It’s something of a quiet week for horror fans. A couple indie productions are now available as is a decent box set. The week’s true winner however is MPI’s The Den, which has a little buzz going for it. Check out this week’s releases!
The Complete Blind Dead Saga (Blue Underground): The Holy Grail of Cult/Horror/Zombie films, together in one most own collection. Incredible value: 4-Disc set features high quality video & audio and special features. Films include: TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD: In 1971, director Amando de Ossorio created what horror fans worldwide consider to be Spains NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. The Knights Templar – executed horsemen whose eyes had been pecked out by crows – rise rotting from their graves, hunting only by sound in a quest for human flesh. The BLIND DEAD saga begins here. RETURN OF THE EVIL DEAD: In this second startling film in the BLIND DEAD series, it is the 500th anniversary of their execution, the blind horsemen rise from their tombs to wreak bloody revenge on the town that condemned them. THE GHOST GALLEON: A boatload of stranded swimsuit models who discover a mysterious ghost ship. But this phantom galleon carries the coffins of the satanic Templar. Even if these frightened lovelies can survive their own forbidden desires, will they escape the insatiable hunger of the BLIND DEAD? NIGHT OF THE SEAGULLS: The classic saga of the BLIND DEAD ends with the creepy tale of a remote coastal town where frightened villagers must sacrifice beautiful virgins to the blood cult of the Knights Templar
Curtains (Synapse) – DVD and blu-ray: A group of women gather for a weekend casting call at the secluded mansion of director Jonathan Stryker (Vernon). He’s searching for the perfect woman to play the role of the crazed character Audra, and these women are just dying for the chance to play her! Stryker’s last star, Samantha Sherwood(Eggar), is so determined to get the part, she committed herself to an asylum to prepare for the role. Unfortunately for all, a crazed killer in a disgusting hag mask is viciously murdering everyone, one by one. Who will survive the final curtain call?
Lovingly re-mastered in 2K resolution from original vault materials virtually untouched for over 30 years, CURTAINS makes its high-definition world premiere from Synapse Films.
The Den (MPI): After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton logs onto a video-chat site known as The Den on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth. Soon she finds herself trapped in a twisted game in which she and her loved ones are now targeted for the same grisly fate as the first victim. With nail-biting suspense, THE DEN plunges the viewer into the darkest depths of humanity and technology.
I’ll Kill You…I’ll Bury You…I’ll Spit on your Grave, Too! (Bayview Entertainment/Widowmaker): A summer camp adventure turns into a nightmare! While the partying leads to erotic play for some, others are being stalked and attacked by a blood- and sex-crazed killer. Warning! This gory cult horror movie is for mature audiences only and is definitely not for the squeamish! Starring Don Ray, Alex Black, Tom Caladan, Kit Hadley, Jennifer Proctor, Mike Noble, Tom O’Conner and Denis Strokes. Directed by Tom Koba.
The Pyramid (Bayview Entertainment/Widowmaker): In the tradition of horror movie greats such as Hellraiser, Black Sabbath and Suspiria comes THE PYRAMID, a terrifying anthology of four episodes connected by an infernal object: a bizarre pyramid that comes into the world to spread madness, death and destruction. Through the centuries the pyramid has been the focus of terrible happenings… now it has returned and opens the door to a series of terrible and unstoppable events which leads the human race to the verge of extinction. Solid objects coming to life, demonic possessions, monstrous creatures, the living dead, mysterious portals, and catastrophic events: that’s what you’ll find in THE PYRAMID. THE PYRAMID is an ambitious project born from the collaboration of five young independent Italian directors – Alex Visani, Antonio Zannone, Luca Alessandro and the duo of Roberto Albanesi & Simone Chiesa – as an acknowledgment of the strength and passion of the independent Italian horror film scene. Filmed in diverse locations throughout Italy, THE PYRAMID is both a new modern masterpiece and a tribute to the classic horror films of the past. Presented in 1.78 anamorphic widescreen, in Italian with English subtitles, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround sound.