2016 arrives with a serious bang as a number of top notch horror films are making their way to DVD and Blu-ray this week. We won’t list every flick slated to land on shelves today, as there are quite a few lined up, but we will highlight some of the movies you should most certainly be checking out. Here are the stars of this week’s DVD and Blu-ray Releases!
Verdict: Arguably the greatest genre film of 2015!
High School is Hell! Metal-thrashing Brodie is an outcast in a sea of jocks and cheerleaders until he meets a kindred spirit in fellow metalhead Zakk. After starting their own band, Brodie and Zakk’s resentment of the suburban wasteland leads them to a mysterious piece of sheet music said to grant Ultimate Power to whoever plays it. But the music also summons an ancient evil entity known as Aeloth The Blind One, who threatens to tear apart existence itself. Their classmates and family become inhabited by demonic forces, tearing out their own eyes and turning into psychotic murderers… and this is only the beginning! It’s up to Brodie, Zakk and their group of friends to stop a force of pure evil from devouring all of mankind.
A blood-soaked and hilarious horror comedy, Deathgasm features an amazing original soundtrack of fist-banging metal and practical effects to satisfy metalheads and splatter fans alike. Deathgasm will gush bodily fluids, rain limbs and tickle your funny bone, before tearing it out and giving you a stiff beating with it.
The Green Inferno
Verdict: Not perfect, but a lot of fun for those who dig a solid cannibal flick.
From acclaimed horror director, Eli Roth, The Green Inferno follows New York college student Justine, who meets a student activist Alejandro when he goes on a hunger strike on behalf of underpaid janitors. Smitten, Justine agrees to help Alejandro undertake his next project: to save the Amazon. Justine soon learns to regret her decision when their plane crashes in the Peruvian jungle and the students discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished as they are held captive by a cannibalistic tribe.
Verdict: Nowhere near original, but very entertaining with some slick monsters.
A group of friends travel to exotic Panama for a week of partying in a lush tropical paradise. What begins as a dream vacation quickly turns deadly when they realize they are being hunted by bloodthirsty, flesh-eating creatures.
Verdict: Heavily flawed but loaded with spirit.
In the fictional town of Grace Arbor the answers are never clear.
Who is underneath the mask?
Kill Game is the story of a group of high school kids who amuse themselves by pulling pranks on unsuspecting students and teachers. They are all popular, good looking, the kids voted most likely to succeed. But at their core lies a cruelty and shallowness which comes with the territory of privilege. One night, a prank goes horribly wrong and a teenager is killed. The gang covers it up as a drowning accident but five years later, their lives are turned upside down when one of them is killed by a serial killer wearing a haunting Marilyn Monroe mask. It doesn t stop there, one by one the gang is killed in manners mirroring the pranks they pulled in high school. Is it revenge? Is it karma? Is it the dead boy’s spirit coming back to avenge his death? One thing is certain…No one is laughing now.
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
Verdict: Another top contender for best film of 2015!
Three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with one badass cocktail waitress to become the world’s most unlikely team of heroes. When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, they’ll fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the undead.