Hello fiends, and welcome to Demented Discs, where we bring you the lowdown on this month’s DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD genre releases!
Summer’s just begun and the temperatures they are a-rising, folks! So you know what that means… time to stock up on some horrors and spend all your time indoors with the A/C and some popsicles :). So without further ado, here are the new releases to look out for in July.
This Ellen Page-led thriller takes place in a post-zombie world, where a “cure” for the zombie virus has been discovered. Page takes in one of the cured, who are now ostracized by society for their former brain-eating shenanigans. It will be released on Blu-ray and DVD.
If camp is more your bag, then lucky for you, Another WolfCop also hits shelves this day. The flick follows the misadventures of the “alcoholic werewolf cop” Lou Garou as he attempts to thwart the plans of an evil businessman who tries to instate a new brewery in the town of Woodhaven. It will be released on Blu-ray and DVD.
You all know this one. One of the biggest horror movies of the year is coming to your home on July 10th. The John Krasinski-led and directed film follows the trials and tribulations of a family struggling through everyday life as silent as possible, lest they get devoured by the blind creatures that roam the woods. The film was obviously a huge critical and box-office success, and a genuinely fun crowd-pleaser, and now you can enjoy it without people munching on popcorn all around you. It will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.
The since-cancelled FOX adaptation of the horror film “follows three priests dealing with cases of a demonic presence targeting a family and a foster home.” It ran on the network for just two seasons, and featured a doozy of a twist that I unfortunately had spoiled for me, but suffice it to say, it’s an intriguing one. Both seasons will be available on DVD only.
Earlier this year HBO released this Steven Soderbergh-directed limited series in a very unique way. The story is a whodunit murder-mystery that you could choose to either watch traditionally as it aired on HBO, or download the accompanying app and experience it on your own terms, in a kind of “choose-your-own-adventure” type style. You could apparently pick whose side of the story you followed, whereas the series showed a basic overview of the story as a whole. Very interesting indeed! It stars none other than Sharon Stone as the victim, Olivia Lake, and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD.
You Were Never Really Here
Lynne Ramsay’s long-awaited follow-up to 2011’s We Need to Talk About Kevin stars Joaquin Phoenix as “a traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.”
Having seen this one I can attest it’s certainly a must-watch. Ramsay is a master at packing a lot of information into just a few shots, so catching this one at home will be a treat. It’ll be released on Blu-ray and DVD.
The Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey-starrer is made for the MTV crowd, and follows pretty much exactly what you’d expect: a deadly game of truth-or-dare. Played by unreasonably attractive young adults of course. It wasn’t exactly well-received on release but some found it to be dumb fun. So if that’s your bag, pick it up on Blu-ray or DVD.
From the writer-director of the prominent but divisive French extremist horror Martyrs, Pascal Laugier, comes another tale of young women in peril. It follows two young women as they return to the house they (along with their mother) were attacked in sixteen years prior, and according to the synopsis, “things get really strange.” If you’re a fan of Martyrs this will likely be up your alley so check it out when it’s released on DVD.
Scream Factory’s first of two releases this day, is the 1994 classic In the Mouth of Madness. It follows “an insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer’s books have on his fans is more than inspirational.” And if you’re a fan you’ll want to pick it up, because Scream Factory never disappoints. It’ll be available on special edition Blu-ray.
Someone’s Watching Me!
…And their second release is 1978’s made-for-tv Someone’s Watching Me!, from a pre-Halloween John Carpenter. It’s a pretty straight-forward flick, following a woman being called and tormented in her home by someone who is… uh… watching her. It will be released on special edition Blu-ray.
Jim Carrey’s been making the headlines in recent months with his newfound passion for art (and dispassion for the Trump administration), but he hasn’t abandoned acting just yet. This one largely flew under the radar, but it follows “a murder investigation of a slain businessman turns to clues found in an author’s book about an eerily similar crime.” If you like your Carrey creepy and with a weird accent, check it out when it’s released on Blu-ray and DVD.
Piranha II: The Spawning
Scream Factory is at it again this month with their third release of another camp “classic.” The sequel follows more ill-fated humans as they attempt to defeat the blood-thirsty creatures. Like the other two SF releases this month, it will be released on special edition Blu-ray.
And there you have it, folks. Which ones are you planning on picking up this July? Let us know in the comments and share your hauls over in our Horror Group on Facebook!