Scream Factory is basically ruling the disc market with an iron fist this week. There are a good number of old school classics that tend to go overlooked or entirely forgotten. There’s also an amazing, amazing animated piece coming our way courtesy of Scream Factory: Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom. A small handful of bonus goodies hit shelves tomorrow as well, so take your time while you study this guide, money’s coming out of the pocket, no doubt, but be wise with your selections!
An American Werewolf in London 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray
Re-discover one of the most gripping horror films of all time with the cult classic An American Werewolf in London Restored Edition. Blending the macabre with a wicked sense of humor, director John Landis (National Lampoon’s Animal House) delivers a contemporary take on the classic werewolf tale in this story of two American tourists who, while traveling in London, find their lives changed forever when a vicious wolf attacks them during a full moon. Starring David Naughton, Griffin Dunne and Jenny Agutter, An American Werewolf in London is newly restored and features groundbreaking, Academy Award winning make-up by Rick Baker (The Wolfman; Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Music Video).
Blood Diner Blu-ray
Two cannibals/health food diner owners are on a wacky quest to restore life to the five million year old goddess Shitaar. Aided by their uncle’s brain and penis, the two set about getting the required parts – virgins, assorted body parts from whores, and the ingredients for a “blood buffet”. Their adversaries are the police: the chief with a Russian accent, the “player” detective, and the new Yorker with an Australian accent.
Cell DVD & Blu-ray
When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ensuing chaos after.
Chopping Mall Blu-ray
High tech robots equipped with state-of-the-art security devices have been recruited as the new mechanical night watchmen for the Park Plaza Mall. When a jolting bolt of lightning short circuits the main computer control, the robots turn into killbots…on the loose after unsuspecting shoppers! Four couples are trying to make it after-house in a mattress store. They make it all right…in the morgue!
Count Dracula’s Great Love Blu-ray
After their carriage breaks down and their driver is killed in a freak accident, a group of young women are forced to spend the night in a strange and isolated former sanatorium, which has just been purchased by the secretive Dr. Marlow (Paul Naschy). Unbeknownst to the visitors, Dr. Marlow is actually Count Dracula, and stalking the sanatorium are his recently turned vampire slaves. Soon the guests begin to be attacked by the ravenous bloodsuckers, while Dracula sets his sights on the beautiful virgin Karen, deciding to offer her his hand in marriage…
Exorcist: The Fallen DVD
A terrifying, realistic depiction of a family torn apart by demonic possession, and the lengths they will go to in order to save themselves. When their young daughter is possessed by insidious forces, a normal American family is caught in the middle of a battle between good and evil, fighting to keep their daughter’s soul, and their bonds as a family intact until the demon can be driven away.
First Man on Mars DVD
A secret mission. A horrifying discovery. The countdown to terror has begun! Billionaire astronaut Eli Cologne became the first man on Mars, but something went horribly wrong. Infected by an alien organism on the red planet, he returned to Earth a crazed, savage monster with an unquenchable thirst for human flesh. For small town sheriff Dick Ruffman, it’s a race against time to find the man-turned-monster before he kills again in this horrifying and hilarious satire of low budget drive-in grindhouse creature features from the 1970’s directed by Mike T. Lyddon. Also starring Marcelle Shaneyfelt, Kelly Murtagh, Joey Harmon, Gavin Ferrara and Roy “Rusty” Jackson Jr.
It’s been 15 years since the disappearance of little Francesca, daughter of the renowned poet and playwright, Vittorio Visconti. The community is stalked by a psychopath bent on cleaning the city of impure and damned souls. Moretti and Succo are the detectives in charge of finding the killer of these Dantesque crimes. Francesca has returned, but she is not be the same girl they once knew.
Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom DVD & Blu-ray
After visiting his father in Arkham Sanitarium, young Howard Lovecraft ignores his father’s ominous warning and uses the legendary Necronomicon to open a portal to a strange, frozen world filled with horrifying creatures and grave danger. Alone and scared, Howard befriends a hideous creature he names Spot who becomes his companion throughout their treacherous journey across the Frozen Kingdom.
Lady in White Blu-ray
Frankie Scarlatti (Haas) lives in a small town with a deadly secret. For a decade, a serial child killer has eluded police, and the death toll continues to rise. Then, one night Frankie gets locked in his school and witnesses the ghost of the first victim being murdered. Now, aided by the girl’s restless spirit, Frankie takes it upon himself to bring her assailant to justice. But in a town with no strangers, the killer may be closer than he knows.
The Mangler DVD
Police and para-psychologists race against the clock to stop a demonic laundry presser that demands blood sacrifice. Starring Robert Englund (the “Nightmare on Elm Street” franchise, “Urban Legend”) and Ted Levine (“The Silence of the Lambs,” “American Gangster”). Based on a Stephen King short story from his collection, “Night Shift” (where two of the stories in “Cat’s Eye” are also from), and written and directed by horror master Tobe Hooper (“Poltergeist,” “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre”).
The Neon Demon DVD & Blu-ray
The sixteen year-old aspiring model Jesse arrives in Los Angeles expecting to be a successful model. The aspirant photographer Dean takes photos for her portfolio and dates her. Jesse befriends the lesbian makeup artist Ruby and then the envious models Gigi and Sarah in a party. Meanwhile the agency considers Jesse beautiful with a “thing” that makes her different and she is sent to the professional photographer Jack. Jesse attracts he attention of the industry and has a successful beginning of career. But Ruby, Gigi and Sarah are capable to do anything to get her “thing”.
The townsfolk of a rural community are dying in strange and gruesome circumstances. Following the trail of horrifically mutilated cadavers, resident health inspector Mike Brady is on the case to piece together the mystery. He soon comes to a terrifying conclusion giant slugs are breeding in the sewers beneath the town, and they’re making a meal of the locals!
Spirit in The Woods DVD
The fate of five local college students who went missing in the infamous Spiritual Woods is finally unraveled as previously unreleased footage is made public for the first time. Long thought to be dead, the truth turns out to be much worse.
Time Walker Scream Factory Exclusive Blu-ray
From deep within the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, Professor Douglas McCadden ships the coffin of Ankh-Vanharis to the California Institute of Sciences, where X-rays reveal five diamondlike crystals hidden within the coffin. Technician Peter Sharpe steals the crystals, but he doesn’t notice that the powerful X-ray has revived a green fungus. When the coffin is opened at a university press conference, the reporters uncover more than they bargained for. The mummy has disappeared . . . the Time Walker is alive again
Up from the Depths Scream Factory Exclusive Blu-ray
In Up From The Depths, staff and vacationers at a first-class resort on the island of Maui are beginning to mysteriously disappear. A biologist believes that an underwater earthquake has caused a giant and very hungry dormant prehistoric fish to be released from his slumber. Voraciously the fish helps himself to a tourist buffet. Now it’s open season for the local fishermen to find the creature and kill it! Starring Sam Bottoms (Apocalypse Now, The Outlaw Josey Wales).
The Velvet Vampire Scream Factory Exclusive Blu-ray
In The Velvet Vampire, a couple accepts an invitation from the mysterious Diane LeFanu (Celeste Yarnall, The Mechanic) to visit her in her secluded desert estate. Unaware that Diane is actually a centuries-old vampire, the couple soon realize that they are both the objects of her seduction and cravings…
Television, Collections and Boxed Sets
Grimm Season 5 DVD & Blu-ray
At the heels of his mother’s beheading and Juliette’s “death,” Nick’s life has taken a turn he never expected. Having lost so much, Nick must now come to grips with fathering a child with his once sworn enemy, Adalind. With even more dangerous Wesen coming out of the shadows, the Black Claw uprising Team Grimm has been dreading is approaching in full force. Own all 22 episodes of Grimm: Season Five, the most chilling season of Grimm yet.
Hollywood’s Legends of Horror Collection DVD
Classic tales of mad passions and madder deeds! Includes: Doctor X, The Return of Doctor X, Mark of the Vampire, The Mask of Fu Manchu, Mad Love, and The Devil-Doll.