Blu-ray Review “The House Of Seven Corpses”

house7corpsesActors: John Ireland, Faith Domergue, John Carradine
Directors: Paul Harrison
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Severin Films
Release Date: August 13, 2013
Run Time: 91 minutes

Film: 3 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3 out of 5 stars

Zombies are taking off Hollywood recently with hits like “World War Z” in theaters and “The Walking Dead” on television. “The House Of Seven Corpses” is a fun entry from the 70’s that is finally getting the Blu-ray treatment from indie distributor Severin Films. Right from this film’s great setup opening scene to the crazy zombie all-out finale, this is classic old school zombie flick. I see this being a good film to put on during a rainy weekend and just to vege out. The film is a slow-burn but it is worth sticking out due for the bang finish. Definitely screams 70’s horror but horrorhounds should dig it.

Official Premise: Eight graves! Seven bodies!” screamed the ads, “One killer… and he’s already dead!” Hollywood legends John Ireland (“Red River”, “Satan’s Cheerleaders”), John Carradine (“The Grapes of Wrath”, “Vampire Hookers”) and Howard Hughes’ paramour Faith Domergue (“Cult of the Cobra”, “This Island Earth”) star this much-loved `70s shocker about a film crew shooting an occult drama in a sinister manor – actually the former Utah Governor’s Mansion – with its own grisly history of family bloodshed.

Severin Films is releasing this film as a Blu-ray + DVD Combo. The 1080p transfer is very impressive as this film has been transferred into HD from original vault materials. The same goes for the DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track, which works well with the spooks and scares. The special features are also pretty impressive with an exclusive archive interview with the legendary horror icon John Carradine. There is also a new revealing audio commentary with Associate Producer Gary Kent Moderated By The Alamo Drafthouse’s Lars Nilsen. Lastly there is a theatrical trailer included.

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