October 3rd 2017
It's the first Bluray Tuesday of October and there are tons of collection worthy horror films released today! First up is the 7th film in the Child's Play series titled Cult of Chucky, aka Chucky 7. Cult of Chucky takes a huge turn for the series and I still don't completely know how I feel about it. I will be re-watching it this week to hopefully get a better understanding and feeling about this sequel. I will say I can see there being multiple sequels with this slight new change. A24 this week releases highly reviewed A Ghost Story. I've been wanting to see this since its theatrical run that I sadly missed. I know its cover is a bit misleading and I'm going into this knowing it isn't a horror film, unlike Nothing Comes at Night which upset me during my first time watching. Robert Englund directed horror film 976-EVIL hits Bluray for the first time today. Blind buy for me on this one but it's Robert Englund and the premise sounds cool. Buffy The Vampire Slayer, the movie that started it all, recently has its 25th anniversary and the Bluray is being re-released with a digital copy attached. Another anniversary Bluray this week is the late great George A. Romero's Night of The Living Dead, which is a 50th anniversary Bluray. Arrow Video releases Don't Torture a Duckling for the first time on bluray as well as Children of The Corn with new bonus material. Scream Factory releases recent film The Survivalist and home invasion horror Jackals. Non horror film this week is Disney's Pirates of The Caribbean 5. The retailer exclusives for Pirates 5 are bonus content at Target and steelbook packaging at Best Buy. So what will you be buying, renting or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!
Cult of Chucky: Amazon - $16.99
Chucky returns to terrorize his human victim, Nica, who is confined to an asylum for the criminally insane. Meanwhile, the killer doll has some scores to settle with his old enemies, with the help of his former wife.
A Ghost Story: Amazon - $18.99
A passionate young couple, unexpectedly separated by a shocking loss, discover an eternal connection and a love that is infinite.
976-Evil: Amazon - $19.99
Dialing the number for something called Horrorscope puts a bullied teen (Stephen Geoffreys) in touch with the devil.
Night of The Living Dead: Amazon - $8.11
A disparate group of individuals takes refuge in an abandoned house when corpses begin to leave the graveyard in search of fresh human bodies to devour. The pragmatic Ben (Duane Jones) does his best to control the situation, but when the reanimated bodies surround the house, the other survivors begin to panic. As any semblance of order within the group begins to dissipate, the zombies start to find ways inside -- and one by one, the living humans become the prey of the deceased ones.
Don't Torture a Duckling: Amazon - $17.99
A reporter and a promiscuous young woman investigate a series of child murders in a remote town.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992): Amazon - $13.99
A fully accessorized L.A. high school cheerleader is informed by a mysterious stranger that she is destined to battle vampires. Soon she's wreaking havoc on a local chapter of bloodsuckers. But when the top vampire vows revenge, it totally fouls up her social schedule. The prelude to Buffytasticness.
The Survivalist: Amazon - $18.99
The story of a man in a time of starvation, living off the grid since before the grid went down. Growing food on a small farm hidden deep in a forest, he protects his land from thieves and foragers with man traps and a shotgun. But the long years alone have taken their toll on him, and he is beginning to lose his grip on reality. His isolation is broken by two visitors; Kathryn and her teenage daughter, Milja. They are starving and desperate for food. Initially reluctant to share any, he relents when they offer a night with Milja. The exchange becomes an uneasy ongoing arrangement; as Kathryn schemes to take control of the farm, and the Survivalist finds his feelings growing for her daughter. When the farm comes under attack from outsiders, they find they must work together to survive, developing loyalties which will be tested when food runs short.
The Hidden: Amazon - $17.99
There's a power-mad space slug slithering among (and through) the innocent citizens of L.A., and it's up to a hardboiled cop and a detective from way up north to stop it in this wonderfully straight-faced sci-fi action flick.
Sharknado 5: Amazon - $12.99
With much of the U.S. lying in ruins, the rest of the world braces for a global sharknado, Fin and his family must travel around the world to stop them.
Children of The Corn: Amazon - $25.99
Young lovers on a cross-country trip stop in a small Nebraska community and make a shocking discovery. One day, three years prior to the couples' arrival, the town's children killed all of the grown-ups at the apparent behest of a demon simply dubbed "He Who Walks Behind the Rows." Based on a short story from horror scribe Stephen King's "Night Shift" collection, this film spawned a slew of bloody sequels.
Jackals: Amazon - $14.99
Set in the 1980s, an estranged family hires a cult deprogrammer to take back their teenage son from a murderous cult, but find themselves under siege when the cultists surround their cabin, demanding the boy back.
Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: Best Buy - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $29.99
Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it, he must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer and a headstrong young man in the British navy.
Bonus Content: Target - $22.99
Steelbook: Best Buy - $24.99
4K Steelbook: Best Buy - $34.99
Popcorn: Amazon - $21.99
A group of film students plan an all-night horror film festival in order to raise funds for their cinema club. They decide to show a number of (fictional) horror films from the 1950's that rely on gimmicks such as 3-D, "Odorama", and electrical "buzzers" in seats. Unbeknownst to the group, a homicidal maniac is stalking the theater where the festival is being held. A filmmaker named Lanyard Gates, who murdered his family during a screening of his only film in the 1970's, supplies the decoy killer character, since young Maggie may or may not be his missing daughter.
American Horror Story Roanoke: Amazon - $24.99
Matt and Shelby, a couple from Los Angeles, leave the city and move into a mysterious house in North Carolina, where strange things begin to occur.
- The Impostor