This week, House at the End of the Street hits theaters, while home video releases are headed by Prometheus, Cabin in the Woods, Bait 3D, Season 7 of Supernatural, the on-demand release of Hollow and collectors editions of the Halloween films and several Mario Bava classics.
When a monstrous freak tsunami hits a sleepy beach community, a group of survivors from different walks of life find themselves trapped inside a submerged grocery store. As they try to escape to safety, they soon discover that there is a predator among them more deadly than the threat of drowning—vicious great white sharks lurking in the water, starved hungry for fresh meat. As the bloodthirsty sharks begin to pick the survivors off one by one, the group realizes that they must work together to find a way out without being eaten alive.
Black Sunday: Remastered Edition
Mario Bava's 1960 directorial debut is set in In 17th century Moldovia, where the evil princess Asa is condemned to death for witchcraft and vampirism, but not before pronouncing a curse upon those who have condemned her, a curse that is fulfilled some 200 years later.
The Cabin in the Woods
Dracula Blows His Cool
In this 1979 German horror-comedy, a young photographer inherits Dracula's castle and decides to cash in by turning it into a discotheque, using his ditzy, clothing-averse, hot female models to publicize it. But our hero doesn't realize that his ancient ancestor Dracula is living in the basement. Dracula and his vampire bride have been kept at bay by Boris, their faithful servant who has been providing them with stolen blood taken from the local hospital. But now Dracula is being tempted by the sexy, nubile disco goers and he is about to blow his cool.
Halloween II (Collector's Edition)
In the second entry in the Halloween franchise, masked psychopath Michael Myers tracks Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) to a hospital and resumes his killing spree.
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (30th Anniversary Collector's Edition)
Michael who? This Halloween foregoes the serial killer plot in favor of the story of an evil novelty gift maker who's hatched a plot to kill children with Halloween masks set to trigger during one of his company's commercials.
Hatchet for the Honeymoon: Remastered Edition
Seven years after innovating the grisly Italian genre known as giallo, Mario Bava returned to the form of the story of the head of an affluent fashion house who harbors an uncontrollable bloodlust for women in bridal veils.
An old monastery in a small, remote village has been haunted by a local legend for centuries. Left in ruin and shrouded by the mystery of a dark spirit that wills young couples to suicide, the property has been avoided for years, marked only by a decrepit old tree with an ominous hollow said to be the home of great evil. When four friends on holiday take local folklore and turn it into an investigation of truth, they realize that belief in a myth can quickly materialize into reality, bringing horror to life for the town.
Lisa and the Devil / The House of Exorcism: Remastered Edition
This Mario Bava double feature is actually one movie. Lisa and the Devil, the story of a tourist tormented by a devilish figure, was recut with additional scenes into the more traditional possession tale The House of Exorcism.