There’s a large amount of Blus (both horror and non-horror) coming out this week. I tried to condense it down to the most important HORROR releases, though I am known to just write whatever I think you guys might like. Star Wars and Citizen Kane are the big classic releases this week, and for decent prices if you’re into that (I do love both). I’m not excited for that butchered Blu release of Star Wars though, I mean really, you were told to cut material out of your movie for a reason. Fuck you, Lucas.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Never seen it, but I do consider the Geller T.V. show a rather guilty pleasure of mine, so I might have to check this out…maybe. Is this considered a cult classic?
The Exterminator: I hope to be getting a screener of this one, an almost forgotten action film from 1980 is getting a re-release. I’m not sure what Synapse films is doing, but I’m excited to see these old school film get the Blu treatment.
Halloween II: Considered one of the better sequels in horror history, H2 continues the story of characters in the previous film and improves on Carpenter’s formula. I believe (don’t quote me) that this Blu includes a documentary that was only released once, so it’s worth more than the $12.99 that Amazon.com is charging right now.
Hesher: Heard mixed things about this one, but I don’t think anyone actually hated it. I love me some JGL, the premise seems interesting, and the rest of the cast is competent (Rainn and Natalie). I will probably watch this on VOD first.
The Hills Have Eyes (Remake): It seems that it’s rather controversial to say that I enjoyed this version more so than the original, and I welcome your heated responses. Aja, whether you love him or hate him, is not a bad filmmaker, and I would watch his films any day. There should be a combo release of both the first and the second remake, but really, why would you want the second one? HUH?!
The Last House of the Left (Collectors Edition) (Unrated): A respectable film, with a respectable release, that I will respectfully pick up. Not a giant fan but there is a lot to be said about this film and the era it came out in.
Manhunter: The original Hannibal film that seemed to combine elements from all the movies that were released after it. I enjoyed this film throughly, and even with all its cheesy 80s tropes, I was glued to the screen. The old guy from House of the Devil is in it too, just to let you know.
That’s about it for relevant horror films, they are re-releasing Planet Earth on Blu, and if you don’t own that, you should probably get it. Thor is also coming out as well as the surprise hit Meek’s Cutoff. Enjoy!