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New DVDs: Post-holiday horror

In this theater publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, Megan Fox is shown in a scene from "Jennifer's Body." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Doane Gregory)
In this theater publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, Megan Fox is shown in a scene from "Jennifer's Body." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Doane Gregory) ASSOCIATED PRESS

The holidays were filled with warmth and cheer. Now it's time for murder and mayhem in this week's DVD releases.

"Paranormal Activity"

After a young, middle-class couple moves into what seems like a typical suburban starter tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night.

Starring: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Ashley Palmer

Rated: R

"9"

9 finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world where all humans are gone. By chance he discovers a small community of others like him, taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. 9 convinces the others that they must take the offensive if they are to survive.

Starring: Elijah Wood (voice), Jennifer Connelly (voice), Christopher Plummer (voice), John C. Reilly (voice)

Rated: PG-13 for violence and scary images

"A Perfect Getaway"

Cliff and Cydney are celebrating their honeymoon by backpacking in Hawaii when they come across a group of frightened hikers discussing the murder of another newlywed couple on the islands. Unsure whether to stay or flee, Cliff and Cydney join up with two other couples, and things begin to go terrifyingly wrong.

Starring: Steve Zahn, Milla Jovovich, Timothy Olyphant

Rated: R for graphic violence, language including sexual references and some drug use

"Jennifer's Body"

When a cheerleader is possessed by a demon and starts feeding off the boys in a small Minnesota farming town, her best friend must kill her and then go after the Satan-worshipping rock band responsible for the horrible transformation.

Starring: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, J.K. Simmons, Amy Sedaris

Rated: R for sexuality, bloody violence, language and brief drug use

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