Bloody Bits #16 April 14, 2015 Horror Dvd/Blu-ray Releases

IMG_8272Welcome 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. Intro music is Murder by Alexia, middle song is If I Were A Killer from Galactic Cowboys and outro song is I Of The Needle from Seventh Angel.

 

all the devils aliensAll The Devils Aliens by Bayview Entertainment

What Stanton Pinborough knows could change the world and topple governments overnight. He is sustained by a team of nurses around the clock, but no one has actually seen the eccentric and reclusive ex-government researcher for more than 30 years. It’s Michael’s first night on the job when he begins to see shadows emerge from halls and doorways. Michael’s supervisor, Robin, seems to know many of Pinborough’s secrets but suddenly disappears unleashing a maelstrom of horror beyond his wildest imagination. Michael has no choice but to confront Pinborough who reveals that he was a part of The Majestic 12 and covertly recovered an alien infant from the Roswell crash in 1947. He has kept the alien a secret all these years as retaliation for his own son’s abduction many years prior. Now Michael must retrieve the alien baby or risk being abducted. Hell is empty…all the devils are here in this intriguing science fiction tale that’s reminiscent of The X-Files and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.


roadside dvd Roadside from Image Entertainment

Dan and Mindy Summers are on a road trip along a desolate mountain highway when Dan is forced to exit the SUV to remove a dead tree blocking their path. Before he can get back inside, he and Mindy find themselves held hostage on the side of the road, trapped in their car by a mysterious gunman. They must fight for their lives in a sadistic game of cat and mouse set against a backdrop of numbing cold, pitch darkness and raw terror. Dripping with suspense until the very last frame, Roadside “offers massive thrills and a unique concept reminiscent of the films of Hitchcock.” (UnderTheGunReview.net)


 

jinn dvdJinn from Freestyle

The idea of The Jinn, another race of beings that lived on Earth before man was created, is known to over 1.5 billion people around the world and is immersed in Eastern and Asian Culture. Like man, they have free will and can be good or evil. Shawn (Dominic Rains) enjoys an idyllic life with his new wife Jasmine (Serinda Swan) in Ann Arbor, MI. Their happiness is interrupted one day by a cryptic message warning of a curse that has been haunting his family for generations. Shawn is skeptical until strange and then menacing things start to happen. Unable to explain the events and fearing for his life, Shawn turns to Gabriel (Ray Park, Star Wars Phantom Menace) and Father Westhoff (Willian Antherton, Die Hard), a mysterious duo claiming to have answers. With their help and the aid of Ali (Faran Tahir, Iron Man), a semi-sane mental patient, Shawn discovers that man is not alone on this planet… and that he is in the middle of a war between good and evil that has waged on for centuries.


enter bluEnter The Dangerous Mind (2013) from Well Go Usa

Music makes the voices stop. That’s what Jim (Jake Hoffman) wants most to hide away in his apartment, mixing original dubstep beats as a soundtrack to the insanity of daily life. But it s not working too well lately. His brother (Thomas Dekker) bullies him into pursuing social worker Wendy (Nikki Reed), and their intimate encounter sparks an obsession that turns Jim into a human time bomb. Also starring Scott Bakula, Jason Priestley, and Gina Rodriguez, ENTER THE DANGEROUS MIND is a terrifying study of mental illness, and the destruction unleashed when you finally SNAP.


from the dark blu-rayFrom the Dark from Dark Sky Films

When a young couple embark on a road trip through the Irish countryside, car trouble lands them in a place that few people would choose to visit. When something sinister is awakened from a thousand year slumber, deep within the dark bog, the couple is faced with an unimaginable evil. They soon realize that light is their only protector, but as the sun sets and light sources dwindle, the creature becomes more powerful, and they are in a fight for their lives. There is nothing to prepare you for the terror that will emerge from the dark.


echoes blu-rayEchoes from Anchor Bay

Struggling with horrifying, sleep-paralysis induced visions, a young writer retreats with her boyfriend to an isolated desert house. As the visions intensify, she finds herself on the verge of losing her mind…or uncovering a life-threatening secret.


 

twib 2The Woman In Black 2 from 20th Century Fox
98 min PG-13

Hammer Films goes in for a second round of fright with this follow-up to The Woman in Black from a story idea by original author Susan Hill. Tom Harper directs. This entry opens in 1941 London, where the citizens live in fear of aerial bombings by the Germans. Schoolteacher Eve Parkins (Phoebe Fox) and headmistress Jean Hogg (Helen McCrory) are tasked with evacuating a small group of children to the countryside where they’ll be safe, although probably not since their destination is the haunted mansion from the original (was there really nowhere else in Britain that could have housed two adult women and a half-dozen small kids?). Things start out gloomy and just proceed to spiral downwards, from disturbing dreams to waking hallucinations to actual death.


 

Long weekend blu-rayLong Weekend (1978) from Synapse Films

Attempting to resurrect their failing marriage, Peter (John Hargreaves, THE ODD ANGRY SHOT) and Marcia (Briony Behets) set out on a camping trip to a deserted stretch of the Australian coastline hoping a long weekend in the sunshine will help them patch their differences. They are a careless couple, littering the countryside with garbage, shooting guns and even driving away after wounding a kangaroo with their automobile. Their callous disregard for the environment soon becomes apparent when the animals start to seek vengeance. Marcia and Peter have proven themselves to be destroyers of nature. Will the animals allow them to leave or will they too be destroyed?

From the writer of ROAD GAMES and RAZORBACK comes this spooky little gem (Premiere Magazine), presented in a high-definition transfer from original vault materials with a re-mastered DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround soundtrack created by Synapse Films.


 

carrie carrie 2Carrie/The Rage: Carrie 2 from Scream Factory

CARRIE

Angela Bettis (May) stars in this 2002 adaptation of Stephen King’s classic tale of horror and retribution, featuring eye-popping special effects and a shocking, all-new twist ending! Carrie White (Bettis) is a lonely, awkward teenage girl who just doesn’t fit in. At school, she endures her classmates’ constant ridicule, and at home she suffers endless psychological torture at the hands of her fanatically religious mother (Patricia Clarkson, Six Feet Under). But Carrie has a secret. She’s been cursed with the terrifying power of telekinesis. And when her tormenters commit an act of unforgivably cruel humiliation at the prom, they’’ll soon learn a deadly lesson. Taking its inspiration from King’s book rather than the original film, Carrie was written by
Bryan Fuller (TV’s Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) and stars Emilie de Ravin (Lost), Katharine Isabelle (See No Evil 2, Ginger Snaps) and Chelan Simmons (Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil).
THE RAGE: CARRIE 2

In this horrifying 1999 sequel, Rachel (Emily Bergl, The Knick) is a high school misfit who gets caught in the middle of a vicious prank orchestrated by a group of jocks that turns deadly. Once the police bring one of the boys in for questioning, his teammates target Rachel for squealing, and hatch a devious scheme to publicity humiliate her. But messing with Rachel is worse than playing with fire, for when her temper’s crossed, it triggers a powder-keg of anger and unleashes horrifying powers that turn a wild teen house party into a wilder mad-house inferno! Also starring Jason London (Dazed And Confused), Rachel Blanchard (TV’s Clueless), Mena Suvari (American Beauty) and Amy Irving (reprising her role as Sue Snell from Brian DePalma’s original Carrie), this fast-paced, white-knuckle revenge fantasy takes telekinesis to the next level of terror!

Special Features

CARRIE:
– NEW Audio Commentary with director David Carson
– Trailer

THE RAGE: CARRIE 2:
– NEW 2015 Audio Commentary with director Katt Shea and Director of Photography Donald Morgan, moderated by
filmmaker David DeCoteau
– Original 1999 Commentary with Katt Shea
– Alternate Ending with “before and after” special effect sequence
– Additional scenes not seen in theatres
– Theatrical Trailer


 

the babadook bluThe Babadook from Scream Factory/IFC

Amelia (AFI Award winner Essie Davis, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Slap) is a single mother plagued by the violent death of her husband. When a disturbing storybook called Mister Babadook turns up at her house, she is forced to battle with her son’s deep-seated fear of a monster. Soon she discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Special Features

Limited-Run “Pop Up” Packaging
Deleted Scenes
Cast And Crew Interviews
Behind-The-Scenes Of The Making Of The Film
Jennifer Kent’s Short Film, “Monster”
Theatrical Trailers

 


 

Pick of the Week!class of 84 blu-rayClass of 1984 (1982) from Scream Factory

Andrew Norris (Perry King, Lipstick, Mandingo), an idealistic and naive music teacher, has moved into a new community with his pregnant wife, Diane (Merrie Lynn Ross, General Hospital), only to find his new job is an academic abyss. Appalled by the crime-infested school, Norris soon crosses paths with its teenage kingpin, the shrewd and sadistic Peter Stegman (Timothy Van Patten, Catacombs, Zone Troopers). With Norris setting his sights on reforming Stegman and the young punk declaring war on his teacher, the duo is on a collision course for a fateful showdown.

Directed and co-written by Mark L. Lester (Class of 1999, Commando, Firestarter), Class of 1984 is one of the seminal cult movies of the early 1980s. While its vision of a decaying, violence-plagued inner city school seemed over the top in 1982, it sadly prophesied the future of American education. With an original story and screenplay co-written by genre veteran Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play, Psycho II, The Beast Within), the film is also notable for its great cast, which includes Lisa Langlois (Deadly Eyes, The Nest), Roddy McDowall, Stefan Arngrim (Fear No Evil) and Michael J. Fox in an early role.

– NEW High-Definition Transfer of the Film From the Interpositive
– NEW interviews with director Mark Lester, composer Lalo Schifrin and actors Lisa Langlois and Erin Noble.
– NEW career retrospective interview with Perry King.
– Audio Commentary with director Mark Lester
– Blood and Blackboards featurette – featuring interviews with director Mark Lester, actors Perry King and
Merrie Lynn Ross
– Poster & Still Gallery
– Original Theatrical Trailer & TV Spots

 

 

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