This week is a pretty slow one on the horror on home video front, with only four new releases rounding out November. In fact, none of those new releases are even of movies that are actually new, but rather re-releases of relatively undiscovered gems from the 70s and 80s – a couple of which are hitting DVD/Blu-ray for the very first time.
Let’s take a closer look at all the new discs you can add to your collection today!
Scientists warn that the depletion of the earth’s ozone layer is reaching critical levels, particularly in higher altitudes. How critical? Enough to unleash the vengeful wrath of the entire animal kingdom! No human is safe, particularly a group of nature-loving hikers (including Leslie Nielsen) lead by their guide (Christopher George) who are constantly menaced by every conceivable mountain-dwelling creature. Dogs, rats, snakes, hawks, owls, mountain lions and bears are out to send a clear message about chlorofluorocarbon abuse.
Director William Girdler follows up his 1976 hit film, Grizzly, with this eco-sensitive, nature-runs-amok thrill-ride. Now see it from a brand new HD master from the original IP in correct widescreen scope format, along with a new 5.1 mix, first time anywhere in the world!
Join the team of fearless investigators as they travel to new, exotic locales and the most remote places of the world to hunt the paranormal in their third and final season. Supernatural investigations include the ominous Castle Rising castle where Queen Isabella of France (whom was known as the She-Wolf) used to live, eerie Mayan Ruins where ancient rituals included violent bloodletting and human sacrifice, and even the mysterious birthplace of Frankenstein in Italy! Get ready for a hauntingly good time full of ghostly figures and unearthly encounters!
From Sean S. Cunningham, producer-director of the original Friday The 13th, comes this electrifying tale of terror!
116 people are dead at the hands of Max Jenke (Brion James – Blade Runner, Crimewave) and his trusty meat cleaver. Now, justice is about to be served as Jenke is sentenced to the electric chair. But from the first high voltage blast, it becomes clear that Max is no ordinary serial killer.
With a blood-chilling laugh from the depths of hell, Max enters our world, transformed into a supernatural force by the high-voltage blast of electricity. Max vows revenge on the cop who captured him. Well-aware of the maniacal killer’s passion to destroy, Detective Lucas McCarthy (Lance Henriksen – Pumpkinhead, Aliens) can only begin to imagine the horror that awaits him and his family.
Its a American Grindhouse double bill! Both for the first time digitally remastered from the original vault elements!
First up, LURKERS! From cult director Roberta Findlay (SNUFF) comes a psychological thriller about a beautiful, young New York cellist, whose demonic childhood nightmares have returned, plunging her into a horrific series of events that threaten her success, her sanity… and her life. Now see the horror from a brand new 16×9 master from the original IP first time anywhere!
Next up, DIE SISTER DIE!. A man (Jack Ging-SSSSSSS) hires a nurse (Antoinette Bower – PROM NIGHT) to care for his ailing but nasty and shrewish sister. What he really intends to do, however, is to convince the nurse to join him in a plot to kill her! Watch this film in its first official/authorized DVD release, from a brand new master from the original negatives!