Monday, December 29, 2008

Dead Harvey's Back... with the New Horror DVD's of the Week

Okay, we're back... and I thought I'd have a lot of spare time to stock pile some posts and get my shit together over the last week, but... I didn't. So, I'm basically right where I left off. However, if the amount of new horror out this week is any indication, it should be a slow week. As usual, if you want to buy any of these, click on the titles and you can buy them off Amazon, through us. Otherwise, head over to our Youtube Page, where you can see all the trailers...

I can't believe it, but it's been 20 years since "Hellbound: Hellraiser II" came out. I was in the 8th grade and I specifically remember it coming out. In any case, they're coming out with a "Hellbound: Hellraiser II - 20th Anniversary Edition". As for the film itself, it was pretty good, as far as sequel's are concerned. And if you're a fan of the series and you don't have this in your collection, you may want to check it out. This edition has the unrated version of the film, audio commentary with cast and crew, plus 60 minutes of new featurettes.

Although it sounds like it's trying to rip off "Snakes on a Plane", "Snakes on a Train"... or even the subsequent "Flight of the Dead", it's not. "Train of the Dead" is actually a Thai film from Sukhum Mathawanit that's called "Chum thaang rot fai phii" in its native Thailand and it should get a better North American title, as it has nothing to do with any of those afore mentioned films. It's about a gang that rips off a kindergarten school, then gets into a police chase, where they crash during their escape. They crawl out of the car and escape into an empty train carriage. When they find the train filled with rich passengers, they decide to rob them, as well. However, things are not as they seem. The gang is actually dead and the passengers are all ghosts... and the ghosts will be taking them to their final judgement.

"Bloodsuckers from Outer Space" came out in 1986 and is getting rereleased for no particular reason except for, possibly, because it's one of the cheesiest, lowest budget movies to come out in the 80's... and that's when Troma was peaking. If you're into the cult, low-budget stuff of years past, check it out. At absolute worst, go over to our Youtube Page and check out the trailer there. It's really a zombie film, but since it came out in the mid-80's, they had to put a space theme to it. It's about an invisible alien presence that invades rural Texas and kills victims, reanimates their corpses and sends them on a bloodthirsty rampage.

"Morellas Witching Hour" is a collection of three older witch related films, including "The Witchmaker", "Witch Academy" and "Crowhaven Farm". "The Witchmaker" came out in 1969 and is from William O Brown, who didn't do much else... "Witch Academy" came out in 1993 and is from Fred Olen Ray, who's done a bunch of 'bikini' related films like "Bikini Chain Gang" and "Bikini Girls from the Lost Planet". "Crowhaven Farm", from 1970, may be the most known of the bunch, although it's not really that known. It's from Walter Grauman, who spent the bulk of his career directing TV, and has a bit of a cult following.

Well, that wasn't so hard... nice easy return.

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