""Everything in Salem's Lot is connected to that house. You can see it from every part of the town. It's like a beacon throwing off an energy force."" - Ben Mears (David Soul) At last! Salem's Lot the 1979 horror mini-series from 1979 gets the much-desired DVD treatment. Based on Stephen King's terrifying vampire novel Tobe Hooper's cult movie is a supernatural journey into the strange world of the titular town and its oddball inhabitants. Ben Mears (Soul) returns to
Sinister events bring together a writer (David Soul) fascinated with an old hilltop house; a suave antiques dealer (James Mason) whose expertise goes beyond bric-a-brac; and the dealer's mysterious, pale-skinned partner (Reggie Nalder) in Salem's Lot - a blood-curdling shocker based on Stephen King's novel and directed by Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist).
Alfred Hitchcock's 1956 remake of his own 1934 spy thriller is an exciting event in its own right, with several justifiably famous sequences. James Stewart and Doris Day play American tourists who discover more than they wanted to know about an assassination plot. When their son is kidnapped to keep them quiet, they are caught between concern for him and the terrible secret they hold. When asked about the difference between this version of the story and the one he made 22 years earlier, Hitchcock always said the first was the work of a talented amateur while the second was the act of a seasoned professional. Indeed, several extraordinary moments in this update represent consummate film-making, particularly a relentlessly exciting Albert Hall scene, with a blaring symphony, an assassin's gun, and Doris Day's scream. Along with Hitchcock's other films from the mid-1950s to 1960 (including Vertigo, Rear Window, and Psycho), The Man Who Knew Too Much is the work of a master in his prime. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
Russian soldiers accidently unleash the hound of Dracula while excavating a field in Romania.
A box set of three spine tingling horror tales: Masque Of The Red Death: As a deadly plague ravages Europe sadistic Prince Prospero hosts a lavish banquet for noble devil-worshippers in the sanctuary of his castle. But in the midst of their cruelly wanton revelry there is an uninvited masked guest; Death! Night Of The Eagle: Norman Taylor is hated by other university lecturers when rumours of a major promotion circulate. Hated so much in fact that someone pervades his life with sinister occult spells... Zoltan Hound Of Dracula: In the event of a bizarre find a group of Russian soldiers bring back to life the Dog of Dracula. The evil hound then travels to Los Angeles where the last descendants of the deadly clan still survive...
Superstition and witchcraft torment the people in the 17th century. A witch hunter terrorises a provincial town. He rapes the women tortures them on the rack and burns them at the stake. A charming young girl and the young assistant to the Chief Inquisitor conspire to put an end to the foul deeds of this libertine. However they fall into great danger when the Inquisitor arrives in the town to commence his dreaded trials. He accuses the young girl of witchcraft and subjects her to terrifying cross-examoination. The young assistant who has so far been loyal to his master is concious-stricken. Should he really believe that his beloved is a witch? Under dramatic circumstances he learns the true nature of his master - his sexual hysteria and the perverse background of his bloodthirsty punishments. As soon as he openly turns against the Inquisitor the young man falls into a fatal trap.He loses his life during a revolt from which the Chief Inquisitor only just escapes the fury of the frenzied crowd. His beloved finds his body. Unable to comprehend outraged without hope and filled with grief she is lost in the holocaust of the middle ages.
An apprentice witch hunter (Kier) believes strongly in his mentor (Lom) and the ways of the church but loses faith when begins to see that the witch trials are nothing but a scam for the clergy to rob people of their land and money...
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