9 items from 2015
Genre fans have a very light week of home entertainment releases to look forward to on Tuesday, April 28th. Scream Factory is giving the Vincent Price cult classic From a Whisper to a Scream a high-def upgrade with their latest Blu-ray, and Universal Studios is bringing home J.Lo and her cookies with their DVD and Blu-ray for The Boy Next Door. Lord of the Flies is also making its bow on Blu-ray this week, courtesy of Olive Films, and the indie vampire flick Hunted is making its way onto DVD as well.
Jennifer Lopez leads the cast in The Boy Next Door, a psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes much too far. Directed by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) and written by Barbara Curry, the film also stars Ryan Guzman, »
- Heather Wixson
Sometimes a release comes that could very easily be worth the price of purchase, just based on the film itself. Sure, it’s always a plus to have some kickass special features, and that’s good and all, but some films just grab you by the collar and scream out: Buy Me!! Those releases are fine, but there’s a special bonus feeling of excitement when you not only get one of those special films And enough supplemental material to last for Hours. That, my loyal fright fanatics, is what I’d like to call an “Ayfkm” release. Enough suspense, it stands for Are You Fucking Kidding Me?!
Jeff Burr’s terrifying and bloody as all hell anthology, From A Whisper To A Scream (aka-The Offspring) is just that type of Bluray release, adding yet another title to an already Very impressive line of films that the gang at »
- Jerry Smith
Title: Something Wicked Arc Entertainment Director: Darin Scott Writer: Joe Colleran Cast: Shantel Vansanten, John Robinson, Julian Morris and Brittany Murphy Running time: 91 min, Rated R (Language, Violence, Sexuality) Special Features: None Available on DVD March 17th Christine (Shantel VanSanten) and her boyfriend James (John Robinson) are having dinner with her parents, and James decides to bring up the subject of marriage. Her parents immediately thrash the idea stating that Christine needs to focus on her studies at the university before settling down and starting a family, plus the two lovebirds are too young and James has a menial job with no education. Sounds like a total catch. They [ Read More ]
The post Something Wicked DVD Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
A suspenseful tale is always something that I find incredibly easy to jump into. There’s nothing like a mystery, one that leads you down a path with its characters, and providing its share of twists, catching you off guard. The flipside to that ability to engage a film’s audience is when a mystery story doesn’t quite know what kind of film it is, which is the case with the Darin Scott-helmed Something Wicked. It’s a film that though entertaining, is somewhat lost in its own attempts to give its viewers too many twists.
Starring Shantel Vansanten as Christine, a young college student attempting to put her life back together, following the accidental deaths of her mother and father. With her fiance’ James is by her side, Christine does her absolute best to look on the bright side and do something with herself, all while living »
- Jerry Smith
Considering all of the posthumous releases that are primed to grant audiences one last glimpse of an actor or actress who left this life too soon, Brittany Murphy’s name comes as a startling inclusion given it’s the year 2015. After passing away on December 20, 2009, her last role will come some six years later as a child psychologist in Darin Scott’s psychological thriller Something Wicked. Why do I mention this fact? Only because of the disturbing pull quote on the front of the DVD sleeve for Something Wicked – “Brittany Murphy’s Final Movie.” Am I the only one who takes issue with such a blatant exploitation of the actress’ unfortunate passing?
But this isn’t an editorial on the morality of marketing material. My only job here is to review a film that comes across as a tonally ambiguous psycho-thriller that blends the blinding qualities of love with the unpredictable state of mental illness. »
- Matt Donato
"There are daggers in men's smiles." With its macabre ending and high body count, William Shakespeare's Macbeth is far from a happy play, so it can be considered a bad omen to find one of its quotes written in the condensation on your car's windshield. But unfortunately for Christine, that's exactly what she discovers one frantic night in Something Wicked, a horror film that hits DVD on March 17th from Arc Entertainment and features a cast that includes Brittany Murphy in her final film performance. We've been provided with an exclusive clip from Something Wicked in which a night swim turns sinister.
"Inspired by true events, a young couple seeks to re-build their lives after a disastrous car crash that kills her parents. But secrets from their past threated to disrupt their budding relationship. Christine (Shantel VanSanten) is stalked by a creepy, masked stranger, while James (John Robinson) experiences »
- Derek Anderson
Something Wicked had a short theatrical run in late 2014. Completed in 2009, the film claims to be actress Brittany Murphy's last movie. Though, Abandoned (2010) claimed the same thing. Something Wicked will release March 17th. And, the film is inspired by true events, involving a psychiatrist and a failing relationship. The film also stars Julian Morris, Shantel VanSanten and John Robinson. A teaser clip, for the film's release, is hosted here. The clip shows the character Susan (Murphy) dealing with a patient. Later, unmanned machines begin running as a woman screams. Then, a female character peaks out from behind a door, masked. Fans of horror or of psychological thrillers can pick up this title on March 17th. Or, fans of Murphy can see her in one of her last roles, before her tragic death. More details on the release are hosted below. Release Date: March 17th, 2015 (DVD). Director: Darin Scott. Writers: Joe Colleran and Joseph Mungra. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
Scream Factory is bringing yet another badass anthology your way, when they give a brand new collector’s edition Bluray of the 1987 Jeff Burr (Leatherface: TCM III, Stepfather 2)-helmed From A Whisper To A Scream (also known as The Offspring) to shelves on April 28th. Set in a single small town, the film is a lot of fun, and I, for one, couldn’t more more excited not only for the film to finally get a HD release, but for the pretty impressive list of special features (including two commentaries And feature length docs as well), because as we all know, director Jeff Burr is a man who loves to talk and his stories are absolutely great. The film was also legend Vincent Price’s final horror film, so it’s one to pick up for many reasons!
“On the night his niece is executed for committing a string of brutal killings, »
- Jerry Smith
We're back with a special round-up, taking a look at three upcoming horror film Blu-rays, two of which star the legendary Vincent Price. Scream Factory revealed the bonus features for the anthology horror film, From a Whisper to a Scream, Kino Lorber has announced they're bringing Jacques Tourneur's War Gods of the Deep, a.k.a. The City Under the Sea, out on Blu-ray with a new extra, and Olive Films has slated a Satan's Blade 30th anniversary Blu-ray for a spring release.
From Scream Factory: "**Extras for From A Whisper To A Scream Revealed!**
Fans of this underrated 1987 gem with Vincent Price (in his last role in a horror film) are in for a super treat. Check out the extensive line-up »
- Derek Anderson
9 items from 2015
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