UPDATED: Uncle Creepy's Blu Christmas Buyer's Guide 2010

It's the last weekend before Christmas, but don't panic if you're still a few gifts short. As always I'm here to help you spread as much high-definition holiday fear as possible! Wondering what's worth the cash to get for the lucky horror-loving folks on your lists? Wonder no more!

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 third annual ...

Uncle Creepy's Blu Christmas Buyers Guide 2010!

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 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!

Let the games begin!

Can't Miss -- Must Haves

  • The Exorcist review here
  • The Twilight Zone: Season 1 review here
  • The Twilight Zone: Season 2 review here
  • Alien Anthology review here
  • Predator review here
  • Predators review here
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show review here
  • Psycho review here
  • King Kong (1933) review here
  • Frozen review here
  • The Evil Dead review here
  • Jason and the Argonauts review here
  • Death Race 2000 review here
  • Shutter Island review here
  • City of the Living Dead review here
  • Daybreakers review here
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street review here
  • I Sell the Dead review here
  • The Human Centipede: First Sequence review here

    Good Buys

  • Dear Mr. Gacy review here
  • Harpoon: Whale Watching Massacre review here
  • The Return of the Living Dead review here
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) review here
  • Splice review here
  • Hatchet review here
  • The Vampire Diaries: Season 1 review here
  • Supernatural: Season 5 review here
  • Survival of the Dead review here
  • Forbidden World review here
  • Humanoids from the Deep review here
  • Piranha (1979) review here
  • After.Life review here
  • Repo Men review here
  • Galaxy of Terror review here
  • The Crazies (2010) review here
  • The Horseman review here
  • Babysitter Wanted review here
  • The Lovely Bones review here
  • The Collector review here
  • Ninja Assassin review here
  • The Fourth Kind review here
  • Dead Snow review here
  • Cabin Fever review here
  • Planet Hulk review here
  • Triangle review here
  • Zombieland review here
  • The House of the Devil review here
  • Saw VI review here
  • A Perfect Getaway review here
  • Universal Soldier: Regeneration review here
  • Night of the Demons (2010) review here

    Serious Hi-Def Junkies Only

  • Resident Evil: Afterlife review here
  • Devil review here
  • And Soon the Darkness review here
  • Lost Boys: The Thirst review here
  • Altitude review here
  • Mirrors 2 review here
  • Jonah Hex review here
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) review here
  • The Experiment review here
  • Dorian Gray review here
  • Open House review here
  • Don't Look Up review here
  • Puppet Master: Axis of Evil review here
  • Parasomnia review here
  • Clash of the Titans (2010) review here
  • Uncle Sam review here
  • The Wolfman (2010) review here
  • The New Daughter review here
  • Legion review here
  • Possession review here
  • 2012 review here
  • Sorority Row review here
  • Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant review here
  • The Box review here
  • Whiteout review here
  • The Stepfather (2009) review here
  • Dante's Inferno Animated review here
  • Pandorum review here
  • The Final Destination review here
  • Jennifer's Body review here
  • Rob Zombie's Halloween 2 review here

    Other Recommendations Not Reviewed but Worthy of Purchase

  • The A-Team
  • Robocop Trilogy
  • Rocky: The Undisputed Collection
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Expendables
  • Back to the Future Trilogy
  • "True Blood": The Complete Second Season
  • Centurion
  • Flash Gordon
  • Get Him to the Greek
  • Seven
  • Clash of the Titans (1981)
  • Star Trek Original Motion Picture Collection
  • Moulin Rouge!
  • Inception
  • Kick-Ass
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Hot Tub Time Machine

    - Uncle Creepy

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    Have a Blue Christmas in the comments section below!

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    Vanvance1's picture

    I wanted to like Scott Pilgrim. It was helmed by one of the top 3 directors working in movies today. Technically it was brilliant. I can even say it was original.

    Sadly, I can't say I liked it. The hipster characters are vile and tiresome and I truly hated every single one of them. Also, enough Michael Cera. Is there any actor working today with less range than this twat?

    In other words: If you like (or can tolerate) a movie about pretentious butt plugs, this is in every other respect brilliant.

    Submitted by Vanvance1 on Sun, 12/12/2010 - 5:09am.
    Terminal's picture

    Great list. I expected commentary or funny one-liners but the recommendation for Jonah Hex and NOES 2010 is making me laugh already. But seriously folks, I have to get Inception and Scott Pilgrim. Two truly fantastic films.
    "We are bad guys. That means we've got more to do other than bullying companies. It's fun to lead a bad man's life."

    Submitted by Terminal on Sun, 12/12/2010 - 4:31am.
    moderator Ummm ... Terminal? If you'd
    Steve Barton's picture

    Ummm ... Terminal? If you'd actually bother to read the article (you know, something you claim to do so that you may complain about us every time you get the chance) regarding why each Blu-ray was selected in its respective category you'd see they weren't recommendations at all. The buyers guide acts as as full a list as possible of all the year's Blu-ray releases, so yes everything is included.

    Submitted by Steve Barton on Sun, 12/12/2010 - 6:49pm.
    Terminal's picture

    You know Creepy, you don't have to be persnickety about it. I was merely offering up a funny comment and you had to kill my buzz. I thought the majority of DC staffers were pot smokers? You're very square for a pot smoker, man. Tres square.

    I have a right mind not to send you a Christmas card this year.
    "We are bad guys. That means we've got more to do other than bullying companies. It's fun to lead a bad man's life."

    Submitted by Terminal on Tue, 12/14/2010 - 5:16am.
    moderator Nope ... you got the wrong
    Debi Moore's picture

    Nope ... you got the wrong member of the family there, Terminal. ;) Our uncle may be creepy, but a smoker he is not.

    Submitted by Debi Moore on Tue, 12/14/2010 - 4:03pm.
    Terminal's picture

    I hear different, but whatever gets you through the night. in either case, I have a right mind not to send you holiday cookies if this keeps up.
    "We are bad guys. That means we've got more to do other than bullying companies. It's fun to lead a bad man's life."

    Submitted by Terminal on Tue, 12/14/2010 - 8:29pm.
    moderator While I fully support the
    Steve Barton's picture

    While I fully support the indulgence of urb, I haven't partaken regularly in years. Hell, I barely even drink anymore, but when I do - two fisted!

    Submitted by Steve Barton on Tue, 12/14/2010 - 9:08pm.
    Terminal's picture

    Can you stop being so self-centered? I'm trying to focus on your sweet Blu-ray guide thingy, not your blatant denial about your drug habits! Gawd!
    "We are bad guys. That means we've got more to do other than bullying companies. It's fun to lead a bad man's life."

    Submitted by Terminal on Wed, 12/15/2010 - 2:07am.

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