The Last Horror Blog: 'Halloween,' 'My Best Friend's Exorcism,' 'Dracula: Prince of Darkness' and More

The Last Horror Blog: 'Halloween,' 'My Best Friend's Exorcism,' 'Dracula: Prince of Darkness' and More

Nov 21, 2018

Halloween

Halloween Blu-ray features seven deleted/extended scenes – David Gordon Green's Halloween is set to hit Blu-ray on January 15 and it will include a plethora of goodies for fans, including deleted and extended scenes. Universal has released one of the scenes already, which you can watch below. Here's what's coming on the disc in January.

  • Extended Shooting Range

  • Deleted/Extended Scenes

  • Shower Mask Visit

  • Jog to a Hanging Dog

  • Allyson and Friends at School

  • Cameron and Cops Don’t Mix

  • Deluxe Banh Mi Cops

  • Sartain and Hawkins Ride Along

  • Back in Haddonfield: Making Halloween

  • The Original Scream Queen

  • The Sound of Fear

  • Journey of the Mask

  • The Legacy of Halloween

 

My Best Friend’s Exorcism adaptation in development – Grady Hendrix's My Best Friend's Exorcism was one of my favorite horror novels of 2016 and now it's coming to the big screen, with Happy Death Day director Christopher Landon attached.

Billed as "Heathers meets Beaches meets The Exorcist," Hendrix’s novel follows the aftermath of a night of skinny dipping gone horribly wrong. How wrong? How about demonic possession wrong!

This is the third Hendrix project headed to the screen. His Satanic Panic just wrapped production, and Horrorstor, a novel about a haunted Ikea, is currently in early development. We'll bring you more on all of these projects as they wind through the development process.

 

Dracula: Prince of Darkness coming in December – The guys at Scream Factory have given us a lot of gifts over the years, but this December they're bringing us one more present just in time for the holidays.

On December 18, the company will release Dracula: Prince of Darkness, one of Hammer's horror classics, with the inimitable Christopher Lee playing the title character. To say I'm excited is an understatement. Here are the details:

"Christopher Lee's second outing as the eponymous Dracula pushes the cinematic boundaries of graphic gore and terror in this 1966 Hammer Films classic. Available as a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray December 18th from Scream Factory, this ghoulish tale from Hammer’s golden era includes both the UK and US version of the film and a new 4K scan of the US version of the interoceptive from the 20th Century Fox vaults, as well as brand-new bonus features including a new audio commentary with author Troy Howarth, a new audio commentary with filmmaker Constantine Nasr and writer/producer Steve Haberman, and much more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com."

Yeah, I’d get in on that preorder action if I were you.

 

Monster Party trailer doesn’t require an RSVP – RLJE has acquired the DVD and Blu-ray distribution rights for Chris von Hoffman's Monster Party and we've got the first official trailer to show you what's in store for this holiday season. Here’s the plot breakdown:

"Three thieves plan a daring heist at a mansion dinner party. When their plan goes horribly wrong, the thieves realize the dinner guests are not as innocent as they seem, and their simple cash grab becomes a violent and desperate battle to survive."

Check out the trailer below.  The film will hit store shelves on December 18.

 

Horror on the Horizon

It’s Thanksgiving time, so no new horror films will appear in theaters this week, but next week will feature The Possession of Hannah Grace, which follows what happens after an exorcism "spirals out of control." Months later, a morgue worker takes possession of a corpse that may not be as dead as it appears. Look for the horror flick in theaters on Friday, November 30. 

 

Horror on Home Video

Things are at least a little better on the home video front over the next two weeks. Not great, but better.

November 27 brings us Blue Underground’s 4K restoration of Lucio Fulci's classic Italian gore flick Zombie. You can choose from three different covers (including one with the infamous shot of Olga Karlatos about to get a sharp splinter in the eye) for this massive three-disc release, jam-packed with extras. Don't believe me? Look at this list:

  • World Premiere! New 4K Restoration from uncensored original camera negative!

  • 3-Disc Set includes High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray Widescreen 2.40:1 feature presentation + a Blu-ray PACKED with bonus material + Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD with score by Fabio Frizzi

  • Audio: 7.1 DTS-HD (English, Italian); 2.0 DTS-HD (English, Italian)

  • Subtitles: English SDH, Français, Español, Português, Deutsch, Italiano, Dansk, Suomi, Nederlands, Svenska, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, English for Italian Audio

  • NEW! Audio Commentary #1 with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films

  • Audio Commentary #2 with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater

  • NEW! When The Earth Spits Out The Dead - Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci

  • Introduction by Academy Award® Winner Guillermo del Toro

  • Zombie Wasteland Interviews with Stars Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson & Al Cliver, and Actor/Stuntman Ottaviano Dell'Acqua

  • Flesh Eaters on Film Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis

  • Deadtime Stories Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti

  • World of the Dead Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca

  • Zombi Italiano Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi

  • Notes on a Headstone Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi

  • All in the Family Interview with Antonella Fulci

  • Zombie Lover Academy Award ® Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films

  • BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Stephen Thrower

  • Poster and Still Gallery

  • Theatrical Trailers

  • TV Spots

  • Radio Spots

Look, just go order this bad boy now.

December 4 sees the arrival of the first season of Netflix's animated Castlevania series, making its Blu-ray debut, alongside the underrated adaptation of Robert Heinlein's The Puppet Masters (featuring a performance from Donald Sutherland).

The big release of the week is The Nun, the latest installment in The Conjuring's extended cinematic universe. You'll never look at the Brides of Christ in quite the same way again.

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