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It’s that time of year again, kids. The holiday season is right around the corner, and we’ve compiled our yearly list of the best and worst Blu-rays of the year. Being that you can score a player for way less than 100 bucks now, there’s little reason not to upgrade. 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 2012!

Before we get into our 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 we 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

  • They Live review here
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter review here
  • The Funhouse review here
  • Prometheus review here
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch review here
  • Halloween II review here
  • The Cabin in the Woods review here
  • Re-Animator review here
  • Jaws review here
  • The Raid: Redemption review here
  • The Walking Dead: Season 2 review here
  • Twins of Evil review here
  • Chronicle review here
  • The Grey review here
  • Battle Royale: The Complete Collection review here
  • Godzilla review here
  • Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection review here
  • ParaNorman review here
  • Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection review here
  • Killer Joe review here
  • Looper review here

    Good Buys

  • Pet Sematary review here
  • The Devil’s Carnival review here
  • Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines review here
  • American Horror Story: Season One review here
  • Terror Train review here
  • The Barrens review here
  • Holliston review here
  • Red Lights review here
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 review here
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space review here
  • Jeepers Creepers review here
  • Bait 3D review here
  • Snow White and the Huntsman review here
  • Lovely Molly review here
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers review here
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers review here
  • Kill List review here
  • Grimm: Season 1 review here
  • Detention review here
  • Hatchet review here
  • Ubaldo Terzani Horror Show review here
  • The Mimic Trilogy review here
  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance review here
  • The Aggression Scale review here
  • The Woman in Black review here
  • Gremlins review here
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch review here
  • Mother’s Day review here
  • The Innkeepers review here
  • Roadracers review here
  • The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence review here
  • The Dead review here
  • The Woman review here
  • Paranormal Activity 3 review here
  • eXistenZ review here
  • Silent Night review here

    Serious Hi-Def Junkies Only

  • Outpost: Black Sun review here
  • Vamps review here
  • 6 Degrees of Hell review here
  • 247 Degrees review here
  • The Raven review here
  • Chernobyl Diaries review here
  • Excision review here
  • Dark Shadows review here
  • The Victim review here
  • The Hole review here
  • My Sucky Teen Romance review here
  • Piranha 3DD review here
  • Sleepwalkers review here
  • The Silent House review here
  • Murder Obsession review here
  • Wrath of the Titans review here
  • Dark Tide review here
  • Underworld: Awakening review here
  • The Darkest Hour review here
  • The Devil Inside review here
  • The Wicker Tree review here
  • Camel Spiders review here
  • Beneath the Darkness review here
  • Metal Shifters review here
  • The Thing review here
  • Ritual review here
  • The Day review here
  • The Apparition review here
  • Godzilla vs. Biollante review here
  • House and Night of Dark Shadows review here
  • Total Recall review here
  • Resident Evil: Retribution review here

    Other Recommendations Not Reviewed but Worthy of Purchase

  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • The Avengers
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Tarantino XX
  • The Dark Knight Trilogy
  • Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures
  • Bond 50
  • Skyfall

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