Week of April 7-13:
1. Blood Craft
Release: On Demand
Two sisters who suffered abuse as children at the hands of their sadistic father decide, after his death, to use witchcraft to bring his spirit back to get revenge
Release: On Demand
A torn suburban family refuses to heed the warning of an innocent prank left upon them which causes an unknown supernatural force to wreak havoc. Aurora Perrineau and Jill Marie Jones star.
3. A Dark Place
Release: Theatrical (Limited)
When a young boy turns up dead in a sleepy Western Pennsylvania town, Donald, a local garbage truck driver, takes it upon himself to play detective. He embarks on an obsessive investigation to prove that the boy had been murdered, leading to unthinkable and harrowing consequences. AKA Steel Country.
Release: Theatrical (Wide)
Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.
5. Made Me Do It
Release: Theatrical (Limited)
After a lifetime of abuse and rejection Thomas Berkson has found unconditional love — through murder. He has become a serial killer following the voices in his head. Poor college student Ali Hooper, her little brother and ex-boyfriend find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. In this throwback to the classic 80’s slasher films comes this harrowing journey for survival against an unstoppable force of nature.
Release: Theatrical (Limited)
Geeky fertility researcher Peter Cotton (Corin Nemec) is bitten by a mutant rabbit and changes into the half-man/half-bunny Rottentail. What’s a boy to do? Why, take a hippity-hoppity trip home of course! Peter begins a bloody killing spree of revenge that culminates in his childhood hometown of Easter Falls.
7. The Silence
When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews (Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven. But they discover a sinister cult who are eager to exploit Ally’s heightened senses. Based on the acclaimed novel, The Silence is directed by John R. Leonetti (Annabelle) and stars Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, John Corbett, Kate Trotter and Kyle Breitkopf.
8. 8 Ball Clown
Addicted to Heroin and tortured by children, 8 Ball the Clown tries to end his life but he just can’t do it, so he tracks down the kids who have been crank calling him — hell-bent that they feel the pure pleasure and pain of his God.
9. Black Site
An elite military unit encounters a supernatural entity, known as The Elder Gods, that forces them into battle against an army from another dimension. They must fight together to defend the Black Site and save the world from ultimate destruction.
10. The Blood Drinkers
Five years after Terror Is a Man became the first international horror hit from the Philippines, producer Cirio Santiago and director Gerry de Leon delivered Hemisphere’s next landmark shocker. Ronald Remy stars in this orgy of gothic terror and Filipino pulp, complete with rubber bats, hunchback henchmen, theremin, whippings, rampant Catholicism and radical color tinting that remains unnerving more than half a century later.
11. Blood Lake
Blood Lake is the most fascinating — and stupefying — shot-on-video slasher that ever escaped from 1987. A group of unhinged party animals, including adolescent horn-dog Lil’ Tony, embark on a weekend trip filled with jet skis, a keg of Busch, and an extended game of quarters. But look out! There’s a supernatural killer on the loose who wears cowboy boots and a silk shirt with a rose stitched on it!
12. Brain of Blood
By 1971, drive-ins across America were clamoring for a new Blood Island movie. But with de Leon/Romero busy creating the “machete maidens” genre, Hemisphere instead turned to writer/producer/distributor Sam Sherman (Satan’s Sadists) and director Al Adamson (Blood of Dracula’s Castle) to deliver a comparable saga of gruesome shocks and mad doctor mayhem. The result — the only Hemisphere production to be shot outside the Philippines — remains the insane epitome of low-budget ’70s horror and one of Adamson’s most infamous epics.
13. Curse of the Vampires
In this pseudo-sequel to The Blood Drinkers, director Gerry de Leon delves even deeper into themes of lust, guilt, faith and redemption within an aristocratic family cursed by vampirism. But this time, he adds rich gothic dollops of torture, incest, carnal depravity and blackface.
14. The God Inside My Ear
Elizia has just experienced a sudden breakup with her boyfriend, Fred, who has left her to join a UFO Cult in California. This breakup becomes a catalyst that triggers strange visions and voices. Mysterious figures hidden away in a secret control room begin controlling Elizia, hypnotizing her and sending her cryptic messages that she becomes determined to decode. Confiding her problems to a random telemarketer only attracts more problems as the telemarketer begins stalking her. Elizia seeks solutions through a number of methods, including visits to physicians, psychiatrists, psychics and even experimenting with hallucinogenics. But all of her troubleshooting only seems to add more chaos as the psychedelic darkness encroaches around her. Throughout the film, Elizia’s friends try to help her figure out if these experiences are real or some sort of delirium.
15. Hemisphere Box of Horrors
Though best known for their legendary Blood Island trilogy, the Philippine/U.S. production/distribution company Hemisphere Pictures was also responsible for some of the most provocative and insane films of the ’60s and ’70s drive-in/grindhouse era. This set includes The Blood Drinkers, Curse of the Vampires, Brain of Blood, The Black Cat and Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism.
16. The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire
The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire is a gloriously excessive giallo that boasts a rogues gallery of perverse characters; violent, fetishized murders, and one of the genre s most nonsensical, red-herring laden plots (which sees almost every incidental character hinted at potentially being the killer). Set in Dublin (a rather surprising giallo setting), Iguana opens audaciously with an acid-throwing, razor-wielding maniac brutally slaying a woman in her own home. The victim’s mangled corpse is discovered in a limousine owned by Swiss Ambassador Sobiesky and a police investigation is launched, but when the murdering continues and the ambassador claims diplomatic immunity, tough ex-cop John Norton is brought in to find the killer.
17. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires
Professor Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) and Count Dracula (John Forbes-Robinson) meet again in this spectacular kung fu horror thriller set in the village of Ping Kuei. After learning about the seven golden vampires of the village, Hsi Ching (David Chiang), Vanessa Buren (Julie Ege) and Mai Kwei (Szu Shih) offer to guide Van Helsing and his son to Ping Kuei to free it from the curse of Count Dracula. Throughout their journey, the group encounters several unwanted attackers until they arrive at the golden vampires’ derelict temple, inhabited by Count Dracula. In the temple, Van Helsing and the count begin a fearsome battle to the death an ultimate clash between good and evil! Presented here for the first time in high definition is Hammer’s original uncut version.
18. The La Llorona Curse
A television crew investigates a home where alleged paranormal sightings of La Llorona (The Crying Woman) have occurred. Soon, the group finds themselves in a life or death fight as one of the world’s oldest urban legends comes to life before their eyes. This is a repackaging of 2013’s Her Cry: La Llorona Investigation.
This terrifying thriller unfolds as pregnant Rachel and her husband, Matt, are stranded after wrecking their car on a remote Scottish road. Though hostile at first, a nearby farmer and his wife welcome them in after learning that Rachel is with child. Suddenly, Rachel realizes the family’s “daughter” is a local girl who’d gone missing years before, but when she and Matt attempt to escape, they’re held at gunpoint — just as Rachel goes into labor. Will their child’s first day on earth be the couple’s last?
20. Moon Child
Inspired by famed occultist Aleister Crowley’s 1923 novel of the same name, Agusti Villaronga’s 1989 film centers around the extraordinary 12-year-old David (Enrique Saldana), who has been adopted by a treacherous scientific cult where extraordinary mental powers are common. He begins an archetypal journey across two continents with Georgina (Lisa Gerrard) to find his destiny as Child of the Moon. Includes a Bonus CD with 5 remastered tracks by Dean Can Dance.
21. Strange Nature
Hideously deformed frogs have turned up in the waters of Minnesota. As seen through the eyes of a single mother and her 11-year-old son, a small town struggles with the unknown when the deadly mutations move beyond the ponds.
22. Toxic Tutu
Thirty years after the release of The Toxic Avenger, Mark Torgl aka Melvin the Mop Boy resurfaces at a horror-fan Cosplay convention to reveal the reason for his prolonged obscurity. But before he can explain, Mark is abducted by masked gunmen. When Mark is abducted, the convention erupts into chaos. Later a rumor that toxic waste found on the set of the original film is believed to be linked to a rash of deaths and Mark’s disappearance. Lloyd Kaufman — mastermind of the original cult-classic goes missing while searching for Mark and a bizarre conspiracy unfolds emanating from a toxic oasis located somewhere in the marshlands of New Jersey.
23. Virus of the Dead
In this found footage zombie anthology, find out what happens when an uncontrollable virus turns the living into the living dead.