This week’s horror 4K, Blu-ray and DVD releases!
Amityville Cult (2021) Available December 7
After unexpectedly, and mysteriously, inheriting his estranged grandmother’s mansion, Stanley DeFeo finds himself in the small town of Amityville – surrounded by buried family secrets and a sinister plot against him.
STARRING: Chance Gibbs, Micha Marie Stevens, Tom Young
Broadcast Signal Intrusion (2021) Available December 7
While logging video tapes of decades old TV broadcasts, college graduate James is propelled into a terrifying investigation when he comes across a surreal and disturbing video clip of what appears to be an imprisoned android. Evidently the product of a mysterious broadcast signal hacking, his discovery takes a sinister dread-filled turn when James tracks down similar, previously unseen broadcast intrusions that send him on a furious and obsessive pursuit across the country. Now James must confront two very real possibilities: that the videos may be clues to a crime beyond all comprehension; and that whoever was behind them may be very aware that James is coming uncomfortably close to the truth.
STARRING: Harry Shum Jr, Kelley Mack, Anthony E. Cabral
The Fly / The Fly II (Import) Available December 10
The Fly (1986) When scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) completes his teleportation device, he decides to test it’s abilities on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a housefly slips in during the process, leading to a merger of man and insect. Initially, Brundle appears to have undergone a successful teleportation, butthe fly’s cells begin to take over his body. As he becomes increasingly fly-like, Brundle’s girlfriend (Geena Davis) is horrified as the person she once loved deteriorates into a monster.
The Fly II (1989) Anton Bartok (Lee Richardson), the CEO of a research laboratory, acts as the self-appointed guardian of orphan Martin Brundle, whose father had been a researcher at the lab. Though Martin is scarcely five, he has the appearance of a 20-year-old (Eric Stoltz) because of mutant insectoid genes in hissystem. Martin grows up searching for a cure to his mutated genes while being monitored by the nefarious corporation that wishes to continue his father’s experiments with only pretty scientist Beth Logan (Daphne Zuniga) to call a friend. Soon, the fly within begins to emerge.
STARRING: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, Eric Stoltz, Daphne Zuniga
The Fly 1958-1965 Trilogy (Import) Available December 10
The Fly (1958) When a scientist attempts to transfer matter through space, things go horrifically wrong and two grotesque man-fly hybrids are created. Now, with the head of a fly and a wing in place of one of his arms, the scientist desperately hopes that he, his wife and his brother can capture the other mutant and reverse the experiment.
The Return of the Fly (1959) Despite warnings from his uncle Francois, the young scientist Philippe Delambre is determined to reattempt his late father’s teleportation experiments with the help of his assistant Ronald. But Ronald schemes against Philippe and turns him into the same horrifying man-fly creature that his father had become… and with the same disastrous fate! Once again, it is up to Francois to try and make things right.
The Curse of the Fly (1965) After escaping from a mental institution, Patricia Stanley (Carole Gray) is rescued by scientist Martin Delambre (George Baker), the grandson of the doomed teleportation experimenter Andre Delambre. The two fall in love and marry, but Patricia quickly realises her new husband’s science experiments are as horrific as his family’s past. As she investigates further, Patricia learns the unnerving secrets of the Delambre family and has to find a way to escape them before she becomes the next human-insect hybrid!
STARRING: Richard Riley, Vincent Price, Brian Donlevy, David Hedison, Al Hedison
Midnight 2: Sex, Death & Videotape (1993) Available December 10
Another SRS Retro Release!! No one will ever be able to forget the unspeakable atrocities committed one dark midnight at the Barnes farmhouse. Now, years later, Abraham (Matthew Jason Walsh), the last surviving member of the crazed family, has taken up residence in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. Armed with a video camera and his various implements of death, he stalks the streets of the city to satisfy his bloodlust…searching the psyches of his victims for his perfect mate. Enter Rebecca (Jo Norcia), a beautiful young bank teller who has unwittingly come under Abraham’s deadly camera lens. With the help of a hard-boiled police detective (Chuck Pierce), she may be able to solve the murder of her best friend…or become the ultimate sacrifice in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. From writer/director John A. Russo (Heartstopper, Night Of The Living Dead) comes a suspense-filled, nightmarish voyage through the mind of a serial killer…a voyage that leads straight into the heart of Midnight 2: Sex, Death And Videotape!
STARRING: Matthew Jason Walsh, Jo Norcia, Chuck Pierce Jr.
Trog (1970) Available December 7
A HOLLYWOOD LEGEND’S LAST MOVIE – ABOUT HUMANKIND’S FIRST MISSING LINK ENCOUNTER.
The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas. Bigfoot of the Pacific Northwest. Few claim to have seen these links to our primitive past. But when a wild half-man/half-ape emerges from his countryside cave, TV cameras are there to observe the event – and the ensuing terror!
People call him Trog, short for a prehistoric cave dweller known as the troglodyte. To a determined anthropologist (Joan Crawford in her final film role), he’s the scientific discovery of the age. To others, he’s walking death. A grocer is impaled on a meat hook, a car is tossed aside like a twig, a child is kidnapped – all after local resident Sam Murdock (Michael Gough) prods the brute into a blind rampage. In true horror tradition, the world’s Murdocks leave no doubt who the real savages are … but what will become of he who is part-man, part-monster, all Trog!
STARRING: Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Bernard Kay