December

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Just the other day we shared with you guys an exclusive interview with Partick Brice, the director of the Mark Duplass-starring found footage flicks Creep and Creep 2.

Today we have the awesome news that the killer sequel Creep 2 (review) will be hitting Netflix streaming on December 23rd.

The original creeptastic motion picture is already streaming on Netflix so if you need to catch up – or just watch the original again – you can do so tonight and get ready for the sequel which, personally, I found to be superior (if even just slightly) to the original.

What did you think of the original film? Are you excited to check out the sequel? Or have you already seen it? Make sure to let us know in the comments below or on social media!

Creep 2 starring Mark Duplass and Desiree Akhavan hits Netflix December 23rd!

Synopsis:

Desiree Akhavan (“Girls”, APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR) stars as Sara, a video artist whose primary focus is creating intimacy with lonely men. After finding an ad online for “video work,” she thinks she may have found the subject of her dreams. She drives to a remote house in the forest and meets a man claiming to be a serial killer (Mark Duplass, reprising his role from the previous film). Unable to resist the chance to create a truly shocking piece of art, she agrees to spend the day with him. However, as the day goes on she discovers she may have dug herself into a hole she can’t escape.

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Waxwork Records Unveils Phenomenal 2018 Subscription Package

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Our pals over at Waxwork Records have unveiled their 2018 subscription bundle and it’s packed to the brim with some absolutely fantastic titles! Horror fans who enjoy spinning their music on turntables can look forward to two Romero titles, Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, Joe Dante’s The ‘Burbs, Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell, and lastly they’ll have Jordan Peele’s smash success title Get Out. On top of getting those five records, those who join the subscription program will also receive a t-shirt, coffee mug, poster, notebook, magnet, enamel pin, calendar, and more.

For Night of the Living Dead, Waxwork Records worked closely with the film’s original creators, including Romero himself prior to his passing, the Museum of Modern Art, and The Criterion Collection so that they could source audio from the 4K restoration. It will be released as a 2xLP package.

Dawn of the Dead will also get a 2xLP release that will include brand new artwork, re-mastered audio, and more. The same kind of treatment is being given to The ‘Burbs. Christopher Young’s Drag Me to Hell soundtrack will be a single LP but will get the same level of attention and quality as the other titles.

As for Peele’s Get Out. Michael Abels; score will be released on a 2xLP vinyl set and will pay tribute to one of the most culturally significant movies of the past several years.

The Waxwork Records subscription package will be $250 ($285 in Canada) and will open up for sale this Friday, the 24th. More information can be found on Waxwork’s website.

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