Horror Horizon – Horror Releases for February 28, 2017

Horror releases for February 28 on Blu-Ray and DVD. Click on the film’s title to go to the Amazon listing, and purchase to support this site!

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

“Set in the ancient past when humans and dinosaurs lived together, a small tribe is struggling to survive by giving a sacrifice of a blond woman to their god, the sun, in return for protection from the giant lizards and other creatures that preys on them. Sanna, one of the sacrificial offerings, finds herself on her own when a freak storm interrupts the ceremony. As she searches for a safe haven she encounters hostility from rival tribes and lots of huge and deadly dinosaurs.”

The Raid Collection

Includes The Raid and The Raid 2 on Blu-Ray.

The Gate

“The removal of an old tree in a suburban resident’s backyard reveals a large, mysterious hole that turns out to be an underground chamber of terrifying, demonic evil.

Special Features Include:

Audio Commentary with Director Tibor Takacs, Writer Michael Nankin, and Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook

Audio Commentary with Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook, Special Make-up Effects Artist Craig Reardon, Special Effects Artist Frank Carere, and Matte Photographer Bill Taylor

Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with Composers Michael Hoenig and J. Peter Robinson

THE GATE: Unlocked — A Conversation between Director Tibor Takacs and Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook

Minion Maker — An interview with Special Make-up Effects Artist Craig Reardon

From Hell It Came — An Interview with Co-Producer Andras Hamori

The Workman Speaks! — An Interview with Actor Carl Kraines

Made In Canada — A series of interviews with many of the local Toronto-based cast & crew including Production Manager Robert Wertheimer, Costume Designer Trysha Bakker, Third Assistant Director Kathleen Meade, ”Minion” Performer Jonathan Llyr, Actor Scot Denton, and Post-Production Supervisor H. Gordon Woodside

From Hell: The Creatures & Demons of THE GATE with Randall William Cook and Craig Reardon

The Gatekeepers with Tibor Takacs and Michael Nankin

Vintage Featurette: Making of ”THE GATE”

Teaser Trailer

Theatrical Trailers

TV Spot

Still Gallery

Behind-The-Scenes Still Gallery –Lionsgate”

Deadtime Stories

“Your favorite nightmares come to life in a salute to the age-old bedtime story ritual. Travel on a mysterious journey to a medieval world populated by blood-crazed witches, evil experiments and captive maidens. Then from the catacombs and dark caverns of medieval Europe, you’ll plunge into modern suburbia and the adventures of a female jogger stalked by a savage werewolf. Finally, sensuality will become macabre, black comedy as you follow the trail of three bank robbers who share their country house hideaway with a sweet murderess.

• New Hi-Def Transfer From the Original Negative
• NEW Audio Commentary with co-writer/director Jef Delman
• NEW I Like the Grotesque – an interview with co-writer/director Jef Delman
• NEW interviews with actors Cathryn de Prume, Melissa Leo and Scott Valentine
• The Black Forest – an alternate cut of the first story
• Deleted Scenes
• Theatrical Trailers
• Still Gallery”

Shut In

“A heart-pounding thriller about a widowed child psychologist who lives in an isolated existence in rural New England. Caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.”

Review here

Ape 3D

“Newly Re-mastered in 3-D and HD! A freighter peacefully glides the still waters of a soft Pacific night; their cargo: a recently captured 36-foot ape. A giant fist comes up through the deck sending the sailors sprawling and in a matter of seconds, the A*P*E (Attacking Primate monster) is loose! After battling a very large snake and a giant white shark, A*P*E defies the JAWS of the great white and is the victor. American actress (Joanna Kerns, TV s Growing Pains) arrives in South Korea to appear in a film, at the same time, A*P*E has also arrived and lays waste the city of Inchon and continues his march forward, destroying everything in his path. Paul Leder (I Dismember Mama) co-wrote and directed this cult classic that needs to be seen to be believed. Co-starring Hollywood veteran Alex Nicol (The Man From Laramie, The Screaming Skull), A*P*E is presented in both 2-D and 3-D formats (3-D viewing requires a compatible television and Blu-ray player).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Horror Cinema Historian Chris Alexander | Trailers”


“Lester Bacon’s slaughterhouse has run into financial problems. Faced with the town lawyer, the sheriff, and the rival slaughterhouse owner trying to purchase his land, Lester decides to take matters into his own hands. After discovering the type of violence his hulking and mentally deranged son, Buddy, is capable of, Lester orders him to permanently dispose of anyone who conspires against them…

A late 80s video store staple, Rick Roessler’s SLAUGHTERHOUSE is a gleefully bloody San Diego shot slasher featuring atmospheric and noirish cinematography along with a generous helping of creative kills. Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents SLAUGHTERHOUSE in its North American Blu-ray debut, newly restored in 2k from its 35mm Interpositive and featuring the original Ultra-Stereo sound mix for the first time on home video.

Bonus Features:
1. Newly scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm Interpositive
2. Commentary track with Director Rick Roessler, Producer Jerry Encoe & Production Designer Michael Scaglione
3. New video interview with Lead Actress Sherry Bendorf Leigh
4. “Making a Low Budget Indie” – Featurette with Rick Roessler
5. “Producing Slaughterhouse” – Interview with Jerry Encoe
6. Archival interviews with Rick Roessler & Jerry Encoe
7. “Epilogue: 30 Years After the Slaughter”
8. Radio interview featurette from 1987
9. Local news coverage from the theatrical premiere
10. Behind the scenes featurette
11. Outtakes
12. “No Smoking” SLAUGHTERHOUSE snipe
13. Mutiple theatrical trailers, tv & radio spots
14. Shooting script gallery
15. Reversible cover artwork
16. English SDH Subtitles”

We Are the Flesh

“A visionary and bizarre slice of Mexican arthouse cinema, We Are The Flesh is an extraordinary and unsettling film experience, a sexually charged and nightmarish journey into an otherworldly dimension of carnal desire and excess, as well as a powerful allegory on the corrupting power of human desire.

A young brother and sister, roaming an apocalyptic city, take refuge in the dilapidated lair of a strange hermit. He puts them to work building a bizarre cavernous structure, where he acts out his insane and depraved fantasies. Trapped in this maddening womb-like world under his malign influence, they find themselves sinking into the realms of dark and forbidden behaviour.

Mixing the graphic, powerful imagery of Gaspar Noe s Love and Enter The Void with the surreal, hallucinatory impact of Alejandro Jodorowsky, We Are The Flesh is a bizarre, psychedelic head trip, mixing intense, outrageously explicit imagery with a profound allegory on the nature of existence, to make this an unforgettable, boundary-pushing experience unlike anything you ve ever seen.


High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
5.1 surround and uncompressed stereo 2.0 audio options
Optional English subtitles
A new video essay by critic Virginie Sélavy
New interviews with director Emiliano Rocha Minter and cast members Noé Hernández, María Evoli and Diego Gamaliel
Two short films by Emiliano Rocha Minter; Dentro and Videohome
Theatrical trailer
Stills gallery
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Anton Bitel, and a note from the producer on the film”

Officer Downe

“Take a ride along in a hyper-real Los Angeles for the story of a savage L.A. policeman who is repeatedly resurrected and returned to active duty through dark science technology. When a rookie officer is recruited as backup, he discovers there’s much more to the reputed super-cop than a mindless law enforcement drone warring against a twisted rogue gallery of over-the-top super-villains. From the graphic novel by Joe Casey and Chris Burnham.”


“Priscilla is a tease, flirting with every man she meets. When her mother catches her with Dan, a dockhand, Priscilla accuses the man of attacking her, resulting in a shoot out from which he’s left for dead. However, Dan is quickly rescued by two women, who put him to work at an all male brothel with an exclusively female clientele. Becoming fast friends with the other ‘studs’, Dan soon finds a new home, that is, until he’s warned about the notorious ‘nutcracker’.

Acclaimed filmmaker Alex deRenzy’s dark social satire, BABYFACE, remains one of the director’s most controversial and often censored films. Featuring an all star cast, including Amber Hunt and Paul Thomas, as well as a haunting performance from Molly Seagrim, Vinegar Syndrome brings this landmark film to Blu-ray, fully uncut and restored from long lost 35mm vault elements.

Bonus Features:
1. Scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm vault elements
2. Extensive audio interview with actress Molly Seagrim
3. “Parochial Passion Princess” a short film by Alex deRenzy
4. Reversible cover artwork”

Child Eater

“A babysitter. A missing kid. A local legend who feasts on the eyes of children. CHILD EATER is a nightmarish roller-coaster ride of a horror movie inspired by the fantastical tone of the 1980s. When little Lucas goes missing from his bedroom in the middle of the night, his babysitter Helen ventures out into the deep, dark woods armed only with a flashlight and a fierce determination to find him.”

The Night Bird/Night of the Spanish Fly

“Two sleaze samples of mid 70s, Big Apple made films, brought together for the first time from Vinegar Syndrome.

THE NIGHT BIRD: The Nite Bird is the hottest disco in town, where everyone gets down on and off the dance floor. Southside and his friends hit the streets, searching for the hottest disco girls in the Big Apple, in a never ending quest of drinking, dancing, and, of course, sex. However, Southside has lately been rethinking his life and might want something more than just gang war and disco fever sex.

NIGHT OF THE SPANISH FLY: Somehow a shipment of Gogo Wieners and the aphrodisiac Spanish Fly have been cross contaminated in transit and have been accidentally distributed. As the drugged wieners are consumed by citizens word spreads of raucous love making throughout the metropolitan area. We see first hand the effects in one case after another.

Bonus Features:
1. Both films scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm negative
2. Original theatrical trailers for both films”


“Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who made his name with classics CURE and BRIGHT FUTURE, gets back to his roots by putting the thumbscrews to the audience with his latest, CREEPY. A year after a botched hostage negotiation with a serial killer turned deadly, ex-detective Koichi (Hidetoshi Nishijima), and his wife move into a new house with a deeply strange new neighbor (Teruyuki Kagawa). His old cop colleagues come calling for his help on a mysterious case, which may be related to the strange goings-on next door, in this insidiously-constructed narrative that braids plot twists on top of plot twists and shock on top of shock.”

The Creature Below

“During a traumatic accident whilst on a deep-sea dive in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, Olive, a gifted, young marine-biologist discovers an unearthly creature. Loosing her dream job, Olive smuggles the creature home, intent on studying it in her basement, unbeknownst to her devoted boyfriend Matt. Whilst struggling to re-adjust to landlocked life and recover from her recent trauma, Olive begins to realize that she and the creature share a symbiotic bond that drives her to carry out its sinister will. Plagued by gruesome nightmares, her fractured memories of what happened during the accident in the depths of the ocean begin to unravel and reveal an eldritch horror far older and malevolent than she could ever imagine, one which she has unwittingly set free. Olive’s obsession leads to madness as her discovery consumes her entire humanity, with deadly results for those around her. PACKED WITH DVD BONUS FEATURES: Behind the Scenes; Deleted Scenes; Frightfest Q&A; Short Film: Rats”

Territorial Behavior

“A survival specialist encounters poachers and something malevolent while backpacking in the remote wilderness of Montana.”


“Mira Gonzaga has been having terrible dreams. As they escalate, Mira’s father moves her and her pregnant mother to a secluded ranch in the Texas hill-country. The night terrors do not end as warnings from her deceased grandmother and visions of things-to-come haunt her. When nearby fracking operations begin to infiltrate the ranch’s water supply; Mira’s parents begin to feel it’s dire effects…”

3 Hours Till Dead

“An AWOL soldier with PTSD goes into hiding. Along with his brother and a few friends they retreat into a rural farm area unaware that the outside world has stopped functioning. On their way back to civilization, his brother is attacked and bitten by an infected farmer. The brother quickly turns into a rabid animal and lives for exactly three hours. Realizing that they are in grave danger, they head back to the forest trying to outlive the legions of the infected. Director: Jason Mills; Cast: Vladamir Zaric, Chris Walters, Hans Potter; Producer: Warren Croyle.”

Bangin’ Vengeance

“”Amber Rain would do ANYTHING to be a star… but when her botched, bust-implanted boobs start talking, Amber learns that the road to success is paved in blood! Set in the seedy side of Las Vegas where everyone wants to make a buck, Amber takes revenge on all the men who wronged her. Lied to, abused, scarred… Amber Rain will have her vengeance!” BD-R (all BD-R’s are professionally pressed and silk screened by Discmakers).Only 100 Will be Sold”

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