Tuesday, November 13, 2007

New on DVD - November 13, 2007

Once again, it's slim pickin's today, but there are definitely a few DVD's worth mentioning.

"Jerome Bixby's The Man from Earth" isn't really a horror, per se, but it's getting a ton of buzz. It was shot on DV for next to nothing and is a great example of how to make a decent movie on no budget. I'm not sure which festivals it showed at, but this one's worth checking out... It was written by Jerome Bixby and was conceived in the 60's and finished on his deathbed, less than 10 years ago. It's about an impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman, which becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he is an immortal who has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

"Innocence" is a Canadian independent film that's been touring the festivals for the last few years. Once again, it's not really horror, although it has some horror-esque elements. "Innocence" takes place at a remote French boarding school in the woods where little girls arrive, and sometimes leave, in coffins.

There's a few others of interest, including "The Period", which is about a girl who has her period every day and it's a never ending Nile of Blood. "Rise of the Dead" is about a baby who accidentally dies, but then comes back to possess people and tries to kill his natural birth mother. "Creature from the Hillbilly Lagoon" actually screened at a few festivals. I think the title says everything you need to know before making a decision on this one. The last one I'll mention is "Welcome to the Jungle", about cannibals.

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