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New Horror/Suspense Releases in Theaters and on DVD: Week of January 20, 2013

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In a busy week, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters gets a wide theatrical release, while John Dies at the End and Resolution have limited runs, and on home video, Hold Your Breath, Crowsnest, Dead Sushi and a bunch of re-releases lead the way.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' movie poster
© Paramount
Fifteen years after famed fairy tale brother-and-sister duo Hansel and Gretel escape from the clutches of the evil cannibalistic witch with the gingerbread house, they occupy their time working as bounty hunters with a score to settle against all witches.

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John Dies at the End

'John Dies at the End' movie poster
© Magnet Releasing
Soy Sauce is a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. Users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John and David, a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No. No, they can't.

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Resolution

Resolution movie poster
© Tribeca
Michael is committed to getting his best friend Chris to sober up and get his life back on track. But what begins as an attempt to save his friend's life quickly takes an unexpected turn as the two friends confront personal demons, the consequences of past actions, and forces beyond their control.

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Barrio Tales

Barrio Tales
© Phase 4
Two American teenagers in search of cheap drugs, trespass into the seedy town of Barrio, Mexico. What they find instead is a disturbed storyteller who takes them into his dark and twisted world filled with blood, witches and cannibalism.

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Bleeding Through

Bleeding Through
© Independent Entertainment
Months after the brutal car accident that killed her parents, sensitive college student Lindsey still struggles with overwhelming grief. Pressure from her brother to sell the family home, financial stressors and failing grades send Lindsey spiraling into a dark pit of depression, her only resource a new friendship and possibility of romance. But when romance turns into vicious betrayal, Lindsey unearths a capacity for violence and bloody revenge from beyond the grave!

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Crowsnest

Crowsnest
© IFC/MPI
In late summer of 2011, five young friends celebrating a birthday went missing after an unexpected detour sent them crashing into an abandoned RV. Video recorded by the victims and recovered by police reveals a horrific encounter with the twisted residents of a secluded community, entirely removed from civilization and not pleased at having visitors.

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Cujo: 30th Anniversary Edition

Cujo: 30th Anniversary Edition
© Olive
Based on the Stephen King's terrifying novel -- a lovable St. Bernard becomes rabid and terrorizes a small community. In rural Maine, married couple struggle to repair their crumbling marriage, while their young son befriends the hulking, but lovable St. Bernard owned by the town’s mechanic. With her husband out of town, she and her son take their decrepit car for repairs at the mechanic’s remote farmhouse. As the aging Pinto sputters, stops and dies, Cujo appears. The once docile dog has undergone a hideous transformation -- and has become a demonic, impeccable killer possessed of an almost supernatural strength and unholy cunning.

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Dead Sushi

Dead Sushi
© First Look
Keiko, the daughter of a legendary sushi chef, runs away from home when his karate-style regimen becomes too severe. Finding work at a rural hot springs inn, she is ridiculed by the eccentric staff and guests, including the employees of a pharmaceutical firm there on a work retreat. But little do they know that a disgruntled former researcher has also come to the inn with a plan for revenge, using a serum he developed that can awaken the murderous instincts of ordinary sushi, turning it into bloodthirsty monsters! Keiko must use both her sushi training and her martial arts skills to save the others and defeat the flying killers. From the director of Machine Girl.

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Deadly Blessing: Collector's Edition

Deadly Blessing: Collector's Edition
© Scream Factory
In this 1981 directorial effort from Wes Craven, a former member of a religious cult dies in a mysterious accident, and his wife begins to fear for her life and the lives of her visiting friends. Strange and deadly events begin to happen. Could she be the target of the evil cult and its fanatical leader Isaiah (Ernest Borgnine)?

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End of Animal

End of Animal
© Pathfinder
Soon-Young is traveling by taxi to her mother's place in Taeryung when the driver picks up a second passenger who soon reveals that he has no money or plastic to pay his share of the fare. What the stranger does have, though, is uncanny insights into the minds of both Soon-Young and the driver, and he goes on to predict that all electrical power will fail any moment now...which it does. The driver walks ahead to seek help, the stranger vanishes and Soon-Young is left alone. Before you know it, the road has become a dog-eat-dog world in which everyone has dark secrets and no-one can be trusted. Only the stranger seems to have Soon-Young's best interests at heart, but he's never in touch when she needs him.

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