April 12th 2016
Our favorite day of the week returns. This week brings some new and old horror to add to our collections. This year's The Forest is the biggest main release today, and was also the first horror to be released in 2016. Thankfully this didn't set the tone for a bad year in horror films. So far there has been some great films this year, sadly this one is lower on the list. Be sure to check out our review here. Scream Factory this week releases Village of the Damned for the first time on bluray with new bonus features. If you pre ordered from Scream Factory it came with an awesome 18x24 poster to coincide with its release. Also out from Scream Factory is 1988-1989 slasher double feature of Destroyer and Edge of Sanity, both of which will be blind buys for me but look pretty interesting. Arrow Video is releasing a collectors edition of Bride of Re-Animator that will be limited to only 5,000 copies and includes the unrated and theatrical cuts as well as exclusive packaging. So what will you be buying, renting, or just skipping this week? Let us know and don't forget to check out our Instagram page here. We love conversation and talking all things horror. Until next week.
The Forest: Amazon - $19.99
When her twin sister disappears in Japan, a young American named Sara (Natalie Dormer) becomes determined to find out what happened to her. Sara's investigation leads her to the legendary Aokigahara Forest, located at the base of Mount Fuji. Accompanied by expatriate Aiden, she enters the mysterious wilderness after being warned to "stay on the path." Her investigation plunges her into a dark world where the angry and tormented souls of the dead prey on those who dare to explore the forest.
Village of the Damned (1995): Amazon - $21.99
Ten months after the small California town of Midwich was struck by a mysterious event during which everyone in the village fell unconscious at once, 10 local women give birth on the same day. As the unsettlingly calm and unemotional children grow at an abnormally fast rate, it becomes clear that they can read adults' minds and force people to harm themselves. Local doctor Alan Chaffee (Christopher Reeve) and federal agent Susan Verner (Kirstie Alley) must team up to battle the alien children.
Bride of Re-Animator: Amazon - $39.95
Herbert West and his reluctant sidekick, Dr. Cain, return for another funny, gory round of bringing back the dead in bits and pieces. This time, West cons Cain into an attempt to rebuild his late girlfriend, using her preserved brain and body parts scrounged from the local hospital. What results is a kind of sideways parody of "The Bride of Frankenstein".
Destroyer / Edge of Sanity: Amazon - $18.99
Destroyer: An electrocuted murderer (Lyle Alzado) stalks the writer (Clayton Rohner), stuntwoman (Deborah Foreman) and cast on the set of "Death House Dolls."
Edge of Sanity: Cocaine turns Dr. Jekyll (Anthony Perkins) into nocturnal Mr. Hyde, Victorian London's Jack the Ripper.
Shadows in an Empty Room (1976): Amazon - $15.99
An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he begin to use his own brutal methods to find the killer. Soon he discovers that not everything is what he thought it was.
The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun: Amazon - $14.99
A beautiful, perplexing and headstrong secretary struggles with her sanity when a last-minute work assignment and an impromptu trip to the seaside turn nightmarish. While taking her boss's car for a joy ride, a secretary (Freya Mavor) finds a dead body in the trunk and a rifle in the backseat.