This week’s horror 4K, Blu-ray and DVD releases!
Beyond Terror (1980) Available July 6
Their Nightmare Was Further than Fear… It was BEYOND TERROR ! After a drug-fueled night of violence, a group of young degenerates and their hostages find themselves stranded in a remote, abandoned church in rural Spain. Their evening of debauchery and blasphemy quickly turns to greed when they discover a local legend that tells of a vast fortune guarded by mummies in the catacombs beneath the ruins. Their lust for the treasure is short-lived as they find that the supernatural horror in the catacombs is something further than fear… it is Beyond Terror! Beyond Terror (Mαs allα del terror) is a lost gem that is long overdue for rediscovery. Never available on home video in the United States, Beyond Terror makes its worldwide Blu-ray debut from Cauldron Films with a brand new 4K scan from the camera negative that has been restored to its original grim glory. Co- written by Juan Piquer Simσn (Pieces, Slugs), this early ’80s hybrid unfolds like an homage to Amando de Ossorio’s Tombs of the Blind Dead, by way of Mario Bava’s Rabid Dogs, with a healthy dose of violence, gore, sex, eerie crypts and supernatural revenge!
STARRING: Francisco Sαnchez Grajera, Raquel Ramνrez, Emilio Siegrist
Claw (2021) Available July 6
Two friends forced to spend the night in a ghost town find themselves hunted by a prehistoric predator.
STARRING: Chynna Walker, Richard Rennie, Mel Mede, Ken Mertz
The Crimes Of The Black Cat (1972) Available July 6
After a young model seemingly dies of a heart attack, her lover, Peter Oliver (Anthony Steffen, The Night Evelyn Came out of the Grave, Django the Bastard) and his butler begin their own investigation into the death and soon find an intertwined series of murders, all involving a cat and a yellow shawl. One step ahead of the police, but always right behind the killer, Peter manages to piece together clue after clue until the final, shocking showdown with the bloodthirsty killer. Released in the shadows of Dario Argento’s wildly successful The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (and one of over 30 Italian giallo films produced in 1972), The Crimes of the Black Cat delivers the style of a classic giallo with sleazy, over the top violence that rivals Italian films from a decade later. Despite its pedigree of talent including Sylva Koscina (Lisa and the Devil), Renato De Carmine (Challenge to White Fang), Giacomo Rossi Stuart (Death Smiles at a Murderer, Shanghai Joe), Umberto Raho (Amuck, Summertime Killer), and Annabella Incontrera (The Case of the Blood Iris), an eerie score by Manuel De Sica (Dellamorte Dellamore), and behind the scenes work from Fabrizio De Angelis (producer of Zombie, The Beyond) The Crimes of the Black Cat has been largely ignored on home video. Previously unavailable in HD or in the proper aspect ratio, The Crimes of the Black Cat makes its worldwide Blu-Ray debut with an uncut 4K restoration via Cauldron Films.
STARRING: Anthony Steffen, Sylva Koscina, Giovanna Lenzi
Dark Spell (2021) Available July 6
Dark Spell is a story about the girl named Zhenya who suffers from being in love with her husband that has left her, so she decides to bring him back. Desperate heroine casts a spell called “Black Wedding”, which is a magical ritual known for its great power and irreversibility. After the ritual, her beloved husband comes back, although his love becomes more like an obsession: he is even ready to kill Zhenya, so as not to give her to anyone. When the maddened husband dies, the spell does not stop: because even death will not part those who were betrothed by the demon of black wedding.
STARRING: Yana Yenzhayeva, Konstantin Beloshapka, Ilya Yermolov, Varvara Borodina, Igor Khripunov
Door 1 Of The 5 Doors To Hell (2017) Available July 6
An SRS Retro release! After renting a cursed VHS tape of a horror anthology nobody has ever heard of, four horror lovers are sucked into the tape and forced to live out each segment alone. Gore and scares mix in this loving 80s style tribute to the lost age of video stores.
STARRING: Ryan Grooms, Kelly Carver, Blaine Gilliam
Hawaiian Ghost Stories Available July 6
A collection of spooky stories and urban legends from the most haunted island in Hawaii. Local urban legends come to life before your eyes: including Shark Boy, The Faceless Woman, The Mujina, and more spine-chilling shocks sure to send you running for the mainland.
Hell’s Bells (2020) Available July 6
Hell’s Bells is a screwball horror/comedy about two aging imbeciles who unknowingly make a deal with the Devil to fulfill their life-long dreams of becoming rock stars and the hijinx that ensue when it’s time to pay The Reaper! It’s a riotous, rockin’, music-filled, demon-infested, special effects extravaganza that promises to be one HELL of a good time! Think Ash VS. The Evil Dead meets Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare… a fast-paced, witty story that will have people of all ages cheering (and screaming) for more!
STARRING: Marc Price, Dawn Soleri, Paul Van Scott
The House On Sorority Row (1982) (Special Edition) Available July 6
NOTHING CAN PREPARE YOU FOR WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SHE FIGHTS BACK!
This fabulous, sexy suspense / horror film combines a tantalizing story with heart-pumping direction to deliver a smashing impact that has been called ”enough to make viewers consider dorm life.”
Come meet the girls of Theta Pi. All through college they’ve lived under the tyranny of their resident house mother. But tonight will be different. Tonight the girls of Theta Pi are celebrating their graduation in the most deadly way they know. You’re invited to join them for this night of terror and madness – the fatal last fling of Theta Pi – in the smash hit film The House On Sorority Row.
When these inventive senior sisters decide to do in their demented house mother, it’s an easy task. But, someone has seen, someone who wants revenge. And no college class could have prepared the girls – or you – for the horrifying mayhem that greets them on that last fateful night in The House On Sorority Row.
STARRING: Kathryn McNeil, Harley Jane Kozak, Eileen Davidson, Janis Ward, Robin Meloy
Incarnation (2016) Available July 6
A man wakes up on a bench without any idea who he is until he is shot dead by four masked assassins. The man wakes on the same bench thinking his death was a dream until the assassins return and despite his attempts to escape, they kill him again. Stuck in this hellish loop, he tries to unravel the mystery and with each death he gets closer to the truth.
STARRING: Stojan Djordjevic, Sten Zendor, Dejan Cicmilovic, Tihomir Stanic, Cacha Vidosavljevic
Medusa (2020) Available July 6
After being bitten by a snake, a young woman experiences changes to her senses, needs and appearance. As she begins to shed her old self, she is guided by a mysterious leader, who shows her the true power of her mutations.
STARRING: Megan Purvis, Sarah T. Cohen, Nicola Wright, Nicole Nabi, Jamila Martin-Wingett
Mortuary (1983) (Special Edition) Available July 6
…WHERE NOBODY RESTS IN PEACE
Real-life husband and wife Lynda Day George (TV’s ‘Mission Impossible’) and Christopher George (Pieces) star along with Bill Paxton (Aliens), Mary McDonough (TV’s ‘The Waltons’) and David Wallace (Humongous) in this chilling tale of horror-filled nightmares that come startlingly close to reality.
Christie Parson (McDonough) has been having terrifying nightmares ever since her father, Dr. Parson, drowned in the family swimming pool. She knows his death was not an accident, but no one will believe her… until her boyfriend, Greg Stevens (Wallace), sees the hooded figures that Christie describes in her dreams, in the town’s mortuary. Greg’s and Christie’s curiosity plummets them into a series of bizarre and terror-filled circumstances, leading them to the ghastly truth behind her father’s so-called accidental death.
Mortuary… where nightmares become a reality!
STARRING: Bill Paxton, Lynda Day George, Christopher George, Mary McDonough, David Wallace
The Ringmaster (2018) Available July 6
Two young women working the night shift at a secluded gas station unwittingly become the stars of a terrifying show streamed live on the dark web. Held captive by a sadistic ringmaster and his cohorts, their survival instincts are stretched to the limit as they are forced to participate in a torture game with an unseen audience deciding their fate. Based on the award winning novel by Steen Langstrup, The Ringmaster explores our curiosity and complicity with voyeurism and violence in the age of the internet.
STARRING: Gustav Scavenius, Anne Bergfeld, Karin Michelsen, Damon Younger, Kristoffer Fabricus
Scarecrow County (2019) Available July 6
A small-town librarian is gifted the lost diary of a dead teenager, exposing long-buried secrets as a murderous scarecrow stalks the streets.
STARRING: Chelsi Kern, Rachael Redolfi, Tom Cherry
Sharks of the Corn (2021) Available July 6
Strange things are happening in Druid Hills, Kentucky, known mainly for its voluminous corn output. Victims of monsters in cornfields begin cropping up, and witnesses are saying there are “large Great White sharks swimming in the corn stalks!” Meanwhile, serial killer Teddy Bo Lucas is arrested for killing dozens of people using shark jaws and teeth as weapons. Chief Vera Scheider [cult scream queen Shannon Stockin] is caught in the middle, trying to figure out if her missing twin sister Lorna might be one of them. When Teddy agrees to take her to one of his prime burial sites in a cornfield, an insane chain of events unfold that NO ONE is prepared for, pitting the Druid Hills townsfolk against an outrageous shark worshipping cult that is planning to take over the world, one cornfield at a time! And their main protectors are jaw-snapping SHARKS OF THE CORN! Executive Producer Ron [House Shark] Bonk presents director Tim [Truth Or Dare?- A Critical Madness] Ritter reuniting with Producers Larry Joe [Twisted Illusions 2] Treadway and Al [Killing Spree] Nicolosi for the first time in many decades to bring you this demented mixmash of humor, terror, and pure adrenaline rush shark action! Pop your corn, the shark movie of the year is here!
STARRING: Shannon Stockin, Ford Windstar, Steve Guynn
Sodomaniac (2015) (Special Edition) Available July 6
A group of degenerate serial date rapists have the tables turned on them when a masked killer begins to hunt them down one by one, and killing them in the most painful, degrading way possible.
STARRING: Craig Kelly, Allan Sconza, Steve Bump
Stomach (2019) Available July 6
Alex, a guy who lives in a desolate country place. He’s surrounded by rough and violent people and every day they don’t miss an opportunity to torment him. But inside Alex there is something wrong, something that pushes to get out. Something that is bloodthirsty.
STARRING: Fabio Carlani, Ingrid Monacelli, Maurilio Breccolenti
Ten Minutes To Midnight (2020) Available July 6
In a small town radio station, a bite from a rabid bat turns a punk rock disc-jockey into a blood sucking vampire as she prepares to perform her last broadcast.
STARRING: Adam Weppler, Nicole Kang, Caroline Williams, Nicholas Tucci, Martin Sola
Threshold (2020) Available July 6
When a phone call from out of the blue brings Leo (Joey Millin) back into contact with his sister, Virginia (Madison West), long estranged from her family due to years of drug abuse, he arrives to find her alone in a bare apartment in the midst of an apparent overdose. After the convulsions and nausea subside, Virginia insists to Leo that she has been clean for 8 months due to the help of a mysterious group. She confides to her cynical brother that her edginess and paranoia actually stem from a sinister ritual conducted by the group that took her in at her lowest and eventually revealed themselves to be a cult. This curse bound her emotions and physical sensations to a man she has never met before.
With his marriage on the rocks, Leo has his own demons to face. Nonetheless, he is reluctantly persuaded by Virginia to embark on a cross-country road trip to track down this shadowy stranger under the caveat that if he’s nowhere to be found and it’s all in her head, she’ll go to rehab. However, as their date with destiny draws nearer, Leo begins to suspect his sister’s tall tale might have some substance.
STARRING: Joey Millin, Nadine Sondej-Robinson, Daniel Abraham Stevens