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Horror DVD and Blu-ray Releases: July 8, 2014

rigor_mortis_1 Here’s a look at the major horror releases that hit DVD and Blu-ray discs yesterday!

The Backpacker (Anderson Digital): On the lonely outback roads of Australia a deadly secret awaits returning soldier Sergeant Ben Cross. Vincent Malek, a cruel and maniacal killer forces Ben to play his deadly game. Relentlessly hunted through unforgiving terrain, Ben must draw on all his strength to survive, and unravel the truth along the way in a deadly game of cat and mouse, leading to one crucial question; how far will you go for revenge…

Favor (Kino Lorber): Kip’s perfect life is put in jeopardy when the waitress with whom he’s having a casual fling is accidentally killed in their motel room. Desperate, he turns to childhood friend and loser, Marvin, to help get rid of the body. Marvin agrees which begins the unraveling of their friendship and ultimately leads both to murderous acts they never thought themselves capable of.

Hunting the Legend (Image): Five years ago, a deer hunter vanished in the Alabama woods, leaving behind only a rifle, bloodstains and an enormous footprint from a species unknown to science. Now, the hunter’s son Chris, his two best friends and a documentary film crew set out to learn the truth… and seek vengeance. Their search leads them deep into rugged terrain rumored to hide the huge, man-like beast known as Sasquatch. As they close in on their prey, they learn the horrifying consequences of Hunting the Legend.

Prisoners of the Sun (Phase 4 Films): A group of ambitious explorers go on the adventure of a lifetime; as they embark on a dangerous, unauthorized mission deep beneath the Egyptian pyramids. Feelings of excitement soon turn to fear as an evil Egyptian spirit reawakens inside the dark tunnels. The team must frantically try to survive, as the ancient spirit is out for violent revenge.

The Raid 2 (Sony) – DVD and blu-ray: Following immediately after the events of THE RAID, Rama (Iko Uwais) is forced to reinvent himself as an undercover cop in order to provide protection for his wife and child. Working for the anti-corruption taskforce led by the one person he can trust, Bunawar, he is given a mission to engage himself as an enforcer for a local mob boss, Bangun. Finding a way in through Bangun’s son Uco, Rama must hunt for information linking Bangun with police force corruption. All the while, he harbors a dangerous and personal vendetta for revenge and justice that threatens to consume him – and bring both this mission and the organized crime syndicates crashing down.

Rigor Mortis (Well Go USA) – DVD and blu-ray: In this eerie and chilling, contemporary, action/special effects laden homage to the classic Chinese vampire movies of the 1980 s, writer-director-producer, Juno Mak makes his feature directorial debut. Co-produced by J-Horror icon Takashi Shimizu, and reuniting some of the original cast members of the classic Mr. Vampire series, RIGOR MORTIS is set in a creepy and moody Hong Kong public housing tower whose occupants we soon discover, run the gamut from the living to the dead, to the undead, along with ghosts, vampires and zombies.

Serial Killer Culture (Alliance): Serial Killer Culture examines the reasons why artists and collectors are fascinated by serial killers. Through music, painting, filmmaking, writing, and collecting, thirteen individuals are interviewed about creating art and searching for murderous artifacts.

Stage Fright (Magnolia) – DVD and blu-ray: In this genre-bending “Glee”-meets-Rocky Horror musical comedy a starry-eyed teenager (Allie MacDonald) wants to follow in her mother’s (Minnie Driver) footsteps and become a Broadway diva; but instead, she’s stuck working in the kitchen of her step-father’s (Meat Loaf Aday) snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase landing the lead role. However, just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla finds herself terrorized by a homicidal masked killer.

Thirty Proof Coil (1-800 Prime CD): A young woman is kidnapped by a mysterious stranger and chained in an eerie, dilapidated barn. Unwilling to play the victim, she plots a daring escape. With thirst and hunger bearing down, her grip on reality loosens. Can she free herself from the chain and the haunting visions? Why is she here? Is that strange presence outside the barn her imagination or the reason for her capture? Thirty Proof Coil, despite its modest budget, leverages brilliant acting, a dramatic location and unabashed enthusiasm to punch viewers right in the nose.

About The Overseer (2283 Articles)
Author of Say No to Drugs, writer for Blumhouse, Dread Central, Horror Novel Reviews and Addicted to Horror Movies.

2 Comments on Horror DVD and Blu-ray Releases: July 8, 2014

  1. Cool! Appreciate the blog, thanks

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