This week’s horror 4K, Blu-ray and DVD releases!
Below (2002) Available July 27
During a routine rescue mission during World War II, a US submarine picks up three survivors of a U-boat attack. Trapped together in the sub’s narrow corridors and constricted space, the unexpected visitors bring on strange occurrences.
STARRING: Holt McCallany, Bruce Greenwood, Olivia Williams, Scott Foley
The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1970) (UHD Limited Edition) Available July 27
In 1970, young first-time director Dario Argento (Deep Red, Suspiria) made his indelible mark on Italian cinema with The Bird with the Crystal Plumage – a film which redefined the ‘giallo’ genre of murder-mystery thrillers and catapulted him to international stardom. Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante, We Own the Night), an American writer living in Rome, inadvertently witnesses a brutal attack on a woman (Eva Renzi, Funeral in Berlin) in a modern art gallery. Powerless to help, he grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. Convinced that something he saw that night holds the key to identifying the maniac terrorizing Rome, he launches his own investigation parallel to that of the police, heedless of the danger to both himself and his girlfriend Giulia (Suzy Kendall, Spasmo)… A staggeringly assured debut, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage establishes the key traits that would define Argento’s filmography, including lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive, brutal scenes of violence. With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now) and a seductive score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (Once Upon a Time in the West), this landmark film has never looked or sounded better in this brand new 4K Ultra HD presentation from Arrow Video!
STARRING: Mario Adorf, Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno, Eva Renzi
Blindness (2008) Available July 27
A mysterious illness that causes nearly everyone to go blind in an unnamed city triggers the swift breakdown of social order.
STARRING: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Danny Glover, Gael Garcia Bernal, Maury Chaykin
Chamber of Horrors (1966) Available July 27
Prepare yourself for a chilling tale of terror and unspeakable vengeance inside the Chamber Of Horrors. The condemned maniac Jason Cravatte (Patrick O’Neal) escapes capture from the authorities at a bloody cost – by chopping off his manacled hand! Free to kill once more, he outfits his gruesome stump with tools designed to chop, rip, and skewer a new batch of victims as he embarks on a bloody spree of death!
Employing not one, but two infamous gimmicks – “The Fear Flasher” and “The Horror Horn” – to warn audiences in advance of its most shocking moments, Chamber Of Horrors is a Grand Guignol cult favorite that’s every bit as twisted as its villain’s tortured soul!
STARRING: Cesare Danova, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Laura Devon, Patrice Wymore, Suzy Parker
The Dead Zone (1983) (Collector’s Edition) Available July 27
HE CAN SEE THE FUTURE. BUT CAN HE ESCAPE IT?
School teacher Johnny Smith (Chistopher Walken) had a beautiful fiancée, a rewarding career and a fortunate life … until one tragic accident changed everything. After slamming into an 18-wheeler, Johnny is plunged into a five-year coma. When he awakens, he finds his true collision was with destiny – he now has the remarkable gift (or curse) of seeing into the future. From horror master Stephen King and director David Cronenberg (Scanners, Dead Ringers), this supernatural thriller turns an everyday guy into a reluctant hero … saving children in danger, helping the police and finding a serial killer. But Johnny’s next vision may be his most terrifying yet …
STARRING: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe
Filthy McNasty (2002) Available July 27
It all began in 2001 with “Filthy McNasty,” the outlandish tale of two nerdy chicks whose greatest wish comes true when a horny demon named Phil turns them into sexy sirens. After sneaking onto Tempe/Full Moon’s “Dead & Rotting” Limited Edition DVD as a bonus feature, the splatter comedy became a cult sensation two years later paired with “Mulva: Zombie Ass Kicker!” — the first twisted visions from writer/ director Chris Seaver to achieve worldwide distribution. This modest success paved the way for a trio of sequels, first with Phil the Demon returning for “Filthy McNastier” before introducing D’artagnan, the more deadly female of the species, for series highlights “Filthy McNastiest” and “Filthy McNasty 4: Carnal Holocaust.” Heavily censored on digital streaming platforms, this long-awaited “quadrilogy” arrives fully uncut with newly-restored editions of the first three movies taken from archival Mini-DV masters and the final sequel presented in native 1080p HD for the first time on disc. All four gross-out horror comedies spurt onto Blu-ray with an hour-long retrospective look back at the series, archival bonus materials from the Tempe vaults, and vintage audio commentaries & trailers.
STARRING: Debbie Rochon, Tim Ekkebus, Meredith Host, Jason McCall, Cherry Brady
Lethal Virus (2021) Available July 27
In a post-apocalyptic world where food is scarce and danger is high, a new super virus begins to infect the remaining population and threatens to destroy what’s left of humankind. As a special forces group transports a young scientist, their last hope for a cure, to her lab against all odds of survival, they encounter zombie-like creatures who are the newest victims of the super virus.
STARRING: Christian Stamm, Loretta Hope, Ramón Álvarez, Tomás Paredes, Lee Partridge
Mimic (1997) Available July 27
From acclaimed director Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labrynth, Hellboy) comes “a terrifying film of great elegance” (San Francisco Chronicle).
STARRING: Charles S. Dutton, Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Josh Brolin, Giancarlo Giannini
Phantoms (1998) Available July 27
In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. And now, its up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield alive.
STARRING: Peter O’Toole, Rose McGowan, Joanna Going, Liev Schreiber, Ben Affleck
A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Available July 27
Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path in this terrifyingly suspenseful thriller written and directed by John Krasinski.
STARRING: Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy
Re-Elected (2020) Available July 27
Deep in the woods on the 4th of July, siblings Nate and Angela must face off against the zombies of American presidents, as well as their worst nightmare: spending an entire evening together.
STARRING: Cameron Gilliam, Rebecca Clendaniel, Natasha Mercado, Kayvon Kaliush
The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) (Import) Available July 30
Peter Cushing reprises his role as the infamous baron who transplants his servant’s brain into a body donated by his patients.
STARRING: Michael Gwynn, Francis Matthews, Eunice Gayson, Peter Cushing, Michael Ripper
Scary Movie (2000) Available July 27
The spoof that started it all. Scream with the Wayans brothers, Carmen Electra, Shannon Elizabeth, and Anna Faris as they bumble and shriek their way to horror-movie hilarity in Scary Movie.
STARRING: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth, Cheri Oteri, Frank B Moore
Scary Movie 2 (2001) Available July 27
Four teens are tricked by Professor Oldman (Tim Curry) into visiting a haunted house for a school project.
STARRING: Christopher Kennedy Masterson, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Anna Faris, Regina Hall
Scary Movie 3.5 (2003) Available July 27
Cindy must investigate mysterious crop circles and video tapes, and help the President in preventing an alien invasion.
STARRING: Anna Faris, Anthony Anderson, Leslie Nielsen, Camryn Manheim, Simon Rex
Taste of Fear (1961) (aka Scream of Fear) (Import) Available July 30
A wheelchair-bound young woman returns to her father’s estate after ten years, and although she’s told he’s away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate.
STARRING: Susan Strasberg, Ronald Lewis, Ann Todd, Christopher Lee, John Serret
The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960) (Import) Available July 30
Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.
STARRING: Paul Massie, Dawn Addams, Christopher Lee, David Kossoff, Norma Marla
Unearth (2020) Available July 27
The bond between two neighboring farm families is put to the test when one of them chooses to lease its land to a gas company. In the midst of this growing tension, the land is drilled and something long-dormant and terrifying is released.
STARRING: Adrienne Barbeau, Marc Blucas, Allison McAtee, Brooke Sorenson
Venom (2005) Available July 27
A group of teenagers fear for their lives in the swamps of Louisiana, chased by Mr. Jangles, a man possessed by 13 evil souls, and now relentless in his pursuit of new victims.
STARRING: Agnes Bruckner, Method Man, Bijou Phillips, Jonathan Jackson, Stacey Travis
Virtually Dead (2014) Available August 1
Virtual reality takes a chilling turn when a sinister computer whiz unleashes a zombie apocalypse in this tale of technological horror.
STARRING: Stefano Guerriero, Chiara Alivernini, Alex Lucchesii, Alessandra Angeli
Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 (2000) Available July 27
The master of modern horror, Wes Craven, presents this riveting adaptation featuring Gerard Butler, Omar Epps, Jonny Lee Miller, Jennifer Esposito, Danny Masterson, Shane West, Sean Patrick Thomas and Jeri Ryan.
When a team of techno-savvy thieves break into a high-security vault, they dont discover priceless works of artthey find a crypt unopened for 100 years. Suddenly, the ancient terror of Dracula (Butler) is unleashed, and his first destination is America and the exotic city of New Orleansa place where he feels right at home. Not far behind, however, is a vampire hunter (Miller) from London determined to save a young woman with whom Dracula shares his dark legacy!
STARRING: Jennifer Esposito, Justine Waddell, Gerard Butler, Jonny Lee Miller, Christopher Plummer
Zombie Lover (2021) Available July 27
Lovers on the run battle Nazi zombies and a fascist hit-squad fronted by a ruthless she-wolf in this independent tale of terror. Dillon Slater is a man with a shady past, and a quick temper. Forced to flee for his life, he happens across his ex-flame Stacey, who is now married to abusive thug Michael. Michael is in the process of creating an army of undead Nazis when he discovers that Stacey and Dillon have begun an affair. What happens next is a terrifying tale of terror as a deadly zombie virus decimates the landscape as our heroes are pursued by a sadistic killer named Ilsa and her murderous legion of neo-Nazi storm-troopers.
STARRING: Kemal Yildirim, Lianne Robertson, Rami Hilmi