Horror Horizon – January 8

Notable DVD releases for the coming Tuesday. Selections are subject to Blu-Ray release as well.

Dredd



“The future America is an irradiated wasteland. On its East Coast lies Mega City One – a vast violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge jury and instant executioner. The ultimate Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is tasked with ridding the city of its latest scourge -a dangerous drug and the sadistic prostitute turned drug pusher who is using it to take over the city.”

Frankenweenie

“From Disney and creative genius Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, The Nightmare Before Christmas) comes the hilarious and offbeat Frankenweenie, a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life – with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town learn that getting a new ‘leash on life’ can be monstrous. Complete with electrifying bonus features, Frankenweenie is alive with enchanting fun for the whole family in eye-popping Blu-ray 3D.”

House at the End of the Street

“Terror hits home in the chilling Unrated Cut of House at the End of the Street – with a shocking added twist you didn’t see in theaters! Academy Awardr Nominees Jennifer Lawrence* (The Hunger Games) and Elisabeth Shue** star in this edge-of-your-seat horror hit packed with heart-pounding thrills and gripping suspense. Newly divorced Sarah (Shue) and her teenage daughter Elissa (Lawrence) have just moved to the suburbs for a fresh start. But their hopes quickly shatter as they learn that, years earlier, a grisly murder took place next door when a deranged girl killed her parents and disappeared. The girl’s older brother Ryan (Max Thieriot) still occupies the house, and when he befriends Elissa, his secretive past could become her worst nightmare!”

Review here

Cape Fear [Blu-Ray]



“Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum star in the shocking tale of revenge and murder, Cape Fear. Sam Bowden (Peck) is a small-town lawyer whose worst nightmare comes true when the criminal (Mitchum) he helped put away returns to stalk his beautiful young wife (Polly Bergen) and teenage daughter (Lori Martin). Despite help from the local police chief (Martin Balsam) and a private detective (Telly Savalas), Sam is legally powerless to keep Max from playing his sadistic game of cat and mouse. Finally, Sam must put his family’s lives at stake in a deadly trap that leads to one of the most suspenseful and heart-pounding confrontations ever committed to film.”

Fear [Blu-Ray]

“First love can be innocent or intense, intoxicating…or insatiable. Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon and Alyssa Milano star in Fear, the riveting suspense-thriller about a passionate romance that soon becomes a deadly obsession. Nicole Walker (Witherspoon) always dreamed of being swept away by someone special – someone strong, sexy and sensitive who would care for her more than anything else in the world. David (Wahlberg) is all that and more: a modern-day knight who charms and seduces her, body and soul. However, Nicole soon finds out that her perfect boyfriend is not all he seems to be. His sweet fa‡ade masks a savage, dark side that will soon transform her dream into a nightmare. This provocative thriller will lure you past the brink of terror and keep you on the edge of your seat!”

The Bone Collector [Blu-Ray]

“Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie star in the gripping suspense thriller The Bone Collector about a serial killer who takes his victims’ lives and leaves behind mysterious pieces of a bizarre puzzle. It is now up to Lincoln Rhyme (Washington), a onetime top homicide investigator, who may be the only person who can make sense of his deranged plan. When a tragic accident changes his life forever, Rhyme can only watch as other cops bungle the case…until he teams up with a young rookie, Amelia Donaghy (Jolie), who bravely searches out the clues that could help them solve the case. As the killer senses the cops closing in, Rhyme realizes that he and his partner are on the trail of a vicious, sadistic murderer who will stop at nothing on his deadly mission. At any moment, Rhyme and Amelia could become his next targets – and their first case could become their last.”

Sleep Tight

“Toiling silently amongst the residents of an everyday Barcelona apartment building, doorman Cesar (Luis Tosar) harbors a dark secret: his sole desire in life is to make others unhappy. When he sets his sights on Clara (Marta Clara), one of his building’s cheeriest residents, his sick need blossoms into a full-fledged obsession. Embarking on a series of private and physical violations against Clara, Cesar becomes determined to ruin her life by any means necessary. Becoming the boogeyman hiding under the bed and bringing her nightmares to life, his fascination with torment soon crosses the line into lunacy – and his thirst for others’ sadness soon becomes manically unquenchable. Acclaimed Spanish director Jaume Balaguer¢, co-creator of [REC] and [REC], delves into the perverse fantasies of a man on the brink, and delivers an unnerving tale of obsession and torment that delivers nonstop thrills right up to its shocking conclusion.”

A Dangerous Place

“Paranoia will overwhelm a pharmaceutical executive when she discovers her company is intentionally poisoning the public to profit from the antidote. On the run with no one to trust she, is the only one who can save the nation from an epidemic. Riveting and action packed, A Dangerous Place is documents a terrifying possibility that is all too real!”

Ghoul

“Something ghastly haunts Golgotha Cemetery – an entity of unspeakable evil…and insatiable hunger. It is the summer of 1984, a time that should be full of lazy, carefree days for 12-year-old Timmy (Modern Family’s Nolan Gould) and his two best friends, Doug and Barry. But when a teenaged couple goes missing among the gravestones of the local cemetery, the bloodcurdling legend of a horrific ghoul begins to seem more like reality than myth. As the body count rises, Timmy and his friends are forced to confront their worst fears when they unearth long-buried secrets and unleash not only their personal demons…but also the one lurking underground! Based on the novel by Brian Keene comes GHOUL, a tale of terror about the convergence of monstrous inhumanity and a ravenous, inhuman monster.”

Jack & Diane



“Jack and Diane, two teenage girls, meet on a summer day in New York City and spend the night kissing ferociously. Bubbly and naïve, Diane’s charming innocence quickly begins to open tomboy Jack’s tough-skinned heart. However, when Jack discovers that Diane is moving at the end of the summer, she pushes Diane away. Diane is overwhelmed by her powerful new feelings, and they begin to manifest themselves in terrifying ways, causing unexplainable violent changes to her body. Young love is a monster can Jack and Diane survive?”

Bloody Flesh

“For centuries the Colombian people have kept these stories secret, but now all these unholy forces are back with a vengeance. Now, an innocent American girl who’s looking for experiences and thrills is going to experience more than she ever bargained for. Includes original theatrical trailer.”

The Haunted Dollhouse

“Welcome to the Haunted Dollhouse, where three terrifying tales await you. Guardian skulls protect a castle, a young girl is possessed by powers unknown, and evil once again springs from the toy box. Beyond these doors, YOU are the plaything. Cast: Robin Sydney, Jessica Morris, Meredith McClain, Tim Thomerson, Tracy Scoggins.”

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