Is there anything scarier than clowns? Of course not. And who knows scary better than Stephen King? You see where we're going. It puts a malevolent clown (given demented life by a powdered, red-nosed Tim Curry) front and center, as King's fat novel gets the TV-movie treatment. Even at three hours plus, the action is condensed, but an engaging Stand by Me vibe prevails for much of the running time. The seven main characters, as adolescents, conquered a force of pure evil in their Maine hometown. Now, the cackling Pennywise is back, and they must come home to fight him--or, should we say, It--again. Admitting the TV-movie trappings and sometimes hysterical performances, this is a genuinely gripping thriller. As so often with King, the basic idea (the bond formed during a childhood trauma) is clean and powerful, a lifeline anchored in reality that leads us to the supernatural. --Robert Horton
Cult legend Bruce Cambell stars as Ash Williams the incompetent mid-20's employee of S-Mart (Shop smart. Shop S-Mart!) Whose trip away with his friends and girlfriend Linda turns into a deadlight disaster when they stumble across the Book of the Dead unleashing evil spirits which possess the living. Ash's journey takes him from zero to hero as he faces evil spirits possessed girlfriends and deadite incarnations of himself through a battle to the ends of the Earth and back. Join Ash and his trusty Boomstick through this definitive collection bringing together the original Evil Dead trilogy from mastermind director Sam Raimi. Groovy! Special Features: The Evil Dead Commentary with Sam Raimi Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell One By One We Will Take You: The Untold Saga of The Evil Dead Treasures from the Cutting Room Floor Documentary At the Drive-In Featurettes Discovering Evil Dead Featurettes Make-Up Test: Rehearsal Footage Bonus hidden material! Picture-in-Picture: Join us! The Undying Legacy of The Evil Dead Evil Dead II Swallowed Souls the Making of Evil Dead II Cabin Fever Behind the Scenes Featurette Road to Wadesboro: Revisiting the Shooting Location of Evil Dead II Commentary with Writer/Director Sam Raimi Actor Bruce Campbell Co-writer Scott Spiegel and Special Effects Make-up Artist Greg Nicotero Archival Featurettes Behind the Screams Making of Evil Dead II Theatrical Trailer Photo Galleries: Ads and Memorabilia Behind the Scenes Make-up Stop Motion Army of Darkness Audio Commentary with Director Sam Raimi Ivan Raimi and Bruce Campbell Alternative Ending Deleted Scenes with Commentary Trailers
After Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to discover the world has been ravaged by a zombie apocalypse, he leads a group of survivors as they attempt to sustain and protect themselves, not only against attacks by walkers but by other groups willing to ensure their survival by any means necessary. Based on one of the most successful and popular comic books of all time, written by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead vividly captures the tension, drama and devastation following a zombie apocalypse.
In for a Pennywise, in for another pound of blood-dripping flesh. You thrilled to IT, now chill to Art the maniacal clown of all your worst nightmares. Appearing initially in director Damien Leone's 2008 short THE 9th CIRCLE, then the 2011 award-winning short TERRIFIER, horrifying Art returns for his first full-length frightener. Here Leone delivers all the gore and much more in this slasher exploitation extravaganza that s both lip-smackingly disturbing and screamingly shocking. For Art is back on the silent prowl ready to terrorise three young women on Halloween night and anybody who stands in his dismembering way.
John Carpenter's apocalyptic The Thing was released in cinemas just two weeks after E.T. in 1982. The two movies could hardly have presented more contrasting ideas about extra-terrestrial life, and it was Carpenter's uncompromisingly bleak vision that lost out at the box-office. But his audacious remake of the Howard Hawks 1951 B-movie The Thing from Another World has since been acknowledged as a classic in its own right, not only for its pioneering makeup and special effects techniques, but also for its bold treatment of an alien "infection" that eerily foreshadow s AIDS-inspired blood contamination scares. Whizzkid Rob Bottin was responsible for the surreal and stomach-churning make-up effects that are so crucial a part of the film's success--without his utterly convincing creations Carpenter would never have been able to make a monster movie without a "man in a suit"--and filming on a glacier in British Columbia ensured the complete authenticity of the Antarctic setting. Kurt Russell leads a strong all-male cast who powerfully convey their isolation and distrust of one another--in more ways than one this is a film about alienation. The uneasy atmosphere is enhanced by an icily monochrome score from Ennio Morricone, as a series of unforgettable horror set-pieces lead to a wonderfully downbeat finale. On the DVD:: The bonus features are exemplary, notably the excellent 80-minute documentary, "Terror Takes Shape", which covers all aspects of the production; and the relaxed, friendly, informative commentary by director John Carpenter and star Kurt Russell--a model for how all commentaries should be. There's also an outtakes reel with some tantalising stills of unused footage. Text and stills-based montages illustrate the location design, conceptual artwork and various other aspects of the production. The sound mix is Dolby 5.1, although the non-anamorphic widescreen picture is not all it could be. --Mark Walker
With no hope of safety in Alexandria, Rick and his band of survivors soon discover a larger world beyond what they understood it to be. In this new reality, there are new dangers, new opportunities and new complexities and face. To claim their place in this newfound landscape, the group must become the threat themselves, as terrifying as any of the adversaries they've encountered.
Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese (The Departed) once again teams up with Leonardo DiCaprio (Blood Diamond) in this spine-chilling thriller that critics say sizzles with so much suspense that it's hot to the touch. When U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (DiCaprio) arrives at the asylum for the criminally insane on Shutter Island what starts as a routine investigation quickly takes a sinister turn. As the investigation unfolds and Teddy uncovers more shocking and terrifying truths about the island he learns there are some places that never let you go.
After a series of murders bearing all the markings of the Jigsaw killer, law enforcement find themselves chasing the ghost of a man dead for over a decade and embroiled in a new game that's only just begun. Is John Kramer back from the dead to remind the world to be grateful for the gift of life? Or is this a trap set by a killer with designs of their own? Features: Audio Commentary with Producers Mark Burg, Oren Koules and Peter Block I Speak for the Dead: The Legacy of Saw The Choice is Yours: Exploring the Props
After an accident triggers the deadly "Blood Tide," human/vampire warrior Blade must find a way to reverse the process and save the world which has been completely overrun by vampires.
John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long.
Four backpackers set out for a week cruising the beautiful Great Barrier Reef on their own yacht yet when their boat capsizes they come face-to-fin with one of Nature's most fearsome killing machines!
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.
Extreme Manga-in-Motion fantasy action-adventure. Banned in many countries around the World. A radical fusion of brutal martial artistry, extreme violence and dark visuals, STORY OF RICKY is one of the most infamous and disturbing film projects in the history of Asian Cinema. Based on the Japanese comic-strip Riki Oh, the movie is set in a futuristic prison where Riki is mistakenly locked up and then systemically tortured by the sadistic warden and his cohorts. Through his radical actions and selfless attitude, Riki quickly becomes a hero for the rest of the inmates and initiates a daring plan to break free from the brutal regime in which he is incarcerated. Featuring some of the most extreme violence ever recorded on film, STORY OF RICKY is the holy grail of horror and manga fans all over the World. Gore-hounds who indulge in the dubious pleasures of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Ichi the Killer and I Spit on your Grave! will be in Seventh Heaven!! SPECIAL FEATURES Newly restored High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD Interview with leading man Fan Siu- Wong Feature-length audio commentary with Hong Kong Stuntman Jude Power and critic Miles Wood Martial Arts Showcase with Fan Siu-Wong Trailer Archive 24-Page Collector's Booklet Reversible sleeve with newly created artwork on both sides Original Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 audio Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
In this remake of George Romero's classic horror, a ragtag group of survivors take refuge in a shopping mall as bloodthirsty zombies walk the earth.
A milestone of the silent film era and one of the first "art films" to gain international acclaim, this eerie German classic from 1919 remains the most prominent example of German expressionism in the emerging art of the cinema. Stylistically, the look of the film's painted sets--distorted perspectives, sharp angles, twisted architecture--was designed to reflect (or express) the splintered psychology of its title character, a sinister figure who uses a lanky somnambulist (Conrad Veidt) as a circus attraction. But when Caligari and his sleepwalker are suspected of murder, their novelty act is surrounded by more supernatural implications. With its mad-doctor scenario, striking visuals, and a haunting, zombie-like character at its centre, Caligari was one of the first horror films to reach an international audience, sending shock waves through artistic circles and serving as a strong influence on the classic horror films of the 1920s, 30s, and beyond. It's a museum piece today, of interest more for its historical importance, but The Cabinet of Dr Caligari still casts a considerable spell. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com
Kaneto Shindo, one of Japan's most prolific directors, received his biggest international success with the release of Onibaba (The Demoness) in 1964. Its depiction of violence and graphic sexuality was unprecedented at the time of release. Shindo managed - through his own production company Kindai Eiga Kyokai - to bypass the strict, self-regulated Japanese film industry and pave the way for such films as Yasuzo Masumura's Mojuu (1969) and Nagisa Oshima's In the Realm of the Senses (1976). Onibaba (or Onibabaa, in its alternate spelling) is set during a brutal period in history, a Japan ravaged by civil war between rivaling shogunates. Weary from combat, samurai are drawn towards the seven-foot high susuki grass fields to hide and rest themselves, whereupon they are ambushed and murdered by a ruthless mother (Nobuko Otowa) and daughter-in-law (Jitsuko Yoshimura) team. The women throw the samurai bodies into a pit, and barter their armour and weapons for food. When Hachi (Kei Sato), a neighbour returning from the wars, brings bad news, he threatens the women's partnership. Erotically charged and steeped in the symbolism and superstition of its Buddhist and Shinto roots, Kaneto Shindo's Onibaba is in part a modern parable on consumerism, a study of the destructiveness of sexual desire and - filmed within a claustrophobic sea of grass - one of the most striking and unique films of Japan's last half-century, winning Kiyomi Kuroda the Blue Ribbon Award for Cinematography in 1965. The memorably frenetic drumming soundtrack was scored by long-time Shindo collaborator Hikaru Hayashi. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Onibaba for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK. Special Features: Gorgeous New 1080p HD Transfer Full-length Director's Audio Commentary by Director Kaneto Shindo and the Stars of the Film, Kei Sato, and Jitsuko Yoshimura Video Introduction by Alex Cox 8mm Footage (40-minutes) Shot on Location by Lead Actor Kei Sato Optional English Subtitles Original Theatrical Trailer Production Stills and Promotional Art Gallery 36-Page Booklet with a New Essay by Doug Cummings - An English translation of the original short Buddhist fable that inspired the film and a statement from Writer/Director Kaneto Shindo about why he made Onibaba
In the highly anticipated finale, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2, Bella (Kristen Stewart) awakens transformed - she is now a mother and finally a vampire.
Box Set Comprises: Red Dragon: The first and most terrifying chapter in the Hannibal Lecter Trilogy. Anthony Hopkins returns in his finest and most chilling performance yet as the malevolent Dr. Hannibal Lecter. FBI agent Will Graham (Edward Norton Fight Club) is called out of early retirement to catch a serial killer known as The Tooth Fairy. To stop the brutal murders from continuing Graham must first let Lecter inside his head. Prepare to be disturbed as Graham confronts the brilliantly sinister Lecter in this dark and heart-pounding thriller. With an outstanding cast including Oscar Nominees Ralph Fiennes Emily Watson and Harvey Keitel plus Mary Louise Parker and Philip Seymour Hoffman. To understand the origin of evil you must first go back to the beginning. The Silence of the Lambs: One of the most shocking compelling and diabolical crime thrillers ever made is even more delectable on Blu-Ray! Including in depth documentaries about the film's journey from page to screen director's commentary generous servings of deleted scenes still photos and outtakes - and much more. This powerful five-time-Academy Award winner will chill you to the bone. When FBI Agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) is assigned a case involving a monstrous serial killer she seeks counsel from an imprisoned cannibalistic psychiatrist - Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) whose fascination with the young woman is as great as his hunger for murder. As their relationship develops Starling must confront her own demons - and an evil so powerful that she may not have the courage or strength to stop it! Hannibal: Ten years have passed since FBI agent Clarice Starling faced the ingenious Dr. Hannibal Lecter... ten years of watching wondering and waiting. But now the wait is over. The sophisticated killer re-emerges in Florence Italy ready to entice Clarice into their old game of cat-and-mouse. Yet she isn't the only one interested in capturing him. Another mind with a dubious motive - ravenous vengeance - also wishes to stake his claim to the enigma that is Hannibal. But of these three brilliant minds whose cunning will prevail? Only one thing is certain.
A brilliant, bizarre 1973 comedy-horror, Theatre of Blood pitches somewhere between a Hammer horror and the Ealing comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets. Vincent Price stars as the hammy, self-important and thoroughly psychotic Edward Lionheart, a veteran thespian who refuses to play anything other than Shakespeare. Piqued by a circle of critics, whom he feels were disrespectful in their notices and denied him his rightful Best Actor of the Year Award, he decides to murder them one by one in parodies of some of Shakespeare's grislier scenes. He's aided by his daughter Edwina (played by Diana Rigg, often in fake moustache and male drag) and a ghoulish company of dosshouse zombies. Some of the murders are quite extraordinarily gruesome, despite their camp, comedic overtones. Arthur Lowe's henpecked critic has his head sawn off while asleep (in a parody of Cymbeline) and Robert Morley's plumply effete dandy is force-fed a pie made from his beloved poodles, choking him to death (cf Titus Andronicus). Jack Hawkins and Michael Horden also meet unpleasant ends. Theatre of Blood is a genuine and underrated oddity in the annals of British cinema and especially uncomfortable for those who happen to be in the reviewing trade. On the DVD: Theatre of Blood on disc is not a triumph of digital enhancement, with sound blemishes unamended and hazy, faded visuals in places. The only extra is the original trailer. --David Stubbs
When radio talk show psychiatrist, Dr. Sonny Blake, moves back to her hometown, she takes notice of her neighborhood paper boy's unusual behavior.
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