January’s home entertainment releases end on a quiet note as there are only a handful of genre-related Blu-ray and DVDs making their way home this Tuesday. Scream Factory has a double dose of horror coming our way on January with Jack’s Back (featuring James Spader) and Sonny Boy (starring the legendary David Carradine), and Wild Eye Releasing is serving up two indie horror flicks on DVD as well, Serial Kaller and Survival Knife.

Jack’s Back (Scream Factory, Blu/DVD Combo)

One hundred years ago, Jack the Ripper slashed his way through London’s red light district. Now, a modern-day maniac is honoring the event by mutilating L.A. ’s ladies of the evening. Has Jack the Ripper been reborn? The police are stumped and the prostitutes of L.A. are scared. The only person with a chance of solving the murders has a problem of his own: he’s the LAPD's number one suspect.

James Spader (The Blacklist, The Avengers: Age Of Ultron) and Cynthia Gibb (Death Warrant, Youngblood) star in this taut mystery-thriller written and directed by Rowdy Herrington (Road House).

Special Features Include High Definition Transfer from the Original Negative, Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Rowdy Herrington, “The Making of JACK'S BACK”, Interviews With Writer/Director Rowdy Herrington, Producer Tim Moore, Actress Cynthia Gibb, and Director of Photography Shelly Johnson and Theatrical Trailer.

Sonny Boy (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

A shattering, unforgettable performance from David Carradine (KILL BILL) powers this wickedly off-beat tale of family love gone berserk. Paul L. Smith (MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, CRIME WAVE) and Brad Dourif (CHILD'S PLAY, THE EXORCIST III) are also featured in powerfully moving supporting roles.

In a remote desert town, a psychopathic petty crook (Smith) and his transvestite girlfriend (Carradine) kidnap and raise an orphaned infant, cage it like an animal and train it to steal and kill on their command. Years later, when the half-wild Sonny Boy escapes and embarks on a bloody rampage, the couple’s monstrous attempt at "child development", provokes the local populace into vengeful retaliation.

Unlike any film you’ve ever seen, SONNY BOY is an unsettling, wildly bizarre allegory on the devastating effects of child abuse and the violent consequences that follow. 

Special Features Include Audio commentary with director Robert Martin Carroll, Audio commentary with writer Graeme Whifler, Script – 1st draft (BD-Rom) and Theatrical Trailer.


Black Mountain Side (Monarch Home Video, DVD) 

Corpse Party (Section 23, Blu-ray & DVD)

In the Hell of Dixie (Independent Entertainment, DVD) 

Mansion of Blood (Tomcat Releasing, DVD) 

Serial Kaller (Wild Eye Releasing, DVD) 

Survival Knife (Wild Eye Releasing, DVD)

The Thrill of a Kill (Wild Eye Raw, DVD)

Trancers: City of Lost Angels (Full Moon Features, DVD)

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    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.