Welcome to Bloody Bits, the weekly recap of recent horror movies released on blu-ray and dvd for that specific week. This is brought to you by My Bloody Podcast and Horrorphilia.com. Every week I’ll have an audio recap to listen to, containing mini reviews and recommendations. Click red links to purchase the film and check out the trailers and synopsis for each film.
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In the farthest reaches of deep space, the medical vessel Nightingale keeps a lonely vigil for those in trouble. When a frantic cry for help pierces the void, the crew responds with a near fatal, hyper-space dimension jump into the gravitational pull of a dying star. The disabled ship rescues a shuttlecraft containing a mysterious survivor and a strange alien artifact. Now the crew must unravel a chilling secret and escape the nearby imploding star before the rapidly forming supernova blasts them and the entire galaxy into oblivion!
Valley of the Witch from Hanover House
When recently divorced Kristen Matthews moves from London to a quaint house in a small Welsh village, she thinks she has found her new beginning. But all is not well in her new surroundings as Kristen begins to experience lifelike nightmares in her new house, and a series of unexplained suicides suddenly occur. As the church begins to experience supernatural encounters, members of a mysterious coven awaken inert spirits who will make the village pay for its dark history. Can Kristen stop the manifestation or will she succumb to the ancient evil?
Not Human by Peace Arch Trinity
Monster Madness: The Gothic Revival of Horror from Bayview Entertainment
Part three of a multi-part documentary series with distinguished actors, directors, writers, composers and special effects mavens examining the history of the horror, fantasy and science fiction films from the groundbreaking silent 1920s through the Golden Age of Universal, the Silver Age of Hammer and up through the 1980s and beyond. This volume covers two distinct areas: The Drive-In craze in America and the Gothic Horror revival in England. The popularity of the Drive-In Theater peaked in the 60s with over 4000 in operation across the U.S. Samuel Z. Arkoff, Roger Corman and others made films like ”I was a Teenage Werewolf”, ”Reform School Girl” and ”Teenage Caveman” specifically for teens at the Drive-In Movie Theater. In the same time frame, Hammer Films became known for a series of Gothic ”Hammer Horror” films made from the mid-50s until the 70s. Hammer also produced science fiction, thrillers, film noir, comedies and in later years, television series. Hammer made stylized movies utilizing quality British actors and cleverly designed sets. During its most successful years, Hammer dominated the horror film market worldwide. The DVD includes special bonus features.
Alien Abduction from Freestyle Digital Media
From the producer of Hostel and Texas Chainsaw Massacre comes a creepy and energetic found-footage thriller.This heart pulsing horror is based on the real North Carolina, Brown Mountain Lights sightings that date back to the Cherokee and Catawba Indians. Locals still tell stories of unexplained disappearances and many have suspected the lights are UFOs. Young Riley is an autistic boy who uses his hand held camera as a coping device to navigate a big world. While on a camping vacation with his family, he sees mysterious lights in the night sky, which he is able to record. Rileys footage gives us an inside look into the alien threat stalking this family as their trip takes an ill-fated turn.
Young newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie) travel to a remote lake cottage for their honeymoon, where the promise of private romance awaits them. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.
Pick of the Week
Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return — and has no intention of letting her escape.