Bayview Entertainment announced this past week that there will be four, yes four, new additions to the company’s popular “HNN Presents” line of horror thrillers on DVD this coming Dec. 01.
In conjunction with the Horror News Network, the world of genre filmmaking is explored far and wide to find tasty tales of terror, horror stories that challenge the senses and film delights about those nasty things that go bump in the night. So, without further ado, let’s see what genre fans are in store for come the first of December.
Let’s begin with HNN Presents: Anatomy of Monsters from director Byron C. Miller. Andrew (Jesse Lee Keeter) is a hunter, not with a rifle or bow and arrows, but with duct tape, a sharp knife and rubber gloves … he prowls, not the forest, but the bar scene.
Andrew fashions himself a serial killer. Meet a lovely, unsuspecting lady at the local watering hole, a few drinks, some casual conversation and then a secluded place, like a nearby motel room, for pleasure … only his “pleasure” is a little twisted.
On this particular night, things are a little slow, that is, until “Sarah” (Tabitha Bastian — Beloved Beast, ECCO, Remnants) strikes up a conversation with him. Before you know it, he has her in the motel room and it looks like that’s it for her. They talk, we get a little backstory on each of them, she’s tied up, ready for the slaughter and … well, not everything is as it seems. Wicked.
Next, we turn to director Ate de Jong’s home-invasion thriller, HNN Presents: Deadly Virtues.
Tom (Matt Barber — Atticus in Downton Abbey) and Alison (Megan Maczko — A Hologram for the King, Me and Orson Welles) have settled in for the evening when they are attacked by an intruder that we will come to know as Aaron (Edward Akrout). He knocks Tom out, ties him up and dumps him in the bathtub … Alison, she is neatly tied up and the taunts, the suggests, the seduction begins.
What a lovely weekend. Aaron, an expert in bondage, quick with the banter, and capable of horrible, horrible things is going have his way with Tom and Alison … a most unwanted house quest to be sure.
HNN Presents: A Young Man with High Potential is from writer/director Linus de Paoli and it features Piet (Adam Ild Rohweder), a nebbish grad student, who would like nothing better than a little female company. A little chubby, bright, but very shy … he can only imagine such a thing.
And then along comes Klara (Paulina Galazka), a student from Poland, and they end up on a project together. She’s attractive, friendly and everything that our Piet would love to have … love to have, keep that in mind. He misinterprets her outgoing nature and that eventually leads to an ugly misunderstanding.
Embarrassed, a plan is hatched and it is as funny as it is sad; dangerous and yet so very inept. Seriously, if Piet didn’t have bad luck, he wouldn’t have any luck at all. And then, there she is, in his apartment … like we said, bad luck for Piet.
Rounding out this four strong “HNN Presents” promotion from Bayview Entertainment on Dec. 1 is the Dutch-language chiller, HNN Presents: Meat, from the filmmaking team of Victor Nieuwenhuijs and Maartje Seyferth.
Loathsome, the butcher (played by Titus Muizelaar), who is unnamed throughout, runs a butcher shop and lusts for women, but must settle for the local hooker, who feels nothing for him. Frustrated, he turns his lustful intensions on his employee, a lovely young woman by the name of Roxy (Nellie Benner), who has been spying on her boss (via video). He makes overtures, has his way with her … a conquest; a happy man. He is soon found dead.
Enter Inspector Mann (also played by Muizelaar), whose job it is to find out who killed the butcher. Roxy is interviewed … and she begins to work on the detective. Will he too end up dead?