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New Horror/Suspense Releases in Theaters and on DVD: Week of May 6, 2012

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This week, Dark Shadows opens in wide release, while The Road gets a limited run, and home video releases are led by Underworld Awakening, Mother's Day, The Shrine, Playback, Madison County and Shock Labyrinth.

Dark Shadows

'Dark Shadows' movie poster
© Warner Bros.
Buried in a tomb for two centuries by a vengeful witch, vampire Barnabas Collins returns to his manor in the 1970s to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. An adaptation of the vampire TV soap opera of the '60s and '70s.

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The Road

'The Road' movie poster.
© Freestyle
A 12-year-old cold case is reopened when three teenagers vanish while traversing an infamous and abandoned road. As investigators try to find leads to the whereabouts of the missing teens, they also unearth the road's gruesome past that spans two decades –- a history of abduction, crimes and murders.

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Don't Fall Asleep

Don't Fall Asleep
© Celebrity Video
A couple moves into a house where a murder occurred 50 years earlier. When the wife begins to see spooky images and finds herself sleepwalking, she wonders if she's responsible for a recent rash of murders or if a ghost has returned from the grave with an axe to grind.

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Elvira's Movie Macabre: Wild Women

Elvira's Movie Macabre: Wild Women
© E1
Legendary horror hostess Elvira: Mistress of the Dark presents four campy films from the '50s and '60s revolving around "women gone wild": Wild Women of Wongo (1958), Wasp Woman (1959), Untamed Women (1952) and Hercules and the Captive Women (1961).
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Ganja and Hess: Kino Classics Remastered Edition

Ganja and Hess: Kino Classics Remastered Edition
© Kino
This 1973 hidden gem of a blaxploitation horror is an artsy, unorthodox tale starring Duane Jones (Night of the Living Dead) as an anthropologist who's turned into a vampire by a legendary African dagger.
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Lady of the Dark: Genesis of the Serpent Vampire

Lady of the Dark: Genesis of the Serpent Vampire
© Chemical Burn
A seemingly normal, happy woman is bitten by a snake, transforming her into a "serpent vampire" with a thirst for blood.

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Madison County

Madison County
© Image
A group of college students investigate reports of a serial killer who's been preying on a rural community for two decades and discover that the legend is horrifyingly real.

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Mother's Day

Mother's Day
© Anchor Bay
Three bank-robbing brothers on the run from the law head for their old home, only to discover that their mother lost the house in a foreclosure. They team up with Mom to make the new residents' lives a nightmare. A remake of the 1980 cult movie.

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Playback

'Playback' movie poster
© Magnet
While digging into their town's infamous past, a group of high school students unwittingly unlock an even darker secret. Now, an evil spirit has been awakened and will stop at nothing to find his true heir.

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Poe

Poe
© Maverick
A descendent of Edgar Allan Poe gets in over his head when he's hired to write a biography of a famed serial killer.

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