The People Under The Stairs (1991) (Collector’s Edition 4K UHD + Blu-ray) Available April 25

Wes Craven, the director of A Nightmare On Elm Street and Scream, takes you on a terrifying journey inside the most demented house on the street. Trapped inside a fortified home owned by a mysterious couple, a young boy is suddenly thrust into a nightmare.

The boy quickly learns the true nature of the house’s homicidal inhabitants and the secret creatures hidden deep within the house.

Starring Everett McGill (Twin Peaks, Dune), Wendy Robie (Twin Peaks), Brandon Adams (The Mighty Ducks), Ving Rhames (Piranha 3D, Mission: Impossible), A.J. Langer (Escape From L.A.) and Sean Whalen (Rob Zombie’s Halloween II, Hatchet III), The People Under The Stairs will grab you when you least expect it … and never let go.

STARRING: Brandon Quintin Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, A.J. Langer, Ving Rhames

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Lovers Lane (1999) (Special Edition) Available April 25

Passions are aroused and old wounds reopened in this sassy post-Scream teen slasher based on the urban legend of “The Hook”.

A steamy secret tryst that was brutally cut short on Valentine’s Day an unlucky thirteen years ago comes back to haunt the teens who linger around the lovers lane where the double slaying took place. The County Sheriff Tom Anderson (Matt Riedy) has just about come to terms with the fact that it was his wife who died in another man’s car on that fateful night. His daughter Mandy (Erin J. Dean), who as a four-year-old saw her mother’s corpse carried away from the scene, has a different take on things. It doesn’t help that her classmate Michael (Riley Smith) lost his father to the same hook-handed homicidal maniac in that night’s incident. To cap it all off, as another Valentine’s Day comes round, reports come through that the man arrested as “The Hook” has just bust out of his asylum.

Prepare yourself for the ultimate hook up in a scream-a-minute rollercoaster that marked the film debut of Anna Faris (the Scary Movie series; Lost in Translation).

STARRING: Erin J. Dean, Diedre Kilgore, Carter Roy

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The Haunting of Julia (1977) (Collector’s Edition 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray) Available April 18

Magnus (Keir Dullea) and Julia Lofting (Mia Farrow) have a happy marriage until one morning when their daughter Kate (Sophie Ward) begins choking. Unsure what to do, Julia attempts a tracheotomy, inadvertently causing Kate’s death. Julia heads to a sanitarium to recover, and when Magnus asks that she come home, she prefers to buy a new house in London and live alone there. Magnus frets over Julia’s sanity, while Julia becomes convinced that her house is haunted by the spirit of a little girl.

STARRING: Mia Farrow, Keir Dullea, Tom Conti, Robin Gammell, Jill Bennett

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A Quiet Place (2018) Available April 11

If they hear you, they hunt you. In this terrifyingly suspenseful thriller, a family must navigate their lives in silence to avoid mysterious creatures that hunt by sound. Knowing that even the slightest whisper or footstep can bring death, Evelyn (Emily Blunt) and Lee (John Krasinski) Abbott are determined to find a way to protect their children at all costs while they desperately search for a way to fight back. Hailed by critics and audiences around the world, experience the must-see movie of the year.

STARRING: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski

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The Lost World (1925) Available April 11

Bessie Love, Lewis Stone, and Wallace Beery star as explorers who learn that dinosaurs still exist in South America. Of course, the expedition can’t end without them trying to bring a prehistoric creature back to London, which results in catastrophe. This was the first full-length feature film to utilize stop-motion animation in the creation of its creatures. The painstaking process perfectly enables us to see the mighty prehistoric monsters clash with modern lovers in a most remarkable story of love, romance, and amazing adventure!

STARRING: Wallace Beery, Lloyd Hughes, Alma Bennett, Bessie Love, Lewis Stone

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Idaho Transfer (1973) Available April 11

A group of researchers travel into the future to escape the impending apocalypse. They find the Idaho region, and possibly the world, has been affected by some sort of disaster, leaving few survivors. Facing the unknown they search for signs of life only to find a train filled with bagged bodies. Further discoveries leave them feeling hopeless for humanity’s future. They also learn that time travel takes a toll on their own bodies.

STARRING: Keith Carradine, Caroline Hildebrand, Kelly Bohanon, Kevin Hearst

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Fireside Reading of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (2022) Available April 11

Experiencing a story read out loud is one of the oldest forms of entertainment there is. Fireside Reading is a way to slow down, reconnect with the timeless wisdom of great books and rediscover the simple pleasure of being read to. Join Gildart Jackson in front of a cozy fire as he reads The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson to you and your family from beginning to end.

STARRING: Gildart Jackson

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Bless the Child (2000) Available April 11

Academy Award® Winner Kim Basinger stars as Maggie O’Connor, a single woman whose life revolves around her career as a nurse—until the surprise appearance of her sister her newborn baby girl, Cody. When her sister suddenly disappears, Maggie is left to raise Cody, an autistic child, by herself. But after her sister returns with a mysterious cult leader and abducts Cody, Maggie discovers that the child possesses extraordinary powers, powers that forces of evil have waited centuries to control. Together with an FBI specialist in occult-related crimes (Jimmy Smits), Maggie races to save the life of the innocent girl who may hold the key to save mankind.

STARRING: Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits, Christina Ricci, Rufus Sewell, Ian Holm

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The Devil’s Game (1981) (2-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray) Available March 28


In 1981, RAI-TV presented six hour-long films based on stories by 19th century horror/fantasy authors from such directors as Giulio Questi (Django, Kill!), Marcello Aliprandi (A WHISPER IN THE DARK) and Giovanna Gagliardo (Street Of Mirrors), starring actors that included Veronica Lario (Tenebre), Saverio Vallone (Anthropophagous) and Stefano Madia (The Devil’s Honey). But it was the mini-series’ second episode that remains its most celebrated: The final work of legendary director Mario Bava – and the debut of his son Lamberto Bava as co-director – La Venere D’ille/The Venus Of Ille stars Daria Nicolodi (Deep Red) and Marc Porel (Don’t Torture A Duckling) in an elegantly chilling tale of supernatural love. Five episodes have been sourced from broadcast masters, with Bava’s swan song restored from a 16mm print discovered in the RAI vault by film preservationists Simone Starace and the late Michele De Angelis.

STARRING: Veronica Lario, Saverio Vallone, Stefano Madia

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