Horror Horizon – April 30

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

The Vampire Lovers [Blu-Ray]



“A female vampire with lesbian tendencies ravages the young girls and townsfolk of a peaceful hamlet in eighteenth century Europe who, years earlier, killed off her fellow vampires. A rousing hunt for the vampiress ensues as a group of men follow her bloody trail of terror through the countryside. Adapted from J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s novella “Carmilla,” The Vampire Lovers stars Ingrid Pitt, George Cole and Peter Cushing.”

Manborg

“Once a young soldier killed during first war against Hell, Manborg reawakens in the future, rebuilt as a walking weapon and mankind’s last hope. Struggling to learn the secret of his origins, Manborg unwittingly befriends a post-apocalyptic Australian punker, a knife wielding vixen, and a kung-fu master, before finally squaring off against Count Draculon in a desperate and bloody bid to take back the Earth! “

Night of the Scarecrow [Blu-Ray]

“An evil secret that a small town has hidden for generations has come back to haunt them. A monstrous demon has been set free – unspeakable, unstoppable, and hell-bent for revenge. Before the night is through the Scarecrow will sow the seeds of terror, then reap the grisly harvest in a bloodcurdling trail of death and decay that leads from the backwoods of horror to the bowels of hell. When the Scarecrow starts stalking, don’t bother running. just pray that morning comes before the Scarecrow does. Stylishly directed by horror veteran, Jeff Burr (The Offspring, Stepfather II). The great cast of character actors includes Stephen Root (Office Space), Bruce Glover (Diamonds Are Forever), Gary Lockwood (2001: A Space Odyssey) and John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone).” 

Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection

“Based on George A. Romero’s classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. In 2012 the deceased have risen from their graves once again with the instinct to feed on the living. As academics speculate on the scientific cause of this phenomenon theologians point to the Armageddon foretold in the Book of Revelation. As the cities are overrun and civilization crumbles a family takes refuge from the undead army in an isolated farmhouse in West Wales. But the greatest threat is already among them as they fight to stay alive.”

The Wicked

“It is a bedtime story nearly every kid in the small town of Summerset has heard. A silly story passed down from generation to generation that offers just enough chills to keep the legend alive. This year is different. Seven year old Amanda Drake (Caitlin Carmichael) is swiped from her bedroom window. Rumors swirl. The Witch has returned. Always up for a good fright, and a chance to impress the girls, 18 year old Zach (Justin Deeley) and his friends decide to sneak into the woods and find the mysterious old house where the legendary Witch supposedly lives. Unbeknownst to Zach, his younger brother Max (Devon Werkheiser) and Max’s “girlfriend” Sammy (Diana Hopper) sneak along. They all soon discover that folklore isn’t always myth and that bedtime stories sometimes come true. The Witch has indeed returned with the intent of casting her magical spells to deceive, hunt and ultimately consume the local children to keep her young, older ones to keep her strong and pretty ones to keep her beautiful. Zach and Max, who can’t stand each other, and their teenage friends find themselves trapped in the Witch’s lair. They must bury their differences or be buried themselves. There is no escape from “The Wicked” once the spell has been cast.”

The Dreaming/The Initiation (Katarina’s Nightmare Theater)

“Its a Ozploitation double bill! First up, THE DREAMING! A female doctor treats a sick aborigine girl, who later dies under mysterious circumstances, and then the doctor’s archaeologist father defies a tribal taboo and visits a sacred cave. The doctor soon finds herself having disturbing dreams and she is soon enmeshed in a 200-year-old mystery!Next up, INITIATION. Danny Molloy (Rodney Harvey, MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO), a tough street kid from Brooklyn, is about to face the biggest test of his life in the Australian outback. After a hasty departure from the U.S. where he was in trouble with the law, Danny confronts his father.”

Body Melt (Katarina’s Nightmare Theater)

“It’s a sunny day in suburbia. Suddenly, a hideously deformed dying man disrupts the peace, crashing his car in the neighborhood of Pebbles Court, the better part of Homesville. He’s the victim of the experimental drug Vimuville, marketed as a “dietary supplement”, which has apparently malfunctioned. He arrives too late to warn the population of Homesville against trying the pill that was dropped in their mailbox by a respectable pharmaceutical company. Unfortunately, the folks of Homesville are suckers for freebies and they too start deforming, mutating and exploding.” 

Dead Dreams

“Carl finds himself in a deserted motel suffering from memory loss. He is visited by a mysterious man that he comes to know as the Sandman. As Carl learns more about the life he has recently forgotten, he is forced to face the worst kind of evil: seeking vengeance against a psychopathic serial killer who has brutally murdered his wife.”

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