This week, a pair of found footage movies -- The Bay and Amber Alert -- get limited theatrical releases, while a light home video slate is headed by Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection, the Coma remake and the Criterion edition of Rosemary's Baby.
While filming their audition video for a popular reality television show, best friends Nate and Samantha notice several active Amber Alert signs. To their surprise, they recognize the car traveling in front of them as the vehicle described on the Amber Alert. Sam and Nate decide to follow the car, but with police slow to respond, their pursuit quickly turns into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with a murderous child rapist.
The quaint seaside town of Claridge, Maryland thrives on water; it is the lifeblood of the community. When two biological researchers from France find a staggering level of toxicity in the water, they attempt to alert the mayor, but he refuses to create a panic in the docile town. As a result, a deadly plague is unleashed, turning the citizens into hosts for a mutant breed of parasites that take control of their minds, and eventually their bodies.
When a group of medical students at a prestigious university go to take their final exams, they find themselves subjects of a twisted and bloody Satanic ritual led by their professor, Dr. Szandor, who is trying to evoke evil spirits with sinister results. It's up to two of the students to save the whole class - or die trying!
Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection
Universally recognized as the Master of Suspense, the legendary Alfred Hitchcock directed some of cinema's most thrilling and unforgettable classics, and this set features 15 iconic films from the acclaimed director's illustrious career -- including Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest and many more, most on Blu-ray for the very first time.
In this modern-day retelling of the bestselling novel by Robin Cook, based on the film by Michael Crichton, a young medical student discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table.
In this 1970 feature film version of the popular TV series Dark Shadows, smitten vampire Barnabas Collins seeks a cure so he can wed the reincarnation of his lost love. In his quest, he wreaks deadly havoc upon the inhabitants of the Collinswood mansion.
This 1971 sequel to House of Dark Shadows was released after the TV series had gone off the air and does not feature traditional central figure of Barnabas Collins, instead focusing on Collinswood heir Quentin Collins and his wife, who move into the estate and find themselves plagued by spirits of his ancestors that used to be witches.
Horrifying and darkly comic, Rosemary’s Baby was Roman Polanski’s Hollywood debut. This wildly entertaining nightmare, faithfully adapted from Ira Levin’s best seller, stars a revelatory Mia Farrow as a young mother-to-be who grows increasingly suspicious that her overfriendly elderly neighbors (played by Sidney Blackmer and an Oscar-winning Ruth Gordon) and self-involved husband (John Cassavetes) are hatching a satanic plot against her and her baby. In the decades of occult cinema that Polanski’s ungodly masterpiece has spawned, it has never been outdone for sheer psychological terror.