Horror Horizon – Horror Releases for May 2, 2017

Horror releases for May 2 on Blu-Ray and DVD. Click on the film’s title to go to the Amazon listing page; purchase to support this site!


“A young woman finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that threatens to take her life in seven days.”

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

He’s an interstellr adventurer. She’s a young rebel. Together they set out on a mission to rescue three stranded women, from a planet no one has warned them about. Because no one has ever returned.

In the year 2136, Wolff (Peter Strauss), a wily salvage pilot and intergalactic bounty hunter, answers a distress signal on Terra Eleven. Agreeing to pick up three women who’ve been shipwrecked, he lands on the planet only to discover they’ve been kidnapped. Following their trail, Wolff soon encounters Niki (Molly Ringwald), a spunky orphan who agrees to guide him across the Forbidden Zone, a vast wasteland populated by plague-infested mutants. After many battles, Wolff and Niki finally reach the lair of Overdog (Michael Ironside), the planet’s half-man/half-machine ruler. Discovering the women are held captive in Overdog’s slave pens, Wolff’s rescue mission finally begins.

Starring: Peter Strauss (xXx: State of the Union), Molly Ringwald (Sixteen Candles), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), Michael Ironside (Top Gun)

Contains: English subtitles”

Beyond the Gates

“Welcome, curious viewers…have you the courage to go Beyond The Gates?

After their father’s unexplained disappearance, two estranged brothers (responsible Gordon (Graham Skipper) and reckless John (Chase Williamson)) reunite to sift through the contents of his stubbornly anachronistic VHS rental store. Among the inventory, they find an old interactive VCR board game. Intrigued, the brothers pop in the tape… and soon discover that this video is no ordinary game, but a portal to a nightmarish alternate reality: one with deadly consequences for anyone who dares to press play.

Featuring horror legend Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, From Beyond), Beyond The Gates is a retro-cool tale of “hex, dies, and videotape”, from director Jackson Stewart!”


“Jamie Lee Curtis faces a new, unstoppable terror in this sci-fi thriller from the producer of Aliens, Terminator 2, and Tremors.

Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween, Scream Queens) plays the navigator of a tugboat crew which loses its cargo during a hurricane. In the calm eye of the storm, they come across a Russian research ship floating dead in the water. Boarding the vessel, they initially believe it to be deserted… but they soon realize they’re not alone. First, they discover a terrified survivor (Joanna Pacula), and then they find that the ship has been taken over by a ruthless alien intelligence. Now, the small band must fight for their lives against an entity that has come to claim Earth for its own, and creates bio-mechanical monstrosities with one goal: eliminating the virus called humans.

Donald Sutherland (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) and William Baldwin (Backdraft) also star in a film directed by special visual effects master John Bruno (Avatar, True Lies).”

The Naked Cage

“From the director of Chained Heat comes a new tale of survival behind bars!

Michelle (Shari Shattuck, Arena) is young and pretty… and in prison for someone else’s crime. Soon, the naive newcomer is making enemies in all the wrong places. Diane, a kinky warden, wants to maneuver Michelle into her plush private pleasure room. The sadistic guard wants to pay her a visit in solitary confinement. And a ruthless, psychotic fellow inmate just wants to see her dead. As a full-blown cell block riot explodes around her, Michelle plunges into a desperate, deadly confrontation with the treacherous foe that can prove her innocence: or destroy her life!”


“Starring Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) and Tom Payne (The Walking Dead), MindGamers takes the mind-bending thriller to the next level. A group of brilliant young students create a wireless neural network, linking multiple minds via a quantum computer. Capable of transferring motor-skills from one brain to another, they have brought into existence the first shareware for human motor- skills. They freely spread this technology, believing it to be a first step towards a new equality and intellectual freedom. But they soon discover that they themselves are part of a much greater plan.”

Fear, Inc.

“Joe is a slacker horror film buff leeching of his rich girlfriend and bored out of his skull. With Halloween approaching he’s wishing for a horrific time to jolt him out his malaise. After a night of partying, a drunken Joe calls Fear Inc., an immersive personalized haunt service that promises to bring fear to life. Expecting a series of futile attempts at scaring him and his friends based on classic horror movie plots, the group of friends begin to question the nature of the pranks as the lines between reality and fiction blur. Soon the thrill of a lifetime turns into an exercise in fear and fight for survival.”

The Windmill

“Jennifer is an Australian girl on the run from her past who washes up in Amsterdam. In a desperate attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, she joins a coach-load of tourists embarking on a tour of Holland’s world famous windmills. When the bus breaks down in the middle of nowhere, she and the other tourists are forced to seek shelter in a disused shed beside a sinister windmill where, legend has it, a Devil-worshiping miller once ground the bones of locals instead of grain. As members of the group start to disappear, Jennifer learns that they all have something in common – a shared secret that seems to mark them all for doom.”

The Shadow Effect

“Obsessed with gene regeneration, and fascinated by the phenomenon of the waking dream, Dr. Reese (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) explores the psyche of Gabriel Howarth (Cam Gigandet), a young man whose life is turned upside down when his violent dreams begin to blend with reality.. When Gabriel’s dreams mirror political assassinations, he must race against the clock to not only save himself and his wife Brinn (Britt Shaw), but stop an experimental government program. With time running out, and Gabriel’s life on the line, only Dr. Reese holds the key to unlocking the truth.”

Hunting Grounds

“After losing their home following a devastating tragedy, a father and son are forced to move to an old family cabin. When two old friends arrive for a weekend of hunting, what begins as a bonding trip becomes an unimaginable nightmare. This trip deep into the forest will not find wild game, but does unearth a tribe of Sasquatch that are determined to protect their land.”

Wait Till Helen Comes

“When a reconstructed family moves to a converted church in the country, 14-year -old Molly soon realizes that she has a gift and must use it; she has to face her deepest fears, and save her troubled step-sister from a dangerous relationship with the ghost of a lonely little girl.”

Devil in the Dark

“Two brother enter the woods for a hunting trip. The tides turn quickly as they become the hunted.”

The 4400: The Complete Series

The full series on DVD.

The Curse of Sleeping Beauty

“Thomas Kaiser (Ethan Peck) inherits an ancestral mansion that has been in his family for generations — only to learn that he has also inherited an ancient curse stemming back to the Crusades. Forced into his new role as “protector” — the guardian appointed to keep the evil demons in the house at bay — Thomas teams with an ambitious local realtor (Natalie Hall) and paranormal cleric (Bruce Davison) to unravel the mystery of the house, while struggling to awaken the beautiful Briar Rose (India Eisley), held captive in a terrifying netherworld seen previously in his dreams.”

The Barn

“On Halloween 1989, best friends Sam and Josh (Mitchell Musolino and Will Stout) are trying to enjoy their last Devil s Night before graduating high school. Trouble soon arises when the two pals and a group of friends (Lexi Dripps, Cortland Woodard, Nikki Darling and Nickolaus Joshua) take a detour on their way to a rock concert, finding an old abandoned barn and awakening the evil inside…The Boogeyman, Hallowed Jack and The Candycorn Scarecrow. Now it s up to Sam and Josh to find a way to protect their friends and defeat the creatures that lurk within The Barn. Featuring appearances by Scream Queen Linnea Quigley (Night of the Demons and The Return of the Living Dead) with Ari Lehman (Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th) and including the multiple award-winning film score composed by Rocky Gray (former member of the Grammy award-winning rock band Evanescence).”


“A virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. Lauren, a doctor comes to LA to lead the charge in the hunt for survivors. Nothing could have prepared her and her team for the mayhem that they encounter.”

The Hexecutioners

“Three years after the government passes Proposition 117 – a bill that sanctions suicides in private medical practices – a financially struggling twenty-something, Malison McCourt (Liv Collins), takes a job working for a leading private euthanasia clinic named Life Source Closures. McCourt is assigned to shadow Olivia Bletcher (Sarah Power); one of the clinic’s leading death administrators. McCourt and Bletcher are dispatched to a remote estate to meet with a terminally ill new client, Milos Somborac (Tony Burgess). During the ritual, McCourt and Bletcher read from the Tibetan Book of the Dead, but during the process they unwittingly summon the wrath of a Death Cult that once inhabited the old property. This dark twisted tale takes a turn up for the books, when suddenly new client Somborac isn’t the only one on death’s doorstep.”

Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan

“Young adults at a first-time offenders’ boot camp discover the legend of the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan is real, but is much more horrifying than they could have imagined.”

Taking Earth

“An unexplainable event that has thrust the world into chaos brings two survivors together as a portion of the worlds population presumably infected by a strange outbreak, hunt them. Two survivors, David (Ronan Quarmby) and a teenager named Cameron (Marco Torlage) form a bond as they try to find their lost loved ones, but the young man has a secret about the outbreak all is not as it seems. A race from another world is orchestrating this attack on Earth as they hide in the skies, searching for the one out of seven billion people… searching for Cameron. David must help Cameron find his mom, Ellen (Barbara Harrison) and do what they can to stop the alien attack.”

009-1: The End of the Beginning

“Meet Mylene, a sexy, sleek cyborg spy. She s dressed to kill, fully-loaded with an anatomically concealed arsenal of high-tech weaponry and programmed with the most lethal fighting skills. In the near future, with the world is divided into Western and Eastern blocs, Agent 009 is assigned to infiltrate a borderland war zone. Her mission is to rescue an abducted scientist, the mastermind of a top-secret cyborg technology known as the Faust Project. Can the one-woman demolition squad accomplish her covert assignment out maneuvering a treacherous obstacle course and recover precious memories of her former human self?”

Zombie Ninjas vs. Black Ops

“Mercenaries killed in combat are awakened, giving rise to a new vicious breed of Zombie Ninjas. The Zombie Ninjas are commanded by a ferocious leader, and soon face off with the covert response mission deployed to fight back. This elite black ops team underestimates the brutality of the encouter which tests loyalties, resulting in a full on assault between two highly skilled lethal forces.”

The Cure

“A young female researcher’s life is in danger when she discovers the pharmaceutical company she works for had developed a cure for cancer many years earlier. They haven’t released it because that would destroy their chemotherapy drug sales. She must now escape and release the cure to the world while the company tries to stop her.”


“A documentarian named Annie has roped her husband into a project that involves setting up cameras throughout their house. Complications arise when the cameras start showing that same couple in an alternate universe.”

Joker’s Poltergeist

“After a clown-masked assailant guns down Aurora’s Place, the resident theater owner fights to re-open her business.”

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