This week’s horror 4K, Blu-ray and DVD releases!
The Addams Family (1991) Available November 9
Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.
STARRING: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya, Elizabeth Wilson
Bad Candy (2020) Available November 9
On Halloween night in New Salem, Radio DJs Chilly Billy (Corey Taylor) and Paul (Zach Galligan) tell a twisted anthology of terrifying local myths that lead to a grim end for small-town residents.
STARRING: Corey Taylor, Kevin Wayne, Derek Russo, Zach Galligan
Coming Home in the Dark (2021) Available November 9
A family’s outing descends into terror when teacher Alan Hoaganraad, his wife Jill and stepsons Maika and Jordon explore an isolated coastline. An unexpected meeting with a pair of drifters – the enigmatic psychopath Mandrake and his accomplice Tubs – thrusts the family into a nightmare after the duo kidnaps them and embarks on a road trip to hell.
STARRING: Daniel Gillies, Erik Thomson
Dead Fury (2008) Available November 9
Animated parody of such horror classics as Evil Dead and The Hills Have Eyes.
STARRING: Frank Sudol
Dumb & Dahmer (2021) Available November 9
Jeffrey Dahmer is a strange fellow who tries to figure out his path in life. This horror parody bridges genres that normally don’t mix together; horror, slapstick, exploitation… well, exploitation goes with anything, but it is a challenge to include boobs when the serial killer prefers the other gender. Suffice it to say that this is a bizarre movie.
STARRING: Misty Lovelace, Peelmanm Michael, Bill Zebub
The Hills Have Eyes (1977) (Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD) Available November 9
THE LUCKY ONES DIED FIRST…
Horror master Wes Craven achieved critical and commercial success with the likes of Scream and A Nightmare on Elm Street – but for many genre fans, the director’s seminal 1977 effort The Hills Have Eyes remains his masterpiece.
Taking an ill-advised detour en route to California, the Carter family soon run into trouble when their campervan breaks down in the middle of the desert. Stranded, the family find themselves at the mercy of a group of monstrous cannibals lurking in the surrounding hills. With their lives under threat, the Carters have no choice but to fight back by any means necessary.
Following on from his notorious 1972 directorial debut The Last House on the Left, Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes stands alongside the likes of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Night of the Living Dead as one of the defining classics of American horror.
STARRING: Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman, John Steadman, Peter Locke, Russ Grieve
El Hombre Búfalo (2020) Available November 9
Inspired by true events, with a surreal aesthetic and disruptive narrative that underscores the disenchantment and dangers of investigative journalism in Mexico, EL HOMBRE BÚFALO follows Eric, a young journalist in Mexico City who stops writing after he receives death threats. Obsessed with an elderly homeless man who has dementia and a mythical being who takes care of abandoned children, he decides to write again, even if it costs him his life. Since 2000, at least 133 journalists have been killed in Mexico – rated by the Reporters Without Borders organization as the most dangerous country without war in which to practice journalism, behind only Afghanistan and Syria.
STARRING: Sofia Alvarez, Verónica Bravo, Raúl Briones
It’s Nothing Mama, Just a Game Available November 9
In this controversial Spanish film from 1974, originally released in the US as Beyond Erotica, David Hemmings plays Juan, a young hacienda-owner who abuses women due to his traumatic upbringing. His late father was a sadistic tyrant who treated the women who worked on his estates as his personal property. After his father’s death, Juan begins to act out his own fantasies. His favorite “game” is to have the women dress in rabbit fur bikinis while he chases them through the jungle on horseback with a pack of dogs.
One day his latest plaything gets caught in a trap and is savaged to death by the dogs. The local people know what’s going on but are powerless to stop it as their livelihood depends on work from the estate. Juan’s mother, Louise, played by Alida Valli, tries to find a suitable replacement for the dead girl. But Juan has his eyes set on Lola, the beautiful daughter of one of the estate workers. When Lola turns him down, Juan imprisons the girl in an abandoned horse training yard and sets to work breaking down her resistance. But things do not work out the way he planned.
STARRING: David Hemmings, Alida Valli, Francisco Rabal, Andrea Rau, Nuria Gimeno
Mania Killer (1987) Available November 9
A malevolent religious cult stalks a French village, kidnapping prostitutes and subjecting them to unimaginable torments under the guise of saving their souls. When a young man’s girlfriend is taken by the sect, he teams up with a mob of angry pimps to track down the maniacal, holy rolling killers and put an end to their bloody mission, once and for all. A tense, stylish thriller from the legendary French studio that brought you Zombie Lake and Panther Squad and directed by the man behind the notorious Burial Ground, Mania Killer stars exploitation movie heavyweights Bo Svenson (Walking Tall Part 2), Robert Ginty (The Exterminator) and Chuck Connors (Tourist Trap). Full Moon is excited to be presenting this obscure shocker totally uncut and remastered from the best available materials found in the Eurocine vaults.
STARRING: Bo Svenson, Robert Ginty, Suzanne Andrews, Chuck Connors
The Resonator: Miskatonic U (2021) Available November 9
Genre superstars Michael Pare (Streets Of Fire, Eddie And The Cruisers), Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare On Elm Street, Fast Times At Ridgemont High) and Empire Pictures alumni Jeffrey Byron (The Dungeonmaster, Metalstorm) join a cast of attractive newcomers in this tale of visionary Miskatonic University student Crawford Tillinghast, who follows in his late father’s footsteps and becomes obsessed with completing work on The Resonator, an inter-dimensional device that opens doorways to other worlds. With the aid of his closest friends, they manage to get the machine and running…with terrifying results! Full of exciting, sensual visuals and bursting with atmosphere The Resonator: Miskatonic U is Full Moon at its most fearsome. Turn on, tune in and freak out!
STARRING: Christina Helene Braa, Amanda Jones, Michael Pare, Amanda Wyss, Dan Oliver
Runaway Nightmare (2018) Available November 9
A teenage girl accidentally murders her abusive Step-Father in self-defense on Halloween night, 1988. She runs away from home, hoping to hitch-hike to her Aunt Laura’s house. However, she’s soon picked up by two unsavory men in the next county over who proceed to drug and kidnap her. She awakens in the clutches of a deranged cult deep in the woods, hellbent on sacrificing her to their God at the stroke of Midnight.
STARRING: Ronnie Angel,Clint Beaver, Rose Donahue
Shock Invasion (2010) Available November 9
In one night, a red flash fills the planet’s sky, instantly paralyzing mankind into a bloody feast for the alien invaders. But there is hope, as Ral Foster wakes up to find himself unaffected. After discovering his neighbor is also immune to the red shock, they team up and set course for an underground military base. With night setting in, their chances grow slim.
STARRING: Frank Sudol
Tales Of The Dim (2015) Available November 9
Tales Of The Dim is an American animated internet horror series created by Frank Sudol (known for City Of Rott, Dead Fury, and Shock Invasion). Tales Of The Dim follows the tales of random characters who go under unfortunate events which causes them to die in horrible ways.
STARRING: Fank Sudol
Val (2021) Available November 9
Fin, a wanted criminal, hides out with an escort named Val, a demon. Val offers to make his problems disappear if he follows her rules. She has been expecting him all along and it won’t be easy to escape Val’s dungeon.
STARRING: Erik Griffin, Caitlin O’ Connor, Jeana Turner, Kyle Howard, Sufe Bradshaw
Voodoo Virus Available November 9
A new lethal, powdered drug hits the streets and its consumption is spreading a wave of crime and murder across the city! When two private detectives, James and Patricia, are hired to find a missing person named Cassidy, several clues lead them to a strange church established by the charismatic high voodoo priestess, Mama Dominique. They discover that the priestess rules a parish of punk thugs who obey her every command and distribute the viral zombie powder to create an army of subservient and blood-thirsty zombies!
Wicked Lake (2008) (Encore Edition) Available November 9
Four young women embark on a road trip to the mountains for a weekend getaway. Unbeknownst to them, a group of deranged hillbilly misfits follow them to their secluded lakeside cabin. At first, the women appear to be easy prey for the predatory perverts until the fateful stroke of midnight when the tables are turned and all hell, literally, breaks loose! Features Tim Thomerson (Trancer and Puppet Master series) and a crushing music score by Ministry’s Al Jorgensen. This 2-disc set (Blu-ray and DVD) includes the uncut theatrical version plus the re-imagined Director’s Cut with many special features!
STARRING: Carlee Baker, Eve Mauro, Angela Bettis, Al Jorgensen, TIm Thomerson
Witch Hunt (2021) Available November 9
In a modern America where magic is real and witches are persecuted by US authorities, teenager Claire and her family are part of an intricate network that helps these women escape across the border to seek asylum in Mexico. However, when their mode of transport is disrupted by federal witch hunters, trouble befalls the family as they struggle to hide two young witches within the walls of their home. As witch hunters close in and strange magic begins haunting the family, Claire discovers that she may have more in common with these witches than she could have ever imagined.
STARRING: Gideon Adlon, Abigail Cowen, Natasha Liu, Elizabeth Mitchell