Horror-Thriller ‘Mid-Century’ Headed to Digital June 17, Disc July 26

The  horror-thriller Mid-Century is being released in select theaters, on demand and for digital purchase June 17, and on Blu-ray and DVD July 26 from Lionsgate.

Mid-Century follows a husband and wife on a weekend in a mid-century modern vacation rental that turns deadly when the husband discovers the owner is a psychopath with a backyard of buried secrets and designs on his wife.

Directed by Sonja O’Hara (Best Director winner for Mid-Century at this year’s L.A. Film Festival), the film stars Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Stephen Lang (“Avatar” franchise) and Shane West (“Gotham”).

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‘Angel Heart’ 4K Steelbook Due July 12 Exclusively at Best Buy

Writer-director Alan Parker’s 1987 psychological horror-thriller Angel Heart will arrive July 12 for the first time ever on 4K Ultra HD plus Blu-ray plus digital SteelBook from Lionsgate, exclusively at Best Buy.
 
Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Parker (Mississippi Burning), Angel Heart stars two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro (The Godfather Part II, Raging Bull), Primetime Emmy nominee Lisa Bonet (TV’s “The Cosby Show,” High Fidelity, Enemy of the State), Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Sin City, The Expendables), and Oscar and Primetime Emmy nominee Charlotte Rampling (45 Years, Swimming Pool, Melancholia). 

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In the film, Rourke is Harry Angel, a down-and-out Brooklyn detective who is hired by the mysterious Louis Cyphre (De Niro) to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite on an odyssey that will take Angel through the desperate streets of Harlem, the smoke-filled jazz clubs of New Orleans, and the swamps of Louisiana and its seedy underworld of voodoo in this cult thriller that is at once eerily thrilling, darkly sensual, and completely unforgettable.

Special features include:

  • introduction to Angel Heart by Parker
  • audio commentary with Parker
  • Parker interview excerpt from Cineastes Des Annees
  • news features
  • personality profiles
  • additional interviews
  • behind-the-scenes footage
  • teaser trailer
  • a background in voodoo
  • behind-the-scenes gallery

‘The Exorcism of God’ Due on Blu-ray and DVD April 19 From Lionsgate

The supernatural horror thriller The Exorcism of God arrives on Blu-ray plus digital and DVD April 19 from Lionsgate.

The film follows Father Peter Williams, an American exorcist, who hides a dark secret. Possessed by a demon he was trying to expel, he committed a terrible sacrilege. To atone for this sin, Peter devotes his life to charity work in a small town in Mexico. Eighteen years later, his deeply buried secret comes to light when the demon from his past returns, possessing a girl and unleashing a deadly disease. Now Peter must choose between saving his own soul and saving the people he loves most in one final, epic battle against the evil within.

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The film features Will Beinbrink (It Chapter Two, “Queen of the South”), María Gabriela de Faría (“The Moodys,” “Deadly Class”), Joseph Marcell (The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”), Hector Kotsifakis (“Malverde: El Santo Patrón,” “Enemigo Íntimo”) and Irán Castillo (“SOS Me estoy enamorando,” “La mexicana y el güero”).

‘The Cabin in the Woods’ Due in 4K Ultra HD Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook April 19

Writer-director Drew Goddard’s 2011  horror-thriller The Cabin in the Woods arrives April 19 in a 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + digital Best Buy exclusive Steelbook from Lionsgate.
 
Produced and written alongside Joss Whedon, The Cabin in the Woods features Kristen Connolly (The HappeningThe BayRevolutionary Road), Chris Hemsworth (The AvengersThor: RagnarokSnow White and the Huntsman), Anna Hutchison (Robert the BruceEncounterVengeance: A Love Story), Fran Kranz (MassThe VillageTraining Day), Jesse Williams (TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2Brooklyn’s Finest), two-time Oscar-nominated actor Richard Jenkins (2017, Best Supporting Actor, The Shape of Water; 2008, Best Actor, The Visitor) and three-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Bradley Whitford (2019, TV’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”; 2015, TV’s “Transparent”; 2001, TV’s “The West Wing”).

In the film, a rambunctious group of five college friends heads to a weekend of debauchery in an isolated country cabin, only to be attacked by horrific supernatural creatures in a night of terror and bloodshed. As the teens begin to exhibit standard horror-movie behavior, a group of technicians in a control room are scrutinizing, and sometimes even controlling, every move the terrified kids make.

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Special features include audio commentary with writer-director Drew Goddard and writer-producer Joss Whedon; “We Are Not Who We Are: Making The Cabin in the Woods“;”Primal Terror: Visual Effects”; “An Army of Nightmares: Makeup & Animatronic Effects”; “The Secret Secret Stash”; a Wondercon Q&A; and the theatrical trailer.

Horror-Thriller ‘The Long Night’ Due on Blu-ray and DVD April 5 From Well Go

The horror thriller The Long Night will debut on Blu-ray and DVD April 5 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

In the film, while searching for the parents she never knew, a young woman returns to her childhood stomping grounds with her boyfriend to investigate her family’s whereabouts. Her search takes a bizarre turn when a nightmarish cult looking to fulfill a twisted apocalyptic prophecy arrives to terrorize the couple. 

The sophomore feature film from music video director and composer Rich Ragsdale stars Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween I and II), Nolan Gerard Funk (“The Flight Attendant”), Deborah Kara Unger (The Game) and Jeff Fahey (“Lost,” Machete).

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Bonus materials include three behind-the-scenes featurettes, “The Birthing,” “The Look” and “The Score”; director’s commentary; and director Rich Ragsdale’s award-winning short film The Loop.

 

Cannes Award Winner ‘Titane’ Traveling to Blu-ray Jan. 18 From Distribution Solutions

The Cannes Film Festival award winner Titane will debut on Blu-ray Jan. 18 from Distribution Solutions, a division of Alliance Entertainment, along with Neon and Decal.

From director Julia Ducournau (Raw), the erotic French thriller follows car model Alexia, who has a titanium plate surgically fused to her skull following a car crash as a child. She embarks on a wild and ultimately unpredictable journey that questions assumptions about family, identity and love.

The film won the Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and stars Vincent Lindon (The Measure of a Man, My Cousin, Another World), Agathe Rousselle (Loving, 5 Vagues de L’avenir) and Garance Marillier (Raw, Warning, Ad Vitam).

Bonus features include the New York Film Festival Q&A with Julia Ducournau, Vincent Lindon and Agathe Rousselle.

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Well Go Picks Up North American Rights to ‘They Crawl Beneath’

Well Go USA has picked up North American rights to Film Mode Entertainment’s horror thriller They Crawl Beneath.

Well Go is set to release the film in 2022.

The film stars Michael Pare (The Lincoln Lawyer, Gone) and Joseph Almani (Law of Attraction) and is directed by Dale Fabrigar, produced by Suzanne DeLaurentiis, executive produced by Kevin Goetz, and co-executive produced by Stephen Hornyak and Neil Goetz.

They Crawl Beneath follows Danny (Almani), a young cop working on his Uncle Bill’s (Pare) classic vintage car on a secluded ranch when a major earthquake hits. Uncle Bill is crushed, and Danny becomes trapped under the car, creating a claustrophobic nightmare. The situation intensifies when something horrifying emerges out of the cracks in the ground that leaves Danny fighting for his life.

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“Kevin and Suzanne have produced a phenomenally entertaining film,” Film Mode’s Clay Epstein said in a statement. “There is no better partner than Doris and her team at Well Go to bring this wild ride to audiences.”

“We’re very excited to team up with FME to bring this film to North American audiences,” Doris Pfardrescher, president and CEO at Well Go USA, said in a statement. “They have a knack for bringing innovative new stories to life for audiences worldwide, and this weaving of creature feature horror with a disaster-thriller backdrop undoubtedly positions They Crawl Beneath as an engaging, nail-biting entry to the horror genre.”

“We could not be more thrilled to partner with both Well Go USA and Film Mode Entertainment on our movie,” Goetz said in a statement. “Both of these companies have exceptional track records when it comes to marketing and distributing high-octane genre pictures.”

‘Malignant’ Available for Premium Digital Purchase and Rental Oct. 22, on Disc Nov. 30

The horror film Malignant will arrive for premium digital ownership ($24.99) and rental ($19.99) Oct. 22 and on Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 30 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

From director James Wan (The Conjuring, Aquaman, Furious 7), the horror thriller stars Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle, The Mummy), Maddie Hasson (TV’s “Impulse,” TV’s “Mr. Mercedes”) and George Young (TV’s “Containment”). In the film, a woman is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.

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The disc releases include the featurette “Malignant: James Wan’s Visions,” in which Wan takes viewers behind the scenes for a look at the film.

Horror Thriller ‘Sound of Violence’ Due on Cable and Digital VOD May 21 From Gravitas Ventures

The horror thriller Sound of Violence will debut on cable and digital VOD May 21 from Gravitas Ventures.

The film, written and directed by Alex Noyer (808, SXSW 2015) premiered at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival and stars Jasmin Savoy Brown (the upcoming Scream revival, “The Leftovers”), Lili Simmons (“Ray Donovan,” “Banshee,” Bone Tomahawk), James Jagger (“Vinyl,” The Outpost) and Tessa Munro (“S.W.A.T.”).

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The film follows Alexis, who recovered her hearing after witnessing the brutal murder of her family when she was 10. The experience awakens synesthetic abilities in her and starts her on a path of self-discovery through the healing tones of brutal violence. Supported and loved by her roommate Marie, who is unaware of the dark secrets behind her music, she goes on to pursue a career teaching and experimenting to find new sounds. Faced with the likelihood of losing her hearing again, Alexis escalates her pursuit of her masterpiece through gruesome sound experiments.