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Oh, The Horror!

Four new re-releases set the mood for Halloween

Halloween ComboCast 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

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The Dependable Villain

New collection celebrates the dastardly talents of Vincent Price

VincentPriceCollection2The Vincent Price Collection

Blu-ray ($79.97, Scream Factory)

In the 1960s, Vincent Price became lionized as one of Hollywood most dependably deplorable villains, especially in a string of low-budget flicks in which he played an assortment of madmen, zealots and other horribly unhinged offshoots of humanity. This deluxe collection of six of his movies from that era (Fall of the House of Usher, The Haunted Palace, The Masque of the Red Death, Pit and the Pendulum, Witchfinder General and The Abominable Dr. Phibes) comes with an assortment of top-notch bonus content, including interviews with schlock-king director Roger Corman, who worked with Price on many of his films; commentaries; still photos; and a 24-page booklet.

—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine

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