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More like the Hell­blazer comics than sea­son one, but also less fun, PReaCHeR SEA­SON TWO (13 Novem­ber, Blu-ray/ DVD) moves to New Or­leans, where Jesse, Cas­sidy and Tulip search for God but find an an­cient con­spir­acy and a fruit­loop Je­sus in­stead. There are loads of bril­liant ideas, bizarre set-pieces and gross hu­mour but a slug­gish arc plot means it’s less than the sum of its parts. Mak­ing its high-def de­but: Bri­tish stu­dio Am­i­cus’s sec­ond an­thol­ogy hor­ror. The sce­nar­ios of 1967’s tOR­tuRe GaR­deN (out now, Blu-ray) in­clude a killer pi­ano, a man hyp­no­tised into killing by an evil cat, and an Edgar Allen Poe col­lec­tor (Peter Cush­ing) who’s col­lected Poe him­self... We said: “An en­ter­tain­ing mix of the lu­di­crous and the macabre, this is a ghost train ride of a movie.” Mak­ing a rapid tran­si­tion from cin­e­mas to disc, Rus­sian film ZOOl­OGy (out now, Blu-ray/DVD) sees a woman in her fifties blos­som­ing in self-con­fi­dence af­ter sud­denly grow­ing a fleshy, arm-length tail! We said: “Low on plot, high on gloomy at­mos­phere and ut­terly en­gross­ing… Natalya Pavlenkova gives a tremen­dous per­for­mance.” Fi­nally, fa­mil­iar faces like Eve Myles and Freema Agye­man fea­ture in Bri­tish hor­ror-com­edy eat lO­CalS (out now, Blu-ray/DVD). The di­rec­to­rial de­but of Lock Stock’s Ja­son Fle­myng, it sees a vam­pire coven and a band of mer­ce­nary vam­pire hunters com­ing to­gether at a re­mote farm­house. We said: “A slick, like­able and oddly ge­nial film that oc­ca­sion­ally raises a proper laugh.”

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