It’s a somewhat slow week for Blu-ray and DVD releases, but what is headed our way is largely worth looking into. Fronting the release charge is Adan Wingard’s surprise sequel, The Blair Witch. If you’re into frenetic pacing and high intensity action, this one will likely please you. Also arriving this week are a few indie sequels and a few solid low budget affairs. Check out the list of flicks hitting disc this week.
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Steve Guttenberg is back as arrogant action star Colton West, slayer of lava-spewing spiders and savior of Los Angeles. But when Colton’s stepdaughter is trapped in Miami by a bigger, meaner wave of lavalantulas, Colton heads to Spring Break with an unlikely team of executioners (including Michael Winslow of Police Academy) and a cache of larger, nastier weaponry. In a world of bikini babes, fiery arachnids, Florida crazies and a war-mongering military, can one man save the state from the mother of all 8-legged monstrosities, the Gargantulantula? Martin Kove (The Karate Kid) co-stars in this Syfy smash sequel that MoreHorror.com calls ‘funny, scary and filled with adventure all at once. You’re in for one hell of a good time!’
After his mother’s death, James Erikson discovers her old storage locker filled with journals and newspapers of his family’s history. As he researches it, he finds out about the evil creature that his family has tried to contain for several generations, beginning in 1939 on a mysterious piece of property in an American small town.
A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.
Ouija 3: The Charlie Charlie Challenge
The YouTube horror sensation comes to the big screen! A group of teenagers find themselves trapped in a haunted house and hunted down by a Mexican demon after playing the Charlie Charlie challenge.
Vagrant Thomas Jacob (Michael Paré of “Eddie and the Cruisers” fame) finds shelter for the night when he falls upon a seemingly abandoned two-story home with its lights on and an inviting front door. Once inside, his past comes to haunt him and he soon realizes that he is not alone. There’s a supernatural force on hand and it won’t let him leave. Destiny has brought Thomas to this place but will he survive the ordeal?
Zombie Massacre 2: Reich of the Dead
Set during the height of World War Two, Allied soldiers fight against a bloodthirsty army of the undead created by the Nazis using genetic experimentation on prisoners of war and people with mental disorders. Alongside the carnage of the trenches and terror of combat, the oncoming Allied soldiers are now faced with battling an ever-expanding and near indestructible hoard of zombies. They have just one night to save their own lives and escape the soulless grip of their lifeless enemy, or face becoming part of the zombie army themselves.