DVD Releases: Halloween Horrors!

This is it, the last big list before Halloween! Check out the horror DVDs coming out on Tuesday, October 28th, 2008!

- Johnny Butane

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frank_dracman's picture

"You don't have to go to Texas for a chainsaw massacre"? Good lord. Well, it keeps with the campy vibe of the movie. I got a poor quality transfer of this one in those 10-horror-movies-you've-never-heard-of box sets at Sun Coast before they went tits up. Good for a laugh. Hell, with all the love they gave it I might even buy it again. After all, Roth has such GREAT taste in movies. ; )

Submitted by frank_dracman on Mon, 10/27/2008 - 2:42pm.
Sirand's picture

If Saw is the best thing to happen to mainstream horror, this genre is so fucked.

Submitted by Sirand on Mon, 10/27/2008 - 11:23am.

Okay first off I love u guys ur my favorite horror site! But I have a few complaints, first off the review for Saw 5 was absolutely terrible, this guy shouldn't be reviewing anything if he's talking down on the best thing to happen to mainstream horror in years. Second the DVD reviews are filling up with a bunch of Blue Ray reviews and frankly I know I speak for a lot of people when I say that there needs to be more reviews of DVD horrors Blue Ray or not that aren't just a new updated version of films already out, Beetlejuice, Young Frankenstein, not to say you shouldn't do that at all but your literally filling up the review section when there are plenty of new movies out there! Third the description of Fascination arguably Jean Rollin's best film is completely wrong, did you guys actually watch this atmospheric Rollin masterpiece or did you just read the back of the DVD and go from there? Love you guys don't take offense please.

Submitted by Jason Vorhees on Mon, 10/27/2008 - 8:54am.
moderator Good points and no offense
Steve Barton's picture

Good points and no offense taken. Let me add mt two cents ...

#1 - Saw V, IMO was easily the worst of the series and I'm in agreement with everything Rosiak said about it. For the actual rating though I think I would have went 1.5 instead of .5 if only for the scene with Mandalore and Bell.

# 2 - As for the Blu-ray "clutter" you have to understand -- as an all encompassing horror website we have to cover everything. There were a lot of Blu-ray reviews this month because it's OCT and a lot of horror Blu-rays came out. While these reviews might not interest you per se, there are thousands of fans out there who want to know what the deal is with these releases. Are they worth the extra cash if they own the DVD? What is special about them, if anything at all? We owe it you to give you the skinny. We only cover Blu-rays that are new to the market and not Blu-ray rereleases, so you never have to worry about product from a year ago taking up space with the recent stuff.

# 3 - As for some of the new stuff that doesn't get covered, many of the smaller indie DVD companies don't send out product for review. Our queues are always full, but the things that are sent to us take precedence over things we buy on our own.

Submitted by Steve Barton on Mon, 10/27/2008 - 5:28pm.
kiddcapone's picture

" talking down on the best thing to happen to mainstream horror in years"

That's fucking funny. That's like saying Larry the Cable guy is the best thing to happen to mainstream comedy in years.


Submitted by kiddcapone on Mon, 10/27/2008 - 12:49pm.
frank_dracman's picture

How we've missed your funny and insightful comments, Kidd. I couldn't agree more.

Submitted by frank_dracman on Mon, 10/27/2008 - 2:27pm.
moderator What new movies do you think
Debi Moore's picture

What new movies do you think we should be covering that we aren't? The Blu-ray reviews of older films are being done to help people decide if they should upgrade their collections with the Blu-rays or not depending on how extensive the special features are. As for our Saw V review, if you disagree, write up your own and post it! We welcome all opinions, especially those that are contrary to ours. The more viewpoints, the better!

Submitted by Debi Moore on Mon, 10/27/2008 - 12:20pm.

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