No major releases this week, with a host of foreign and cult direct-to-video fare, headed by Sector 7 and Father's Day.
© Shriek Show
In this 1989 Italian chiller (also known as Beyond the Door III
) a group of sightseeing American college students in Serbia try to avoid being human sacrifices in an ancient Satanic ceremony by hopping a moving train -- only to discover that the engineer is Satan himself.
Italian sleaze director Joe D'Amato (Anthropophagus
and several of the Emanuelle
movies) brings us this 1976 erotic thriller starring Jack Palance as a rich recluse in Hong Kong who keeps his apartment filled with deadly snakes and naturally becomes drawn to a snake-dancing stripper whom he pulls into a world of kinky sex, familial jealousy and murder.
A new elementary school teacher investigates the home life of a disturbed student and uncovers a dark family secret.
The latest controversial camp offering from the folks at Troma
revolves around a man named Ahab and his relentless pursuit of the man who killed his father -- a dad-centric serial killer and rapist dubbed "The Father's Day Killer."
In this 1966 western thriller, a retired sheriff heads to Wyoming to become a rancher, only to find life isn't so relaxing when there's a nearby grizzly bear on a killing spree.
© Chemical Burn
A satanic cult that sacrifices models in order to gain hellish power meets its match in a sexy bounty hunter who's been tracking its movements.
© Phase 4
A meteor brings a deadly parasite to Earth, spreading an infection through patrons trapped inside a Tampa nightclub.
© Shout! Factory
Proclaimed to be "Korea's first 3D sci-fi thriller," a deadly underwater creature stalks workers on an oil prospecting platform in the middle of the sea.
© Celebrity Video
A crazed killer escapes from a mental asylum and returns to stalk the object of his obsession, whom he had kidnapped years before.
Donald Pleasance stars in this 1973 horror anthology
from Great Britain
that's similar in concept to Amicus Production's classic Asylum
, featuring stories that revolve around four patients in a mental hospital and how they came to be the hot messes they are.