Fresh Scares For Halloween Horror Movie Fun!

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It’s that spooky time of year at last! Not that this entire year hasn’t been spooky enough already but you know what I mean. It’s scary movie time! Planning a marathon of horror? Want a few new releases to dive into during your shocktober festivities? Maybe you just need to get away from the real horrors in the world currently.

Here are a few new release titles, and a couple new releases of older films, that are well worth your time and attention for this Halloween season. Also one title that misses the horror month deadline but is still one worth grabbing.

 

Tourist Trap VHS Collector’s Edition

Every year young people disappear… An eerie and deserted wax museum, SLAUSEN’S LOST OASIS, is the site for spine-tingling terror where four unsuspecting young travelers (Including TANYA ROBERTS from Charlie’s Angels) are lured into a very deadly TOURIST TRAP. Slausen (CHUCK CONNORS) is the reclusive and bizarre owner of this attraction, which is actually more like a macabre chamber of horrors. The grotesque and frightening mannequins in this sordid side-show are only the beginning of the murderous mayhem and nightmarish madness to come. Bonus features include: Interview with director David Schmoeller., Rare trailers., Director’s commentary.

Unfortunately, this VHS style bluray won’t release until November 10 but it’s well worth the wait and it can kick off your thanksgiving season of horror movie watching. I assume you’re like me and use any excuse for a horror movie marathon. This little cult gem is a blast to watch and the neat retro VHS packaging makes it great for collectors as well.

There are not nearly enough horror westerns. It’s a genre I would love to be able to write something in. Maybe I’ll get on that. Anyway, thankfully, there is a pretty cool new one that just came out that is, boiled down simply: Train Robbers vs Witches.

 

The Pale Door

The Dalton gang find shelter in a seemingly uninhabited ghost town after a train robbery goes south. Seeking help for their wounded leader, they are surprised to stumble upon a welcoming brothel in the town’s square. But the beautiful women who greet them are actually a coven of witches with very sinister plans for the unsuspecting outlaws – and the battle between good and evil is just beginning.

I mean witches, the old west, train robbers, a brothel? It’s got all the ingredients to be a cool movie and I think it succeeds.

 

 

Maybe you want something starring one of my faves? That doesn’t make much sense but this one does star Maisie Williams. It’s basically Don’t Breathe without the blindness.

The Owners

A group of friends think they found the perfect easy score – an empty house with a safe full of cash. But when the elderly couple that lives there comes home early, the tables are suddenly turned. As a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, the would-be thieves must fight to save themselves from a nightmare they could never have imagined.

Do you get a little bit of Arya in this? Watch it and find out. It’s a pretty fun flick. It might lean a little more towards the thriller angle but that’s a pretty blurred line anyway isn’t it?

 

 

Shudder keeps knocking them out of the park with their originals and this one is another great addition to their collection of films.

 

Scare Package

Chad Buckley is a lonely Horror aficionado, spending his days overseeing a struggling video store and arguing with his only customer, Sam. When an unsuspecting job applicant arrives, Chad sets out to teach him the rules of Horror.

It’s fun, not perfect, but it will fit in nicely with your halloween needs.

 

 

 

Next up are a couple new releases from our faves at Scream Factory.

They’ve been on a roll lately with some great new releases but I figured one goofy fun 90s flick and one epic collection are worthy of pointing out specifically:

Ghost Ship

“One of the Scariest, Most Original Horror Movies in Years.” – Rob Blackwelder, San Francisco Examiner Finders keepers. Any abandoned ship floating in international waters can be claimed and towed to port by whomever is fortunate enough to find it. Or, in the case of one team of salvage experts, unfortunate enough. In this stylish, effects-packed chiller from Dark Castle Entertainment, salvagers trained for any situation imaginable come face to horrifying face with the unimaginable after boarding a derelict luxury liner. Julianna Margulies, Gabriel Byrne, Ron Eldard and Isaiah Washington are among the hands on deck who’ll confront a seafaring collector of souls. Steve Beck (Thirteen Ghosts) directs this frightful chiller.

It’s fun. I love the idea of this one and it’s a genre I’ve been thinking about diving into so I love the idea of revisiting this one during the season. Maybe it will inspire me! Also, it’s another great Scream Factory Collector’s Edition so expect the special features to be excellent.
Last but not least, the granddaddy box set you DEFINITELY want to get your hands on:

Scream Factory’s Friday The 13th The Complete Collection.

It’s every Friday The 13th film, from the original to the remake plus Freddy Vs Jason all contained in a gorgeous sturdy slip box and absolutely jam packed with special features. It’s gorgeous. I mean look at the disc by disc breakdown below. This is a 100% no brainer purchase for any fan of horror.

Jason is back in a new deluxe set of the long–running slasher series! This set enshrines the most successful horror series in cinema history. Jason slashes his way from Crystal Lake to outer space and back to fight Freddy! This Deluxe Collection includes all of the previously released extras plus all-new bonus materials, including new audio commentaries with cast and crew!

Disc 1 – Friday the 13th (1980):

  • New 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative
  • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
  • International Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • U.S. Radio Spots
  • U.K. Radio Spot
  • Movie Stills Gallery
  • Posters and Lobby Cards Gallery

Disc 2 – Friday the 13th (1980):

  • New 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative
  • New Restored Original Mono Track
  • Audio Commentary by Director Sean S. Cunningham, Screenwriter Victor Miller, Actresses Adrienne King and Betsy Palmer, Composer Harry Manfredini, Editor Bill Freda and Assistant Editor Jay Keuper, Hosted by Peter M. Bracke
  • Fresh Cuts: New Tales from Friday the 13th
  • The Man Behind the Legacy: Sean S. Cunningham
  • Friday the 13th Reunion Panel
  • Lost Tales from Camp Blood – Part 1
  • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD-ROM)

Disc 3 – Friday the 13th Part 2:

  • New 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative
  • New Restored Mono Track
  • NEW Slashed Scenes – The Long-Awaited Uncut Gore Footage!
  • New Audio Commentary with Actress Amy Steel, Filmmaker Thommy Hutson and Author Peter M. Bracke
  • New Audio Commentary with Actors Russell Todd, Kirsten Baker, Bill Randolph, Lauren Marie-Taylor, Stu Charno and Author Peter M. Bracke
  • New My Life with Ginny – A Conversation with Actress Amy Steel, Moderated by Justin Beahm
  • Inside Crystal Lake Memories: The Book
  • Friday’s Legacy: Horror Conventions
  • Lost Tales from Camp Blood – Part 2
  • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD-ROM)
  • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
  • Japanese Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Movie Stills Gallery
  • Poster and Lobby Cards Gallery

Disc 4 – Friday the 13th Part 3:

  • New 4K Scan from the Original Camera Negative for Both the 2-D and 3-D Versions of the Film
  • New Restored Mono Track
  • New Blu-ray 3-D Version of the Film (to watch the 3D version, you must have a fully capable 3D TV and 3D Blu-ray player)
  • Audio Commentary with Actors Dana Kimmell, Larry Zerner, Paul Kratka and Richard Brooker
  • Fresh Cuts: 3-D Terror
  • Lost Tales from Camp Blood – Part 3
  • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD-ROM)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Movie Stills Gallery
  • Posters and Lobby Cards Gallery

Disc 5 – Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter:

  • New 4K Scan from the Original Camera Negative
  • New Restored Mono Track
  • Audio Commentary by Director Joe Zito, Screenwriter Barney Cohen and Editor Joel Goodman
  • Fan Audio Commentary by Filmmakers Adam Green and Joe Lynch
  • Slashed Scenes with Audio Commentary by Director Joseph Zito
  • Jason’s Unlucky Day: 25 Years After Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
  • The Lost Ending
  • The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited Part I
  • Lost Tales from Camp Blood – Part 4
  • Jimmy’s Dead Dance Moves
  • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD-ROM)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots
  • Movie Stills Gallery
  • Posters and Lobby Cards Gallery

Disc 6 – Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning:

  • New Restored Mono Track
  • New Audio Commentary with Melanie Kinnaman, Deborah Voorhees, Tiffany Helm and Author Peter M. Bracke
  • New Fan Audio Commentary by Filmmakers Adam Green and Joe Lynch
  • Audio Commentary by Director/Co-Screenwriter Danny Steinmann, Actors John Shepherd and Shavar Ross
  • Lost Tales of Camp Blood – Part 5
  • The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited Part II
  • New Beginnings: The Making of Friday the 13th Part V
  • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD-ROM)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Movie Stills Gallery
  • Poster and Lobby Cards Gallery

Disc 7 – Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives:

  • NEW Restored Stereo Track
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Thom Mathews, Vincent Guastaferro, Kerry Noonan, Cynthia Kania, C.J. Graham and Author Peter M. Bracke
  • NEW Fan Audio Commentary by Filmmakers Adam Green, Joe Lynch and Writer/Director Tom McLoughlin
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Tom McLoughlin
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Tom McLoughlin, Actor Vincent Guastaferro and Editor Bruce Green
  • Lost Tales from Camp Blood – Part 6
  • The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited Part III
  • Jason Lives: The Making of Friday the 13th: Part VI
  • Meeting Mr. Voorhees – Alternate Ending Storyboards
  • Slashed Scenes
  • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD-ROM)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery

Disc 8 – Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood:

  • NEW Restored Stereo Track
  • Audio Commentary with Director John Carl Buechler and Actor Kane Hodder
  • Audio Commentary with Director John Carl Buechler and Actors Lar Park Lincoln and Kane Hodder
  • Jason’s Destroyer: The Making of Friday the 13th Part VII
  • Mind Over Matter: The Truth About Telekinesis
  • Makeover by Maddy: Need a Little Touch-Up Work, My A
  • Slashed Scenes with Introduction
  • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD-ROM)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Movie Stills Gallery
  • Poster and Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Disc 9 – Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan:

  • Audio Commentary with Director Rob Hedden
  • Audio Commentary with Actors Scott Reeves, Jensen Daggett and Kane Hodder
  • New York Has a New Problem: The Making of Friday the 13th Part VIII – Jason Takes Manhattan
  • Slashed Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Movie Stills Gallery
  • Posters and Behind-the-Scenes Gallery

Disc 10 – Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday:

  • NEW 2K Scan of the Interpositive
  • NEW Introduction by Director Adam Marcus
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Movie Stills Gallery
  • Posters and Behind-the-Scenes Gallery
  • A Look at the Friday the 13th Prop Museum Book

Disc 11 – Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday:

  • NEW 2K Scan of the Interpositive with HD Inserts
  • NEW Introduction by Director Adam Marcus
  • NEW The Gates of Hell – An Interview with Director Adam Marcus
  • NEW Jason vs. Terminator – Adam Marcus on Growing Up with the Cunningham’s
  • NEW Über-Jason – An interview with Kane Hodder on Playing Jason
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Director Adam Marcus and Author Peter M. Bracke
  • Additional TV Footage with NEW Optional Audio Commentary with Director Adam Marcus and Author Peter M. Bracke
  • Audio Commentary with Director Adam Marcus and Screenwriter Dean Lorey

Disc 12 – Jason X:

  • NEW 2K Scan of the Interpositive
  • NEW Introduction by Kane Hodder
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Writer Todd Farmer and Author Peter M. Bracke
  • NEW Outta Space: The Making of Jason X – Featuring Interviews with Producers Noel Cunningham and Sean S. Cunningham, Actor Kane Hodder and Writer Todd Farmer
  • NEW In Space No One Can Hear You Scream – An Interview with Writer Todd Farmer
  • NEW Kristi Is a Headbanger – An Interview with Actress Kristi Angus
  • NEW Jason Rebooted – Sean S. Cunningham on Jason Goes to Hell and Jason X
  • Audio Commentary with Director Jim Isaac, Writer Todd Farmer and Producer Noel Cunningham
  • The Many Lives of Jason Voorhees – A Documentary on the History of Jason
  • By Any Means Necessary: The Making of Jason X – Making-of/Production Documentary
  • Club Reel
  • Vintage Cast and Crew Interviews
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Electronic Press Kit – Cast and Crew Interviews and Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Movie Stills Gallery
  • Posters and Behind-the-Scenes Gallery

Disc 13 – Freddy vs. Jason:

  • Audio Commentary by Director Ronny Yu, Actors Robert Englund and Ken Kirzinger
  • 21 Deleted/Alternate Scenes, Including the Original Opening and Ending with Optional Commentary by Director Ronny Yu and Executive Producer Douglas Curtis
  • Genesis: Development Hell
  • On Location: Springwood Revisited
  • On Location: Cabin Fever
  • Art Direction: Jason’s Decorating Tips
  • Stunts: When Push Comes to Shove
  • Make-up Effects: Freddy’s Beauty Secrets
  • Visual Effects Exploration
  • My Summer Vacation: A Visit to Camp Hackenslash
  • Pre-fight press conference at Bally’s Casino in Las Vegas
  • Music Video: Ill Nino’s “How Can I Live”
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots

Disc 14 – Friday the 13th (2009):

  • Terror Trivia Track with Picture-in-Picture Featuring Comments from the Cast and Crew
  • The Rebirth of Jason Voorhees – A Look at the Making of Friday the 13th
  • Hacking Back/Slashing Forward – Remembering the Groundbreaking Original Movie
  • Slashed Scenes
  • The Best 7 Kills

Disc 15:

  • NEW Crystal Lake Confidential – An Interview with Producer/Director Sean S. Cunningham
  • NEW Machete Memories – An Interview with Producer/Director Steve Miner
  • NEW Chicago to Connecticut: The Early Career of Harry Manfredini – An Interview with Composer Harry Manfredini
  • NEW The Magic Keyboard – Harry Manfredini on Scoring Friday the 13th
  • NEW Blood Types – An Interview with Actor Harry Crosby
  • NEW Once Speared, Twice Shy – An Interview with Actor Bill Randolph
  • NEW Back to Camp: The Locations of Friday the 13th and Friday the 13th Part 2 hosted by Michael Gingold
  • NEW It Came from the Vaults – An Interview with La-La Land Records’ Matt Verboys and Michael V. Gerhard and Composer Harry Manfredini
  • NEW Finding Friday: On Location of the Friday the 13th Films
  • The Friday the 13th Chronicles – An 8-Part Featurette on the First 8 Films
  • Secrets Galore Behind the Gore – A 3-Part Featurette on the Makeup Effects of Part 1, Part 4 and Part 7
  • Crystal Lake Victims Tell All!
  • Tales from the Cutting Room Floor
  • Friday the 13th Artifacts and Collectibles
  • Jason Forever – Q & A with Ari Lehman, Warrington Gillette, C.J. Graham and Kane Hodder
  • Legacy of the Mask
  • Slasher Films: Going for the Jugular
  • The Friday the 13th Playing Cards Still Gallery
  • Easter Eggs

Disc 16:

  • Music Video: Alice Cooper’s “The Man Behind the Mask”
  • NEW Alice Lives: Alice Cooper and Friday the 13th Part VI – A Look at the Music Video “The Man Behind the Mask” Featuring Interviews with Alice Cooper and Director Jeffrey Abelson
  • NEW Legends Never Die – Tom McLoughlin at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
  • NEW Life, Death and Jason Voorhees – An Interview with Director Tom McLoughlin
  • NEW The Road to Crystal Lake – An Interview with Producer Sean S. Cunningham
  • NEW Faceless Evil – Sean S. Cunningham and Jason
  • NEW Jason Was Here: Friday the 13th Part 3 – 6 Locations Then and Now
  • Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed (2014) – Including Interviews with Adrienne King and Melanie Kinnaman (80 mins.)
  • Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2013) – Including Interviews with Corey Feldman and John Carl Buechler (78 mins.)
  • Trailer Reel – All 12 Friday the 13th Trailers in a Row
  • Freddy vs. Jason Storyboards and Production Galleries
  • Friday the 13th (2009) Teaser Trailer
  • Friday the 13th (2009) Theatrical Trailer
  • Friday the 13th (2009) TV Spots
  • Friday the 13th (2009) Electronic Press Kit – Interviews with Cast and Crew, Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Friday the 13th Series Newspaper Ad Still Gallery – Vintage Newspaper Ads for All 12 Films
  • Easter Egg

Happy horror friends! I hope you find the perfect horror marathon. If you watch one of these, let us know what you think! If you watch something else, tell us! We’re always looking for new scary movies!

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