Horror Horizon – Horror Releases for February 14, 2017
Horror releases for February 14 on Blu-Ray and DVD, perfect to get prepared for a Valentine’s Day evening of watching gory home video. Click on the film’s title to go to the Amazon listing page, and purchase to support this site!
“When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team – led by expert codebreaker Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.”
“When the Scooby gang visits a dude ranch, they discover that it and the nearby town have been haunted by a ghostly cowboy, Dapper Dan, who fires real fire from his fire irons. The mystery only deepens when it’s discovered that the ghost is also the long lost relative of Shaggy Rogers!”
“Brand New 4K Restoration! In this vivid view of prehistoric life, a man from the vicious Rock People, Tumak (John Richardson, Black Sunday) is banished from his home, but soon finds himself living among the kind, gentle Shell People. There, he falls in love with the beautiful Loana (Raquel Welch, 100 Rifles, Fuzz, Fathom), in the role that made her an international sex symbol and a major star. The two decide to strike out on their own, living by their wits in a deadly land of treacherous beasts and unknown dangers, leading to a thrilling climax by the edge of an angry volcano. The stunning primeval creatures were created by the legendary special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen (The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms). One Million Years B.C., a true science-fiction classic, was directed by Don Chaffey (Jason and the Argonauts) and featured a strong supporting cast that included Martine Beswick (Thunderball), Robert Brown (The Living Daylights), Percy Herbert (Too Late the Hero) and Yvonne Horner (Prehistoric Women). The 100-minute international cut and the 91-minute U.S. cut are both included on this Blu-ray.
Special Features: 4K Restoration of the “91-minute U.S. Cut” | Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas | In the Valley of the Dinosaurs: Interview with Star Raquel Welch | An Interview with SFX Legend Ray Harryhausen | Interview with Actress Martine Beswick | Animated Montage of Posters and Images | Trailers”
“Based on a story by acclaimed writer Ray Bradbury, It Came From Outer Space starring Richard Carlson and Barbara Rush is a science fiction classic that is as thought-provoking and tantalizing today as it was when it first “landed” on the silver screen. When amateur astronomer John Putnam (Carlson) and his fiancée Ellen Fields (Rush) are stargazing in the desert, a spaceship bursts from the sky and crashes to the ground. Just before a landslide buries the ship, a mysterious creature emerges and disappears into the darkness. Of course, when he tells his story to the sheriff (Charles Drake), John is branded a crackpot. Before long, strange things begin to happen, but will the tide of disbelief turn in time?”
“Based on a stranger-than-fiction true story, King Cobra is a deliciously dark, twisted plunge into the behind-the-scenes world of the pornography industry. It’s 2006, YouTube is in its infancy, and internet porn is still behind a paywall. Taking the stage name Brent Corrigan, a fresh-faced, wannabe adult video performer (Garrett Clayton) is molded into a star by Stephen (Christian Slater, Mr. Robot), a closeted gay porn mogul who runs the skin flick empire Cobra Video from his seemingly ordinary suburban home. But as Brent’s rise and demands for more money put him at odds with his boss, he also attracts the attention of a rival producer (James Franco) and his unstable lover (Keegan Allen) who will stop at nothing to squash Cobra Video and steal its number one star. Co-starring Alicia Silverstone and Molly Ringwald, King Cobra is part delirious, tabloid-shocker satire, part American tragedy.”
“Don Knotts stars in The Ghost and Mr. Chicken as a timid typesetter who hasn’t a ghost of a chance of becoming a reporter – until he decides to solve a murder mystery and ends up spending a fright-filled night in a haunted house! Figuring the answers to the mystery lie in the old Simmons mansion, Luther Heggs (Knotts) visits the estate at the witching hour of midnight. Certain he’s seen a ghost, Luther writes a story which makes front page news – and brings on a libel suit from the mansion’s owner. When the trial judge orders an investigation – and no apparition appears – Luther is branded a fraud. That is, until he and his devoted girlfriend team up to uncover the mystery of the hauntings – and the true murderer – in this timeless comedy classic.”
“A woman’s idyllic middle-class life is disrupted when her husband brings home a beautiful young orphan to be their maid. At first she welcomes the pretty girl, in fact seems strangely fixated on her, but soon comes to suspect the girl of having an affair with her husband. At the same time odd, unexplained incidents – most involving the maid’s mysterious wooden doll – begin to make her question her own sanity. Soon it all spirals out of control and the film climaxes in a fever pitch of sexual jealousy, murder, and supernatural vengeance, all set to a pounding synth score.
Almost completely unknown outside its home country, Suddenly In The Dark is one of the best examples of pre-millennial K-horror. It was made at a time when censorship laws were being liberalized, igniting a boom in horror and erotic films. Elements of both are present here, directed with bizarre flair by Go Yeong-nam in a style often compared to the wilder Italian films of the 70s and 80s.
Mondo Macabro is proud to present this classic of Korean horror on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world. Our presentation has been restored from the best available elements from the Korean Film Archive, and features brand new extras produced exclusively for this release.
Interview with producer David Suh
Interview with critic Kim Bong-seok
Korean Cover Cavalcade
Newly created English subtitles
Mondo Macabro previews”
“When his home in New Eden is destroyed by a revitalized Brotherhood and its new Vamp leader, Martin finds himself alone in the badlands of America with only the distant memory of his mentor, the legendary vampire hunter Mister, to guide him. Roaming the wilderness of a steadily decaying country, Martin searches for the one man who can help him exact revenge. Once reunited, Mister and Martin prepare to confront the ravenous Brotherhood and its monstrous overlord. But it ll take more than the two of them to battle this terrifying new threat, and with the future of humanity hanging in the balance, the stakes are higher than ever before.
Reuniting one of horror cinema s most memorable heroic teams, STAKE LAND II is an epic exploration of a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by bloodthirsty vamps and social collapse, where only the strongest survive.”
“Massacre Video proudly presents Japanese AV director Tamakichi Anaru’s TUMBLING DOLL OF FLESH (aka Judge For Yourself, Niku Daruma). This controversial and confrontational piece of underground filmmaking is coming to DVD for the first time anywhere in the world outside of Japan.
Removable English Subtitles
Trailers for other Massacre Video Releases”
“When a Giant Alligator begins randomly killing college students during Spring Break, a local Sheriff (Joe Lando) partners with a local Alligator Expert (Zoe Bell) as they attempt to stop the killings before any more die. Little does anyone know, the attacks are not as random as they seem — but actually something more sinister seems to be at play.”
“John Crenshaw has given up his life as leader of his Navy SEAL team to settle down and marry his girlfriend Selina. He accompanies Selina and her students on a weekend nature-photography expedition deep into the Oregon woods. What starts out as an educational and fun-filled weekend turns into horror as the group is besieged by an unspeakable evil – a horde of hideously disfigured, mutated humans with an insatiable taste for blood. The horde savagely attacks the camp. John fights off some and is left for dead as the creatures led by the sadistic Atkinson take Selina and the group back to their camp. Battered and enraged Crenshaw must once again embrace the life he left behind to track down and kill the horde. He uses all of his special forces training to try to save the group. With unrelenting danger around every corner he must deal with the savage mutants and human deceit. As things go from bad to worse, Crenshaw becomes their only hope if they are going to get out alive.”
“rom cult director Tim Ritter! A man suspects his wife of adultery and goes on a killing spree, eliminating all he believes are sleeping with her, but his victims don’t stay dead. A first ever “Director’s Cut” of the movie on a Dual Blu-RayDVD release. Besides new cut release include several bonus items including the original cut, making of, new commentary, bloopers, alt cut scenes and more. PRESSED BLU-RAY & DVD, SHIPPING NOW. Only 666 Will be Sold”
“Tate takes on the role of James Parrish, a man who allegedly killed his own wife and three children before disappearing without a trace. With the home now vacated and boarded up, a home improvement company gets permission to film the renovation process for a test pilot for a TV network, not knowing that Parrish had returned to take up residence once again in the derelict building. Bloody chaos ensues – and it’s all captured on camera!”
“An Earth spaceship heading to Venus on a mission is forced to crash land. Astronauts Kerns and Sherman (along with their reliable robot John1) start to check out and explore this strange planet and discover that it’s inhabited by hopping lizard creatures, brontosauruses, man-eating plants, and flying reptiles.”
“A heavy metal band are on tour when their bus breaks down on the outskirts of a remote, rural town. They are helped by a family of God-worshipping locals, but quickly discover that this clan of crazies has murder on their minds and turning them into inventory for their wholesale meat business. The band must fight their way out of this nightmare any way they can, or end up on the dinner table.”
“CITY OF DEAD MEN follows Michael (Diego Boneta), a young American tourist running away from his own demons as he journeys throughout South America. He has depleted his funds and must resolve his situation soon. He arrives in Medellin, Colombia and meets Melody (Maria Mesa), a strikingly attractive native who knows the ins-and-outs of the city, and connects him to a mob of mysterious misfits led by Jacob (Jackson Rathbone). They reside in an abandoned psychiatric hospital for children on the outskirts of the city, and offer Michael their friendship and shelter. Michael accepts, however, he soon begins to uncover the horror that occurred in the hospital and the looming sense of dread that his new friends are encroaching upon him. The misfits believe themselves to be immortal, testing their limits every single day, and placing their lives at risk – all while pulling Michael into their dangerous dynamic. Will it be too late for Michael to make it out alive?”
“Blood Brothers, based loosely on the famous Leopold and Loeb murder case, tells the tale of Charles Brubaker and his half-brother Thomas Lo Bianco, who concoct a deadly game to test their superior intelligence against the dimwitted masses. This game will eventually lead to murder, but problems arise when they quickly discover that Detective Homer Gaul, a cop with a very special gift, is hot on their trail.”
“Forced to fend for himself on the streets, 13-year-old Zack has just been pushed out of his dysfunctional home by Wayne, his mother’s sadistic boyfriend. When the two are brought back together by a murder, only one will survive this bloody tale of revenge.”
“What if your ex-girlfriends all wanted you back…and came back as zombies? That’s the terrifying premise of Zombie eXs, the newest and most hilarious horror-comedy to satire ”loving you to death!” Zach’s about to break up with the girl of his dreams…again. To teach him a lesson, his buddy Dan rigs a dating show so that the contestants are all Zach’s ex-girlfriends. If that’s not bad enough, the show is sponsored by HAPPIwater, the newest fad in H20 drinks, and it’s having a really odd effect on everyone who drinks it. Luckily, Zach’s best friend Lilly might have a lead on a cure, and together with Dan they launch a plan to steal the antidote and save the world. That is, if they can just stay one step ahead of Zach’s ravenous ZOMBIE EXS! Directed by George Smith. Cast: Alex Hammel-Shaver, Madison Hart, Scott Keebler. Bonus features: Actor Commentary; Director and Producer Commentary; Mohawk Rob Femme FX; Cast Confessions; Zombie eXs Trailer; Behind-the-Scenes Slideshow; Bloody Earth Films Trailers.”
“Five friends travel deep onto legendary tribal land looking to party and have a good time. But their disrespect for the land and the locals awakens an ancient protector who won’t let them leave without paying for their crimes.”
“1967, young Peter McKay’s sister is decapitated by an ax wielding maniac dressed as the Easter Bunny. Peter never celebrates the Easter holiday again… that is until we flash forward to present day 1987. It’s here, in an isolated cabin deep in the woods, Peter and his five friends enjoy their weekend away. It’s a nice few days of partying, beer and water slides. But something white and fuzzy lurks between the trees this holiday season. And it’s hacking, stomping, slashing and hopping its way down a bunny trail of severed limbs and bleeding bodies…”
“A Killer Clown phenomena is sweeping across the country. Clowns hiding in the bushes to scare small children for the Clown prank phenomenon on youtube. How can the whole world be scared of clowns? Well they are, and it’s called coulrophobia, an international epidemic and more coulrophobiacs are jumping on board every day. Experts say there’s a deeper issue deep within the human psyche, that it’s a reaction to a world gone wrong, a world that doesn’t make sense anymore and perhaps never did. The never ending rules and regs for merely living a simple life on planet Earth have proven too much for many and so they snap in various ways. To allow the afflicted to face their fears, and for the pure enjoyment of others not (yet) infected with the virus, get your Killer Clown fix on! Clownophobia Aaron surrenders into a boring marriage and the obligatory loser day job, steadily losing hope for his lifelong aspiration. But with news of a real serial killer on the loose in his hometown, he sees a unique opportunity to make his childhood dream of becoming a Killer Clown into a reality. Sloppy The Clown After a cruel twist of fate, Sloppy finds himself without his beloved job as a children’s clown and starts slipping deeper and deeper into the abyss. An endless bout of bad luck sends him over the edge and unleashes a psychopathic rage so insane that even John Wayne Gacy would be shocked.”
“The lone survivor of the brutal Oakhurst Sanatorium Murders, suffers from severe post-traumatic dissociative disorder in a state run mental health facility. Budget-cuts lead to the transfer of the criminally-insane killer she escaped right to her hospital, while the true supernatural force behind the killings wants to finish what begun the night of the murders.”
“There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt the remain safe from these flesh eating monsters.”
“Two action horror movies in one incredible package! MOLD: A group of scientists are trapped and pitted against each other in a secret government facility with an uncontrollable biological weapon. HOTEL INFERNO: The World’s First POV action horror movie. Hitman Frank Zimosa must fight his way out of a skyscraper full of demons and zombies with any weapon he can get his hands on.”
“Three demonic sisters who resemble neo-goth voodoo dolls are accidentally conjured from the other side during a failed attempt to raise a little girl from the dead. With impeccable fashion sense and teen aged angst, the Sugar Skull Girls will stop at nothing to escape the clutches of The Pale Witch, the ruler of The Shadow world”
“Three intense horror thrillers in one collection. ALL SAINTS EVE: On Halloween, a curse is released and a group of teenage friends must stay alive. BAD VS. WORSE: A group of thieves break into the home of a serial killer, and must fight their way out. THE TURNPIKE KILLER: A hulking homicidal maniac is preying on victims along The New Jersey Turnpike, dumping bodies and baffling the police.”
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