Monday, October 28, 2013

Dark Passengers: 8 Movie Collection - DVD Review

I received DVD for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Face your fears with this gruesome gallery of gore with Dark Passengers, featuring 8 frightening films sure to appease thrill seekers and horror hounds.

8 Movies Include:

Hollow Man (Director's Cut)

Kevin Bacon and Elisabeth Shue play former lovers who, along with a team of other scientists like themselves, discover the secret of invisibility. - "100 per cent, full-on, vulgar showmanship." - Empire

Hollow Man 2

Christian Slater stars in the action-packed sequel to the box office hit Hollow Man as a dangerous invisible solider gone rouge. Facing his demise unless given a life saving serum, he hunts down the biologist involved in his transformation, the detective assigned to protect her, and the government forces that created him. - "...a sci-fi guilty pleasure.." - digitallyobsessed.com

The Hunt for the BTK Killer

Robert Forster (TV's Huff, Karen Sisco) and Gregg Henry (TV's Gilmore Girls, 24) star in The Hunt For The BTK Killer, based on the extraordinary true story of the manhunt, capture, and conviction of the infamous with clues, puzzles and obscene letters for nearly thirty years. - "...the case's conclusion is even more shocking." - DVD Verdict Review

The Tattooist

A tattooist unwittingly unleashes a forcible deadly spirit through an ancient Samoan tattoo tool. Now marked for death, he will need to uncover the source of the evil in order to save his new love, and recover his own soul. - "Director Peter Burger teeters between a straight horror film and a of theological/mystical suspense film." - DVD Talk/ Ian Jane

Hostel (Unrated Director's Cut) 

Presented by Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill, Vol. 1 & 2) and directed by Eli Roth (Cabin Fever), Hostel is a shocking and relentless film in the tradition of Saw about two American backpackers (Jay Hernandez, Friday Night Lights and Derek Richardson, Dumb and Dumberer) in Europe who find themselves lured in as victims of a murder-for-profit business. - "... an old-school exercise in shock and gore, with scary ideas and unblinking splatter." - Empire

Hostel Part II (Unrated Director's Cut)

Presented by Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill, Vols. 1 & 2) and written and directed by Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever), Hostel Part II is the shocking and gruesome sequel about the underground torture ring where rich businessmen pay to torture and murder their victims. - "...up-to-the-minute shivers.." - Entertainment Weekly

Anatomy

When Paula (Franka Potente, The Bourne Identity), a brilliant, ambitious medical student, is accepted into a prestigious anatomy class taught by a legendary professor, it seems like a dream come true. But her school days soon turn to nightmares when several of her fellow classmates turn up dead in the university’s morgue. Puzzled by the bizarre deaths, Paula soon uncovers a secret medical society whose members perform grisly autopsies on human subjects – while they are still alive – and is plunged into a chillingly macabre world from which no one escapes to tell the terrifying truth. - “Anatomy is a great thriller for those of us who are tiring of the endless rehashing of the same types of horror movie.” – dvdempire.com, D.W.Pritchett

Anatomy 2

In the research department of Berlin’s most prestigious hospital, a centuries-old secret society is once again operating outside the rules of medical science – and the laws of nature. This time Anti-Hippocratics are led by a renowned neurosurgeon bent on developing the first synthetic body parts – at all costs. Assisted by a handpicked team of ambitious medical students, the doctor is close to achieving his ruthless dream – until an inquisitive young intern and a relentless investigator (Franka Potente, Run Lola Run) discover the deadly truth about the team’s experiments. Now, this terrifying body of information could cost them their lives in this chilling sequel to the acclaimed suspense thriller Anatomy. - “A combination of thrills, laughs, twists and even a sentimental streak.” – efilmcritic.com, Greg Muskewitz


My Review:

Horror movies are my fave, especially around Halloween time. There's something about being on the edge of my seat, waiting in suspense, and having a good scare that gets my adrenaline rushing. I don't dream with visions of gore dancing in my head, but I like to get spooked or see a horror movie with a twist. The only scary movies I can never watch again are the Nightmare on Elm Street series. Those movies traumatized me as a child! Anyway, recently during down time, I got some scares in while watching Dark Passengers: 8 Movie Collection on DVD. These eight movies, broke down on two DVDs, feature some of the best gore, shock, and terror. These movies aren't for the weakhearted!

I've previously watched Hostel, Hostel Part II, and Hollow Man, but had never viewed the other movies featured in this collection. I've seen several films in the horror genre that present the characters or killers in nonsensical scenarios. They become too campy. The movies featured in this eight film collection don't fall into that category. All eight movies are a testament to true horror.

2 comments:

Theresa said...

I've only seen Hostel out of all of those. Freaked me out about travel, that's for sure!

Helga said...

I think I'll stick to Hitchcock films, thee new one freak me out!