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Special Editions Dominate the Week in Horror Movie Releases

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

So what’s headed our way this fine Tuesday? A ton of awesome special edition Blu-ray releases of all sorts of genuinely classic genre films. There’s some new horror sprinkled in the mix, but make no mistake: This Tuesday belongs to the classic horror movies!

An American Werewolf in London (The Mummy Fandango Cash Version)

Re-discover one of the most gripping horror films of all-time with the cult classic An American Werewolf in London. 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. Featuring groundbreaking, Academy Award-winning* make-up by Rick Baker (The Wolfman), this digitally remastered film remains a modern horror favorite.

Extras include:

  • I Walked With A Werewolf
  • Making An American Werewolf in London, An Original Featurette
  • Feature Commentary wtih Cast Members David Naughton and Griffin Dunne
  • An Interview with John Landis
  • Makeup Artist Rick Baker on An American Werewolf in London
  • Casting of the Hand
  • Outtakes
  • Storyboards
  • Photograph Montage

Army of Darkness (1992) (Screwhead Edition) (The Mummy Fandango Cash Version)

All primitive screwheads, listen up! Cult superstar Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) reunites with director Sam Raimi (Drag Me to Hell, Spider-Man) to battle the deadly forces of evil in Army of Darkness – the outrageous, effects-fueled action epic that will make you scream with fear and laughter. Forced to lead a makeshift Dark Ages army against the demonic Deadites, who possess all the deadly magic of hell, the shotgun-toting, chainsaw-armed, reluctant 20th century time traveler Ash (Campbell) must save the living from the dead, rescue his medieval girlfriend and get back to his own time. One of the most popular horror comedies of all time, now digitally remastered and loaded with bonus features, Army of Darkness Screwhead Edition is drop-dead fun!

Extras include:

  • Creating the Deadites
  • Alternate Ending
  • Theatrical Trailer

Ben (Bluray/DVD Combo)

Ben is back!

When detective sergeant Cliff Kirtland (Joseph Campanella, Meteor) investigates the horrifying murder of Willard Stiles by a band of rats, he discovers that the rats are now an organized army, and he must destroy the murderous rodents before it is too late. But the rats, led by Ben, the only survivor of the Willard attack, take to the challenge with full force and little fear.

With an Oscar-nominated theme song, Ben “presents some genuinely creepy scenes… [and] manages to deliver the goods expected of the genre while getting the audience all misty-eyed…”, (TV Guide). Put your feet up, way up, and watch: Ben is an absolute must for everyone who likes a good scare!

Extras include:

  • NEW HD transfer of the best surviving archive print
  • NEW audio commentary with actor Lee Montgomery
  • NEW interview with actor Lee Montgomery
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • BEN/WILLARD Double Feature Trailer and TV spot
  • Radio Spot
  • Still Gallery

Dawn of the Dead (2004) (Unrated Director’s Cut + The Mummy Fandango Cash)

Packed with more blood, more gore, and more bone-chilling, jaw-dropping thrills, Dawn of the Dead Unrated Director’s Cut is the version too terrifying to be shown in theaters! Starring Mekhi Phifer, Ving Rhames and Sarah Polley in an edgy, electrifying thrill-ride.When a mysterious virus turns people into mindless, flesh-eating zombies, a handful of survivors wage a desperate, last-stand battle to stay alive…and human.

Extras include:

  • The Lost Tape: Andy’s Terrifying Last Days Revealed
  • Special Bulletin: We Interrupt This Program!
  • Undead Scenes with Commentary by Director Zack Snyder
  • Raising the Dead
  • Attack of the Living Dead
  • Splitting Headaches: Anatomy of Exploding Heads
  • Feature Commentary with Director Zack Snyder and Producer Eric Newman

Dracula Untold (Blu-ray + Digital HD + The Mummy Fandango Cash)

Witness the origin story of one of legend’s most captivating figures in the action-adventure, Dracula Untold. The year is 1462 and Transylvania has enjoyed a prolonged period of peace under the just and fair rule of the battle-weary Vlad III, the prince of Wallachia (Luke Evans, Fast & Furious 6, The Hobbit series). But when Sultan Mehmed II (Dominic Cooper, Captain America: The First Avenger) demands 1,000 of Wallachia’s boys – including Vlad’s own son – become child soldiers in his army, Vlad must enter into a Faustian bargain to save his family and his people. He gains the strength of 100 men, the speed of a falling star, and the power to crush his enemies. In exchange, he’s inflicted with an insatiable thirst for human blood that could force him into a life of darkness and destroy all that he holds dear.

Extras include:

  • Digital Copy of Dracula Untold (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Includes UltraViolet (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Luke Evans: Creating a Legend
  • Alternate Opening with Optional Commentary by Director Gary Shore and Production Designer François Audouy
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director Gary Shore and Production Designer François Audouy
  • Day in the Life – Luke Evans
  • Dracula Retold
  • Slaying 1000
  • The Land of Dracula
  • Feature Commentary with Director Gary Shore and Production Designer François Audouy

He Knows You’re Alone (1980) (Warner Archive Collection)

Now you see him. Now you don’t. The face of a killer appears out of the darkness and just as quickly disappears. A young woman has an eerie feeling someone is stalking her. Another beauty steps into a shower… and a bathroom-door handle slowly turns. We’re in slasher-flick territory – and also in a rare realm of film history, because screen icon Tom Hanks makes his movie debut in this knife-edged shocker.

The up-and-coming legend plays the brief supporting role of Elliot, a psych major whose musings about the nature of fear reinforce the tone of this twisted tale about a sicko who targets brides-to-be… a detective scrambling to stop the carnage. Wedded bliss can be very short-lived when He Knows You’re Alone!

A Stranger is Watching (1982) (Warner Archive Collection)

They don’t see him, but he’s there. A stranger is watching… plotting… planning… and anticipating every move they make. Then he strikes. He imprisons a little girl and a famous reporter in the dank maze of tunnels beneath New York’s Grand Central Station. The kidnapper is a remorseless psychopath who wants to collect a ransom, then murder his captives. His victims’ only hope is their own wits – and the aid of the dazed and desperate homeless people who roam this urban netherworld.

Kate Mulgrew is heartrendingly believable as the reporter, and Rip Torn gives a harrowing performance as the kidnapper in this nightmarish shocker based on the Mary Higgins Clark suspense novel and directed by Sean S. Cunningham (Friday the 13th). A Stranger Is Watching: You won’t be able to look away.

Van Helsing (Blu-ray + Digital HD + The Mummy Fandango Cash)

The director of The Mummy and The Mummy Returns brings three of Universal’s classic monsters back to life like never before in the action-packed Van Helsing! Legendary monster hunter Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman, X-Men) must rely on the help of the beautiful and mysterious Anna Valeris (Kate Beckinsale, Underworld) as he engages in an epic battle with the ultimate forces of darkness – Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein’s Monster! Get ready for non-stop action and spectacular adventure in this pulse-pounding thrill ride loaded with eye-popping visual effects and exciting bonus features!

Extras include:

  • Van Helsing: The Story, The Life, The Legend
  • Track the Adventure
  • Bringing the Monsters to Life
  • You Are in the Movie!
  • The Music of Van Helsing
  • Bloopers
  • Dracula’s Lair Is Transformed
  • The Masquerade Ball Scene “Unmasked”
  • The Art of Van Helsing
  • Monster Eggs
  • Feature Commentary with Director Stephen Sommers and Editor/Producer Bob Ducsay
  • Feature Commentary with Richard Roxburgh, Shuler Henley and Will Kemp
  • D-BOX
  • BD-Live: Basic Download Center

Willard (Bluray/DVD Combo) (Shout Factory)

Willard Stiles (Bruce Davison, Insidious: Chapter 4) is a young man with a big problem. He lives alone in a crumbling house with his ailing mother (Elsa Lanchester, Arnold, Bride of Frankenstein). His boss, Al Martin (Ernest Borgnine, Escape from New York) is a vulgar, cruel man who stole his business from Willard’s father and is now working Willard to death at his factory job.

Lonely, depressed and isolated, Willard is on the verge of a breakdown when he makes a new friend: Ben, one of the many rats who inhabit his dilapidated home. Not only can Willard communicate with the rodent, but he can actually command him to do his bidding. Using Ben and his furry friends as instruments of retaliation, Willard commands his pets to carry out his vengeance…

Extras include:

  • NEW 4K scan of the original camera negative
  • NEW audio commentary with actor Bruce Davison
  • NEW interview with actor Bruce Davison
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery

The Wolfman (2010) – Unrated Director’s Cut (The Mummy Fandango Cash Version)

Academy Award winners Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) and Benicio Del Toro (Traffic) tear up the screen in this action-packed thriller. Lawrence Talbot (Del Toro) is lured back to his family estate to investigate the savage murder of his brother by a bloodthirsty beast. There, Talbot must confront his childhood demons, his estranged father (Hopkins), his brother’s grieving fiancée (Emily Blunt, The Devil Wears Prada) and a suspicious Scotland Yard Inspector (Hugo Weaving, The Matrix Trilogy). When Talbot is bitten by the creature, he becomes eternally cursed and soon discovers a fate far worse than death. Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched a legacy of horror, The Wolfman brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins.

Extras include:

  • Deleted and Extended Scenes

Now here’s a look at the actual new releases hitting outlets today.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Picking up after Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

Patient

A paralyzed hospital patient is tormented by malevolent spirits that offer her liberation in exchange for the soul of her brother’s child.

Cabin Fear

A group of friends is stalked by a killer at an isolated destination wedding.

Breakdown Lane

One woman. A broken down car. And the hungry undead.

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Author of Say No to Drugs, writer for Blumhouse, Dread Central, Horror Novel Reviews and Addicted to Horror Movies.

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