Monday, February 19, 2018
Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 2/20:
* AMERICAN SATAN [BD]
* THE GIRL WITHOUT HANDS [DVD & BD]
* MOM AND DAD [DVD & BD]
* THE NIGHT WALKER [BD]
Thursday, February 15, 2018
THE BLOOD SPATTERED BRIDE
Directed by Vicente Aranda
Distributed by Mondo Macabro / CAV Distributing
I always look forward to new releases from Mondo Macabro. They release some of the best, and lesser known horror films from all over the world. THE BLOOD SPATTERED BRIDE is one of their films that is a little more well known, I believe. I actually saw this movie years ago, but I didn't remember much about it at all. Here is the basic plot of the film from the CAV website:
Susan, a young bride, travels with her husband to his family’s ancient manor house in the far north of Spain. Susan is a virgin and is very hesitant about her husband's sexual demands. She is also disturbed by her unfamiliar surroundings and wonders if she will ever come to terms with her new married life. She is shocked to discover that all the old portraits of female members of her husband’s family have been locked away in the basement. When she finds them, she discovers that one of the portraits shows a woman holding a strange dagger. The woman’s face has been cut out of the painting. Her name is Mircala Karstein.
Overall, this is a great classic 70's shocker. The film is a little slow in parts, and I feel at 102 minutes, it could have been trimmed down some to help with the film's pacing. That is a very small complaint, though, as the film is great overall. With a name like THE BLOOD SPATTERED BRIDE, you would expect lots of blood, and the film does not disappoint when it comes to that. There are some very brutal and bloody scenes, one in particular being a prolonged stabbing scene with copious amounts of spurting blood! There are also a lot of beautiful and atmospheric scenes, comparable to a some of the vampire films of Jean Rollin.
THE BLOOD SPATTERED BRIDE is available now on Blu-ray from Mondo Macabro and CAV Distribution. The Blu-ray contains the following special features:
- Brand new 4k transfer from film negative
- English/Spanish audio choice
- Newly created English subtitles
- Audio commentary by Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger
- Interview with cinematographer Fernando Arribas
- Two part interview with actor Simón Andreu
- Interview with Euro Gothic author Jonathan Rigby
- Original trailers and radio spots
- Deleted and alternate scenes
- Mondo Macabro previews
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-ray
Monday, February 12, 2018
Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 2/13:
* ALMOST DEAD [DVD & BD]
* ATROZ [BD]
* THE BLOOD SPATTERED BRIDE [BD]
* CHAOS / DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT [BD]
* DRAG ME TO HELL [BD]
* FRANCESCA [DVD & BD]
* GAMES [BD]
* HELLRAISER: JUDGMENT
* INSIDE [DVD]
* LEATHERFACE: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3 [BD]
* MONOLITH [DVD & BD]
* NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD [Criterion Collection DVD & BD]
* NIGHT OF THE SEAGULLS [BD]
* THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS [Criterion Collection DVD & BD]
Saturday, February 10, 2018
DEATH-SCORT SERVICE PART 2: THE NAKED DEAD
Written & Directed by Sean Donohue
Distributed by The Sleaze Box
A couple of years ago I had the privilege of reviewing an indi horror film called DEATH-SCORT SERVICE. You can read that review HERE. The film was from a company called The Sleaze Box and from that name, you should know what's in store for you when you put in one of their DVDs!
The Sleaze Box is now back with DEATH-SCORT SERVICE PART 2: THE NAKED DEAD, and unlike some sequels, this was just as fun of a film as the first one. Here is the basic plot of the film per the film's imdb.com page:
Deep in the heart of Las Vegas a new killer has emerged. Having survived the previous psycho's last wrath (Michelle) Krystal "Pixie" Adams is left behind to start anew and forget about her black past. Problem is this new murderer is unstoppable!!. A new group of up and coming hookers are on the streets left to pick up the pieces and start fresh. Will they survive, or will they become prey to this maniac slasher!
Like the first film, if you are a looking for a plot driven, smart, stylish, big-budget horror film, you might want to keep looking. But, if you are like a lot of horror fans and just want to put in a fun dvd full of all the things that make horror great, then this is the movie for you! DEATH-SCORT SERVICE PART 2 if chock full of great kills with some amazing gore! Add in plenty of sex and nudity and you get a classic grindhouse experience that you just don't see too much of these days. Another note about the gore and special effects, all is done with practical effects which is definitely something worth mentioning, as most films today go the cheaper route of CGI, which I think we can all agree never looks nearly as good as the real thing!
If you were a fan of the first film, or any of the other films from The Sleaze Box, you will love DEATH-SCORT SERVICE PART 2!
DEATH-SCORT SERVICE PART 2 is available now on Blu-ray and DVD from The Sleaze Box. The DVD includes autographed cover art and a CD soundtrack! Special features include trailers and deleted scenes.
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD
CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-ray
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks, arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So, when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game…right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game”—nor Brooks—are what they seem to be.
Check out the trailers and let me know what you think!
Game night will be in theaters starting February 23.
Monday, February 5, 2018
Here are this week's horror related DVD/BD's that come out tomorrow, 2/6:
* DAY OF THE DEAD: BLOODLINE [DVD & BD]
* DEMONS [DVD & BD]
* THE DIABOLICAL DR. Z [DVD & BD]
* GRIZZLY [BD]
* HOUSE OF DEMONS [DVD]
* VICTOR CROWLEY [DVD & BD]