Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New This Week 9.23 - Shatner-Masked Slashers & 38 Hours of Elvira's Cleavage

There's some very cool stuff out there this week, here's a list of some of the horrific highlights. The week's biggest release is of course Scream Factory and Anchor Bay's collaborative release of Halloween: The Complete Collection and the pricier Halloween: The Complet-er Collection which includes the TV cuts of Halloween 1 and 2, and the sought after Producer's Cut of Halloween 6.


Halloween night - Haddonfield, IL. A young boy butchers his older sister with a kitchen knife. 15 years later, he escapes from a mental institution only to return home and terrorize the town, including babysitter Laurie Strode. Now pursued by Dr. Loomis, the doctor who tried to treat him until he realized that “what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply... evil”. His name is Michael Myers. And so began one of the most iconic horror franchises in history, spawned 10 feature films and lasted over 35 years. Now, for the first time ever, experience the terror of every Halloween film available together in 1 set! This collection includes all 10 Halloween films: Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Halloween H20, Halloween: Resurrection, Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II. Here it is, the one that started it all – Halloween: The Complete Collection. Amazon


Halloween night - Haddonfield, IL. A young boy butchers his older sister with a kitchen knife. 15 years later, he escapes from a mental institution only to return home and terrorize the town, including babysitter Laurie Strode. Now pursued by Dr. Loomis, the doctor who tried to treat him until he realized that “what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply... evil”. His name is Michael Myers. And so began one of the most iconic horror franchises in history – what producers Moustapha Akkad and Debra Hill, writer/director John Carpenter and stars Jamie Lee Curtis & Donald Pleasence started has spawned 10 feature films and lasted over 35 years. Now, for the first time ever, experience the terror of every Halloween film available together in 1 set! This limited edition deluxe set includes 15 discs jammed with content Halloween fans will love. Brand new, never before seen bonus features including new interviews with cast and crew, commentaries, behind the scenes documentaries, and so much more. Plus, the NEVER BEFORE RELEASED Producer’s Cut of Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers! The set also features both Blu-ray versions of Halloween as well as the Network TV versions of Halloween and Halloween 2. Here it is, the one that started it all – Halloween: The Complete Collection. Amazon


The title I'm most excited about is the Blu-ray debut of Michele Soavi's excellent slasher Stagefright from Blue Underground. A movie with a guy killing people while running around wearing a big fucking owl mascot head should not have ended up being this good. It's one of my favorites, if you haven't seen it, see it.




While a group of young actors rehearse a new musical about a mass murderer, a notorious psychopath escapes from a nearby insane asylum. But when the shows director locks his cast in the theater overnight, the madman is accidentally locked inside as well. Now, a killer with acting in his blood has gone berserk for the blood of actors (including several scenes that EuroHorror fans worldwide consider to be the most violent of the decade) and the stage is set for one unforgettable evening of shock! An all-new Special Edition blu-ray!



Here it is.The scream of the crop. The scariest and most fascinating collection of movies in modern horror. At the center of these ultimate clashes between darkness and light are intrepid souls who dare to look evil in the eye and unsheathe the weapons of faith. The struggle begins with the trend-setting The Exorcist (presented it its original theatrical version and Extended Director's Cut). Exorcist II: The Heretic and The Exorcist III bring added perspectives, blood-curdling visuals and shocks to the harrowing tale. And the two prequel stories (by two different directors) of Dominion and The Beginning enrich the original by revealing the amazing genesis of the battle between Father Merrin and humanity's most insidious foe. 

Pick up the complete 6-disc anthology or pick them up individually here


From Entertainment One, we get all 26 episodes of the resurrected (but deceased yet again) Elvira's Movie Macabre encased together in a nifty coffin shaped tin. The good news is that you can get all of the shows in one box set, the bad news is that if you're like me and you've already picked up 3 or 4 of the previously released DVDs you're going to be buying stuff you already own.

As gimmicky as they are, I love big clunky box sets like this and I'll be sure to get this when the price drops a bit. Although with me preparing to move for the 3rd time in a little over a year I'm really starting to regret every single one of the many box set purchases I've made over the past dozen years.


26 horrifying films on 13 DVD's! Some just horrifyingly BAD. ...Over 38 1/2 hours of frightful fun. Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark, hosts this frightfully funny collection of B-Movie horror classics with her own unique style, all delivered in this collectible tin coffin. Amazon

Finally we have Muntantis, an homage to 70's awfulness featuring a sort of Horror Of Party Beach/Blood Freak/Lobster Man From Mars mashup monster who terrorizes hillbillies in the woods.



This homage/parody of 70's monster movies features buckets of gore, cheese, sleaze, and all the bad wigs and dubbing you've come to expect from the makers of Isle of the Damned. When an unscrupulous scientist drags his stepchildren out into the forest to use them as bait in the hopes of luring out a big foot, not even the team of hillbillies he hired can contain the horror they find: the horror of Mutantis! Only the adventurer Dr. William Fury may be able to stop the beast, but hope dwindles fast once Dr. Fury realizes that the monster is not only intent on murder but procreation as well. Could this be the end of the world as we know it? For the answer watch, Mutantis!

1 comment:

loreng3 said...

Too bad that halloween set has audio and menu flaws on it. Arghhhh.

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