Uncle Creepy’s Blu Christmas Buyers Guide 2011!

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The weather outside isn’t the only thing that’s frightful as we have compiled a list of the year’s best and worst Blu-ray packages for you or the horror fan on your holiday shopping list! Being that you can score a player for way less than 200 bucks now, there’s little reason not to upgrade to the glorious world of high definition horror. Read on to find out where the smart money is!

There’s no doubt Blu-ray players will once again be a pretty hot item 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 fourth annual …

Uncle Creepy's Blu Christmas Buyers Guide 2011!

Before we get into my picks (most of which are also available in new DVD versions; see review for information), let’s take a second to explain once again 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 materials (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!

Let the games begin!

Can’t Miss — Must Haves

  • Final Destination 5 review here
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes review here
  • Evil Dead 2: 25th Anniversary Edition review here
  • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil review here
  • Horror Express review here
  • Super 8 review here
  • The Crow review here
  • Rare Exports review here
  • The Phantom of the Opera review here
  • Attack the Block review here
  • Jurassic Park Trilogy review here
  • Zombie review here
  • Dark Night of the Scarecrow review here
  • “The Walking Dead” Season 1 Special Edition review here
  • The Exterminator review here
  • Mimic: The Director’s Cut review here
  • Basket Case review here
  • Halloween II: 30th Anniversary Edition review here
  • Stake Land review here
  • Insidious review here
  • I Saw the Devil review here
  • Black Death review here
  • “The Twilight Zone” Season 3 review here
  • “The Twilight Zone” Season 4 review here
  • “The Twilight Zone” Season 5 review here
  • Birdemic: Shock and Terror review here
  • Black Swan review here
  • The Embodiment of Evil review here
  • Piranha 3D review here

    Good Buys

  • Fright Night (1985) review here
  • Puppet Master review here
  • Chillerama review here
  • Cowboys & Aliens review here
  • Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings review here
  • “Supernatural” Season 6 review here
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 and 3 Double Feature review here
  • Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2 review here
  • A Horrible Way to Die review here
  • Bereavement review here
  • The Reef review here
  • Wake Wood review here
  • Drive Angry review here
  • The Scream Trilogy review here
  • Scream 4 review here
  • Santa Sangre review here
  • Paranormal Activity 2 review here
  • Stag Night review here
  • Predators review here
  • Monsters review here
  • Let Me In review here
  • Saw 3D review here
  • Buried review here
  • Death Race 2 review here
  • Hatchet II review here

    Serious Hi-Def Junkies Only

  • Apollo 18 review here
  • Fright Night 2011 review here
  • Children of the Corn: 4 Movie Collection review here
  • Conan The Barbarian review here
  • The Prophecy review here
  • A Serbian Film review here
  • Hellraiser: Revelations review here
  • The Zombie Diaries 2 review here
  • The Howling: Reborn review here
  • The Hills Have Eyes (1977) review here
  • Bikini Girls on Ice review here
  • Super Hybrid review here
  • The Ward review here
  • Hellraiser: Hellworld review here
  • Dylan Dog: Dead of Night review here
  • Season of the Witch review here
  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers review here
  • Dracula 2000 review here
  • The Rite review here
  • Hellraiser: Bloodlines review here
  • My Soul to Take review here
  • Chain Letter review here
  • Mirrors 2 review here
  • Dead Space: Aftermath review here
  • Priest review here

    Other Recommendations Not Reviewed but Worthy of Purchase

  • The Blood Trilogy
  • Troll Hunter
  • Hobo With a Shotgun
  • Destroy All Monsters
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Scarface
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Paul
  • Blow Out
  • To Die For
  • Blue Velvet
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Jackie Brown
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Animal House
  • Captain America
  • Thor
  • The Frighteners
  • From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Halloween: H20
  • Enter the Void
  • Flash Gordon
  • The House by the Cemetery
  • Limitless
  • Mortal Kombat: Legacy
  • Intruder
  • Straw Dogs (1971)
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Collection
  • Super
  • The Usual Suspects
  • The Last Circus

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