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FRIGHT AT HOME: October 15th’s DVD & Blu-ray Releases!

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While not as insane and jam packed as last week, the week of October 15th is still loaded with gems old & new that deserve a spot on your shelf. The remake of MANIAC finally bows onto Blu-ray & DVD, which comes highly recommended since it’s one of the best 2013 has to offer. The HD love for John Carpenter continues with an upgrade for IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS, another one of the Horror Masters most underrated that ranks among his best and concludes his “Apocalypse Trilogy”. Check out what else this week has to offer below, with FRIGHT AT HOME!


Fright At Home: October 15th’s DVD & Blu-ray Releases

FAH2 Eyes Without A Face

Blu-ray / Criterion

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At his secluded chateau in the French countryside, a brilliant, obsessive doctor (Children of Paradise‘s Pierre Brasseur) attempts a radical plastic surgery to restore the beauty of his daughter’s disfigured countenance—at a horrifying price. EYES WITHOUT A FACE, directed by the supremely talented Georges Franju (Judex), is rare in horror cinema for its odd mixture of the ghastly and the lyrical, and it has been a major influence on the genre in the decades since its release. There are images here—of terror, of gore, of inexplicable beauty—that once seen are never forgotten.

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FAH3 The Haunting

Blu-ray / Warner Bros.

Synopsis:

No one lives in the 90-year-old Hill House. Or so it seems. But come in. Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, there’s no denying the terror of The Haunting. Robert Wise, whose started his directorial career with The Curse of the Cat People (1944), returned to psychological horror for this first screen adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. Four people (Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson and Russ Tamblyn) come to the house to study its supernatural phenomena. Or has the house drawn at least one of them to it? The answer will unnerve you.

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In The Mouth Of Madness

Blu-ray / Warner Bros.

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A best-selling author’s newest novel is literally driving readers insane. When the author inexplicably vanishes, a special investigator hired to track him down crosses the barrier between fact and fiction and enters a terrifying world from which there is no escape.

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FAH5 Maniac

Blu-ray / IFC Films

Synopsis:

Frank (Elijah Wood, The Lord of the Rings) leads a deceptively peaceful life: to the outside world, he s a withdrawn and somewhat eccentric owner of a mannequin store. But his quiet façade masks an inner rage that forces him to brutally kill the women who manage to get too close to him. When a young artist named Anna (Nora Arnezeder, Safe House) appears one day at Frank s shop and asks for his help with her new exhibition, Frank develops an obsession with her that threatens to completely destroy his already fragile psyche. Soon the streets become unsafe for any woman after dark as this newly-awakened maniac begins to stalk and kill.

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

Blu-ray / Warner Bros.

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The only thing more shocking than how it ended is how it all began! Born under unspeakable circumstances, a young orphan is taken in by the sick and demented Hewitt family and soon the seeds of a deranged murderer are planted. When two brothers and their girlfriends stumble across the house of horrors. Leatherface reveals his ravenous appetite for chainsaws and torture as the teens fight to survive.

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Weird Science

Blu-ray / Universal

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A pair of nerdy high-schoolers, outcasts to everyone, take to their computer and magically bring to life a stunningly beautiful woman whose devotion to them–and not to mention her special powers–make them the most desired kids on the block.

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Witchboard 2: The Devil’s Doorway

Blu-ray / Olive Films

Synopsis:

A beautiful young woman unlocks a passageway to pure evil in the spine-tingling supernatural sequel to the popular hit, Witchboard. When Paige Benedict (Ami Dolenz, Ticks, She’s Out of Control) moves into her new artist’s loft, the only thing on her mind is her art and her slightly loopy landlady Elaine (Laraine Newman, Saturday Night Live). But when she finds an old Ouija board buried in her closet, she discovers that this new apartment isn’t hers at all. Through the board, Paige in contacted by the spirit of a former tenant who claims she was murdered there. Against the advice of her ex-boyfriend Mitch (Timothy Gibbs, The Kindred), Paige is drawn deeper into the mystery as she finds her dreams overtaken with vivid, erotic and brutal visions of unspeakable horror. And when other tenants in the building begin falling prey to violent, mysterious deaths, Paige realizes that only she can seal the door to the terrifying nightmare she has unwittingly unleashed and the price may be her soul.

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