DVD Release: Snow White: A Deadly Summer

DVD Release Date: March 20, 2012
Price: DVD $26.98
Studio: Lionsgate

Snow White: A Deadly Summer movie scene

Shanley Caswell gets ready to take a bite in Snow White: A Deadly Summer.

The 2012 horror film Snow White: A Deadly Summer is another modern take on the classic fairy tale, and, at first glance, the movie calls to mind the 1997 offering Snow White: A Tale of Terror starring Sigourney Weaver (Paul).

Deadly Summer finds teenager Snow (Shanley Caswell, TV’s The Middle) devastated by her father’s recent marriage to his second wife. She begins to give her new stepmother (The Brady Bunch’s Maureen McCormick) a hard time, prompting her father (Eric Roberts, Sharktopus) to send his daughter off to a summer camp, unaware of its dark past. Snow soon learns that the camp was the site of a murder several years ago and that the suspect fled into the woods, never to be seen again. Not long into her deadly summer, campers begin dying off and Snow feels as though a killer is watching her.

Timed for release the week that the high-profile Snow White adaptation Mirror Mirror, starring Julia Roberts (Eat Pray Love), opens wide in theaters, the PG-13-rated Snow White: A Deadly Summer is a DVD premiere.

The trailer for A Deadly Summer looks sort of silly, but we don’t have to tell you that the story’s a perennial and that it definitely has the ability to raise some eyebrows.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.