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FRIGHT AT HOME: November 12th’s DVD & Blu-ray Releases!

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Another Tuesday, another round of FRIGHT AT HOME to give you the lowdown on this week’s must-have DVD & Blu-ray releases! November 12th is filled with an eclectic mix of genre titles, and in some cases making their way to both formats for the first time! Such an example is shot-on-video classics BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL and TALES FROM THE QUADEAD ZONE. Both films from director Chester N. Turner are some of the rarest and obscure tapes in circulation, and have been known to fetch hundreds of dollars. Massacre Video was able to track down the thought dead director, and bring it back into print to melt the minds of a whole new generation.

Scream Factory has saved John Carpenter & Tobe Hooper’s horror-anthology BODY BAGS from its long-OOP DVD release, reissuing the film onto Blu-ray in its uncut form with a slew of newly produced features. I’ve also included a quartet of titles from Code Red, featuring their first foray into Blu-ray with backwoods slasher epic JUST BEFORE DAWN and Lucio Fulci’s VOICES FROM BEYOND!

Scroll down below to see the full list of titles!


Fright At Home: November 12th’s DVD & Blu-ray Releases

BB1Body Bags

Blu-ray + DVD / Scream Factory

Synopsis:

Two Masters of Horror John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing) and Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Lifeforce) come together to create a chilling anthology of terror. Alex Datcher (Passenger 57) stars as a woman working the late shift at The Gas Station while a killer is on the loose. Then, Stacy Keach (Road Games) can’t stand the thought of losing his Hair and he’ll do anything to keep it. And finally, Mark Hamill (Star Wars) portrays a baseball player that submits to an Eye transplant after he loses an eye in a car accident. Featuring guest appearances by Deborah Harry, Sheena Easton, Twiggy, David Naughton (An American Werewolf In London), John Agar (Tarantula), David Warner (Time After Time) and cameos by Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper and Roger Corman, Body Bags delivers a fright-filled night of horror.

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BDDFH1Black Devil Doll From Hell + Tales From The Quadead Zone

DVD / Massacre Video

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BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL

Wholesome Christian woman, Helen Black, is browsing through a local antique shop when she spots a ventriloquist doll. She is oddly drawn to the doll and decides to purchase it after being forewarned about the dolls mysterious past. Unbeknownst to her, the doll is Black Devil Doll from Hell. The devil doll comes alive and gives Helen her heartfelt wish, a wish she may soon regret!

TALES FROM THE QUADEAD ZONE

Food For?: A tale about hunger and it’s effect on one poor family and one family member’s soultion to this devastating problem! A tale you will never forget.

The Brothers: A tale of hatred and revenge of supernatural proportions. Two brothers, Fred and Ted Johnson, brothers whom have hated eachother from birth. Fred dies of an apparent heart attack. Ted Steals his body from a funeral home to carry out a strange and bizarre deed that results in a chain of evens that Ted could not have foresee in this life or the next.

Unseen Vision: A tale about Bobby, a dead little boy whom keeps brining his mother strange books to read to him…books that can’t be found in this world!

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N1Nosferatu

Blu-ray / Kino Classics

Synopsis:

An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Nosferatu is the quintessential silent vampire film, crafted by legendary German director F. W. Murnau (Sunrise, Faust, The Last Laugh). Rather than depicting Dracula as a shape-shifting monster or debonair gentleman, Murnau’s Graf Orlok (as portrayed by Max Schreck) is a nightmarish, spidery creature of bulbous head and taloned claws — perhaps the most genuinely disturbing incarnation of vampirism yet envisioned. Nosferatu was an atypical expressionist film in that much of it was shot on location. While directors such as Lang and Lubitsch built vast forests and entire towns within the studio, Nosferatu’s landscapes, villages and castle were actual locations in the Carpathian Mountains. Murnau was thus able to infuse the story with the subtle tones of nature: both pure and fresh as well as twisted and sinister. Remastered in high definition for the first time and making its Blu-ray debut exclusively from Kino Classics.

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JBD1Just Before Dawn

Blu-ray / Code Red

Synopsis:

Five friends set out for a weekend camping excursion, to drink, frolic and skinny-dip on an isolated piece of land one of them has inherited. Despite ominous warnings from local forest ranger (George Kennedy, AIRPORT, DEATHSHIP), strange backwoods families, and a hollering drunken hunter (Mike Kellin, SLEEPAWAY CAMP) claiming to have witnessed his friend’s evisceration by the hands of “Demons”, they trek further into the foliage. Beautifully shot, extremely eerie, and with a horrifying twist that will make you wonder…Will any of them survive those dark hours Just Before Dawn? Starring Gregg Henry (MEAN DOG BLUES, RICH MAN POOR MAN), Deborah Benson (SEPTEMBER 30, 1955), Jamie Rose (TV’s LADY BLUE), Chris Lemmon (TV’s THUNDER IN PARADISE), and Ralph Seymour (UNDERGROUND ACES). Code Red proudly presents JUST BEFORE DAWN painstakingly restored from the original 35mm Internegative.

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VFB1Voices From Beyond

Blu-ray / Code Red

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If you think the dead rest in peace, prepare yourself for Voices From Beyond, a chilling ghost story with a modern twist. The unexpected death of wealthy, middle-aged Giorgio from an internal hemorrhage has cast suspicion on his scheming family, all of whom had reasons to commit murder. Rosy, the innocent daughter, is tormented by her father’s spirit, who demands the revelation of his killer. Could it be Giorgio’s wife, his mistress, his stepson or his stepmother? Or perhaps an even more fiendish mind is at work within the dark, deadly confines of their sprawling estate? Soon Rosy’s life is in danger as well as she races against time to unmask the face of true evil and silence the unearthly voice of a ghost out for justice. From the diabolical mind of Italian horror legend Lucio Fulci, the man behind The Beyond and Aenigma, comes one of his final voyages into the supernatural, laced with his trademark scenes of terror and mayhem. Turn down the lights, curl up tight, and listen closely – the voices from beyond might be out there waiting for you, too!

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TLB1The Love Butcher

DVD / Code Red

Synopsis:

A string of murders in a posh neighborhood has the police department stumped and the local press is breathing down their necks. Strangely, nobody notices that several victims share the same gardener, a bent, elderly man with a crippled arm named Caleb (Erik Stern, ASSASSINATION). Even though all of the murder weapons are lawn care tools, Caleb remains above suspicion. Of course, it isn’t Caleb doing the killing, but rather his second personality, a confident, handsome younger brother named Lester (also played by Erik Stern) who Caleb turns into when he dons a toupee. That’s when he seduces and then slashes his employers, most of whom heap insults and derision upon Caleb as he works. Lester dons a variety of disguises to “gain entry,” employing false accents and charming patter to bed down his victims. The two personalities battle when alone, though, and one of them will eventually have to overcome the other.

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Amaray Wrap.EPSTrick Or Treats

DVD / Code Red

Synopsis:

Five years after his wife, Joan (Carrie Snodgress, THE FURY), had him wrongfully and deliberately committed to a mental institution so she could live with her boyfriend (David Carradine, KILL BILL, TV’s KUNG-FU), Malcolm (Peter Jason, 48HRS) escapes on Halloween night and arrives back at his old house to murder her, except Joan is not home but she’s out with her boyfriend while babysitter Linda (Jacqueline Giroux, THIS IS HIJACK) is looking after Malcolm’s 10-year-old son Christopher (Chris Graver), an equally psychotic and demented practical joker until, under cover of darkness, Malcolm shows up and planning on making a visit.

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G1Grabbers

DVD / IFC Midnight

Synopsis:

On Erin Island, an idyllic fishing village off the coast of Ireland, charming inebriate Ciaran O Shea (Richard Coyle, Pusher) is tasked with showing straight-laced police officer Lisa Nolan (Ruth Bradley, Primeval, In Her Skin) her new beat. Not that there s much to police, as most of the community s troubles are caused by O Shea himself. But strange doings are afoot: the crew of a fishing boat disappears, whales start appearing dead on the shore, and a local lobsterman catches a mysterious tentacled creature in his trap. Soon it becomes clear to O Shea and Nolan that there s something unnatural out there, and that it s hungry. So it s time to rally the villagers, arm the troops…and head to the pub.

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APMM1Action Packed Movie Marathon Vol. 2

DVD / Shout! Factory

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BULLETPROOF

A Los Angeles cop/ex-CIA agent Frank “Bulletproof” McBain (Gary Busey) travels across the border to retrieve a top-secret attack vehicle which was hijacked by Russian-backed Libyan terrorists. Darlanne Fluegel (Battle Beyond The Stars) and Henry Silva (Sharky’s Machine) also star.

BAMBOO GODS AND IRON MEN

An attempt is made by an underworld organization to recover a carved Buddha, in which is hidden a substance powerful enough to control the world. James Iglehart (Savage! ) stars in this fast-paced actioner.

TRACKDOWN

A Montana rancher (Jim Mitchum, Thunder Road) comes to Los Angeles, searching for his runaway sister (Karen Lamm, The Unseen), who has become entangled in a world of crime, drugs, and prostitution. Erik Estrada (CHiPs), Anne Archer (Fatal Attraction) and Cathy Lee Crosby (Coach) also star.

SCORCHY

Scorchy (Connie Stevens) is a female undercover agent who will stop at nothing to bust a drug-smuggling ring. She is beautiful, determined, mean and guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. Cesare Danova (Animal House), William Smith (Conan The Barbarian) and Greg Evigan (Tek War) also star.

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