Four new re-releases set the mood for Halloween
Cast a retro spell for Halloween with some classic, blood-curdling horror flicks. Director John Carpenter’s iconic Halloween, which got the whole teenager-in-danger genre rolling back in 1978, celebrates its 35th anniversary on a bonus-loaded Blu-ray (Anchor Bay, $34.99). The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray includes documentaries, commentary and a tour of the movie’s locations with author William Peter Blatty (Warner Home Video, $49.99). The Amityville Horror Trilogy Deluxe Collector’s Edition features all three movies about one of the haunted-est houses of ‘em all on Blu-ray (Scream Factory, $69.97). And Chucky: The Complete Collection packages six fright films about the tiny terror of toy land (Universal Home Entertainment, Blu-ray $84.98, DVD $34.96).
—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine