April 11th 2017
Bluray Tuesday is back! Some awesomeness hits shelves today for sure. The Phantasm collection is at the top of my list this week with new scans on all 5 films and new bonus material in a nice boxset. A must own for horror fans. Arrow Video releases House: Two Stories that includes the first two House films in a boxset with new scans and bonus features as well. Mediocre horror film The Bye Bye Man hits stores today with an unrated cut. The Overlook residents reviewed this when it was released in theaters. If you missed it check it out here. I've heard the unrated version is a step up so I just may give this another try. Supposedly the unrated cut has more gore. I don't think the original PG-13 had any blood at all even SPOILER: ( when someone is shot with a shotgun) END SPOILER. Severin brings us a few films this week with Dark Waters, The Other Hell and Cathy's Curse. And Scream Factory releases Demented today, which is one I've never heard of but it sounds interesting. Most of these were available at Monsterpalooza in Pasadena this past weekend at the studio's booths. So if you were there this weekend you may have grabbed them already. Let us know how the films are from Severin and Shout Factory, they're blind buys for me this week. So what will you be buying, renting or skipping this week? we look forward to hearing what you are adding to your collections. Until next week!
Phantasm Collection: Amazon - $79.99
Phantasm: The residents of a small town have begun dying under strange circumstances, leading young Mike (Michael Baldwin) to investigate. After discovering that the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), the town's mortician, is killing and reanimating the dead as misshapen zombies, Mike seeks help from his older brother, Jody (Bill Thornbury), and local ice cream man Reggie (Reggie Bannister). Working together, they try to lure out and kill the Tall Man, all the while avoiding his minions and a deadly silver sphere.
Phantasm 2: Years after surviving his encounter with the sinister Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), Mike Pearson (James LeGros), now a mental patient, still has nightmares about the evil gaunt mortician. Upon being released from the institution, Mike and his friend Reggie (Reggie Bannister) set out to track down the Tall Man and end his murderous and macabre practices. Also involved is Liz Reynolds (Paula Irvine), a pretty young woman who has a psychic connection to both Mike and the Tall Man.
Phantasm 3: The evil alien known as the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) has infiltrated the minds of Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) and Reggie (Reggie Bannister). The two friends embark on a journey to find and kill him, only to discover that he has destroyed town after town, leaving zombies in place of the living. Along the way, Mike and Reggie meet several characters who share their goal, including a murderous boy named Tim (Kevin Connors) and two young women who are excellent fighters.
Phantasm 4: With a hearse as his escape vehicle, Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) flees from the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), who wants to enslave him as an undead servant. Along the way, he investigates the origins of his enemy. Elsewhere, Mike's friend Reggie (Reggie Bannister) searches for him in a variety of dimensions, all the while battling mysterious spheres, including the ones he's discovered in the breasts of his beautiful undead companion. The friends must stop the Tall Man before he destroys them all.
Phantasm 5: Small-town friends Reggie (Reggie Bannister), Mike (A. Michael Baldwin), and Jody (Bill Thornbury) continue in their quest to stop the evil, dimension-hopping schemes of The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) and his armada of killer Sentinel Spheres. This time, the fight becomes a multi-dimensional battle across multiple timelines, alien planets and altered realities, where no less than the fate of Earth is on the line.
House: Two Stories: Amazon - $37.99
Roger Cobb is a Vietnam vet whose career as a horror novelist has taken a turn for the worse when his son Jimmy mysteriously disappears while visiting his aunt's house. Roger's search for Jimmy destroys his marriage and his writing career. The sudden death of his aunt brings Roger back to the house where his nightmares began. The evil zombies in the house force Roger to endure a harrowing journey into his past.
The Bye Bye Man: Amazon - $19.99
People commit unthinkable acts every day. Time and again, we grapple to understand what drives a person to do such terrible things. But what if all of the questions we're asking are wrong? What if the cause of all evil is not a matter of what, but who? When three college friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, they discover that there is only one way to avoid his curse: don't think it, don't say it. But once the Bye Bye Man gets inside your head, he takes control.
Dark Waters: Amazon - $20.99
A girl travels to an island, after the death of her father, to find out why the father funded a monestary on the island.
Monster Trucks: Amazon - $19.99
Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, builds a monster truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town with a most unlikely friend.
Demented: Amazon - $19.99
A woman is gang-raped in a horse's stable, and even though the rapists are caught and imprisoned, she is harassed many moons later by ghastly visions of her tormentors, while her husband philanders and every little thing frightens her out of her wits.
The Other Hell: Amazon - $20.99
A sinister Mother Superior tries to hamper a priest's investigation into the murders of several nuns at her convent.
War on Everyone: Amazon - $16.99
Two corrupt cops in New Mexico set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are. Or is he?
Cathy's Curse: Amazon - $24.99
After a terrible car accident twenty years ago killed his father and sister, a man returns to his family home with his wife and daughter. The daughter takes up residence in her deceased aunt’s room and, after finding some of her possessions, becomes possessed by her spirit. Soon strange happenings and mysterious deaths begin to occur in the household as the possessed girl lashes out at those around her.
Hidden Figures: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99
Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.
The Crucible: Amazon - $19.99
The setting is 17th century Salem, Massachusetts. A group of teenage girls meets in the woods at midnight for a secret love-conjuring ceremony. But instead of love, Abigail Williams wishes for the death of her former lover's wife. When the ceremony is witnessed by the town minister, the girls are accused of witchcraft. Soon the entire village is consumed by hysteria, and innocent victims are put on trial, leading to a devastating climax!
- The Impostor