Best of the New Releases: Ummm ... Ex Drummer?
Sadly, it's another slow week for horror on DVD. Which I'm sure you've noticed, since Spring Break Massacre is my lead off title. What can I say, as much as we love horror it seems there's just not enough of it to go around. Or maybe the big problem is there's just not enough GOOD horror to go around. Be that as it may, just because a title is smaller and you may not have seen it theatrically doesn't mean it can't be a solid horror flick ... or at the least, enjoyably bad, a category into which I sincerely hope Spring Break Massacre falls.
Also on tap this week is an indie called Necrosis starring 80s singing sensation Tiffany. According to the synopsis, it looks like a bunch of friends on vacation at an isolated cabin get trapped by a snowstorm and have to fend off attacking ghosts. Sounds pretty straightforward, but I Think We're Alone Now fans will clearly flock to any film including Tiffany. How do you think The Asylum financed Megapiranha?
First off, let me say that Ex Drummer may not be a straight up horror film. But from what I've heard, some truly horrific things do happen in the film. I'm not sure, because after missing it at Fantastic Fest, I've tried to avoid any possible spoilers on it. I'm looking forward to finally seeing it for myself. I know enough to know I want to see it, and for you genre fans it may be worth checking out.
Best of the catalog releases: House of the Long Shadows
Warner Brother's really started something when they created their Archive label. WB opened up their vast back catalog to release several films, many of which haven't seen the light of day on VHS let alone DVD. These are made-to-order DVD-R discs with no special features and little to no restoration work, just bare-bones copies of films long forgotten. Before long, Universal followed suit with their Vault line, digging into their film libraries. And it looks like MGM has joined the party as well. Available today is a film called House of the Long Shadows starring an unbelievable trio of classic horror icons, Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. I hadn't even heard of this film before today, but with a cast including those three, I'm very excited to watch it soon.
Complete List of Horror Movies on DVD and Blu-ray for the week of April 20th:
Spring Break Massacre - DVD
Necrosis - DVD
House of the Long Shadows - DVD-R
Braincell - DVD
Knife Edge - DVD
Of interest (these films aren't exactly horror but might be noteworthy to horror fans for one reason or another):
Ex Drummer - DVD
K-20: The Fiend with 20 Faces - DVD - Another Fantastic Fest title, this Japanese film about a master thief hit shelves on Tuesday.
Fist of Legend - Blu-ray - The Dragon Dynasty label continues to bring great martial arts films to high def, this time starring Jet Li.
We'll back next week with a look at the titles releasing on April 27th!