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 on the red links to purchase the movie and check out the trailers and synopsis for each film.
Curse of the Witching Tree by 4 Digital Media
An innocent woman, accused of murdering her son and hanged as a witch, curses a tree and the children who play around it. The effects of this act of revenge echo through the years and centuries, and restless spirits haunt the house where the bodies of the cursed children have been buried. A family move into their new home, and begin to uncover the terrible truth behind The Witching Tree and the murdered children upon which they unknowingly sleep…
Awaken the Devil from Bayview Entertainment
Some say evil is skin deep, yet the forbidden ancient texts say that true evil is embedded in the soul of the world itself. Two men unknowingly play their part in an eons old cycle of death and rebirth when homeless brothers Tom and Vernon stumble into an abandoned building for shelter, entering a hellish world of shadows and nightmares that will change their lives forever. Trapped and psychologically tortured by unseen forces, the brothers descend into a vortex of madness dominated and controlled by demon succubus and paranormal entities for one sole purpose…to re-awaken the Anti-Christ. Take a terrifying journey into the heart of evil in this shocking motion picture.
San Andreas Quake from Asylum
When a discredited L.A. Seismologist warns of an impending 12.7 earthquake, no one takes her seriously. Now on her own, she races desperately to get her family to safety before the earthquake breaks Los Angeles apart from the mainland.
They Will Outlive Us All from Wild Eye Releasing
New York City has been devastated by a series of ‘Frankenstorms,’ food is scarce and all the bridges and tunnels are closed. In this post-apocalyptic city, roommates Margot and Daniel are bracing themselves for not only the next storm, but for something much more gruesome and undead – something growing right inside their apartment building. Can they survive each other long enough to stop it? Bonus Materials Teasers Original Trailer Previews Bonus features include: Previews, Original Trailer, Teasers
A Zombie Exorcism from Wild Eye Releasing
The house of god is ground zero for the zombie apocalypse when three siblings gather at a funeral and witness the awakening of an ancient evil that spawns an army of the dead. Quickly forced to hide in the labyrinth of deep catacombs under the church, now the siblings must fight their way out to safety while trying to send the dead back to their graves in this non-stop zombie action thriller. Bonus Materials Previews Bonus Short Film Five bonus music videos Original Teaser Trailer Original Trailer Behind the Scenes featurette Bonus features include: Behind the Scenes featurette, Original Trailer, Original Teaser Trailer, Five bonus music videos, Bonus Short Film, Previews
All Sinners Night from World Wide Media
Halloween marks the one year anniversary of the disappearance of Daniel, Lana Williams’ brother. Although he is considered dead by the authorities, Lana is obsessed with finding him and stumbles across a local investigative reporter whose wife committed suicide a year ago on the exact same night. He suspects a satanic cult is actually responsible for her death. Believing there is a link connecting the deaths, they travel to a small rural town in Indiana. Meanwhile, the Reverend Hiram Graves and his Hand of Glory ministry roll into town and hold a bizarre tent revival to save the souls of the wicked. As Halloween night approaches, a murderous cult of masked killers descend upon the town to kidnap and sacrifice five victims – one for each point of the pentagram. How far will Lana and David go to discover something more evil than they ever imagined had happened to Daniel? This Halloween lock your doors and windows and pray for dawn because tonight is All Sinners Night!
Raiders of the Lost Shark from Wild Eye Releasing
Four friends set out by boat for a vacation on a private island. But unknown to them, a weaponized shark has escaped from a top secret military lab, a shark genetically engineered with hate in its blood, and programmed to hunt any human within range. Now, these friends must band together to battle an all new brand of predator who will stop at nothing to remain at the top of the food chain. Bonus features include: Previews
Poltergeist II and III from MGM
Awake In The Woods from Shami
The Woods in Marion N.Y. have a past. Hunters report unusual activity, hikers describe chilling experiences , parents warn their children to avoid the woods, and the lucky few who survive the woods alone have all gone insane. When a young girl does not heed her parents warning, she goes missing in the woods. Three friends decide to document their search for the truth. What they witness can’t be explained. In the end only one is left wandering Awake In The Woods! Bonus features include: TRAILER/INTERACTIVE MENUS
Zombeavers from Freestyle
They’re ferocious, they’re furry, they’re ZOMBEAVERS, the stars of this 2015 horror-comedy, directed by Jordan Rubin. When a trio of sexy college girls (Cortney Palm, Rachel Melvin, Lexi Atkins) arrive at a remote cabin for a weekend getaway, their vacation is quickly jeopardized by a hungry bear, a menacing hunter (Rex Linn), and the girls own party-crashing boyfriends (Hutch Dano, Jake Weary, Peter Gilroy). However, these preliminary disturbances are nothing compared to what lurks in the lake by the cabin: The result of a local chemical spill, a horde of bloodthirsty, zombified beavers closes in on the unsuspecting co-eds. It isn’t long before the kids are engaged in a life and death struggle with the ferocious ZOMBEAVERS, but it turns out that the creatures themselves are only the beginning of their nightmare. Featuring cameos by Bill Burr and John Mayer, Zombeavers is infectiously funny and terrifying. Zombeavers. They’ll dam you to hell!
Stigmata from Scream Factory
Frankie Paige (Arquette) has absolutely no faith in God. All of that changes when she suddenly begins to suffer the stigmata: the living wounds of the crucified Christ. Frankie’s miraculous bleeding comes to the attention of the Vatican’s top investigator, Father Kiernan (Byrne). But when Cardinal Houseman (Jonathan Pryce, Brazil, Ronin), discovers that Frankie is actually channeling an extraordinary and provocative message that could destroy the Church, he’s convinced that she (and the force possessing her) must be forever silenced. Determined to stop this deadly conspiracy, Kiernan risks his faith and his life to save her and the message that will change the destiny of mankind forever. Also starring Portia de Rossi (TV’s Arrested Development), Nia Long (Big Momma’s House) and Rade Sherbedgia (Taken 2, X-Men: First Class), Stigmata is a riveting supernatural thriller that’ll leave you breathless.
– Audio Commentary With Director Rupert Wainwright
– Incredible But True – Stigmata: Marked For Life (45 Mins.)
– Divine Rights: The Story Of Stigmata (26 Mins.)
– Music Video – “Identify” By Natalie Imbruglia
– Deleted Scenes
– Alternate Ending
– Theatrical Trailer
Evil Eye featuring The Girl That Knew Too Much from Kino Lorber
While vacationing in Italy, a young woman with a passion for crime fiction (Letícia Román) witnesses a brutal murder. With the help of a handsome young doctor (John Saxon), she launches her own investigation and uncovers a series of crimes known as the Alphabet Murders, only to realize that she may be next on the killer’s list. This Kino Classics edition includes both the original Italian-language version (The Girl Who Knew Too Much) as well as the American cut (Evil Eye, featuring a score by Les Baxter and alternate footage). The last of Bava’s features to be shot in black-and-white, Evil Eye is considered one of the earliest gialli, and opened the door for Bava to indulge in a more violent and provocative flavor of films. Special Features: Evil Eye (the AIP American release English language version) mastered in HD from the original 35mm negative, The Girl Who Knew Too Much (the alternate European cut), in Italian with optional English subtitles, Audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark, Original theatrical trailers
An amphibious shark-like monster terrorizes an abandoned secret military base and the people who live on the island it is located on. A marine biologist, as well as several other people, try to stop it before it is too late…
Roommate Wanted from Lionsgate
Janie is an ambitious student who dreams of a better life. Dee is a gorgeous socialite who dreams of a rich husband. They’re already not the best of friends…or the best of roommates. But when Janie gets the opportunity of a lifetime, Dee becomes the roommate from hell as she desperately tries to destroy Janie’s life. It’s an all out girl-war leaving a ROOMMATE WANTED
Pick of the weekCamp Massacre from MVD Visual
Ten contestants appear on a competitive summer boot camp reality show geared toward weight-loss. As the competition grows more intense, the contestants realize they are losing more than just weight; they are losing competitors. As contestants disappear in the night, it becomes apparent that a killer is on the loose, and one million dollars is at stake.