Uncle Creepy’s Blu Christmas Buyer’s Guide 2009

NOTE: ONCE AGAIN THIS WILL BE POSTED AT THE TOP OF OUR HEADLINES THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND! HAPPY SHOPPING! With the holiday shopping season officially upon us, I figured it might be a good idea to start making some recommendations for the lucky horror-loving folks on your lists!

Blu-ray players once again are going to be pretty hot items this year, but what of the movies available for them? If you already own the DVD of your favorite flick, is there a need to replace it with a Blu-ray? I’m here to answer all of your questions in the second annual …

Uncle Creepy's Blu Christmas Buyers Guide 2009!

Before we get into my picks, let’s take a second to explain how I rated them. They’re broken down into three categories:

Can’t Miss — Must Haves: These are the cream of the crop! The purchases that are guaranteed to bring a smile to someone’s face. Items no one with the tech should be without.

Good Buys: A rock-solid purchase. Sure, there’s nothing really to die for about these Blu-rays, but be confident in the fact that you’re spending your cash on the goods that you’re hoping for.

Serious Hi-Def Junkies Only: Here’s where things get a bit sketchy. These Blu-rays were included for a few reasons — Either the movies suck, the transfer and sound aren’t up to snuff, or the included supplemental material (or lack thereof) don’t do much to keep these ships afloat.

Click on any of the reviews listed below to find out exactly what you’re getting and to find the link with which to order them. I’ve also included at the very end a few other recommendations that either came in too late to be reviewed or are not quite horror films but we love ’em anyway.

Please Note: This article will continue to be updated throughout the holidays as more stuff comes out so check back often!

Without further ado, let’s get cooking!

Can’t Miss — Must Haves

  • Repo! The Genetic Opera (review here)
  • Dead and Buried (review here)
  • King Kong (review here)
  • The Midnight Meat Train (review here)
  • Donnie Darko (review here)
  • Two Evil Eyes (review here)
  • Pitch Black (review here)
  • Hellraiser (review here)
  • The Haunting in Connecticut (review here)
  • Grace (review here)
  • Shaun of the Dead (review here)
  • An American Werewolf in London (review here)
  • Drag Me to Hell (review here)
  • The Children (review here)
  • Night of the Creeps (review here)
  • The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue (review here)
  • My Bloody Valentine (review here)
  • The Monster Squad (review here)
  • Hardware (review here)
  • Trick ‘r Treat (review here)
  • Let the Right One In (review here)
  • District 9 (review here)
  • Good Buys

  • Grindhouse (review here)
  • Event Horizon (review here)
  • Hulk Vs. (review here)
  • Friday the 13th: Uncut (review here)
  • Quarantine (review here)
  • Punisher: Warzone (review here)
  • Silence of the Lambs (review here)
  • Splinter (review here)
  • My Bloody Valentine 3D (review here)
  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (review here)
  • Children of the Corn (review here)
  • The Last House on the Left (review here)
  • Orphan (review here)
  • Book of Blood (review here)
  • Cujo (review here)
  • Child’s Play (review here)
  • Surveillance (review here)
  • Seventh Moon (review here)
  • Paranormal Activity (review here)
  • Serious Hi-Def Junkies Only

  • Mirrors (review here)
  • My Name is Bruce (review here)
  • Doom (review here)
  • The Chronicles of Riddick (review here)
  • The Grudge (review here)
  • The Uninvited (review here)
  • S. Darko (review here)
  • Passengers (review here)
  • Plague Town (review here)
  • Friday the 13th (Remake) (review here)
  • Firday the 13th Part 2 (review here)
  • Friday the 13th Part III in 3D (review here)
  • The Unborn (review here)
  • Knowing (review here)
  • Obsessed (review here)
  • Army of Darkness (review here)
  • Stan Helsing (review here)
  • Blood: The Last Vampire (review here)
  • Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (review here)
  • Midnight Movie (review here)
  • Godzilla (review here)
  • Gojira (review here)
  • Deadline (review here)
  • Terminator: Salvation (review here)
  • Elsewhere (review here)
  • The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (review here)
  • Other Recommendations Not Reviewed but Worthy of Purchase

  • Wrong Turn (Buy it here)
  • Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (Buy it here)
  • The Hannibal Lecter Collection (Buy it here)
  • Pineapple Express (Buy it here)
  • Hot Fuzz (Buy it here)
  • Watchmen (Buy it here)
  • G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra (Buy it here)
  • Star Trek (Buy it here)
  • Taken (Buy it here)
  • Wanted (Buy it here)
  • Slumdog Millionaire (Buy it here)
  • Fight Club (Buy it here)
  • Natural Born Killers (Buy it here)
  • Iron Man (Buy it here)
  • Ghostbusters (Buy it here)
  • JCVD (Buy it here)
  • Bruno (Buy it here)
  • Public Enemies (Buy it here)
  • Into the Wild (Buy it here)
  • The Wrestler (Buy it here)
  • Land of the Lost (Buy it here)
  • Gran Torino (Buy it here)
  • Inglorious Basterds (Buy it here)
  • The Hangover (Buy it here)
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    • Count Zartro

      JCVD was good stuff!

      Thanks for the Blu-guide UC!!

    • PrairieGhost

      JCVD is a great flick. I didn’t expect it to be as good as it was.

    • frank_dracman

      JCVD!! Not only hands down the best movie he’s done, but a great movie in it’s own right. This is one to shout from the rooftops, as everyone I know has never heard of this. Subtitles or not, you must see this movie.

      • The Woman In Black

        Glad to see some love for JCVD — I think people assumed the worst and stayed away from it. Here’s hoping we can help generate some positive buzz and get people to pick it up on DVD or Blu. It’s so awesome!