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.
Delirium from Monarch Home Video
After being missing for over a year, Emily returns home… but something came with her. A family struggling with
the lack of knowledge about their missing daughter fights to keep her safe. Who can be trusted?
Empire Of The Ants / Jaws Of Satan from Scream Factory
Brace yourself for mutant mayhem and pestilent payback in this “scary”, (Los Angeles Times) creature feature about good bugs gone BAD! Starring Joan Collins (Dynasty, Tales From The Crypt), this incredible insect extravaganza is swarming with flesh-crawling chills, hair-raising thrills and spine-tingling terror. Directed by the great Bert I. Gordon (Attack Of The Puppet People, The Amazing Colossal Man, Village Of The Giants), Empire Of The Ants is a towering H.G. Wells tale come to terrifying life!
Jaws of Satan
Satan takes the form of a cobra in this spine-chilling tale of terror. Commanded by the Prince of Darkness, snakes terrorize a small town in Alabama just as the town’s new dog racing park is about to open. The local doctor, the town priest and a “snake expert”, must band together to save the town from his evil scheme! Fritz Weaver (Creepshow), Gretchen Corbett (Let’s Scare Jessica To Death), Jon Korkes (Syngenor) and a young Christina Applegate (Married With Children, Streets, Anchorman) star. New High-Definition Transfer!
The Food Of The Gods / Frogs from Scream Factory
Legendary director Bert I. Gordon (The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People) the father of the “gigantic creature”, genre delivers this spine-tingling tale of ecology gone berserk. Based on H.G. Wells’ classic horror novel, The Food Of The Gods predicts a terrifying future where oversized animals are suddenly at the top of the food chain and ready to take over!
On a remote island, a mysterious substance is oozing from the ground. A farmer sees that it acts as a growth hormone and thinks his fortune is made. But when rats, chickens, worms and wasps begin sampling the potent substance, they morph into bloodthirsty giants! Now, it’s up to the island’s few residents and visitors to destroy “the food of the gods”,… before the animals take over for good!
Jason Crockett (Ray Milland, X: The Man With The X-ray Eyes) is an aging, physically disabled millionaire who invites his family to his island estate for his birthday party. The old man is more than crotchety… he’s crazy! Hating nature, Crockett poisons anything that crawls on his property. But on the night of his shindig, it’s nature’s payback time, as thousands of frogs whip up every bug and slimy thing into a toxic frenzy until the entire environment goes environ-mental. Sam Elliott (The Legacy, Road House) and Joan Van Ark (The Last Dinosaur) also star. New High-Defintion Transfer!
The Escapees (1981) from Redemption Films
Jean Rollin’s THE ESCAPEES revisits the director’s fascination with pairs of women who wander, dreamlike, through a modern dystopia (Requiem for a Vampire, Two Orphan Vampires). Two female patients one rebellious (Laurence Dubas), the other despondent (Christiane Coppé) flee the grounds of a mental hospital and drift across the French countryside. After finding refuge among a band of gypsy-like exotic dancers, they cross paths with a petty criminal (Marianne Valiot), an aging fortune-teller (Louise Dhour) and a quartet of swingers (including Brigitte Lahaie) with sinister intentions. Punctuated by moments of unexpected violence and lyrical beauty (as when the emotionless Marie returns to life in a vacant ice rink), THE ESCAPEES is among Rollin’s
most personal films, and has been remastered in HD from the original 35mm negative.
Nightlight from Lionsgate
Teens playing a spooky flashlight game in haunted woods at night get more than they bargained when a demon is awakened by their shenanigans.
Let Us Prey (2014) from Dark Sky Films
Rachel (Pollyanna McIntosh, The Woman), a rookie cop, is about to begin her first nightshift in a neglected police station in a backwater town. Surrounded by both disgruntled officers and irate petty offenders, her job becomes all the more difficult and terrifying when a mysterious man (Liam Cunningham, Game of Thrones) is brought in and strange things start happening to everyone in the station. As it becomes clear that the enigmatic stranger has something to do with the supernatural events, Rachel finds herself in a fight for her life against cop and criminal alike as one by one they turn on each other and themselves. Now she must survive the night and uncover the stranger s true plans for the station s hapless denizens before she too falls prey to the unholy power that seeks to destroy them all.
Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf from Synapse Films
After losing his eyesight, his wife, and his daughter at the hands of a deranged psychopath, a man is transformed into an unstoppable killing machine hellbent on revenge! Eight years after the massacre of his family, the Blind Wolf has returned as a highly trained swordsman ready to seek justice. But he doesn’t know seven deadly (and even undead) assassins have been hired by his sworn enemy to make sure he doesn’t leave town alive!
Set in nowhere and in no time, SAMURAI AVENGER: THE BLIND WOLF is a bloody sushi-western and a modern day action film with a classic samurai essence.
Gun Woman from Scream Factory
A brilliant doctor vows revenge on a crazy sadistic killer following the murder of his wife… and devises the perfect assassination plan by turning a young woman into the most lethal assassin the world has ever seen. This outrageous plan will unfold in the killer’s heavily fortified underground lair. The lethal assassin will be placed into a temporal state and sent into the facility as a dead body… but when she wakes, it is everyone else in the compound who will be deprived of their lives.
But there is one catch. What will she use as a weapon? The staff of the underground facility is armed with weapons that have fingerprint authentication systems so it’s impossible for her to use their weapons. The doctor’s genius plan is to surgically hide the gun parts into the woman’s body, so she can rip off her stitches when she wakes, take out the parts, assemble the gun and become the ultimate Gun Woman.
Pick of the weekIsland of Death from Arrow Video
Synopsis: A journey into the worst excesses of depravity
Greece is transformed into a bloodbath of sex, death and sadism when an English couple arrive for a perverse rampage of lust and murder through the sleepy streets of a quiet island.
No taboo is left unbroken as the feral pair screw and slice through the local population and their livestock, driven by a combination libido and twisted morality to slay those they see as unfit to exist.
Now, see Nico Mastorakis’ notorious and long censored video nasty in all its uncut and full strength glory.