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 Tue/Wed is a new podcast recap episode, containing mini reviews and recommendations. Click red links to purchase the film and check out the trailers and synopsis for each film.
Revolution 666 from Whacked Movies
A Manson-style cult uses a long-lost “Fab Four” song to jump-start the zombie Helter Skelter. A popular radio DJ plays the song, inadvertently creating a flesh eating zombie in a walrus costume.
Hell Hole (1978) from Cheezy Flicks
Hell is on a island off the coast of the Philippines where women are captured from around the world and used for the sexual gratification of a group of assassins. Caged like animals! Sexually abused and brutally tortured… escape is their only hope! A terrifyingly gruesome and shocking film!
Frankenstein’s Hungry Dead from Wild Eye Releasing
A group of high-schoolers on a class trip to a wax museum become the latest victims of the evil doctor Charles Frank, who is attempting to create the perfect human being from the reanimated parts of previous unlucky patrons – reanimating an army of undead mistakes and experiments as the teens try to survive the night.
The Shattering from Leomark
In the dead of night, Donovan (Liam McMahon) drives his girlfriend, Lucy (Anna Moore) and four friends to a secret rendezvous in the woods. They believe they are meeting a medicine man who can cure Lucy’s terminal cancer, but they grow suspicious when a booby-trap in the road forces them to stop short of their destination, and one of them is brutally killed and dragged from the car. The remaining five run for their lives to a deserted cabin, dodging the enchanted wolves that have slaughtered their friend and the bullets of the paramilitary commandoes that hunt them. As the friends die one by one at the hands of the wolves, they realize too late that Donovan has set them up as bait in exchange for the wolf saliva he believes will heal his beloved’s disease. But even Dylan is not prepared to pay the price for Lucy’s cure.
Ebola Zombies from Wild Eye Releasing
The Raid meets Dawn of the Dead – when a group of thieves break into an industrial complex to pull off a jewelry heist, but stumble upon a hidden laboratory where unorthodox SARS and Ebola experiments are taking place on stolen cadavers, who soon mutate into blood-thirsty zombies. Now, the thieves must punch, kick and shoot their way to freedom from the police and the growing army of the undead.
Blackwoods from Olive Films
Matt is haunted by the death of a girl from a car accident he caused years ago. Matt was drunk and as he reached for the car radio, he struck the girl as she crossed the road. The guilt that he feels has altered his sense of reality, making Matt’s life a mystery full of shadows and phantoms. Now, years later Matt goes away for weekend with his new girlfriend Dawn. After a wild session of lovemaking, Dawn goes for a walk. While she is away a strange man with an ax comes into the motel room and attacks Matt. After that incident Matt goes into the woods, looking for Dawn. There he encounters Dawn’s family who tie him down and put him on trail for the murder of the girl years before. They find him guilty and he is sent back into the forest to be hunted down by the family. The deeper Matt runs into the forest the farther his mind is lost to the Blackwoods.
Mutant Vampire Zombies From The Hood from Push Worldwide
An unlikely group of inner-city survivors fight to flee a Los Angeles now free of gang bangers but infested with bloodsucking, sex-starved zombies instead. Outrageous horror comedy from the writer of Sharknado and Sharknado 2!
Digging Up The Marrow from Image Entertainment
What if the ghastly images and abominations haunting our collective nightmares actually exist? Writer/director Adam Green (Hatchet) sets out to make a documentary exploring this tantalizing premise after being contacted by a mysterious man named William Dekker (Ray Wise). Dekker claims he can prove that “monsters are real” and insists these grotesque creatures are forgotten, hideously deformed humanoids inhabiting a vast, underground metropolis of the damned. Determined to expose the truth, Green embarks on a bone-chilling odyssey and gets more than he bargains for when he dares to go Digging Up The Marrow.
Memory Lane from Wild Eye Releasing
When PTSD-plagued war vet Nick returns home and finds that his finance Kayla has committed suicide, he decides to take his own life, but what he sees in flashbacks moments before he is resuscitated leads him to believe Kayla was murdered. Now Nick must travel back and fourth between our world and the afterlife in a search of her killer – but to do it, he will need to die over and over again. A brilliant and complex science thriller that has been compared to independent sci-fi classics Pi and Primer.
Pick of the week
The Sins of Dracula from Wild Eye Releasing
As the star of his church choir, there’s nothing that brings Billy more joy than the opportunity to sing for an audience. However, as his desire to perform grows, the stalwart youth finds that waiting until Sunday to get his fix just simply isn’t enough. Going against the advice of his pastor, Billy follows his girlfriend into the world of secular entertainment, joining the local community theatre troupe. There, Billy is introduced to a whole new world, where his fellow thespians dabble in drugs, sexual perversion, and table-top game-play. Yet, for all the newly minted depravities Billy encounters, none could prepare him for the darkest truth of them all: The theatre group is actually a front for a Satanic cult intent on raising Dracula from the grave! A tongue-in-cheek tale that satirizes the Christian scare films of the 70s and 80s, The Sins of Dracula is a story of sex, sacrilege, and sin. It’s a world where Sondheim is Satan, Broadway means blasphemy, and where taking the stage just might mean curtains…for your eternal soul.
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