Horror Horizon – April 16

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

Django Unchained



“Set in the South two years before the Civil War, DJANGO UNCHAINED stars Academy Award ®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with a German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christolph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.”

Repo Man [Criterion Collection]

“A quintessential cult film of the 1980s, Alex Cox’s singular sci-fi comedy stars the always captivating Harry Dean Stanton (Paris, Texas) as a weathered repo man in desolate downtown Los Angeles, and Emilio Estevez (The Breakfast Club) as the nihilistic middle-class punk he takes under his wing. The job becomes more than either of them bargained for when they get involved in reclaiming a mysterious—and otherworldly—Chevy Malibu with a hefty reward attached to it. Featuring the ultimate early-eighties L.A. punk soundtrack, this grungily hilarious odyssey is a politically trenchant take on President Reagan’s domestic and foreign policy.”

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia

“Building on the terror of The Haunting in Connecticut, this horrifying tale traces a young family’s nightmarish descent into a centuries-old Southern hell. When Andy Wyrick (Chad Michael Murray, House of Wax) moves his wife Lisa (Abigail Spencer, TV’s “Mad Men”) and daughter Heidi to an historic home in Georgia, they quickly discover they are not the house’s only inhabitants. Joined by Lisa’s fr ee-spirited sister, Joyce (Katee Sackhoff, TV’s “Battlestar Galactica”), the family soon comes face-to-face with a bone-chilling mystery born of a deranged desire.a haunting secret rising from underground and threatening to bring down anyone in its path.” 

H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dark Sleep

“The Dark Sleep is a new horror film depicting a nightmarish journey into another dimension when a young woman discovers the remnants of an ancient cult beneath her house. The Dark Sleep features amazing stop-motion animation special effects in the Ray Harryhausen tradition and writer/director Brett Piper’s visual flair brings this adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s DREAMS IN THE WITCH HOUSE to vibrant frightful life.”

State of Emergency

“After an explosion unleashes the contents of a military bio-weapons plant, the unsuspecting populace is transformed into a roaming army of flesh-eating zombies. Trapped in the quarantine zone, Jim (Jay Hayden, A Warrior’s Heart) finds himself cut off, confused and fighting for his own survival. Contacted by a small band of others unaffected by the toxins, Jim sets out to reach their besieged warehouse. Becoming the group’s de-facto leader, he struggles to keep order as they hunker down, fortify their stronghold and arm themselves against the attacking mutants. Fragmentary radio reports from outside hint at a last-ditch government rescue plan. But can the survivors hold out until help arrives… or will they succumb to the living hell of an undead apocalypse?”

Escapee

“While on an observational trip to a high security prison for the criminally insane, young psychology student Abby Jones has a chilling encounter with psychotic serial killer Harmon Porter. Abby returns home that night to study with her two roommates, unaware of the dark forces she’s unleashed in Harmon. That evening, while a hurricane rages through town, Harmon slashes his way out of jail, leaving a brutal trail of bloody bodies in his quest to possess the body and soul of Abby Jones.”

Jacob: Unrated Director’s Cut

“Lonely and disturbed Jacob Kell loved his little sister more than anything on earth. When her drunken stepfather tragically murders her, Jacob retaliates the only way he knows how…and anyone who crosses his path will know there is no limit to his brutal vengeance.”

Indestructible Man

“The scream that shocks the screen with 300,000 volts of horror! He is inhuman…invincible…inescapable…indestructible! Presenting The Indestructible Man, a horror classic now available for the first time on DVD in a 1.85:1 anamorphic film transfer from High-Definition elements! Terror rises from the Los Angeles sewer system as monster icon Lon Chaney (The Wolf Man) returns to life after being executed in the Big House. His first stop? One of LA’s sleaziest strip joints! His next stop? Find the partners who double-crossed him following an armored-car holdup and put him in the electric chair. What happens next is a chilling tale of an unstoppable force driven by revenge. For the first time fans will be able to enjoy this science fiction favorite from 1956 in a brand new wide screen anamorphic film transfer mastered from HD, plus bonus features: the original trailer and a ”Remembering Lon” video featurette.”

Attack of the Herbals

“After years in exile, Jackson McGregor has returned to his grandparent’s home in Lobster Cove, a small Scottish village where the daily routine consists of eating, sleeping, fishing -and drinking tea. However, the locals way of life is under threat from a large corporate retail machine headed up by a monster named Bennett Campbell who wants to buy land for a new development. After discovering a mysterious crate of herbal tea washed up on shore, Jackson, along with his friend Russell hatch a plan to sell the tea and save the village. Unfortunately the new lease on life the tea seems to give the townspeople soon turns into a nightmare, and Jackson finds himself in a village of flesh-eating zombies!”

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