September 1, 2015

Blu-ray & DVD: The Digital Dread Report for September 1st!

September is finally here, which means that The Halloween Season can now begin in earnest! *If people can celebrate everything Christmas during November and December, then we Horror faithful can certainly do the same for Halloween, starting in September.

It's only fair.

There's no shortage of great titles hitting Blu-ray & DVD this month, and this week kicks things off in particularly strong fashion... and now we'll start stocking up for Halloween.

*Be sure to click the pics to get your Horror fix!

This tense thriller follows a young couple who go camping in the Canadian wilderness. Alex (Jeff Roop, Jekyll + Hyde) is a seasoned camper, but Jenn (Missy Peregrym, Rookie Blue) is not. When they realize that they have entered bear territory, the terror gets turned up to a whole new level.

A solid little Backwoods Thriller about a bear that hates people and wants to eat their face, Backwoods is a great Killer Animal flick that we're eager to re-watch over the next few weeks. Check out our review below to get the in-depth scoop on the movie. 

  • Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Adam MacDonald And Actors Missy Peregrym And Jeff Roop.
  • Behind-The-Scenes Featurette.
  • Theatrical Trailer.
  • Still Gallery.

It's Ed (Lee Williams) and Sarah's (Pollyanna McIntosh, Filth, The Woman) first night at their new home, an isolated farmhouse in the countryside. This should be a new beginning away from their stressful city lives. But as darkness falls, Sarah suspects they're not alone, Ed goes to investigate and quickly, the evening becomes a nightmare. It suddenly dawns on them they do not belong here. And they certainly aren't welcome either....

We had a few issues with The Blood Lands (aka White Settlers), but it was still a mostly enjoyable Home Invasion flick. Aside from the issues. It's probably worth a purchase for some, but more likely a rental will suffice for most.

Maiden Woods is a remote and quiet town of decent hard-working people, but something stirs in the dark woods surrounding this isolated community. After a logging company decimates an area of the forest, a rash of increasingly violent and unexplainable events transpires. Sheriff Paul Shields (Kevin Durand) and his deputy (Lukas Haas) struggle to confront their own personal demons while facing down a new breed of raw terror that is possibly older than humanity itself… and much, much hungrier.

Another imperfect movie that we really enjoyed, Dark was the Night is a Must See for any fan of Kevin Durand. Peep the review below for more.

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max (Hardy) believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa (Theron). They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe (Keays-Byrne), from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows. 

One of the absolute best movies that we've seen in 2015, Mad Max: Fury Road is a Day One Purchase for us, and should be in your shopping cart if you like crazy, kick-ass, Post-Apocalyptic mayhem. Honestly, this movie was fantastic, and aside from Straight Outta Compton, it's the best one of the Summer of 2015.

Buy it and love it. You won't be sorry.

  • Maximum Fury: Filming Fury Road.
  • Mad Max: Fury on Four Wheels.
  • The Road Warriors: Max and Furiosa.
  • The Tools of the Wasteland.
  • The Five Wives: So Shiny, So Chrome.
  • Fury Road: Crash & Smash.
  • Deleted Scenes.

From acclaimed director Jason Banker and based on the real experiences and art of co-writer/star Amy Everson comes the feminist thriller about a woman on the edge: As she struggles to cope with past sexual trauma and the daily aggressions of a male-dominated society, Amy creates grotesquely-costumed alter egos that give her a sense of power. But when she starts a new relationship with a seemingly nice guy her vulnerability comes at a cost, and those alter egos lash out, threatening to lead her down a nightmarish path of vengeance.

We're really, really excited to see Felt, but we're also really, really hoping it ends up being more than a "Men are evil, and we have to stop them!" sort of a thing.

We'll check it out and review it as soon as a copy is in our hands. Fingers crossed.

It's Mystery Science Theater 3000, America's only show that makes fun of really bad B-movies from the comfort of a spaceship floating above Earth. Yes, this has all happened before, and it will all happen again. If you're experiencing déjà vu, do not adjust your TV set (or tablets or phones), because it's true: behold, again, the first collection of episodes of the beloved TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000.

MST3K is the shit, and if you like to laugh at bad movies, then you really need to familiarize yourself with this crew and their witty antics. If you're already down with MST3K, then carry on.

  • Catalina Caper.
  • The Creeping Terror.
  • Bloodlust.
  • The Skydivers.

The bottom half of the order this week features some strong titles, and plenty of variety.

  • The Curse of Downers Grove (Review) was a decent Teen Terror flick that wasn't quite what we thought it would be... but it was still enjoyable. Kinda.
  • We really liked The Harvest (Review), if only to bear witness to Michael Shannon's unique brand of intensity. Good flick though.
  • Lost After Dark looks like it could be some cheesy fun.
  • If we didn't already own all of the Mad Max movies, then the Mad Max Anthology would be a no-brainer of a purchase for us. 

  • That Christopher Lee Collection is worthy of a look. 
  • Dark Star looks to be a Documentary that we'd love. 
  • The trailer for Run, Hide, Die looks promising, so we'll give it a shot. 
  • Everything else, as always, is a crap-shoot.



  1. Replies
    1. Definitely looking forward to seeing that one.

  2. Lost After Dark, not a bad film by all accounts. And it does have Kendra Timmins in it(of Kids TV fame) and I will say no more