Horror and monster movie buffs should watch out for Universal Pictures’ Universal Classic Monsters Blu-ray release. It consists of 30 films from 1931 to 1956, including the original Dracula, The Invisible Man and Phantom of the Opera. It also includes a collectible booklet.
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Capcom celebrates the PlayStation classic’s 20th anniversary with an ultra high-definition remake. The new Resident Evil 2 features 4K graphics, a new over-the-shoulder camera and an option for a modern control scheme. Coming to Windows, Xbox One and PS4 on 1/25/19.
Domhnall Gleeson stars as a doctor who is called to treat a patient at the mansion where his mother once worked as a housemaid. It then appears that the family is haunted by something more than their dying legacy. Based on Sarah Waters’ bestselling horror novel.
(PG-13: Language, Gore) Our latest comprehensive look at The Last of Us Part II shows both Ellie’s tender and brutal aspects. The stunning gameplay and graphics feature tons of contextual actions that the series and Naughty Dog itself has become known for.
Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode in this sequel to the original slasher flick. Retconning all of the film’s other sequels, this movie takes place 40 years after the original Halloween, and sees Michael Myers escape from the asylum to hunt Laurie once again.
Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name) reboots Dario Argento’s 1977 cult classic horror film about a ballerina who joins a dance school that turns out to be a front for a supernatural conspiracy. Bonus: Radiohead’s Thom Yorke did the score for the reboot. Premieres 11/2/18.
In The House with a Clock In Its Walls, a kid moves in with his uncle, who turns out to be part of a town of witches and warlocks. They end up trying to stop a demonic clock hidden inside a house. Eli Roth directs this adaptation of a classic children’s book. Premieres 9/21/18.
Mezco Toyz new flattened, but still slightly plush fabric collectible toys. The first figures are based on horror faves Freddy Krueger, Jason Vorhees, and Chucky. Each one measures about 12″ tall, making them perfect couch decorations. We love the button eyes on Freddy and Chucky.
“Death – it’s like it moves in and never leaves.” After the death of her husband, a woman and her son move in to a relative’s vacation home, which is currently being sold. And there might be a good reason why they’re selling the place. On Netflix starting 1/19/18.
(PG-13, Gore) Streaming video is killing movie posters and covers. But Entertain the Elk argues that that shouldn’t be the case. He uses arresting VHS covers of horror movies to point out the ways that art and captions can convince viewers to give a film a shot.
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