Horror Comes Home – May 20th, 2014

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Two previously released fan-favorites get the Blu-ray steelbook treatment today, alongside a new release from the fine folks over at Scream Factory and the VOD release of the latest film from Jim Mickle (Stake Land, We Are What We Are). Read on for a complete listing of all this week’s new DVD, Blu-ray and On Demand releases!

Blackwater

 BLACKWATER – DVD

Four big-city girlfriends on an adventure vacation in the Florida Everglades look forward to fun and excitement in one of the world’s most legendary wilds. But what begins as the annual girls getaway they’ll always remember descends into a terrifying nightmare they’ll never forget when they become the prey of a depraved backwater clan who know they have the girls right where they want them… alone and defenseless..

BloodMarsh Crackoon

BLOODMARSH KRACKOON – DVD

A new terror stalks the residents of the Bronx. Urban legend claims a vicious crack-addicted raccoon nicknamed ‘Red Eye’ was behind a series of gruesome murders in Bronx neighborhood Locust Point. Politically ambitious Deputy Mayor Peter Rabbit sees an opportunity to advance his career, and enlists his cousin and best friend to capture the mutant creature – unaware that two more bloodthirsty “”krackoons”” are lurking in the shadows.

Book of the Dead

BOOK OF THE DEAD: THE ESCHATRILOGY – DVD

Matthew spends his days in solitude, collecting and burning the dead. A drifter wanders into his sanctuary, carrying with him a book containing three tales of the apocalypse. As the mysterious traveler begins to reveal his true intentions, Matthew tries to piece together the stories and find the key to saving himself before he becomes just another entry in The Eschatrilogy: Book of the Dead.

First Slaughter

CAMP BLOOD: FIRST SLAUGHTER – DVD

The infamous Camp Blood is open for business! A college assignment sends a group of young students deep into the woods, and deeper into terror. One by one, a masked killer begins to murder them in gruesome fashion. They say the 3rd time is the charm, and Camp Blood 3 has thrice the slice! Stay out of the woods unless you want to be the next victim of the Camp Blood killer.

Chainsaw Killer

CHAINSAW KILLER – DVD

VHS Madman Victor McCoy is searching for the ultimate collectors prize in the form of an obscure release called THE FORCE BENEATH, directed by insane film-maker Verner Banks. Victor will go to any lengths to obtain the reclusive tape once he finds the sole owner. Meanwhile, in the town, a madman dressed as the Chainsaw Killer begins a terror filled rampage, slaughtering anyone in his path with the roaring saw! What is the connection between the killer and the lost film? Can the local Sheriff stop the bloodshed? Watch this retro film filled with homages and nods toward a bygone era to find out!

Cold in July

COLD IN JULY – VOD – FRIDAY, MAY 23RD

Despite the trappings — guns, stakeouts, an ex-con, a private eye, a porn ring, a shootout — this isn’t an ordinary suspense novel. It’s a lean, effective character study about a man who risks his comfortable life to pursue something half-glimpsed within his psyche. He feels guilty about his father’s suicide, he doubts his ability to raise his own son, and now he’s mixed up with another father, whose son has gone into a place of great darkness. A stirring tale in which actions have consequences, and no one is left unchanged by the things that they see and do.

Embedded

EMBEDDED – DVD

Embedded tells the tale of a former big-time television reporter whose career has taken a turn for the worse. He’s reporting from rural Montana when he’s called to the fictional town of Hatt’s Creek, to cover the story of a 12-year-old boy who’s gone missing in the woods. The reporter joins the police and a posse of hunters who form a search party (hence ‘Embedded’) and venture into the forest. The townsfolk suspect a grizzly bear, seeing as cattle had been going missing near town. That’s when things start to go south.

Evil Dead

EVIL DEAD (1981) – BLU-RAY STEELBOOK

The Evil Dead tells the tale of a group of friends who go to a cabin in the woods, where they find an unspeakable evil lurking in the forest. They find the Necronomicon, the Book Of The Dead, and the taped translation of the text. Once the tape is played, the evil is released. One by one, the teens become deadly zombies. With only one remaining (Bruce Campbell), it is up to him to survive the night and battle The Evil Dead.

Grand Piano

GRAND PIANO – DVD & BLU-RAY

*Read the iHorror review of Grand Piano!*

Tom Selznick (Elijah Wood) is the most talented pianist of his generation, but has stopped performing in public because of his stage fright. Years after a catastrophic performance, he reappears in public for a long awaited concert in Chicago. In a packed theater, in front of an expectant audience, Tom finds a message written on the score: “Play one wrong note and you die.” In the sights of an anonymous sniper (John Cusack), Tom must get through the most difficult performance of his life and look for help without being detected.

House of Dust

HOUSE OF DUST – DVD

No one knows the real horrors that occurred 60 years ago in Redding House Asylum; all evidence was incinerated in its crematorium. But when a group of medical students break into the shuttered hospital, they literally stir up the ashes of the damned. For the mentally unstable new girl on campus, it will force her to the edge of sanity. And for those who accidentally ingested the cremains of an infamous serial killer, their nightmare of madness and murder has just begun.

Lords of Salem

LORDS OF SALEM – BLU-RAY STEELBOOK

From the nightmare mind of writer/director Rob Zombie comes the terrifying story of Salem, Massachusetts radio DJ Heidi LaRoc who receives a mysterious record labeled a gift from The Lords. But when Heidi plays the disc, its bizarre sounds will trigger visions of the town’s depraved past, release the darkness within her own damaged soul, and unleash the long-awaited vengeance of Satan himself.

Mischief Night

MISCHIEF NIGHT – DVD

*Read the iHorror review of Mischief Night!*

The night before Halloween, a teenage babysitter is stalked by a masked killer; but in an unusual turn of events, victim and victimizer begin to develop romantic feelings for each other.

Nosferatu

NOSFERATU: THE VAMPYRE (1979) – BLU-RAY

It is 1850 in the beautiful, perfectly-kept town of Wismar. Jonathan Harker is about to leave on a long journey over the Carpathian Mountains to finalize real estate arrangements with a wealthy nobleman. His wife, Lucy begs him not to go and is troubled by a strong premonition of danger. Despite her warnings, Jonathan arrives four weeks later at a large, gloomy castle. Out of the mist appears a pale, wraith-like figure with a shaven head and deep-sunken eyes who identifies himself as Count Dracula. The events that transpire slowly convince Harker that he is in the presence of a vampyre. What he doesn’t know is the magnitude of danger he, his wife and his town are about to experience.

Report 51

REPORT 51: ALIEN INVASION – DVD

After a strange and disturbing UFO sighting, four friends journey to the woodlands to investigate but soon find that their exciting weekend adventure plans have turned into a nightmare of terror and survival. What happened to the quartet remains a mystery; however their video documentary material – consisting of POV camera, computer chat recordings, and frightening attack footage – survives as a terrifying vision of an isolated small town subjected to an alien invasion.

Vampire  Academy

VAMPIRE ACADEMY – DVD & BLU-RAY

VAMPIRE ACADEMY tells the legend of Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir, two 17-year-old girls who attend a hidden boarding school for Moroi (mortal, peaceful Vampires) and Dhampirs (half-vampire/half-human guardians). Rose, a rebellious Guardian-in-training and her best friend, Lissa – a royal vampire Princess – have been on the run when they are captured and returned to St.Vladamirs Academy, the very place where they believe their lives may be in most jeopardy. Thrust back into the perils of Moroi Society and high school, Lissa struggles to reclaim her status while Rose trains with her mentor and love-interest, Dimitri, to guarantee her place as Lissa’s guardian. Rose will sacrifice everything to protect Lissa from those who intend to exploit her from within the Academy walls and the Strigoi (immortal, evil vampires) who hunt her kind from outside its sanctuary.

Way of the Wicked

WAY OF THE WICKED – DVD & BLU-RAY

Christian Slater stars with Vinnie Jones in this heart-stopping supernatural thriller. After a series of inexplicable murders sweeps a small, isolated community, Father Henry (Slater) goes to a local police detective (Jones) with a theory on why the murders are occurring. The two learn that a troubled teen with a dark past has recently moved to town and has set his sights on the cop’s beautiful, young daughter. Father Henry, who turns out to have secrets of his own, finds himself pitted against a demonic force more diabolically evil and twisted than any of them could have imagined.

The Witch Who Came from the Sea

THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA (1976) – DVD

Abused as a child by her alcoholic father, Molly is now a dysfunctional waitress in a local seaside bar off the coast of California who casually picks up muscle men from Venice Beach and takes them home to bed… only to castrate them with a shaving razor!

Zombie Games

ZOMBIE GAMES: THE KNACKERY – DVD

Hunger Games meets Dawn of the Dead! Six contestants. One million dollars. And a horde of zombies. In the near future, a group of contestants prepare to fight to the death on the extreme reality TV show The Knackery, the most popular program on television. With a grand prize reward of one million dollars for the last player left standing, the stakes are high and never more deadly. They are raised even higher when a mass of flesh hungry, genetically modified zombies are unleashed upon the contestants to liven things up a bit…

Also out today; Box of Bigfoot 2, Cannibal Lolita Double Feature, Kill the Scream Queen, Manson Kilmore Double Feature, SARS Double Feature and Shark Attack Triple Feature.

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