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What’s New on DVD and Blu-ray This Week (December 16, 2014)

From established cult classics to classics in the making, there are an assortment of wicked flicks hitting discs this week. Check out the full list below!

At the Devil’s Door (MPI Home Video): When ambitious young real estate agent Leigh (Catalina Sandino Moreno, Che) is asked to sell a house with a checkered past, she crosses paths with a disturbed girl whom she learns is the runaway daughter of the couple selling the property.  When Leigh tries to intervene and help her, she becomes entangled with a supernatural force that soon pulls Leigh’s artist sister Vera (Naya Rivera, Glee) into its web and has sinister plans for both of them. With nail-biting terror, writer/director Nicholas McCarthy s (The Pact) AT THE DEVIL S DOOR is an unforgettable venture into the supernatural.

Cam2cam (IFC): An American tourist in Bangkok encounters a mysterious group of web performers harboring a terrible secret.

Coyote (Wild Eye Releasing): An aspiring writer with insomnia descends into a world of madness and violence as he is torn between what is real and what has crawled from the darkest recesses of his mind – making him a threat to everyone around him, and most of all himself. A nightmarish, psychological horror that blends Taxi Driver with Videodrome, and features a career-making performance from horror favorite Bill Oberst Jr.

Dark Mountain (Dark Mountain): Somewhere deep within Arizona’s Superstition Mountains lies the most famous lost gold mine in the world–the Lost Dutchman Mine. Its estimated worth is around 200 million dollars. Since the turn of the twentieth century, thousands of people have scoured the mountains in search of it, hundreds have lost their lives in the process, but not one has returned with an ounce of gold. Legend has it the mine is cursed. In March of 2011, three Los Angeles filmmakers set out to find the mine and document their entire search. They never made it out of the Superstitions. Eight months later, their camera and cell phones were recovered along the western edge of LaBarge Canyon. No sign of the filmmakers themselves has been found to date. Dark Mountain is the chilling reconstruction of their last days. Inspired by actual events.

The Device (Image): What if the rumors and urban legends are real… that aliens walk among us, abducting people for unthinkable experiments? Sisters Abby and Rebecca are about to discover the horrifying truth when they find a harmless looking object in the woods near their family’s cabin. The small black sphere is the key to a shocking mystery that will change the course of human destiny. The Device has plans for us, and this world is no longer ours.

The Devil’s Hand (Lions Gate): When young girls start to go missing within a religious cult, older followers fear a long-told prophecy while the younger members suspect abusive elders are killing them off.

Don’t Look in the Basement (Film Chest): The plot revolves around a young psychiatric nurse, Charlotte Beale (Rosie Holotik/Playboy cover girl 1972), who goes to work at the isolated Stephens Sanitarium following the murder of its proprietor, Dr. Stephens (Michael Harvey), by one of the patients. There, she finds her job extremely difficult as the patients torment and harass her in varying degrees while she learns why Dr. Stephens successor, Dr. Geraldine Masters (Annabelle Weenick), is not very willing to take on new staff and so eager to keep outsiders out. The patients are truly frightening and the asylum is horribly understaffed.

Hi-8: Horror Independent 8 (Wild Eye Releasing): Segments from eight of the leading indie horror filmmakers including Tim Ritter, Brad Sykes, Donald Farmer, Todd Sheets, Chris Seaver, Ron Bonk, and Marcus Koch. Each director was challenged to go back to their roots, using analog equipment while tapping into their years of experience to tell a story that is fresh and edgy. Shot all over the USA, the result is a collection of tales that has something to horrify everyone.

Stonehearst Asylum (Millennium): When young doctor Edward Newgate (Jim Sturgess) arrives at Stonehearst Asylum in search of an apprenticeship, he is warmly welcomed by superintendent Dr. Lamb (Ben Kingsley) and a mesmerizing woman by the name of Eliza Graves (Kate Beckinsale). Edward is intrigued by Lamb s modern methods of treating the insane until a series of unusual events leads him to make a horrifying discovery, exposing Lamb s utopia and pushing Edward to the limits of his conscience. Inspired by a short story from Edgar Allan Poe, Stonehearst Asylum is a tale in which nobody is who or what they appear to be.

Wax (Full Moon): A modern horror classic filmed in Spain. A young journalist is employed to spend a night at Barcelona’s Wax Museum, where paranormal activities are taking place. He must record everything happening there. In the museum there are many wax figures including Dr. Knox, a sadist cannibal surgeon who dresses up as Vincent Price in House of Wax. Soon, the journalist begins to feel he is not alone…

Werewolf Woman (Raro Video USA): Daniela, a woman troubled from a childhood trauma, begins to have delusions that she is a werewolf. She spends her nights seducing and killing men, until she meets a kind man named Luca, who she falls in love with. Her happiness is short-lived when she is raped and Luca is killed, reverting her back to her werewolf delusions. Daniela gets her revenge by killing her rapists and Luca’s killers.

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

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