It’s A Kick Ass Week For Horror/Thriller Blu-Ray Releases!
The home video market is a dark and empty place void of hope for those of us on a budget. For those of you still in the game and ready to beef up those sexual home video collections, however? There’s some great horror/thriller shit coming to Blu-ray this week! We’ll take a look at them together.
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Picks of the week:
Nicolas Cage is paid to go into the bowels of the smut community and find out whether a snuff film culminating in murder was authentic or staged. It’s porno Sinister!
He enlists the help of blue haired, porn clerk Joaquin Phoenix and James Gandolfini plays a disgusting villain worthy of being set on fire in Roger Murtaugh’s un-finished home from Lethal Weapon 2. (I went DEEP with that reference)
I realize we aren’t all kids of the nineties, when this dark thriller was released so I implore you: Give this film a watch on one of those gloomy, rainy days when you feel like listening to Depeche Mode and smoking Marlboro Reds and staring out your bedroom window. 8MM is forever underrated, moody and Fincher-esque.
Bonus Features (From Shout Factory’s Website)
- NEW 8MM In 35MM — An Interview With Producer/Director Joel Schumacher
- Audio Commentary With Producer/Director Joel Schumacher
- Vintage Behind The Scenes Featurette
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spots
- Still Gallery
Judgement Night (1993)
A classic 90’s film for those of us who used to watch shit loads of HBO as a kid. Remember “New movies every Saturday at 9PM”?
You know you’re a nerd when you‘re ten years old, checking the TV Guide every week with pure excitement in your heart. Good times.
Emilio Estevez, Cuba Gooding Jr, Jeremy Piven and Stephen Dorff take an RV to watch a boxing match in what feels like the start to a strange, older persons version of The Hangover (Finders Keepers is probably a better parallel).
The crew decide to take a shortcut through a dangerous area, witness a murder and spend the night running for their lives from madman Denis Leary. A real “What would a regular ass dude do in a batshit situation?” classic or alternate universe The Breakfast Club. (What? They learn things about themselves and each other along the way. Fuck you, Greg.)
Hell Fest (2018)
It’s not often you get a wide released 90’s style slasher. It’s extremely rare that you get one that isn’t out to be high school horror crowd cash in. Hell Fest is simple, fun and a solid slasher flick that should find new life on home video.
Here’s hoping a sequel finds it’s way there too, even if the studio didn’t find it profitable to put in theaters again. Damn the man! Fuck it! Some of the most inventive horror films these days go straight to VOD and I would love to see a follow up to the inventive ending of this one.
Also coming out 1/8, 2019:
Castle Rock: The Complete First Season (2018)
Blind Date (1984)
Whatever Happened To Aunt Alice? (1969)
All The Creatures Were Stirring (2018)
The Purge: Season One (2018)
Let The Corpses Tan (2017)
The House That Would Not Die (1970)