This week’s horror 4K, Blu-ray and DVD releases!
Amityville Vampire (2021) Available December 14
A group of female campers at Red Moon Lake are slowly turned into vampires as the ancient roots of the infamous Amityville curse are revealed to hold a legacy of evil that no one imagined.
STARRING: Jose Acain, Sean Fabian Billings, Anthony Dearce
Bright Hill Road (2020) Available December 12
In the aftermath of a violent tragedy, a young woman is forced to face her demons at an unusual boarding house. As she loses touch with reality, she comes face to face with the misdeeds of her sordid past.
STARRING: Siobhan Williams, Michael Eklund, Agam Darshi
Chicken’s Blood (2019) Available December 14
A struggling wrestler and his friends take a shortcut to the event through a corrupt town run by drugs. They quickly find themselves in the middle of a blood feud between the gang and a psychotic clown on meth.
STARRING: Donald Farmer, Chuck Conry, Korey Jordan
Clementina (2017) Available December 14
After being brutally attacked by her husband, Juana returns home. He has ran away so she starts her recovery by herself, slowly. Strange sounds, objects that change places, shadows and voices that follow her: Juana doesn´t know if her husband is hidden there, everything is a figment of her imagination, or the house is haunted by a ghost.
STARRING: Cecilia Cartasegna, Emiliano Carrazzone, Lalo Rotavería
Crash! (1976) (Remastered) Available December 14
Before Christine, another killer car screamed down the highways looking for blood in director Charles Band’s deranged 1977 auto carnage creeper Crash! Lolita legend Sue Lyon stars as Kim, an unfortunate lass who is perpetually abused by her miserable, much older professor husband Marc (Jose Ferrer, Dracula’s Dog) who, after being left an invalid by an accident he thinks his wife caused, plots to murder his missus with the aid of a monstrous Doberman Pinscher(!). But after Kim buys him a mystical African trinket from a street vendor (played by Salem’s Lot and The Man Who Knew Too Much actor Reggie Nalder), Marc’s plans are foiled and soon the vengeful spirit of his dead wife has possessed her convertible, flipping it into a fearsome four-on-the-floor fiend! Over-the-top action, bizarre plot twists, endless car chases and enough car crashes to fill five films combined in this vintage Band-sploitation saga (shot by future The Fugitive director Andrew Davis!), presented here fully remastered and uncut and louder and meaner than ever before! Buckle up for the weirdest ride of your life!
STARRING: John Carradine, Leslie Parrish, John Ericson, Sue Lyon, Jose Ferrer
The Dead Pit (1989) Available December 14
Dr. Ramzi (Danny Gochnauer), a deviant who enjoys torturing his patients, is killed by a fellow doctor and buried in the basement of a mental health facility. Twenty years later, the hospital is up and running again and a “Jane Doe” (Cheryl Lawson) arrives at the institute with amnesia. Upon her arrival, a major earthquake rocks the building and unearths the now undead Dr. Ramzi and his legion of zombie patients so he can continue his work. Starring Jeremy Slate (The Devil’s Brigade) and co-written and directed by cult filmmaker Brett Leonard (The Lawnmower Man, Hideaway, Virtuosity).
STARRING: Jeremy Slate, Cherly Lawson, Danny Gochnauer, Stephen Gregory Foster, Geha Getz
Death Breed (2021) Available December 14
Three ghoulish tales of horror and suspense. Death Breed, an anthology film in the tradition of Creepshow and Tales from the Crypt, brings these shocking stories to life with a number of legendary horror greats. Wolfsbayne is a story of two detectives who find themselves in a series of murders that tie them into the gypsy and werewolf underworld. Featuring cameos by Debbie Rochon, Linnea Quigley, Gunnar Hansen, Lloyd Kaufman, and Reggie Bannister. Shudder is a haunting tale of a family cursed by the sins of their forefathers. A maddening spiral of evil that envelopes a family and ultimately, a young girl. Starring Gunnar Hansen, Edwin Neal, Tricia Cast, and Tiffany Shepis. Old Habits Die Hard balances horror and dark humor on the edge of a knife. A wholesome clan of cannibals, the Hollis family, runs the town’s only funeral home where people are just dying to get in.
STARRING: Kane Hodder, Gunnar Hansen, Edwin Neal, Tricia Cast, Stacey Dixon
Force To Fear (2020) (Special Edition) Available December 14
IT’S KILL… OR BE KILLED!
Two kidnappers, a dealer, a group of college kids, and a killer converge in an abandoned school. Once they cross paths, chaos ensues, and it’s a race to survive the night. Starring Sable Griedel (Cryptids), Chad Bruns (10/31), Mitchell Musolino (The Barn), with Se’ Marie, April Yanko and Nexus Lyons. Written and Directed by Zane Hershberger and Chad Bruns.
STARRING: Sable Griedel, Mitchell Musolino, Chad Bruns
A Guidebook to Killing Your Ex (2016) Available December 14
A lonely man with an intention of documenting every important detail is planning to kill his ex-girlfriend within 72 hours only to realize things are not as easy as he previously imagined.
STARRING: Balázs Szitás, Tímea Virga, Tamás Szilágyi
Loon (2017) Available December 14
When Taylor’s (Taylor Lennox) father unexpectedly passes away, he inherits all of his property, including a secluded little lake house in Montana. Soon after, Taylor and his new bride Ann (Maiah Wynne) decide to honeymoon by the lake for some much\-needed rest and relaxation. But as the two begin to settle in, things are not as serene as they thought. There’s no one around. The forest is almost too quiet and they soon encounter an overbearing neighbor named Chuck (Jeff Medley), who likes to carry around an axe…
STARRING: Maiah Wynne, Taylor Lennox, Jeff Medley
Mill of the Stone Women (1960) (2-Disc Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD) Available December 14
Before Black Sabbath, before I Vampiri, director Giorgio Ferroni (The Lion of Thebes, Blood for a Silver Dollar) introduced audiences to period horror Italian-style with his chilling 1960 shocker Mill of the Stone Women – a classic tale of terror redolent with the atmosphere of vintage Hammer Horror.
Young art student Hans von Arnam (Pierre Brice, Night of the Damned) arrives by barge at an old mill to write a monograph about its celebrated sculptures of women in the throes of death and torture, maintained and curated by the mill’s owner, the hermetic Professor Wahl (Herbert Böhme, Secret of the Red Orchid). But when Hans encounters the professor’s beautiful and mysterious daughter Elfi (Scilla Gabel, Modesty Blaise), his own fate becomes inexorably bound up with hers, and with the shocking secret that lies at the heart of the so-called Mill of the Stone Women.
The first Italian horror film to be shot in color, Mill of the Stone Women prefigured a raft of other spaghetti nightmares, including the work of maestros Mario Bava and Dario Argento. Arrow Video is proud to present this brand-new restoration of one of the foundational titles of Italian horror.
STARRING: Pierre Brice, Scilla Gabel, Wolfgang Preiss
Morbid Colors Available December 14
After returning home from her most recent runaway trip, Myca isn’t quite the same. The brash rock n’ roll drummer’s strange behavior is most evident to her foster sister and bandmate, Devin. Following a horrific episode at one of the sisters’ concerts, Devin discovers the source behind Myca’s new demeanor: An insatiable thirst for human blood. As efforts to battle the affliction continue to fail, the sisters embark on a desparate mission across the American Midwest to save Myca and reverse the curse.
STARRING: Matthew Packman
Playdurizm (2020) Available December 14
First time filmmaker Gem Deger explodes on the film scene with this wildly colorful, dangerously sexy and dark-edged fantasy tale about a young man and the bizarre world he finds himself in. Demir (played by director Deger) suddenly wakes up with no memory of the past and in an unfamiliar apartment. Surrounded by balloons and an oinking pig, he scurries his way out only to be stopped by the hunky and handsome Andrew (Austin Chunn) who assures the teen that he actually lives there, with the hunk, his girlfriend and their pet pig. As he uncomfortably settles into this new reality, Demir quietly longs for his heterosexual roommate. He gets his chance when Andrew’s girlfriend Drew (Issy Stewart) ODs and they stash her body under the sofa. Demir now does everything he can to be possessed by this man, all the while ignoring the violent clues of how he got there. An intoxicating blend of fantasy, violence, passion and control.
STARRING: Gem Deger, Austin Chunn, Issy Stewart
Premutos: The Fallen Angel (1997) (Extended Director’s Cut) Available December 14
Premutos is the first of the fallen Angels, even before Lucifer. His goal is to rule the living and the dead. His son should pave the way for him to return. A young man begins to suffer from visionary flashbacks – of the past lives he lived. On his father’s birthday, a case containing an old book is found in their garden, which was hidden by a Warlock in 1943. When the young man touches with the book, he mutates into a monster and awakens an army of zombies, ready to bring back the fallen Angel Premutos.
STARRING: André Stryi, Christopher Stacey, Ella Wellmann
Private House of the SS (1977) (aka SS Girls) Available December 14
Their weapon was desire … for which there was no defense ! Near the end of World War II top Nazi officials select a group of female prostitutes to seek out traitors in the Third Reich who might wish to overthrow Adolf Hitler. These beautiful women are trained to use any means necessary to uncover plots against the Fuhrer. Disloyal officers are executed, but what will become of those left when Hitler kills himself?
STARRING: Gabriele Carrara, Lucic “Benny” Bogoljub, Macha Magal, Marina Daunia, Vassilli Karis
Ripple (2017) Available December 14
Kevin takes his wife Joy to the beach for a vacation. What he doesn’t realize is that there are clowns coming out of the ocean.
STARRING: Blake Blalock, Cynthia Bonner, Ricky Brewer
Slices of Vi Available December 14
For Victor, days go by but remain all the same. However, this dull life could be disrupted because, little by little, something is going wrong… Vi is sure: somewhere in his flat, or perhaps hidden in himself, Hell is ready to materialize. From director Julien Botzanowski, creator of Rutabaga and Tea Party with the Living. In French with English subtitles
STARRING: Julien Botzanowski
Snuff Tape Massacre (2019) Available December 14
Brand is a unique kind of businessman, providing his clients with snuff videos. He doesn’t do the dirty work, instead hiring others to carry out the nefarious deeds. For this job, he hires two men to kidnap a girl from a local home and torture her. What unfolds onscreen is a a marathon of pain and sadism that will leave the viewer insane…
STARRING: Thomas Goersch, Navarro, Rahina
The Spanish Chainsaw Massacre (2017) Available December 14
While touring to promote their first record, a heavy metal band break down in the desolate countryside, and must spend the night in a strange small town, populated by a family of bloodthirsty, cannibalistic maniacs – who are looking for their latest sacrifice to the patron saint who they worship. And they’ll stop at nothing until they take the band apart – piece by piece.
STARRING: Yolanda Berenguer, Hilario Blas, Pedro García Oliva
Tea Party with The Living Available December 14
Thomas, Sarah, and Donatien are about to reach the Suit-Man’s ruin. Sometimes open-air prison, sometimes tea dance: when the absurd borders on despair, a real existential fable is going to take place here, at the Tea Party with the Living. From director Julien Botzanowski, creator of Rutabaga and Slices of Vi. In French with English subtitles.
STARRING: Rodolphe Cappelletti, Fabien Hintenoch, Carole De Luca
Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) Available December 14
Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of MARVEL’S greatest and most complex characters. In search of his next big story, journalist Eddie Brock lands an exclusive interview with convicted murderer and death row inmate Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson), who discovers Eddie’s secret and becomes the host for Carnage, a menacing and terrifying symbiote.
STARRING: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham