Happy 4th of July, fellow horror fiends! Seeing as we have a pretty short release list this week at only 7 titles and this is my favorite holiday of the year AND since most of you are either nursing last night’s hangover or getting prepped to work on tomorrow morning’s hangover, I’m keeping this as short and sweet as possible.
You may have noticed that lately I have been trying to incorporate links in my articles to content from other Dread Central writers where they pertain to that week’s releases. This week, with the exception of the Collections section, each title has a link to another article. Be sure to check those out.
Remember, if nothing listed below tickles your fantasy, there are always fireworks to enjoy. Plus, next week’s release list has at least 18 titles so that is something to look forward to.
Be safe today, and as always, pleasant viewing.
Daniel Falicki, Faye Sills, Sherryl Despres
Fate has dealt Richard Vanuck a very strange hand: He’s a natural born exorcist. In fact, he’s the best there’s ever been; and with possessions on the rise across the city, he’s booked solid. Eventually he comes to realize that performing exorcisms is the only thing he’s truly good at, even though his daily battles with Satanic forces are wearing him down.
Shane West, Leslie Bibb, Matt Craven, Stephen McHattie, Nicholas Campbell, Kenneth Welsh
The story follows a down-on-their-luck couple who discovers a serial killer’s film reels. They decide to take the law into their own hands, risking everything for the chance at a $100,000 reward. It isn’t long until they find themselves in the killer’s lethal crosshairs.
Stefanie Estes, Zack Ward, Tom Green, Shannen Doherty
After Claire’s mother dies, she and her husband move back to her childhood home, only to have the abusive and traumatic memories of her mother come back and bring unrest into the house. Claire soon finds herself in a fog of past and present when her imaginary friend from childhood begins haunting her memories. What is this terrifying thing that is trying to reach out to her, and what does it want?
Lucy Walters, Gina Piersanti, Adam David Thompson, Shane West
Isolated in the wilderness, Ann (Lucy Walters) struggles to survive after a mysterious epidemic decimates society. Ann’s solitary and regimented life is haunted by memories of her past and threatened by bloodthirsty zombies, known as “the infected,” that lurk just outside of the forest border. On a desperate journey to forage for food, Ann meets a teenage girl and her injured stepfather. Initially reluctant to let others into her world, Ann relents for both physical and emotional survival. As the infected close in and the trio are forced to fight for their lives, Ann must face the painful truth that these survivors may be more dangerous than the infected.
Wren Walker, Caz Odin Darko, Madison J. Loos
Former baseball player Blue Jean Douglas is closing down her small-town strip club and leaving for good. But her plans are not so easily attained when a group of coal miners show up and with them a deadly contaminant. What starts out as a last hurrah for the infamous strip club turns into a bloodbath. With time running out, Blue Jean must step up to the plate to try to put a stop to the spread of destruction before it’s too late and she loses everything she holds dear.
10 Movie Horror Collection Volume 14
Phylicia Rashad, Robert Patrick, Malcolm McDowell, Neve Campbell, Rob Lowe
A 10-movie horror collection with sinister and disturbing themes. This may be the collection that is even creepier than you can be comfortable with!
Startled by the vividness of a violent dream–one in which her estranged sister, Tereza, is murdered–Eva tries to warn her sibling of impending danger. When her premonition is confirmed, Eva searches for an explanation in this heart-stopping supernatural thriller.
Legacy of Evil
Terrifying events begin to consume Michael’s life–spontaneous fires, reckless driving, trance-like states–and his obvious possession becomes increasingly dangerous. Then he and his wife, Jenny, learn the battle for his soul is a dark family legacy. Starring Stephen Lang and Phylicia Rashad.
When his psychiatrist is found dead at the mental institution where he works, private investigator Nick (Robert Patrick) discovers that a crazed murderer (Malcolm McDowell) lurks the halls.
Living in Peril
An architect named Walter Woods (Rob Lowe) is terrorized by a menacing stalker who destroys his drafts, puts rats in his apartment, and leaves a dead escort in his bed. How long can Walter handle living in peril?
It feeds on the dead, waiting beneath the surface… tempting its victims into the dark. Now the two men who have witnessed the creature’s wrath are determined to track it down. Starring Stephen McHattie, Brion James, Neve Campbell.
Stranded on a remote island when their boat crashes, five friends seek refuge in a rickety lighthouse… only to discover that if the storm doesn’t get them, the shadows will.
A jet crashes and leaves its passengers stranded in the mountains during a snow storm. The weather becomes the least of their worries as they are forced to fight off a rapidly multiplying extraterrestrial beast that’s out for blood… their blood.
After a glitch in plans forces them to pull over, four young couples get their party started amid gorgeous desert scenery until a grisly discovery sets them running. But there’s nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. Nightfall creeps closer, and a ravenous predator lurks in the shadows, ready to strike at any moment…
A work trip takes a terrifying turn when the group realizes they are being hunted by the deranged hillbillies. Captured and tormented, the group must fight for their lives to escape. Starring Ryan Merriman and Haylie Duff.
Through a letter left to him as part of his inheritance, Corey learns of his father’s involvement with black magic and his request to be brought back to life. Will Corey be trapped as he explores the dangerous temptations of voodoo?
The Snow Creature Collection (Includes 8 Bonus Movies)
Erik Estrada, Boris Karloff, Alex D’Arcy, Barbara Steele
The Snow Creature
One of the greatest scientific discoveries in the world, a Yeti (or snow creature) suffers a violent fate when brought from the Himalayas to Los Angeles, California, to be studied.
Veronica (Barbara Steele) is a beautiful young bride who is possessed by an 18th century Transylvanian witch that was murdered by local villagers and is now bent on getting her revenge.
Chupacabra vs. the Alamo
When murder victims are discovered with every drop of blood siphoned from their bodies, Erik Estrada must take on a deadly pack of Chupacabras loose in the Texas desert.
Stranded in the mountains, the survivors of a jet crash are forced to fight off a rapidly multiplying extraterrestrial beast.
Curse of the Wolf
Dakota, a young werewolf, has finally learned to control her nighttime transformations and escapes to the city to start a new life. But her pack won’t let her go without a final, vicious battle.
House of Mystery
Has the deadly Curse of Kali returned for revenge against archeologist John Prendergast (Clay Clement), or is there a more secret and sinister plot at work?
Teetering on the brink of a breakthrough in his experimental cure for paralysis, Dr. Sartorius (Boris Karloff) turns to the sinful profession of murder-for-hire to fund his research.
Mesa of Lost Women
This tale unfolds with a terrifying and deadly plane crash in the jungle. The survivors, having no idea where they’ve landed, are forced into the forest, looking for any sign of civilization they can find.
Horrors of Spider Island
After a plane crash in the Pacific, an American dance troupe of bombshell babes and their manager, Gary, are castaway on a deserted island. Then Gary is bitten by a huge spider with venom that transforms him into a murderous monster.