Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Prowl, Last Lovecraft, Lost Skeleton 2

Three titles hit UK DVD this week (day before yesterday, to be exact):


After its success at the AFTER DARK ORIGINAL: HORRORFEST at the beginning of March, Prowl now comes to DVD & Blu-ray 4 April.

Starring Ruta Gedmintas (Lip Service), Bruce Payne (Passenger 57) and Courtney Hope (CSI:Miami), Prowl is a vampire film with real bite from Norwegian director Patrik Syversen.

Amber dreams of escaping her small town existence and persuades her friends to accompany her to find an apartment in the big city. When their transportation breaks down, she and her friends gratefully accept a ride in the back of a semi. But when the driver refuses to stop and they discover the cargo is hundreds of cartons of blood, they panic. Their panic turns to terror when the truck disgorges them into a dark, abandoned warehouse where blood-thirsty creatures learn to hunt human prey, which, the friends realize, is what they now are...

The Last Lovecraft

With director Guillermo del Toro just going into pre-production on the James Cameron produced At the Mountains of Madness, it looks as if we are about to see the rising of an H.P. Lovecraft renaissance!

Kick-starting the revival will be The Last Lovecraft, Starring Kyle Davis (Friday the 13th), Devin McGinn (Bones), Barak Hardley, and Martin Starr (Adventureland).

This hilarious and affectionate love-letter to Lovecraft tells the tale of Jeff (Davis), an ordinary guy, stuck in a dead end job, who discovers he is the last living relative of the famous horror novelist.

What he doesn’t know is that Lovecraft’s monsters are real and will soon threaten the very existence of mankind. Jeff and his best friend Charlie (McGinn) are forced to embark on a perilous adventure and they enlist the help of high school acquaintance Paul (Hardley), a self proclaimed Lovecraft specialist. Together the three unlikely heroes must protect an alien relic and prevent the release of an ancient evil, known as Cthulhu.

The Lost Skeleton Returns Again

Jerranium 90: a little rock that made all the papers. What didn't make the papers is that the main source of this newly-discovered element is buried deep within the Amazon and everybody wants it, including evil scientist Dr. Ellamy Royne and a host of equally disreputable characters. So when federal agent Reet Pappin is sent on a mission, vital to national security, to find Dr. Paul Armstrong--now a bitter alcoholic disenchanted with science--he may have his work cut out for him! Especially when joined by Armstrong’s loyal wife Betty and the mind control-susceptible twin brother of the late Dr. Roger Fleming, who is carrying a familiar sinister skull belonging to none other than the Lost Skeleton of Cadavra himself!

As the parties converge on the dreaded Valley of the Monsters, other familiar faces begin to pop up, as well as a variety of monsters and an ancient race known as the Cantaloupe People, led by their haughty queen, Chinfa. Who will get what they want? And who will not get it? Larry Blamire brings his own hysterical brand of adventure to life in this sequel to the mega-cult hit The Lost Skeleton Of Cadavra! The Lost Skeleton Returns Again is a perfect tongue-in-cheek celebration of the adventure/horror serials of yesteryear presented in the majesty of SuperSkeletoRama!

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