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Horror Haven: Horror DVD Releases For 7/21/09

In On Film on July 20, 2009 at 8:00 am

ZombieAnother week of Horror releases is upon us! Sadly, there still isn’t much coming out. However, there is one movie on the list that everyone should own. Read on to find out what movie I’m talking about!


A dark and creepy film about family relationships directed by Henry Selick of Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach fame, Coraline by Neil Gaiman. The first stop-motion feature shot in stereoscopic 3-D, Coraline features big-headed, stick-bodied animated characters with huge eyes and demonic grins set against menacing backgrounds and an undercurrent of spooky music is based on the haunting book Coraline.

– This is definitely the movie you need to pick up.  I am a fairly big fan of Henry Selick’s Nightmare Before Christmas, but Coraline comes damn close to being superior. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a kid’s movie. Like Nightmare Before Christmas, there are many creepy scenes in the film. This movie is a close contender for movie of the year (on my list, at least). Fun and pointless fact: the first thing I did on Homeworld was a Coraline review. The more you know.


From Ghost House Pictures, the makers of 30 Days of Night, The Grudge and The Messengers. Unimaginable terror grows in this chilling prequel to the horror hit, The Messengers. Desperate to save his crops, a farmer places a mysterious scarecrow in his fields only to discover that with pure evil? you reap what you sow. As the body count rises around him and his family questions his sanity, he’ll have to fight back against a deadly force that knows no bounds.

– This is the complete opposite of Coraline. I honestly don’t know why anyone would want to buy this movie. I personally hated the first Messengers movie and I don’t understand why they felt the need to bring forth another. Buy this movie if you liked the first one or if you love wasting money.


In the Early 1970’s a remote mental institution next to the Russian border was shut down by the police. Before it was closed, DR Anderson made a series of snuff films using his patients. The doctor filmed all the murders in 8mm, and started to call himself “The Auteur”. Thirty years later, an American film crew arrives in Finland to shoot a horror movie about the massacre, and are unaware that they are about to become the stars of their director’s real life snuff film, they are in one. The Auteur is slaying the Skeleton Crew one by one.

– I honestly don’t know a whole lot about this movie, but I am looking forward to seeing it. The plot sounds really interesting, to me at least. I would suggest just giving this one a rental.


– I won’t put a movie description here, I think you can guess who this is about (Ted Bundy). To be fair, the only reason I am even mentioning this movie is because Kane Hodder (who played the best Jason) is in it. At least I’m honest, right?

WatchmenDVDEverybody’s favorite graphic novel comes to the screen (after years of rumors and false starts), less a roaring work of adaptation than a respectful and faithful take on a radical original. Watchmen is set in the mid-1980s, a time of increased nuclear tension between the United States and the Soviet Union, as Richard Nixon is enjoying his fifth term as president and the world’s superheroes have been forcibly retired.

– Sure this isn’t exactly horror, but I’ll list it anyway. Everyone who visits this site is more than likely familiar with this movie. Personally, I didn’t like the movie at all and you couldn’t pay me to watch it again. But my opinion means nothing and this DVD will still sell fairly well, I assume.

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