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Fox/MGM "Midnite Movies" in September

Fox and MGM Home Entertainment are starting Halloween early with numerous Region 1 DVD releases on 11th September 2007. A range of new Midnite Movie Double and Single Features are detailed below…

New MGM Midnight Movie Double Features priced at $14.98 SRP each are:

The Beast Within/Bat People

The Beast Within (1982) – He was on the verge of becoming a Man…Eater! A Teenage boy is coming face to face with his true past as it keeps on coming back to haunt him. Will he learn who is true father? Will he accept his fate and it’s consequences?
Bat People (1974) – After being bitten by a bat in a cave, a doctor undergoes an accelerating transformation into a man-bat creature, which ruins his vacation and causes considerable distress for his wife.

The Phantom From 10,000 Leagues/ Beast With A Million Eyes

The Phantom From 10,000 Leagues (1955) – An unusual radioactive rock on the sea bottom mutates the ocean life into a horrible monster.
Beast With A Million Eyes (1955) – After landing a spacecraft in the desert, an alien takes over the minds of some of the local humans and animals. As the animals attack, the terror begins.

Return Of Dracula/The Vampire

Return Of Dracula (1958) – After killing a passenger on a train in Transylvania and stealing his identity, Count Dracula comes to a small community in California where the Mayberry’s are expecting their cousin from Europe.
The Vampire (1957) – A man mistakenly takes vampire pills created by a mad doctor and goes on a killing spree in this by prescription camp classic.

Yongary, Monster From The Deep/Konga

Yongary, Monster From The Deep (1967) – A nuclear test in China releases a giant dinosaur from hibernation. The monster rampages through Korea until a young inventor kills it with a special chemical.
Konga (1961) – A chimp is transformed into a giant gorilla and terrorizes London!

New MGM Midnight Movie Single titles priced at $14.98 SRP each are:

Food Of The Gods (1976)
Based on a novel by H. G. Wells, a group of bloodthirsty, oversized creatures (including rates, chickens, wasps and worms) have taken over a remote island after ingesting a mysterious growth known as “Food of the Gods.” It is up to an unusual group of people to put an end to this animal threat, directed by B-Movie Icon, Bert I. Gordon.

The Burning
A legend of terror isn’t a campfire story anymore! Cropsy (Lou David), a summer camp caretaker, is horribly disfigured by fire after a teenage prank goes awry. Years later, he emerges from the burn ward hell-bent on vengeance on a new batch of hormone-driven campers with an oversized pair of garden shears.

Enter the mind of a serial killer… you may never come back. Based on Thomas Harris’s novel Red Dragon, Manhunter introduces the notorious serial killer Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter to film in this prequel to The Silence Of The Lambs.

A group of thieves who, after stealing millions the Camp Pendleton payroll, kidnap a pilot and his daughter in attempt to escape to Mexico. While en route, one of the thieves gets greedy and double-crosses the others by parachuting out of the aircraft with the loot into a dark cornfield maze with more than it’s share of creepy scarecrows. As the others delve into the field after the stolen cash, they begin to realize that these scarecrows aren’t just hanging around. They’re out for blood!

Sometimes They Come Back
Based on the story by Stephen King, Tim Matheson (“The West Wing,” “The Quest”) stars as troubled high school teacher Jim Norman who returns to his hometown with his family where he must confront some painful and haunting memories. Some 27 years earlier, Tim’s brother was murdered by a group of high school thugs, who were killed themselves by an oncoming train. As some of Tim’s students begin to die one by one, the ghostly apparitions of the bullies from his past begin to appear. It’s up to Tim to protect his wife and son and cast off the shackles of his past to stop these supernatural killers.

New Fox Midnight Movie Double Features priced at $14.98 SRP each are:

Blueprint For Murder/Man In The Attic

Blueprint For Murder (1953) – When one of two orphans, who live with their stepmother, collapses with the same mysterious symptoms that killed her father, the visiting uncle is warned that the symptoms match strychnine poisoning… When no case can be made against the obvious suspect, what can the uncle do to save the next victim?
Man In The Attic (1953) – On the night of the third Jack the Ripper killing in 1888, London, a research pathologist takes lodgings in a gloomy attic room for “experiments.” The Mrs. of the house is increasingly suspect and expects the worst: her niece to become attracted to the man. Is she in danger or are the aunt’s suspicions merely a red herring?

Chosen Survivors/Earth Dies Screaming

Chosen Survivors (1974) – A group of diverse individuals are suddenly taken from their homes and flown to a futuristic bomb shelter in the desert. Their shelter was designed to hold them comfortable until they are faced with an unexpected threat.
Earth Dies Screaming (1964) – A crack space pilot returns to earth to find the planet has been devastated by some unknown forces. There are a few survivors, so he organizes them in a plan to ward off control by a group of killer robots!

Devils Of Darkness/Witchcraft

Devils Of Darkness (1965) – A secret vampire cult, which has its headquarters beneath the town cemetery, searches for victims of human sacrifice rituals.
Witchcraft (1964) – Three hundred years after the Lanier family buried Vanessa Whitlock alive, a woman suspected to be a witch, Amy Whitlock and Bill Lanier are to be married. When the Lanier family decides to bulldoze the old Whitlock Estate, graves are overturned and Vanessa rises from the grave to take revenge on the Lanier family one-by-one.

Gorilla At Large/Mystery At Monster Island

Gorilla At Large (1954) – At the sinister carnival, The Garden of Evil, the main attraction is Goliath, “world’s largest gorilla…cost the lives of 1,000 men before his capture” Barker Joey Matthews is about to enter the gorilla act when a man is found bead of a broken neck. Was it Goliath or someone wearing Joey’s gorilla suit?
Mystery At Monster Island (1981) – A young man about to marry his long-term girlfriend wants to travel around the world. His wealthy uncle sends him on an expedition, but when en route, the travelers are shipwrecked on a remote island.

House On Skull Mountain/Mephisto Waltz

House On Skull Mountain (1974) – The heirs to a rich man’s fortune are called together for the reading of the will at a creepy mansion outside of Atlanta. Soon they are being killed off one-by-one. The survivors try to find the killer before he finishes them all off.
Mephisto Waltz (1971) – A classical piano player on the rise befriends a famous player himself who’s at death’s door. Unknown to him, the player is a Satanist who arranges to have their souls switch places at his death so that he can be young again and continue to play piano.

Tales From The Crypt/Vault Of Horror

Tales From The Crypt (1972) – Five people are trapped in a crypt and are shown their futures by the evil crypt keeper. They’re given the option of avoiding their fates – by avoiding living out the rest of their lives.
Vault Of Horror (1973) – Five men trapped in the basement vault of an office building share visions with each other of their demise. Stories revolve around vampires, bodily dismemberment, East Indian mysticism, an insurance scam and an artist who kills by paining his victim’s deaths.

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