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New Horror/Suspense Releases in Theaters and on DVD: Week of February 24, 2013

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This week, The Last Exorcism Part II gets a wide theatrical release, Stoker and The Frankenstein Theory get limited runs and Breaking Dawn Part 2, Girls Against Boys and Nobody Gets Out Alive lead home video releases.

The Frankenstein Theory

The Frankenstein Theory
© Image Entertainment
When he is suspended from his university job for his outlandish ideas, Professor John Venkenheim leads a documentary film crew to the rim of the Arctic Circle in a desperate effort to vindicate his academic reputation. His theory: Mary Shelley's ghastly story Frankenstein is, in fact, a work of non-fiction disguised as fantasy. In the vast, frozen wilderness, Venkenheim and his team search for the legendary monster, a creature mired in mystery and drenched in blood.

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The Last Exorcism Part II

'The Last Exorcism Part II' movie poster.
© CBS Films
Continuing where the first film left off, Nell Sweetzer is found alone and terrified in the woods. Back in the relative safety of civilization, Nell realizes that she can't remember entire portions of the previous months only that she is the last surviving member of her family. Just as Nell begins the difficult process of starting a new life, the evil force that once possessed her is back with other, unimaginably horrific plans that mean herlast exorcism was just the beginning.

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Stoker

'Stoker' movie poster.
© Fox Searchlight
After India's father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evelyn. Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

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Celia: Child of Terror

Celia: Child of Terror
© Scorpion Releasing
In this 1989 Australian film, Celia Carmichael is a lonely nine-year-old girl growing up in the Melbourne suburbs in the late 1950s. She is the victim of several traumas that led to horrific results, and she suffers from nightmares from a book read to her at school. For a spell, her troubles are abated when a new family moves in next door with three children for Celia to play with. But her parents forbid her to play with the children, because the parents are members of the Communist Party.

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Crawl

Crawl
© The Collective
Set in an unknown rural town, a seedy bar-owner hires a mysterious hitman to settle a score. The gun-toting killer crosses paths with an innocent waitress sparking a cat and mouse struggle of survival. As tension builds, everyone is driven to desperate measures causing a chain of events that build to a blood-curdling climax.

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Gerber Syndrome

Gerber Syndrome
© Vanguard
A TV crew is making a documentary about this new pathology. It's the Gerber syndrome, a highly contagious virus with devastating effects. Through the testimony of three people that are directly involved with the disease (a doctor, an infected girl, a young security agent) the truth is revealed, and it is way more terrifying than what the authorities want us to believe. Because the Gerber syndrome is already between us. And it's very, very contagious.

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Girls Against Boys

'Girls Against Boys' movie poster.
© Anchor Bay
When Shae, a naïve college student, is tormented by several men in a matter of days, she reaches her breaking point, and is drawn into coworker Lu's twisted plan for revenge. Together, the two embark on a gruesome killing spree, terrorizing and brutally murdering not just their attackers, but any man who gets in their way. However, after a wild weekend of retaliation, the friendship between the girls shifts into a dangerous obsession, and their perverse game becomes a desperate struggle for Shae to maintain control against Lu's deadly and seductive influence.

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The House That Dripped Blood

The House That Dripped Blood
© Henstooth
In this 1970 British horror anthology, a Scotland Yard inspector's search for a missing actress leads him to a haunted house, which sets the framework for four tales centered around the fates of previous tenants who've lived in the house over the years.

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Kiss the Abyss

Kiss the Abyss
© Monarch
When a young woman is brutally killed by an intruder, her husband and estranged father conspire to bring her back from the dead with the help of a mysterious desert dweller. Soon after she awakens, she begins to realize that something is horribly wrong.

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Midnight Horror Show: Master Collection

Midnight Horror Show: Master Collection
© Columbia River
This set of low-budget horror fare includes Bane, Nina: Crazy Suicide Girl, Crowbar, The Defiled, Lady of the Dark, One Hour to Die and Fast Zombies with Guns.
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