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Mill Creek Entertainment to Release Hammer Collection Vol. 2 and Doomsday : 3 Catastrophic Mini-Series

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Doomsday:
Blackout
(2012) – Color – Not Rated
Starring: Eriq La Salle, Anne Heche, James Brolin, Sean Patrick Flanery

All it takes is a glitch in the system of our lives to expose our deepest fears. What happens then? The answer comes in shock waves when an unprecedented conspiracy pitches the West Coast into total darkness.

After being charged with hacking into the Pentagon security system, computer-whiz Josh Martin is kidnapped during house arrest and delivered to a shadowy criminal known as Charles Keller.  Requested to hack into the state’s highly advanced electrical system and shut it down, it’s clear what Keller wants—total chaos.  When California goes dark, he gets what he wants. And tonight, no one will be prepared for what’s about to happen.

Agent Strickland of Homeland Security’s Cyber Terrorism Division fears the worst. So does Beth, a news director sticking dangerously close to the largest disaster the country has ever faced. City by city, the West Coast is blacking out as looting escalates and the worst impulses of man are unleashed. As bedlam reigns, an expert squadron must determine the conspiratorial source of the blackout while civilization fights to survive the night.

Featuring an ensemble cast that includes Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Eriq La Salle (E.R.), Emmy winner Anne Heche (Men in Trees), Emmy and Golden Globe winner James Brolin (Category 7), Billy Zane (Titanic), Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), Bruce Boxleitner (Tron: Legacy) and Haylie Duff (Napoleon Dynamite), Blackout is not just a miniseries event that strikes at our deepest and darkest fears—it’s a cautionary thriller for a paranoid age.

Meteor
(2009) – Color – TV-14
Starring: Billy Campbell, Marla Sokoloff, Christopher Lloyd, Stacy Keach, Jason Alexander, Michael Rooker

Two massive rocks, tumbling debris older than the solar system itself, collide in space. The course has been altered. The target is Earth.

In a remote observatory, Dr. Lehman (Emmy winner Christopher Lloyd, Back to the Future), discovers a meteor approximately three times the size of Mount Everest barreling its way towards Earth. His devoted young assistant Imogene O’Neill (Marla Sokoloff, The Practice) feverishly types in the coordinates only to find the previously identified meteor named Kassandra is headed their way. It’s only the beginning of their troubles as showers of smaller meteorites begin to lay waste to major cities around the globe.

The impending disaster brings out the best and the worst sides in people as they cope by either lending a helping hand or taking advantage of the situation. In a small California town, a Police Chief (Golden Globe Nominee Stacy Keach, Prison Break) struggles to calm a panicky group of citizens. Miles away, his son Jack, a Detective (Golden Globe nominee Billy Campbell, Once and Again), finds himself caught in the middle of the most difficult arrest of his career with the ill-timed transfer of a very dangerous psychopath named Stark (Michael Rooker, Guardians of the Galaxy). Then there’s the skeptical Dr. Chetwyn (Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Jason Alexander, Seinfeld) who may be the only chance Lehman and O’Neill have to get their findings to the proper authorities in time to deflect Kassandra.

Time is running out in Meteor, in which eye-popping effects, explosive human drama, and hair-raising action combine to create a suspenseful, thrilling and dramatic new miniseries event from RHI Entertainment.

Pandemic
(2007) – Color – Not Rated
Starring: Tiffani Thiessen, French Stewart, Faye Dunaway, Eric Roberts, Vincent Spano

What happens when the deadly strain of an unknown virus multiplies second by second, person by person? What happens when an entire city is put under a government sanctioned quarantine? What happens when the source of the virus is as elusive as the cure? What happens is a Pandemic.

At the Center for Disease Control, epidemiologist Dr. Kayla Martin (Tiffani Thiessen, Beverly Hills 90210) and her partner Carl Ratner (French Stewart, 3rd Rock from the Sun) receive a frantic call from a flight attendant high above the Pacific. A nineteen-year-old male passenger, en route to Los Angeles from Australia, has died following a raging fever and violent convulsions. Vehemently concerned about the symptoms, Kayla orders all passengers quarantined upon their arrival at LAX—a decision at odds with Mayor Richard Delasandro (Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Eric Roberts, Runaway Train) who suggests the only outbreak will be one of panic. The CDC considers the frightening possibilities—the reality of the bird flu, the probability of a biological attack, or worse, a new virus they can’t control.

By the time the passengers of Flight 182 are filtered into the ward of a local hospital, the infection is already poisoning sections of the city, unbeknownst to each victim who passes it on. While Ratner and FBI Agent Troy Whitlock (Vincent Spano, Alive) work with Australian officials to find the source of the virus now dubbed “Riptide,” a media manipulation of the human interest angle fires up an ACLU attorney who exploits the “unlawful quarantine” to satisfy her own divisive political agenda. Only Kayla and her team know the unavoidable facts. The virus is spreading, and so is the panic and the fear that it can’t be stopped. From a Los Angeles morgue to a foul, death-ridden apartment complex in Australia to a beach shack in El Salvador, the hunt is on for Patient Zero. Time is running out.

Featuring Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Faye Dunaway (Network), Pandemic is a timely, frightening and all too real human drama. The unavoidable facts of hard science and intense, gripping suspense are combined for the most absorbing miniseries television event in years.

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Hammer Films Collection:
Don’t Make a Sound or Turn Around!

For more than four decades, Hammer Films’ unique blend of horror, science fiction, thrills and comedy dominated countless drive-ins and movie theaters. Enjoy this impeccable collection from the darkest corners of the Hammer Imagination!

The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
Starring: Peter Cushing, Eunice Gayson, Francis Matthews, Michael Gwynn
Peter Cushing reprises his famous role as Baron Victor Frankenstein in this horror classic. Rescued from the guillotine by his devoted dwarf Fritz, the Baron relocates and becomes Dr. Stein. Under the guise of charity work, he continues his gruesome experiments, this time transplanting Fritz’s brain into his latest creation: a normal, healthy body.

The Snorkel (1958)
Starring: Peter van Eyck, Betta St. John, Mandy Miller, Grégoire Aslan
Paul Decker arranges the perfect murder of his wife. Lightly drugging her into unconsciousness, he then seals the room and fills it with gas appearing to be a suicide while he hides beneath the floorboards using a diving snorkel to breath air from the outside. But he didn’t plan for his suspicious stepdaughter in this kill or be killed thriller!

Never Take Candy From a Stranger (1960) 
Starring: Gwen Watford, Patrick Allen, Felix Aylmer, Niall MacGinnis
A serious and horrifying chiller about a small town terrorized by an elderly child molester luring young girls into his mansion with sweets, but no official will stop the perverse man because of his powerful family until it’s too late.

Maniac (1963)
Starring: Kerwin Mathews, Nadia Gray, Donald Houston, Liliane Brousse
While vacationing in France, an American artist becomes romantically involved with an older woman, Eve, while also attracted to her teenage stepdaughter, Annette. Pulled between them, a plot is hatched to free Eve’s husband from jail but Eve has a different plan in mind.

Die! Die! My Darling! (1965)
Starring: Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers, Peter Vaughan, Donald Sutherland
Young Pat Carroll (Powers) goes to the home of her dead fiancé to meet his beloved mother, Mrs. Trefoile (Tallulah Bankhead). There, she discovers that Mrs. Trefoile is not the loving mother she had anticipated, but rather a grieving psychopath who blames Pat for the death of her son.

Creatures the World Forgot (1971)
Starring: Julie Ege, Tony Bonner, Brian O’Shaughnessy, Robert John
Set in the Stone Age, this singular film has almost no dialogue – the people speak in grunts – but it is strangely effective. Focused on a tribe of cavemen, a pair of twin brothers become rivals for leadership of the tribe following the impact of a devastating earthquake.

Written by Blacktooth

(Staff Writer) Lover of all things horror and metal. Also likes boobs and booze.