This week’s horror 4K, Blu-ray and DVD releases!
Alone in the Dark (1982) Available September 14
A quartet of murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout and lay siege to their doctor’s house.
STARRING: Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence, Martin Landau, Dwight Schultz, Erland van Lidth
Bug (1975) Available September 14
A massive earth tremor opens a deep crevasse in the California dessert, releasing a bizarre and deadly breed of foot-long cockroaches which threaten to destroy the city of Riverside before spreading across the country.
STARRING: Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles, Richard Gilliland
Censor (2021) Available September 14
When a censor is assigned to review a disturbing horror film that echoes memories of her sister’s mysterious disappearance, she begins to unravel how this sinister film might be tied to her past.
STARRING: Niamh Algar, Michael Smiley
Cold War Creatures (Four Films from Sam Katzman) (4-Disc Limited Edition) Available September 14
Zombies! Werewolves! Atomic Mutation! Intergalactic Avians! Let this quartet of classic terrors take you back to the golden age of B-Movie Monsters!
A mob boss hires an ex-Nazi scientist to reanimate his dead thugs in Creature with the Atom Brain. An auto-accident survivor is used as an experimental subject to create a vaccine for nuclear fall-out with hair-raising side-effects in The Werewolf. Treasure hunters get more than they bargained for in the search for a cargo of diamonds that went down with a sunken ship when they discover the zombified crew members are guarding the loot in Zombies of Mora Tau. Meanwhile, an enormous bird from outer-space descends to chow down on the people of planet Earth in The Giant Claw!
Four fantastic feature presentations from prolific producer Sam Katzman with a bounty of brand new extras and a raft of new writing by a range of respected raconteurs. These Cold War Creatures are coming for you!
STARRING: Harry Lauter, Morris Ankrum, Richard Denning, Angela Stevens, Allison Hayes
Howling Village (2019) Available September 14
A young psychologist heads to an infamous haunted place named Howling Village in order to find out her family’s dark history.
STARRING: Ayaka Miyoshi, Renji Ishibashi, Megumi Okina, Ryôta Bandô
Hunters (2021) Available September 14
From writer/director Justin Lee (Big Legend, Badland ) comes a bracing post-apocalyptic action juggernaut starring Ian Ziering (the Sharknado series, Beverly Hills, 90210), Phil Burke (Hell On Wheels, Dirty Weekend ), Ed Morrone (Final Kill, The Fugitive Chronicles), and newcomer Nicole Craner.
Several years after a virus has ravaged the world, soldier John T. Wrecker continues his task of protecting a group of refugees and the base to which he was assigned, in spite of scarce supplies and an ever-dwindling discovery of survivors. As he goes about his daily routine, the threat of something new and even more dangerous grows ever closer in the form of monstrous mutants. The arrival of another soldier from a different outpost gives John hope that they might be able to fight this horrific new threat together. But with time running out and the new mutations closing in, John is facing the annihilation of his mission and the lives that rely on him.
STARRING: Ian Ziering, Phil Burke, Ed Morrone, Nicole Craner
Masquerade (2021) Available September 14
Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) and Alyvia Alyn Lind (Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors) star in a tense and twisty home invasion thriller. Eleven-year-old Casey (Lind) is home alone — until a group of intruders, led by Rose (Thorne), break in. They plan to steal her family’s priceless collection of artwork, but their reckless ambition is outmatched only by Rose’s opportunism. Casey must struggle to survive as the stakes grow ever higher and the invaders prove themselves willing to stop at nothing to get what they want.
STARRING: Alyvia Alyn Lind, Joana Metrass, Mircea Monroe
Stinger (2005) Available September 14
For nearly two months, the USS Newark, carrying an experimental, top-secret military cargo, has been lost at sea. When the sub is finally discovered sixty miles off the coast of California, the government, eager to regain the lost cargo, assembles a highly-accomplished salvage team, accompanied by Dr. Carly Ryan – head of the original project – and her assistant. Unaware of the danger lurking within the sub, the team is sent in to recover the cargo and determine the cause of the ship’s disappearance.
STARRING: Jordi Almeida, James Cagnard, Casey Clark