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Horror Haven: Horror Releases for the Week of 7/7/09

In On Film on July 5, 2009 at 5:45 pm


In my opinion, this is certainly a dull week for horror DVD releases.  But nonetheless, here are a few notable horror DVD’s heading to stores this week.


Enter a world of unrelenting evil as terror finds a new form in The Unborn. From the producers of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the co-writer of The Dark Knight comes this shocking supernatural thriller about a young woman (Odette Yustman) plagued by chilling dreams and tortured by a demonic ghost that haunts her waking hours. Her only hope to break the debilitating paranormal curse is in an exorcism with spiritual advisor Sendak (Gary Oldman). See what lies beyond the doorway of our world in this non-stop nightmare of the undead…

— I have heard both good and bad about this film. While I have yet to see it, I will probably just give this one a rental.


A college professor (Nicolas Cage) opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son s elementary school. In it are some chilling accurate predictions of disasters… when, where, and how many will die. Most of these events must uncover the details of the next disasters in hopes of preventing them. If he fails, who knows how many will die?

— This is another one I didn’t check out when it was in theaters. I am honestly not a big Nicolas Cage fan at all, but this movie apparently did pretty well for itself. As with The Unborn, a rental will have to suffice for this one.


When a veteran conductor (Danny Glover), a young pre-med student (Leelee Sobieski) and a struggling salesman (Steve Zahn) discover a dead body onboard a night train, the three strangers find themselves on a collision course with destiny. Among the deceased man’s possessions is a mysterious box, containing a treasure so valuable that they conspire to keep it for themselves. Their decision sets in motion a tense game of obsession and deceit, where greed betrays reason and morality gives way to temptation.

— I am going to be honest, I really don’t see how this one could possibly be worth watching. But hey, if you’re a Danny Glover fan, you should probably check it out….I guess.


Country boy Caleb Colton (Adrian Pasdar) whittles away the quiet rural nights hunting local girls – but when he falls prey to the mysterious and beautiful Mae (Jenny Wright), Caleb unknowingly becomes the hunted. Mae is no ordinary girl, Caleb soon learns; she is part of an outlaw band of vampires, and their love is about to lure him into a terrifying world of bloodlust, mayhem and absolute horror. Will Caleb pay the ultimate price for love and eternal life – or will he find a way to defeat the evil growing inside him each night NEAR DARK?

— What an awful cover. Twilight, anyone? If you’re unaware of this movie, it’s an extremely cool vampire flick from the 80’s. As God awful as the cover art is *coughTwilightcough*, this is probably the pick of the week. There are MUCH better versions of movie out there, but if you don’t have them/haven’t saw the movie, you may want to pick up this bare-bones version.

Well, that’s all for this week. Like I said, not the best of weeks, but oh well. Come back next week to see what’s headed to DVD then!

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