The DVD Bargain Bin

A Nightmare on Elm Street [Blu-ray] (BUY HERE) "1, 2, Freddy’s coming for you." And here he is, phantom fiend Freddy Krueger in all his razor-fingered infamy. Wes Craven (Scream movies) directs this trendsetting first in the slash-hit series. The premise is simple: Freddy (Robert Englund) homicidally haunts the sleep of Elm Street teens. The results are terrifying and mind-blowingly innovative. There’s another film debut too: Johnny Depp. He plays the ready steady of the hottie mcsmarty (Heather Langenkamp) who figures a clever way to flambé the fiend. But ever-say-die Freddy will be 3, 4 back for more…even returning to the screen in a killer 2010 remake of this diabolical original. Sweet dreams! "

If you don't own this movie already, you should probably rethink your status as a horror fan! I kid, I kid. I know you already have it on DVD! Now's the time for you decide though; do you buy the upgrade or just keep what you have?

Creature of Darkness (BUY HERE)

"Andrew is haunted by the nightmare of dying a horrible death in the claw of a rampaging creature. A friend convinces him the only way to conquer imagined fear is to confront it head on. When they invite an adventurous group of off-roaders for radical cycling in remote terrain, no one knows they are being led to the time and place the nightmare unfolds."

So a couple things about this movie; it has 'radical cycling'. It has adventurous off-roaders. Let's not even mention how they're going to combine these EXTREME! elements with a 'claw of a rampaging creature'.

Daisy Chain (BUY HERE)

"The very nature of evil drives this chilling psychological thriller. Oscar nominee* Samantha Morton (Minority Report) and Steven Mackintosh (The Escapist) are Martha and Tomas, a grieving couple who move to a remote Irish village in the wake of their baby daughter's death. Touched by a traumatized, autistic girl whose entire family has perished in tragic accidents, they open their home to young Daisy. Martha believes that with her love, she can help Daisy...until a disturbing series of strange occurrences leads her to believe that her little girl may not be as innocent as she seems. "

Samantha Morton as your leading star is a definite plus and the idea of an evil autistic girl is intriguing and probably slightly offensive to the right people! If nothing else, the DVD cover looks top notch!

The Greatest American Snuff Film (Directors Cut Special Editon) (BUY HERE)

"Based on the journals of serial killer William Allen Grone, "The Greatest American Snuff Film" is the directors cut sequal containing new footage around the series of events involving the brutal murder and torture of two young women back in 1995. While the film is a dramatization of actual events, it is told through Grone's personal journal entries including shocking evidence from Grones trial. The viewer experiences the brutal nature of this mad man first hand. Actual trial footage is added at the end of the film. Viewer discretion is advised."

From the description alone, "Greatest American Snuff Film" sounds pretty intriguing. Let's hope that they incorporate as much of the real subjects journals as they promise!

Infection: The Invasion Begins (BUY HERE)

"A mystery surrounds a small town that was wiped out on September 9, 2009. Now, sixty years later, Sarah, the last survivor, sends a reporter a letter suggesting what really happened on that day. The government calls 9/9/09 the start of The Modern Plague . The reporter soon realizes her search for the truth may be harder to uncover than the lies..."

I haven't seen an alien invasion movie for awhile. Though the description doesn't say that aliens are indeed the culprit, you have a government cover-up and a DVD cover that says it could well be!

Vindication (BUY HERE)

"Vindication is an independent horror movie striving to raise the bar within the low budget financing of filmmaking. Still in post-production as of April 2008 and using the Panasonic's DVX100B mini-DV camera for production, Vindication is Bart Mastronardi's feature length psychological horror movie, based on his short of the same title. A morality tale about a young man whose attempt at suicide fails causing his guilt to manifest into reality."

There's a problem when you resort to naming off your equipment in the official plot description of your film. Watcher beware!


Writer/Podcast Host/Cheerleader

Falling in love with the sounds of his own voice, Casey can be found co-hosting the Bloody Good Horror Podcast, the spinoff Instomatic Podcast as well as the 1951 Down Place Podcast dedicated to Hammer Horror. Casey loves horror films of every budget and lives by his battle cry of 'I watch crap, so you don't have to.'

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