Today, Scream Factory breathes new life into a little-seen 90s anthology, a horror classic gets remastered on Blu-ray and a fun creature feature from Ireland finally comes home.  Let’s take a look at all of this week’s home video and On Demand releases!

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AS NIGHT FALLS – DVD

10-year-old Amelia’s parents think it’s time for her to go to sleep permanently, leaving her broken body in a silent, shallow grave.  50 years later, Mommy and Daddy are back from Hell, intent on wreaking the same deadly discipline on anyone not in bed by nightfall.  Sisters Holly and Elisabeth are losing their minds, and their friends are losing their heads.  Something evil has crashed their party, but no one knows what they are fighting.  When the girls’ brother Charlie arrives, he completes the family group and the kids start to find out what firm parenting really means.

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THE BAT (1959) – DVD

The Bat, said to be a man with no face, is a master criminal involved in robberies and murders.  This crazed killer is on the loose in a creepy mansion full of people and his true identity is only revealed at the end.

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BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL (1984) / TALES FROM THE QUADEAD ZONE (1987) BOX SET – DVD

BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL:  Wholesome Christian woman, Helen Black, is browsing through a local antique shop when she spots a ventriloquist doll.  She is oddly drawn to the doll and decides to purchase it after being forewarned about the dolls mysterious past.  Unbeknownst to her, the doll is Black Devil Doll from Hell.  The devil doll comes alive and gives Helen her heartfelt wish, a wish she may soon regret!

TALES FROM THE QUADEAD ZONE (ANTHOLOGY) –

Food For?:  A tale about hunger and its effect on one poor family and one family member’s solution to this devastating problem!  A tale you will never forget.

The Brothers:  A tale of hatred and revenge of supernatural proportions.  Two brothers, Fred and Ted Johnson, brothers whom have hated each other from birth.  Fred dies of an apparent heart attack.  Ted Steals his body from a funeral home to carry out a strange and bizarre deed that results in a chain of events that Ted could not have foreseen in this life or the next.

Unseen Vision:  A tale about Bobby, a dead little boy whom keeps bringing his mother strange books to read to him… books that can’t be found in this world!

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BODY BAGS COLLECTOR’S EDITION – BLU-RAY

*PREVIOUSLY OUT-OF-PRINT ON DVD*

Two Masters of Horror, John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing) and Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Lifeforce) come together to create a chilling anthology of terror.

Alex Datcher (Passenger 57) stars as a woman working the late shift at The Gas Station while a killer is on the loose. Then, Stacy Keach (Road Games) can’t stand the thought of losing his Hair and he’ll do anything to keep it. And finally, Mark Hamill (Star Wars) portrays a baseball player that submits to an Eye transplant after he loses an eye in a car accident.

Featuring guest appearances by Deborah Harry, Sheena Easton, Twiggy, David Naughton (An American Werewolf In London), John Agar (Tarantula), David Warner (Time After Time) and cameos by Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper and Roger Corman, Body Bags delivers a fright-filled night of horror.

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GRABBERS – DVD

On Erin Island, an idyllic fishing village off the coast of Ireland, charming inebriate Ciaran O’ Shea (Richard Coyle, Pusher) is tasked with showing straight-laced police officer Lisa Nolan (Ruth Bradley, Primeval, In Her Skin) her new beat.  Not that there’s much to police, as most of the community’s troubles are caused by O’ Shea himself.  But strange doings are afoot: the crew of a fishing boat disappears, whales start appearing dead on the shore, and a local lobster-man catches a mysterious tentacled creature in his trap.  Soon it becomes clear to O’ Shea and Nolan that there’s something unnatural out there, and that it’s hungry.  So it’s time to rally the villagers, arm the troops… and head to the pub.

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NOSFERATU (1922) 2-DISC DELUXE REMASTERED EDITION – DVD & BLU-RAY

An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Nosferatu is the quintessential silent vampire film, crafted by legendary German director F. W. Murnau (Sunrise, Faust, The Last Laugh).  Rather than depicting Dracula as a shape-shifting monster or debonair gentleman, Murnau’s Graf Orlok (as portrayed by Max Schreck) is a nightmarish, spidery creature of bulbous head and taloned claws — perhaps the most genuinely disturbing incarnation of vampirism yet envisioned.  Nosferatu was an atypical expressionist film in that much of it was shot on location.  While directors such as Lang and Lubitsch built vast forests and entire towns within the studio, Nosferatu’s landscapes, villages and castle were actual locations in the Carpathian Mountains.  Murnau was thus able to infuse the story with the subtle tones of nature: both pure and fresh as well as twisted and sinister.

Remastered in high definition for the first time and making its Blu-ray debut exclusively from Kino Classics.

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THE WORLD’S END  – ON DEMAND

*HITTING DVD & BLU-RAY NOVEMBER 19TH*

20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again.  They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End.  As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s.  Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.