OK, let’s have some fun on Sept. 3. Mill Creek Entertainment will be providing the excitement and laughs with the DVD debut of writer/director Israel Luna’s Dead Don’t Die in Dallas.
As Rodney King famously said, “Can’t we all just get along?” Can gays and “Bible Thumpers” find a common ground? Perhaps, perhaps not, but when a cure-all for every virus is discovered and the pills start being taken in mass it is only then that a horrible side effect is discovered … cured forever of all forms of viral infections, but now a zombie (hell of a trade-off)!
Reverend Samuel Jeffress (Richard D. Curtin — Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives, Mangus!) and his wife, Janice (Krystal Summers — Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives), notice that there is something amiss on Sunday morning when no one shows up at their Pentecostal church for services. Check that, there is actually one parishioner wandering about, and when the good reverend calls out to him he quickly discovers that he is of the walking dead … gulp, a zombie!!
Across town, the lovely Beth-Ann Fetterman (Willam Belli — A Star Is Born, Hurricane Bianca, Southern Baptist Sissies), the local transgender hairdresser, discovers the same zombie plague and makes a run for it … and in no time bumps into Sam and Janice.
Polar opposites indeed, but when someone is trying to make you their noontime snack you have to put differences aside for survival’s sake. Other miss-matched survivors soon fall in with Sam, Janice and Beth-Ann and the battle is joined … bonds are formed and differences are set aside. Amen!
If you enjoyed Shaun of the Dead, then Dead Don’t Die in Dallas is going to be right up your alley.
Also in September on DVD from Mill Creek Entertainment are four priced-to-collect film collections — all featuring Digital Copy — that will be available for consumers to enjoy on Sept. 17.
Houses of Hell is a four-film, double-disc collection featuring Syfy Channel horror tales. Included in the mix is writer/director Leigh Scott’s 2009 adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft story, The Dunwich Horror. What’s pretty cool about this adaptation is that Dean Stockwell also appeared in director Daniel Haller’s 1970 theatrical version of The Dunwich Horror, playing the role of Wilbur Whateley … here he plays Dr. Henry Armitage (Ed Begley starred in the original).
The other three films in the collection are director Jeffery Lando’s House of Bones (2010, with Charisma Carpenter and Corin Nemec as TV series “ghost hunters” who uncover more than they bargained for), director G.E. Furst’s Mask Maker (2011, starring Nikki Deloach and Stephen Colletti as a young couple, and their friends, who start working on a fixer-upper only to find that a crazed killer haunts the place) and director Darin Scott’s American Horror House (2012, Alessandra Torresani and Morgan Fairchild star in tale about a sorority house that comes complete with a killer psycho).
Savage Nature is another four-film, double-disc collection featuring Syfy Channel gems with a nod towards nature striking back. Included in the mix is director Leigh Scott’s Flu Birds, featuring disease-ridden birds who attack unsuspecting delinquent teens, who are being rehabilitated in the woods. A sort of “Animal Farm” defense is the response with some of the teens being as nasty as their feathered “friends.”
Others in the Savage Nature collection include director Todor Chapkanov’s Monster Wolf (2010, Robert Picardo is an oil executive who drills where he shouldn’t have and unleashes the spirit a monster wolf), writer/director Anthony C. Ferrante’s Headless Horseman (2007, seven college kids on their way to a Halloween party get sidetracked and are stalked by a horseman without a head) and director Griff Furst’s WolvesBayne (2009, a newly cursed werewolf (Jeremy London) teams up with a vampire hunter (Rhett Giles) to stop the vampire queen Lilith (Yancy Butler)).
If killer birds, headless horsemen and werewolves are not your thing, no problem, Mill Creek Entertainment also has two family-themed priced-to-own collections available for release on DVD on Sept. 17. And, both include Digital Copy.
From the creative mind of producer/director Robert Vince springs these two collections … the Pup Star Triple Feature is a three-film set that includes Pup Star, Pup Star Better2Gether and Pup Star World Tour and the double-feature presentation of MVP: Most Valuable Primate/MVP 2:Most Vertical Primate.