This week’s horror 4K, Blu-ray and DVD releases!
99.9 (1997) Available October 12
Cult Epics presents 99.9 – From the acclaimed director of In A Glass Cage and Moonchild.
In this chilling horror film, Lara (Mario Barranco) is the host of a “psychic phenomena” radio show, whose ex-lover has been found dead in a small Spanish village. When she travels to the location, she discovers that he had been performing experiments to connect with tormented spirits, trapped between worlds. Upon arrival at the abandoned building where he conducted the experiments, she finds something she never expected.
99.9 is the third feature film directed by Agustí Villaronga (In A Glass Cage, Moon Child) that was made during the 90s wave of Spanish supernatural thrillers – with camerawork by Javier Aguirresarobe (Twilight, The Others) and music by Javier Navarrete (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone). Cult Epics presents 99.9 in a brand-new 2K transfer with new bonus features that include recent and vintage interviews with Agustí Villaronga and the cast (for the first time with English subtitles), plus an isolated score of the unreleased soundtrack by Javier Navarrete.
STARRING: Maria Barranco
Deadly Friend (1986) (Collector’s Edition) Available October 12
From director Wes Craven (A Nightmare On Elm Street, Scream) comes a terrifying tale of technology gone haywire! Lonely teenage genius Paul (Matthew Labyorteaux, Barbarians At The Gate), a specialist in brain research, has two best friends: his remarkable robot … and the beautiful girl next door (Kristy Swanson, Buffy The Vampire Slayer). When tragedy strikes both of his friends, he desperately tries to save them by pushing technology beyond its mortal limits into a terrifying new realm. Like a modern-day Dr. Frankenstein, Paul discovers too late that he has created a rampaging monster! “Deadly Friend is a witty ghoul story … [it] deliberately teeters on the edge of spoof” (The New York Times).
STARRING: Matthew Labyorteaux, Kristy Swanson, Michael Sharrett
Friday the 13 8-Movie Collection (Limited Edition Steelbook) Available October 12
Take a terrifying dip into the 8-Movie Paramount Pictures Friday The 13th collection, featuring every killer moment—starting in Camp Crystal Lake, and ending on the streets of Manhattan. The rampage begins with a group of counselors ignoring a wilderness camp’s “death curse.” Years ago, a young boy named Jason Voorhees drowned, and a series of vicious murders occurred thereafter. One by one they find out how unlucky Friday the 13th can be, as they are stalked by a violent killer. The bloodbath continues with each movie—one of the most celebrated horror franchises of all time. This collection contains newly remastered editions of the original theatrical cut of Friday The 13th(1980), Friday The 13th Part 2, Friday The 13th Part 3, and Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter.
STARRING: Kevin Bacon, Adrienne King
He Came From the Swamp: The Films of Bill Grefe (4-Disc Special Edition Collector’s Set) Available October 12
Killer sharks and human jellyfish and living mummies, oh my! Arrow Video is proud to present the first ever collection of works by William ”Wild Bill” Grefé, the maverick filmmaker who braved the deep, dark depths of the Florida everglades to deliver some of the most outrageous exploitation fare ever to go-go dance its way across drive-in screens.
STARRING: Rita Hayworth
I Know What You Did Last Summer Set Available October 12
I Know What You Did Last Summer: Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar star with Ryan Phillippe, Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Johnny Galecki in this terrifying tale of a body that just won’t stay dead. After an accident on a winding road, four teens make the fatal mistake of dumping their victim’s body into the sea. Exactly one year later, the dead man returns from his watery grave, and he’s looking for more than an apology.
I Still Know What You Did Last SummerJennifer Love Hewitt, Brandy, Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Mekhi Phifer star in the screamer sequel to the blood-chilling box-office hit, I Know What You Did Last Summer. Remember Ben Willis? He’s the fisherman who killed the boy who was driving the car when it went off the road in the fatal accident that killed his daughter… he’s the man in the slicker with a hook in his hand ready to exact bloody justice… well, he’s back. It’s hard to forget a man who refuses to die.
I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer: A group of teenagers is terrorized in a small Colorado town in this latest installment of the I Know What You Did Last Summer.
“Kolchak: The Night Stalker”(The Complete Series) Available October 12
BRAND NEW HD RESTORATION IN 4K! An investigative journalist takes a stab at the supernatural. This unforgettable first entry in the Night Stalker series introduced the world to the quirky reporter with a penchant for the paranormal and became one of the top-rated TV movies of all time. Investigating a series of Las Vegas murders, Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin, The Night Strangler) discovers that each victim has been bitten in the neck and drained of blood. Though Kolchak’s outlandish theory about the murders gets him nowhere with the police, his initiative to apprehend the killer himself gets him into hot water… with a modern-day vampire. The great John Llewellyn Moxey (Nightmare in Badham County) directed this Dan Curtis (Burnt Offerings) production featuring Carol Lynley (The Poseidon Adventure), Simon Oakland (The Hunting Party), Ralph Meeker (Big House, U.S.A.), Claude Akins (A Man Called Sledge), Charles McGraw (The Narrow Margin), Kent Smith (The Spiral Staircase), Elisha Cook Jr. (I Wake Up Screaming) and Larry Linville (TV’s M*A*S*H). Teleplay by legendary sci-fi/horror writer Richard Matheson (The Incredible Shrinking Man).
STARRING: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt
Misery (1990) Available October 12
From the mind of Stephen King, the master of horror behind Carrie, The Shining, The Stand and It, comes the terrifying psychological thriller that won the Academy Award for its iconic, bone-shattering performance by Kathy Bates (Dolores Claiborne). After his car crashes in the mountains during a blinding snowstorm, famous novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan, Thief) is “rescued” from a car crash by Annie Wilkes (Bates), a fan obsessed with the main character in his series of novels. But when Wilkes reads his latest book—and learns he has killed her favorite character—she teaches Sheldon the real meaning of Misery. Injured and isolated far from help, Sheldon engages in a desperate battle of wits with Wilkes as she becomes ever more deranged and violent. Director Rob Reiner (The Princess Bride, A Few Good Men) and screenwriter William Goldman (Marathon Man, All the President’s Men) deliver a white-knuckle suspense tale that features Frances Sternhagen (The Mist), Richard Farnsworth (The Grey Fox) and the great Lauren Bacall (The Big Sleep).
STARRING: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen, Lauren Bacall
Rob Zombie’s Halloween II (2009) Available October 12
Rob Zombie’s H2 (Halloween) picks up at the exact moment that 2007’s box-office smash, Halloween stopped and follows the aftermath of Michael Myers’s (Tyler Mane) murderous rampage through the eyes of heroine Laurie Strode (Scout Taylor Compton).
STARRING: Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Sheri Zombie, Brad Dourif, Danielle Harris
Train To Busan / Peninsula (2-Movie Collection) Available October 12
Train To Busan
STARRING: Gong Yoo