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DVD and Blu-ray Releases: August 25, 2015

We have quite a few releases to announce this week, faithful readers. Just in time for this week’s premiere of “Fear The Walking Dead” comes “The Walking Dead” Season 5 on Blu-ray and DVD. Now we can all relive Noah’s gruesome departure from the cast as well as Rick and Morgan’s untimely reunion.

In terms of older movies, we’ve got a handful for you this week. Fans of animated horror will rejoice in knowing that the 1985 classic Vampire Hunter D will be dropping on both DVD and Blu-ray. Student Bodies will also be available in both formats along with 1982’s The Sender.

Probably my most looked-forward-to title would have to be the Blu-ray (with digital copy) release of Jacob’s Ladder. Now Tim Robbins cannot only confuse the hell out of me, but he can do it in HD and from the cloud.

That’s just 5 of this week’s 27 total releases, folks. We would have had an even longer list, but there have been a handful of delayed releases. Eaten Alive will be coming out on September 15th and A Plague So Pleasant, Rebound, Blood Rage, and Pernicious will all be in stores on September 29th.

Pleasant viewing, fiends.



MOVIES

Angel Heart (1987)

Angel Heart 1987 254x300 - DVD and Blu-ray Releases: August 25, 2015

Starring:

Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Stocker Fontelieu

Synopsis:

A satanic figure sends a private eye to 1955 New Orleans, home of a voodoo priestess.

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Atom The Amazing Zombie Killer (2015)

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Starring:

Mark Shonsey, Zachary Byron Helm, Tim Johnson, Maggie Moore, Crystal Rose

Synopsis:

Atom is an amazing zombie killer, has a horny girlfriend…and is the best bowler in the league! But don’t tell that to Dario and the Slashers, the evil bowling rivals who will stop at nothing to thwart Atom and his buddies. When all of his problems come to a head, Atom must battle his worst nightmare–ZOMBIES! May the bloodbath begin! let’s ROCK and BOWL in this outrageous horror comedy!

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The Babysitter (1995)

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Starring:

George Segal, Jeremy London, J.T. Walsh, Nicky Katt

Synopsis:

An alluring teen-age sitter becomes the object of her suburban clients’ dreams and obsessions.

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Beg (2011)

Beg 2011 211x300 - DVD and Blu-ray Releases: August 25, 2015

Starring:

Tony Moran, Tony Todd, P.J. Soles, Tiffany Shepis, Debbie Rochon

Synopsis:

Jack Fox, a burnt out detective, is being forced into early retirement, as the worst serial killer since the Boston Strangler begins a killing spree through the streets of Salem. When detective Steve Ryan moves to town with his family, Jack is torn between a life of retirement and sanity or helping rookie detective Ryan in his quest to solve these killings that are haunting the people of Salem.

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Blood Riders: The Devil Rides With Us (2013)

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Starring:

Corey Lof, A.J. Morabito, Caitlynne Medrek

Synopsis:

Blood Riders is a blood-soaked adventure comedy about 4 young friends who stumble upon a body after stealing a car. That discovery pushes the friends on a road trip around town during which they try get rid of the increasing amount of corpses. Along their wild ride the kids encounter neo-Nazis, punk artists, devil worshipers and a plan to resurrect Hitler.

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Clean Break (2014)

Clean Break 2014 211x300 - DVD and Blu-ray Releases: August 25, 2015

Starring:

Tianna Nori, Samy Osman, Sean Kaufmann, Leora Morris, Serge Plourde

Synopsis:

For Cam Dawson and his two roommates, Scott and Dan, life is a constant party; there are no rules, no boundaries and, most importantly, no commitments past the morning after. It is the perfect living arrangement, until Scott meets Tracy. Tracy will stop at nothing for the perfect relationship, and when the rules of the house get in the way, she shows Scott’s roommates that while one-night stands are fleeting, you can take love right to the grave.

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Clive Barker’s Origins: Salome And The Forbidden (1978)

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Starring:

Various

Synopsis:

In 1970s Liverpool, Clive Barker and a small group of friends from college made two short films. Salome (1973) and The Forbidden (1978) feature early footage of Barker, who also did most of the special effects, and Doug Bradley, who went on to fame as Pinhead in the Hellraiser films. Also included are interviews with Barker, Bradley and other key players. Contains graphic violence and nudity. Salome is an 18-minute version of the tale based on the Oscar Wilde play and The Forbidden is a 35-minute short.

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Creep (1995) (Big Box VHS)

Creep 1995 211x300 - DVD and Blu-ray Releases: August 25, 2015

Starring:

Joel D. Wynkoop, Kathy Willets

Synopsis:

Angus Lynch, a psycho, escapes from prison and hooks up with his stripper sister named Kascha. Some death ensues eventually leading Angus to cross paths with a police captain named David who has a daughter named Jackie and whose wife was murdered when she was a child. TRUE Big Box VHS, uncut, 11×17 Poster, signed photo image by Tim Ritter & Joel D. Wynkoop. Limited to just 100 EVER.

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The Disembodied (2015)

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Starring:

Erica Rhodes, olivia Alexander, chelsea Edmundson, Ariana Madix, Lauren Furs

Synopsis:

What would you do if a creature crossed over from the screen into the real world? When Jenna invites her friends to watch a few horror movies, the girls realize they’ve actually been recruited to help decorate a dusty, secluded mansion for Jenna’s strange mother who operates a haunted attraction during the Halloween season. As the gorgeous girls party and harmlessly flirt late into the night, they become increasingly creeped out by a presence that may only reside in their imaginations. Soon their perfect slumber party turns into an inescapable nightmare as a disembodied killer eyeball from the movie comes to life! Bent on having his way, the creature from the 8th dimension will stop at nothing until he gets exactly what it wants.

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Doctor Spine (2011)

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Starring:

Joe Estevez, Larry Thomas, Reggie Bannister, Michael Wexler, Kathy Garver

Synopsis:

Sometimes life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be! Doctor Spine, a mild mannered chiropractor, or a bone-popping madman?! When his brain is split into three separate personalities by a meddling head shrink, it’s a race against time to piece his fractured mind back together before he destroys everyone around him! First he’ll crack you, then he’ll whack you! The Doctor is in-sane!

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Evil Bong 420 (2015)

Evil Bong 420 2015 211x300 - DVD and Blu-ray Releases: August 25, 2015

Starring:

Sonny Carl Davis, John Patrick Jordan, Robin Sydney, Amy Paffrath, Mindy Robinson

Synopsis:

Polish your balls and head to the lanes. Rabbit has escaped the Evil Bong’s World of Weed, and has opened a topless bowling alley. It’s the Grand Opening and the balls are rolling, the boobs are bouncing and the weed is plentiful. When his old friends, Larnell and Sarah Leigh stop by to help him celebrate his wacky new business venture, things are finally looking up for Rabbit, right? Wrong! Evil Bong is hot on Rabbit’s trail. With the help of the murderous Gingerdead Man, they crash the most balls out party of the century. But Gingerdead Man has plans of his own when he learns that the secret to becoming a real man is getting his cookies off. The Bong is BACK!! And so is everybody else, including Sarah Leigh (Robin Sydney), Larnell (John Patrick Jordan), Rabbit (Sonny Carl Davis), Velicity (Amy Paffrath), Hambo, Gingerdead Man, Ooga Booga and tons of insane surprise guests. It’s the movie with its mind firmly in the gutter. EVIL BONG 420 has the biggest balls, boobs and bongs you’ll see all year.

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The Fappening (2015)

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Starring:

Sean Weathers, Tina Krause, Erika Smith, Rachael Robbins, Lloyd Kaufman

Synopsis:

A filmmaker steeped in a sex scandal goes to deadly ends to further his career. Alan Smithee is a small time filmmaker that has had sex with countless actresses that were trying to break into the business. One day his cellphone gets hacked and naked pictures and sex videos of these women are leaked online, destroying their lives and careers. Trying to do damage control on his own career he finds himself pushed to the limit and must make a decision that could prove fatal for everyone around him.

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Hellaware (2015) (DVD/Book/7 Inch)

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Starring:

Keith Poulson, Sophia Takal, Kate Lyn Sheil, Brent Butler

Synopsis:

Hellaware gently satirizes the world of high-brow art through the eyes of a wannabe photographer who becomes consumed by the bright lights of mainstream success. Jaded by the “incestuous, New York, socialite shit” that sells at prominent art galleries, Nate (Keith Poulson) embarks on a quest for a more authentic brand of contemporary art. When a coked-up YouTube search leads to a music video from Delawarean Goth rappers Young Torture Killers, an Insane Clown Posse knock-off, Nate knows he’s found his subjects. He soon drags his friend-with-benefits Bernadette (Sophia Takal) to rural Delaware to shoot the group playing in their parents’ basement. To “immerse himself” in the group’s culture and add an extra layer of realism to his work, Nate befriends the rappers and makes return trips to get to know them. But as his relationship with group develops, he becomes increasingly aware that, while you can take the boy out of the art world, you can’t take the art world out of the boy.

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The Horror Of H.P. Lovecraft (2006)

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Starring:

Elias, Chad Bernhard, Rich Casella

Synopsis:

A dark and fascinating anthology featuring short films inspired by the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft. An investigative journalist tries to unravel the mysteries of the enigmatic horror author, but as he digs deeper into the rich world of Lovercraftian legend, several strange and macabre stories unfold before his eyes as he is dragged further into Lovecraft’s world of monsters, magic and murder.

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Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

Jacobs Ladder 1990 254x300 - DVD and Blu-ray Releases: August 25, 2015

Starring:

Tim Robbins, Danny Aiello, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Matt Craven

Synopsis:

Hellish hallucinations haunt a veteran and others who were in his battalion.

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Morbid (2013)

Morbid 2013 211x300 - DVD and Blu-ray Releases: August 25, 2015

Starring:

Olivia Hiers, Brandon Magouirk, Richard Chilton, Ryan Grooms

Synopsis:

In this low budget 80s slasher homage, a small Tennessee town becomes the playground to a sadistic, masked killer. But with the town’s sheriff and locals more worried about the big high school football game than getting to the bottom of the murders, a detective from out of town must rush to save the lives of a group of teens throwing a party in the middle of all the mayhem.

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Nocturnal Activity (2015)

Nocturnal Activity 2015 211x300 - DVD and Blu-ray Releases: August 25, 2015

Starring:

Raven Lee, Steve Dolton, June Bladon, Jonathan Hansler, Tylah Riot

Synopsis:

Annie Dyer moves into a new apartment and quickly discovers she is not alone, a malevolent spirit repeatedly attempts to seduce her in order to possess her body as a vessel to carry out its vengeful mission.

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Plague (2015)

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Starring:

Don Bridges, Cris Cochrane, Steven Jianai

Synopsis:

With the world left in ruin from plague, Evie is left in a daily fight for her life. Stalked by a sadistic stranger through a world overrun by the vicious infected, Plague is a terrifying and brutal look at society without rules – and one woman must learn how survive in a world where you are your only hope.

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Purgatorium (2010)

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Starring:

Libby Chancellor, Joshua Miller, Jeremy Castaldo, Jamie Lee Fife, Stephen Miller

Synopsis:

Five strangers awaken in an abandoned two-story house with a few unanswered questions racing through their minds. Who are they? Where are they? Why are they there? They soon discover that the obvious answers are not always the right ones. With nerves stretched thin, and time closing in, those remaining realize that if they want to escape from the forsaken place, they will have to work together to solve the puzzle, taking them on a psychological maze of murder and mayhem that is Purgatorium.

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Revenge Is Her Middle Name (2015)

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Starring:

Lissa Brennan, Douglass Bell, Michael Todd Schneider, Jerry Pietrala

Synopsis:

Years of prostitution and drug abuse have wrecked Kat’s (Lissa Brennan) life. She has settled into a stagnant relationship with her junkie boyfriend Dolph (Michael Todd Schneider), and the only ‘decent’ friend she has, Marilyn (Paula Bellin), also happens to be a high class call-girl. When Kat discovers that she is pregnant, she manipulates Dolph into taking part in a reckless heist that she hopes will score the money she needs to turn her life around. When things inevitably spiral out of control, and she is confronted by a drug dealing pimp known as Mutton Chop (Douglass Bell). Hellbent on vengeance, the sadistic pimp retaliates by ordering a brutal attack against Kat that will change her life forever.

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The Sender (1982)

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Starring:

Paul Freeman, Zeljko Ivanek

Synopsis:

A suicidal amnesiac sends rats, flames and other nightmares by telepathy to his psychiatrist.

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Sorrow (2015) (Limited Edition Blu-ray)

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Starring:

Vannessa Vasquez, Andrew Sensenig, Melissa Mars

Synopsis:

A young woman is abducted by serial killers and subjected to brutal treatment. She escapes from her confinement and finds a way to return to exact vengeance. She then becomes a prime suspect in the investigation of the killings. After she is caught by the police, she accuses the Chief of Police of having been instrumental in hiding the serial killings. A tense suspense thriller that will keep you guessing til the very end.

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Student Bodies (1981)

Student Bodies 1981 214x300 - DVD and Blu-ray Releases: August 25, 2015

Starring:

Joe Flood, Matthew Goldsby, Jerry Belson

Synopsis:

Texas high-school teens aim to catch a local slasher on prom night.

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Vampire Hunter D (1985)

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Starring:

Various

Synopsis:

Heirs of Count Dracula are hunted in the future by D, who is half human and half vampire. Animated.

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Vault Of Terror II: The Undead (2015)

Vault Of Terror II The Undead 2015 211x300 - DVD and Blu-ray Releases: August 25, 2015

Starring:

Sean Weathers, Tina Krause, Erika Smith, Rachael Robbins, Lloyd Kaufman

Synopsis:

This anthology film tells 6 evil, 6 demonic, 6 hellish tales of dread and horror.

The Fappening – A filmmaker steeped in scandal goes to extreme lengths to further his career.

The Butcher Game – A serial killer massacres a group of teenagers, but killing isn’t his only secret.

Demonic Frequency – A satanic cult releases the undead upon the world, putting a housewife on the road to the end of days.

He’s Not Looking So Great – A horror comedy about a guy who breaks up with his girlfriend during the zombie apocalypse because she’s put on a couple of pounds.

Friends In Dark Places – As strange and disturbing events begin to transpire around their young son, a couple is met with a frightening revelation.

Sepulcher – In this zombie apocalypse the dead are the last of your worries

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TELEVISION

“The Walking Dead” Season 5

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Starring:

Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yuen, Norman Reedus, Seth Gilliam

Synopsis:

Season Four of The Walking Dead ended with Rick and the group outgunned, outnumbered, and trapped in a train car awaiting a grim fate.

Season Five picks up shortly thereafter. What follows is a story that weaves the true motives of the people of Terminus with the hopeful prospect of a cure in Washington, D.C., the fate of the group’s lost comrades, as well as new locales, new conflicts, and new obstacles in keeping the group together and staying alive.

Stories will break apart and intersect. The characters will find love and hate. Peace and conflict. Contentment and terror. And, in the quest to find a permanent, safe place to call home, one question will haunt them…

After all they’ve seen, all they’ve done, all they’ve sacrificed, lost, and held on to no matter what the cost…

Who do they become?

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COLLECTIONS

Metamorphosis / Beyond Darkness

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Starring:

Michael Stephenson, Catherine Baranov

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Metamorphosis

When his experiments in genetics are mocked by his colleagues, maverick scientist Dr. Peter Houseman takes extreme measures to prove his untested anti-aging serum works. Injecting himself with his miracle cure, he soon experiences a terrifying change within himself that threatens not only the lives of those around him, but his own sanity. From cult cinema mainstay George Eastman, Metamorphosis proves that nightmares may change, but fear is forever.

Beyond Darkness

When a man of God and his loving family move into a new house, they think they’ve found the perfect home…until they discover that their new digs were once the location where a coven of witches were burned at the stake! It’s only a matter of time before the radio starts blaring satanic chants and the cutlery takes on a mind of its own. Will the awakened evil in this house have its final revenge, or can the plucky priest fend off what lurks Beyond Darkness? From Claudio Fragasso, the director of Troll 2 (so you KNOW it’s good.)

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