This sensational, extremely influential, 1974 low-budget horror movie directed by Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist, Lifeforce, Salem's Lot), may be notorious for its title, but it's also a damn fine piece of moviemaking. And it's blood-curdling scary, too. Loosely based on the true crimes of Ed Gein (also a partial inspiration for Psycho), the original Jeffrey Dahmer, Texas Chainsaw Massacre follows a group of teenagers who pick up a hitchhiker and wind up in a backwoods horror chamber where they're held captive, tortured, chopped up, and impaled on meat hooks by a demented cannibalistic family, including a character known as Leatherface who maniacally wields one helluva chainsaw. The movie's powerful sense of dread is heightened by its grainy, semi-documentary style--but it also has a wicked sense of humour (and not that camp, self-referential variety that became so tiresome in subsequent horror films of the 70s, 80s and 90s). OK, in case you couldn't tell, it's "not for everyone", but as a landmark in the development of the horror/slasher genre, it ranks with Psycho, Halloween, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. --Jim Emerson
Police are investigating a serial killer who targets pregnant women and the media have labeled him 'The Dissector' and running sensationalist headlines such as Pregnant woman dissected alive, husband put to death in 100 degrees boiling water. At the scene of yet another such murder, and led by undercover detectives Jeff and Kwok Wah (Chin Siu Ho, Tony Ho) they comb the area and find a known suspect, Chan Kit (Juno Mak), and bring him in. Chan Kit remains silent throughout the physically brutal interrogation and is released without charge. If Chan Kit is not the killer, then who is? The story unfolds step by step, jumping with flashbacks as to how Chan Kit is linked to the group of undercover policeman in the first place and the pain he has silently endured; this is a story about unconditional love.
A family of power-hungry thousand year old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong.
Detours can be deadly. When four friends embark on a road trip to Vegas looking for fun and a few cheap thrills they have no idea that they're about to fall into a blood drenched charnel house of tension torture and the darkest depths of pure primal fear! After their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere they must find a way back to civilisation. But there plan soon arouses the malice of Rusty nail - a murderous vengeful trucker with an insatiable appetite for gruesome mutilation and sadistic pain - and he'll stop at nothing to ensure they pay their toll... one body at a time!
All 18 episodes from the third season of the supernatural police drama starring Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie. When Ichabod Crane (Mison) and the Headless Horseman (Jeremy Owens/Craig Branham) killed each other on the battlefield in 1781, their blood mixed together creating an eternal connection. More than 230 years later the Horseman is resurrected by an occult group rooting for evil and this, in turn, causes Ichabod to rise, his blood feeling the pull of his nemesis. In this series, an ancient demon is released in a shopping mall, Ichabod investigates a mysterious case of two sisters, and Pandora (Shannyn Sossamon) brings back to life a deadly creature with a poisonous sting. The episodes are: 'I, Witness' 'Whispers in the Dark' 'Blood and Fear' 'The Sisters Mills' 'Dead Men Tell No Tales' 'This Red Lady from Caribee' 'The Art of War' 'Novus Ordo Seclorum' 'One Life' 'Incident at Stone Manor' 'Kindred Spirits' 'Sins of the Father' 'Dark Mirror' 'Into the Wild' 'Incommunicado' 'Dawn's Early Light' 'Delaware' and 'Ragnarok'
In 1976 The Omen scored a hit with critics and audiences hungry for more after The Exorcist with its mixture of Gothic horror and mystery and its plot about a young boy suspected of being the personification of the anti-Christ. Directed by Richard Donner (best known for his Superman and Lethal Weapon films), The Omen gained a lot of credibility from the casting of Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as a distinguished American couple living in England, whose young son Damien bears "the mark of the beast". At a time when graphic gore had yet to dominate the horror genre, this film used its violence discreetly and to great effect and the mood of dread and potential death is masterfully maintained. It's all a bit contrived, with a lot of biblical portent and sensational fury but few would deny it's highly entertaining. Jerry Goldsmith's Oscar-winning score works wonders to enhance the movie's creepy atmosphere. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com Damien: Omen II takes place several years after the mysterious events that claimed the life of the US Ambassador and his wife as the now teenaged and militarily enrolled Damien Thorne is slowly being made aware of his unholy heritage and horrific destiny. Woe is he (including anyone in Damien's adoptive family and his classmates) who suspects the truth or gets in his way. While not as unrelentingly frightening as its blockbuster predecessor, this more-than-competent sequel raises some interesting questions about the nature of free will (can the anti-Christ deny his birthright?) before falling into a gory series of increasingly outlandish deaths, the best of which is a terrifyingly protracted scene beneath the ice of a frozen lake. Jerry Goldsmith (who won an Oscar for his work on the first film in the series) contributes another marvellously foreboding score. --Andrew Wright, Amazon.com The series concludes with The Omen III: The Final Conflict, starring Sam Neill as the adult Damien--aka the son of Satan--in a battle with the heavens for control of mankind. The film ends up depending more heavily on effects and spectacle than on the kind of basic horrors that made the first movie in the series so unsettling but at least this one gives some closure to the seemingly endless saga. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com On the DVDs: On the original movie disc there is an all-new 45-minute documentary, "666: The Omen Revealed", with contributions from all the major behind-the-scenes players, including director, editor, screenwriter (who confesses the movie was only set in England because he wanted a free trip to London!), producer and composer. The latter, Jerry Goldsmith, has his Oscar-winning contribution to the movie recognised with a separate feature in which he talks through four key musical scenes in the score. There's also a thought-provoking short called "Curse or Coincidence?" in which the many bizarre accidents that happened during shooting are related, including the terrible story of what happened to the girlfriend of the man responsible for designing the decapitation scene. Director Richard Donner and editor Stuart Baird provide a chatty audio commentary to the movie. The second and third films lack as many extra features, being content with audio commentaries and theatrical trailers: the commentary for Omen II is by producer Harvey Bernhard, that for Omen III by director Graham Baker. --Mark Walker
Anna Biller directs this comedy horror starring Samantha Robinson, Jeffrey Vincent Parise and Laura Waddell which pays homage to the Technicolor thrillers of the 1960s and 70s. A young and beautiful witch named Elaine (Robinson) uses her magic to devise spells and craft concoctions which will grant her what she desires: a man who loves her. Inconveniently however, her creations work too well and every man she seduces ends up dead. She finally finds the perfect man for her, but her willful desire to feel loved may send her over the edge and into a heady brew of passion, madness and death.
Hideki Satomi (Mikami) his wife Ayaka (Sakai) and their young daughter Nana (Inoue) are driving blissfully through the countryside when the workaholic Satomi stops at a roadside phone booth to send an e-mail from his laptop. In the booth he discovers a smudged scrap of newsprint with Nana's picture on it -- and an article describing her death in a traffic accident. Three years later Satomi has not recovered from his failure to prevent the accident while his marriage has also ended
Bob Hope built a career out of the persona of the fussy, fast-talking lothario spooked by sex, the blowhard who crumbles at the first sight of trouble, in the Cat and the Canary Hoe gave this character it's first outing and never looked back, the film to this day is still one of the best horror spoofs ever made.Ten years have passed since the death of millionaire Cyrus Norman, his attorney gathers his six remaining relatives in his old mansion in the swamps of Louisiana to read the will. The family maid appears and announces that the spirits have told her that one of them will die that night and Hendrick, the local prison guard warns that that The Cat a homicidal maniac has escaped and could appear at any minute. This sets up a night filled with murders, mysteries and intrigue. Hope has one great one-liners after another in this old dark house mystery-comedy.
In a small northern town in 1974 law and order has broken down and the community seems to falling apart. Their only hope is DS Barry Harrigan just returned from duty in Hong Kong and rejoining the local police force. He realizes that crime is spreading like a disease and he must face up to the gangs terrorizing the local community. When he discovers that his friend has been brutally murdered his battle for justice becomes very personal. Special Features: Interviews with Cast and Crew Deleted scenes
Based on true events, this frightening and supernatural film portrays the story of Katie and Micah, a carefree couple who become haunted by an unseen presence in their house.
Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous. They're here! Gremlins: Don't ever get it wet. Keep it away from bright light. And no matter how much it cries no matter how much it begs--never ever feed it after midnight. With these three instructions young Billy Peltzer takes possession of his cuddly new pet. Billy will get a whole lot more than he bargained for... Gremlins 2 - The New Batch: The rules are the same but the laughs are bigger and thrills are better. This time Billy and everyone's favorite Mogwai Gizmo must face off against a new batch of Gremlins that definitely think New York is their kind of town.
The original Creature from the Black Lagoon is one of the silver screen's most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. The Creature from the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 3 films from the original legacy including the gripping classic and the sequels that followed. These landmark motion pictures perfectly blended Universal's classic monster heritage with the science-fiction explosion of the 1950s and continue to inspire remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of the Creature from the Black Lagoon to this day. Bonus Features: Back to the Black Lagoon Documentary 3 Feature Commentaries Production Photographs Theatrical Trailers
Eureka Entertainment to release Tom Holland's directorial debut FRIGHT NIGHT, the iconic 1980s vampire classic starring Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale and Roddy McDowall, for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK in a Special Edition Dual-Format on 10 April 2017. He's sweet, sexy, and he likes to get in late. You might think he's the perfect neighbour. But before inviting him Jerry in for a nightcap, there's something you should know. Jerry prefers his drinks warm, red, and straight from the jugular! It's Fright Night, a horrific howl starring Chris Sarandon as the seductive vampire and William Ragsdale as the frantic teenager struggling to keep Jerry's deadly fangs out of his neck. Only 17-year-old Charley Brewster (Ragsdale) knows Jerry's bloodcurdling secret. When Charley can't get anybody to believe him, he turns to TV horror host Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall), who used to be the Great Vampire Killer of the movies. Can these mortals save Charley and his sweetheart Amy (Amanda Bearse) from the wrathful bloodsucker's toothy embrace? If you love being scared, Fright Night will give you the nightmare of your life! Eureka Classics is proud to present this iconic modern horror classic in a new Dual-Format Special Edition. DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES: 4K digital restoration Original stereo PCM soundtrack and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio options (on the Blu-ray) English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired You're So Cool, Brewster! A new two-hour version of the definitive 2016 documentary on the making of Fright Night, focusing on the first film, created exclusively for this release What is Fright Night featurette, a 2016 video piece featuring cast and crew interviews (BLU-RAY ONLY) Tom Holland: Writing Horror, a 2016 video piece featuring interviews with Holland and his collaborators (BLU-RAY ONLY) Rowdy McDowall: From Apes to Bats, a 2016 video piece featuring archival footage of McDowall and cast and crew interviews (BLU-RAY ONLY Fear Fest 2 2008 reunion panel featuring Tom Holland, Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Stephen Geoffreys, Amanda Bearse, Jonathan Stark and moderated by Rob Galluzzo (BLU-RAY ONLY) Shock Till You Drop Present Choice Cuts with Tom Holland and Ryan Turek, a three-part video interview on the film (BLU-RAY ONLY) The full electronic press kit, featuring extensive on-set interviews and behind-the-scenes footage (BLU-RAY ONLY) Stills and memorabilia from Tom Holland's personal collection (BLU-RAY ONLY) | G-rated and R-rated theatrical trailers (BLU-RAY ONLY)
An instant werewolf classic, The Howling was directed by Joe Dante, a graduate of Roger Corman's school of low-budget ingenuity who had gained enough momentum with 1978's Piranha to rise to this bigger challenge. He brought along Piranha screenwriter John Sayles, too, and recruited makeup wizard Rob Bottin to create what was then the wildest on-screen transformation ever seen. With Gary Brandner's novel The Howling as a starting point, Sayles and Dante conceived a werewolf colony on the California coast, posing as a self-help haven led by a seemingly benevolent doctor (Patrick Macnee), and populated by a variety of "patients", from sexy, leather-clad sirens (Elisabeth Brooks) to an old coot (John Carradine) who's quite literally long in the tooth. When a TV reporter (Dee Wallace) arrives at the colony to recover from a recent trauma, the resident lycanthropes prepare for a howlin' good time. Dante handles it all with equal measures of humour, sex, gore, and horror, pulling out all the stops when the ravenous Eddie (Dante favourite Robert Picardo, later known as The Doctor on Star Trek: Voyager) transforms into a towering , bloodthirsty werewolf. (Bottin's mentor Rick Baker would soon raise the make-up ante with An American Werewolf in London.) As usual in Dante's movies (qv. Gremlins), in-jokes abound, from characters named after werewolf movie directors, amusing cameos (Corman, Sayles, Forrest J Ackerman), and hammy inserts of wolfish cartoons and Allen Ginsberg's "Howl". It's best appreciated now as a quintessential example of early-80s horror, with low-budget limitations evident throughout, but The Howling remains a giddy genre milestone. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com
First-time director Derek Nguyen makes a captivating debut with The Housemaid [CÃ´ HaÃ» GaÃ], a haunting gothic romance which blends bold eroticism with a pervasive sense of dread. Linh is a docile and hardworking poor orphaned girl who comes to Sa Cat seeking a housemaid job. Sebastien Laurent is a French captain and owner of the Sa Cat rubber plantation. For years, the massive mansion is rumoured to have ghosts, particularly those of Camille Sebastien s late wife and the mistreated plantation workers. Once Linh comes to Sa Cat, she begins to hear strange sounds, have frightening dreams, and witness bizarre occurrences. After some time, Linh and Captain Laurent become close to each other and develop a romance. However, their love soon awakens the vengeful souls of Sa Cat plantation. With its sumptuous visuals and memorable scares, The Housemaid is a bold update of the gothic-horror genre, and Eureka Entertainment is proud to present the film in its UK debut as part of Montage Pictures. DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES: Stunning 1080p presentation (On the Blu-ray), with a progressive encode on the DVD 5.1 Surround and Stereo soundtrack options Optional English subtitles Trailer PRESS: A gothic romance with a healthy dose of sex and violence, The Housemaid is a fascinating film Abertoir Film Festival
The franchise that refined the horror genre is back! With its unique take on visual and psychological scares, the SAW franchise centres on sick, twisted Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) a man who has made it his life's mission to lay traps for unsuspecting sinners. This Legacy Collection brings together all eight films from the terrifying SAW series. See the game from beginning to end with the pieces of the Jigsaw. Features: With new gruesome textured varnish sleeve. With hours of special features including: Commentaries from directors, writers, producers and cast Video Diaries, Music Videos, Deleted Scenes and more
A trio of films by the acclaimed Mexican director Guillermo del Toro. Featuring the films: Cronos (1993): A strange object the ""Cronos device "" has been found inside the statue of an angel in an antique store. While the dealer Jesus Gris is holding the device it springs open and its metallic legs pierces his flesh. Once ""bitten "" he develops a craving for human blood and his body grows more and more youthful with each drink. As the addiction spreads through his body he realizes he desires the blood of his innocent granddaughter... The Devil's Backbone (2001): A deliciously dark horror The Devil's Backbone tells the tale of a remote Spanish orphanage during the final days of The Spanish Civil War whose young inhabitants are brutally terrorised by Santi a decomposing spirit who stalks the building's dark decaying hallways. But as the film builds to a grisly explosive finale the children learn the true story of Santi's death and rise up to vow a deadly vengeance on his vicious murderer. Produced by Pedro Almodovar and brilliantly photographed for maximum suspence by leading cinematographer Guillermo Navarra The Devil's Backbone is a truly haunting memorable ghost story. Pan's Labyrinth (2006): the story of a young girl that travels with her mother and adoptive father to a rural area up North in Spain 1944 - after Franco's victory. The girl lives in an imaginary world of her own creation and faces the real world with much chagrin. Post-war Fascist repression is at its height in rural Spain and the girl must come to terms with that through a fable of her own.
A man tries to uncover the circumstances behind his wife's death in this creepy thriller from the "Saw" team.
In this highly anticipated adaptation of Stephen King s bestselling apocalyptic thriller, John Cusack (Love and Mercy), Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained) and Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan) star as three survivors fleeing Boston after a mysterious pulse turns cell phone users into vicious predators. 'Powerhouse performances from Samuel L Jackson and John Cusack' Bloodguts Horror 4 STARS 'Stephen King resurrects the zombie genre' Love Horror 4 STARS 'brain-bending' Sight and Sound 'smart, persuasive, intriguing... a refreshing throwback.' Kim Newman.
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