It looks like July 8th will bring a triple-shot of ter­ror to blu-ray for lucky hor­ror fans, cour­tesy of Severin Films.  This date will find the com­pa­ny revis­it­ing three of their pop­u­lar DVD releas­es — Bloody Birthday, Bloody Moon and The Baby — on blu-ray.  The new releas­es will car­ry over the spe­cial fea­tures from their DVD incar­na­tions.  The blu-ray of Bloody Moon has already been cov­ered at Schlockmania and disc reviews for the oth­er two titles will be updat­ed soon.  Until then, check out all the ter­ror-in-trip­li­cate details, direct from Severin head­quar­ters…



BLOODY BIRTHDAY, BLOODY MOON and THE BABY to debut on Blu-Ray From Severin Films 7/8/14

Three clas­sic hor­ror titles will get the HD treat­ment for the first time. Fans are encour­aged to fol­low the Severin Facebook page, where fans will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to win orig­i­nal 1982 Bloody Moon video posters. There is also a bundle of all three films avail­able exclu­sive­ly from the Severin web­store!

BLOODY BIRTHDAY– Get ready for the rarely seen slash­er clas­sic from the ‘80s that may also be the most dis­turbing ‘killer kids’ movies in grind­house his­to­ry: Three babies are simul­ta­ne­ous­ly born in the same hos­pi­tal at the peak of a full solar eclipse. Ten years lat­er, the­se adorable young­sters sud­den­ly begin a kid­die killing spree of stran­glings, shoot­ings, stab­bings, beat­ings and beyond. Can the town’s grown-ups stop the­se pint-sized seri­al killers before BloodyM-blutheir blood-soaked birth­day bash? K.C. Martel (E.T., Growing Pains), Joe Penny (Jake And The Fat Man), Michael Dudikoff (American Ninja), screen leg­ends Susan Strasberg and Jose Ferrer, and MTV vix­en Julie Brown — whose nude bed­room dance remains a land­mark of celebri­ty skin — star in this still-con­tro­ver­sial shock­er from direc­tor Ed Hunt (The Brain, Diary Of A Sinner), now fea­tur­ing an all-new HD trans­fer from the orig­i­nal vault ele­ments.

THE BABY– An A-list direc­tor. A jaw-drop­ping sto­ry­line. And depraved depic­tions of sub­ur­ban vio­lence, 70s fash­ions and ‘sick love’. The result remains one of the most dis­turbing movies in Hollywood his­to­ry: Anjanette Comer (The Loved One) stars as an ide­al­is­tic L.A. County social work­er who inves­ti­gates the case of Mrs. Wadsworth (for­mer ‘50s star­let Ruth Roman of Strangers On A Train fame), her two bux­om daugh­ters, and son ‘Baby’, a Baby-dvdmen­tal­ly-dis­abled man who sleeps in a crib, eats in a high-chair, crawls, bawls and wears dia­pers. But what secrets of unnat­u­ral attach­ment — and sex­u­al obses­sion — are all of the­se wom­en hid­ing? Marianna Hill (The Godfather Part II) and Michael Pataki (Grave Of The Vampire) co-star in this psy­chotic stun­ner from direc­tor Ted Post (Magnum Force, Beneath The Planet Of The Apes), now ful­ly restored from the orig­i­nal film neg­a­tive for the first time on Blu-ray.

BLOODY MOON– As the ‘body-count’ gen­re stabbed its way into audi­ences’ hearts in the ear­ly ‘80s, EuroTrash auteur Jess Franco (Sadomania, Mansion Of The Living Dead) was asked to cre­ate his own saga of slaugh­tered school­girls com­plete with gra­tu­itous nudi­ty, graph­ic vio­lence, and gory set pieces. But just when you thought you’d seen it all, Franco shocked the world by deliv­er­ing sur­pris­ing style, gen­uine sus­pense and a cav­al­cade of deprav­i­ty that includes incest, voyeurism and roller dis­co. The lus­cious Olivia Pascal ofVanes­sa fame stars in this twist­ed thriller that was banned in England yet is now pre­sent­ed uncut and uncen­sored — includ­ing the com­plete ‘stone mill pow­er saw’ sequence — for the first time ever on Blu-ray!