When I started writing for AITH, SAW was just hitting theaters, and now look... some four years later and SAW V is being unleashed upon us. Oh how time flies when you're having fun. On the DVD front, just over two weeks til Halloween, we have the green monster of THE INCREDIBLE HULK, the psychos in THE STRANGERS, the white trash hillbillies in TRAILER PARK OF TERROR, and Bela Lugosi in DEVIL BAT! Why can't it be Halloween all year round???
SLAUGHTERING THEATERS THIS WEEK
Rated: R for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, language and brief nudity.
Starring Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Scott Patterson, Julie Benz
Directed by David Hackl
Run Time: ???
Hoffman is seemingly the last person alive to carry on the Jigsaw legacy. But when his secret is threatened, Hoffman must go on the hunt to eliminate all loose ends.
SLAUGHTERING STORES THIS WEEK
Starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt
Directed by Louis Leterrier
Run Time: 113 Min.
The Incredible Hulk (2008) kicks off an all-new, explosive and action-packed epic of one of the most popular Super Heroes of all time. In this new beginning, scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) desperately hunts for a cure to the gamma radiation that poisoned his cells and unleashes the unbridled force of rage within him: The Hulk. Living in the shadows - cut off from a life he knew and the woman he loves, Betty Ross (Liv Tyler) - Banner struggles to avoid the obsessive pursuit of his nemesis, General Thunderbolt Ross (William Hurt), and the military machinery that seeks to capture him and brutally exploit his power.
Starring Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman, Gemma Ward
Directed by Bryan Bertino
Run Time: 174 minutes
Inspired by true events, this heart pounding, nail-biting frightener mercilessly explores our most universal fears, where simply opening the door to a stranger leads to a grueling night of terror one could never imagine. Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman star in this relentless suspense thriller that will keep you up at night and make you never want to answer the door again!
TRAILER PARK OF TERROR
Directed by Steven Goldmann
Starring Trace Adkins, Nichole Hiltz
Run Time: 96 Minutes
Six troubled high school students and their chaperone are returning from a retreat when their bus crashes, stranding them in the middle of trailer park hell - literally. Without warning, hillbilly zombies looking for fun begin slaughtering the teens in gruesome fashion. With a rockin' Southern-fried soundtrack, top-notch special effects and a devilish sense of humor, Trailer Park of Terror (based on the Imperium comic book series) is nasty fun for the hardcore horror fan.
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
Starring Bela Lugosi, Suzanne Kaaren, Dave O'Brien
Run Time:68 Minutes
Dr. Carruthers feels bitter at being betrayed by his employers, Heath and Morton, when they became rich as a result of a product he devised. He gains revenge by electrically enlarging bats and sending them out to kill his employers' family members by instilling in the bats a hatred for a particular perfume he has discovered, which he gets his victims to apply before going outdoors. Johnny Layton, a reporter, finally figures out Carruthers is the killer and, after putting the perfume on himself, douses it on Carruthers in the hopes it will get him to give himself away. One of the two is attacked as the giant bat makes one of its screaming, swooping power dives.