Don’t look for too many marquee titles hitting the market today. Rather, keep an eye out for a few stellar indie features and a handful of promising B-movies!
With a traumatic event in her recent past, Alena transfers to a posh private all-girls school where her decidedly lower class roots makes her an outsider. While a gang of mean rich girls are determined to make Alena s life a living hell, she is mysteriously defended by a shadowy and jealous, yet beautiful guardian angel. Based on Kim W. Andersson’s internationally acclaimed graphic novel, Alena is a psychological thriller that combines the revenge themes of Carrie with the tough love of Let the Right One In.
A brilliant female recluse sends a distress signal into outer space from a remote location. When the Aliens arrive, they realize it’s not a distress signal, it’s an ingenious trap designed to exact revenge on the extraterrestrials who abducted her as a child.
A group of university students in the New Mexico desert unearth an ancient mummy, on which one of the students performs a secret blood ritual, awaking the death-hungry spirit of an Aztec king. This lord of the dead soon possesses each of the students, in his bid to spread evil to the world.
A Catholic priest is recruited by US Federal Marshals to decipher an ancient book after they capture what they believe is a vampire. But this ancient, powerful bloodsucker has other plans for the priest, and soon a deadly game of cat-and-mouse begins over possession of the book, and the soul of this once holy man.
Brain Damage (Arrow 2-Disc Special Edition)
IT’S A HEADACHE FROM HELL!
From Frank Henenlotter, the man behind such cult horror favourites as Basket Case and Frankenhooker, comes Brain Damage the ultimate head-trip, now finally on Blu-ray!
Meet Elmer. He’s your local, friendly parasite with the ability to induce euphoric hallucinations in his hosts. But these LSD-like trips come with a hefty price tag. When young Brian comes under Elmer s addictive spell, it’s not long before he finds himself scouring the city streets in search of his parasite s preferred food source brains!
Featuring late TV horror host John Zacherley as the voice of Elmer, Brain Damage boasts some of the most astonishing bad taste gore-gags ever realized, including the notorious brain-pulling sequence and another that let’s just say ends with a distinctly unconventional ”climax.
Jenny, an ambitious, feisty but very successful advertising executive, has her drink spiked at a fancy dress party, leading to a brutal attack in the pub toilets by a mysterious figure dressed as a clown. Slowly she rebuilds her life, and as she regains confidence in herself, she returns to work after a six month absence. Almost immediately, however, she becomes bogged down with work and when her bullying boss gives her a huge, last minute advertising account with a Saudi-backed circus company, the pressure begins to mount.
Forced to work alone throughout the night in the huge office block, it soon becomes apparent she is not alone. Stalking the empty corridors is a familiar, unwanted figure, and Jenny soon discovers she is locked in with Charlie Boy the psychotic clown, driven by a blood lust and an obsession with torment and murder, and her only line of defence are three of the world’s most incompetent and lazy security guards.
Blending suspense, horror and dead-pan humour, the film weaves a twisting tale that takes the viewer in a direction they never expected, without ever insulting their intelligence.
Five gamers are tricked into entering a virtual reality game by a demented computer programmer. Once inside, they are trapped, strapped with weapons and an army of undead creatures, demons and zombies are unleashed for them to fight off. Who will survive this ultimate game of life and death?
The Evangelist, a bible-quoting serial killer, has a small New Jersey town gripped with fear.
The Greasy Strangler
Ronnie runs a disco walking tour with his son, Brayden. When a sexy woman takes the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her love. It also signals the arrival of an oily strangler who stalks the streets at night.
Isolated in the wilderness, Ann (Lucy Walters) struggles to survive after a mysterious epidemic decimates society. Ann’s solitary and regimented life is haunted by memories of her past and threatened by bloodthirsty zombies, known as “the infected,” that lurk just outside of the forest border. On a desperate journey to forage for food, Ann meets a teenage girl and her injured stepfather. Initially reluctant to let others into her world, Ann relents for both physical and emotional survival. As the infected close in and the trio is forced to fight for their lives, Ann must face the painful truth that these survivors may be more dangerous than the infected.
Inside the Dark Room
Years ago a number of aspiring models went missing under strange and suspicious circumstances. All were connected to one photographer and his fatal photo shoot. None of them were ever found, and the case was closed. Now the same thing is happening all over again to a new group of models. When Saph’s sister Carrie goes missing, she seeks the help of two detectives (Cross and Harris) who soon realize the weird and messed up world of the sinister photographer and his sidekicks. The sidekicks lure young girls into another world where daytime and nighttime always switch within minutes and they are thrown into various dark rooms and terrifying scenarios so the photographer can capture their fear and terror in a picture.
Justice Served (Review)
Luke has been depressed since his wife’s killer was acquitted. One day he is drugged and wakes up in a room with an electrified chair. Soon the accused killer is brought in and secured to the chair and Luke will have to make his choice…
Serial Mom (1994) (Collector’s Edition)
A picture perfect middle class family is shocked when they find out that one of their neighbors is receiving obscene phone calls. The mom takes slights against her family very personally, and it turns out she is indeed the one harassing the neighbor. As other slights befall her beloved family, the body count begins to increase, and the police get closer to the truth, threatening the family’s picture perfect world.
The Void (Review)
Drawing inspiration from a number of horror influences including Hellraiser, The Beyond, H.P. Lovecraft and Lucio Fulci, TheVoid is “both stunning and disturbing”! Officer Carter stumbles upon a crawling man in the forest in need of help. A trip to the desolate and nearly closed hospital kicks off the beginning of the end for several hospital patrons. Carter’s estranged wife and head nurse Allison is the head nurse (Munroe) along with Dr. Powell (Welsh) are the two in charge when Carter brings in the drifter. The father and son tracking the drifter burst onto the scene to demand that the man be handed over. But there’s a dangerous cult in white robes following the pair and everyone barricades themselves inside the hospital. The trick is to survive the night and the monsters.