April 26th 2016
Our favorite day of the week returns. Not many new releases this week but a few collection worthy Blurays to add to our growing collections. My must buy this week is Krampus for sure. I'm looking forward to finally owning this soon to be holiday horror classic. Read our review of it here if you missed it. This week Scream Factory releases 1992's cult classic film Death Becomes Her for the first time on Bluray and with a few new bonus features. Older catalog film Sssssss (1972) is released from Scream Factory as well for the first time on Bluray. Sssssss looks promising and may be a blind buy for me this week. Last but not least, Adrien Brody's new horror thriller Backtrack is released from Lionsgate. I haven't heard much about this one but am looking forward to checking it out soon. What will you be buying, renting or just skipping this week? Let us know in the comments. Also check out our Instagram page here.We love conversation and talking all things horror. Until next week.
Krampus: Amazon - $19.99
While the holiday season represents the most magical time of year, ancient European folklore warns of Krampus, a horned beast who punishes naughty children at Christmastime. When dysfunctional family squabbling causes young Max (Emjay Anthony) to lose his festive spirit, it unleashes the wrath of the fearsome demon. As Krampus lays siege to the Engel home, mom (Toni Collette), pop (Adam Scott), sister (Stefania LaVie Owen) and brother must band together to save one another from a monstrous fate.
Death Becomes Her: Amazon - $21.99
When a novelist loses her man to a movie star and former friend, she winds up in a psychiatric hospital. Years later, she returns home to confront the now-married couple, looking radiant. Her ex-husband's new wife wants to know her secret, and discovers that she has been taking a mysterious drug which grants eternal life to the person who drinks it. The actress follows suit, but discovers that immortality has a price.
Sssssss (1973): Amazon - $19.99
Short on cash, undergrad David Blake (Dirk Benedict) takes a job working as a lab assistant for snake expert Dr. Carl Stoner (Strother Martin). When Stoner begins giving David a series of antibiotics as a safeguard against snakebites, he at first thinks nothing of it. But gradually David begins to notices curious changes in his body, and his new girlfriend, Dr. Stoner's daughter, Kristina (Heather Menzies), notices them too. Could Dr. Stoner really be trying to turn his assistant into a snake?
Backtrack: Amazon - $14.99
Psychologist Peter Bower's life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that the patients he has been seeing are ghosts. Risking his own sanity, Peter delves into his past to uncover a terrifying secret which only he can put right.
Ride Along 2: Amazon - $19.99
Rookie lawman Ben Barber (Kevin Hart) aspires to become a detective like James Payton (Ice Cube), his future brother-in-law. James reluctantly takes Ben to Miami to follow up on a lead that's connected to a drug ring. The case brings them to a homicide detective and a computer hacker who reveals evidence that implicates a respected businessman. It's now up to James and Ben to prove that charismatic executive Antonio Pope is actually a violent crime lord who rules southern Florida's drug trade.