Trying to figure out what horror to pick up this Halloween season? Check out my recommendations spanning home video horror releases from late last September all the way thru the end of the month.
Leading the way for moi wasHalloween III: Season of the Witchfrom Scream Factory. Speaking of Scream Factory, they’ve been killing it of late with releases of all sorts of horror goodies. Just check out their release schedule over the last couple months. For the old school horror lovers Universal recently released Blu-rays for the classic monsters. And there’s plenty more horror for every type of fan. We’ve really been spoiled as of late, especially on the old/cult horror faves available on Blu-ray front.
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After the success of The Hunchback Of Notre Dame in 1923, Universal began its now eighty-plus year horror fixation with The Phantom Of The Opera. Under the watch of Carl Laemlle Jr.’s, Universal produced Tod Browning’s Dracula and James Whale’s Frankenstein, both of which are among the most influential and recognizable horror films ever made – the Spanish version of Dracula, shot at night on the same sets the English-language version used, is considered to be superior and equally important by many. From the 30’s until the late 50’s, Universal produced the bulk of their “classic” monster films, including The Mummy (a property the studio has bastardized far past the point of return), The Invisible Man, The Wolf Man, and – a personal favorite of mine – Creature From The Black Lagoon. With make-up pioneers like Jack Pierce, incredible directors like James Whale, and horror personas like Lon Chaney Jr., Boris Karloff, and Bela Lugosi (and to a lesser extent, the “cross-over” film), Universal forever changed the horror landscape. READ MORE