NEW HORROR DVD & BLU-RAY RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13, 2015

I missed last weeks releases so I worked them into this week. There’s a few good ones in here. Let’s get to it.

!!!4 URBAN LEGEND FILMS4 URBAN LEGEND MONSTER MOVIES

Three-disc set includes “Monster Brawl,” “Hunting the Legend,” “Black Water Vampire,” and “Werewolf Rising.”

Now available on DVD

!!!6 SCARY FILMS6 SCARY FILM COLLECTION

Set during World War II, “Reflecting Skin” (1991) focuses on a young Midwest boy who witnesses the deaths of two friends and his father’s suicide and is convinced that the widow living next door is responsible. With Viggo Mortensen, Lindsay Duncan. A woman who deserted her family returns years later to win them back, using dangerous manipulations. “Mother’s Boys” (1994) stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Peter Gallagher. The dark comedy “Office Killer” (1998) stars Carol Kane as a put-upon proofreader who goes wacko after 14 years on the job. (Editor’s note: It can happen!) With Molly Ringwald, Jeanne Tripplehorn. Years after her daughter’s murder, Claudia receives a strange phone call that leads her on a search for the truth, in the Spanish thriller “The Nameless” (1999). Emma Vilarasau, Karra Elejalde star. A disgraced New York City do (Jennifer Grey) moves to Jamaica, where she becomes caregiver to a sickly man who believes he’s the victim of a voodoo curse. “Ritual” (2002) also stars Craig Sheffer, Tim Curry. AKA: “Tales From The Crypt Presents Ritual.” Two-disc set also includes “Loaded” (1996). 5 1/2 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH).

Being released on DVD on 9/15/2015

!!!A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREETA NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)/A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY’S REVENGE (1986)

Ginsu-gloved dream demon Freddy Krueger makes his debut in Wes Craven’s classic slasher “A Nightmare On Elm Street.” The line between nightmare and reality is shattered when child murderer Krueger terrorizes the sleeping teens of Springfield, seeking revenge against the kids of those who killed him years earlier. With Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Johnny Depp (his first film), and Robert Englund as Freddy. And, a teenage boy moves to Elm Street and soon becomes a pawn in the supernatural schemes of frightful Freddie Krueger, who tries to possess the young man in an effort to get him to do his evil bidding. “A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge” stars Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Hope Lange, and Englund. 179 min. total on two discs. Standard and Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; theatrical trailers.

Being released on DVD on 9/15/2015

!!!A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET3A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS (1987)/ A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER (1988)

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to bed…fearsome Freddy’s back, and he’s tormenting the dreams of some troubled teens under the care of the girl who survived his first rampage, in “A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.” Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Craig Wasson, John Saxon, and Patricia Arquette (her film debut) star. Then, the biggest cut-up in horror films returns, in “A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.” Fiendish Freddy Krueger (Englund) has come back for revenge on the kids who “killed” him one film earlier, turning their dreams into deadly nightmares. Lisa Wilcox, Rodney Eastman co-star; directed by Renny Harlin. 189 min. total on two discs.

Now available on DVD

!!!A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET5A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD (1989)/FREDDY’S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE (1991)

For the young people of Elm Street, the nightmare never ends! Once more Freddy returns from the grave for revenge, focusing on the dreams of the unborn child of the one girl who can stop him that’s right, a pro-life horror film). Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, and Kelly Jo Minter star in “A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child.” And, the razor-gloved ghoul “finally” goes to his grave, in “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare.” But before he does he’s going to take the town of Springfield and his own daughter with him! Englund, Lisa Zane, Yaphet Kotto star, with cameos by Tom and Roseanne Arnold, Alice Cooper, and Johnny Depp. Not in 3-D. 186 min. total on two discs. Standard and Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailers.

Now available on DVD

!!!ALETAALETA: VAMPIRE MISTRESS (2012)

When an armed robbery at an upscale party is singlehandedly thwarted by a cloaked, diminutive woman (Ange Maya) who overpowers and kills the thieves, an FBI agent (Beau Nelson) is dispatched to track her down and enlist her as a government operative. The unfortunate fed, however, soon learns that the source of his prey’s power has an unholy origin! Tom Cochran, Garrett Brawith, Laura Cotenescu co-star. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 9/15/2015

!!!ALMOST MERCYALMOST MERCY (2015)

In their depressed Rhode Island tank town, all that teenage outcasts Jackson (Jesse Dufault) and Emily (Danielle Guldin) really had was each other…and that made them prime targets for bullying for their whole school careers. After he gets a stretch in juvie for fighting back–and her assault by the jocks is hushed up–they make a pact for bloody revenge. Shocker also stars Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley, Tommy Dreamer, and Nick Principe. 85 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 9/15/2015

!!!ANGSTANGST (1983)

Freshly released from a 10-year sentence for the slaughter of an old woman, an unrepentant psychopath (Erwin Leder) wanders the Viennese countryside, looking for another outlet for his savage anger. Unfortunately for the members of a quiet household, he’s just elected them to be his surrogate family. Stunningly lensed, influential shocker from Austria co-stars Silvia Rabenreither, Edith Rosset. 87 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: German and French DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; featurettes; optional prologue; theatrical trailer. In German and French with English subtitles.

Now available on DVD & Blu-ray

!!!ATTACK OF THE KILLER B'SATTACK OF THE KILLER B’s: 10 MOVIE COLLECTION

Three-disc set includes “The Phantom From 10,000 Leagues,” “Teenagers From Outer Space,” “Attack Of The Giant Leeches” (1959), “The Giant Gila Monster,” “The Killer Shrews,” “The Wasp Woman” (1960), “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die,” “Eegah,” “Night Fright,” and “Invasion Of The Bee Girls.”

Being released on DVD on 9/15/2015

!!!BLOODY SINBLOODY SIN: ABOMINATIONS OF THE THIRD REICH (2011)

A remote Italian castle that’s home to an eccentric nobleman and his mother is chosen as the setting for a gentleman’s magazine’s sexy photo shoot. What the cameraman and his lovely models don’t know is that the castle has been home to depravity and violence–from witch burnings to Nazi experiments–over the centuries…and something or someone is ready to renew the tradition. Stylish Italian-made shocker stars Lorenzo Balducci, Roberta Gemma. 92 min. Soundtrack: English.

Now available on DVD

!!!BORIS KARLOFF COLLECTIONBORIS KARLOFF COLLECTION: 6 FILMS

Scientist Boris Karloff is executed for illegal work on suspended animation, only to be revived by his assistant so the two can plot a campaign of revenge, in “The Man They Could Not Hang” (1939). Byron Foulger, Lorna Gray co-star. In the offbeat sci-fi tale “The Man With Nine Lives” (1940), scientist Karloff develops a cancer cure that involves putting patients in suspended animation and treating them with an experimental serum. Accidentally frozen along with a group of test subjects and thawed out years later to learn that his miracle drug has long been lost, Karloff is driven to the brink of madness as he tries to make another batch. With Roger Pryor, Jo Ann Sayers, and Wally Wales. AKA: “Behind The Door.” Rarely seen and eerily effective sci-fi/horror shocker “The Devil Commands” (1941) stars Karloff as a scientist who, after his wife is killed in an auto accident, becomes obsessed with developing a machine for communicating with the dead. Anne Revere, Amanda Duff, and Richard Fiske also star. Two-disc set also includes “The Black Room,” “Before I Hang,” and “The Boogie Man Will Get You.” 6 2/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 9/15/2015

!!!CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAINCREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN (60th Anniversary Series) (1955)

Kicked out of the States and sent back to Italy, down-and-out gangster Frank Buchanan (Michael Granger) comes up with a twisted, diabolical, and downright bizarre scheme to exact revenge on the cops and rival mobsters who got him pinched. Buchanan enlists the aid of a sinister Nazi scientist (Gregory Gaye) to create an army of murderous zombies to serve as his personal assassins. Offbeat shocker from producer Sam Katzman also stars Richard Denning, Angela Stevens. 70 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 9/15/2015

!!!CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIESCRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13TH (Two-Disc Collector’s Edition) (2013; Deggsy’s review)

The sanguinary saga of goalie-masked golem Jason Voorhees has made theaters ring with shrieks for better than 30 years, and you’ll be taken on a comprehensive tour of the “Friday the 13th” horror franchise with this expansive documentary. Over 150 cast and crew members from the series share their perspectives; “The Final Chapter” star Corey Feldman hosts and narrates. 6 2/3 hrs. on two discs. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio.

Now available on Blu-ray

!!!DARKNESSDARKNESS (2004)/IMMORTALITY (2000)/THE HOLE (2001)/THEY (2002)

Darkness” stars Anna Paquin as a young woman who moves into a rural Spanish farmhouse with her family. She soon learns of a 40-year-old curse brought about by the horrific murders of six children…a curse that needs a seventh death to be complete. Lena Olin, Iain Glen co-star. Then, Jude Law stars as the pallid, philosophical “creature of one” who lives as a London medical researcher and seeks a woman to love, but drains the blood of those he comes in contact with, in “Immortality.” Elina Lowensohn, Timothy Spall, Kerry Fox co-star. AKA: “The Wisdom of Crocodiles.” In “The Hole,” four high school students get locked in an abandoned bomb shelter during a field trip to Wales. They emerge 18 days later, with different accounts as to what happened inside. Thora Birch, Keira Knightley, Embeth Davidtz star. AKA: “After The Hole.” And, a psychology grad student who is traumatized by weird visions and sounds at night discovers that the childhood night terrors she and her friends feared are actually real, and now they must figure out how to stop from being scared to death, in “They.” Laura Regan, Marc Blucas star. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH). Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD on 9/15/2015

!!!DOLLFACEDOLLFACE (2014)

In 1996, nine college kids weekended at a lake house that had been the ancestral home of traumatized dollmaker’s son Dorchester Stewart (John Kap)…and only three of them walked away. Survivor Paul Donner (Jason Vail) now teaches at his alma mater…and his students are about to take a very ill-advised class trip to the scene of the tragedy. Shocker co-stars Christian James, Elizabeth Mears, and Debbie Rochon. AKA: “Dorchester’s Revenge: The Return Of Crinoline Head.” 94 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; featurette; outtakes; extended scenes; theatrical trailer.

Being released on DVD on 9/15/2015

!!!FRANKENSTEINFRANKENSTEIN VS. THE MUMMY (2015)/THE FRANKENSTEIN THEORY (2013)

What if the legendary novel “Frankenstein” was really a true story? That’s the conceit behind “The Frankenstein Theory,” the unsettling thriller in which a scholar ventures into the icy wilderness accompanied by a documentary film crew, intent on finding the creature of Mary Shelley’s book…which he believes to be a nonfiction account only disguised as a macabre fantasy. Kris Lemche, Joe Egender, and Eric Zuckerman star. Also includes “Frankenstein vs. The Mummy.” 3 1/3 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Now available on DVD

!!!FREDDY VS JASONFREDDY VS. JASON (2003)/FRIDAY THE 13TH (2009)

Two-disc set includes “Freddy vs. Jason” and “Friday the 13th.”

Now available on Blu-ray

!!!FRIDAY THE 13TH 3FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART 3 (1982)/FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER (1984)

Two-disc set includes “Friday the 13th, Part 3” (in 3D, comes with a pair of 3D glasses) and “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.”

Now available on DVD

!!!FRIDAY THE 13TH 5FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART V: A NEW BEGINNING (1985)/ FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART VI: JASON LIVES (1986)

Two-disc set includes “Friday the 13th, Part V: A New Beginning” and “Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives.”

Now available on DVD

!!!FRIDAY THE 13TH 7FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD (1988)/FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN (1989)

Two-disc set includes “Friday the 13th, Part VII: The New Blood” and “Friday the 13th, Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan.”

Now available on DVD

!!!GOTHAMGOTHAM: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (2014)

All 22 episodes from the debut season are featured in a six-disc set. 16 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: French, Spanish; deleted scenes; gag reel; featurettes; more. **22 episodes on 6 discs. 16 hrs.**

Now available on DVD & Blu-ray

!!!HALLOWEENHALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS (Unrated Producer’s Cut) (1995)

The sixth installment in the spine-tingling horror series finds masked menace Michael Myers returning to his hometown of Haddonfield. As he seeks to prey upon his niece and her newborn baby as well as a now-grown survivor of the first film, the origin of Michael’s supernatural powers are revealed. Paul Rudd, Mitchell Ryan, Marianne Hagan, and Donald Pleasence as Dr. Loomis star. 118 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English, French; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish.

Being released on Blu-ray on 9/15/2015

!!!HAUNTING AT THE RECTORYHAUNTING AT THE RECTORY (2015)

Based on the infamous legend of Borley Rectory, known as “the most haunted house in England,” this chiller set in 1930 finds a reverend moving into his new parish, accompanied by a wife he feels little desire for compared to the passion he has for his ministry. After a handsome stranger takes up residence in their guest room and tempts the minister’s wife, bizarre events begin to unfold. Tom Bonington, Suzie Frances Garton, and Lee Bane star. 90 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 9/15/2015

!!!HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWSHOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS (1983)

Old-fashioned “haunted house” suspense drives this spooky adaptation of Earl Derr Biggers’ book “Seven Keys to Baldpate.” An American writer (Desi Arnaz, Jr.), who’s made a bet that he can pen a novel in 24 hours, travels to a secluded Welsh manor where he’s thrust into the center of a real-life whodunit, terrorized by a group of sinister characters portrayed by movie horror masters Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, and John Carradine. 106 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; audio commentary; featurette; theatrical trailers.

Being released on Blu-ray on 9/15/2015

!!!JASON GOES TO HELLJASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY (1993)/JASON X (2002)

Two-disc set includes “Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday” and “Jason X.”

Now available on DVD

!!!MORITORUSMORITURIS (2011)

Two beautiful Romanians hitching through Italy get picked up by three locals who offer to escort them to a midnight rave being held in the deep woods. Things turn bad when the men reveal their depraved agenda in luring them where they’d never be found. Things turn worse when the activity rouses the animated corpses of Roman gladiators from their final resting place! Brutal throwback shocker from Italy stars Valentina D’Andrea, Andrea De Bruyn, Desiree Giorgetti. 86 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Italian DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailer. In Italian with English subtitles.

Now available on DVD & Blu-ray

!!!RIDDICKRIDDICK (2014)

Set five years after the events of “The Chronicles of Riddick,” this exciting sci-fi follow-up finds Richard Riddick (Vin Diesel) double-crossed and left for dead on a remote planet while searching for his homeworld. A distress beacon brings a team of bounty hunters and a band of mercenaries to his location, forcing Riddick to fight for his life against both groups as well as deadly scorpion-like monsters. Jordi Molla, Dave Bautista, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Karl Urban co-star. 119 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, DVS Dolby Digital stereo, Spanish DTS 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; featurettes.

Now available on Blu-ray

!!!SHOCKERSHOCKER (1989)

“A Nightmare on Elm Street” creator Wes Craven brings a new unstoppable killer to the screen in this supercharged chiller. Thanks to a Satanic bargain, condemned serial killer Horace Pinker (Mitch Pileggi) survives the chair and is transformed into an electrical force that can zip along power lines and take over household devices. Jolting horror tale also stars Michael Murphy, Cami Cooper, Peter Berg. 109 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Now available on Blu-ray

TERRIFYING TALES TRIPLE FEATURE

Two-disc set includes “Cherry Tree Lane,” “Don’t Let Him In,” and “Home Sweet Home” (2013).

Now available on DVD

!!!THE EDITORTHE EDITOR (2014)

Skewering the vivid depravities of Italian horror movies from the 1970s and ’80s, this humorous hair-raiser is the story of a film editor (co-director Adam Brooks) fallen from his previous career heights due to an accident that claimed multiple fingers on one of his hands. He fits himself with wooden replacement digits, only to become a murder suspect when the cast members of his current project start dying. Sheila Campbell, Laurence R. Harvey, and Udo Kier co-star. 95 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.

Now available on DVD

!!!THE LEGACYTHE LEGACY (1979)

Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott are a young couple who travel to England under the impression that they’re meeting a new client for their interior decorating business. But a seemingly chance encounter with a wealthy man (John Standing) leads them down a bizarre path involving a large inheritance, the mysterious deaths of its potential beneficiaries, and a legacy of Satanic power. Roger Daltrey, Charles Gray co-star in this chilling shocker. 102 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.

Being released on Blu-ray on 9/15/2015

!!!THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWNTHE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN (2014)

The title might be the same, but this contemporary shocker functions as a sequel to rather than a remake of the 1976 thriller about the Texas “Moonlight Murders” of the 1940s. Now, with the citizens of Texarkana marking the grisly crimes that took place in the town with an annual screening of the original cult movie classic, a hooded maniac claiming to be the original serial killer strikes new fear into the hearts of innocents. Addison Timlin, Anthony Anderson star. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

Now available on Blu-ray

!!!UNIVERSAL MONSTER COLLECTIONUNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS COLLECTION

Six-disc set includes “Dracula” (1931), “Frankenstein” (1931), “The Mummy” (1932), “The Invisible Man” (1933), “Bride of Frankenstein,” and “The Wolf Man” (1941).

Now available on DVD

!!!WES CRAVEN'S NEW NIGHTMAREWES CRAVEN’S NEW NIGHTMARE (1994)/FREDDY VS. JASON (2003)

Freddy Krueger jumps from the reel world to the real world in “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare.” A series of terrifying dreams leads to horror for actress Heather Langenkamp and her family, and talks with fellow “Nightmare” alumni Robert Englund, John Saxon, and Craven (all playing themselves) convince her that Freddy has come to life. Then, it’s the biggest showdown in Hollywood horror history when blade-slashing baddie Krueger battles hockey-masked “Friday the 13th” maniac Jason Voorhees, in “Freddy vs. Jason.” Trapped in Hell, Freddy seeks a way to return to Earth and terrify a new generation of Elm Street kids…and finds it by resurrecting Jason. But when Jason’s killing spree makes Freddy jealous, the stage is set for a sinister showdown. Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Kelly Rowland star. 3 1/2 hrs. total. Standard and Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; theatrical trailer.

Now available on DVD

!!!WOLF CREEK 2WOLF CREEK 2 (2013; My review)/CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO (2014; My review)

Two-disc set includes “Wolf Creek 2” and “Cabin Fever: Patient Zero.”

Now available on Blu-ray

!!!ZOMBIE ARMAGEDDONZOMBIE ARMAGEDDON: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION (my review)

A mysterious biological disaster spawns a growing “Legion Of The Undead” (2006). Can five people caught in the flesh-eating crossfire summon the willpower and know-how to avoid falling prey to the zombie hordes? Gruesomely inventive low-budget horror opus stars Gary Ugarek (who also wrote and directed), Michelle Wright, Connor Brandt. AKA: “Deadlands: The Rising.” Also, the gore-soaked sequel “Army Of The Dead” (2008) finds the government taking aim at a small Maryland town. The top-secret plan: create the perfect military weapon by turning humans into zombie soldiers! Can a small band of unchanged residents survive the onslaught? Jim Krut, Josh Davidson, Ashley Young star. AKA: “Deadlands 2: Trapped.” And British agents investigating terrorism threats in Romania stumble upon a shocking operation headed up by vengeance-seeking descendants of Nazi scientists. Their project?: the creation of unkillable super-super soldiers with a new energy source powering their undead bodies! “Nazi Zombies” (2013) stars Philip Berzamanis, Rudy Barrow, and Jane Haslehurst. AKA: “Dead Walkers: Rise Of The Fourth Reich.” 5 hrs. total. Soundtrack: English

Now available on DVD

Stay Bloody!!!

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